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    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

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    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
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    6 children hurt, some homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

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    Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat... More>>

    SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

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    Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
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    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

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    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

    SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
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    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting... More>>

    NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h... More>>

    Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ... More>>

    Surfing zones expanded in North Myrtle Beach Video included

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    Surf zones in North Myrtle Beach were expanded at a City Council meeting on July 21st. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said the zone beginning at 5th avenue North now ends at 18th avenue north. A second zone starting 300 feet north of the Cherry Grove Pier will now extend to Hog Inlet.Near the Cherry Grove Pier, Wyatt Todd teaches people of all ages how to surf. It’s a business he started with hi... More>>

    Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    Lumberton shelter plans to relocate from its "outlived" facility to a brand new building Video included

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    For those who enter the line at the Lumberton Christian Care Center and pull up a chair, they're guaranteed at least two things: hot meal and then a warm welcome."My first job when I was in school was washing dishes here and that was in 1959. I was in the 8th grade at that time,” mentioned Leroy Dixon, shelter manager.Once a hotel, for nearly 30 years the 100-year-old building has seen a lot of foot traffic, as many d... More>>

    The United Nations World food program feeds hundreds of thousands in Gaza Shelters

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    (GAZA CITY) CNN- As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinians are finding food hard to come by. One humanitarian organization's efforts to feed the battle weary in Gaza.The conflict between Hamas and Israel is entering its third week of fighting and officials say the battle weary citizens must eat.In central Gaza, officials are dispersing flour by air as volunteers begin the process of getting it to those in need.The food is the lifeline for over 160,000 Gazans at un-run shel... More>>

    SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

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    No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the... More>>

    Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo Video included

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    You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike... More>>

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    • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:02:55 GMT
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      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
    • North Myrtle Beach shopping center may create hundreds of jobs

      North Myrtle Beach shopping center may create hundreds of jobs

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:24:50 GMT
      Hundreds of jobs should open up this fall on the north end of the strand at the new Coastal North Town Center. Phil Wilson, the developer, said 7 tenants are scheduled to open between mid September and the first week of October. That’s welcoming news for Anita Conti, who lives in the neighborhood next door. “Our complex will go up in value because a lot of people probably want to live here so they can walk to their jo...
      Hundreds of jobs should open up this fall on the north end of the strand at the new Coastal North Town Center. Phil Wilson, the developer, said 7 tenants are scheduled to open between mid September and the first week of October. That’s welcoming news for Anita Conti, who lives in the neighborhood next door. “Our complex will go up in value because a lot of people probably want to live here so they can walk to their jo...
    • 6 children hurt, some homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      6 children hurt, some homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:22:23 GMT
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
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    • 6 children hurt, some homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      6 children hurt, some homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:22:23 GMT
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
    • SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

      SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:14 GMT
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      Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
      Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
    • DCSD Provides Information about Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Programs for 2014-2015

      DCSD Provides Information about Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Programs for 2014-2015

      Monday, July 28 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:02:37 GMT
      The Darlington County School District will hold a Fall Registration for our four-year-old Kindergarten classes. Parents are asked to bring the following information when registering their child: 1) Medicaid Card (if available); 2) Birth Certificate; 3) Current Immunization Record; 4) Social Security Card; and 5) Proof or Residence (utility bill, phone bill, property tax receipt, etc.). Parents who registered in the Spring will need to return to verify information. Hartsville registration for ...
      The Darlington County School District will hold a Fall Registration for our four-year-old Kindergarten classes. Parents are asked to bring the following information when registering their child: 1) Medicaid Card (if available); 2) Birth Certificate; 3) Current Immunization Record; 4) Social Security Card; and 5) Proof or Residence (utility bill, phone bill, property tax receipt, etc.). Parents who registered in the Spring will need to return to verify information. Hartsville registration for ...
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    • SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:23 GMT
      Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North CharlestonShooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
    • SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

      SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:14 GMT
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      Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
      Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
    • Boy, age 2, dies from burns after parents 'didn't know what to tell' doctors, police say

      Boy, age 2, dies from burns after parents 'didn't know what to tell' doctors, police say

      Monday, July 28 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:50:42 GMT
      Perry and Redd and their home... Photos from WKRG..Perry and Redd and their home... Photos from WKRG..
      Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body about 2 weeks before his parents sought treatment, authorities say. The child, Bryson Redd, was burned over more than 40 percent
      Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body about 2 weeks before his parents sought treatment, authorities say. The child, Bryson Redd, was burned over more than 40 percent
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    • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

      Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:18:06 GMT
      A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
      A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.
    • Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

      Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:55:08 GMT
      A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.
      A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an...
    • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

      FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:48:31 GMT
      A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
      The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...
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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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    • Father killed by a plane while walking on the beach; daughter critical

      Father killed by a plane while walking on the beach; daughter critical

      Monday, July 28 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:30:14 GMT
      A family beach outing takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father is killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.The father and daughter were walking on the beach when the small plane took a nose dive.The man killed is identified by authorities as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry. His 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, is reportedly in critical condition at...
      A family beach outing takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father is killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.The father and daughter were walking on the beach when the small plane took a nose dive.The man killed is identified by authorities as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry. His 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, is reportedly in critical condition at...
    • SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:23 GMT
      Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North CharlestonShooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
    • NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

      NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:29:40 GMT
      David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
      A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
      A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
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