HAPPY MONDAY: We're set for another hot week in Raleigh - temps in the mid 90s all week.
TRASHY FUN: Wake County opened its eighth park on Saturday - this one on a heaping pile of trash. The North Wake Landfill District Park in northeast Raleigh is on the site of the county's closed North Wake Landfill. The park sits on $5 million worth of garbage, and is one of the highest points in the county. Matt Ehlers had the story Saturday. Look for more in Wednesday's North Raleigh and Midtown Raleigh News sections.
WELCOME: Jason Foster joined us last week - he's the new editor of North Raleigh and Midtown Raleigh News. Jason comes from Rock Hill, S.C., where he wore various hats. He'll have a column in this week's community sections. Contact him at email@example.com.
RAIL RESERVATIONS: Raleigh restaurants and pubs fear a new high-speed rail route could deter customers. The NCDOT is evaluating two routes through Raleigh for the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, which would give passenger trains a fast new shortcut to Richmond, Va., Bruce Siceloff reports.
ROCKIN' THE RBC: Michael Buble packed the RBC Center Saturday, and played songs that represented 50 years worth of music. David Menconi had the story.
WHERE'S MEEKER?: Monday: Fair Housing Board's summer reading program at Biltmore Hills; Tuesday: Presiding over a Budget and Economic Development Committee Meeting; Wednesday: Meeting with Dominion Park Homeowners Association; Thursday: Welcoming the AME Zion Convention; Friday: Triangle Area Mayor's Meeting; Monday: Wake County Mayor's Association.
COUNCIL: No meeting this week.
COMING SOON: Read Wednesday about a sidewalk feud in west Raleigh, Wake County's new park, new elementary school sites in Raleigh and a man who walks barefoot up and down the east coast in the North Raleigh and Midtown Raleigh News.
BOMB CLAIMS RALEIGH MAN: A former Raleigh resident was the lone person killed in Sunday's bombing in Uganda, which tore through a crowd watching the World Cup finals.
KID POLITICO: Matt Ehlers had a fascinating story this weekend about a 12-year-old who's on the fast track to the governor's mansion. He knows more about state politics than this blogger, to be sure, and probably more than many elected officials.