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.
Drivers on Fort Bragg could soon pay as much as $75 if they talk and drive without a hands-free device.
Beginning December first, the base will enforce a ban on the use of cell phones by drivers who don't use a hands-free device. Violators could pay as much as $75.
Pope Air Force Base banned drivers' use of cell phones without hands-free devices in September 2005.
Military police will begin issuing traffic citations with fines of up to $50 plus a $25 processing free.
In April 2005, the Defense Department told the Army, Navy and Air Force rewrite traffic policies on cell phones.