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.
It's another step in the state's ongoing fight against methamphetamine labs. The state house on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that restricts the sale of cold medicines that contain ingredients used to make the illegal drug. The goal of the bill is to place the medicines behind the counter to help curb the production of meth. Some stores, like Wal-Mart, have already removed the cold pills from their shelves.