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.
Environmentalists trying to block construction of a military landing field in Washington County say the Navy picked the site for political reasons. A filing in U.S. District Court accuses the Navy of adapting environmental studies to justify its choice and pressuring a naval expert to fabricate support for it. It asks a judge to permanently halt work on the outlying landing field until the Navy conducts a proper environmental study. A Navy spokesman had no immediate comment.