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Shutdown Impact In Tar Heel State
The federal government shutdown will be felt here in North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast.
U.S. Army Airborne and Special Forces operations at Ft. Bragg will not be affected, but about 40% of the civilian workforce on the base will be furloughed.
Here in Western North Carolina, facilities along the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed. Tourists can travel the 469-mile scenic road that stretches from here to Virginia, but campgrounds, overlooks and parking lots will be gated shut.
The same goes for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including the popular Cades Cove Loop Road.
The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock also will not be open.
"This is a great time of year, the leaves are starting to change, weather is beautiful and I guess the little guy like myself doesn't think about the shenanigans," said tourist Bob Patrick .
The last government shutdown happened in late 1995 and early 1996. That closure lasted a total of 28 days.
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By Frank Kracher
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