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    SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

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    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
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    Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center to host event to assist local homeless veterans Video included

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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>>

    Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

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    Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur... More>>

    Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

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    Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson... 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>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

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    • Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

      Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:22:53 GMT
      Brad LoftonBrad Lofton
      Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur...
      Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur...
    • 18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

      18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:08:03 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The building is not yet finished, but contracts are already being signed for events at the new $13 million indoor sports complex being built next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.The Sun News reportsthe facility is scheduled to open in March.General manager John McDonald says 18 contracts for events have either been signed or will be soon.The complex will have hardwood floors that can be configured for eight full-size basketball courts or 16 volleyball court...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The building is not yet finished, but contracts are already being signed for events at the new $13 million indoor sports complex being built next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.The Sun News reportsthe facility is scheduled to open in March.General manager John McDonald says 18 contracts for events have either been signed or will be soon.The complex will have hardwood floors that can be configured for eight full-size basketball courts or 16 volleyball court...
    • Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

      Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:30:29 GMT
      Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson...
      Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson...
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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.
    • Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide

      Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:19:06 GMT
      Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide.
      Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide.
    • 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...
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    • SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

      SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:08:27 GMT
      Video shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on FacebookVideo shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on Facebook
      According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
      According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
    • Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

      Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:52 GMT
      Photo from WSLS-TVPhoto from WSLS-TV
      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
    • Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

      Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:16:53 GMT
      Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.
      The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
      The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
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    • General: Guard to take observation role at border

      General: Guard to take observation role at border

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:55 GMT
      A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.
      A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.
    • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

      Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:56 GMT
      The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
      The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
    • After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

      After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:54 GMT
      Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use...
      Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report...
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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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    • 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 ...
    • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

      Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
      Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
      Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    • 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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