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Midlands schools returning to normal schedules Friday. Here’s which ones

Hurricane Dorian lashes NC coast

Hurricane Dorian's eye was about 35 miles south of Wilmington, according to an 11 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center. The storm picked up speed while losing strength approaching NC.
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Hurricane Dorian's eye was about 35 miles south of Wilmington, according to an 11 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center. The storm picked up speed while losing strength approaching NC.

Several Midlands school districts have announced they will be open and operating on a normal schedule Friday.

Those school districts are Richland 1, Richland 2, Lexington 1, Lexington 2, Lexington 3 (Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington 4 (Gilbert-Swansea), Lexington-Richland 5, and Kershaw County officials said Thursday. The Fairfield County School District also will be open.

The districts were closed Thursday in preparation for possible heavy rain and high winds from Hurricane Dorian. However, the western Midlands were largely spared from the hurricane’s effects, while the S.C. coast saw flooding, high winds and storm surges, according to a previous article from The State.

The National Weather Service’s Columbia office predicts a minimal chance of rain for the Columbia area Friday and winds that do not reach 20 miles per hour.

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