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    $7.5M in road, utility projects along US-17 in North Myrtle Beach

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    Two construction projects will bring an estimated $7.5 million in upgrades to a busy stretch of US-17 in Horry County.The City of North Myrtle Beach expects work to begin within the next month on an underground utility project along US-17 in front of Barefoot Landing. The project will stretch from Ocean Creek Drive to 46th Avenue South. Work to move utilities underground will cost an estimated $5 million. Kevin Blayton, with the City of North Myrtle Beach, tells News13 work onintersection imp... More>>

    Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga... More>>

    Funeral set for SC toddler hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

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    Funeral plans have been made for a toddler girl who died just a day after she was hit by a golf cart at an Aiken hospital earlier this week.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon. More>>

    Marion County drug agents: 2 busted for meth charges

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    Marion County Major Brian Wallace released the details of a drug investigation made by the Marion County Combined Drug Unit after the arrest of James Franklin Polson, 60, of Darlington and Robert Wayne Polson, 56, of Marion. They both were arrested Wednesday, August 27 at the conclusion of a two month long investigation. James Franklin Polson was arrested and booked into the Marion County Detention Center for distribution of methamphetamine. Agents say James Polson was in possession of multip... More>>

    Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

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    It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District.... More>>

    Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day Video included

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    Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a... More>>

    Possibility of outdoor shooting range in Horry County has residents at odds Video included

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    Horry County officials announced this week the Solid Waste Authority is the number one location for the possibility of an outdoor shooting range in the county.The county has researched the possibility for months and during a public safety meeting announced that Solid Waste Authority was number one based on factors like size and proximity to residents.For gun owners, the possibility of an outdoor shooting range is some... More>>

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    • $7.5M in road, utility projects along US-17 in North Myrtle Beach

      $7.5M in road, utility projects along US-17 in North Myrtle Beach

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:14:48 GMT
      Two construction projects will bring an estimated $7.5 million in upgrades to a busy stretch of US-17 in Horry County.The City of North Myrtle Beach expects work to begin within the next month on an underground utility project along US-17 in front of Barefoot Landing. The project will stretch from Ocean Creek Drive to 46th Avenue South. Work to move utilities underground will cost an estimated $5 million. Kevin Blayton, with the City of North Myrtle Beach, tells News13 work onintersection imp...
      Two construction projects will bring an estimated $7.5 million in upgrades to a busy stretch of US-17 in Horry County.The City of North Myrtle Beach expects work to begin within the next month on an underground utility project along US-17 in front of Barefoot Landing. The project will stretch from Ocean Creek Drive to 46th Avenue South. Work to move utilities underground will cost an estimated $5 million. Kevin Blayton, with the City of North Myrtle Beach, tells News13 work onintersection imp...
    • Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County

      Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:36:24 GMT
      It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the...
      It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the...
    • Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

      Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

      Thursday, August 28 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:41:43 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga...
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    • Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

      Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

      Thursday, August 28 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:31:25 GMT
      It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District....
      It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District....
    • Florence County gets a Miracle League team

      Florence County gets a Miracle League team

      Thursday, August 28 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:54:48 GMT
      Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to...
      Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to...
    • West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

      West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

      Thursday, August 28 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:03:31 GMT
      The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
      The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
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    • Sheheen aims more attacks against Gov. Haley over DSS, Welfare to Work

      Sheheen aims more attacks against Gov. Haley over DSS, Welfare to Work

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:20:46 GMT
      By Robert KittleDemocratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs."Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia. “They just don't add up, and yet they continue to pile lie upon lie."In one of her campaign ads, Haley says more than 20,000 people have moved off of welfare to wo...
      By Robert KittleDemocratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs."Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia. “They just don't add up, and yet they continue to pile lie upon lie."In one of her campaign ads, Haley says more than 20,000 people have moved off of welfare to wo...
    • Police explain shady holes in walls inside Va. adult novelty store

      Police explain shady holes in walls inside Va. adult novelty store

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:12:57 GMT
      The adult novelty storeThe adult novelty store
      Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs.Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high
      Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs.Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high
    • $10,000 reward for trio who stole 18 guns from SC gun shop

      $10,000 reward for trio who stole 18 guns from SC gun shop

      Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:35 GMT
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      Greer Police say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is joining other organizations in offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for theft of firearms from a store in Greer in July.
      Greer Police say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is joining other organizations in offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for theft of firearms from a store in Greer in July.
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    • APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

      APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:39:11 GMT
      Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett,...
      Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the...
    • Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

      Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:19:52 GMT
      Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.
      The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal...
    • Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

      Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:09:08 GMT
      A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the...
      A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history...
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    • Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:30:53 GMT
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
    • McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

      McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

      Monday, August 25 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:41:49 GMT
      The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
      The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
    • Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:40:48 GMT
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
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    • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

      Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:49:11 GMT
      The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
      The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
    • Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

      Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:18 GMT
      Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, Colorado, are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign.
      Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.
    • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

      Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:17 GMT
      For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
      For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
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    • Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:00:20 GMT
      Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
      Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
    • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
      Virginia GilliamVirginia Gilliam
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
      A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
    • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
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      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
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