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Classes offered to sellers of alcohol

By John Joyce
Published in News on August 29, 2013 1:46 PM

The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is offering tips on how to catch those who are trying to break the state's alcohol laws.

The commission will offer free two-hour workshops on its Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. The classes are open to the public and to managers and staff members of establishments already permitted by the state to sell alcohol.

Servers and bartenders will learn about the most up-to-date laws and regulations regarding potential customers who are intoxicated or under age, according to the ABC's public affairs office.

Proof that this training has been provided is required of potential ABC permit holders during the application process, said Agnes Stevens, ABC public affairs director.

"There is considerable turnover in these positions at some businesses, however, so the ABC commission provides the free training," she said.

The training is offered mainly for new staff or for those who want a refresher, but the public is welcome to attend.

Both the September and October classes will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at the Wayne ABC Board, 909 Landmark Drive in Goldsboro.

Those interested in attending must first register at abc.nc.gov/ education/rasp.