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      Virginia ABC awards 8 community coalition grants

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The state has awarded eight community grants totaling more than $65,000 in the fight against underage drinking and access to alcohol.

      The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced the grants Wednesday for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives.

      The grants were awarded to organizations that showed creative ways to promote zero tolerance for underage drinking, reach large numbers of people, gain community support and ensure effectiveness and accountability.

      Grants were awarded to groups in Alexandria, Front Royal, Grundy, Martinsville, Richmond, Roanoke and Tazewell. The city of Waynesboro also received a grant.

      --- Online: www.abc.virginia.gov{}