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  • "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

    "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:28:59 GMT
    Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
    Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
  • CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

    CCU, CresCom Bank announce naming of vets center

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:30:20 GMT
    David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.David Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank, left, shakes hands with Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, as Rod Gragg with the newly-named CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies at CCU looks on during a naming ceremony Monday morning on campus.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's Military and Veterans Studies Center is now the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veterans Studies Center at Coastal Carolina University. It became official during a brief naming ceremony on campus Monday morning.It began in 2010, and the new naming rights are good for 10 years."The center is engaged in a variety of important activities related to the veterans community in South Carolina," said Dr. David DeCenzo, president of CCU, in prepared s...
  • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:58:31 GMT
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
  • Myrtle Beach church hosts "Love Weekend" for second time in 2014

    Myrtle Beach church hosts "Love Weekend" for second time in 2014

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:10:31 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - Wellspring Church loves Myrtle Beach! Because of this, Wellspring is organizingits second Love Weekend of the year on July 25th-27th. Love Weekend provides a chance for individuals, families and businesses to partner with local community organizations that are making a difference on the Grand Strand. Wellspring has chosen 3 Community Partners for 2014: Myrtle Beach Primary School,Fostering Hope in Conway andNew Directions of Horry County Inc.(NDHC provides...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - Wellspring Church loves Myrtle Beach! Because of this, Wellspring is organizingits second Love Weekend of the year on July 25th-27th. Love Weekend provides a chance for individuals, families and businesses to partner with local community organizations that are making a difference on the Grand Strand. Wellspring has chosen 3 Community Partners for 2014: Myrtle Beach Primary School,Fostering Hope in Conway andNew Directions of Horry County Inc.(NDHC provides...
  • Horry County foster student to attend Yale University

    Horry County foster student to attend Yale University

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:02:40 GMT
    The overall U.S. high school dropout rate stands at 10%, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services puts the rate among children in foster care at 50%.Less than 13% of foster children enroll in higher education, but Justin Abbasiis defying the odds. His family was torn apart in 2008, when his father was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of his mother. Him and his sister were placed into foster care less than 24 hours later."I was torn to pieces, I felt alone," said...
    The overall U.S. high school dropout rate stands at 10%, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services puts the rate among children in foster care at 50%.Less than 13% of foster children enroll in higher education, but Justin Abbasiis defying the odds. His family was torn apart in 2008, when his father was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of his mother. Him and his sister were placed into foster care less than 24 hours later."I was torn to pieces, I felt alone," said...
  • Grand Strand veterans group continues by honoring memory of its founder

    Grand Strand veterans group continues by honoring memory of its founder

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:18:29 GMT
    The Grand Strand's chapter of Merchant Marine veterans bears the name of its founder, the late Jack SchmidtThe Grand Strand's chapter of Merchant Marine veterans bears the name of its founder, the late Jack Schmidt
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Jack Schmidt visited Arlington National Cemetery in November 2008 with a group of veterans from the Grand Strand, he paused to look over the neat rows of grave markers to reflect that maybe not every group of people who served their country in times of war was always represented there. Schmidt said he signed up for the Merchant Marines during World War II so that he wouldn't have to lie about his age (like so many others did to serve with the military). "You've got ...
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Jack Schmidt visited Arlington National Cemetery in November 2008 with a group of veterans from the Grand Strand, he paused to look over the neat rows of grave markers to reflect that maybe not every group of people who served their country in times of war was always represented there. Schmidt said he signed up for the Merchant Marines during World War II so that he wouldn't have to lie about his age (like so many others did to serve with the military). "You've got ...
  • The Grand Strand Miracle League and Myrtle Beach Mutiny team up for soccer camp

    The Grand Strand Miracle League and Myrtle Beach Mutiny team up for soccer camp

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-07-09 09:20:40 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Grand Strand Miracle League wraps up its summer soccer camp Wednesday. The group teamed up with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny to offer kids a chance to learn from the pros.The Miracle League started as a baseball league but expanded to add soccer in 2011. Since then organizers have teamed up with several local professional organizations to keep the kids active.7-year-old Christian Lynch is one of those kids. Christian has been a part of the Miracle League for two yea...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Grand Strand Miracle League wraps up its summer soccer camp Wednesday. The group teamed up with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny to offer kids a chance to learn from the pros.The Miracle League started as a baseball league but expanded to add soccer in 2011. Since then organizers have teamed up with several local professional organizations to keep the kids active.7-year-old Christian Lynch is one of those kids. Christian has been a part of the Miracle League for two yea...
  • Quilts of Valor awarded to 3 World War II veterans

    Quilts of Valor awarded to 3 World War II veterans

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:41:53 GMT
    Its a small token of gratitude in exchange for a big deed. Quilts of Valor is an organization that makes quilts for eligible service members and veterans. Three World War II veterans at Covenant Towers Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach received quilts. Hazel Adams joined the navy in 1943. ArlineBurns served in the Army Nurse Corp and Andy Russo was in the Air Force. Russo just celebrated is 100th birthday and his wife Jeanne Russo describes him as a very proud military man. Adams rememers ...
    Its a small token of gratitude in exchange for a big deed. Quilts of Valor is an organization that makes quilts for eligible service members and veterans. Three World War II veterans at Covenant Towers Retirement Community in Myrtle Beach received quilts. Hazel Adams joined the navy in 1943. ArlineBurns served in the Army Nurse Corp and Andy Russo was in the Air Force. Russo just celebrated is 100th birthday and his wife Jeanne Russo describes him as a very proud military man. Adams rememers ...
  • Myrtle Beach woman offers shark tooth hunting tips to visitors

    Myrtle Beach woman offers shark tooth hunting tips to visitors

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:09:20 GMT
    Blakely Roof of Myrtle Beach shares her shark tooth hunting tips with visitors on Visit Myrtle Beach's YouTube channel.Blakely Roof of Myrtle Beach shares her shark tooth hunting tips with visitors on Visit Myrtle Beach's YouTube channel.
    Blakely Roof grew up a long way from the beach, hundreds of miles away in the Great Smoky Mountains. When she moved to Myrtle Beach about eight years ago, she started noticing people would share shark teeth they had found at the beach, and she wanted to learn how to find them herself.
    Blakely Roof grew up a long way from the beach, hundreds of miles away in the Great Smoky Mountains. When she moved to Myrtle Beach about eight years ago, she started noticing people would share shark teeth they had found at the beach, and she wanted to learn how to find them herself.
  • 130 children pass swimming tests in Darlington

    130 children pass swimming tests in Darlington

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:32:35 GMT
    More than 130 children take advantage of city’s free swimming lessonsThanks to many hardworking volunteers, more than 130 children received free swimming lessons last week during the Splash Station Swim Program.The program in its third year uses a station-to-station style. At each station, children increase their familiarity with the water and gain skills to build on in the future. At the final station, their ability to swim in the deep end is tested.
    More than 130 children take advantage of city’s free swimming lessonsThanks to many hardworking volunteers, more than 130 children received free swimming lessons last week during the Splash Station Swim Program.The program in its third year uses a station-to-station style. At each station, children increase their familiarity with the water and gain skills to build on in the future. At the final station, their ability to swim in the deep end is tested.
  • Award given to Myrtle Beach Fire Department

    Award given to Myrtle Beach Fire Department

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:29:29 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Fire Department wins its 4th consecutive Richard S. Campell Award for excellence in public fire safety education. This is the 9th Richard S. Campell Award presented to the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.The award is given to recognize the Fire Service commitment and dedication to Public Education in Fire and Life Safety for the Citizens of South Carolina.
    Myrtle Beach Fire Department wins its 4th consecutive Richard S. Campell Award for excellence in public fire safety education. This is the 9th Richard S. Campell Award presented to the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.The award is given to recognize the Fire Service commitment and dedication to Public Education in Fire and Life Safety for the Citizens of South Carolina.
  • Father and son join together to win the Great Race

    Father and son join together to win the Great Race

    Friday, June 27 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-06-27 22:25:59 GMT
    Classic Cars rested their engines in the parking lot of Broadway at the Beach. They were in town as part of the Great Race, which is an annual competition that features classic cars traveling for 10 days through various states. We're on the way down from Maine, all the way down to the villages in Florida. We're about 3/4 of the way there," said competitorGreg Cunningham.Cunningham has competed in the Great Race 14 times, winning the grand prize in 2005."This lasts 10 days. It's hard to do and...
    Classic Cars rested their engines in the parking lot of Broadway at the Beach. They were in town as part of the Great Race, which is an annual competition that features classic cars traveling for 10 days through various states. We're on the way down from Maine, all the way down to the villages in Florida. We're about 3/4 of the way there," said competitorGreg Cunningham.Cunningham has competed in the Great Race 14 times, winning the grand prize in 2005."This lasts 10 days. It's hard to do and...
  • South Florence High senior delivers fans to senior citizens in need

    South Florence High senior delivers fans to senior citizens in need

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-06-26 10:08:06 GMT
    Christopher Law will not spend his summer lounging around or even stretched out by the poolHowever, instead he'll be packing his dad's truck to hit the road to pass out fans."The heat out here it's not that dry heat it's that torch heat that kind of taunts you. It’s like sticky and stuff. That’s like asking for a heat stroke most of the time if you can't cool off or drink water. I just want to use the fans to give peo...
    Christopher Law will not spend his summer lounging around or even stretched out by the poolHowever, instead he'll be packing his dad's truck to hit the road to pass out fans."The heat out here it's not that dry heat it's that torch heat that kind of taunts you. It’s like sticky and stuff. That’s like asking for a heat stroke most of the time if you can't cool off or drink water. I just want to use the fans to give peo...
  • High school students learn duties of sheriff's office

    High school students learn duties of sheriff's office

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:15:58 GMT
    Summer Academy cadetsSummer Academy cadets
    Sheriff Lane Cribb's second annual Summer Academy was held June 16 through June 20, 2014. Twenty-one Georgetown County high school students applied and were accepted into the program. The week long academy introduced the students to all aspects of the sheriff's office and the daily duties of a sheriff's deputy. The range of activities included the uniform patrol division, criminal investigations, crime scene analysis, judicial services, the detention center, the 911 communications center and...
    Sheriff Lane Cribb's second annual Summer Academy was held June 16 through June 20, 2014. Twenty-one Georgetown County high school students applied and were accepted into the program. The week long academy introduced the students to all aspects of the sheriff's office and the daily duties of a sheriff's deputy. The range of activities included the uniform patrol division, criminal investigations, crime scene analysis, judicial services, the detention center, the 911 communications center and...
  • Booth’s Christmas Tree Farms using lady bugs to keep insects off trees

    Booth’s Christmas Tree Farms using lady bugs to keep insects off trees

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-06-25 09:30:08 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Most people don't have their minds on Christmas in June but for Booth's Christmas Tree Farms in Conway, summer is a peak of growing season. This year the owners are trying a new approach to help grow more trees.Lauren Booth is the co-owner of Booth’s Christmas Tree Farms and she makes it a habit to check the farm for insects several times a week because they’ve recently become a problem for them."Last year with all the rain we had a bad outbreak of funguses and insects an...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Most people don't have their minds on Christmas in June but for Booth's Christmas Tree Farms in Conway, summer is a peak of growing season. This year the owners are trying a new approach to help grow more trees.Lauren Booth is the co-owner of Booth’s Christmas Tree Farms and she makes it a habit to check the farm for insects several times a week because they’ve recently become a problem for them."Last year with all the rain we had a bad outbreak of funguses and insects an...
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand reveal completed new look for teen center

    Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand reveal completed new look for teen center

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-06-24 12:01:50 GMT
    Courtesy: BB&T-Puckett, Scheetz & Hogan Courtesy: BB&T-Puckett, Scheetz & Hogan
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Earlier this year the teens at the Boys and Girls Teen Center also known as “The CLUB” decided they wanted to give their after-school home a makeover. They wanted to have a brighter, café style feel and look.That’s where BBT Puckett, Scheetz and Hogan came in. Each year the company does a Lighthouse Community Project where they select a nonprofit agency to help improve. This year it was the Boys and Girls Club turn. The company teamed up with Full Steam Ahead to ma...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Earlier this year the teens at the Boys and Girls Teen Center also known as “The CLUB” decided they wanted to give their after-school home a makeover. They wanted to have a brighter, café style feel and look.That’s where BBT Puckett, Scheetz and Hogan came in. Each year the company does a Lighthouse Community Project where they select a nonprofit agency to help improve. This year it was the Boys and Girls Club turn. The company teamed up with Full Steam Ahead to ma...
  • Horry County Special Olympics athletes win national titles

    Horry County Special Olympics athletes win national titles

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-06-24 10:12:42 GMT
    This basketball team, made up of teachers, police officers, and Horry County Special Olympics athletes, won the gold medal at the national games in New JerseyThis basketball team, made up of teachers, police officers, and Horry County Special Olympics athletes, won the gold medal at the national games in New Jersey
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Horry County is now home to a national title-winning basketball team.On Friday, the Horry County Unified Basketball Team, made up of police officers, teachers, and Special Olympics athletes, and representing South Carolina, defeated Oregon for the gold medal at the national games in Trenton, New Jersey.The team members include: Special Olympics athletes Casey O'Conner, Scott Hulit, Chris Sessions, Kevin Sessions, and John Flynn; teacher Heather Karney; Horry County Police Offi...
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Horry County is now home to a national title-winning basketball team.On Friday, the Horry County Unified Basketball Team, made up of police officers, teachers, and Special Olympics athletes, and representing South Carolina, defeated Oregon for the gold medal at the national games in Trenton, New Jersey.The team members include: Special Olympics athletes Casey O'Conner, Scott Hulit, Chris Sessions, Kevin Sessions, and John Flynn; teacher Heather Karney; Horry County Police Offi...
  • Young shooters take aim at Junior U.S. Open tournament

    Young shooters take aim at Junior U.S. Open tournament

    Friday, June 20 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-06-20 10:17:48 GMT
    When you think about summer sports, you may think about sports like baseball or swimming.However, this weekend, hundreds of young people will take aim at another sport.Clay shooting.In just a matter of seconds young shooters are able to lock, load and fire."It's much more challenging mentally,” said Palmer Townsend, who has been a competitive shooter for 6 years.He and others look to take on the mental challenge in ho...
    When you think about summer sports, you may think about sports like baseball or swimming.However, this weekend, hundreds of young people will take aim at another sport.Clay shooting.In just a matter of seconds young shooters are able to lock, load and fire."It's much more challenging mentally,” said Palmer Townsend, who has been a competitive shooter for 6 years.He and others look to take on the mental challenge in ho...
  • USC student performs as Taylor Swift at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach

    USC student performs as Taylor Swift at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-06-18 11:08:03 GMT
    She looks, sounds, and moves like one of the world's most popular and most successful recording artists, but Elizabeth Scarborough never thought it would mean she'd get to perform for thousands of people from all over the world in her home state.The 21-year-old public relations major at University of South Carolina spent much of her teenage years singing Taylor Swift's songs in the back of her mom's station wagon, and hoped to parlay that into gigs at weekend parties or ...
    She looks, sounds, and moves like one of the world's most popular and most successful recording artists, but Elizabeth Scarborough never thought it would mean she'd get to perform for thousands of people from all over the world in her home state.The 21-year-old public relations major at University of South Carolina spent much of her teenage years singing Taylor Swift's songs in the back of her mom's station wagon, and hoped to parlay that into gigs at weekend parties or ...
  • Johnsonville teens rock on in memory of former teacher

    Johnsonville teens rock on in memory of former teacher

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-06-16 16:27:26 GMT
    When members of the all-teen rock band Cruise took the stage Saturday morning at Paddle Fest, many parents and other members of the Johnsonville community were there to support them.The event, which benefited Tara Hall Home For Boys, was the perfect place for the band to showcase its talent.
    When members of the all-teen rock band Cruise took the stage Saturday morning at Paddle Fest, many parents and other members of the Johnsonville community were there to support them.The event, which benefited Tara Hall Home For Boys, was the perfect place for the band to showcase its talent.
  • Free swimming lessons offered to kids and adults in North Myrtle Beach

    Free swimming lessons offered to kids and adults in North Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-06-13 02:52:05 GMT
    This week, dozens of kids and adults received free swimming lessons at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Center partnered with the Grand Strand Masters Swim Team to offer the lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make A Splash” water safety initiative. The classes were taught by all volunteer swimmers. Director Diane Bartlett says even at the beach, she’s surprised at the number of children, and adults, who’ve never learned to swim. "A lot of them do have childr...
    This week, dozens of kids and adults received free swimming lessons at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Center partnered with the Grand Strand Masters Swim Team to offer the lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make A Splash” water safety initiative. The classes were taught by all volunteer swimmers. Director Diane Bartlett says even at the beach, she’s surprised at the number of children, and adults, who’ve never learned to swim. "A lot of them do have childr...
  • New Horry County Bookmobile exciting for long-time driver

    New Horry County Bookmobile exciting for long-time driver

    Thursday, June 12 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-06-12 17:37:09 GMT
    Horry County's newest bookmobile vehicle debuted last month, and already makes dozens of stops every week.Horry County's newest bookmobile vehicle debuted last month, and already makes dozens of stops every week.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - This summer a new rolling library debuts in Horry County.The idea of the Horry County Memorial Library's Bookmobile is not new. Neither is its driver, Johnnie Todd. "I've been called 'The Book Lady,' (and) 'The Bookmobile Lady,'" said Todd, who has worked for the county library since 1978. "The other day we were at a day care, and this little guy said: 'You're the book fairy!'"For 34 of those years with the library, Todd has driven the bookmobile to dozens of stops at day care...
    CONWAY (WBTW) - This summer a new rolling library debuts in Horry County.The idea of the Horry County Memorial Library's Bookmobile is not new. Neither is its driver, Johnnie Todd. "I've been called 'The Book Lady,' (and) 'The Bookmobile Lady,'" said Todd, who has worked for the county library since 1978. "The other day we were at a day care, and this little guy said: 'You're the book fairy!'"For 34 of those years with the library, Todd has driven the bookmobile to dozens of stops at day care...
  • Georgetown students kick off 'Positively Carolina' sailing club camp

    Georgetown students kick off 'Positively Carolina' sailing club camp

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-06-11 21:48:42 GMT
    Some Georgetown county students are spending their summer break as teachers, both on and off the water. Waccamaw High School and the Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences students are the counselors at this year's sailing camps."It's like an adrenaline rush," is how soon-to-be-sixth-grader Katherine Taylor describes her second summer at Winyah Bay's Sailing Club Camp.
    Some Georgetown county students are spending their summer break as teachers, both on and off the water. Waccamaw High School and the Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences students are the counselors at this year's sailing camps."It's like an adrenaline rush," is how soon-to-be-sixth-grader Katherine Taylor describes her second summer at Winyah Bay's Sailing Club Camp.
  • FMU exhibit showcases professor's paintings, primitive arts

    FMU exhibit showcases professor's paintings, primitive arts

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-06-09 14:36:38 GMT
    Associate Professor Greg Pryor's artwork is on display all summer at FMU.Associate Professor Greg Pryor's artwork is on display all summer at FMU.
    FLORENCE (WBTW) - Greg Pryor takes his work home with him. Actually, he lives his passion, which is reflected in his work.The Francis Marion University associate professor of biology lives on a 100-acre farm that allows he and his wife to grow, hunt, and gather just about everything they need to live. It's also where he finds most of the inspiration for his artwork, which is now on display at the Hyman Fine Arts Center through August."The road I've traveled is actually the opposite of maybe h...
    FLORENCE (WBTW) - Greg Pryor takes his work home with him. Actually, he lives his passion, which is reflected in his work.The Francis Marion University associate professor of biology lives on a 100-acre farm that allows he and his wife to grow, hunt, and gather just about everything they need to live. It's also where he finds most of the inspiration for his artwork, which is now on display at the Hyman Fine Arts Center through August."The road I've traveled is actually the opposite of maybe h...
  • South Florence High bass fishing team reels in success its first year

    South Florence High bass fishing team reels in success its first year

    Thursday, June 5 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-06-05 22:13:07 GMT
    For some high school students they look to shine under the Friday night lights or on the court However, for four South Florence High School students, they opted for a different sport. Bass fishing. "It’s just something I grew up on. My uncle was a big bass fisherman when he was my age,” said Steve Younginer, fisherman on the team. "I always wanted to do it. It was fun,” added Tommy Floyd, freshman at South Floren...
    For some high school students they look to shine under the Friday night lights or on the court However, for four South Florence High School students, they opted for a different sport. Bass fishing. "It’s just something I grew up on. My uncle was a big bass fisherman when he was my age,” said Steve Younginer, fisherman on the team. "I always wanted to do it. It was fun,” added Tommy Floyd, freshman at South Floren...
  • Moonshine store now open in Myrtle Beach

    Moonshine store now open in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, June 5 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-06-05 16:40:58 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Just as soon as the first wave of motorcyclists rolled in to the Grand Strand last month, there was something new to greet them right across U.S. Highway 17 from Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson: the area's first (legal) moonshine store."It was an easy sell!" said Palmetto Moonshine co-owner Trey Boggs. "An easy sell."Boggs, along with his brother, Bryan, opened the state's first legal moonshine distillery in Anderson in 2011, just two years after South Carolina lawmakers ma...
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Just as soon as the first wave of motorcyclists rolled in to the Grand Strand last month, there was something new to greet them right across U.S. Highway 17 from Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson: the area's first (legal) moonshine store."It was an easy sell!" said Palmetto Moonshine co-owner Trey Boggs. "An easy sell."Boggs, along with his brother, Bryan, opened the state's first legal moonshine distillery in Anderson in 2011, just two years after South Carolina lawmakers ma...
  • Dillon HS graduate receives teacher cadet scholarship

    Dillon HS graduate receives teacher cadet scholarship

    Thursday, June 5 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-06-05 10:06:31 GMT
    DILLON (WBTW/Press Release) - A Dillon High School graduating senior is one of six recipients of a scholarship for students who want to pursue a career in education.According to a press release, the Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship, named in memory of Dr. Ken Bower, an architect of the original Teacher Cadet course and curriculum, is awarded each year to as many as six senior Teacher Cadets who intend to become aclassroom teacher in one of South Carolina's many public schools. “The recipi...
    DILLON (WBTW/Press Release) - A Dillon High School graduating senior is one of six recipients of a scholarship for students who want to pursue a career in education.According to a press release, the Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship, named in memory of Dr. Ken Bower, an architect of the original Teacher Cadet course and curriculum, is awarded each year to as many as six senior Teacher Cadets who intend to become aclassroom teacher in one of South Carolina's many public schools. “The recipi...
  • Parents and community members work to bring miracle league to Florence County

    Parents and community members work to bring miracle league to Florence County

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:25:41 GMT
    For parents, some of their most precious memories come when they see the joy on their children’s face. "A lot of the kids can’t talk but everyone talks with a smile. So you’re able to see how excited they are to take a part in it and some of them have always dreamed about playing ball, but couldn't,” said Deana Strickland, Founder and Director of Camp RAE. It’s a dream that might soon become a reality. For the pas...
    For parents, some of their most precious memories come when they see the joy on their children’s face. "A lot of the kids can’t talk but everyone talks with a smile. So you’re able to see how excited they are to take a part in it and some of them have always dreamed about playing ball, but couldn't,” said Deana Strickland, Founder and Director of Camp RAE. It’s a dream that might soon become a reality. For the pas...
  • Goodwill presents "Shining Star Awards"

    Goodwill presents "Shining Star Awards"

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-06-04 16:18:08 GMT
    Palmetto Goodwill held its inaugural "Shining Star Awards" Banquet Wednesday at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. The event recognized Goodwill program participants and community partners for their commitment to the Goodwill mission in 2013. "We are honored to recognize Goodwill program participants who have successfully completed a Goodwill program and achieved stable employment," said Robert Smith, Palmetto Goodwill CEO President. "We were also honored to recognize our partners who have helped f...
    Palmetto Goodwill held its inaugural "Shining Star Awards" Banquet Wednesday at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. The event recognized Goodwill program participants and community partners for their commitment to the Goodwill mission in 2013. "We are honored to recognize Goodwill program participants who have successfully completed a Goodwill program and achieved stable employment," said Robert Smith, Palmetto Goodwill CEO President. "We were also honored to recognize our partners who have helped f...
  • Sea Captain's House honors long-time employees

    Sea Captain's House honors long-time employees

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-06-03 21:44:48 GMT
    The Sea captain's House restaurant in Myrtle Beach hosted an awards ceremony Tuesday. The owners of the restaurant honored Marie Stowe, Phillip Ratliffe, and Todd Busby who have been a part of the Sea Captain's history and community for over 25 years. Those honored today have served in several different capacities throughout the restaurant's success. The sea captain's house has been a staple in myrtle beach dinning for over 50 years.
    The Sea captain's House restaurant in Myrtle Beach hosted an awards ceremony Tuesday. The owners of the restaurant honored Marie Stowe, Phillip Ratliffe, and Todd Busby who have been a part of the Sea Captain's history and community for over 25 years. Those honored today have served in several different capacities throughout the restaurant's success. The sea captain's house has been a staple in myrtle beach dinning for over 50 years.
  • "Student Painters" learn the fundamentals of business through internship

    "Student Painters" learn the fundamentals of business through internship

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:46:42 GMT
    Student Painters is an entrepreneurial based company filtered through an organization called Young Entrepreneurs Across America or YEAA. It offers college students the opportunity to learn the basic trades of what it takes to become a successful business person. Most students only get the chance to study business books throughout college, but YEAA actually puts students out there in the real world to gain the hands-on experience which is so much greater than only having studied it throughou...
    Student Painters is an entrepreneurial based company filtered through an organization called Young Entrepreneurs Across America or YEAA. It offers college students the opportunity to learn the basic trades of what it takes to become a successful business person. Most students only get the chance to study business books throughout college, but YEAA actually puts students out there in the real world to gain the hands-on experience which is so much greater than only having studied it throughou...
  • World War II veteran prepares for trip to France on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    World War II veteran prepares for trip to France on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-05-31 03:42:45 GMT
    December 12, 1942 is a day Paul Arnone remembers well. It was the day he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. "I had a brother in the Navy, and the Navy appealed to me more than the Army, so I enlisted,” Arnone said. Another date he’ll never forget is June 6, 1944. "Your memory serves you forever, and it's clear to me having been there,” he said. The 89 year old New York native was at Normandy during the World War II D-Day inv...
    December 12, 1942 is a day Paul Arnone remembers well. It was the day he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. "I had a brother in the Navy, and the Navy appealed to me more than the Army, so I enlisted,” Arnone said. Another date he’ll never forget is June 6, 1944. "Your memory serves you forever, and it's clear to me having been there,” he said. The 89 year old New York native was at Normandy during the World War II D-Day inv...
  • Pee Dee Academy student graduates with 14 years of perfect attendance

    Pee Dee Academy student graduates with 14 years of perfect attendance

    Friday, May 30 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-05-30 23:26:57 GMT
    It's a stretch that could put any winning streak or title run to shame. However, it didn't start on the field or the hardwood, but in the classroom. "My parents stressed that I need to come to school and get a good education and stuff,” said Kelby Huggins, a recent graduate from the Pee Dee Academy. Kelby Huggins hasn't missed a day of school in 14 years. Ii never really thought about it really, I just came to sc...
    It's a stretch that could put any winning streak or title run to shame. However, it didn't start on the field or the hardwood, but in the classroom. "My parents stressed that I need to come to school and get a good education and stuff,” said Kelby Huggins, a recent graduate from the Pee Dee Academy. Kelby Huggins hasn't missed a day of school in 14 years. Ii never really thought about it really, I just came to sc...
  • Georgetown woman works to identify those buried in Potter's Field

    Georgetown woman works to identify those buried in Potter's Field

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-05-29 15:41:48 GMT
    The remains of the Bank of America building sit on what used to be called Potter's Field in Georgetown. The pauper's cemetery was built over nearly 100 years ago and largely abandoned after a sink hole in 2011.The remains of the Bank of America building sit on what used to be called Potter's Field in Georgetown. The pauper's cemetery was built over nearly 100 years ago and largely abandoned after a sink hole in 2011.
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - When Patti Burns went to research the possible final resting place of one of her ancestors, all she really had to work with was that he lived in Georgetown, and was likely buried there.Little did she know her search would lead her right to one of the city's oldest "secrets:" Potter's Field, where the poor, the unidentified, and even the outcast were buried for decades between Reconstruction and the dawn of the Roaring Twenties."It's not a big secret," said Burns, who is He...
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - When Patti Burns went to research the possible final resting place of one of her ancestors, all she really had to work with was that he lived in Georgetown, and was likely buried there.Little did she know her search would lead her right to one of the city's oldest "secrets:" Potter's Field, where the poor, the unidentified, and even the outcast were buried for decades between Reconstruction and the dawn of the Roaring Twenties."It's not a big secret," said Burns, who is He...
  • Horry County Police and St. James Middle School team up to raise money for Camp Pride

    Horry County Police and St. James Middle School team up to raise money for Camp Pride

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-05-28 10:39:41 GMT
    Horry County Police teamed up with St. James Middle School to raise money for Camp Pride. Police officers played St. James teachers and coaches in a basketball game Tuesday evening. The fundraiser collected $170 for Camp Pride, which is a summer camp geared toward kids ages 11 to 15. "We enjoy doing it,” Lcpl. Felix Cruz said. “Every single cop volunteers to do it in the summertime, and it's great to be out there, t...
    Horry County Police teamed up with St. James Middle School to raise money for Camp Pride. Police officers played St. James teachers and coaches in a basketball game Tuesday evening. The fundraiser collected $170 for Camp Pride, which is a summer camp geared toward kids ages 11 to 15. "We enjoy doing it,” Lcpl. Felix Cruz said. “Every single cop volunteers to do it in the summertime, and it's great to be out there, t...
  • Marlboro County DSNB uses grant money to expand job opportunities

    Marlboro County DSNB uses grant money to expand job opportunities

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:36:46 GMT
    The “Art from the Heart” class is always hard at work, where in Marlboro County, sometimes work is hard to come by. "To get a job can be a challenge, simply because of their intellectual challenges and the physical challenge some folks have,” mentioned Brent Parker, Executive Director of the Marlboro County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. Thanks to a recent $5,000 grant from the Columbus HOPE foundation, the ...
    The “Art from the Heart” class is always hard at work, where in Marlboro County, sometimes work is hard to come by. "To get a job can be a challenge, simply because of their intellectual challenges and the physical challenge some folks have,” mentioned Brent Parker, Executive Director of the Marlboro County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. Thanks to a recent $5,000 grant from the Columbus HOPE foundation, the ...
  • Murrells Inlet 'yogis' take to the mat for rescued pets

    Murrells Inlet 'yogis' take to the mat for rescued pets

    Saturday, May 17 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-05-17 15:50:02 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet "yogis" took to the matSaturday morningto benefit sheltered animals. Inlet Yoga's Saturday class benefitsCoastal Animal Rescue. The$5 class is described as being "perfect" for all levels of yoga-enthusiasts. The teacher says this is her way to give back to furry friends while helping people get in shape. Coastal Animal Rescue says it's the only no-kill, 100% volunteer rescue in the state. If you missed Saturday's yoga class, the group also mee...
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Murrells Inlet "yogis" took to the matSaturday morningto benefit sheltered animals. Inlet Yoga's Saturday class benefitsCoastal Animal Rescue. The$5 class is described as being "perfect" for all levels of yoga-enthusiasts. The teacher says this is her way to give back to furry friends while helping people get in shape. Coastal Animal Rescue says it's the only no-kill, 100% volunteer rescue in the state. If you missed Saturday's yoga class, the group also mee...
  • Florence girl takes swing at playing in national baseball tournament

    Florence girl takes swing at playing in national baseball tournament

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:41:45 GMT
    You can call her the all-around ball player. "She's an amazing talent. She's very versatile. She's one of the best players on the team,” said Matt Dobbins, who coaches baseball at McLeod Park in Florence. Not only does she pitch but she catches and fields. She’s also not afraid to crank one over the fence. Her name is Anya Bergfeld. The 10-year-old is the only girl to suit in her age division at McLeod Park and ...
    You can call her the all-around ball player. "She's an amazing talent. She's very versatile. She's one of the best players on the team,” said Matt Dobbins, who coaches baseball at McLeod Park in Florence. Not only does she pitch but she catches and fields. She’s also not afraid to crank one over the fence. Her name is Anya Bergfeld. The 10-year-old is the only girl to suit in her age division at McLeod Park and ...
  • Williams middle school students spruce up community with mural

    Williams middle school students spruce up community with mural

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-05-14 20:55:22 GMT
    Williams Middle School students got their hands dirty and their paint brushes wet, ready to spruce up a nearby corner lot. "I can't paint. They can't paint. No one can paint. So we're just going to paint and hope it turns out well,” said 8th grader Courtney Brown. Tracy Swinney-Carter's art students from Williams Middle in Florence are taking a break from the books to brush on their painting skills. The finished p...
    Williams Middle School students got their hands dirty and their paint brushes wet, ready to spruce up a nearby corner lot. "I can't paint. They can't paint. No one can paint. So we're just going to paint and hope it turns out well,” said 8th grader Courtney Brown. Tracy Swinney-Carter's art students from Williams Middle in Florence are taking a break from the books to brush on their painting skills. The finished p...
  • Loris charity benefits from Grand Strand young professionals

    Loris charity benefits from Grand Strand young professionals

    Saturday, May 10 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-05-10 15:22:04 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Grand Strandyoung-professionals headed outside for charitySaturday.The club, gsSCENE,hosted its6th annual "Kickin' it for Charity" kickball tournament at theRipkin Experience.The tournament raises money for Substitutes for Santa. It's a Loris-based program that gives a Christmas experience to 70 underprivileged children."We're trying to raise about $5,000 for 'Subs for Santa. All the proceeds from the teams, to concessions, to drinks all go towards the charity," s...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Grand Strandyoung-professionals headed outside for charitySaturday.The club, gsSCENE,hosted its6th annual "Kickin' it for Charity" kickball tournament at theRipkin Experience.The tournament raises money for Substitutes for Santa. It's a Loris-based program that gives a Christmas experience to 70 underprivileged children."We're trying to raise about $5,000 for 'Subs for Santa. All the proceeds from the teams, to concessions, to drinks all go towards the charity," s...
  • Olympic swimmer holds lessons for Grand Strand swim team

    Olympic swimmer holds lessons for Grand Strand swim team

    Friday, May 9 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-05-10 03:41:32 GMT
    A group of young swimmers on the Grand Strand got a chance to learn from an Olympic athlete Friday. 2012 Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Beisel is in town for a clinic with the Myrtle Beach Riptides. The Riptides are at the beginning of their season, and Coach James Smith wanted to do something to get them excited. He says he chose Beisel because of her experience, but also because of her perseverance throughout her...
    A group of young swimmers on the Grand Strand got a chance to learn from an Olympic athlete Friday. 2012 Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Beisel is in town for a clinic with the Myrtle Beach Riptides. The Riptides are at the beginning of their season, and Coach James Smith wanted to do something to get them excited. He says he chose Beisel because of her experience, but also because of her perseverance throughout her...
  • Former Marine saddles up to benefit veterans

    Former Marine saddles up to benefit veterans

    Friday, May 9 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-05-09 21:06:48 GMT
    As you travel along Highway 9 in Dillon County, you may spot a couple of cowboys. "Apparently there's not that many cowboys from down here...and we tell them what we're doing and they are a little disbelieving,” said Matt Littrell,” who is a former Marine. Along with his good friend, they're hitting "The Long Trail Home." It’s an effort to raise both awareness and money for the Semper Fi fund that helps assists wo...
    As you travel along Highway 9 in Dillon County, you may spot a couple of cowboys. "Apparently there's not that many cowboys from down here...and we tell them what we're doing and they are a little disbelieving,” said Matt Littrell,” who is a former Marine. Along with his good friend, they're hitting "The Long Trail Home." It’s an effort to raise both awareness and money for the Semper Fi fund that helps assists wo...
  • Florence teacher uses Heimlich maneuver to save student's life

    Florence teacher uses Heimlich maneuver to save student's life

    Thursday, May 8 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-05-08 21:47:41 GMT
    For LeeAnn Sports her passion is teaching her fourth grade students at Maranatha Christian School in Florence. Luke Poston is one of the top students in sports' class, but a particular piece of candy landed him in trouble. "He got the highest grade for the language test. So he was the first one to come up to the candy box to get candy...and he got the candy and it was one of those Dum-Dums suckers. Which now, we're...
    For LeeAnn Sports her passion is teaching her fourth grade students at Maranatha Christian School in Florence. Luke Poston is one of the top students in sports' class, but a particular piece of candy landed him in trouble. "He got the highest grade for the language test. So he was the first one to come up to the candy box to get candy...and he got the candy and it was one of those Dum-Dums suckers. Which now, we're...
  • Students get a chance to "swing with the seniors"

    Students get a chance to "swing with the seniors"

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-05-02 13:43:42 GMT
    Students at Southside middle school in Florence and senior citizens both hit the dance floor to cut-a-rug. "It’s really fun seeing all the people just laughing joking around and talking. Just having a good time,” said Jayla Sheppard, 8th grade student at Southside middle. While some of the seniors taught the youngsters a thing or two. Some just sat back and watched. "I dance for the Lord and it's a different type...
    Students at Southside middle school in Florence and senior citizens both hit the dance floor to cut-a-rug. "It’s really fun seeing all the people just laughing joking around and talking. Just having a good time,” said Jayla Sheppard, 8th grade student at Southside middle. While some of the seniors taught the youngsters a thing or two. Some just sat back and watched. "I dance for the Lord and it's a different type...
  • SC trucker with prosthetic arm, has logged more than 4 million miles safe and sound

    SC trucker with prosthetic arm, has logged more than 4 million miles safe and sound

    Thursday, May 1 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-05-01 17:13:58 GMT
    Jimmy Ardis, 53, has been driving 18 wheelers for 38 years. He's one of the national grand prize winners for the TA/Petro Citizen Driver 2014 award. Not only has Ardis driven more than 4.3 million accident free, he's done so with a prosthetic arm. He lost his arm at the age of 6 due to a bout of cancer. As a grand prize winner, Jimmy chose to have the Manning truck stop named after himself. On Saturday, May 10, there will be an official unveiling of the Jimmy Ardis Travel center. He goes by ...
    Jimmy Ardis, 53, has been driving 18 wheelers for 38 years. He's one of the national grand prize winners for the TA/Petro Citizen Driver 2014 award. Not only has Ardis driven more than 4.3 million accident free, he's done so with a prosthetic arm. He lost his arm at the age of 6 due to a bout of cancer. As a grand prize winner, Jimmy chose to have the Manning truck stop named after himself. On Saturday, May 10, there will be an official unveiling of the Jimmy Ardis Travel center. He goes by ...
  • Canine Angels help local college students de-stress during finals week

    Canine Angels help local college students de-stress during finals week

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-05-01 03:44:43 GMT
    When Horry-Georgetown Technical College student Alicia Williams went to the library Wednesday, she didn’t expect to make a new friend. She was greeted by a group of dogs. "I was coming to write a paper, and I had no idea about it,” Williams said. “And it's the coolest thing." She’s in her final weeks as a paralegal student, about to graduate, and has a lot on her plate. But when she entered the “stress-free zone” it ...
    When Horry-Georgetown Technical College student Alicia Williams went to the library Wednesday, she didn’t expect to make a new friend. She was greeted by a group of dogs. "I was coming to write a paper, and I had no idea about it,” Williams said. “And it's the coolest thing." She’s in her final weeks as a paralegal student, about to graduate, and has a lot on her plate. But when she entered the “stress-free zone” it ...
  • North Myrtle Beach Police donate bikes to North Strand Helping Hand

    North Myrtle Beach Police donate bikes to North Strand Helping Hand

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-04-29 11:01:05 GMT
    The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety donated 26 bicycles to the North Strand Helping Hand Organization Monday. The bicycles were unclaimed from the police departments found property impound. The bikes will go tosomeone who really needs one. and perhaps cannot afford one.North Strand Helping Hand located in Longs and is a partner with the United Way of HorryCounty. Itwas founded by area churches in order to help folks in the community with emergency aid. The organization provides...
    The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety donated 26 bicycles to the North Strand Helping Hand Organization Monday. The bicycles were unclaimed from the police departments found property impound. The bikes will go tosomeone who really needs one. and perhaps cannot afford one.North Strand Helping Hand located in Longs and is a partner with the United Way of HorryCounty. Itwas founded by area churches in order to help folks in the community with emergency aid. The organization provides...
  • 89-year-old prayer coordinator looks to step down after nearly 30 years

    89-year-old prayer coordinator looks to step down after nearly 30 years

    Friday, April 25 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-25 22:42:03 GMT
    The Darlington County Courthouse will be the site where hundreds of people in not only the Darlington community, but from surrounding areas will come and bow their heads. The first call to prayer was in 1775. However, for over 20 years, Marilyn Blackmon has helped lead that same call in Darlington. "Oh, It's been a blessing in my life to meet the pastors through the years, especially that i have come to know. i've...
    The Darlington County Courthouse will be the site where hundreds of people in not only the Darlington community, but from surrounding areas will come and bow their heads. The first call to prayer was in 1775. However, for over 20 years, Marilyn Blackmon has helped lead that same call in Darlington. "Oh, It's been a blessing in my life to meet the pastors through the years, especially that i have come to know. i've...
  • Local DEW hosts annual Grand Strand job fair for veterans

    Local DEW hosts annual Grand Strand job fair for veterans

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:34:59 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - While South Carolina's unemployment rate is at its lowest in months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for veterans also decreases.The unemployment rate for veterans considered "Gulf War IIera," those who served since September 2001, is down to 9%. Thursday, the Waccamaw Department of Employment and Workforce looked to make that number even smaller.Conrad Davis celebrated his 61st birthday Thursday. The Navalveteran served his country fo...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - While South Carolina's unemployment rate is at its lowest in months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for veterans also decreases.The unemployment rate for veterans considered "Gulf War IIera," those who served since September 2001, is down to 9%. Thursday, the Waccamaw Department of Employment and Workforce looked to make that number even smaller.Conrad Davis celebrated his 61st birthday Thursday. The Navalveteran served his country fo...
  • Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

    Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:47:14 GMT
    For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
    For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
  • Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation

    Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:51:04 GMT
    This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family
    This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family
  • Coastal Cancer Center hosts, "Look Good,Feel Better" program

    Coastal Cancer Center hosts, "Look Good,Feel Better" program

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:41:01 GMT
    Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation as parts of a cancer treatment plan had the opportunity to attend Coastal Cancer Center's next "Look Good… Feel Better" session Monday. Co-hosted with the American
    Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation as parts of a cancer treatment plan had the opportunity to attend Coastal Cancer Center's next "Look Good… Feel Better" session Monday. Co-hosted with the American
  • 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
  • Police officers on the roof of Conway restaurant for good cause

    Police officers on the roof of Conway restaurant for good cause

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-04-04 03:26:19 GMT
    On Thursday, police officers were on the roof of the Chick-Fil-A in Conway collecting donations for the South Carolina Special Olympics. It is the fifth annual "Cops on Top" fundraiser. However for Corporal
    On Thursday, police officers were on the roof of the Chick-Fil-A in Conway collecting donations for the South Carolina Special Olympics. It is the fifth annual "Cops on Top" fundraiser. However for Corporal
  • 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
  • Boys and Girls Club of America attempt to set Guinness World Record

    Boys and Girls Club of America attempt to set Guinness World Record

    Friday, March 28 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-03-28 16:16:18 GMT
    Club members, parents, staff, board members and donors compete for the greatest number of people exercising to a fitness video within a 24-hour period at different venues. Fitness is a top priority for
    Club members, parents, staff, board members and donors compete for the greatest number of people exercising to a fitness video within a 24-hour period at different venues. Fitness is a top priority for
  • Marlboro County dress shop provides free dresses for students for prom

    Marlboro County dress shop provides free dresses for students for prom

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:16:55 GMT
    For a lot of high school girls, prom is a Cinderella moment for them. But it's not a cheap process. The D# project, Diva, Dress, Depot, in Marlboro County is setting up shop to help relieve the stress
    For a lot of high school girls, prom is a Cinderella moment for them. But it's not a cheap process. The D# project, Diva, Dress, Depot, in Marlboro County is setting up shop to help relieve the stress
  • United Way says "thank you" to its volunteers

    United Way says "thank you" to its volunteers

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:34:15 GMT
    The United Way of Horry county said "thank you" to all its volunteers Tuesday. The United Way held the event to thank all the people who helped raise money for the 2013-2014 campaign. "They're the
    The United Way of Horry county said "thank you" to all its volunteers Tuesday. The United Way held the event to thank all the people who helped raise money for the 2013-2014 campaign. "They're the
  • Beauty volunteers train for "Look Good, Feel Better" program

    Beauty volunteers train for "Look Good, Feel Better" program

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:06:44 GMT
    Every day, a woman with cancer looks in the mirror at a reflection she doesn't recognize. She may have lost her hair. Her skin may be dry or blemished. Her nails may be lifting away from her fingers. The
    Every day, a woman with cancer looks in the mirror at a reflection she doesn't recognize. She may have lost her hair. Her skin may be dry or blemished. Her nails may be lifting away from her fingers. The
  • CCU students ask for public's help gauging bike safety in Horry County

    CCU students ask for public's help gauging bike safety in Horry County

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:50:52 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University reports five people were killed while riding bikes last year on Horry County roads. Now, students look to decrease that number, since one of those killed was a CCU student.
    Coastal Carolina University reports five people were killed while riding bikes last year on Horry County roads. Now, students look to decrease that number, since one of those killed was a CCU student.
  • Georgetown County students encourage parents to reduce and reuse

    Georgetown County students encourage parents to reduce and reuse

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-03-19 11:42:21 GMT
    The Waccamaw Elementary and Intermediate school, the PTA and PTO will be introducing a Reuse program to parents at the carpool lines. Students will be dressed as "bag monsters" and will have posters about
    The Waccamaw Elementary and Intermediate school, the PTA and PTO will be introducing a Reuse program to parents at the carpool lines. Students will be dressed as "bag monsters" and will have posters about
  • NASCAR's Jeff Gordon delivers truck load of food and check to help aid Darlington food bank

    NASCAR's Jeff Gordon delivers truck load of food and check to help aid Darlington food bank

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-03-14 00:25:03 GMT
    Folks from across Darlington were revved up and excited, as NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon made a pit stop at The Lord Cares food bank. "They're very excited to have Jeff Gordon to be here and the opportunity
    Folks from across Darlington were revved up and excited, as NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon made a pit stop at The Lord Cares food bank. "They're very excited to have Jeff Gordon to be here and the opportunity
  • Lighthouse Ministries holds BBQ benefit

    Lighthouse Ministries holds BBQ benefit

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:24:30 GMT
    Schoolhouse BBQ restaurant in Scranton came to Florence for Lighthouse Ministries' annual BBQ Fundraiser The event was held Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church on Dargan Street in Florence. Lighthouse
    Schoolhouse BBQ restaurant in Scranton came to Florence for Lighthouse Ministries' annual BBQ Fundraiser The event was held Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church on Dargan Street in Florence. Lighthouse
  • Myrtle Beach Fire Dept. comes out on top of competition

    Myrtle Beach Fire Dept. comes out on top of competition

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-03-10 12:58:01 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Fire Department Explorer Post #3911 won first place in the team competition at the 2014 Southeastern Fire School in Columbia. The drill consisted of putting on their turnout gear, making
    The Myrtle Beach Fire Department Explorer Post #3911 won first place in the team competition at the 2014 Southeastern Fire School in Columbia. The drill consisted of putting on their turnout gear, making
  • Boston College students receive "eye-opening" experience while on volunteer trip in Florence

    Boston College students receive "eye-opening" experience while on volunteer trip in Florence

    Thursday, March 6 2014 8:20 PM EST2014-03-07 01:20:20 GMT
    Most college students don't usually picture rural South Carolina as the hotspot destination for spring break. For some Boston College students they are trading in their swimsuits and hotels, for work
    Most college students don't usually picture rural South Carolina as the hotspot destination for spring break. For some Boston College students they are trading in their swimsuits and hotels, for work
  • 100 year-old piano player captivates nursing home audiences

    100 year-old piano player captivates nursing home audiences

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-04 02:24:02 GMT
    At the Life Care Center Nursing Home in Columbia, A 100 year old woman has been putting on impromptu piano shows for the residents living there. Rosalind Gardner has been captivating audiences with her
    At the Life Care Center Nursing Home in Columbia, A 100 year old woman has been putting on impromptu piano shows for the residents living there. Rosalind Gardner has been captivating audiences with her
  • Marion Medallion presented to three community advocates

    Marion Medallion presented to three community advocates

    Thursday, February 27 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-02-27 16:28:52 GMT
    Three individuals were recognized for their significant contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2014 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing
    Three individuals were recognized for their significant contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2014 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing
  • Myrtle Beach church hosts "Love Weekend"

    Myrtle Beach church hosts "Love Weekend"

    Thursday, February 20 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-02-20 21:36:25 GMT
    Wellspring Church loves Myrtle Beach. Because of this, Wellspring is organizing its first ever "Love Weekend" from February 28 to March 2. Love Weekend provides a chance for individuals, families and
    Wellspring Church loves Myrtle Beach. Because of this, Wellspring is organizing its first ever "Love Weekend" from February 28 to March 2. Love Weekend provides a chance for individuals, families and
  • Group helping Columbia Ronald McDonald House

    Group helping Columbia Ronald McDonald House

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-02-19 16:42:57 GMT
    An organization is working to help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia round up food, money and supplies. On Wednesday, American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee representatives from more
    An organization is working to help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia round up food, money and supplies. On Wednesday, American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee representatives from more
  • Medieval Times donates nearly a ton of food to Help 4 Kids

    Medieval Times donates nearly a ton of food to Help 4 Kids

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 11:55 AM EST2014-02-11 16:55:38 GMT
    Cast members from Medieval Times helped deliver more than 1,800 pounds of food to Help 4 Kids on Tuesday.Cast members from Medieval Times helped deliver more than 1,800 pounds of food to Help 4 Kids on Tuesday.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Cast members from one of the Grand Strand's most popular entertainment venues helped deliver nearly a ton of food to a local non-profit that feeds thousands of school children every
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Cast members from one of the Grand Strand's most popular entertainment venues helped deliver nearly a ton of food to a local non-profit that feeds thousands of school children every
  • Quilts of Valor donate blankets to Grand Strand veterans

    Quilts of Valor donate blankets to Grand Strand veterans

    Thursday, February 6 2014 2:40 PM EST2014-02-06 19:40:51 GMT
    Thursday, the Grand Strand chapter of 'Quilts of Valor' presented almost a dozen veterans. The group honors veterans from every branch of the military every year with a similar presentation. Every veteran
    Thursday, the Grand Strand chapter of 'Quilts of Valor' presented almost a dozen veterans. The group honors veterans from every branch of the military every year with a similar presentation. Every veteran
  • McLeod Radiothon to raise money for Children's Hospital

    McLeod Radiothon to raise money for Children's Hospital

    Thursday, February 6 2014 1:13 PM EST2014-02-06 18:13:02 GMT
    Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast the Radiothon live from the McLeod Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Center on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The
    Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast the Radiothon live from the McLeod Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Center on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The
  • Lake City girl lobbies for SC to adopt state fossil

    Lake City girl lobbies for SC to adopt state fossil

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 6:36 AM EST2014-01-28 11:36:03 GMT
    An 8-year-old from Lake City wants South Carolina to adopt a state fossil. The state already has a state flag, flower, snack, heritage horse, migratory marine mammal, song, dance, handcraft and more. Eight-year-old
    An 8-year-old from Lake City wants South Carolina to adopt a state fossil. The state already has a state flag, flower, snack, heritage horse, migratory marine mammal, song, dance, handcraft and more. Eight-year-old
  • Candace Cameron-Bure speaks at Florence women's health event

    Candace Cameron-Bure speaks at Florence women's health event

    Sunday, January 19 2014 12:41 PM EST2014-01-19 17:41:07 GMT
    There were booths, screenings and even vendors were set up and ready for a big day. McLeod Health and She Magazine sponsored a women's health event at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Women packed
    There were booths, screenings and even vendors were set up and ready for a big day. McLeod Health and She Magazine sponsored a women's health event at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Women packed
  • St. Pauls community celebrates "Taking Care Of Our Own Day"

    St. Pauls community celebrates "Taking Care Of Our Own Day"

    Saturday, January 18 2014 8:41 PM EST2014-01-19 01:41:22 GMT
    Saturday, volunteers braved the cold to make a difference for families in the St. Pauls community. Students from St. Pauls High School in Robeson County raised almost $2,000 to buy food for the second
    Saturday, volunteers braved the cold to make a difference for families in the St. Pauls community. Students from St. Pauls High School in Robeson County raised almost $2,000 to buy food for the second
  • HTC employees give hope for the new year

    HTC employees give hope for the new year

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 9:03 AM EST2014-01-14 14:03:31 GMT
    The 12th Annual Employee Holiday Drive hosted by HTC employees will help many individuals and families in need this new year through hot meals, warm coats and toys. HTC employees recently raised over
    The 12th Annual Employee Holiday Drive hosted by HTC employees will help many individuals and families in need this new year through hot meals, warm coats and toys. HTC employees recently raised over
  • Pawleys Island golf plantation donates to Mrs. South Carolina cause

    Pawleys Island golf plantation donates to Mrs. South Carolina cause

    Monday, January 13 2014 12:22 PM EST2014-01-13 17:22:17 GMT
    Mrs. South Carolina 2014, Meredith Kirk of Murrells Inlet, poses with head golf pro Bart Romano of True Blue Plantation on Monday.Mrs. South Carolina 2014, Meredith Kirk of Murrells Inlet, poses with head golf pro Bart Romano of True Blue Plantation on Monday.
    PAWLEYS ISLAND (WBTW) - True Blue Plantation made a donation that many believe can help young people pursue the game that so many come to the Grand Strand to enjoy year-round. Representatives with the
    PAWLEYS ISLAND (WBTW) - True Blue Plantation made a donation that many believe can help young people pursue the game that so many come to the Grand Strand to enjoy year-round. Representatives with the
  • Bojangles' praises Myrtle Beach grade schoolers for "habits"

    Bojangles' praises Myrtle Beach grade schoolers for "habits"

    Thursday, January 9 2014 11:37 AM EST2014-01-09 16:37:51 GMT
    "Bo," the mascot for Bojangles, greets students at Myrtle Beach Primary School on Thursday morning."Bo," the mascot for Bojangles, greets students at Myrtle Beach Primary School on Thursday morning.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - A large chicken graced the halls of Myrtle Beach Primary School on Thursday morning, anxious to greet students who, for the past year, have learned author Steve Covey's Seven Habits
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - A large chicken graced the halls of Myrtle Beach Primary School on Thursday morning, anxious to greet students who, for the past year, have learned author Steve Covey's Seven Habits
  • Tattoo shop owners open successful restaurant in Myrtle Beach

    Tattoo shop owners open successful restaurant in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 12:59 PM EST2014-01-07 17:59:54 GMT
    April Lanz, co-owner of Aftercare Cafe in Myrtle Beach, plates some pasta salad on Tuesday morning.April Lanz, co-owner of Aftercare Cafe in Myrtle Beach, plates some pasta salad on Tuesday morning.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When April and Robert Lanz opened Aftercare Cafe a couple of months ago, they had no idea it would be as popular as its become in such a short time. "We try to make food everyone
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When April and Robert Lanz opened Aftercare Cafe a couple of months ago, they had no idea it would be as popular as its become in such a short time. "We try to make food everyone
  • Fundraiser to benefit Carolina Forest girl in the fight for her life

    Fundraiser to benefit Carolina Forest girl in the fight for her life

    Friday, December 20 2013 9:06 AM EST2013-12-20 14:06:21 GMT
    Like many kids her age, Fallon Emery loves to play video games. But these days, it's one of the few things the 9 year old is able to do. "In the beginning of October Fallon started having seizures,"
    To help the Emery's with medical bills and to celebrate Fallon's 10th birthday, friends and family put together a 10th Birthday Party/Fundraiser event. It's happening on Fallon's birthday, December 28th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Longbeards Bar and Grill in Carolina Forest. But shh... don't tell Fallon! It's a surprise.
  • Volunteers help J. Reuben Long Detention Center Inmates all year long

    Volunteers help J. Reuben Long Detention Center Inmates all year long

    Thursday, December 19 2013 1:21 PM EST2013-12-19 18:21:21 GMT
    Volunteer David Espada, right, talks with a Spanish-speaking inmate at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on Thursday.Volunteer David Espada, right, talks with a Spanish-speaking inmate at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on Thursday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - David Espada, a pastor at Conway Church of God, helped push a cart full of Bibles and other books around J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday, with a few names of inmates who had
    CONWAY (WBTW) - David Espada, a pastor at Conway Church of God, helped push a cart full of Bibles and other books around J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday, with a few names of inmates who had
  • Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts in Myrtle Beach

    Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 11:53 AM EST2013-12-18 16:53:17 GMT
    Volunteers help deliver donated toys at Wednesday's Salvation Army Angel Tree gift distribution in Myrtle Beach.Volunteers help deliver donated toys at Wednesday's Salvation Army Angel Tree gift distribution in Myrtle Beach.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Christmas came a week early for hundreds of families on Wednesday. Dozens of volunteers helped hand out donated gifts from the Salvation Army to families through its annual Angel
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Christmas came a week early for hundreds of families on Wednesday. Dozens of volunteers helped hand out donated gifts from the Salvation Army to families through its annual Angel
  • City plants flowers to celebrate Myrtle Beach's 75th Birthday

    City plants flowers to celebrate Myrtle Beach's 75th Birthday

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 11:56 AM EST2013-12-17 16:56:53 GMT
    Peter Bovee, a parks supervisor with the City of Myrtle Beach, helps line up a row of bulb plantings in a median on U.S. Highway 501 on Tuesday.Peter Bovee, a parks supervisor with the City of Myrtle Beach, helps line up a row of bulb plantings in a median on U.S. Highway 501 on Tuesday.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Crews with the City of Myrtle Beach's parks department spent Tuesday morning planting thousands of flowers at one of the city's entrances. The 7,500 daffodil bulbs and 750 daylilies
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Crews with the City of Myrtle Beach's parks department spent Tuesday morning planting thousands of flowers at one of the city's entrances. The 7,500 daffodil bulbs and 750 daylilies
  • Grand Strand Widow Widowers Club is all about fun

    Grand Strand Widow Widowers Club is all about fun

    Thursday, December 12 2013 11:24 AM EST2013-12-12 16:24:53 GMT
    Trisha Ludwig, left, and Mary Helen Tully coordinate activities for the Grand Strand Widow and Widowers Club.Trisha Ludwig, left, and Mary Helen Tully coordinate activities for the Grand Strand Widow and Widowers Club.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Trisha Ludwig and Mary Helen Tully just met a few months ago, but they spent some time Wednesday morning busily planning outings for their new shared interest: the Grand Strand Widow and
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Trisha Ludwig and Mary Helen Tully just met a few months ago, but they spent some time Wednesday morning busily planning outings for their new shared interest: the Grand Strand Widow and
  • Conway woman honored for son's Vietnam service, death

    Conway woman honored for son's Vietnam service, death

    Monday, December 9 2013 1:04 PM EST2013-12-09 18:04:18 GMT
    A member of the Gold Star Mothers presents mementoes to Ruth Servonsky, whose son, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Buddy Martin, was killed in Vietnam in 1967.A member of the Gold Star Mothers presents mementoes to Ruth Servonsky, whose son, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Buddy Martin, was killed in Vietnam in 1967.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Ruth Servonsky just moved into her home at Agape Senior five months ago. Her sister lived there, and highly recommended it. Family is important to Ruth, even though she's endured the
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Ruth Servonsky just moved into her home at Agape Senior five months ago. Her sister lived there, and highly recommended it. Family is important to Ruth, even though she's endured the
  • Conway Medical Center Christmas trees benefit community outreach

    Conway Medical Center Christmas trees benefit community outreach

    Thursday, December 5 2013 12:01 PM EST2013-12-05 17:01:55 GMT
    Conway Medical Center staff decorated trees for auction, including this railroad-themed tree made by the maintenance department.Conway Medical Center staff decorated trees for auction, including this railroad-themed tree made by the maintenance department.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Conway Medical Center is displaying decorated themed Christmas trees until next week, when the public will be welcome to bid on them, with all proceeds benefiting the Conway Medical Center
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Conway Medical Center is displaying decorated themed Christmas trees until next week, when the public will be welcome to bid on them, with all proceeds benefiting the Conway Medical Center
  • Florence area business seeks to help family in need this Christmas

    Florence area business seeks to help family in need this Christmas

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 3:58 PM EST2013-12-04 20:58:18 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Advantage Health and Wellness Center, located at 507 West Palmetto Street in Florence, would like to bring the joy of Christmas to a local family in need this holiday season
    FLORENCE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Advantage Health and Wellness Center, located at 507 West Palmetto Street in Florence, would like to bring the joy of Christmas to a local family in need this holiday season
  • Governor challenges South Carolinians To perform random acts of kindness

    Governor challenges South Carolinians To perform random acts of kindness

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:23 AM EST2013-12-04 13:23:55 GMT
    COLUMBIA, SC - Governor Nikki Haley announced the South Carolina Christmas Challenge yesterday at the 47th Annual Governor's Carolighting. In recounting the numerous examples of South Carolinians reaching
    COLUMBIA, SC - Governor Nikki Haley announced the South Carolina Christmas Challenge yesterday at the 47th Annual Governor's Carolighting. In recounting the numerous examples of South Carolinians reaching
  • Ex-USC players foundation hands out hundreds of turkeys in Florence

    Ex-USC players foundation hands out hundreds of turkeys in Florence

    Thursday, November 28 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-11-28 15:25:40 GMT
    People from all across the Pee Dee were lined up outside today to get their free turkey's. The Carlos Powell foundation gave away over 100 turkeys' today at their Turkey Giveaway event. The giveaway
    People from all across the Pee Dee were lined up outside today to get their free turkey's. The Carlos Powell foundation gave away over 100 turkeys' today at their Turkey Giveaway event. The giveaway
  • Barnes and Noble hosts "Discover Friday" in Myrtle Beach

    Barnes and Noble hosts "Discover Friday" in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, November 22 2013 11:21 AM EST2013-11-22 16:21:53 GMT
    News13's Rusty Ray read to children Friday morning as part of Barnes and Noble's "Discovery Friday" event in Myrtle Beach.News13's Rusty Ray read to children Friday morning as part of Barnes and Noble's "Discovery Friday" event in Myrtle Beach.
    MYRTLE BEACH (Press Release) - Barnes & Noble in Myrtle Beach kicked off Discovery Friday this morning, an all-day event created to serve as the official launch of the holiday shopping season and help
    MYRTLE BEACH (Press Release) - Barnes & Noble in Myrtle Beach kicked off Discovery Friday this morning, an all-day event created to serve as the official launch of the holiday shopping season and help
  • Horry County students celebrate end of 'Fit Challenge' with run/walk

    Horry County students celebrate end of 'Fit Challenge' with run/walk

    Friday, November 22 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-11-22 15:56:04 GMT
    Horry County students celebrated "getting fit" this month with a one-and-a-half-mile run/walk. Fifth graders at River Oaks Elementary School in Carolina Forest completed the Subway Fit Challenge Friday.
    Horry County students celebrated "getting fit" this month with a one-and-a-half-mile run/walk. Fifth graders at River Oaks Elementary School in Carolina Forest completed the Subway Fit Challenge Friday.
  • Robeson County woman wins mayoral election no one ran in

    Robeson County woman wins mayoral election no one ran in

    Friday, November 22 2013 6:40 AM EST2013-11-22 11:40:21 GMT
    Jessie Stephens won the mayoral race in Orrum without even running: she received two of four write-in ballots castJessie Stephens won the mayoral race in Orrum without even running: she received two of four write-in ballots cast
    ORRUM, N.C. (WBTW) - Jessie Stephens knows her hometown by heart. "We know what each other is doing," said the long-time resident and native of Orrum, which is nestled along the Lumber River near the
    ORRUM, N.C. (WBTW) - Jessie Stephens knows her hometown by heart. "We know what each other is doing," said the long-time resident and native of Orrum, which is nestled along the Lumber River near the
  • Horry County firefighters take time to rescue cat from tree

    Horry County firefighters take time to rescue cat from tree

    Thursday, November 21 2013 6:22 AM EST2013-11-21 11:22:30 GMT
    When Sherry Singleton went to Fire Station 1 in Socastee to ask a favor, she was not sure what to expect. Just a few days earlier, her 82-year-old mother Glorianna Babb took a fall and broke her shoulder. Babb
    When Sherry Singleton went to Fire Station 1 in Socastee to ask a favor, she was not sure what to expect. Just a few days earlier, her 82-year-old mother Glorianna Babb took a fall and broke her shoulder. Babb
  • Calabash V.F.W. hosts golf tournament to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

    Calabash V.F.W. hosts golf tournament to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

    Monday, November 18 2013 12:41 PM EST2013-11-18 17:41:39 GMT
    Greg Tucker, a member of V.F.W. Post 7288 in Calabash, putts on Monday during the post's annual tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.Greg Tucker, a member of V.F.W. Post 7288 in Calabash, putts on Monday during the post's annual tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
    SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WBTW) - More than 100 veterans of several wars came together Monday morning to raise money to help those who recently returned home wounded by war. Calabash Veterans of Foreign Wars
    SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WBTW) - More than 100 veterans of several wars came together Monday morning to raise money to help those who recently returned home wounded by war. Calabash Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Conway woman's spirit of giving kept alive

    Conway woman spirit of giving kept alive

    Friday, November 15 2013 5:28 PM EST2013-11-15 22:28:35 GMT
    CONWAY, SC - People from across our region plan to honor a local woman who died. Holly Allen was only 36 years old. Her family said her death came just weeks after she was diagnosed with acute myeloid
    CONWAY, SC - People from across our region plan to honor a local woman who died. Holly Allen was only 36 years old. Her family said her death came just weeks after she was diagnosed with acute myeloid
  • Business destroyed in downtown Georgetown fire remembers Front Street

    Business destroyed in downtown Georgetown fire remembers Front Street

    Thursday, November 14 2013 8:56 AM EST2013-11-14 13:56:38 GMT
    One of the businesses destroyed in September's Front Street Fire in Georgetown, wants to commemorate the historic block in a Positively Carolina way. Harborwalk Books was on the 700 block of Front Street,
    One of the businesses destroyed in September's Front Street Fire in Georgetown, wants to commemorate the historic block in a Positively Carolina way. Harborwalk Books was on the 700 block of Front Street,
  • Florence co. dispatch shift best in state

    Florence co. dispatch shift best in state

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:18 PM EST2013-11-07 00:18:51 GMT
    The Florence county dispatchers are there when you need them. they are the voices that alert first responders and the ones who keep you cool, calm and collected. Recently, a state dispatch agency selected
    The Florence county dispatchers are there when you need them. they are the voices that alert first responders and the ones who keep you cool, calm and collected. Recently, a state dispatch agency selected
  • Myrtle Beach prayer shawl ministry focuses on veterans

    Myrtle Beach prayer shawl ministry focuses on veterans

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:21 AM EST2013-11-06 16:21:53 GMT
    The New Life Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at Veterans Cafe.The New Life Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at Veterans Cafe.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Two years ago, Doris Kennedy wanted to start a prayer shawl ministry for her church, New Life Lutheran Church, but since the church had no fellowship hall, she began meeting fellow
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Two years ago, Doris Kennedy wanted to start a prayer shawl ministry for her church, New Life Lutheran Church, but since the church had no fellowship hall, she began meeting fellow
  • Horry County students get first-hand look at medivac helicopter

    Horry County students get first-hand look at medivac helicopter

    Monday, November 4 2013 1:28 PM EST2013-11-04 18:28:18 GMT
    Students from AAST in Myrtle Beach listen to JoJo Turbeville, a crew member for McLeod Health's medivac helicopter.Students from AAST in Myrtle Beach listen to JoJo Turbeville, a crew member for McLeod Health's medivac helicopter.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Pre-medical and pre-engineering students at Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology got a first-hand look at a medivac helicopter Monday afternoon. A Marion-based crew from McLeod Health
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Pre-medical and pre-engineering students at Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology got a first-hand look at a medivac helicopter Monday afternoon. A Marion-based crew from McLeod Health
  • Socastee Elementary students learn table manners

    Socastee Elementary students learn table manners

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 12:20 PM EDT2013-10-30 16:20:23 GMT
    Students at Socastee Elementary School got a lesson in table manners from teachers and parents on Wednesday.Students at Socastee Elementary School got a lesson in table manners from teachers and parents on Wednesday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Isaac Hughes returned to his former place of work Wednesday to help out one more time. The retired custodian helped man the door as a maitre' d as Socastee Elementary School teachers and
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Isaac Hughes returned to his former place of work Wednesday to help out one more time. The retired custodian helped man the door as a maitre' d as Socastee Elementary School teachers and
  • Students put school history on display in Conway

    Students put school history on display in Conway

    Monday, October 28 2013 12:09 PM EDT2013-10-28 16:09:49 GMT
    This Whittemoore Park High School basketball uniform is now part of a display about the school's heritage at Whittemoore Park Middle School in Conway.This Whittemoore Park High School basketball uniform is now part of a display about the school's heritage at Whittemoore Park Middle School in Conway.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Students at Whittemoore Park Middle School now have something else to look at during lunch breaks. A group of seventh grade students recently put the finishing touches on a wall in the
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Students at Whittemoore Park Middle School now have something else to look at during lunch breaks. A group of seventh grade students recently put the finishing touches on a wall in the
  • CCU offers cash incentive for early graduation

    CCU offers cash incentive for early graduation

    Thursday, October 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-10-24 16:30:29 GMT
    CCU's Wall College of Business will pay students $5,000 if they graduate in three yearsCCU's Wall College of Business will pay students $5,000 if they graduate in three years
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Under a new program, some Coastal Carolina University students may be able to earn money for graduating early. The Wall College of Business Administration recently announced its Degree
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Under a new program, some Coastal Carolina University students may be able to earn money for graduating early. The Wall College of Business Administration recently announced its Degree
  • Community garden to provide fresh produce to Grand Strand residents

    Community garden to provide fresh produce to Grand Strand residents

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-10-24 00:07:16 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH,SC - Soon people in Myrtle Beach will have a place to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables. The City of Myrtle Beach plans to use $20,000 from its general fund to help produce a community garden. For
    Soon people in Myrtle Beach will have a place to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables. The City of Myrtle Beach plans to use $20,000 from its general fund to help produce a community garden. For
  • Grand Strand Model Railroad Club planning annual show

    Grand Strand Model Railroad Club planning annual show

    Thursday, October 10 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-10-10 16:15:47 GMT
    Grand Strand Model Railroad Club members operate a layout in the club's storefront location at Myrtle Beach Mall on Thursday.Grand Strand Model Railroad Club members operate a layout in the club's storefront location at Myrtle Beach Mall on Thursday.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - The Grand Strand Model Railroad Club will once again host its annual show October 26 and 27 at Lakewood Conference Center. The show is Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - The Grand Strand Model Railroad Club will once again host its annual show October 26 and 27 at Lakewood Conference Center. The show is Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday
  • Conway Medical Center supports families of early infant deaths

    Conway Medical Center supports families of early infant deaths

    Monday, October 7 2013 1:24 PM EDT2013-10-07 17:24:45 GMT
    A stone memorial outside Conway Medical Center lists some names of babies who died early or in the womb.A stone memorial outside Conway Medical Center lists some names of babies who died early or in the womb.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Stacey Link, a registered nurse in the labor and delivery department of Conway Medical Center, knows part of her job is to be front-and-center during times of immense joy. "Even after
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Stacey Link, a registered nurse in the labor and delivery department of Conway Medical Center, knows part of her job is to be front-and-center during times of immense joy. "Even after
  • Teenager overcomes adversity to dance at The Carolina Opry

    Teenager overcomes adversity to dance at The Carolina Opry

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 8:19 AM EDT2013-10-02 12:19:01 GMT
    At 16 years old, Gretchen McCutcheon became the youngest full-time female performer at The Carolina Opry two years ago.At 16 years old, Gretchen McCutcheon became the youngest full-time female performer at The Carolina Opry two years ago.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Gretchen McCutcheon developed the laser-like focus of a seasoned performer from a very early age. The dancer studied continuously for years, and never wavered from her goal of being
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Gretchen McCutcheon developed the laser-like focus of a seasoned performer from a very early age. The dancer studied continuously for years, and never wavered from her goal of being
  • Support building for Georgetown businesses

    Support building for Georgetown businesses

    Thursday, September 26 2013 1:03 PM EDT2013-09-26 17:03:39 GMT
    Georgetown businesses burned out by Wednesday's fire can see support from many different places.Georgetown businesses burned out by Wednesday's fire can see support from many different places.
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - Support for businesses and homeowners left with nothing after Wednesday morning's fire on Front Street is coming from many different places. Michele Giarratano, owner of Front Street
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - Support for businesses and homeowners left with nothing after Wednesday morning's fire on Front Street is coming from many different places. Michele Giarratano, owner of Front Street
  • Gold Star Mothers will be honored this weekend in Myrtle Beach

    Gold Star Mothers will be honored this weekend in Myrtle Beach

    Monday, September 23 2013 11:40 AM EDT2013-09-23 15:40:17 GMT
    Gold Star Mother's Day is this Sunday.Gold Star Mother's Day is this Sunday.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina will once again take time this weekend to honor any and all Gold Star Mothers in the region with a small ceremony. For the second year in a
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina will once again take time this weekend to honor any and all Gold Star Mothers in the region with a small ceremony. For the second year in a
  • River Oaks third grader youngest local member of Mensa

    River Oaks third grader youngest local member of Mensa

    Thursday, September 19 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-09-19 16:04:46 GMT
    John Sumter, 8, is the youngest member of the Coastal Carolina Mensa chapter.John Sumter, 8, is the youngest member of the Coastal Carolina Mensa chapter.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - John Sumter's favorite class may not be one he's taken already at River Oaks Elementary School. It may be the class he took through Johns Hopkins University over the summer. "You
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - John Sumter's favorite class may not be one he's taken already at River Oaks Elementary School. It may be the class he took through Johns Hopkins University over the summer. "You
  • Marlboro County teen receives national March of Dimes honor

    Marlboro County teen receives national March of Dimes honor

    Thursday, September 19 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-09-19 16:03:46 GMT
    Chandler Herndon, an eighth grader at School of Discovery, received a national volunteer award from March of Dimes on Thursday.Chandler Herndon, an eighth grader at School of Discovery, received a national volunteer award from March of Dimes on Thursday.
    CLIO (WBTW) - The celebration on stage at School of Discovery Thursday morning was full of song and dance--Motown songs sung and danced to by pre-teens and teenagers--and eighth grader Chandler Herndon
    CLIO (WBTW) - The celebration on stage at School of Discovery Thursday morning was full of song and dance--Motown songs sung and danced to by pre-teens and teenagers--and eighth grader Chandler Herndon
  • CCU hosts cultural festival

    CCU hosts cultural festival

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-09-18 16:56:41 GMT
    CCU hosted its annual Multicultural Celebration on Prince Lawn on Wednesday.CCU hosted its annual Multicultural Celebration on Prince Lawn on Wednesday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's office of Multicultural Student Services hosted its annual Multicultural Celebration Wednesday on Prince Lawn. More than a dozen different student groups
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University's office of Multicultural Student Services hosted its annual Multicultural Celebration Wednesday on Prince Lawn. More than a dozen different student groups
  • Support for Dillon coach’s daughter reaches across sidelines

    Support for Dillon coach’s daughter reaches across sidelines

    Friday, September 13 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-09-13 15:07:21 GMT
    When Dillon High School Assistant Football Coach Marty McIntyre patrols the sidelines on Friday nights, his mind is totally focused on football. But lately, even the sidelines haven't provided a total escape from the battle his family is facing.When Dillon High School Assistant Football Coach Marty McIntyre patrols the sidelines on Friday nights, his mind is totally focused on football. But lately, even the sidelines haven't provided a total escape from the battle his family is facing.
    When Dillon High School Assistant Football Coach Marty McIntyre patrols the sidelines on Friday nights, his mind is totally focused on football. But lately, even the sidelines haven't provided a total
    When Dillon High School Assistant Football Coach Marty McIntyre patrols the sidelines on Friday nights, his mind is totally focused on football. But lately, even the sidelines haven't provided a total escape from the battle his family is facing. This summer, his six-year-old daughter, Lacy, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Horry Co. artists, business owners up for Martha Stewart award

    Horry Co. artists, business owners up for Martha Stewart award

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 5:08 AM EDT2013-09-11 09:08:01 GMT
    Lauryn Martin, owner of Heart and Sew, creates quilts out of baby items at her home in North Myrtle Beach.Lauryn Martin, owner of Heart and Sew, creates quilts out of baby items at her home in North Myrtle Beach.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Three artists from Horry County, who also own their own businesses, are nominees for this year's Martha Stewart American Made awards. Ed and Barbara Streeter, owners of Conway Glass, along
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Three artists from Horry County, who also own their own businesses, are nominees for this year's Martha Stewart American Made awards. Ed and Barbara Streeter, owners of Conway Glass, along
  • Red Cross, Darlington Raceway ready for year's biggest blood drive

    Red Cross, Darlington Raceway ready for year's biggest blood drive

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-09-04 15:29:20 GMT
    Those who donate blood at Darlington Raceway on September 11 will get to drive their personal cars on the track.Those who donate blood at Darlington Raceway on September 11 will get to drive their personal cars on the track.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Each year around September 11, Raceway Automotive President John Isgett rallies as many of his employees to support the American Red Cross's annual blood drive at Darlington Raceway. "It's
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Each year around September 11, Raceway Automotive President John Isgett rallies as many of his employees to support the American Red Cross's annual blood drive at Darlington Raceway. "It's
  • Marion school offers education from kindergarten through post-graduate degrees

    Marion school offers education from kindergarten through post-graduate degrees

    Thursday, August 29 2013 12:41 PM EDT2013-08-29 16:41:40 GMT
    MARION (WBTW) - On the corner of North Main Street and East Oliver Street, now just about anyone can spend his or her entire educational career without ever walking outside. After a fire last October
    MARION (WBTW) - On the corner of North Main Street and East Oliver Street, now just about anyone can spend his or her entire educational career without ever walking outside. After a fire last October
  • Palmetto State Rollergirls use roller derby to help Horry County

    Palmetto State Rollergirls use roller derby to help Horry County

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 12:21 PM EDT2013-08-28 16:21:42 GMT
    The Palmetto State Rollergirls host bouts every month to benefit local charities in Horry County.The Palmetto State Rollergirls host bouts every month to benefit local charities in Horry County.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - How would you describe roller derby? The fast-paced, disco ball-heavy sport on wheels may bring to mind the 1970s, but a group of ladies in Horry County have used it for seven years
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - How would you describe roller derby? The fast-paced, disco ball-heavy sport on wheels may bring to mind the 1970s, but a group of ladies in Horry County have used it for seven years
  • Conway non-profit collecting donated bras to send overseas

    Conway non-profit collecting donated bras to send overseas

    Monday, August 26 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-08-26 16:24:25 GMT
    Domestic violence awareness group Not One More, Inc. wants to collect 20,000 donated bras by year's end.Domestic violence awareness group Not One More, Inc. wants to collect 20,000 donated bras by year's end.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - The bin at the front of Little Treasures on Main Street in Conway looks like any other cardboard recycling bin--except it has a pink and white sign that reads "Save the Girls," and a bra
    CONWAY (WBTW) - The bin at the front of Little Treasures on Main Street in Conway looks like any other cardboard recycling bin--except it has a pink and white sign that reads "Save the Girls," and a bra
  • Whooping Cough Vaccine not just for children

    Whooping Cough Vaccine not just for children

    Thursday, August 22 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-08-23 03:19:20 GMT
    Doctors are suggesting that parents and adults get vaccinated for the whooping cough as a preventative measure from spreading it to young children. It is back to school time and that means that students
    Doctors are suggesting that parents and adults get vaccinated for the whooping cough as a preventative measure from spreading it to young children. It is back to school time and that means that students
  • Fairmont clerk named best in N.C.

    Fairmont clerk named best in N.C.

    Thursday, August 22 2013 12:42 PM EDT2013-08-22 16:42:13 GMT
    Fairmont Town Clerk Jenny Larson recently was named the state's best clerk.Fairmont Town Clerk Jenny Larson recently was named the state's best clerk.
    FAIRMONT, N.C. (WBTW) Most days, Jenny Larson may be too busy to notice the bright yellow sign her co-workers placed on her door, calling her the "queen" of town clerks in the state of North Carolina. Turns
    FAIRMONT, N.C. (WBTW) Most days, Jenny Larson may be too busy to notice the bright yellow sign her co-workers placed on her door, calling her the "queen" of town clerks in the state of North Carolina. Turns
  • Google, North Myrtle Beach officials celebrate eCity award

    Google, North Myrtle Beach officials celebrate eCity award

    Tuesday, August 20 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-08-20 16:30:11 GMT
    Google public affairs representative Lilyn Hester, left, presents Mayor Marilyn Hatley with North Myrtle Beach's eCity award.Google public affairs representative Lilyn Hester, left, presents Mayor Marilyn Hatley with North Myrtle Beach's eCity award.
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) Officials with Google joined North Myrtle Beach business and municipal leaders to celebrate the city's eCity award on Tuesday morning. Google announced its 50 eCities, recognizing
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) Officials with Google joined North Myrtle Beach business and municipal leaders to celebrate the city's eCity award on Tuesday morning. Google announced its 50 eCities, recognizing
  • Google names North Myrtle Beach capital of online business in S.C.

    Google names North Myrtle Beach capital of online business in S.C.

    Monday, August 19 2013 12:43 PM EDT2013-08-19 16:43:33 GMT
    Google named North Myrtle Beach as the best city in S.C. for online businessGoogle named North Myrtle Beach as the best city in S.C. for online business
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - To find the best place for online business--and results of online business marketing, sales, and customer service--look no further than the north end of the Grand Strand. Google
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - To find the best place for online business--and results of online business marketing, sales, and customer service--look no further than the north end of the Grand Strand. Google
  • Georgetown museum now displays large, historic propeller

    Georgetown museum now displays large, historic propeller

    Thursday, August 15 2013 12:41 PM EDT2013-08-15 16:41:42 GMT
    This propeller, from the wreck of a ship from 1905, now rests on the side of the S.C. Maritime Museum in Georgetown.This propeller, from the wreck of a ship from 1905, now rests on the side of the S.C. Maritime Museum in Georgetown.
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - If you're in downtown Georgetown soon, you'll likely notice an outstanding addition to the streetscape: a large, rusted, barnacled, ship propeller. The South Carolina Maritime Museum
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - If you're in downtown Georgetown soon, you'll likely notice an outstanding addition to the streetscape: a large, rusted, barnacled, ship propeller. The South Carolina Maritime Museum
  • New theatre open in The Market Common in Myrtle Beach

    New theatre open in The Market Common in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 12:33 PM EDT2013-08-14 16:33:49 GMT
    The new Stage Left Theatre Company black box-style theatre opened in The Market Common earlier this year.The new Stage Left Theatre Company black box-style theatre opened in The Market Common earlier this year.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Amber McCann started Stage Left Theatre Company more than four years ago, the idea was to provide her, her family, and others a place to perform. The only problem was: they
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Amber McCann started Stage Left Theatre Company more than four years ago, the idea was to provide her, her family, and others a place to perform. The only problem was: they
  • Back to school parties planned in Society Hill, Bucksport

    Back to school parties planned in Society Hill, Bucksport

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 5:32 AM EDT2013-08-14 09:32:01 GMT
    (WBTW) - Back-to-school parties are set for two communities this weekend. The Society Hill Police Department will once again host it's Back-To-School Bash on the lawn of St. David Academy from 11:00 a.m.
    (WBTW) - Back-to-school parties are set for two communities this weekend. The Society Hill Police Department will once again host it's Back-To-School Bash on the lawn of St. David Academy from 11:00 a.m.
  • Little River business offers free house cleaning for cancer patients

    Little River business offers free house cleaning for cancer patients

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-08-13 15:55:01 GMT
    Barbara Simpson of North Myrtle Beach has received free house cleaning services from Royal Maids while she battles cancerBarbara Simpson of North Myrtle Beach has received free house cleaning services from Royal Maids while she battles cancer
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Raymond Mace relocated to the Grand Strand from his native England several years ago, he knew if he started a business, he wanted to be able to give back to the community.
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Raymond Mace relocated to the Grand Strand from his native England several years ago, he knew if he started a business, he wanted to be able to give back to the community.
  • Former Club Isis gets new life as art gallery in Pawleys Island

    Former Club Isis gets new life as art gallery in Pawleys Island

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 8:20 AM EDT2013-08-13 12:20:56 GMT
    The former Club Isis in Pawleys Island is now an artists' collective called Breathe AgainThe former Club Isis in Pawleys Island is now an artists' collective called Breathe Again
    PAWLEYS ISLAND (WBTW) - About a year ago, gunfire rang out in the parking lot of Club Isis on U.S. Highway 17. A 21-year-old man from Connecticut was dead, and, not long after, so was the nightclub. Now,
    PAWLEYS ISLAND (WBTW) - About a year ago, gunfire rang out in the parking lot of Club Isis on U.S. Highway 17. A 21-year-old man from Connecticut was dead, and, not long after, so was the nightclub. Now,
  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans' brew for a good cause

    Myrtle Beach Pelicans' brew for a good cause

    Thursday, August 8 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-08-08 20:43:44 GMT
    Thursdays are "Thirsty Thursday" at the Pelicans Ballpark, and if you pick up a "Summer Tide" (even though it's not included in Thursday's special), you can help out an area hospice in a Positively Carolina
    Thursdays are "Thirsty Thursday" at the Pelicans Ballpark, and if you pick up a "Summer Tide" (even though it's not included in Thursday's special), you can help out an area hospice in a Positively Carolina
  • Socastee restaurant owners find successful niche with fried chicken bog balls

    Socastee restaurant owners find successful niche with fried chicken bog balls

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 11:49 AM EDT2013-08-07 15:49:37 GMT
    Fried chicken bog balls are on the menu at Socastee Station restaurant.Fried chicken bog balls are on the menu at Socastee Station restaurant.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Who knew two guys from Pittsburgh could have turned an Eastern Carolinas' signature dish on its head? That's just T.J. Allinder and Ed Flambard have done with deep-fried chicken
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Who knew two guys from Pittsburgh could have turned an Eastern Carolinas' signature dish on its head? That's just T.J. Allinder and Ed Flambard have done with deep-fried chicken
  • Myrtle Beach man one of first to try out Google Glass

    Myrtle Beach man one of first to try out Google Glass

    Thursday, August 1 2013 12:14 PM EDT2013-08-01 16:14:53 GMT
    Chase Hendley of Myrtle Beach is one of 10,000 worldwide users to test the Google Glass device.Chase Hendley of Myrtle Beach is one of 10,000 worldwide users to test the Google Glass device.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Chase Hendley found out--via Twitter--he'd be one of the first lucky few to try out the Google Glass, he knew he was going to be a part of history. "The possibilities really
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Chase Hendley found out--via Twitter--he'd be one of the first lucky few to try out the Google Glass, he knew he was going to be a part of history. "The possibilities really
  • Guns N Hoses softball provides life-saving technology to Horry County families

    Guns N Hoses softball provides life-saving technology to Horry County families

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-07-31 15:45:53 GMT
    Local police and fire departments square off in the Guns 'N Hoses charity softball game this Sunday in Myrtle Beach.Local police and fire departments square off in the Guns 'N Hoses charity softball game this Sunday in Myrtle Beach.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - When softball teams comprised of Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Police Department, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department members square off this weekend,
    CONWAY (WBTW) - When softball teams comprised of Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Police Department, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department members square off this weekend,
  • American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for Pee Dee, Grand Strand

    American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for Pee Dee, Grand Strand

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-07-30 16:16:10 GMT
    Lee Moody has been a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society for more than a year in Myrtle Beach.Lee Moody has been a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society for more than a year in Myrtle Beach.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Lee Moody lets her car do most of the work when she's volunteering for the American Cancer Society. "I have to drive anyway, so if I can help, that's what I want to do," she said. As
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Lee Moody lets her car do most of the work when she's volunteering for the American Cancer Society. "I have to drive anyway, so if I can help, that's what I want to do," she said. As
  • College students descend on Myrtle Beach with Christian purpose

    College students descend on Myrtle Beach with Christian purpose

    Sunday, July 28 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-07-28 13:55:15 GMT
    By: Zach Crenshaw Thousands of college kids descend on Myrtle Beach every year for fun in the sun. This summer students from five colleges in the Charlotte region came down with a different purpose, to
    By: Zach Crenshaw Thousands of college kids descend on Myrtle Beach every year for fun in the sun. This summer students from five colleges in the Charlotte region came down with a different purpose, to
  • Carolina Safari: S.C. C.A.R.E.S. will start tours

    Carolina Safari: S.C. C.A.R.E.S. will start tours

    Friday, July 26 2013 6:04 AM EDT2013-07-26 10:04:19 GMT
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - S.C. C.A.R.E.S., a local animal sanctuary that's home to more than 170 animals rescued from situations of neglect, will now offer public tours twice a week. Local wildlife expert and
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - S.C. C.A.R.E.S., a local animal sanctuary that's home to more than 170 animals rescued from situations of neglect, will now offer public tours twice a week. Local wildlife expert and
  • Florence teams headed to International Children's Games

    Florence teams headed to International Children's Games

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 10:37 AM EDT2013-07-24 14:37:42 GMT
    Coach Carlos Washington works with the Barnes Street basketball team Tuesday at the city rec center in Florence.Coach Carlos Washington works with the Barnes Street basketball team Tuesday at the city rec center in Florence.
    FLORENCE (WBTW) - A team of 17 teenagers from Florence will head to the International Children's Games in Canada next month, lead in part by a man who served the city for years as fire chief. Coach Carlos
    FLORENCE (WBTW) - A team of 17 teenagers from Florence will head to the International Children's Games in Canada next month, lead in part by a man who served the city for years as fire chief. Coach Carlos
  • "Rock'N'Ettes" keep on dancing along the Grand Strand

    "Rock'N'Ettes" keep on dancing along the Grand Strand

    Monday, July 22 2013 1:24 PM EDT2013-07-22 17:24:59 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - On Mondays, one of the activity rooms at the Grand Strand Senior Center on 21st Avenue North becomes like the stage of Radio City Music Hall, with show tunes playing on a boom box,
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - On Mondays, one of the activity rooms at the Grand Strand Senior Center on 21st Avenue North becomes like the stage of Radio City Music Hall, with show tunes playing on a boom box,
  • Greater SC employee nominated 2013 "Hero of the Year" by National Rural Letter Carriers Association

    Greater SC employee nominated 2013 "Hero of the Year" by National Rural Letter Carriers Association

    Friday, July 19 2013 4:12 PM EDT2013-07-19 20:12:41 GMT
    For the second year in a row, a South Carolina Rural Carrier has been nominated for the honor of national "Hero of the Year" by the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA). Rural Carrier Chrystal
    For the second year in a row, a South Carolina Rural Carrier has been nominated for the honor of national "Hero of the Year" by the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA). Rural Carrier Chrystal
  • Florence girl spends 8th birthday performing 8 random acts of kindness

    Florence girl spends 8th birthday performing 8 random acts of kindness

    Thursday, July 18 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-07-19 00:25:01 GMT
    When you are 8 years old your idea of a cool birthday would be having a huge party, right? Well not for Florence native Kennedy McDowell who decided to spend her 8th birthday performing 8 random acts of
    Florence native Kennedy McDowell decided to spend her 8th birthday performing eight random acts of kindness.
  • Surfside Beach man needs your help to keep highway beautiful

    Surfside Beach man needs your help to keep highway beautiful

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 10:51 AM EDT2013-07-17 14:51:45 GMT
    Lou Krieger trims bushes along the stretch of U.S. Highway 17 Bypass that he has adopted on Wednesday morning.Lou Krieger trims bushes along the stretch of U.S. Highway 17 Bypass that he has adopted on Wednesday morning.
    SURFSIDE BEACH (WBTW) - What started as a gag on his old morning drive radio show has turned into a decade-long passion for Lou Krieger. Once again on Wednesday, Krieger was out in the median on the U.S.
    SURFSIDE BEACH (WBTW) - What started as a gag on his old morning drive radio show has turned into a decade-long passion for Lou Krieger. Once again on Wednesday, Krieger was out in the median on the U.S.
  • Loris day care to hold Trike-A-Thon in memory of late grandfather

    Loris day care to hold Trike-A-Thon in memory of late grandfather

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 12:43 PM EDT2013-07-16 16:43:12 GMT
    Pitter Patter Day Care in Loris will hold its annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this Friday, in memory of Jim DiminoPitter Patter Day Care in Loris will hold its annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this Friday, in memory of Jim Dimino
    LORIS (WBTW) - Five-year-old twins Marlee and Jude Schonrock wheeled their bicycles, complete with training wheels, around and around inside the two-year-old classroom at Pitter Patter Day Care on Tuesday.
    LORIS (WBTW) - Five-year-old twins Marlee and Jude Schonrock wheeled their bicycles, complete with training wheels, around and around inside the two-year-old classroom at Pitter Patter Day Care on Tuesday.
  • Plantersville Road gains scenic byway status; public input wanted

    Plantersville Road gains scenic byway status; public input wanted

    Monday, July 15 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-07-15 16:35:02 GMT
    Community leaders recently gained designation for Plantersville Road in Georgetown County as a scenic byway.Community leaders recently gained designation for Plantersville Road in Georgetown County as a scenic byway.
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - Imagine cramming 400 years of history into 12 miles of country road. That's what you get along Plantersville Road in Georgetown County. The 12.2-mile strip of bumpy, mostly unlined
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - Imagine cramming 400 years of history into 12 miles of country road. That's what you get along Plantersville Road in Georgetown County. The 12.2-mile strip of bumpy, mostly unlined
  • CCU summer camps keep kids learning when school's out

    CCU summer camps keep kids learning when school's out

    Thursday, July 11 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-07-11 16:13:09 GMT
    Students in the Magnificent Music Theatre Camp at CCU perform a number from "Hairspray" during rehearsal on Thursday morning.Students in the Magnificent Music Theatre Camp at CCU perform a number from "Hairspray" during rehearsal on Thursday morning.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - The sounds of the hit Broadway show "Hairspray" echoed throughout the mostly empty halls of Coastal Carolina University's Myrtle Beach Education Center on Thursday morning. Inside
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - The sounds of the hit Broadway show "Hairspray" echoed throughout the mostly empty halls of Coastal Carolina University's Myrtle Beach Education Center on Thursday morning. Inside
  • Horry County man who helps Wounded Warrior Project needs your vote

    Horry County man who helps Wounded Warrior Project needs your vote

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 11:39 AM EDT2013-07-10 15:39:25 GMT
    Fred Kane, founder of Tee Off For A Cause, talks about his two sons, both veterans, at his home in Horry CountyFred Kane, founder of Tee Off For A Cause, talks about his two sons, both veterans, at his home in Horry County
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - For a couple of years, Fred Kane's garage was chock full of golf clubs, golf bags, and golf balls. "Everybody has clubs in their closet or in the garage that, for some reason, they
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - For a couple of years, Fred Kane's garage was chock full of golf clubs, golf bags, and golf balls. "Everybody has clubs in their closet or in the garage that, for some reason, they
  • Businesses showcase careers for Boys and Girls Club summer campers

    Businesses showcase careers for Boys and Girls Club summer campers

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-07-09 15:24:32 GMT
    Michelle McMillan, left, and Toni Morrisson, of Coccadotts Cake Shop, talk to summer campers with the Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday.Michelle McMillan, left, and Toni Morrisson, of Coccadotts Cake Shop, talk to summer campers with the Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Children who attend the Boys and Girls Club summer camp got a chance to learn about a variety of careers on Tuesday--anything from law enforcement, fire fighting, and banking to teaching,
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Children who attend the Boys and Girls Club summer camp got a chance to learn about a variety of careers on Tuesday--anything from law enforcement, fire fighting, and banking to teaching,
  • Stress relief available for family caregivers

    Relief available for family caregivers

    Monday, July 8 2013 1:49 PM EDT2013-07-08 17:49:20 GMT
    89-year-old Dick Marks, left, plays a marbles game with his great-grandchildren and caregiver Sal Losicco on Monday in Surfside Beach.89-year-old Dick Marks, left, plays a marbles game with his great-grandchildren and caregiver Sal Losicco on Monday in Surfside Beach.
    SURFSIDE BEACH (WBTW) Dick Marks just wants to be out of the house. The 89-year-old's family owns and operates Fun Warehouse, so he often spends afternoons there, either playing marbles, or just socializing
    SURFSIDE BEACH (WBTW) Dick Marks just wants to be out of the house. The 89-year-old's family owns and operates Fun Warehouse, so he often spends afternoons there, either playing marbles, or just socializing
  • New book showcases Grand Strand food history and culture

    New book showcases Grand Strand food history and culture

    Friday, July 5 2013 7:31 AM EDT2013-07-05 11:31:31 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Becky Billingsley's job is to let everyone else know what's new on the Grand Strand food scene. Her restaurant reviews and updates appear in Sun News publications, and she also owns
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Becky Billingsley's job is to let everyone else know what's new on the Grand Strand food scene. Her restaurant reviews and updates appear in Sun News publications, and she also owns
  • Four-year-old Pembroke cancer survivor named N.C. state trooper

    Four-year-old Pembroke cancer survivor named N.C. state trooper

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-07-03 15:37:02 GMT
    (Courtesy WRAL) Four-year-old Rivers Malcolm takes the oath as a Robeson County judge swears him in as a North Carolina state trooper on Friday.(Courtesy WRAL) Four-year-old Rivers Malcolm takes the oath as a Robeson County judge swears him in as a North Carolina state trooper on Friday.
    PEMBROKE (WBTW) - On a rainy day, four-year-old Rivers Malcolm drove his bicycle hard around and around the tight turns of his grandmother's living room coffee table. Malcolm has earned the right, some
    PEMBROKE (WBTW) - On a rainy day, four-year-old Rivers Malcolm drove his bicycle hard around and around the tight turns of his grandmother's living room coffee table. Malcolm has earned the right, some
  • Socastee native returns from Afghanistan after supported by elementary school class

    Socastee native returns from Afghanistan after supported by elementary school class

    Monday, July 1 2013 11:03 AM EDT2013-07-01 15:03:39 GMT
    U.S. Air Force Sgt. Robert Fitte and his mother, Melody Adams of Socastee, talk last week during his recent visit home.U.S. Air Force Sgt. Robert Fitte and his mother, Melody Adams of Socastee, talk last week during his recent visit home.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Sergeant Robert Fitte surprised his mother, Melody Adams of Socastee, with a return visit home recently, she was ecstatic. The 12-year U.S. Air Force veteran had just completed
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Sergeant Robert Fitte surprised his mother, Melody Adams of Socastee, with a return visit home recently, she was ecstatic. The 12-year U.S. Air Force veteran had just completed
  • Socastee grad introduces Myrtle Ball

    Socastee grad introduces Myrtle Ball

    Thursday, June 27 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-27 16:40:46 GMT
    Socastee High School graduate DJ Hudson, far right, plays his new game Myrtle Ball with friends at Springmaid Beach ResortSocastee High School graduate DJ Hudson, far right, plays his new game Myrtle Ball with friends at Springmaid Beach Resort
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - DJ Hudson will begin his college career in August as a freshman international business major at University of South Carolina, but the recent Socastee High School graduate is well
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - DJ Hudson will begin his college career in August as a freshman international business major at University of South Carolina, but the recent Socastee High School graduate is well
  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans team up with Mary Kay for "Pink In The Park" Sunday

    Myrtle Beach Pelicans team up with Mary Kay for "Pink In The Park" Sunday

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 11:12 AM EDT2013-06-26 15:12:26 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will wear these pink jerseys on Sunday to support the Mary Kay FoundationThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will wear these pink jerseys on Sunday to support the Mary Kay Foundation
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Myrtle Beach Pelicans players will don pink uniforms on Sunday when the single-A Texas Rangers affiliate takes on the Lynchburg Hillcats at Pelicans Ballpark at TicketReturn.com Field. The
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Myrtle Beach Pelicans players will don pink uniforms on Sunday when the single-A Texas Rangers affiliate takes on the Lynchburg Hillcats at Pelicans Ballpark at TicketReturn.com Field. The
  • Coast RTA will swear in blind board member

    Coast RTA will swear in blind board member

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-25 16:18:42 GMT
    Jim Elekes of Murrells Inlet, blind for 30 years after complications from diabetes, is Coast RTA's newest board member.Jim Elekes of Murrells Inlet, blind for 30 years after complications from diabetes, is Coast RTA's newest board member.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Coast RTA, the Grand Strand's public transportation provider, will swear in Jim Elekes, a business consultant, former college instructor, and former presidential nominee who specializes
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Coast RTA, the Grand Strand's public transportation provider, will swear in Jim Elekes, a business consultant, former college instructor, and former presidential nominee who specializes
  • Abiding Village recruits CCU student to help foster growth in teens interested in business

    Abiding Village recruits CCU student to help foster growth in teens interested in business

    Monday, June 24 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-06-24 16:07:34 GMT
    Abiding Village in Myrtle Beach will host a boot camp for youth entrepreneurs this summer.Abiding Village in Myrtle Beach will host a boot camp for youth entrepreneurs this summer.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Meagan Nowacoski may have felt like she was out of options. She needed money to complete her last semester of college--a study abroad program--and she decided to turn it into an
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Meagan Nowacoski may have felt like she was out of options. She needed money to complete her last semester of college--a study abroad program--and she decided to turn it into an
  • Conway gym encourages family--pets included--involvement

    Conway gym encourages family--pets included--involvement

    Thursday, June 13 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-06-13 16:19:47 GMT
    Jess Dennison, general manager of Furever Young, works out with her dog, Reece, on Thursday at the gym.Jess Dennison, general manager of Furever Young, works out with her dog, Reece, on Thursday at the gym.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Jess Dennison brought her dog, Reese, to work out a little bit on Thursday morning not at a dog park, but at a gym she's helping to start near her alma mater, Coastal Carolina University. The
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Jess Dennison brought her dog, Reese, to work out a little bit on Thursday morning not at a dog park, but at a gym she's helping to start near her alma mater, Coastal Carolina University. The
  • Summer Reading Programs kick off in the Pee Dee

    Summer Reading Programs kick off in the Pee Dee

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-06-13 00:04:01 GMT
    Summer is here, but that doesn't mean that learning has to stop. Research shows that summer learning loss happens to students who do not maintain key math and literacy skills over the summer, which inevitably
    Summer is here, but that doesn't mean that learning has to stop. Research shows that ...
  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans remember "super fan" Buddy Schneider

    Myrtle Beach Pelicans remember "super fan" Buddy Schneider

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 1:03 PM EDT2013-06-11 17:03:26 GMT
    Ken "Buddy" Schneider, seen here in 2010, was a devoted Myrtle Beach Pelicans fan, and the team paid tribute to him last week.Ken "Buddy" Schneider, seen here in 2010, was a devoted Myrtle Beach Pelicans fan, and the team paid tribute to him last week.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Regulars at Pelicans Ballpark may know seat 19, row J, section 107 as more than just one of thousands of green plastic seats. It's Buddy's seat. Forever. Last Monday, the Single-A
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Regulars at Pelicans Ballpark may know seat 19, row J, section 107 as more than just one of thousands of green plastic seats. It's Buddy's seat. Forever. Last Monday, the Single-A
  • Conway business creates "living walls"

    Conway business creates "living walls"

    Monday, June 10 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-06-10 16:13:15 GMT
    Terri Cox, owner of Oasis Living Walls, explains her product--walls and free-standing panels covered by flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants.Terri Cox, owner of Oasis Living Walls, explains her product--walls and free-standing panels covered by flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Linda Phillips combined her successful yoga studios, Yoga In Common and Yoga In The Forest, into one studio at The Market Common, she knew where to turn for a signature piece
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Linda Phillips combined her successful yoga studios, Yoga In Common and Yoga In The Forest, into one studio at The Market Common, she knew where to turn for a signature piece
  • Swamp Fox Quilters exhibit opened Thursday at the Marion Museum

    Swamp Fox Quilters exhibit opened Thursday at the Marion Museum

    Friday, June 7 2013 3:04 PM EDT2013-06-07 19:04:52 GMT
    The Swamp Fox Quilters Exhibit opened today at the Hartsville Museum. The exhibit runs through Labor Day at the museum on Fifth avenue. The Swamp Fox quilters get together every first Thursday of the
    The Swamp Fox Quilters Exhibit opened today at the Hartsville Museum. The exhibit runs through Labor Day at the museum on Fifth street. The Swamp Fox quilters get together every first Thursday of the
  • Fairmont HS art students leave their mark on downtown buildings

    Fairmont HS art students leave their mark on downtown buildings

    Thursday, June 6 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-06-06 14:57:00 GMT
    These murals, which replaced boarded-up windows in the old Fairmont Department Store, were painted by Fairmont High School students.These murals, which replaced boarded-up windows in the old Fairmont Department Store, were painted by Fairmont High School students.
    FAIRMONT, N.C. (WBTW) - Simon Granados is close to graduating at Fairmont High School, but before he leaves to pursue a degree at UNC-Pembroke, he and his art classmates just put the finishing touches
    FAIRMONT, N.C. (WBTW) - Simon Granados is close to graduating at Fairmont High School, but before he leaves to pursue a degree at UNC-Pembroke, he and his art classmates just put the finishing touches
  • Horry County tax increase is welcomed by standing ovation

    Horry County tax increase is welcomed by standing ovation

    Wednesday, June 5 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-06-05 11:30:31 GMT
    Horry County Council met Tuesday, June 04, to discuss the county's budget. One topic that has been at the forefront of discussion, the last few weeks, is the fire fund. Horry County Fire Rescue has proposed
    Horry County Council met Tuesday, June 04, to discuss the county's budget. One topic that has been at the forefront of discussion, the last few weeks, is the fire fund. Horry County Fire Rescue has proposed
  • National Guard unit returns to Conway

    National Guard unit returns to Conway

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-06-04 16:06:11 GMT
    Sgt. Thomas Moore of the 1-118th Combined Arms Battalion, walks with his three-year-old son, Parker, as the unit returned to the S.C. Army National Guard armory in Conway on Tuesday.Sgt. Thomas Moore of the 1-118th Combined Arms Battalion, walks with his three-year-old son, Parker, as the unit returned to the S.C. Army National Guard armory in Conway on Tuesday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - One hundred members of the 1-118th Combined Arms Battalion returned home to armories in small towns across South Carolina, including Conway on Tuesday. 22 members of the unit were reunited
    CONWAY (WBTW) - One hundred members of the 1-118th Combined Arms Battalion returned home to armories in small towns across South Carolina, including Conway on Tuesday. 22 members of the unit were reunited
  • Horry County Education Center supports new Conway-area summer camp

    Horry County Education Center supports new Conway-area summer camp

    Monday, June 3 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-06-03 16:48:51 GMT
    Representatives with Horry County Education Center, right, present donations to Palmetto Kids! representative Brandon Fraser on Monday.Representatives with Horry County Education Center, right, present donations to Palmetto Kids! representative Brandon Fraser on Monday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Representatives with Horry County Education Center presented money the staff had raised to support Palmetto Kids! on Monday morning, one week before the group starts a summer camp in Conway. Palmetto
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Representatives with Horry County Education Center presented money the staff had raised to support Palmetto Kids! on Monday morning, one week before the group starts a summer camp in Conway. Palmetto
  • Locals looking to purchase and renovate Wellman Country Club in Johnsonville

    Locals looking to purchase and renovate Wellman Country Club in Johnsonville

    Friday, May 31 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-01 02:58:41 GMT
    Johnsonville, SC- The Wellman Country Club golf course in Johnsonville has been closed for almost 2 years after the owning company went bankrupt in November 2010, but area residents are looking to buy
    The Wellman Country Club golf course in Johnsonville has been closed for almost 2 years after the owning company went bankrupt in November 2010, but area residents are looking to buy
  • Hannah-Pamplico students give $2K to the Humane Society

    Hannah-Pamplico students give $2K to the Humane Society

    Friday, May 31 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-31 17:43:01 GMT
    In Florence County, students at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School lend a helping hand to animals.In Florence County, students at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School lend a helping hand to animals.
    In Florence County, students at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School lend a helping hand to animals. Thursday, the students gave the Florence Area Humane Society a $2,000 check. The children collected
    In Florence County, students at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School lend a helping hand to animals.  Thursday, the students gave the Florence Area Humane Society a $2,000 check.
  • Tara Hall Paddlefest looks to build on last year's success

    Tara Hall Paddlefest looks to build on last year's success

    Thursday, May 30 2013 1:06 PM EDT2013-05-30 17:06:39 GMT
    A participant in last year's Tara Hall Home For Boys Paddlefest maneuvers on Black Mingo Creek near the school in Georgetown CountyA participant in last year's Tara Hall Home For Boys Paddlefest maneuvers on Black Mingo Creek near the school in Georgetown County
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - For more than 40 years, Jim Dumm's life has been all about helping young men get out of tough situations and improve their lives, and, for the most part, he has found great success.
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - For more than 40 years, Jim Dumm's life has been all about helping young men get out of tough situations and improve their lives, and, for the most part, he has found great success.
  • Golf-themed exhibition now open at Myrtle Beach Art Museum

    Golf-themed exhibition now open at Myrtle Beach Art Museum

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-05-29 15:35:25 GMT
    This reproduction of a 1961 Saturday Evening Post cover is part of the new golf-themed exhibition at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach.This reproduction of a 1961 Saturday Evening Post cover is part of the new golf-themed exhibition at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Golf is a huge part of the economy and the draw for tourists on the Grand Strand, and for many who live and work here, it's a way of life. It's also the inspiration for a new exhibition
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Golf is a huge part of the economy and the draw for tourists on the Grand Strand, and for many who live and work here, it's a way of life. It's also the inspiration for a new exhibition
  • Korean War veterans sought for recognition in Myrtle Beach this summer

    Korean War veterans sought for recognition in Myrtle Beach this summer

    Thursday, May 23 2013 12:28 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:28:04 GMT
    This year marks 60 years since the end of the Korean War.This year marks 60 years since the end of the Korean War.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Calling all Korean War veterans: a nationwide effort is underway to find any and all surviving veterans for special recognition in this, the 60th anniversary of the end of the three-year
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Calling all Korean War veterans: a nationwide effort is underway to find any and all surviving veterans for special recognition in this, the 60th anniversary of the end of the three-year
  • Grand Strand area seniors focus of upcoming fitness event

    Grand Strand area seniors focus of upcoming fitness event

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:50:14 GMT
    Nancy Szarowicz, in the dark tank top, works with her "Strong and Fit" class at Healthpoint in Pawleys Island on Wednesday morning.Nancy Szarowicz, in the dark tank top, works with her "Strong and Fit" class at Healthpoint in Pawleys Island on Wednesday morning.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Kay Mackall started attending the "Strong and Fit" classes at Healthpoint in Pawleys Island seven years ago, she knew she wanted to get strong (and fit) and stay that way so
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - When Kay Mackall started attending the "Strong and Fit" classes at Healthpoint in Pawleys Island seven years ago, she knew she wanted to get strong (and fit) and stay that way so
  • Aynor school to be torn down; community asked for memories

    Aynor school to be torn down; community asked for memories

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:59 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:59:04 GMT
    The former Levister School building in Aynor sits empty and will soon be torn down. From 1953-74, it was the all-black school in Aynor.The former Levister School building in Aynor sits empty and will soon be torn down. From 1953-74, it was the all-black school in Aynor.
    AYNOR (WBTW) - The old Levister School now sits empty, windowless, and dark at the corner of Gum Street and 11th Avenue, and soon it will be a pile of dust. The town of Aynor will tear down the former
    AYNOR (WBTW) - The old Levister School now sits empty, windowless, and dark at the corner of Gum Street and 11th Avenue, and soon it will be a pile of dust. The town of Aynor will tear down the former
  • Carolina Forest HS student one of the top oboe players in the country

    Carolina Forest HS student one of the top oboe players in the country

    Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:18 GMT
    Carolina Forest High School sophomore Hollie Roy practices oboe in the school's auditorium on Monday.Carolina Forest High School sophomore Hollie Roy practices oboe in the school's auditorium on Monday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - If you say "oboe," it may not mean much to many people, even casual music lovers. The slender woodwind instrument plays sweet melodies in many symphonies and is not the first instrument
    CONWAY (WBTW) - If you say "oboe," it may not mean much to many people, even casual music lovers. The slender woodwind instrument plays sweet melodies in many symphonies and is not the first instrument
  • Burgess Elementary Named National School of Character

    Burgess Elementary Named National School of Character

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-15 16:56:45 GMT
    Burgess Elementary School second grade teacher Jennifer Crawford reads to her class on Wednesday.Burgess Elementary School second grade teacher Jennifer Crawford reads to her class on Wednesday.
    CONWAY (WBTW) The sign outside Jennifer Crawford's second grade classroom at Burgess Elementary School lets all visitors know: you're about to enter a class that has character. Every lesson, every conversation,
    CONWAY (WBTW) The sign outside Jennifer Crawford's second grade classroom at Burgess Elementary School lets all visitors know: you're about to enter a class that has character. Every lesson, every conversation,
  • CCU set for campus salvage sale this Saturday

    CCU set for campus salvage sale this Saturday

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:58:26 GMT
    On Saturday, CCU will sell items that students left behind after moving out for the spring semester On Saturday, CCU will sell items that students left behind after moving out for the spring semester
    CONWAY (WBTW) - If the saying is true-one man's trash is another man's treasure-than treasure seekers will have plenty to sort through Saturday morning at the Coastal Carolina University Salvage Sale. "(The
    CONWAY (WBTW) - If the saying is true-one man's trash is another man's treasure-than treasure seekers will have plenty to sort through Saturday morning at the Coastal Carolina University Salvage Sale. "(The
  • Horry Co. Literacy Council seeks volunteer reading tutors

    Horry Co. Literacy Council seeks volunteer reading tutors

    Monday, May 13 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:18:51 GMT
    Pat Santaniello (pink sweater) works with two students at the Horry County Literacy Council on Monday.Pat Santaniello (pink sweater) works with two students at the Horry County Literacy Council on Monday.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Pat Santaniello works with children and adults every day who have difficulty reading, mainly due to dyslexia. "We have students from seven to 84 (years old)," said Santaniello, program
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Pat Santaniello works with children and adults every day who have difficulty reading, mainly due to dyslexia. "We have students from seven to 84 (years old)," said Santaniello, program
  • Grand Strand realtors roll up sleeves to serve community

    Grand Strand realtors roll up sleeves to serve community

    Thursday, May 9 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-09 16:07:27 GMT
    Associates from Keller Williams Realty in Murrells Inlet pack snack bags for area students at Help 4 Kids on Thursday morning.Associates from Keller Williams Realty in Murrells Inlet pack snack bags for area students at Help 4 Kids on Thursday morning.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Grand Strand-area realtors from Keller Williams joined some 70,000 worldwide employees for a day of community service on Thursday, as part of the company's fifth annual RED Day, which
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Grand Strand-area realtors from Keller Williams joined some 70,000 worldwide employees for a day of community service on Thursday, as part of the company's fifth annual RED Day, which
  • Horry County Teacher of the Year keeps students in the community

    Horry County Teacher of the Year keeps students in the community

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-05-08 16:29:53 GMT
    Jennifer Ainsworth, a special needs teacher at Socastee High School, is the Horry County Schools Teacher of the YearJennifer Ainsworth, a special needs teacher at Socastee High School, is the Horry County Schools Teacher of the Year
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Jennifer Ainsworth takes her students outside of the classroom as much as she can. The Socastee High School special needs teacher had her students on Wednesday at Island Green Country
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Jennifer Ainsworth takes her students outside of the classroom as much as she can. The Socastee High School special needs teacher had her students on Wednesday at Island Green Country
  • "Century Plant" about to bloom in Burgess woman's front yard

    "Century Plant" about to bloom in Burgess woman's front yard

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-07 15:57:55 GMT
    Once American Agave--or "century plants"-- bloom, they can be 15 to 30 feet tall, like this one. Once American Agave--or "century plants"-- bloom, they can be 15 to 30 feet tall, like this one.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - About ten years ago, Debbie Caldwell's neighbor in the Burgess community was getting rid of a giant American Agave plant that was getting too big for her yard, and the Caldwells said they'd
    CONWAY (WBTW) - About ten years ago, Debbie Caldwell's neighbor in the Burgess community was getting rid of a giant American Agave plant that was getting too big for her yard, and the Caldwells said they'd
  • Myrtle Beach woman works in former owner's memory to find dog a new home

    Myrtle Beach woman works in former owner's memory to find dog a new home

    Monday, May 6 2013 11:36 AM EDT2013-05-06 15:36:16 GMT
    Jake, a seven-year-old Springer Spaniel-Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix, needs a new home after both of his owners died.Jake, a seven-year-old Springer Spaniel-Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix, needs a new home after both of his owners died.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Cindy Bright is a pet sitter. The retired nurse keeps a full-time slate of four-legged (and sometimes "finned" and "winged) friends who need tending when their owners can't be around,
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Cindy Bright is a pet sitter. The retired nurse keeps a full-time slate of four-legged (and sometimes "finned" and "winged) friends who need tending when their owners can't be around,
  • Carolina Safari: Bees, fire ants, poison ivy

    Carolina Safari: Bees, fire ants, poison ivy

    Monday, May 6 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-06 15:19:34 GMT
    Poison Ivy is most commonly recognized because of its three leaves.Poison Ivy is most commonly recognized because of its three leaves.
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - With summer around the corner—somewhere—News13's wildlife expert, Jerry Walls, took time to talk about some of the things we may try to avoid while outside in the warm weather. He
    GEORGETOWN (WBTW) - With summer around the corner—somewhere—News13's wildlife expert, Jerry Walls, took time to talk about some of the things we may try to avoid while outside in the warm weather. He
  • Myrtle Beach, local newspaper team up for 75th anniversary photo project

    Myrtle Beach, local newspaper team up for 75th anniversary photo project

    Thursday, May 2 2013 12:01 PM EDT2013-05-02 16:01:43 GMT
    Editors of the Myrtle Beach Herald are collecting pictures for a book to commemorate the city's 75th anniversary.Editors of the Myrtle Beach Herald are collecting pictures for a book to commemorate the city's 75th anniversary.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - The editors of the Myrtle Beach Herald want as many of your old photographs as possible to help city leaders publish a book and a magazine to commemorate the city's 75th anniversary. Editor
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - The editors of the Myrtle Beach Herald want as many of your old photographs as possible to help city leaders publish a book and a magazine to commemorate the city's 75th anniversary. Editor
  • Horry County man leads ongoing effort to help children in Haiti

    Horry County man leads ongoing effort to help children in Haiti

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 11:49 AM EDT2013-04-30 15:49:36 GMT
    Project James, a Horry County-based ministry, seeks to support homeless and impoverished Haitian childrenProject James, a Horry County-based ministry, seeks to support homeless and impoverished Haitian children
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Jeff Cole first felt a tug at his heart to help the people of Haiti in 2008. He and his wife made their first trip in 2009, not long after a hurricane had ravaged the already poor
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Jeff Cole first felt a tug at his heart to help the people of Haiti in 2008. He and his wife made their first trip in 2009, not long after a hurricane had ravaged the already poor
  • CCU students release book as part of new publishing project

    CCU students release book as part of new publishing project

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-04-30 13:13:42 GMT
    CCU senior graphic design major Marcello Garofalo uses his iPad to scan for enhanced content in the new book by a student-run press.CCU senior graphic design major Marcello Garofalo uses his iPad to scan for enhanced content in the new book by a student-run press.
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Before Marcello Garofalo graduates with a degree from Coastal Carolina University in graphic design, he'll already have a book published and sold to his credit. It's really exciting to
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Before Marcello Garofalo graduates with a degree from Coastal Carolina University in graphic design, he'll already have a book published and sold to his credit. It's really exciting to
  • Students walk 25,000 miles to help fight childhood obesity

    Students walk 25,000 miles to help fight childhood obesity

    Friday, April 26 2013 4:00 PM EDT2013-04-26 20:00:45 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - South Carolina has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the nation. State lawmakers wants to help solve that problem with a new bill that would require students to get at least
    FLORENCE, SC - South Carolina has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the nation. State lawmakers wants to help solve that problem with a new bill that would require students to get at least
  • Rex the Surf Dog comes to Myrtle Beach library

    Rex the Surf Dog comes to Myrtle Beach library

    Thursday, April 25 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-04-25 21:59:36 GMT
    In 2007 Rex Dubiel had an idea to combine her love of travel and her passion for literacy. She invented Rex the Surf Dog, a stuff character perfectly fit for her Hawaiian home. Dubiel took Rex on a cross
    In 2007 Rex Dubiel had an idea to combine her love of travel and her passion for literacy. She invented Rex the Surf Dog, a stuff character perfectly fit for her Hawaiian home. Dubiel took Rex on a cross
  • Conway nursing home volunteer gives time after loss of loved ones

    Conway nursing home volunteer gives time after loss of loved ones

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 12:21 PM EDT2013-04-24 16:21:08 GMT
    CONWAY (WBTW) - As a certified nursing assistant, Jim Lannoo knows a thing or two about taking care of others. He volunteers his time with both Kingston Nursing Center and Mercy Care Hospice. Those two
    CONWAY (WBTW) - As a certified nursing assistant, Jim Lannoo knows a thing or two about taking care of others. He volunteers his time with both Kingston Nursing Center and Mercy Care Hospice. Those two
  • Myrtle Beach girl making moves in the magic world

    Myrtle Beach girl making moves in the magic world

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 5:56 PM EDT2013-04-23 21:56:40 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Magic has been a part of 12-year-old Elizabeth Scalf's life forever, but it's not like she's busting out card tricks on her friends at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach all of the
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Magic has been a part of 12-year-old Elizabeth Scalf's life forever, but it's not like she's busting out card tricks on her friends at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach all of the
  • March of Dimes ambassador family raises money, awareness

    March of Dimes ambassador family raises money, awareness

    Friday, April 19 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-04-19 22:00:22 GMT
    In November of 2011 Kady Turner went to her doctor to check up on her pregnancy. After multiple test, specialists determined she had too much amniotic fluid in her womb, but her unborn son was not getting
    In November of 2011 Kady Turner went to her doctor to check up on her pregnancy. After multiple test, specialists determined she had too much amniotic fluid in her womb, but her unborn son was not getting
  • Everyone invited to Conway's "River Read" event on Saturday

    Everyone invited to Conway's "River Read" event on Saturday

    Thursday, April 18 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-04-18 19:00:25 GMT
    CONWAY (WBTW) - News13 is one of many sponsors of the first-of-its-kind event planned to bring the community together and maybe promote Conway as "The City That Reads." Saturday's "River Read" event at
    CONWAY (WBTW) - News13 is one of many sponsors of the first-of-its-kind event planned to bring the community together and maybe promote Conway as "The City That Reads." Saturday's "River Read" event at
  • CCU student organizes fundraiser for HGTC culinary students at Myrtle Beach restaurant

    CCU student organizes fundraiser for HGTC culinary students at Myrtle Beach restaurant

    Thursday, April 18 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-04-18 16:16:40 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Kate LaViola wanted to make sure she got everything out of her spring internship at Croissants Bakery and Bistro. The Coastal Carolina University senior wants to have a career in
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Kate LaViola wanted to make sure she got everything out of her spring internship at Croissants Bakery and Bistro. The Coastal Carolina University senior wants to have a career in
  • Horry County students to shine in showcase at Carolina Opry

    Horry County students to shine in showcase at Carolina Opry

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 9:00 PM EDT2013-04-18 01:00:27 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - For one night only, some of Horry County's finest student musicians will be on stage at The Carolina Opry. Chicory Rotary of Myrtle Beach will host a first-of-its-kind fundraising
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - For one night only, some of Horry County's finest student musicians will be on stage at The Carolina Opry. Chicory Rotary of Myrtle Beach will host a first-of-its-kind fundraising
  • CCU students seek community support to go One Day Without Shoes

    CCU students seek community support to go One Day Without Shoes

    Thursday, April 11 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-04-11 16:07:30 GMT
    CONWAY (WBTW) - If you are on campus at Coastal Carolina University next Tuesday, you may see a lot of students with no shoes on. Not only should you not be surprised, but organizers of the campus' second
    CONWAY (WBTW) - If you are on campus at Coastal Carolina University next Tuesday, you may see a lot of students with no shoes on. Not only should you not be surprised, but organizers of the campus' second
  • Mission For Madison fundraiser to help Horry County teen battle cancer

    Mission For Madison fundraiser to help Horry County teen battle cancer

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-04-09 16:24:01 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Madison Flynn's first year of high school was cut short when her battle with a rare form of cancer caused her to miss too many days. The 14-year-old had dealt with benign tumors
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Madison Flynn's first year of high school was cut short when her battle with a rare form of cancer caused her to miss too many days. The 14-year-old had dealt with benign tumors
  • CCU partners with CoworkMYR to foster students' business ideas

    CCU partners with CoworkMYR to foster students' business ideas

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:57 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:57:38 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University economics professor Dr. Rob Salvino helped start a business model competition a couple of years ago for students. He said he and others quickly saw a
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Coastal Carolina University economics professor Dr. Rob Salvino helped start a business model competition a couple of years ago for students. He said he and others quickly saw a
  • Group helps kickstart students success

    Group helps kickstart students success

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-04-08 04:09:16 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Community groups have taken steps to help make a difference in children's lives. The Boys and Girls Club offers after-school and summer programs for local families. Students can get
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Community groups have taken steps to help make a difference in children's lives. The Boys and Girls Club offers after-school and summer programs for local families. Students can get
  • Myrtle Beach Bed Race to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    Myrtle Beach Bed Race to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    Thursday, April 4 2013 12:05 PM EDT2013-04-04 16:05:12 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Gwen Simmons waited more than 60 years for a new home, so maybe five years on the waiting list for Habitat For Humanity wasn't quite as long as it may have seemed. "It's down in
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Gwen Simmons waited more than 60 years for a new home, so maybe five years on the waiting list for Habitat For Humanity wasn't quite as long as it may have seemed. "It's down in
  • Horry County legal community rallies to help others in memory of former colleague

    Horry County legal community rallies to help others in memory of former colleague

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 1:11 PM EDT2013-04-03 17:11:47 GMT
    Attorney and prosecutor Will Andrew lost his battle with colon cancer in 2011, and how a foundation in his name helps othersAttorney and prosecutor Will Andrew lost his battle with colon cancer in 2011, and how a foundation in his name helps others
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Will Andrew was the kind of lawyer--no, the kind of guy--whose friends say was the life of the party. "He never met a stranger," said his sister, Leigh Andrew, also an attorney and now
    CONWAY (WBTW) - Will Andrew was the kind of lawyer--no, the kind of guy--whose friends say was the life of the party. "He never met a stranger," said his sister, Leigh Andrew, also an attorney and now
  • Carolina Forest Fire victims receive another donation to relief fund

    Carolina Forest Fire victims receive another donation to relief fund

    Thursday, March 28 2013 1:48 PM EDT2013-03-28 17:48:58 GMT
    The United Way of Horry County received a boost in its Carolina Forest Fire Victim Fund Thursday. The Palmetto Goodwill presented the group with a $5,000 check at the Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. The
    The United Way of Horry County received a boost in its Carolina Forest Fire Victim Fund Thursday. The Palmetto Goodwill presented the group with a $5,000 check at the Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. The
  • 90-year-old Marion County doctor leaves legacy of family care in his retirement

    90-year-old Marion County doctor leaves legacy of family care in his retirement

    Thursday, March 28 2013 10:48 AM EDT2013-03-28 14:48:45 GMT
    MULLINS (WBTW) - Gail Rogers would travel from her hometown of Fork, in Dillon County, to the decidedly larger town of Mullins, nearby in Marion County, whenever she and her family have to see the doctor.
    MULLINS (WBTW) - Gail Rogers would travel from her hometown of Fork, in Dillon County, to the decidedly larger town of Mullins, nearby in Marion County, whenever she and her family have to see the doctor.
  • St. James HS student paves way for future in music

    St. James HS student paves way for future in music

    Monday, March 25 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-03-25 23:11:10 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET (WBTW) - Justin Matthews said he's always looking for an excuse to bring his set of steel drums to school. "A lot of people think it's confined to only tropical music," said the 17-year-old
    Justin Matthews said he's always looking for an excuse to bring his set of steel drums to school. "A lot of people think it's confined to only tropical music," said the 17-year-old
  • Montel Williams named Grand Marshal of 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Parade

    Montel Williams named Grand Marshal of 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Parade

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 5:10 PM EST2014-02-05 22:10:30 GMT
    United States Navy veteran and television personality Montel Williams will serve as Grand Marshal of this year's Memorial Day Weekend Parade on Ocean Boulevard. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,
    United States Navy veteran and television personality Montel Williams will serve as Grand Marshal of this year's Memorial Day Weekend Parade on Ocean Boulevard. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,
  • Positively Carolina Spotlight

    Do you know someone who has made a positive impact in your community, business, or charitable organization?  If so please submit them for the Positively Carolina Spotlight.  Each month we will select one person to spotlight that has made a positive impact in the Carolinas. 

    Rusty Ray is always out in the community looking for news and people who are doing positive things in the community to cover in the news. 

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