More of what’s going around, including the closure of Stone Road restaurant at the Leicester Landing shopping center on Leicester Highway:

-Stone Road Restaurant and Bar, which opened a year ago in the Leicester Landing shopping center on Leicester Highway, has closed, according to a sign on the door.

-Ingles grows Q3 net sales, progressivegrocery.com reports.

-Check out the Highlands Sports Car Autocross at the WNC Ag Center from 6-11 p.m. on Aug. 22 in the upper grounds parking lot. “Autocross is a one-car-at-a-time precision driving competition on a miniature road course marked by rubber cones in a large parking lot or other open paved area. The shortest time through the course wins. There are classes for all cars and some trucks,” according to the autocross website.

-Durham-based American Underground, a catalyst in the North Carolina startup world, will be hosting a Consumer Products Happy Hour from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday at RISC’s new event space on Broadway. More:

Consumer product entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and generally anyone curious about product companies are invited to attend. Up to eight consumer product companies will be selected to showcase at the event. Free drinks will be provided. Up to eight consumer product companies will be selected to showcase at the event. Free drinks will be provided.

If you are interested in showcasing your product company at this happy hour, please email Adam Klein (aklein@americanunderground.com) for more info.

-WISE Sports Radio, formerly known as ESPN Asheville, launched this week at 97.3 FM, 1310 AM and 970 AM. It features a winning lineup of hosts who worked with ESPN in its glory days, and whose shows and personalities outgrew that network, according to a press release. I’m a regular guest on the show (at 4:45 p.m. every Monday) and I loved Pat and Bill. Here’s more:

The WISE Guys with Pat Ryan and Bill McClement, Asheville’s only daily local sports talk show now it its 12th year, continues to anchor weekday afternoons from 3 to 6 pm.

“We’ve assembled a hall-of-fame lineup of the greatest in sports talk,” says WISE Sports Radio Operations Manager Neal Sharpe. “Our hosts get the guests everyone wants to hear from, and cover the topics everyone is talking about.”

WISE Sports Radio will continue to be the play-by-play home of Western Carolina University Football, Atlanta Braves Baseball, Charlotte Hornets Basketball, the World Series and the Super Bowl. Later this month, WISE Sports Radio kicks off its 13th season of Asheville High Football play-by-play. The Saturday Coaches Show, hosted by the WISE Guys, also returns this season, with coverage of high school teams from across the mountains.

“When you combine the most popular programs in sports radio and our local hosts who are plugged in to the Tourists, UNC-Asheville, Western Carolina University, the Southern Conference and all the area high schools, it’s a winning playbook for total sports coverage,” says Sharpe.

The weekday WISE Sports Radio lineup includes:
· 6 am – 9 am: Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis
· 9 am – 12 pm: Dan Patrick
· 12pm – 3 pm: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
· 3 pm – 6 pm: The WISE Guys
· Starting at 6pm: play-by-play coverage of Atlanta Braves, Charlotte Hornets, and the NFL, along with hosts from the Fox Sports Radio Network

WISE Sports Radio is part of Asheville Radio Group, the area’s leading radio advertising company, reaching thousands of listeners every week.

-Incarcerated women are gardening, growing and transforming their lives in the Seasons of Grace Garden at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, according to a press release. More:

Sally Reeske, who has been teaching horticulture at SCCW through AB Tech for two years, together with inmate volunteers, created the garden on the site of an old baseball field at SCCW this past spring. This garden is providing much needed fresh fruits and veggies for the prison dining hall, and any bumper crop will be donated to MANNA food bank. Additionally, they are working to create an entrepreneurship training program in collaboration with Mountain Bizworks around a plant sale at the annual Black Mountain Sourwood Festival on August 12, 2017, planned and carried out by the inmates, which will revenue to offset program and materials costs.

The women continue to create beautiful botanical crafts to sell at the Sourwood Festival in Downtown Black Mountain on August 12th from 9am to 8pm. The Seasons of Grace crew hopes that supporters will come to visit their booth at the festival and learn more about this growing project, support this fundraiser by donating and sharing, and stay in touch and find out more information by going the gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/sccwgarden.

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