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A ZIP code in Wake Forest is the highest for weekly new cases and the percentage increase week over week.

27587 is the only ZIP code with more than 10% weekly growth in total number of cases this week. The area increased by 116 confirmed cases from Wednesday-Wednesday. [find your ZIP code]

What else to know:

🏘️ North Carolinians who can't pay rent have new protections from being evicted. [read more]

Here's where Wake County Public Schools are tracking confirmed COVID-19 cases at schools. [read more]

☑️ Early voting ends tomorrow at 3 p.m. [read more]
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Ideas to spend your Halloween weekend + the week beyond:


🎃 Boo! On the Go!: A Wake County Libraries pickup event continues today and Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., costumes encouraged. Available at many of the branches

🎃 Ghouls Night In: This 21+ virtual event from the Museum of Natural Sciences will include interactive elements like a scavenger hunt, a guided cocktail class, trivia and more. Today at 6:30 p.m. Free but registration required.

🎃 Haunted Mordecai Festival. While this year will be virtual, you’ll see “the first live-streamed paranormal investigation of Mordecai Historic Park,” with more info here. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 

🎃 Dix Park family drive-in movie. The park will show “Hotel Transylvania” drive-in movie style, at the former soccer fields on Halloween night, gates at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. Tickets required. [tickets

🎃 Dark Raleigh Walking Tour. From the City of Raleigh Museum, learn the history of the "tortured souls" of Raleigh's past. $25, some tickets remain. Appropriate for 16 and older. The last night is tonight. [tickets]

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More events...

🍴 Dine Out Downtown. Enjoy extended outdoor dining from Warehouse District restaurants and tables for takeout on West Street in Downtown Raleigh, 5-9 p.m. tonight. [details]

🎤 TEDxRaleigh. Get inspired with a "Carpe Diem" themed in-person event with local speakers including Johnny Hackett of #BlackDollarNC and Jessica McDonald of the NC Courage. Sunday. [tickets]

🔥 Innovate Raleigh Summit. Hear fireside chats with some of Raleigh's most notable founders of companies including Red Hat, Pendo and Headbands of Hope, and community makers, such as Kia Baker of Southeast Raleigh Promise, in a two-day virtual event. Thursday-Nov. 6 [tickets]

A brick and mortar Amazon store is now open in Crabtree Valley Mall. There's a "trending around Raleigh" section. [News & Observer]

Big screen + bleachers + hot dogs. The Cardinal's new set up will almost make you feel like you're at a game. []

Oaks & Spokes is looking for a few new board members for 2021. The group advocates for bicycles as a viable mode of transportation. [learn more] 🚴‍♀️
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