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 knock on the door probably saved the lives of a Beaufort County family Wednesday morning.
A passerby who saw the fire woke the family up as the house was going up in flames. The Old Ford Fire Department says Thelbert and Marianne Legget's home on Highway 17 North is a total loss.
Crews fought the blaze for two hours. The Legget family and their cats managed to escape and they say they will rebuild.
The couple plans to stay in a hotel until they can make long term plans.