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    Fire destroys Bennettsville church

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    Bennettsville, S.C. (WBTW)- According to the Bennettsville Fire Department, fire crews are on scene of a fire at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Mount Zion Church Road in Bennettsville.Fire officials say crews work to contain the fire at the church. No word on what started the fire or how much damage was done to the church.Count on News13 to keep you covered as we receive more details on this developing story. More>>

    Woman identified in deadly Easter morning Garden City fire Video included

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    GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City. More>>

    Man dies following weekend apartment fire in Murrells Inlet Video included

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    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and mutual aid from surrounding areas respond to a fire at Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet.Scott Thompson, with HCFR, says they have dispatched 2 units including a ladder truck and an ambulance.There's limited information at this time. Count on News 13 to keep you covered. More>>

    CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

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    Members of the CUE center are searching the area of the Cashua Ferry Landing Saturday for clues in the death of Angie Pipkin. Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 Darlington County deputies along with Horry County Police, North Charleston authorities and other law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search. Pipkin, an Aynor mother, went missing in January. Randy Gale Robinson from Murrells Inlet,... More>>

    Some say 2 Chainz is too much for Myrtle Beach City owned venue Video included

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    Saturday the rap artist "2 Chainz" will perform at the Myrtle Beach convention center and some question the city's decision to allow him to perform. The performer's lyrics promote drug use, and in one More>>

    Easter weekend gas prices down 2 cents from year ago Video included

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    As thousands hit the road this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday close to family and friends, drivers are finding prices at the pump are on the up-and-up. According to AAA, the average price for More>>

    Mom finds dead body during son's Easter egg hunt

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    A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got More>>

    Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired Video included

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    Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands. More>>

    Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

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    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two More>>

    SC teen dies in boating accident

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    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio More>>

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    • Woman identified in deadly Easter morning Garden City fire

      Woman identified in deadly Easter morning Garden City fire

      Monday, April 21 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:32:35 GMT
      GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City.
      GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City.
    • Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

      Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

      One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.
      One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.
    • Man dies following weekend apartment fire in Murrells Inlet

      Man dies following weekend apartment fire in Murrells Inlet

      Sunday, April 20 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:21:52 GMT
      MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and mutual aid from surrounding areas respond to a fire at Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet.Scott Thompson, with HCFR, says they have dispatched 2 units including a ladder truck and an ambulance.There's limited information at this time. Count on News 13 to keep you covered.
      MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and mutual aid from surrounding areas respond to a fire at Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet.Scott Thompson, with HCFR, says they have dispatched 2 units including a ladder truck and an ambulance.There's limited information at this time. Count on News 13 to keep you covered.
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    • NC baby reportedly shaken; now blind and on ventilator

      NC baby reportedly shaken; now blind and on ventilator

      Monday, April 21 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:00:52 GMT
      Laurinburg, NC - Back in February, Laurinburg Police were called to Scotland Memorial Hospital to investigatea case of suspectedchild abuse.Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessomssaid at the time there was evidence a9-week-old baby in intensive care was abused. The investigation led to the arrest of thebaby's father, Andrew Michael Oetzel. The24-year-old is charged with felonious child abuse.Now Charlie Oetzel is four months old. He is home with his mother, Audrey Blades, after he spent two mont...
      Laurinburg, NC - Back in February, Laurinburg Police were called to Scotland Memorial Hospital to investigatea case of suspectedchild abuse.Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessomssaid at the time there was evidence a9-week-old baby in intensive care was abused. The investigation led to the arrest of thebaby's father, Andrew Michael Oetzel. The24-year-old is charged with felonious child abuse.Now Charlie Oetzel is four months old. He is home with his mother, Audrey Blades, after he spent two mont...
    • CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

      CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

      Saturday, April 19 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:06:23 GMT
      Members of the CUE center are searching the area of the Cashua Ferry Landing Saturday for clues in the death of Angie Pipkin. Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 Darlington County deputies along with Horry County Police, North Charleston authorities and other law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search. Pipkin, an Aynor mother, went missing in January. Randy Gale Robinson from Murrells Inlet,...
      Members of the CUE center are searching the area of the Cashua Ferry Landing Saturday for clues in the death of Angie Pipkin. Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 Darlington County deputies along with Horry County Police, North Charleston authorities and other law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search. Pipkin, an Aynor mother, went missing in January. Randy Gale Robinson from Murrells Inlet,...
    • Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

      Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

      Saturday, April 19 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:08:06 GMT
      Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
      Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
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    • More deadly snake skin discovered

      More deadly snake skin discovered

      Monday, April 21 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:01:16 GMT
      MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in the Harbor Pointe Apartments area. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head. When the skin was originally found, it was in one piece, but after the removal and investigation of the skin, it broke up into smaller pieces, some of the those small pieces being lost. After the sk...
      MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in the Harbor Pointe Apartments area. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head. When the skin was originally found, it was in one piece, but after the removal and investigation of the skin, it broke up into smaller pieces, some of the those small pieces being lost. After the sk...
    • NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad

      NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad

      Sunday, April 20 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:46:49 GMT
      RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child. Durham police believe Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was abducted around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by Rodney Bryant, reports WRAL (http://bit.ly/1tnb7lb ). Police say Bryant was taking the girl's mother to work at a restaurant and when she tried to get out of the car, he forcefully held her down. Police say he eventually made her get out on the side of I...
      RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child. Durham police believe Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was abducted around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by Rodney Bryant, reports WRAL (http://bit.ly/1tnb7lb ). Police say Bryant was taking the girl's mother to work at a restaurant and when she tried to get out of the car, he forcefully held her down. Police say he eventually made her get out on the side of I...
    • SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

      SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

      A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.
      A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.
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    • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

      After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

      Monday, April 21 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:15:38 GMT
      For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
      A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton...
    • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

      Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

      Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:13:15 GMT
      Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
      A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.
    • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

      Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

      Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
      Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...
      Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...
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    • Woman identified in deadly Easter morning Garden City fire

      Woman identified in deadly Easter morning Garden City fire

      Monday, April 21 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:32:35 GMT
      GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City.
      GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City.
    • Police say Heather Elvis was murdered, husband and wife charged in case

      Police say Heather Elvis was murdered, husband and wife charged in case

      Tuesday, February 25 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-02-25 18:45:58 GMT
      Monday morning a news conference at the ML Brown Public Safety building took place concerning the Heather Elvis investigation. Horry County Police chief Saundra Rhodes announced Sidney and Tammy Moorer
      Monday morning a news conference at the ML Brown Public Safety building took place concerning the Heather Elvis investigation. Horry County Police chief Saundra Rhodes announced Sidney and Tammy Moorer
    • Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired

      Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired

      Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:31 GMT
      Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands.
      Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands.
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