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    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

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    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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    Conway man shot, killed dog in front of toddlers at Horry County house, police say

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    A Conway man was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he shot and killed a dog in front of a woman and 2 toddlers at a Horry County house in late June. The incident happened on June 26 around 8 pm when Horry County Police .. More>>

    NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

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    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is More>>

    SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

    Video shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on Facebook Video shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on Facebook
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    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
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    Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center to host event to assist local homeless veterans Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Organizers at the Veteran's Welcome Home and Resource Center hope a Stand Down will cause people across Horry County to step-up.AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, and Myrtle Beach Harley will join in the efforts to provide assistance to homeless veterans.The one day event is coming up in September but organizers will hold a press conference Tuesday to officially announce the event and to get input from the community.Organizers say more than 30 federal, state, ... More>>

    Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

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    Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur... More>>

    Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

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    Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson... More>>

    Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods Video included

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    The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some... More>>

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand Video included

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    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes... More>>

    Vandals destroy Murrells Inlet beehives, killing thousands of bees Video included

    Stephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekend Stephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekend
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    An Murrells Inlet beekeeper had several of his hives vandalized – leading to the death of thousands of bees this weekend. Stephen Mantell has several hives in the Burgess area near St. James High School.

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    Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

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    Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities. More>>

    SC man dies after car collides with house

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    Anderson County officials say a 23-year-old Honea Path man has died after his pickup truck crashed into a mobile home.Coroner Greg Shore says Adam Colby Payton died at the scene of the crash in Honea Path on Saturday afternoon.Shore said there was a fire in the cab of the truck after the crash. A passenger in the truck managed to escape without injury.The coroner said Payton came around a curve, ran off the right side... More>>

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    • Horry County rushes to meet deadline to keep mentally ill from buying guns

      Horry County rushes to meet deadline to keep mentally ill from buying guns

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:50:10 GMT
      Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law.Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law.
      South Carolina passed a law in May 2013 aimed at keeping the mentally ill from buying handguns. But if probate courts across the state don’t meet an upcoming deadline, guns could end up in the wrong hands.Ron Shulver has logged 30 to 40 volunteer hours per week with the Horry County Probate Court in the past year, trying to get the county up to date on the law’s requirements.The law requires every county to submit a l...
      South Carolina passed a law in May 2013 aimed at keeping the mentally ill from buying handguns. But if probate courts across the state don’t meet an upcoming deadline, guns could end up in the wrong hands.Ron Shulver has logged 30 to 40 volunteer hours per week with the Horry County Probate Court in the past year, trying to get the county up to date on the law’s requirements.The law requires every county to submit a l...
    • Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

      Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:02:25 GMT
      A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer)A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer)
      A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Tuesday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
      A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
    • Taxi drivers in Myrtle Beach up in arms over ride sharing company

      Taxi drivers in Myrtle Beach up in arms over ride sharing company

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:09:44 GMT
      To use the ride-sharing service "Uber," you download the Uber app on your smartphone and set up your account. Once you do that, you can set a pick-up location, pay for the ride and someone will pick you up. However, since it hit Myrtle Beach, it's been hit by strong opposition.Spokesperson Mark Kruea said the vehicles are not legally authorized to conduct business in the City of Myrtle Beach and the city will take act...
      To use the ride-sharing service "Uber," you download the Uber app on your smartphone and set up your account. Once you do that, you can set a pick-up location, pay for the ride and someone will pick you up. However, since it hit Myrtle Beach, it's been hit by strong opposition.Spokesperson Mark Kruea said the vehicles are not legally authorized to conduct business in the City of Myrtle Beach and the city will take act...
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    • Sales of Russian bullets, guns increase after U.S. imposed sanctions

      Sales of Russian bullets, guns increase after U.S. imposed sanctions

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:52:24 GMT
      Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions.Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions.
      Since the United States imposed sanctions against some Russian businesses, some businesses in the States have taken a hit.
      Since the United States imposed sanctions against some Russian businesses, some businesses in the States have taken a hit.
    • Fuel leak backs up traffic on I-95 in Dillon County

      Fuel leak backs up traffic on I-95 in Dillon County

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:03:51 GMT
      By WBTW News StaffA fuel leak from an 18-wheeler slowed traffic on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening.Captain Chip Rogers of Dillon County Fire State Nine told News13 the leak had shut down the southbound lanes for about 20 minutes.At last word, one lane is now open but traffic will likely remain at a crawl for several hours.Count on updates from WBTW.com as more information becomes available.
      By WBTW News StaffA fuel leak from an 18-wheeler slowed traffic on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening.Captain Chip Rogers of Dillon County Fire State Nine told News13 the leak had shut down the southbound lanes for about 20 minutes.At last word, one lane is now open but traffic will likely remain at a crawl for several hours.Count on updates from WBTW.com as more information becomes available.
    • Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide

      Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:19:06 GMT
      Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide.
      Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide.
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    • Study: SC 45th nationwide in children's well-being

      Study: SC 45th nationwide in children's well-being

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:36:40 GMT
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      By Robert KittleSouth Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up. It was also ranked 45th last year.The annual survey is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy aimed at improving children’s futures and strengthening families. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.Melissa Strompolis, Coordinator of Impact...
      By Robert KittleSouth Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up. It was also ranked 45th last year.The annual survey is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy aimed at improving children’s futures and strengthening families. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.Melissa Strompolis, Coordinator of Impact...
    • NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

      NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:31:20 GMT
      Ashley Reed - photo from WNCN-TVAshley Reed - photo from WNCN-TV
      The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is
      The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is
    • NC son charged after mom, age 98, left in truck during 5-hour casino visit

      NC son charged after mom, age 98, left in truck during 5-hour casino visit

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:28:40 GMT
      Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr.
      A Raleigh man was arrested Monday in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh,
      A Raleigh man was arrested Monday in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh,
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    • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

      Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:40:28 GMT
      National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.
      National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.
    • Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

      Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:30:47 GMT
      After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
      After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
    • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

      Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:22:35 GMT
      Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...
      Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...
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    • "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:28:59 GMT
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
    • CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

      CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

      Monday, July 21 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:30:20 GMT
      David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.
      CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
      CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
    • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

      Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

      Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:58:31 GMT
      There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
      There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
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    • Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

      Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:55:14 GMT
      A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
      A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
    • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

      Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
      Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
      Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    • Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:45:22 GMT
      Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)
      Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
      Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
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