Perdue orders closer look at local ABC boards
A wide range in pay for local managers of North Carolina's ABC boards and the reluctance of boards to make that information public has drawn the attention of Gov. Bev Perdue.Posted — Updated
The newspaper reported that Billy Williams, the administrator of the New Hanover Alcoholic Beverage Control board who has worked there for nearly 42 years, makes $232,200 a year.
His son, Bradley Williams, an employee since 1994 and the assistant administrator, earns $115,500 annually.
State commission chairman Jon Williams makes $109,553 a year. State Administrator Michael Herring earns $97,279.
Cumberland County's top ABC representative earns $101,000, Durham's makes $112,000 and Wake's makes $127,000, according to ABC's records.
Wake County does more than twice as much in sales compared with New Hanover County. New Hanover had the fourth-highest liquor sales statewide, according to the state's records.
The general manager of New Hanover County's ABC Board did not return WRAL's calls.
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