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.
At the Beaufort County Industrial Park, work is underway on a company that will employ more than a hundred people. Five companies are interested in a nearby empty building, according to Tommy Thompson of the Economic Development Commission. One of those companies is a Fortune 500 company that would invest 100 million dollars if it located here. Several other ventures may help make that happen, including a 150 million dollar ethanol plant in Aurora and two land projects. Also on the drawing board are luxury townhouses on the waterfront and downtown.