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Johnston County schools closed Monday, Tuesday because of Florence

Images from across NC show devastation of Florence

In his noon press conference on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, NC Gov. Roy Cooper talked about the damage done by Hurricane Florence, from the coast to the mountains. Photos capture the devastation across the state.
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In his noon press conference on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, NC Gov. Roy Cooper talked about the damage done by Hurricane Florence, from the coast to the mountains. Photos capture the devastation across the state.

Johnston County Public Schools is the first to announce closings this week as Florence left many North Carolina communities flooded or without power.

Johnston County schools will be closed for students on Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18.

While Johnston County schools are closed for everyone on Monday, Tuesday will be an optional workday for faculty and staff.

Superintendent Ross Renfrow tweeted Sunday afternoon: “Hoping we can resume a regular schedule on Wednesday but too soon to commit to that today. Thank you all for patience and understanding!”

A decision about possible Wednesday school closure or delay will be made on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Johnston County Public Schools website.

Wake County Public Schools, Durham Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools had not yet announced closings or delays as of 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Durham Public Schools previously announced that Wednesday, Sept. 19 would be a full school day rather than an early release day as previously scheduled.

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan: 919-419-6563, @dawnbvaughan
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