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

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:58:36 GMT
    In July 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6.57 percent over the same period last year. In July 2014, 114,671 passengers arrived into MYR, or 7,073 more than in July 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – July 2014) the airport welcomed 532,502 passengers to the Grand Strand or 34,730 more than the same period in 2013. "Year-to-date over 530,000 people have arrived into the Myrtle Beach International Airport," said Pat Apone, dire...
    In July 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6.57 percent over the same period last year. In July 2014, 114,671 passengers arrived into MYR, or 7,073 more than in July 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – July 2014) the airport welcomed 532,502 passengers to the Grand Strand or 34,730 more than the same period in 2013. "Year-to-date over 530,000 people have arrived into the Myrtle Beach International Airport," said Pat Apone, dire...
  • Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

    Aerospace Industry has $17 billion economic impact in SC

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:30 GMT
    The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North CharlestonThe single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston
    A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
    A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500...
  • Walmart Neighborhood market to open in Florence in 2015

    Walmart Neighborhood market to open in Florence in 2015

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:02:57 GMT
    A Walmart Neighborhood Market is planned for Florence.According to Amanda Henneberg, Walmart Spokesperson, the market will be located at the corner of Second Loop Rd. and South Cashua Drive.The new market will be approximately 41,000 square feet, and will likely employ 95 associates. The store is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the beginning of 2015."We are excited to bring our Neighborhood Market store to Florence and provide our customers there the benefits of a Wal...
    A Walmart Neighborhood Market is planned for Florence.According to Amanda Henneberg, Walmart Spokesperson, the market will be located at the corner of Second Loop Rd. and South Cashua Drive.The new market will be approximately 41,000 square feet, and will likely employ 95 associates. The store is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the beginning of 2015."We are excited to bring our Neighborhood Market store to Florence and provide our customers there the benefits of a Wal...
  • Businesses struggle to fill positions despite increased unemployment rate

    Businesses struggle to fill positions despite increased unemployment rate

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:17:31 GMT
    Goodwill Industries strives get people hired. The Company has Job Link Centers throughout Horry County to help connect people with employers looking to fill positions. Sheila Daniels works at the Goodwill Community Service Center as a Business service Coordinator. She said she's noticed something peculiar about this Summer."people are not out looking for jobs like they have been," said Daniels.According to Daniels, Goodwill had a job fair in June that featured 20 employers. She said about 200...
    Goodwill Industries strives get people hired. The Company has Job Link Centers throughout Horry County to help connect people with employers looking to fill positions. Sheila Daniels works at the Goodwill Community Service Center as a Business service Coordinator. She said she's noticed something peculiar about this Summer."people are not out looking for jobs like they have been," said Daniels.According to Daniels, Goodwill had a job fair in June that featured 20 employers. She said about 200...
  • Florence Chamber announces Senator Graham as keynote speaker

    Florence Chamber announces Senator Graham as keynote speaker

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:40:55 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (Press Release) - The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has announced that United States Senator Lindsay Graham will be the keynote speaker at their Annual Membership Luncheon on Thursday, October 9th at the Florence Civic Center. The program is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon. Chamber President, Michael Miller, said, “This is an ideal time to have Senator Graham speak to us regarding all that's emerging in the world, in our country and in the great state of South Carolina.” ...
    FLORENCE, SC (Press Release) - The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has announced that United States Senator Lindsay Graham will be the keynote speaker at their Annual Membership Luncheon on Thursday, October 9th at the Florence Civic Center. The program is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon. Chamber President, Michael Miller, said, “This is an ideal time to have Senator Graham speak to us regarding all that's emerging in the world, in our country and in the great state of South Carolina.” ...
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk named one of Top 10 in U.S.

    Myrtle Beach Boardwalk named one of Top 10 in U.S.

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:26:25 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was rated the #3 boardwalk in the U.S.The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was rated the #3 boardwalk in the U.S.
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Press Release)– The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the top 10 best boardwalks in the nation, according to National Geographic.Editors noted the 1.2-mile walkway, which opened in 2010, is “now the town's hub of activity.”“The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has truly become an iconic attraction along the Grand Strand,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “The concerts, restaurants, shops, arcades and throngs of visitors illustrates that ...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Press Release)– The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the top 10 best boardwalks in the nation, according to National Geographic.Editors noted the 1.2-mile walkway, which opened in 2010, is “now the town's hub of activity.”“The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has truly become an iconic attraction along the Grand Strand,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “The concerts, restaurants, shops, arcades and throngs of visitors illustrates that ...
  • 65 Florence manufacturing jobs moving to Texas and Mexico, ESAB says

    65 Florence manufacturing jobs moving to Texas and Mexico, ESAB says

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:40:23 GMT
    Photo from ESAB websitePhoto from ESAB website
    More than 50 workers at a Florence company will be jobless as their positions are moved to locations in Texas and Mexico, ESAB Welding and Cutting Products executives said Friday.Sixty-five of the Florence location’s 425 workers will be affected by the layoffs, said Dan Preest
    More than 50 workers at a Florence company will be jobless as their positions are moved to locations in Texas and Mexico, ESAB Welding and Cutting Products executives said Friday.Sixty-five of the Florence location’s 425 workers will be affected by the layoffs, said Dan Preest
  • New coffee house comes to Myrtle Beach

    New coffee house comes to Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:07:37 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - Expanding the reach of Second Cup brand that was originally from Canada and is now in the USA and over 25 other countries, Kaiwave Coffee LLC., announced the opening of the first Second Cup Café in South Carolina in the beautiful seaside city of Myrtle Beach. South Carolina is a perfect fit for Second Cup to continue expansion in the United States", said Dion Dobranski, Franchise Partner and President of Kaiwave Coffee, "it is ranked as one of the nation's m...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - Expanding the reach of Second Cup brand that was originally from Canada and is now in the USA and over 25 other countries, Kaiwave Coffee LLC., announced the opening of the first Second Cup Café in South Carolina in the beautiful seaside city of Myrtle Beach. South Carolina is a perfect fit for Second Cup to continue expansion in the United States", said Dion Dobranski, Franchise Partner and President of Kaiwave Coffee, "it is ranked as one of the nation's m...
  • Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend

    Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:44:45 GMT
    The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.
    Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo...
    Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo...
  • Tennessee company proposes amusement park in Myrtle Beach

    Tennessee company proposes amusement park in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:19:19 GMT
    A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smokey Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach.Mark Kruea, spokesperson for the City of Myrtle Beach says that the company that operates The Track in Pigeon Forge wants to open a Myrtle Beach location to be operating by the end of 2016.The proposal calls for an elevated go-cart track, bumper boats, an arcade, a shop and a Ferris wheel. The s...
    A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smokey Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach.Mark Kruea, spokesperson for the City of Myrtle Beach says that the company that operates The Track in Pigeon Forge wants to open a Myrtle Beach location to be operating by the end of 2016.The proposal calls for an elevated go-cart track, bumper boats, an arcade, a shop and a Ferris wheel. The s...
  • Tupelo Honey Cafe coming to Myrtle Beach’s Market Common

    Tupelo Honey Cafe coming to Myrtle Beach’s Market Common

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:55:30 GMT
    In an effort to offer its made-from-scratch Mountain South cuisine to even more alternatives, Asheville-based Tupelo Honey Cafe will open in Myrtle Beach, SC, in early spring 2015. The Southern staple is currently in the process of renovating a marquee location in Market Common on Howard Avenue. The new restaurant will feature favorites created by executive chef Brian Sonoskus including Brian’s shrimp and grits and sweet potato pancakes and capture a sense of place and identity with specialty...
    In an effort to offer its made-from-scratch Mountain South cuisine to even more alternatives, Asheville-based Tupelo Honey Cafe will open in Myrtle Beach, SC, in early spring 2015. The Southern staple is currently in the process of renovating a marquee location in Market Common on Howard Avenue. The new restaurant will feature favorites created by executive chef Brian Sonoskus including Brian’s shrimp and grits and sweet potato pancakes and capture a sense of place and identity with specialty...
  • Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation to begin search for new president after Lofton’s resignation

    Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation to begin search for new president after Lofton’s resignation

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:21:01 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - On Wednesday morning, leaders with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation will begin the process of looking for a new president.They will host an executive session to determine how the board wants to move forward.Lofton told the Conway Kiwanis Club last week that he plans to return home soon to south Georgia. He came to the Grand Strand three years ago to lead the Economic Development Corporation.Lofton says he already has a job in Georgia and tha...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - On Wednesday morning, leaders with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation will begin the process of looking for a new president.They will host an executive session to determine how the board wants to move forward.Lofton told the Conway Kiwanis Club last week that he plans to return home soon to south Georgia. He came to the Grand Strand three years ago to lead the Economic Development Corporation.Lofton says he already has a job in Georgia and tha...
  • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:42 GMT
    SunCruz Facebook pageSunCruz Facebook page
    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
  • North Myrtle Beach shopping center may create hundreds of jobs

    North Myrtle Beach shopping center may create hundreds of jobs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:34:39 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Gas prices fall even more in SC

    Gas prices fall even more in SC

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:00:03 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Breaking down back to school spending

    Breaking down back to school spending

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:29:01 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

    National unemployment rate drops to an eight year low

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:54:19 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

    Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:22:53 GMT
    Brad LoftonBrad Lofton
    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...
    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...
  • 18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

    18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:08:03 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Gas prices drop; down compared to same time last year

    Gas prices drop; down compared to same time last year

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:24:10 GMT
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, pricesSunday were 4.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day ...
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, pricesSunday were 4.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day ...
  • Palmetto Goodwill to host Hire ME! event in North Myrtle Beach

    Palmetto Goodwill to host Hire ME! event in North Myrtle Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:21:35 GMT
    Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with Family Dollar, is hosting a Hire ME! event Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Palmetto Goodwill Job Link Center, 3336 Highway 17, in North Myrtle Beach. Family Dollar managers will be on-site to conduct interviews for full-time and part-time manager, assistant manager, and clerk positions. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screening.Applicants are e...
    Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with Family Dollar, is hosting a Hire ME! event Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Palmetto Goodwill Job Link Center, 3336 Highway 17, in North Myrtle Beach. Family Dollar managers will be on-site to conduct interviews for full-time and part-time manager, assistant manager, and clerk positions. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screening.Applicants are e...
  • Tips for breaking up with your cable company

    Tips for breaking up with your cable company

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:44:48 GMT
    Most people dread calling the cable company, whether you want to change or cancel your service, it's rarely a walk in the park. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips, and they're all about persistence. First and foremost, ask for a better deal. Say you're a loyal customer but your bill is just too high. See if you qualify for any new promotions if yours has expired, including their best deal for new customers. Next, check out the competition. Come empowered with these rates and ask y...
    Most people dread calling the cable company, whether you want to change or cancel your service, it's rarely a walk in the park. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips, and they're all about persistence. First and foremost, ask for a better deal. Say you're a loyal customer but your bill is just too high. See if you qualify for any new promotions if yours has expired, including their best deal for new customers. Next, check out the competition. Come empowered with these rates and ask y...
  • American Idol comes to Myrtle Beach; businesses say more similar events needed

    American Idol comes to Myrtle Beach; businesses say more similar events needed

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:44:20 GMT
    Business owners in Myrtle Beach say Thursday’s visit from American Idol helped boost sales during a slow time in the summer season.A Coastal Carolina University lodging report released this week states that hotel numbers have steadily decreased along the Grand Strand since May 25th."The last few weeks after July 4th we noticed it dropped a little bit,” said Victor Shamah.Shamah owns the Bowery in Myrtle Beach.He says ...
    Business owners in Myrtle Beach say Thursday’s visit from American Idol helped boost sales during a slow time in the summer season.A Coastal Carolina University lodging report released this week states that hotel numbers have steadily decreased along the Grand Strand since May 25th."The last few weeks after July 4th we noticed it dropped a little bit,” said Victor Shamah.Shamah owns the Bowery in Myrtle Beach.He says ...
  • 5 nights at new North Myrtle Beach 'bridge' penthouse goes for $11,200

    5 nights at new North Myrtle Beach 'bridge' penthouse goes for $11,200

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:55:50 GMT
    The Bridge at North Beach is located between the two buildings in this photo (Photo from North Beach Plantation )The Bridge at North Beach is located between the two buildings in this photo (Photo from North Beach Plantation )
    The newest opulent property along the Grand Strand is "accepting reservations" and you could stay there -- if you can cough up the $11,213 for the minimum 5-night stay during the Summer. The unique luxuryrental property is actually spanningthe 2 buildings at the North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach -- thus the name of "The Bridge at North Beach.""The posh 5,500-square-foot penthouse is suspended between the two sprawling towers and is the centerpiece of the AAA Four Diamond rated reso...
    The newest opulent property along the Grand Strand is "accepting reservations" and you could stay there -- if you can cough up the $11,213 for the minimum 5-night stay during the Summer. The unique luxuryrental property is actually spanningthe 2 buildings at the North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach -- thus the name of "The Bridge at North Beach.""The posh 5,500-square-foot penthouse is suspended between the two sprawling towers and is the centerpiece of the AAA Four Diamond rated reso...
  • The Floyd Law Firm names Jewell Partner, Shareholder

    The Floyd Law Firm names Jewell Partner, Shareholder

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:42:33 GMT
    The Floyd Law Firm, one of South Carolina’s long standing, leading legal offices, has named Collin Jewell as their newest Partner and Shareholder located in the Surfside Beach office.The Floyd Law Firm, one of South Carolina’s long standing, leading legal offices, has named Collin Jewell as their newest Partner and Shareholder located in the Surfside Beach office.
    (News Release) The Floyd Law Firm, one of South Carolina’s long standing,leading legal offices, has named Collin Jewell as their newest Partner and Shareholder located in theSurfside Beach office.Collin has been a valued asset and leader to the Floyd Law Firm team since 2010, managing asubstantial part of the Firm’s criminal, civil and personal injury workload.Jewell is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law and earned his Bachelor of BusinessAdministration degree with an emphasis in busi...
    (News Release) The Floyd Law Firm, one of South Carolina’s long standing,leading legal offices, has named Collin Jewell as their newest Partner and Shareholder located in theSurfside Beach office.Collin has been a valued asset and leader to the Floyd Law Firm team since 2010, managing asubstantial part of the Firm’s criminal, civil and personal injury workload.Jewell is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law and earned his Bachelor of BusinessAdministration degree with an emphasis in busi...
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • Pee Dee research center to hold tobacco field day

    Pee Dee research center to hold tobacco field day

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:37:12 GMT
    Tobacco is produced primarily in 14 Pee Dee counties in the northeastern part of the state.Tobacco is produced primarily in 14 Pee Dee counties in the northeastern part of the state.
    (News Release) Tobacco may have lost its allure, but hasn’t lost its value. Clemson University researchers and Extension agents will hold Tobacco Field Day July 10 at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) near Florence.In 1928 South Carolina growers grew 148,000 acres of tobacco. In 2013, they grew 14,500 acres. But, tobacco still is a top crop in profit per acre in the state. It brings in more than $60 million a year. Tobacco is produced primarily in 14 Pee Dee counties in the nort...
    (News Release) Tobacco may have lost its allure, but hasn’t lost its value. Clemson University researchers and Extension agents will hold Tobacco Field Day July 10 at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) near Florence.In 1928 South Carolina growers grew 148,000 acres of tobacco. In 2013, they grew 14,500 acres. But, tobacco still is a top crop in profit per acre in the state. It brings in more than $60 million a year. Tobacco is produced primarily in 14 Pee Dee counties in the nort...
  • Fireworks retailer sees boost in business ahead of 4th of July weekend

    Fireworks retailer sees boost in business ahead of 4th of July weekend

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-04 03:45:57 GMT
    Fireworks are an Independence Day tradition, and there aren’t many better places to buy them than Myrtle Beach.It’s the time of year for stores like Mr. Fireworks to cash in."We're like any other tourist industry, our locals support us and I certainly appreciate that,” Mr. Fireworks Manager Randy Shoemaker said. “Tourist business is certainly what helps us out and drives us, they'll be buying them and taking them back...
    Fireworks are an Independence Day tradition, and there aren’t many better places to buy them than Myrtle Beach.It’s the time of year for stores like Mr. Fireworks to cash in."We're like any other tourist industry, our locals support us and I certainly appreciate that,” Mr. Fireworks Manager Randy Shoemaker said. “Tourist business is certainly what helps us out and drives us, they'll be buying them and taking them back...
  • Bojangles' Belgian Waffle protest in support of USA vs Belgium at World Cup

    Bojangles' Belgian Waffle protest in support of USA vs Belgium at World Cup

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:16:57 GMT
    Bojangles’ is now serving two for 99 cents Red, White and Bo-Berry Biscuits in the Florence and Myrtle Beach areasBojangles’ is now serving two for 99 cents Red, White and Bo-Berry Biscuits in the Florence and Myrtle Beach areas
    Bojangles’ is now serving two for 99 cents Red, White and Bo-Berry Biscuits in the Florence and Myrtle Beach areas – a perfectly patriotic snack for soccer fans watching the USA vs Belgium World Cup match today!
    Bojangles’ is now serving two for 99 cents Red, White and Bo-Berry Biscuits in the Florence and Myrtle Beach areas – a perfectly patriotic snack for soccer fans watching the USA vs Belgium World Cup match today!
  • Gas down before the holiday

    Gas down before the holiday

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:20:47 GMT
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 21.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago a...
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 21.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago a...
  • Sonoco Foundation awards grant to Girl Scouts

    Sonoco Foundation awards grant to Girl Scouts

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:51:22 GMT
    Loretta Graham, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern SC (left) and Gloria Bell, (right) representative of the Sonoco Foundation. Loretta Graham, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern SC (left) and Gloria Bell, (right) representative of the Sonoco Foundation.
    Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Sonoco Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, to address needs in Darlington and Florence counties. The grant award will assist in funding the Girl Scout “Be a Friend First” program to reduce bullying among teens and promote positive conflict resolution in area middle schools.
    Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Sonoco Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, to address needs in Darlington and Florence counties. The grant award will assist in funding the Girl Scout “Be a Friend First” program to reduce bullying among teens and promote positive conflict resolution in area middle schools.
  • Report forecast shows tourism will be up in July from last year on the Grand Strand

    Report forecast shows tourism will be up in July from last year on the Grand Strand

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-06-26 10:34:43 GMT
    Summer tourism is underway and Coastal Carolina University's weekly tourism economic study shows we're moving into the strongest season of the year. That's typically from July 4th weekend through the last weekend of July. Taylor Damonte, the professor who provides the weekly tourism reports, said the first three weeks of May were up by about 10 percent compared to the same weeks last year. Numbers are collected by loo...
    Summer tourism is underway and Coastal Carolina University's weekly tourism economic study shows we're moving into the strongest season of the year. That's typically from July 4th weekend through the last weekend of July. Taylor Damonte, the professor who provides the weekly tourism reports, said the first three weeks of May were up by about 10 percent compared to the same weeks last year. Numbers are collected by loo...
  • Yacht crashes into rocks in waterway in North Myrtle Beach

    Yacht crashes into rocks in waterway in North Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-06-25 19:46:56 GMT
    Grand Strand rescue crews are responding to a report of a boat crash in North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday afternoon. North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue officials told WBTW at 3 pm that they are heading to the scene of a vessel that has crashed in the Intracoastal Waterway behind the North Myrtle Beach Airport. One boat, about 30 feet long, apparently hit rocks, according to reports from the scene .A second boat might be involved. Crews are staging in the area of 27th Avenue South.
    Grand Strand rescue crews are responding to a report of a boat crash in North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday afternoon. North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue officials told WBTW at 3 pm that they are heading to the scene of a vessel that has crashed in the Intracoastal Waterway behind the North Myrtle Beach Airport. One boat, about 30 feet long, apparently hit rocks, according to reports from the scene .A second boat might be involved. Crews are staging in the area of 27th Avenue South.
  • Duke Energy Foundation grants $75,000 for incubator program

    Duke Energy Foundation grants $75,000 for incubator program

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:56:03 GMT
    Hartsville, S.C. – A year after contributing initial funding to the Duke Energy Center for Innovation (DECI), a technology-oriented business incubator serving the Hartsville area, the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation has granted $75,000 toward a second year in which DECI will continue to help innovators bring their business ideas to life.A public-private partnership among the Clemson University Institute for Economic and Community Development, the Community Foundation for a Better Ha...
    Hartsville, S.C. – A year after contributing initial funding to the Duke Energy Center for Innovation (DECI), a technology-oriented business incubator serving the Hartsville area, the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation has granted $75,000 toward a second year in which DECI will continue to help innovators bring their business ideas to life.A public-private partnership among the Clemson University Institute for Economic and Community Development, the Community Foundation for a Better Ha...
  • 211 call center helps Horry County residents locate community resources

    211 call center helps Horry County residents locate community resources

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-06-25 01:44:04 GMT
    The United Way of Horry County helped fund a call center that provides you with information on your needs just by dialing 211, a call center in Columbia, SC. It’s purpose is to help people locate resources in their community. It's not a new service but now, instead of just being available during emergencies, it's available year round 24 hours a day. "It's such a simple way to get whatever you need and it's not inco...
    The United Way of Horry County helped fund a call center that provides you with information on your needs just by dialing 211, a call center in Columbia, SC. It’s purpose is to help people locate resources in their community. It's not a new service but now, instead of just being available during emergencies, it's available year round 24 hours a day. "It's such a simple way to get whatever you need and it's not inco...
  • Little River woman's family falls victim to lottery scam

    Little River woman's family falls victim to lottery scam

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-06-24 10:25:13 GMT
    Winning the lottery might actually mean losing your life savings. Elderly victims across the country are being targeted for a lottery scam that has roots in Horry County.Law enforcement officials have charged at total of 16 people with involvement in the scam, which involves notifying people that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes and asking them to pay money in advance to receive their prize. News 13 spoke toan anonymouswoman whosefather-in-law fell victim to hoax."My husband was continu...
    Winning the lottery might actually mean losing your life savings. Elderly victims across the country are being targeted for a lottery scam that has roots in Horry County.Law enforcement officials have charged at total of 16 people with involvement in the scam, which involves notifying people that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes and asking them to pay money in advance to receive their prize. News 13 spoke toan anonymouswoman whosefather-in-law fell victim to hoax."My husband was continu...
  • Myrtle Beach business owners concerned about construction on Ocean Blvd.

    Myrtle Beach business owners concerned about construction on Ocean Blvd.

    Monday, June 23 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-06-23 19:34:25 GMT
    The City of Myrtle Beach looks to its next major project this fall from 9th avenue north to 2nd avenue north on Ocean Boulevard. Myrtle Beach City Officials said the project will include new water and sewer lines. That's on top off new sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, pavement and utilities will also be moved underground.That’s something John Currie, who works at the second avenue pier, said will help business after ...
    The City of Myrtle Beach looks to its next major project this fall from 9th avenue north to 2nd avenue north on Ocean Boulevard. Myrtle Beach City Officials said the project will include new water and sewer lines. That's on top off new sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, pavement and utilities will also be moved underground.That’s something John Currie, who works at the second avenue pier, said will help business after ...
  • Palmetto Moon announces new company president

    Palmetto Moon announces new company president

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-06-23 15:53:11 GMT
    Robert Webster, Chairman and CEO of Palmetto Moon, announced today that John Pennell has been promoted from Director of Stores to President of the nine store South Carolina retail chain. This promotion follows the announcement of former company president, Eric Holzer's relocation to Houston, TX. As the new company president, Pennell will oversee all company operations including merchandising, marketing, purchasing, and development while reporting to CEO Robert Webster. Holzer remains as a Sen...
    Robert Webster, Chairman and CEO of Palmetto Moon, announced today that John Pennell has been promoted from Director of Stores to President of the nine store South Carolina retail chain. This promotion follows the announcement of former company president, Eric Holzer's relocation to Houston, TX. As the new company president, Pennell will oversee all company operations including merchandising, marketing, purchasing, and development while reporting to CEO Robert Webster. Holzer remains as a Sen...
  • Gas prices on the rise in SC

    Gas prices on the rise in SC

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-23 14:45:32 GMT
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 17.3 cents per gallon higher than the same...
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 17.3 cents per gallon higher than the same...
  • New rental property law could mean millions for Grand Strand

    New rental property law could mean millions for Grand Strand

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-06-23 12:57:25 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A new law could mean millions in revenue for the state as well as local governments along the Grand Strand, the heart of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry.The Sun News reports the law gives municipalities tools to go after people who rent vacation properties but don't collect accommodations or sales taxes.The law allows governments to share information with the Department of Revenue on property owners suspected of not collecting taxes and provides warning...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A new law could mean millions in revenue for the state as well as local governments along the Grand Strand, the heart of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry.The Sun News reports the law gives municipalities tools to go after people who rent vacation properties but don't collect accommodations or sales taxes.The law allows governments to share information with the Department of Revenue on property owners suspected of not collecting taxes and provides warning...
  • Telemarketing company to relocate to Myrtle Beach, bringing 50 new jobs

    Telemarketing company to relocate to Myrtle Beach, bringing 50 new jobs

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-06-19 10:18:12 GMT
    A telemarketing company plans to relocate its headquarters to Myrtle Beach, bringing as many as 50 new jobs to start with.Miami-based Aventus Digital sells diet and fitness supplements and products.One of the company’s co-owners, Josh Royal, grew up on the Grand Strand and said a big reason they chose to relocate to Myrtle Beach is the number of qualified applicants."I'm from Murrells Inlet originally, so I definitely...
    A telemarketing company plans to relocate its headquarters to Myrtle Beach, bringing as many as 50 new jobs to start with.Miami-based Aventus Digital sells diet and fitness supplements and products.One of the company’s co-owners, Josh Royal, grew up on the Grand Strand and said a big reason they chose to relocate to Myrtle Beach is the number of qualified applicants."I'm from Murrells Inlet originally, so I definitely...
  • The Jackson Companies names Sue Bradley as property manager

    The Jackson Companies names Sue Bradley as property manager

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:54:42 GMT
    The Jackson Companies, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has named Sue Bradley Property Manager. Her responsibilities will include property management of the Sayebrook Town Center and Ocean Lakes Village, as well as other commercial properties owned by the company.The Jackson Companies, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has named Sue Bradley Property Manager. Her responsibilities will include property management of the Sayebrook Town Center and Ocean Lakes Village, as well as other commercial properties owned by the company.
    The Jackson Companies, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has named Sue Bradley Property Manager. Her responsibilities will include property management of the Sayebrook Town Center and Ocean Lakes Village, as well as other commercial properties owned by the company. Sue has previously worked in Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, and the New York City metropolitan area in lease administration and property management. Prior to her arrival b...
    The Jackson Companies, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has named Sue Bradley Property Manager. Her responsibilities will include property management of the Sayebrook Town Center and Ocean Lakes Village, as well as other commercial properties owned by the company. Sue has previously worked in Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, and the New York City metropolitan area in lease administration and property management. Prior to her arrival b...
  • SC gas prices continue to drop

    SC gas prices continue to drop

    Monday, June 16 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-06-16 12:20:51 GMT
    COLUMBIA, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 1...
    COLUMBIA, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 1...
  • New exec. director for Murrells Inlet group; chosen from 200+ applicants

    New exec. director for Murrells Inlet group; chosen from 200+ applicants

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-06-13 14:31:44 GMT
    Renee Williamson chosen as new executive director for Murrells Inlet 2020.Renee Williamson chosen as new executive director for Murrells Inlet 2020.
    Friday morning Murrells Inlet 2020 Inc. selected a new executive director.A unanimous decision bythe board named Renee Williamson as new Executive Director.She will begin in early July for month-long transition with current director who retires in August. More than 200applicants applied for the position, they narrowed it down to three finalists before selecting a new director. Sean Bond, Chairman Murrells Inlet 2020 told News13, "Renee stands out as a leader, someone that is very captivating...
    Friday morning Murrells Inlet 2020 Inc. selected a new executive director.A unanimous decision bythe board named Renee Williamson as new Executive Director.She will begin in early July for month-long transition with current director who retires in August. More than 200applicants applied for the position, they narrowed it down to three finalists before selecting a new director. Sean Bond, Chairman Murrells Inlet 2020 told News13, "Renee stands out as a leader, someone that is very captivating...
  • BBB’s Top Five Summer Scams

    BBB’s Top Five Summer Scams

    Thursday, June 12 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-06-12 16:03:23 GMT
    Summer is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation or make much-needed home repairs, but as the weather heats up, so do scams. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about these popular summer scams. Don’t let a scam ruin your vacation. Fake travel agents and websites are known for touting too-good-to-be-true deals in the hopes of getting your money in return. Whether it’s a fake timeshare rental or a falsely promised Disney vacation, don’t let a vacat...
    Summer is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation or make much-needed home repairs, but as the weather heats up, so do scams. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about these popular summer scams. Don’t let a scam ruin your vacation. Fake travel agents and websites are known for touting too-good-to-be-true deals in the hopes of getting your money in return. Whether it’s a fake timeshare rental or a falsely promised Disney vacation, don’t let a vacat...
  • Gander Mountain coming to Myrtle Beach area at Carolina Forest

    Gander Mountain coming to Myrtle Beach area at Carolina Forest

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-06-11 22:03:45 GMT
    Gun World in a Gander Mountain location. Facebook imageGun World in a Gander Mountain location. Facebook image
    Gander Mountain is expanding its network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Myrtle Beach, set to open in spring 2015.Gander Mountain in Myrtle Beach will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot store to be located adjacent to the Tanger Outlets
    Gander Mountain is expanding its network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Myrtle Beach, set to open in spring 2015.Gander Mountain in Myrtle Beach will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot store to be located adjacent to the Tanger Outlets
  • Passenger stats for MYR up for May

    Passenger stats for MYR up for May

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-06-11 15:52:37 GMT
    In May 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6 percent over the same period last year. In May 2014, 97,008 passengers arrived into MYR, or 5,529 more than in May 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 - May 2014) the airport has welcomed 312,723 arriving passengers to the Grand Strand or 6.5% percent more than the same period in 2013. "The number of passengers arriving into the airport, exceeds all other May's on record," said Pat ...
    In May 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6 percent over the same period last year. In May 2014, 97,008 passengers arrived into MYR, or 5,529 more than in May 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 - May 2014) the airport has welcomed 312,723 arriving passengers to the Grand Strand or 6.5% percent more than the same period in 2013. "The number of passengers arriving into the airport, exceeds all other May's on record," said Pat ...
  • Busting gas mileage myths may save you cash at the pump

    Busting gas mileage myths may save you cash at the pump

    Monday, June 9 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-06-10 01:27:53 GMT
    It's the season for summer road trips but with high gas prices, that little family adventure could really cost you. Since everyone is looking for ways to save at the pump, we have some common gas mileage myths to debunk. We're all looking for ways to stretch our gas money but there are some big myths floating out there that are a big waste of your time and money to do. One of the most common myths, according to the EPA, is that the smaller the car, the better. This is not so. Experts say due...
    It's the season for summer road trips but with high gas prices, that little family adventure could really cost you. Since everyone is looking for ways to save at the pump, we have some common gas mileage myths to debunk. We're all looking for ways to stretch our gas money but there are some big myths floating out there that are a big waste of your time and money to do. One of the most common myths, according to the EPA, is that the smaller the car, the better. This is not so. Experts say due...
  • Myrtle Beach zoo owner worries construction project could put her out of business

    Myrtle Beach zoo owner worries construction project could put her out of business

    Monday, June 9 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-06-09 12:12:56 GMT
    Construction on the SC-31 extension project continues on the Grand Strand. The 225 million dollar project will extend the roadway to highway 707 near Moss Creek Road. In August, D.O.T. will begin building a bridge over Enterprise road. Calvin Causey has lived on Enterprise road his whole life. He's been through construction on the Horry County road many times before and said it doesn’t bother him. “I mean I’m...
    Construction on the SC-31 extension project continues on the Grand Strand. The 225 million dollar project will extend the roadway to highway 707 near Moss Creek Road. In August, D.O.T. will begin building a bridge over Enterprise road. Calvin Causey has lived on Enterprise road his whole life. He's been through construction on the Horry County road many times before and said it doesn’t bother him. “I mean I’m...
  • New farmers market open in Florence

    New farmers market open in Florence

    Thursday, June 5 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-06-05 21:20:34 GMT
    There's a new farmers market in Florence. Ovis Hill Farmers Market is now open at Naturally Outdoors on West Palmetto Street in Florence. The market has fruits, vegetables, milk, and meats. The market is open on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 843-992-9447.
    There's a new farmers market in Florence. Ovis Hill Farmers Market is now open at Naturally Outdoors on West Palmetto Street in Florence. The market has fruits, vegetables, milk, and meats. The market is open on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 843-992-9447.
  • Lowes Foods opens in Pawleys Island, Publix under construction

    Lowes Foods opens in Pawleys Island, Publix under construction

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-06-03 21:08:43 GMT
    Lowes Foods in Pawleys Island is open for business. The store is located in the "Pawleys Market," plaza that's right off of highway 17 in Pawleys Island. It occupies a 45-thousand square foot facility. Its the 4th Lowes foods to open in the grand strand area. Very close to Lowes, crews build a Publix supermarket. It is expected to open in 2015. c This will be the second Publix in the grand strand area. Later this year, Publix opens another store in the Coastal North Town center in Nor...
    Lowes Foods in Pawleys Island is open for business. The store is located in the "Pawleys Market," plaza that's right off of highway 17 in Pawleys Island. It occupies a 45-thousand square foot facility. Its the 4th Lowes foods to open in the grand strand area. Very close to Lowes, crews build a Publix supermarket. It is expected to open in 2015. c This will be the second Publix in the grand strand area. Later this year, Publix opens another store in the Coastal North Town center in Nor...
  • 500 jobs coming to Florence County at former Heinz plant

    500 jobs coming to Florence County at former Heinz plant

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-06-03 01:30:27 GMT
    A California-based company announced plans to bring 500 jobs to Florence County. Ruiz Foods announced it purchased the former Heinz facility and will renovate the plant to produce its line of frozen Mexican foods. Ruiz products include burritos, tamales and mexican snacks
    A California-based company announced plans to bring 500 jobs to Florence County. Ruiz Foods announced it purchased the former Heinz facility and will renovate the plant to produce its line of frozen Mexican foods. Ruiz products include burritos, tamales and mexican snacks
  • Gas going down in SC

    Gas going down in SC

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-06-02 11:43:13 GMT
    South Carolina, June 2- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.42/gSunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 24.2 cents per ga...
    South Carolina, June 2- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.42/gSunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 24.2 cents per ga...
  • Verizon celebrates small businesses

    Verizon celebrates small businesses

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-05-29 19:33:20 GMT
    As an extension of Small Business Week and to celebrate “Mighty Small” businesses from coast-to-coast, Verizon is giving small businesses an opportunity to win a complete technology makeover. Four small businesses from across the country will be awarded a customized technology package for their business later this summer. “Using the hash tag #MightySmall, customers and small business fans alike can nominate, vote and...
    As an extension of Small Business Week and to celebrate “Mighty Small” businesses from coast-to-coast, Verizon is giving small businesses an opportunity to win a complete technology makeover. Four small businesses from across the country will be awarded a customized technology package for their business later this summer. “Using the hash tag #MightySmall, customers and small business fans alike can nominate, vote and...
  • Darlington City to update code book for auto repair shops

    Darlington City to update code book for auto repair shops

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-05-28 04:27:04 GMT
    About two months ago, a fire gutted an auto repair shop in the City of Darlington. The city slapped the owner of Joe's Auto Repair with a code violation, saying he had too many cars parked outside his shop. The limit is ten. But two months later, his business is still in violation of the same code - and it's not the only one. 
    About two months ago, a fire gutted an auto repair shop in the City of Darlington. The city slapped the owner of Joe's Auto Repair with a code violation, saying he had too many cars parked outside his shop. The limit is ten. But two months later, his business is still in violation of the same code - and it's not the only one. 
  • Myrtle Beach officials respond to Memorial Day weekend shootings

    Myrtle Beach officials respond to Memorial Day weekend shootings

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-05-27 19:58:03 GMT
    Photo of the deadly shooting scene by Meghan Miller/WBTWPhoto of the deadly shooting scene by Meghan Miller/WBTW
    After a weekend filled with crime, Monday, Myrtle Beach city officials responded to all the violence. “I don't know anything I can say that will satisfy the anger that our residents and business community has in our city right now. I'
    After a weekend filled with crime, Monday, Myrtle Beach city officials responded to all the violence. “I don't know anything I can say that will satisfy the anger that our residents and business community has in our city right now.
  • Darlington County Animal Shelter over capacity & in need of help

    Darlington County Animal Shelter over capacity & in need of help

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:30:03 GMT
    The Darlington County Animal Shelter is asking for help. 17 dogs came in on Friday morning, and they are already past capacity. The only option is to have the dogs euthanized if homes can't be found within 30 days. People over the age of 18 can put in an application to foster or adopt the animals. People under 18 can spread the word on social media that darlington county animal shelter is in need of good families that are willing to foster or adopt. Visit darlingtonhumane.org if you can...
    The Darlington County Animal Shelter is asking for help. 17 dogs came in on Friday morning, and they are already past capacity. The only option is to have the dogs euthanized if homes can't be found within 30 days. People over the age of 18 can put in an application to foster or adopt the animals. People under 18 can spread the word on social media that darlington county animal shelter is in need of good families that are willing to foster or adopt. Visit darlingtonhumane.org if you can...
  • Proposed settlement with Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air

    Proposed settlement with Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:22:51 GMT
    A bankruptcy trustee is proposing to drop a lawsuit against a former top official of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air in exchange for a $10,000 settlement. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reportsthat trustee Joseph Baldiga said in court documents that he doubts he will be able to recover the almost $660,000 the carrier's former chief executive Judy Tull owes the bankruptcy estate. Baldiga is suing four other Direct Air founders to recover nearly $2.6 million they received from the airline before ...
    A bankruptcy trustee is proposing to drop a lawsuit against a former top official of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air in exchange for a $10,000 settlement. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reportsthat trustee Joseph Baldiga said in court documents that he doubts he will be able to recover the almost $660,000 the carrier's former chief executive Judy Tull owes the bankruptcy estate. Baldiga is suing four other Direct Air founders to recover nearly $2.6 million they received from the airline before ...
  • Employers more accepting of job-hopping by younger employees, study finds

    Employers more accepting of job-hopping by younger employees, study finds

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:38:38 GMT
    Many people out there are looking for a new job and it's been a long-held belief that working for various employers over a short period of time carries a negative stigma; but according to a new survey, maybe not anymore. You could call it serial job hunting. And when looking for a new job, it has always seemed to be looked down upon if you wanted to be seen as a credible candidate, but this survey says that may be changing. Careerbuilder polled more than 2,000 national hiring managers and...
    Many people out there are looking for a new job and it's been a long-held belief that working for various employers over a short period of time carries a negative stigma; but according to a new survey, maybe not anymore. You could call it serial job hunting. And when looking for a new job, it has always seemed to be looked down upon if you wanted to be seen as a credible candidate, but this survey says that may be changing. Careerbuilder polled more than 2,000 national hiring managers and...
  • Target's CEO will get $16M severance package

    Target's CEO will get $16M severance package

    Monday, May 19 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-05-20 00:05:15 GMT
    Ousted Target Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Steinhafel will receive about a $16M severance package from the company. Steinhafel's departure from Target was announced May 5, in the wake of the company's highly publicized data breach. Monday's SEC filing outlines a severance package worth $21.3M but notes that he must pay back $5.4M in early retirement benefits. The severance package also includes more than $4 million in stock options.
    Ousted Target Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Steinhafel will receive about a $16M severance package from the company. Steinhafel's departure from Target was announced May 5, in the wake of the company's highly publicized data breach. Monday's SEC filing outlines a severance package worth $21.3M but notes that he must pay back $5.4M in early retirement benefits. The severance package also includes more than $4 million in stock options.
  • Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association commits $250,000 to Grand Strand Senior Center

    Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association commits $250,000 to Grand Strand Senior Center

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-05-15 17:46:18 GMT
    Representatives from the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) announced today that the organization has donated $50,000 to The Grand Strand Senior Center pursuant to an agreement reached between the two organizations in 2013 to merge the Grand Strand Senior Center’s VIP Golf Book into the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport program managed by the MBAGCOA. The donation is the first of five planned annual donations of $50,000 for a total of $250,000.
    Representatives from the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) announced today that the organization has donated $50,000 to The Grand Strand Senior Center pursuant to an agreement reached between the two organizations in 2013 to merge the Grand Strand Senior Center’s VIP Golf Book into the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport program managed by the MBAGCOA. The donation is the first of five planned annual donations of $50,000 for a total of $250,000.
  • Honda of SC launches production of new side-by-side "Pioneer" vehicle

    Honda of SC launches production of new side-by-side "Pioneer" vehicle

    Thursday, May 15 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-05-15 15:17:05 GMT
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    TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - Honda of South Carolina (HSC) announced production start up at the Timmonsville plant to manufacture its new side-by-side vehicle, the Pioneer.According to a press release, HSC invested more than $24 million at the facility to prepare for the production and is expected to create 45 new jobs for the area.Honda has invested $300 million in the last 16 years.
    TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - Honda of South Carolina (HSC) announced production start up at the Timmonsville plant to manufacture its new side-by-side vehicle, the Pioneer.According to a press release, HSC invested more than $24 million at the facility to prepare for the production and is expected to create 45 new jobs for the area.Honda has invested $300 million in the last 16 years.
  • Skydive business owner says Horry County trying to close his doors

    Skydive business owner says Horry County trying to close his doors

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-05-15 05:04:47 GMT
    Amongst Horry County’s lease discussion with several aeronautical companies, one skydive business in North Myrtle Beach has filed both a local and federal lawsuit. Horry County will have third and final reading on several lease agreements for area aeronautical businesses that use county owned property. One business not included on that list is Skydive Myrtle Beach. "It just seems that they don't want this type of b...
    Amongst Horry County’s lease discussion with several aeronautical companies, one skydive business in North Myrtle Beach has filed both a local and federal lawsuit. Horry County will have third and final reading on several lease agreements for area aeronautical businesses that use county owned property. One business not included on that list is Skydive Myrtle Beach. "It just seems that they don't want this type of b...
  • Statehouse legislation could impact Grand Strand beaches

    Statehouse legislation could impact Grand Strand beaches

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-05-14 21:08:56 GMT
    SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LAWMAKERS TOOK STEPS THAT COULD ALLOW FOR NEW SEAWALLS AND MORE CONSTRUCTION FARTHER OUT ON THE STATE'S ERODING SHORES. GENERALLY SPEAKING, SEAWALLS ARE VERTICAL OR NEAR-VERTICAL SHORE-PARALLEL STRUCTURES DESIGNED TO PREVENT UPLAND EROSION AND STORM SURGE FLOODING. A HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED 17-1 FOR A BILL THAT'S PREDICTED TO WEAKEN SOUTH CAROLINA'S LONGSTANDING PROHIBITION AGAINST NEW SEAWALLS... AND AGREEING TO DELAY PLANS THAT WOULD STOP HIGH-RISE HOTELS FROM BEING BU...
    SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LAWMAKERS TOOK STEPS THAT COULD ALLOW FOR NEW SEAWALLS AND MORE CONSTRUCTION FARTHER OUT ON THE STATE'S ERODING SHORES. GENERALLY SPEAKING, SEAWALLS ARE VERTICAL OR NEAR-VERTICAL SHORE-PARALLEL STRUCTURES DESIGNED TO PREVENT UPLAND EROSION AND STORM SURGE FLOODING. A HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED 17-1 FOR A BILL THAT'S PREDICTED TO WEAKEN SOUTH CAROLINA'S LONGSTANDING PROHIBITION AGAINST NEW SEAWALLS... AND AGREEING TO DELAY PLANS THAT WOULD STOP HIGH-RISE HOTELS FROM BEING BU...
  • Business owners say bike week numbers dropping

    Business owners say bike week numbers dropping

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-05-14 10:39:07 GMT
    In Myrtle Beach Bike Week has begun, but many say the numbers of riders have dwindled in recent years which costs business owners money. Motorcyclists, like Rich Oben, can be seen throughout the Grand Strand. Oben arrived in Myrtle Beach on Monday night. He says for more than a decade he has made the 450 mile trip on his motorcycle from Maryland to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week. However, in recent years, Oben says he...
    In Myrtle Beach Bike Week has begun, but many say the numbers of riders have dwindled in recent years which costs business owners money. Motorcyclists, like Rich Oben, can be seen throughout the Grand Strand. Oben arrived in Myrtle Beach on Monday night. He says for more than a decade he has made the 450 mile trip on his motorcycle from Maryland to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week. However, in recent years, Oben says he...
  • Business owners speak out on Horry County bike week rule

    Business owners speak out on Horry County bike week rule

    Sunday, May 11 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-05-12 02:20:13 GMT
    Bike week has kicked into high gear on the Grand Strand. Some businessesthough said they're missing out on a big part of the rally's cash flow this weekend.Businesses across Georgetown County line in Murrells Inlet already have vendors set up selling merchandise for bike week."It's wonderful. It's a pretty normal bike week for us. The Beaver Bar has been doing its own thing for a while now so we're really pleased to have everybody here,"said Leslye Beaver, the owner ofThe Beaver Bar.But acros...
    Bike week has kicked into high gear on the Grand Strand. Some businessesthough said they're missing out on a big part of the rally's cash flow this weekend.Businesses across Georgetown County line in Murrells Inlet already have vendors set up selling merchandise for bike week."It's wonderful. It's a pretty normal bike week for us. The Beaver Bar has been doing its own thing for a while now so we're really pleased to have everybody here,"said Leslye Beaver, the owner ofThe Beaver Bar.But acros...
  • Ocean Lakes family campground needs to hire 35 additional seasonal employees

    Ocean Lakes family campground needs to hire 35 additional seasonal employees

    Friday, May 9 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-05-09 16:56:52 GMT
    Ocean Lakes Family Campground in MyrtleBeach will be accepting applications, through Memorial Day, for seasonal positions, including Surf Camp Instructors for its Billabong Surf Camp. The popular vacation destination is looking to fill 35 more seasonal positions that offer flexible hours, bonuses, and competitive wages. A variety of positions are available, including Line Cooks, Assistant Golf Car Mechanics and Landscape Technicians. Candidates can view a complete list of openings by clickin...
    Ocean Lakes Family Campground in MyrtleBeach will be accepting applications, through Memorial Day, for seasonal positions, including Surf Camp Instructors for its Billabong Surf Camp. The popular vacation destination is looking to fill 35 more seasonal positions that offer flexible hours, bonuses, and competitive wages. A variety of positions are available, including Line Cooks, Assistant Golf Car Mechanics and Landscape Technicians. Candidates can view a complete list of openings by clickin...
  • BI-LO looking to fill 50 positions in the Myrtle Beach area

    BI-LO looking to fill 50 positions in the Myrtle Beach area

    Friday, May 9 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-05-09 16:52:06 GMT
    There will be a job fair Monday, May 12 hosted by BI-LO which is looking to recruit 50 people for various store positions in the Myrtle Beach area.The first job fair will be Monday, May 12, from noon until 4 p.m. This one will be held at the BI-LO Store at 1241 38th If you can't make it to the first one, the second job fair will be held at the BI-LO Store at 3924 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. This will also be held from noon until 4 p.m. Some of the seasonal store positions include ...
    There will be a job fair Monday, May 12 hosted by BI-LO which is looking to recruit 50 people for various store positions in the Myrtle Beach area.The first job fair will be Monday, May 12, from noon until 4 p.m. This one will be held at the BI-LO Store at 1241 38th If you can't make it to the first one, the second job fair will be held at the BI-LO Store at 3924 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. This will also be held from noon until 4 p.m. Some of the seasonal store positions include ...
  • Carolinas rank in the top ten worst areas for wildfires

    Carolinas rank in the top ten worst areas for wildfires

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-05-08 01:51:43 GMT
    A new report ranks the Carolinas in the top ten for the number of wildfires reported each year.State Farm and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) released the new numbers. North Carolina ranks second in the nation, behind California, with 3,514 wildfires in 2013. Georgia was one spot behind with 2,942 blazes. South Carolina also made the top ten, coming in at number nine with 1,337 wildfires last year.According to the NIFC, more than 47,000 fires burned through more than 4.3 million a...
    A new report ranks the Carolinas in the top ten for the number of wildfires reported each year.State Farm and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) released the new numbers. North Carolina ranks second in the nation, behind California, with 3,514 wildfires in 2013. Georgia was one spot behind with 2,942 blazes. South Carolina also made the top ten, coming in at number nine with 1,337 wildfires last year.According to the NIFC, more than 47,000 fires burned through more than 4.3 million a...
  • Vacation Myrtle Beach to host Job Fair on Friday

    Vacation Myrtle Beach to host Job Fair on Friday

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-05-07 15:57:14 GMT
    Would you like to be a Rock Star? Vacation Myrtle Beach is searching for Rock Star reservationists to handle the phones at their state of the art Shine Studios Call Center and is hosting a job fair on Friday at the HGTC Grand Strand Conference Center near The Market Common, to find those Rock Stars. The Shine Studios Call Center, located in The Market Common, services Vacation Myrtle Beach’s 14 resorts based on the Gr...
    Would you like to be a Rock Star? Vacation Myrtle Beach is searching for Rock Star reservationists to handle the phones at their state of the art Shine Studios Call Center and is hosting a job fair on Friday at the HGTC Grand Strand Conference Center near The Market Common, to find those Rock Stars. The Shine Studios Call Center, located in The Market Common, services Vacation Myrtle Beach’s 14 resorts based on the Gr...
  • King Kong spotted at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

    King Kong spotted at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-05-06 21:29:41 GMT
    You may have noticed the big gorilla on top of the old NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach. A giant King Kong now climbs the wallsofthe Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, currently under construction atthe site of the former NASCAR Café, 1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC. The newest addition to Broadway at the Beach will contain three attractions, including a two-story Hollywood Wax Museum, a mirror maze adventure and a haunted zombie experience. The project is being developed by the same f...
    You may have noticed the big gorilla on top of the old NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach. A giant King Kong now climbs the wallsofthe Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, currently under construction atthe site of the former NASCAR Café, 1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC. The newest addition to Broadway at the Beach will contain three attractions, including a two-story Hollywood Wax Museum, a mirror maze adventure and a haunted zombie experience. The project is being developed by the same f...
  • Horry County Committee recommends full funding of Coast RTA

    Horry County Committee recommends full funding of Coast RTA

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-05-06 12:43:56 GMT
    Monday, an Horry County subcommittee recommend Coast RTA receive full funding from Horry County Council. The subcommittee, made up of Horry County Council members, Myrtle Beach Council members, and members of the Coast RTA board, debated over the last several weeks the fate of the organization in Horry County. One of the main issues the committee focused on was a failed bus shelter program Coast RTA under took. The s...
    Monday, an Horry County subcommittee recommend Coast RTA receive full funding from Horry County Council. The subcommittee, made up of Horry County Council members, Myrtle Beach Council members, and members of the Coast RTA board, debated over the last several weeks the fate of the organization in Horry County. One of the main issues the committee focused on was a failed bus shelter program Coast RTA under took. The s...
  • Gas prices drop slightly

    Gas prices drop slightly

    Monday, May 5 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-05-05 12:44:56 GMT
    South Carolina, May 5 - Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/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 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.0 cents per gallon higher t...
    South Carolina, May 5 - Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/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 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.0 cents per gallon higher t...
  • Conway Medical Center earns ACR MRI Accreditation

    Conway Medical Center earns ACR MRI Accreditation

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-05-02 13:27:50 GMT
    CONWAY (Press Release)-- Conway Medical Center(CMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a resent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It ...
    CONWAY (Press Release)-- Conway Medical Center(CMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a resent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It ...
  • A proposed shopping center would connect Carolina Forest and Tanger Outlets

    A proposed shopping center would connect Carolina Forest and Tanger Outlets

    Thursday, May 1 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-05-01 09:30:26 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- DDC Engineers submitted a plan for a new shopping center in the Carolina Forest area to the Horry County Planning and Zoning Committee in April.The county reviewed the informal sketch which proposes a nearly 600,000 square foot shopping center in the undeveloped area between Forest Square Plaza and Tanger Outlets. The sketch also shows plans for a 45,000 square foot store that would serve at the center’s anchor.Right now drivers in Carolina Forest have to get on Hig...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- DDC Engineers submitted a plan for a new shopping center in the Carolina Forest area to the Horry County Planning and Zoning Committee in April.The county reviewed the informal sketch which proposes a nearly 600,000 square foot shopping center in the undeveloped area between Forest Square Plaza and Tanger Outlets. The sketch also shows plans for a 45,000 square foot store that would serve at the center’s anchor.Right now drivers in Carolina Forest have to get on Hig...
  • More than hundred attend Startek job fair in Horry County

    More than hundred attend Startek job fair in Horry County

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-05-01 03:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, Horry County residents attended a job fair for a company that promises to bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Startek Incorporated relocated to Horry County earlier this year. The company promised to bring more than 600 jobs to Horry County over the next few years. Officials with the company say they have already hired around 100 people and look to hire around 50 during their second round of hires. Wed...
    Wednesday, Horry County residents attended a job fair for a company that promises to bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Startek Incorporated relocated to Horry County earlier this year. The company promised to bring more than 600 jobs to Horry County over the next few years. Officials with the company say they have already hired around 100 people and look to hire around 50 during their second round of hires. Wed...
  • Research: Women might be overdoing make up

    Research: Women might be overdoing make up

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-04-30 20:20:01 GMT
    It might be a little hard to believe but newly published research in the quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology says women might be overdoing it in the makeup department. After seeing the popular no-makeup-selfie-hastag on social media, researchers at Bangor University and Aberdeen University did a little test. They gave more than 40 women different types of lipstick, blush, and foundation. Then had them apply it like they were going out for the night. Pictures were taken before and a...
    It might be a little hard to believe but newly published research in the quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology says women might be overdoing it in the makeup department. After seeing the popular no-makeup-selfie-hastag on social media, researchers at Bangor University and Aberdeen University did a little test. They gave more than 40 women different types of lipstick, blush, and foundation. Then had them apply it like they were going out for the night. Pictures were taken before and a...
  • Lowes Foods opens new gas station in Carolina Forest

    Lowes Foods opens new gas station in Carolina Forest

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-04-30 10:33:19 GMT
    Lowes Foods is pleased to announce the opening of its newest gas station at 215 Fresh Drive (intersection of River Oaks Drive and International Drive) in Carolina Forest. While the store is scheduled to open Wednesday, May 7, the gas pumps will open this Wednesday, April 30 at 7am New customers may pick up a Fresh Rewards Card from the gas station host and register their new rewards cardfor a 25 cent/per gallon saving...
    Lowes Foods is pleased to announce the opening of its newest gas station at 215 Fresh Drive (intersection of River Oaks Drive and International Drive) in Carolina Forest. While the store is scheduled to open Wednesday, May 7, the gas pumps will open this Wednesday, April 30 at 7am New customers may pick up a Fresh Rewards Card from the gas station host and register their new rewards cardfor a 25 cent/per gallon saving...
  • Hershey goes green with tree saving wrappers

    Hershey goes green with tree saving wrappers

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-30 01:51:16 GMT
    It's a small change that will have big results.The Hershey Company is changing the wrappers on bite-sized candy bars.LancasterOnline.com reports Hershey's Miniatures will have bolder graphics but the wrappers are 50 milligrams lighter.A Hershey spokeswoman says that's enough paper to fill 11 tractor trailers or save nearly 2,000 trees.
    It's a small change that will have big results.The Hershey Company is changing the wrappers on bite-sized candy bars.LancasterOnline.com reports Hershey's Miniatures will have bolder graphics but the wrappers are 50 milligrams lighter.A Hershey spokeswoman says that's enough paper to fill 11 tractor trailers or save nearly 2,000 trees.
  • Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:02:39 GMT
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
  • Professional photography for vacations

    Professional photography for vacations

    Monday, April 28 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-04-28 13:18:59 GMT
    Professional pictures might not be just for weddings anymore... Hotels and travel companies are offering the services of photographers.the option is meant to save travelers the responsibility of taking perfect pictures. There are websites that link both tourists and photogs. The shooters will take your photos at exotic locations, then upload the pictures to a website a few days later. Some of these services usually require a reservation days, sometimes weeks in advance. Most services claim to...
    Professional pictures might not be just for weddings anymore... Hotels and travel companies are offering the services of photographers.the option is meant to save travelers the responsibility of taking perfect pictures. There are websites that link both tourists and photogs. The shooters will take your photos at exotic locations, then upload the pictures to a website a few days later. Some of these services usually require a reservation days, sometimes weeks in advance. Most services claim to...
  • Gas prices continues to rise ; higher than this time last year

    Gas prices continues to rise ; higher than this time last year

    Monday, April 28 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-04-28 12:14:25 GMT
    South Carolina, April 28- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.4 cents per gallon h...
    South Carolina, April 28- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.4 cents per gallon h...
  • New restaurant opens in downtown Florence

    New restaurant opens in downtown Florence

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-25 19:01:19 GMT
    People in the Pee Dee have a new restaurant to visit. 1031 American Grill held its grand opening Friday. It is a casual restaurant located in the historic revitalize downtown Florence specializing in gourmet burgers, hotdogs, brats, sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, and draft beer. It is located at 160 S. Dargan Street directly across from the new Florence County Museum. It has a retro-modern decor with a very unique but familiar and comfortable feel. 1031 American grill was named after the...
    People in the Pee Dee have a new restaurant to visit. 1031 American Grill held its grand opening Friday. It is a casual restaurant located in the historic revitalize downtown Florence specializing in gourmet burgers, hotdogs, brats, sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, and draft beer. It is located at 160 S. Dargan Street directly across from the new Florence County Museum. It has a retro-modern decor with a very unique but familiar and comfortable feel. 1031 American grill was named after the...
  • Creditors may get little in Horry County classic car case

    Creditors may get little in Horry County classic car case

    Friday, April 25 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-25 14:18:34 GMT
    LONGS, S.C. (AP) - A proposal filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court indicates creditors of a classic car restoration company in Horry County who are owed more than $600,000 might recover less than a penny on the dollar. The Sun News that bankruptcy trustee Michelle Vieira has proposed auctioning off tools and other assets of Kenny's Kustoms in the community of Longs. Vieira oversees the estate of Kenny Key and his wife. The auction is expected to bring in between $8,000 and $10,000, with about 15 ...
    LONGS, S.C. (AP) - A proposal filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court indicates creditors of a classic car restoration company in Horry County who are owed more than $600,000 might recover less than a penny on the dollar. The Sun News that bankruptcy trustee Michelle Vieira has proposed auctioning off tools and other assets of Kenny's Kustoms in the community of Longs. Vieira oversees the estate of Kenny Key and his wife. The auction is expected to bring in between $8,000 and $10,000, with about 15 ...
  • Myrtle Beach International Film Festival continues through Saturday

    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival continues through Saturday

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:38:56 GMT
    Film producers and directors from all over the world are in Myrtle Beach this week. The annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday at Carmike Cinemas at Broadway at the Beach. The event features independent films and short movies all week long. Founder and director Jerry Dalton says he wants to build on the growing art scene in Myrtle Beach, the way other cities like Wilmington and Charlesto...
    Film producers and directors from all over the world are in Myrtle Beach this week. The annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday at Carmike Cinemas at Broadway at the Beach. The event features independent films and short movies all week long. Founder and director Jerry Dalton says he wants to build on the growing art scene in Myrtle Beach, the way other cities like Wilmington and Charlesto...
  • New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach

    New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:22:09 GMT
    Developers are working to create a new shopping area for the Grand Strand. Allison Hardin, a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach, said if approved and built, it would be located on the corner of 17 bypass and Farrow Parkway.
    Developers are working to create a new shopping area for the Grand Strand. Allison Hardin, a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach, said if approved and built, it would be located on the corner of 17 bypass and Farrow Parkway. But Hardin said she doesn’t just want this to be another retail area. She said she wants residents to be able to go to this space to run everyday errands. Hardin said the anchor store will lik...
  • Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:18:54 GMT
    (r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.(r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
  • Construction costing business owners in Myrtle Beach

    Construction costing business owners in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:57:39 GMT
    Business owners along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach say construction along the road is costing them money. From 8th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue South on Kings Highway, construction crews are widening sidewalks, creating new crosswalks and adding lighting to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The $1.76 million dollar project is being funded by the state. However people that use the road say construction is causi...
    Business owners along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach say construction along the road is costing them money. From 8th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue South on Kings Highway, construction crews are widening sidewalks, creating new crosswalks and adding lighting to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The $1.76 million dollar project is being funded by the state. However people that use the road say construction is causi...
  • Gas prices still rising

    Gas prices still rising

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:29:41 GMT
    South Carolina, April 21- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 21.4 cents per gallon h...
    South Carolina, April 21- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 21.4 cents per gallon h...
  • Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:31 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • New laws proposed for businesses in Myrtle Beach

    New laws proposed for businesses in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:28:24 GMT
    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
    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
  • Farmers' market reopens in Myrtle Beach

    Farmers' market reopens in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:28:29 GMT
    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
    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
  • Florence farmers' market reopens

    Florence farmers' market reopens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:08:18 GMT
    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,
    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,
  • Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

    Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:26 GMT
    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
    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
  • Myrtle Beach shopping days returns Easter weekend

    Myrtle Beach shopping days returns Easter weekend

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:29 GMT
    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
    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
  • Customers sing for their supper at Hard Rock Cafe

    Customers sing for their supper at Hard Rock Cafe

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:25:28 GMT
    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
    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
  • Marion Boys and Girls Club to close

    Marion Boys and Girls Club to close

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:15:18 GMT
    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
    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
  • Barefoot Landing adding 10 new stores to its location in North Myrtle Beach

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

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:28:45 GMT
    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,
    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,
  • Tax day deals and discounts

    Tax day deals and discounts

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:16:54 GMT
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
  • Myrtle Beach chosen as Trip Advisor’s Top U.S. Destinations

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

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:58:12 GMT
    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
    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
  • Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

    Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:22:04 GMT
    (News Release)  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
    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.
  • Kettle corn vendor expects business to "pop" during race weekend

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

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:16:20 GMT
    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
    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
  • Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

    Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:13:43 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

    Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:39:59 GMT
    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
    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
  • Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:35:25 GMT
    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
    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
  • HillSouth awarded 2 Cisco state contracts

    HillSouth awarded 2 Cisco state contracts

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:24:53 GMT
    (News Release)  Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12
    Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12 and public higher-education entities.
  • More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach

    More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:28:48 GMT
    1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased
    1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber 2014 annual meeting to be held April 22

    Myrtle Beach Area Chamber 2014 annual meeting to be held April 22

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-04-09 12:57:34 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Admission for the event
    The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Admission for the event
  • Myrtle Beach teen gets VIP treatment at Bojangles' Southern 500

    Myrtle Beach teen gets VIP treatment at Bojangles' Southern 500

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:37:22 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach teen will get the VIP treatment at the Bojangles' Southern 500 this Saturday. Pam Reynolds is invited to spend the day with a NASCAR driver, and even watch the race from inside the pit. NASCAR
    A Myrtle Beach teen will get the VIP treatment at the Bojangles' Southern 500 this Saturday. Pam Reynolds is invited to spend the day with a NASCAR driver, and even watch the race from inside the pit. NASCAR
  • Dunkin Donuts introduces new peeps donuts

    Dunkin Donuts introduces new peeps donuts

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:59:16 GMT
    With spring finally here, one of the season's most fun and iconic sweet treats has flown into 'Dunkin Donuts.
    With spring finally here, one of the season's most fun and iconic sweet treats has flown into 'Dunkin Donuts and landed on the brand's beloved donuts.
  • New Auntie Anne's opening at Tanger Outlets on Highway 501

    New Auntie Anne's opens at Tanger Outlet

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:26:21 GMT
    Auntie Anne's, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, is celebrating a grand opening in Myrtle Beach. The new location will commemorate this milestone by hosting a Free Pretzel Day. On
    Auntie Anne's, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, is celebrating a grand opening in Myrtle Beach. The new location will commemorate this milestone by hosting a Free Pretzel Day. On
  • New Moe's set to open in Myrtle Beach

    New Moe's set to open in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-08 15:25:09 GMT
    Moe's Southwest Grill is coming to Springfield, Mo. with a special grand opening fundraiser on Wednesday, April 9 and opening for regular business on Thursday, April 10. The new Moe's will be located in
    Moe's Southwest Grill is coming to Springfield, Mo. with a special grand opening fundraiser on Wednesday, April 9 and opening for regular business on Thursday, April 10. The new Moe's will be located in
  • Grand Strand tech expo returns to Myrtle Beach

    Grand Strand tech expo returns to Myrtle Beach

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:33:55 GMT
    The Fifth Annual Grand Strand Tech Expo is being held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 12 to 6 p.m. in Exhibit Hall A at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, located at 2101 N. Oak St, in Myrtle Beach. The
    The Fifth Annual Grand Strand Tech Expo is being held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 12 to 6 p.m. in Exhibit Hall A at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, located at 2101 N. Oak St, in Myrtle Beach. The
  • Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:10:31 GMT
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
  • Be prepared to pay more at the gas pump

    Be prepared to pay more at the gas pump

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:10:51 GMT
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina.
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina.
  • Only half of working Americans use all their vacation time, according to survey

    Only half of working Americans use all their vacation time, according to survey

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:53:05 GMT
    Time off from work may be available but that doesn't mean we're all taking advantage of it. Some of us simply aren't using all our vacation time while others are using it but not totally disconnecting
    Time off from work may be available but that doesn't mean we're all taking advantage of it. Some of us simply aren't using all our vacation time while others are using it but not totally disconnecting
  • New Conway business offers beer lovers local access to homebrewing supplies

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:54:05 GMT
    Home brewing has long been a passion for Tom Lucas and his wife, so it seemed natural to open up a store where they can share it with others. They opened Homebrewer's Pantry in downtown Conway three weeks
    Home brewing has long been a passion for Tom Lucas and his wife, so it seemed natural to open up a store where they can share it with others. They opened Homebrewer's Pantry in downtown Conway three weeks
  • Sonic to serve new milkshakes including chocolate jalapeno shakes

    Sonic to serve new milkshakes including chocolate jalapeno shakes

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-04-04 12:53:04 GMT
    If you're looking for something to satisfy your craving for sweet and spicy, you're in luck. Sonic will soon offer a chocolate jalapeno milkshake. The new shake will launch April 28th as part of Sonic's
    If you're looking for something to satisfy your craving for sweet and spicy, you're in luck. Sonic will soon offer a chocolate jalapeno milkshake. The new shake will launch April 28th as part of Sonic's
  • Decline in firefighters leads Florence County to plan merger

    Decline in firefighters leads Florence County to plan 7 dept. merger

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-04-04 03:40:29 GMT
    Florence county leaders work to turn around years of declines in the number of volunteer firefighters. County leaders hope to attract a new generation of recruits to staff all its fire stations.  Of the
    Florence county leaders work to turn around years of declines in the number of volunteer firefighters. County leaders hope to attract a new generation of recruits to staff all its fire stations.  Of the
  • TD bank signs on to sponsor pelicans community corner program

    TD bank signs on to sponsor pelicans community corner program

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:04:57 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, is partnering with The Myrtle Beach Pelicans to bring
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, is partnering with The Myrtle Beach Pelicans to bring
  • Leadership Grand Strand now accepting applications for Class XXXV

    Leadership Grand Strand now accepting applications for Class XXXV

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-02 12:43:40 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's ninth-month leadership program, Leadership Grand Strand, is now accepting applications for Class XXXV. The upcoming program, sponsored by the MBACC, will commence
    The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's ninth-month leadership program, Leadership Grand Strand, is now accepting applications for Class XXXV. The upcoming program, sponsored by the MBACC, will commence
  • Ex-Georgetown Economic Developer charged with embezzlement

    Ex-Georgetown Economic Developer charged with embezzlement

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:53:04 GMT
    The current Columbia Economic Development Director Wayne Emerson Gregory, Jr. has been arrested for charges out of Georgetown County when he was worked in Georgetown, officials sayOn Tuesday, Georgetown
    The current Columbia Economic Development Director Wayne Emerson Gregory, Jr. has been arrested for charges out of Georgetown County when he was worked in Georgetown, officials sayOn Tuesday, Georgetown
  • NC working to clear food stamp backlog

    NC working to clear food stamp backlog

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-01 04:00:02 GMT
    Social service departments in counties across North Carolina worked for about 18 months to fill thousands of backlogged food stamp cases. A computer glitch from over a year ago caused the delays. Last
    Social service departments in counties across North Carolina worked for about 18 months to fill thousands of backlogged food stamp cases. A computer glitch from over a year ago caused the delays...
  • named Bronco Lube, LLC, recognizes as franchise of the year

    named Bronco Lube, LLC, recognizes as franchise of the year

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:13:39 GMT
    Jiffy Lube® International, Inc. recently named Bronco Lube, LLC, "Franchisee of the Year" for its dedication, strength, integrity and support for the Jiffy Lube® brand. With three Jiffy Lube service
    Jiffy Lube® International, Inc. recently named Bronco Lube, LLC, "Franchisee of the Year" for its dedication, strength, integrity and support for the Jiffy Lube® brand. With three Jiffy Lube service
  • Button museum featured in new Florence visitors guide

    Button museum featured in new Florence visitors guide

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-03-29 02:27:30 GMT
    It's a place that sits outside of Florence County limits, but smack dab in the middle of the new visitor's guide. And the man behind it all? Dalton Stevens, or many know him as, The Button King. "I
    It's a place that sits outside of Florence County limits, but smack dab in the middle of the new visitor's guide. And the man behind it all? Dalton Stevens, or many know him as, The Button King. "I
  • The Landmark Resort to host job fair

    The Landmark Resort to host job fair

    Friday, March 28 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-03-28 19:12:35 GMT
    The Landmark Resort, located at 1501 South Ocean Boulevard, is hosting their annual Job Fair this coming Wednesday, April 2, beginning at 10:00am. The Landmark Resort, which is part of Vacation Myrtle
    The Landmark Resort, located at 1501 South Ocean Boulevard, is hosting their annual Job Fair this coming Wednesday, April 2, beginning at 10:00am. The Landmark Resort, which is part of Vacation Myrtle
  • Theknot.com: Average wedding costs $30,000

    Theknot.com: Average wedding costs $30,000

    Friday, March 28 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-03-28 17:19:42 GMT
    Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before. A survey by The Knot.com found they spent an average of $30,000 dollars last year. Venue and catering expenses ate up $13,000 of the budget. Other
    Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before. A survey by The Knot.com found they spent an average of $30,000 dollars last year. Venue and catering expenses ate up $13,000 of the budget. Other
  • Bank of America to pay $9.5 billion in fines for settlement

    Bank of America to pay $9.5 billion in fines for settlement

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:41:17 GMT
    Bank of America has agreed to pay $9.5 billion dollars in fines to settle claims it sold faulty mortgage bonds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which bought the securities
    Bank of America has agreed to pay $9.5 billion dollars in fines to settle claims it sold faulty mortgage bonds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which bought the securities
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber CEO Appointed to Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

    Myrtle Beach Area Chamber CEO Appointed to Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

    Thursday, March 27 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-03-27 13:25:24 GMT
    Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is one of 32 members who have been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Established
    Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is one of 32 members who have been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Established
  • Ways to calm your finance nerves

    Ways to calm your finance nerves

    Thursday, March 27 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:21:25 GMT
    Getting your finances in order is no easy task but the experts say, a plan with goals and targets can help. A Gallup survey shows that 80% of non-retirees with a plan say they feel more confident about
    Getting your finances in order is no easy task but the experts say, a plan with goals and targets can help. A Gallup survey shows that 80% of non-retirees with a plan say they feel more confident about
  • High energy bills from winter 2014 hurt some families

    High energy bills from winter 2014 hurt some families

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:32:56 GMT
    It may be officially Spring-time, but one aspect of winter still here are high energy bills. Those hefty bills may leave some residents in the dark. "It went real sky high!" says Tamara Matthews, who
    It may be officially Spring-time, but one aspect of winter still here are high energy bills. Those hefty bills may leave some residents in the dark. "It went real sky high!" says Tamara Matthews, who
  • Strawberry farm protects their crops from freezing weather

    Strawberry farm protects their crops from freezing weather

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-03-27 00:48:15 GMT
    Mother nature seems to be trying to give strawberry crops a tough time this year. It has the folks at Sweet Berry Farm in Florence on edge. "They call strawberries the luxury crop. For good reason,
    Mother nature seems to be trying to give strawberry crops a tough time this year. It has the folks at Sweet Berry Farm in Florence on edge. "They call strawberries the luxury crop. For good reason,
  • Florence-based HillSouth named to MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

    Florence-based HillSouth named to MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-03-26 11:59:53 GMT
    (News Release)  South Carolina's leading technology provider HillSouth IT Solutions has surfaced on Nine Lives Media's seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (http://www.mspmentor.net/top501), a distinguished
    South Carolina's leading technology provider HillSouth IT Solutions has surfaced on Nine Lives Media's seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers.
  • Florence mayor delivers state of city speech

    Florence mayor delivers state of city speech

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-03-26 04:07:08 GMT
    The mayor of Florence delivered his annual "State of the City" address Tuesday.  Stephen Wukela said the city's downtown continues to make progress, as more private businesses invest there. He focused
    The mayor of Florence delivered his annual "State of the City" address Tuesday.  Stephen Wukela said the city's downtown continues to make progress, as more private businesses invest there. He focused
  • Know when it's time to sell your used car

    Know when it's time to sell your used car

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:41:29 GMT
    If you're thinking about trading in your old car for a new one; it turns out that now may be the time to make that move. Experts say its not going to remain a seller's market for too much longer. The
    If you're thinking about trading in your old car for a new one; it turns out that now may be the time to make that move. Experts say its not going to remain a seller's market for too much longer. The
  • Business owners talk about progress 6 months after huge fire in Georgetown

    Business owners talk about progress 6 months after huge fire in Georgetown

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:38:24 GMT
    Tuesday marks six months since the massive Front Street fire on the Georgetown waterfront. That fire destroyed a number of buildings and businesses in the city's historic shopping and dining district.
    Tuesday marks six months since the massive Front Street fire on the Georgetown waterfront. That fire destroyed a number of buildings and businesses in the city's historic shopping and dining district.
  • Homebrew your own beer with help of new Conway store

    Homebrew your own beer with help of new Conway store

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-03-25 17:31:10 GMT
    Conway Alive is pleased to welcome The Homebrewer's Pantry to Downtown Conway. The shop opened to the public on March 15 and will host a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, April 5 at noon and a Ribbon Cutting
    Conway Alive is pleased to welcome The Homebrewer's Pantry to Downtown Conway. The shop opened to the public on March 15 and will host a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, April 5 at noon and a Ribbon Cutting
  • Study: Chocolate could increase productivity

    Study: Chocolate could increase productivity

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:31:31 GMT
    According to a recent study, if you're a boss and want your employees to work harder, you should try to make them happier. Or at least give them a bit of a sugar boost. This doesn't sound like the craziest
    According to a recent study, if you're a boss and want your employees to work harder, you should try to make them happier. Or at least give them a bit of a sugar boost. This doesn't sound like the craziest
  • Middle class college students hit hard from loan debt

    Middle class college students hit hard from loan debt

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:05:57 GMT
    As college costs rise faster than the rate of inflation, they pose a big hurdle for many who seek a higher education. A new study from Dartmouth University says students from middle class families are
    As college costs rise faster than the rate of inflation, they pose a big hurdle for many who seek a higher education. A new study from Dartmouth University says students from middle class families are
  • All 4 Paws animal rescue Grand Opening

    All 4 Paws animal rescue Grand Opening

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:37:58 GMT
    All 4 Paws is an animal rescue group based out of Pawleys Island that saves animals in shelters from being euthanized. They are moving from their current address on Waverly Rd. to a new location at 708
    All 4 Paws is an animal rescue group based out of Pawleys Island that saves animals in shelters from being euthanized. They are moving from their current address on Waverly Rd. to a new location at 708
  • Gas still on the rise

    Gas still on the rise

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:40:27 GMT
    South Carolina, March 24- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas
    South Carolina, March 24- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas
  • Work program provides "priceless" job experience for Marlboro County youth

    Work program provides "priceless" job experience for Marlboro County youth

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:53:46 GMT
    Simple, but adequate skills are what both students and young men and women are learning in Marlboro County. And it's all thanks to a unique work experience program, thought of by JoAnne Evans. "It's
    Simple, but adequate skills are what both students and young men and women are learning in Marlboro County. And it's all thanks to a unique work experience program, thought of by JoAnne Evans. "It's
  • Darlington auto repair shops violate city code

    Darlington auto repair shops violate city code

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-03-20 03:45:03 GMT
    A fire destroyed Joe's Auto Repair shop in Darlington on Monday. On top of that, the city slapped James Joe, owner of the shop, with a citation, saying he violated  a city ordinance.  The code says auto
    A fire destroyed Joe's Auto Repair shop in Darlington on Monday. On top of that, the city slapped James Joe, owner of the shop, with a citation, saying he violated  a city ordinance.  The code says auto
  • Birdsong Corporation opens a new facility in Darlington County

    Birdsong Corporation opens a new facility in Darlington County

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-03-19 14:11:22 GMT
    Birdsong Corporation, a Virginia-based company that processes peanuts for marketing and distribution worldwide, will locate a new facility in Darlington County. The $47.3 million investment is expected
    Birdsong Corporation, a Virginia-based company that processes peanuts for marketing and distribution worldwide, will locate a new facility in Darlington County. The $47.3 million investment is expected
  • Not expanding Medicaid could cost SC hospitals billions

    Not expanding Medicaid could cost SC hospitals billions

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-03-19 10:58:27 GMT
    South Carolina emergency rooms take in thousands of patients who can't afford to pay for treatment every year. A part of the Affordable Care Act aims to cut that number, but the state does not take part. South
    South Carolina emergency rooms take in thousands of patients who can't afford to pay for treatment every year. A part of the Affordable Care Act aims to cut that number, but the state does not take part. South
  • Darlington auto repair shop fire damages five cars

    Darlington auto repair shop fire damages five cars

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-03-18 02:08:10 GMT
    Darlington firefighters and Palmetto Fire Rescue battled a fire Monday morning. It happened at Joe's Repairs on South Main Street. Darlington City Firefighters say a Joe's Repairs employee was working
    Darlington firefighters and Palmetto Fire Rescue battled a fire Monday morning. It happened at Joe's Repairs on South Main Street. Darlington City Firefighters say a Joe's Repairs employee was working
  • Police arrest one of two men in Florence home invasion

    Police arrest one of two men in Florence home invasion

    Saturday, March 15 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-03-15 20:02:22 GMT
    Michael D. Brooks, 32, Effingham.Michael D. Brooks, 32, Effingham.
    Florence Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a home invasion that happened earlier this month. Michael D. Brooks, 32, Effingham, was picked up by police at a home on Ed James Rd. in Effinghman. According
    Florence Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a home invasion that happened earlier this month. Michael D. Brooks, 32, Effingham, was picked up by police at a home on Ed James Rd. in Effinghman. According
  • Inaugural St. Patrick's Day festival looks to attract more people to downtown Florence

    Inaugural St. Patrick's Day festival looks to attract more people to downtown Florence

    Friday, March 14 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-03-15 00:19:22 GMT
    Preparations were underway as downtown Florence got ready to go green, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The Lucky Shamrock Festival is in it's first year. For years, the Junior League of Florence had
    Preparations were underway as downtown Florence got ready to go green, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The Lucky Shamrock Festival is in it's first year. For years, the Junior League of Florence had
  • South Carolina loses $360 million in timber due to storm

    South Carolina loses $360 million in timber due to storm

    Thursday, March 13 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-03-14 03:36:28 GMT
    A month after an ice storm ripped through the Pee Dee, some businesses are still feeling the impact. That includes South Carolina's biggest industry -- timber. Forestry employs more people than any business
    A month after an ice storm ripped through the Pee Dee, some businesses are still feeling the impact. That includes South Carolina's biggest industry -- timber.
  • New Hanover trash deal could potentially be economic "windfall" for Robeson County

    New Hanover trash deal could potentially be economic "windfall" for Robeson County

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-03-13 01:10:37 GMT
    Tons of trash is dumped at the Robeson County landfill daily, and the county may look to dispose of more as potential dough rolls in. County commissioners are exploring a deal that would have them partner
    Tons of trash is dumped at the Robeson County landfill daily, and the county may look to dispose of more as potential dough rolls in. County commissioners are exploring a deal that would have them partner
  • Florence Chamber of Commerce names new president

    Florence Chamber of Commerce names new president

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:42:59 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Mike Miller has been chosen to serve as the organization's next President. Miller will assume responsibilities
    FLORENCE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Mike Miller has been chosen to serve as the organization's next President. Miller will assume responsibilities
  • Moore School ranked No. 1 for international MBA program

    Moore School ranked No. 1 for international MBA program

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:37:43 GMT
    COLUMBIA, SC - The University of South Carolina's international MBA program (IMBA) regained the top spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools released Tuesday. The program at the
    COLUMBIA, SC - The University of South Carolina's international MBA program (IMBA) regained the top spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools released Tuesday.
  • Vacation Myrtle Beach.com holds job fair Wednesday

    Vacation Myrtle Beach.com holds job fair Wednesday

    Monday, March 10 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:42:23 GMT
    Vacation Myrtle Beach.com is holding a job fair for their properties located on the north end of the Grand Strand this coming Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 10:00am until 6:00pm at the Beach Cove Resort.
    Vacation Myrtle Beach.com is holding a job fair for their properties located on the north end of the Grand Strand this coming Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 10:00am until 6:00pm at the Beach Cove Resort.
  • AT&T cuts price of share plan to win over customers

    AT&T cuts price of share plan to win over customers

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-03-10 12:22:40 GMT
    AT&T cut the price of its two gig mobile share value plan by $15. It's now $65 a month. The announcement comes two days after rival T-Mobile increased its prices for a plan offering unlimited data. The
    AT&T cut the price of its two gig mobile share value plan by $15. It's now $65 a month. The announcement comes two days after rival T-Mobile increased its prices for a plan offering unlimited data. The
  • Gas up but lower than last year

    Gas up but lower than last year

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-03-10 12:13:14 GMT
    The average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.17/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina.
    The average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.17/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina.
  • Daylight saving creates a boom for businesses

    Daylight saving creates a boom for businesses

    Sunday, March 9 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-03-10 01:07:46 GMT
    It's still winter on the calendar, but the feeling of spring has arrived in Myrtle Beach. For some people, daylight saving is the unofficial kickoff to the outdoor season and that means a boost in business
    It's still winter on the calendar, but the feeling of spring has arrived in Myrtle Beach. For some people, daylight saving is the unofficial kickoff to the outdoor season and that means a boost in business
  • Lawsuit accuses Florence senior living center of abuse, neglect

    Lawsuit accuses Florence senior living center of abuse, neglect

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:28 AM EST2014-03-07 11:28:28 GMT
    Four lawsuits filed last month at the Florence County Courthouse describe shocking allegations against Emeritus at Laurel Gardens, a senior care living center in Florence. One claim of personal injury
    Four lawsuits filed last month at the Florence County Courthouse describe shocking allegations against Emeritus at Laurel Gardens, a senior care living center in Florence. One claim of personal injury
  • Carolina Financial Corporation board approves form 10 filing

    Carolina Financial Corporation board approves form 10 filing

    Thursday, March 6 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-03-06 21:18:29 GMT
    Carolina Financial Corporation (OTCQB: CARO), the parent of CresCom Bank, Board of Directors approved the filing of a Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company filed
    Carolina Financial Corporation (OTCQB: CARO), the parent of CresCom Bank, Board of Directors approved the filing of a Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company filed
  • "Cameras for Kids Foundation" inspires boys in Georgetown County

    "Cameras for Kids Foundation" inspires boys in Georgetown County

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-03-06 01:04:12 GMT
    Tara Hall is a home and school in Georgetown County for boys who have been either neglected, troubled, or abused. Wednesday these students got to take part in a new program provided by the "Cameras for
    Tara Hall is a home and school in Georgetown County for boys who have been either neglected, troubled, or abused. Wednesday these students got to take part in a new program provided by the "Cameras for
  • Four County Community employee on payroll after wrong-doing

    Four County Community employee on payroll after wrong-doing

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 11:46 PM EST2014-03-05 04:46:58 GMT
    Last month, a North Carolina non-profit faced shocking accusations. A state audit found the non-profit, Four County Community Services, misspent millions of taxpayer dollars. The organization fired some
    Last month, a North Carolina non-profit faced shocking accusations. A state audit found the non-profit, Four County Community Services, misspent millions of taxpayer dollars. The organization fired some
  • Alligator meat may soon be coming from SC farms

    Alligator meat may soon be coming from SC farms

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-03-05 02:25:00 GMT
    South Carolina could be a new home for alligator farms. The Senate will debate the bill Wednesday in a committee meeting. "The bill will allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue permits to people
    South Carolina could be a new home for alligator farms. The Senate will debate the bill Wednesday in a committee meeting. "The bill will allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue permits to people
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