Lots of action on the grocery store beat, as usual.
Patton was born in Charleston and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
The new Ingles is under construction on Sand Hill Road in Candler.
Also, Lowe's Foods is moving into upstate South Carolina even though it no longer has a presence in Western North Carolina.
Ingles Markets stock dropped nearly 16 percent on Wednesday, the second biggest decline on the Nasdaq market on the day. The stock was up on Thursday.