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NHC ABC

Board Members

Our Goals

The New Hanover County ABC Board was established under Session Law 1935-418 which was ratified May 11, 1935. The date of first retail sales was August 2, 1935.

The New Hanover County ABC Board was expanded from three members to five members effective October 1, 2010.

January 16, 2019        8:30 A.M.

February 27, 2019       8:30 A.M.

March 20, 2019           8:30 A.M.

April 17, 2019              8:30 A.M.

May 15, 2019               8:30 A.M.

June 19, 2019              8:30 A.M.

August 21, 2019           8:30 A.M.

September 8, 2019    9:00 A.M.

October 16, 2019         8:30 A.M.

November 20, 2019     8:30 A.M.

Board Chair - Zeke Partin

Board Vice-Chair - Robert Martenis

Board Member - William Kopp

Board Member - Bruce Shell

Board Member - Ronald Woodruff


CEO - Marnina Queen

NHC ABC -Turned 83 Years old this year!!

In 1937 North Carolina's General Assembly created a uniform system of controlling and regulating the sale of distilled spirits. A State Board of Control - The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission was established to oversee the issuance of alcohol permits, develop liquor administrative codes, determine product selections and establish uniform prices throughout the State.

Board Meeting Schedule

The Goals of the Board and its employees are to achieve a reasonable balance in five general areas: (1) providing a high level of customer service, (2) contributing to the Boards beneficiaries, (3) maintaining a knowledgeable and dedicated workforce, (4) supporting efforts to ensure the legal sell and control of alcoholic beverages (5) maintaining sufficient working capital to sustain the future.‚Äč

The Facts - ABC Board Basics

New Hanover County ABC -  our history