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.
New jobs may be coming to Wilson. That's because Carolina Cabinet Company has bought the former VF-Wrangler Facility on Highway 301. The 372,000 square foot facility has been vacant since May 2005, when VF Jeanswear announced it would close the Wilson plant as a result of overseas competition. Carolina Cabinet Company designs and makes store fixtures for retail outlets, and hopes their new facility will lead to new jobs in the next 2 to 3 years.