Hi Michelle, I moved to NC from CT so I too am familiar with heavy snowfalls, but, that was 23 years ago!!! As far as driving vs flying; you sound like my daughter, she is considering driving (or having her husband drive) just in case the airlines shut down.
Sharing that countdown clock with you!
Ladies just found this info. on Holiday Leave for recruits graduating 12/29 Looks like they don't have to report back until 1-8-12. Look for Holiday leave under groups there is a letter from the command.