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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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    • 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...
    • Hillside drive construction completion delayed until August

      Hillside drive construction completion delayed until August

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:47:45 GMT
      Residents who used to ride golf carts along Hillside drive in North Myrtle Beach will have to wait a little longer to hit the streets again. The project was supposed to be finished this month.North Myrtle Beach's Public Information officer tells News13 the work won't be completed until August because SCEG says it wants to move a gas line located underneath the road. Construction crews work to improve storm water management and reduce flooding. SCEG will cover any extra costs.
      Residents who used to ride golf carts along Hillside drive in North Myrtle Beach will have to wait a little longer to hit the streets again. The project was supposed to be finished this month.North Myrtle Beach's Public Information officer tells News13 the work won't be completed until August because SCEG says it wants to move a gas line located underneath the road. Construction crews work to improve storm water management and reduce flooding. SCEG will cover any extra costs.
    • SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

      SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:33:54 GMT
      CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
      CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
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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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    • Deadly weather: 2/3 of deaths related to extreme cold

      Deadly weather: 2/3 of deaths related to extreme cold

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:58:34 GMT
      The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.The report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storm...
      The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.The report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storm...
    • 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 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:43:29 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...
    • SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

      SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:33:54 GMT
      CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
      CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
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    • UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

      UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:04:52 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...
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball...
    • Detroit Police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Detroit Police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:03:53 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.
      An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.
    • Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

      Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:03:50 GMT
      When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
      The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.
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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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    • 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.
    • SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

      SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:31:12 GMT
      When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
      When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
    • Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:10:56 GMT
      Yosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photoYosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photo
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
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