Alcoholic Beverage Control

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s commitment to transparency involving the State Health Plan and public pensions. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how the COVID-19 pandemic exposes flaws in North Carolina’s alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
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    CJ’s John Trump Discusses Journalism and ABC Laws on Wilmington’s Big Talker

    Carolina Journal‘s John Trump recently went onto the morning radio show “Morning with Joe Catenacci” on Wilmington’s “Big Talker” 106.7 FM. Together, Trump and Catenacci discussed a recent one of Trump’s syndicated opinion pieces calling for folks to “let go” of the traditional newspaper and the prospects of alcohol…
    Brenee Goforth, March 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. voters head to the polls in less than a month for Super Tuesday primary elections. Rick Henderson assesses key races and issues for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. John Trump recaps recent state alcohol reforms…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020