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Forestry Museum survives House budget

Budget battles are nothing new for the museum, which was on the chopping block last year despite having just undergone a $2 million renovation. Budget battles are nothing new for the museum, which was on the chopping block last year despite having just undergone a $2 million renovation.
WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) -

The North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville survived the House budget unveiled Tuesday after being chopped in the Senate's spending plan earlier this month.

Rep. Ken Waddell (D), whose district includes Columbus County, said he is "hopeful it will stay in during conference," the process in which lawmakers from both chambers hash out their budget differences.

The Senate's snub came as museum leaders were quietly charting a new path.

The Friends of the Museum had endorsed a plan to move away from a forestry theme and to become a prototype outreach center of their parent organization, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

Budget battles are nothing new for the museum, which was on the chopping block last year despite having just undergone a $2 million renovation.

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