Today's News

  • ATMC moves to 3G network

    ATMC Wireless has upgraded its wireless network with new 3G technology throughout Brunswick County.

    The name 3G stands for third generation wireless technology. 3G allows ATMC Wireless customers to experience mobile broadband speeds much faster than what is available with 2G networks.

    “The ATMC Wireless 3G Network is the largest and fastest 3G network in Brunswick County. It is also a part of the AT&T 3G network, the fastest 3G network in the nation,” said Roger Cox, Executive Vice President of ATMC Wireless Operations.

  • Wood storks photo

    Irene Dowdy took this photo of about 30 wood storks that visited the pond at Brick Landing on Friday during the rain.


  • Lightning lights up Sunset Beach sky

    David Combs of Sunset Beach took this photo around 11:45 p.m. Friday from the beach at Sunset Beach looking east toward Wilmington.The storm and lightning show went on for more than two hours. With the waxing moon and clear sky overhead it was eerie watching the cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning light up the sky and the ocean from 45 miles away as the storm relentlessly displayed its tremendous energy off the coast from Bald Head Island and Wilmington.

  • West’s football game to resume at 2 p.m. Saturday



    SOCASTEE, S.C.—West Brunswick’s season-opening football will resume at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game with Socastee Friday night.

  • Cougars lose

    South Brunswick lost 28-14 Friday to Ashley. Here are photos of some of the action.

  • Superintendent's future in Brunswick County 'unknown'

    With less than a year left on her contract, Superintendent Katie McGee does not know her fate with Brunswick County school district.

    “My future is unknown at this time as far as Brunswick County Schools,” she told a Beacon reporter last Wednesday. “I’m starting my 10th year in the county, half of that being the superintendent. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’m very pleased with the progress that we’ve made and the student performance. And every one of our schools is better than it’s ever been.”

  • Lady Trojans 4-0 after beating New Hanover




    Led by Keri Nolan’s 29 assists and 11 kills and by Kenzie McDuffie’s 23 points and six acces, West Brunswick swept New Hanover 25-19, 25-9, 25-23 in a nonconference volleyball match Aug. 26.

    The victory improved the Lady Trojans’ record to 4-0.

    Nolan and McDuffie each had a team-high four digs in the victory, one in which West played one of its best games of the early season.

  • Dangerous rip currents, high surf likely from Tropical Storm Danny

    Brunswick County Emergency Services urges caution on the water this weekend as Tropical Storm Danny brings high surf and dangerous rip currents to the area.

    The storm has sustained winds of about 40 mph. Friday afternoon it was about 300 miles southeast of Southport and if it maintains its current course as expected, it will pass within about 200 miles east of Brunswick County Friday night.

    The county is expected to have rough surf and increased currents along all of Brunswick's coastline.

  • Recent employee transfer sparks lawsuit

    First reported Friday, Aug. 28, at 4:20 p.m.

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Brunswick County Board of Education three days after board members voted to transfer the employee who filed a grievance earlier this year against Superintendent Katie McGee.

    The attorney for Sherry Dove filed a lawsuit against the board Friday morning. The lawsuit comes three days after the board of education voted to transfer Dove from her position as executive assistant to the superintendent and liaison to the board of education to a secretary at Leland Middle School.

  • Trojan soccer team wins home opener

    Playing its second soccer game in two nights, West Brunswick’s defense and fitness were tested by Dixon, but the Trojans prevailed 2-1.

    A sliding Chip Mendoza scored off a ball by Corey Bell 40 seconds into the game Aug. 19, and early in the second half Bell scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Jesse Mayo.

    For West coach Tripp Smith, the game showed how resilient the Trojans can be—they lost the night before 6-1 to Laney.