Tag Archive | "alcohol"

Documentary on Local Underage Drinking Premieres Feb. 21

Friday, February 11, 2011


It’s a No-Brainer, a documentary about underage alcohol use among local youth, premieres 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. Refreshments will be served, and a discussion will follow.

ABC Privatization Bill Quashed In Committee

Friday, February 4, 2011


Sen. Mark Obenshain’s bill that would have privatized state-owned liquor stores in Virginia was killed in committee Friday morning. SB1272 had the support of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who toured Virginia last year to promote the plan. The Washington Post reports that Friday’s rejection came as no surprise. Rosalind Helderman writes: The development was widely anticipated […]

ABC Stores To Allow Tastings

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Ever wonder about the difference in taste between a single and a double malt scotch? Lord knows I have. The AP reports that “in July, the state will let customers sample products before buying at about 330 Alcohol and Beverage Control, or ABC, stores.” The stores in Harrisonburg will be eligible, but that doesn’t mean […]

Obenshain Shelves ABC Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain has asked the Senate Finance Committee to forget about his bill that would privatize ABC stores in Virginia.

ABC History?

Saturday, November 7, 2009


A column in this weekend’s Washington Post makes reference to Sen. Obenshain’s (rejected) bill to privatize Virginia’s ABC, and suggests that a similar bill might have more momentum after McDonnell takes office.

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