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    Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

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    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... More>>

    New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved Video included

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    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green... More>>

    Horry County parents start petition to change school district's attendance policy Video included

    There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences. There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences.
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    There’s a petition going around to Horry County parents that aims to change the way the school district handles student absences.Four moms started the petition, which now has more than 1200 signatures. They say the district’s policy strips away parents’ right to make responsible decisions on behalf of their children.According to the Horry County Schools website, students are allowed ten unexcused absences, and after t... More>>

    Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said. More>>

    Grand Strand leaders respond to Haley's visit to Atlantic Beach Video included

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    Tuesday, Myrtle Beach City Officials and Horry County Officials responded to the Governor’s meeting with Atlantic Beach Town Council.Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans stated he has no plans to end Bike Fest after meeting with Governor Nikki Haley.Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus told News 13 months ago he believes Bike Fest has become a social event that cannot just be ended.However, he says that does not mean... More>>

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    • Grand Strand leaders respond to Haley's visit to Atlantic Beach

      Grand Strand leaders respond to Haley's visit to Atlantic Beach

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:02:56 GMT
      Tuesday, Myrtle Beach City Officials and Horry County Officials responded to the Governor’s meeting with Atlantic Beach Town Council.Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans stated he has no plans to end Bike Fest after meeting with Governor Nikki Haley.Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus told News 13 months ago he believes Bike Fest has become a social event that cannot just be ended.However, he says that does not mean...
      Tuesday, Myrtle Beach City Officials and Horry County Officials responded to the Governor’s meeting with Atlantic Beach Town Council.Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans stated he has no plans to end Bike Fest after meeting with Governor Nikki Haley.Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus told News 13 months ago he believes Bike Fest has become a social event that cannot just be ended.However, he says that does not mean...
    • Property reassessment notices and tax bills to be mailed

      Property reassessment notices and tax bills to be mailed

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:43:11 GMT
      A state-mandated, countywide reassessment of all real properties in Horry County has occurred for tax year 2014, based on values as of December 31, 2013. Horry County’s last reassessment determined the fair market value of real properties as of December 31, 2008, and the amounts of real estate (property) tax paid on those values through tax year 2013. In August, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property ...
      A state-mandated, countywide reassessment of all real properties in Horry County has occurred for tax year 2014, based on values as of December 31, 2013. Horry County’s last reassessment determined the fair market value of real properties as of December 31, 2008, and the amounts of real estate (property) tax paid on those values through tax year 2013. In August, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property ...
    • Carolina Panthers lottery tickets now on sale

      Carolina Panthers lottery tickets now on sale

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:26:06 GMT
      South Carolina Education Lottery players and football fans alike can score a Big Win! this season with the new, $5 Carolina Panthers instant ticket on sale now at lottery retailers statewide. This season’s Panthers ticket is our BIGGEST yet, with a $150,000 top prize.“South Carolinians love their football, and for the third straight year we are thrilled to be marking the start of football season with the Panthers,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “Big Win! is fun fo...
      South Carolina Education Lottery players and football fans alike can score a Big Win! this season with the new, $5 Carolina Panthers instant ticket on sale now at lottery retailers statewide. This season’s Panthers ticket is our BIGGEST yet, with a $150,000 top prize.“South Carolinians love their football, and for the third straight year we are thrilled to be marking the start of football season with the Panthers,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “Big Win! is fun fo...
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    • Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:11:38 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...
    • Motorcycle rider killed in Florence County crash

      Motorcycle rider killed in Florence County crash

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:51:40 GMT
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      A person riding a motorcycle was killed when the vehicle went off the road on Tuesday night, officials said.The incident happened around 9 pm on McAllister Mill Road in Florence County, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol.
      A person riding a motorcycle was killed when the vehicle went off the road on Tuesday night, officials said.The incident happened around 9 pm on McAllister Mill Road in Florence County, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol.
    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:26 GMT
      A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
      A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
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    • 2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

      2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:29:06 GMT
      The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist...
      The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist...
    • College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

      College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:18:48 GMT
      A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
      A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
    • Last member of flight crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died

      Last member of flight crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:02:56 GMT
      The last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on japan during World War II has died at the age of 93.On Monday, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died of natural causes at a retirement community near Atlanta, according to his oldest daughter.Next week marks 69 years since Van Kirk navigated a US B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded ...
      The last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on japan during World War II has died at the age of 93.On Monday, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died of natural causes at a retirement community near Atlanta, according to his oldest daughter.Next week marks 69 years since Van Kirk navigated a US B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded ...
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    • 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

      2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:02:02 GMT
      A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
      A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
    • US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

      US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:01:37 GMT
      After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
      After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
    • UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

      UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:59:07 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA suddenly was steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some 8 million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball...
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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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    • Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:03:13 GMT
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
    • SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

      SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:31:12 GMT
      When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
      When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
    • Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:10:56 GMT
      Yosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photoYosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photo
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
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