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Two people confirmed dead in early Easter morning Murrells Inlet fire

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MURRELLS INLET,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a "multi-family building" on Calhoun Drive in Murrells Inlet.Assistant Chief Scott Thompson says one person is dead, one is still missing, and at six people were transported to area hospitals.The fire is now under control. Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the scene with mutual aid to Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue.We have a crew on the way to the scene. Expect ... More>>

Horry and Georgetown County crews respond to apartment fire, injuries reported Video included

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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and mutual aid from surrounding areas respond to a fire at Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet.Scott Thompson, with HCFR, says they have dispatched 2 units including a ladder truck and an ambulance.There's limited information at this time. Count on News 13 to keep you covered. More>>

CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

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Members of the CUE center are searching the area of the Cashua Ferry Landing Saturday for clues in the death of Angie Pipkin. Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 Darlington County deputies along with Horry County Police, North Charleston authorities and other law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search. Pipkin, an Aynor mother, went missing in January. Randy Gale Robinson from Murrells Inlet,... More>>

Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case. More>>

Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center for Resort Tourism expects lodging occupancy to hit about 93 percent because Easter occurs later this year. The busy Easter weekend could be the highlight of an up and down spring for the beach. While lingering cold weather hurt some w... More>>

Easter Bunny stops by Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach for breakfast

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Easter Sunday is tomorrow, of course, but Horry county kids celebrated earlySaturday morning. Dozens of children were at Hard Rock Cafe's annual Easter breakfast. The children, and their family, enjoyed a breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny!The News 13-Sponsored KidzTime Spokeskid Alexia Sabau was there. "I love to find eggs, and I can't wait when the Easter bunny comes, and I love Easter dinner," she said.The Easter bunny also stopped at Ripley's Aquarium. The... More>>

Horry County Fire Rescue and state forestry commission push "spring cleaning"

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - 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 year’s worth of accumulated dust and debris. For those living in the Wildland-Urban Interface, spring cleaning includes the outside of the home as well. There are more than 45 million homes... More>>

Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday Video included

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Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what More>>

Some say 2 Chainz is too much for Myrtle Beach City owned venue Video included

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Saturday the rap artist "2 Chainz" will perform at the Myrtle Beach convention center and some question the city's decision to allow him to perform. The performer's lyrics promote drug use, and in one More>>

Georgetown Co. Sheriff's Office to collect unwanted prescription drugs

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The event happens April 26 at locations in Pawleys Island and the city of Georgetown. More>>

Your rights in car repossessions

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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says car repossessions is one of its top complaints. More>>

SC unemployment rate continues to drop

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South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent More>>

Crash with injuries reported on SC 707/Socastee Blvd.

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A crash with several injuries was reported on Socastee Blvd/SC 707 on Friday afternoon.The crash happened at 5:55 pm at Folly Road and Socastee, which is about midway between US 17 Bypass and Dick Pond More>>

Easter weekend gas prices down 2 cents from year ago Video included

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As thousands hit the road this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday close to family and friends, drivers are finding prices at the pump are on the up-and-up. According to AAA, the average price for More>>

Mom finds dead body during son's Easter egg hunt

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A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got More>>

Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

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This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly More>>

Six people hurt after apartment complex fire in SC

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Four people were injured in an apartment fire early Friday in Hendersonville. Two young children were lowered to safety by family members. Two people jumped to safety and two others were taken to Augusta 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>>

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>>

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>>

Search for missing fisherman in NC

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Crews are searching for two missing men are in their late twenties who went fishing Thursday morning in Stokes County, North Carolina and never returned. Their boat and fishing poles were located quite 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>>

Church volunteers create record-setting chalk portrait of Jesus

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Volunteers started making a chalk design of Jesus this week in the parking lot of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. They're attempting to set the world record for the largest chalk drawing and they More>>

SC teen dies in boating accident

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Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio More>>

Farmers Market set for April 22 at CCU

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Coastal Carolina University is hosting a CCU Farmers Market & Sustainability Fair on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Prince Lawn. The public is invited More>>

First of its kind stunt appears in Myrtle Beach show

Jennifer Schneider climbs the cannon to perform a stunt. Jennifer Schneider climbs the cannon to perform a stunt.
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The Palace Theatre continues its 2014 production of "Illusions of Magic". The show offers several acts including, illusions, dancers, live tigers, and new this year, a human cannon ball. More>>

Annual Pee Dee Spring Plant & Flower Festival starts April 24

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Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 24-27. More>>

Boy electrocuted while swimming in backyard pool; pool light to blame

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A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water More>>

Father accused of killing son so he could play video games, police say

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Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. More>>

Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

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Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University,was announced as FMU's J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2013-14 academic year at the school's annual faculty awards dinner on April 17. More>>

FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

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Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17. More>>

Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

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A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name More>>

Dog receives jury summons

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New Jersey's Cumberland County mailed a jury summons for resident, IV Griner, to report for jury duty. The only thing is that IV is a four-legged German Shepard. His owner, Barrett Griner, said no More>>

Live Better: Pollen allergies could lead to food based allergies Video included

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During the spring many people head to the pharmacy or doctor as the trees and other plants bloom. But according to allergist Dr. Mark Schecker around 50% of those who suffer from pollen allergies could More>>

SC woman shot to death in car after child finds gun in backseat

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A woman is dead after being shot in the passenger seat of a car. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Santos of Easley died Thursday after she was shot in the back as she sat More>>

Deadliest disaster to date on Mount Everest

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An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa More>>

New laws proposed for businesses in Myrtle Beach Video included

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The City of Myrtle Beach passed first reading of a new law that would require businesses to create a city approved safety plan. The law would focus on bars, grills, and night clubs that serve alcohol More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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  • Two people confirmed dead in early Easter morning Murrells Inlet fire

    Two people confirmed dead in early Easter morning Murrells Inlet fire

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:34:04 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a "multi-family building" on Calhoun Drive in Murrells Inlet.Assistant Chief Scott Thompson says one person is dead, one is still missing, and at six people were transported to area hospitals.The fire is now under control. Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the scene with mutual aid to Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue.We have a crew on the way to the scene. Expect ...
    MURRELLS INLET,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a "multi-family building" on Calhoun Drive in Murrells Inlet.Assistant Chief Scott Thompson says one person is dead, one is still missing, and at six people were transported to area hospitals.The fire is now under control. Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the scene with mutual aid to Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue.We have a crew on the way to the scene. Expect ...
  • Horry and Georgetown County crews respond to apartment fire, injuries reported

    Horry and Georgetown County crews respond to apartment fire, injuries reported

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:43:26 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and mutual aid from surrounding areas respond to a fire at Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet.Scott Thompson, with HCFR, says they have dispatched 2 units including a ladder truck and an ambulance.There's limited information at this time. Count on News 13 to keep you covered.
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, and mutual aid from surrounding areas respond to a fire at Lotus Court in Murrells Inlet.Scott Thompson, with HCFR, says they have dispatched 2 units including a ladder truck and an ambulance.There's limited information at this time. Count on News 13 to keep you covered.
  • Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

    Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

    One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.
    One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.
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  • CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

    CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:06:23 GMT
    Members of the CUE center are searching the area of the Cashua Ferry Landing Saturday for clues in the death of Angie Pipkin. Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 Darlington County deputies along with Horry County Police, North Charleston authorities and other law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search. Pipkin, an Aynor mother, went missing in January. Randy Gale Robinson from Murrells Inlet,...
    Members of the CUE center are searching the area of the Cashua Ferry Landing Saturday for clues in the death of Angie Pipkin. Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 Darlington County deputies along with Horry County Police, North Charleston authorities and other law enforcement agencies are assisting with the search. Pipkin, an Aynor mother, went missing in January. Randy Gale Robinson from Murrells Inlet,...
  • Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

    Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:08:06 GMT
    Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
    Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
  • Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

    Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:16:12 GMT
    This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly
    This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly
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  • SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

    SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

    A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.
    A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.
  • Your rights in car repossessions

    Your rights in car repossessions

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:07:51 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA) Douglas Foster still has all the paperwork on a loan he'd rather forget. "We were 18 or 19," said Douglas. "We just kind of went in there and did it." He and his then-girlfriend
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says car repossessions is one of its top complaints.
  • SC unemployment rate continues to drop

    SC unemployment rate continues to drop

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:04:02 GMT
    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent
    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent
  • Stormtracker 13 Saturday Evening Forecast

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:53:45 GMT
    It will remain windy and cool overnight with our rain chances going back up.
    It will remain windy and cool overnight with our rain chances going back up. 
     
     

     
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