East Columbus High School be will closed to students and staff Wednesday through Friday. This also means there will be no after-school activities on those days as well. Hurricane Florence has the potential to be a stronger hurricane than the Category 3 Hurricane Fran in 1996. There is also the potential for 2-3 feet of rain in some parts of the state. Flooding will be a major issue, which could impact school next week. Keep alert for announcements from the Columbus County Board of Education on Sunday for more information. Find good shelter and be safe.