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    Possibility of outdoor shooting range in Horry County has residents at odds Video included

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    Horry County officials announced this week the Solid Waste Authority is the number one location for the possibility of an outdoor shooting range in the county.The county has researched the possibility for months and during a public safety meeting announced that Solid Waste Authority was number one based on factors like size and proximity to residents.For gun owners, the possibility of an outdoor shooting range is some... More>>

    Gamecocks kick off season Thursday night

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    Thursday, Gamcock fans will swarm to Williams-Brice stadium for a 6 pm kickoff against Texas AM Aggies.The USC vs. Texas AM match up will air on the SEC Network that is available on several cable providers. The Aggies are currently ranked #21 in the country and the Gamecocks #9.The Gamecocks finished as the No. 4 team in the country in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. Last year they had 11-wins, matching 2011 and 2012 for the most single-season wins in school histor... More>>

    Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day Video included

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    Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a... More>>

    SC House does not override Governor Haley's veto of Sen. Cleary bill

    No new station, money for Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue Video included

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    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina House met Wednesday for a one-day session. Lawmakers took up two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed earlier this year. One of those bills would have allowed for a millage-cap increase in the Murrells Inlet/Garden City FireRescue district. However, the Governor's veto held, and that millage increase will not happen.Thefire department works under a board ofdirectors that does not have the authority to make changes like a city or council council. T... More>>

    Woman suffers possible shark bite at Surfside Beach

    Photo of the scene on Wednesday by Marshall Staton/WBTW Photo of the scene on Wednesday by Marshall Staton/WBTW
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    A woman who was standing in the ocean in Surfside Beach on Wednesday afternoon suffered a possible shark bite, police say.The incident happened just before 3 pm near 1st Avenue North while the woman was in shallow water, said Surfside Beach Police Lt. Kenneth Hofmann. More>>

    Florence County dad dies in motorcycle crash

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    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 whe More>>

    Seasonal businesses along Grand Strand prepare to close until next year Video included

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    As Labor Day weekend approaches, many businesses along the Grand Strand are preparing to close because of the loss in customers. Summer is winding down and kids are back in school, which causes a decrease in revenue. Cindy Cokleymanages Jungle Lake Golf. She saidthe course usually makes $600-700 dollars a night, butthat amount drops drastically after Labor Day. According to Cokley the loss in customers makes it more costly to stay open than to close. Cokley said the businessusually shuts down... More>>

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    • Habitat for Humanity names Schuessler new executive director

      Habitat for Humanity names Schuessler new executive director

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:41:16 GMT
      Carla Schuessler has been named the new executive director of Habitat For Humanity of Horry CountyCarla Schuessler has been named the new executive director of Habitat For Humanity of Horry County
      MYRTLE BEACH (Press Release) -- Habitat for Humanity of Horry County announced that Carla Schuessler has been selected to be the next Executive Director for the organization. Schuessler succeeds current Executive Director, Gail Olive, who announced her retirement earlier this year. On August 29, 2014, Olive leaves a legacy of developing Habitat to the next level of operational and financial success. According to the C...
      MYRTLE BEACH (Press Release) -- Habitat for Humanity of Horry County announced that Carla Schuessler has been selected to be the next Executive Director for the organization. Schuessler succeeds current Executive Director, Gail Olive, who announced her retirement earlier this year. On August 29, 2014, Olive leaves a legacy of developing Habitat to the next level of operational and financial success. According to the C...
    • Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day

      Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:41:29 GMT
      Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a...
      Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a...
    • Seasonal businesses along Grand Strand prepare to close until next year

      Seasonal businesses along Grand Strand prepare to close until next year

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:13:31 GMT
      As Labor Day weekend approaches, many businesses along the Grand Strand are preparing to close because of the loss in customers. Summer is winding down and kids are back in school, which causes a decrease in revenue. Cindy Cokleymanages Jungle Lake Golf. She saidthe course usually makes $600-700 dollars a night, butthat amount drops drastically after Labor Day. According to Cokley the loss in customers makes it more costly to stay open than to close. Cokley said the businessusually shuts down...
      As Labor Day weekend approaches, many businesses along the Grand Strand are preparing to close because of the loss in customers. Summer is winding down and kids are back in school, which causes a decrease in revenue. Cindy Cokleymanages Jungle Lake Golf. She saidthe course usually makes $600-700 dollars a night, butthat amount drops drastically after Labor Day. According to Cokley the loss in customers makes it more costly to stay open than to close. Cokley said the businessusually shuts down...
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    • Fatal motorcycle wreck in Marion County

      Fatal motorcycle wreck in Marion County

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:59:47 GMT
      A collision on Highway 76 in Marion County near the Pee Dee bridge Wednesday night, left one person dead. The driver ofa truck hauling a boat reportedly made a right hand turn in front ofa motorcycle in order to get to the boat ramp.The State Highway Patrol along with police and fire officials responded to the scene. The Marion Rural Fire Department's Facebook page indicates it happened in the east bound lane. The motorcycle driver had to be transported to McLeod and Marion County Coroner Jer...
      A collision on Highway 76 in Marion County near the Pee Dee bridge Wednesday night, left one person dead. The driver ofa truck hauling a boat reportedly made a right hand turn in front ofa motorcycle in order to get to the boat ramp.The State Highway Patrol along with police and fire officials responded to the scene. The Marion Rural Fire Department's Facebook page indicates it happened in the east bound lane. The motorcycle driver had to be transported to McLeod and Marion County Coroner Jer...
    • West Florence firefighters rescue trapped dog

      West Florence firefighters rescue trapped dog

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:47:09 GMT
      Dog trapped between bars is rescued.Dog trapped between bars is rescued.
      Wednesday afternoon the West Florence Fire Department responded to a call fro a trapped dog in a house on Tanager Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a dog with its head stuck between two bars and was choking. Firefighters were able to remove the dog with out injury to the animal. Once the rescue was complete, the animal was turned over to the owner.
      Wednesday afternoon the West Florence Fire Department responded to a call fro a trapped dog in a house on Tanager Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a dog with its head stuck between two bars and was choking. Firefighters were able to remove the dog with out injury to the animal. Once the rescue was complete, the animal was turned over to the owner.
    • Florence County Museum gets ready to open at new location this fall

      Florence County Museum gets ready to open at new location this fall

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:17:41 GMT
      The folks at theFlorence County Museum are busy at work getting ready for the grand opening this October. Museum founder, Miss Jane Evans wrote these words nearly 80 years ago, "In time, our small museum will grow to be a great museum, spreading its cultural influence through the eastern part of South Carolina to become the Pride of the Pee Dee."The new museum will be located at 111 Cheves Street in downtown Florence.The old location at 558 Spruce Street closed July of 2013. During the past y...
      The folks at theFlorence County Museum are busy at work getting ready for the grand opening this October. Museum founder, Miss Jane Evans wrote these words nearly 80 years ago, "In time, our small museum will grow to be a great museum, spreading its cultural influence through the eastern part of South Carolina to become the Pride of the Pee Dee."The new museum will be located at 111 Cheves Street in downtown Florence.The old location at 558 Spruce Street closed July of 2013. During the past y...
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    • UNC using new app to increase campus safety

      UNC using new app to increase campus safety

      Thursday, August 28 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:20:52 GMT
      Safety is top of mind to students who often put in late hours and may be walking from one building to another on campus when its dark. Federal data shows violent crime including sex assaults, robbery and physical attacks are steadily climbing on campuses across the nation.University of North Carolinais taking a pro-active approach with the launch of a brand new app called the Guardian. Randy Youngwith UNC Department o...
      Safety is top of mind to students who often put in late hours and may be walking from one building to another on campus when its dark. Federal data shows violent crime including sex assaults, robbery and physical attacks are steadily climbing on campuses across the nation.University of North Carolinais taking a pro-active approach with the launch of a brand new app called the Guardian. Randy Youngwith UNC Department o...
    • 15 children removed from SC home, adults arrested

      15 children removed from SC home, adults arrested

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:32:30 GMT
      Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff and several adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road. They started their investigation after being contacted by an official from Spartanburg School District Six.Investigators put the children into emergency protective custody after arriving at the double-wide trailer Tuesday evening. The incident report states ...
      Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff and several adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road. They started their investigation after being contacted by an official from Spartanburg School District Six.Investigators put the children into emergency protective custody after arriving at the double-wide trailer Tuesday evening. The incident report states ...
    • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

      Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:18:53 GMT
      In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court.In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court.
      Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment.Several media outlets reported Tsarnaeva told the Harlem woma...
      Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment.Several media outlets reported Tsarnaeva told the Harlem woma...
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    • Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

      Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:58:45 GMT
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
      A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.
    • 5 things to know about earthquake faults

      5 things to know about earthquake faults

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:49:57 GMT
      The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake...
      The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
    • Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

      Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:28:55 GMT
      Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a...
      Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England's Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and...
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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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    • 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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