A Control State

In 1937 North Carolina's General Assembly created a uniform system of controlling and regulating the sale of distilled spirits in our system: A State Board of Control- The ABC Commision- was established to oversee the issuance of alcohol permits, tax guidelines, product selection, and uniform prices throughout the state. However, ABC stores are not owned or operated by the state...NO state or local tax funds are used to support local ABC systems. Each city or county unit is allowed to vote on establishing its own stores. Greensboro voted to approve, operate, and control the sale of distilled products in 1951.

The Greensboro ABC Board is appointed by the Greensboro City Council as a local independent political subdivision of the State. The board operates as a separate entity establishing policies and procedures, and the board retains authority to set policy and adopt rules in conformity with state ABC laws and state Commision rules.


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