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    Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards... More>>

    Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

    Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children. Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.
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    Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin... More>>

    Emergency landing in SC for Allegiant passengers

    Emergency landing at Greeneville-Spartanburg airport. Emergency landing at Greeneville-Spartanburg airport.
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    Allegiant Air flight 683, scheduled from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Orlando-Sanford Sunday, experienced a cabin pressurization issue approximately two hours after take off. The pilots landed the aircraft at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport. The oxygen masks were dispensed for passengers but no reports of any injuries. Passengers were rebooked on flights and given overnight hotel accommodation. More>>

    Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

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    Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84... More>>

    Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer Video included

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    Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random... More>>

    Hard work and "sweat" help to restore Rosenwald Elementary-Middle school's playground Video included

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    Saturday's are usually designated as a day spent doing yard work.It's an all day task, dreaded by most when it rolls around.However, for some folks in Darlington County on Saturday they may have had a hard time agreeing to that."How can I sit home this morning and not come when I preached to a congregation of folks last night and told them...hey the harvest is plentiful. We all got to get out there and roll up our sle... More>>

    Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

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    The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project... More>>

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    • BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital

      BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:56:45 GMT
      Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr...
      Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr...
    • Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

      Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:55:55 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
    • Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

      Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

      Sunday, August 31 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:44:53 GMT
      The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project...
      The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project...
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    • Olive Garden delivers food to police, fire, and hospital staff this Labor Day

      Olive Garden delivers food to police, fire, and hospital staff this Labor Day

      Monday, September 1 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:38:56 GMT
      Olive Garden in Florence delivers food to police officers working this Labor Day.Olive Garden in Florence delivers food to police officers working this Labor Day.
      Olive Garden is celebrating its 13th consecutive year of delivering lunches on Labor Day in local communities. This year, more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve special lunches to honor firefighters, police officers and hospital staff who serve their communities every day. Olive Garden's Labor Day lunch deliveries represent the ongoing commitment local restaurant teams have to serving their local communities.Several Olive Garden restaurants in our area took p...
      Olive Garden is celebrating its 13th consecutive year of delivering lunches on Labor Day in local communities. This year, more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve special lunches to honor firefighters, police officers and hospital staff who serve their communities every day. Olive Garden's Labor Day lunch deliveries represent the ongoing commitment local restaurant teams have to serving their local communities.Several Olive Garden restaurants in our area took p...
    • Missing Darlington County man found safe

      Missing Darlington County man found safe

      Monday, September 1 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:23:49 GMT
      The Darlington County Sheriff's Office reports Monday morning Charles Andrews, 41, is now safe and being treated at a medical facility. He was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area Sunday night and there was concern about his safety because of a possible mental condition.
      The Darlington County Sheriff's Office reports Monday morning Charles Andrews, 41, is now safe and being treated at a medical facility. He was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area Sunday night and there was concern about his safety because of a possible mental condition.

    • Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

      Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:49:35 GMT
      Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84...
      Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84...
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    • Firefighters finish lawn for heart attack victim

      Firefighters finish lawn for heart attack victim

      Monday, September 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:27:19 GMT
      Firefighters finish mowing lawn for heart attack victim.Firefighters finish mowing lawn for heart attack victim.
      A Texas family was brought to tears by a random act of kindness by a group of firefighters. The men fought to save a man's life then offered help in a way his family never expected. It was a normal call for the men of engine 4 in Baytown.John McCormick, 65, collapsed while mowing his front yard. He had a history of heart trouble. This time his heart stopped.Firefighters and EMT's revived him and followed the ambulance to the hospital. But then engine driver Luke Bednarek had an idea and they ...
      A Texas family was brought to tears by a random act of kindness by a group of firefighters. The men fought to save a man's life then offered help in a way his family never expected. It was a normal call for the men of engine 4 in Baytown.John McCormick, 65, collapsed while mowing his front yard. He had a history of heart trouble. This time his heart stopped.Firefighters and EMT's revived him and followed the ambulance to the hospital. But then engine driver Luke Bednarek had an idea and they ...
    • NC man offers "green" burials for environmentally conscious

      NC man offers "green" burials for environmentally conscious

      Monday, September 1 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:21:14 GMT
      It's a growing trend in the Tar Heel state: people wanting an eco-friendly burial. A Chatham County man is helping people take their wish to go green to the grave.At the Melleray Farmstead in Bear Creek, Don Byrne works to make pine coffins with out any power tools for those who want to keep their carbon footprint small until the very end."Natural green burials are growing in the state of North Carolina and all over," said Don Byrne's wife, Lakaisha. "They are embracing it again just because ...
      It's a growing trend in the Tar Heel state: people wanting an eco-friendly burial. A Chatham County man is helping people take their wish to go green to the grave.At the Melleray Farmstead in Bear Creek, Don Byrne works to make pine coffins with out any power tools for those who want to keep their carbon footprint small until the very end."Natural green burials are growing in the state of North Carolina and all over," said Don Byrne's wife, Lakaisha. "They are embracing it again just because ...
    • Duke University to hold Michael Brown forum Monday night

      Duke University to hold Michael Brown forum Monday night

      Monday, September 1 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:32:26 GMT
      Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
      The issues surrounding the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will be discussed in the Triangle Monday night when Duke University will hold a town hall forum.
      The issues surrounding the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will be discussed in the Triangle Monday night when Duke University will hold a town hall forum.
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    • 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...
    • Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:40:48 GMT
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
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    • Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

      Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

      Monday, September 1 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:46:21 GMT
      Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.
      Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
      Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
    • Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

      Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

      Monday, September 1 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:04:56 GMT
      Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.
      Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin...
      Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin...
    • Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:00:20 GMT
      Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
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