A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
A man charged with trying to kill students by hitting them with a car says he would have preferred using a gun but screening laws are too stringent. The statement is contained in a letter read at a hearing in his case. Mohammed Taheri-Azar allegedly drove a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill March 3rd, hitting nine people. No one had life-threatening injuries. At the probable cause hearing, the man's relatives described him as a kind soul, a NASCAR fan who likes fishing and camping with friends. Taheri-Azar, a 2005 graduate of the school, also had two cans of pepper spray and a folding knife in the rented vehicle. He has said the act was to avenge Muslim deaths caused by the U.S.