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Folk Art Center Reopens
After being closed for the last 9 days, The Folk Art Center in Asheville reopens.
The center on the Blue Ridge Parkway was forced to close on October 1st, because of the government shutdown. The Southern Highland Craft Guild operates the center.
The Managing Director of the Guild, Tom Bailey, said since they have no federal employees and since The Pisgah Inn reopened yesterday, they decided to open this morning.
Bailey says he has been in contact with the National Park Service. He told News 13 that while he did not get official word that he could reopen, the Service said it would not put up any blocks to prevent the center from opening.