A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Authorities in Duplin County are investigating what they are calling a murder-suicide. Authorities recieved a call just before Noon on Thursday, in regards to a neighbor who found a couple dead inside their home. When authorities arrived at the home on Caswell Moore Lane, they found 74-year-old Leoman Loftin, and 68-year-old Alma Loftin dead. Authorities tell WITN it appears Mr. Loftin shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. The incident is still under investigation, they are awaiting final results of an autopsy.