Happy National Spouses Day Raleigh!
First, today's weather:
Clouds giving way to some sun. High: 39 Low: 19.
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Here are the top stories today in Raleigh:
A local rabbi took to social media after discovering anti-Semitic graffiti painted on the Interstate 540 pedestrian overpass. While on his morning jog, Rabbi Eric Solomon of Beth Meyer Synagogue was shocked by the graffiti. Solomon immediately reported the graffiti, and spoke out noting that "silence is sometimes seen as complicitness or agreement." (abc11)
Wake County has restocked its supply of N95 face masks at its five distribution locations. The masks are free to the public in an effort to distribute more effective facial coverings. The N95 masks offer 5 layers of protective material and can be worn for five days unless they are dirty, wet, or exposed directly to COVID-19. (CBS17)
As Triangle Restaurant Week returns, small businesses are asking for community support as many spots are struggling to deal with issues the industry is facing. Restaurants are facing a labor shortage, rising food costs, and a decrease in people eating out. Business owners are hoping that the event brings a "much needed boost to the industry." (abc11) Catalan Tapas Bar of Cary is not participating in the deals, but owner Jennifer Cramer has started a GoFundMe page with growing concerns that it may not survive the pandemic. (abc11)
The House Select Committee on an Education System for North Carolina's Future held its first meeting on Monday. The committee will be examining a host of governance, course-of-study, and personnel issues, then making recommendations and generating legislation. The committee did not discuss the controversy surrounding the Leandro case ruling on school funding at Monday's meeting. (WRAL)
The team at WRAL News is mourning after colleague Erin Simanskis likely won't survive after being victim to a hit-and-run crash on Friday night. She in a fender bender and exchanging information with the other driver when she was hit by a van that fled the scene. Simanskis has been on life support and her family informed her colleagues at WRAL that she won't make it. (WRAL)
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Today in Raleigh:
Board Game Night at Game Theory Downtown (6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)
Cornhole Wednesday at MAC Sports & Entertainment (6:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
Athletic Brewing Non Alcoholic Beer Tasting at Craft Beer Cellar Cary (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Trivia: Chubby's Tacos Harry Potter Themed (7:00 pm), Mellow Mushroom Cary (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Bond Brothers Westside Cary (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm), Kickback Jack's Garner (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm), Chow (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm), Wild Wing Café (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Music Bingo at Isaac Hunter's Tavern (9:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
From my notebook:
It's National Spouses Day and whether you have been married for years, got married in quarantine, or have marriage as a future goal, the Raleigh nonprofit Your CenterPeace can help you deepen your relationships through a variety of resources.
Chick-Fil-A on Capital is hosting a spirit night for Durant Road Elementary PTA, show the electronic flyer and they'll give back 20%. (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Although it was snowy in Raleigh last weekend, building a snowman was no easy feat. Learn more about the science courtesy of Brandon Locklear, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh and CBS17.
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— CJ Fullford