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High school campuses planned to re-open next semester: The school board plans to allow Wake County high school students to return to in-person instruction in January. Elementary school and middle school students have already returned to in-person school. This doesn’t affect those who opted for Virtual Academy. [News & Observer]

COVID-19 clusters in Wake County: There is a new childcare COVID-19 cluster as of Tuesday's state report, the third new cluster in a childcare or K-12 setting in a week. [read more]

A new COVID-19 map to know, which uses White House-defined key metrics of case rate, percentage of positive tests and hospital impact. Wake County is in the lowest, yellow tier (significant community spread). [read more]

Election results: There will be a statewide recount for the N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice race. [more info]
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🥦 The new Neighborfood Express is a new program delivering healthy meals and free groceries to food insecure neighbors in Southeast Raleigh neighborhoods, beginning this Saturday.

The Neighborfood Express from the Marcus Harris Foundation will go to neighborhoods of Quarry Hills and Trails Corner (Saturday), Kingwood Forest (Dec. 5), Cross Link Trace and Herndon Village (Dec. 12) and Biltmore Hills (Dec. 19).

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🦖 Learn more about the Dueling Dinosaurs: ICYMI, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be getting an exhibit of two dinosaur fossils, side by side. One is thought to be the only 100% complete skeleton of a T. rex. The exhibit opening in 2022 will be housed in its own new lab and museum visitors will have a view of all the action. [learn more]

🍔 Downtown Raleigh will be gaining a burger kitchen: Gov't Cheeseburger started as a temporary pandemic burger shop from the Postmaster folks in Downtown Cary, but now the short-order kitchen is moving to Foundation in Downtown Raleigh. Rebranded as Fine Folk, they've shared some of the omnivorous menu with a note that weekly features and a "night owl's brunch" are to come. Stay tuned for an opening date.

☕ Jubala Coffee will open its third location in North Hills, which will be a cafe and a roaster, a step to creating a company that is "fully engaged with the supply chain, celebrating our success with the most vital participant, the farmer." [read more]

🏙️ Downtown South's proposed incentives, explained. [News & Observer]

💻 Don't forget to register for Cheetie Kumar's CreativeMornings talk, happening Friday morning. [register]

📍 Jose and Sons is re-opening in at 4112 Pleasant Valley Road in northwest Raleigh, a location with a special family connection. [read more + see photos here] ❤️
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