A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties through 4am Friday. Rain and light sleet continues to fall through the area. Temperatures are still about freezing.
A truck loaded with free Christmas trees greeted some grateful Marines as they lined up to take their pick. The program is called "Trees For Troops" and is sponsored by Fed Ex and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. The troops had their choice of about three hundred trees, all at different heights and sizes. A Fed Ex spokesman said Fed Ex wanted a chance to give back. The Christmas Spirit Foundation says tree growers nationwide donated the hundreds of Christmas trees for the troops.