GREENBORO, NC-- Now that the shutdown is over, the gates are back open at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro.
Park rangers were just waiting for the green light to get all their employees to return to work. The park superintendent told WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that the biggest job to catch up on is maintenance like blowing the leaves and mowing the lawn.
Eight military park employees went back to work on Thursday. Crews were there at 7:30 Thursday morning and gates opened at 8:30.
The superintendent, Charles Cranfield told News 2 that he worried about making ends meet the past sixteen days and paying his mortgage on time. He also told me he's just frustrated. He's passionate about his career and so are all the park's employees.
"I'd like to do my job and I certainly would hope that congress would give us the capability and the right to come in here and do our jobs," said Cranfield.
Cranfield told us that park employees are going to receive retroactive payment for the sixteen days lost.
WFMY News 2