More of what’s going around:
-Stone Road Restaurant and Bar opening on Leicester Highway (in the Leicester Crossing shopping center) is hiring a bar manager. Check their FB page for more info.
-Mission Hospital has purchased Asheville Surgery Center off Sweeten Creek Road for $14.5 million, property records show.
-Death Cab for Cutie is coming to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on June 11 with tickets on sale Friday, March 11.
-The Golden Fleece, Slow Earth Kitchen at Grovewood, the new Asheville restaurant by award-winning Tar Heel restauranteur Giorgios Bakatsias, is set to open March 14 in its location next to Grove Park Inn. Here’s the announcement:
Hello Dear Friends, & Foodies,
We are proud to announce the opening of Giorgios Bakatsias fairytale restaurant in Asheville, the Golden Fleece, Slow Earth Kitchen at Grovewood. We will be opening our doors to share flavors and friendship on March 14th, 2016!
To make a reservation & experience the magic at Golden Fleece, please call the restaurant at (828)424-7655 or visit our website. We look forward to serving you!
The Golden Fleece Team
–Our VOICE is hosting an event, “Tea to Nourish the Soul: A Conversation with Rev. Becca Stevens,” at 4 p.mm. on April 7 at Homewood. The Reverend Becca Stevens, a priest, social justice advocate and founder of Thistle Farms, will speak on human trafficking and the roots of oppression, according to a press release. More:
Stevens is the president and founder of Thistle Farms, a non-profit that provides a model of healing for women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. The Rev. Stevens is an Episcopal priest, entrepreneur, author, and social justice activist. Most recently she has been featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears.” In 2011, Rev. Stevens was named by the White House as one of 15 “Champions of Change” for her work with violence against women. She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America.
Our VOICE is thrilled to have the Rev. Stevens join us in our effort to show that communities can come together to create positive change for those impacted by sexual violence. Through counseling and advocacy programs, Our VOICE works hard to support survivors through their journey to become thrivers. Our VOICE also works hard to change attitudes about sexual violence while working to end it in our community.
Please join us for this event. Tickets will go on sale through Our VOICE on February 15, 2016. At that time you can come by or call the Our VOICE office (828-252-0562) or purchase your ticket online at http://www.ourvoicenc.org/tea-to-nourish-the-soul-a-conversation-with-the-reverend-becca-stevens/.
-North Carolina lawyers will be standing by to take calls from the public on Friday, March 4, as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association’s ninth annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day, according to a press release. More:
Seven call centers spanning the state will be in operation from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Six of the call centers will be supported by local television stations that will promote their specific phone numbers throughout the day. The phone number for the Wilmington call center is 910-777-6001 and that number will be available throughout the day should citizens be unable to get through to their local call center.
Stations hosting call centers are WLOS News 13 in Asheville; WBTV News in Charlotte; WNCT 9 On Your Side in Greenville; and WRAL-TV5 in Raleigh. WFMY News 2 in Greensboro will promote call centers hosted by the United Way of Greater Greensboro and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem.
The Wilmington call center is hosted by Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog.
The statewide service project coincides with the NCBA’s 4ALL campaign to provide civil legal aid to those who otherwise would not have access to a lawyer. The event was first held in 2008 during the term of NCBA President Janet Ward Black of Greensboro and has since taken on a life of its own and hundreds of volunteers gather annually to provide free legal information to thousands of North Carolinians.
-The Asheville unConference (Summer 2016) will be kicking off its official launch with a talk about the community rights movement and grassroots activism by Paul Cienfuegos, followed by a World Cafe and dynamic discussion to engage locals around important issues. This event is donation-based and open to all community members. It will be held from 2-6 p.m. on March 13 at New Mountain AVL.
Water lawsuit update:
Asheville Brief filed before the North Carolina Supreme Court