Raleigh

Raleigh was an independent township and Shelby County’s first seat of government until it was absorbed by Memphis in 1866. Today, it’s a largely African-American, working class neighborhood with well-kept brick homes situated between its major streets — James Road, Stage Road, Austin Peay Highway, Covington Pike and Yale Road. Its business community is almost entirely retail with many fast food restaurants, big box stores and small businesses. Raleigh Egypt High School has one of the state’s best basketball programs while Craigmont High School offers the city’s only international studies program.

Feature Story Aylah Sanders participates in a tennis skills drill during Tennis Memphis' Family Play Day, held on August 3 at the city’s municipal tennis centers. (Tennis Memphis)

Tennis, everyone?


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On the Ground Podcast: Memphis' modern-day redlining


Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature Story Agape team member Marquis McPherson talks to parents at Whitehaven's A. Maceo Walker Middle School about Agape's community and school-based services. (Submitted)
Development News MLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Innovation & Job News The new segment of the Wolf River Greenway has a 1.2-mile paved trail, wide concrete and asphalt paths and a boardwalk.

Opening of Confluence Park marks newest segment of Wolf River Greenway


Feature Story Accelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
Development News National Manufacturing Day
Feature Story Listen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development News Jeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Feature Story Ghost Signs

Ghost signs show Memphis commerce of days long gone


Feature Story Dr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


Development News Memhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress


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