Wake County Manager David Cooke will present his recommended budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014 to the Board of Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 2 p.m., in room 700 of the Wake County Courthouse, 335 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh.
Residents can watch the presentation live on this website at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 20. The meeting can also be viewed live on Time Warner Cable, Raleigh Television Network (RTN) channel 11.
Residents can comment on the recommended budget by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 919-856-5433.
Wake County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System will celebrate the 94 survivors of cardiac arrest in 2012 with two special events during National EMS Week, Sunday, May 19, 2013, through Saturday, May 25, 2013. No other community in the U.S. benefits from a higher cardiac arrest survival rate.
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
EMS Station No. 1 Open House
Bring the family to experience EMS Station 1 in downtown Raleigh. The bus ambulance, mass casualty truck, and vintage and modern ambulances will be on display. Take pictures with Pete the Paramedic Panda and Andy the ambulance, a talking, remote-control ambulance model. Attendees can participate in blood pressure checks and CPR demonstrations. EMS Station 1 is located at 120 W. Davie St.
, in the Public Safety Center, Raleigh. Parking is available in the Wake County Parking Deck
, 213 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh.
Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m.
Code: Celebrate! 2013 Cardiac Arrest Save Ceremony
The annual celebration, held at the Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh
, will recognize cardiac arrest survivors and responders. Wake EMS Paramedic Brian Woodard and local music group the Hall Sisters will perform. Rex Wellness Center will perform their heart healthy exercise demonstration using exercise balls as drums.
Wake County residents are invited to participate in one of the five Community Health Assessment (CHA) Forums
. The forums will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at locations throughout the county. Participants will have the opportunity to help identify priority health issues affecting the county-wide community. Registration is required.
The five locations are:
WakeMed Health and Hospital Systems Andrews Center* 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
*Spanish language and American Sign Language interpretation services are available at this location only.
"Our goal is to remain the healthiest county in North Carolina," said Wake Human Services Director Ramon Rojano. "This forum is vital to understanding the health needs in our community and reaching this goal."
Every three to four years, Wake County, hospitals and community not-for-profit organizations come together to complete the federally required CHA through surveys, focus groups and existing statistics. The findings for the most recent data will be discussed at the CHA forums. The partners will use the results of the forum to determine how to use available resources to address the health needs.
Partners for the Wake County CHA include WakeMed Health and Hospitals, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Rex/UNC Health Care, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Wake Health Services and a steering committee of more than 50 other partners.
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Wake County high schools are invited to apply for a full scholarship to attend the 2013 Resource Conservation Workshop, Sunday, June 23, 2013, to Friday, June 28, 2013, at North Carolina State University. Scholarships are provided by the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District (WSWCD) Board of Supervisors. Space is limited and highly competitive.
The intensive week-long conservation camp introduces young adults to natural resources management with conservation professionals in various fields such as
"Students tell us that the Resource Conservation Workshop was the highlight of their summer," said Dale Threatt-Taylor, WSWCD Director, "and many go on to pursue careers in an environmental field. That's why we want to provide this wonderful learning opportunity to as many young people as we possibly can every year."
Students can request a scholarship application by calling the WSWCD at 919-250-1050 or by emailing Wake Environmental Program Director Sheila Jones at email@example.com
. Application requests must be submitted by Friday, May 17, 2013.
Wake County Libraries invites the public to learn how to partner with the local Chambers of Commerce with regard to events, resources, and Chamber services. Representatives from area Chambers will lead a discussion to educate and offer advice about how to grow business using Chamber support. Sessions are free, but registration is required.
Monday, May 20, 6 p.m.
West Regional Library, 919-463-8500
Featuring the Cary Chamber
Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Cameron Village Regional Library, 919-856-6710
Featuring the Greater Raleigh Chamber
Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.
Eva Perry Regional Library, 919-387-2100
Featuring the Apex Chamber
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library, 919-662-2250
Featuring the Garner Chamber
More than 400,000 books will be for sale at reasonable prices at Wake’s Annual Book Sale and Festival of Reading on Thursday, May 9, 2013, through Sunday, May 12, 2013, in the Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
Saturday, May 11, 2013, will feature activities with entertainment, crafts and community partners on hand to make the day festive and exciting for children. Children are invited to make a Mother’s Day card at the craft table as a part of the festival.
"Many children attend the sale every year, so we are excited to provide activities on Saturday," said Wake County Library Director Mike Wasilick. "Also, we hope the book sale and festival will encourage families to participate in our summer programs."
The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Prices for the books are:
|Thursday, May 9
||$1 each |
|Friday, May 10
||$1 each |
|Saturday, May 11
||$1 each |
*On Sunday, May 12, people can purchase boxes of books for $5 and bags of books for $2.
Proceeds from the book sale are used to buy new books for County libraries. The books remaining at the end of the sale are purchased by a vendor. No books will return to storage or be discarded.
Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. The Graham Building is west of Dorton Arena, near the Hillsborough Street entrance. Parking is free.
Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System, in collaboration with Wake County Public Libraries, will offer information and demonstrations for first aid when dealing with minor medical emergencies in the home. EMS staff will also offer suggestions about what to expect when calling 911 for more serious emergencies.
Friday, May 24, 3:30 p.m.
This free program is a part of the ongoing parenting series being offered by Wake Libraries. Registration is required. View more information
Wake County Libraries encourages people to update skills used in the workplace in a series of workshops being held at the regional libraries. Practice typing techniques, write resumes using templates and apply for jobs online. Led by experienced librarians, the sessions are free, but registration is required.
Tuesday, May 21, 3 p.m.
West Regional Library, 919-463-8500
Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m.
Southeast Regional Library, 919-662-2250
Tuesday, May 28, 11 a.m.
North Regional Library 919-870-4000
Additionally, Wake County Libraries will host workplace communications workshops with Wake Technical Community College. The workshop will help participants analyze and improve communication styles. The programs are free, but registration is required.
Monday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m.
May is a busy month at Wake County Regional Libraries. The following events will occur in multiple locations, dates and times. Find event details using the library calendar search. All programs are free, but registration is required.
Money Smart: Choosing a Retirement Plan
Representatives with New York Life Insurance Company will demonstrate how life insurance, wills and estates, annuities, 401Ks, IRAs and CDs lead to a healthy retirement. An attorney will also be present to answer your legal questions. Multiple locations and dates
Craft it: Fun Felt Pins
People ages 16 and up are invited to create felt flower pins. All materials will be provided. Multiple locations and dates
Drop-in for a five minute session to learn one-on-one from a librarian how to use the library's new Hobbies and Crafts database to find gardening information. Multiple locations and dates
Unusual Suspects Mystery Author Tour
Mystery maven and local blogger Molly Weston will facilitate the panel discussion and audience Q & A. with mystery authors from The Unusual Suspects tour including Lucy Burdette, Hallie Ephron and Jennifer McMahon.
Planning for College from A to Z
Join these regional libraries for a series of workshops to get assistance with planning for college. Design and follow a personal roadmap through the process which includes self-assessment, applications and admissions and college financial aid.
Raleigh Little Theatre Open Rehearsal: Once On This Island
Raleigh Little Theatre will hold open rehearsals of the upcoming production Once on This Island at three regional libraries. Staff members from RLT will show a documentary and lead a discussion about Katherine Dunham, who inspired the choreography for the play. View details
Caribbean Instrument Petting Zoo
Member of the Raleigh/Durham Afro-Caribbean Association will demonstrate and display musical instruments from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Haiti and Nigeria as a complementary program to the Once on this Island collaboration with Raleigh Little Theatre. View details
Anyone Bitten or Scratched by Unknown Animals
Should Call 919-250-4462
Wake County would like to inform people who live in the vicinity of the 300 block of Jones Franklin Road in Raleigh that rabies was confirmed in a fox on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Raleigh Animal Control responded to the case, and the fox was taken to the State Lab in Raleigh for testing on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. A dog was exposed to the fox.
"We don't want to alarm residents in Raleigh, but they should be aware of these cases and of the potential for exposure to themselves, family members and their pets," said Sue Lynn Ledford, Community Health director for Wake County. “Rabies vaccination is critical to help to prevent the spread of disease, and rabies vaccination is required by law. This is a great opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of rabies vaccinations
for their pets.”
In this case the dog was unvaccinated and was put down. State law requires potentially rabid pets to be destroyed unless owners agree to support a six-month quarantine. There was no human exposure.
Animal Control officers are concerned about possible exposure of unvaccinated animals, particularly pets, in the Raleigh area. Anyone who sees an animal acting in an unusual manner is urged to call Wake County Animal Control
at 919-212-7387 (PETS).
Wake County Animal Control officials urge the following:
Residents should not approach animals that they do not know.
Residents should ensure their pets have a current rabies vaccination. If a pet is allowed outside, a booster vaccine is recommended. Outdoor pets should be kept inside until they receive booster vaccines.
Do not feed stray or unknown animals, including cats and dogs.
Do not leave trash or food outside, unless it is in a trash can with a tight-fitting lid.
If a pet is fed outside, do not leave food out overnight.
Do not leave pets outdoors unattended.
If a pet comes in contact with an animal that might be rabid, contact a veterinarian immediately.
To report animal complaints and stray animals:
In Wake County (except Cary, Garner, Holly Springs and Raleigh), call 919-212-PETS (7387)
In Cary, call 919-319-4517
In Garner, call 919-772-8896
In Holly Springs, call 919-557-9111
In Raleigh, call 919-831-6311