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SC Trooper fired after arresting NFL player for speeding

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S.C. Trooper L/Cpl. R.S. Salter has been fired after the June speeding arrest of Greenwood native and NFL player Sidney "Sam" Montgomery in the Upstate.Montgomery was arrested for speeding on June 25. He was going 89 mph in a 55 mph area, acc More>>

Troopers investigate deadly crash in Williamsburg County

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident in Williamsburg County.According to the Highway Patrol's website, it happened, Friday afternoon around 3:20 on Manning Highway.That's locatedjust past Covington Road.We don't have specifics about the accident or the person's identity.Count on wbtw.com and News13 for more information as it becomes available. More>>

Deputies search for auction house thieves in Greeleyville in Williamsburg County

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Williamsburg County Deputies are looking for two people who broke into and robbed an auction house in the county.The break-in happened on Wednesday and seemed to focus on an ATV, according to surveillance images from the sheriff's department. More>>

3-year-old girl found safe at NC neighbor's home

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A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said. Shaniya Hawkins was missing from her home in the 6200 block of Lakehaven Drive, police said.She was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday,
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SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

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A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night. More>>

Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

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Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ... More>>

Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard. More>>

Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive. Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.
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Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors. More>>

Child and 2 females wounded in Darlington County burglary; 1 suspect dead

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Two suspects broke into a house in Mechanicsville Friday morning. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said deputies arrived with bloodhounds and found one suspect dead inside the house. More>>

Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

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More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne... More>>

Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

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About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pa... More>>

Biker event benefits Grand Strand veterans

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The Harley Shop at the Beach and the House of Blues team up every Thursday to host a Harley-Davidson Bike Night. More>>

Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

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A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died the prior day. The 39-year-old from Ruskin, Florida, was assigned to the headquarters battalion of the 18th Airborne Corps. No details were provided about where or how Leggett was killed.Leggett enlisted in the Army in May 1995 and had been based at Fort Bragg since 2012. He served three combat tours and was the recipient of numerous award... More>>

U.S. Coast Guard unloads $19 million worth of cocaine

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Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning. During Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, the Coast Guard detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) aboard, also pursued the suspected drug smuggling vessel and detained five suspected smugglers and seized 18 bales of contraband, which later ... More>>

Shots fired; Conway Police find man assaulted

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Conway Police responded to a call for a shooting around 1:30 Friday morning along the 2500 block of Oak St in Conway which is North Oak Apartments. Lt. Selena Small tells News13 when they arrived they located a victim who had been assaulted but he was not shot. The victim told police shots were fired but he was not shot. Conway Police are working to get a description of the suspect and possible motive. More>>

Heat advisory for Friday

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Get ready for another hot one Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the eastern part of South Carolina from noon to 6 p.m. for several counties in our area including Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Williamsburg. There's potential for it to feel like it's 107 degrees. Saturday will remain unseasonably hot with mostly sunny skies in the upper 90s. Like the past few days there's a possibility for an afternoon stray thunderstorm but most areas will be dry. ... More>>

Victim's mother talks about reinstated conviction in 2006 Dillon dog mauling case Video included

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Wednesday, South Carolina's Supreme Court reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.In 2006, six of Bentley Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed Matthew Davis.Collins was convicted in 2007 of involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals and was sentenced to five years in prison, but a lower court later overturned that conviction.Wednesday though, the state Supreme Court reinstated the conviction.The victim's mother, Caroline Davis, said... More>>

CCU boosts campus security as students return to class

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The return to campus for more than 9,800 students means increased security and patrols for Coastal Carolina University's Department of Safety.Since students have returned to campus on August 18, the school's online crime log reports 19 incidents addressed by police. Those incidents include larceny, underage possession of alcohol and harassment.At any given time, Chief David Roper tells News13 anywhere from 12-15 officers are patrolling the university grounds per shift. Roper says the departme... More>>

Myrtle Beach City Council member faces thousands in ethics fines due to $.30 violation Video included

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Myrtle Beach City Council member Mike Chestnut has been fined $8,800 stemming from $.30 remaining in an election campaign fund.According to documents News 13 obtained from the South Carolina State Ethics Commission, Chestnut missed two quarterly filing deadlines for his campaign in the November 2011 election; even though both violations were for the same $.30 remaining in his account.According to the documents, the fi... More>>

NC couple found dead at home near Lumberton

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By WBTW News StaffRobeson County authorities investigate the discovery of two bodies at a home just outside Lumberton.TheRobesonian newspaper reports it happened at a home on Old Whiteville Road.The paper reports the man and woman were found by their daughter around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.The couple's names and the manner of death are not officially released.Count on updates from News13... More>>

The Carolina Forest Panthers prepare for first home game of the season with new coach and vision Video included

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CAROLINA FOREST, S.C. (WBTW)- The Carolina Forest Panthers begin the 2014-2015 football season with a new coach and vision for the program. That excitement can be felt all over the campus.Preparations for Friday's season opener began more than a week ago and included help from students, staff, coaches and more.Students and staff spent Thursday lining the fences with signs, putting the finishing touches on the field, concession stands and locker rooms to make sure the team, referees and fans More>>

Annual vigil held to raise awareness of violence within Robeson County Video included

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For the families and friends that walked into First Baptist Church in Lumberton Thursday night, they all share a connection.Loss.It is a pain, all too familiar to Debra Arnette and her family."It's a pain like no other. I felt like my heart had been tore out. "It's a pain like no other it was stole from me and I feel like it will never be replaced,” said Arnette.In 2007, a man murdered her son, Chad Arnette, after he ... More>>

SC Film Commission releases new app

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By The Associated PressA new app released by the South Carolina Film Commission is for directors, producers and tourists and film buffs as well.The app provides information on South Carolina locations, support services and production incentives so film makers can find the perfect place to make films, television shows and commercials.The app, Film SC, also lists all films shot in the state during the past 100 years and can help travelers, visitors and film buffs find out where those films were... More>>

SC woman discovers snake slithering in her car

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A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car earlier this week. She opened the door to her car only to find a snake in the floorboard, WJBF-TV reported on Wednesday. More>>

Toddler boy and great-grandfather die in NC house fire

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Authorities say the fire that killed a disabled man his great-grandson in a house fire was accidental and possibly was caused by a generator.The blaze started at a home on Springfield Road in Rocky Mount around 10 pm Monday. 63-year-old Frederick Fasegha and 4-year-old Iziah Crews
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Florence Police find missing veteran

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Florence Police were asking for help earlier Thursday in finding an older man who was last seen Wednesday night. More>>

Animals found living in filth, woman charged by Florence Police

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Florence Police were called to South Homestead Drive after a dog wandered to nearby house and the neighbor was trying to find its owner.The owner wasn't home and it turns out she may have been gone for weeks according to Major Carlos Raines.
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Fire crews extinguish blaze at Timmonsville building

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West Florence and Timmonsville Fire crews were able to put out a blaze at a commercial building on Thursday morning, officials said.At 10:05 am the West Florence Fire Department was dispatched to 111 S. Keith Street in Timmonsville for a commercial structure fire, sa More>>

Teen dad charged after infant shows 'Shaken Baby' symptoms, NC deputies say

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Deputies say they've arrested a teen father accused of abusing a 4-week-old infant. Jacob Isaak Pinyan, age 19, the father of the child, is charged with Felony Child Abuse Causing Serious Physical Injury. Investigators say the arrest follows a report of child abuse about the infant,
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Storm hits Horry County, causing some flooding in North Myrtle Beach

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A group of strong thunderstorms will move across coastal Horry County on Thursday afternoon. The storm is already causing flooding in the area of 6th Ave South in North Myrtle Beach and motorists are advised to use caution in the area, the town said.
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Horry County students balance school and work Video included

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Wednesday, Horry County students returned to school, but for many with jobs it was only the first stop on a busy day.In Murrells Inlet, Drunken hostess, Haleigh Barry, was in the middle of a unique double shift."It was kind of stressful in that I had to spend 8 hours in school and then come work for another 8 hours,” said Barry.Barry started her senior year at St. James High School at 8 am on Wednesday; by 3:30 pm she... More>>

Adopt Around the Clock pet event this fall

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Beginning, Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 am, until Sunday, October 5th at 11:00 am, Petsmart Charities and Saint Frances Animal Center, together with several local rescues/shelters, will hold for the very first time a 24 hour marathon where hundreds of deserving animals will be available for adoption. The round the clock event will take place at Petsmart located at 1391 S. Commons Dr., Myrtle Beach,.Everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy a packed schedule of Adoption specials, Children's... More>>

SC student handcuffed after he writes fictional story about dinosaur and gun

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After a Summerville High School student is arrested and suspended for writing a fictional story, in which he described a gun being used to kill his neighbor's dinosaur, the 16-year-old's attorney speaks out. "This is a perfect example of 'political correctness' that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense," said David Aylor. "My client wrote about a fictional story that involved a neighbor's dinosaur and a gun. th... More>>

Band teacher accused of having sex with several students

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Authorities tell News 5 that Jeffery Gainous, the former band director at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, was arrested Wednesday for having sex with at least 8 high school girls over the last three years.Officials say Gainous is accused of tying up the teenage girls and gagging them using ropes and other bondage devices. The sexual acts took place is the band room and several other locations, News 5 is told.Additionally, News 5 is told Gainous has confessed to the acts and showed no remor... More>>

Family thanks car seat company for saving son's life

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The family of a toddler who survived after being thrown nearly 60 feet in a violent car crash recently thanked a car seat company for saving their child's life, and the company responded by gifting them a new child restraint Tuesday.The parents of Mason Carney, now three years old, credit his old Britax car seat for saving his life in the February accident.A company representative visited the family's home in Shelbyville Tuesday to give them a new, bigger car seat for Mason."The Carney family... More>>

Georgetown council discusses future following destructive fire

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It's been almost one year since a destructive fire tore through historic downtown Georgetown.Now the plans to rebuild are in the works but can everybody get on the same page when it comes to getting things done?Some of the Buildings that once stood on the now, vacant ground on Front Street were built as far back as the 1800's.On Thursday evening, City Council will begin an effort to find some common ground on what to do next.Last September, the fire started at the Limp'n Janes and then spread... More>>

SC student brings BB gun to school; charged with carrying a weapon

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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged a 7-year-old boy through a *custodial promise of carrying a weapon on school property and interfering with a school. The child brought a bb gun on to a school bus. According to the sheriff's office, the Minnie Hughes Elementary student had the BB gun when he boarded the bus Thursday morning. An older student took the BB gun from the 7-year-old and gave it the bus driver. The child was released to his legal guardian.*A custodial promise is an info... More>>

Conway Police release most wanted

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Conway Police released the names and pictures of their "most wanted".Bertha Mae Sims from Conway is wanted for assault and batteryCurtis Johnson from Aynor is wanted for CDV chargesRichard Donley from Conway is also wanted on CDV and assault and battery charges Roger Biddle from Conway is wanted for forgery charges Michael Kubacki from Murrells Inlet is wanted for grand larceny chargesJacquetta Wilson is wanted for charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. If you have any informa... More>>

American missionaries free of Ebola virus

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The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly has recovered.A news release from Emory University Hospital didn't say when the two would be discharged or if it had already happened. A spokeswoman said more details will be given at the Thursday morni... More>>

Man injured during Memorial Day motel shootings now arrested

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Keith Williams, 24, from Lincolnville, South Carolina was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police on a stolen gun charge. Capt. David Knipes said Williams was actually a victim and was shot during the violence that erupted Memorial Day weekend at 104 N. Ocean Boulevard at the Bermuda Sands motel. Knipes said Williams had the gun in his possession which turned out to be stolen. That gun was NOT used in the murdersof three people that weekend at the motel. Williams is currently at the Myrtle Beach jail... More>>

Apex Tool Group to expand Sumter County employment

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Apex Tool Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands, is expanding its Sumter County workforce, adding between 150 and 200 jobs by the end of 2015.Apex Tool Group, headquartered in Sparks, Md., is one of the largest manufacturers of professional power and hand tools in the world, serving the vehicle assembly and maintenance, industrial, aerospace, electronics, construction and ... More>>

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

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Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.'s offer and determined it wasn't likely to be completed on the terms proposed.On Monday Dollar General - the nation's biggest dollar-store chain - offered about $8.95 billion for Family Doll... More>>

300+ Starbucks customers pay it forward

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Customers were paying it forward like at Starbucks in Saint Petersburg, Florida Wednesday. The manager at the Tyrone Blvd. store said it started in the morning with a woman in her mid-60s paying for the order of the person behind her.From there, it became a chain reaction with 333 customers paying for the person behind them.Customer Lucy Ramon said she paid it forward twice in the same day.The Starbucks manager says the previous record was 141. More>>

Heat advisory for Grand Strand and Pee Dee Thursday

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It's going to be dangerously hot in eastern South Carolina.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the southeastern part of the state from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.The advisory is in effect in Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Hampton, and Jasper counties.Forecasters say heat index values will range from 105 to 110 degrees.A heat advisory is also in effect in the northeastern part of the state from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday. That advisory affect... More>>

Cat dies after sitting on chair with bees' nest

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A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm.The wasps built a massive nest on a reclining chair that's stored outside a home on 19th Avenue South Northeast.The nest starts at one side of the recliner, extends behind it, and then onto the other side.A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets, according to Tony Smarte, whose mother lives in the house.Smarte... More>>

Student reportedly suspended for saying "Bless you"

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A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church."She said that we're not going to have godly speaking in her class and that's when I said we have a constitutional right," said Turner.Turner says when she defended her actions, she was... More>>

Good Question: Does peanut butter stick to your ribs?

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Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WBTW) - Question: Does peanut butter really stick to your ribs? More>>

Myrtle Beach Branch of the NAACP will meet to discuss Memorial Day weekend violence

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Thursday morning leaders with the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the NAACP will meet to discuss the violence during the Memorial Day Weekend.This follows a City Council meeting earlier this week that addressed ways to better manage the holiday weekend next year. Mayor John Rhodes said city council would reach out to other areas that have dealt with similar issues.The violence during Memorial Day weekend has been the talk among leaders across the Grand Strand and even got t... More>>

New intersection on frontage road in Horry County causes confusion Video included

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Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection.The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drivers are failing to come to a complete stop, which is making for dangerously close calls out ont he road.Sandy Rhodes frequents the area and said people who drive through the intersection regularly aren't used to stopping."Pe... More>>

Beer recall because of possible glass particles in bottle

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Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The voluntary recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below. This recall comes after routine inspections in the company's quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could ... More>>

Business owner says Myrtle Beach fire inspection fees are too high Video included

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The City of Myrtle Beach continues its new policy of charging a fee for fire inspections. Some business owners call the price tag too high.At the Sea Palms Motel, Karen Mitchell can be found walking between her four buildings. She said fire safety is a priority for her business.“The fire inspection guys are great we have no problem they have always done well by us and everything else we've never had any problems it wa... More>>

Hope Health breaks ground on $16 million downtown facility in Florence

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Hope Health broke ground Wednesday, on what will soon be a new downtown medical center in Florence.The site will go up near the intersection of Darlington and Irby streets, where a landfill once stood, and will change a former community eyesore into a thriving medical clinic.Thenearly $16 million medical clinic will help to address booming numbers of people in the Pee Dee, in need of affordable health care.When Lloyd Paige became ill nearly four years ago, the first place he turned, was a lit... More>>

Atlantic Beach hires new police officer

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Wednesday, Atlantic Beach city officials introducedTimothy Taylor asthenewest member to the city'spolice force.Taylor's first day was also on Wednesday.Town Council Member Josephine Isom says the position was advertised for a month before town officials made the decision to hire Taylor.Isom says the town is still looking to fill one other police officer vacancy.She says the money for both positionswas in the town's FY 2014 budget. More>>

Shelter collapse at Myrtle Beach gas station

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By WBTW News StaffEmergency crews were called to a reported shelter collapse at a Myrtle Beach gas station Wednesday evening.According to Horry County Fire Rescue PIOBrian Van Aernem, crews were called to the Scotchman store on Kings Highway and Lake Arrowhead Road around 6 pm after a shelter covering the gas pumps collapsed.Van Aernem said no one was injured in the incident. It's not clear how long the business will ... More>>

July passenger stats for MYR up more than 6% from last year

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In July 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6.57 percent over the same period last year. In July 2014, 114,671 passengers arrived into MYR, or 7,073 more than in July 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – July 2014) the airport welcomed 532,502 passengers to the Grand Strand or 34,730 more than the same period in 2013. "Year-to-date over 530,000 people have arrived into the Myrtle Beach International Airport," said Pat Apone, dire... More>>

Horry Georgetown Tech's Commercial Drivers License course sees major increases Video included

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CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry-Georgetown Tech students head back to school on Monday, but some students are in the middle of a four-week class right now.It's wheels to the ground for students at HGTC who hit the road after its Commercial Drivers License (CDL) course. Afteryears of slow enrollment, the class has seen a more than 200% increase in students over the last year. In 2009and 2010, HGTCheld the course for about 16 students a year, but now 12-students take the course about every month.Wa... More>>

Mugshots: Wilson police round up 11 in "shots fired" investigations

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Wilson police have rounded up 11 suspects as they investigate several “shots fired” calls. More>>

SC man swipes case of beer, smashes open register, grabs cash, deputies say

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A strong armed robbery at a Sunoco on Reidville Road has Spartanburg Deputies searching for the suspect after they say he smashed the cash register on the ground and stole cash from it. Monday around 8:40 pm the suspect, Harold Gene Justice, age 53, entered the Sunoco More>>

Police seek help solving Bikefest weekend slayings

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach police are visiting the Charleston area as they seek the public's help in solving the shooting deaths of three people last Memorial Day weekend during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest.Police have scheduled a news conference in Summerville on Wednesday to discuss the case.Three people from the Summerville area were killed and a fourth person injured in a shooting that resulted from a large fight outside a motel in Myrtle Beach. Authorities have said they think ... More>>

Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

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Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS. More>>

Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

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The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site in South Carolina.Ten others are under criminal investigation.Also, 32 other sailors were implicated by investigators but later exonerated.The number of accused and the duration of cheating are greater than... More>>

Teen missing nearly 2 months may be in eastern NC

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The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing since the beginning of July by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida. 
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Dog saves newborn kitten, now they're pals for life

Roscoe was an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, when he was found by Opie the dog. Imgur photo by Lia Spilka Roscoe was an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, when he was found by Opie the dog. Imgur photo by Lia Spilka
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A newborn kitten whose life was in danger when he was discovered by a curious pooch out on a walk, is now best buddies with the dog who saved him. About a year ago, James Roode was walking his dog, Opie, in Ontario, Canada when Opie discovered an injured, n More>>

Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C... More>>

SC inmates moved after chemical issue

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A chemical leak at the Berkeley County jail inprompted officials to move inmates to another part of the prison. A sheriff's office spokesman says inmates had a reaction to a caulking product being used by county maintenance workers. Officials say there was not a riot at the jail as had been rumored on some websites and social media. The county supervisor said it started with a shower leak.Maintenance workers were sent in to seal the shower floors and fix the leak. The supervisor said there wa... More>>

Darlington County Coroner releases victims name in Kirven Street shooting

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The Darlington City Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurredTuesdaynight just before 10. The incident happened on Kirven Street. Police say a43-year-old man was found dead when they arrived. Investigators are working the scene but so far no suspects have been arrested.If you have any information you are asked to contact the police department at 843-398-4026. More>>

FMU’s Warters among political experts to discuss gubernatorial election

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Dr. Alissa Warters, associate professor of political science and director of The Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service at Francis Marion University, will take her place among the top five political scholars in the state to open discussion about the upcoming gubernatorial campaign and election at the University of South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 21. The rematch between incumbent S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and ch... More>>

Man caught with 299 sea turtle eggs

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a St. Lucie County man was caught with nearly 300 stolen sea turtle eggs.The FWC says they received a tip the man was on Diamond Sands beach taking the eggs. Officers responded to discover a disturbed sea turtle nest and 55-year-old James Odel McGriff of Riviera Beach to have a total of 299 eggs in his backpack. McGriff was booked into the St. Lucie County jail.? The FWC says McGriff was also arrested in 2002 for selling 12 eggs to an... More>>

Spokesperson: Greenville Zoo giraffe delivers stillborn calf

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Sad news from the Greenville Zoo Wednesday morning as we've learned Autumn has given birth to a stillborn baby giraffe. City spokeswoman, Tara Eaker, says zoo staff confirmed the news around 3:25 a.m. Zoo staff were on-hand to monitor Autumn during the delivery.Autumn is currently doing well, but will remain off exhibit today so that she can be closely observed.A necropsy will be performed on the calf later Wednesday morning.Zoo staff will provide media statements when more information is ava... More>>

SC letter carrier saves choking toddler

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Stephanie Cooper is getting ready to celebrate her son's first birthday this weekend and she says she has Chris Brown to thank. Brown is a 24-year veteran with the post office and was outside last Friday when she came running out of her home asking for help. Her son, Eli, is curious like many kids and put a plastic wrapper in his mouth that became lodged in his throat. Stephanie tried to get it out but couldn't.Brown ... More>>

Students in North Myrtle Beach welcome three new elementary schools for 2014-2015 school year Video included

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Teachers and parents across Horry County head back to classes for the beginning of a new school year Wednesday morning.For many students in North Myrtle Beach, the new school year means some shifting in schools. Because of new attendance lines, North Myrtle Beach Primary is now Ocean Drive Elementary. North Myrtle Beach Elementary School is now Riverside Elementary and North Myrtle Beach Intermediate is now Waterway Elementary.District leaders made the change... More>>

Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston
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A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500... More>>

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

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A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
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Over 800 sign petition to make Conway smoke-free indoors Video included

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

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

Horry County Schools asks for $50 insurance fee on new iPads and tablets

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The school district imposed a new $50 insurance policy on personal technology devices.The annual payment will allow students to take theiriPads or tabletshome as well as cover any repairs or replacements; however, some parents are upset with the added cost. Betsy Prince's daughter attends Loris Middle School."We're a title one school district here in loris and what that means is 85% of the students that attend are poverty stricken," said Prince.Prince said that asking parents in Loris to pay ... More>>

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

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A California man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.36-year old Brad Parker, a veteran rock climber and Sebastopol, Calif. resident was killed after falling from a climb along Matthes Crest More>>

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

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

3rd suspect nabbed in Memorial Day shooting in Myrtle Beach

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

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

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

Walmart Neighborhood market to open in Florence in 2015

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A Walmart Neighborhood Market is planned for Florence.According to Amanda Henneberg, Walmart Spokesperson, the market will be located at the corner of Second Loop Rd. and South Cashua Drive.The new market will be approximately 41,000 square feet, and will likely employ 95 associates. The store is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the beginning of 2015."We are excited to bring our Neighborhood Market store to Florence and provide our customers there the benefits of a Wal... More>>

Flood advisory for Cheraw and Chesterfield Co. after 2+ inches of rain

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The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in... Chesterfield County including the city of Cheraw until 4:45 PM. At 3:14 PM EDT National Weather Service radar estimates around 2 inches
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Horry County given EPA 'Rain Catcher' award for Crabtree Swamp project

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On Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway.The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, More>>

Friends remember Pee Dee paramedic found in Lake Marion Video included

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

Indian Heritage Celebration set for November 13

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The 6th annual American Indian Heritage Month Ag Celebration willbe held at the Lowry Farm in Pembroke on November 13, 2014. Each year, farmers and local citizens gather at the Lowry Farm to celebrate Indian Heritage Month and connect with the community. We also recognize our state and local Farm Bureau representatives who support all our farmers throughout the year. Dignitaries expected to attend will be representatives with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, USDA Rural Development (NC), No... More>>

NC to Gain $423 million in affordable apartments

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Federal tax credits and other financing awarded Friday (Aug. 15) will build $423 million of affordable apartments in 37 North Carolina counties. The work is expected to support 8,540 jobs and generate more than $13.4 million in local tax revenue.Tax credits and bond authority were approved by the North Carolina Federal Tax Reform Allocation Committee, based on recommendations from the North Carolina Housing Finance Ag... More>>

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

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

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

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

Viva Recycling Of South Carolina, LLC to establish Anderson County operations

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Viva Recycling of South Carolina, a tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, announced today its decision to establish a new facility in Anderson County. The $6.9 million investment is expected to create 14 new jobs in the area over the next five years. Established in 2011 and headquartered in Moncks Corner, Viva Recycling of South Carolina processes scrap tires to produce environmentally responsible recycled rubber pro... More>>

Myrtle Beach Sports Center on schedule for February completion

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Construction of the new Myrtle Beach Sports Center remains on schedule, with completion still expected on Feb. 24, 2015. John McDonald, general manager for the sports center, said hopes are to have the building enclosed by early fall.The indoor tournament facility is being built adjacent to the existing Myrtle Beach Convention Center. When complete, it will include hardwood floors for eight full-sized basketball courts or 16 volleyball courts and can be configured for a variety of other indoo... More>>

"Back to School" for Eastern Carolina area students Video included

Students arrived Monday morning for the first day of school at the new North Vista Elementary Students arrived Monday morning for the first day of school at the new North Vista Elementary
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FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - It was "back-to-school" for most Pee Dee area students Monday morning.Thousands of children arrived at area schools for the new school year.Some students in Florence School District One were welcomed to a new school building at North Vista Elementary.The state-of-the-art building includes many upgrades in technology like "smart boards."Horry, Georgetown, and Chesterfield County students return to class Wednesday while North Carolina students begin classes August 25. More>>

Myrtle Beach police seek help in solving bike weekend shooting deaths

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach police are seeking the public's help in solving the slayings of three people who were killed last Memorial Day weekend during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest.Police say the three were killed and a fourth person injured in a shooting that resulted from a large fight in Myrtle Beach. Authorities have said they think the killings may have been gang related.The three victims were from the Summerville area and area media outlets report police plan a news conferen... More>>

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

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

South Carolina gas prices continue to fall

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Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.12/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 8.5 cents per gallon lower than the same d... More>>

Social Security tools that help you get the most money in retirement

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By Diane Lee (WSPA)You want the biggest monthly check from Uncle Sam when you retire. But to do that, you need to work the system and optimize your Social Security benefits. It's information that applies to everyone, not just people retiring soon. We're talking about online tools that can create an action plan so you bring in thousands more down the road.AJ Norris with Norris Financial Group says creating a strategy for things like when you file and which spouse files first can make a 30% or ... More>>

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

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans made headlines over the weekend... not because of their play on the field.. but because of what Manager Joe Mikulik did during a game against the Salem Red Sox.It came down to a play at the plate and apparently Mikulik didn't agree with the call. More>>

Storm knocks out power for 3200 customers near Socastee

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There were numerous power outages reported in the Socastee area after a storm moved through the area on Monday evening. More than 1600 customers were affected by several power outages in the area north of US 17 Bypass and SC 544, according to Santee Cooper.
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SC teen dies in car crash in Montana

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A 19-year-old from South Carolina died in a one-vehicle crash in southwestern Montana over the weekend. The Montana Highway Patrol says the man from Taylors, South Carolina, was eastbound on Montana Highway 200 northwest of Missoula at about 3:45 a.m.
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Town stunned after church member killed in carjacking at church near Augusta

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The Marvin United Methodist Church held a service on Sunday to remember Bill Davitte. The 55-year-old was fatally shot Thursday night in the church parking lot during a carjacking. Davitte and his wife, who was also injured in the incide More>>

Businesses struggle to fill positions despite increased unemployment rate Video included

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Goodwill Industries strives get people hired. The Company has Job Link Centers throughout Horry County to help connect people with employers looking to fill positions. Sheila Daniels works at the Goodwill Community Service Center as a Business service Coordinator. She said she's noticed something peculiar about this Summer."people are not out looking for jobs like they have been," said Daniels.According to Daniels, Goodwill had a job fair in June that featured 20 employers. She said about 200... More>>

Charleston man traveled to Florence for sex with minor, deputies say

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Ian James Willis, 19 of Charleston, S.C. on three (3) counts connected to sexual conduct with a minor... More>>

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

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

Gregory Harris returns as Chief of Police at SC State University

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Gregory C. Harris, a veteran law enforcement professional, has been hired as the chief of police at SC State University. Harris formerly served as the university's top cop from 2006 to 2010. His responsibilities will include the direction and control of law enforcement functions and the safety and security of SC State campus. His new appointment officially begins on Aug. 18. Harris, who brings 23 years of experience to the position, is thankful that he was given the opportunity to return to t... More>>

CCU history professor wins Japan Study Award

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Brandon Palmer, associate professor of Asian history at Coastal Carolina University, has been awarded the Terada Mari Japan Study Award by the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF).Each year the JINF awards four mid-career scholars who undertake research that deepens international understanding of Japan's history, culture and politics. The Terada Mari award includes $5,000 as well as travel expenses to/from... More>>

SC teen girl killed in crash, man charged with felony DUI

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An investigation is continuing after a fatal vehicle crash over the weekend on Johns Island.According to officials, a Chevy Equinox driven by 20-year-old James Bryson Munn collided with a Jeep Compass on River Road near Main Road around 12:30 Saturday afternoon. More>>

Horry County man killed in bush hog accident

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - An Horry County man was killed Monday morning while operating a "bush hog" on private property.Emergency crews were called to Sunny Boy Lane, just of SC 707around 9 a.m. for a reported bush hog running over a person.When crews arrived, they found a man who later died at the scene.There's no word on what caused the accident and the coroner has not released the man's identity pending notificati... More>>

Georgetown deputies ask for public's help in fraud case

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MURRELLSINLET, SC (Press Release) - The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect wanted in connection with credit card fraud.On August 14, 2014 the suspect entered the Food Lion located at 760 Mink Avenue in the Murrells Inlet Community of Georgetown County and completed a credit card transaction. The credit card was reported stolen that day in Horry County.The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing dark clothing and a w... More>>

Canadian tissue manufacturer opening new facility in Scotland County

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Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Cascades Tissue Group will open a new manufacturing facility in Scotland County. The company plans to create 68 new jobs and invest $62 million during the next three years in Wagram. The investment includes $55 million of new capital expenditure (such as building infrastructure, new equipment and other capitalized expenses) and converting equipment to be transferred from other facilities outside of North Carol... More>>

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  • Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

    Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:28:19 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
  • Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

    Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:29 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard.
  • Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

    Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:38:45 GMT
    More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne...
    More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne...
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  • Troopers investigate deadly crash in Williamsburg County

    Troopers investigate deadly crash in Williamsburg County

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:11:47 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident in Williamsburg County.According to the Highway Patrol's website, it happened, Friday afternoon around 3:20 on Manning Highway.That's locatedjust past Covington Road.We don't have specifics about the accident or the person's identity.Count on wbtw.com and News13 for more information as it becomes available.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident in Williamsburg County.According to the Highway Patrol's website, it happened, Friday afternoon around 3:20 on Manning Highway.That's locatedjust past Covington Road.We don't have specifics about the accident or the person's identity.Count on wbtw.com and News13 for more information as it becomes available.
  • Deputies search for auction house thieves in Greeleyville in Williamsburg County

    Deputies search for auction house thieves in Greeleyville in Williamsburg County

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:07:12 GMT
    Williamsburg County Deputies are looking for two people who broke into and robbed an auction house in the county.The break-in happened on Wednesday and seemed to focus on an ATV, according to surveillance images from the sheriff's department.
    Williamsburg County Deputies are looking for two people who broke into and robbed an auction house in the county.The break-in happened on Wednesday and seemed to focus on an ATV, according to surveillance images from the sheriff's department.
  • Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

    Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:56:24 GMT
    Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.
    Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors.
    Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors.
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  • SC Trooper fired after arresting NFL player for speeding

    SC Trooper fired after arresting NFL player for speeding

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:44:29 GMT
    S.C. Trooper L/Cpl. R.S. Salter has been fired after the June speeding arrest of Greenwood native and NFL player Sidney "Sam" Montgomery in the Upstate.Montgomery was arrested for speeding on June 25. He was going 89 mph in a 55 mph area, acc
    S.C. Trooper L/Cpl. R.S. Salter has been fired after the June speeding arrest of Greenwood native and NFL player Sidney "Sam" Montgomery in the Upstate.Montgomery was arrested for speeding on June 25. He was going 89 mph in a 55 mph area, acc
  • 3-year-old girl found safe at NC neighbor's home

    3-year-old girl found safe at NC neighbor's home

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:49:44 GMT
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    A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said. Shaniya Hawkins was missing from her home in the 6200 block of Lakehaven Drive, police said.She was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday,
    A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said. Shaniya Hawkins was missing from her home in the 6200 block of Lakehaven Drive, police said.She was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday,
  • SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

    SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:45:26 GMT
    Alfaro in a mugshot from Spartanburg County deputies.. and a video image of Target, where a woman was gropedAlfaro in a mugshot from Spartanburg County deputies.. and a video image of Target, where a woman was groped
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
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