A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Five-dozen local marines are scheduled to fly out today for Afghanistan.
Cherry Point says more than 60 Marines with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28 and Marine Air Control Squadron 2 will deploy today. The unit's mission while deployed is to provide responsive air support to the Second Marine Expeditionary Force in southwestern Afghanistan.
The picture you see is of the activation of the unit back in November.