🌱 Talks for School Safety + RPD Community Engagement + $4 Food Walk


First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 88 Low: 66.

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Here are the top five stories from today in Raleigh:

  1. Wake County Headteachers Gathered at a meeting of the school board’s facilities committee on Wednesday to talk about the most effective and cost effective options for school safety. Wake County superintendents are considering improving front entrance security, school locks and visitor management policies to help protect schools from threats. (WRAL)
  2. On Wednesday morning, the Raleigh Police Department conducted its second community engagement project. The Cops on the Block initiative aims to build relationships with people in the community by knocking on doors and talking to residents about their issues and what they want from the department. The department specifically interacted with community members in high crime risk areas. (SCS17)
  3. Two dozen businesses are offering meals for just $4 every Wednesday until August 3. The offer is an effort by businesses surrounding North Carolina State University and Meredith College to help keep restaurants alive along Hillsborough Street. The Hillsborough Street $4 Food Walk is a way for businesses to see some traffic now that many students have returned home. (SCS17)
  4. More than a dozen state workers rallied with signs outside the General Assembly calling on lawmakers to reinvest excess revenue into state workers and services. North Carolina public service workers have asked the General Assembly to approve wage increases of $3,000 across the board, as well as $2,000 bonuses for state employees. They also call on the state to invest in expanding Medicaid and in staffing state-run facilities. (SCS17)
  5. Raleigh couple blame their neighborhood homeowners association or target them after they were asked to remove a sign expressing their beliefs. The couple believe they were targeted for being an interracial same-sex couple. The couple have displayed the sign from inside their window since May last year at their home in Alexander Place. This is the third notice of alleged violations that they believe are unfair. The CEO of the HOA’s management company says the materials are “applied equally throughout the community,” but Lindsey Sais believes their posting was in their HOA’s bylaws article. (WRAL)

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Today in Raleigh:

  • Gourmet Fridays at Dorothea Dix Park (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Pride celebrations: Pride Pre-Game at Junction West (5pm – 7pm) & GAG! A Pop-Up Pride rooftop party (7pm – 11pm)
  • Free game at Meeple’s Brews Morrisville (6pm – 10pm)
  • Back on the block by Black Flea Market & Black Dollar NC (7pm – 10pm)
  • June Dance with Triangle Singles Dance Club at the Pullen Community Center (7 p.m.)
  • music bingo: PourWorks (7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) & Spring rolls (9 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

Prime: Best bets of the weekend (WRAL)

From my notebook:

  • This is farmers dayand as Wake County continues to grow, it is launching a new farmland preservation program to prevent local farmers from being evicted. (WRAL)
  • Downtown Raleigh has a new mural which pays tribute to the Carolina Hurricanes. (SCS17)
  • If you are looking for a co-working space, The Wright Village hosts its $5 Fourth Friday Co-working & Happy Hour today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bottle Rev Raleigh hosts their Third Annual Second Chance Pet Fundraiser and a bottle raffle to benefit second-chance pet adoptions. (5 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Friday. See you tomorrow morning for another update!

CJ Fullford

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