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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. Commissioners vote NO on funding Arts Council


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - After about an hour-long presentation on the benefits of funding a local arts council, New Hanover County Commissioners voted unanimously to not approve giving the group $50,000 in seed money.

Representatives from the council said the City of Wilmington was willing to give it up to $50,000 if the county did. No word yet on what decision the city will make now.

The state arts council said it would kick in $25,000 if the city and county gave an arts council money.

Commissioners at first were going to accept the council's proposal and wait to talk funding it until the budgeting process later this summer. But after more discussion, that motion was pulled and instead a motion was presented to just simply say no to funding.

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