Plus, St. Patrick's Day treats
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Today's Note
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🛣 A trip down memory lane
An intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Spring Street.
Glenwood Avenue stretches roughly 13.2 miles. | Photo by RALtoday
Raleigh was incorporated as the capital of NC on December 31, 1792. In the late 1780s, eight commissioners were tasked to find a central location to conduct state government duties. When they didn’t find a suitable city, they built one.

Enter: Raleigh, named after the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Now that more than 230 years have passed, the city and its streets are chock-full of vibrant history.

In this guide, we’re delving into the history of the City of Oaks’ streets — specifically how they were named.

A black and white map of Raleigh in 1872.

A map of Raleigh from 1872.


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Buck Jones Road — The road’s namesake, Alfred “Buck” Jones, donated land and his log cabin to create the first public school for Black children in Cary. He died after contracting malaria — thousands of people attended his funeral in 1893.

Chavis Way — The street’s namesake John Chavis opened a school in Raleigh in 1808. Chavis was a freeborn African American who served in the Revolutionary War, and was also a preacher and educator that taught both white and Black pupils.

Davie Street — Named after William Richardson Davie, a revolutionary general who founded The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this roadway intersects with Fayetteville Street. Bonus: In 1927, Davie Street Park was dedicated to Lucille Hunter, the first African American teacher in NC to have a school named after her (Hunter Magnet Elementary School).

A black and white photo of St. Mary's in

Saint Mary’s School was established in 1842.


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Lead Mine RoadPsst... your neighborhood could be sitting on top of lead. Well, a graphite mine to be exact. While most underground mining ceased in NC more than 100 years ago, some abandoned mines still remain. In 1991, there was a graphite mine discovered during construction under a home in north Raleigh.

St. Mary’s Street — Saint Mary’s College, now Saint Mary’s School, was established in 1842 and is the oldest continuously activity school in Raleigh. The street was named after the private, independent Episcopal college-preparatory, boarding, and day school for girls in grades 9 to 12.
You have the opportunity to name a street in our city. Who would you name the street after?

A. A loved one
B. My pet
C. My favorite athlete
D. Someone who’s made an impact in the community
E. Me, duh
F. Other
Wednesday, March 15
  • Cocktails Inspired by Art in Bloom | Wednesday, March 15-Sunday, March 19 | Times vary | The Willard Rooftop Lounge, 9 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Free | Enjoy three artfully crafted cocktails inspired by the NCMA’s Art in Bloom exhibit; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the museum.
Thursday, March 16
  • 24th Annual Small Business Expo | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 3-6 p.m. | Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh | Free | Small business owners are invited to attend this expo to learn about contract opportunities and how to grow your business.
  • Skate Union Station | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 4-8 p.m. | Raleigh Union Station, 510 W. Martin St., Raleigh | Free | Join Skate Raleigh at this pop-up skate park featuring a food truck and live DJ.
Friday, March 17
  • St. Patrick’s Day with Your Mama’s New Boyfriend | Friday, Mar. 17 | 5-8 p.m. | Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Free | Listen to this rock-and-roll revival band preform in the back garden.
  • St. Paddy’s Day “Be A Kid Again” Date Night | Friday, Mar. 17 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Joy Worthy Co., 131 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh | $75 | Wear a crazy green outfit to create adult Lunchables, play silly games, and sip on green beer.
  • SOULWALKER | Friday, Mar. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh | $15-$20 | Listen to this Raleigh metalcore band perform with The Violet Exploit, All My Circuits, and Wake Forest School of Rock.
Saturday, March 18
  • Cause for Paws Pet Adoption | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Clouds Brewing, 1233 Front St., Raleigh | Free | Join this public pet adoption event.
  • Monster Jam | Saturday, Mar. 18-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh | $15-$80 | Witness world-class drivers and recognizable trucks tear up the dirt and compete in intense competitions of speed and skill.
  • Pups, Pints & Play | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12-4 p.m. | Waverly Place Cary, 302 Colonades Way, Cary | Free | Enjoy pup-friendly activities, listen to live music, and drink pints from Bombshell Beer Company at this fundraising event benefiting Second Chance Pet Adoptions.
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Try This
Get a first-time IV hydration therapy drip at Hydrate Medical
Slideshow of IV hydration therapy at Hydrate Medical in Raleigh, NC.
Located just off Glenwood Ave., Hydrate Medical offers IV hydration therapy to help you get 100% absorption (read: helps decrease your recovery time, prevents upset stomach + renew energy.) | Photos by RALtoday
You know that feeling when you wake up on a Monday morning just not feeling 100%? That was me after a weekend with a little less sleep and a little more wine than usual (I blame the hostess in me when friends come to town).

Branded Copywriter Garcelle here. 👋 Lucky for me, I had pre-booked my first IV hydration treatment at Hydrate Medical. Join me for an hour of rest, relaxation, and re-hydration. 💧

What we tried:

Hydrate Medical offers a number of different drips to choose from, depending on what you (and your body) need that day.

Designed not only to hydrate prior to (or after) long nights, but also to improve energy, cellular function + recovery, I opted to try the Hydrate Epic Hangover ($189) for its added three medication boosters + oxygen therapy.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I felt a difference: much more energized + awake. A few days later, my husband wound up under the weather, but I credit my IV drip for how I skipped the sniffles.

Pro tip: Treatments range from $89-189, but new customers can get their First Drip for $89. Keep reading to see how the rest of my experience went.*
    News Notes
    • 67º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain
    • Split, a tequila lounge and live music burrow, is softly launching in the former C. Grace and Empress Room building this Friday, March 17. The bar will feature live music from 7-10 p.m.
    • Last month, the Raleigh Planning Commission approved a rezoning request by Shaw University to make renovations to its campus. The proposed request would allow the university to build up to 30, 20, and 12 stories around the campus. City Council will review the case on Tuesday, April 4. (INDY Week)
    • Earlier this week, Dewitt Carolinas announced that 50 percent of office space at 1000 Social — the first of two 12-story towers at The Exchange Raleigh — is pre-leased. The first office suites are slated for completion in early 2024.
    • Starting on Monday, March 20, one lane in each direction of Glenwood Avenue will be shut down. Raleigh Water crews will be replacing aging infrastructure of old water and sewer mains. Find specific road closure information.
    • $20.1 million. That’s the estimated total economic impact that the Stadium Series’ events brought in. The hockey game made NHL history as the fastest outdoor game to sell out with 56,961 total attendees.
    • Several Triangle hospitals made Newsweek’s list of the “World’s Best Hospitals 2023” in the United States category. The top-ranked hospital for our area is Duke University Hospital at No. 14, followed by No. 79 UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, and No. 89 University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
    • Did you know our online store Six & Main features Sourhouse, a company that creates simple tools for sourdough bakers to care for their starters? The Goldie by Sourhouse + Cooling Puck is one of the most popular items. Let’s start baking.
    • Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.
    Older Adults
    • Shopping can work you up an appetite. We recommend these Brier Creek Commons dining spots next time you’re out and about: Azitra Indian Cuisine (try the Malai Sea Bass) or Alpaca Peruvian Chicken (the rotisserie chicken with two sides makes the perfect post-shopping plate). 🍽 *
    • Surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountain views (and a ~4-hour drive away) the The Omni Grove Park Inn boasts a stunning spa, gourmet dining, an indoor pool + a golf course. Bonus: The resort lets you choose your own adventure from exciting outdoor experiences to an easy-going staycation. Scope out special spring rates between April 5-11.*
    ☘️ Pinch me, these treats sound too good
    Someone holding a green beer.
    Don’t miss your opportunity to raise a green beer. | Photo by RALtoday
    With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner (Friday, March 17), we’ve rounded up some of our favorite festive dishes being offered in the City of Oaks. Sláinte.
    • This week, Transfer Co. Food Hall is featuring a pot of gold’s worth of themed foods and beverages like a green Kolsch from Clouds Brewing, an Irish cookie bomb by Captain Cookies, and drink specials like the Shamrock Sour with rum, melon liqueur, sour, and pineapple juice.
    • Grab some festive sweet treats from Asali Desserts and Cafe, like a pistachio cream tart, matcha mousse, and a matcha latte.
    • On Friday, March 17, STIR is featuring an Irish coffee.
    • All month long, My Way Tavern is serving up Reuben mac and cheese with corned beef and Irish espresso martinis.
    • Order a flaky Bailey’s brownie or shamrock donut from Layered Croissanterie.
    • Head to Midwood Smokehouse on Friday, March 17 for smoked corned beer, cabbage, and potatoes.
    • The Cupcake Shoppe is featuring a fun menu of pot of gold cupcakes, St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispy treats, a Guinness and Bailey’s cupcake, and an Irish crème latte topped with a four-leaf clover.
    • Get your Irish food fix at Hibernian Irish Pub and Restaurant all the time.
    The Wrap
    Cat George in a black turtleneck sweater Today’s Edition By:
    From the Editor
    Earlier this week, I had the absolute pleasure of previewing Art in Bloom at the NCMA while artists were hard at work. The designers have been planning and prepping since December and now is their time to shine.

    I want to give a special shout out to local designer Margaret Knox who plucked and gave me a stem right from her installation, simply because it matched my sweater.
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