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    Man escapes custody in shackles, deputies say

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    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office searches for a man who escaped custody in shackles Friday night.Maj. Anthony Thompson says the 23-year-old escaped from the law enforcement center around 9 p.m.Thompson says Hakeem Andrea Johnson was being questioned in connection to shooting at Robeson County Sheriff's Office personnel on McGoogan Farm Road while investigating an apparent suicide in the area."Sheriff's Office personnel were involved in a vehicle pursuit and a foot pursuit before Johnson wa... More>>

    Florence Comic-Con continues to grow in it's second year

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    The Comic-Con convention took place in Florence on Sunday for its second year.Close to 4,000 people packed the SiMT building on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College.It featured artists, vendors and of course comic lovers!Special guest Ray Wooley was there to greet fans. He's the star of the Syfy shows Foxy and Co. and Face Off."This is where people get there start out I think…for the love of comics and ... More>>

    Witness recounts deadly car drowning behind her house

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    A 61-year-old man is dead after his car drove into a Florence County lake.It happened around 9:45 Saturday night in the 1000 block of Troon drive in Florence. Lightning caused rescue teams to postpone the search until Sunday morning.Officials say the body of Eugene Ludington Epting III of Florence was found shortly after.As curiosity lingers, those living nearby Oakdale Lake were left to just stop and stare.Investigat... More>>

    Shag dancers fill North Myrtle Beach for block party

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    The “S.O.S” fall migration is underway in North Myrtle Beach. The 10-day event draws shag dancers from across the country. On Sunday, hundreds gathered for a "Fun Sunday" block party.Among the crowd was 8th grade student Krystine Treece. “I didn't know about it until they told me and they showed me some dance moves and I just got into it and we went out to a club and I just really loved watching people dance,” said Tr... More>>

    Body discovered during search for submerged car, deputies say

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    The Department of Natural Resources plans to resume its search Sunday morning for a car submerged in a Florence County Pond.West Florence Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says crews were dispatched to 1000 Troon Drive at 9:45 p.m., after receiving reports a vehicle drove into Lake Oakdale. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle submerged and entered the water in an effort to locate it. The West Florence Fire Department Marine Unit was assisted by SCDNR.Divers have not been ab... More>>

    Prayer rally draws hundreds to Hartsville in hopes of bringing prayer back in schools Video included

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    It's a movement that is gaining traction in parts of the Pee Dee.Parents, church leaders and even some politicians are gathered in Hartsville on Saturday to ensure that a religious ritual is practiced in schools again."We're taking God out of everything. We are taking the creator, the one that created everything, we're just trying to kick him out and he's not happy with that,” said community activist Pat Gibson Hye-Mo... More>>

    Hundreds participate in annual Darlington 5000 race Video included

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    Hundreds of folks packed the Public Square in Darlington for the 10th annual Darlington 5000 race on Saturday.The event supported Williamson Park.All funds will help restore the park to its pre-hurricane Hugo condition."One of the things the committee is doing is trying to raise awareness for the park. This brings your locals out and your people from out of town that would not normally see the park but this will give ... More>>

    Woman killed in Saturday morning accident

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues its investigation into a two-car accident that killed a woman in Garden City early Saturday morning.The accident happened on US-17 Business at Cypress Avenue around 6:40 a.m. Troopers say a 2002 Toyota traveling south on US-17 Businessattempted to turn left onto Cypress Avenue when it was struck by an oncoming Jeep traveling north. The victim was identified by the Horry County Coroner's Office as Nancy Rawls, 87, of Myrtle Beach. Rawls was transport... More>>

    SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary

    Flags were displayed in pick-up truck beds... This flag is on the back of the pick up and is from a July 4th event unrelated to Woodruff High...Photo from Wayne Kinton on Twitter ?@WayneKinton Flags were displayed in pick-up truck beds... This flag is on the back of the pick up and is from a July 4th event unrelated to Woodruff High...Photo from Wayne Kinton on Twitter ?@WayneKinton
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    Several upset parents say Woodruff High School students were made to remove American flags from their vehicles on September 11.Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags prop More>>

    New road in Carolina Forest will connect outlet with shopping center Video included

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    A new connector road may help alleviate traffic off highway 501. The road will extend Glenforest road to the Tanger Outlets area, parallel to highway 501.Gary Bessinger, who lives in Carolina Forest, said he has to travel on 501 at least 3 times a day for various errands. Sometimes, he said, he'll get stuck at a light for over 10 minutes. That's why he uses different tricks to avoid the traffic.“Rather take spring lak... More>>

    18-wheeler partially runs over pickup truck on I-95 near Florence

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    The West Florence fire department is currently on scene of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 95 just south of US Highway 52 in Florence County.Initialreports at 3 pm indicated that an 18 wheeler ran over an SUV and the SUV was under the tractor-trailer, officials said.
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    In rambling Facebook post, Mark Sanford calls off engagement

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    South Carolina Congressman and former governor Mark Sanford posted a very long message on Facebook on Friday, outlining his struggle with his ex-wife and saying he was breaking off his engagement to his current girlfriend. More>>

    Memorial for five children; father accused of their murders

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    The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, is accused of killing his three boys and two girls, wrapping their bodies in separate trash bags and driving around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural hilltop in Alabama. Authorities released those details earlier this week at a news conference... More>>

    'Good Neighbor Day' gives free flowers to thousands, raises money for Canine Angels

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    Hundreds of people in Horry County received free flowers Thursday as part of “Good Neighbor Day.”The Daisy Fair, Goldfinch Funeral Home and Hillcrest Cemetery put on the event to honor local Canine Angels through fundraising efforts.Folks could stop by several locations throughout the day Thursday and receive a half dozen roses, free of charge.The catch is they had to give away all but one of the flowers to a friend, ... More>>

    Body found at Georgetown County boat landing identified

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    Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson has confirmed he has been called to Browns Ferry Boat Landing because of a body that was found this afternoon, according to our media partners at the Georgetown Times.Georgetown County firefighters were first dispatched to the scene around 2:30 p.m.We don't have an identity for the body found.Stay with wbtw.com and News13 as more details become available. More>>

    Wallace community prepares to turn a new chapter as work begins on new school building Video included

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    The start of a new school year takes on a special significanceFor students and teachers at Wallace Elementary and Middle School, months of classroom time lies in front of them.While at its backdoor, a new beginning takes shape."Every time we change classes or go to lunch...we are looking to the left now because the left is where the new school is going to be,” mentioned teacher Frankie English.What's to the left is th... More>>

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    • Shag dancers fill North Myrtle Beach for block party

      Shag dancers fill North Myrtle Beach for block party

      Sunday, September 14 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:12:11 GMT
      The “S.O.S” fall migration is underway in North Myrtle Beach. The 10-day event draws shag dancers from across the country. On Sunday, hundreds gathered for a "Fun Sunday" block party.Among the crowd was 8th grade student Krystine Treece. “I didn't know about it until they told me and they showed me some dance moves and I just got into it and we went out to a club and I just really loved watching people dance,” said Tr...
      The “S.O.S” fall migration is underway in North Myrtle Beach. The 10-day event draws shag dancers from across the country. On Sunday, hundreds gathered for a "Fun Sunday" block party.Among the crowd was 8th grade student Krystine Treece. “I didn't know about it until they told me and they showed me some dance moves and I just got into it and we went out to a club and I just really loved watching people dance,” said Tr...
    • 3 SC beaches to get state grants to improve access

      3 SC beaches to get state grants to improve access

      Three South Carolina beaches are receiving state grants totaling more than $250,000 to improve public access.
      Three South Carolina beaches are receiving state grants totaling more than $250,000 to improve public access.
    • Body discovered during search for submerged car, deputies say

      Body discovered during search for submerged car, deputies say

      Sunday, September 14 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:11:46 GMT
      The Department of Natural Resources plans to resume its search Sunday morning for a car submerged in a Florence County Pond.West Florence Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says crews were dispatched to 1000 Troon Drive at 9:45 p.m., after receiving reports a vehicle drove into Lake Oakdale. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle submerged and entered the water in an effort to locate it. The West Florence Fire Department Marine Unit was assisted by SCDNR.Divers have not been ab...
      The Department of Natural Resources plans to resume its search Sunday morning for a car submerged in a Florence County Pond.West Florence Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says crews were dispatched to 1000 Troon Drive at 9:45 p.m., after receiving reports a vehicle drove into Lake Oakdale. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle submerged and entered the water in an effort to locate it. The West Florence Fire Department Marine Unit was assisted by SCDNR.Divers have not been ab...
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    • Florence Comic-Con continues to grow in it's second year

      Florence Comic-Con continues to grow in it's second year

      Sunday, September 14 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:44:14 GMT
      The Comic-Con convention took place in Florence on Sunday for its second year.Close to 4,000 people packed the SiMT building on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College.It featured artists, vendors and of course comic lovers!Special guest Ray Wooley was there to greet fans. He's the star of the Syfy shows Foxy and Co. and Face Off."This is where people get there start out I think…for the love of comics and ...
      The Comic-Con convention took place in Florence on Sunday for its second year.Close to 4,000 people packed the SiMT building on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College.It featured artists, vendors and of course comic lovers!Special guest Ray Wooley was there to greet fans. He's the star of the Syfy shows Foxy and Co. and Face Off."This is where people get there start out I think…for the love of comics and ...
    • Witness recounts deadly car drowning behind her house

      Witness recounts deadly car drowning behind her house

      Sunday, September 14 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:28:30 GMT
      A 61-year-old man is dead after his car drove into a Florence County lake.It happened around 9:45 Saturday night in the 1000 block of Troon drive in Florence. Lightning caused rescue teams to postpone the search until Sunday morning.Officials say the body of Eugene Ludington Epting III of Florence was found shortly after.As curiosity lingers, those living nearby Oakdale Lake were left to just stop and stare.Investigat...
      A 61-year-old man is dead after his car drove into a Florence County lake.It happened around 9:45 Saturday night in the 1000 block of Troon drive in Florence. Lightning caused rescue teams to postpone the search until Sunday morning.Officials say the body of Eugene Ludington Epting III of Florence was found shortly after.As curiosity lingers, those living nearby Oakdale Lake were left to just stop and stare.Investigat...
    • Prayer rally draws hundreds to Hartsville in hopes of bringing prayer back in schools

      Prayer rally draws hundreds to Hartsville in hopes of bringing prayer back in schools

      Saturday, September 13 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:25:58 GMT
      It's a movement that is gaining traction in parts of the Pee Dee.Parents, church leaders and even some politicians are gathered in Hartsville on Saturday to ensure that a religious ritual is practiced in schools again."We're taking God out of everything. We are taking the creator, the one that created everything, we're just trying to kick him out and he's not happy with that,” said community activist Pat Gibson Hye-Mo...
      It's a movement that is gaining traction in parts of the Pee Dee.Parents, church leaders and even some politicians are gathered in Hartsville on Saturday to ensure that a religious ritual is practiced in schools again."We're taking God out of everything. We are taking the creator, the one that created everything, we're just trying to kick him out and he's not happy with that,” said community activist Pat Gibson Hye-Mo...
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    • Man shot dead in nightclub parking near Charleston

      Man shot dead in nightclub parking near Charleston

      The sheriff's office says that a man has been shot multiple times and killed in the parking lot of a nightclub in Charleston County.
      The sheriff's office says that a man has been shot multiple times and killed in the parking lot of a nightclub in Charleston County.
    • Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

      Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

      Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
      Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
    • SC Democrat critical of taxpayer-funded commute

      SC Democrat critical of taxpayer-funded commute

      The Democrat challenging Secretary of State Mark Hammond is generating interest in the down-ballot race by criticizing his 183-mile round-trip commute to Columbia that's funded by taxpayers.
      The Democrat challenging Secretary of State Mark Hammond is generating interest in the down-ballot race by criticizing his 183-mile round-trip commute to Columbia that's funded by taxpayers.
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    • Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

      Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:20:35 GMT
      Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
      Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
    • Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

      Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:44 GMT
      After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...
      After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants...
    • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

      Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

      Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:11 GMT
      An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.
      Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
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    • Myrtle Beach puppy with broken legs in need of surgery

      Myrtle Beach puppy with broken legs in need of surgery

      Thursday, September 4 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-09-04 10:42:11 GMT
      A group of people are working together to raise money for a dog in need of surgery. The dog, known as "lil bit,” was brought to the Horry County Animal Care Center a few weeks ago.Kelly Bonome, the Operations Manager at Horry County Animal Care Center, said the center sees about 10 thousand animals every year. But one, made a lasting impression.“We had a woman come in and she needed to surrender a dog and so she fille...
      A group of people are working together to raise money for a dog in need of surgery. The dog, known as "lil bit,” was brought to the Horry County Animal Care Center a few weeks ago.Kelly Bonome, the Operations Manager at Horry County Animal Care Center, said the center sees about 10 thousand animals every year. But one, made a lasting impression.“We had a woman come in and she needed to surrender a dog and so she fille...
    • 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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    • Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:42:19 GMT
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      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
    • 18-wheeler partially runs over pickup truck on I-95 near Florence

      18-wheeler partially runs over pickup truck on I-95 near Florence

      Friday, September 12 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:32:01 GMT
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      The West Florence fire department is currently on scene of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 95 just south of US Highway 52 in Florence County.Initialreports at 3 pm indicated that an 18 wheeler ran over an SUV and the SUV was under the tractor-trailer, officials said.
      The West Florence fire department is currently on scene of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 95 just south of US Highway 52 in Florence County.Initialreports at 3 pm indicated that an 18 wheeler ran over an SUV and the SUV was under the tractor-trailer, officials said.
    • Body discovered during search for submerged car, deputies say

      Body discovered during search for submerged car, deputies say

      Sunday, September 14 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:11:46 GMT
      The Department of Natural Resources plans to resume its search Sunday morning for a car submerged in a Florence County Pond.West Florence Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says crews were dispatched to 1000 Troon Drive at 9:45 p.m., after receiving reports a vehicle drove into Lake Oakdale. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle submerged and entered the water in an effort to locate it. The West Florence Fire Department Marine Unit was assisted by SCDNR.Divers have not been ab...
      The Department of Natural Resources plans to resume its search Sunday morning for a car submerged in a Florence County Pond.West Florence Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says crews were dispatched to 1000 Troon Drive at 9:45 p.m., after receiving reports a vehicle drove into Lake Oakdale. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle submerged and entered the water in an effort to locate it. The West Florence Fire Department Marine Unit was assisted by SCDNR.Divers have not been ab...
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