the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The
National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes franchise is the only professional
sports team in the area.
tration Hospital and Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, as well as North Carolina
Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
The area offers world-class care and
state-of-the art health care technology, in
part due to the proximity of nearby pharmaceutical, nursing and medical schools
at UNC-CH and Duke University. As part
of the Duke University Health System, the
Duke Health Raleigh Hospital has a 186-
bed acute care facility. Located within 30
miles of the city are a Veteran’s Adminis-
The City of Durham celebrated its
25th consecutive year of recognition as
a national ‘2007 Tree City USA’ from the
National Arbor Day Foundation.
The City of Raleigh has been honored by the North Carolina League of
Municipalities for its commitment to
efficient, energy-saving operations and
practices. Green NC highlights alternative fuels and renewable energy sources,
locally grown foods, recycling, water
conservation and other ways consumers
can be environmentally friendly.
The Raleigh City Council’s most
recent actions involve pledging to reduce the city’s fossil fuel consumption
by 20 percent over the next five years
and creating two staff positions to focus
solely on energy reduction.
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