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.
Officials say attendance was not as good this year because there was rain on two days. Officials say the ten-day fair attracted 785,956 people, the fifth-highest for the annual event that ended Sunday. Rain on Tuesday kept attendance down to slightly more than 30,000 people. Rain on Sunday resulted in 63,375 people attending the fair. In 2005, officials said 795,930 people attended the fair, some 40,000 less than in 2004.