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Federal Shutdown Threatens Kings Mountain Park Events

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The shutdown of the federal government is threatening anniversary events at the Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. The shutdown of the federal government is threatening anniversary events at the Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

The shutdown of the federal government is threatening anniversary events at the Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the National Park Service plans to cancel events planned for the anniversary of the battle fought Oct. 7, 1780, between American and British-led forces.

The park's 17 employees are among those furloughed by the funding dispute in Congress.

The park near Blacksburg attracts about 500,000 thousand visitors each year.

Officials had expected up to 10,000 visitors for the anniversary events planned from Friday through Monday. That included re-enactors, a lantern tour of the battleground, lectures and Celtic music.

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