Alcoholic Beverage Control (page 9)

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    Downtown Greensboro: a parking deck and beer pedal trolleys

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greensboro City Council learned—as Rhino Times editor John Hammer put it–that the “third time really is the charm,” at least when it comes to —of all things —downtown parking decks. After two failed attempts, the council finally agreed on a land-swap deal with…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2018
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    Soda more costly than beer in the City of Brotherly Love

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon offers a progress report on Philadelphia’s new tax targeting soft drinks. Philadelphia’s tax on sugary drinks has made soda more expensive than beer in the city. The Tax Foundation released a new study on the excise tax last week, finding that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2017
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    The regulatory hurdles facing N.C.’s craft beer entrepreneurs

    North Carolina has seen substantial growth in craft beers in recent years, but the state’s alcohol-distribution regulations stand in the way of even further growth. Ryan Self, director of sales for Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, explained how regulations block growing businesses during a speech Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2016
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    No Jobs? No Beer?

    Yesterday, I got stuck in traffic on I-40. Traffic was stopped in two directions as far as the eye could see and way more than a mile. The issue appeared to have something to do with a horse, but this did not make any news that I can find. Next,…
    Leslee Kulba, September 10, 2015
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    Where the Whisky Drowns, and the Beer Chases My Blues Away

    Alcohol sales are booming in Jackson County. Year over year sales have increased almost $1 million, or nearly a third. Why? Oh, there are probably many reasons, but I suppose one is that drinking helps one forget how bad the economy is. Hiccough.
    Leslee Kulba, September 1, 2015
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    A six-figure study of ‘beer goggles’

    Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest Washington Free Beacon report highlights another questionable case of federal government spending. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 to study how men drinking alcohol look at women. In an effort to limit “male-initiated sexual aggression…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2015
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    Double Major in Beer and Xbox?

    Siath the Watauga Democrat: Video game consoles — including Xbox One, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 4 — are now available for check out and play at Appalachian State’s Belk Library. . . . “It is helping them learn how to use gaming in their educational experience,” [ASU Dean of…
    Leslee Kulba, July 17, 2015
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    More Beer, Less Cowbell

    It is probably good Moogfest is going to Durham where they have a diversified economy. Our monolithic mindset could probably use narrowing. This week, the Hendersonville Lightning features two articles on the Mountain Brew Fest (1, 2).
    Leslee Kulba, July 16, 2015