The season of giving is not over! There’s still time to donate live Christmas trees to the Happy Trails Christmas Tree Recycling Program, allowing these valuable decorations to be recycled into mulch that will fortify and beautify park trails around Wake County. “The Happy Trails program helps enhance the environment and, in turn, the quality of life […]

Halloween is weeks away, but if you’re dying to carve out time for spooky fun, Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space have some treats for you! Fasten your sheet-belts, because these programs are the pick of the patch. All events are free, but some require registration. Be sure to check the calendars at and before […]

It’s super hot in the area and it will feel like the temps are close to 107 degrees. Check out some area public cooling stations where you can cool off and be safe. Wake County Regional Centers and Health and Human Services Centers The following cooling stations will be open until 5:15pm on Friday (today.) […]

With temperatures in the 80s this week, many of us will crank down the thermostat to stay cool. But many people who live in Wake County don’t have air conditioning, and there’s an easy way for you to help them beat the heat. Every year, from mid-May through mid-September, dozens of residents are donating to […]

Artist Support Grants (previously called Professional Development Grants and Regional Artist Project Grants) fund professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Artist Support Grants support a broad range of talented artists in the disciplines of visual arts, performing arts, literary […]

Wake County is helping local residents keep the lights on, the water running and other utility services active through a new relief program for people struggling to pay utility bills due to COVID-19. WakeHELPS offers up to $500 per household to pay past-due balances on bills for electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater and solid waste […]

You can still take advantage of your local library during the pandemic! Durham County Durham County Library is happy to offer Library Take-Out! as the second phase of our reopening. You can place holds on items, and when you’re notified that they are ready, make a reservation to come pick them up at the library. […]

Wake County Public Libraries’ popular Summer Reading Program might look a little different in 2020, but it promises the same mix of entertainment and education that participants have come to expect and enjoy. Summer @ the (Virtual) Library kicks off Sunday, June 14, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 15. “We know that COVID-19 has impacted […]

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Wake County stopped by today to discuss their programs and how they plan to assist people in our area. Find out how to volunteer or qualify for a home at       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark

​Are you looking for a job? We are excited to host monthly hiring events to better connect YOU with employment opportunities! Our hiring events attract employers from different industries and bring them together in one place so you can apply for the jobs that best fit your skill sets and career goals. The February NCWorks […]

Today was supposed to be a snow make-up day. But it snowed. Here are the updated make-up days for Wake County schools. All Wake County Public School System schools will be closed on Monday, February 15 due to impending inclement weather. Athletic and extracurricular events are also canceled. Weather make-up days are as follows: Traditional-Calendar […]

A Wake County mother has been banned from her daughter’s 8th grade graduation because of interaction with the school’s principal. We want to know if you think the decision was fair. The mom said her daughter was repeatedly bullied. According to the mother, Carnage Middle School didn’t do enough to keep her daughter separated from […]