FY 2019 Media Kit

In The Media

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 


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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