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Trio reels in 800+ lb mega mako shark that barely fits in pickup truck

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Normally when you do a story about a shark you do a stand-up on the beach but not this time.  See these fishermen don't want to tell me where their fishing hole is.  It's not just to protect their spot More>>

Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired Video included

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Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands. More>>

SC boy bikes from Upstate to coast, raising $62,000 for charity

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Thursday, Scotty Parker, an ambitious 10-year-old from Hanahan, rode his bike through the gates at Water Missions International, a non-profit that builds water purification systems around the world that More>>

Boater charged in death of young woman who hit head on low bridge

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Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked More>>

Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

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The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two More>>

Multi-million dollar boat landing project enters second phase

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The second phase of a multi-million dollar boat landing complex near Highway 17 Bypass and the Highway 22 Interchange started on Thursday. The latest element in the three-phase project aims to beautify More>>

Farmers' market reopens in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach farmers' market reopened Wednesday. It's located at the corner of Oak street and Mr. Joe White avenue in Myrtle Beach. The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables. You can pick up items More>>

Police nab SC woman who tried to run over officer

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A woman is in custody after officials say she tried to run over a loss prevention officer in Greenville after shoplifting dresses. Rosa Anjela Aguilera was picked up in Elgin, Illinois by the US Marshals More>>

Residents question why Latta mayor fired the town's first female police chief Video included

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The Mayor of the Town Of Latta fired the town's Police Chief on Tuesday. Latta town councilman Jared Taylor told us the mayor fired crystal Moore because she received 7 reprimands.. News13 More>>

United Way prepares "May Day" bags

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United Way of Horry County plans again to Make Someone's May Day. It started the program 14 years ago, delivering bags filled with necessities and gifts for the homebound in Horry County, many of them More>>

Teacher's aide pleads guilty to unlawful conduct with Horry County special needs child Video included

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An Horry County teacher's aide charged with unlawful conduct toward a child last year pleaded guilty in court Wednesday. Last April, police charged Linda Warriner after authorities said a then 5-year-old More>>

Caught on video: Intruder creeps in toddler's room, hovers over crib

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A family is grateful that their toddler was not hurt after a creepy break-in that happened while everyone was sound asleep. The incident happened back on April 5 around 5 a.m. in the 18200 block of Flint More>>

Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation Video included

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This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family More>>

Tiger Paw painted on USC field exactly a year after last incident

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University of South Carolina police are investigating after someone spray-painted the field of Williams-Brice Stadium with a Clemson Tiger logo. The vandalism happened sometime within the last day, according More>>

Myrtle Beach stores await 'shopping days' even though some are unaware Video included

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The City of Myrtle Beach Shopping Days begins Friday and runs through Sunday, April 20th. It's the second time the city has allowed businesses to take advantage of the sidewalks, in less than six months. More>>

Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the outside

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It's a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it's time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a More>>

Fake kidnapping has created real anger among parents

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Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real. Onlookers in the park watched as a minivan with More>>

Hundreds of rare plants go missing in NC, 3 people arrested

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Police in North Carolina arrested three people after hundreds of Venus Flytraps went missing. About 300 of the plants were taken from Boiling Spring Lakes. These carnivorous plants are native to only More>>

Dillon County Sheriff's office investigates body found

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The Dillon County Sheriff's office investigates a body found in Latta Wednesday. Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's office says a body was discovered on Old Ebenezer Road and Highway 501. More>>

Man hailed a hero after saving family in submerged van, police say woman drove it into river

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A woman reportedly drove her van with three teenage children inside into a river. Police say they were all rescued thanks to a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle. Joann More>>

SC man fined $525 for not paying for drink refill

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An 89 cent drink refill that went unpaid is costing a South Carolina man $525. It happened at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston. The Medical Center has signs posted saying drink More>>

SC teacher accused of sleeping with student, pleads guilty

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Carol Ann Hope, 38, of Hartsville, pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a minor. She taught in Chesterfield County but lived in Darlington County. In 2011, More>>

Surfside Beach Sisters-in-Law split $20,000 Prize

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Sisters-in-law Karen Martin and Teri D'angelo play the lottery together and share the winnings. Saturday the Surfside Beach retirees won and split $500. On their way to lunch Wednesday, the two tried More>>

Teen caught urinating in water supply; reservoir to be flushed

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The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught on tape urinating into the reservoir. The urine actually doesn't pose much of a More>>

Helicopter searching for clues in the murder of Aynor mother

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Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms SLED and Horry County Police are conducting an aerial search Thursday of the Great Pee Dee River for clues in the murder of Angie Pipkin. The SLED helicopter More>>

Second annual CINO Week planned at CCU

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This year marks the second annual CINO (Coastal is Number One) Week at Coastal Carolina University from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27. Most events are free and open to the public. CINO day is Friday, More>>

Myrtle Beach men wanted in connection with shooting

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Jarod Shirey , 17, of Myrtle Beach is wanted for attempted murder and burglary. Myrtle Beach Police say Shirey is wanted in connection with a shooting incident and a separate burglary in Myrtle Beach. More>>

Several men wanted for assault and attempted robbery in Myrtle Beach, police say

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The Myrtle Beach Police Department needs help in identifying some men captured on surveillance video. Police say they're wanted in connection with an assault and attempted robbery that occurred in the More>>

Boy who received experimental drug from NC company, released from hospital

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Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Hardy's mother More>>

Downtown Redevelopment Corp. interested in Myrtle Beach tax district Video included

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In 1999 Myrtle Beach City Council created a master plan for the downtown area. Fifteen years later the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is looking at creating a municipal improvement district or MID. More>>

Residents blame Horry County for property damage Video included

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A group of residents are blaming flooding and property damage on, what they say, is a lack of planning from Horry County Officials. Residents of Southbury Drive say a new development being construction More>>

DSS director says she won't step down, sees fixes

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The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she won't step down. Director Lillian Koller told reporters Wednesday she doesn't think her resignation is necessary and feels there More>>

Injuries reported when RV overturns on US 501

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At least one person was hurt when a recreational vehicle flipped over on US 501 in Marion County on Wednesday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in the southbound lanes of 501 near Southern More>>

Mystery of teen girls missing from 1971 is solved when car wreckage is found

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Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought More>>

Caught on video: Man taking 'selfie' near passing train gets kicked in head

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A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.We've taken the clip and broken it down frame by frame.According to Jared Michael, the More>>

Florence farmers' market reopens

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The farmers' market in Florence reopened Wednesday. It's located at 160 West Evans street in Florence The market features local farmers and artisans. They sell everything from fresh produce, meats, More>>

Honduran man gets 35 years for molesting 9-year-old Horry County girl

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A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sex crimes with a minor that stretched over the course of more than a year-long period.The trial in the case against More>>

Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

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Aerial Options, based in Mullins, S. C., announced an expansion this week which will include additional employees and a significant capital investment. The company currently employees 13 workers and More>>

HGTC 'brewing' new degree program to start in fall of 2015 Video included

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There's a new degree program brewing at Horry Georgetown Technical College. For weeks, the school has researched the pros and cons of a "Beer Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation" Associate's Degree. More>>

State treasurer Curtis Loftis named “Champion of Free Enterprise”

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" at the Free Enterprise Foundation's 8th Annual Awards Dinner on April 15, 2014. The event, held at The Citadel, featured a keynote More>>

NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

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A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested More>>

SC girl burned in meth lab fire, 4 adults facing charges

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Four were charged after a meth lab fire injured a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.Three other children were in the Lake Marion-area home during More>>

Missing boy found inside of claw toy grabbing vending machine

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A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley. Authorities said the child's mother reported her son missing from their Lincoln More>>

FCSO partners with agencies for Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness

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Florence County Sheriff's Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospitals will sponsor a series of training seminars More>>

Funeral planned for Conway dad who died in crash on US 501

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Funeral plans have been made for a Conway man who died in a crash with a dump truck on US 501 earlier this week.According to officials, the crash happened around 6:30 am Monday at Highway 501 and El Bethel More>>

Free Health Fair in Darlington April 26

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Take control of your health on Saturday, April 26, at a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at Pine Center, 310 Jessamine St., Darlington. More>>

Florence Police find body of missing doctor

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Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South More>>

Pianist Catherine Kautsky to perform at CCU

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Pianist Catherine Kautsky, professor of music at Lawrence University, will perform at Coastal Carolina University's Edwards Recital Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are More>>

Myrtle Beach shopping days returns Easter weekend

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Myrtle Beach Shopping Days makes its return to the community over Easter weekend, running from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20, 2014. Residents and visitors are encouraged to shop city businesses More>>

Boston Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

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BOSTON, MA (CNN)- Lawyers for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will appear in court Wednesday. His lawyers plan to argue that some of the charges should be dropped. Tsarnaev currently faces More>>

USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications More>>

Tent ban passes in Horry County Video included

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Tuesday, Horry County Council passed third and final reading on an ordinance banning beach tents permanently. The ban will affect the county's 14 mile stretch of beaches including areas like Garden City More>>

USC offers more tickets for Joe Biden commencement speech

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Students graduating May 9 from the University of South Carolina will have limited tickets to the ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden will be speaker at the largest graduation in the school's history. Previously, More>>

Customers sing for their supper at Hard Rock Cafe

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Tuesday was the official deadline to submit your federal income taxes. This year Hard Rock Cafe offered its own version of a tax break, offering guests who performed a complete song in front of the entire More>>

Marion Boys and Girls Club to close

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The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club decided Monday night to close its Marion location. It was housed in a building owned by the city, which had a lease with the club. But a change to the lease prompted the More>>

All clear after bomb threat at building on Clemson campus, officials say

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The public safety department of Clemson University on Tuesday afternoon announced that there was a bomb threat on campus. The threat is at the Fike Recreation Center, according to the web university's More>>

Barefoot Landing adding 10 new stores to its location in North Myrtle Beach Video included

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Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach will get 10 new stores to its location in 2014. They are IT'S SUGAR, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Hat Fanatic, M.R. ducks, My Mobile, A Silver Shack, Geneva Time Exchange, More>>

Latta Police Chief is fired, sources say Video included

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The Police Chief of the town of Latta has been fired, according to a town leader.Police Chief Crystal Moore was let go, councilman Jared Taylor told WBTW-TV on Tuesday afternoon.Moore became the department's More>>

Man pleads guilty in double shooting during robbery of Georgetown restaurant

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A man who had been mistakenly released from prison last year while being held in the shooting of 2 people during a 2011 robbery has now pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Dwaine Lamark Johnson Jr., 19, More>>

Master's champ Bubba Watson Tweets selfie from Waffle House after win

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Twitter fans shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a 'selfie' photo from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. The Waffle House selfie gained nearly 16,000 retweets and more More>>

FMU presents student academic awards

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Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. More>>

Player’s itchy palm means money

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Maybe there is something to the superstition an itchy palm means money. The Lottery's $100,000 winner from Lane was certainly scratching her palm while waiting on a check for her winnings. "I can't repeat More>>

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber recognized as small business Ally of the Year

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has named the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce the 2014 South Carolina Small Business Ally of the Year. The new Ally award honors a non-profit organization More>>

7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

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Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says More>>

Overturned truck blocks Hwy 378 near Lake City

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An overturned tractor trailer on Highway 378 just east of Lake City is causing traffic delays. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety a detour is in place and expected to last until More>>

Brunswick County man charged with murder

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has charged William Cavin Steward, 36, of Eastfield Lane in Supply, with the murder of Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins. More>>

Tips for the tax filing deadline

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Tax season opened two and a half months ago and Tuesday is the last day to file 2013 taxes without an extension. According to Samantha Slapnik, the owner of Liberty Tax Services in Carolina Forest, deadline More>>

Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers More>>

Residents concerned their roads will not make county's improvements list Video included

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Horry County is starting the process of selecting new roads in need of construction and some residents are concerned their roads will not make the cut. April 30th the Riding on a Penny tax will end. The More>>

Dept. of Corrections works on plan to fix issues in the system

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The Department of Corrections is still working out a lawsuit filed back in 2005, about the treatment of their mentally ill inmates. The Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities filed the lawsuit, More>>

Thousands attend "Monday after the Masters" in North Myrtle Beach Video included

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"Monday after the Masters" took place at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach on Monday. All ticket proceeds from "Monday after the Masters" celebrity golf tournament benefit the "Hootie More>>

Team led by Jim Furyk and Mark Bryan wins 20th annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am

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The team led PGA Tour star Jim Furyk and Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan won the 20th annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title with an 18-under par score More>>

2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

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We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort More>>

Cross burned outside SC church

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The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a cross was burned outside a Spartanburg church. Deputies say they were called out to St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road Friday. Deputies More>>

Monday After The Masters wraps up in Myrtle Beach Video included

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The 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament was held Monday at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. More>>

Owner of NC 'party mansion' guilty of tax and healthcare fraud

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The owner of a home in Raleigh that became a notorious party mansion has pleaded guilty to tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering in two separate cases in federal court, according to federal More>>

CCU to hold conference on poverty issues

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Coastal Carolina University will host a conference titled "Thinking about Poverty in Horry County" on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The conference is sponsored More>>

SC man in critical condition after incident in charity mud run

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Organizers say one participant in the Greenville Goodwill Mud Run was injured on Sunday. Shannon High is currently listed in critical condition, according GHS officials. Brad Majors of Goodwill Industries More>>

Tax day deals and discounts

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To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals. More>>

Injuries reported after horse carriage crashes with truck in Savannah

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WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. The carriage belongs to the Historic Savannah Carriage Tours company. A viewer tells WSAV that the More>>

Conway dad dies in crash with dump truck on US 501

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The Conway Police Department confirms a deadly accident around 6:20 Monday morning. More>>

Thieves posing as movers hit SC family in broad daylight, taking $3,000 in electronics

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A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3,000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said More>>

FMU’s Setzler and graduate student case study to be published

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Dr. Hubert Setzler III, Francis Marion University assistant professor of management, and FMU alum Corey Andrews, M.B.A., co-wrote the case study, "Trouble in Sherwood: Who is right Locksley or Nottingham?", More>>

Keep Darlington County Beautiful to host Great American Cleanup

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The City of Hartsville and Keep Darlington County Beautiful are again inviting volunteers to spend a morning improving Hartsville's neighborhoods by collecting trash and debris. The Great American Cleanup, More>>

SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

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Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell More>>

2 women, 3 men linked to store theft near NC island, authorities say

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Authorities in Brunswick County are trying to find a group of five people who they believe were involved in theft from a store near Holden Beach. These individuals -- two females, three males -- are considered More>>

Myrtle Beach chosen as Trip Advisor’s Top U.S. Destinations

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Myrtle Beach has been included in TripAdvisor's 2014 Top 25 Travelers' Choice U.S. Destinations. The travel review website makes its selections based on the millions of reviews it receives. Other destinations More>>

Little River drowning victim's identity released by coroner

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Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernum confirms a person drowned Saturday morning in Little River. He says HCFR received the car shortly before 9:30 a.m. The incident happened behind More>>

Horry County home destroyed by fire

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An Horry County home was completely destroyed by fire on Monday morning. The fire was first reported around 9:30 am and happened at a single-story house at 255 Ole Maple Street, which is just south of More>>

DHEC seeks public's help tracking West Nile Virus

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The S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public's help in collecting dead birds to test for this season's arrival of West Nile virus. "Anyone can help us track West Nile More>>

Incoming phone lines not working for Georgetown Sheriff

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The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office would like to notify the public that the incoming telephone lines to the sheriff's office are experiencing technical difficulties. The 911 Communication Center is More>>

EXTRA CREDIT: Socastee High School’s Jennifer Ainsworth up for South Carolina Teacher of the Year Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Socastee High School's Jennifer Ainsworth is one of five finalists for South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. She is the only teacher from Horry County up for the award. Ainsworth More>>

Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

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Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. More>>

Percussion ensemble concert to be held at CCU

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The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of percussion works, featuring both classic and contemporary music on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. More>>

Those Lost at Sea remembered in Murrells Inlet Video included

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In Murrells Inlet Sunday, one family organized a meeting at Morse Park Landing to remember their loved one lost. The landing is the site for a memorial. As the names of those lost at sea were read, Lisa More>>

Central UMC hosts annual Easter egg hunt in Lucas Park Video included

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Easter is a week away, but kids in Florence started celebrating a little early in honor of Palm Sunday. Kids hunted for Easter Eggs at Lucas Park. Central United Methodist Church and other Pee Dee More>>

Illinois man continues his passion for racing at Darlington Video included

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Imagine suiting up. Pushing the pedal to the metal of one of the self described "toughest" tracks in NASCAR. For fans still in town for this weekend's race, they got the opportunity to do so. Thanks More>>

Coroner releases victim's identification in deadly Horry County wreck

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A two-car crashed killed one person early Saturday morning. The wreck happened around 3 a.m. on Dick Pond Road near Strand Drive. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pick-up truck driving on Dick More>>

Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans Video included

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Drivers were not the only one's making pit stops this weekend, but so were fans. STP hosted its Ultra 5-in-1 pit stop event on Saturday. Race fans were randomly selected to get a free five point inspection More>>

Blood donor gets chance to become pit crew member Video included

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For some NASCAR fans, getting their hands dirty in the pits could just be a dream. It was Maureen Holt's dream, but now, It's a reality. And her name is on the hood to prove it. "it's incredible! More>>

Sunday Brunch: Myrtle Beach's Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery Video included

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Jamie, from Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery, stopped by News 13 Sunday Morning to make Huevos Rancheros with Lauren for Sunday Brunch. Johnny D's is on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. It's been open More>>

Robeson County man charged with murder after, he says, man broke into home

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The Robeson County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of Billy Ray Locklear, 33, of Ottimus Road Pembroke. On Thursday, April 10 at 8:19 p.m. deputies responded to 5240 Union Chapel Road Lumberton More>>

Murrells Inlet/Garden City crews prepare to reopen highway after gas leak

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Chief Norman Knight with Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue says crews will reopen Highway 707 and an area east of Tournament Boulevard around 6:30 Saturday night. He says a gas leak caused the highway More>>

Habitat for Humanity hosts annual bed race in Myrtle Beach Video included

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The second annual Bed Race took took place Saturday in Myrtle Beach. Teams of 5 people competed around a course at Broadway at the Beach. The event is a way to raise money and awareness for Habitat More>>

Community members walk in Myrtle Beach to raise awareness against sexual assault

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Community members met at the Market Common to raise awareness against sexual assault. This is the 2nd year the group has walked for the cause. A therapist with the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown More>>

Darlington Mayor explains impact race weekend has on city Video included

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Darlington Mayor Tony Watkins stopped by the Darlington Raceway track to give his thoughts on the impact the track has on the city, along with the atmosphere it provides. He also addressed the impact More>>

Supply man charged with attempted murder

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit has arrested a Supply man for two counts of attempted murder after firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle. William Calvin Steward, 36, of Eastfield More>>

Stormfest kicks off for 3rd year in Myrtle Beach Video included

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Join News 13 Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson, Martha Spencer, and Andrew Phillips for the 3rd annual Stormfest at Pelican Ballpark on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is free. More>>

Backgate construction won't be completed until November 2014 Video included

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Construction crews working on the Highway 17 Bypass and 707 intersection also known as the Backgate project, will need a little longer to complete the project. Lisa Bourcier, Horry County Spokesperson More>>

Kettle corn vendor expects business to "pop" during race weekend Video included

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Just feet away from where drivers will rev up their engines, vendors also look to cash in on the big weekend. T-shirts, license plates, headphones. All on sale. As folks navigate their way to the More>>

Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

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Ervin says he will immediately begin gathering signatures to be a petition candidate. More>>

New website wants your opinion of SC roads

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The group will pass your thoughts along to South Carolina state lawmakers in hopes they'll take action. More>>

Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant

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The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the More>>

NASCAR fans celebrate the infield life ahead of the big weekend races Video included

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A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more More>>

Big mystery of UFOs hovering with deer might be solved

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Could the big mystery of UFOs caught on camera above some deer finally be solved? The company that makes the game cameras says they have the answer. The images were caught on camera in a night in February. More>>

Boy running from dog dies after being hit by car

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A 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville Road while reportedly running from a dog.Demonta Collins was struck around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and was pronounced dead More>>

Mom and 5 children jump from window to escape devastating fire

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A mom and her five children jumped from a window to escape a fire that destroyed their home on Thursday.The fire happened in the 500 block of Antwerp Avenue in the Woodlawn area. Fire investigators say More>>

Man flees country after being charged in hit-and-run that killed boy at Walmart

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Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Georgia boy and severely injured his sister has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion More>>

Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer. A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.
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DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These More>>

10 killed in CA crash involving high school students

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ORLAND, Calif. (CBS News) - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least ten people More>>

Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

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If your boss offered you $5,000 to quit, would you take the money and run? That's exactly what Amazon is doing. The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there. More>>

NMB Easter egg hunt set for April 19

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On April 19, the Easter Bunny will make a special visit to McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach to hand out candy to all of the children who attend. The egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp and More>>

Darlington Raceway, NASCAR drivers and school children partner for "Race to Green" Video included

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Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with More>>

Darlington Raceway offers tailgate experience for college students

The open field at the front of the racetrack is for college students to tailgate. The open field at the front of the racetrack is for college students to tailgate.
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Darlington Raceway president, Chip Wile, who is an SEC graduate, wants to provide an experience to college students similar to what they experience on campus during sporting events. More>>

Strippers sue South Carolina clubs over wages

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren't paid according to federal standards. The lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this year accuses More>>

Rainwater collected in rain barrels could be better for gardens Video included

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The average American household uses 320 gallons of water each day, and 1/3 of that is for outdoor use. Not all of your outdoor watering has to come from the hose. Your lawn, landscaping, and gardens More>>

Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history Video included

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The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt More>>

16-year-old boy missing from Holden Beach area found safe Friday

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Brunswick County Sheriff's officials say that they need the public's help to find a boy who has been missing for several days.Hunter Anthony Howell, 16, was last seen on Sunday in the area of Martin Lane More>>

Horry County moves forward on half-a-million dollar clean up plan Video included

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Horry County Council thinks the county's "trashy" and wants to change that with your tax dollars. Thursday, at council's annual budget retreat, Public Safety Director Paul Whitten introduced a county-wide More>>

Outfall project nears completion in NMB, 2 months behind schedule

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A $9.5 million ocean outfall project nearly two months behind schedule is set to wrap up by the end of April in North Myrtle Beach. The project has shut down the intersection of Main Street and Ocean More>>

Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

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At a Latta Town Council meeting Thursday night, some Latta residents expressed frustration with Mayor Earl Bullard.  Bullard hired Vontray Sellers, in February as Latta's new parks and recreation director More>>

1 hurt when DUI driver crashes truck into Waffle House, police say

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One person was injured after a truck crashed into a Donelson Waffle House early Thursday morning.The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the restaurant located at 707 Stewarts Ferry Parkway when Shawn Neely, More>>

Teen dies when truck crosses into lane, crashing into his car, deputies say

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A 19 year old was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center and later died after a head on collision on Highway 17 Thursday morning.The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association confirms that 19-year-old Luke More>>

SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

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One bill gave the Legislature authority to decide on a special prosecutor. The other would ask voters on general election ballots whether to change the state constitution. More>>

SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills Video included

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More than a dozen South Carolina cities and towns have their own local ordinances banning texting and driving. More>>

Man who caused deadly daycare crash now in custody, police say

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A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her More>>

Teen helping mom change flat tire is killed by hit-and-run driver, officials say

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A 13-year-old boy was killed on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a driver while he was changing his mother's flat tire. Police said 33-year-old Tina Wilson, of More>>

NC wife and husband soldier who lost leg in combat are given new home

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Oliver "Ollie" Hughes and his growing family of five were presented with the keys to their new home in Fuquay-Varina Thursday.The house is the seventh Hero Home completed by Operation: More>>

Despite efforts of good Samaritans, driver dies after fiery crash on I-95 in Florence County

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The driver of a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on I-95 near mile marker 156 went off the side of the road into the emergency lane. In that lane there was a parked tractor trailer. The Explorer hit More>>

NC man gets jail time for sucking woman's toes in Walmart

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A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday. More>>

Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

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Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland More>>

Red Cross assists family of 5 children displaced by home fire

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The American Red Cross Coastal SC Chapter assisted a family of one adult and five children displaced after a fire today destroyed their home in Conway. More>>

Smithfield and W. Lee Flowers to donate 40K pounds of protein to Harvest Hope

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In celebration of the upcoming Darlington race weekend Smithfield, a sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Sprint Cup race team, is partnering with retailer W. Lee Flowers and Company to donate More>>

4 charged with assault by mob in Pawleys Island robbery

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Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators have charged four males for a strong armed robbery that happened in Pawleys Island. Around 11:15 p.m. on April 1, 2014, two male victims were assaulted in the More>>

Elise Testone will bring her 'In This Life Tour' to CCU

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Coastal Carolina University's alumna and "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone will perform in CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium on Friday, April 25. General admission is $20, and the doors will open at More>>

FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

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The inaugural FMU Research and Exhibition Day will take place on Thursday, April 17, in the Lee Nursing Building from noon until 3:45 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines More>>

Lake City man charged with trafficking crack cocaine

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FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Lake City man was arrested and charged this week for trafficking drugs. According to a Florence County Sheriff's press release, Hasean Blue, 38, was arrested on April 8 and charged More>>

PHOTOS: The beauty of Springtime at the Masters in Augusta

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Every year people from all over the world flock to Augusta with dreams of setting foot on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club to see The Masters Tournament. For some it is an item on their More>>

Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers Video included

Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007. Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.
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DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for More>>

FBI rescues NC man from kidnappers; tied to his daughter's prosecution of inmate

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A 63-year-old man who disappeared from his Wake Forest home April 5 was rescued Wednesday in Atlanta by the FBI, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI and other investigating law enforcement More>>

FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

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Hannah Chaney, an elementary education major at Francis Marion University, is participating in a new partnership between Wilson High School and FMU's School of Education in which she and 13 others tutor More>>

HillSouth awarded 2 Cisco state contracts

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Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12 and public higher-education entities. More>>

Georgetown welcomes Columbus ships Pinta and Nina

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On Thursday April 17th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Georgetown. The ships will be docked at the Harborwalk Marina, 525 Front St., until their departure early Monday More>>

Myrtle Beach man arrested for $250K worth of heroin, according to deputies

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On April 9, Darlington County Sheriff's office arrested one person on charges of trafficking heroin. Just before midnight during a traffic stop on I-20 near exit 131 in Darlington County, deputies pulled More>>

Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

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A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners. Attorney Willie Gary said Thursday he's seeking at least $25,000 in compensatory damages and More>>

Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

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Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base. Camp Lejeune officials said in a statement late Wednesday that 21-year-old More>>

SC funny man Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman

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CBS announced Thursday Stephen Colbert will be the new host of the "Late Show," effective when David Letterman retires. The host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The More>>

Public invited to vote on art competition in Lake City

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More than 20,000 people flocked to Lake City, South Carolina for the inaugural ArtFields®, a celebration of all things creative featuring the largest Art Competition in the Southeast. Organizers are preparing More>>

Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 under performing stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic More>>

Expansion In Lexington County expected to create 300 Jobs

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Palmetto State Armory (PSA), a South Carolina-based gun manufacturer, plans to expand its Lexington County presence and more than double its current workforce. The $4.2 million investment will allow the More>>

Shots fired, break-in at Ripken Experience, police say

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Myrtle Beach police are looking for two suspects responsible for a break-in at the Cal Ripken Experience located on Ripken Way Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. It happened around 5 in the morning Thursday. The More>>

Prom costs down to just under $1,000

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It's become quite the norm in recent years for high schoolers to spend hundreds of dollars on senior prom. This year however, a study reveals they're spending less. Teens and their families expect to More>>

Tale of survival: A mother who wouldn't let go

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The death toll in the Washington landslide stands at 36 and 32 of them have been identified. But this is a story of survival. Amanda Skorjanc remains hospitalized, along with her five-month old son, More>>

South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers More>>

More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach Video included

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1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased More>>

Big rigs in place for car hauler parade

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NASCAR fans from all over are in the Pee Dee for Saturday night's Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The Car Hauler parade is the unofficial kick off to race weekend. The parade begins Wednesday More>>

Myrtle Beach hotel manager says occupancy isn't what it used to be on race weekend Video included

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Pee Dee motels aren't the only ones who benefit from the Bojangles' Southern 500. Some fans stay on the strand and make a beach week out of it, even though it's an almost 80-mile drive to Darlington. Brad More>>

"Emma's Law" passes SC General Assembly Video included

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The bill would require a driver convicted of DUI with a blood alcohol level of .15 or higher to get an ignition interlock on his or her car. More>>

School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

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Under the bill, a religious icon such as a nativity scene must be either paired with a secular symbol or grouped with at least one other religion's symbol. More>>

New mural in Darlington honors Southern 500 Video included

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Artist Blue Sky spent four months on the mural. More>>

SC Democrats will ask voters' opinions on medical marijuana Video included

Gail Patterson, whose son died after a seizure she says would have been prevented by medical marijuana, speaks at a news conference in favor of a bill to legalize it. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Gail Patterson, whose son died after a seizure she says would have been prevented by medical marijuana, speaks at a news conference in favor of a bill to legalize it. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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The referendum question will appear on the June Democratic primary ballot. More>>

Dashcam video released of North Myrtle Beach policeman's DUI arrest Video included

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The State Department of Public Safety has provided WBTW dash cam video of when a North Myrtle Beach Police officer was charged with DUI while driving a squad car that was allegedly involved in a minor More>>

Green jacket excitement flows north for Monday After The Masters

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Final preparations are underway for the 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament, scheduled for April 14 at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. Just five days out from the event More>>

Pee Dee hotels make big bucks on Darlington race week fans Video included

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On the eve of Saturday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, hotels all across the Pee Dee are quickly filling up spots. For hotel after hotel well beyond the Track too Tough to Tame, race More>>

SC parents angry over daughter's 'senseless' death during movie filming

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The parents of a Georgia camera assistant killed by a freight train while filming a movie say they're grieving, angry and want someone held accountable for their daughter's death. It's been less than More>>

Horry County Schools earn 51 awards

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Horry County schools were awarded 51 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for having attained high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between More>>

FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

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The Francis Marion University Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's, "Miss Witherspoon" Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus at 7:30 p.m. each More>>

FMU hosts career fair

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Francis Marion University students got a chance to explore different career options Wednesday. The university hosted a career fair at its Smith University Center lobby. The goal was to try to help graduating More>>

SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

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A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook More>>

Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

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The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April More>>

NC deputy's K-9 partner saves his family of 7 from massive fire

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A Hoke County sheriff's dog barked furiously at a fire Monday night to alert his owner and save the deputy's family. Cash, a K-9 who works with K-9 Officer William Patterson, began barking loudly to More>>

Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program to be held at NASCAR SpeedPark

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Myrtle Beach Police, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Surfside Police, Horry County Sheriff and Conway Police Departments are joining forces for its inaugural Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program  More>>

SC father wanted for child abuse, police say he threw son and broke his leg

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Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies are hoping someone has seen Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, who's wanted for on charges of child abuse. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said initially deputies More>>

Vice President Joe Biden will give commencement speech at USC

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Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the May commencement speech at the University of South Carolina. University officials confirm the Vice President will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of More>>

Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

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The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler More>>

Horry County pet groomer to be featured on Inside Edition

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Adriane Pope and her husband Darrell own the Rivertown Bed & Biscuit in Conway. It's been open since 2007 and it has the space to board more than 100 dogs a day. Pope, a native of Myrtle Beach, was recently More>>

Southeastern regional wheelchair games April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach

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The 20th Annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games will be held April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach. The games are sponsored by the Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Association (member Wheelchair & Ambulatory More>>

Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

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Cars, cars and more cars! That's what you'll find at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 11-12. Visit the Southeastern Classic Autofair and Swap Meet Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission More>>

Dump truck loses its load in Darlington County

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The driver of a trailer traveling in Hartsville was making a right hand turn at a stop light when the dump truck flipped its load. A witness said a nearby school bus filled with children was not involved More>>

Follow NASCAR, Darlington officials for Southern 500 news on Twitter

The Bojangles Southern 500 goes green at 6:30 on Saturday night. Twitter is a great way to keep up with personalities in NASCAR. The Bojangles Southern 500 goes green at 6:30 on Saturday night. Twitter is a great way to keep up with personalities in NASCAR.
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DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A great way to follow NASCAR, its drivers, its personalities, and those who help make the Bojangles Southern 500 one of the Pee Dee's and South Carolina's signature events is on Twitter. News13's More>>

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