Dupiln, Greene, Lenoir, Martin and Pitt counties will be under a freezing rain advisory from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday. Beaufort, Craven, Jones and Washington counties will be under the advisory from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.
A group representing North Carolina educators is hoping radio ads will help persuade some legislators to vote for a statewide lottery. The North Carolina Association of Educators has targeted Senators Richard Stevens of Wake County, Harry Brown of Onslow County, and John Garwood of Wilkes County. All three have indicated their support for a lottery in the past or have been strong supporters of public education. As proposed, proceeds from the game would pay for scholarships and school construction.