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    Hot and humid Monday, severe storms possible

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    Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat... More>>

    SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
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    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting... More>>

    Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

    Tracy Cox Tracy Cox
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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ... More>>

    NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h... More>>

    Surfing zones expanded in North Myrtle Beach Video included

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    Surf zones in North Myrtle Beach were expanded at a City Council meeting on July 21st. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said the zone beginning at 5th avenue North now ends at 18th avenue north. A second zone starting 300 feet north of the Cherry Grove Pier will now extend to Hog Inlet.Near the Cherry Grove Pier, Wyatt Todd teaches people of all ages how to surf. It’s a business he started with hi... More>>

    Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    Lumberton shelter plans to relocate from its "outlived" facility to a brand new building Video included

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    For those who enter the line at the Lumberton Christian Care Center and pull up a chair, they're guaranteed at least two things: hot meal and then a warm welcome."My first job when I was in school was washing dishes here and that was in 1959. I was in the 8th grade at that time,” mentioned Leroy Dixon, shelter manager.Once a hotel, for nearly 30 years the 100-year-old building has seen a lot of foot traffic, as many d... More>>

    The United Nations World food program feeds hundreds of thousands in Gaza Shelters

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    (GAZA CITY) CNN- As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinians are finding food hard to come by. One humanitarian organization's efforts to feed the battle weary in Gaza.The conflict between Hamas and Israel is entering its third week of fighting and officials say the battle weary citizens must eat.In central Gaza, officials are dispersing flour by air as volunteers begin the process of getting it to those in need.The food is the lifeline for over 160,000 Gazans at un-run shel... More>>

    SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

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    No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the... More>>

    Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo Video included

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    You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike... More>>

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    • CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

      CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:16:30 GMT
      Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ...
      Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ...
    • Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

      Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

      Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:27:17 GMT
      Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ...
      Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ...
    • Memorial service scheduled for NMB fire safety dog

      Memorial service scheduled for NMB fire safety dog

      Monday, July 28 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:17:29 GMT
      Hydro HeidiHydro Heidi
      NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will hold an August 6 memorial service for their deceased companion and fire safety canine, Hydro Heidi. They will celebrate the life of their friend, who during her lifetime taught fire safety to hundreds of kids, on August 6, 11:00 a.m., at North Myrtle Beach Fire Station 3, located at 801 33rd Avenue South. How Hydro Heidi c...
      NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will hold an August 6 memorial service for their deceased companion and fire safety canine, Hydro Heidi. They will celebrate the life of their friend, who during her lifetime taught fire safety to hundreds of kids, on August 6, 11:00 a.m., at North Myrtle Beach Fire Station 3, located at 801 33rd Avenue South. How Hydro Heidi c...
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    • Darlington car break-ins arrest

      Darlington car break-ins arrest

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:14 GMT
      Johnny Walls Johnny Walls
      The Darlington City Police Department arrested Johnny Walls, 47, and charged him Friday with two counts of breaking into motor vehicles and two counts of possession of stolen goods. The subject is accused of breaking into several cars on Law Street. Several items belonging to the victims were found in the subject's possession. The Darlington Police Department is asking residents not to leave valuables visible in their vehicle and to always lock their vehicle doors.
      The Darlington City Police Department arrested Johnny Walls, 47, and charged him Friday with two counts of breaking into motor vehicles and two counts of possession of stolen goods. The subject is accused of breaking into several cars on Law Street. Several items belonging to the victims were found in the subject's possession. The Darlington Police Department is asking residents not to leave valuables visible in their vehicle and to always lock their vehicle doors.
    • Hot and humid Monday, severe storms possible

      Hot and humid Monday, severe storms possible

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:54:10 GMT
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
      Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
    • Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo

      Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo

      Sunday, July 27 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:15:35 GMT
      You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike...
      You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike...
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    • Cleanup from tornado in TN; Sheriff's home among those destroyed

      Cleanup from tornado in TN; Sheriff's home among those destroyed

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:03:07 GMT
      Home of Claiborne County Sheriff David RayHome of Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray
      The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed.Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 mph touched down Sunday night in the community of Speedwell in Claiborne County.Communities across East Tennessee began cleaning up Monday after the powerful storms. Authorities say there were no reports of any deaths or injuries from Sunday's storms and the number of power outages contin...
      The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed.Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 mph touched down Sunday night in the community of Speedwell in Claiborne County.Communities across East Tennessee began cleaning up Monday after the powerful storms. Authorities say there were no reports of any deaths or injuries from Sunday's storms and the number of power outages contin...
    • SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

      Monday, July 28 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:45:21 GMT
      Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North CharlestonShooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
      NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
    • Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

      Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

      Monday, July 28 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:38:25 GMT
      Connie Jo PenlandConnie Jo Penland
      A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ...
      A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ...
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    • Suspect dead, marshals and cop wounded in NYC

      Suspect dead, marshals and cop wounded in NYC

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:17:55 GMT
      Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.
      Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.
    • Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

      Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:13:11 GMT
      A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
      The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled...
    • US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

      US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:12:08 GMT
      A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
      A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.
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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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    • FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

      FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

      Sunday, July 27 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:39:37 GMT
      Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
      A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...
      A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...
    • SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

      SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

      Sunday, July 27 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:45:14 GMT
      No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the...
      No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the...
    • Hundreds of dollars worth of quarters taken from car wash in the upstate

      Hundreds of dollars worth of quarters taken from car wash in the upstate

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:25 GMT
      Spartanburg Police are looking for 3 male suspects after police say they robbed a car wash Friday evening. Saturday police responded to a robbery call at Rick's Super Wash on John B. White Sr. Blvd. The owner told police that when he came in that morning he noticed that one of his coin machines was damaged and the money missing. According to reports, the owner showed the officer the surveillance footage and in that footage three white males were seen breaking into the coin machine using wires...
      Spartanburg Police are looking for 3 male suspects after police say they robbed a car wash Friday evening. Saturday police responded to a robbery call at Rick's Super Wash on John B. White Sr. Blvd. The owner told police that when he came in that morning he noticed that one of his coin machines was damaged and the money missing. According to reports, the owner showed the officer the surveillance footage and in that footage three white males were seen breaking into the coin machine using wires...
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