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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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Virginia ABC Special Agent Graduates at Top of Class

January 15, 2015 – A new group of cadets recently graduated from the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Lynchburg. Leading the class was Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Special Agent Dawn Hanks.

Portsmouth ABC Store Closes Briefly for Remodeling

January 13, 2015 – The Virginia ABC store located at 5748 Churchland Blvd., Portsmouth, will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, for remodeling. The store plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 24.

Covington ABC Store Closes Briefly for Relocation

January 8, 2015 – The Virginia ABC store located at 123 W. Main St. in Covington will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10.

Virginia ABC Continues Partnership with Miss Virginia in 2015

January 8, 2015 – Program Educates Elementary School Children about Living Alcohol and Drug Free

Virginia ABC Stores Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

December 19, 2014 – Shoppers have until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, to make final gift and holiday gathering purchases at all 350 Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores.

80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Held at Virginia ABC

December 18, 2014 – Virginia ABC Commissioners Judy Napier and Henry Marsh took turns reaching deep into a charred oak barrel that once held bourbon to pull out 80 entries in the agency's 80th anniversary gift card drawing yesterday.

Paul Van Lenten Jr. Named Virginia ABC Chief Financial Officer

December 12, 2014 – Virginia ABC has hired Paul Van Lenten Jr. as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He began his position at Virginia ABC on Dec. 10.

Gloucester ABC Store Relocates to Edgehill Town Center; Opens in Time for Holidays

December 12, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store originally located at 6619 Main Street, Gloucester has relocated to the Edgehill Town Center, 6736 Main Street, Gloucester. The store reopened at 10 a.m. today in time for the holiday rush.

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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