We are SO GRATEFUL to Wilson County Emergency Management, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, city and county crews, NCDOT, the Red Cross, our WCS Maintenance Department, news outlets and countless others who serve us selflessly during emergencies and inclement weather! We know they have families too, and we are grateful for their sacrifice. We are able to rest easier knowing they are working to keep us safe and informed. We hope that everyone stayed safe during the hurricane and the tornado that touched down near Saratoga. Shout Out! to the scouts and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 8 for helping to set up the shelter at Fike HS and to Wilson County Department of Social Services and Wilson County Public Health for assisting the Red Cross at the shelter.
Shout Out! to Superintendent Dr. Mills who always errs on the side of caution and seeks advisement from weather experts to keep us safe during inclement weather. He is responsible for the safety and the education of more than 11,000 students and 2,000 staff members - so he does not take the decision to close schools lightly. Just some reminders during inclement weather - WCS will keep you updated about closings or delays through automated phone calls, (email isn't working now), our school status "hotline" 252-265-4037, social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and our website. You can also rely on closing info from The Wilson Times or WRAL-Channel 5. If you are not receiving automated calls, please let your school know. (Picture credits - City Government of Wilson and Wilson County DSS).