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.
Currituck County officials hope to have a new pier for children who want to take a ferry to school by the time school starts next month.
Engineers with the State Wildlife Resource Commission submitted their designs for a 504-foot pier to the State Coastal Resource Commission and the U.S. Corps of Engineers last week.
Right now, students travel 90 minutes one way to schools on the Currituck mainland, a time that officials say the ferry could cut in half.