FY 2019 Media Kit

Press Releases

(posted June 26, 2020)  


Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board to Restore Normal Business Hours & Increase In-Store Shopping to 10 Customers at a Time

(posted June 16, 2020) 

Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board Awards $750,000 to Area Nonprofits for FY 2021

(posted June 16, 2020)  



Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board Announces Keva Walton as New Chief Executive Officer

(posted April 14, 2020) 


ABC Board Announces Liquor Buyback Program Economic Relief Measure To Support Restaurant And Bar Customers Hit By Pandemic

  (posted April 14, 2020) 

Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board to Temporarily Modify Store Hours & Shopping Experience in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

  (posted March 17, 2020) 

Mecklenburg County ABC Board Distributes An Additional $1 Million To The County, City, & Library

(posted February 13, 2020)

Mecklenburg County ABC Board Opens 28th Area Store

(posted July 30, 2019)

Mecklenburg County ABC Board Opens 27th Area Store Before Memorial Day 
(posted May 21, 2019)

Mecklenburg County ABC Board Community Health & Wellness Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
(posted March 18, 2018)

Mecklenburg County Opens New ABC Store Rocky River Road @ 485
(posted December 13, 2017)

Mecklenburg County ABC opening new Plaza Midwood store
(posted October 17, 2017)

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In The Media

ABC Law Enforcement Agencies announce COVID-19 education and enforcement


Author: WCNC Staff

Published: 11:51 PM EDT August 29, 2020

Updated: 11:51 PM EDT August 29, 2020


ABC officers pay surprise visits to restaurants to ensure COVID compliance


WSOC-TV 08/07/20 -- 11:31 PM


ABC Stores in Mecklenburg County Returning to Normal Hours


By Spectrum News Staff Charlotte, PUBLISHED 8:16 AM ET Jun. 17, 2020


Starting today, all Mecklenburg ABC stores are resuming normal hours (10-9 Monday-Saturday) and will increase in-store shopping capacity to 10 customers at a time 

Katie Peralta, The Charlotte Agenda, June 16, 2020

Coronavirus in the Carolinas: Raleigh takes step toward requiring face masks- ABC stores in Mecklenburg County return to normal hours, increase customer capacity


By: WSOCTV.com News StaffUpdated: June 16, 2020 - 9:46 PM  



Mecklenburg County ABC launches $1M buyback program to assist restaurants, bars


By Jennifer Thomas  – Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal, Apr 15, 2020, 3:49pm EDT


Mecklenburg bars, restaurants get aid for lost alcohol sales from $1 million program 





Why the state considers buying booze ‘essential’ during the coronavirus outbreak


Katie Peralta, The Charlotte Agenda, April 8, 2020

Senior hour at the liquor store? Now happening in Mecklenburg County.


WBTV,  By Catherine Muccigrosso | April 5, 2020 at 1:52 PM EDT - Updated April 5 at 1:53 PM



Liquor sales spike at Mecklenburg ABC stores as bars, restaurants closed over pandemic


The Charlotte Observer, BY CATHERINE MUCCIGROSSO, APRIL 03, 2020 05:30 AM, UPDATED APRIL 03, 2020 01:27 PM


Yes, liquor stores are ‘essential’ and open in Mecklenburg County during coronavirus


The Charlotte Observer, BY CATHERINE MUCCIGROSSO, MARCH 27, 2020 02:43 PM 

Why ABC Liquor Stores are Considered Essential



Spectrum News, By Kari Beal Charlotte, PUBLISHED 9:33 PM ET Mar. 26, 2020  

Mecklenburg ABC officers to patrol lake on July 4

By: Gina Esposito  WSOCTV


Groundbreaking ceremony held for 'Community Matters Cafe'

Author: Mike Hanson, WCNC
Published: 6:37 PM EDT June 11, 2018
Updated: 10:07 AM EDT June 13, 2018



ABC Board taking applications for substance abuse program funding

3/14/18  by Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer



Operation Safe Streets aims to stop drunk driving
12/3/17  The Daily Tar Heel



Police Program Buys Drunk Drivers a Cab Home From the Bar
11/22/17    WCNC

Drinking in Charlotte? Police may be waiting for you in the parking lot. 


Monday, November 20th 2017, 3:23 pm EST Monday, November 20th 2017, 3:23 pm EST
By The Charlotte Observer Staff


Officers stop people before they get DWIs in Charlotte


Nov 20, 2017
ABC Officers W. Long and L. Riley patrol the streets on the Friday night and Saturday morning shift as part of the Operation Safe Streets program. Through the program, officers are helping people avoid DWIs when they are drunk before they get into their cars at night coming from clubs and bars. People are cautioned and offered a safe ride home either through free taxi vouchers or contact with a friend or relative, to stop impaired individuals before they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, endangering themselves and others.

Diedra Lairddlaird@charlotteobserver.com          

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