The National Weather Service says snow should be tapering off by late this afternoon or early this evening.
The Roanoke Rapids Public Works Department has treated roads with some 18,000 gallons of brine as it awaits a winter storm which could bring as much as a foot of snow to the area this evening.
The Weldon Police Department is investigating a larceny which occurred at New Dixie Mart located at 1617 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway in Weldon on December 31 around 10:45 pm.
The Roanoke Valley is one of the areas in Central North Carolina which is at risk for heaviest amounts of snowfall, the National Weather Service in Raleigh reported at its latest briefing this afternoon.
Drugs were found in a septic tank and two men were detained after their car got stuck following an afternoon raid in the Faulcon Road area Wednesday.