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Heavy rain causes school delays

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They say when it rains it pours, and Wednesday, it poured. The heavy rain has already led to a number of delays for Thursday. More than four inches of rain came down in parts of Pender County with some viewers reporting more than seven inches in Hampstead. Some drivers were faced with up to a foot of standing water on a number of roads across the region. With the Veterans Day holiday, the miserable weather convinced many to stay home, which led to one Carolina Beach business owner to improvise with a rainy day sale. ”I just thought I would do something maybe to bring in customers. Typically they don't do much shopping on a rainy day in the wintertime. So I just thought I’d try a new gimmick,” said James Allen, owner of Linda’s Fashions. Unfortunately the sale didn't bring in too many visitors, but in a beach community the rain isn't always bad news. “It depends, rainy days in the summer are good because it drives people off of the beach and they go shopping. But rainy days in the off-season are typically not good, because people tend to stay home,” Allen said. Emergency officials across the region had several reports of hydroplaning vehicles, in addition to some minor flooding. Most of the rain can be blamed on what was once Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in Alabama early Tuesday morning. If Ida sticks around, there may be more good deals in Carolina Beach. Columbus County Columbus County schools: 2-hour delay Whiteville City Schools: 2-hour delay Columbus Christian Academy, Whiteville: 2-hour delay Pender County Pender County schools: 2-hour delay Little Town Learning Center: Opening at 9 a.m. Life Christian Academy, Hampstead: 2-hour delay Duplin County Duplin County Schools: 2-hour delay Onslow County Onslow County Schools: 2-hour delay Stay tuned to WWAY for the latest weather updates and school and business closings and delays.

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The person that wrote in about riding their bike to work. Great for you but those of us that don't. Like in Hampstead, Topsail you would do better with a boat. think about what you say and write . Did you fall off your bike ?

New Hanover County

New Hanover schools should be on the two hour delay, as well.

I so agree, NHCS should be

I so agree, NHCS should be on a 2 hour delay because at my house the weather is bad, and the winds are very strong.


Oh please, a school delay because of wind and rain. What about when its cold or hot outside, should we have a delay then. I bet you will/ are one of those parents that drive and p/u their kids b/c you are too afraid to let them stand on the corner and catch the bus. If it is bad at your place then YOU keep your coddled brood at home until you feel it is "safe" to travel.


Why? I ride my bike to work everyday and today was no exception. The roads are not flooded, there was difficultly traveling and there is no reason to delay schools.

Take a Cab then

Just take a cab if you can't ride your bike. Call a friend for a ride. Put a plastic bag over your head. Take an extra set of clothes with you to change but quit making excuses and start doing. I'd like to see someone call in late because "its raining outside". This is real life folks..get a hint already!

rain delay

Secondary roads are prone to flooding. You may not have had to travel down a dirt road to get to where you were going,but some students do. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Your bicycle ride to work

Your bicycle ride to work takes you on every road in New Hanover County? Amazing. Look out Lance Armstrong.