Stories by Kari Pugh

Update: Steinburg aide fired following larceny plea

Saying he had been accused of wrongdoing in prosecuting the case, District Attorney Andrew Womble released audio transcripts of a conversation between Diane London and Pigman’s co-owner Richard Bruce.


Tennessee earthquake felt as far away as eastern N.C.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in Tennessee rattled several southeastern states early Tuesday, with people from as far away as Manns Harbor and Norfolk reporting they felt it.

Dec 12

Manns Harbor resident killed in Martin County crash

Mariah Moore, a Manns Harbor resident studying at East Carolina University, was killed in a head-on crash Tuesday morning in Martin County. Moore, 22, lost control of her car when a tire blew about 10 a.m. on Highway 171, WITN News reports.

Dec 11

Coin toss gives Skip Jones a seat on Kill Devil Hills board

Skip Jones Jr., owner of Sea Country Homes, OBX LLC and a longtime member of the Kill Devil Hills Planning Commission, will be sworn in during the board’s January meeting.

Dec 10

Board votes to require permits for tent and umbrella vendors

The Nags Head ordinance requires concierge services to obtain permits to place tents and umbrellas on the beach. The equipment must be placed a minimum of 50 feet from public accesses and lifeguard stands.

Dec 6

National Park Service attractions will stay open today

Visitors centers will be open at all National Park Service sites, and fees will be waived at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on Wednesday, a national day of mourning in honor of President George H.W. Bush.

Dec 4

KDH man charged after pedestrian killed near movie theater

The victim, 55-year-old Guy Vanderver, also of Kill Devil Hills, was crossing near 1822 N. Croatan Highway when he was hit by a northbound vehicle about 9:40 p.m. Anyone witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police department.

Dec 3

What is it? The Seacor Supporter anchors just offshore

The Louisiana-based Supporter was retrofitted with a drilling rig to help map the seafloor off the coast of Rhode Island in support of the Deepwater Wind project. The mapping project began in August and was set to last several months.

Dec 2

No one injured in Kill Devil Hills house fire Sunday

Crews were called to the home on Cedar Drive around 4 p.m. Sunday. Fire officials on the scene said the homeowner had just completed repairs after damage from the remnants of Hurricane Michael. No one was injured.

Dec 2

Governor orders flags lowered in honor of President Bush

Bush was a World War II hero, congressman, U.N. ambassador and vice president to Ronald Reagan. He served as the nation's 41st president, from 1989 to 1993, losing a re-election bid to Bill Clinton.

Dec 1

Park ranger finds training mine in the surf near Salvo

What likely was one of a training mine, the ordnance was safely removed from the beach Sunday afternoon by Navy personnel from Norfolk. Park Service spokesman Mike Barber said the mine's era is unknown.

Nov 28

Children find backpack with loaded stolen guns in Kill Devil Hills

The children who found the guns ranged from age 10 to 12 years old. Upon finding the firearms, they they immediately notified an adult who reported the discovery to the police.

Nov 27