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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 HabitatWake.org.       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 […]

The Durham and Wake school systems have decided when students will make-up snow days. Text “Foxy” To 24042 for your chance at ticket giveaways and news before anyone else!…Standard Messaging Rates Apply Wake County Students on a traditional calendar will make the day up Thursday, June 12. Year-round students in single-track schools and on Tracks […]

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THERE’S A BOOK FOR THAT!   In February, Wake County Public Libraries will be hosting drop-in sessions featuring librarians with great book suggestions related to African American history.  Librarians will provide one-on-one personal reading recommendations and short book talks in celebration of Black History Month. The hour-long informal sessions are free and […]

Wake residents of all ages are invited to volunteer for the 2013 Wake County Big Sweep starting Wednesday, September 11, through Saturday, October 12. The 2013 Fall Big Sweep schedule is available at wakegov.com. Volunteers will gather at 21 designated watershed sites to collect litter in Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh, and north and south […]

Beginning on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, Wake libraries extended operating hours in all regional and community libraries. Hours had been shortened in 2009 due to budget reductions. In addition, libraries will offer more story times for young children, ages five and under, on Saturdays, and will add more programming for school-aged children throughout September. The […]