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🏘️ Townhomes, duplexes and "gentle density" will now be allowed in most areas of Raleigh after council-approved changes. [News & Observer]

🐍 After zebra cobra incident, Raleigh City Council member wants venomous snakes and other exotic animals to be banned as pets in the city. According to WRAL, NC is one of only three states without a ban on exotic pet ownership. [WRAL]
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Converging Stories:
Meet two more storytellers for our Converging Stories event on Monday night at Transfer Co. Ballroom on the theme of Distance + Exploration!
Heather Burns: Heather is a self-described quiet rebel, which led her through her marketing career to becoming a serial entrepreneur and speaker.

She now runs a digital marketing agency and media production studio in Raleigh, Oak City Productions

She lives in Raleigh with her partner, Michael, her 4 children, and her dog and favorite sidekick, Coco. Heather enjoys storytelling, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, live music and spending time with her family.

Imari Colón: Imari is an Eastern North Carolina native. She graduated from NCSU with a degree in Zoology and shortly after found a passion in the Chinese Martial Arts.

She chased her dream to China and spent three years teaching science at an internal high school in Suzhou, where she met her husband. Then, she spent another year training in the Chinese Martial Arts in Yunnan Province.

She returned to the U.S. in 2018 after inheriting her Kungfu Master's school and thus founded East Cloud Kungfu, where she continues her journey in teaching and entrepreneurship. 

Click here to see the previously announced storytellers. The guest emcee will be announced in Friday's newsletter! Buy your tickets here!

Hopscotch Music Festival,
scheduled for Sept. 9-11, will include musical acts Animal Collective (Saturday, Sept. 11) and Dr. Dog, plus a "brand new, fully outside footprint" for official programming, a post Tuesday shared.

Two main stages in Downtown Raleigh, one in City Plaza and one in Moore Square, will host attendees at 75% capacity, the website says.

Festival organizers say day parties and late night shows by local venues are still anticipated to keep "the vibe and spirit of the festival." Full lineup and ticket info to come.

'Black Widow' opens at Marbles Imax tonight. The 6 p.m. is sold out, but tickets to 9 p.m. today and the weekend remain. [site]

The NC Chinese Lantern Festival is officially returning to Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Nov. 19, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022, and tickets are on sale now. [site]

Local shop Edge of Urge has been in business for 19 years. [@edgeofurge]
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