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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 inquires 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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Virginia ABC Special Agent Named President of National Law Enforcement Organization

October 28, 2014 – Special Agent in Charge Joseph Cannon with the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement was recently installed as the 2014-2015 president of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).

Virginia ABC Promotes Safer Campus Communities During College Tour Conference at University of Richmond

October 23, 2014 – Virginia ABC’s second College Tour stop takes place Nov. 7 at the University of Richmond.

Virginia ABC Salutes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with ‘College Tour’ Stop at James Madison University

October 22, 2014 – Virginia ABC will kick off its 2014-15 College Tour initiative during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with a stop at James Madison University (JMU) on Friday, Oct. 24.

Purcellville ABC Store Closes Briefly for Relocation

October 22, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Blue Ridge Station Shopping Center at 609-O E. Main St., Purcellville, will close on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. It will relocate to 201 N. Maple St., Purcellville, and is expected to reopen before the end of the month.

Chesterfield ABC Store Closed for Remodeling

October 16, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Meadowbrook Plaza Shopping Center at 5722 Hopkins Road, Richmond, closed Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. for remodeling. The store is expected to reopen in late November.

Virginia ABC Special Agents Conduct Moonshine Bust at Three Residences in Dickenson County

October 10, 2014 – After a two-week-long investigation, Virginia ABC special agents, with the assistance of the Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police, executed search warrants Oct. 7.

Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting to Include Discussion of Virginia’s Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group

October 9, 2014 – The dangers of alcohol and medication interactions—and Virginia’s Aging and Alcohol Awareness Group’s (AAAG) efforts to address these risks—will be discussed during a symposium presentation at the 2014 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) annual scientific meeting this fall in Washington, D.C.

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


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