World's largest collection of teapots!
The world's largest collection of teapots is causing some controversy!
Millions of dollars within the $17.2 billion North Carolina state budget are being spent on projects like museums and entertainment venues.
Many area residents see such spending as wasteful.
Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, a Rockingham County Republican, said the budget contained so much pork that, if set aflame, it would smell like bacon. It includes an appropriation for the museum in the Alleghany town of Sparta.
"How do we justify $400,000 for a teapot museum," Berger said. "How do you think that plays out there?"
Carolyn Simms of Wendell took her grandchildren to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Thursday. Although she like the free admission there state taxpayers foot the bill she isn't as enamoured of the state spending $400,000 on a new teapot museum in Sparta.
"I would not go to see a teapot!" Simms said.