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Dept of Corrections

The Department of Correction is one of the largest departments in North Carolina State government. It employs 20,000 people, has an annual operating budget exceeding $1 billion, and is responsible for about 40,000 inmates and 125,000 offenders under parole, probation, or community supervision.

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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Featured Entity

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.