Wake County

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, […]

Want to free up some space on your kids’ bookshelves and help children in need at the same time? Wake County Public Libraries is kicking off its second annual book drive tomorrow, and your near-new and gently used books could go a long way toward helping another child succeed. The book drive, which runs throughout […]

The Wake County Animal Center will eliminate all adoption fees on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of the national Clear the Shelters effort to find caring homes for pets. “We’ll still be ensuring we make the perfect fit for you and your new pet, but for eight hours on Saturday, we’re eliminating all adoption fees […]

Wake County Public Health is hosting a walk-in vaccination event on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wake County Public Health Center at 10 Sunnybrook Rd. in Raleigh. “We’re hearing from residents who are anxious to receive the vaccine, so our team has mobilized quickly to hold this no-cost event […]

The final day of drive-thru testing at county sites will be Friday, July 29. This decision comes as there are free at-home tests, numerous community testing locations and effective vaccine and treatment options easily available in our community. Wake County shared the full scale down plan that began on June 6. While drive-thru testing is […]

Voters have a final opportunity to cast a ballot on Election Day on Tuesday, July 26. All 208 Wake County polling places will open at 6:30 a.m. Residents must vote at their designated polling place and be in line to vote by 7:30 p.m. The races on the July 26 ballots include the Democratic Second Primary for Wake County sheriff and runoffs for two Town of […]

With hot temperatures, beach vacations and mountain escapes to enjoy, the winter holiday season may be the last thing many of us are thinking of. However, it’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit. Wake County’s annual Holiday Cheer program is jumpstarting the community’s season of giving by holding a summer donation drive. From now […]

With the heat index expected to again top 100 degrees this week, Wake County is opening temporary cooling stations for those who need a place to cool down amid the soaring temperatures. The cooling stations will open tomorrow, July 20, and offer residents a safe reprieve through Sunday evening. “We continue to monitor the dangers […]

With the heat index expected to top 100 degrees this week, Wake County is opening temporary cooling stations for those who don’t have a place to seek relief from soaring temperatures. The cooling stations will open tomorrow, July 6, and offer residents a safe reprieve through Friday evening. “Heat-related illnesses is serious and, for some […]

With heat index values expected to reach triple digits this week, Wake County is opening temporary cooling stations for those who don’t have a place to seek relief from soaring temperatures. The cooling stations will open today and offer residents a safe reprieve through Friday evening when the heat wave is predicted to subside. “Last […]

Dive into great books and unique experiences with Wake County Public Libraries! This year’s Summer @ the Library theme is “Oceans of Possibilities,” and the program is overflowing with activities for the whole family. Summer @ the Library kicks off Monday, June 13, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 13. Readers of all ages are welcome to jump […]

The Raleigh Medal of Arts program is excited to celebrate its most diverse and inclusive group of honorees yet! We’ve revised the program’s guidelines, eligibility and evaluation criteria and increased the variety of nominations. All of this is to better reflect the demographics of Raleigh and Wake County, a goal laid out in the City’s […]