Thursday, December 29, 2016

Agenda 1-3-17 Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for their first regular meeting of the month. Click here  to view the agenda for said meeting. Please note, this meeting has moved to Tuesday due to the New Years holiday.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Actions Taken - December 19, 2016 Lee County Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on December 19, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. Click here to view the actions taken at said meeting.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Agenda 12-19-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on December 19th at 5:00 p.m. for their second regular meeting of the month. Click here  to view the agenda for said meeting. Please note, the meeting time will change to 6:00 p.m. starting in January 2017.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Resolution Setting Meeting Schedule for 2017

The Lee County Board of Commissioners' Meeting in regular session on December 5, 2016 approved their meeting schedule for 2017. Click here to view Resolution setting new meeting schedule.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Action Taken from 12-5-16 BOC Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on December 5, 2016 for their first regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day - December 1st

Each year, World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS on a global scale. With STD and HIV rates on the rise here in North Carolina, it is more important than ever to get tested. The Lee County Health Department offers free and confidential testing by appointment. Please call (919) 718-4640 to schedule an appointment today! 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Agenda 12-5-16 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on December 5th for their first regular meeting of the month.   Click Here to view agenda for said meeting.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Lee County Health Department Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Lee County Health Department is interested in your opinions about the services it provides to the public. Getting the opinions from Lee County residents is crucial in helping us to better serve our citizens. Please visit the Lee County Health Department Customer Satisfaction Survey  at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQH6GYV . All responses are voluntary and anonymous.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Action Taken from 11-21-16 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on November 21st for their second regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Agenda - 11-21-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on November 21st for their second regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Action Taken at 11-14-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on November 14, 2016.  Click here here to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Commissioners Special Called Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on November 14, 2016 in special session to conduct public hearings for two economic development projects. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Action Taken from 11-07-16 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for their first regular meeting of the month on November 7th. Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Agenda - 11-7-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on November 7th for their first regular meeting of the month. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Sanford BIC Initiatives/Nuevas Iniciativas de Sanford BIC

Estimados Residentes del Condado de Lee:  
Ayer, Karina Neyra de Qué Pasa informó sobre las nuevas iniciativas de Sanford BIC para formar el Consejo Hispano, brindar nuevos servicios de autobús, y más. Lea el articulo aquí, y ¡ÚNASE A NOSOTROS EL 12 DE NOV. para celebrar y saber de todo! www.facebook.com/events/1802366880052862/


Dear Lee County Residents:
Karina Neyra of Qué Pasa reported yesterday on the new Sanford BIC initiatives to form a Hispanic Council, provide new bus services, and more. Read the article here, and JOIN US ON NOV. 12 to celebrate and learn about it all! www.facebook.com/events/1802366880052862/




Monday, October 31, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This #DVAM, lead by example. Model nonviolent conflict resolution & celebrate healthy relationships! #Fall4HlthNC 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Federal Aid Approved for Lee, Moore, and Wake Counties

Governor McCrory Announces Federal Aid Approved for Lee, Moore and Wake Counties

Raleigh, N.C.
Governor Pat McCrory this afternoon received a federal disaster declaration to help local governments and individuals in Lee, Moore and Wake Counties recover from the massive flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew.
“Providing much needed assistance to families and businesses in Lee, Moore and Wake counties is another important step forward in the recovery process,” said Governor McCrory. “I appreciate our federal partners approving this important assistance the help those who are suffering to begin rebuilding their lives.” 
With the addition of these three counties, 31 counties have now been approved for federal individual and public assistance and 9 counties have been approved for public assistance only. As joint preliminary damage assessments continue, the governor said he is hopeful that other counties will meet the federal criteria for a disaster declaration.  
Since the Expedited Major Disaster Declaration on October 10, the federal government has disbursed more than $41 million to disaster survivors through the Individual Assistance Program. To date, more than 52,000 North Carolinians have already registered for this assistance.
The governor encouraged individuals and groups to help in the relief efforts by making a financial or other contribution. Monetary contributions to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Matthew can be made by texting NCRECOVERS to 30306 or by visitingNCDisasterRelief.org. This is one of the best ways to help fund long-term recovery efforts.
For updates on Hurricane Matthew impacts and relief efforts, go to ReadyNC.org or follow N.C. Emergency Management on Twitter andFacebook. Call 5-1-1 for the latest road conditions or check the ReadyNC mobile app, which also has real-time shelter and evacuation information.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Confidential help is available through the Nat’l Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 thehotline.org/ #DVAM #Fall4HlthNC

Monday, October 24, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Study of economic impact of #domesticviolence found total cost for NC=$307 million annually http://bit.ly/2dQ8FSg #Fall4HlthNC

Friday, October 21, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence hurts families, communities. Here are 13 things you can do to help end DV: http://bit.ly/2dP6PF1

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Some types of violence share root causes. Visit preventviolencenc.org & learn about key strengths that #preventviolence #DVAM2016 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Action from 10-17-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on October 17th for their second regular meeting of the month. Click her to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. Take action to break the silence http://bit.ly/1P83Yzg  #DVAM #eNOughNC

Reminder - Lee County Health Department Distributing Zika Virus Prevention Kits

Lee County Health Department Distributing Zika Virus Prevention Kits

With standing water remaining an issue after hurricane Matthew, everyone should take precautions to protect against mosquito bites. Although the Zika Virus is not being locally transmitted in North Carolina, prevention efforts should start now.

The Lee County Health Department has Zika Virus Prevention Kits available for county residents. Residents may pick up the kits at the Lee County Health Department (106 Hillcrest Drive, 2nd Floor), Lee County Environmental Health (115 Chatham Street), and the Lee County Animal Shelter (1450 North Horner Boulevard). The kits are being distributed on a first come, first serve basis and contain one Mosquito Dunk.  Kits also have educational information regarding the proper use of the Mosquito Dunk, along with methods to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.  A Mosquito Dunk is a donut-shaped disc that is inserted into a standing water source, where it floats on the surface and slowly releases a special bacterium, which mosquito larvae eat. This bacterium kills mosquito larvae of all known mosquito species, but is non-toxic to humans, animals, birds, frogs, fish, birds and other animals.

For more information, please contact the Lee County Health Department at (919) 718-4640.

Board of Health Agenda for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Meeting


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

There's still time to Plan SanLee (Survey)

Click the picture above for the survey!

Agenda 10-17-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, October 17th for their second regular meeting of the month. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Joint Environmental Affairs Board Meeting

Joint Environmental Affairs Board meeting on October 13, 2016, at 6pm, in the Buggy Factory Conference Room, 115 Chatham Street, Sanford, NC. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Action Taken from 10-3-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on October 3, 2016 for their first regular meeting of the month. Click here to view Action Take from said meeting. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/Safe Sleep Awareness Month

October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Sanford, NC- The Lee County  Health Department is helping to raise awareness of  National SIDS/Safe Sleep Month, which is in October. Each year in the United States, up to 3,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. Most of these deaths are from SIDS and other sleep related causes. SIDS is one of the leading causes of death for infants one month to one year of age nationally and in North Carolina.

“While healthcare providers and researchers do not know the exact cause of SIDS, there are preventive methods we do know to encourage safe sleep” says Kim Ferguson, Infant Mortality Reduction Project Manager with the Lee County  Health Department. “The Health Department wants to highlight these methods to encourage the practice of safe sleeping habits for infants and to help reduce the risk of SIDS”.

The Infant Mortality Reduction Project provides training and resources to those agencies who work with expectant or new parents about how to reduce the risk of SIDS and death from unsafe sleep. Tobacco exposure during pregnancy and after birth increases an infant’s risk of death from SIDS. The NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Quitline prioritizes pregnant and post-partum women with their services to help women quit and stay tobacco free.

Strategies to reduce the risk of SIDS and promote safe sleep include:

·         Always place babies on their backs to sleep for naps and at night.

·         Use a firm mattress in a safety approved crib, covered by a fitted sheet.

·         Have baby share the room, but not your bed. Baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or a chair alone or with anyone else.

·         Keep soft objects, loose bedding, bumper pads, pillows, quilts, comforters, and stuffed toys out of the crib.

·         Don’t let baby get too hot during sleep.

·         Prevent any exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and after birth. Do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby- especially in the home or in a vehicle.

·         Breastfeed your baby.


For more information, see the NC Healthy Start Foundation website : http://www.nchealthystart.org

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) currently offers free help quitting tobacco use through 1-800-QUIT-NOW or http://www.quitlinenc.com/


Thursday, September 29, 2016

State Health Officials Encourage North Carolinians to Protect Themselves From Flu

State Health Officials Encourage 
North Carolinians to Protect Themselves From Flu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2016
Contact:news@dhhs.nc.gov
919-855-4840

RALEIGH, N.C. – As flu season approaches, state health officials encourage North Carolina residents to protect themselves by being vaccinated against the flu.

“Getting your flu shot now will protect you throughout the flu season, which typically runs from late fall to early spring,” said Division of Public Health Director Danny Staley. “The more vaccinations given early in the season, the more flu cases and the spread of flu will be prevented.”

During the 2014 - 2015 season, North Carolina recorded its highest number of flu-associated deaths in six years. This is a reminder that flu can be a serious illness, especially for adults over 65, children under five, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease.  

“Talk to you doctor about what vaccine is most appropriate for you,” Staley said. “This year, injectable vaccines are recommended. The nasal spray vaccine has been found to be a less effective method of vaccination.”

On June 22, 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted that the live
“nasal spray” vaccine should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season after recent studies determined it was less effective than injectable vaccines.

In addition to vaccination, state health officials encourage everyone to use precautions to protect against the spread of flu and other viruses:
  • Wash hands frequently, preferably with soap and water or an approved hand sanitizer
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then discard the tissue promptly
  • If you are sick with flu, stay home until you have been fever free for at least 24 hours
Flu shots are available at hospitals, pharmacies, private medical offices, some federally qualified health care centers and local health departments. North Carolina residents may use the Flu Finder tool at http://flu.nc.gov to help find flu clinics near them.

Weekly updates on flu surveillance data will begin Oct. 13 at http://flu.nc.gov.

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North Carolina Recognizes World Rabies Day

North Carolina Recognizes World Rabies Day

September 28, 2016
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
919-855-4840

RALEIGH, N.C. Today is World Rabies Day and state health officials encourage North Carolinians to be aware of rabies and take preventive measures, including vaccination of their pets according to law.

Rabies is a deadly viral disease of warm-blooded animals that attacks the central nervous system and inevitably leads to death. In North Carolina, raccoons and bats are the main carriers for rabies virus. Unvaccinated domestic animals, like dogs, cats, horses and livestock may also be infected.

Any mammal infected with rabies poses a human health risk, and in the early stages of the disease it may not be apparent that an animal is infected with rabies. In 2015, there were 339 cases of animal rabies reported in North Carolina.  Of these 94 percent were wild animals.

Vaccinating your pets and keeping the vaccinations current is essential to preventing rabies,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Carl Williams, DVM.  “North Carolina rabies law requires all owned dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age and remain vaccinated throughout their lifetime.”

NC law requires counties to offer at least one low cost rabies vaccination clinic per year. Animal Control Agency listings can be found here: http://www.ncarca.com/AGENCY.htm.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health encourages the following precautions:
  • Vaccinate pets against rabies.
  • Supervise pets outdoors, and keep all pets on a leash.
  • Do not feed pets outdoors. Pet food attracts wildlife.
  • Do not feed wildlife, feral cats or feral dogs.
  • Secure garbage cans with wildlife-proof lids.
  • Leave young wildlife alone. If you find a juvenile animal that appears to need help, it is best to leave it alone and call a wildlife professional.
If you are bitten or scratched by any animal that could possibly have rabies:
  • Clean the wound well with soap and flush with running water for 15 minutes and contact your doctor. The doctor will determine if a series of rabies vaccinations will be needed.
  • Note the location and a description of the animal to provide to animal control.
  • Do not try to catch any wild animal that bites or scratches you. Call animal control immediately to capture the animal for rabies testing.
  • If the animal is someone's pet, get the owner's name and address and provide them to the animal control officer. Any mammal can transmit rabies. The animal that bit you, depending on the species and circumstances, must be evaluated or tested for rabies.
World Rabies Day is recognized each year on Sept. 28, and is a day of global public health observance and a time to raise awareness to improve rabies prevention and control efforts. For more information about rabies, including facts and figures on rabies, visit http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/rabies/figures.html.

For recommendations regarding the public and interacting with wildlife, including feeding or rescuing wildlife, visit www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/WildlifeProblems/documents/Feeding-Wildlife-Hazards.pdf.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Agenda - 10-3-16 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, October 3, 2016 for their first regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

North Carolina Falls Prevention Awareness Week - September 19-24, 2016

Friday of NC #FallsPrevention Awareness Wk focuses on vision checks. Clean yr glasses, get regular eye exams #nofalls #Fall4HlthNC

Thursday, September 22, 2016

North Carolina Falls Prevention Awareness Week - September 19-24, 2016

Thurs of NC #FallsPrevention Awareness Wk focuses on strength+balance exercise - find classes near you http://bit.ly/2cGT3ko #Fall4HlthNC

Plan SanLee - Join the Conversation


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
Lee County, the City of Sanford, and the Town of Broadway will hold a series of public meetings in September and October as part of the process for Updating the Future Land Use Plan

A Future Land Use Plan is intended to serve as both a physical and policy plan to guide each jurisdiction’s development over the next 10 to 20 years. The last plan was adopted in 1999 and many changes have occurred to the built environment since that time.  The updated plan will focus on helping citizens and elected officials make informed decisions concerning growth and development, establish meaningful and achievable goals, as well as strategies and policies for the implementation of the plan.

As part of the planning process, the jurisdictions are encouraging the public to provide initial guidance and feedback on a variety of topics that influence land use.  Public meetings have been scheduled to take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following days at the following locations.

·         September 27, 2016 – Broadway Community Center (111 N Main St.)
·         September 29, 2016 – Dennis Wicker Civic Center (1801 Nash St.)
·         October 4, 2016 – Deep River Elementary (4000 Deep River Rd.)
·         October 6, 2016 – Greenwood Elementary (1127 Greenwood Rd.)

This is a drop-in style format, so interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting as the consultant and planning staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the update of the plan. No formal presentations will be made; however, attendees will have the opportunity to fill out simple survey questionnaires. 

Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to submit written comments and questions throughout the process using the Plan’s website http://plansanlee.com/.

For additional information, contact David Montgomery, Long Range Planner at 115 Chatham Street, Sanford, NC 27330, by phone at (919) 718-4657 Ext. 5392, or by email at david.montgomery@sanfordnc.net

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

North Carolina Falls Prevention Awareness Week - September 19-24, 2016

Weds of NC #FallsPrevention Awareness Wk focuses on avoiding medication interactions. Docs + pharmacists can review yr meds. #fallsfree

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

North Carolina Falls Prevention Awareness Week - September 19-24, 2016

Tues of NC #FallsPrevention Awareness Wk focuses on safe med disposal. Find #NC drop boxes & events http://bit.ly/2cXuL7O #FPAD16

Action Taken at 9-19-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on September 19th for their monthly meeting.  Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting.

Please note that beginning in October, the Board of Commissioners will resume their two meeting a month schedule. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

North Carolina Falls Prevention Awareness Week - September 19-24, 2016

Monday of NC #FallsPrevention Awareness Wk focuses on education. Learn more about falls prevention here http://bit.ly/1kL9bfn #Fall4HlthNC

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lee County Health Department to Distribute Zika Virus Prevention Kits

Lee County Health Department to Distribute Zika Virus Prevention Kits


With summer winding down and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites. Although the Zika Virus is not being locally transmitted in North Carolina, prevention efforts should start now.


The Lee County Health Department will have Zika Virus Prevention Kits available for county residents starting on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Residents may pick up the kits at the Lee County Health Department (106 Hillcrest Drive, 2nd Floor), Lee County Environmental Health (115 Chatham Street), and the Lee County Animal Shelter (1450 North Horner Boulevard). The kits will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and will contain one Mosquito Dunk.  Kits will also have educational information regarding the proper use of the Mosquito Dunk, along with methods to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.  A Mosquito Dunk is a donut-shaped disc that is inserted into a standing water source, where it floats on the surface and slowly releases a special bacterium, which mosquito larvae eat. This bacterium kills mosquito larvae of all known mosquito species, but is non-toxic to humans, animals, birds, frogs, fish, birds and other animals.

For more information, please contact the Lee County Health Department at (919) 718-4640.

Agenda - 9-19-16 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on September 19th for their regular monthly meeting. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Action Taken at 8-29016 Special Meeting of the Board

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in special session on August 29, 2016.  Click here  to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

San-Lee Park Mountain Bike Trail and Boat dock Access

August 26, 2016
Mountain Bike Trail and Boatdock Access Open


Lee County Parks & Recreation announces that access to the Mountain Bike Trailhead and Boat Docks at San-Lee Park has been restored.  Park patrons can now access both those areas via a new pathway located by the large bulletin board at the upper parking lot of the park.

Press Release: Mosquito-Borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis On The Rise This Summer


Mosquito-Borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis
On The Rise This Summer

Seven horses, one human infected so far in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 26, 2016
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
919-855-4840

RALEIGH, N.C. – Mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis has infected one human and six horses this summer in North Carolina, state health and agricultural officials report.

Also known as EEE or ‘Triple E,’ the virus can cause inflammation of the brain. While there is a vaccine for horses, there is none for humans. State Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health officials noted there was a single case affecting a human reported in North Carolina. State Agriculture Department officials said seven cases affecting horses were reported in Brunswick, Hoke, Onslow, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson and Wake counties. North Carolina averages one case in humans and 10 in horses every year.


“Triple E is not communicable between horses and people,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Carl Williams, DVM. “It is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. While Triple E is very rare in humans, when it does occur it is a serious illness, so it is very important to take protective measures against mosquito bites.”

There is no human vaccine for EEE. Symptoms typically appear four to 10 days after someone is bitten by an infected mosquito and may include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, and sore throat. Severe cases can involve encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. Those at highest risk of contracting EEE live in or visit woodland habitats, and people who work outside or participate in outdoor recreational activities.

If you or someone you know is experiencing flu-like symptoms, contact your local medical provider.

“Fortunately, there are preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the chance of infection in both people and horses,” said Dr. Mike Neault, Director of Livestock Operations, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “Reducing breeding grounds for mosquitoes on your property is one of the most important preventative measures for humans and animals. Vaccines are available for horses and both the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the NCDA&CS recommend equine owners work with their veterinarian to ensure their animals are kept current on their vaccinations against Triple E.”

Take steps to reduce habitat for pests including mosquitoes and reduce exposure to them.
Tip and Toss:
  1. Reduce mosquito breeding opportunities by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires and birdbaths at least weekly.
  2. Be sure to tightly secure screens on all openings on rain barrels used for water conservation.
  3. Clean up any trash or leaves that may be around your home or in rain gutters.
Reduce exposure and use preventive measures:
  1. Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET (or equivalent) on exposed skin and wear clothing treated with permethrin, a synthetic insecticide used against disease-carrying insects.
  2. Mosquito-proof your home by installing or repairing screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside, and use air conditioning if you have it.

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About the N.C. Division of Public Health Epidemiology, Communicable Disease Branch
The Division of Public Health Epidemiology, Communicable Disease Branch works with the public, local health departments and other public health agencies, healthcare professionals, educators, businesses, communities and healthcare facilities to protect and improve the health of people in North Carolina through disease detection, tracking, investigation, control, education, prevention and care activities.

About the NC Department of Agriculture, Livestock operations program
In order to accomplish their objectives, Animal Health Programs cooperates with USDA-Veterinary Services and USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service by conducting tests and inspections to detect diseases and regulate the intrastate movement of animals. When infection appears, appropriate quarantines are placed and actions are taken to limit or stop the spread of disease and to control or eliminate the infection from the herd. Animal Health Programs, Livestock Section, also receives support from private veterinarians who are officially accredited to test and certify an animal's health status. They depend on the close cooperation of other state agencies, the veterinary profession, and the livestock industries.

Agenda - 8/29/16 Commissioners' Special Called Meeting

Click here to view Agenda for the August 29th special called meeting of the Lee County Board of Commissioners. 

Special Meeting of the Lee County Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet in special session Monday, August 29th at 6 p.m. to discuss the Colon Road water issue and go into closed session to discuss a possible economic development project.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioners' Board Room, Lee County Government Center, First Floor, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Simple Way You Can Help Us Fight the Zika Virus

Dept. of Health & Human Services
This summer, whether you’ve been scrolling through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, your social media feeds have probably included stories about the Zika virus. You may have read about how the Zika virus spreads mostly through mosquito bites, the potentially devastating impact that Zika can have on pregnant women and their newborns, or the number of cases here in the United States. At HHS, we are working to ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information about Zika and what it means for your health and safety.
Social media is a valuable tool for key information about Zika, but we need your help to spread the word. We want to make sure you and your social networks have the most accurate information on the Zika virus, and we’ll share more information as it becomes available.

Share key messages about Zika with your friends and family. Every retweet and share helps us educate more people and plays a part in preventing the spread of Zika.

Prevent Zika. CDC.

READ MORE: A Simple Way You Can Help Us Fight the Zika Virus