A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
Wal-Mart’s layaway program is on its way out after more than 40 years. It will end November 19. The stores will give customers until December 8 to pick up their layaway items before they are placed back on the shelves. Some say the change will negatively impact people who can't qualify for credit cards. Wal-Mart representatives say the change is in response to a declining interest in the layaway program and customers' increased use of other payment options. Dropping their layaway program will bring Wal-Mart in line with Target. K-Mart, T-J Maxx and Marshalls are among retailers still offering the service.