- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two tornados have been confirmed in North Carolina as storms moved across the state.

The National Weather Service said Friday a tornado touched down in Oxford, snapping trees and damaging some buildings. A second tornado was confirmed near Rockyhock in Chowan County.

No serious injuries have been reported.

East Carolina University in Greenville canceled the outdoor commencement scheduled Friday. Individual college and school recognition ceremonies scheduled inside building across campus were being held as scheduled.

All the tornado watches issued by the weather service had expired by midday Friday.

The storms prompted school officials in Wilson County to delay the start of classes by two hours.

Duke Energy reported more than 1,700 customers without service Friday afternoon. The biggest problems were reported in Rockingham County.


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