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.

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Feature Story Members of the new Comeback Stronger Youth Council, a partnership program of Memphis Public Libraries and BRIDGES USA, meet at the South Branch library. (Submitted)
Feature Story Chicken dish from Chef Tam's Underground Cafe. Chef Tam's is one of 21 businesses participating in the 2021 Memphis Black Restaurant Week running March 7-14. (Submitted)

Are you ready to dig in to Memphis Black Restaurant Week?


Feature Story Southern Hands Home Style Cooking offers classic soul food entrees and sides, including smothered pork chops, fried chicken, meat loaf, baked spaghetti, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. (Cole Bradley)
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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Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
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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)
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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.
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