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    Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals Video included

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    Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent... More>>

    Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend Video included

    The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend. The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.
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    Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo... More>>

    More charges dropped against Hells Angels from 2012 “Operation Red Harvest” Video included

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    Thirty more charges were dropped against members of the Hells Angels stemming from an arrest that dates back more than two years.In 2012, "Operation Red Harvest" resulted in 226 indictments handed down to dozens of members of the local Hells Angels.The charges ranged from assault and battery to kidnapping.In the spring of 2013, 107 of the charges were dropped; all of which stemmed from a fight, according to the Horry ... More>>

    Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center lays foundation at new location Video included

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    The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center laid the foundation at its new location on Highway 57 South in Little River. The non-profit organizationmoved out of its old building in April, hoping to transition into a new house, but they encountered troubles in the process and were forced to operate inside their own homes."Now we're missing the boat. People are calling for help and we don't have any place for them to go," said Kris Toutellotte, Director of the Center.A survey of the new house... More>>

    Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery Video included

    A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery. A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.
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    Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him. More>>

    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark will turn pink this weekend for 2nd annual “Pink in the Park” Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Myrtle Beach Pelicans fans will have the chance to support a campaign this weekend designed to help women in need.This Sunday, the team will join the Mary Kay Foundation to host its second annual "Pink in the Park.”"Pink in the Park" is an event that raises awareness and helps the Mary Kay Foundation with donations for local causes that support cancer patients and victims of domestic violence.The Pelicans are partnering up with Mary Kay again this year because of th... More>>

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    • Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center lays foundation at new location

      Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center lays foundation at new location

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:06:18 GMT
      The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center laid the foundation at its new location on Highway 57 South in Little River. The non-profit organizationmoved out of its old building in April, hoping to transition into a new house, but they encountered troubles in the process and were forced to operate inside their own homes."Now we're missing the boat. People are calling for help and we don't have any place for them to go," said Kris Toutellotte, Director of the Center.A survey of the new house...
      The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center laid the foundation at its new location on Highway 57 South in Little River. The non-profit organizationmoved out of its old building in April, hoping to transition into a new house, but they encountered troubles in the process and were forced to operate inside their own homes."Now we're missing the boat. People are calling for help and we don't have any place for them to go," said Kris Toutellotte, Director of the Center.A survey of the new house...
    • More charges dropped against Hells Angels from 2012 “Operation Red Harvest”

      More charges dropped against Hells Angels from 2012 “Operation Red Harvest”

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:53:57 GMT
      Thirty more charges were dropped against members of the Hells Angels stemming from an arrest that dates back more than two years.In 2012, "Operation Red Harvest" resulted in 226 indictments handed down to dozens of members of the local Hells Angels.The charges ranged from assault and battery to kidnapping.In the spring of 2013, 107 of the charges were dropped; all of which stemmed from a fight, according to the Horry ...
      Thirty more charges were dropped against members of the Hells Angels stemming from an arrest that dates back more than two years.In 2012, "Operation Red Harvest" resulted in 226 indictments handed down to dozens of members of the local Hells Angels.The charges ranged from assault and battery to kidnapping.In the spring of 2013, 107 of the charges were dropped; all of which stemmed from a fight, according to the Horry ...
    • Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend

      Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:44:45 GMT
      The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.
      Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo...
      Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo...
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    • Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery

      Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:43:59 GMT
      A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.
      Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him.
      Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him.
    • Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals

      Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals

      Thursday, July 31 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:50:39 GMT
      Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent...
      Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent...
    • Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:02:54 GMT
      Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
      Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
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    • Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

      Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:28:30 GMT
      Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
      Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
    • Ban on importing lionfish into FL takes effect

      Ban on importing lionfish into FL takes effect

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:13:05 GMT
      A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect. Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. The ban is one of several changes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says will reduce the number of lionfish introduced into state waters. Other changes taking effect Friday will make it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators from the water. Now divers can use an air-recycling device called...
      A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect. Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. The ban is one of several changes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says will reduce the number of lionfish introduced into state waters. Other changes taking effect Friday will make it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators from the water. Now divers can use an air-recycling device called...
    • Audio of Clinton on day before 9/11: 'Could have killed' bin Laden

      Audio of Clinton on day before 9/11: 'Could have killed' bin Laden

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:45:39 GMT
      Photo of Bil Clinton from Bill Clinton Facebook page by Barbara Kinney/Clinton FoundationPhoto of Bil Clinton from Bill Clinton Facebook page by Barbara Kinney/Clinton Foundation
      The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998,
      The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998,
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    • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

      Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:23:20 GMT
      With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
      With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
    • Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair

      Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair

      Friday, August 1 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:43:05 GMT
      The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.
      The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.
    • Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

      Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

      Friday, August 1 2014 4:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:52:05 GMT
      At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee,...
      At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee, they...
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    • Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

      Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:03:53 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
    • Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:53:48 GMT
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
    • "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...
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    • NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

      NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

      Thursday, July 31 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:44:23 GMT
      A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
      A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
    • SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

      SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:56 GMT
      Garten and Schultz..Garten and Schultz..
      Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
      Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
    • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

      Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
      Facebook image from Dan FlynnFacebook image from Dan Flynn
      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
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