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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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ABC Awarded National Grant for Impaired Driving Initiative; Increased Operations Kick Off Now through Labor Day

August 20, 2014 - The Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement has been awarded a grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) to implement “Operation: Prevent Impaired Driving,” an initiative focused on reducing alcohol-related crashes in Roanoke and Virginia Beach. More >>


Current Headlines

ABC Stores Open Until 6 p.m. on Labor Day

August 26, 2014 – All Virginia ABC stores will be open until 6 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

Virginia ABC Special Agents Seize and Destroy Moonshine Still in Franklin County; Illegal Operation Suspected of Selling to Underage Customers

August 19, 2014 – An investigation by Virginia ABC special agents culminated yesterday in the discovery and destruction of a 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area of Franklin County.

Midlothian ABC Store Closing for Two-Week Remodeling Work

August 7, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Oxbridge Square Shopping Center at 9949 Hull St. will close Saturday, August 9, at 6 p.m. for remodeling. The store plans to reopen Sunday, August 24.

ABC Internal Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea

July 29, 2014 – A former ABC employee charged with embezzling more than $238,000 has pled guilty following an internal investigation.

New ABC Stores Open in Stuarts Draft and Fishersville

July 14, 2014 – Fishersville and Stuarts Draft each has its first ABC store. ABC is hosting grand opening celebrations for both stores on Friday, July 18.

Virginia ABC’s Teen Leadership Conference Starts Monday 400 Students from Across State in Farmville for Prevention Event

July 11, 2014 – ABC’s 30th annual Youth Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) summer leadership conference begins Monday, July 14, and continues through July 18 on the Longwood University campus in Farmville.

Virginia ABC’s Newest Premier Store in Leesburg Boasts Innovative Design, Unique Features

July 2, 2014 – The second of ABC’s premier stores to be unveiled this year, the Leesburg store will celebrate its opening on Wednesday, July 9.

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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