North Carolina schools opt to close, alter Friday schedules due to arrival of Tropical Storm Ian

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
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With Tropical Storm Ian expected to dump several inches of rain across North Carolina, some places are opting to close Friday.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- With Tropical Storm Ian expected to dump several inches of rain across North Carolina, some places are opting to close Friday.

The rain and wind will last through the day Friday, with Tropical Storm Warnings in effect for much of central North Carolina.

Wake County, Orange County, Johnston County, Granville County, Wayne County, Wilson County, Franklin County and Moore County have all announced that schools will be closed Friday. Halifax County announced Thursday afternoon that it, too, will close, as did Vance County.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools made the decision to close Friday as well. This includes Community Schools and other after-school programs and activities.

Extracurricular activities on Saturday and Sunday will be canceled and/or postponed to a later date.

Durham Public Schools and Lee County Schools announced they would make Friday a remote learning day, as did Chatham County and Cumberland County.

You can check a complete list of up-to-date closings here.

How to report a closing to ABC11

If you are in charge of closings for a school of business, the only way to report your organization's closing or delay to ABC11 is by using our online system. The phone system that was used in the past is not operational. Your ID code from the phone system remains the same and it also serves as your Pass Code into the online system.

If you would like to register your organization with ABC11, please email the following information to closingcenter@abc11mail.com. Please do not mail closing information to this email address.

  • Organization Name:
  • Type of Organization: (school, church, business, day care, government office)
  • Mailing Address:
  • Organization's Phone Number:
  • Contact Person:
  • Contact's Email:
  • Contact's Mobile Phone: