(UPDATED 11:50 a.m.) Closings, delays and schedule changes due to Hurricane Florence

(UPDATED 11:50 a.m.) Closings, delays and schedule changes due to Hurricane Florence

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Arendell Parrott Academy
Closed through Friday.

Bethel Christian Academy
BCA and Daycare will be on a regular schedule Wednesday, Sept 12.
BCA and Daycare will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Sept 13-14.
Athletic Events and the Senior Class Yard Sale will be cancelled on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

East Carolina University
All classes scheduled to start after noon on Tuesday will be cancelled for the remainder of the week. East Carolina University campus administrators are instructing students to evacuate residence halls on campus. Residence halls will close at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.12.

Lenoir Community College
The College, all campuses, and the Passport Office are closed Wednesday through Sunday pending the threat of Hurricane Florence. The production of “Annie” has been rescheduled for Sept. 21, 22, and 23. Please monitor the College website, local media, LancerALERT and social media for updates.

Lenoir County Public Schools
Due to anticipated severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence, LCPS will be closed for students and staff Wednesday. Schools will remain closed for all students and staff on Thursday and Friday. All extracurricular activities for those days have been cancelled.

Jones County Schools
Schools will be closed Wednesday, August 12 until further notice.

Pitt County Schools
Pitt County Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Thursday and Friday, September 13th and 14th. We will also be closing three hours early on Wednesday, September 12th. All after school activities are cancelled for Wednesday as well. For PCS staff, we will be operating under condition 2 on Wednesday and condition 4 on Thursday and Friday of our inclement weather policies. PCS will announce any further updates, delays and closings on our website, through social media and with our partnering media outlets.

Greene County Schools
On Wednesday, September 12, Greene County Schools will dismiss at 12:00. Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 13 &14. All extracurricular events on all three days will be canceled/postponed.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain

Closed Thru Friday

Carolina East Family Medicine

Closed Thursday: Closed through Friday

CarolinaEast Physicians

Closed Thru Friday: All locations

Eastern Radiologists

Closing Early at 12:00PM on Thursday: Closed Friday, 9/14

Eastern Urological Associates

Closed Thursday: Closed through Sunday

Eaton - La Grange

Closed Thru Sunday

Food Lion

Pink Hill location closed at noon on Friday.

Ayden location closed.

All other locations open until further notice

Fresenius Medical Care-Craven Dialysis

Closed Thru Sunday

Greene County Health Care

Closed Thru Saturday: All shifts

Greg’s Pizza

Gifton pizza shop closed.

Gwendy’s Goodies Bakery

Closed until Tuesday

Handy Mart

Ayden location is closed.


Ayden location is closed.

HWY 55
Grifton location closed.

Kids & Company

Ayden and Winterville locations closed.

Kinston Cardiology

Closed Thursday: AND FRIDAY

Kinston Community Health Center

Closed Thru Friday

Kinston Dialysis

Closed Thru Friday

Neuse Enterprises Inc.

Closed Thru Friday

Neuseway Nature Center

Closed until September 24th, any need to extend this closure will be determined on damage done to the park and water levels. 

Groups for next week will be rescheduled Monday.

Our Sci-Fi Friday Movie Night has been cancelled for this month and moved to next, Iron Giant will be October 12th 6pm-7:30pm

Our Family Camp Out w/stargazing is rescheduled for Oct 5-6 5pm-10am


Ayden location closed

Physicians East, P.A.

Closing Early at 12:00PM on Thursday: All locations

Pitt County Meels on Wheels

Closed Through Friday

Massey Toyota

Sales and service will close at 3pm on Wednesday until further notice.

Piggly Wiggly

The following stores will close at 8 pm on Wednesday and reopen on Sunday at 9 am conditionings permitting:

  • Kinston (Hwy 258 N, the Plaza, McLewean)

  • Ayden

Sanderson Farms-Kinston Processing Plant

Closed Thru Friday: All shifts

Simply Natural Creamery

Farm and Greenville Locations closed until further notice

Vernon Dialysis

Closed Thru Friday


All Ayden and Grifton locations closed until the storm passes.

Spirit AeroSystems

Alert Saturday: Call company weather line

Tropicana Grocery

Grifton location closed.

VA Clinic - Greenville

Closing Early at 12:00PM on Thursday

VA Clinic - Morehead City

Closed Thru Sunday

Walgreens in Ayden

Closed on Wednesday night until storm passes. Residents can go to Winterville Walgreens on Memorial Drive until noon on Thursday when that store will close.


Walmarts in Kinston, Greenville, and Winterville will close on September 12, at 5:00 p.m. The store will remain closed until further notice due to potential impacts of the storm. We will continue to updates as to when we will reopen this location.

Yoder’s Dutch Pantry

Closed until further notice. 

Governments and Agencies:

Town of Ayden

All city offices, with the exception of emergency services, will close on Thursday at noon. They will also be closed on Friday.

Farmville Town Government

Closing Early at 2:00PM on Thursday: Closed through Sunday

Goldsboro City Offices

Closing Early at 2:00PM on Thursday

Greene County District Court

Closed Thru Friday

Greene County Government Offices

Closed Thursday: and Friday September 14, 2018

Jones County Government

Closed Thru Friday

City of Kinston

City offices will close at noon on Thursday. As always, you may reach us at our 24 hour Customer Service Center at 252-939-3282.

Lenoir County

Lenoir County Criminal Superior Court for the week of September 17, 2018 is canceled and the jury is being released.

All Lenoir County District Courts for the week of September 17, 2018 are canceled.

Lenoir County district and superior courts will close at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and remain closed Thursday and Friday.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office administrative office (130 S. Queen St., Kinston) is closed Thursday and Friday but will operate on regular schedule on Wednesday.

Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Recreation

All gymnastics classes have been canceled for the rest of the week.
Fall youth soccer coaches meeting has been moved to Tuesday, 9/18 at 6:30pm at the Kinston Community Center. Practices may begin Wednesday, 9/19 pending hurricane effects!

Lenoir County Council on Aging

Closed Thru Friday

Lenoir County District Court

Closed Thru Friday

Lenoir County Transit

Closed Thru Saturday: Closed through Sunday

Maysville town offices

Closed Thru Friday: Essential personnel only

Wayne County District Court

Closed Thru Friday: Closed through Friday

Winterville Municipal Offices

Closing Early 2 hours Thursday: Severe Weather Policy In Effect



Salem United Methodist Church in Simpson

 Due to the impending weather the Food Pantry will be closed on Sat. Sept. 15 and will reopen Thursday Sept 20th @4:00 pm

Tanglewood Church

All activities cancelled for Wednesday, September 12. Church Office open until 5 pm on Tuesday, and until 12 pm noon on Wednesday. Closed on Thursday/Friday.

Road Closures:


Springhill from Queen St to South St is closed

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(UPDATED 6:00 PM 9/13/2018) Evacuation notices and curfews from towns and counties

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