It's International Holocaust Remembrance Day Raleigh!
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Cold with abundant sunshine. High: 43 Low: 23.
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Here are the top five stories in Raleigh today:
Representative Julie von Haefen is spending some of her time off filling in as a substitute teacher in Wake County Public Schools. Von Haefen has been on the PTA, served as a volunteer, and this week is stepping in as a substitute kindergarten teacher. While talking to teachers and counselors, she is getting to hear what life is really like on campus in order to inform future decision making. (CBS17)
RDU is scrambling to restock de-icing supplies after a plane slid off the runway during last week's storm. With snow a small possibility this weekend, RDU is trying to ensure there is enough stock of deicer to keep all ramps and runways safe for air travel. The airport authority board approved $241,770 in an emergency meeting to purchase additional supplies. (abc11)
The 11th drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Wake County opened this week at the Apex Community Park on Laura Duncan Road. The county has also reduced the hours of its five Wake County Public Health operated facilities from 12 to 8 hours per day. The reduced hours will allow them to still be able to schedule 8,000 daily appointments. (abc11)
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has announced a lawsuit against Articul8 and its owner Paul K. Talbot for allegedly violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The Texas-based telephone service provider is accused of facilitating illegal and fraudulent telemarketing calls. Telemarketers are unable to inundate phones with robocalls without complicit phone companies, and Stein's lawsuit alleges that since 2015 Articul8 has allowed domestic and international scammers to route calls to U.S. customers. (WWAY3)
The Garner Police Department has released the name of a pedestrian who was killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 401. The crash occurred on Tuesday around 7:00 pm on Fayetteville Road near Kitchend Drive. Miach Tashawn Williams of Raleigh was struck in the roadway as a Nissan van was traveling in southbound lanes. The driver stayed at the scene, cooperated with the investigation, and neither impairment nor speed are believed to be factors in the accident. (WRAL)
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Today in Raleigh:
Free Fitness Dance Party at Stars & Strikes (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Old School Open Jam at Saints & Scholars (7:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
Latin Dance Night at Transfer Co. Food Hall (7:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
Comedy Open Mic Night at Craty Beer, Wine, & Spirits (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Thursday Night Lights, Music and Game Night at Terminal 8 (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
From my notebook:
This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held virtually as concerns of large gatherings continue.
Although many students suffered in their studies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one NC State student, Samantha Kiser, will graduate at only 17 years old. (Technician)
If you're looking for some Daddy-Daughter bonding, Raleigh Parks and Recreation is offering a Daddy-Daughter Date Night Box as the annual dance has had to be canceled due to COVID concerns. (RaleighNC.Gov)
Check out the brain child of the Raleigh Goodson family, Happy, The Birthday Bird. (WRAL)
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