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  • What forms of identification are accepted?
  • Can I return or exchange an item?
  • How much liquor can I purchase?
  • Can spiritous liquor be sold in grocery stores?

Who we are

Welcome to the Johnston County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board website.

Here you will find answers to many of your questions regarding Johnston County’s control system, store locations, hours of operation, ID requirements, monthly specials and other facts.

We provide a service to the citizens of Johnston County by having a zero tolerance for the purchase of spirituous liquor by underage persons and generating revenues for our local governments.  The Johnston County ABC Board is self-sufficient and a separate entity of the County of Johnston.  No state or local tax funds are used to support local ABC systems.

We hope you enjoy our website and find it helpful.  Remember to always purchase your spirituous liquor in Johnston County whenever possible.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact us at (919) 934-7249 jcabc@earthlink.net.

Our office is located at 417 South Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC 27577.

Johnston County Alcoholic Beverage Control


- Steve Upton

Board Members

- Cathy Clayton

- Craig Williams

Chief Enforcement Officer

- Ronald Daniels

General Manager

-Chad Stewart

Make the right call. Drink responsibly.