Area school closings

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Schools in Brunswick and Pender counties are dismissing two hours early today. File photo.
Schools in Brunswick and Pender counties are dismissing two hours early today. File photo.

Due to heavy rain moving into the area this afternoon, Brunswick County schools will release students early Friday.

According to a release from the district, high schools will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. Middle schools will dismiss at noon and elementary schools, at 12:45.

District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki cited “deteriorating road conditions” as the reason for the early release.

“The safety of our students and staff are our top priority,” Swencki noted.

Early dismissal will allow buses to transport students with minimal routing changes due to nticipated road closures. The early release also allows student drivers the opportunity to return home prior to deteriorating conditions.

All after-school activities for Friday have been canceled.

New Hanover County

As of 11 a.m. Friday, New Hanover County schools were operating on a regular schedule.

All after-school programs and athletic events have been canceled Friday, due to weather. Any school events scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, are also canceled, except for SAT testing that is being held at some high schools.

Pender County

Due to inclement weather and flooding across the county, Pender County Schools will release students two hours early on Friday. The SAT that was scheduled to be administered at Heide Trask High School on Saturday, Oct. 3, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 17.

UNC-Wilmington

Based on the latest information available, UNC-Wilmington officials have decided to keep the main campus and Onslow Extension Site open, with all classes and events proceeding on schedule. Officials advise against students leaving campus or traveling to campus given the possibility of heavy rains, hazardous roads and potential flood conditions. All campus services are operating on their usual schedules.

Students who do not feel comfortable traveling to or from classes should exercise their best judgment.

Cape Fear Community College

The college’s main campuses and extension sites are currently operating on a normal schedule for students and staff.

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