Each year, as required by North Carolina law, the ABC Board in Statesville distributes a minimum of 7% of its remaining gross receipts (after other designated distributions) for the treatment of alcoholism or substance abuse, or for research or education on alcohol or substance abuse.
The Statesville ABC Board is soliciting proposals for funding from organizations in the community that meet the criteria above. The exact amount of the funds to be distributed will not be determined until the annual audit is completed.
The application is below. To be considered, please print and complete the application and submit it before the deadline of July 15, 2022.
The Statesville ABC Board will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, May 31st at 11 am in the board room at 311 South Center Street, Statesville NC. The first public hearing will be for the FYE23 proposed budget. A copy can be downloaded below.
The second public hearing will be for the new policy requiring delivery to liquor by the drink permittees.
Monday through Thursday
10am - 8pm
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10am - 9pm
The next meeting of the Statesville ABC Board will be Tuesday, May 31, 2022. At this meeting, there will be public hearings on the FYE23 proposed budget and the new policy of delivery services to Liquor by the Drink customers. The meeting will be held in the board room at our downtown store at 11 am.
The Statesville ABC Board was organized under the provisions of Senate Bill #1092, Chapter 509 of the North Carolina Legislature, General Assembly of 1973, and implemented by a City wide election held September 11, 1973. North Carolina General Statute 18B-805(e) requires that the entire net income, after deducting amounts required for law enforcement (5% minimum) and alcohol education (7%) minimum and retaining proper working capital, be paid to the following recipients (and percentages):
City of Statesville – 40%
Iredell Statesville Schools – 25%
Mitchell Community College – 25%
Iredell Museums – 10%
Liquor by the drink was approved by Statesville voters on May 6, 1986. The first drink served was on Friday June 27, 1986. The net income from liquor by the drink goes to the City of Statesville.
ABC Boards in the State of North Carolina, after paying taxes and expenses, share their profits with their local community. In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Statesville ABC Board made the following distributions:
Local Law Enforcement
· City of Statesville Police Department $45,091
At the end of FYE21, total local distributions since 1973 have been $14,565,472
For the FYE21 year, $810,124 of our local ABC profits remained in the community.
The Statesville ABC Board has announced the recipients of this year’s Educational Grants. The following agencies received a share of the $90,680 total contribution: ♦ Aftershock Youth Empowerment ♦ Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont ♦ Fifth Street Shelter Ministries ♦ Iredell County Emergency Medical Services - Community Response Support Team ♦ Piedmont Mediation Center ♦ Pharos Parentings♦Speak Life and LiveEach year, the Statesville ABC Board receives requests from local agencies involved in the assessment, intervention, treatment and referral of alcohol and drug-related issues in the community. The board then interviews the agency representatives to hear more about their programs before making a decision.“We believe it is extremely important for the Statesville ABC Board to support the programs that help with and prevent substance abuse,” said Statesville ABC Chairperson Ron Matthews. “We are proud of these organizations and the work they do in our community.”SMART Moves is one of the programs funded by the ABC Educational Grant. Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club, the program engages youth in fun and educational activities that illustrate the risks involved in using alcohol and/or illicit drugs.“The program uses a team approach to help elementary and middle school students engage in discussion, role-playing, practicing resilience and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, and many other decision-making skills,” explained Clarissa Flowers Young, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club. “It has made such a great decision in so many lives.”The EMS Community Response Team is able to offer support to individuals and families impacted by substance abuse issues. Sandy Tabor-Gray, a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) for the program, shared the story of a client who, after multiple encounters with EMS, continued to refuse assistance from the Community Response program. The CPSS was able to provide support to the family, however, “letting them know they were not alone, and providing educational materials about the disease of Alcoholism, its effect on the family and possible resources.”Eventually, this individual did reach out to the CPSS, who arranged for treatment and a place to live once he completed the program. Today, he “is gainfully employed, mending relationships with his family, and reaping the rewards that come from living in recovery, one day at a time,” said Tabor-Gray.“The ABC Board is very appreciative of the work these organizations do to help with and prevent substance abuse issues,” said Tip Nicholson, general manager of the Statesville ABC Board. “The board is diligent in running an efficient operation so that we can put money back into the community.”
The goal of the Statesville ABC Board is to promote responsible alcohol sales through control, to provide the highest level of service to our customers, and to generate revenue for our local community. Since 1973, the Statesville ABC Board has returned over 12.7 million dollars in profits to local community organizations.
Michelle Rokes, Chairperson
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311 South Center Street, Statesville, North Carolina 28677
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