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    News 13 Investigates: $100k plus in parking violations uncollected by Myrtle Beach Video included

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    In a News 13 Investigation, we discovered the City of Myrtle Beach is owed more than a hundred thousand dollars in unpaid parking violations. So we asked what the city is doing to get that money back.According to city documents, in 2013 Myrtle Beach collected more than a million dollars from parking.However, out of a possible $248.744.91 of delinquent fines only $133,684.91 was collected.That is money that would go back into the city’s general fundWhile taxes were raised in the city for the 2... More>>

    James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

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    Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
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    Pickup truck flips in injury crash in North Myrtle Beach

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    Authorities have responded to a serious crash in North Myrtle Beach. The crash with injuries was reported just after 6 pm on US 17 near the Tanger Outlets. The incident, in which a pickup truck flipped upside down, is just north of the shopping outlet and where SC 22 joins
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    NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

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    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond .. More>>

    New breathing equipment for police, fire in Loris and North Myrtle Beach

    North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city
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    The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and the Loris Fire Department have purchased new Scott Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) to replace older equipment. In June, the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department took delivery of 48 new Scott X3, 2013 Edition SCBAs More>>

    Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

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    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
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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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    NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

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    The City of Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.Approximately $3.5 million will be spent on widening South Ocean Boulevard between 15th and 28th Avenues South. It will be funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.Preliminary plans for the... More>>

    Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness Video included

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    Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer... More>>

    Hartsville Police look to "STAND" against crime through new mentoring initiative Video included

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    For all of Dr. Alvin Heatley's life, he's called Hartsville home."There were 6 kids in my family...everybody in my house went to college,” said Heatley.He grew up on 6th street in the South Hartsville community."As we have evolved over the years we gotten to the point that communities like these where the persons who had the foundation for life grew up and they left and went away...and when you leave the people withou... More>>

    7-year-old NC child killed after shots fired into home

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    Wilson police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 7-year-old. Officers responded to the 400 block of Parkview Street just before 10 o'clock Wednesday night.A home on Parkview Street was hit by gunfire and 7-year-old inside the homewas struck during the shooting.The child was transported to Vidant Medical Centerand pronounced dead. No one else was hit, but witnesses say they heard about 6 or 7 shots fired. A car window outside a home on the same street was shot out as well.The case is stil... More>>

    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>>

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

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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>>

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    • News 13 Investigates: $100k plus in parking violations uncollected by Myrtle Beach

      News 13 Investigates: $100k plus in parking violations uncollected by Myrtle Beach

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:16:51 GMT
      In a News 13 Investigation, we discovered the City of Myrtle Beach is owed more than a hundred thousand dollars in unpaid parking violations. So we asked what the city is doing to get that money back.According to city documents, in 2013 Myrtle Beach collected more than a million dollars from parking.However, out of a possible $248.744.91 of delinquent fines only $133,684.91 was collected.That is money that would go back into the city’s general fundWhile taxes were raised in the city for the 2...
      In a News 13 Investigation, we discovered the City of Myrtle Beach is owed more than a hundred thousand dollars in unpaid parking violations. So we asked what the city is doing to get that money back.According to city documents, in 2013 Myrtle Beach collected more than a million dollars from parking.However, out of a possible $248.744.91 of delinquent fines only $133,684.91 was collected.That is money that would go back into the city’s general fundWhile taxes were raised in the city for the 2...
    • NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

      NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:22:51 GMT
      The City of Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.Approximately $3.5 million will be spent on widening South Ocean Boulevard between 15th and 28th Avenues South. It will be funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.Preliminary plans for the...
      The City of Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.Approximately $3.5 million will be spent on widening South Ocean Boulevard between 15th and 28th Avenues South. It will be funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.Preliminary plans for the...
    • Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness

      Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:17:38 GMT
      Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer...
      Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer...
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    • Florence focuses on community redevelopment efforts outside of the downtown

      Florence focuses on community redevelopment efforts outside of the downtown

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:18:22 GMT
      The City of Florence is taking major steps on a neighborhood action plan, that focuses on revitalizing communities just outside of the downtown area.Since January, that's meant work to create several gardens, green spaces and parks in areas like North and East Florence.The city employed local businesses, volunteers and city workers themselves to create green spaces that would take redevelopment far beyond the downtown.For several neighborhoods just outside of the downtown, patches of urban bl...
      The City of Florence is taking major steps on a neighborhood action plan, that focuses on revitalizing communities just outside of the downtown area.Since January, that's meant work to create several gardens, green spaces and parks in areas like North and East Florence.The city employed local businesses, volunteers and city workers themselves to create green spaces that would take redevelopment far beyond the downtown.For several neighborhoods just outside of the downtown, patches of urban bl...
    • Hartsville Police look to "STAND" against crime through new mentoring initiative

      Hartsville Police look to "STAND" against crime through new mentoring initiative

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:42:59 GMT
      For all of Dr. Alvin Heatley's life, he's called Hartsville home."There were 6 kids in my family...everybody in my house went to college,” said Heatley.He grew up on 6th street in the South Hartsville community."As we have evolved over the years we gotten to the point that communities like these where the persons who had the foundation for life grew up and they left and went away...and when you leave the people withou...
      For all of Dr. Alvin Heatley's life, he's called Hartsville home."There were 6 kids in my family...everybody in my house went to college,” said Heatley.He grew up on 6th street in the South Hartsville community."As we have evolved over the years we gotten to the point that communities like these where the persons who had the foundation for life grew up and they left and went away...and when you leave the people withou...
    • National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

      National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:54:19 GMT
      The number of initial unemployment claims dropped to an eight-year low last week. The labor department says 19,000 fewer initial claims were filed last week compared to the week before. Initial unemployment claim numbers have not been this low since 2006 before the housing market crash.
      The number of initial unemployment claims dropped to an eight-year low last week. The labor department says 19,000 fewer initial claims were filed last week compared to the week before. Initial unemployment claim numbers have not been this low since 2006 before the housing market crash.
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    • James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

      James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:01:10 GMT
      Twitter image from Rahul BaliTwitter image from Rahul Bali
      Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
      Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
    • SC police could start ticketing Uber drivers

      SC police could start ticketing Uber drivers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:56:01 GMT
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      By Robert KittlePolice in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers."When officers detect or find those drivers that aren't in compliance with city codes, they would be charged with whatever violations the officer finds, mainly the vehicle not being inspected and also the chauffeur's permit, not having a chauffeur's permit issued by the police department," says Sgt. Derek Miller with the Colu...
      By Robert KittlePolice in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers."When officers detect or find those drivers that aren't in compliance with city codes, they would be charged with whatever violations the officer finds, mainly the vehicle not being inspected and also the chauffeur's permit, not having a chauffeur's permit issued by the police department," says Sgt. Derek Miller with the Colu...
    • Young SC mom dies after jump into water-filled quarry

      Young SC mom dies after jump into water-filled quarry

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:44:42 GMT
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      Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler's
      Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler's
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    • Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

      Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

      Friday, July 25 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 08:13:39 GMT
      U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...
      U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to...
    • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

      APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:25:11 GMT
      A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was...
      A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly...
    • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

      Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:16:36 GMT
      Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.
      Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.
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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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    • NCIS star hospitalized after allergic reaction to hair dye

      NCIS star hospitalized after allergic reaction to hair dye

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:36:08 GMT
      Pauley Perrette (left in her Twitter image after her reaction) and right with her normal dyed black hair style...Pauley Perrette (left in her Twitter image after her reaction) and right with her normal dyed black hair style...
      An NCIS actress known for her ink-black hair color is now issuing a warning about the dangers of hair dye after she was hospitalized Pauley Perrette is for a severe allergic reaction. Pauley Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto,
      An NCIS actress known for her ink-black hair color is now issuing a warning about the dangers of hair dye after she was hospitalized Pauley Perrette is for a severe allergic reaction. Pauley Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto,
    • Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

      Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:30:37 GMT
      Tristen Allen in Facebook imageTristen Allen in Facebook image
      Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
      Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
    • James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

      James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:01:10 GMT
      Twitter image from Rahul BaliTwitter image from Rahul Bali
      Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
      Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
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