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    News 13 Investigates: $100k plus in parking violations uncollected by Myrtle Beach Video included

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    In a News 13 Investigation, we discovered the City of Myrtle Beach is owed more than a hundred thousand dollars in unpaid parking violations. So we asked what the city is doing to get that money back.According to city documents, in 2013 Myrtle Beach collected more than a million dollars from parking.However, out of a possible $248.744.91 of delinquent fines only $133,684.91 was collected.That is money that would go back into the city’s general fundWhile taxes were raised in the city for the 2... More>>

    Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage Video included

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    Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
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    NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

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    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond .. More>>

    New breathing equipment for police, fire in Loris and North Myrtle Beach

    North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city
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    The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and the Loris Fire Department have purchased new Scott Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) to replace older equipment. In June, the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department took delivery of 48 new Scott X3, 2013 Edition SCBAs More>>

    Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

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    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
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    Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde... More>>

    James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

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    Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
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    • Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers

      Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:55:20 GMT
      The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary...
      The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary...
    • NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

      NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:39:57 GMT
      The City of North Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.
      The City of North Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.
    • Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds

      Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:26:23 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde...
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    • Florence focuses on community redevelopment efforts outside of the downtown

      Florence focuses on community redevelopment efforts outside of the downtown

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:18:22 GMT
      The City of Florence is taking major steps on a neighborhood action plan, that focuses on revitalizing communities just outside of the downtown area.Since January, that's meant work to create several gardens, green spaces and parks in areas like North and East Florence.The city employed local businesses, volunteers and city workers themselves to create green spaces that would take redevelopment far beyond the downtown.For several neighborhoods just outside of the downtown, patches of urban bl...
      The City of Florence is taking major steps on a neighborhood action plan, that focuses on revitalizing communities just outside of the downtown area.Since January, that's meant work to create several gardens, green spaces and parks in areas like North and East Florence.The city employed local businesses, volunteers and city workers themselves to create green spaces that would take redevelopment far beyond the downtown.For several neighborhoods just outside of the downtown, patches of urban bl...
    • Hartsville Police look to "STAND" against crime through new mentoring initiative

      Hartsville Police look to "STAND" against crime through new mentoring initiative

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:42:59 GMT
      For all of Dr. Alvin Heatley's life, he's called Hartsville home."There were 6 kids in my family...everybody in my house went to college,” said Heatley.He grew up on 6th street in the South Hartsville community."As we have evolved over the years we gotten to the point that communities like these where the persons who had the foundation for life grew up and they left and went away...and when you leave the people withou...
      For all of Dr. Alvin Heatley's life, he's called Hartsville home."There were 6 kids in my family...everybody in my house went to college,” said Heatley.He grew up on 6th street in the South Hartsville community."As we have evolved over the years we gotten to the point that communities like these where the persons who had the foundation for life grew up and they left and went away...and when you leave the people withou...
    • National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

      National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:54:19 GMT
      The number of initial unemployment claims dropped to an eight-year low last week. The labor department says 19,000 fewer initial claims were filed last week compared to the week before. Initial unemployment claim numbers have not been this low since 2006 before the housing market crash.
      The number of initial unemployment claims dropped to an eight-year low last week. The labor department says 19,000 fewer initial claims were filed last week compared to the week before. Initial unemployment claim numbers have not been this low since 2006 before the housing market crash.
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    • Push for athletes to finish degrees at UNC

      Push for athletes to finish degrees at UNC

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:54:38 GMT
      The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday the university's plan to formalize a program that will help athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. Folt announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that "Complete Carolina" will be funded by the university's athletic department. Former athletes can begin applying for the program on Sept. 1, and they must have left the university in good academic standing...
      The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday the university's plan to formalize a program that will help athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. Folt announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that "Complete Carolina" will be funded by the university's athletic department. Former athletes can begin applying for the program on Sept. 1, and they must have left the university in good academic standing...
    • Special sisterly bond raises epilepsy awareness nationwide

      Special sisterly bond raises epilepsy awareness nationwide

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:38:39 GMT
      'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" campaign kicks off Friday.Thanks to the Clearwater twins, people everywhere are raising money to support research leading to a cure for epilepsy.The two sisters were born perfectly normal, but Livy was quickly diagnosed with a brain malformation that resulted in epilepsy and profound disabilities.The need for antie...
      'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" campaign kicks off Friday.Thanks to the Clearwater twins, people everywhere are raising money to support research leading to a cure for epilepsy.The two sisters were born perfectly normal, but Livy was quickly diagnosed with a brain malformation that resulted in epilepsy and profound disabilities.The need for antie...
    • James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

      James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:01:10 GMT
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      Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
      Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
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    • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

      Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

      Friday, July 25 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:15:18 GMT
      Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.
      Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the...
    • Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

      Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:12:49 GMT
      The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
      The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff.
    • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

      Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:24:21 GMT
      It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
      It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.
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    • 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...
    • 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...
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    • NCIS star hospitalized after allergic reaction to hair dye

      NCIS star hospitalized after allergic reaction to hair dye

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:36:08 GMT
      Pauley Perrette (left in her Twitter image after her reaction) and right with her normal dyed black hair style...Pauley Perrette (left in her Twitter image after her reaction) and right with her normal dyed black hair style...
      An NCIS actress known for her ink-black hair color is now issuing a warning about the dangers of hair dye after she was hospitalized Pauley Perrette is for a severe allergic reaction. Pauley Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto,
      An NCIS actress known for her ink-black hair color is now issuing a warning about the dangers of hair dye after she was hospitalized Pauley Perrette is for a severe allergic reaction. Pauley Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto,
    • NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

      NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:07:24 GMT
      Facebook image of Hill with some money.Facebook image of Hill with some money.
      On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond ..
      On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond ..
    • Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

      Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:30:37 GMT
      Tristen Allen in Facebook imageTristen Allen in Facebook image
      Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
      Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
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