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.
Plymouth may be growing a different kind of crop. 75 acres of genetically engineered rice, will be grown by a biotech company from California. Ventria Bioscience says its goal it so extract proteins from the rice, that could help third world countries lower their death rates due to diarrhea. However, environmentalists aren't happy about it. They say it could affect other crops as well as our own food chain. State-owned land at the Tidewater Research Station in Washington County will grow all the new rice.