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    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

    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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    • 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...
    • Myrtle Beach Fire Department holds fire extinguisher demonstration

      Myrtle Beach Fire Department holds fire extinguisher demonstration

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:38:21 GMT
      Myrtle Beach firefighters say many people don't know how to properly use a fire extinguisher. So, Wednesday, using a state-of-the-art simulator, firefighters showed hotel employees how to use an extinguisher in an emergency situation. "Stuff like this is good for us to come in and actually teach the staff as far as extinguisher training and knowing what to tell their patrons that come in to keep them safe over the summer," said Christian Sliker with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. As you...
      Myrtle Beach firefighters say many people don't know how to properly use a fire extinguisher. So, Wednesday, using a state-of-the-art simulator, firefighters showed hotel employees how to use an extinguisher in an emergency situation. "Stuff like this is good for us to come in and actually teach the staff as far as extinguisher training and knowing what to tell their patrons that come in to keep them safe over the summer," said Christian Sliker with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. As you...
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    • 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...
    • Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

      Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:18:54 GMT
      (r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.(r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.
      The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
      The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
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    • 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...
    • Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

      Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:28:52 GMT
      By The Associated Press Dozens of South Carolina veterans have gathered at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military. Groups such as the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America were represented, among other. Retired Army Col. David Lobb of the Military Officers Association says there are bills before lawmakers that would help ve...
      By The Associated Press Dozens of South Carolina veterans have gathered at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military. Groups such as the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America were represented, among other. Retired Army Col. David Lobb of the Military Officers Association says there are bills before lawmakers that would help ve...
    • No parole for Ex-Carolina Investors exec Sheppard

      No parole for Ex-Carolina Investors exec Sheppard

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:27:15 GMT
      By The Associated Press State parole officials have rejected a request for early release from prison for former HomeGold executive Ronnie Sheppard. A three-member panel of the parole board voted unanimously Wednesday against releasing Sheppard, whose lawyers argued that he needs outside medical care because of a recent heart surgery. Sheppard is serving a 20-year sentence for securities fraud, conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretenses for his role in the 2003 collapse of HomeGol...
      By The Associated Press State parole officials have rejected a request for early release from prison for former HomeGold executive Ronnie Sheppard. A three-member panel of the parole board voted unanimously Wednesday against releasing Sheppard, whose lawyers argued that he needs outside medical care because of a recent heart surgery. Sheppard is serving a 20-year sentence for securities fraud, conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretenses for his role in the 2003 collapse of HomeGol...
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    • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

      Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:34 GMT
      A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to support it.
      Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
    • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

      Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:21 GMT
      Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
      Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
    • Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

      Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:14:35 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...
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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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