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in Fayetteville pass by it regularly, on the way to the mall, on the way home from work, and if you have ever tried to take a shortcut from Morganton Road to Highway 24 you may not have even noticed the building. However, for those familiar with the Fayetteville bar scene, nestled off to the side of the ever-busy Sycamore Dairy Road, in its own little green area, the Mash House Brewing Company is brewing up good times, good drinks and an ever expanding restaurant service that puts local suppliers first.

The Mash House Brewing Company is one of the first microbreweries

in the Fayetteville area, and has been in business since 2001, proudly serving the best in beef, gourmet fusion dishes and casual fare. The Mash House’s signature beers are brewed on the premises using traditional methods of Old-World Brewers.

Managing Partner Steve Groveunder has been with the Mash House since 2014 and uses his 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to oversee day to day operations. Using previous experience running two breweries for his past employers, he was able to take what he learned and bring it to Fayetteville.

“I’ve always been interested in

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY: BRITTANY GAZDA PHOTOGRAPHY Mash House Brewing Company sources from local vendors to provide in house made meals and brews.
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Greater Fayetteville Business Journal October 21, 2022 - November 3, 2022 Page 3 ECONOMIC INDICATORS THIS ISSUE’S ECONOMIC INDICATORS PAGE IS SPONSORED BY 144,109 AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON FOR REGULAR UNLEADED IN FAYETTEVILLE ON OCTOBER 17, 2022: $3.37 AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON FOR FAYETTEVILLE ON OCTOBER 17, 2021: $3.00 Source: gasbuddy.com JULY 2022 STATE SALES AND USE TAX COLLECTION (CUMBERLAND COUNTY) Source: NC Department of Revenue Source: N.C. Department of Commerce 2021 vs 2022 (August) FAYETTEVILLE MSA CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE 0 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 LABOR FORCE 147,770 2022 AUGUST 2021 AUGUST HOMES SALES DAYS ON THE MARKET (FAYETTEVILLE AREA) Source: Realtor.com/research 30 40 50 60 70 80 9/2110/2111/2112/211/22 TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT 2021 (CUMBERLAND COUNTY) $138.49 TAX SAVINGS FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THE COUNTY Source: VisitNC.com 2/22 RECENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATES Source: N.C. Department of Commerce UNITED STATES AUGUST 2022: 3.8% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 5.3% CUMBERLAND COUNTY AUGUST 2022: 5.8% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 7.0% NORTH CAROLINA AUGUST 2022: 3.9% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 4.8% FAYETTEVILLE MSA AUGUST 2022: 5.8% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 6.9% HARNETT COUNTY AUGUST 2022: 4.4% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 5.4% MOORE COUNTY AUGUST 2022: 3.9% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 4.7% HOKE COUNTY AUGUST 2022: 5.5% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 6.5% RALEIGH MSA AUGUST 2022: 3.3% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 4.1% ROBESON COUNTY AUGUST 2022: 6.5% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 7.7% SAMPSON COUNTY AUGUST 2022: 4.0% DOWN FROM AUGUST 2021: 4.7% $24,897,227 UP FROM STATE SALES TAX COLLECTION JULY 2021 $22,984,050 3/224/225/226/22 PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES 10.47% LABOR FORCE BY INDUSTRY (FAYETTEVILLE MSA) Source: NC Department of Commerce GOVERNMENT 29.37% OTHER SERVICES 3.54% LEISURE & HOSPITALITY 13.94% EDUCATION & HEALTH SERVICES 12.2% MANUFACTURING 6.93% TRADE, TRANSPORTATION & UTILITIES 19.76% INFORMATION 0.71% FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES 3.07% 7/228/229/22 DOMESTIC TRAVEL GENERATED $608.85 MILLION ACCOUNTED FOR 4,550 JOBS WITH A $163.2 MILLION PAYROLL LOCAL TAX REVENUE FROM TRAVEL WAS $46.3 MILLION RESULTING IN A

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think of anything better than walking into a local store and finding a brand that you absolutely love.

I’m not sure if anyone else has no ticed, but living in a post- COVID-19 world has left an interesting taste in the mouths of consumers regarding how they shop, how much money they spend and most importantly, where they are choosing to spend that money.

Throughout the entirety of the pandemic, I saw a country wide effort to push the narrative to shop local. I saw downtown areas welcom ing in customers, making an effort to schedule events and shows and social distancing aware activities, I saw stores closing and holding grand reopenings, I saw Facebook events inviting people to shop exclusively at one store to help prevent it from going out of business.

Yet the whole time I couldn’t help but think, “Why weren’t we doing this before?”

During the pandemic when Walmart was the only store avail able, I like to think that a switch was flipped in the minds of American shoppers. It provides an interesting perspective when the only places left to shop are large box stores, there is a missing warmth, a human touch that I think a lot of people really began to miss during the pandemic.

Now, am I saying that I would like to be greeted and have the unhin dered attention of a shop attendant every time I go to the store? No. Everyone has a messy bun, ‘running to the store really quick’ point in the week, and sometimes I just want to ninja in, get my eggs and a bag of chips and make it back out to my car before I run into someone from my church.

But after having to go without those small moments of human con nection for so long, the “hi welcome in” and a smile, being able to find products that not everyone can just order online and being able to chat with someone as they ring you up has an added value that was missing before the pandemic.

There are also so many new restaurants, small businesses and cre ative services that have come out of the pandemic. It’s nice to see entre preneurs getting their shot to make an impact with their businesses.

I can tell you I missed shopping; I missed talking to people and I am looking forward to getting out into Fayetteville and I am most excited to support local.

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craft beer,” said Groveunder. “It just it was an immersion for me. I had to quickly learn how we take grain and yeast and water and turn it into beer. And that's basically what we do so, it was a great fit.”

The Mash House Brewing Company has been through a number of developments throughout the years. Located in a facility originally built in 1998 by a group of 16 local doctors who wanted to take a chance in the brewing industry, the company was taken over and renamed Cross Creek Brewing by MHBC Managing Partner Jeff Shank. Since then, Shank has become an owner in the business and has seen the company grow and thrive into what is now known as the Mash House Brewing Company. Along with rebrands, remodeling projects, and utilizing vertical integration to keep meat and beef supplies local through their parent company, MHBC also exclusively serves their own brews in their taproom.

“We are a from scratch Chop House. We specialize in cutting our own meat, grinding our own hamburgers, cutting our own fish, we make our own salads, our own soups, our own desserts on the food side. On the brewery side, we make our own root beer, ginger beer, craft sodas, and all the beers that we serve, we make. We don't carry anybody else's beer but our own. We keep 10 to 11 taps going all the time and we also make our own cider,” said Groveunder.

Categorized as a 15-barrel brew house by the JV Northwest System, The Mash House can produce between 2,000 to 2,500 barrels a year and are also considered a Regional Brewery, finding the middle ground between brewery size and being able to control production. Following COVID, MHBC has also worked to expand how people can get their beers to include growlers, kegs, and wholesaling to other facilities across North Carolina.

“Having your own brand allows you to market it, change containers, get a distribution point. We do have a partnership with Healy Wholesale, who was here in Fayetteville, and they represent most of the breweries in the city. Having that silo out front is not for show. It's full of two rows of American barley that we actually use to brew beer,” said Groveunder.

“So, we get barley in 50,000 pounds at a time and store it in that large silo that actually gets brought into the building ground and turned

into beer. So, our facility allows us to brew more beer, it allows us more capacity.”

The Mash House Brewing Company not only works to utilize local suppliers in the main aspects of their business, but also remains environmentally conscious by making an active attempt to reduce, reuse and recycle.

“All of our grain that we use to make beer goes to the to the cattle farmers who supply us with beef.

And so, our beer waste goes to the cattle, we buy the cattle, we butcher them, we sell them in our restaurants,” said Groveunder. “We're all about that. Everything in my restaurant as far as to-go ware, it's all green. It's all compostable. It's all recyclable. We're one of the first restaurants in on the Eastern Seaboard to

do that. We did it before Starbucks had sip cups, we had sip cups. That's our commitment to the environment, to not waste, to recycle and reuse as much as we possibly can. It's important to us.”

Groveunder said he tries to prioritize working within the business community both on a city and state level and keeping a local focus when possible is a benefit overall.

“I think when you when you live somewhere where you spend your money in that community, it's very important to give back to that community and to utilize the partners that we have in the city and even in the surrounding area,” said Groveunder. “When we say local, we mean North Carolina. A lot of our produce comes from North Carolina, we try to buy products that are

associated with our brewery from North Carolina. But there's not a lot of farmers here growing barley, not a lot of forest farmers producing hops. So, we have to do what we can to sustain our supply chain and sometimes that means we have to go outside of the realm. But there are farmers in Asheville now who are growing hops, who are growing barley, and it's starting to come into the state more and more. But our food side is where the majority of our commitment is right now to our operation. Eventually the state will catch up and we'll be able to hopefully buy barley and buy hops here in North Carolina.”

With six different ways to sample some of the brews at the Mash House, Groveunder said anyone and everyone willing to try something new is welcome to stop in for a beer.

“For someone like us, we're bringing something uniquely different in Fayetteville. We offer things that other breweries don't offer. Anybody can come into my restaurant or my bar and they can taste any beer we have. We offer things for our guests that none of our competitors can do,” said Groveunder. “A majority of my staff I've had since I've been here and we don't have a lot of turnover, because my staff is happy. Happy content staff makes for a great experience. Whether it's two people or it's 200 people, we treat every group the same. Everybody gets a consistent service experience and great quality food and great quality beer.”

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PHOTOS PROVIDED BY: BRITTANY GAZDA PHOTOGRAPHY The Mash House Brewing Company is a 15- barrel brew house capable of producing 2,000 to 2,500 barrels a year along with providing in house, locally sourced meals. PHOTO PROVIDED BY: JAMES JOSEPH BLOOMER

Morrow announced as Assistant County Manager for Harnett County

Harnett County Manager Brent Trout announced MICHAEL MORROW as the newest team member of the Harnett County Manager’s Office. Morrow began his position as Assis tant County Man ager on Oct. 10. Morrow possesses over three decades of experience and leadership in Gov ernment Adminis tration.

“I am looking forward to Mike joining our Coun ty Manager’s Office executive team as an Assistant County Manager,” stated Trout in a press release. “Mike has strong experience in many areas of Public Works, including Facilities and Fleet services. His project man agement experience will be utilized in overseeing upcoming county proj ects.”

Morrow oversees the County’s Board of Elections, Emergency Ser vices, Information Technology, Public Library, Veteran’s Services, Fleet, and Facilities departments. He will also collaborate with the UNC School of Government to manage the County’s Performance Management project and serve on the Space Needs Study committee to provide input on future facility needs for County operations.

“I am very excited to join the lead ership team at Harnett County and eager to start my new adventure as an Assistant County Manager,” stated Morrow in a press release. “My work experiences in Administration, Oper ations, Emergency Management, and other areas have prepared me well for this new role. I believe my profes sional experience in government has prepared me for the opportunities ahead, and I am looking forward to working with County staff and serv ing the residents of Harnett County.”

previously served as president of the NCACTE. While president, Floyd worked to create an annual Student Teacher of the Year award now in its seventh year.

“As a former special education teacher, it has been a privilege to step in and positively impact North Carolina’s educator preparation programs,” Floyd said in a press release. “Our organization has and will continue to lean into moments of crisis to effectively lead our program faculty and students through an ever-changing landscape.”

Fort Bragg Navy veteran named Management Council President for the Defense Alliance of North Carolina

The Defense Alliance of North Carolina Management Council has a new President, JOHN BELLAMY, who took over the position at the start of October, and will serve until Sept. 30, 2023.

for Defense and Homeland Security at Fayetteville State University, which he helped establish in 2014.

Executive Board Chair retired Maj. Gen. Mark Brilakis, Marine Corp stated in a press release that “Bellamy is no stranger to North Carolina, the military, academia and defense business and will bring a great deal of knowledge to the table.”

Cumberland County Board of Elections announces Amaro as Elections Director

The Cumberland County Board of Elections announced on Oct. 11 that ANGIE AMARO was appointed as the county’s Elections Director. Amaro has served as the interim director since Jan. 1, 2022, following the retirement of Terri Robertson, who fulfilled the role for two decades.

to serve the voters of Cumberland County,” Amaro shared in a press release.

Chilausky joins Campbell Law as assistant director of Academic Support

Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced MERE DITH CHILAUSKY has joined the school as assistant director of Academic Support and Bar Success.

Chilausky’s role supports the Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Success Sha Hinds-Glick to provide individual counseling and academic guidance for students, and administer group programs and sem inars designed for academic enhance ment.

Chilausky will also assist in launching a Bar Success program for all Campbell Law graduates and alumni to ensure “all of our gradu ates are prepared for the rigors of the bar exam and to maintain the tradi tion of high bar passage rates that Campbell is known for,” Leonard said in a press release.

UNC Pembroke’s Dean of the School of Education DR. LOURY FLOYD has been recognized for her work and contributions to the North Carolina Education Preparation Program.

Floyd was honored with a plaque commemorating her involvement in September during the 40th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum held in Raleigh.

Floyd, currently a member of the Policy and Advocacy Committee,

Before taking on the new role, Bel lamy served as executive assistant for the BRAC Regional Task Force/Fort Bragg Regional Alliance, where he helped an 11-county region surround ing Fort Bragg prepare for economic growth and infrastructure develop ment resulting from the relocation of Army Reserve Command and Army Forces Command Headquarters Fort Bragg, NC, which also helped to establish what is today known as the DANC.

Bellamay is a retired Navy Vet eran who served as Navy Personnel Officer at Joint Special Operations Command Fort Bragg. Bellamy cur rently serves as assistant director and operations manager for the Center

“On behalf of the Board of Elec tions of Cumberland County, we are proud to announce we have selected Mrs. Angie Amaro to be our director for the Board of Elections. She has served as interim director since the retirement of former director Terri Robertson and she has previously worked under the tutelage of Mrs. Robertson for many years, so we are confident in her experience and her ability to acclimate herself to the po sition and to the role,” said Board of Elections Chairwoman Helen Nelson in a press release.

Since February 2002, Amaro has worked full-time with the Board of Elections as an Administrative Coor dinator II. Originally from Florence, S.C., Amaro has spent most of her life in the Fayetteville area and is a graduate of South View High School.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter in my career and am honored

“Historically, Campbell Law School is known for its high bar pas sage rate and the law school has a reputa tion for helping its graduates pass the bar exam,” Leon ard explained in a press release. “I am excited to announce the law school has been able to provide additional sup port to our bar success efforts with the addition of Assistant Director Chilausky.”

Chilausky earned a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Georgia, and went on to earn her J.D. from Mercer University School of Law in 2010. She is a member of North Carolina and South Carolina bars and an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the National Association of Legal Student Affairs Professionals, the American Bar Association, and the 18th Judicial District Bar.

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UNCP’s Loury Floyd presented with state leadership award
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held

12. The virtual event, hosted by

partner Ted Abernathy with Economic Leadership,

analysis of the NC Metros and where they stand both nationally and within the state for Tech Worker Supply, Tech Worker Demand, and Innovation.

The methodology, developed with input from tech leaders, uses a list of metrics grouped into three sub-indexes: tech talent supply-weighted 45 percent, tech talent demand-weighted 35 percent, and innovation-weighted 20 percent.

One of the biggest factors affecting not just the tech industry but all industries is the labor shortage. However, North Carolina’s tech industry continues to grow despite this

Low tech turnover

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Despite nationwide labor shortages affecting all industries, North Carolina’s tech industry continues to see growth.

discouraging reality. “...There’s never been a time where North Carolina's rankings in terms of being a good place to do business have been any higher…” shared Abernathy.

Fayetteville displayed the lowest

turnover rate of tech workers across the 10 North Carolina metropolitan areas that were being compared. With a turnover rate of just 32.8 percent, Fayetteville shows stability in the tech industry and positive signs

for growth.

Fayetteville also ranked highly on the list of business applications per 1,000 adults claiming the third spot with 27.5. Raleigh-Cary holds the second spot with 27.5 and Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia takes the lead at 30.7.

North Carolina possesses a lot of competitive assets for technology companies such as leading research universities, strong population growth, competitive energy prices, a reliable energy grid and more. “Our estimates are that we’ll be one of the leaders in the United States of technology growth over the next ten, fifteen years well above the national average, well above the southern average…” commented Abernathy while summarizing the findings of the research.

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Dunn Chamber President and entrepreneur shares past experiences & thoughts on economic growth

Businessman

Wesley Johnson has notable community presence and shares insights on how to ‘grow smart’ in the business community. With honesty as his best policy, coupled with a strong sense of innovation, Johnson never stops looking for new solutions. Striving to further Dunn's economic growth all while still retaining that good smalltown character is one of his priorities, and he makes strides every day to pursue that goal.

GFBJ: You have been serving as president of the Dunn chamber and have been prominent in the business community of Harnett County for a long time now, what makes this area great for doing business?

JOHNSON: Balance. I’d say the bal ance the people expect reinforces the work life balance. Having spent time in other communities, both overseas and in a faster paced urban landscape like in Auckland, NZ, that in compar ison to in Dunn, the people here work hard but they play hard, and they value their space and their relaxing components.

One of my business partners says it’s ‘smart growth.’ It’s not just growth for the sake of growth but smart growth, and that seems to be an identifying characteristic of doing business here. Particularly the small businesses which I’m very engaged with, people that are looking at the lifestyle busi ness, aren’t necessarily looking at ‘can I grow this into a franchise in every state in the US,’ they’re very much more so ‘do I enjoy what I do?’ And I think that mirrors the way I like to do business with all my ventures, that shared mindset is what I think makes us unique to this area.

GFBJ: Aside from your crowdfund ed venture, Grain Dealers Brewery, you’ve been an environmental scien tist for Wetland Solutions LLC. What spurred your personal interest in those areas?

JOHNSON: My background, my ed ucation, I’ve got two masters, one in environmental management, and one in commercialization and entrepre neurship. The environmental manage ment side, I was more focused in on innovation and forestry. How do you

innovate in a primary sector, how oil and forestry, those are your primary industries that typically don’t innovate very fast, and NC has got a strong forestry background. So that got me interested in combining business and science. I tell people that my work with Wetland Solutions maintained my sanity. I get to spend time outside and walk around large tracks and drive around the state and gives me an opportunity to see a wide variety of development and strategies and dif ferent natures of communities, style, development, the way different local and regional governments engage with development, so I get to see that firsthand.

GFBJ: What would you say is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

JOHNSON: Make yourself invaluable. That was something I was advised be fore I started applying for jobs. Iron ically, I’ve always had trouble getting a job because of my skill set being so varied. By and large, my qualifications made me overqualified, and my lack of experience made me not applicable to most of the positions. So, every job I’ve ever had has been more writeyour-own-job-description, that led into the entrepreneurial mindset. It can be double-edged because it can make you sticky, it makes it difficult to leave a position once you’ve integrat ed yourself. But it also means you’re not likely to get booted. Whenever it comes time for you to phase out, that’s something I’ve had to learn, is that I can’t be the only one who knows how to do this long-term. You end up having to find people to do bits and pieces of it, but that’s how you build a better team. I never do anything alone, I always have a business partner, at least one business partner. You’ll develop enough skill sets where when you enter a business your combination of those skill sets and experiences are extremely difficult to replicate.

GFBJ: Who is your role model?

JOHNSON: My dad. Growing up here in Dunn, my dad was the head of a machine shop for about 30 years. He was basically a problem solver for industrial clients to farmers and resi dential. He became very well known for being a rational, logical person

Age: 34

Family: The Johnson family has been in the Dunn/ Benson area for 300 years. Two older sisters, top rank in respective classes. Wife runs an art-based mural business.

Favorite music: Bluegrass

Hobbies: Money/coin/currency collecting, calligraphy

Favorite tropical fruit: Pineapples

Background: Systems Analyst

that could troubleshoot difficult problems. I’ve enjoyed some of that name recognition and respect the fact that just by doing a lifetime of doing hard work he’s helped people solve problems, that you can come to me. Your brand value is built upon that, your respect. It’s not monetary, it’s not religious, it’s not favors, it’s just that mutual respect. I enjoy anyone who builds a respect and doesn’t lord it over anyone. Probably why I don’t like politicians. Just good people with moral grounds that serve their community by just living and enjoying a simple life. I’ll bend over backwards to help those people. That’s part of why I help small businesses because I’ve seen that. My dad and my mom too have both been known for that. I’d love to reach that point in life to where I’ve helped enough people by being a rational, kind person—doing what I should’ve done.

GFBJ: What’s a word of advice you’d like to give to aspiring business own ers and entrepreneurs?

JOHNSON: Be flexible and be obser vant. I think people get into a routine where they don’t ask ‘Why? Why do we do that? And is there an opportu nity to do it differently?’ One of the things that irritates me the most is peo ple who say, ‘well we’ve always done it that way’ and that’s their only justifi cation for why they do things that way. Where I worked in New Zealand is a company called Callaghan Innovation, innovation was literally in the name, and we were a pseudo-government en tity. Our whole thing was to get people to think innovatively and the whole core to that was to ask ‘why.’ And if anyone ever, ever said ‘because that’s how it always has been done’ it would send us haywire because that’s not a good reason to keep doing it that way.

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Accessible treatment options

FAYETTEVILLE AREA SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES INCLUDE LARGEST TREATMENT FACILITY IN THE STATE

In2020, North Carolina ranked 18th in the nation for the highest drug overdose death rate according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2022, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported that Cumberland, Robeson, Harnett and Bladen counties showed significantly higher rates than the state average.

With this much demand for substance abuse treatment, the greater Fayetteville region is a hot spot for supplying providers, including inpatient, outpatient and detox facilities.

The area offers around 30 outpatient clinics and facilities, four drug and alcohol detox centers, and various support groups. There are about four inpatient treatment facilities, including the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville and the Myrover-Reese Fellowship Homes. These groups cover 10 different focus areas, from Alcoholics Anonymous to AL-Anon.

“In North Carolina, we had a really big issue,” said Louis Leake, clinic director at Comprehensive Treatment Center Fayetteville, the area's oldest and largest opioid treatment facility. “Then the pandemic caused people to distance themselves and those people in recovery needed people to support them. They were cut off, and boredom is the number one trigger, and because of this, we saw higher numbers of overdoses.”

Before 2018, there was little public funding for the treatment of substance abuse disorders. Only those who could afford to pay out of pocket received care. The Affordable Care Act created minimum standards for medical insurance providers that covered substance abuse care, extending coverage under Medicaid and Medicare, and opening up the opportunity for millions more to receive treatment.

Just prior to the pandemic, funds from federal grants, created specifically to counter the opioid epidemic, were distributed throughout the states, including to North Carolina's healthcare systems. Now that the issue of funding is largely resolved, the problem is a lack of awareness. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental

Health Services Administration, almost 24 percent of users didn't know where to go for treatment.

Fayetteville offers several options for care, though understaffing and high demand have put a strain on resources.

The most widely available resource is Outpatient Services. This treatment sometimes requires daily patient visits for Medication-Assisted Treatment and counseling for up to 12 hours a week, depending on the individual's case. Sometimes patients need counseling only, offered in both private and group sessions.

One such outpatient facility is Comprehensive Treatment Center Fayetteville, also known as Carolina Treatment Center. In 23 years, it has had several different owners and names, but currently, Acadia Healthcare manages the facility. It sees over 700 patients annually and claims to be the state's largest program of its kind.

The high standard of care and oversight lends to its success, according to Leake, who oversees the collaboration between the clinical and counseling sides of the center. CTC currently employs 30 staff members.

Each patient goes through a twohour screening process based on standard diagnostic criteria to deter-

mine whether they meet the definition of severe Opioid Use Disorder. Symptoms may include a desire to stop using but being unable to stop, interpersonal problems, and physically hazardous use.

Patients must meet six out of 11 requirements to receive services.

“We don’t make unilateral decisions on any case,” said Leake. “Each patient case gets a treatment team meeting to discuss and design a treatment plan with both the medical and counseling sides.”

Each patient checks in daily with a nurse for MAT if medication is part of their treatment plan. CTC uses Naltrexone, Methadone, and Buprenorphine. Patients also visit with a counselor a minimum of four times a month.

The treatment allows patients to continue daily life, like work and parenting, while tapering off as they recover.

“We sit down together and figure out the best way to help them attack what they’re going through,” said Leake. “Some people are different; trauma may be involved; some may have problems with relationships. We determine the number one barrier to getting them well and try to work with that.”

Detox services are a highly mon-

itored direct intervention and are not as widely available in the area. Providers, using medication, rid the body of any substances in the system. Once a patient has detoxed, they are referred to follow-up outpatient or inpatient care.

Local resources for this form of treatment include the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, the Myrover-Reese Fellowship Homes (inpatient only), and the Cumberland Recovery Response Center.

Formerly the Roxie Center, the CRRC, located at 1724 Roxie Avenue in Fayetteville, transferred management two years ago from Cape Fear Valley to RI International and Alliance Health. Cumberland County funds the center, which offers one to three-day inpatient detox services to indigent and Medicaid patients.

The center currently operates its “Retreat,” a 10-chair unit that allows for 10 or more patients, with a current staff of 20 employees. Shift supervisor Kiara Cleveland said the “Living Room,” a 16-bed long-term unit, is currently under construction and may be completed in early 2023. The Living Room will allow patients on the Retreat side to stay in-house for their care, lasting three to seven days. Cleveland said the CRRC treats upwards of 50 patients a month.

The area’s biggest healthcare provider, Cape Fear Valley Health System, offers primarily outpatient substance abuse treatment using Suboxone. They also offer detox services when needed.

John Bigger, Corporate Director of Psychiatric Services, said Cape Fear sees 750 patients annually. Treatment requires multiple sessions with limited slots available.

“Cape Fear Valley Health provides substance abuse services but also recognizes the need to increase the availability of services throughout our community,” said Bigger. “Several providers, along with Cape Fear Valley Health, do provide these services, but with the opioid epidemic and increased use of substances in all age groups, the need is there for even more. We're currently exploring ways to help address this need and partner with our community providers on a regular basis.”

Greater Fayetteville Business Journal October 21, 2022 - November 3, 2022 Page 15 >> By Kathie Harris HEALTH CAREbizfayetteville.com
ALEX GREEN/PEXELS Affordable substance abuse treatment options are available in different forms throughout the Fayetteville area through local providers.

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Cloud-9 Canines LLC 1308 koinonia drive Spring lake Agent: Hunter Rose Crawford

Anointed & Appointed LLC 410 Kirkcaldy Ct

Fayetteville Agent: Quamial Mearite

DDPHTOGRHPHY LLC

410 Genova Drive 67A

Fayetteville Agent: Dymond Carey

The Torain L.L.C. 1024 Cain Road F

Fayetteville Agent: Briana LaTifa Torain

Lucky Stop Ramsey Inc 1407 Ramsey St

Fayetteville Agent: Mousa Shahbain

C & M Painters LLC 5310 Yadkin Road

Fayetteville Agent: Elite Accounting Corporation

Point-Palace Event Center LLC

2816 Deepwater Ct

Fayetteville Agent: Blessing Okobi

NIYADOM LLC

3963 legion rd Hope Mills

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ONYX Boutique LLC 840 Bobby Jones Drive

Fayetteville Agent: Grace Katlyn Wilso

SOUKAN LLC 6798 Weeping Water Run

Fayetteville Agent: David E Thompson

LIFTED LLC 4713 Marracco Dr

Hope Mills Agent: Grace Oyidiya Agbayi

VAN LINES MOVING COM PANY INC 4276 Tiger Ave Ste C Fayetteville Agent: TABITHA TORRES

ANW Painting LLC 3673 Metric Dr Hope Mills Agent: Alexa Nicole Vasquez

Bruce's Glass Shop L.L.C. 3215 Dorian Road Fayetteville Agent: Bruce Allen Erickson

Alazea Capital Manage ment LLC 5808 omega drive Hope Mills Agent: Denisha Mason

Soleil Salon Suites LLC 2507 N Edgewater Drive Fayetteville Agent: Pamela Faulk

Auxiliary Transport Compa ny LLC

3011 Town Center Dr Ste 130 Unit 199 Fayetteville Agent: Deandre Speas

For God By God's People LLC 4275 Tatum Drive Apt 104 Fayetteville Agent: Kayla Hooks

Adams McNair Enterprise LLC 2304 Wingate Road #48341 Cumberland Agent: Vonda Adams McNair

Wheeler's Transmission and Auto Repair LLC 2570 Owen Dr.

Fayetteville Agent: Alaa Badra

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Jays Warehouse LLC 3202 green valley road

Fayetteville Agent: Jemell Breece

Allen Enterprise LLC 5075 Morganton Rd Ste 10c #1097

Fayetteville Agent: Chantel Allen

Spinnin N Spinnin LLC 133 Treetop Dr Apt C Fayetteville Agent: Benjamin Jamal Robinson

Wallace Industries inc. 6373 Lake Trail Drive Fayetteville Agent: Colin A Wallace

The Answered Prairie LLC 7110 Lake View Street

Fayetteville Agent: Michael Rogers Sr.

MarieKhalil Realities LLC 4026 Southern Oaks Dr. Unit 14

Fayetteville Agent: Dominique A Floson

Reliable Transport Solu tions LLC 7174 Lansing Cour t Fayetteville Agent: Linwood Earl Gunter

FOREVERR LLC 5510 Dodge dr Fayetteville Agent: Torral George

M.B.M.W. Investments LLC 2908 Westshore Court

Fayetteville Agent: Munawar Bhatti

Siwel Inc 1310 Camelot Dr Fayetteville Agent: Debra B Lewis

Iglesia De Dios Pentecos tal M.I. - Elizabethtown 3015 Alderman Rd Fayetteville Agent: Brenda Lee Antom marchi

New Life United Pente costal Church of Cape Fear Inc. 3390 Dunn Road Eastover Agent: Michael Craig Coram

Harte Global Enterprises LLC 721 Piper Farm Rd Apt 10 Fayetteville Agent: Jesus Gabriel Harte

Irv's Mobile Notary LLC. 445 Foxwood Dr Hope Mills Agent: Jamarr Laquan Irvin

Burks Enterprises LLC 1013 Bradley Street Fayetteville Agent: Stephen M. Burks

Capture Marketing LLC 2519 McNeill Cir Unit B Fayetteville Agent: Aquilla Reed

J&S TOP NOTCH ENTER PRISE LLC 6212 Santa Fe Dr Fayetteville Agent: SHAUN PITTS

StreetRat Customs LLC 4231 Cherry Hill Lane Fayetteville Agent: Leianne MacQuarrie

Daily Grind Forestry Equipment Maintenance LLC 3160 Ansley Dr Hope Mills Agent: Brad Pittman

The Finer Grit L.L.C. 335 Oberlin Court Fayetteville Agent: Dustin Arnold Hesskamp

I Am Daughter First 909 Anthem Lane 1206 Fayetteville Agent: Sherica Brown

Brown & Boyd Transporta tion LLC 2001 Rottingham Court Fayetteville Agent: Angelia BrownBoyd

MG Grill LLC 1800 Skibo Rd Ste 300 Fayetteville Agent: Angela D Under wood

Mile Long Trucking LLC 816 ELM ST. STE. 35293 Fayetteville Agent: Alonzo Briddell Jr.

Frazier Enterprises LLC 100 Hay Street Ste 503 Fayetteville Agent: Abundant Living

Consulting Corporation LLC Whitos Luxury Suite LLC 2022 Poplar Drive Fayetteville Agent: Whitney Green

Widow's Mite Non Emergency Transportation Service LLC 2040 Elvira Street APT 115 Fayetteville Agent: Cordelia Lee Challenger

Mad Max WoodCraft LLC 559 Cypress Pond Drive Hope Mills Agent: Jessica Erin Scott

ROSE ANGEL EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY LLP 251 Waterdown Dr Apt 1 Fayetteville Agent: Camille Brown Johnson

Refuge in Christ Fellow ship Inc. 109 Hinsdale Avenue Fayetteville Agent: Kelvin Knox

Pearson & Moore Real Estate Holding Company LLC 7734 Buttonwood Ave Fayetteville Agent: Roland Pearson

More Than A Cut Barber Studio L.L.C. 7102 Ryan St Fayetteville Agent: Bryant Jamal Bruce Jr

S & J's Beautiful Designs LLC 1817 Faber St Fayetteville Agent: Brittani Nicole Gilbreath

The Moxx Box LLC 1104 Glen Reilly Drive Fayetteville Agent: LaShayla Simpson

JOHN DELGADO CON STRUCTION LLC 2957 Braddy Road Fayetteville Agent: John A. Delgado

TDF INVESTMENTS LLC 3740 OWEN DR FAYETTEVILLE Agent: Donovan T Mc geachy

ICON Logistics & Invest ment LLC 3573 Castlefield Ln Fayetteville Agent: William D Parker Jr

Unlimited Church 5200 Catalpa Road/310 Sandalwood Road Fayetteville Agent: Melony L Riles

Platinum Web & Graphics Dezigns LLC 6560 Foxberry Rd Fayetteville Agent: Carolyn J. Lattimore

Only Way Is Up LLC 3522 Harbison Ct. Fayetteville Agent: Michael Arron Chadwick

Fancy Smilez LLC 2306 Gunston Court Fayetteville Agent: Shamara Elaine Young

TOO MUCH TRUCKING LLC 6705 Carnforth Ct Fayetteville Agent: Walter Cortez Robinson

RIVERSIDE LANDSCAPE AND CONCRETE LLC 6168 JAKE RD Stedman Agent: EDUARDO CHAL LAN ANTONIO

Turing Productions L.L.C. 6840 Thames Drive Fayetteville Agent: Miles Jordan McK eller-Smith

The Learning Pearl LLC 7021 Bronwyn Street Fayetteville Agent: Dwayne I Williams

Always Hungry.Company LLC 6769 Candlewood Drive Fayetteville Agent: Hilda Santiago

AK Aspire Creations L.L.P. 2165 Smith Rd.

Hope Mills Agent: Ashley Alaine Hair

Class 1 LLC 516 Valley Rd Fayetteville Agent: Henry Centeno

Creative Change Learning Academy LLC 853 Pecan Grove Loop Hope Mills Agent: Stephanie Charles

Kingdom Properties Group of NC LLC 5845 Crepe Myrtle Drive Hope Mills Agent: Steven King

Botha LLC 746 Poole Dr Fayetteville Agent: Mark William Sears

Caelin Farms LLC

2919 Breezewood Avenue Suite 100 Fayetteville Agent: Denver Ralph Huff III

Patriot Investment Proper ties LLC 2202 Hope Mills Rd Fayetteville Agent: Hershel Tackett

BtRL (Behind the Red Line) LLC 3930 Bardstown Ct #101 Fayetteville Agent: Johnathaun Lee

Critchfield's Grill LLC 5487 Bush Ct Hope Mills Agent: Wayne Critchfield

Perficient Designs LLC 438 Gadson Dr Hope Mills Agent: Yvonne F Beamon

B's Outdoor Landscaping LLC 3610 Yorktown Rd. Hope Mills Agent: Brandon Cranmore

Pupuseria Izalco Limited Liability Company 270 Ramona Dr. Fayetteville Agent: Miguel Villalon

TLC Family Services PLLC 809 Hopkins Street Fayetteville Agent: Peresia Tarona Commodore

Raaja Enterprises LLC 6749 Pin Oak Lane Fayetteville Agent: Annette Shelton

D&K High Services LLC 5203 Redwood Drive Fayetteville Agent: David High

ALPHA ONE LOGISTICS COMPANY INC 1945 ABBEYDALE LN Fayetteville Agent: DOUGLAS NEWTON

KING HAULING SERVICES LLC 5015 ONSLOWS ST Fayetteville Agent: LARRY KING

Lorae By Ni LLC 100 Hay Street Ste 503 Fayetteville Agent: Abundant Living Consulting Corporation LLC

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3 Way Franklin LLC 3945 Goldsboro Road

Wade Agent: Kartik Patel

Hatten's logistics LLC 1912 Oakview Dr Fayetteville Agent: Darren Hatten

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STNDRDrx LLC 3410 Winnants Ct Fayetteville Agent: Richard Davis

Pruden Online Enterprises LLC 949 Raspberry Road Stedman Agent: Antonio Pruden

Katherine Coule Photogra phy L.L.C. 6112 Moncreiffe Rd. Fayetteville Agent: Katherine Fuerth Coule

OIMU LLC

2919 Breezewood Ave Suite 100 Fayetteville Agent: Denver Ralph Huff III

SoulKing Management LLC 1546 Halsey Loop

Hope Mills Agent: Laivon Asia Campbell

King Jimmy Lee Trucking LLC 6593 Stillwater Dr Fayetteville Agent: Shantae Crawford

Confidence Unlock LLC 679 daharan drive Fayetteville Agent: Sharon Kelly Wilkinson McKenzie

Save the Children orga nization 5131 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville Agent: Stephen Goins

You Had Me At Woof LLC 801 Nighthawk Pl Fayetteville Agent: Marissa Snowden

Lucky Stop at Hillsboro Inc 1407 Ramsey St. Fayetteville Agent: Mousa A Shahbain

HER Exploration LLC 3210 Shamrock Drive Fayetteville Agent: Tameka Warren Busbee

Head for the heel$ LLC 1901 Harris St. Fayetteville Agent: Precious Shaka Lecree Baldwin

Southern Key Coordinating LLC 2052 Wood Duck Dr Fayetteville Agent: Sara Ashley Summers

The Littles Group LLC 624 Emerald Dr. Fayetteville Agent: Charles E Littles Sr

Tru Ministry 1116 Austin Drive Fayetteville Agent: Wentworth A Allen

Somu Hospitality Inc 6512 Summerchase Dr Fayetteville Agent: Neal B Patel

Murph Jacobs LLC 7711 S. Raeford Rd. Suite 102-135

Fayetteville Agent: Deborah Murph Jacobs

BAKyard Party Rentals LLC 5915 Dartford Ct

Stedman Agent: Alex Xavier Mathis

Roanoke Rapids Proper ties LLC 4056 Lifestyle Rd Fayetteville Agent: Musheer M AlNaqeb

Candy Apple Drip LLC 6801 Willowbrook Dr. Fayetteville Agent: Jaleya J Bey

Carolina Fuel & Conve nience LLC 1899 Skibo Road Fayetteville Agent: Chet H Steen

BEST CHOICE LOGISTICS LLC

2604 LAUREL LAKES RD Fayetteville Agent: CHARLES TAYLOR

PMCF LLC 1010 Karen Circle Spring Lake Agent: Melvin Fredrick

Art of Sleep PLLC 4001 Trista Lane Fayetteville Agent: Rahul Kakkar

Bequest Elements LLC 6904 Brockwood St Fayetteville Agent: Shawn M Holden

Blacs Logistics LLC 163 Congreve Road Hope Mills Agent: Barbara U. Tew

Dawsey's Cable LLC 2304 Wingate rd Cumberland Agent: Brandon J Dawsey

Chang's Seafood LLC 106 Law Rd Fayetteville Agent: Jacob O Balogun

Cumberbatch Corporations LLC 4026 Southern Oaks Dr. Unit 14 Fayetteville Agent: Marlik Cumberbatch

Premium Transit LLC 116 Longview Dr Fayetteville Agent: Wayne Gray

Plytech Global LLC 701 Glenwood Dr. Fayetteville Agent: Reginald Dewayne Steele Sr.

DANO LLC 108 Great Oaks Fayetteville

Agent: A.D. O'Quinn

Lighthouse Consulting Group LLC (2419652) 2934 Middlesex Rd Fayetteville Agent: Carl Paul Hurtt Jr

Olga's Homes L.L.C. 6200 Guildhall Place Fayetteville Agent: Edna Ivelisse Justiniano

Full Scope Home Inspec tions LLC 925 Sunbur y Dr Fayetteville Agent: Shelby Murphy

JSC Inc 6615 Winthrop Dr Fayetteville Agent: Marius Aurel Jucan

Hilda's Beauty LLC 6769 Candlewood Drive Fayetteville Agent: Hilda Santiago

A&A WoodWorking LLC 8621 Sweetflag Ct Linden Agent: Charles Lee Gilpin

Divine Factor Home Solutions LLC 2248 Andalusian Drive Hope Mills Agent: Pam Patton AuxiliaryandCo LLC

3011 Town Center Dr. STE 130 Unit #199 Fayetteville Agent: Pornphat Speas

VIFA PROPERTIES LLC 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville Agent: Davis W Puryear

Bostick Ventures LLC 706 Buena Vista Drive Fayetteville Agent: Jacqueline Bostick

Caroline Adventures LLC 639 Executive Place Suite 400 Fayetteville Agent: Watson G. Caviness Galyons 5425 Docia Cir Fayetteville Agent: Annie Marie Truesdell

Maple River Boutique LLC 9225 Main St Godwin Agent: Lauren Wise

Haymount United Methodist Church Men's Club Inc. 1700 Fort Bragg Rd Fayetteville Agent: Mark Fincher

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Fr33dom Digital Media LLC 105 Widgeon Way Lillington Agent: Cornelius Hodge

Jose Flores Construction LLC 19 Oakwood Drive Angier Agent: Jose Antonio Flores Escamilla

Real Estate Accounting Advisory LLC 145 Adams Pointe Court Angier Agent: Jeffrey Francis Stewart

KWC Investments LLC 368 Village Bend Drive Fuquay-Varina Agent: Fabian G Ashley

AME ATLANTIC TRANS PORTATION LLC 90 TALBERT DRIVE Holly Springs Agent: MOHAMED ABD SALEM ESSAIDI

House of Ward Enterpris es LLC 90 Haywood Street Spring Lake Agent: Christopher Ward

CELESTIN FLOORING L.L.C. 40 CORA LN Angier Agent: CELESTINO DE JESUS JUAREZ

Kreeger's Stump Grinding L.L.C. 52 Clearfield Drive Angier Agent: James Arthur Kreeger Jr

5 Stars Consulting LLC. 117 coopers creek ave Spring Lake Agent: Alexis J Worsley

Tri-County Backpack Friends 530 Pope Lake Road Angier Agent: Audra Edwards

LOCKAMY PROFESSSIONAL FLOOR CLEANING LLC

194 Roosevelt Rd Erwin Agent: Alexander Lockamy

Arnold Holdings LLC 220 Shepard Drive Linden

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Southern Craft Fencing & Home Improvement LLC 176 Grasshopper Ln Broadway Agent: Aaron Scott Matthews

Deannas Designs & Art LLC 152 Copper Loop Sanford Agent: Deanna M Caroon

Erwinmere Angus LLC 4045 Titan Roberts Rd Erwin Agent: King Roberts Jr

AIM'S LLC 108 Circle Island Dr Dunn Agent: Myshon Smith

Growing Hope Wellness LLC 3435 Ross Rd Lillington Agent: Lisa Kochis

Harnett Weddings & Events LLC 1749 Patterson Rd Broadway Agent: TINA PATTERSON

The Vibe Lounge LLC 256 Stockyard Rd. Lillington Agent: Myesha M McLean

TJC Services LLC 2774 South River Road Lillington Agent: Trevor J Carter

Liberty Towing LLC 82 Golf Dr. Sanford Agent: Shannon Moore Newsome

Name Your Beard LLC 3744 Nursery road Spring Lake Agent: Brooke A Stewart

Lopez Masonary LLC 555 RAYMACK DR Lillington Agent: SANTANA LOPEZ DIAZ

Affordable Fencing & Decks Corporation 185 Palmer Walker Rd

Broadway Agent: Ethan Martin

A Reflection of HIM Creations LLC 100 Stone Chase Way Spring Lake Agent: Katrina Elaine Elbert

Rockin Tee-Pee Fabrications LLC 153 Parkview Lane Lillington Agent: Trevor Siegfried Haskell Mr.

A.A.P. Suspensions LLC 2902 NC 27 E Coats Agent: Alan Alejandro Prieto Lopez

General Solutions LLC 150 Edna Ln Lillington Agent: Jesus Manuel Rueda Lopez

DSC-EMI II LLC 115 South Railroad Ave Dunn Agent: Steve Malone

CoastalStone Works LLC 4305 Sheriff Johnson Rd Lillington Agent: Eduardo L Acosta Baez

49 Candles LLC 12089 US 421 N Broadway Agent: Shawn Mclean

Mellie D's LLC 1018 East Edgerton Street Dunn

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Dewitt Logistics & Transport LLC 10 The Inner Circle Spring Lake Agent: Maurice Trevon Dewitt

Cameron Brother's Trucking LLC 8129 Julian Rd Dunn

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BHAWK Distillery

TWO MILITARY VETERANS CELEBRATE SERVICE, THEIR COMMUNITY AND THE FALLEN WITH THE LAUNCH OF A NEW BRAND IN SOUTHERN PINES

Anewdistillery campus is in de velopment in Southern Pines brought to the area by two Moore County locals. Married army veterans Jessica and Bradley Halling have already begun clearing off a plot of land for the future home of the Brad Halling American Whiskey Ko. The two have been members of the Moore County and Fort Bragg areas for many years and now reside in Cameron, NC.

“Moore County is our home, and we are proud to be members of the larger Fort Bragg community,” said Jessica Halling. “For several years, we contemplated a post-military business project that would serve as a second calling of service. Like other Veteran distillers, we value the way premium spirits can be used as a medium to gather and share stories, celebrate, and honor. Today’s mod ern spirits enthusiast searches for premium spirits worthy of honoring, commemorating, and celebrating.”

The Hallings began their journey to business ownership three years ago. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the two decided to divide and con quer and received both formal and informal training to learn the skills required to successfully run a distill ery. Jessica attended distillery opera tions training and Bradley attended distillers training, including receiving an opportunity to shadow master distillers and a full distillery team at Smooth Ambler Spirits based in Maxwelton, West Virginia.

Bradley’s training was also the result of a strong friendship between the two and another member of their team, Tag Galyean. Along with being a renowned hospitality master-de signer and architect, Galyean serves as the President Emeritus of Smooth Ambler Spirits and has been friends with the Hallings since 2019.

“When we introduced ourselves to Tag in 2019, he saw the value in sup porting Veteran entrepreneurs who would in turn employ Veterans and Military Family members and send positive brand messages through pre mium products,” said Halling. “Tag’s experience and mentorship has been integral to preparing for this jour ney. We are also grateful to the web of both Veteran and non-Veteran distillers and operations personnel all

Left: Brad and Jessica Halling attending the Pentagon Federal Foundation Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program with 9 other Veteran entrepreneurs in June of 2021. PHOTO PROVIDED BY: HALLINGWHISKEY

Right: A digital rendering of the future BHAWK distillery campus; The BHAWK brand will incorporate feathers as a nod to fallen members of the military community. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY: JESSICA HALLING

service by common Americans, both uniformed and private citizens.” Ac cording to the Halling’s social media, a feather will be a prominent part of the BHAWK campus design, serving as a nod to the fallen.

“Our lives have been dedicated to service,” said Halling. “The BHAWK Distillery Campus in Southern Pines, NC and BHAWK’s purpose driven brands are a second calling. Our vision to honor others was clear from the start, and we just wouldn’t have it another way.”

All the details, right down to the name Brad Halling American Whis key Ko., are a reference to Bradley’s story of gratitude.

to celebrate the start of the construc tion of their physical building and the official launch of their brand.

The public is invited to celebrate with the owners at a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. 175 Yadkin Rd, Southern Pines, 28387.

A rider from a local communi ty will deliver the American Flag to start the ceremony, followed by Southern Pines Mayor Carol Haney who will make opening comments.

The Hallings will discuss more details of the project as well as providing whiskey samples and live music from a local band.

Halling said the pair plans to use their space for good, including offer ing it as an event space to advance important charitable projects and provide a space for businesses to use for team building or for conferences in support of local entrepreneurship.

over the country who have extended their expertise to assist us in refining our plan.”

Along with brewing up whiskey, the brand will also focus on “express ing Gratitude™ for extraordinary

“Brad fought in the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993, which at the time was the longest firefight since Vietnam. He returned home grateful for his life and for the great men he served with during the battle. The name is a nod in recognition of his gratitude for those men and for the opportunity to live and do good,” said Halling.

After purchasing their own piece of paradise in their long time home of Southern Pines, the Hallings are inviting members of the community

“We look forward to creating a brand experience that brings people together, and we look forward to serving as informal ambassadors of the military community. We will strive to make our entire Fort Bragg community proud by creating a ca sual yet stylish space where folks can enjoy wonderful products and feel great to be part of it,” said Halling.

Construction on the campus is expected to begin in February 2023.

Members of the community are welcome to learn more about the Hallings on Ins tagram. Learn more about Brad’s stories of military service @bradhalling and track the BHAWK Distillery campus progress @hallingwhiskey.

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Our lives have been dedicated to service,” said Halling. “The BHAWK Distillery Campus in Southern Pines, NC and BHAWK’s purpose driven brands are a second calling. Our vision to honor others was clear from the start, and we just wouldn’t have it another way.”
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