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  • Plane crash in Taiwan kills dozens

    Plane crash in Taiwan kills dozens

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:23:04 GMT
    An A320 from Shanghai to Taiwan is seen on the tarmac at Shanghai Pudong International Airport before a humanitarian rescue mission Jan. 23, 2007, in Shanghai, China. An A320 from Shanghai to Taiwan is seen on the tarmac at Shanghai Pudong International Airport before a humanitarian rescue mission Jan. 23, 2007, in Shanghai, China.
    Taiwanese news agency reports a plane crash during an emergency landing. Right now reports indicate 51 people are dead and 7 are injured.
    Taiwanese news agency reports a plane crash during an emergency landing. Right now reports indicate 51 people are dead and 7 are injured.

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    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)

    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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    City leaders hope new cameras in The Market Common bring more sporting events to the area Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- The fields at the Grand Park Athletic Complex in The Market Common now have an extra set of eyes on them. The City of Myrtle Beach installed new cameras that allow for live streaming of tournaments and games.City leaders teamed up with WatchMeSports.com to install the cameras just over a month ago. Coordinators tell me they are already having a positive impact on the Grand Strand's sports tourism industry.There is now a camera installed behind the home plates of eac... More>>

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

    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.
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    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... More>>

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

    Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions. Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions.
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    Since the United States imposed sanctions against some Russian businesses, some businesses in the States have taken a hit. More>>

    North Vista Elementary on track; new Royall facing delays in Florence school construction schedule Video included

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    Construction continues on two major projects in Florence District One, though one of the projects is expected to see some delays.Those projects include the construction of the new North Vista Elementary School on N. Irby St. and the new Royall Elementary School, which is taking place on the site of the former Moore Intermediate on Cheraw Dr.The North Vista site is moving on schedule and once complete, will become the largest elementary school in the district.District officials anticipate that... More>>

    Conway man shot, killed dog in front of toddlers at Horry County house, police say

    Sherman in a mug shot from J. Reuben Long Detention Center Sherman in a mug shot from J. Reuben Long Detention Center
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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>>

    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>>

    NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

    Ashley Reed - photo from WNCN-TV Ashley Reed - photo from WNCN-TV
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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>>

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    • Chipotle, McAllister's, Which Wich among restaurants coming to North Myrtle Beach

      Chipotle, McAllister's, Which Wich among restaurants coming to North Myrtle Beach

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:49:59 GMT
      NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - City leaders announced 12 additions to the list of stores and restaurants that will be included in the new Coastal North Town Center slated to open later this year.The shopping center, on the site of the old Robber's Roost Golf Course, will be anchored by a Publix grocery store, and will also include the following restaurants: Chipotle, Which Wich, McAllister's Deli, Menchie's Yogurt, and Bojangles. Other new stores announced on Wednesday include: Super Cuts, Lee N...
      NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - City leaders announced 12 additions to the list of stores and restaurants that will be included in the new Coastal North Town Center slated to open later this year.The shopping center, on the site of the old Robber's Roost Golf Course, will be anchored by a Publix grocery store, and will also include the following restaurants: Chipotle, Which Wich, McAllister's Deli, Menchie's Yogurt, and Bojangles. Other new stores announced on Wednesday include: Super Cuts, Lee N...
    • City leaders hope new cameras in The Market Common bring more sporting events to the area

      City leaders hope new cameras in The Market Common bring more sporting events to the area

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:36:11 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- The fields at the Grand Park Athletic Complex in The Market Common now have an extra set of eyes on them. The City of Myrtle Beach installed new cameras that allow for live streaming of tournaments and games.City leaders teamed up with WatchMeSports.com to install the cameras just over a month ago. Coordinators tell me they are already having a positive impact on the Grand Strand's sports tourism industry.There is now a camera installed behind the home plates of eac...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- The fields at the Grand Park Athletic Complex in The Market Common now have an extra set of eyes on them. The City of Myrtle Beach installed new cameras that allow for live streaming of tournaments and games.City leaders teamed up with WatchMeSports.com to install the cameras just over a month ago. Coordinators tell me they are already having a positive impact on the Grand Strand's sports tourism industry.There is now a camera installed behind the home plates of eac...
    • Goodwill Industries donates 90% of revenue to employment programs

      Goodwill Industries donates 90% of revenue to employment programs

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:59:27 GMT
      Many people associate Goodwill with its retail store, but the company does more than sell clothes at discounted prices.Miranda Todd started looking for a job two months ago. It was an especially nerve racking process for her because she had been a stay at home mom for 15 years. Rebecca Collett is the spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of lower South Carolina. She said someone like Todd might have difficulties applying to jobs online or using a computer and that's when Goodwill Job Link Cent...
      Many people associate Goodwill with its retail store, but the company does more than sell clothes at discounted prices.Miranda Todd started looking for a job two months ago. It was an especially nerve racking process for her because she had been a stay at home mom for 15 years. Rebecca Collett is the spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of lower South Carolina. She said someone like Todd might have difficulties applying to jobs online or using a computer and that's when Goodwill Job Link Cent...
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    • Dillon and Latta Dixie softball teams headed to World Series

      Dillon and Latta Dixie softball teams headed to World Series

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:51:38 GMT
      Dillon Darlings went undefeated in the state tournament for Dixie Softball. The team made up of girls ages 8 and under will leave Thursday to compete in the World Series in Bay St Louis Mississippi. The Latta softball team ages 12U State Champion softball team returned to Latta with a police escort down Main Street last week. They are also headed to the World Series for their division. Both teams have been hosting fundraisers to help pay for their trips to the world series.
      Dillon Darlings went undefeated in the state tournament for Dixie Softball. The team made up of girls ages 8 and under will leave Thursday to compete in the World Series in Bay St Louis Mississippi. The Latta softball team ages 12U State Champion softball team returned to Latta with a police escort down Main Street last week. They are also headed to the World Series for their division. Both teams have been hosting fundraisers to help pay for their trips to the world series.
    • Lumberton PonyTails go undefeated in state tournament

      Lumberton PonyTails go undefeated in state tournament

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:24:46 GMT
      After a disappointing third place finish in the district tournament, the Lumberton PonyTails received an invitation to the State tournament which was held July 11th thru July 16th in Carthage, North Carolina. They proved they deserved a second chance by not only winning the State Championship but being undefeated state champions. With this win they will advance the Dixie Softball World Series to be held in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina Aug. 4th thru Aug. 8thThis is Lumberton's first year ...
      After a disappointing third place finish in the district tournament, the Lumberton PonyTails received an invitation to the State tournament which was held July 11th thru July 16th in Carthage, North Carolina. They proved they deserved a second chance by not only winning the State Championship but being undefeated state champions. With this win they will advance the Dixie Softball World Series to be held in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina Aug. 4th thru Aug. 8thThis is Lumberton's first year ...
    • Sales of Russian bullets, guns increase after U.S. imposed sanctions

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

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:26:33 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.
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    • 4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

      4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:41:55 GMT
      Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
      Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
    • 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
      Kids Count data bookKids Count data book
      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
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    • With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

      With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:44:24 GMT
      Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...
      Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads in a matchup that could help settle control of the Senate.
    • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

      Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:43:48 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.
      A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a...
    • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

      Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:35:38 GMT
      Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
      The head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
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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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    • 4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

      4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:41:55 GMT
      Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
      Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
    • 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...
    • Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

      Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:52 GMT
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      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
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