Home - WBTW-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Florence, SC

  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BLITZ!

  News13's High School Football Blitz is back this year!

  Click to get scores and watch highlights!


    Send photos and video by email to pix@wbtw.com

    Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags Video included

    Updated:

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards... More>>

    Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

    Updated:

    Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84... More>>

    Darlington County Sheriff's Office searches for missing man

    Updated:

    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to the public for help in finding a missing man.Sheriff Wayne Byrd says Charles Andrews, 41, was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area. Byrd says Andrews was last contacted by phone around 6 p.m. Sunday.The 41-year-old man is described as standing 5'10" and weighing 200 pounds with black hair and green eyes. He is possibly driving a red-in-color 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 4-door truck with SC tag KLB156. Byrd says Andrews ... More>>

    Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer Video included

    Updated:

    Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random... More>>

    Hard work and "sweat" help to restore Rosenwald Elementary-Middle school's playground Video included

    Updated:

    Saturday's are usually designated as a day spent doing yard work.It's an all day task, dreaded by most when it rolls around.However, for some folks in Darlington County on Saturday they may have had a hard time agreeing to that."How can I sit home this morning and not come when I preached to a congregation of folks last night and told them...hey the harvest is plentiful. We all got to get out there and roll up our sle... More>>

    Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

    Updated:

    The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project... More>>

    BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital Video included

    Updated:

    Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr... More>>

    • Grand StrandMore>>

    • BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital

      BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:56:45 GMT
      Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr...
      Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr...
    • Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

      Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:55:55 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
    • Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

      Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

      Sunday, August 31 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:44:53 GMT
      The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project...
      The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project...
    • Pee DeeMore>>

    • Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

      Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:49:35 GMT
      Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84...
      Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84...
    • Darlington County Sheriff's Office searches for missing man

      Darlington County Sheriff's Office searches for missing man

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:48:39 GMT
      The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to the public for help in finding a missing man.Sheriff Wayne Byrd says Charles Andrews, 41, was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area. Byrd says Andrews was last contacted by phone around 6 p.m. Sunday.The 41-year-old man is described as standing 5'10" and weighing 200 pounds with black hair and green eyes. He is possibly driving a red-in-color 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 4-door truck with SC tag KLB156. Byrd says Andrews ...
      The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to the public for help in finding a missing man.Sheriff Wayne Byrd says Charles Andrews, 41, was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area. Byrd says Andrews was last contacted by phone around 6 p.m. Sunday.The 41-year-old man is described as standing 5'10" and weighing 200 pounds with black hair and green eyes. He is possibly driving a red-in-color 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 4-door truck with SC tag KLB156. Byrd says Andrews ...
    • Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer

      Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:58:51 GMT
      Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random...
      Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random...
    • State/RegionalMore>>

    • Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road; police make arrest

      Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road; police make arrest

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:29:16 GMT
      Andrew Lanzaro arrested following fatal hit-and-run.Andrew Lanzaro arrested following fatal hit-and-run.
      The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people were struck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when it swerved off the road. Authorities said the car, which belongs to Lanzaro, was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the wind...
      The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people were struck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when it swerved off the road. Authorities said the car, which belongs to Lanzaro, was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the wind...
    • 5 killed in CO plane crash

      5 killed in CO plane crash

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:14:17 GMT
      5 killed in CO plane crash 5 killed in CO plane crash
      All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the crash, three people were declared dead at the scene and two were taken to hospitals.The Boulder Daily Camera reports that their names and ages are being withheld by the Weld County Coroner's Offic...
      All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the crash, three people were declared dead at the scene and two were taken to hospitals.The Boulder Daily Camera reports that their names and ages are being withheld by the Weld County Coroner's Offic...
    • 5 injured in MD boat explosion

      5 injured in MD boat explosion

      Monday, September 1 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:36:39 GMT
      Boat explosion in Ocean PInes, MD Boat explosion in Ocean PInes, MD
      Five people were injured in a boat explosion off the coast of Maryland. Maryland natural resource police say three of those injured were taken to a burn center. It's unclear how badly they were hurt.The 24-foot boat burst into flames as it was getting ready to pull away from the dock in Ocean Pines.A man who lives near the dock snapped these photos of the aftermath of the explosion. The cause is still under investigation.
      Five people were injured in a boat explosion off the coast of Maryland. Maryland natural resource police say three of those injured were taken to a burn center. It's unclear how badly they were hurt.The 24-foot boat burst into flames as it was getting ready to pull away from the dock in Ocean Pines.A man who lives near the dock snapped these photos of the aftermath of the explosion. The cause is still under investigation.
    • Positively CarolinaMore>>

    • 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...
    • Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:40:48 GMT
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
    • Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed StoriesMore>>

    • Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

      Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

      Friday, August 29 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:02:37 GMT
      Twitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on TwitterTwitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on Twitter
      Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
      Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
    • 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,
    • Person killed in Williamsburg County crash

      Person killed in Williamsburg County crash

      Sunday, August 31 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:44:57 GMT
      WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning.Sergeant Bob Beres, with SCHP, says a person was attempting to cross US 52, when a woman driving an SUV hit and killed him or her. Beres says the wreck happened at 3:15 a.m. near Old Gapway Road.The Williamsburg County Corner's Office has not released the victim's name.
      WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning.Sergeant Bob Beres, with SCHP, says a person was attempting to cross US 52, when a woman driving an SUV hit and killed him or her. Beres says the wreck happened at 3:15 a.m. near Old Gapway Road.The Williamsburg County Corner's Office has not released the victim's name.
    Current Conditions Sponsored By:  
    Heather Elvis Case Coverage

    Get the latest from News13 and look back at the case, view photos and watch video clips. FULL COVERAGE

    Zip Code Weather!
    Get a local weather report and a 10-day forecast by typing in your zip code!
    • Things To Do

    Powered by WorldNow

    101 McDonald Court
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

    Telephone: 843.293.1301
    Fax: 843.293.1760
    Email: news@wbtw.com

    Can't find something?
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company