Get ready for a week of love and companionship as the Wake County Animal Center launches its Valentine’s adoption campaign on Feb. 10. To make this time of year even more special, adoption fees will be just $25 for dogs six months and older and $5 for cats through Feb. 16. “The Wake County Animal […]

From a presentation on the forgotten history of Raleigh’s Fourth Ward to a special storytime with the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Wake County Public Libraries has numerous ways for the whole family to “Celebrate Black Brilliance” during Black History Month. “This is a great chance for Wake County residents of all ages to deepen […]

Even though North Carolina’s voter photo identification requirement has been in effect since last summer, the 2024 Primary and General Elections may be the first time many residents will vote since the new law was implemented. That’s why Wake County Board of Elections staff are opening up outside of regular hours to offer voters an […]

Once the holiday is over, why not let your tree of Christmas past have a new life on one of many Wake County Park trails? Through the Happy Trails Christmas Tree Recycling Program, Wake County residents can turn their live Christmas trees into mulch that will fortify and beautify park trails around the county. There […]

As the holiday season approaches, Wake County invites residents to join in the spirit of giving and bring joy to children, teens and seniors in our community by participating in the time-honored Holiday Cheer program. For more than 20 years, this cherished program has connected families in need with generous community sponsors, ensuring they receive Thanksgiving, Christmas, […]

The 2023 election season is nearly over, with one last chance for Wake County voters to cast a ballot in their local elections this Tuesday. Residents within the municipal limits of Angier, Apex, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon and Cary District D can vote at their home precincts […]

Wake County Animal Center is launching its much-anticipated Fall Community Pet Days to help families provide care for their pets and keep them in their homes. Starting on October 1 and continuing every other Sunday through November 12, families are encouraged to join the event and get free or low-cost veterinary services. $5 rabies shots, free microchipping […]

Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Wake County Public Health is preparing to offer updated COVID-19 vaccines for the fall and winter season. “Vaccination continues to be one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves against COVID-19, and these new […]

Wake County Public Health is now offering new booster shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at all of their clinics. 

Just one month after issuing an alert to the community that the Wake County Animal Center will begin euthanizing pets due to a lack of space, the shelter is once again on the brink of reaching its capacity. Staff is pleading with the community for help and waiving adoption fees to find loving homes for […]

Featuring interactive books, songs, dances and more, storytime is one of the most popular programs offered by Wake County Public Libraries. But for some kids, the environment can be overwhelming. That’s why, starting this weekend, librarians are adapting the program and offering curated Sensory Storytimes to support children with autism or sensory processing challenges. “Wake County Public […]

This summer’s unwelcome extreme heat is extending its stay into September, with high-temperature records from the 1950s expected to be broken this week in Raleigh. That forecast has Wake County opening temporary cooling stations for people to find relief from the scorching temperatures.“With heat indexes possibly reaching 104 degrees by the middle of the week, we […]