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.
A widow claims a towel left inside her husband caused his eventual death. Attorneys for Cathy Webb say her husband, Joseph, went into the Wilson Medical Center to have surgery on his pancreas when the surgeon, Doctor Roger Thurman left an 18 inch long, six inch wide towel inside him. Webb was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where the towel was later removed, but Webb died nearly 12 days later.