With Hurricane Dorian now past our general area, here’s a final update on where things stand in our region.

The Cumberland County Schools are closed today.  Wed., Oct. 16 will now be a full day of school.  Mon., Oct. 21 will be a make-up day.

-Hoke County will operate on a 3-hour delay today

-Robeson County Schools are closed today
-Sampson County Schools are closed. Information regarding Friday will be posted as it becomes available.



-Central Carolina Community College opens at 11am

-FTCC & the FTCC Children’s Center opens at 10am

-Methodist University is closed today

-Southeastern Community College is closed today



-Cumberland County Schools’ High School Football Games will be played on Monday, September 9, according to the following schedule:

Lee County at Douglas Byrd  — 6:00 p.m.

Pine Forest at Jack Britt —  6:00 p.m.

South View at Purnell Swett  — 6:00 p.m.

Seventy-First at E.E. Smith — 6:00 p.m.

West Johnston at Gray’s Creek — 6:30 p.m.

Cape Fear at Lumberton — 7:00 p.m.

Hoke at Westover — 7:00 p.m.




-The Salvation Army Inclement Weather Shelter is open at 245 Alexander Street in Fayetteville.


– Bladen County:

-West Bladen High (Medical Needs) 1600 NC 410 Hwy, Bladenboro, NC 28320

-East Bladen High (Pet Friendly) – 5600 NC 87 Hwy, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

-Bladen Lakes Primary School – 9554 Johnsontown Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

-East Arcadia School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 East, Riegelwood, NC 28456


-Columbus County:

-Guideway School, 11570 Swamp Fox Hwy East, Tabor City NC 28463

-East Columbus High school, 32 Gator Lane, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

-West Columbus High School, 729 Andrew Jackson Hwy. SW, Cerro Gordo, NC 28430

-South Columbus High School, 40 Stallion Drive, Tabor City, NC 28463

-Edgewood Elem. (Pet Friendly), 317 E. Calhoun St., Whiteville, NC 28472


-Robeson County:

-Purnell Swett High School, 11344 Deep Branch Road, Maxton, NC 28364

-Lumberton High School, 3901 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28358

* Anyone with a family member who is confined and needs transportation to shelters can call MED 1 Plus at 910-536-1026. Public transportation to the shelters through SEATS is available by calling 910-272-5873.

-Sampson County:

-Clinton High School, 340 Indian Town Rd., Clinton, NC 28328

-Union High School, 1189 Merriott Road, Rose Hill, NC28458

-Hobbton Middle School, 12081 Hobbton Hwy., Newton Grove, NC 28366

-Midway High School, 15274 Spivey’s Corner Hwy., Dunn, NC 28366

-Lakewood High School, 245 Lakewood School Rd., Salemburg, NC 28385


-City of Fayetteville:

-Garbage collection resumes today.  No bulky pickup today.

– FAST Transit Services begins operating at noon

– The Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation offices, facilities and activities are closed


-Cumberland County offices will operate on a normal schedule

-Cumberland County landfill and container sites will be open Friday from noon to 4 p.m. The landfills and sites will have extended hours on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-The Cumberland County Fair reopens at 5:00pm for Military and Emergency Services Night. All Military and First Responders will receive free admission to the Cumberland County Fair in uniform or with valid ID.

-Cumberland County shelters – 134 were assisted – The shelters will begin closing procedures after breakfast as the inclement weather has passed.

-Ray and Mason Avenues were closed as a precaution because of rising waters along the Cross Creek.

-All flights at Fayetteville Regional Airport were canceled last night. Travelers should contact their airlines for further information. Car rental services at the airport are open today on regular schedules.


-Town of Hope Mills operates on a 2 hour delay



-Robeson County offices including the courthouse are closed

-Lumberton City Hall is closed

-Robeson County Solid Waste Collection Sites are closed – Robeson County Solid Waste collection sites are closed.  For people dropping off waste outside the collection sites while they are closed there is a $250 fine per incident.

-2 shelters open in Robeson County.  Lumberton High School in Lumberton and Purnell Swett High School in Pembroke.  If residents need a ride to the shelters they can call SEATS at (910) 272-5873.



– Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union will be on 2-hour delay Friday September 6th 2019 at all locations.

– HealthPlex will open at 9 a.m.  Cardiopulmonary Rehab Phase 3 Maintenance programs held at HealthPlex will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

-Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America office & show will be closed for 1st shift today.  Decision will be made by 12:30pm regarding 2nd shift for Friday evening.


Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.