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.
The Carteret County Board of Elections is taking no chances on Election Day 2005. Last year over 4,000 votes were lost due to a computer programming error. Tuesday voters in the county used paper ballots at the polls. During last year's Presidential election voters used a computer touch screen system. A programming error caused the system to stop counting when it reached 3,005 votes. Director of the Carteret County Board of Elections, Lindy Lewis, says the paper ballot is just a temporary solution. Lewis expects counting the votes will take a bit longer.