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    Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards... More>>

    Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

    Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children. Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.
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    Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin... More>>

    Emergency landing in SC for Allegiant passengers

    Emergency landing at Greeneville-Spartanburg airport. Emergency landing at Greeneville-Spartanburg airport.
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    Allegiant Air flight 683, scheduled from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Orlando-Sanford Sunday, experienced a cabin pressurization issue approximately two hours after take off. The pilots landed the aircraft at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport. The oxygen masks were dispensed for passengers but no reports of any injuries. Passengers were rebooked on flights and given overnight hotel accommodation. More>>

    Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

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    Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84... More>>

    Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer Video included

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    Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random... More>>

    Hard work and "sweat" help to restore Rosenwald Elementary-Middle school's playground Video included

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    Saturday's are usually designated as a day spent doing yard work.It's an all day task, dreaded by most when it rolls around.However, for some folks in Darlington County on Saturday they may have had a hard time agreeing to that."How can I sit home this morning and not come when I preached to a congregation of folks last night and told them...hey the harvest is plentiful. We all got to get out there and roll up our sle... More>>

    Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

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    The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project... More>>

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    • Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:02:13 GMT
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
    • Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

      Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

      Monday, September 1 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:54:56 GMT
      Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f...
      Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f...
    • New study shows more Americans working longer hours

      New study shows more Americans working longer hours

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:51:40 GMT
      A new Gallup survey shows more Americans work longer than the average 40-hour work-week and that includes working on Labor Day.James Stegall spent his Labor Day weekend doing what he loves most. He's a co-owner at Island Adventure Watersports in Myrtle Beach. He said he wanted to make a mark on the community his first summer season in business.“Any of our days that are hot and the phones are ringing we want to be here...
      A new Gallup survey shows more Americans work longer than the average 40-hour work-week and that includes working on Labor Day.James Stegall spent his Labor Day weekend doing what he loves most. He's a co-owner at Island Adventure Watersports in Myrtle Beach. He said he wanted to make a mark on the community his first summer season in business.“Any of our days that are hot and the phones are ringing we want to be here...
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    • Cathedral Bible College founder to plead guilty to federal charges

      Cathedral Bible College founder to plead guilty to federal charges

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:46:17 GMT
      Reginald Wayne Miller, Courtesy: Florence County Sheriff's OfficeReginald Wayne Miller, Courtesy: Florence County Sheriff's Office
      FLORENCE (WBTW) - The founder of Cathedral Bible College, now located in Marion, is expected to plead guilty to multiple federal charges that could send him to prison.The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reports Reginald Wayne Miller, who has been in jail since his arrest in the spring, has agreed to plead guilty to four charges related to allegations he forced international students at the college to perform labor for little or no pay under threat he would deport them.Miller is at J. Reuben Long Dete...
      FLORENCE (WBTW) - The founder of Cathedral Bible College, now located in Marion, is expected to plead guilty to multiple federal charges that could send him to prison.The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reports Reginald Wayne Miller, who has been in jail since his arrest in the spring, has agreed to plead guilty to four charges related to allegations he forced international students at the college to perform labor for little or no pay under threat he would deport them.Miller is at J. Reuben Long Dete...
    • Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

      Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:38:46 GMT
      Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle. Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle.
      Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet.
      Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet.
    • Olive Garden delivers food to police, fire, and hospital staff this Labor Day

      Olive Garden delivers food to police, fire, and hospital staff this Labor Day

      Monday, September 1 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:03:29 GMT
      Olive Garden in Florence delivers food to police officers working this Labor Day.Olive Garden in Florence delivers food to police officers working this Labor Day.
      Olive Garden is celebrating its 13th consecutive year of delivering lunches on Labor Day in local communities. This year, more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve special lunches to honor firefighters, police officers and hospital staff who serve their communities every day. Olive Garden's Labor Day lunch deliveries represent the ongoing commitment local restaurant teams have to serving their local communities.Several Olive Garden restaurants in our area took p...
      Olive Garden is celebrating its 13th consecutive year of delivering lunches on Labor Day in local communities. This year, more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve special lunches to honor firefighters, police officers and hospital staff who serve their communities every day. Olive Garden's Labor Day lunch deliveries represent the ongoing commitment local restaurant teams have to serving their local communities.Several Olive Garden restaurants in our area took p...
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    • Michael Brown forum at Duke stirs emotions

      Michael Brown forum at Duke stirs emotions

      Monday, September 1 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:54:34 GMT
      Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
      Duke University professors lead a panel discussion about race, the role of police and how social media coverage of street protests in Ferguson Missouri shaped the Michael Brown shooting death story.
      Duke University professors lead a panel discussion about race, the role of police and how social media coverage of street protests in Ferguson Missouri shaped the Michael Brown shooting death story.
    • Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC

      Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC

      Monday, September 1 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:38:24 GMT
      Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
      Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
    • Carfax reports may not tell the whole story

      Carfax reports may not tell the whole story

      Monday, September 1 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:14:27 GMT
      By Diane Lee (WSPA)Of all the calls we get, one of the most common complaints is from people who buy a used car only to find out it's a lemon.Some learn the hard way car reports don't always tell the whole story. There are some key steps you can take to make sure you don't drive off with a clunker.18-year-old Josh Holmes has been saving for a year to buy a car he could drive to college."Saw this, fell in love with it. Asked if anything was wrong. We were told no."From the tone of his voice, y...
      By Diane Lee (WSPA)Of all the calls we get, one of the most common complaints is from people who buy a used car only to find out it's a lemon.Some learn the hard way car reports don't always tell the whole story. There are some key steps you can take to make sure you don't drive off with a clunker.18-year-old Josh Holmes has been saving for a year to buy a car he could drive to college."Saw this, fell in love with it. Asked if anything was wrong. We were told no."From the tone of his voice, y...
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    • Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

      Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:31:51 GMT
      The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph...
      The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55...
    • Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

      Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:31:30 GMT
      Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
      Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.
    • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

      Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:11:09 GMT
      Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
      Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
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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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    • Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

      Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

      Friday, August 29 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:02:37 GMT
      Twitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on TwitterTwitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on Twitter
      Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
      Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
    • Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

      Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

      Monday, September 1 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:46:21 GMT
      Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.
      Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
      Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
    • Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:02:13 GMT
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
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