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Deputies: Alexander Co. church vandalized over stance on alcohol referendum

(Source: Alexander County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Alexander County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Alexander County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Alexander County Sheriff's Office)
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Several churches in Alexander County were vandalized or hacked via Google over their stance against the upcoming alcohol referendum, deputies say. 

The Alexander County Sheriff's Office says the Grace Baptist Church on Rink Dam Road was the most recent target of vandals, "who threw empty beer bottles and beer cans in the front yard of the church in an apparent protest of the church’s stance against the upcoming alcohol referendum."

The bottles had labels that read,“If we can’t have the tax, you can have the trash.” 

Deputies say 15 beer bottles were thrown into the church's yard sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning. 

Deputies say a Google search for Grace Baptist Church-Bethlehem, Stony Point Tabernacle Baptist Church and Rocky Face Baptist Church turned up signs that said, "Vote Yes! For Alexander County & Taylorsville." 

It appears someone with the church put the signs up, but deputies say that's not the case. They are working to get the online signs removed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Alexander County Sheriff's Office at 828-632-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555.

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