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Here are the top four stories today in Raleigh:

  1. Early Sunday morning, a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Raleigh police responded to the intersection of Boyer Street and St. Augustine Avenue at around 2 am on Sunday morning. There is little information regarding the circumstances of the shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment, but around noon, the police confirmed that he died from his injuries. (abc11, CBS17, FOX8, WRAL)
  2. During North Carolina State University’s annual Victory Day Event, a Wolfpack football player surprised a local nonprofit with a donation. The Victory Day Event is on its fourth year and gives cognitively and physically impaired individuals a chance to play football with their favorite Pack players. Over the summer, Wolfpack long-snapper Joe Shimko raised more than $100,000 and gave a majority to organizations in his hometown in New Jersey. With the remaining 20%, he decided to donate it to GiGi’s Playhouse. (WRALSportsFan)
  3. A 31-year-old man has been charged with driving while impaired following a pedestrian accident on late Saturday night in downtown Raleigh. At about 11:39 pm, Dylan Sinclair Jackson hit a woman who was crossing south Blount Street near Hoke Street. The woman was taken to the hospital with a head injury. Police performed a sobriety test on Jackson at the scene. (CBS17)
  4. In case you missed it, here’s this week’s biggest statewide news:
    1. Attorney General Josh Stein has recused himself from involvement in a case that could reinstate the 20-week abortion ban. His office will file a brief outlining its position today, and Stein has not commented on what it will contain, but he has been a continued defender of ‘reproductive freedoms.’ (Spectrum News 1)
    2. A federal judge ordered elections officials to place the North Carolina Green Party’s US Senate candidate on the November ballot, in spite of the Democrats’ efforts to block the party. (CBS17)
    3. The The Department of Public Instruction will be facing major changes after this year’s audit found inadequate financial controls. (CBS17)
    4. A group of unaffiliated voters are suing the state over requirements that limit State Board of Elections membership to registered Democrats and Republicans. (WRAL)

Today in Raleigh:

Tuesday in Raleigh:

From my notebook:

  • It’s National Dollar Day and if you are looking to get treasure for only a dollar, Raleigh Treasure Hunt Liquidators might just be the place for you. Treasures will be $4 today, but if you want to celebrate National Dollar Day on Wednesday, that’s all it costs to walk away with something mysterious.
  • Cary Arts Center is hosting auditions for actors age 18+ for Clue: On Stage today and Tuesday. (7 – 9 p.m.)
  • Verena at Bedford Falls is hosting an “Arts in August” showcase of residents’ artwork today from 9 am – 5 pm

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That’s it for today. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow with a new update!

CJ Fullford

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