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Dept of Cultural Resources

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, formed in 1971, serves North Carolinians citizens across the state by preserving history and culture. Despite its small budget, the Department employs just over 1,000 people, mostly in highly skilled positions.

There are three major areas of focus. The Arts, which includes the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Museum of Art. History, which includes 27 Historic Sites, 7 History Museums, Historical Publications, Archaeology, Genealogy, Historic Preservation. Lastly, The State Library of North Carolina and the State Archives are the responsibility of the Department of Cultural Resources


Hidden property tax information

August 18, 2010

What the Association of County Commissioners doesn't want you to know about your property taxes


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Wake County Schools

Based on our research and scoring model, Wake County Schools is the most transparent school system in the state.

The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 137,706 students enrolled in 159 schools as of the 2008/09 academic year, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina and the 18th largest district in the United States. The student population is projected to grow by 20,242 students by the 2010-2011 school year.