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.
The price of stamps may be going up again. The postal service says gas prices are taking a toll on letter-carrying, too. It proposes moving up first-class postage to 42 cents from the recent hike to 39 cents.