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Updated: Full list of closures, Brunswick Schools closed all next week

A look at what's open, and what is closed this holiday weekend (Port City Daily photo/FILE)
A look at what’s closing due to Hurricane Florence  (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Latest update: Saturday 1:18 p.m.: Brunswick County Schools has announced it will remain closed all next week and Cape Fear Community College will remain closed until further notice.

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — As Hurricane Florence continues to track towards the Cape Fear Region many businesses and government entities are taking proactive measures to keep employees and guests safe before, during, and after the storm by closing early – or scheduling delays.

Port City Daily will continue to update this article as more closures and delays are announced.


  • New Hanover County Schools – only “designated personnel” should report to work on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18, according to a voice message sent out to all staff members. The message states a decision will be made regarding all other staff members once all buildings have been checked.
  • Brunswick County Schools will remain closed the week of Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21.
  • Cape Fear Community College – On Saturday, Sept. 15, Cape Fear Community College announced it will remain closed until further notice.
  • Friends School of Wilmington will remain closed all next week, Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21.
  • Brunswick Community College will close Tuesday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 14. The school will reopen Monday, Sept. 17, pending area conditions.
  • Pender County Schools will be closed for students and non-essential staff Tuesday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington – classes were canceled as of noon Monday. The university has issued a mandatory evacuation of all students and be off campus by noon Tuesday.
  • Cape Fear Community College closed beginning at 5 p.m. Monday and will remain closed through Saturday, Sept. 15.
  • Government

    • New Hanover County offices and government buildings will close at noon Tuesday, Setp. 11, until further notice. In preparation for Hurricane Florence, the following agencies and services of New Hanover County will close at noon Tuesday as well:
      • New Hanover County Libraries
      • ABC stores
      • Senior Resource Center
      • Airlie Gardens
      • Arboretum
      • Cape Fear Museum
      • New Hanover County Parks
      • New Hanover County’s Landfill will be open on Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., and then from 6:30 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, September 12.
      • New Hanover County Courthouse will close at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    • Brunswick County Courthouse will be closed all day Tuesday and will remain closed until Friday, Sept. 14.
    • City of Wilmington offices will close Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14. Trash, yard waste and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, Sept. 19, if weather permits.
    • H2GO will close on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and remain closed until Monday, Sept. 17.
    • North Topsail Beach Town Hall will close noon Tuesday.
    • Kure Beach – Town services in Kure Beach will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday, until the State of Emergency is lifted.
    • Pender County Offices and Courthouse will close Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14.
    • Veteran’s Affairs medical clinics in Wilmington and Brunswick County will be closed Thursday, Sept. 16.
    • Moores Creek National Battlefield closed Monday, Sept. 10, and will remain closed until after the storm passes.
    • Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point will be closed to non-essential
      personnel beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14.
    • Surf City – all town buildings and facilities will close beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
    • Cape Fear Council of Governments offices will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 14.


  • Dosher Medical Clinic – All Dosher clinics will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 14. The emergency department will remain open 24/7.
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center: Elective procedures will be canceled starting Tuesday because many procedures require follow-up that may not be possible later this week. Outpatient facilities, including Health & Diagnostics locations and NHRMC Physician Group practices, will close on Wednesday and stay closed at least through the week.
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hosptial will remain open during Hurricane Florence. EMS will cease operations when wind speeds exceed 50 mph.
  • ABC Stores in New Hanover County will close at noon Tuesday.
  • Flaming Amy’s – All four Flaming Amy’s locations will close beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Cameron Art Museum will be closed Tuesday through Friday.
  • Thalian Hall will close Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be closed beginning Tuesday and remain closed until further notice. The decision to reopen will be made as conditions are assessed.
  • Mirimichi Green – is planning to stop shipments on Wednesday, shut down operations on Thursday, and re-open when conditions have improved and are safe for our staff.
  • North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will close noon Tuesday, with plans to reopen Monday, Sept. 17, provided there is power available.
  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will close noon Tuesday. Staff will work remotely as much as electricity will allow.
  • Coastal Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, Independence Back Institute will close Wednesday at 5 p.m., with hopes to reopen Monday, Sept. 17.


    • Veterans Services Tour in Brunswick County is canceled.
    • Cape Fear Community College’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony has been canceled for Tuesday, Sept. 11.
    • Dreamville Fest in Raleigh has been canceled.
    • Thalian Hall – All scheduled events at Thalian Hall after 5 p.m. Tuesday have been canceled, including Taste of the Town and Cinematique.
    • Mayfaire – Many businesses in Mayfaire closed Tuesday, Sept. 11, but some businesses, including restaurants, department stores and the theater, may remain open.

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