A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
What's the financial forecast for our region and beyond in 2005?
Federal Reserve economist Ray Owens spoke about that to a delegation of business leaders and other invited guests at the New Bern Convention Center Thursday. Owens said numbers show consumers are spending, people are investing and there's a renewed confidence in business.
Eastern North Carolina has been plagued by job loss, but Owens believes a turnaround is expected for the New Year.