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Here’s what’s happening now:

A fourth regional vaccine clinic for Wake County will open today, this one in Zebulon. All four locations offer walk-ins or appointments and include weekend and evening options. [Wake Co.]

More local COVID-19 info as of Monday: []
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OOO newsletter note:

Confession: I am not great about taking time off work. But for the first time in more than two years, I'm going to take almost a week off and spend some quality, intentional time with family.

What that means for the newsletter: You'll receive an abbreviated Thursday newsletter with picks for the long weekend. We'll take a break Friday and next Tuesday's newsletter will be a little later. I'll be slow to answer email, as well.

I hope you, too, are planning on some restorative time with the people you love sometime soon. --Sarah Day

Local idea:
With this new Tuesday feature, you'll discover more about local culture + homegrown ideas. 

Explore Raleigh's Black Main Street history

Once, East Hargett Street was the hub of Black life in Raleigh.

The segment between Moore Square and Fayetteville Street was known as Raleigh’s Black Main Street, and Black-owned businesses thrived in the 1910s-1960s.

The businesses included a pharmacy, restaurant, newspaper, hotel and other community gathering spots.

While much of this history isn’t visible now, a new sidewalk mural project by artist TJ Mundy memorializes Raleigh’s Black Main Street. [keep reading]

🎨 How to see the murals + history []


Hopscotch Music Festival is scheduled to return Sept. 9-11, WRAL's Out and About reports. Hopscotch hasn't posted the dates or more information on their own social accounts. Last year the festival hosted virtual streams and encouraged donations to community organizations. [WRAL]

Raleigh is seeking a new police chief, and the city is seeking input and questions by 6 p.m. June 6 for a virtual candidates forum on June 10. [News & Observer]
📰 Previously: The proposed city budget includes an increase in police funding and adds staff with a new Greenway patrol. []

Broughton High School principal Dr. Elena Ashburn is the 2021 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year, a statewide honor. She is credited with the school’s graduation rate reaching a historic high of 89.33% and improving the the 9th grade retention rate. She also created a staff and student committee to address equity concerns, a release said.

Besides receiving funds and resources for Broughton, she will be in an advisory role for the State Board of Education and serve on the board of directors for the Public School Forum of North Carolina. 🍎
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