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.
On a day as hot as Tuesday, it seems ironic to call any place "cool." But a city in Eastern Carolina can claim that as the truth.
Greenville joins 18 other cities across the state as being designated a cool city by the Sierra Club. It's the first city in Eastern Carolina to achieve "cool city" status. As proof of Greenville's earth conscious efforts, city leaders unveiled a hybrid vehicle as part of the fire-rescue's fleet.
The cool cities program is based on local mayors signing the U.S. mayors climate protection agreement. The main objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by seven percent by 2012.