ABC state; local option; one dry county (Graham); state-run ABC stores operate retail sales of hard liquor; ABC commission manages wholesale distribution of spirits; no sales allowed in state-run stores on July 4th, New Year’s, Labor, Thanksgiving or Christmas days; beer and wine distributed by licensed private wholesalers; 166 local state liquor boards oversee spirits sales at 425 retail outlets (2016); for bars, “happy hours,” free drinks and most drink discounts prohibited.

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