David Noland, chair of the Jackson County Alcohol Control Board since 2017, was unanimously approved for another year by the Sylva town board last Thursday. 

The chairmanship comes up for approval by the town and the county every year.

The five board members  – General Manager Stephen Rhodes, Donald Ferguson, Marion Jones, Tom Albert and Maurice Moody – serve three-year terms.

The Jackson County commissioners appoint three of the ABC board’s members; Sylva appoints two.

A percentage of gross profits from ABC sales is earmarked for law enforcement and alcohol education. As it stands now, the two local governments divide ABC profits, with the county receiving 60 percent and Sylva 40 percent, from Jackson County’s ABC stores in Sylva and Cashiers.