Independence Day closings for New Hanover County government offices; attractions open

Posted June 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm     Category: News Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – New Hanover County will close its administrative offices Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. County offices will reopen and resume normal hours of operation Monday, July 7.

New Hanover County Library:
All New Hanover County branch libraries will be closed, Friday, July 4 and resume normal operations Saturday, July 5. For more information about library locations and hours visit

New Hanover County Department of Social Services:
All units of the New Hanover County Department of Social Services (DSS) will be closed Friday, July 4. Residents are encouraged to call 911 to reach an on call social worker to report child abuse and neglect.

New Hanover County Landfill:
The landfill will be open until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 4 and closed Saturday, July 5.

New Hanover County Attractions:
 Airlie Gardens located at 300 Airlie Road in Wilmington is open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information about Airlie Gardens visit or call (910) 798-7700.

The Cape Fear Museum located at 814 Market Street in Wilmington is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the Museum visit or call (910) 798-4350.

All New Hanover County Parks will be open Friday, July 4. For more information about park locations and hours visit


Media Contact:

Charles Smith
Public Information Officer
(910) 798-7446

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