By Park Baker
The Transylvania Times 

Shutdown's Impact Being Felt In Transylvania

 

January 14, 2019

Derek McKissock

Visitors to the Pisgah Ranger Station Saturday were greeted by the above news.

Over the weekend, the partial government shut-down surpassed the previous 21-day record and its impacts are being felt in Transylvania County, from trail maintenance on public lands to the wallets of local nonprofits.

As of today, the shutdown is in its 24th day, three days longer than the shutdown during the Clinton administration in the winter of 1995-96.

Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump are at a stalemate over funding a $5.7 billion wall on the border with Mexico.

Locally, there were roughly 127 federal employees that live in Transylvania County, according to the...



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