AND THE HIGHEST BIDDER IS...: Heidrick and Struggles. The Wake School board went with the highest-bidding search firm to find its new superintendent. The Illinois-based firm will cost a hefty $82,500. Keung Hui and Tommy Goldsmith have the story this morning.
CHIME IN: The public can chime in this week on a $1.5 billion plan to clean up polluted Falls Lake, the source of drinking water for Raleigh and more than half of Wake County. The N.C. Environmental Commission will hold two meetings this week - one in Raleigh and another in Durham. Report's Sarah Ovaska has the story later this week The Raleigh public hearing will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Lodge in the Durant Nature Park, 3237 Spottswood Street.
BUMMER FOR BUSINESSES: Delayed construction along a torn-up section of Glenwood Avenue is hurting business owners in Five Points and elsewhere, report Mark Hensch and Bruce Siceloff. Construction will be restricted between Five Points and Wade Avenue until at least late August.
COUNCIL: No meeting this week.
COMING WEDNESDAY: In the North Raleigh and Midtown News sections, read about the public Capital Boulevard workshop, a formerly overweight woman who now leads local fitness efforts, and the latest on the House Creek Greenway - an important connection that eventually will connect two major Raleigh corridors.