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    Funeral set for SC toddler hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

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    Funeral plans have been made for a toddler girl who died just a day after she was hit by a golf cart at an Aiken hospital earlier this week.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon. More>>

    Marion County drug agents: 2 busted for meth charges

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    Marion County Major Brian Wallace released the details of a drug investigation made by the Marion County Combined Drug Unit after the arrest of James Franklin Polson, 60, of Darlington and Robert Wayne Polson, 56, of Marion. They both were arrested Wednesday, August 27 at the conclusion of a two month long investigation. James Franklin Polson was arrested and booked into the Marion County Detention Center for distribution of methamphetamine. Agents say James Polson was in possession of multip... More>>

    Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga... More>>

    Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day Video included

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    Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a... More>>

    Gamecocks kick off season Thursday night

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    Thursday, Gamcock fans will swarm to Williams-Brice stadium for a 6 pm kickoff against Texas AM Aggies.The USC vs. Texas AM match up will air on the SEC Network that is available on several cable providers. The Aggies are currently ranked #21 in the country and the Gamecocks #9.The Gamecocks finished as the No. 4 team in the country in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. Last year they had 11-wins, matching 2011 and 2012 for the most single-season wins in school histor... More>>

    Possibility of outdoor shooting range in Horry County has residents at odds Video included

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    Horry County officials announced this week the Solid Waste Authority is the number one location for the possibility of an outdoor shooting range in the county.The county has researched the possibility for months and during a public safety meeting announced that Solid Waste Authority was number one based on factors like size and proximity to residents.For gun owners, the possibility of an outdoor shooting range is some... More>>

    Woman suffers possible shark bite at Surfside Beach

    Photo of the scene on Wednesday by Marshall Staton/WBTW Photo of the scene on Wednesday by Marshall Staton/WBTW
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    A woman who was standing in the ocean in Surfside Beach on Wednesday afternoon suffered a possible shark bite, police say.The incident happened just before 3 pm near 1st Avenue North while the woman was in shallow water, said Surfside Beach Police Lt. Kenneth Hofmann. More>>

    SC House does not override Governor Haley's veto of Sen. Cleary bill

    No new station, money for Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue Video included

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    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina House met Wednesday for a one-day session. Lawmakers took up two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed earlier this year. One of those bills would have allowed for a millage-cap increase in the Murrells Inlet/Garden City FireRescue district. However, the Governor's veto held, and that millage increase will not happen.Thefire department works under a board ofdirectors that does not have the authority to make changes like a city or council council. T... More>>

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    • Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County

      Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:36:24 GMT
      It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the...
      It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the...
    • Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

      Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

      Thursday, August 28 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:41:43 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga...
    • Ex-Rep. Thad Viers pleads not guilty in federal case

      Ex-Rep. Thad Viers pleads not guilty in federal case

      Thursday, August 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:16:23 GMT
      A former South Carolina House member has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. Thad Viers entered the plea at his arraignment Thursday in federal court in Florence. Prosecutors say the 36-year-old former Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach helped Marlon Weaver hide assets after he defaulted on a $6 million contract to pave part of Interstate 95. Weaver pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2013. Viers served in...
      A former South Carolina House member has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. Thad Viers entered the plea at his arraignment Thursday in federal court in Florence. Prosecutors say the 36-year-old former Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach helped Marlon Weaver hide assets after he defaulted on a $6 million contract to pave part of Interstate 95. Weaver pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2013. Viers served in...
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    • Florence County gets a Miracle League team

      Florence County gets a Miracle League team

      Thursday, August 28 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:54:48 GMT
      Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to...
      Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to...
    • West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

      West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

      Thursday, August 28 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:03:31 GMT
      The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
      The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
    • Fatal motorcycle wreck in Marion County

      Fatal motorcycle wreck in Marion County

      Thursday, August 28 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:01:04 GMT
      A collision on Highway 76 in Marion County near the Pee Dee bridge Wednesday night, left one person dead. The driver ofa truck hauling a boat reportedly made a right hand turn in front ofa motorcycle in order to get to the boat ramp.The State Highway Patrol along with police and fire officials responded to the scene. The Marion Rural Fire Department's Facebook page indicates it happened in the east bound lane. The motorcycle driver had to be transported to McLeod and Marion County Coroner Jer...
      A collision on Highway 76 in Marion County near the Pee Dee bridge Wednesday night, left one person dead. The driver ofa truck hauling a boat reportedly made a right hand turn in front ofa motorcycle in order to get to the boat ramp.The State Highway Patrol along with police and fire officials responded to the scene. The Marion Rural Fire Department's Facebook page indicates it happened in the east bound lane. The motorcycle driver had to be transported to McLeod and Marion County Coroner Jer...
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    • Death penalty sought in killing of former Teacher of Year in NC

      Death penalty sought in killing of former Teacher of Year in NC

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:55:05 GMT
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      The Catawba County district attorney has filed a motion seeking the death penalty in the case of a man accused in the death of a high school counselor. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith said his office filed a Rule 24 notice on Aug. 19 in the case of
      The Catawba County district attorney has filed a motion seeking the death penalty in the case of a man accused in the death of a high school counselor. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith said his office filed a Rule 24 notice on Aug. 19 in the case of
    • Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:00:20 GMT
      Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
    • 7 charged after 15 SC children found at filthy house, deputies say

      7 charged after 15 SC children found at filthy house, deputies say

      Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
      Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff andseveral adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road.
      Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff andseveral adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road.
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    • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

      Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:55 GMT
      A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.
      An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after...
    • High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

      High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:04:33 GMT
      Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends both converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for...
      The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist...
    • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

      UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:32:57 GMT
      A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
      Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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    • Man found dead after Robeson County home invasion

      Man found dead after Robeson County home invasion

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:45:13 GMT
      The Robesonian reports aLumberton man was found deadTuesday morning after a home invasion.The Robeson County Sheriff's Office reportedlyfoundthe bodyof 57-year-old Milton Cummings after they received a 911 call around2 a.m. from his mother's home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive near Chicken Road. Another family member and a7-year-old also reportedly lived at the home with Cummings and his mother. Authorities report Cummings had been assaulted but there's no indication of how he died.There ...
      The Robesonian reports aLumberton man was found deadTuesday morning after a home invasion.The Robeson County Sheriff's Office reportedlyfoundthe bodyof 57-year-old Milton Cummings after they received a 911 call around2 a.m. from his mother's home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive near Chicken Road. Another family member and a7-year-old also reportedly lived at the home with Cummings and his mother. Authorities report Cummings had been assaulted but there's no indication of how he died.There ...
    • Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:30:53 GMT
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
    • McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

      McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

      Monday, August 25 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:41:49 GMT
      The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
      The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
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    • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

      Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:49:11 GMT
      The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
      The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
    • Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

      Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:18 GMT
      Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, Colorado, are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign.
      Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.
    • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

      Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:17 GMT
      For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
      For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
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    • Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:00:20 GMT
      Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
    • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
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      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
    • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
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      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
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