Breweries, wineries and distilleries can open: After questions from the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild and others, Governor Roy Cooper shared updated guidance that breweries and wineries could open as part of Phase 2 on Friday evening.[read the clarification]
On Saturday, the state reported the highest one-day number of cases, with a 1,107 confirmed case increase.
Count On Me NC: More than 643 businesses in North Carolina are participating in Count On Me NC, a “mutual pledge and public health initiative” from NC State Extension, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Visit NC and NC Restaurant and Lodging Association.
The guest pledge includes wearing a mask, waiting 6 feet and washing your hands, using contactless pickup or delivery if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus or have symptoms, and being kind to staff and others as we all adjust.
The new R-Line debuted this week. The free Downtown Raleigh route was revised to be more efficient and runs about every 15 minutes. The route runs from7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 7 a.m.-2:15 a.m. Thursday to Saturday and 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. [learn more]
Farewell to Trophy Tap and Table: Trophy Brewing's restaurant and taproom on Wilmington Street, said Monday on Instagram that they've made "hard and heartbreaking decisions" and will close. They also said they'll make major changes to the building and the concept -- stay tuned. [@trophytapandtable]