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Governor McCrory Proclaims April Alcohol Awareness Month

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina, joining a long-standing national effort to raise awareness about alcohol-related public health issues. “We must have a strategy to change the culture of underage drinking as a rite of passage and binge drinking in our schools and universities,” said Governor […]

Governor to Create Task Force on Underage Drinking

WSOC-TV North Carolina leaders are fighting back against what they call an unacceptable trend of underage drinking. The ABC Commission launched a statewide initiative Wednesday in south Charlotte, saying that two young people die every week in the state from underage drinking incidents. They said the average underage drinker in the state is just 14 […]

Anti-Underage Drinking Task Force

FOX 46 Carolinas myfoxcarolinas.com The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC) held a regional launch for a multimedia campaign called “Talk It Out.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness to the issue and give parents tips needed to talk to their children about the problem. Governor Pat McCrory created a task force last […]

Video: “It’s a pain that never goes away.”

North Carolina has an underage drinking problem. Every year, underage drinking causes more than 100 deaths and thousands of injuries in our state. Listen to Steve Sciascia, Mayor of Harrisburg, NC, as he speaks about the tragic loss of his son Joseph. Joseph was killed instantly when the car he was riding in slammed into a […]

Editorial: Let’s start with youth to curb drunken driving

Winston-Salem Journal It is a sad reality that for some families, this season of joy will be marred by the tragedy of losing loved ones to drunken driving. A drunken driver is charged in the death of Nancy Gosnell of Winston-Salem, 79, who was killed in a collision while on her way home from a […]

Harrisburg Mayor Supports Campaign To Stop Underage Drinking

WSOC-TV By Erica Bryant and GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press Young people in North Carolina — particularly middle-school students — are drinking and parents need the confidence and resources to stop it, Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials said Wednesday while unveiling a website with techniques to address the problem. The governor, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and […]

Underage Drinking Could Be Bigger Problem Than Parents Think, Survey Says

WUNC Radio Almost twice as many middle and high school students compared to parents think that underage drinking is a serious issue, according to a survey commissioned by the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. “North Carolina has an underage drinking problem,” ABC Chairman Jim Gardner said on Wednesday. “What’s worse: Our state’s children think […]

State Officials Launch Underage Drinking Reduction Program

WRAL-TV Young people in North Carolina – particularly middle-school students – are drinking and parents need the confidence and resources to stop it, Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials said Wednesday while unveiling a website with techniques to address the problem. The governor, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Chairman […]