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Roundup Results: What are you most looking forward to this Memorial Day Weekend?

Last week, we started our work week on Tuesday thanks to the Memorial Day holiday. It was a time of remembrance for our fallen soldiers and those currently serving as well as an extra moment with friends and family. Pools opened, the sun let loose, and it almost felt like summer was officially starting. Almost

We wondered what our fellow North Carolinians were up to over the long weekend, so we asked them in our May 24 Reach Roundup newsletter. Our question of the week was: “What are you most looking forward to this Memorial Day weekend?” Response options included: enjoying the day off, a cookout, traveling, or pools opening. Here’s the breakdown of how participants answered our question:

North Carolinians were really looking forward to the day off! Do you have a town or spot to recommend to us for a weekend trip? Somewhere that we may not have been to before for one reason or another? We want to know! Text NATION to 73225 to let us in on your weekend getaway scoop.

Interested in participating in Reach NC Voices? You can sign up to share your thoughts on our weekly questions. We’d love to hear from you!

Yasmin Bendaas

Yasmin Bendaas is a Science writer.  A North Carolina native, she received her master’s degree in Science & Medical Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill, where she was a Park Fellow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2013 from Wake Forest University, where she double-minored in journalism and Middle East and South Asia studies. As an undergraduate student, Bendaas gained insight into public health when she interned at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, a statewide grantmaker focused on rural health, including access to primary care, diabetes, community-centered prevention, and mental health and substance abuse. 

As a journalist, Bendaas has been funded twice by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for fieldwork in Algeria — first to cover a disappearing indigenous tattoo tradition, and again to look at how climate change affects rural sheepherding practices.