For information about current road conditions from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, visit or dial 511. When dialing 511 on weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and state holidays from 9:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., callers speak directly with an operator who can answer traffic and travel-related questions. Overnight and during emergencies, travelers should go to for the latest travel information.

Sheriff's Emergency Response Team - S.E.R.T.

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The Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) is utilized in the resolution of extraordinary criminal events that warrant a coordinated team approach. These may include hostage or barricaded gunman situations, the service of high-risk arrest or search warrants, negotiations, arrest of armed and dangerous offenders, providing support services for other operations, dignitary protection details and the like. Team members work full-time in various divisions within the Sheriff's Office and are available for S.E.R.T. duties on a call-out basis when needed. The team trains together throughout the year to ensure that they are prepared for any assignment.