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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Rep. Moffitt spells out ABCs of liquor law overhaul

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In addition to the state budget passing and being sent to the governor, last Thursday marked a celebration of sorts as chairman of the House Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee.   Read Story »

Tags: liquor laws | Tim Moffitt | ABC stores | 2021 Legislative session | distilleries

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Record liquor sales boost grants to city, county, schools

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The pandemic-fueled surge in alcohol sales resulted in increased grants to local government, city police and the Henderson County school system, the Hendersonville ABC Board said.   Read Story »

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Legislators seek answers on liquor delivery problems

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Spiritous liquor is still in short supply in ABC stores across the state, and supply still isn’t keeping up with demand. Republican lawmakers say things are getting even worse.   Read Story »

Tags: alcohol laws | alcohol | liquor laws | ABC stores

Henderson County News

New law permits adult beverage ‘social districts’ we could see here

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More convenient takeout options, sidewalk tables and even expanding dining space into parking lots became part of life in the pandemic economy.   Read Story »

Tags: Tim Moffitt | ABC stores | coronavirus economy | coronavirus restaurants

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Moffitt's ABC reform bills advance

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RALEIGH — Several bills to help N.C. distillers and to loosen alcohol regulation in the state are moving through the General Assembly. Some have progressed to the floor, of both or one of the bodies, while others are mired in committee.   Read Story »

Tags: alcohol laws | liquor laws | ABC stores | 2021 Legislative session

Henderson County News

House OKs bill easing liquor regulations

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RALEIGH — A bill advancing decades of work to reform the state’s liquor regulations passed in the N.C. House and heads now to the Senate.   Read Story »

Tags: alcohol laws | Tim Moffitt | ABC stores

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Moffitt's broad ABC bill clears committee

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RALEIGH — A House committee discussion over an omnibus alcohol bill amounted to yet another debate involving people wanting to free regulations on spirituous liquor and those wanting to tighten the state’s stranglehold.   Read Story »

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Liquor buy-back would give restaurants a lifeline

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N.C. Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance, and the N.C. Association of ABC Boards want to allow bars and restaurants to sell alcohol back to N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission stores.   Read Story »

Tags: ABC stores | coronavirus economy | coronavirus restaurants

Henderson County Business

McGrady's bill to reform 'antiquated, inefficient' liquor laws advances

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Following a major victory last week with the passage of Senate Bill 290, state Rep. Chuck McGrady pushes on today in  his efforts to modernize North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control system. The House ABC Committee, which he co-chairs, will hear his bill (House Bill 971).   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady's distillery reg reform bill advances

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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.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | alcohol laws | liquor laws | ABC stores