Roanoke Island Festival Park

Politics & Government
5:04 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Roanoke Island Festival Park Faces Uncertain Future

The Elizabeth II historical ship is a main attraction at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
Credit NC Department of Cultural Resources

The history-themed Roanoke Island Festival Park on the Outer Banks may have an uncertain future. Two years ago, lawmakers passed a bill that stipulated the park be self-supporting by 2015. The bill called for systematic reductions in state funding to the site over the next 4 years. That gradual implementation was overlooked in the budget proposal Governor Pat McCrory submitted this year - and instead slashed all funding. So far this session, the general assembly shows no signs of reinstating it.

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