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Just enough snow to cancel school for some on Wednesday

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Whiteville wasn't too white today, but white enough. A light dusting of snow was enough to close Whiteville and Columbus County schools. Columbus County started on a two-hour delay and then closed. Whiteville city schools had a routine start, with school buses in route. They picked up students, brought them to school, and then decided to close for the day. City School Superintendent Randy Shaver said it's never an easy call, but its better to be safe than sorry. “It is a superintendents nightmare to have the snow start after the buses have started their morning runs. We decided it was best to bring them to schools and unfortunately during that 40 minute period the snow got really thick and really heavy, it really didn't impact the roads very much but we thought it might.” Today's snow day will have to be made up either sometime in April, during Easter break, or on Memorial Day. The school board will decide tomorrow.

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there is a reason why i left

there is a reason why i left columbus county and now reside and work in new hanover co.

What a moron. We will be so

What a moron. We will be so glad to see him go. It was snowing at 6:30. He had TWO hours to close the schools. Instead, everyone had to get out there in the weather and then go BACK to pick their kids up after they had gotten there safely the first time. Hopefully we will get a more professional person to lead our school system. The kids could have remained at school. All snow was gone by 12 pm. If he had thought to check the WEATHER he would have known that would be the case. More than half of Whiteville is pissed at him. The good part was that the kids got to play in rare snow. They should have never had to go to school in the first place.

what a moron

WHEN I SAW THIS GUY ON THE NEWS, THE FIRST THING I COULD DO WAS LAUGH. IT APPEARS THAT THIS LITTLE GUY WOULD BE AFRAID OF HIS SHADOW.WOULD A LITTLE SNOW BE SO HARD TO DEAL WITH? LOTS OF ADMINISTRATORS ARE TWINKISH LIKE THIS GUY...AFRAID OF EVERYTHING.

Saturday School

The Columbus County School’s website states that their make up day will be this Saturday, February 7th from 8-1pm. I don’t understand why the students, faculty, and staff are required to be at school this Saturday when there is a designated weather day that can be used April 10th. This is only a three day notice. I would imagine that this would interrupt many plans – for all concerned. Just two weeks ago Columbus County School’s staff had to work on a Saturday to make up a missed workday because of snow. Are Columbus County Central Office personnel working Saturday? What happened to personal weekend time?