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    Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement Video included

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    The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou... More>>

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

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    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."... More>>

    DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

    Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps
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    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th... More>>

    CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers Video included

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    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca... More>>

    8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

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    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot... More>>

    SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen... More>>

    Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

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    In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy. More>>

    Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

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    The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th... More>>

    Questions surround response to deadly Easter fire

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    A fire that killed two people and injured four others early Easter Sunday morning in Garden City now has some people questioning why Surfside Beach firefighters were not called to battle the blaze. More>>

    Attorneys waive right for bond hearing in Pipkin missing persons case

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    The attorneys representing the man accused of killing a missing Horry County woman have waived their right at this time to appear before a judge and request release on bond. More>>

    Fire destroys Bennettsville church

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    Bennettsville, S.C. (WBTW)- According to the Bennettsville Fire Department, fire crews are on scene of a fire at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Mount Zion Church Road in Bennettsville.Fire officials say crews work to contain the fire at the church. No word on what started the fire or how much damage was done to the church.Count on News13 to keep you covered as we receive more details on this developing story. More>>

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    • Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park

      Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:56:52 GMT
      Never been camping? This is your chance! The Palmetto Campout is designed for families who are either new or beginning tent campers and will be an adventure-filled weekend. It is also a great way to get your children connected with nature! Families will stay overnight in a secluded area of the park with park rangers who will help participants set-up their tents. A set of loaner tents, lanterns, and air mattresses are...
      Never been camping? This is your chance! The Palmetto Campout is designed for families who are either new or beginning tent campers and will be an adventure-filled weekend. It is also a great way to get your children connected with nature! Families will stay overnight in a secluded area of the park with park rangers who will help participants set-up their tents. A set of loaner tents, lanterns, and air mattresses are...
    • CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers

      CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:00:16 GMT
      CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca...
      CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca...
    • Car goes off overpass in North Myrtle Beach

      Car goes off overpass in North Myrtle Beach

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:29:59 GMT
      Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach had to be temporarily shut down overnight Wednesday when a car went off the overpass. City spokesperson Pat Dowling confirms it happened near Highway 22. Information is very limited. The condition of the driver and what led to the crash is not available at this time. News13 will provide updates as they become available.
      Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach had to be temporarily shut down overnight Wednesday when a car went off the overpass. City spokesperson Pat Dowling confirms it happened near Highway 22. Information is very limited. The condition of the driver and what led to the crash is not available at this time. News13 will provide updates as they become available.
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    • Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

      Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:58:46 GMT
      The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Florence, returned a two-count indictment today charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, both former police officers with the City of Marion Police Department, with using unreasonable force against a female citizen. Walters and Brown have each been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, specifically alleging that, while acting as police officers, each defendant used unreasonable force on the victi...
      The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Florence, returned a two-count indictment today charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, both former police officers with the City of Marion Police Department, with using unreasonable force against a female citizen. Walters and Brown have each been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, specifically alleging that, while acting as police officers, each defendant used unreasonable force on the victi...
    • 8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

      8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:16:51 GMT
      A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
      A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
    • Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:01:28 GMT
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
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    • Naked SC man arrested in Walmart

      Naked SC man arrested in Walmart

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:50:53 GMT
      A South Carolina man walked into a Walmart outside the Charlotte area only wearing a pair of black shoes. Kevin Hughes, 36, said he’s embarrassed and is thinking of moving because of the incident. He also told WSOC-TV he’s had a problem with drugs in the past. “I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.” Tega Cay police escorted him out of the store last Wednesday. He was charged with disorderly conduct ...
      A South Carolina man walked into a Walmart outside the Charlotte area only wearing a pair of black shoes. Kevin Hughes, 36, said he’s embarrassed and is thinking of moving because of the incident. He also told WSOC-TV he’s had a problem with drugs in the past. “I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.” Tega Cay police escorted him out of the store last Wednesday. He was charged with disorderly conduct ...
    • Dabo Swinney responds to faith & football questions

      Dabo Swinney responds to faith & football questions

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:33:49 GMT
      Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney responds to a group's constitutional concerns that a public university is getting intertwined with activities that possibly promote religion to players. Earlier this month, a group called the Freedom of Religion Foundation sent a letter to Clemson, stating they were concerned religion had become too integrated with the football program. The group raised the issue that Swinney and the team chaplain arranged Bible studies, devotionals, and distributed ...
      Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney responds to a group's constitutional concerns that a public university is getting intertwined with activities that possibly promote religion to players. Earlier this month, a group called the Freedom of Religion Foundation sent a letter to Clemson, stating they were concerned religion had become too integrated with the football program. The group raised the issue that Swinney and the team chaplain arranged Bible studies, devotionals, and distributed ...
    • NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

      NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:16:26 GMT
      Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the...
      Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the...
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    • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

      High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:44:40 GMT
      The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
      The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman...
    • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

      Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:25:27 GMT
      A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
      A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the...
    • Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

      Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:15:02 GMT
      Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.
      Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.
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    • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:01:28 GMT
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
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