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    Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage Video included

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    Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
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    Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

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    An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested. More>>

    Grant to pay for new radios in Marion County fire departments Video included

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    The Marion Rural Fire Department was awarded a $660,415 grant for new radios. In all, the money will pay for 131 portable radios and 52 mobile units for the county’s nine fire departments. More>>

    1200+ beach tent warnings issued by Horry County Police in last 10 weeks Video included

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    SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Here's an update on an issue we've kept you covered on since the spring: the beach tent bans on the Strand. In unincorporated Horry County, tents are banned year round. The City of Myrtle Beach bans them through Labor Day, while North Myrtle Beach and Atlantic Beach ban them through September 15th.In fact, there's only one good stretch of beach in the county where you can pitch a tent. That's Surfside Beach. On Wednesday, everyone News 13 spoke to was aware of th... More>>

    Local group to hold rally protesting the idea of casinos coming to Myrtle Beach

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - State Representative Todd Rutherford plans to introduce a bill next year that will allow gambling sites in the Myrtle Beach area.The Democratic Party asked voters in its June primary if they would support South Carolina lawmakers using gambling as a way to raise the money needed to fix state roads and bridges.At time 75% of voters said they were in favor of changes to state gambling laws as opposed to any tax increase.The South Carolina Department of Transportation... More>>

    NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

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    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is More>>

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    • Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

      Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:59:48 GMT
      An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested.
      An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested.
    • Good Question: How much water is in the Atlantic Ocean?

      Good Question: How much water is in the Atlantic Ocean?

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:38:21 GMT
      Chris Matlashewski from Forestbrook Middle School wants to know how many gallons of water are in the Atlantic Ocean?
      Chris Matlashewski from Forestbrook Middle School wants to know how many gallons of water are in the Atlantic Ocean?
    • Local group to hold rally protesting the idea of casinos coming to Myrtle Beach

      Local group to hold rally protesting the idea of casinos coming to Myrtle Beach

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:20:15 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - State Representative Todd Rutherford plans to introduce a bill next year that will allow gambling sites in the Myrtle Beach area.The Democratic Party asked voters in its June primary if they would support South Carolina lawmakers using gambling as a way to raise the money needed to fix state roads and bridges.At time 75% of voters said they were in favor of changes to state gambling laws as opposed to any tax increase.The South Carolina Department of Transportation...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - State Representative Todd Rutherford plans to introduce a bill next year that will allow gambling sites in the Myrtle Beach area.The Democratic Party asked voters in its June primary if they would support South Carolina lawmakers using gambling as a way to raise the money needed to fix state roads and bridges.At time 75% of voters said they were in favor of changes to state gambling laws as opposed to any tax increase.The South Carolina Department of Transportation...
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    • Grant to pay for new radios in Marion County fire departments

      Grant to pay for new radios in Marion County fire departments

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:00:29 GMT
      The Marion Rural Fire Department was awarded a $660,415 grant for new radios. In all, the money will pay for 131 portable radios and 52 mobile units for the county’s nine fire departments.
      The Marion Rural Fire Department was awarded a $660,415 grant for new radios. In all, the money will pay for 131 portable radios and 52 mobile units for the county’s nine fire departments.
    • Vaccine reminder to parents of 7th graders

      Vaccine reminder to parents of 7th graders

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:52:00 GMT
      State law requires all rising seventh graders to have the new TDAP vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Getting this booster shot not only protects students, but also the people around them—especially little babies and the elderly. The vaccine is available through your pediatrician or the health department. When your 7th grader registers for school, he/she will have to show proof of immunization, including the TDAP. He/she will not be able to attend 7th grade without this important...
      State law requires all rising seventh graders to have the new TDAP vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Getting this booster shot not only protects students, but also the people around them—especially little babies and the elderly. The vaccine is available through your pediatrician or the health department. When your 7th grader registers for school, he/she will have to show proof of immunization, including the TDAP. He/she will not be able to attend 7th grade without this important...
    • Some Florence County residents deal with road issues neighboring county property

      Some Florence County residents deal with road issues neighboring county property

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:25:46 GMT
      Some people in lower Florence County say they deal with recurring issues on a road near their homes, but don't know where to turn for help.That road is Circle Dr., near Johnsonville, and some people who live there say runoff from the county's portion of road, impacts their ability to reach their homes.Sheila Miles is one of those residents who says she's dealt with ruts on the drive to her Johnsonville home, more times than she can count."The water from the runoff from the middle of the count...
      Some people in lower Florence County say they deal with recurring issues on a road near their homes, but don't know where to turn for help.That road is Circle Dr., near Johnsonville, and some people who live there say runoff from the county's portion of road, impacts their ability to reach their homes.Sheila Miles is one of those residents who says she's dealt with ruts on the drive to her Johnsonville home, more times than she can count."The water from the runoff from the middle of the count...
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    • Sisters reunited in NC for the first time since 1944

      Sisters reunited in NC for the first time since 1944

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:11:20 GMT
      It's been a moment that's been years in the making. Aftermore than six decades not evenknowing they lost each other, Deva Buttram,70, and her sister Nancy Hansen, 71,reunited.Deva told WRAL reporter Ken Smith, "I have been looking for her because I knew about her, but I didn't know if she knew about me."Nancy didknow and has been longing for the meeting as well."I walked on clouds for about two weeks, I couldn't belie...
      It's been a moment that's been years in the making. Aftermore than six decades not evenknowing they lost each other, Deva Buttram,70, and her sister Nancy Hansen, 71,reunited.Deva told WRAL reporter Ken Smith, "I have been looking for her because I knew about her, but I didn't know if she knew about me."Nancy didknow and has been longing for the meeting as well."I walked on clouds for about two weeks, I couldn't belie...
    • Red Cross Palmetto SC Region Deploys volunteer for wildfire disaster relief in Washington state

      Red Cross Palmetto SC Region Deploys volunteer for wildfire disaster relief in Washington state

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:07:19 GMT
      The American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region deployed a disaster-trained volunteer today to assist with Red Cross’ relief efforts in Washington State where wildfires have already destroyed almost 300,000 acres. The Red Cross volunteer was deployed from the Coastal SC Chapter in Myrtle Beach to provide expertise in logistics management for the services Red Cross is providing in Washington State including sheltering, feeding, health and mental health services.
      The American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region deployed a disaster-trained volunteer today to assist with Red Cross’ relief efforts in Washington State where wildfires have already destroyed almost 300,000 acres. The Red Cross volunteer was deployed from the Coastal SC Chapter in Myrtle Beach to provide expertise in logistics management for the services Red Cross is providing in Washington State including sheltering, feeding, health and mental health services.
    • Guy diving for golf balls, bitten by alligator and it's not the first time

      Guy diving for golf balls, bitten by alligator and it's not the first time

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:48:06 GMT
      Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator.Steven Martinez,51, was doing his job diving for golf balls at the bottom of the lake at Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. Martinez was able to shake off the alligator after being bit and quickly got out of the water.He drove himself to the pro shop where they called 911.It's not the fi...
      Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator.Steven Martinez,51, was doing his job diving for golf balls at the bottom of the lake at Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. Martinez was able to shake off the alligator after being bit and quickly got out of the water.He drove himself to the pro shop where they called 911.It's not the fi...
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    • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

      Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:50 GMT
      Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
      Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
    • Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

      Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:32:34 GMT
      Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...
      Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Democratic Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February.
    • 2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

      2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:29:36 GMT
      Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
      A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said.
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    • 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...
    • CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

      CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

      Monday, July 21 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:30:20 GMT
      David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.
      CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
      CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
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    • Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage

      Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:14:54 GMT
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      Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
      Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
    • Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

      Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:59:48 GMT
      An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested.
      An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested.
    • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar; 116 people reportedly on board

      Air Algerie plane disappears from radar; 116 people reportedly on board

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:11:18 GMT
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      An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said."In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying.The fligh...
      An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said."In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying.The fligh...
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