Board Chair - Robert Martenis

Board Vice-Chair - Zeke Partin

Board Member - William Kopp

Board Member - Bruce Shell

Board Member - Ronald Woodruff

CEO - Marnina Queen

NHC ABC -Turned 82 Years old this year!!

Board Members

The Facts - ABC Board Basics

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.

Control State


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.​

Our Goals

January 18, 2017    8:30 A.M.

February 15, 2017  8:30 A.M.

March 15, 2017      8:30 A.M.

April 19, 2017        8:30 A.M.

May 17, 2017        8:30 A.M.

June 21, 2017        8:30 A.M.

Board Meeting Schedule.


​We distribute profits for the sales of spirits to our County Municipalities   Totaling over $4,697,462

​Totals for FY 2016/2017

New Hanover County - $ 2,269,729               City of Wilmington - $1,483,469

Wrightsville Beach - $546,826                       Carolina Beach - $380,351

Kure Beach - $17,087

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.

New Hanover County ABC -  our history