A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
A brush fire could have been much worse with Sunday's windy conditions, but officials got it under control quickly. A downed power line Sunday morning sparked a fire in a wooded area off Highway 33 East. Emergency response officials tell WITN that just before 7 a.m. they received reports of flames coming out of a wooded area on Clay Bottom School Road near Aurora. Blounts Creek First Responders got to the scene quickly and extinguished the fire without incident.