History of the ABC in Orange County:
"In 1935, the North Carolina Legislature authorized the Governor to appoint a commission to study the question of control of alcoholic beverages. The commission examined two models being implemented by other states at the end of Prohibition: state licensing systems and state monopoly systems. After careful study, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act was submitted to the General Assembly of 1937, and a monopoly system was enacted into law in North Carolina. The Control Act provided for the establishment of a State Board of Control consisting of a chairman and two associate members appointed by the Governor. The Control Act also provided for a plan under which no county or city in the state could allow the sale of alcoholic beverages unless first approved by the local voters." (From abc.nc.gov/About)
"The Orange County ABC Board was established under Chapter 18 of the North Carolina General Statutes, and implemented by a County-wide election held February 3, 1959. A composite Board, consisting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, the Orange County Board of Education, and the Board of Health met. Three individuals were appointed to serve on the Orange County ABC Board with terms of three, two, and one year. On April 17, 1979, the North Carolina General Assembly, in Session Laws 385, passed an act to expand the Orange County ABC Board from three to five members. It was also determined that the members would be appointed by the Board of Orange County Commissioners." (From www.orangeabc.com/history.html)
122 US 70 E. / ABC STORE NO. 1
The OG Orange County ABC Store #1 in Hillsborough.
1800 E. FRANKLIN ST. #40 / ABC STORE NO. 2
Orange County's ABC Store #2, built in 1959 in the Eastgate Shopping Center. A lot of UNC student and professor money went through this store.
RIGSBEE'S ROCK HOUSE
120 W. ROSEMARY ST. / THE SHACK
The site of the one time oldest bar in Chapel Hill, The Shack (1945-1979)