Hurricane Florence causes cancellations

Published 9:15 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The city and other organizations are canceling or rescheduling events in preparation of Hurricane Florence this week.

Last updated at 9:10 p.m. Sept. 11.

  • Suffolk Public Schools will close for staff and students until further notice beginning Wednesday, and before and after school programs with Parks and Recreation will be canceled starting Wednesday.
  • Paul D. Camp Community College will be closed until further notice beginning Sept. 12.
  • Isle of Wight County Schools will be closed Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, and the School Board meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • Isle of Wight Academy will be closed until further notice beginning Sept. 12.
  • The Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer’s, originally set for Saturday, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Isle of Wight County canceled its Sept. 13 to Sept. 16 County Fair, and those that purchased tickets will receive refunds. The fair will not be rescheduled.
  • Suffolk City Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. City facilities will be closed Saturday, and all tours and special events have been canceled.
  • City Treasurer Ron William’s United Way Golf Tournament, originally set for Friday, has been rescheduled for Sept. 21.
  • Chowan University canceled classes until further notice effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
  • The city of Suffolk canceled its smoke test on the sanitary sewer systems. They have not released a new date for the test.
  • Keep Suffolk Beautiful canceled its Sept. 15 R(e)cycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day due to the potential for severe weather. The drive has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13. The event will still happen at the Lowe’s parking lot, 1216 N. Main St.
  • The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts postponed its gallery reception. Originally, the reception was to be held on Thursday, but due to the storm, the Suffolk Center has rescheduled the reception for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

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