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Dept of Administration

The Department of Administration was created in 1957 and acts as the business manager for North Carolina state government. The department oversees Government Operations such as purchasing and contracting for goods and services, building construction, acquiring and disposing of real property, managing state vehicles, and operating auxiliary services. In addition, the department provides Internal Services and Programs such as the maintenance of state-owned buildings and grounds, leadership in managing the department's information resources, and police security for state government facilities in Wake County.

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.