State Fair tickets go on sale Aug. 1
RALEIGH Tickets for State Fair concerts go on sale next week, with tickets for Scotty McCreery’s two concerts and Florida Georgia Line expected to be highly sought after. In addition to concert tickets, discounted admission and ride tickets will also go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at www.ncstatefair.org.
Advance admission tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. These prices reflect a savings of $2 per adult gate admission ticket and $1 per child’s gate admission. Adult admission tickets for groups of 40 or more are $5. For the first time, the fair is offering a group discount on children’s tickets as well. The child group ticket will sell for $2, for groups of 40 or more.
Children 5 and under and adults 65 and over get in free.
An 18-ticket ride sheet is $10 in advance, saving fairgoers $8 off the regular price.
Fairgoers can also take advantage of the Early Bird Special during the month of August. Ticket buyers can earn up to three free adult admission tickets based on the total purchase amount in a single order before convenience fees.
The 2013 N.C. State Fair will be held Oct. 17-27 at the State Fairgrounds. Go to www.ncstatefair.org for more information.
Communications center assessed
The Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the program for accreditation that verifies it meets professional standards by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas:
• policy and procedures;
• support services.
As part of the on-site assessment, the CALEA team will accept telephone comments from members of the public and department employees, who can call 919-996-7819 on Monday, Aug. 12, between 1 and 3 p.m. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Emergency Communications Center’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. Copies of the standards are available at the Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center, 222 W. Hargett St.
Those wishing to submit comments in writing may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 32, Gainesville, Va., 22030-2215 or by visiting www.calea.org. From staff reports
Wake SPCA receives grant
RALEIGH The SPCA of Wake County was awarded a grant of $8,700 from the Banfield Charitable Trust for its Animal Behavior program.
Every year over 16,000 pets enter Wake County animal shelters and rescues. Many of these pets are given up because of solvable behavioral issues.
The SPCA of Wake County offers pet behavior assistance to the families of pets at risk of being given up.
“We want to be proactive and offer solutions in order to keep families together,” said Valerie Budnick, humane educator and grants manager for Wake SPCA.. From staff reports