Do you ever get that feeling of satisfaction when your trash is less than half of what you're recycling? You might want to double check everything you chucked into your recycling bin -- even though items may be recyclable doesn't mean they're getting recycled.
Census workers are starting their door-to-door efforts now that the mail-in period has ended.
Do you still have a perfectly good chair, desk, futon or other
household item that you just can't find a home for? Don't haul it to
the landfill -- freecycle it.
Cary was a busy place for runners on Saturday. Despite the Cary Road Race being held a few miles down the road, a
record field of more than 350 runners and walkers turned out for the
Kay Brewer Memorial 5K at WakeMed Soccer Park.
James Lavin, 24, of Raleigh, an member of The Athlete’s Foot team,
covered the 5K cross-county route in 18:42.
Raleigh's Meghan Hegarty, 26, another The Athlete's Foot runner, won
the women’s title and was fifth overall in 20:23.
Entries are due today for the Raleigh-Wake Senior Games, which will be held March 26-April 11 at throughout Wake County.
The Raleigh-Wake Senior Games ranks as the largest local event among
the 52 sanctioned local Senior Games in North Carolina, according to an
event news release. In 2009, 639 seniors from throughout Wake County
and surrounding areas participated.
The athletic and artistic competition is for ages 55 and up.
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You might think, when you drive through farms and subdivisions west of Cary and Apex, that all roads lead to Green Level -- because there are at least three roads with some variation of "Green Level" in their names.
Roads in this part of western Wake change their names frequently, but only slightly. Now, with the support of Cary officials, the Wake County commissioners have taken a step to reduce the confusion.
Effective March 1, Green Level to Durham Road (State Road 1625) will lose its identity to become part of Green Level Church Road. And a section of Alston Avenue (State Road 1630) also will take the same name. ... [MORE]
The state Department of Transportation today awarded three contracts worth $8.5 million to Rea Contracting of Raleigh for repaving work on 44.6 miles of secondary roads in Wake County.
The money will repave:
· 2.5 miles of Old Raleigh Road (State Road 1435) from Mason Street to U.S. 64;
· 0.2 miles of Lake Pine Drive (S.R. 1521) to Gregson Drive;
· 1.3 miles of New Rand Road (S.R. 2562) from Southern Railway (S.R. 2812) to Timber Drive (S.R. 2269);
· 1.2 miles of Maynard Road (S.R. 3073) from the railroad bridge to High House Road (S.R. 1615);
· 2.1 miles of Avent Ferry Road (S.R. 1321) from Western Boulevard (S.R. 1012) to Athens Drive;
· 2.8 miles of East Garner Road (S.R. 1004) from Auburn-Knightdale Road (S.R. 2555) to the Johnston County line;
· 0.7 miles of Smithfield Road (S.R. 2233) from Poole Road (S.R. 1007) to Major Slade Road (S.R. 2506);
· 4.9 miles of Poole Road (S.R. 1007) from Smithfield Road (S.R. 2233) to Third Street (S.R. 2355);
· 0.3 miles of of Buffaloe Street (S.R. 1007) from Third Street (S.R. 2355) to U.S. 64 Business (Wilson Avenue);
· 0.2 miles of Ten Ten Road (S.R. 1010) from the U.S. 1 bridge southeast to a pavement joint;
· 0.5 miles of Lake Wheeler Road (S.R. 1009) from Centennial Parkway (S.R. 4746) to the first pavement joint south of I-40;
· 3.1 miles of Lake Wheeler Road (S.R. 1371) from Penny Road (S.R. 1379) to Ten Ten Road (S.R. 1010);
· 3.8 miles of Kildare Farm Road from Byrum Street to Palace Green;
· 0.6 miles of Lynn Road (S.R. 1827) from N.C. 50 (Creedmoor Road) to Ray Road (S.R. 1826);
· 5.8 miles of Millbrook Road (S.R. 3466/1822/2018) from Glenwood Avenue (U.S. 70) to Falls of Neuse Road (S.R. 2000);
· 2.4 miles of Old Creedmoor Road (S.R. 1831) from Norwood Road (S.R. 1834) to Carpenter Pond Road (S.R. 1901);
· 5.7 miles of New Light Road (S.R. 1907) from N.C. 98 (Durham Road) to the Granville County line;
· 0.8 miles of Forestville Road (S.R. 2049) from Burlington Mills Road (S.R. 2045) to between the bridge and school;
· 0.5 miles of Averette Road/Young Street (S.R.1945) from U.S. 401 (Main Street) to Cotton Paws Street;
· 1.2 miles of Lead Mine Road (S.R. 1820) from Lynn Road (S.R. 1827) to Old Lead Mine Road; and
· 2.3 miles of Ligon Mill Road (S.R. 2044) from U.S. 401 (Louisburg Road) to Burlington Mills Road (S.R. 2045).
On the front page today, we had a story about the state's efforts to police the new regulations about banning smoking in most restaurants and bars. And on the local front, we had a followup about the kids who fell ill after a dinner at the YMCA conference.
Did you know, aside from the two multi-material recycling facilities, that there are 11 convenience centers throughout Wake County? Do you know which one is closest to your home and office? Check here to find out.
The locations listed below are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Site #1: 10505 Old Stage Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
- Site #2: 6025 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539
- Site #3: 266 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560
- Site #4: 3600 Yates Mill Pond Road , Raleigh, NC 27606
- Site #5: 8401 Battle Bridge Road , Raleigh, NC 27610
- Site #6: 3913 Lillie Liles Road , Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Site #7: 9008 Deponie Drive , Raleigh, NC 27614
- Site #8: 2001 Durham Road – NC 98 , Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Site #9: 3337 New Hill-Holleman Road , New Hill, NC 27562
- Site #10: 5216 Knightdale - Eagle Rock Road , Knightdale, NC 27545
- Site #11: 5051 Wendell Blvd. (US 64 Business Highway) , Wendell, NC 27591
The multi-material facilities listed below are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- North Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility:
9029 Deponie Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614
- South Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility:
6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27502
Well, Christmas is over and its time to take down those holiday decorations and discard wrapping paper and boxes.
Wake County is giving a post-Christmas gift to help. Christmas trees, corrugated cardboard, chip board (paper roll tubes) glossy magazines, Christmas cards, shirt boxes and wrapping paper (no bows or foil) can be deposited at Wake County convenience centers.
The one located in eastern Wake county is at 5051 Wendell Boulevard. The convenience center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through January 19.
And all of the paper and cardboad will be recycled. And that's a gift to our environment.