A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City is now completely tobacco free. The hospital joins 59 of the state's 134 hospitals that have adopted policies against smoking and tobacco use anywhere on campus. Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville has already banned all smoking on its property. Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern has designated smoking areas outside the building.