Good afternoon and happy Thursday, readers! We are that much closer to the weekend.

For today’s Rundown, we are taking a closer look at why two areas of downtown Raleigh have become a focal point to reducing crime rates in the city, in addition to:

  • The release of proposed North Carolina congressional district maps and what it could mean for 2024 elections.
  • An investigation at UNC-Chapel Hill following a string of more than a dozen car break-ins on campus.
  • Heart-warming new video of the Great Dane gone viral: Meadow and her new 15 puppies!