Gabriel Old and his friend, Aubrey Dikes, sit in an igloo they made outside Old’s house on Griffin Street in Elizabeth City. Frank Hopkins, who’s dating Old’s mother, said he was watching Gabriel and his friend on their third snow day this week Friday; he quipped he was playing “daddy daycare.” He said the kids had made great use of the rare snowfall, building two igloos and having frequent snowball fights.

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Gabriel Old and his friend, Aubrey Dikes, sit in an igloo they made outside Old’s house on Griffin Street in Elizabeth City. Frank Hopkins, who’s dating Old’s mother, said he was watching Gabriel and his friend on their third snow day this week Friday; he quipped he was playing “daddy daycare.” He said the kids had made great use of the rare snowfall, building two igloos and having frequent snowball fights.

Mother Nature Takes Over: Sunshine helping melt snow, ice

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Sunshine and a little warmer temperatures on Friday helped continue what snowplows and road graders started: the removal of snow and ice from roadways.

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