New ABC chairman sworn in, excited to get to work
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RALEIGH – The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission officially welcomed in some new leaders Monday at a ceremony in Raleigh.
Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby swore in two new commissioners, Kevin Green and Joel Keith, and a new chairman, Jim Gardner. Gardner says the office continues to help the state's economy and he is excited to serve at the helm.
“Eight hundred million dollars in sales, $300 million actually goes back into state and local governments. It's all self-supporting, nothing comes out of the budget” he said.
Gardner also says he looks forward to working with universities and high schools in the area to address the issue of underage drinking.