Government shutdown

National Park Service resumes operations on Outer Banks

The entrance sign to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Photo by Beth Fleishaker.

With the enactment of the continuing resolution to reopen the federal government, staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial resumed regular operations on Saturday.

“I wish to thank the local Outer Banks community for offering assistance to federal employees during the lapse in appropriations,” said National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David E. Hallac in a press release.

The National Park Service employees are happy to be back at work serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks, the press release said.