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Residents Invited to Help Shape New Wake County Nature Preserves

Residents interested in helping to guide the preserves’ development can attend one of two community meetings. Drop in any time to find out what’s possible and share your thoughts on what you’d like to see – from horseback riding and mountain biking to hiking and birding. Conceptual designs will be available to view, and staff and consultants will be on hand to answer any questions

North Regional Library to Reopen Aug. 1

North Regional Library, which closed for renovations in October 2021, will reopen to the public on Monday, Aug. 1. Staff is excited to greet readers next month!

Wake County Public Health Identifies County’s First Case of Monkeypox

Wake County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in our county. This is the third confirmed case of the virus in North Carolina. The patient is currently isolating at home and Wake County staff are working with them on contact tracing. No additional information about this resident will be disclosed.

Wake County Opens Cooling Stations to Offer Relief from Extreme Heat

With the heat index expected to top 100 degrees this week, Wake County is opening temporary cooling stations for those who don’t have a place to seek relief from soaring temperatures. The cooling stations opened July 6 and offer residents a safe reprieve through Friday evening.

Wake County Animal Center Needs Your Help to Avoid Euthanizing Dogs

The Wake County Animal Center needs your help to free up space in our kennels, or we could have to put down dogs. "We don't want to euthanize for space and this plea is to make our community aware of the urgent need," Animal Services Director Dr. Jennifer Federico said. "There are only so many kennels and we need YOUR help!"

Wake County Opens Cooling Stations to Protect Residents from Extreme Heat

With heat index values expected to reach triple digits this week, Wake County is opening temporary cooling stations for those who don’t have a place to seek relief from soaring temperatures. The cooling stations will open today and offer residents a safe reprieve through Friday evening when the heat wave is predicted to subside.

Make a Splash at the Library this Summer

Dive into great books and unique experiences with Wake County Public Libraries! This year’s Summer @ the Library theme is “Oceans of Possibilities,” and the program is overflowing with activities for the whole family.

Wake County Challenges Kids to Explore Parks

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space has a new challenge for kids who love exploring parks and nature preserves. The Junior Park Explorers program, which launched June 1, challenges kids ages 4-15 to visit each park and nature preserve in the Wake County system and participate in a specific activity over the course of one year.

High-Speed Internet Access Now More Affordable for Wake County Residents

In Wake County, one of the challenges for residents needing high-speed internet access is affordability. The new federal Affordable Connectivity Program will help address that challenge by reducing internet service costs by up to $30/month.

Wake County Invites Aspiring Authors to Compete in Library Writing Contest

Aspiring authors of all ages have the opportunity to claim their moment in the literary spotlight as part of the annual writing contest hosted by Wake County Public Libraries.

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Wake County is located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of July 1, 2019, the population was 1,111,761, making it North Carolina's most populous county as well as the most populous county in the Carolinas. From July 2005 to July 2006, Wake County was the 9th fastest-growing county in the United States, with the town of Cary and the city of Raleigh being the 8th and 15th fastest-growing cities, respectively. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital. Eleven other municipalities are in Wake County, the largest of which is Cary, the third largest city of the Research Triangle region and the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina.
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