127A-138. Local appropriations; unit funds.

(a) Every municipality and county within the State is hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate for the benefit of any unit or units of the militia the amounts of public funds from year to year as the governing body of the municipality or county may deem wise, patriotic and expedient; and is further authorized, either alone or in connection with others, to provide heat, electricity, water, telephone service and other costs of operation and maintenance of any armory. These appropriations may be funded by the levy of property taxes pursuant to G.S. 153A-149 and G.S. 160A-209 or by the allocation of other revenues whose use is not otherwise restricted by law.

(b) Any funds donated to any unit or units of the militia by local governments, civic organizations or private sources, short-term rental of their armory buildings, or funds earned through vending machine commissions and items of similar nature shall remain at the unit or units to be expended in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary. (1947, c. 1010, s. 8; 1975, c. 604, s. 2; 1979, c. 701, s. 1; 2011-195, s. 1(a).)