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Collaborative effort between Virginia ABC and Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission results in moonshine bust

October 19, 2017 – Lee County man caught selling moonshine in Virginia and Tennessee.

Virginia ABC Stores in Onley, Oak Hall Undergoing Modernization Projects

October 18, 2017 – Two Accomack County Virginia ABC stores are getting fresh new looks this month

Miss Virginia Partners with Virginia ABC to Teach Students about Making Smart Choices

October 11, 2017 – Miss Virginia will share her message about making smart choices with elementary school students across the Commonwealth.

Virginia ABC Store in Cape Charles Will Close Friday for Modernization Project

September 27, 2017 – The Virginia ABC store at 22485 Lankford Highway in Cape Charles will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, for a two week modernization project.

Virginia ABC Named ‘Law Enforcement Agency of the Year’ by National Liquor Law Enforcement Association

September 21, 2017 – The agency’s innovative programs and community training practices were cited as reasons for its selection as “Agency of the Year” for a second time.

Virginia ABC Store in Marshall Will Close Friday for Remodeling, Expansion

September 20, 2017 – Marshall ABC Store Expands

Virginia ABC Stores Open Until 6 p.m. on Labor Day

August 31, 2017 – ABC Stores will remain open until 6:00 PM on September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Newest Virginia ABC Store to Carry Entire Inventory

August 28, 2017 – The public are invited to the grand opening on Thursday, August 31 at 12 p.m.

Virginia ABC Hosting a Record Number of In-Store Tastings in September

August 28, 2017 – For National Bourbon Heritage Month and Virginia Spirits Month, Virginia ABC will host 683 in-store tasting events.

Remodeling of Virginia ABC Store near Wintergreen Will Expand Shelf Space for More Product Offerings

August 15, 2017 – The project, which is expected to take three weeks, will temporarily close the store from August 16 to September 6.


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Style Guidelines

We would appreciate members of the news media observing these style guidelines in any content that refers to the agency.

The full name of the agency is the “Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.” 
When shortening the name, please use “Virginia ABC” or “ABC.”
Virginia ABC is an executive branch agency of the Commonwealth. In reference to Virginia ABC, please use the term “agency,” rather than “commission” or “department.”
The agency is governed by the Virginia ABC Board made up of three commissioners. However, the agency as a whole is not designated by the term “ABC Board,” which refers only to the executive body.