Head of N.C. Transportation Museum out

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 3, 2012

SPENCER — Sam Wegner is out as executive director for the N.C. Transportation Museum.
His departure leaves the museum without a permanent CEO at a critical time. The state-owned facility is attempting to become an enterprise fund, generating revenue by charging admission for the first time.
In the past two years, the museum’s staff has been cut in half, and the state’s previous $1 million yearly allocation is down to $300,000.
“It just didn’t work out,” said Wegner, who left his job Friday, the last day of his nine-month probationary period.
Larry Neal, the museum’s former chief of education, has returned to serve as interim executive director.
Read more in Tuesday’s Post.