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Fuel leak backs up traffic on I-95 in Dillon County


By WBTW News StaffA fuel leak from an 18-wheeler slowed traffic on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening.Captain Chip Rogers of Dillon County Fire State Nine told News13 the leak had shut down the southbound lanes for about 20 minutes.At last word, one lane is now open but traffic will likely remain at a crawl for several hours.Count on updates from as more information becomes available. More>>

Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide


Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide. More>>

Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods Video included


The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some... More>>

Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer


Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-... More>>

Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee


Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities. More>>

Florence County Council increases trash fee, gives sheriff’s office raises Video included


The Florence County Sheriff's Office says low salaries have created some difficulty in retaining deputies over the last few years.  So Florence County Council worked to help change that. More>>

Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say


The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported. More>>

"Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder Video included


Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la... More>>

Football players stop by Camp Pee Dee Pride


Some special guests stopped by Camp Pee Dee Pride Monday. Malliciah Goodman, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons and also played for Clemson and West Florence stopped by to talk with the kids. He was joined by Sydney Sarmiento who played at Duke and West Florence. The summer camp that was started back in 1997 by the Florence County Sheriff's Office and Francis Marion University started with about 45 campers. Now in its 18th year, more than 4,000 campers have attended Camp Pee Dee Pride. They ge... More>>

Shooting in Bennettsville sends one teen to the ER and another to jail


A shooting on Miles Saturday, July19th, sent a 17-year-old victimto the hospital.Lt. Larry Turner with Bennettsville Police said the teen was treated and released. A 16-year-old was taken into custody and charged as a juvenile with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during violent crime. He was transported to Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.Lt. Turner said they had a prior altercation and this was likely retaliation. More>>

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