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 good Samaritan claims he barely escaped with his life after the hitch hiker he picked up stabbed him in the neck. Authorities say a 45-year-old Cove City man told police he picked up an unidentified man near the intersection of South Glenburnie Road and Neuse Boulevard, just after 6 p.m. Sunday evening. The man then told police he was later stabbed in the neck and the ear after the hiker demanded money. Authorities say you shouldn't give anyone a ride you don't know. New Bern police say the victim in the case is listed in fair condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Authorities say they're still looking for a suspect.