Hatteras Students Resume Irene-Delayed Classes

About 600 students who attend school on Hatteras Island are beginning their school year more than a week late because of damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Students at Cape Hatteras Elementary and Cape Hatteras Secondary schools are scheduled to return to class Thursday. They were supposed to start classes Aug. 25, but that changed because of Irene, which made landfall in North Carolina just two days later. Hatteras Island was especially damaged, with the storm carving new breaches on the north end of the island.

Students elsewhere in Dare County returned to school Aug. 31.


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  • by Already mentioned on Sep 9, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    I thought they already mentioned that Tyrrell County schools aren't starting back until Sept 9, I think I read it last week. I believe this is news for Hatteras because they did not have a date set until now.
  • by Tyrrell county on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:32 AM
    WITN you have not covered us at all during this storm....Scooter is right, Tyrrell county kids go back Friday September 9.....and our small community needs coverage and we need help.
  • by Scooter Location: Roper on Sep 8, 2011 at 03:28 AM
    Thanks WITN for covering this story. You might also consider covering Tyrrell County Schools, as they will not return to classes until Friday, September 9. Tyrrell County Schools is an extremely small school system. Students in this community have not yet been able to return to school due to massive flooding at both Columbia Middle School and Columbia High School.
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