N. Carolina doubtful it will get reimbursed for re-opening Smokies

It seems Tennessee isn't the only state that's doubting whether it will get a full refund for re-opening the Smokies during October's government shutdown. North Carolina officials say they don't expect to get reimbursed either.

During the shutdown, Tennessee and North Carolina worked out a plan to re-open the park for five days at a cost of $375,000.

The shutdown ended sooner than expected, so both states only spent $60,000 in total.

The government refunded most of the money, but not the $60,000 billed to Tennessee and North Carolina.

Congress is considering legislation to reimburse money to the two Smokies states and several others as well.


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