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.
There's a new trend on North Carolina's highways and its not a good one, trash. Litterbugs across the state are getting overlooked while the understaffed Highway Patrol focuses on driver safety. A new study shows a state trooper averages one ticket for littering about every two years. Troopers say while littering is a serious problem, because of the shortage, drivers' safety is a bigger concern.