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NC lawmakers look at cost of museums, fairs

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina legislators are sizing up how much money is being spent on state attractions from museums at the state fair.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the General Assembly is looking into whether the staffing, hours and admissions fees should be adjusted as part of a Republican effort to reorganize state government.

GOP Sen. Andrew Brock of Davie County says the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum near Greensboro is so rarely visited that it costs the state $30 per guest. The museum is the site of an early school for African-American girls.

The legislative study will look at whether some museums and historic sites should have shorter or different hours or should charge higher fees.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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