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Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety

The North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety was created in 1977 to protect North Carolinians. Consisting of nine divisions, it employs over 3,000 officials, mostly in law enforcement. In addition to providing emergrency response during diasasters and issuing Amber and Sivler alerts for missing persons, the Department is responsible for enforcing the lottery, acohol, drug, and traffic laws of the State of North Carolina.

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.