Several inches of snow isn't something Duplin County residents would typically expect in March, but plenty of it stuck to the ground most of the day today.
Students and staff in Duplin County are on a two-hour delay Thursday as what's left of Tuesday night's four inches of snow in the northern part of the county lingers. Today, it was a full day off. For Kyree Mattox, Wednesday was like Christmas all over again... if it had been a white Christmas.
"I don't have anything to make the face with," Mattox said as he worked on a snowman, "and it's a lot of work."
But a snow day in beats a day of school work. Daniel Martinez of Warsaw had a hard time getting to work because of all the snow.
"It's been a little hectic with traffic and all that coming home from work," Martinez said. "It's something we don't get every year, but it's been all right."
Others had to work at getting the snow scraped off their car so they could get out of the driveway. For Mavis Cannady, "work" was not in her vocabulary. She had a bowl of snow-cream this morning.
"You take the snow, and you mix some sugar and some milk and vanilla flavoring and you mix it together and it's called snow cream," she said. "It's like ice cream, but it's just snow."
She had plenty of the main ingredient in her yard, but no more snow cream in her Warsaw kitchen.
The Duplin County School Board says the kids will have to make up the snow day April 12. They had another snow day a couple weeks ago, which they will make up March 26.