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    Over 800 sign petition to make Conway smoke-free indoors Video included

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    On Monday, the wellness council for South Carolina approached the City of Conway to draft an ordinance to make the city smoke-free indoors.Dr. Daniel Falk and his wife Kristi discussed their "Breath Clean Conway" campaign on Tuesday.
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    Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

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    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting. More>>

    3rd suspect nabbed in Memorial Day shooting in Myrtle Beach

    A still image from video at the hotel the night of the shooting.. A still image from video at the hotel the night of the shooting..
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    A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened at the Fountainbleau Inn in Myrtle Beach over the Memorial Day weekend, Myrtle Beach Police confirmed Tuesday.Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police said that Tristan Datre Payne, age 24,
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    Andrews man dies when tree falls on fishing boat

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    A man from Georgetown County died while he was fishing in the Lamberttown community Tuesday morning, the South Strand News reported. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident that
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    Baby found in house as SC trio charged with making meth

    Michael, Varner and Tiffany Steinbrecker.. Michael, Varner and Tiffany Steinbrecker..
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    Three people are behind bars after being arrested by Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies on meth charges.Deputies say they arrested the suspects at a home in the 500 block of McCrystal Circle in Moncks Corner following an investigation. More>>

    Patient info stolen in hacker attack, several Pee Dee hospitals impacted Video included

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    FLORENCE (WBTW) - Hospital operator Community Health Systems says a cyber attack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. That may impact patients and families in the Eastern Carolinas. The Franklin, Tennessee, company says no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But Community says the attack did bypass... More>>

    Friends remember Pee Dee paramedic found in Lake Marion Video included

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    Search teams found a Pee Dee man dead on Lake Marion over the weekend.The Claredon County coroner's office says crews found the body of 29-year-old Jeffery Brigman around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.He disappeared Friday night while on the lake with his family. Brigman worked at Carolina Medcare as a paramedic in Florence.However, for many of Brigman's friends his loss was a tough pill to swallow."I've loved him for a long time.... More>>

    Ex-solicitor's office worker exposed private parts at Florence mall several times, deputies say

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    A Florence man has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his private parts several times at a local mall.Mark Andrews Manning, age 54, of Florence was arrested by In More>>

    Myrtle Beach City officials plan for next year's Memorial Day Weekend Video included

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    Monday, Myrtle Beach City Council held a private session to discuss plans for next year's Memorial Day Weekend after the shootings and murders that occurred this year.Three months ago, several shootings and murders left Myrtle Beach residents and tourists demanding change from city officials.Many believed the shootings stemmed from Atlantic Beach's Memorial Day Bike Fest. Governor Nikki Haley even called for an end to... More>>

    Storm knocks out power for 3200 customers near Socastee

    Photo by taken Eric Lemons by his daughter from car heading south on 17 Bypass Photo by taken Eric Lemons by his daughter from car heading south on 17 Bypass
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    There were numerous power outages reported in the Socastee area after a storm moved through the area on Monday evening. More than 1600 customers were affected by several power outages in the area north of US 17 Bypass and SC 544, according to Santee Cooper.
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    Brazen 'sliding' thieves targeting cars at SC gas pumps, sheriff warns

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    It's a crime of opportunity cops call "sliding." Thieves are targeting unsuspecting motorists while they are pumping gas -- and it only takes seconds.It's a trend that's on the rise nationwide.Imagine you are getting out of your car to pump gas, leaving your door unlocked. More>>

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    • Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

      Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:30 GMT
      The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North CharlestonThe single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston
      A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
      A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
    • Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

      Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:26:05 GMT
      A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
      A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
    • Over 800 sign petition to make Conway smoke-free indoors

      Over 800 sign petition to make Conway smoke-free indoors

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:49:00 GMT
      On Monday, the wellness council for South Carolina approached the City of Conway to draft an ordinance to make the city smoke-free indoors.Dr. Daniel Falk and his wife Kristi discussed their "Breath Clean Conway" campaign on Tuesday.
      On Monday, the wellness council for South Carolina approached the City of Conway to draft an ordinance to make the city smoke-free indoors.Dr. Daniel Falk and his wife Kristi discussed their "Breath Clean Conway" campaign on Tuesday.
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    • Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

      Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:30 GMT
      The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North CharlestonThe single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston
      A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
      A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
    • News13 anchors share their "Back-To-School" photos

      News13 anchors share their "Back-To-School" photos

      MYRTLE BEACH, SC - News13 news anchors and morning reporter Jonee Lewis shared some of their finest "back-to-school" photos when they were kids. We thank them for sharing these pictures and hope you and your children like them as well!
      MYRTLE BEACH, SC - News13 news anchors and morning reporter Jonee Lewis shared some of their finest "back-to-school" photos when they were kids. We thank them for sharing these pictures and hope you and your children like them as well!
    • Walmart Neighborhood market to open in Florence in 2015

      Walmart Neighborhood market to open in Florence in 2015

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:02:57 GMT
      A Walmart Neighborhood Market is planned for Florence.According to Amanda Henneberg, Walmart Spokesperson, the market will be located at the corner of Second Loop Rd. and South Cashua Drive.The new market will be approximately 41,000 square feet, and will likely employ 95 associates. The store is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the beginning of 2015."We are excited to bring our Neighborhood Market store to Florence and provide our customers there the benefits of a Wal...
      A Walmart Neighborhood Market is planned for Florence.According to Amanda Henneberg, Walmart Spokesperson, the market will be located at the corner of Second Loop Rd. and South Cashua Drive.The new market will be approximately 41,000 square feet, and will likely employ 95 associates. The store is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the beginning of 2015."We are excited to bring our Neighborhood Market store to Florence and provide our customers there the benefits of a Wal...
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    • Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

      Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:30 GMT
      The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North CharlestonThe single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston
      A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
      A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
    • Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:42:19 GMT
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      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
    • Man dies in fall from rocks minutes after girlfriend accepts marriage proposal

      Man dies in fall from rocks minutes after girlfriend accepts marriage proposal

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:54:04 GMT
      Dial and Parker in a Facebook photoDial and Parker in a Facebook photo
      A California man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.36-year old Brad Parker, a veteran rock climber and Sebastopol, Calif. resident was killed after falling from a climb along Matthes Crest
      A California man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.36-year old Brad Parker, a veteran rock climber and Sebastopol, Calif. resident was killed after falling from a climb along Matthes Crest
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    • Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

      Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:46:47 GMT
      A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.
      Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan held a lead in early primary returns in the fight to be the Republican candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.
    • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:44:22 GMT
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people...
    • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

      Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:35:59 GMT
      The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
      Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes...
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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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    • Brazen 'sliding' thieves targeting cars at SC gas pumps, sheriff warns

      Brazen 'sliding' thieves targeting cars at SC gas pumps, sheriff warns

      Monday, August 18 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:34:12 GMT
      It's a crime of opportunity cops call "sliding." Thieves are targeting unsuspecting motorists while they are pumping gas -- and it only takes seconds.It's a trend that's on the rise nationwide.Imagine you are getting out of your car to pump gas, leaving your door unlocked.
      It's a crime of opportunity cops call "sliding." Thieves are targeting unsuspecting motorists while they are pumping gas -- and it only takes seconds.It's a trend that's on the rise nationwide.Imagine you are getting out of your car to pump gas, leaving your door unlocked.
    • Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager is ejected from game -- then freaks out

      Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager is ejected from game -- then freaks out

      Monday, August 18 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:43:35 GMT
      The Myrtle Beach Pelicans made headlines over the weekend... not because of their play on the field.. but because of what Manager Joe Mikulik did during a game against the Salem Red Sox.It came down to a play at the plate and apparently Mikulik didn't agree with the call.
      The Myrtle Beach Pelicans made headlines over the weekend... not because of their play on the field.. but because of what Manager Joe Mikulik did during a game against the Salem Red Sox.It came down to a play at the plate and apparently Mikulik didn't agree with the call.
    • Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

      Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

      Monday, August 11 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:02:44 GMT
      An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.
      A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
      A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
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