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Closings and cancellations: Government offices, schools reopen

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New Hanover County

City of Wilmington offices will operate on a regular schedule on Friday, including the offices at 305 Chestnut St. Power was restored there late this afternoon.

New Hanover County and Brunswick County schools will operate on a two-hour delay Friday.

New Hanover County Schools staff are to report at regular time, according to spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum. Codington Elementary School is an exception and will be closed Friday for staff and students as it is serving as an emergency shelter. Make-up days will be announced at a later date.

Government offices, libraries and Cape Fear Museum are operating on a normal schedule Thursday and Friday. Airlie Gardens and all county parks remain closed to allow staff to complete damage assessments.

New Hanover County courts and Pender County courts are operating on a normal schedule Thursday and Friday.

New Hanover County Public Schools has set a make-up date for students and staff for Wednesday’s closing for Saturday, Feb. 22. All after-school activities and athletic events–games and practices–were also cancelled. A make-up date for Thursday’s closing has not yet been announced.

The New Hanover County Board of Education policy committee and regular board meetings originally scheduled Tuesday have been postponed. The policy committee meeting has been rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15,  at the Board of Education Center, located at 1805 S. 13th St. The regular board meeting will follow at noon.

Cape Fear Community College’s campuses opened at 11 a.m. Thursday.

UNCW planned to reopen at 11 a.m. Thursday, and extension campuses were to open at noon.

The Veterans Affairs Wilmington Health Care Center (1705 Gardner Drive) will remain closed until Monday due to a current power outage. “All clinic appointments are cancelled and veterans will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled,” the VA said.

The Battleship N.C. opened at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority offices at 235 Government Center Dr. are open. The downtown location at 305 Chestnut St. remained closed due to a power outage.

Cape Fear Literacy Council opened at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Bellamy Mansion’s “Slave Voices in North Carolina” program, scheduled Thursday night, has been postponed.

Brunswick County 

Brunswick County government offices opened at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Brunswick County Public Schools remained closed Thursday. ​Brunswick Community College will open for faculty and staff at 10 a.m. Thursday, but remain closed for students. BCC personnel are encouraged to use good judgement regarding driving conditions before driving to work.

Waste Industries did not pick up Wednesday routes, but is planning to pick up routes on Thursday. Wednesday’s routes will be made up on Saturday, for residents in unincorporated/rural areas, and Thursday for residents in Shallotte, Caswell Beach and Sunset Beach.

Brunswick Transit System and Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. was closed Thursday due to weather and road conditions. While BSRI distributed additional shelf-stable meals in preparation for the storm, extra food items are available to seniors who need food assistance. Deliveries can be arranged by calling  Belinda Stroops at (910) 200-7266.

Town of Leland offices will open at 11 a.m. Thursday, except for essential personnel. A planning board meeting scheduled Wednesday evening was cancelled.

Pender County

Pender County courts are operating on a normal schedule.

James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville was closed Wednesday. Classes and activities resumed Thursday at noon.

Check back for more on this developing story, as well as the latest closings and cancellations. If you have any closings or cancellations, please email closings@portcitydaily.com.

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