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 14-year old Wilson girl was shot in the face and later died. Now police are ruling it an accident.
Police say Shikita Shanta Archer was found inside a home on Black Creek Road around 7:30 Wednesday night. Lawmen say it appears 20-year-old Robert Earl Keel, who they say was a friend of the victim, was unloading a handgun in the house when it went off.
Police say Keel has a criminal record and has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as involuntary manslaughter. He remains in custody under an $80,000 bond.