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.
A North Carolina National Guard attack helicopter made an unscheduled landing near the State Farmers Market Saturday afternoon after a warning light came on in the cockpit.
The Apache helicopter with two pilots aboard had just left Raleigh-Durham International Airport when it landed in a large field on the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus about 200 yards from the market.
No one was injured.
The helicopter was to remain in the field until a maintenance worker checks on the cause of the warning light and makes repairs if necessary.