Download: H971 Modern Licensure Model for Alcohol Control [PDF] Privatizes both retail liquor sales and wholesale distributions, effective January 1, 2020, eliminating local ABC boards and stores and allowing 1500 “base” liquor permits/outlets and more
The organization has grown to a state wide association with over 140 member ABC Boards.
The North Carolina Association of ABC Boards began as an informal association of several local ABC boards in eastern North Carolina shortly after the General Assembly repealed Prohibition in the 1930’s and permitted the citizens in 18 counties to vote on the question of whether to allow the controlled sale of spirituous liquor.
The citizens voted “yes,” and as a result local ABC boards were created to exercise control over the sale of spirituous liquor. In 1960, the group formalized its organizational structure and incorporated as a non-profit corporation.
Following incorporation in 1972, the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards contracted with the law firm of Jordan Price. And in 2020, after 30 years, the association contracted with CHMS for association management services and New Frame for lobbying and Jordan Price for legal counsel services.