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  • Huge traffic backup after serious crash on I-20

    Huge traffic backup after serious crash on I-20

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:04:38 GMT
    A major crash on I-20 a few miles west of the I-95 interchange has blocked lanes on Friday afternoon.The crash happened around 4:30 pm about 2 miles west of Exit 131-US 401.Around 5:30, the Darlington County Sheriff posted a Facebook photo that showed a helicopter
    A major crash on I-20 a few miles west of the I-95 interchange has blocked lanes on Friday afternoon.The crash happened around 4:30 pm about 2 miles west of Exit 131-US 401.Around 5:30, the Darlington County Sheriff posted a Facebook photo that showed a helicopter

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    Manhunt linked to missing person underway in Florence County

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    Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available. More>>

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

    From I'm Shmacked Twitter account.. at the concert in N. Myrtle Beach on Thursday night From I'm Shmacked Twitter account.. at the concert in N. Myrtle Beach on Thursday night
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    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.” More>>

    $7.5M in road, utility projects along US-17 in North Myrtle Beach

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    Two construction projects will bring an estimated $7.5 million in upgrades to a busy stretch of US-17 in Horry County.The City of North Myrtle Beach expects work to begin within the next month on an underground utility project along US-17 in front of Barefoot Landing. The project will stretch from Ocean Creek Drive to 46th Avenue South. Work to move utilities underground will cost an estimated $5 million. Kevin Blayton, with the City of North Myrtle Beach, tells News13 work onintersection imp... More>>

    Robeson County veterinarian bit at rabies clinic

    Dr. Brooks was bit by a pit bull during a rabies clinic. Dr. Brooks was bit by a pit bull during a rabies clinic.
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    A local veterinarian who was trying to give a dog a rabies vaccination shot suffered a serious dog bite to his face. The White House Fire Department was hosting the clinic for the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association Thursday. Dr. David E. Brooks, of the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, reportedly went to a vehicle to give a shot to a pit bull when it bit his lip. Dr. Brooks underwent surgery and is on his way home Friday, according to the folks at Pembroke Veterinary Hospital. He will ... More>>

    Florence County gets a Miracle League team Video included

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    Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to... More>>

    Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County Video included

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    It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the... More>>

    Push for police body cameras grows after death of Ferguson man Video included

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    More than two weeks since the fatal police shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri man, some are pushing for officers across the country to be equipped with body cameras. Some law enforcement agencies in the Pee Dee already implement the technology. “Video doesn't forget,” says Darlington City Police Chief Dan Watson, who tells his officers to record everything using body cameras. “So when another person gets an opportunity ... More>>

    Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County Video included

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    It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District.... More>>

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

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

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:09:26 GMT
      From I'm Shmacked Twitter account.. at the concert in N. Myrtle Beach on Thursday nightFrom I'm Shmacked Twitter account.. at the concert in N. Myrtle Beach on Thursday night
      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.”
    • "Upscale" retail complex planned in Myrtle Beach

      "Upscale" retail complex planned in Myrtle Beach

      Friday, August 29 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:09:20 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) – A planned upscale retail / office complex located at the intersection of 44th Avenue North and Kings Highway will break ground this fall. The 36,000 square footretail/office complex to be known as The Shoppes at Magnolia Row will be ready for tenant occupancy in the fall of 2015. The upscale mixed use center will consist of restaurant / retail on the first floor and Class A office space on the second floor. Brown Bethune, CCIM and Phil Bethune of Tradd Comme...
      MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) – A planned upscale retail / office complex located at the intersection of 44th Avenue North and Kings Highway will break ground this fall. The 36,000 square footretail/office complex to be known as The Shoppes at Magnolia Row will be ready for tenant occupancy in the fall of 2015. The upscale mixed use center will consist of restaurant / retail on the first floor and Class A office space on the second floor. Brown Bethune, CCIM and Phil Bethune of Tradd Comme...
    • Myrtle Beach Police unveil new observation tower

      Myrtle Beach Police unveil new observation tower

      Friday, August 29 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:29:54 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) Beach, Boogie, and BBQ festival goers may see the Grand Strand's newest crime fighting tool on display this Labor Day weekend at The Market Common.Myrtle Beach Police are using a new observation tower, called a Sky Watch Tower, in the parking lot of Horry-Georgetown Tech's Grand Strand campus and adjacent to the festival for the first time. When fully operational, the tower allows one or two officers to position themselves 25 feet above the ground and allows them to use up...
      MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) Beach, Boogie, and BBQ festival goers may see the Grand Strand's newest crime fighting tool on display this Labor Day weekend at The Market Common.Myrtle Beach Police are using a new observation tower, called a Sky Watch Tower, in the parking lot of Horry-Georgetown Tech's Grand Strand campus and adjacent to the festival for the first time. When fully operational, the tower allows one or two officers to position themselves 25 feet above the ground and allows them to use up...
    • Pee DeeMore>>

    • Huge traffic backup after serious crash on I-20

      Huge traffic backup after serious crash on I-20

      Friday, August 29 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:04:38 GMT
      A major crash on I-20 a few miles west of the I-95 interchange has blocked lanes on Friday afternoon.The crash happened around 4:30 pm about 2 miles west of Exit 131-US 401.Around 5:30, the Darlington County Sheriff posted a Facebook photo that showed a helicopter
      A major crash on I-20 a few miles west of the I-95 interchange has blocked lanes on Friday afternoon.The crash happened around 4:30 pm about 2 miles west of Exit 131-US 401.Around 5:30, the Darlington County Sheriff posted a Facebook photo that showed a helicopter
    • Manhunt linked to missing person underway in Florence County

      Manhunt linked to missing person underway in Florence County

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:25:40 GMT
      Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available.
      Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available.
    • Search is on for missing Darlington County man

      Search is on for missing Darlington County man

      Friday, August 29 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:36:01 GMT
      Vincent Moore, 52, went missing from his West Old Camden Road in Hartsville on Tuesday afternoon. He was reportedly headed to the Columbia area. His sister in Columbia never heard from him. Moore has known medical conditions and left medications at home, when he left. Apparently his wife left him a voicemail on his cell phone and he has not responded. He's 6'3" around 230 pounds with short grey hair and brown eyes. If you have information about his whereabouts please contact police.
      Vincent Moore, 52, went missing from his West Old Camden Road in Hartsville on Tuesday afternoon. He was reportedly headed to the Columbia area. His sister in Columbia never heard from him. Moore has known medical conditions and left medications at home, when he left. Apparently his wife left him a voicemail on his cell phone and he has not responded. He's 6'3" around 230 pounds with short grey hair and brown eyes. If you have information about his whereabouts please contact police.
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    • Small plane crashes in front yard of NC home

      Small plane crashes in front yard of NC home

      Friday, August 29 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:19:36 GMT
      One person was injured in a small plane crash in Granville County near the Wake County line late Thursday night. The Cessna 150 clipped some trees and then came down in the front yard of the home located at 3002 Krogen Court in Granville County. Sources told WNCN's Steve Sbraccia that the plane actually landed on top of a propane tank after clipping the trees.The homeowners didn't call 911 because, as they told officials, they slept through the crash and didn't hear the plane come down. Altho...
      One person was injured in a small plane crash in Granville County near the Wake County line late Thursday night. The Cessna 150 clipped some trees and then came down in the front yard of the home located at 3002 Krogen Court in Granville County. Sources told WNCN's Steve Sbraccia that the plane actually landed on top of a propane tank after clipping the trees.The homeowners didn't call 911 because, as they told officials, they slept through the crash and didn't hear the plane come down. Altho...
    • Suds and faith at a CA laundromat

      Suds and faith at a CA laundromat

      Friday, August 29 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:50:25 GMT
      Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.Amid the comforting routine of fluffing and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often find ways to help that go beyond free...
      Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.Amid the comforting routine of fluffing and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often find ways to help that go beyond free...
    • Child expelled from preschool after mom's Facebook post

      Child expelled from preschool after mom's Facebook post

      Friday, August 29 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:20:23 GMT
      A four-year-old was expelled from his Florida preschool after his mother criticized the school on her Facebook page.According to WPVI-TV, Ashley Habat was upset about how the way the school handled picture day. She said she did not realize when it was until she was dropping her son off at school."The administrator of the preschool checking him in, she's like, 'Well it's picture day. Are you excited?' And you know, he of course just went on to class. But I had mentioned that they didn't give e...
      A four-year-old was expelled from his Florida preschool after his mother criticized the school on her Facebook page.According to WPVI-TV, Ashley Habat was upset about how the way the school handled picture day. She said she did not realize when it was until she was dropping her son off at school."The administrator of the preschool checking him in, she's like, 'Well it's picture day. Are you excited?' And you know, he of course just went on to class. But I had mentioned that they didn't give e...
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    • California mentally ill inmates get special units

      California mentally ill inmates get special units

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:42:00 GMT
      State corrections officials agreed Friday to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units used for other inmates, a...
      State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a...
    • Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

      Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:41:57 GMT
      Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.
      Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.
    • Utah university removes Reid's name from center

      Utah university removes Reid's name from center

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:02 GMT
      Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but he insisted...
      Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but he insisted politics had...
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    • 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...
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    • 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,
    • Manhunt linked to missing person underway in Florence County

      Manhunt linked to missing person underway in Florence County

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:25:40 GMT
      Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available.
      Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available.
    • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
      File photoFile photo
      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
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