Alcoholic Beverage Control

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online review the week in N.C. politics. John Trump’s Daily Journal responds to legislative efforts to ease ABC license renewal requirements.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential long-term impact of the COVID-19 regulatory rollback. John Trump’s Daily Journal explores the economic impact of loosening N.C. alcohol rules.
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2020
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    Positive Changes to Implement in the Wake of Coronavirus

    Government officials – federal, state, and local – have been rolling back regulations that inhibit business, charity, and the delivery of essential services. Governments are removing restrictions on everything from plastic bags to where food trucks can vend. While many of these changes are purely temporary, their…
    Brenee Goforth, April 7, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online about the COVID-19 shutdown’s impact on those who cut hair and perform manicures. John Trump’s Daily Journal urges N.C. leaders to loosen restrictions on buying liquor.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    Alcohol sales climb during coronavirus shutdown

    Madison Dibble writes for the Washington Examiner about one impact of the massive shutdowns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars may be closed, but people in the United States haven’t stopped drinking. Alcohol sales were up 55% in the third week of March, according to data from the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. craft alcohol businesses struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why government’s order to shelter in place is not sustainable.
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Craft beverage producers and home delivery

    Jarrett Dieterle writes for the Washington Examiner about one industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches its tentacles into communities across the country, it’s no secret that small businesses have been hit hard. From house cleaners, to boutique grocers, to clothing stores, nearly every…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
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    Lines At ABC Stores Unveil Weakness In NC’s ABC System

    The Coronavirus has many people rushing to grocery stores and other establishments and stocking up for what could be weeks or even months of quarantine. One of the establishments getting hit the hardest is North Carolina’s string of ABC stores. My local ABC store in Mecklenburg County often has a…
    Brenee Goforth, March 25, 2020