Due to weather that arrived late Thursday and continued into the morning hours, all three school systems in Catawba County are closed on Friday.
Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public schools all announced their closings on Friday morning. There is an optional teacher work day for all three systems on Friday, as well.
Classes at Lenoir-Rhyne University are on a two-hour delay for Friday, while Catawba Valley Community College announced it will open at 11 a.m. on Friday.
UPDATE (9:15 a.m.): CVCC has now cancelled all evening and day classes for Friday.
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