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  • Florence county leaders file second fire district lawsuit

    Florence county leaders file second fire district lawsuit

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:24:27 GMT
    Florence County Council voted on Sept. 4 to authorize the lawsuit.. Photo by Matt Petrillo/WBTWFlorence County Council voted on Sept. 4 to authorize the lawsuit.. Photo by Matt Petrillo/WBTW
    Florence County Council on Tuesday filed a second lawsuit in an attempt to dissolve the West Florence Fire District, Florence County Administrator Rusty Smith tells News13. Councilman Mitchell Kirby says some
    Florence County Council on Tuesday filed a second lawsuit in an attempt to dissolve the West Florence Fire District, Florence County Administrator Rusty Smith tells News13. Councilman Mitchell Kirby says some

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    3 SC homes destroyed in large fire at Lake Moultrie

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    The Pine Ridge Fire Department says three mobile homes and a storage shed were destroyed by fire, early Tuesday morning. Deputy Chief John Ryan with Pine Ridge Fire said that about 40 firefighters from 5 departments were on the scene of the large blaze on
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    Voters back to polls in Pee Dee to select senator

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    KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) - Voters are returning to the polls in South Carolina's Pee Dee region to select a state senator to replace Yancey McGill of Kingstree who is now lieutenant governor.State Rep. Ronnie Sabb and Sam Floyd are running in Tuesday's Democratic runoff in Senate District 32. They emerged as the top vote-getters in a four-way primary earlier this month.There is no Republican on the November ballot so the runoff will decide who becomes the new senator.McGill became lieutenant gove... More>>

    NC dad charged with murder in brutal death of infant son

    The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT) The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT)
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    The father of an NC 1-month-old baby has now been charged in the murder of the child, which happened in February. Just 2 weeks ago, officials ruled the Feb. 17 death of baby Caden Williams -- who suffered broken ribs, liver damage and head trauma -- a homicide.
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    Guardians ad Litem speaks about the fine line between spanking and child abuse Video included

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    The issue may have ended Ray Rice's football career.In addition, Panther's Defensive End Greg Hardy and Viking's star Running Back Adrian Peterson all sat out this weekends's games. While Hardy and Rice's cases involve adults, authorities say Peterson abused his four-year-old son. Peterson called the incident a "spanking."Heather Moore works as an Associate Attorney for Johnny Gardner Law Group in Conway. She assists DSSin Family Court with child abuse and neglect cases. Moore said she has de... More>>

    Florence man gets 35 years for killing ex-girlfriend

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    FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend in her Florence home.Local media outlets report Doni Anderson pleaded guilty to murder on Monday.Authorities say Anderson shot and killed 34-year-old Ken More>>

    Veterans react to change of date for the Memorial Day Parade Video included

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    The City of Myrtle Beach will move the annual parade to honor veterans from the Saturday before Memorial Day to another day in May.The city said it's part of a plan to better handle Memorial Day weekend. This past year, that weekend saw a lot of violence including three people shot to death in the city.Lou Mascherino, the owner of the Veterans Café, not only is a veteran himself, but speaks with veterans in the Myrtle... More>>

    Little River man on moped dies after hit & run crash

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal wreck along the 11400 block of Highway 90 in Little River. It happened near North Myrtle Beach Middle School just before 7:30 Monday morning. We really don't have much information at this time as far as how many cars were involved or the victim. When we get more information we will pass it along. More>>

    2 men charged in Darlington murder

    Gibson (left) and Gregg.. Photos from Darlington Police Gibson (left) and Gregg.. Photos from Darlington Police
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    Two men were charged Monday by Darlington Police in connection with the murder of a man in August, police said.Quentin Joshua Gibson, age 23, and Antonio McCoy Gregg, age 24, were arrested Monday by the Darlington City Police Department in connection with th More>>

    Another Southern college student reported missing

    Graham Graham
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    The Charlottesville Police Department announced Monday their investigation into a missing persons incident involving a University of Virginia student. Hannah Elizabeth Graham is an 18-year-old, white female and is missing from the college in the Virginia mountains. More>>

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    • WBTW News 13 partners with American Red Cross for fall blood drive

      WBTW News 13 partners with American Red Cross for fall blood drive

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:16:00 GMT
      Just in time for fall, WBTW News 13 is teaming up with the American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts to show donors that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.”Presenting donors at the blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips and a Red Cross T-shirt. Moreover, donors will take with them the gratification of knowing they have helped save up to three lives.The event is s...
      Just in time for fall, WBTW News 13 is teaming up with the American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts to show donors that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.”Presenting donors at the blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips and a Red Cross T-shirt. Moreover, donors will take with them the gratification of knowing they have helped save up to three lives.The event is s...
    • 2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 is October 25

      2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 is October 25

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:09:01 GMT
      Holly's Hope organizers are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 will be held at Lake Busbee on Saturday, October 25, at 8:30 a.m. Registration to participate in the Fun Run/Walk is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Applications are available at Three Guys Subs and Pies or online at www.threeguyssubsandpies.com/updates and www.facebook.com/Holly Allen's Tribute Page and are being a...
      Holly's Hope organizers are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 will be held at Lake Busbee on Saturday, October 25, at 8:30 a.m. Registration to participate in the Fun Run/Walk is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Applications are available at Three Guys Subs and Pies or online at www.threeguyssubsandpies.com/updates and www.facebook.com/Holly Allen's Tribute Page and are being a...
    • Scam Alert: Scammers Posing as SCDCA

      Scam Alert: Scammers Posing as SCDCA

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:03:02 GMT
      The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public that scammers are “spoofing” SCDCA telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate.While reports never revealed exactly what the scammer was after, they did claim to represent a law firm and could be trying to collect a fake debt. Scammers use this tactic to scare a person into volunteering money or personal information. Consumers ...
      The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public that scammers are “spoofing” SCDCA telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate.While reports never revealed exactly what the scammer was after, they did claim to represent a law firm and could be trying to collect a fake debt. Scammers use this tactic to scare a person into volunteering money or personal information. Consumers ...
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    • Florence county leaders file second fire district lawsuit

      Florence county leaders file second fire district lawsuit

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:24:27 GMT
      Florence County Council voted on Sept. 4 to authorize the lawsuit.. Photo by Matt Petrillo/WBTWFlorence County Council voted on Sept. 4 to authorize the lawsuit.. Photo by Matt Petrillo/WBTW
      Florence County Council on Tuesday filed a second lawsuit in an attempt to dissolve the West Florence Fire District, Florence County Administrator Rusty Smith tells News13. Councilman Mitchell Kirby says some
      Florence County Council on Tuesday filed a second lawsuit in an attempt to dissolve the West Florence Fire District, Florence County Administrator Rusty Smith tells News13. Councilman Mitchell Kirby says some
    • Alcohol use among teens is up; most get it from parents

      Alcohol use among teens is up; most get it from parents

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:35:38 GMT
      The Florence County Coalition for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Circle Park Prevention Services hosted a luncheon and press conference Tuesday at the Florence Country Club. They released a new media campaign, "What was I thinking?" Seventy percent of all alcohol obtained by teens comes from social sources like parents and their own home. Binge drinking and alcohol usage is up among young people and experts say many are using alcohol earlier. In fact, half of young people use alc...
      The Florence County Coalition for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Circle Park Prevention Services hosted a luncheon and press conference Tuesday at the Florence Country Club. They released a new media campaign, "What was I thinking?" Seventy percent of all alcohol obtained by teens comes from social sources like parents and their own home. Binge drinking and alcohol usage is up among young people and experts say many are using alcohol earlier. In fact, half of young people use alc...
    • WBTW News 13 partners with American Red Cross for fall blood drive

      WBTW News 13 partners with American Red Cross for fall blood drive

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:16:00 GMT
      Just in time for fall, WBTW News 13 is teaming up with the American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts to show donors that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.”Presenting donors at the blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips and a Red Cross T-shirt. Moreover, donors will take with them the gratification of knowing they have helped save up to three lives.The event is s...
      Just in time for fall, WBTW News 13 is teaming up with the American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts to show donors that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.”Presenting donors at the blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips and a Red Cross T-shirt. Moreover, donors will take with them the gratification of knowing they have helped save up to three lives.The event is s...
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    • Son of NC Representative charged with sex offense with relatives

      Son of NC Representative charged with sex offense with relatives

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:19:05 GMT
      The son of a North Carolina Representative is arrested and charged for sex crimes with two family members.Detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office arrested 39-year-old Michael Speciale, Jr. of Greenville.He broke down crying during his first court appearance Monday mornin
      The son of a North Carolina Representative is arrested and charged for sex crimes with two family members.Detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office arrested 39-year-old Michael Speciale, Jr. of Greenville.He broke down crying during his first court appearance Monday mornin
    • 3 SC homes destroyed in large fire at Lake Moultrie

      3 SC homes destroyed in large fire at Lake Moultrie

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:37:14 GMT
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      The Pine Ridge Fire Department says three mobile homes and a storage shed were destroyed by fire, early Tuesday morning. Deputy Chief John Ryan with Pine Ridge Fire said that about 40 firefighters from 5 departments were on the scene of the large blaze on
      The Pine Ridge Fire Department says three mobile homes and a storage shed were destroyed by fire, early Tuesday morning. Deputy Chief John Ryan with Pine Ridge Fire said that about 40 firefighters from 5 departments were on the scene of the large blaze on
    • SC Senators meet to discuss state's Freedom of Information laws

      SC Senators meet to discuss state's Freedom of Information laws

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:37:12 GMT
      By The Associated PressSouth Carolina's top cop wants legislators to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates.State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel told a special legislative panel Tuesday that he doesn't want a recent state Supreme Court ruling to hamper his agents' ability to work such cases.Keel spoke to the state Senate's Freedom of Information Act Study Committee. Members discussed the high cou...
      By The Associated PressSouth Carolina's top cop wants legislators to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates.State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel told a special legislative panel Tuesday that he doesn't want a recent state Supreme Court ruling to hamper his agents' ability to work such cases.Keel spoke to the state Senate's Freedom of Information Act Study Committee. Members discussed the high cou...
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    • Timmonsville Public Library hosts pet show to honor National Library Card Sign Up Month

      Timmonsville Public Library hosts pet show to honor National Library Card Sign Up Month

      Monday, September 15 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:07:01 GMT
      September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Timmonsville Public Library hosted a pet show as an incentive to get people to come in a register for a library card. The American Library Association says this month is a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Go to your local library to sign up for a library card.
      September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Timmonsville Public Library hosted a pet show as an incentive to get people to come in a register for a library card. The American Library Association says this month is a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Go to your local library to sign up for a library card.
    • Myrtle Beach puppy with broken legs in need of surgery

      Myrtle Beach puppy with broken legs in need of surgery

      Thursday, September 4 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-09-04 10:42:11 GMT
      A group of people are working together to raise money for a dog in need of surgery. The dog, known as "lil bit,” was brought to the Horry County Animal Care Center a few weeks ago.Kelly Bonome, the Operations Manager at Horry County Animal Care Center, said the center sees about 10 thousand animals every year. But one, made a lasting impression.“We had a woman come in and she needed to surrender a dog and so she fille...
      A group of people are working together to raise money for a dog in need of surgery. The dog, known as "lil bit,” was brought to the Horry County Animal Care Center a few weeks ago.Kelly Bonome, the Operations Manager at Horry County Animal Care Center, said the center sees about 10 thousand animals every year. But one, made a lasting impression.“We had a woman come in and she needed to surrender a dog and so she fille...
    • 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...
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    • Letter found with body of ASU student

      Letter found with body of ASU student

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:17:44 GMT
      Anna Smith Anna Smith
      The Boone Police Department said Monday that a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.The body of 18-year-old Anna Smith was discovered Saturday in a heavily wooded area off Poplar Grove Road in Boone, not far from the university. She had been missing since Sept. 3 when she was seen leaving her college dorm.Boone Police said in a statement on their website that a letter written by Smith was discovered with h...
      The Boone Police Department said Monday that a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.The body of 18-year-old Anna Smith was discovered Saturday in a heavily wooded area off Poplar Grove Road in Boone, not far from the university. She had been missing since Sept. 3 when she was seen leaving her college dorm.Boone Police said in a statement on their website that a letter written by Smith was discovered with h...
    • NC dad charged with murder in brutal death of infant son

      NC dad charged with murder in brutal death of infant son

      Monday, September 15 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:41:30 GMT
      The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT)The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT)
      The father of an NC 1-month-old baby has now been charged in the murder of the child, which happened in February. Just 2 weeks ago, officials ruled the Feb. 17 death of baby Caden Williams -- who suffered broken ribs, liver damage and head trauma -- a homicide.
      The father of an NC 1-month-old baby has now been charged in the murder of the child, which happened in February. Just 2 weeks ago, officials ruled the Feb. 17 death of baby Caden Williams -- who suffered broken ribs, liver damage and head trauma -- a homicide.
    • SC youth pastor killed in hit & run crash

      SC youth pastor killed in hit & run crash

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:12:29 GMT
      Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Spartanburg County, where troopers say a driver left the scene after hitting youth pastor Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Troopers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.It happened on Interstate 26 westbound just past Highway 221 near mile marker 29 around 5 a.m. Monday. The interstate was closed until about 10 a.m. on the westbound side at exit 35.Corporal Bill Rhyne said Timothy Holden from Spartanburg was driving eastbound on I-26 ...
      Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Spartanburg County, where troopers say a driver left the scene after hitting youth pastor Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Troopers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.It happened on Interstate 26 westbound just past Highway 221 near mile marker 29 around 5 a.m. Monday. The interstate was closed until about 10 a.m. on the westbound side at exit 35.Corporal Bill Rhyne said Timothy Holden from Spartanburg was driving eastbound on I-26 ...
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