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UPDATE: Clear the Shelters finds forever homes for over 900 local animals.

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WRAL-TV, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., has teamed up with eight local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. Each shelter will waive adoption fees on Saturday, July 23, as part of the nationwide NBCUniversal Clear the Shelters initiative.

WHAT: Eight local animal shelters will participate in Clear the Shelters with WRAL-TV in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. Each shelter will waive adoption fees for one day.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

WHERE: The following shelters: SPCA of Wake County, Wake County Animal Center, SAFE Haven for Cats, Orange County Animal Services, Moore County Animal Center, Durham Animal Protection Society, Edgecombe County Animal Shelter, Person County Animal Services. See the interactive map on the Pets section front for more details.

ADOPTION TRACKER: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.

SOCIAL: Use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters and #WRAL to follow the effort on Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram, use #SHELfie to share a photo of you and your own shelter pet.

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Please click here to view a copy of the 2016-2017 Proposed Budget and Presentaion that County Manager, Wayne Vest presented to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Carthage, N.C.  Moore County Government Leadership Academy is a program that places High School and College students in internships throughout county government.  The Leadership Academy is an initiative sponsored by Moore County Administration and Moore County 4-H.

Since its inception in 2010, the program has continued to improve and become very popular in the Moore County community, and as such this year only 10 select applicants will participate in the improved and intense program.  The program gives students ages 14-21 a unique learning experience by allowing them to participate in on-the-job training with Moore County Government agencies.  Participants will be assigned to county departments based on their career interests.  The Leadership Academy will allow participants to gain insight into the workplace by participating in simulations and hands-on activities that provide an up-close and personal perspective of a government employee, school board member, sheriff, commissioner, representative, etc.  Through participation, youth will gain leadership skills while also understanding the affects and impacts our government and citizens have within our community.  Civic tours will include county, city, and possibly state government agencies.

May 31, 2016

Application Deadline

June 6, 2016

Applicants Selected

June 16, 2016

Applicants Notified

June 28-29, 2016

Applicant Interviews

July 29, 2016

Orientation- Meet Participants and Assigned Department Directors

August 1-4, 2016


August 5, 2016

Service Learning Project

August 10-11, 2016

Leadership Evolution

August 16, 2016

Meet the County Commissioners/Graduation

Click here for the Moore County Government Leadership Academy application.For program information please contact Sarah Miller, Moore County 4-H Youth Development Educator at (910) 947-3188, or Mary Phillips, Moore County Administration at (910) 947-6363

The County of Moore is excited to announce an update to the Community Page of our website. To better serve residents and visitors to the County, we have expanded upon our Medical Facilities and now refer to it as Medical Services. Under this new designation you will find multiple links to Medical Services within the County and links to supplemental health information. We hope that you will find these links helpful in leading a healthy and fulfilled life. Question, comments, and concerns should be directed to

Find an array of organizations available to help Moore County citizens in the Community Resource Guide, provided by GCF Family Support Services and Sandhills Center, LME – MCO. 

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