Smyth County

Atkins sees good turnout on alcohol vote

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. - One of the local referendums on today's ballot is 'liquor by the drink' in the small community of Atkins in Smyth County, Virginia.

Its close proximity to Interstate 81 would be a perfect location for a restaurant or hotel.

The issue has brought a large turnout for a community that has only 1,740 registered voters.

"We've had a turnout average of 52 per hour. So right now at 11 o'clock there's 260 some voted," said poll supervisor Donald Bales.

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