BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Cooper naming Cheri Beasley as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. She becomes the first Black woman to hold the position and replaces Mark Martin who is leaving to become dean of a law school. #ncpol #ncga @NCCourts— Tim Boyum (@TimBoyumTV) February 12, 2019
@TimBoyumTV's tweet became one of the week's most-liked and -shared among Raleigh's Twitter users, with 953 local retweets, favorites, quotes and replies as of this writing. But tweets from people in the city -- over 348,000 posted between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13 -- ran the gamut from sports history to police recruits to the latest weird weather pattern.
It can be hard to make sense of the sometimes chaotic stream of information on Twitter, so Hoodline analyzed data from Raleigh's Twitter users to identify which local events, issues and curiosities got people most interested in the past week.
NC State football Coach Dave Doeren was behind the No. 2 most popular local tweet, as he looked ahead to another season at The Carter. Nearly 900 Raleigh Tweeters amplified his message:
Nothing Like The Carter In The Fall pic.twitter.com/SmwIIbtKVR— Dave Doeren (@StateCoachD) February 12, 2019
This nice shot from @RexHealthcare was high on the list as well, showing NC Heart & Vascular Hospital turning red after a Hurricanes OT win:
What else captured your attention on Twitter?
This blast from the past courtesy of @NCStateProvost got a lot of local love on Twitter:
#ThisDayAtNCState in 1911 - The @PackMensBball play their first official game at Wake Forest. The team eventually became known at the Red Terrors, until 1947, when all NC State sports teams adopted the name Wolfpack. pic.twitter.com/Kq0Ck25o2j— NC State Provost (@NCStateProvost) February 8, 2019
The highway patrol welcomed a new class of recruits:
And finally, two weather records are better than one: