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County ABC board votes to disband

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Members of Henderson County's ABC Board voted today to disband, saying that a year of research, discussion and study had clearly showed there was no need for a new store and no appetite among three city boards for merging.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

ABC board members decline pay offer

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Henderson County ABC board members on Wednesday said they would decline to take a $150 a meeting payment that the county commissioners authorized two days ago.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Commissioners clear way for liquor store study

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Henderson County commissioners agreed to give the county ABC board a budget that it could use to fund a marketing study, sidestepping a direct answer to the board's request for $9,000 to guide a decision on a new liquor store.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Damn the facts, full speed ahead

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The Henderson County ABC board and the Henderson County Board of Commissioners seem determined not to let facts sway their inexorable march toward more ABC stores.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Larry Young | Henderson County ABC Board | Beau Waddell | Henderson County Commissioner Michael Edney

Henderson County News

ABC board chair says county can support another liquor store

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The Henderson County ABC Board chairman told county commissioners today that he thinks the county can support one or two new liquor stores and two commissioners urged the local board to move ahead on the idea.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City ABC board advises against county liquor store

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Hendersonville ABC Board members made it three for three on Wednesday when they told the newly formed Henderson County ABC board they did not believe government could make a profit on a sixth liquor store in the county and did not believe a merger would do anything to save money.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

State ABC board OKs exemption for Waddell

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The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday granted Henderson County ABC Board chairman Beau Waddell an exemption from a financial conflict of interest restriction on board membership, provided the Hendersonville ABC Board also considers the request.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Waddell seeks state waiver on his ABC role

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Henderson County ABC Board chairman Beau Waddell, after reading in state regulations that ABC permit holders can't serve on boards, reported his situation to the state ABC Board and is awaiting a decision on whether he can remain on the local board.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Simple as ABC: We don't need a sixth liquor store

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Just because the government can do something does not mean it ought to.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Nothing decided on liquor stores, new chairman says

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County ABC board chairman Beau Waddell said the ABC boards operated by towns ought not assume that the county has made any decisions on whether to build a new store or try to merge with town boards.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County ABC store could sink existing town stores

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FLETCHER — An ABC board meeting is an informal affair here. Members sitting around a non-descript conference table in the back of the liquor store, though unaccustomed to press coverage, welcomed a reporter and volunteered to answer questions about the suddenly altered landscape of state-sanctioned liquor sales.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County may seek merger of ABC boards

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Henderson County's new ABC Board took the oath of office on Wednesday afternoon and began preliminary discussions of whether to set up on their own or seek a merger with one or more of the existing ABC boards in the county.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Commissioners appoint county ABC board

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Henderson County now has an ABC board. Whether it has a new liquor store may take a while.   Read Story »

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