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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Several area school districts started the day late yesterday due to extreme cold. There are more delays scheduled for today.

Here are the delays reported so far for schools in our area

Bladen County Schools: 2-hour delay for students; staff are to report to work at 8 a.m.
-Brunswick County Schools: 2-hour delay for students; staff should report to work at the regular scheduled time unless annual leave is arranged with his/her supervisor
Columbus County Schools: School starts at 10 a.m.; staff at normal time
Duplin County Schools: 2-hour delay for students; staff at normal time
New Hanover County Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff
Onslow County Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff
-Pender County Schools: 2-hour delay for students
Robeson County Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff
Whiteville City Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff (will be serving breakfast)

Calvary Christian School (Wilmington): School starts at 10:30 a.m., no morning care
Columbus Christian Academy (Whiteville): 2-hour delay
SEGS Academy (Whiteville): 2-hour delay

A statement from New Hanover County Schools says the delay will allow time for school buses and heating system to be checked and allow any problems to be addressed.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for any others announcements.

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taxpayer
2016 years 2 months ago

R.S.,

You are so unprepared for the real world. The delay is nothing more than a political stunt on the part of the Board of Education and Central Staff to win favor with the parents.

Going to school at 18 degrees or two hours later when it was 20…not a tinker’s damn of difference.

But goody for you to have some extra time to study. Maybe if you logged off Facebook and quit tweeting, you’d find the time to study.

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R.S.
2016 years 2 months ago

As a student at a local high school, I am extremely grateful for the two-hour delay. I am not as concerned about the cold as I am about the upcoming finals. Although the delay is caused by the weather, I view this as more of a chance to study for the finals next week. As of recent, my high school has created mandatory packets for each class. For my U.S. History class, I have to answer 300 questions that takes about a paragraph each- that is just for ONE class. With the delay, I can utilize that time to work… Read more »

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111111guest
2016 years 2 months ago

Minot N. D. story was funny, I fell right into it!

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amystack
2016 years 2 months ago

Looks like burgerboy didn’t do much when he finally made it to school through all the snow and cold weather we get down here in Southeastern NC. I am impressed he even figured out how to turn the computer on. Kudos, burgerboy!! Keep it real!

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SurfCityTom
2016 years 2 months ago

why even open today?

It’s 10 AM in Surf City and a balmy 18 degrees.

Would have made more sense to keep schools closed today if the concern was youngster safety.

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