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Homes damaged near Conway as Severe Storm Watch continues

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Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat... More>>

Developer: North Myrtle Beach shopping center will create hundreds of jobs

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Hundreds of jobs should open up this fall on the north end of the strand at the new Coastal North Town Center. Phil Wilson, the developer, said 7 tenants are scheduled to open between mid September and the first week of October. That’s welcoming news for Anita Conti, who lives in the neighborhood next door. “Our complex will go up in value because a lot of people probably want to live here so they can walk to their jo... More>>

Landscaper says working in the heat is worth the sweat Video included

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The National Weather Service advised people to avoid doing outdoor activities today, but there is still work to do. Quentin Holmes was landscaping on the side of Highway 17. He was drenched in sweat and it wasn't even noon."Sometimes there is a change of uniform and I have to get another shirt," said Holmes. Many people go for a swim in the ocean or stay indoors when the temperature outside feels like 100 degrees, but Holmes is forced to work through it so he can pay his bills. However, he ha... More>>

Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

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A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division collecting school supplies for Myrtle Beach area students

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The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with Help 4 Kids, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for donation to schools and students throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Supplies are being collected through Thursday, Aug. 14, for donation to local schools in need. Supplies are also being collected in Charleston, Columbia, Kingstree and Rock Hill.Examples of items needed include new backpacks, spiral bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket... More>>

CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

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Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ... More>>

Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

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Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ... More>>

Memorial service scheduled for NMB fire safety dog

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will hold an August 6 memorial service for their deceased companion and fire safety canine, Hydro Heidi. They will celebrate the life of their friend, who during her lifetime taught fire safety to hundreds of kids, on August 6, 11:00 a.m., at North Myrtle Beach Fire Station 3, located at 801 33rd Avenue South. How Hydro Heidi c... More>>

CCU’s education college offers ESOL certificat

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The Spadoni College of Education (SCOE) at Coastal Carolina University is now offering five graduate courses that meet the South Carolina English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) add-on certification requirements.A growing K-12 population in U.S. schools, English Language Learners (ELLs) learning characteristics may vary and require adaptations to traditional curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.Teac... More>>

Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ... More>>

Gas prices fall even more in SC

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Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one yea... More>>

Surfing zones expanded in North Myrtle Beach Video included

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Surf zones in North Myrtle Beach were expanded at a City Council meeting on July 21st. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said the zone beginning at 5th avenue North now ends at 18th avenue north. A second zone starting 300 feet north of the Cherry Grove Pier will now extend to Hog Inlet.Near the Cherry Grove Pier, Wyatt Todd teaches people of all ages how to surf. It’s a business he started with hi... More>>

Myrtle Beach Police look for gunman after early morning shooting

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Monday morning around 2:30 Myrtle Beach Police got a call for possible shots fired along the 500 block of South Kings Highway. When they arrived they found one victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say there was a fight between the victim and suspect and the suspect went to his car and grabbed a gun. He fired, hitting the victim in the leg and another caused a flat tire.The police report goes on to say the gunman fired more shots as he was driving away in a black 2-door coupe.Witness... More>>

Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

Two women wanted for credit card fraud; according to Myrtle Beach Police

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The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two women in reference to multiple credit card fraud incidents within the City of Myrtle Beach, on and around July 28. If you have any information on the identity of this person please contact Detective Adams with the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1904 and reference incident numbers 14-015268.CLICK HEREfor information to protect yourself against credit card fraud. More>>

Myrtle Beach Police looking for larceny suspect

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The Myrtle Beach Police Departmentis looking for William Joseph Connell Jr., 48, wanted for He is 6'1", 270 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and currently has a mustache and goatee. He frequents the Boulevard area. The subject is wanted for two counts of larceny enhancement from the Gay Dolphin. He is known to wear a blue shirt (matching the Gay Dolphin's uniform), dark shorts and sneakers.You can contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1382 if you have any information c... More>>

SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

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No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the... More>>

Closures at Backgate intersection in Horry County Sunday night

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Conway, South Carolina (Press Release) – Contractors will perform asphalt buildup, which will cover the entire intersection at US 17 Bypass/SC707, requiring the temporary closure of the intersection on Sunday, July 27, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. This date is the new makeup date from overnight work that was canceled last night due to inclement weather.During this time period, motorists will be able ... More>>

Loris man drowns in area pond Saturday night

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LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) - A Loris man died when he drowned in a pond Saturday evening. The Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene in the Loris/Red Bluff area around 7:30 Saturday night. There is not an exact address on the pond, and Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said he doesn't believe the pond has a name.Hendrick identified the victim as Lester Gause, 68, of Loris. More>>

Father & Son Team Classic wraps up on the Grand Strand Video included

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The 17th annual "Father and Son Team Classic" teed off for its final day on Saturday. The three-day tournament started on Thursday with 700 players from 44 states.The classic has since turned into one of the world's largest family tournaments. Eight Grand Strand courses hosted players throughout the event.This is the first year Springmaid Beach Resort has played a part in the Father and Son Team Classic. Marketing man... More>>

Myrtle Beach church serves Grand Strand organizations this weekend Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -A Myrtle Beach church spent Saturday serving the Grand Strand for the second time in 2014.Members of Wellspring Church prepared classrooms at Myrtle Beach Primary School,stuffed backpacksfor Fostering Hope, and fixed up the lobby at the New Directions shelter Lifeline.Volunteers started workingFriday and will finish the projectsSunday.Wellspring's lead pastor says the church's mission is to remind the Grand Strand it's loved."We basically just want to do anything we... More>>

Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward Video included

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The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho... More>>

Breaking down back to school spending

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Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av... More>>

Golf carts found violating traffic laws on North Strand

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It’s against the law in North Myrtle Beach to drive a golf cart on a primary road, but first responders with the city say they’re seeing people do it anyway.According to regulations, it is against the law to drive a golf cart on a primary road. In the City of North Myrtle Beach, that includes parts of Ocean Boulevard, Sea Mountain Highway and US-17.Eric Lewis, who works for Boulineau’s Beach Buggies, says the non-stop flow of people wanting to rent golf carts hasn't’t slowed on the North Stra... More>>

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources starts GPS tracking system for bears in Horry County Video included

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Bears in Horry County neighborhoods are becoming more common because of increasingdevelopment through out the city. Officials from SCDNR said building newresidential areas pushes bears out of their natural habitat and forces them to look for food and shelter elsewhere.Charles Brown does construction in Barefoot Resort. He said he's seen bears on several occasions."I've seen them cross the road like a deer," he said.In an attempt to reduce the amount of encounters between bears and people, SCD... More>>

Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro... More>>

Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

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Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach, More>>

Insurance agency gives back to Horry County community

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Alleight HUB Southeast officesparticipated in "HUB Gives" day, where all employeeswere out ofthe office, working at local charities for the day. It took place Friday, July 25 at various locations throughout he Horry County community. About 20 workers in all volunteered at The American Red Cross, North Myrtle Beach Humane Society, Community Kitchen, and a women's/children's shelter. They did everything from landscaping and cleaning to some odd jobs that simply needed to get done. More>>

North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

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The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation. More>>

Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

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For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo... More>>

Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers Video included

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The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary... More>>

NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project Video included

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The City of North Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling. More>>

Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde... More>>

News 13 Investigates: $100k plus in parking violations uncollected by Myrtle Beach Video included

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In a News 13 Investigation, we discovered the City of Myrtle Beach is owed more than a hundred thousand dollars in unpaid parking violations. So we asked what the city is doing to get that money back.According to city documents, in 2013 Myrtle Beach collected more than a million dollars from parking.However, out of a possible $248.744.91 of delinquent fines only $133,684.91 was collected.That is money that would go back into the city’s general fundWhile taxes were raised in the city for the 2... More>>

Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness Video included

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Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer... More>>

Pickup truck flips in injury crash in North Myrtle Beach

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Authorities have responded to a serious crash in North Myrtle Beach. The crash with injuries was reported just after 6 pm on US 17 near the Tanger Outlets. The incident, in which a pickup truck flipped upside down, is just north of the shopping outlet and where SC 22 joins
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New breathing equipment for police, fire in Loris and North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city
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The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and the Loris Fire Department have purchased new Scott Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) to replace older equipment. In June, the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department took delivery of 48 new Scott X3, 2013 Edition SCBAs More>>

National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

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The number of initial unemployment claims dropped to an eight-year low last week. The labor department says 19,000 fewer initial claims were filed last week compared to the week before. Initial unemployment claim numbers have not been this low since 2006 before the housing market crash. More>>

Local group to hold rally protesting the idea of casinos coming to Myrtle Beach Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - State Representative Todd Rutherford plans to introduce a bill next year that will allow gambling sites in the Myrtle Beach area.The Democratic Party asked voters in its June primary if they would support South Carolina lawmakers using gambling as a way to raise the money needed to fix state roads and bridges.At time 75% of voters said they were in favor of changes to state gambling laws as opposed to any tax increase.The South Carolina Department of Transportation... More>>

Surfside Beach to study storm water effects in residential neighborhoods Video included

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SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Thetown of Surfside Beach looks to do a storm water study. Town Council approved$7700 be spent on studying storm water effects aroundHarbor Lights and Seventh Avenue. Residents in those areas say they're losing their property because of the town-owned lake.Water fromLake Elizabeth drains from it and eventually reaches the Atlantic Ocean. That drainage is causing residents like David Patchett and his wife Tina to lose their yard."Water rises and lowers, and as it ... More>>

Facebook tip helps find missing Ocean Isle Beach teen

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives announced 16-year-old Haley Brook Clark from Ocean Isle Beach has been located and she is safe. More>>

Used cars for sale damaged in overnight crash in Horry County

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An overnight crash on Socastee Blvd. (707) at Socastee Auto Sales left several cars damaged. At least four cars were heavily damaged with parts scattered about the used car lot.No word on exactly how much monetary damage was done butat least two cars had sticker prices for $2,995, and another one for$3,695. South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene. No word on whether or not anyone was injured or arrested. More>>

Good Question: How much water is in the Atlantic Ocean? Video included

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Chris Matlashewski from Forestbrook Middle School wants to know how many gallons of water are in the Atlantic Ocean? More>>

Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage Video included

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Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
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Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need Video included

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Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
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Conway florist puts a smile on nursing home residents faces Video included

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A Conway florist put a lot of smiles on a lot of peoples' faces on Wednesday.Granny's Florist along with the floral wire service company "Teleflora" delivered flowers to Kingston Nursing Center in Conway. More>>

Giving blood could save a life: One woman shares her story Video included

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The American Red Cross is facing a potential emergency blood shortage. Officials say donations are down 8% in donations. "We are desperately trying not to go into emergency levels," said Frecia Ammons, American Red Cross Representative. According to Ammons, Summer is a particularly challenging time to get donors to give because people go on vacation or are busy with activities.However, the biggest reason people choose not to donate is tehy just dont think about it."The don't think aboutit, un... More>>

1200+ beach tent warnings issued by Horry County Police in last 10 weeks Video included

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SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Here's an update on an issue we've kept you covered on since the spring: the beach tent bans on the Strand. In unincorporated Horry County, tents are banned year round. The City of Myrtle Beach bans them through Labor Day, while North Myrtle Beach and Atlantic Beach ban them through September 15th.In fact, there's only one good stretch of beach in the county where you can pitch a tent. That's Surfside Beach. On Wednesday, everyone News 13 spoke to was aware of th... More>>

Chipotle, McAllister's, Which Wich among restaurants coming to North Myrtle Beach

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 City leaders announced 12 additions to the list of stores and restaurants that will be included in the new Coastal North Town Center slated to open later this year.The shopping center, on the site of the old Robber's Roost Golf Course, will be anchored by a Publix grocery store, and will also include the following restaurants: Chipotle, Which Wich, McAllister's Deli, Menchie's Yogurt, and Bojangles. Other new stores announced on Wednesday include: Super Cuts, Lee N... More>>

City leaders hope new cameras in The Market Common bring more sporting events to the area Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- The fields at the Grand Park Athletic Complex in The Market Common now have an extra set of eyes on them. The City of Myrtle Beach installed new cameras that allow for live streaming of tournaments and games.City leaders teamed up with WatchMeSports.com to install the cameras just over a month ago. Coordinators tell me they are already having a positive impact on the Grand Strand's sports tourism industry.There is now a camera installed behind the home plates of eac... More>>

Goodwill Industries donates 90% of revenue to employment programs Video included

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Many people associate Goodwill with its retail store, but the company does more than sell clothes at discounted prices.Miranda Todd started looking for a job two months ago. It was an especially nerve racking process for her because she had been a stay at home mom for 15 years. Rebecca Collett is the spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of lower South Carolina. She said someone like Todd might have difficulties applying to jobs online or using a computer and that's when Goodwill Job Link Cent... More>>

Tax Free weekend around the corner for SC shoppers

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South Carolina's "Tax Free" weekend begins August 1 and ends August 3. This is the 14th year shoppers can save on taxes when they do their back-to-school shopping.According to the SC Department of Revenue, this is the third busiest shopping period of the year behind Christmas and Black Friday. The tax free shopping applies to clothing and clothing accessories including, but not limited to, hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags and footwear. School supplies like pens, pencils, paper, binders, noteb... More>>

Horry County rushes to meet deadline to keep mentally ill from buying guns Video included

Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law. Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law.
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South Carolina passed a law in May 2013 aimed at keeping the mentally ill from buying handguns. But if probate courts across the state don’t meet an upcoming deadline, guns could end up in the wrong hands.Ron Shulver has logged 30 to 40 volunteer hours per week with the Horry County Probate Court in the past year, trying to get the county up to date on the law’s requirements.The law requires every county to submit a l... More>>

Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

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A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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Taxi drivers in Myrtle Beach up in arms over ride sharing company Video included

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To use the ride-sharing service "Uber," you download the Uber app on your smartphone and set up your account. Once you do that, you can set a pick-up location, pay for the ride and someone will pick you up. However, since it hit Myrtle Beach, it's been hit by strong opposition.Spokesperson Mark Kruea said the vehicles are not legally authorized to conduct business in the City of Myrtle Beach and the city will take act... More>>

Conway man shot, killed dog in front of toddlers at Horry County house, police say

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A Conway man was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he shot and killed a dog in front of a woman and 2 toddlers at a Horry County house in late June. The incident happened on June 26 around 8 pm when Horry County Police .. More>>

"Keep Horry County Beautiful" releases litter count

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"Keep Horry County Beautiful" released the numbers today from its annual litter index Tuesday. The index is a countywide assessment to check for litter as teams of 3 or 4 people drove through certain areas looking for litter graffiti and other things. The index is calculated on a scale from 1 to 4. One is the least amount of litter. Four is the most. Horry county's score is 1 point 8. According to Bo Ives, Chairman of "Keep Horry County Beautiful," in 2011 the litter count was 2.14. In 2012... More>>

Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

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Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur... More>>

18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The building is not yet finished, but contracts are already being signed for events at the new $13 million indoor sports complex being built next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.The Sun News reportsthe facility is scheduled to open in March.General manager John McDonald says 18 contracts for events have either been signed or will be soon.The complex will have hardwood floors that can be configured for eight full-size basketball courts or 16 volleyball court... More>>

Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

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Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson... More>>

Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center to host event to assist local homeless veterans Video included

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Organizers at the Veteran's Welcome Home and Resource Center hope a Stand Down will cause people across Horry County to step-up.AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, and Myrtle Beach Harley will join in the efforts to provide assistance to homeless veterans.The one day event is coming up in September but organizers will hold a press conference Tuesday to officially announce the event and to get input from the community.Organizers say more than 30 federal, state, ... More>>

Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

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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>>

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