UPDATED: Brunswick, New Hanover cancel school Friday; Thursday’s closings and cancellations

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Sam Tyndall takes Nicholas Robbins for a southern sleigh ride in Brunswick County. Photo courtesy Niki Tyndall.
Sam Tyndall takes Nicholas Robbins for a southern sleigh ride in Brunswick County. Photo courtesy Niki Tyndall.

Update: 3 p.m.

Officials have cancelled school for students and staff in New Hanover County and Brunswick County on Friday.

Original story

New Hanover and Brunswick County schools are closed for students and staff. Friends School of Wilmington and Charter Day School Leland are also closed.

New Hanover County

Due to hazardous travel conditions, City of Wilmington and New Hanover County offices will remain closed Thursday (a change from a previous call to open at noon). A decision about Friday will be made this afternoon.

Thursday trash pickup in the city is cancelled; click here for details about the pickup schedule.

The New Hanover County courthouse will be closed Thursday.

UNCW has cancelled classes Thursday, Jan. 30.

Randall Library will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Wagoner Dining Hall will open at 8 a.m. Thursday. The Student Recreation Center will open at 10 a.m. Thursday.

All three facilities will remain open as staffing and conditions allow; updates regarding closing times will be posted here. A website message will be posted no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday regarding classes and events on Friday. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW has canceled its programs on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Cape Fear Community College will be closed Thursday.

“All classes and events are cancelled,” CFCC Spokesman David Hardin said. “More updates to come as college officials continue to monitor the local roadways and weather forecast.

The Cape Fear Literacy Council will be closed Thursday and reopen at 9 a.m. Friday.

Brunswick County

All Brunswick County government offices will be closed Thursday. The Brunswick County courthouse will remain closed today.

Brunswick Community College will be closed Thursday.

Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., will not be operating senior centers or nutrition sites Thursday due to the hazardous road conditions and other associated closings, announced BSRI President Jim Fish on Wednesday. While BSRI sent out additional meals on Monday in anticipation of closures on Tuesday and Wednesday, the unexpected Thursday closure could create an undue burden for some seniors, he added.

BSRI will make arrangements to deliver shelf-stable and frozen meals to seniors needing food assistance on an individual basis. Food deliveries can be coordinated with Belinda Stroops, Director of Nutrition Services for BSRI at 910-200-7266.

Pender County

Pender County schools are closed Thursday.

The Pender County courthouse will be closed Thursday.

Area events and attractions

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be closed Thursday.

Cameron Art Museum and CAM Cafe are closed Thursday.

Area businesses 

All Cellular Express stores in Wilmington, Jacksonville and Swansboro are closed Thursday. Cellular Express at Independence Mall will operate on mall schedule.

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