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Graham police and ABC: Twelve Alamance County stores fail alcohol compliance check for underage store sales

Graham’s police department assisted the Alamance Alcohol Law Enforcement Response team in conducting a compliance check on alcohol sales in June, according to a release from the police department issued Thursday, August 4.

Twelve of 42 ABC-licensed establishments failed their compliance check, a 28 percent failure rate – although an improvement over an earlier check in March when 40 percent of stores failed.

The purpose of this operation, according to police, was to ensure compliance with state law prohibitions on underage alcohol sales.

Among Alamance County establishments with ABC permits, 42 were checked. Of those, 12 were found to have violated the law and sold an alcoholic beverage to the underage participants.  The 12 stores cited for failing to comply are listed as:

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Alamance County

Hot Spot Graham (Citgo) 1101 E Main St (Swepsonville)


Grove Park Family Fare, 2123 S Church St

Maple Avenue BP, 2611 Maple Ave

Dollar General, 1031 S Williamson Ave

Lowes Foods, 1191 University Drive

Refuel, 118 728 N Church St

Burlington Food Mart, 217 S Ireland St


Power Up (Powercade), 110 N Main St

Haw River

Hot Spot 330, Roxboro Rd

Venus Mart 1201, E Main St


Ray’s Food Mart, 1525 Highway 119

Pilot Travel Center 1342 Trollingwood-Hawfields Rd

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION: A subsequent release from the Graham police department (on August 19, 2022) removed Loves Travel Stop, 1217 Trollingwood-Hawfields Road from the non-compliance list, which had been included on the department’s initial release of August 4, 2022.  “This was an error made while compiling notes and information from various agencies,” according to Captain Tony Velez, support services division commander and the Graham police department’s public information officer.  The same correction added, instead, a truck stop on the opposite side of the same interchange, Pilot Travel Center, 1342 Trollingwood-Hawfields Road, as a non-compliant location.


Meanwhile, 30 of the 42 stores that were checked and passed (found to comply), including all four state ABC stores.  Others with passing marks are listed as:

Alamance County

K&J Grill, 4038 NC Highway 62

Dollar General, 2523 NC Highway 54


ABC Store, 3053 S Church St

ABC Store, 1940 N Mebane St

Fairway One Stop, 1382 S Church St

Speedway, 653 Webb Ave

Food Lion, 3535 S Church St

L&M Mini Mart, 3503 S Church St

Amoco Food Shop, 1103 Huffman Mill Rd

La Cocina, 309 Huffman Mill Rd Unit 570

Bela Grocery, 1846 N Church St

Circle K, 1110 Huffman Mill Rd

Joes Shopwell Mini Mart (Citgo) ,1204 Apple St



ABC Store, 603 W Harden St

Carlie C’s, 807 S Main St

Family Fare, 301 S Main St

6 to 1 Mini Mart, 201 W Harden St

Family Dollar, 116 E Harden St

Smart Buy, 508 S Main St

Pilot Travel Center, 1044 Jimmie Kerr Rd

Pilot Travel Center (Flying J) ,1043 Jimmie Kerr Rd

Haw River

Food Lion, 1125 Roxboro St

Quick Check ,2655 N Church St


ABC Store, 1409 S 3rd St

Speedway, 1105 Mebane Oaks Rd

Lowes Foods, 1020 Mebane Oaks Rd

Food Lion, 1282 S 5th St

Food Lion, 601 N First St

Sheetz, 1237 Mebane Oaks Rd

See coverage of the April operation, those businesses that passed and those that didn’t:

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