Duplin and Onslow county schools re-open Wednesday after Florence

(Source: MGN Online)
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Published: Oct. 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM EDT
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Nearly six weeks after Hurricane Florence made landfall, students in Duplin and Onslow counties will head back to school today.

Duplin County announced late Friday that classes will resume today. The district originally planned to return on Monday, but school officials say they were forced to delay it based on information from contractors and insurance adjusters.

Students at 24 Onslow County schools will also head back to class today. Students at six more schools are scheduled to go back to class on November 1 while the remaining seven schools re-open on November 5.

Officials with Onslow County schools estimate that Hurricane Florence damage will top $125 million.

Many school districts are re-working their academic calendar for this school year to try and make up for the lost time.