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Friday, 19 March 2021 12:56

COLUMN: Whiskey Willie

Moonshining began very early in American history, shortly after the Revolution. The U.S. found itself struggling to pay for the expense of fighting a long war. The solution was to place a federal tax on liquors and spirits (don’t that just sound like our government today). Well those folks won’t gonna put up with that new whiskey tax, no siree. They just decided to just keep on making their own whiskey; completely ignoring the federal tax.

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 12:10

OPINION: Liquor business should be private

North Carolina governments shouldn’t be in the liquor business. Two recent stories illustrate this story well.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The Distilled Spirits Council and an ad hoc coalition of more than 45 business and agricultural groups are urging an end to retaliatory tariffs.

Published in Local News

People have been drinking or using some type of alcohol product just about since the beginning of mankind. Some old timers say it wasn’t the apple that put Adam and Eve out of the garden, it was the apple brandy.

Published in Lifestyle