©PHOTOS BY DUAY O'NEIL Cocke County Tourism Director Linda Lewanski’s solemn face represents the feelings of hundreds of travelers whose vacation plans have been interrupted by the government’s shutdown. Campers at Cosby’s portion of Great Smoky Mountain National Park had until this morning to vacate their campsites.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-10-03 08:42:04)
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—The federal government's shutdown this week has impacted Cocke County's tourism business.

Early Wednesday morning, only eight campers remained in the Cosby portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Three of those were to leave later in the day and the rest on Thursday after the National Park Service closed all 401 national parks.

The government's shutdown, caused by a lack of appropriations, stymied vacation plans of thousands of travelers.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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