Almost a quarter million people in Wake County are served by septic systems, yet these complex, underground structures often leave residents confused and concerned. Many are unsure of exactly how the systems work, but more importantly, they’re unaware that not taking care of them could end up costing them thousands and risk polluting their drinking water and our environment. That’s why Wake County is working to let septic owners know there is help available to wipe away that confusion and head off costly issues.
The Wake County Department of Health and Human Services and Wake County Animal Services have confirmed that a stray cat tested positive for rabies yesterday after being trapped in an area off Great Woods Road in Wake Forest, near from Durham and Creedmoor roads. A woman called 911 Tuesday to report that the tortoiseshell cat had climbed onto her porch, scratched and bit her. Wake County Animal Services responded immediately and was able to trap the animal and place it in quarantine, where it passed away later that same day.
Since Wake County administered its first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020, it has never charged anyone to receive protection from the virus. This could change with the end of the Public Health Emergency.
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During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Wake County’s Child Welfare Division is reminding residents that everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and neglect. During the month of April, staff will be emphasizing the necessity for communities to work together to promote the social and emotional well-being of all children and families through an outreach campaign that includes several local events.
Looking for a Valentine you can’t live without? The Wake County Animal Center is launching a special Valentine’s adoption campaign to help you “pawsibly” find the best Valentine’s gift! From Feb. 11 to 17, adoption fees for pets six months and older will be just $25 for dogs and name-your-price for cats.
The award-winning Wake County Smiles at Sunnybrook program is giving parents and kids something to smile about. In an effort to increase access to underserved areas of the county, the no-cost dental cleanings held at the Sunnybrook Public Health Center in Raleigh will expand to become the new Regional Smiles program, where a dental team will host monthly dental clinics at regional centers throughout the county. The service will provide preventative treatment for uninsured Wake County children ages 0 to 20 years at no charge to families.
Students across Wake County majoring in natural resource fields are invited to apply for a 2023–2024 Careers in Conservation Scholarship by NC Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation. This merit-based scholarship awards $1,000 per student per school year. Those awarded a scholarship can re-apply for another $1,000 the next year.
With bitterly cold temperatures predicted for our area, the Wake Continuum of Care has declared “white flag” status through at least Thursday, Dec. 22. That means shelters will open to anyone who is homeless or without a safe, reliable heat source, as temperatures drop below 35 degrees. “It takes a village to operate these shelters and care for the guests who need a warm place to stay during this frigid weather,” said Wake County Commissioner Cheryl Stallings. “With the holidays approaching, finding volunteers to staff the shelters may be challenging, so we hope the community can lend a hand.”
For six years, the Wake County Animal Center has avoided having to euthanize any animals because of lack of space. Now, another flood of stray and surrendered pets is pushing the shelter over capacity and putting that record in jeopardy.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of dogs in the facility is 87 on the adoption floor and 61 in the non-public room. That's more than the number double-sided runs available and it's forced the center to revert to single runs.
Did you know Americans throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day than any other time of year? In fact, every person creates about 36 more pounds of waste in December, the same as throwing away seven computer monitors!
All that holiday decorating, cooking and gifting means unnecessary waste can pile up at the landfill and harm the environment. So our Wake County Solid Waste team is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas by sharing 12 easy tips to spend more time with loved ones and less time filling up the trash can!
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.
North Carolina, September 28, 2023.- Today, El Centro Hispano had the honor of hosting United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai for an important discussion with Latino leadership in the North Carolina Triangle area. . Ambassador Tai is a distinguished member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet and serves as a senior trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson for U.S. trade policy.