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    Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

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    Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
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    Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

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    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... More>>

    North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

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    A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o... More>>

    Man, 2 women wanted in beauty store robbery

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking forthe public's help in solving a recent armed robbery case.According to a press release, the robbery happened July 26 at theSally Beauty Supply located at 1315 N. Kings Hwy. The suspects may be driving a red in color SUV. The male is described as being 6 foottall with a lot of hair pushed up in a black spandex type sleep cap. He is also described as having a very long goatee, which he is attem... More>>

    Horry County parents start petition to change school district's attendance policy Video included

    There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences. There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences.
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    There’s a petition going around to Horry County parents that aims to change the way the school district handles student absences.Four moms started the petition, which now has more than 1200 signatures. They say the district’s policy strips away parents’ right to make responsible decisions on behalf of their children.According to the Horry County Schools website, students are allowed ten unexcused absences, and after t... More>>

    Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said. More>>

    Grand Strand leaders respond to Haley's visit to Atlantic Beach Video included

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    Tuesday, Myrtle Beach City Officials and Horry County Officials responded to the Governor’s meeting with Atlantic Beach Town Council.Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans stated he has no plans to end Bike Fest after meeting with Governor Nikki Haley.Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus told News 13 months ago he believes Bike Fest has become a social event that cannot just be ended.However, he says that does not mean... More>>

    New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved Video included

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    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green... More>>

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    • Horry County to become its own region for National History Day in South Carolina

      Horry County to become its own region for National History Day in South Carolina

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:16:48 GMT
      Due to rapid growth in student participation in the National History Day (NHD) in South Carolina Program, Horry County has evolved to become its own region for competition. Previously a part of the Pee Dee Region, Horry County will stand as its own region beginning August 1. While competing at the Pee Dee Regional NHD event last school year, Horry County Schools’ students won 85 percent of all awards presented.Horry C...
      Due to rapid growth in student participation in the National History Day (NHD) in South Carolina Program, Horry County has evolved to become its own region for competition. Previously a part of the Pee Dee Region, Horry County will stand as its own region beginning August 1. While competing at the Pee Dee Regional NHD event last school year, Horry County Schools’ students won 85 percent of all awards presented.Horry C...
    • Conway Police trying to solve armed robbery at pizza shop

      Conway Police trying to solve armed robbery at pizza shop

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:21:35 GMT
      Conway Police continue to search for suspects wanted in connection a pizza store armed robbery.On Saturday July 12th, at11:27pm, officers responded to Domino's Pizza located at 1223 16th Avenue in Conway.Someone walked into the store with his face covered and was armed with a handgun. He robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and took off in a dark color 4 door car. During the investigation surveillance video captured the suspect.Anyone with any information concerning the incident...
      Conway Police continue to search for suspects wanted in connection a pizza store armed robbery.On Saturday July 12th, at11:27pm, officers responded to Domino's Pizza located at 1223 16th Avenue in Conway.Someone walked into the store with his face covered and was armed with a handgun. He robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and took off in a dark color 4 door car. During the investigation surveillance video captured the suspect.Anyone with any information concerning the incident...
    • Myrtle Beach Police search for missing man with health issues

      Myrtle Beach Police search for missing man with health issues

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:39:21 GMT
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      The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Virgil Winner, 67, from Ohio, in reference to a missing person incident near 9th Ave N in Myrtle Beach Tuesday. The police report indicates he has PTSD, diabetes and is bipolar. Family members say he has checked into hotels in the past and not told anyone.He was last seen wearing an Ohio State hat, a blue shirt, black swim trunks and sandals. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact the M...
      The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Virgil Winner, 67, from Ohio, in reference to a missing person incident near 9th Ave N in Myrtle Beach Tuesday. The police report indicates he has PTSD, diabetes and is bipolar. Family members say he has checked into hotels in the past and not told anyone.He was last seen wearing an Ohio State hat, a blue shirt, black swim trunks and sandals. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact the M...
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    • Florence Humane Society holds "Critter Camp"

      Florence Humane Society holds "Critter Camp"

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:08:46 GMT
      Some Pee Dee students have the chance to learn about animals. The Florence Area Humane Society holds its annual "Critter Camp." Wednesday, the students had the opportunity to interact with horses. The camp focuses on caring for and being kind to animals. There are alsocrafts and games you find at most camps but also plenty of dog and cat time. The camp runs through Friday.
      Some Pee Dee students have the chance to learn about animals. The Florence Area Humane Society holds its annual "Critter Camp." Wednesday, the students had the opportunity to interact with horses. The camp focuses on caring for and being kind to animals. There are alsocrafts and games you find at most camps but also plenty of dog and cat time. The camp runs through Friday.
    • Hartsville’s National Night Out 2014 offers free activities, family fun

      Hartsville’s National Night Out 2014 offers free activities, family fun

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:05:38 GMT
      The Hartsville Police Department is inviting residents out for a celebration of community heroes, with plenty of fun family activities encouraging kids to make good choices and stay drug-free. Hartsville’s 2014 National Night Out will feature an evening full of free activities, free food, and a free movie showing of “The Blind Side.”Hartsville’s National Night Out, a time for residents to connect with the agencies working to protect them, learn more about crime prevention and generally have f...
      The Hartsville Police Department is inviting residents out for a celebration of community heroes, with plenty of fun family activities encouraging kids to make good choices and stay drug-free. Hartsville’s 2014 National Night Out will feature an evening full of free activities, free food, and a free movie showing of “The Blind Side.”Hartsville’s National Night Out, a time for residents to connect with the agencies working to protect them, learn more about crime prevention and generally have f...
    • Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:11:38 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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    • Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

      Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:59 GMT
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      Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
      Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
    • Prayer vigil planned for NC woman suffering from Ebola virus

      Prayer vigil planned for NC woman suffering from Ebola virus

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:42:43 GMT
      A special prayer vigil is plannedWednesdayat 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Church for Charlotte-based SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, as she continues her battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.Along with Dr. Kent Brantly, Writebol was serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM in the West African nation of Liberia when they contracted the virus. Their conditions are both stable, a...
      A special prayer vigil is plannedWednesdayat 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Church for Charlotte-based SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, as she continues her battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.Along with Dr. Kent Brantly, Writebol was serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM in the West African nation of Liberia when they contracted the virus. Their conditions are both stable, a...
    • Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

      Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:22:23 GMT
      South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.One man has been arrested and charged with trying to gi...
      South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.One man has been arrested and charged with trying to gi...
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    • 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

      6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:10 GMT
      Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
      Six Philadelphia police officers will be jailed until at least Monday amid charges they robbed drug dealers of large sums of money and drugs.
    • UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

      UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:59:20 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
      A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's...
    • Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:57:50 GMT
      An 8-year-old boy has died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit the child in bed early Wednesday, Detroit police said.
      Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.
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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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    • North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

      North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:19:48 GMT
      A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o...
      A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o...
    • College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

      College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:18:48 GMT
      A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
      A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
    • Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:03:13 GMT
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
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