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as an informal association of several local ABC boards in eastern North Carolina shortly after the General Assembly repealed Prohibition in the 1930’s and permitted the citizens in 18 counties to vote on the question of whether to allow the controlled sale of spirituous liquor.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.
In 1972, the North Carolina Assocation of ABC Boards decided to contract with a Raleigh, North Carolina, law firm for association management and lobbying services. Thus began the Association’s more than 30 year relationship with the law firm of Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, PLLC.