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Here’s what’s happening now:

Wake County Public Schools will return to in-person instruction for those not in Virtual Academy, the school board voted on Tuesday night.

The vote came hours after Governor Roy Cooper’s urging to re-open school campuses in a Tuesday public briefing (NC Health News has links to mentioned studies), but coincided with when the district was scheduled to re-evaluate re-opening campuses.

The public school system’s campuses were temporarily closed since the end-of-the-year holidays.

Beginning the week of Feb. 15, those who opted for in-person school will return:
  • Pre-K through third grade: Daily in-person instruction
  • Grades 4 and 5: Three-week rotations
  • Middle and High School: Three-week rotations
  • Special Education Regional Programs, K-12: Daily in-person instruction”
It’s the first time since March 2020 that high school students will return to campus. WRAL has more of the discussion.
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AirBnBs and other short-term vacation rentals are now allowed in Raleigh after the City Council approved new rules Tuesday. Previously the short-term rentals were illegal, but local officials had agreed not to take action on enforcement for years. [News & Observer]

(Ish) Delicatessen will move into the former Pharmacy Cafe space in the North Person area, the N&O's Drew Jackson shared. The sandwich shop from Matt Fern will have inside and outside seating. [News & Observer]

History + Highballs tonight features Sam Ratto of Videri Chocolate Factory. The adults-focused 7 p.m. virtual event from the NC Museum of History is free. [register]

Imurj announced it's permanently closed. [post]

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival is postponed from its planned May 15-16 dates in downtown Raleigh to October 9-10.


Death & Taxes is now offering three-course dinner menus on Saturday nights this month, paired with wines. [info] 🍷
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