Sun May 22, 2022

The business of booze: County ABC store sales up nearly $1M in 2021

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Whiteville ABC store employee Affeur Odom stocks shelves during the pre-winter storm rush on Friday. Local ABC stores have stayed busy as sales increased in recent years. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill

While many retailers have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one type of store has done quite well: the ABC business.

That was reflected in the 2021 annual reports, released in early January by the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner. According to the reports, all five of Columbus

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