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The following delays have been announced ahead of predicted winter weather forecast:

The campus of Halifax Community College will be closed Thursday until noon due to predicted weather impacts to the region. 

Virtual and online classes will continue as normal and the campus will resume normal operations at noon.


There is a two-delay for courts in Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties Thursday.

This means that the following courts will begin at 11 a.m. unless notified otherwise:

Halifax Juvenile DSS 2 with Judge Teresa R. Freeman

Hertford Civil/Family with Judge Brenda G. Branch

Northampton DVPO/Criminal with Judge W. Turner Stephenson III

This means that the following courts will begin at noon, unless notified otherwise:

Halifax Small Claims in Courtroom No. 4


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory which remains in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday.

Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected over northern portions of central North Carolina, mainly north of Highway 64.

The NWS says motorists should plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute. The NWS advises motorists to slow down and use caution while traveling.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals advises to bring animals indoors.

Backyard dogs and outdoor cats often go without adequate food, water, shelter, and veterinary care. “They are no better equipped to survive freezing temperatures or extreme weather conditions than humans are, they suffer terribly from frostbite, and they can die of exposure.”  

Coats will keep dogs comfortable in cold weather, secure harnesses can help prevent them from getting loose on walks, and booties will protect their sensitive paw pads from the frozen ground. Keep walks short in cold weather, especially for short-haired dogs.   

During extreme winter weather, provide birds and other wild animals with access to an emergency water supply by filling a heavy non-metal water bowl and breaking the surface ice at least twice a day.   

“Good Samaritans who see companion animals kept chained or penned outside 24/7 or without adequate shelter from the elements should note the animals’ exact location and alert local law enforcement authorities immediately. Anyone who leaves animals outside to suffer in severe weather may be prosecuted.”