A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
It's a competition called Star Quest, and it brought hundreds of kids to ECU Friday.
Some Pitt County middle school students used computers to research a topic presented to them. They were then awarded points based on the depth and detail of their research.
The Star Quest competitions meet the standard course of study for grades six through eight and challenge students in science, social studies and math.