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    Florence Police officer shoots armed robbery suspect

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    A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
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    6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

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    Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat... More>>

    Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos) Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)
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    A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o More>>

    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

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    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
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    SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

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    Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
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    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    James Rudolph Brown IV James Rudolph Brown IV
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    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

    SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
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    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting... More>>

    NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h... More>>

    Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ... More>>

    Surfing zones expanded in North Myrtle Beach Video included

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    Surf zones in North Myrtle Beach were expanded at a City Council meeting on July 21st. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said the zone beginning at 5th avenue North now ends at 18th avenue north. A second zone starting 300 feet north of the Cherry Grove Pier will now extend to Hog Inlet.Near the Cherry Grove Pier, Wyatt Todd teaches people of all ages how to surf. It’s a business he started with hi... More>>

    Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    Lumberton shelter plans to relocate from its "outlived" facility to a brand new building Video included

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    For those who enter the line at the Lumberton Christian Care Center and pull up a chair, they're guaranteed at least two things: hot meal and then a warm welcome."My first job when I was in school was washing dishes here and that was in 1959. I was in the 8th grade at that time,” mentioned Leroy Dixon, shelter manager.Once a hotel, for nearly 30 years the 100-year-old building has seen a lot of foot traffic, as many d... More>>

    The United Nations World food program feeds hundreds of thousands in Gaza Shelters

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    (GAZA CITY) CNN- As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinians are finding food hard to come by. One humanitarian organization's efforts to feed the battle weary in Gaza.The conflict between Hamas and Israel is entering its third week of fighting and officials say the battle weary citizens must eat.In central Gaza, officials are dispersing flour by air as volunteers begin the process of getting it to those in need.The food is the lifeline for over 160,000 Gazans at un-run shel... More>>

    SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

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    No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the... More>>

    Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo Video included

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    You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike... More>>

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    • Severe Storms leave one family homeless in Conway

      Severe Storms leave one family homeless in Conway

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:31:08 GMT
      Monday evening, severe storms swept through Conway destroying one family’s home and leaving damage throughout the area.“This was my house. When I left this morning for work, it was still standing,” said Heather Marcum.Marcum arrived home to the remnants of what used to be her house.Her daughter, who lives across the street, told her over the phone her house had been destroyed by the storm“When I pulled up I was devastated I was screaming and yelling that everything is gone,” said Marcum.Even ...
      Monday evening, severe storms swept through Conway destroying one family’s home and leaving damage throughout the area.“This was my house. When I left this morning for work, it was still standing,” said Heather Marcum.Marcum arrived home to the remnants of what used to be her house.Her daughter, who lives across the street, told her over the phone her house had been destroyed by the storm“When I pulled up I was devastated I was screaming and yelling that everything is gone,” said Marcum.Even ...
    • 6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:32:45 GMT
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
    • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:02:55 GMT
      SunCruz Facebook pageSunCruz Facebook page
      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
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    • South Carolina's recidivism rate drops, prison closes

      South Carolina's recidivism rate drops, prison closes

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:03:18 GMT
      But the number of people who return to South Carolina correctional facilities after release is on the decline, according to a new report released last month. 
      But the number of people who return to South Carolina correctional facilities after release is on the decline, according to a new report released last month.     
    • Florence Police officer shoots armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots armed robbery suspect

      Monday, July 28 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:14:36 GMT
      Cruizers gas station, where the shooting happened Cruizers gas station, where the shooting happened
      A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
      A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
    • 6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:32:45 GMT
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
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    • SC becoming more secretive

      SC becoming more secretive

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:46:39 GMT
      By Robert KittleWatchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, the...
      By Robert KittleWatchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, the...
    • Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

      Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:11 GMT
      Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)
      A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o
      A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o
    • Dad killed by a plane while walking on the beach; daughter critical

      Dad killed by a plane while walking on the beach; daughter critical

      Monday, July 28 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:41:09 GMT
      A family beach outing takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father is killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.The father and daughter were walking on the beach when the small plane took a nose dive.The man killed is identified by authorities as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry. His 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, is reportedly in critical condition at...
      A family beach outing takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father is killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.The father and daughter were walking on the beach when the small plane took a nose dive.The man killed is identified by authorities as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry. His 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, is reportedly in critical condition at...
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    • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

      Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:35:44 GMT
      Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.
      A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...
    • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

      Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:19:12 GMT
      When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
      When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
    • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

      Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:10:23 GMT
      More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
      More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
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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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    • Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

      Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:11 GMT
      Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)
      A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o
      A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o
    • Dad killed by a plane while walking on the beach; daughter critical

      Dad killed by a plane while walking on the beach; daughter critical

      Monday, July 28 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:41:09 GMT
      A family beach outing takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father is killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.The father and daughter were walking on the beach when the small plane took a nose dive.The man killed is identified by authorities as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry. His 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, is reportedly in critical condition at...
      A family beach outing takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father is killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.The father and daughter were walking on the beach when the small plane took a nose dive.The man killed is identified by authorities as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry. His 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, is reportedly in critical condition at...
    • SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:23 GMT
      Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North CharlestonShooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
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