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    Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement Video included

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    The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou... More>>

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

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    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."... More>>

    Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

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    The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th... More>>

    DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

    Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps
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    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th... More>>

    8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

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    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot... More>>

    SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen... More>>

    Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

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    In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy. More>>

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    • Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park

      Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:56:52 GMT
      Never been camping? This is your chance! The Palmetto Campout is designed for families who are either new or beginning tent campers and will be an adventure-filled weekend. It is also a great way to get your children connected with nature! Families will stay overnight in a secluded area of the park with park rangers who will help participants set-up their tents. A set of loaner tents, lanterns, and air mattresses are...
      Never been camping? This is your chance! The Palmetto Campout is designed for families who are either new or beginning tent campers and will be an adventure-filled weekend. It is also a great way to get your children connected with nature! Families will stay overnight in a secluded area of the park with park rangers who will help participants set-up their tents. A set of loaner tents, lanterns, and air mattresses are...
    • CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers

      CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:00:16 GMT
      CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca...
      CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca...
    • Car goes off overpass in North Myrtle Beach

      Car goes off overpass in North Myrtle Beach

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:29:59 GMT
      Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach had to be temporarily shut down overnight Wednesday when a car went off the overpass. City spokesperson Pat Dowling confirms it happened near Highway 22. Information is very limited. The condition of the driver and what led to the crash is not available at this time. News13 will provide updates as they become available.
      Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach had to be temporarily shut down overnight Wednesday when a car went off the overpass. City spokesperson Pat Dowling confirms it happened near Highway 22. Information is very limited. The condition of the driver and what led to the crash is not available at this time. News13 will provide updates as they become available.
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    • Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

      Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:49:03 GMT
      The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th...
      The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th...
    • Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

      Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:58:46 GMT
      The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Florence, returned a two-count indictment today charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, both former police officers with the City of Marion Police Department, with using unreasonable force against a female citizen. Walters and Brown have each been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, specifically alleging that, while acting as police officers, each defendant used unreasonable force on the victi...
      The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Florence, returned a two-count indictment today charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, both former police officers with the City of Marion Police Department, with using unreasonable force against a female citizen. Walters and Brown have each been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, specifically alleging that, while acting as police officers, each defendant used unreasonable force on the victi...
    • 8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

      8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:16:51 GMT
      A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
      A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
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    • NC student gets accepted into 7 Ivy League schools and then some

      NC student gets accepted into 7 Ivy League schools and then some

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:45:08 GMT
      A North Carolina high school seniorhas been accepted to seven out of eight Ivy League schools. Patrick PeoplesattendsLyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington.He says he didn't actually think he'd be accepted to so many but he thought he'd apply. His teachers say they're not surprised and he's earned it. "He's personable, he's responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the wor...
      A North Carolina high school seniorhas been accepted to seven out of eight Ivy League schools. Patrick PeoplesattendsLyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington.He says he didn't actually think he'd be accepted to so many but he thought he'd apply. His teachers say they're not surprised and he's earned it. "He's personable, he's responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the wor...
    • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

      SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

      South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones.
      South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones.
    • NC waitress raising money to give customer proper funeral

      NC waitress raising money to give customer proper funeral

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:21:22 GMT
      Mandi Gardner worked at the Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina for 11 years. One of her best customers was Michael John Pardalis. The last time she saw him he helped her when her keys were locked in her car. Michael died April 10th of a heart attack. He died alone in his van and since then his body went unclaimed at Northeast Medical Center. Mandi didn't feel right that there was no memorial or headstone. Sh...
      Mandi Gardner worked at the Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina for 11 years. One of her best customers was Michael John Pardalis. The last time she saw him he helped her when her keys were locked in her car. Michael died April 10th of a heart attack. He died alone in his van and since then his body went unclaimed at Northeast Medical Center. Mandi didn't feel right that there was no memorial or headstone. Sh...
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    • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

      9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:44:43 GMT
      As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
      A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has turned herself in to authorities.
    • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

      Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:35:42 GMT
      For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
      For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

      Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:35:36 GMT
      A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
      A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
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    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:01:28 GMT
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
    • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
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