Do you enjoy being outdoors? Does a career protecting farms, forests, waterways and wildlife sound interesting? Wake County is encouraging local students to join more than 100 high school students from around the state in a week of interactive, hands-on study covering a wide range of conservation topics. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged […]

Wake County Public Libraries will recognize Black History Month with a series of more than 100 free programs at locations across the county in February. “Celebrate Black Brilliance” features author talks, oral histories, art lessons, movies, family storytimes, musical performances and much more. “This is an excellent opportunity for residents to learn more about the depth […]

The award-winning Wake County Smiles at Sunnybrook program is giving parents and kids something to smile about. In an effort to increase access to underserved areas of the county, the no-cost dental cleanings held at the Sunnybrook Public Health Center in Raleigh will expand to become the new Regional Smiles program, where a dental team […]

There are numerous community testing sites, as well as a large supply of no-cost, at-home tests available at various Wake County government locations. Drive-Thru COVID-19 and Flu Testing Wake County Public Health has partnered with Mako Medical and OptumServe to provide NO-COST, drive-thru PCR testing for COVID-19 and the Flu at the locations below. Pre-registration […]

Students across Wake County majoring in natural resource fields are invited to apply for a 2023-2024 Careers in Conservation Scholarship by NC Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation. This merit-based scholarship awards $1,000 per student per school year. Those who are awarded a scholarship can re-apply for another $1,000 the next year. “In 2021-2022, four Wake […]

With bitterly cold temperatures predicted for our area, the Wake Continuum of Care has declared “white flag” status through at least Thursday, Dec. 22. That means shelters will open to anyone who is homeless or without a safe, reliable heat source, as temperatures drop below 35 degrees. “It takes a village to operate these shelters and care […]

With the number of animal surrenders and strays remaining steady, sadly many pets won’t have a home for the holidays this year. The Wake County Animal Center is hoping special adoption discounts the week of December 12-18, will mean more animals are cuddling with a family than housed at the shelter this Christmas. “It’s the […]

Wake County is hosting an adoption fair on Saturday, November 19 to provide information on the adoption process.

  Wake County magnet schools create well-rounded students by challenging them with programs tailored to their strengths and exposing them to new experiences. Innovative and pioneering programs challenge students to think creatively and analytically to solve problems, while diverse student body populations enable students to learn and see things from a different perspective. Wake County magnet […]

Ready to vote? Starting Thursday, October 20, voters can cast their ballots ahead of the November 8 General and Raleigh Municipal Elections at fifteen Early Voting polling places  located around Wake County. FIND EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS IN OTHER COUNTIES Thanks to some innovative tools, Wake County has made it easier than ever to find the […]

If someone nearby went into sudden cardiac arrest, what would you do? Wake County Emergency Medical Services wants you to know that you’re not helpless – in fact, you can provide vital support that could help save a life. As part of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, Wake County EMS is offering two free, hands-only CPR […]

Almost one third of the pets that come to the Wake County Animal Center are surrendered by their owners because they can’t afford to keep them. That’s why the Wake County Animal Center is partnering to host a series of Community Pet Days to offer low-cost veterinary care, like rabies shots, microchipping and wellness services, […]