©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.
|Published: 7:49 AM, 10/03/2013
||Last updated: 8:42 AM, 10/03/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORTâ€”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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