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Watch online today at 2 p.m. when Wake County Board of Commissioners will swear in newly elected commissioner Caroline Sullivan and re-elected commissioners, Betty Lou Ward and James West. Select the "learn more" button to view at 2 p.m. today.
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The Wake County Annual Report gives residents an opportunity to take pride in the accomplishments of our County over the past year. While reading the report, follow the links to watch videos or view details about county programs and services.
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Join us on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. for "Take it to Heart 2013: Woman’s Health Day." Hear from experts on heart disease, nutrition & fitness. Location: Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Dr., Raleigh. To register, call 1-888-ASK-DUKE.
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Recycle your holiday tree to mulch trails at Wake County Parks. Drop off your undecorated holiday trees at designated locations from December 26, 2012, until January 20, 2013. Learn more.
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Wake County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some facilities will have modified operating hours.
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When the new Justice Center opens in July 2013, it will contain approximately 577,000 SF of space within an 11-story structure. This high rise building will have 18 new courtrooms, and associated support spaces.
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The 250-acre site at the Eastern 4-H Environmental Center faces beautiful Bulls Bay and the Albemarle Sound. Registration is now open for this exceptional sleep away camp program for youth ages 8 to 14.
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Nutrition is more than cutting out certain foods for healthier eating habits. It’s also about feeding the body the best vitamins and nutrients a body naturally needs for optimum health.
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Wake County offices will be closed Friday, March 29 for Good Friday.
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This month and throughout the year, Wake County encourages all individuals to play a role in making our community a better place for children and families.
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The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program has ranked Wake as the overall healthiest county in North Carolina for the fourth consecutive year.
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Wake County's partners need your help in setting priorities for important issues for our community concerning physical, behavioral, mental, economic, education, and environmental health. Participate in our forum on May 16.
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Wake County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System will celebrate the 94 survivors of cardiac arrest in 2012 during National EMS Week, May 19, through May 25. No other community in the U.S. benefits from a higher cardiac arrest survival rate.
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Convenience Centers are trash and recycling drop-off stations. Wake County is hosting a series of public meetings regarding the recent and/or possible changes to the Convenience Centers within their area.
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Building Safety Month helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe structures. Learn more about inspections & permits.
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Find your new best friend this Friday, May 24 through Tuesday May 28! All altered adult cats $10, kittens $25, dogs and pups $30. Altered means they are ready to go home the day of adoption as they have already been spayed or neutered.
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National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people nationwide to get involved as foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers, or other ways. Learn more about Foster Care in Wake County.
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Wake County offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. View our holiday schedule for details.
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Your new best friend is waiting! Reduced cat adoption fees through June 30. Come by the Wake County Animal Center today or view available pets for adoption online.
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Wake County offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. View our holiday schedule for more details.
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The $982,800,000 budget holds the property tax rate at 53.4 cents for the fifth year in a row, and focuses on priorities and addressing the greatest needs. View details about the FY 2014 Recommended Budget.
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Show us why Wake County is a great place to live, work, play and learn. Follow Wake County on Instagram (@wakegov) and submit your photos in the Wake County Instagram contest by tagging your photos with #WakeIsGreat!
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The Wake County Justice Center opened on July 1, 2013. The building now offers many public services including Register of Deeds, Revenue and many court functions. Learn more about the services offered at this new location.
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We are down to four finalist! Vote for your favorite photo in the #WakeIsGreat Instagram photo contest by Sunday, August 18.
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Each year the Wake County Board of Commissioners recognizes volunteers that have benefited our communities in substantial, important or unique ways. View details and submit nominations online by Thursday, August 15.
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Wake County Offices will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.
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The Community Health Needs Assessment helps to identify factors affecting Wake County and to determine resources needed to address these factors. Select "learn more" to view the report.
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Wake County Commissioners invite the public, community partners and employees to participate in the process of hiring a new County Manager by completing a short survey. Learn more and take the survey online now!
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Join us this Saturday for the Eighth Annual Harvest Celebration at Historic Yates Mill County Park. This free event will feature hands-on activities for the entire family, games, bluegrass music and more!
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Join us for the Storytelling Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Historic Oak View County Park. Storytellers including Heather Forest and The Healing Force, plus the band Big Bang Boom and theatre troupe Rags to Riches will perform.
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Join us for Heritage Day, a "county fair" type event featuring lots of live animals, antique farm equipment displays, heritage crafts, handmade items, live music, antique cars, horse-drawn carriage rides, cane pole fishing, and much more!
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Wake County invites you to help clean up our streams, lakes, and wetlands as part of North Carolina Big Sweep! Learn how to volunteer at an upcoming cleanup event.
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On July 15, 2013, the Board of Commissioners authorized an $810 million general obligation bond referendum for the Wake County Public School System.
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Wake County and partners will host the 7th annual Capital Area Vets Stand Down on Friday, October 18, 2013, at the South Wilmington Street Center, 1420 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 200 veterans are expected to attend.
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Dog lovers are invited to a special dog adoption event “Long-Timer Luau” on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12 to 6 p.m., at the Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. About 20 dogs will be available for adoption.
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Find your new best friend at the Fall Feline Festival! Wake County Animal Center is featuring $15 adoptions on select cats this month.
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Wake County offices will be closed for Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. Select "learn more" to view a calendar showing all holiday opening and closings by location.
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Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space offers many wonderful trails and facilities to view fall colors. Visit a local park today. Photo: Crowder District Park.
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. Learn about your options.
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Join Wake County at the City of Raleigh Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 20 for map demonstrations to celebrate GIS day!