--A museum and historical site closure is one of many recommendations from the legislature's fiscal oversight committee proposal to save potentially $2 million a year. Others include: privatizing the N.C. Zoo and aquariums, cutting positions, reducing days of operation for less-visited historical sites and increasing admission fees.
For state officials, the savings - which amount to 2 percent of the state's attractions total budget - don't justify the devastating effects. Read more here.
--And we previewed this yesterday, but get the breakdown on the political view from the Democratic convention hotels here. And more importantly: bidding opens today for an official barbecue sauce for the Democratic National Convention.