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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 […]

NC ABC Commission Launches New Anti-Underage Drinking Effort

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission today officially launched a new statewide campaign targeting underage drinking in North Carolina. The new campaign, called Talk It Out, is a multi-media campaign designed to raise awareness of the issue, and to give parents the right tools for talking to kids about the dangers […]

Talk It Out NC Launches TV, Radio Ads

Today, Talk It Out NC began airing two 30-second TV advertisements and a series of radio advertisements designed to raise awareness about the problem of underage drinking, and provide parents with the tools and resources they need to talk about it with their children. Here are the two TV ads: And here are the two […]

Talk It Out NC Video: 4 Families Impacted By Underage Drinking

North Carolina has an underage drinking problem. Every year, underage drinking causes more than 100 deaths and thousands of injuries in our state. We sat down with four individuals whose lives have been seriously impacted by underage drinking. In this video, you’ll hear the stories of: Peggy, mother In 2001, Peggy’s son Josh was 18 years […]

North Carolina’s Pediatricians and Family Physicians Join Fight to Reduce Underage Drinking

The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC) announced today that the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) and the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPS) have officially endorsed its Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking campaign. This fall, the North Carolina ABC Commission’s Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking will officially launch a new campaign designed […]

Jim Gardner Targets Underage Drinking

By Rob Christensen, News and Observer Jim Gardner has played an astonishing number of roles in North Carolina’s civic, political and business life. He has been a congressman, lieutenant governor, three-time candidate for governor, state Republican Party chairman, co-founder of Hardee’s, founder of Gardner’s Barbecue, owner of the Carolina Cougars basketball team and commissioner of […]