A storm survey today confirmed the EF-0 tornado near Sandy Creek after WWAY talked with a homeowner who said the storm hit her property.
Strong storms led to several severe weather warnings in southeastern North Carolina this afternoon and into the evening.
The National Weather Service says yesterday's tornado in Columbus County covered five miles in about eight minutes.
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down this afternoon in Columbus County.
Despite what the calendar says, it feels more like spring than Christmas Eve.
Pender County Emergency officials say there were no reports of significant damage when Hurricane Arthur swept through the area, despite a tornado touching down and a lightning strike sparking flames at a home there.
Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado that struck rural Beaufort County, destroying two homes and damaging at least six more.
Meteorologist Jim Merrell of the National Weather Service office in Newport said the storm was up to 300 yards wide when it struck Monday. He said the storm's track length hasn't been determined.
Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County.
Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says no one suffered serious injuries from the storm that destroyed two houses and significantly damaged six other homes on Monday afternoon.
Nearly three years ago, a string of deadly tornadoes tore through Bladen County leaving the Elizabethtown Baptist Church in shambles. Since then, the church has worked hard to rebuild, and now renovations are complete.