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    Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals Video included

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    Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent... More>>

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms in Atlantic

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    Tropical Storm Bertha formed inthewesternAtlanticlate Monday evening as the second named tropical storm of the 2014 hurricane season.TS Bertha is a small storm, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph moving West northwest quickly at 20 mph. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the islands of the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and both US and British Virgin Islands, as the storm is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to this area early Saturday into Saturd... More>>

    Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend Video included

    The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend. The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.
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    Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo... More>>

    More charges dropped against Hells Angels from 2012 “Operation Red Harvest” Video included

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    Thirty more charges were dropped against members of the Hells Angels stemming from an arrest that dates back more than two years.In 2012, "Operation Red Harvest" resulted in 226 indictments handed down to dozens of members of the local Hells Angels.The charges ranged from assault and battery to kidnapping.In the spring of 2013, 107 of the charges were dropped; all of which stemmed from a fight, according to the Horry ... More>>

    Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery Video included

    A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery. A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.
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    Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him. More>>

    Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center lays foundation at new location Video included

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    The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center laid the foundation at its new location on Highway 57 South in Little River. The non-profit organizationmoved out of its old building in April, hoping to transition into a new house, but they encountered troubles in the process and were forced to operate inside their own homes."Now we're missing the boat. People are calling for help and we don't have any place for them to go," said Kris Toutellotte, Director of the Center.A survey of the new house... More>>

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    • Tropical Storm Bertha forms in Atlantic

      Tropical Storm Bertha forms in Atlantic

      Friday, August 1 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:54:40 GMT
      Tropical Storm Bertha formed inthewesternAtlanticlate Monday evening as the second named tropical storm of the 2014 hurricane season.TS Bertha is a small storm, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph moving West northwest quickly at 20 mph. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the islands of the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and both US and British Virgin Islands, as the storm is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to this area early Saturday into Saturd...
      Tropical Storm Bertha formed inthewesternAtlanticlate Monday evening as the second named tropical storm of the 2014 hurricane season.TS Bertha is a small storm, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph moving West northwest quickly at 20 mph. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the islands of the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and both US and British Virgin Islands, as the storm is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to this area early Saturday into Saturd...
    • CCU campus now smoke-free and tobacco-free

      CCU campus now smoke-free and tobacco-free

      Friday, August 1 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:12:58 GMT
      Coastal Carolina University is now smoke-free and tobacco-free. This comes after the board of trustees approved the measure following in the footsteps of more than 1,100 othercampuses nationwide. This includes 20 higher education institutions in South Carolina.Theuniversity has been prepping for the newinitiative for weeks leading up to the August 1 start date.Smoking cessation support programs and an educational campaign that promotes healthy living in general coincides with the initiative.S...
      Coastal Carolina University is now smoke-free and tobacco-free. This comes after the board of trustees approved the measure following in the footsteps of more than 1,100 othercampuses nationwide. This includes 20 higher education institutions in South Carolina.Theuniversity has been prepping for the newinitiative for weeks leading up to the August 1 start date.Smoking cessation support programs and an educational campaign that promotes healthy living in general coincides with the initiative.S...
    • Myrtle Beach nightclub stays alive despite era changes

      Myrtle Beach nightclub stays alive despite era changes

      Friday, August 1 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:07:14 GMT
      Revolutions mixes 70's, 80's, and today's music when the club opens Tues.-Sat.Revolutions mixes 70's, 80's, and today's music when the club opens Tues.-Sat.
      Revolutions nightclub at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach celebrates an 18th anniversary in 2014.
      Revolutions nightclub at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach celebrates an 18th anniversary in 2014.
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    • Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery

      Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:43:59 GMT
      A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.
      Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him.
      Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him.
    • Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals

      Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals

      Thursday, July 31 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:50:39 GMT
      Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent...
      Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent...
    • Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:02:54 GMT
      Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
      Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
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    • Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

      Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

      Friday, August 1 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:22:18 GMT
      A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
      A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
    • Patient at NC hospital could have malaria

      Patient at NC hospital could have malaria

      Friday, August 1 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:17:43 GMT
      Health officials in North Carolina say a patient showed signs of Malaria. The health department was waiting for final results.Officials say the patient traveled from Africa.A corridor of the Carolinas Medical Center Emergency room was roped off on the first floor. Health officials said they did determine the patient did *not* have Ebola. The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.
      Health officials in North Carolina say a patient showed signs of Malaria. The health department was waiting for final results.Officials say the patient traveled from Africa.A corridor of the Carolinas Medical Center Emergency room was roped off on the first floor. Health officials said they did determine the patient did *not* have Ebola. The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.
    • Americans with Ebola coming to the United States

      Americans with Ebola coming to the United States

      Friday, August 1 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:29:09 GMT
      Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in West Africa serving as missioniaries.Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in West Africa serving as missioniaries.
      The two Americans who contracted the Ebola Virus are coming back to the United States. Nancy Writebol who's from North Carolina, works for the Christian mission organization SIM and recently served in Liberia. She served alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse. Brantly , who trained as a physician in Texas, also contracted Ebola. The missionaries will be treated in Atlanta. At least one of the missionaries will be brought to a...
      The two Americans who contracted the Ebola Virus are coming back to the United States. Nancy Writebol who's from North Carolina, works for the Christian mission organization SIM and recently served in Liberia. She served alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse. Brantly , who trained as a physician in Texas, also contracted Ebola. The missionaries will be treated in Atlanta. At least one of the missionaries will be brought to a...
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    • Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola

      Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:45:32 GMT
      Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.
      Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.
    • Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

      Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:24:52 GMT
      Marijuana-infused brownies and other treats for sale in Colorado come with all kinds of warning labels.
      Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.
    • Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

      Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

      Friday, August 1 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:25:56 GMT
      U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
      After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
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    • Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

      Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:03:53 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
    • Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:53:48 GMT
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
    • "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:28:59 GMT
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
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    • Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

      Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:28:30 GMT
      Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
      Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
    • Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

      Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:58:44 GMT
      An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
      An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
    • Wreck in Horry County closes road and sends driver to hospital

      Wreck in Horry County closes road and sends driver to hospital

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:21:42 GMT
      South Carolina State Troopers are on scene of a crash on Peachtree Road not quite a mile fromthe intersection ofDick PondRoad. The road is closed temporarily and traffic is being rerouted while the investigation and cleanup continues. This was a one car wreck and the driver was taken to an area hospital. Corporal Sonny Collins with the SC Highway Patrol tells News13 the car overturned, but no word as to what caused it.
      South Carolina State Troopers are on scene of a crash on Peachtree Road not quite a mile fromthe intersection ofDick PondRoad. The road is closed temporarily and traffic is being rerouted while the investigation and cleanup continues. This was a one car wreck and the driver was taken to an area hospital. Corporal Sonny Collins with the SC Highway Patrol tells News13 the car overturned, but no word as to what caused it.
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