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    Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported. More>>

    Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

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    Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities. More>>

    Vandals destroy Murrells Inlet beehives, killing thousands of bees Video included

    Stephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekend Stephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekend
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    An Murrells Inlet beekeeper had several of his hives vandalized – leading to the death of thousands of bees this weekend. Stephen Mantell has several hives in the Burgess area near St. James High School.

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    SC man dies after car collides with house

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    Anderson County officials say a 23-year-old Honea Path man has died after his pickup truck crashed into a mobile home.Coroner Greg Shore says Adam Colby Payton died at the scene of the crash in Honea Path on Saturday afternoon.Shore said there was a fire in the cab of the truck after the crash. A passenger in the truck managed to escape without injury.The coroner said Payton came around a curve, ran off the right side... More>>

    Deputies looking for SC woman who disappeared over weekend

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    Kershaw County deputies are looking forYonique Evette Gaines, 33, who also goes by the name Yonique Sumpter.Officers say she was first reported missing July 12,
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    Myrtle Beach man forces 4-year-old to perform sex act, police report says

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    CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was arrested over the weekend after a complaint said he forced a child to perform a sex act inside his home.According to an Horry County Police report, the mother of a 4-year-old girl left her child in the care of Anthony Wright, 52, on July 18 while she drove to the store. She claimed her daughter and Wright's children would sometimes play together.When she returned from the sto... More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

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    • Vandals destroy Murrells Inlet beehives, killing thousands of bees

      Vandals destroy Murrells Inlet beehives, killing thousands of bees

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:52:20 GMT
      Stephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekendStephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekend
      An Murrells Inlet beekeeper had several of his hives vandalized – leading to the death of thousands of bees this weekend. Stephen Mantell has several hives in the Burgess area near St. James High School.
      An Murrells Inlet beekeeper had several of his hives vandalized – leading to the death of thousands of bees this weekend. Stephen Mantell has several hives in the Burgess area near St. James High School.

    • Passenger statistics up for June at Myrtle Beach International Airport

      Passenger statistics up for June at Myrtle Beach International Airport

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:01:33 GMT
      June 2014 Passenger Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC, July 18, 2014 – In June 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by almost 9 percent over the same period last year. In June 2014, 105,108 passengers arrived into MYR, or 8,412 more than in June 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – June 2014) the airport welcomed 417,831 passengers to the Grand Strand or 7 percent more than the same period in 2013. "The year-over-year increase is attribut...
      June 2014 Passenger Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC, July 18, 2014 – In June 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by almost 9 percent over the same period last year. In June 2014, 105,108 passengers arrived into MYR, or 8,412 more than in June 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – June 2014) the airport welcomed 417,831 passengers to the Grand Strand or 7 percent more than the same period in 2013. "The year-over-year increase is attribut...
    • Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

      Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:29:15 GMT
      It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
      It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
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    • Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

      Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

      Monday, July 21 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:56:54 GMT
      Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
      Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
    • Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say

      Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:09:25 GMT
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported.
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported.
    • Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods

      Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods

      Monday, July 21 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:42:36 GMT
      The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some...
      The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some...
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    • First SC bridge built using new money source opens

      First SC bridge built using new money source opens

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:13 GMT
      This bridge in Cherokee County is the first completed using money from the new money source Act 98.This bridge in Cherokee County is the first completed using money from the new money source Act 98.
      By Robert KittleThe first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money ...
      By Robert KittleThe first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money ...
    • Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

      Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:05:37 GMT
      Photo from Conway, NH policePhoto from Conway, NH police
      A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
      A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
    • Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:45:22 GMT
      Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)
      Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
      Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
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    • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 07:01:56 GMT
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

      Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:34 GMT
      The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.
      A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
    • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

      HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:25 GMT
      A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.
      The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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    • "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...
    • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

      Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

      Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:58:31 GMT
      There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
      There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
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    • Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:45:22 GMT
      Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)
      Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
      Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
    • Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

      Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:21 GMT

       

      The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
    • Dad beats up man who he found molesting his son, police say

      Dad beats up man who he found molesting his son, police say

      Friday, July 18 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:24:17 GMT
      Frolander appearing in court and a close-up of his injuries... (CBS photos)Frolander appearing in court and a close-up of his injuries... (CBS photos)
      Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist." The father has not been charged with any crime.When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bl...
      Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist." The father has not been charged with any crime.When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bl...
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