virginia abc

Enough is enough: State should bow out of liquor biz
Published on Sep 5th, 2013
15 comments By Coy Barefoot Our government has no business being in the liquor business. It's time for the Virginia state government to get out of the business of making money off a statewide monopoly on liquor...
The 67-cent felony: A veteran winemaker runs afoul of the ABC
Published on Sep 5th, 2013
24 comments Long before vineyards became agriculture du jour in Virginia, Mike Bowles planted grapevines in 1977,  and he claims he's Albemarle's first farm winery operator. Thirty years later, he wanted to...
Cop questions ABC op at Harris Teeter
Published on Jul 11th, 2013
23 comments Just wanted to thank you for the article ["Terror at Harris Teeter: Indignation rises over ABC underage drinking op"]. I read the story with special interest because I retired as a police sergeant in...
Botch-athon: Legislators question ABC procedures
Published on Jul 10th, 2013
53 comments Two weeks after felony charges were dropped against a sparkling-water-buying 20-year-old, who was totally wigged out when a phalanx of seven plainclothes Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents...
Terror at Harris Teeter: Indignation rises over ABC underage drinking op
Published on Jul 2nd, 2013
126 comments In a week with landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the news that had Charlottesville buzzing as outrage mounts? Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents' arrest of a young woman who'd gone to...
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