Today's News

  • Moped-riding TV thief nabbed in Sunset Beach on Friday the 13th

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a man for stealing two flat-screen TVs from a duplex on the island after he was spotted carrying one of the TVs on his moped.

    Michael David Deroost, 32, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny and two counts of felony property damage following the incident Nov. 13.

    Deroost was arrested after a deputy saw him riding on Shoreline Drive West with a TV strapped to the back of his moped, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said. The TV was covered with a bedspread.

  • New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy fired after Leland assault

    LELAND—A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired following an off-duty assault.

    According to a press release from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Ryan Dillon was dismissed following the alleged assault, which is said to have occurred in Brunswick County.

    According to the Leland Police, Dillon was arrested Monday, Nov. 16, and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Get into the spirit at Sunday gospel brunch at House of Blues

    Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits—Sundays are “world famous” gospel brunch days at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Every Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the entertainment venue at 4640 U.S. 17 S., the brunch crowd is served an extra heaping helping of food and live gospel music.

    While feasting on an amazing buffet to feed body and soul, diners are treated to a live performance by gospel trio Glory.

  • McMullan family wins SKA national title

    It is hard to put in perspective the events and good fortune we had this past weekend while fishing the SKA National Championship tournament in Biloxi, Miss. The only way I can think to try to explain it is we, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center tournament team of Brant, Barrett and Rube McMullan, weighed the largest king mackerel ever weighed in the 19-year history of the SKA and quite possibly the largest king ever weighed in any competition. And we did it on the grandest stage of all, the Southern Kingfish Association’s national championship tournament.

  • Carolinas golf course superintendents: A blessing to golfers

    People often ask me where I get my ideas for columns. It’s simple: many of them come from the folks who read Golf Gab regularly. I get phone calls and cards and letters and e-mails from my readers, who tip me off about possible stories in the world of golf.

  • Dj vu all over again? Ain’t that the truth

    Ask any New Yorker who famously professed, “It’s déjà vu all over again,” they’ll have the right answer for you.

    The real-life New Yorker attributed with the quote, of course, was New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra, who recently returned to the field at Yankee Stadium, which is now more like Yankee Stadium 2.0.

    I’m sure his iconic phrase danced through his head as First Lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden escorted Berra onto the field of the new Yankee Stadium during the first game of this year’s World Series.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Assisting the probation department search the home of Mouhamed Niang, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit discovered one pound of marijuana, a shotgun and money.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gene Caison said the probation department requested sheriff’s office assistance to search Niang’s Clark Way home in Winnabow Sunday night.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 12, 13, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Thursday, Nov. 12

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sara Gardner and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • No fees for access to public records

    The law in North Carolina is clear. Public records belong to the public.

    We oppose any attempts by any public body to impose fees that would discourage access to public documents.

    We believe if the proposal before the Brunswick County Board of Education moves forward, that’s exactly what will happen.

    Last week, Brunswick County Schools’ Policy Committee discussed adopting fees for “excessive public records requests.” Board members will review this at their Dec. 1 meeting.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojans dominate Chapel Hill in first-round playoff game

    Led by a balanced rushing attack and a tenacious defense, the West Brunswick Trojans dominated Chapel Hill 34-0 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs.

    West scored on its first five possessions Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and cruised to its first playoff victory since 2004. The Trojans had five running backs gain at least 50 yards on the ground, including 87 yards from junior Vann Cobb and 84 from freshman Markel Jones.

    Head coach Jimmy Fletcher praised the running game and the offensive productivity.