Schools moving online and other closures due to potential impacts of Hurricane Ian

Schools and other groups are choosing to cancel, postpone or move their activities online due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian.
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 12:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 10:18 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Schools and other groups are choosing to cancel, postpone or move their activities online due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian.

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Freeman Park will close to the public at 5 p.m. The Town of Carolina Beach anticipates the park will reopen once severe weather conditions cease.
  • The War on Drugs concert at Live Oak Bank Pavilion has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and online tickets will be automatically refunded.
  • The Southport/Ft Fisher Ferry has suspended its service.

Friday, Sept. 30

  • UNCW is moving to Condition 1 of the Adverse Weather Policy effective 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 30 through 6 a.m. on Oct. 1. Classes will operate on a regular schedule, but faculty have the option to adjust and arrange make-up work for classes affected by adverse weather conditions.
  • Pender County Schools will be moving to a remote-learning schedule. No staff, students or teachers will report to school facilities. Teachers will inform students of any assignments to be done during that day.
  • New Hanover County Schools will be moving to a remote-learning schedule. Nobody will report to their school/office, and teachers will let students know about any assignments that need to be done.
  • Brunswick County Schools will be moving to remote learning. Nobody will report to their school/office, and teachers will let students know about any assignments that need to be done.
  • Bladen County Schools will be moving to remote learning, teachers will send assignments home with students on Thursday.
  • Bladen Community College’s campus will be closed. Students are instructed to contact their instructors concerning class information.
  • Columbus County Schools will be moving to remote learning, students will be given assignments via Google Classroom.
  • Sampson County Schools will move to remote learning, all activities are cancelled, and students will be given assignments on Thursday.
  • Duplin County Schools will be closed for students and staff.
  • Calvary Christian School will be closed for students and staff.
  • Cape Fear Academy will be closed, and all after-school activities and athletics for the day have been cancelled.
  • Brunswick Community College classes will move to remote learning, all campus locations will be closed including the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center and the Odell Williamson Auditorium.
  • Cape Fear Community College will close all campus locations.
  • Cadence Academy Preschool will be closed for students and staff.
  • Whiteville City Schools will be closed for students and staff.
  • Cadency Academy will be closed for students and staff.
  • The Learning Tree will be closed.
  • James Sprunt Community College will be closed.
  • Robeson Community College will be moved to remote learning and students are asked to check their email and moodle accounts.
  • Miller-Motte College will be moving to remote learning, campus closed to teachers and students.
  • City of Wilmington after-school activities have been cancelled. The Athena Gibson Tennis Complex, the Inland Greens Golf Course and the Municipal Golf Course will be closed.
  • Methodist University is closing all on-campus classes and events. Online classes will proceed as normal and the Green & Gold Dining Hall will be open for brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The Chick-fil-A, POD, and Starbucks in the Berns Student Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pender County government offices will be closed. The Pender County Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor the storm

Non-school closures:

  • The Wilmington Housing Authority offices will be closed.
  • The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority offices will close at 11 a.m.
  • Bladen County government offices will be closed. Bladen County solid waste sites and transfer stations will also be closed.
  • The Town of Carolina beach town offices and operations will be closed.
  • Bladen County District Criminal court will be closed.
  • Holden Beach Town Hall will be closed.
  • Kure Beach town offices will be closed.
  • Wilmington city administrative offices will be closed.
  • All New Hanover County offices and attractions will be closed, including New Hanover County Libraries, Senior Resource Center, Parks, Airlie Gardens, Arboretum, Cape Fear Museum, Pandemic Operations Center, and PCU Connect. The landfill will close at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wilmington International Airport has reported many flight cancellations. The community is encouraged to check their website for updates and more information.
  • Town of Leland facilities will be closed.
  • Brunswick Transit System offices will be closed, and no transportation services will be provided.
  • Brunswick County offices will be closed, trash and recycling collection will not occur. The landfill and convenience centers are also closed.
  • Brunswick County libraries will be closed. All Brunswick County Parks and Recreation programs have been cancelled for the weekend.
  • Columbus County offices will be closed. Authorities expect offices to reopen on Monday, October 3.
  • The Maren Morris concert at Live Oak Bank Pavilion has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and online tickets will be automatically refunded.
  • The N.C. district courts in Columbus and Brunswick counties will be closed.
  • New Hanover and Pender County courts will be closed.
  • The Columbus County Courthouse will be closed.
  • Whiteville city offices will be closed, but police and fire crews will work their normal shifts. Public works crews will be on standby, and all other employees will be on standby for recall on short notice.
  • The N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will be closed.
  • Publix Commons at Federal Point at 1018 Lake Park Blvd. N., Carolina Beach will be closed.
  • Publix Oak Island Marketplace at 5003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island will be closed.
  • Publix Ocean Isle Beach Marketplace at 1560 Market Place Blvd., Ocean Isle Beach will be closed.
  • Boiling Spring Lakes city buildings will be closed.

Saturday, Oct. 1

  • The Leland Cultural Arts Center will be closed.
  • Brunswick Community College classes will move to remote learning, all campus locations will be closed including the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center and the Odell Williamson Auditorium.
  • Cape Fear Community College will close all campus locations.
  • City of Wilmington’s archery programming has been postponed to a later date. The Carolina Bengals game has been rescheduled.
  • The N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will be closed.

All closure information comes from representatives or an official release from each of the entities.

Know about a school or government closure not listed here? Send an email over to newsroom@wect.com.