John Trump - Carolina Journal News Service

John Trump - Carolina Journal News Service

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.

RALEIGH — An Elon University Poll finds 52 percent of North Carolinians contacted support closing the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control system.

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.

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.