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    Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

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    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia. More>>

    New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    Developers are working to create a new shopping area for the Grand Strand. Allison Hardin, a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach, said if approved and built, it would be located on the corner of 17 bypass and Farrow Parkway. But Hardin said she doesn’t just want this to be another retail area. She said she wants residents to be able to go to this space to run everyday errands. Hardin said the anchor store will lik... More>>

    Amber Alert for toddler girl after infant sister found dead

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    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continue to search for her sibling, which may be traveling in a vehicle with Georgia plates More>>

    Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

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    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey More>>

    2nd horse carriage crash in 8 days in coastal town -- this time in Charleston

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    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. The crash comes just over a week after six people in a Savannah horse carriage More>>

    Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement Video included

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    The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou... More>>

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

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    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."... More>>

    Fact Check: Haley ads on jobs and economic development

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    By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development. One ad is called “On the Move,” and features the governor saying, “When I came into office, our state was hurting. Fixing our economy was my number one job.” Claim: “The Nikki Haley Jobs Record: Fastest growing economy on the East Coast.” True. However the state is actually tied for fastest-growing economy on the East Coast. Ac... More>>

    8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

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    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot... More>>

    DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location Video included

    Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps
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    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th... More>>

    Socastee Special Education Teacher up for SC Teacher of the Year Wednesday

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    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year,travels to Columbia Wednesdayfor the South Carolina Teacher of the Year gala where the winner will be announced. Ainsworth is one of the topfive finalists. Ainsworth, is aspecial education teacher at Socastee High School. All the finalists went through personal interviews with a seven-member state selection committee. She and other finalists were selected from 81 school districts, the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blin... More>>

    SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen... More>>

    Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

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    In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy. More>>

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    • Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

      Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:25:36 GMT
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      Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
      Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
    • Conway man dies from injuries suffered in crash earlier this month

      Conway man dies from injuries suffered in crash earlier this month

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:43:21 GMT
      A Conway man died earlier this week from injuries he suffered in a crash on April 9 in Horry County, officials said. Benny L. Cannon, age 56, died on Monday at Grand Strand Regional Hospital after a crash
      A Conway man died earlier this week from injuries he suffered in a crash on April 9 in Horry County, officials said. Benny L. Cannon, age 56, died on Monday at Grand Strand Regional Hospital after a crash
    • New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach

      New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:22:09 GMT
      Developers are working to create a new shopping area for the Grand Strand. Allison Hardin, a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach, said if approved and built, it would be located on the corner of 17 bypass and Farrow Parkway.
      Developers are working to create a new shopping area for the Grand Strand. Allison Hardin, a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach, said if approved and built, it would be located on the corner of 17 bypass and Farrow Parkway. But Hardin said she doesn’t just want this to be another retail area. She said she wants residents to be able to go to this space to run everyday errands. Hardin said the anchor store will lik...
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    • Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

      Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:47:14 GMT
      For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
      For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
    • Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Darlington County Library System

      Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Darlington County Library System

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:13:46 GMT
      Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution,
      Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution,
    • Civil War 150th Anniversary exhibit and programs at the Darlington County Library System

      Civil War 150th Anniversary exhibit and programs at the Darlington County Library System

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:02:37 GMT
      Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution, or the War of Northern Aggression, what cannot be denied is that it fundamentally changed the course of the nation’s future and its effects are still being felt today. The Darlington County Library System received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National Endo...
      Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution, or the War of Northern Aggression, what cannot be denied is that it fundamentally changed the course of the nation’s future and its effects are still being felt today. The Darlington County Library System received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National Endo...
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    • Swinney responds to group over faith

      Swinney responds to group over faith

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:29:37 GMT
      By Fred Cunningham (WSPA)Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program."Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.The Freedom From Religion Foundationsent a formal complaintto Clemson University last week claiming Swinney and team chaplain James Trapp violate those rights. The group said it's inappropriate for the publicly-paid...
      By Fred Cunningham (WSPA)Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program."Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.The Freedom From Religion Foundationsent a formal complaintto Clemson University last week claiming Swinney and team chaplain James Trapp violate those rights. The group said it's inappropriate for the publicly-paid...
    • Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

      Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:25:36 GMT
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      Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
      Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
    • Fact Check: Haley ads on jobs and economic development

      Fact Check: Haley ads on jobs and economic development

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:33:01 GMT
      By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development. One ad is called “On the Move,” and features the governor saying, “When I came into office, our state was hurting. Fixing our economy was my number one job.” Claim: “The Nikki Haley Jobs Record: Fastest growing economy on the East Coast.” True. However the state is actually tied for fastest-growing economy on the East Coast. Ac...
      By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development. One ad is called “On the Move,” and features the governor saying, “When I came into office, our state was hurting. Fixing our economy was my number one job.” Claim: “The Nikki Haley Jobs Record: Fastest growing economy on the East Coast.” True. However the state is actually tied for fastest-growing economy on the East Coast. Ac...
    • NationalMore>>

    • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

      Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:40 GMT
      For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
      Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after...
    • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

      US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:35 GMT
      The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
      The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
    • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

      Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:04:22 GMT
      A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.
      A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.
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    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

      DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:33:04 GMT
      Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google MapsCraig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps
      Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th...
      Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th...
    • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
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