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Moores Creek National Battlefield in Pender County draws more than 70,000 visitors each year. But, the government shutdown closed our area's only national park for more than a month. Today, that changed.
The park's visitor center will reopen Tuesday resuming their regular schedule.
The U.S. economy will likely resume its steady growth now that the government has reopened, though economists say some scars - for the nation and for federal workers - will take time to heal.
The government shutdown is over for at least the next three weeks, as debates continue over border security funding.
Absent air traffic controllers at major airports in the northeast had an impact on travelers at Wilmington International Airport.
President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays in air travel Friday because of a "slight increase in sick leave" at two East Coast air traffic control facilities.
A few flights at Wilmington International Airport are among the delays.
A vital part of public transportation across the Cape Fear could cease unless federal dollars are restored.