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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>>

    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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    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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    Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde... 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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    • North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

      North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:32:40 GMT
      The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation.
      The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation.
    • Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

      Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:17:46 GMT
      For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo...
      For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo...
    • Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers

      Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:55:20 GMT
      The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary...
      The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary...
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    • 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic in Florence

      21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic in Florence

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:54:06 GMT
      Make plans now to join us for the 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show, Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the Florence Civic Center. NEW EXPO HOURS: Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, Much More! This year's special guest for all three days w...
      Make plans now to join us for the 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show, Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the Florence Civic Center. NEW EXPO HOURS: Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, Much More! This year's special guest for all three days w...
    • 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...
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    • Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

      Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:18:24 GMT
      An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
      An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
    • Intense alligator battle caught on camera

      Intense alligator battle caught on camera

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:21:05 GMT
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
    • Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store PGA professionals due to decline in golf merchandise sales

      Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store PGA professionals due to decline in golf merchandise sales

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:47 GMT
      Dick's Sporting Goods is the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products and in the past has employed PGA professionals to help sell the equipment. Recently though citing declining sales, more than 500 full-time PGA professionals were fired at stores across the country.Dick's employees the experts to offer a leg up on the competition and make it more personal than an online purchase,Not only are sales declining but they've drastically reduced process just to get ...
      Dick's Sporting Goods is the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products and in the past has employed PGA professionals to help sell the equipment. Recently though citing declining sales, more than 500 full-time PGA professionals were fired at stores across the country.Dick's employees the experts to offer a leg up on the competition and make it more personal than an online purchase,Not only are sales declining but they've drastically reduced process just to get ...
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    • Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in rape

      Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in rape

      Friday, July 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:16:52 GMT
      A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
      A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
    • Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

      Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:55:27 GMT
      Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground...
      Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die when a tornado swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore that claimed two lives and injured dozens others.
    • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

      Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:54:15 GMT
      A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.
      Authorities hope to learn Friday why a psychiatric patient allegedly killed a caseworker at a hospital complex outside Philadelphia and whether a psychiatrist who shot the patient with his own gun, wounding him, had feared...
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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,
    • NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

      NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:07:24 GMT
      Facebook image of Hill with some money.Facebook image of Hill with some money.
      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 ..
      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 ..
    • 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
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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.
      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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