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.
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.