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Welcome to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s media room. The material on this page is developed by ABC’s Communications Division. The agency’s Communications staff (listed at right) serve as liaisons to news media and are also available for inquiries from the public. We strive to respond to all requests in a timely manner, with up-to-date information.

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Virginia ABC Earns $801 Million in Gross Sales in Fiscal Year 2014

September 16, 2014 - Fiscal year 2014 marked ABC’s 16th consecutive record-setting year for sales. More >>

 

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Joint Investigation in Halifax County Results in Seven Arrests

March 5, 2015 – Virginia ABC special agents in collaboration with the Halifax/South Boston Gang and Narcotics Task Force wrapped up an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol and drugs last week with seven arrests.

Virginia ABC to Award Grants for Alcohol Education and Prevention Programs

March 5, 2015 – Virginia ABC is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Education and Prevention Grants.

Enrollment Opens for Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership Conference Set for July 20–24 at Longwood University

February 27, 2015 – On Monday, March 2, the Virginia ABC will kick off enrollment for its Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) summer leadership conference to be held July 20–24 at Longwood University in Farmville.

Virginia ABC Special Agents Seize Moonshine Stills in Southern Albemarle County

February 25, 2015 – After receiving information from a local law enforcement task force, ABC special agents seized three stills, 31 firearms and more than 65 gallons of moonshine at a private residence in Scottsville.

Virginia ABC Kicks Off Spring ‘College Tour’ With Stop at Virginia Tech

February 19, 2015 – ABC will kick off its Spring 2015 College Tour initiative with a stop at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 21. Media are invited to attend the event for interviews and photographs.

Virginia ABC Opens New Harrisonburg Store on Port Republic Road

February 19, 2015 – Grand opening event for new Harrisonburg store located at 1037 Port Republic Road to take place Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Virginia ABC Kicks off Spring 2015 College Tour at Virginia Tech to Promote Safer Campus Communities

February 12, 2015 – Virginia ABC will kick off its Spring 2015 College Tour initiative at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Colonial Heights Young Adults Serve in Leadership Role for Student-led Summer Conference

February 5, 2015 – Colonial Heights residents Andrea Zhou and Emily Young are 2015 YADAPP interns, top youth leadership role.

Hampton Young Adult Serves in Leadership Role for Student-led Summer Conference

February 5, 2015 – Hampton resident Marcus Burgess is 2015 YADAPP intern, top youth leadership role.

Luray Young Adult Serves in Leadership Role for Student-led Summer Conference

February 5, 2015 – Luray resident Becca Berry is 2015 YADAPP intern, top youth leadership role.

New Kent Young Adult Serves in Leadership Role for Student-led Summer Conference

February 5, 2015 – New Kent resident Eric Parsley is 2015 YADAPP intern, top youth leadership role.

Rebecca Gettings
Director of Communications

Media Contacts

Kathleen Shaw
Public Relations Manager
(804) 213-4640

Carol Mawyer
Public Relations Manager
(804) 219-2022

Jennifer Guild
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 325-8468

Valerie Hubbard
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 204-2327

General Information

(804) 213-4418
pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

 

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