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Local workshop to focus on serving alcohol

Published 8:01pm Saturday, August 31, 2013

tender in North Carolina have the authority to prevent a bar patron from ordering another martini, beer or glass of wine?
The answer to that question and other questions related to serving alcohol in North Carolina may be found at a Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program workshop in Washington on Sept. 20. The workshop, which begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m., will be conducted at the Beaufort County administrative offices, 121 W. Third St., Washington. The workshop is free.
Joan Meyland and her husband, Roger, own and operate Grub Brothers Eatery in downtown Washington. She’s interested in the upcoming workshop. Before the restaurant opened earlier this year, the state’s Alcohol Law Enforcement agency conducted a private workshop for them and their employees regarding ABC laws and regulations.
“That doesn’t mean my new people can’t go to it. I have hired a lot of new people that I would love for them to attend something like that. They teach you how to card people. They teach you everything that’s going to get you in trouble so you know not to do it.”
The workshop content is geared toward managers and employees of any business with ABC permits, according to a new release issued by the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. The public may attend the workshop to learn about the state’s ABC laws and regulations.
The RASP training provides the latest information concerning alcohol laws and techniques for detecting intoxicated patrons and underage drinking, according to the release. It also addressed happy-hour laws, hours of sales, dram-shop laws and acceptable IDs.
The workshop includes hands-on training, videos and open discussion.
Anyone planning to attend the workshop should register online at

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