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.
Authorities have set a new execution date for a Pitt County man convicted of killing a seven-year-old girl.
Sammy Crystal Perkins is scheduled to be put to death October 4 in Raleigh's Central prison. He was convicted of killing Lashenna "Jo Jo" Moore in 1992.
Authorities said he sexually assaulted the girl, and then smothered her with a pillow.