A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
For centuries, people have called Hyde County home, so they could be close to the waters of the Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic. But a decade of storms is threatening to change life for mainland Hyde County neighbors, who are now moving "up" to stay out of floods. They are also building one big wall, 17 miles long, to try to protect Swan Quarter, the county seat. But moving to higher ground isn't an option for everyone.