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Rep. Wainwright, a member of the Black Caucus, said,

"This issue will not go unnoticed. I am going to raise it loud and clear. Time is running out and this historic item needs to be protected."

(NCSouth. BT)
The Charlotte (NC) Observer reports that the final 2007 budget
passed by the North Carolina General Assembly includes $500,000
for preservation of the C.S.S. Neuse ironclad in Kinston NC. While
this is less than the $3.5 million requested by Rep. Van Braxton
(D-Lenoir) and Rep. William Wainwright (D-Lenoir), the
original budget proposed by Gov. Mike Easley included no funding for the Neuse.

The Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce and the Division of
State Historic sites tried to convince Libba Evans, Secretary of
Cultural Resources, to earmark $3.5 million in her 2007 budget for
preservation of the Confederate ironclad. However, Rep. Braxton
believes, "The Neuse is about 11 or 12 on her priority list." Rep.
Wainwright, a member of the Black Caucus, said, "This issue will not
go unnoticed. I am going to raise it loud and clear. Time is running
out and this historic item needs to be protected."

Rep. Braxton believes that money earmarked for the Neuse was diverted
to the Greensboro Civil Rights Museum.
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