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

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

    Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center to host an event to assist local homeless veterans

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Organizers at the Veteran's Welcome Home and Resource Center hope a Stand Down will cause people across Horry County to step-up.AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, and Myrtle Beach Harley will join in the efforts to provide assistance to homeless veterans.The one day event is coming up in September but organizers will hold a press conference Tuesday to officially announce the event and to get input from the community.Organizers say more than 30 federal, state, ... More>>

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

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    The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some... More>>

    Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

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

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand Video included

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    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes... More>>

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

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

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    SC man dies after car collides with house

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

    Deputies looking for SC woman who disappeared over weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

      Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:21:06 GMT
      Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
      Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
    • Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

      Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:16:08 GMT
      It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
      It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
    • Backgate construction to close intersection Tuesday & Wednesday night

      Backgate construction to close intersection Tuesday & Wednesday night

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:15:14 GMT
      Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work. During this time period, motorists will be ab...
      Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work. During this time period, motorists will be ab...
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    • Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

      Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:21:06 GMT
      Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
      Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
    • Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods

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

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:10:36 GMT
      The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some...
      The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some...
    • Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer

      Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:04:58 GMT
      Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-...
      Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-...
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    • Fruit sold at Costco and Trader Joe's recalled

      Fruit sold at Costco and Trader Joe's recalled

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:07:11 GMT
      A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.The company says the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.Retailers that recei...
      A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.The company says the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.Retailers that recei...
    • Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

      Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:55:14 GMT
      A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
      A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
    • 4th patient dies from infection following surgery at upstate hospital

      4th patient dies from infection following surgery at upstate hospital

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:43:23 GMT
      A fourth patient has now died in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. However, no additional patients have been infected since the last update of 15 earlier this month.GHS says the infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium, which is found in the natural environment in water, soil and dust. Officials tell us there aren't specific symptoms for this organism. They say it's similar to any post-surgery infection.The patients ...
      A fourth patient has now died in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. However, no additional patients have been infected since the last update of 15 earlier this month.GHS says the infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium, which is found in the natural environment in water, soil and dust. Officials tell us there aren't specific symptoms for this organism. They say it's similar to any post-surgery infection.The patients ...
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    • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

      Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:12:44 GMT
      The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...
      The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...
    • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:52:24 GMT
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

      Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:41:25 GMT
      For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
      For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
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    • "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:28:59 GMT
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
    • CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

      CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

      Monday, July 21 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:30:20 GMT
      David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.
      CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
      CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
    • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

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

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

      SUV found partially submerged in pond in Market Common

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:04:18 GMT
      Myrtle Beach Police were called to check out reports of a car in a pond near Grand Park in Market Common Tuesday morning. When they arrived they found an SUV partially submerged in the pond. Authorities tell News13 a female driver veered offFarrow Parkway. Theywereable to gether out and sheappears to be alright. An investigation is underway.
      Myrtle Beach Police were called to check out reports of a car in a pond near Grand Park in Market Common Tuesday morning. When they arrived they found an SUV partially submerged in the pond. Authorities tell News13 a female driver veered offFarrow Parkway. Theywereable to gether out and sheappears to be alright. An investigation is underway.
    • Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say

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

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:09:25 GMT
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported.
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported.
    • Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

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