Lane Street Project: $50,000 mystery solved.

Much as I suspected, that $50,000 state appropriation for private Herring-Ellis Cemetery caught the City off-guard. Here’s how the Wilson Times described the exchange when State Representative Ken Fontenot appeared before council to tout state budget details:

A quick yes. Kudos to Mayor Carlton Stevens for nipping that stunt in the bud and securing authorization to devote the entire amount to Vick Cemetery, a historic city-owned burial ground. I look forward to discussions about how this generous appropriation can best be utilized.


  1. Great news to hear about use of appropriations for Vick cemetery. Continue to hold elected officials accountable.

  2. Information revealed causes corrective action.

    Truth telling , before the meeting, carves out its own destiny.

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