A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
State health officials warn there could be a pandemic flu outbreak this year.
That's when there are epidemics of severe infection with a new virus around the world. There have only been three flu pandemics in the 20th century, the latest in 1968. The State Health Department has developed a plan to deal with the situation. The news comes on the same day half of America's vaccine supply is suddenly gone because of a contamination problem.
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