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Battleship gets another big donation for repairs

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Battleship North Carolina has received another big donation for its capital campaign to repair the ship's hull and help preserver the state's World War II memorial.

The Battleship today announced BB&T has donated $500,000 to the project.

"The Battleship North Carolina is privileged to receive this significant donation," Battleship Executive Director Capt. Terry Bragg said in a news release. "BB&T has been one of the longest and strongest supporters of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and we are pleased to continue this relationship."

BB&T's donation joins other big contributions, including $250,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation, $1 million from the Duke Energy Foundation and $500,000 from the Office of State Budget and Management's Repair and Renovation Contingency Reserve

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WHY?

If you do some research you'll find the battleship is suppose to be maintained by the State of NC. Why is it that they are solisiting help from business and individuals for stuff that taxpayers are already suppose to be funding?

NC is facing a budget

NC is facing a budget shortfall. There may not be enough of money from taxpayers to include the repairs in the budget. If businesses want to chip in and help, who are we to complain?

If Duke Energy had not

If Duke Energy had not gotten caught dumping the coal ash, I wonder if they would still have been so generous?