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Ed Southern says arts, an economic engine, must have state funding

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Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 12:42 pm | Updated: 5:51 pm, Mon Jun 3, 2013.

As a native North Carolinian – and proud of it - I find myself shocked at having to defend, and plead for, state funding of the arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

For nearly a century now, our state has built, sustained and justified a remarkable tradition of support for the arts. We opened a state-sponsored School of the Arts despite the opponents who dismissed it as “toe-dancing school.” We revitalized depressed neighborhoods in Charlotte, Asheville, Winston-Salem and dozens of other Tar Heel towns through the power of the arts. We welcome thousands of visitors who come to Seagrove for the pottery, to Wilkesboro for MerleFest, to Wilmington for the movies.

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