Sunday, August 7, 2022

Friday afternoon update: latest government, schools and travel closures and cancellations

This article will be updated throughout the day.

Last update: 5:30 Wilmington announces weekend closures, revised trash collection schedule.

3:46 — WAVE Transit canceled Friday, will operate on a limited schedule Saturday. Brunswick Community College will remain closed Saturday. Sections of Freeman Park back open. HWY 74 eastbound has been shut down. MLK Parkway has reopened.

Wilmington trash collection has been canceled Friday. County offices open at 11 a.m., parks, senior centers, coops and landfill will remain closed. Four ABC stores will open for a limited time. Most ILM flights on time.

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — The threat of winter weather in the Cape Fear Region has prompted several closures of schools, as well as other government entities. Port City Daily has compiled a list of government, school and travel closures and cancellations.


The City of Wilmington’s municipal offices will be closed until 11 a.m. today.

Wilmington trash collection has been canceled Friday. Here is the city’s revised collection schedule for the next week:

  • Thursday and Monday pick-up customers: Trash and recycling will be picked up Monday.
  • Friday and Tuesday pick-up customers: Trash and recycling will be picked up Tuesday.
  • Yard waste and bulky item pickup for Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday customers: will be picked up Wednesday. Bulky items such as couches and refrigerators are picked at no charge for city customers by appointment only – just call 341-7875 to make an appointment.

The following Wilmington city facilities will be closed this weekend:

  • MLK Community Center on 8th Street
  • Davis Center at Maides Park
  • Fit for Fun and Boxing Center on 10th Street
  • Skate Park at Greenfield Lake Park
  • Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park

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Town of Carolina Beach

The Town of Carolina Beach offices reopened Friday at 10 a.m.

Snow’s Cut bridge is open and will remain open.

Freeman Park is open through Zone 10 due to dangerous tide conditions

Town of Leland

The Town of Leland’s offices will remain closed Friday, Jan. 5.

Town of Oak Island

Town of Oak Island offices reopened 10 a.m. Friday.

“If you were planning to stop in and pay your property taxes, just a reminder that you can pay them online at (the town jurisdiction code is 4386).

The deadline to pay 2017 real and personal property taxes is Friday, Jan. 5. Payments postmarked on or before Jan. 5 will not be counted as late. There is also a Dropbox in the parking lot between the Police Dept. and the Public Works/Utilities Building on SE 47th St,” the town wrote in a tweet Thursday.

Town of Surf City

The Town of Surf City offices will remain closed Friday Jan. 5.

Brunswick County

Trash collection is canceled until Monday. According to Amanda Hutcheson, county spokeswoman, “Waste Industries will resume regular curbside collection routes on Monday, due to road conditions and to ensure employee safety. Customers on the routes that were missed this week can put out the extra garbage next week at no charge.”

The Brunswick County Courthouse will remain closed Friday, Jan. 5.

“Brunswick County government offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 3 due to expected inclement weather. This includes the Brunswick County Tax Office. The deadline to pay 2017 real and personal property taxes is Friday, Jan. 5. In addition to being paid in person during office hours, taxes can be paid online by e-check at no charge, or online by credit or debit card (fees do apply),” according to a statement released by the county.

Shallotte Town Hall opened at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

New Hanover County

CFPUA reopened at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

All New Hanover County offices will open at 11 a.m., but parks, including Airlie Gardens, libraries, senior centers, cooperative extensions, and the county landfill, will remain closed.


H2GO’s main offices in Leland will be closed Friday due to the weather but there will be crews on standby for any emergencies, according to Public Information Officer Tyler Wittkofsky.


Brunswick County, New Hanover County and Pender County Schools will all be closed Friday, January 5.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington will remain closed through Friday, Jan. 5.

Cape Fear Community College will remain closed on Friday. This is for all locations and all classes. For updates, students and employees are encouraged to visit

All Brunswick Community College locations will remain closed Friday and Saturday.

Roads and Travel

HWY 74 eastbound has been shut down. Brunswick County Sherrif’s office says traffic is being diverted to Maco and Northwest Rd.

MLK Parkway has been reopened.

The Wilmington International Airport is expecting most flights to operate on time or with minor delays. You can check the status of all current flights here.

“In addition to the weather challenges, the TSA had an x-ray machine at the checkpoint fail this morning. Three flights took 30 minute delays but the airlines wanted to get all the passengers out because of weather. The repairman has ILM as a priority stop today but may get caught in the weather,” Deputy Airport Director Gary Broughton said.

The Greyhound Bus terminal is experiencing some delays. You can check arrivals and departures here.

The Bald Head Island Ferry is planning to run without interruption.

The Southport/Ft. Fisher Ferry is operating on a one boat schedule Friday, Jan. 5.

The NCDOT’s Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach Ferry service is on time and back on regular schedule.

WAVE transit service has been canceled Friday, Jan. 5. It will operate on a delayed schedule Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

Business/other locations

New Hanover County ABC Stores will open four stores on Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. only. More information at the NHC ABC website.

New Hanover County Regional Medical Center 12 outpatient centers are closed today. The 17th street campus is open, and other outpatient centers have limited hours. The full list of closures can be accessed here.

Cape Fear Museum is closed Friday, Jan. 5 and may reopen Saturday.

Courts in Brunswick County, New Hanover County and Pender County will remain closed through Friday, Jan. 5.

Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender county landfills will be closed for the weekend.

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