Report says money needed for SC Revolutionary War parks

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - As Independence Day approaches, an advocacy group has released a report saying more funds are needed to maintain three Revolutionary War sites in South Carolina.

The report was released Tuesday by the National Parks Conservation Association. The association is a nonprofit group that supports the nation's national parks and works to educate lawmakers and the public about the importance of those parks.

The report includes assessments of 3 South Carolina sites: Kings Mountain National Military Park, the Cowpens National Battlefield and the Ninety Six Historic Site.

The report finds the parks need more staff and funding for research to tell the stories of the battles and to maintain historic structures.

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