The Wayne County ABC Board is comprised of five board members appointed by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Persons are appointed to serve on the Wayne County ABC Board for terms of three years and can serve for three terms. The Wayne County ABC Board employs a full-time General Manager who oversees the day to day operations of the ABC Board. The Wayne County ABC Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm.
Chapter 18-B of the North Carolina General Statutes is intended to establish a uniform system of control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages in our state, and to provide procedures to insure the proper administration of the ABC laws under a uniform system throughout North Carolina. Also, Title 4, Chapter 2 of the North Carolina Administrative Code provides additional regulations and control of alcoholic beverages to serve the public welfare. It is the objective of the North Carolina ABC Commission and the Wayne County ABC Board to conform to that purpose at all times.
The Wayne County ABC Board has the authority, by law, to buy, sell, transport, and possess alcoholic beverages as necessary for the operation of its ABC stores. In addition, the ABC Board adopts its own policies and procedures, determines the opening and closing hours of its stores, provides for management of each store in Wayne County, and ensures the distribution of its profits, all in accordance with the rules of the North Carolina ABC Commission.
North Carolina General Statute Chapter 18-B requires that an ABC Board expend at least 5% of its profits for ABC law enforcement. Each board has an option to hire an ABC Law Enforcement Officer or contract for ABC Law Enforcement with a local law enforcement agency. Wayne County ABC Board has hired a ABC officer for its ABC law enforcement needs.
Jonathan Whitley is the assigned ABC Law Enforcement Officer for the Wayne County ABC Board.