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.
Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has been killed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense said Monday that Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., of Lumber Bridge died Sunday at Jalalabad Air Field Hospital from a non-combat related incident while on patrol in Nangarhar Province.
Gass was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group.
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