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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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Register today for the "Teen Talk Lock In" on November 22. For youth ages 14–17. Free admission. Workshops, games, prizes and more! Space is limited! Register today!
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Wake County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Division would like your input to help determine parks, trails, open space, and recreation priorities for Wake County.
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Wake County Commissioners are working with community leaders to hold a series of public meetings, known as The Listening Tour. The second stop on the tour will be November 19, from 6–8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Knightdale.
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Wake County Solid Waste Management is accepting Commercial Waste Reduction Grant applications. Organizations looking to decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills are encouraged to apply. Grants applications are due November 29, 2013.
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Holiday Cheer brightens the holidays of children and seniors in need by matching them with community sponsors who provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or gifts. Select the "learn more" button to find out how you can help!
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Recycle your holiday trees with the Happy Trails Holiday Tree Recycling Program, from Thursday, December 26, 2013, through Sunday, January 19, 2014.
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Learn more about Wake County's North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST) implementation.
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Historic Oak View County Park is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit In Search of a New Deal: Images of NC, 1935–1941. This opening marks the 10-year anniversary of the original creation of the exhibit by the staff at Historic Oak View.
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View the 2013 State of the County & Accomplishments Report.
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After 13-plus years as County Manager and more than 17 years with Wake County, Manager David Cooke retired at the end of November 2013. Wake County is looking for a new County manager. Learn more about the process.
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Wake County encourages all citizens who consume water from a private drinking water well to test their water regularly for contaminants and maintain their well system. Learn more about drinking water wells in Wake County.