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 81 Years old this year!!

Board Members

Control State

NHC ABC

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.

​HOW OUR SALES BENEFIT EVERYONE


​We distribute profits for the sales of spirits to our County Municipalities   Totaling over $2,479,449


​Totals for FY 2015/2016

New Hanover County - $ 1,180,217                   City of Wilmington - $736,396

Wrightsville Beach - $349,602                            Carolina Beach - $208,274

Kure Beach - $4,959


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

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.

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

Board Meeting Schedule.