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    Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707. Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.

    Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents Video included

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    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame... More>>

    Florence mom arrested after child was born with drugs in system, deputies say

    Rachel Thompson Rachel Thompson
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    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say her child tested positive for drugs.According to Sheriff Kenney Boone's Facebook page, Rachel Thompson,22,of Johnsonville was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child .Investigators said Thompson tested positive for opiates and marijuana in March while pregnant with her infant child. Thompson was booked into the Florence County Detention Center. More>>

    SC toddler girl dies after being hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

    Kirsten Jones, age 3 in a Facebook photo Kirsten Jones, age 3 in a Facebook photo
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    Police in Aiken are still investigating how a little girl died Tuesday after she was hit by a golf cart.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon. More>>

    Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Virginia Gilliam Virginia Gilliam
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    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says... More>>

    Southern 500 returning to Labor Day in Darlington for 2015 Video included

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    The Southern 500, which traditionally was run on Labor Day at the Darlington Raceway until about 10 years ago, will be returning to that weekend date starting next year, NASCAR officials said Tuesday.The race will be on Sept. 6 2015 at the Darlington Raceway and is am More>>

    Florence Two remains silent over grade tampering report

    Some question how 114 grades were changed at Hannah Pamplico High School. Some question how 114 grades were changed at Hannah Pamplico High School.
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    Earlier this month, a News13 Investigation exposed a grade tampering scandal at Hannah-Pamplico High School. More>>

    Horry County leaders announce day of countywide cleanup Video included

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    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The results of this year's Horry County Litter Index shows cleanup projects have a positive impact on the area. To build on that county leaders want to take those efforts a step further and get everyone involved.The Horry County Public Safety Committee and members with “Keep Horry Beautiful” both met this week to announce plans for a countywide cleanup.Unlike other cleanup efforts that include smaller groups tackling a particular community...this project will cover... More>>

    Surfside Beach Council may designate more funds for beach preservation Video included

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    SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Surfside Beach town council will meet Tuesday evening to begin discussions of a Beach Nourishment Ordinance. Council members told News13 the beach is an important asset to the Town of Surfside, so they want to begin efforts to maintain and
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    • Two mopeds collide in Horry County, leaving one person dead

      Two mopeds collide in Horry County, leaving one person dead

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:48:31 GMT
      One person is dead after a crash involving two mopeds.The crash happened August 21, 2014 on US Highway 17 just North of the City of North Myrtle Beach around 2:00 p.m.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one moped driver sideswiped another moped rider traveling south on Highway 17. The driver who sideswiped the other mopedfell off and sustained injuries from the fall. He survived for a few days but died Wednesday.The coroner's office has not released the victim's identity. The Highway Patro...
      One person is dead after a crash involving two mopeds.The crash happened August 21, 2014 on US Highway 17 just North of the City of North Myrtle Beach around 2:00 p.m.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one moped driver sideswiped another moped rider traveling south on Highway 17. The driver who sideswiped the other mopedfell off and sustained injuries from the fall. He survived for a few days but died Wednesday.The coroner's office has not released the victim's identity. The Highway Patro...
    • Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

      Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:52:13 GMT
      Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.
      Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
      Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
    • Goodwill hosts "Hire Me" event for T.J. Maxx

      Goodwill hosts "Hire Me" event for T.J. Maxx

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:40:04 GMT
      Many people know Goodwill as a retail store, but the company's mission is to help people find employment. Goodwill hosts a series of "Hire Me" Job Fair events to help job seekers fill open positions in the community. They held an event at the Job Link Center in North Myrtle Beach for TJ Maxx. The store has a new location opening in and needs 100 new employees.Abby Sterowski visited the event to turn in an application and interview. She said she's applied 15-20 places and hasn't heard back."It...
      Many people know Goodwill as a retail store, but the company's mission is to help people find employment. Goodwill hosts a series of "Hire Me" Job Fair events to help job seekers fill open positions in the community. They held an event at the Job Link Center in North Myrtle Beach for TJ Maxx. The store has a new location opening in and needs 100 new employees.Abby Sterowski visited the event to turn in an application and interview. She said she's applied 15-20 places and hasn't heard back."It...
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    • Motorcycle crash kills one in Florence County

      Motorcycle crash kills one in Florence County

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:56:21 GMT
      A motorcycle crash happened just after 4 Wednesday morning at the intersection of Pamplico Highway and East Effingham Highway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Harley Davidson was traveling north on East Effingham when he went through a stop sign, crossed the intersection and struck a sidewalk. Corporal Sonny Collins with the Highway Patrol said the driver wasn't wearing a helmet and died from his injuries. When Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken releases the...
      A motorcycle crash happened just after 4 Wednesday morning at the intersection of Pamplico Highway and East Effingham Highway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Harley Davidson was traveling north on East Effingham when he went through a stop sign, crossed the intersection and struck a sidewalk. Corporal Sonny Collins with the Highway Patrol said the driver wasn't wearing a helmet and died from his injuries. When Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken releases the...
    • Florence mom arrested after child was born with drugs in system, deputies say

      Florence mom arrested after child was born with drugs in system, deputies say

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:19:13 GMT
      Rachel ThompsonRachel Thompson
      FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say her child tested positive for drugs.According to Sheriff Kenney Boone's Facebook page, Rachel Thompson,22,of Johnsonville was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child .Investigators said Thompson tested positive for opiates and marijuana in March while pregnant with her infant child. Thompson was booked into the Florence County Detention Center.
      FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say her child tested positive for drugs.According to Sheriff Kenney Boone's Facebook page, Rachel Thompson,22,of Johnsonville was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child .Investigators said Thompson tested positive for opiates and marijuana in March while pregnant with her infant child. Thompson was booked into the Florence County Detention Center.
    • Coker named best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

      Coker named best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:01:04 GMT
      For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challengin...
      For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challengin...
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    • White House honor for NC veteran as he faces closing his business

      White House honor for NC veteran as he faces closing his business

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:19:34 GMT
      Matt Victoriano, owner and operator of Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits. Matt Victoriano, owner and operator of Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits.
      A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open.Intrepid Life Coffee Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admits Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks. He says he won't hide ...
      A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open.Intrepid Life Coffee Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admits Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks. He says he won't hide ...
    • 2 bodies found bound in river; 3rd man manages to escape

      2 bodies found bound in river; 3rd man manages to escape

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:48:07 GMT
      The bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said.The bodies were found in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Chief Inspector Scott Small said."Both of the dead bodies had duct tape wrapped around their face. They also both appeared to be bound, their wrists and ankles. They also appeared to be tied or tethered to some pie...
      The bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said.The bodies were found in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Chief Inspector Scott Small said."Both of the dead bodies had duct tape wrapped around their face. They also both appeared to be bound, their wrists and ankles. They also appeared to be tied or tethered to some pie...
    • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
      Virginia GilliamVirginia Gilliam
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
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    • Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

      Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:45 GMT
      The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
      The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found...
    • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

      Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:40 GMT
      Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
      Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
    • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

      McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:36 GMT
      The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose...
      The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the...
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    • Man found dead after Robeson County home invasion

      Man found dead after Robeson County home invasion

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:45:13 GMT
      The Robesonian reports aLumberton man was found deadTuesday morning after a home invasion.The Robeson County Sheriff's Office reportedlyfoundthe bodyof 57-year-old Milton Cummings after they received a 911 call around2 a.m. from his mother's home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive near Chicken Road. Another family member and a7-year-old also reportedly lived at the home with Cummings and his mother. Authorities report Cummings had been assaulted but there's no indication of how he died.There ...
      The Robesonian reports aLumberton man was found deadTuesday morning after a home invasion.The Robeson County Sheriff's Office reportedlyfoundthe bodyof 57-year-old Milton Cummings after they received a 911 call around2 a.m. from his mother's home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive near Chicken Road. Another family member and a7-year-old also reportedly lived at the home with Cummings and his mother. Authorities report Cummings had been assaulted but there's no indication of how he died.There ...
    • 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...
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    • Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear

      Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:28:42 GMT
      An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help.
      An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help.
    • State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

      State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:28:41 GMT
      Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.
      Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.
    • New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill

      New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:19:02 GMT
      State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.
      State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.
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    • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
      Virginia GilliamVirginia Gilliam
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
    • '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
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      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.
    • NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

      NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

      Monday, August 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:33:52 GMT
      Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
      Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
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