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ROCKINGHAM —  It’s been nearly two and half months since Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all bars to shut down, but on Monday, two in Richmond County re-opened their doors.

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RALEIGH — Spirits tastings in N.C. ABC stores have gone on without complaint or problem since September, when lawmakers amended state rules governing liquor.

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RALEIGH — Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, won’t seek re-election when his term expires next year, but he’s far from finished.

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:39

Omnibus ABC bill headed to N.C. House floor

RALEIGH — House Bill 536, ABC Omnibus Regulatory Reform, has cleared the N.C. House committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations and heads to the floor for a vote.

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RALEIGH — A measure that North Carolina craft distillers are counting on to help them thrive and, in some cases, simply survive is moving in the General Assembly.

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RALEIGH — A bill in the N.C. House would authorize public colleges and universities to allow the sale of alcohol at stadiums, athletic facilities, and arenas located on school property.

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RALEIGH — Sens. Joyce Waddell, D-Mecklenburg, and Andy Wells, R-Catawba, have filed legislation that would take a big step toward reforming the alcohol control system in North Carolina.

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Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. 

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RALEIGH — The Distillers Association of North Carolina, calling the state’s system of controlling liquor “an 80-year-old regulatory scheme,” is urging lawmakers to reform and modernize the antiquated system.

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It’s time to wake up, North Carolina. Enough is truly enough.

In truth, it’s well past time lawmakers take substantive steps toward rewriting or eliminating much of the arcane laws governing alcohol, painfully documented in N.C. General Statute 18b.

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