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    Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

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    Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach, More>>

    Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

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    For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo... More>>

    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>>

    Young SC mom dies after jump into water-filled quarry

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    Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler's
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    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

    Facebook image of Hill with some money. Facebook image of Hill with some money.
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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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    • Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

      Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

      Friday, July 25 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:20:47 GMT
      A lightning strike near East Coast Volkswagen on US 17 south of Surfside BeachA lightning strike near East Coast Volkswagen on US 17 south of Surfside Beach
      Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach,
      Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach,
    • Insurance agency gives back to Horry County community

      Insurance agency gives back to Horry County community

      Friday, July 25 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:32:58 GMT
      Judy Blank, Gail Hardee, Kathy Berry, Katey Mishoe, and Missy Pfahler Judy Blank, Gail Hardee, Kathy Berry, Katey Mishoe, and Missy Pfahler
      Alleight HUB Southeast officesparticipated in "HUB Gives" day, where all employeeswere out ofthe office, working at local charities for the day. It took place Friday, July 25 at various locations throughout he Horry County community. About 20 workers in all volunteered at The American Red Cross, North Myrtle Beach Humane Society, Community Kitchen, and a women's/children's shelter. They did everything from landscaping and cleaning to some odd jobs that simply needed to get done.
      Alleight HUB Southeast officesparticipated in "HUB Gives" day, where all employeeswere out ofthe office, working at local charities for the day. It took place Friday, July 25 at various locations throughout he Horry County community. About 20 workers in all volunteered at The American Red Cross, North Myrtle Beach Humane Society, Community Kitchen, and a women's/children's shelter. They did everything from landscaping and cleaning to some odd jobs that simply needed to get done.
    • North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

      North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:32:40 GMT
      The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation.
      The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation.
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    • 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic in Florence

      21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic in Florence

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:54:06 GMT
      Make plans now to join us for the 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show, Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the Florence Civic Center. NEW EXPO HOURS: Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, Much More! This year's special guest for all three days w...
      Make plans now to join us for the 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show, Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the Florence Civic Center. NEW EXPO HOURS: Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, Much More! This year's special guest for all three days w...
    • 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...
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    • 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

      'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:28:37 GMT
      Andrea Miller shot and killedAndrea Miller shot and killed
      Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
      Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
    • 10 Top U.S. ice cream parlors according to TripAdvisor

      10 Top U.S. ice cream parlors according to TripAdvisor

      Friday, July 25 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:51:20 GMT
      TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 10 top ice cream parlors in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from the TripAdvisor community of millions of travelers.10 Top U.S. Ice Cream Parlors1. Island Creamery Chincoteague Island, Virginia (868 reviews, 5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)Since 1975, this island "sweetery" has been serving decadent varieties of homemade i...
      TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 10 top ice cream parlors in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from the TripAdvisor community of millions of travelers.10 Top U.S. Ice Cream Parlors1. Island Creamery Chincoteague Island, Virginia (868 reviews, 5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)Since 1975, this island "sweetery" has been serving decadent varieties of homemade i...
    • Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

      Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:18:24 GMT
      An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
      An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
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    • Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 children

      Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 children

      Friday, July 25 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:10:32 GMT
      Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two...
      Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said....
    • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

      Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:56:06 GMT
      A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.
      A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.
    • Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name

      Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:23:40 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 fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll...
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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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    • Intense alligator battle caught on camera

      Intense alligator battle caught on camera

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:21:05 GMT
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
    • Pickup truck flips in injury crash in North Myrtle Beach

      Pickup truck flips in injury crash in North Myrtle Beach

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:29:58 GMT
      Photo by Steve Korioth/WBTWPhoto by Steve Korioth/WBTW
      Authorities have responded to a serious crash in North Myrtle Beach. The crash with injuries was reported just after 6 pm on US 17 near the Tanger Outlets. The incident, in which a pickup truck flipped upside down, is just north of the shopping outlet and where SC 22 joins
      Authorities have responded to a serious crash in North Myrtle Beach. The crash with injuries was reported just after 6 pm on US 17 near the Tanger Outlets. The incident, in which a pickup truck flipped upside down, is just north of the shopping outlet and where SC 22 joins
    • 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,
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