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    Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage Video included

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    Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
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    1200+ beach tent warnings issued by Horry County Police in last 10 weeks Video included

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    SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Here's an update on an issue we've kept you covered on since the spring: the beach tent bans on the Strand. In unincorporated Horry County, tents are banned year round. The City of Myrtle Beach bans them through Labor Day, while North Myrtle Beach and Atlantic Beach ban them through September 15th.In fact, there's only one good stretch of beach in the county where you can pitch a tent. That's Surfside Beach. On Wednesday, everyone News 13 spoke to was aware of th... More>>

    NC mom explains Craigslist ad asking people to 'take my 5 kids'

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    A pregnant, homeless, single mother of five in Durham says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. Now, Moshimalee Johnson says she's fighting to get her children back and clear her name. More>>

    City leaders hope new cameras in The Market Common bring more sporting events to the area Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- The fields at the Grand Park Athletic Complex in The Market Common now have an extra set of eyes on them. The City of Myrtle Beach installed new cameras that allow for live streaming of tournaments and games.City leaders teamed up with WatchMeSports.com to install the cameras just over a month ago. Coordinators tell me they are already having a positive impact on the Grand Strand's sports tourism industry.There is now a camera installed behind the home plates of eac... More>>

    Horry County rushes to meet deadline to keep mentally ill from buying guns Video included

    Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law. Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law.
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    South Carolina passed a law in May 2013 aimed at keeping the mentally ill from buying handguns. But if probate courts across the state don’t meet an upcoming deadline, guns could end up in the wrong hands.Ron Shulver has logged 30 to 40 volunteer hours per week with the Horry County Probate Court in the past year, trying to get the county up to date on the law’s requirements.The law requires every county to submit a l... More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

    A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer) A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer)
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    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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    Sales of Russian bullets, guns increase after U.S. imposed sanctions Video included

    Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions. Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions.
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    Since the United States imposed sanctions against some Russian businesses, some businesses in the States have taken a hit. More>>

    North Vista Elementary on track; new Royall facing delays in Florence school construction schedule Video included

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    Construction continues on two major projects in Florence District One, though one of the projects is expected to see some delays.Those projects include the construction of the new North Vista Elementary School on N. Irby St. and the new Royall Elementary School, which is taking place on the site of the former Moore Intermediate on Cheraw Dr.The North Vista site is moving on schedule and once complete, will become the largest elementary school in the district.District officials anticipate that... More>>

    Conway man shot, killed dog in front of toddlers at Horry County house, police say

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    A Conway man was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he shot and killed a dog in front of a woman and 2 toddlers at a Horry County house in late June. The incident happened on June 26 around 8 pm when Horry County Police .. 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>>

    NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

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    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is More>>

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    • Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage

      Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:14:54 GMT
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      Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
      Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
    • Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:53:48 GMT
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
    • Conway florist puts a smile on nursing home residents faces

      Conway florist puts a smile on nursing home residents faces

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:43 GMT
      A Conway florist put a lot of smiles on a lot of peoples' faces on Wednesday.Granny's Florist along with the floral wire service company "Teleflora" delivered flowers to Kingston Nursing Center in Conway.
      A Conway florist put a lot of smiles on a lot of peoples' faces on Wednesday.Granny's Florist along with the floral wire service company "Teleflora" delivered flowers to Kingston Nursing Center in Conway.
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    • Grant to pay for new radios in Marion County fire departments

      Grant to pay for new radios in Marion County fire departments

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:31:21 GMT
      The Marion Rural Fire Department was awarded a $660,415 grant for new radios. In all, the money will pay for 131 portable radios and 52 mobile units for the county’s nine fire departments.
      The Marion Rural Fire Department was awarded a $660,415 grant for new radios. In all, the money will pay for 131 portable radios and 52 mobile units for the county’s nine fire departments.
    • Some Florence County residents deal with road issues neighboring county property

      Some Florence County residents deal with road issues neighboring county property

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:25:46 GMT
      Some people in lower Florence County say they deal with recurring issues on a road near their homes, but don't know where to turn for help.That road is Circle Dr., near Johnsonville, and some people who live there say runoff from the county's portion of road, impacts their ability to reach their homes.Sheila Miles is one of those residents who says she's dealt with ruts on the drive to her Johnsonville home, more times than she can count."The water from the runoff from the middle of the count...
      Some people in lower Florence County say they deal with recurring issues on a road near their homes, but don't know where to turn for help.That road is Circle Dr., near Johnsonville, and some people who live there say runoff from the county's portion of road, impacts their ability to reach their homes.Sheila Miles is one of those residents who says she's dealt with ruts on the drive to her Johnsonville home, more times than she can count."The water from the runoff from the middle of the count...
    • Dillon and Latta Dixie softball teams headed to World Series

      Dillon and Latta Dixie softball teams headed to World Series

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:51:38 GMT
      Dillon Darlings went undefeated in the state tournament for Dixie Softball. The team made up of girls ages 8 and under will leave Thursday to compete in the World Series in Bay St Louis Mississippi. The Latta softball team ages 12U State Champion softball team returned to Latta with a police escort down Main Street last week. They are also headed to the World Series for their division. Both teams have been hosting fundraisers to help pay for their trips to the world series.
      Dillon Darlings went undefeated in the state tournament for Dixie Softball. The team made up of girls ages 8 and under will leave Thursday to compete in the World Series in Bay St Louis Mississippi. The Latta softball team ages 12U State Champion softball team returned to Latta with a police escort down Main Street last week. They are also headed to the World Series for their division. Both teams have been hosting fundraisers to help pay for their trips to the world series.
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    • SC DSS will ask to hire 202 more people to handle caseload

      SC DSS will ask to hire 202 more people to handle caseload

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:34:15 GMT
      Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
      By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now. The rest would be supervisors.Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. "We would need the 202 new staff in order to meet that ideal caseload ...
      By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now. The rest would be supervisors.Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. "We would need the 202 new staff in order to meet that ideal caseload ...
    • Stray dog found carrying sidekick Chihuahua around in her mouth

      Stray dog found carrying sidekick Chihuahua around in her mouth

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:26:38 GMT
      Joni the mix lab-Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photoJoni the mix lab-Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
      The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her injured Chihuahua sidekick is melting the hearts of people all across the country.The Savannah-Chatham Police Department is hoping all the attention will help them find a home for this special pair.
      The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her injured Chihuahua sidekick is melting the hearts of people all across the country.The Savannah-Chatham Police Department is hoping all the attention will help them find a home for this special pair.
    • Teen girl missing from Ocean Isle Beach, sheriff's office says

      Teen girl missing from Ocean Isle Beach, sheriff's office says

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:30:47 GMT
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      Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a missing teen from Ocean Isle Beach. Haley Brook Clark, age 16, was last seen Tuesday at approximately11 p.m, officials said.She is approximately 5'4" tall, slender build and has brown hair and blue eyes.
      Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a missing teen from Ocean Isle Beach. Haley Brook Clark, age 16, was last seen Tuesday at approximately11 p.m, officials said.She is approximately 5'4" tall, slender build and has brown hair and blue eyes.
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    • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

      Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:31:30 GMT
      An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
      An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
    • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

      Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:22:36 GMT
      The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
      A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
    • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

      Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:45 GMT
      Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
      Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
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    • Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:53:48 GMT
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
    • "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...
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    • 4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

      4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:41:55 GMT
      Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
      Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
    • 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...
    • 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
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      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
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