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.
Part of Camp Lejeune made history Thursday. It was announced that roughly 180 vehicles on base will use a relatively new type of fuel called E-85, making Camp Lejeune the first Marine base in the country to use this alternative fuel source. E-85 is a mix of ethanol produced from corn and traditional gasoline. The price of this fuel is about $2.09 a gallon, and the benefits to the environment are many. E-85 is reported to be cleaner burning, reducing emissions and chemicals released into the air from exhaust. To tell if your vehicle can use E-85 look for a sticker near the gas tank. You can also tell by looking at your vehicle's "vin" number. If the eighth digit is the letter Z, you can use E-85.