Ken Carrick appointed to the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board

Congratulations to our own Ken Carrick for being appointed to a three-year term on the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board.

“The ABC Board manages the sale of distilled spirits by promoting excellence in customer service, fiscal responsibility, operational effectiveness, compliance with laws that govern the sale and use of alcoholic beverages, and creating community partnerships to improve public health and safety.

“North Carolina took a … look at how alcohol should be handled after the repeal of prohibition back in the 1930s. Realizing that a total ban was ineffective and in fact dangerous, the state Legislature voted in 1937 to return alcohol sales to North Carolina …

“There is no property, state or other local tax used to support ABC operations. North Carolina law requires the Mecklenburg County ABC Board distribute no less than 5% of profits before distributions on behalf of law enforcement services and no less than 7% for substance abuse treatment, education and rehabilitation.”

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