EDENTON, N.C.- Winds ripped the roofs off of two Edenton businesses Tuesday afternoon as storms raked Northeastern North Carolina.
It's not clear, however, if the storms contributed to the collapse of an 80-year-old, five-story building that formerly housed the Albemarle Peanut Mill. The collapse came just before the storm hit and then the historic building was pounded by winds later in the evening.
At least three structures sustained damage near the North Broad Street and Coke Avenue intersection. Colony Tire appeared to have sustained the most damage after the storm ripped off the roof, bay door and concrete wall of the store's retail warehouse.
The weather service says the town was hit by straight line winds.
Luckily no one was injured but on Thursday a lot of the mess still remained to be cleaned up.