As Monday morning rolls in, we’re providing TechWire readers with a quick recap of the past week’s news headlines.

Notable local news stories from last week included: Cary-based medtech startup NeuroVice, backed by NBA Legend Charles Barkley, raised $300,000 in new funding; CrowdfundNC acquired online startup community The FENX; NC schools can apply for $500,000 cybersecurity grants from IBM; the Triangle is among the top beneficiaries of the Silicon Valley exodus, welcoming new transplants in droves. Several Triangle-area companies secured new funding last week, including Cary-based NeuroVice ($300,000), Durham-based Pairwise ($90 million), Durham-based Deep Blue Medical ($3.44 million), Raleigh-based Clinetic ($6.4 million) and Durham-based Vindara ($1.9 million). Read more local startup news in our weekly Startup Rewind edition.

And, in national news: Even as GameStop shares dropped, the Reddit stock-trading mania continued through the week; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he’s stepping down; Amazon unveiled a helix building design for its HQ2 project; SpaceX’s second Starship test flight ended in another fiery crash; GSK committed $181 million to new COVID-19 vaccine research as new strains of the virus emerge.

Keeping with our Monday “TechWire Rewind” tradition, here’s a look back at 81 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY | Feb. 1 Headlines:

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FRIDAY | Feb. 5 Headlines: