Weekend Wrap-Up

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The Weekend Wrap-up is a new weekly feature that recaps the news of the week.

Harrelson Hall is no more.

N.C. State campus’s famous (infamous?) unique circular building has been demolished.

Michael Jordan: I can no longer stay silent.

Michael Jordan speaks out on the shootings of African-Americans and the targeting of police officers.

Harris Teeter will open at Seaboard Station.

The opening of a grocery store should barely pass as news in a big town city the size of Raleigh, except for the fact that there is no major grocery store in the downtown area. Harris Teeter, however, may have competition from Publix, which may a few blocks away around Peace Street and West Street.

NC Road Laws

A new North Carolina bike law allows passing in no-passing zones, but stiffens penalties for aggressive motorists. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on Raleigh’s newly minted bike lanes

Food Trucks Are Coming To Four Downtown Raleigh Locations

Food trucks will now be able to park and serve food at one of four designated public spaces in downtown Raleigh.

Federal Court of Appeals Strikes Down NC Voting Law

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down the voting law, in an 83 pages opinion, ruling that portions of the law were “enacted with racially discriminatory intent in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and § 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”

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