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 soldier from Washington in Beaufort County has died in fighting in Iraq. The Defense Department says 21-year-old Specialist Kevin M. Jones died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle Thursday. 1,914 American troops have died in the Iraq War.