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    5 people taken to hospital after acid spill at Murrells Inlet pool

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     Emergency crews were called to a reported chemical spill at a Murrells Inlet swimming pool Thursday afternoon. More>>

    1 year since Hartsville fire swept through home, killing 4 children

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    A Hartsville mom still has no trial date set for various charges on the anniversary of a fire that killed her 4 young children. Hope Hawkins, then age 21, was the mother of 2 boys and 2 girls – ages 1 More>>

    SC meth cook busted hiding under bed had moved lab from parent's home to motel, authorities say

    Phillips and the Relax Inn Phillips and the Relax Inn
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    A Charleston-area man moved his meth lab from his parent’s home to a motel room – and has been busted hiding under a bed 5 days later, officials say. More>>

    Neighbor charged in murder of Lumberton man 2 weeks earlier

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    A neighbor has been charged in the death of Lumberton area man earlier this month. On Tuesday, Robeson County Deputies made an arrest in the death of Leo Warren Cromartie, age 59, who was found dead on More>>

    Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year Video included

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    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia. More>>

    Amber Alert canceled after toddler girl found; parents arrested

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    An Amber Alert has been canceled after 2-year old Maliah Harris was found safe in Georgia. Her 7-month-old sibling, Alyssa, was found dead and Maliah disappeared from a Mississippi home which prompted authorities to issue the alert. The girls parents, Donald Boyd Harris,34, and Allison Studdard, 31, are now in custody. More>>

    New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    Developers are working to create a new shopping area for the Grand Strand. Allison Hardin, a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach, said if approved and built, it would be located on the corner of 17 bypass and Farrow Parkway. But Hardin said she doesn’t just want this to be another retail area. She said she wants residents to be able to go to this space to run everyday errands. Hardin said the anchor store will lik... More>>

    Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

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    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey More>>

    2nd horse carriage crash in 8 days in coastal town -- this time in Charleston

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    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. The crash comes just over a week after six people in a Savannah horse carriage More>>

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    • 5 people taken to hospital after acid spill at Murrells Inlet pool

      5 people taken to hospital after acid spill at Murrells Inlet pool

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:42:33 GMT
       Emergency crews were called to a reported chemical spill at a Murrells Inlet swimming pool Thursday afternoon.
       Emergency crews were called to a reported chemical spill at a Murrells Inlet swimming pool Thursday afternoon.
    • Inspector: Formal annual detector tests not required for beach house rentals

      Inspector: Formal annual detector tests not required for beach house rentals

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:31:05 GMT
      Hundreds of people filter through vacation rental sites along the Grand Strand each year, but fire officials say there aren't any formal rules in place requiring smoke detectors inside of those homes to be tested on an annual basis.
      Hundreds of people filter through vacation rental sites along the Grand Strand each year, but fire officials say there aren't any formal rules in place requiring smoke detectors inside of those homes to be tested on an annual basis.
    • Local DEW hosts annual Grand Strand job fair for veterans

      Local DEW hosts annual Grand Strand job fair for veterans

      Thursday, April 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:34:59 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - While South Carolina's unemployment rate is at its lowest in months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for veterans also decreases.The unemployment rate for veterans considered "Gulf War IIera," those who served since September 2001, is down to 9%. Thursday, the Waccamaw Department of Employment and Workforce looked to make that number even smaller.Conrad Davis celebrated his 61st birthday Thursday. The Navalveteran served his country fo...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - While South Carolina's unemployment rate is at its lowest in months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for veterans also decreases.The unemployment rate for veterans considered "Gulf War IIera," those who served since September 2001, is down to 9%. Thursday, the Waccamaw Department of Employment and Workforce looked to make that number even smaller.Conrad Davis celebrated his 61st birthday Thursday. The Navalveteran served his country fo...
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    • Florence business owners prepare for future moves ahead of Cashua Drive construction

      Florence business owners prepare for future moves ahead of Cashua Drive construction

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:50:01 GMT
      The proposed South Cashua Dr. widening project in Florence is moving forward, with many business owners now looking for new potential spaces ahead of anticipated construction next year. The project would widen S. Cashua Dr. from two lanes to five lanes, from Second Loop Rd. to Celebration Blvd. It would also widen the section of S. Cashua from Knollwood Rd. to Westchester Dr., from two to three lanes, adding a center turn lane. The construction would also involve the addition of sidewalks as...
      The proposed South Cashua Dr. widening project in Florence is moving forward, with many business owners now looking for new potential spaces ahead of anticipated construction next year. The project would widen S. Cashua Dr. from two lanes to five lanes, from Second Loop Rd. to Celebration Blvd. It would also widen the section of S. Cashua from Knollwood Rd. to Westchester Dr., from two to three lanes, adding a center turn lane. The construction would also involve the addition of sidewalks as...
    • 1 year since Hartsville fire swept through home, killing 4 children

      1 year since Hartsville fire swept through home, killing 4 children

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:40:00 GMT
      A Hartsville mom still has no trial date set for various charges on the anniversary of a fire that killed her 4 young children. Hope Hawkins, then age 21, was the mother of 2 boys and 2 girls – ages 1
      A Hartsville mom still has no trial date set for various charges on the anniversary of a fire that killed her 4 young children. Hope Hawkins, then age 21, was the mother of 2 boys and 2 girls – ages 1
    • Bennettsville residents want answers for high utility bills

      Bennettsville residents want answers for high utility bills

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:19:36 GMT
      Some folks in the Bennettsville community are fired up. "I live by myself.I work a minimum wage job and my light bill is outrageous. i can't hardly pay other bills for trying to pay a utility bill,” said Ethel White, who has lived in Bennettsville all of her life.Community members are rallying together because they claim that their utility bills are through the roof. Some bills exceed asmuch as$1000.Alice Sensabaugh says she's 84-year-old and sick.She is one of m...
      Some folks in the Bennettsville community are fired up. "I live by myself.I work a minimum wage job and my light bill is outrageous. i can't hardly pay other bills for trying to pay a utility bill,” said Ethel White, who has lived in Bennettsville all of her life.Community members are rallying together because they claim that their utility bills are through the roof. Some bills exceed asmuch as$1000.Alice Sensabaugh says she's 84-year-old and sick.She is one of m...
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    • SC man charged with hitting girlfriend after anger management class

      SC man charged with hitting girlfriend after anger management class

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:02:42 GMT
      Wilkins (Image from WSPA)Wilkins (Image from WSPA)
      Less than a month after police say an Upstate couple got into a fight and an anger management book was used to hit a woman, a man has been charged with violence minutes after his anger management class.
      Less than a month after police say an Upstate couple got into a fight and an anger management book was used to hit a woman, a man has been charged with violence minutes after his anger management class.
    • SC meth cook busted hiding under bed had moved lab from parent's home to motel, authorities say

      SC meth cook busted hiding under bed had moved lab from parent's home to motel, authorities say

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:13:26 GMT
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      A Charleston-area man moved his meth lab from his parent’s home to a motel room – and has been busted hiding under a bed 5 days later, officials say.
      A Charleston-area man moved his meth lab from his parent’s home to a motel room – and has been busted hiding under a bed 5 days later, officials say.
    • Neighbor charged in murder of Lumberton man 2 weeks earlier

      Neighbor charged in murder of Lumberton man 2 weeks earlier

      Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:10 GMT
      A neighbor has been charged in the death of Lumberton area man earlier this month. On Tuesday, Robeson County Deputies made an arrest in the death of Leo Warren Cromartie, age 59, who was found dead on
      A neighbor has been charged in the death of Lumberton area man earlier this month. On Tuesday, Robeson County Deputies made an arrest in the death of Leo Warren Cromartie, age 59, who was found dead on
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    • Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

      Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:44:28 GMT
      Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.
      A major Navy base ground to a halt for about two hours Thursday after a report of a man seen waving a weapon led to the detention of a sailor who fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets.
    • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

      Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:38 GMT
      From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
      From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
    • Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

      Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:05:07 GMT
      A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston...
      A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a...
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    • Local DEW hosts annual Grand Strand job fair for veterans

      Local DEW hosts annual Grand Strand job fair for veterans

      Thursday, April 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:34:59 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - While South Carolina's unemployment rate is at its lowest in months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for veterans also decreases.The unemployment rate for veterans considered "Gulf War IIera," those who served since September 2001, is down to 9%. Thursday, the Waccamaw Department of Employment and Workforce looked to make that number even smaller.Conrad Davis celebrated his 61st birthday Thursday. The Navalveteran served his country fo...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - While South Carolina's unemployment rate is at its lowest in months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for veterans also decreases.The unemployment rate for veterans considered "Gulf War IIera," those who served since September 2001, is down to 9%. Thursday, the Waccamaw Department of Employment and Workforce looked to make that number even smaller.Conrad Davis celebrated his 61st birthday Thursday. The Navalveteran served his country fo...
    • Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

      Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:47:14 GMT
      For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
      For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
    • Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation

      Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation

      Thursday, April 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:51:04 GMT
      This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family
      This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family
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    • Owner said she didn't want apartment managers to hear it barking

      Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

      Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

      Thursday, April 24 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:29:33 GMT
      A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ...
      A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ...
    • Postal worker didn't deliver 45,000 pieces of mail

      Postal worker didn't deliver 45,000 pieces of mail

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:05:49 GMT
      A Former Kentucky postal worker was sentenced to six months in federal prison for failing to deliver about 45,000 pieces of mail. Brent Morse stored the mail at his late mother's home and in rented storage facilities near his home and mail route in western Kentucky. A US Attorney said most of the mail was meant for about 250 homes in the Dawson Springs community over two years. Morse was ordered to pay nearly $15,000 in restitution for losses incurred by two businesses thatsendscommercial ci...
      A Former Kentucky postal worker was sentenced to six months in federal prison for failing to deliver about 45,000 pieces of mail. Brent Morse stored the mail at his late mother's home and in rented storage facilities near his home and mail route in western Kentucky. A US Attorney said most of the mail was meant for about 250 homes in the Dawson Springs community over two years. Morse was ordered to pay nearly $15,000 in restitution for losses incurred by two businesses thatsendscommercial ci...
    • Boy sings Gospel songs; kidnapper kicks him out of the car

      Boy sings Gospel songs; kidnapper kicks him out of the car

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:21:21 GMT
      A 10-year-old kidnapped in front of his Atlanta home uses his voice to save himself. Willie Myrick was grabbed from his front yard in early April and the kidnapper said he didn't want to hear a word from him. But Willie decided to sing. After singings the gospel song "Every Praise" for three hours, the kidnapper reportedly pulled over the car and threw him out. Willie said he went to a nearby home and asked them to call for help. The abductor has not been found and there's a $10,000 reward fo...
      A 10-year-old kidnapped in front of his Atlanta home uses his voice to save himself. Willie Myrick was grabbed from his front yard in early April and the kidnapper said he didn't want to hear a word from him. But Willie decided to sing. After singings the gospel song "Every Praise" for three hours, the kidnapper reportedly pulled over the car and threw him out. Willie said he went to a nearby home and asked them to call for help. The abductor has not been found and there's a $10,000 reward fo...
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