A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
The town of Maysville in Jones County is asking local residents to help hire a full time public safety officer.
The town has a volunteer fire department, but the town manager says they could really use a full time person to go out on emergency calls.
The town is asking its residents to sign a petition for a 3 cent tax hike to pay $39,000 for the position which would be a firefighter, EMT & community police officer all in one. The average homeowner would pay $16.00 a year for the position.
Town Manager Jonathan Franklin says they need 35 percent of homeowners to sign the petition to get the fire tax on the ballot.
A town meeting is set for Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss it.