(New Hanover County)– The unofficial end of summer is upon us and New Hanover County government wants to remind residents and visitors to stay safe over the long weekend. Thinking about safety can keep Labor Day as safe and fun as it should be.
On the road: Avoid distractions. Put the cell phone down until you reach your destination or rest stop. Even if you aren’t drinking and driving, someone else on the road might be. With falling gas prices, expect more drivers taking to the road this weekend.
On the water: Remember to keep floatation devices or life vests on hand for everyone in the boat. If at the pool, it is critical to have floatation devices handy for young or inexperienced swimmers.
At home: Remember basic grilling safety. Keep children far away from hot grills and coals. Dispose of ashes in proper receptacles.
New Hanover County residents can enjoy a visit to the Cape Fear Museum or Airlie Gardens at no charge on Sunday. The first Sunday of each month is a free day for residents. Cape Fear Museum will also be open on Monday, for Labor Day visitors. All branches of the New Hanover County Library system will be closed Sunday and Monday. All parks will be open Monday and are expected to be busy with picnics and other family outings.
The New Hanover County Landfill will be open Monday from 6:30 AM until 5:00 PM. The household hazardous waste and recycling center and administrative facility will be closed Monday.
While all other county offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, a full staff of 911 and emergency personnel will be on hand to ensure we help keep you safe, healthy and secure.