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 largest private employer in Jacksonville is creating 450 new temporary jobs. Convergys Corporation, which has operated a location in Jacksonville for ten years, handles customer care, human resources and billing services. The new jobs are for customer service professionals to answer benefits enrollment phone calls for a health care client. Officials say it is possible some of the temporary workers could transition to permanent positions.