Scattered showers will continue through the weekend. Rainfall totals will be significantly less than previous days, but an additional 1 to 2 inches will be possible. Joaquin will stay offshore, limiting its impact on Eastern Carolina.
A new industrial park will give an economic boost to some parts of Eastern Carolina.
The final sites will include about 800 acres of land acquired by Martin and Pitt counties. Planners say the industrial park will provide more jobs for both counties. It could take more than a year before the park is actually built.