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    Heat advisory for Grand Strand and Pee Dee Thursday

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    It's going to be dangerously hot in eastern South Carolina.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the southeastern part of the state from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.The advisory is in effect in Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Hampton, and Jasper counties.Forecasters say heat index values will range from 105 to 110 degrees.A heat advisory is also in effect in the northeastern part of the state from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday. That advisory affect... More>>

    American doctor with Ebola being discharged after reportedly recovering

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    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly has recovered.A news release from Emory University Hospital didn't say when the two would be discharged or if it had already happened. A spokeswoman said more details will be given at the Thursday morni... More>>

    Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

    On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway. On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway.
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C... More>>

    Business owner says Myrtle Beach fire inspection fees are too high Video included

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    The City of Myrtle Beach continues its new policy of charging a fee for fire inspections. Some business owners call the price tag too high.At the Sea Palms Motel, Karen Mitchell can be found walking between her four buildings. She said fire safety is a priority for her business.“The fire inspection guys are great we have no problem they have always done well by us and everything else we've never had any problems it wa... More>>

    Hope Health breaks ground on $16 million downtown facility in Florence

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    Hope Health broke ground Wednesday, on what will soon be a new downtown medical center in Florence.The site will go up near the intersection of Darlington and Irby streets, where a landfill once stood, and will change a former community eyesore into a thriving medical clinic.Thenearly $16 million medical clinic will help to address booming numbers of people in the Pee Dee, in need of affordable health care.When Lloyd Paige became ill nearly four years ago, the first place he turned, was a lit... More>>

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    • Man injured during Memorial Day motel shootings now arrested

      Man injured during Memorial Day motel shootings now arrested

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:58:38 GMT
      Photo of the deadly shooting scene May 2014Photo of the deadly shooting scene May 2014
      Keith Williams, 24, from Lincolnville, South Carolina was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police on a stolen gun charge. Capt. David Knipes said Williams was actually a victim and was shot during the violence that erupted Memorial Day weekend at 104 N. Ocean Boulevard at the Bermuda Sands motel. Knipes said Williams had the gun in his possession which turned out to be stolen. That gun was NOT used in the murdersof three people that weekend at the motel. Williams is currently at the Myrtle Beach jail...
      Keith Williams, 24, from Lincolnville, South Carolina was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police on a stolen gun charge. Capt. David Knipes said Williams was actually a victim and was shot during the violence that erupted Memorial Day weekend at 104 N. Ocean Boulevard at the Bermuda Sands motel. Knipes said Williams had the gun in his possession which turned out to be stolen. That gun was NOT used in the murdersof three people that weekend at the motel. Williams is currently at the Myrtle Beach jail...
    • Myrtle Beach Branch of the NAACP will meet to discuss Memorial Day weekend violence

      Myrtle Beach Branch of the NAACP will meet to discuss Memorial Day weekend violence

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:49:16 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Thursday morning leaders with the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the NAACP will meet to discuss the violence during the Memorial Day Weekend.This follows a City Council meeting earlier this week that addressed ways to better manage the holiday weekend next year. Mayor John Rhodes said city council would reach out to other areas that have dealt with similar issues.The violence during Memorial Day weekend has been the talk among leaders across the Grand Strand and even got t...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Thursday morning leaders with the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the NAACP will meet to discuss the violence during the Memorial Day Weekend.This follows a City Council meeting earlier this week that addressed ways to better manage the holiday weekend next year. Mayor John Rhodes said city council would reach out to other areas that have dealt with similar issues.The violence during Memorial Day weekend has been the talk among leaders across the Grand Strand and even got t...
    • New intersection on frontage road in Horry County causes confusion

      New intersection on frontage road in Horry County causes confusion

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:45:35 GMT
      Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection.The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drivers are failing to come to a complete stop, which is making for dangerously close calls out ont he road.Sandy Rhodes frequents the area and said people who drive through the intersection regularly aren't used to stopping."Pe...
      Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection.The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drivers are failing to come to a complete stop, which is making for dangerously close calls out ont he road.Sandy Rhodes frequents the area and said people who drive through the intersection regularly aren't used to stopping."Pe...
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    • Hope Health breaks ground on $16 million downtown facility in Florence

      Hope Health breaks ground on $16 million downtown facility in Florence

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:13:15 GMT
      Hope Health broke ground Wednesday, on what will soon be a new downtown medical center in Florence.The site will go up near the intersection of Darlington and Irby streets, where a landfill once stood, and will change a former community eyesore into a thriving medical clinic.Thenearly $16 million medical clinic will help to address booming numbers of people in the Pee Dee, in need of affordable health care.When Lloyd Paige became ill nearly four years ago, the first place he turned, was a lit...
      Hope Health broke ground Wednesday, on what will soon be a new downtown medical center in Florence.The site will go up near the intersection of Darlington and Irby streets, where a landfill once stood, and will change a former community eyesore into a thriving medical clinic.Thenearly $16 million medical clinic will help to address booming numbers of people in the Pee Dee, in need of affordable health care.When Lloyd Paige became ill nearly four years ago, the first place he turned, was a lit...
    • Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:54:40 GMT
      Mary BlackwellMary Blackwell
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
    • Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

      Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:46:10 GMT
      On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway.On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway.
      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C...
      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C...
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    • American doctor with Ebola being discharged after reportedly recovering

      American doctor with Ebola being discharged after reportedly recovering

      Thursday, August 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:41:10 GMT
      The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly has recovered.A news release from Emory University Hospital didn't say when the two would be discharged or if it had already happened. A spokeswoman said more details will be given at the Thursday morni...
      The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly has recovered.A news release from Emory University Hospital didn't say when the two would be discharged or if it had already happened. A spokeswoman said more details will be given at the Thursday morni...
    • Apex Tool Group to expand Sumter County employment

      Apex Tool Group to expand Sumter County employment

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:24:07 GMT
      Apex Tool Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands, is expanding its Sumter County workforce, adding between 150 and 200 jobs by the end of 2015.Apex Tool Group, headquartered in Sparks, Md., is one of the largest manufacturers of professional power and hand tools in the world, serving the vehicle assembly and maintenance, industrial, aerospace, electronics, construction and ...
      Apex Tool Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands, is expanding its Sumter County workforce, adding between 150 and 200 jobs by the end of 2015.Apex Tool Group, headquartered in Sparks, Md., is one of the largest manufacturers of professional power and hand tools in the world, serving the vehicle assembly and maintenance, industrial, aerospace, electronics, construction and ...
    • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

      Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:14:41 GMT
      Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.'s offer and determined it wasn't likely to be completed on the terms proposed.On Monday Dollar General - the nation's biggest dollar-store chain - offered about $8.95 billion for Family Doll...
      Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.'s offer and determined it wasn't likely to be completed on the terms proposed.On Monday Dollar General - the nation's biggest dollar-store chain - offered about $8.95 billion for Family Doll...
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    • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

      Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

      Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:55:26 GMT
      A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.
      A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.
    • 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

      2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

      Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:55:21 GMT
      The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
      After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
    • Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial

      Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial

      Thursday, August 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:45:10 GMT
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says tension in his marriage was fueled in part by his wife's difficulty dealing with her staff.
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    • Horry County Police Department raises money for the Special Olympics

      Horry County Police Department raises money for the Special Olympics

      Thursday, August 14 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:20:32 GMT
      Horry County Police hosted its annual fundraiser Thursday to raise money for the Special Olympics.The three-day campaign started Thursday with a donut-eating contest.All competitors had five minutes to knock back some Krispy Kreme donuts.Whoever ate the most won!The winner is Cody Burroughs with the Horry County Police Department. He ate 12 donuts in just over 3 minutes. Anyone who donates $20 will get a 2014 law enforcement torch run t-shirt.
      Horry County Police hosted its annual fundraiser Thursday to raise money for the Special Olympics.The three-day campaign started Thursday with a donut-eating contest.All competitors had five minutes to knock back some Krispy Kreme donuts.Whoever ate the most won!The winner is Cody Burroughs with the Horry County Police Department. He ate 12 donuts in just over 3 minutes. Anyone who donates $20 will get a 2014 law enforcement torch run t-shirt.
    • Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network

      Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network

      Thursday, August 14 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:19:11 GMT
      Dairy Queen donated at least $1 from every Blizzard it sold Thursday to the Children's Miracle Network to help sick children in the area.For 30 years, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for CMN.Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
      Dairy Queen donated at least $1 from every Blizzard it sold Thursday to the Children's Miracle Network to help sick children in the area.For 30 years, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for CMN.Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
    • Man with ALS thankful for those taking the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

      Man with ALS thankful for those taking the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

      Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:49:36 GMT
      A big movement across social media platforms has prompted big donations for ALS research. The ice bucket challengeis helpingthose with Lou Gehrig's Disease.Thousands of people are pouring ice water on themselves and challenging others to do the same.  ...
      A big movement across social media platforms has prompted big donations for ALS research. The ice bucket challengeis helpingthose with Lou Gehrig's Disease.Thousands of people are pouring ice water on themselves and challenging others to do the same.  ...
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    • Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:54:40 GMT
      Mary BlackwellMary Blackwell
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
    • Student reportedly suspended for saying "Bless you"

      Student reportedly suspended for saying "Bless you"

      Thursday, August 21 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:18:58 GMT
      A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church."She said that we're not going to have godly speaking in her class and that's when I said we have a constitutional right," said Turner.Turner says when she defended her actions, she was...
      A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church."She said that we're not going to have godly speaking in her class and that's when I said we have a constitutional right," said Turner.Turner says when she defended her actions, she was...
    • Beer recall because of possible glass particles in bottle

      Beer recall because of possible glass particles in bottle

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:23:38 GMT
      Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The voluntary recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below. This recall comes after routine inspections in the company's quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could ...
      Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The voluntary recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below. This recall comes after routine inspections in the company's quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could ...
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