- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - More people are visiting the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, site of a key Revolutionary War battle.

The News & Record of Greensboro said (http://bit.ly/1JBEUQl) a new report shows the number of visitors for the most recent year available is well above the park’s average attendance over the past decade.

The report showed nearly 550,000 people visited in 2013. The 10-year average is about 380,000.

Park Superintendent Doyle Sapp says the report shows the park has difficulties with air quality, increasing urban noise and increasing light pollution at night.

An American Army commanded by Gen. Nathanael Greene fought a British Army under Lord Charles Cornwallis on March 15, 1781. The Americans retreated, but the weakened British army headed to Yorktown, Virginia, where it surrendered seven months later.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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