With the help of STAND T.A.L.L., the HPD acquired its latest K-9. Sunny, a 2-year old Belgian Malinois, completed multi-day training last month.

“If it weren’t for the wonderful people at STAND T.A.L.L.,” Laite said, “this would never have been possible. That would have left our department with only one patrol K-9 available for duty.”

STAND T.A.L.L. is a project of the Sentinel Patriot Club, a North Carolina nonprofit that works to raise awareness of the importance of good communications and relationships between law enforcement and members of the community

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Now that we have your attention, we are delighted that our client Team ECCO has had an impressive 2,000 lb shark tank installed. It's been a big undertaking but they are definitely up to the task! Recently they did a photoshoot with some community members, thanking them for the support they have given the project. If you haven't checked out the new tank, please do so! Other updates have been made, as well. Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab is on Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville. Check out their website for hours and info here.



One of our great joys is working with Blue Ridge Honor Flight. They are currently in the news for two reasons, putting a special emphasis on Vietnam Vets and for starting a capital campaign. Read more here!


We were so happy to work with HopeRX on this important topic, helping produce materials for the event that took place last night at Blue Ridge Community College. Award-winning author Sam Quinones spoke to a crowd of 700 about the ongoing opioid crisis and discussed how it all began. HopeRX executive director Julie Huneycutt also addressed the crowd, encouraging action. Read more here from Blue Ridge Now. 


We loved seeing our local Marathon stations in the news. If you aren't familiar with these Triangle Stops yet, you should be! As quoted from Marathon Corporation News:

Five of [the] 10 Triangle Stop convenience stores so far now feature microbrewery offerings, featuring local brews that are rotated through the taps. Customers can sit and enjoy a glass of brew, or take it out with them sealed in one-quart growlers. [They have] branded the new concept as Mountain River Tap. "There’s definitely a local cachet to this, noted Beau Waddell. “The area is home to several craft breweries, and the idea that the brews are made right down the street makes it cool for customers,” he says. Waddell says their goal is to have beer and cider on tap that you can’t buy in bottles or cans. “Our taps feature offerings from a total of 40 different breweries, and we have a total of 60 taps between the five stores,” said Waddell. “Our associates are trained to ask people what they drink on a regular basis, so they can match them up with something they will like.”

Here are some ads/posters we did for Mountain River Tap & Growlers. This particular location (on Airport Road) has become a destination for Asheville Airport travelers. Go check them out!

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