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.
A 52-year-old Pitt County man is charged with sexually abusing three girls, all under the age of 13. Randy Dean Barrett of Davenport Farm Road was arrested and charged Wednesday. Lawmen say the abuse happened over a three-year period. Barrett is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $3 million bond.