BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The fight over the Affordable Care Act is so intense, part of the federal government is actually shutting down, and it's affecting local government employees.
Currently, employees at the Sunny Point Military Terminal in Southport are still working and still getting paid. However, many of those workers are concerned about getting their next paycheck.
According to a spokesperson for Sunny Point, all government employees who work there except for two are still on payroll. But many employees are angry and worried because the longer the shutdown lasts, the more likely they are to eventually lose their jobs.
Several employees protested along Hwy. 133 outside Sunny Point's main gate on Tuesday. They brought signs and their loud voices, asking every driver to call their local congressman for answers.