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.
Several Pitt County inmates are being released into an electronic offender monitoring program. With the help of a global positioning system, inmates will have their movements monitored 24-hours a day.
Typically to house an inmate at the detention center costs about $51.00 a day. This new method will cost under $6.00 a day.