Jones County deputies said they are investigating an overnight stabbing near Stella.
Sheriff Danny Heath said two women were involved in a fight with knives near the Jones/Carteret county line on Moses Lane.
Investigators say one woman was taken to Carteret General Hospital with stab wounds, then airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Sheriff Heath said 51-year old Georgia Hill, the other woman involved in the fight, was arrested.
Jailers said Hill has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and additional charges are pending.
Hill's secured bond was set at $30,000.
The victim was stabbed in the chest, neck, throat, back and arm.
Deputies say the 41-year-old woman was released from the hospital today.