May 16, 2024 - News

The Tea: 100-year-old oak to come down

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🌳 A 100-year-old white oak tree in Nash Square will be cut down after a crack in its trunk worsened, causing danger of it falling.(City of Raleigh)

Raleigh philanthropist and art patron Assad Meymandi, who supported the N.C. Symphony and Dix Park efforts, has died at age 89. (News & Observer 🔒)

🏢 N.C. State completed a deal to acquire the University Towers off Hillsborough Street for nearly $30 million, adding 900 beds to its housing inventory. (Triangle Business Journal 🔒)

🏫 Parents complain that some Durham public schools are falling into disrepair as unexpectedly high construction costs at the county's new schools delay repairs at existing ones. (INDY Week)

🪖 The Army is building tunnel warfare training facilities at Fort Liberty in North Carolina, as the use of tunnels in war increases. (WUNC)


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