Schools in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties will be closed Tuesday. Lincoln Charter School will be closed at both locations. Gaston College and CVCC will have no on-campus activities including no in-person classes.
LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOLS: Lincoln County Schools will be closed Tuesday for students, 10 month, and 11 month employees. Twelve month employees have the option of coming to work or working remotely on Tuesday. If 12 month employees choose to come to work at their location, the employee may do so on a three hour delay and only if the employee can travel to work safely.
CATAWBA COUNTY: No school or Quest for students or staff Tuesday. Remember that masks are once again required when school reopens (now scheduled for Wednesday pending further weather delays).
GASTON COUNTY: All Gaston County schools will be closed Tuesday for students and 10-month and 11-month employees. Twelve-month employees have the option of coming to work or working remotely on Tuesday. If 12-month employees choose to come to work, they should do so on a two-hour delay and only if they can travel to work safely.
CLEVELAND COUNTY: Cleveland County Schools will be closed for all students as well as 10- and 11-month employees on Tuesday. It will be an optional workday with a 2-hour delay for 12-month employees. Any 12-month employee working should use caution while commuting to work.
Hickory City Schools will be closed Tuesday. Newton-Conover Schools will be closed; it will be an optional teacher workday.
GOVT OFFICES, ETC.
Due to hazardous driving conditions, by order of the County Manager, Lincoln County Government offices and all library branches will be closed on Tuesday, January 18th. The Lincoln County Convenience sites and the Lincoln County Landfill will be opening at 1:00 PM on Tuesday.
Lincoln County courts will be closed Tuesday.
Catawba County government facilities and parks will open at 11:00 AM Tuesday. County facilities and services that normally open after 11:00 AM will open at their usual time. StarMed will resume COVID-19 drive-through testing at Catawba County Public Health at 11:00 AM Tuesday. Seniors Morning Out and Meals on Wheels of Catawba County will not be operating Tuesday.
Catawba County Clerk of Court office will delay opening until 10 AM. No courts Tuesday.
Catawba County’s Riverbend Park and St. Stephens Park will remain closed Tuesday as crews work to clear ice and snow for public access. Bakers Mountain Park is open.
All Gaston County buildings will be closed to the public Tuesday. Services will continue to be available online at www.gastongov.com.
Gaston County courts will be closed Tuesday.
Cleveland County Administrative Offices as well as all Cleveland County court functions will be closed Tuesday. All public hearings scheduled for Tuesday night will be rescheduled for Thursday, January 20th at 6 PM in the Commissioners Chamber at 311 E. Marion Street, Shelby.
City of Lincolnton offices will be closed Tuesday.
Town of Maiden offices will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday.
Cherryville city offices will operate on a two-hour delay.
Gastonia city offices will open at 10 AM Tuesday.
CaroMont Urgent Care-Dallas will open at 10 AM Tuesday.
Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat will remain closed for morning hours on Tuesday, will reopen Tuesday PM.
The Western Piedmont Symphony office in Hickory will be closed Tuesday.
Carolina Eye Care, Lincolnton & Denver, will open at 1 PM Tuesday.
Graystone Eye Care will open at 1 PM Tuesday.
The East Lincoln @ North Lincoln basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been postponed until Wednesday Jan. 19th. We suspect other games will also be postponed.
UNRELATED (to weather) CLOSURES
A lighted sign at the tracks and a news story we published gave advance warning. The work on the railroad crossing on Optimist Club Road is now scheduled to begin Tuesday. Those who use that road to access NC16 (bypass) should plan to use an alternate route like NC16-business to NC73 to access the highway. Work on the Little Egypt crossing is expected to begin Wednesday and Sifford Road crossing on Thursday.