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

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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

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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

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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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    • 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...
    • Horry County leaders announce day of countywide cleanup

      Horry County leaders announce day of countywide cleanup

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:34:27 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • HWY 707 construction causes issues for Horry County students and parents

      HWY 707 construction causes issues for Horry County students and parents

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:53:42 GMT
      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...
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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 ...
    • SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

      SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:31:34 GMT
      The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Wednesday that prosecutors say Thomas Blake hired 52-year-old Ernest Leland Smith of Norway to burn his property. Authorities say Blake gave Smith the gasoline to burn the building.It was not clear if Blake has a lawyer.The Aug. 6 fire burned the Blake Auto Sales shop, a nearby ministry and another shop. No one ...
      The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Wednesday that prosecutors say Thomas Blake hired 52-year-old Ernest Leland Smith of Norway to burn his property. Authorities say Blake gave Smith the gasoline to burn the building.It was not clear if Blake has a lawyer.The Aug. 6 fire burned the Blake Auto Sales shop, a nearby ministry and another shop. No one ...
    • Small patches of mold found in Hartsville Adult Education classrooms

      Small patches of mold found in Hartsville Adult Education classrooms

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:13:29 GMT
      This week school district personnel discovered what appeared to be small patches of mold in previously unused classrooms of the Hartsville Adult Education site. Director Chuck Miller was preparing the classrooms for his program's expanding enrollment when he found the questionable spots. A firm specializing in environmental testing and treatment conducted air quality and other tests in the identified classrooms, as well as throughout the building this week. They determined only a very limited...
      This week school district personnel discovered what appeared to be small patches of mold in previously unused classrooms of the Hartsville Adult Education site. Director Chuck Miller was preparing the classrooms for his program's expanding enrollment when he found the questionable spots. A firm specializing in environmental testing and treatment conducted air quality and other tests in the identified classrooms, as well as throughout the building this week. They determined only a very limited...
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    • 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...
    • 9-year-old accidentally kills shooting range instructor

      9-year-old accidentally kills shooting range instructor

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:24:07 GMT
      Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accidental shooting Monday where they determined a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head. The instructor, a 39-year-old male victim was airlifted to a medical center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl was at the business with her parents. The instructor identified as Charles Vacca, later died at the University Medical Center.Vacca was standi...
      Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accidental shooting Monday where they determined a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head. The instructor, a 39-year-old male victim was airlifted to a medical center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl was at the business with her parents. The instructor identified as Charles Vacca, later died at the University Medical Center.Vacca was standi...
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    • 3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

      3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:24 GMT
      By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
      By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the...
    • US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

      US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:14 GMT
      Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
      A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.
    • APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

      APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:11 GMT
      Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...
      Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
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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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    • Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

      Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:47:49 GMT
      A man who took a nearly $5,000 gold nugget from a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store offered to pay for it two days after his face appeared in photos distributed by the media.
      A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.
    • Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

      Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:46 GMT
      Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
      Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
    • Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

      Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:45 GMT
      A Maine lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
      A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
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    • 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...
    • 52 indicted in huge SC meth, pot and pill drug bust

      52 indicted in huge SC meth, pot and pill drug bust

      Friday, May 16 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-05-16 22:16:42 GMT
      Dozens of people have been indicted in connection with two Upstate drug operations -- one focusing on meth and another on prescription drugs and marijuana.
      Dozens of people have been indicted in connection with two Upstate drug operations -- one focusing on meth and another on prescription drugs and marijuana.
    • '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.
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