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Closures this weekend due to ice storm threat

Schools are closing and moving online due to the weather predicted for this weekend.
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 9:13 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 11:32 AM EST
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SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - As a result of the winter storm expected this Friday, closures are being announced and will be added as updates are received.

New Hanover County

City of Wilmington offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22. Normal operations will resume on Monday, Jan. 24. Trash and recycling will be collected Friday until conditions prohibit. City customers should have their carts out Thursday tonight or before 5:30 am. Friday.

New Hanover County offices, vaccination clinics, landfill, parks, libraries and attractions (including Cape Fear Museum, Arboretum and Airlie Gardens), will be closed on Friday and Saturday. The museum and libraries will remain closed Sunday, but county parks, Airlie Gardens, and the Arboretum plan to reopen to the public at noon on Sunday unless conditions prevent it. All county facilities are expected to reopen on Monday.

All Carolina Beach town offices, operations, and facilities will be closed Friday. Also, all scheduled dumpster pick-ups have been cancelled by GFL. Collections will resume normal schedules next week.

All Kure Beach town offices and facilities will be closed Friday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Jan. 24.

New Hanover County Schools will move to remote learning for Friday, Jan. 21. After-school activities and athletics for Friday have been cancelled.

Calvary Christian School will be closed Friday, Jan. 21 for students and staff. Middle and high school midterms will continue on Monday and middle and high school students will be dismissed at 12 p.m.

Classical Charter Schools of Wilmington will be closed Friday.

Coastal Preparatory Academy will be closed Friday.

Kids & Company will be closed Friday.

St. Mark Catholic School will be closed Friday.

Wilmington Preparatory Academy will transition to remote learning Friday.

GLOW Academy will be closed Friday. This will be an optional remote work day for staff.

Cape Fear Academy will be closed Friday, Jan. 21. All after-school activities and athletics scheduled for Friday and Saturday also are canceled.

UNCW will cancel classes on Friday, Jan. 21 and will remain closed on Saturday, Jan. 22. Online Accelerated Program (OAP) students should consult with their instructors about how the inclement weather may affect their courses.

Cape Fear Community College will be closed at all campus locations Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22. This closure includes all college events, activities, and Wilson Center performances.

Miller-Mote College moving to virtual learning for all classes Friday.

CFPUA’s offices, including both customer service centers at 235 Government Center Drive and 305 Chestnut Street, will be closed Friday.

Battleship North Carolina will be closed to visitors Friday, Jan. 21. The battleship is expected to open to the public at noon Saturday, Jan. 22.

Brunswick County

Brunswick County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21. There will be no school for students, and this will be a non-required remote workday for staff.

All Brunswick Community College campuses will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22. This includes the Fitness & Aquatics Center and OWA. All classes and evening activities are canceled.

Classical Charter Schools of Leland and Classical Charter Schools of Southport will be closed Friday.

Brunswick County government offices, parks, and libraries are closed to the public Friday and Saturday.

Brunswick County Health Services has cancelled Friday’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination clinic and is postponing the drive-thru clinic scheduled at the Coastal Cinemas 10 parking lot in Shallotte for Saturday. A new date has not yet been identified and the community is asked to check here for updates.

Brunswick Transit System will be closed Friday. No transportation services will be provided.

District Court cancelled Friday.

Leland Christian Academy closed on Friday.

Museum of Coastal Carolina & Ingram Planetarium will be closed on Friday.

The Belville Town Hall will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21. The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville will also be closed Friday and will remain closed until weather conditions improve and the public can safely use the amenities.

All facilities managed by Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. will be closed Friday.

Manna Ministries food distribution scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Jan. 29 due to inclement weather.

Columbus County

Columbus County Schools will move to virtual instruction on Friday, and students will receive assignments on Thursday.

Classical Charter Schools of Whiteville will be closed Friday.

Kids & Company will be closed Friday.

City of Whiteville offices will be closed Friday. The public is encouraged to sign up for Alert Whiteville here for emergency updates.

Whiteville Parks and Recreation Center will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather. Open Play is also canceled on Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23.

District Court cancelled Friday.

Whiteville City Schools will be closed for staff and students Friday. The day will be a remote workday for staff. This will not be a remote learning day for students.

Southeastern Community College will be closed from Friday to Saturday for all on-campus activities, classes, labs, and clinical.

Columbus County offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 21. Columbus County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Program at area gyms is cancelled for Saturday, Jan. 22. Trash pickup for Friday and Saturday will not occur.

Columbus County has declared a state of emergency.

Bladen County

Bladen County Schools announced they are moving to remote learning on Friday.

But this closure isn’t due to COVID-19 infections. Instead, the school district will move online to avoid the winter weather predicted for this weekend.

“Instructions for completing assignments for Friday will be given to students before leaving school on Thursday. This information will also be posted in Canvas,” the school district writes in a news release.

Emereau: Bladen Charter School in Elizabethtown will be closed for all staff and students on Friday, Jan. 21.

Bladen Community College’s physical campus will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 23.

District Court cancelled Friday.

Pender County

Pender County Schools will transition to virtual instruction on Friday, January 21. Instructions for Friday will be provided to students prior to leaving school on Thursday.

“Out of an abundance of caution the Board felt it was best to make this decision as early as possible.” Said Superintendent Dr. Steven Hill. “Because of the unpredictability of the weather we would rather err on the side of caution to ensure the safety of our Pender County Schools families.”

Moore’s Creek National Battlefield will be closed on Friday.

Mayor Olivia Dawson has issued a State of Emergency for the Town of Burgaw. The Town of Burgaw will be operating an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning Thursday evening and continuing throughout the duration of winter storm and can be reached by calling 910-259-2151. All town offices will be closed on Friday.

Pender County Government Offices will close Friday, Jan. 21. Pender County libraries will remain closed Saturday due to the winter storm. The Holly Shelter Shooting Range will remain closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23.

Sampson County

Sampson County Schools have moved to remote instruction for students and staff this Friday as well. After-school activities for today, January 20, have been cancelled.

Duplin County

Duplin County Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21, for all students and staff.

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