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  • 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.
  • Swinney responds to group over faith

    Swinney responds to group over faith

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:29:37 GMT
    By Fred Cunningham (WSPA)Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program."Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.The Freedom From Religion Foundationsent a formal complaintto Clemson University last week claiming Swinney and team chaplain James Trapp violate those rights. The group said it's inappropriate for the publicly-paid...
    By Fred Cunningham (WSPA)Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program."Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.The Freedom From Religion Foundationsent a formal complaintto Clemson University last week claiming Swinney and team chaplain James Trapp violate those rights. The group said it's inappropriate for the publicly-paid...
  • Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

    Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:25:36 GMT
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    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
  • Conway man dies from injuries suffered in crash earlier this month

    Conway man dies from injuries suffered in crash earlier this month

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:43:21 GMT
    A Conway man died earlier this week from injuries he suffered in a crash on April 9 in Horry County, officials said. Benny L. Cannon, age 56, died on Monday at Grand Strand Regional Hospital after a crash
    A Conway man died earlier this week from injuries he suffered in a crash on April 9 in Horry County, officials said. Benny L. Cannon, age 56, died on Monday at Grand Strand Regional Hospital after a crash
  • Fact Check: Haley ads on jobs and economic development

    Fact Check: Haley ads on jobs and economic development

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:33:01 GMT
    By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development. One ad is called “On the Move,” and features the governor saying, “When I came into office, our state was hurting. Fixing our economy was my number one job.” Claim: “The Nikki Haley Jobs Record: Fastest growing economy on the East Coast.” True. However the state is actually tied for fastest-growing economy on the East Coast. Ac...
    By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development. One ad is called “On the Move,” and features the governor saying, “When I came into office, our state was hurting. Fixing our economy was my number one job.” Claim: “The Nikki Haley Jobs Record: Fastest growing economy on the East Coast.” True. However the state is actually tied for fastest-growing economy on the East Coast. Ac...
  • Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

    Veterans rally at SC Statehouse to seek benefits

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:28:52 GMT
    By The Associated Press Dozens of South Carolina veterans have gathered at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military. Groups such as the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America were represented, among other. Retired Army Col. David Lobb of the Military Officers Association says there are bills before lawmakers that would help ve...
    By The Associated Press Dozens of South Carolina veterans have gathered at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military. Groups such as the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America were represented, among other. Retired Army Col. David Lobb of the Military Officers Association says there are bills before lawmakers that would help ve...
  • No parole for Ex-Carolina Investors exec Sheppard

    No parole for Ex-Carolina Investors exec Sheppard

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:27:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press State parole officials have rejected a request for early release from prison for former HomeGold executive Ronnie Sheppard. A three-member panel of the parole board voted unanimously Wednesday against releasing Sheppard, whose lawyers argued that he needs outside medical care because of a recent heart surgery. Sheppard is serving a 20-year sentence for securities fraud, conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretenses for his role in the 2003 collapse of HomeGol...
    By The Associated Press State parole officials have rejected a request for early release from prison for former HomeGold executive Ronnie Sheppard. A three-member panel of the parole board voted unanimously Wednesday against releasing Sheppard, whose lawyers argued that he needs outside medical care because of a recent heart surgery. Sheppard is serving a 20-year sentence for securities fraud, conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretenses for his role in the 2003 collapse of HomeGol...
  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:25:39 GMT
    By The Associated Press South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. The Department of Employment and Workforce unveiled Wednesday what it says is the nation's first such app for smartphones. The U.S. Department of Labor did not immediately respond to voice and email messages. State agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell says the mobile application offers a convenience while also helping the agency redu...
    By The Associated Press South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. The Department of Employment and Workforce unveiled Wednesday what it says is the nation's first such app for smartphones. The U.S. Department of Labor did not immediately respond to voice and email messages. State agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell says the mobile application offers a convenience while also helping the agency redu...
  • New shopping center planned at 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach

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

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

    Myrtle Beach Fire Department holds fire extinguisher demonstration

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:38:21 GMT
    Myrtle Beach firefighters say many people don't know how to properly use a fire extinguisher. So, Wednesday, using a state-of-the-art simulator, firefighters showed hotel employees how to use an extinguisher in an emergency situation. "Stuff like this is good for us to come in and actually teach the staff as far as extinguisher training and knowing what to tell their patrons that come in to keep them safe over the summer," said Christian Sliker with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. As you...
    Myrtle Beach firefighters say many people don't know how to properly use a fire extinguisher. So, Wednesday, using a state-of-the-art simulator, firefighters showed hotel employees how to use an extinguisher in an emergency situation. "Stuff like this is good for us to come in and actually teach the staff as far as extinguisher training and knowing what to tell their patrons that come in to keep them safe over the summer," said Christian Sliker with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. As you...
  • Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:56:58 GMT
    The couple in 1941 while they were dating -- 3 years before their marriage. (AP photo)The couple in 1941 while they were dating -- 3 years before their marriage. (AP photo)
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
  • Amber Alert for toddler girl after infant sister found dead

    Amber Alert for toddler girl after infant sister found dead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:56:41 GMT
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    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continue to search for her sibling, which may be traveling in a vehicle with Georgia plates
    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continue to search for her sibling, which may be traveling in a vehicle with Georgia plates
  • Myrtle Beach preschool and kindergarten class raises money to help provide clean water

    Myrtle Beach preschool and kindergarten class raises money to help provide clean water

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:08:01 GMT
    Myrtle Beach's First Presbyterian Growing Tree Kindergarten Preschool Kindergarten classes celebrated "Earth Week" Wednesday with a water walk. Students and teachers walked to help raise awareness of the large population of people who don't have access to clean water. "We just wanted to show the kids that a lot of people have to walk really far to get clean water and we're just so lucky to have clean water, said Susan Kenny at First Presbyterian Growing Tree Kindergarten Preschool. The w...
    Myrtle Beach's First Presbyterian Growing Tree Kindergarten Preschool Kindergarten classes celebrated "Earth Week" Wednesday with a water walk. Students and teachers walked to help raise awareness of the large population of people who don't have access to clean water. "We just wanted to show the kids that a lot of people have to walk really far to get clean water and we're just so lucky to have clean water, said Susan Kenny at First Presbyterian Growing Tree Kindergarten Preschool. The w...
  • Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:40:54 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
  • Canine Carnival scheduled for April 26

    Canine Carnival scheduled for April 26

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:14:25 GMT
    Ladies, gentlemen, well-trained children and friendly dogs on leashes are invited to attend the Canine Carnival and Rescue Day at A Dog's Way Inn on Saturday, April 26th, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This family friendly and fun-filled event with participatory contests and demonstrations featuring tic-tac-toe, best trick, ask the trainer, dog agility clinics, and much, much more. This event will also benefit Keep Out Pets Food Bank and showcase over a dozen pet rescues from Georgetown to M...
    Ladies, gentlemen, well-trained children and friendly dogs on leashes are invited to attend the Canine Carnival and Rescue Day at A Dog's Way Inn on Saturday, April 26th, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This family friendly and fun-filled event with participatory contests and demonstrations featuring tic-tac-toe, best trick, ask the trainer, dog agility clinics, and much, much more. This event will also benefit Keep Out Pets Food Bank and showcase over a dozen pet rescues from Georgetown to M...
  • Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Darlington County Library System

    Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Darlington County Library System

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:13:46 GMT
    Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution,
    Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution,
  • Civil War 150th Anniversary exhibit and programs at the Darlington County Library System

    Civil War 150th Anniversary exhibit and programs at the Darlington County Library System

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:02:37 GMT
    Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution, or the War of Northern Aggression, what cannot be denied is that it fundamentally changed the course of the nation’s future and its effects are still being felt today. The Darlington County Library System received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National Endo...
    Whether you call the conflict that swept across the nation 150 years ago the Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution, or the War of Northern Aggression, what cannot be denied is that it fundamentally changed the course of the nation’s future and its effects are still being felt today. The Darlington County Library System received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National Endo...
  • Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:18:54 GMT
    (r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.(r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
  • 2nd horse carriage crash in 8 days in coastal town -- this time in Charleston

    2nd horse carriage crash in 8 days in coastal town -- this time in Charleston

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:13 GMT
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. The crash comes just over a week after six people in a Savannah horse carriage
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. The crash comes just over a week after six people in a Savannah horse carriage
  • 8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

    8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:37:25 GMT
    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
    A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot...
  • Second person dies following weekend apartment fire in Murrells Inlet

    Second person dies following weekend apartment fire in Murrells Inlet

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:33:47 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - A 72-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning apartment fire in Murrells Inlet, according to the Georgetown County Coroner's Office.

    The victim is identified as John Long, of Murrells Inlet. Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says Long died as the result of multi-organ failure at the Augusta Burn Center in Georgia.
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - A 72-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning apartment fire in Murrells Inlet, according to the Georgetown County Coroner's Office.

    The victim is identified as John Long, of Murrells Inlet. Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says Long died as the result of multi-organ failure at the Augusta Burn Center in Georgia.
  • DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

    DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:33:04 GMT
    Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google MapsCraig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps
    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th...
    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th...
  • NC waitress raising money to give customer proper funeral

    NC waitress raising money to give customer proper funeral

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:32:02 GMT
    Mandi Gardner worked at the Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina for 11 years. One of her best customers was Michael John Pardalis. The last time she saw him he helped her when her keys were locked in her car. Michael died April 10th of a heart attack. He died alone in his van and since then his body went unclaimed at Northeast Medical Center. Mandi didn't feel right that there was no memorial or headstone. Sh...
    Mandi Gardner worked at the Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina for 11 years. One of her best customers was Michael John Pardalis. The last time she saw him he helped her when her keys were locked in her car. Michael died April 10th of a heart attack. He died alone in his van and since then his body went unclaimed at Northeast Medical Center. Mandi didn't feel right that there was no memorial or headstone. Sh...
  • NC soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    NC soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:29:23 GMT
    Former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who lives in Charlotte, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on May 13. Wednesday morning, Sgt. White received congratulations from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. White is being awarded the Medal of Honor for putting his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members when he and other soldiers were ambushed in Afghanistan in 2007. He will be the seventh living recipient of the nat...
    Former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who lives in Charlotte, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on May 13. Wednesday morning, Sgt. White received congratulations from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. White is being awarded the Medal of Honor for putting his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members when he and other soldiers were ambushed in Afghanistan in 2007. He will be the seventh living recipient of the nat...
  • Socastee Special Education Teacher up for SC Teacher of the Year Wednesday

    Socastee Special Education Teacher up for SC Teacher of the Year Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:01:01 GMT
    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year,travels to Columbia Wednesdayfor the South Carolina Teacher of the Year gala where the winner will be announced. Ainsworth is one of the topfive finalists. Ainsworth, is aspecial education teacher at Socastee High School. All the finalists went through personal interviews with a seven-member state selection committee. She and other finalists were selected from 81 school districts, the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blin...
    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year,travels to Columbia Wednesdayfor the South Carolina Teacher of the Year gala where the winner will be announced. Ainsworth is one of the topfive finalists. Ainsworth, is aspecial education teacher at Socastee High School. All the finalists went through personal interviews with a seven-member state selection committee. She and other finalists were selected from 81 school districts, the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blin...
  • NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

    NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:11 GMT
    North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. The state Department of Labor announced the civil fines Wednesday following a lengthy investigation into the Oct. 24 accident with the Vortex ride. Family Attractions Amusement of Valdosta, Ga., and ride owner Joshua Macaroni were fined more than $56,000. Ride operators Tim Tutterrow and Omar Toranzo were each fined ...
    North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. The state Department of Labor announced the civil fines Wednesday following a lengthy investigation into the Oct. 24 accident with the Vortex ride. Family Attractions Amusement of Valdosta, Ga., and ride owner Joshua Macaroni were fined more than $56,000. Ride operators Tim Tutterrow and Omar Toranzo were each fined ...
  • Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

    Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:49:03 GMT
    The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th...
    The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th...
  • NC student gets accepted into 7 Ivy League schools and then some

    NC student gets accepted into 7 Ivy League schools and then some

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:45:08 GMT
    A North Carolina high school seniorhas been accepted to seven out of eight Ivy League schools. Patrick PeoplesattendsLyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington.He says he didn't actually think he'd be accepted to so many but he thought he'd apply. His teachers say they're not surprised and he's earned it. "He's personable, he's responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the wor...
    A North Carolina high school seniorhas been accepted to seven out of eight Ivy League schools. Patrick PeoplesattendsLyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington.He says he didn't actually think he'd be accepted to so many but he thought he'd apply. His teachers say they're not surprised and he's earned it. "He's personable, he's responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the wor...
  • Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

    Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:58:46 GMT
    The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Florence, returned a two-count indictment today charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, both former police officers with the City of Marion Police Department, with using unreasonable force against a female citizen. Walters and Brown have each been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, specifically alleging that, while acting as police officers, each defendant used unreasonable force on the victi...
    The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Florence, returned a two-count indictment today charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, both former police officers with the City of Marion Police Department, with using unreasonable force against a female citizen. Walters and Brown have each been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, specifically alleging that, while acting as police officers, each defendant used unreasonable force on the victi...
  • Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park

    Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:56:52 GMT
    Never been camping? This is your chance! The Palmetto Campout is designed for families who are either new or beginning tent campers and will be an adventure-filled weekend. It is also a great way to get your children connected with nature! Families will stay overnight in a secluded area of the park with park rangers who will help participants set-up their tents. A set of loaner tents, lanterns, and air mattresses are...
    Never been camping? This is your chance! The Palmetto Campout is designed for families who are either new or beginning tent campers and will be an adventure-filled weekend. It is also a great way to get your children connected with nature! Families will stay overnight in a secluded area of the park with park rangers who will help participants set-up their tents. A set of loaner tents, lanterns, and air mattresses are...
  • Naked SC man arrested in Walmart

    Naked SC man arrested in Walmart

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:50:53 GMT
    A South Carolina man walked into a Walmart outside the Charlotte area only wearing a pair of black shoes. Kevin Hughes, 36, said he’s embarrassed and is thinking of moving because of the incident. He also told WSOC-TV he’s had a problem with drugs in the past. “I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.” Tega Cay police escorted him out of the store last Wednesday. He was charged with disorderly conduct ...
    A South Carolina man walked into a Walmart outside the Charlotte area only wearing a pair of black shoes. Kevin Hughes, 36, said he’s embarrassed and is thinking of moving because of the incident. He also told WSOC-TV he’s had a problem with drugs in the past. “I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.” Tega Cay police escorted him out of the store last Wednesday. He was charged with disorderly conduct ...
  • Dabo Swinney responds to faith & football questions

    Dabo Swinney responds to faith & football questions

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:33:49 GMT
    Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney responds to a group's constitutional concerns that a public university is getting intertwined with activities that possibly promote religion to players. Earlier this month, a group called the Freedom of Religion Foundation sent a letter to Clemson, stating they were concerned religion had become too integrated with the football program. The group raised the issue that Swinney and the team chaplain arranged Bible studies, devotionals, and distributed ...
    Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney responds to a group's constitutional concerns that a public university is getting intertwined with activities that possibly promote religion to players. Earlier this month, a group called the Freedom of Religion Foundation sent a letter to Clemson, stating they were concerned religion had become too integrated with the football program. The group raised the issue that Swinney and the team chaplain arranged Bible studies, devotionals, and distributed ...
  • NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

    NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:16:26 GMT
    Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the...
    Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the...
  • CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers

    CCU hosts farmers market to increase awareness of local farmers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:00:16 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)- Seasonal farmer's markets across the Eastern Carolinas are now open but some farmers say a rough winter could change when you see many of your favorite fruits and veggiesThe farmer’s market season is from May to October but due to the record cold, ice storms and recent rainfall, many farmers now have to play catch-up."I'm two months behind so it's going to be two months later before I can get our fresh vegetables, you know out,” Nichols farmer Rebecca Huggins said.Rebecca...
  • Suspects say wrong person kidnapped

    9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:55:33 GMT
    Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month. But they had the wrong address and the prosecutor's father answered the door, so they kidnapped him instead. For five days, the FBI says kidnappers held 63-year-old Frank Janssen captive in an Atlanta apartment. They tormented his family by sending text messages threatening to cut him into pieces if police were called or their dema...
    Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month. But they had the wrong address and the prosecutor's father answered the door, so they kidnapped him instead. For five days, the FBI says kidnappers held 63-year-old Frank Janssen captive in an Atlanta apartment. They tormented his family by sending text messages threatening to cut him into pieces if police were called or their dema...
  • Ex-SC homeless ministry officer accused of stealing $440K

    Ex-SC homeless ministry officer accused of stealing $440K

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:41:23 GMT
    A former official with a homeless ministry in Charleston has been arrested and accused of embezzling more than $440,000. Fifty-six-year-old Carol Libby of Mount Pleasant is accused of taking the money from Crisis Ministry between 2006 and 2013. The former chief financial officer of the ministry has been charged in federal court with five counts of wire fraud. Libby was fired last June after she was arrested by Charleston police and charged with breach of trust. She had worked for the organ...
    A former official with a homeless ministry in Charleston has been arrested and accused of embezzling more than $440,000. Fifty-six-year-old Carol Libby of Mount Pleasant is accused of taking the money from Crisis Ministry between 2006 and 2013. The former chief financial officer of the ministry has been charged in federal court with five counts of wire fraud. Libby was fired last June after she was arrested by Charleston police and charged with breach of trust. She had worked for the organ...
  • 2 red wolf pups in SC named for Colbert, Jewell

    2 red wolf pups in SC named for Colbert, Jewell

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:29:16 GMT
    Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The State newspaper reported that managers at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Charleston County said the pups are expected to go on public display in several weeks. "Colbert" and "Jewell" were among six pups born April 8 at the Sewee Visitors Center. One was still...
    Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The State newspaper reported that managers at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Charleston County said the pups are expected to go on public display in several weeks. "Colbert" and "Jewell" were among six pups born April 8 at the Sewee Visitors Center. One was still...
  • Governor Haley to suspend Mayor in midst of investigation

    Governor Haley to suspend Mayor in midst of investigation

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:26:19 GMT
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of intimidation of a court official, misconduct in office and obstruction of justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor, 78, was released on a $15,000 PR bond Tuesday afternoon.The misconduct and obstruction charges are misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years behind bars...
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of intimidation of a court official, misconduct in office and obstruction of justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor, 78, was released on a $15,000 PR bond Tuesday afternoon.The misconduct and obstruction charges are misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years behind bars...
  • Silver alert canceled for missing NC woman

    Silver alert canceled for missing NC woman

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:19:22 GMT
    Teresa Fink (Facebook photo)Teresa Fink (Facebook photo)
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Gail Fink.
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Gail Fink.
  • Car goes off overpass in North Myrtle Beach

    Car goes off overpass in North Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:29:59 GMT
    Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach had to be temporarily shut down overnight Wednesday when a car went off the overpass. City spokesperson Pat Dowling confirms it happened near Highway 22. Information is very limited. The condition of the driver and what led to the crash is not available at this time. News13 will provide updates as they become available.
    Highway 31 in North Myrtle Beach had to be temporarily shut down overnight Wednesday when a car went off the overpass. City spokesperson Pat Dowling confirms it happened near Highway 22. Information is very limited. The condition of the driver and what led to the crash is not available at this time. News13 will provide updates as they become available.
  • FBI seeks victims in international child exploitation case

    FBI seeks victims in international child exploitation case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:00:32 GMT
    The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify victims of a suspected serial child predator who taught in private American schools overseas in nine different countries beginning in 1972 and whose young victims—believed to be boys between the ages of 12 and 14—may be unaware of what happened to them.William James Vahey, a 64-year-old U.S. citizen who was jailed in California in 1969 for child molestation, committed suicide last month days after his employer saw a thumb drive belonging to ...
    The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify victims of a suspected serial child predator who taught in private American schools overseas in nine different countries beginning in 1972 and whose young victims—believed to be boys between the ages of 12 and 14—may be unaware of what happened to them.William James Vahey, a 64-year-old U.S. citizen who was jailed in California in 1969 for child molestation, committed suicide last month days after his employer saw a thumb drive belonging to ...
  • Construction costing business owners in Myrtle Beach

    Construction costing business owners in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:57:39 GMT
    Business owners along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach say construction along the road is costing them money. From 8th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue South on Kings Highway, construction crews are widening sidewalks, creating new crosswalks and adding lighting to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The $1.76 million dollar project is being funded by the state. However people that use the road say construction is causi...
    Business owners along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach say construction along the road is costing them money. From 8th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue South on Kings Highway, construction crews are widening sidewalks, creating new crosswalks and adding lighting to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The $1.76 million dollar project is being funded by the state. However people that use the road say construction is causi...
  • Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

    Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:33:18 GMT
    By The Associated PressDuke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant ...
    By The Associated PressDuke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant ...
  • SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:24:21 GMT
    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen...
    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen...
  • SC rural tourism signs lure visitors off beaten path

    SC rural tourism signs lure visitors off beaten path

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:34:54 GMT
    The highway signs are designed to make it easier for the visitors to find tourist and agricultural attractions along the back roads of the state.The highway signs are designed to make it easier for the visitors to find tourist and agricultural attractions along the back roads of the state.
    The first new highway signs directing travelers to South Carolina's rural attractions or working farms will be installed by month's end. The signs are similar to those that direct visitors to services off the interstates. But these signs have the state Parks, Recreation and Tourism or the Certified South Carolina Grown agriculture logos. The first signs will point the way to Cottle Farm Strawberries in Columbia, Fire Fly Distillery and Irvin House Vineyard on Wadmalaw Island and Bee City Zoo ...
    The first new highway signs directing travelers to South Carolina's rural attractions or working farms will be installed by month's end. The signs are similar to those that direct visitors to services off the interstates. But these signs have the state Parks, Recreation and Tourism or the Certified South Carolina Grown agriculture logos. The first signs will point the way to Cottle Farm Strawberries in Columbia, Fire Fly Distillery and Irvin House Vineyard on Wadmalaw Island and Bee City Zoo ...
  • SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

    SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:23:42 GMT
    Gold barsGold bars
    An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali...
    An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali...
  • Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

    Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:20:18 GMT
    In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy.
    In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy.
  • Group at one Grand Strand Resort picks up trash in honor of Earth Day

    Group at one Grand Strand Resort picks up trash in honor of Earth Day

    Group at one Grand Strand Resort picks up trash in honor of Earth Day

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:32:15 GMT
    People across the country celebrated Earth Day Tuesday including one resort on the Grand Strand. Agroup of people scanned the Ocean Creek Resort for trash.Their goal was to pick up any litter they could find on the 57 acre property.Sandra Brown, the golf director at the resort,saidit's one way to help the environment on Earth Day."The biggest thing i picked up was cigarette butts, people need to be conscious of throwing down those cigarette butts," said Brown.According to Legacy, an organizat...
    People across the country celebrated Earth Day Tuesday including one resort on the Grand Strand. Agroup of people scanned the Ocean Creek Resort for trash.Their goal was to pick up any litter they could find on the 57 acre property.Sandra Brown, the golf director at the resort,saidit's one way to help the environment on Earth Day."The biggest thing i picked up was cigarette butts, people need to be conscious of throwing down those cigarette butts," said Brown.According to Legacy, an organizat...
  • Residents question why Latta mayor fired the town's first female police chief

    Folks question why Latta mayor fired the town's first female police chief

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:22:19 GMT
    The Mayor of the Town Of Latta fired the town's Police Chief on Tuesday. Latta town councilman Jared Taylor told us the mayor fired crystal Moore because she received 7 reprimands.. News13
    The Mayor of the Town Of Latta fired the town's Police Chief on Tuesday. Latta town councilman Jared Taylor told us the mayor fired crystal Moore because she received 7 reprimands.. News13
  • Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

    Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:01:28 GMT
    The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
    The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
  • 3 charged after 30 car break-ins during weekend in Surfside

    3 charged after 30 car break-ins during weekend in Surfside

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:06:50 GMT
    Three men have been arrested in relation to a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend in Surfside Beach and police are asking for the public to help find a missing handgun from the break-ins.Matthew Howard, age 21 of Myrtle Beach, was arrested and charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Pedestrian in the Highway, and Providing False Information to Police.Jarrett Leary, age 21 of Myrtle Beach, was charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, Conspira...
    Three men have been arrested in relation to a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend in Surfside Beach and police are asking for the public to help find a missing handgun from the break-ins.Matthew Howard, age 21 of Myrtle Beach, was arrested and charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Pedestrian in the Highway, and Providing False Information to Police.Jarrett Leary, age 21 of Myrtle Beach, was charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, Conspira...
  • Disabled veteran reunited with his service dog that disappeared during car crash

    Disabled veteran reunited with his service dog that disappeared during car crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:24:14 GMT
    Luke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa BayLuke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
    A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.
    A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.
  • Dance company and music theatre showcase at CCU

    Dance company and music theatre showcase at CCU

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:29:51 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Musical Theatre Company and Dance Company will present their spring showcase of musical and contemporary dance styles on Sunday, April 27, at 3 and 7 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. Some of the featured songs will include "Hound Dog," "Some Days you Gotta Dance" by The Dixie Chicks, Johann Pachabel's "Canon in D" and various songs from the musical "42nd Street." The Dance Company performers are Katherine Brown, Melissa Cabey, S...
    Coastal Carolina University's Musical Theatre Company and Dance Company will present their spring showcase of musical and contemporary dance styles on Sunday, April 27, at 3 and 7 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. Some of the featured songs will include "Hound Dog," "Some Days you Gotta Dance" by The Dixie Chicks, Johann Pachabel's "Canon in D" and various songs from the musical "42nd Street." The Dance Company performers are Katherine Brown, Melissa Cabey, S...
  • SC mayor hit with charges as SLED investigates police chief's firing

    SC mayor hit with charges as SLED investigates police chief's firing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:29:14 GMT
    Mayor Perry EichorMayor Perry Eichor
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor, who has clashed with the town's police chief for years, was arrested Tuesday.The mayor of the Upstate town faces charges of Intimidation of a Court Official, Misconduct in Office and Obstruction of Justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor was part of a group of council members in 2012 that fired then police chief, Keith Groun...
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor, who has clashed with the town's police chief for years, was arrested Tuesday.The mayor of the Upstate town faces charges of Intimidation of a Court Official, Misconduct in Office and Obstruction of Justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor was part of a group of council members in 2012 that fired then police chief, Keith Groun...
  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • NC student says she was kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    NC student says she was kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:40:10 GMT
    A Cherryville High School senior says she was kicked out of the prom because she wore pants to the dance. The Senior Prom was held last Saturday at the Cherryville Golf County Club. Shafer Rupard told the CBS affiliate WBTV, she wore her red skinny jeans and was approached by a teacher who asked her to leave. "The teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said she had a problem with what I was wearing," Rupard told WBTV. "I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket and I was like ...
    A Cherryville High School senior says she was kicked out of the prom because she wore pants to the dance. The Senior Prom was held last Saturday at the Cherryville Golf County Club. Shafer Rupard told the CBS affiliate WBTV, she wore her red skinny jeans and was approached by a teacher who asked her to leave. "The teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said she had a problem with what I was wearing," Rupard told WBTV. "I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket and I was like ...
  • Man found on the beach in Garden City died from suicide, officials say

    Man found on the beach in Garden City died from suicide, officials say

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:38:48 GMT
    Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning a beach walker spotted a body on the beach and called authorities. Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire was notified by Georgetown County Sheriffs’s Office. Assistant Chief J.R. Haney with MIGCF tells News13 there's no word whether it's a man or a woman or how the person died. At this point point, there'salso no details if it was a natural death or foul play.News13 will bring you updates asthey become available.
    Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning a beach walker spotted a body on the beach and called authorities. Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire was notified by Georgetown County Sheriffs’s Office. Assistant Chief J.R. Haney with MIGCF tells News13 there's no word whether it's a man or a woman or how the person died. At this point point, there'salso no details if it was a natural death or foul play.News13 will bring you updates asthey become available.
  • Hammerhead Shark caught off pier measuring 13-feet

    Hammerhead Shark caught off pier measuring 13-feet

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:11:41 GMT
    When a fisherman reeled in a 13-foot Hammerhead Shark off the coast of Miami, everyone on the beach grabbed their cameras and cell phones to capture the moment. Ryan Polash and a friend reportedly caught the shark off the pier at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Polash and his friends cut the fishing line near the shark's mouth, then guided it away from shore, and the fish swim away.One of the pier workers said the last timea Hammerhead that large was caught was about five decades ago.
    When a fisherman reeled in a 13-foot Hammerhead Shark off the coast of Miami, everyone on the beach grabbed their cameras and cell phones to capture the moment. Ryan Polash and a friend reportedly caught the shark off the pier at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Polash and his friends cut the fishing line near the shark's mouth, then guided it away from shore, and the fish swim away.One of the pier workers said the last timea Hammerhead that large was caught was about five decades ago.
  • Deputy involved shooting in SC

    Deputy involved shooting in SC

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:52:51 GMT
    A tip led to a deputy involved shooting in Richland County. Sheriff Leon Lott says one of his officers shot a suspect who tried to run him over during a traffic stop. It happened Tuesday morning when an anonymous tipster reported someone was selling drugs on Battleford Drive. Lott says officers spotted the suspect's vehicle a short distance away from Battleford and attempted to stop the vehicle. The officer reportedly got out of the patrol car to talk with the suspect. That's when Lott says t...
    A tip led to a deputy involved shooting in Richland County. Sheriff Leon Lott says one of his officers shot a suspect who tried to run him over during a traffic stop. It happened Tuesday morning when an anonymous tipster reported someone was selling drugs on Battleford Drive. Lott says officers spotted the suspect's vehicle a short distance away from Battleford and attempted to stop the vehicle. The officer reportedly got out of the patrol car to talk with the suspect. That's when Lott says t...
  • 2 SC teens shot, 1 dead

    2 SC teens shot, 1 dead

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:32:25 GMT
    One teenager has been killed and another teen was hurt in a shooting in North Charleston. North Charleston police say officers were called to a street around 6 p.m. Monday and found a 15-year-old with gunshot wounds. Police say a second teen with a leg injury was brought to the scene by friends. Both teens were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, where the 15-year-old died. His name has not been released. Witnesses said four teens were on bikes when an SUV came by ...
    One teenager has been killed and another teen was hurt in a shooting in North Charleston. North Charleston police say officers were called to a street around 6 p.m. Monday and found a 15-year-old with gunshot wounds. Police say a second teen with a leg injury was brought to the scene by friends. Both teens were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, where the 15-year-old died. His name has not been released. Witnesses said four teens were on bikes when an SUV came by ...
  • Conway Police to host take back prescription drugs event

    Conway Police to host take back prescription drugs event

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:31:51 GMT
    CONWAY, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Conway Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to CVS Pharmacy at 707 Church Street, in Conway.. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service...
    CONWAY, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Conway Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to CVS Pharmacy at 707 Church Street, in Conway.. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service...
  • Attorneys waive right for bond hearing in Pipkin missing persons case

    Attorneys waive right for bond hearing in Pipkin missing persons case

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:51:07 GMT
    The attorneys representing the man accused of killing a missing Horry County woman have waived their right at this time to appear before a judge and request release on bond.
    The attorneys representing the man accused of killing a missing Horry County woman have waived their right at this time to appear before a judge and request release on bond.
  • NC fire kills couple married for more than 60 years

    NC fire kills couple married for more than 60 years

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:45:04 GMT
    A husband and wife died Tuesday after fire destroyed their home on Hester Road in Creedmoor.The fire call came in around 2 a.m. from a passer-by who helpedpullSam Long from thehome. Unfortunately Sam and his wife Madelene both died. The couple's son told local news stations they had been married for more than 60 years and his mom had been battling lung cancer.She was 77 years old and Sam was 88. Fire officials say they don't suspect foul play but no cause has been determined.
    A husband and wife died Tuesday after fire destroyed their home on Hester Road in Creedmoor.The fire call came in around 2 a.m. from a passer-by who helpedpullSam Long from thehome. Unfortunately Sam and his wife Madelene both died. The couple's son told local news stations they had been married for more than 60 years and his mom had been battling lung cancer.She was 77 years old and Sam was 88. Fire officials say they don't suspect foul play but no cause has been determined.
  • 8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

    8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:38:13 GMT
    A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt...
    A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt...
  • Autism seminar set for May 2 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital

    Autism seminar set for May 2 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:12:37 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Autism You, a free seminar designed for families and professionals who work with autistic children and adults, is set for Friday, May 2, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. The daylong event gets under way at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All events will take place in the GMH Education Center behind the hosp...
    GEORGETOWN, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Autism You, a free seminar designed for families and professionals who work with autistic children and adults, is set for Friday, May 2, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. The daylong event gets under way at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All events will take place in the GMH Education Center behind the hosp...
  • Startek job fair April 30

    Startek job fair April 30

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:40:09 GMT
    Representatives from STARTEK Inc. and Horry Georgetown Technical College will host an upcoming job fair on Wednesday, April 30th from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. on the college’s Conway campus. The job fair will be held in the D. Kent Sharples Student and Community Life Complex (Building 1100) just off of Victory Lane. Interested applicants should visit the Career Resource Center for directions on how and where to apply. “START...
    Representatives from STARTEK Inc. and Horry Georgetown Technical College will host an upcoming job fair on Wednesday, April 30th from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. on the college’s Conway campus. The job fair will be held in the D. Kent Sharples Student and Community Life Complex (Building 1100) just off of Victory Lane. Interested applicants should visit the Career Resource Center for directions on how and where to apply. “START...
  • Veterans’ job fair set for April 24 in Myrtle Beach

    Veterans’ job fair set for April 24 in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:36:57 GMT
    More than 20 employers are scheduled to attend the Veterans’ Career and Job Fair on April 24. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SC National Guard Armory, 501 19th Ave. S., Myrtle Beach. It is open to veterans, current service members and spouses. Some of the following employers have signed up to participate in the job fair: Advanced Protection Services, the City of Myrtle Beach, Kingston Resorts Hil...
    More than 20 employers are scheduled to attend the Veterans’ Career and Job Fair on April 24. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SC National Guard Armory, 501 19th Ave. S., Myrtle Beach. It is open to veterans, current service members and spouses. Some of the following employers have signed up to participate in the job fair: Advanced Protection Services, the City of Myrtle Beach, Kingston Resorts Hil...
  • Officials drop charges against man in case related to Heather Elvis investigation

    Officials drop charges against man in case related to Heather Elvis investigation

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:57:45 GMT
    Charges have been dismissed against a man accused of interfering with the case involving the disappearance of Heather Elvis. 
    Charges have been dismissed against a man accused of interfering with the case involving the disappearance of Heather Elvis. 
  • City of Myrtle Beach approves new initiative to help the homeless

    City of Myrtle Beach approves new initiative to help the homeless

    City of Myrtle Beach approves new initiative to help the homeless

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:49 GMT
    New Directions, which works to move people out of homelessness and poverty,has createda new campaign called "change for change."The City of Myrtle Beach approved to put "change for change" donation meters in the downtown area. Old parking metershavebeen speciallydesigned to stand out from a traditional parking meter and the money people insert will be donated to New Directions."We're calling the program change for change so that the change that people have leftover in their pockets, they can ...
    New Directions, which works to move people out of homelessness and poverty,has createda new campaign called "change for change."The City of Myrtle Beach approved to put "change for change" donation meters in the downtown area. Old parking metershavebeen speciallydesigned to stand out from a traditional parking meter and the money people insert will be donated to New Directions."We're calling the program change for change so that the change that people have leftover in their pockets, they can ...
  • Former NC Boy Scout leader charged with sex crimes against a child

    Former NC Boy Scout leader charged with sex crimes against a child

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:47:04 GMT
    A former Boy Scout leader in Durham has been charged with sex crimes against a child.The Durham County Sheriff's Office said John Herbert Adams, 50, of Bahama, took nude photos of a girl between the age of 3 and 4 years old sometime between January 2010 and April of this year.Adams is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent liberties of a child. He was arrested on Thursda...
    A former Boy Scout leader in Durham has been charged with sex crimes against a child.The Durham County Sheriff's Office said John Herbert Adams, 50, of Bahama, took nude photos of a girl between the age of 3 and 4 years old sometime between January 2010 and April of this year.Adams is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent liberties of a child. He was arrested on Thursda...
  • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
  • Tuesday marks 5 years since the worst wildfire in SC history

    Tuesday marks 5 years since the worst wildfire in SC history

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:56:15 GMT
    On April 22, emergency responders from the Grand Strand and around the state will mark the fifth anniversary of the Highway 31 Fire, the worst wildfire in South Carolina history. What began as an escaped debris burn ultimately grew into a 19,000-acre conflagration that destroyed 76 homes, damaged an additional 97, and forever changed the way Horry County residents would think about the danger of wildfire. Those who were there in 2009 will also pause on this anniv...
    On April 22, emergency responders from the Grand Strand and around the state will mark the fifth anniversary of the Highway 31 Fire, the worst wildfire in South Carolina history. What began as an escaped debris burn ultimately grew into a 19,000-acre conflagration that destroyed 76 homes, damaged an additional 97, and forever changed the way Horry County residents would think about the danger of wildfire. Those who were there in 2009 will also pause on this anniv...
  • Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor'

    Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor'

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:52:51 GMT
    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we...
    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we...
  • Fact Check: RGA ad slams Sheheen's legal work

    Fact Check: RGA ad slams Sheheen's legal work

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:01:14 GMT
    By Robert Kittle The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. The ad says, “It’s a fact. Trial lawyer Vincent Sheheen made money off criminals. Got a sex offender out of jail time. Defended a child abuser. And represented others charged with violent acts. ‘Threatening to kill.’ ‘Punched in the face.’ Sheheen defended violent criminals who abused women and went to work se...
    By Robert Kittle The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. The ad says, “It’s a fact. Trial lawyer Vincent Sheheen made money off criminals. Got a sex offender out of jail time. Defended a child abuser. And represented others charged with violent acts. ‘Threatening to kill.’ ‘Punched in the face.’ Sheheen defended violent criminals who abused women and went to work se...
  • NC House panel worried about food deserts

    NC House panel worried about food deserts

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:00:04 GMT
    By The Associated Press Members of a North Carolina legislative committee agree pockets of the state with limited access to grocery stores are a problem. But leaders of the panel say there are limits to what they can do to eliminate the areas called food deserts. A House study panel voted Monday on several recommendations after studying the issue. But committee co-chairman Rep. Edgar Starnes says elected officials can't force a grocery store to build in food deserts. A food desert is defined ...
    By The Associated Press Members of a North Carolina legislative committee agree pockets of the state with limited access to grocery stores are a problem. But leaders of the panel say there are limits to what they can do to eliminate the areas called food deserts. A House study panel voted Monday on several recommendations after studying the issue. But committee co-chairman Rep. Edgar Starnes says elected officials can't force a grocery store to build in food deserts. A food desert is defined ...
  • Questions surround response to deadly Easter fire

    Questions surround response to deadly Easter fire

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:21:54 GMT
    A fire that killed two people and injured four others early Easter Sunday morning in Garden City now has some people questioning why Surfside Beach firefighters were not called to battle the blaze.
    A fire that killed two people and injured four others early Easter Sunday morning in Garden City now has some people questioning why Surfside Beach firefighters were not called to battle the blaze.
  • Fire destroys Bennettsville church

    Fire destroys Bennettsville church

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:13:40 GMT
    Bennettsville, S.C. (WBTW)- According to the Bennettsville Fire Department, fire crews are on scene of a fire at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Mount Zion Church Road in Bennettsville.Fire officials say crews work to contain the fire at the church. No word on what started the fire or how much damage was done to the church.Count on News13 to keep you covered as we receive more details on this developing story.
    Bennettsville, S.C. (WBTW)- According to the Bennettsville Fire Department, fire crews are on scene of a fire at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Mount Zion Church Road in Bennettsville.Fire officials say crews work to contain the fire at the church. No word on what started the fire or how much damage was done to the church.Count on News13 to keep you covered as we receive more details on this developing story.
  • Man, woman die after Garden City beach house fire

    Man, woman die after Garden City beach house fire

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:06:12 GMT
    GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City.
    GARDEN CITY BEACH,S .C. (WBTW) - Just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a fire started at what Horry County Fire Rescue says is a single-family raised 3-story beach house on Calhoun Drive in Garden City.
  • SCHP investigates crash involving school bus near Hartsville

    SCHP investigates crash involving school bus near Hartsville

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:55:17 GMT
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus Monday afternoon. According to the SCHP website, the crash happened around 4:08 p.m. on 4th Street near Shell Pines Street. Darlington County Schools spokesperson Audrey Childers said several high school and middle school students were on board when two vehicles collided and one struck the stopped school bus. Childers said all the children were being checked out medicall...
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus Monday afternoon. According to the SCHP website, the crash happened around 4:08 p.m. on 4th Street near Shell Pines Street. Darlington County Schools spokesperson Audrey Childers said several high school and middle school students were on board when two vehicles collided and one struck the stopped school bus. Childers said all the children were being checked out medicall...
  • Driverless cars may be in the not so distant future

    Driverless cars may be in the not so distant future

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:38:50 GMT
    Cars that can drive themselves may sound like something out of this world but car companies are hoping the technology will be available for market within five years. Volvo showed off its latest Autonomous concept at the New York International Auto Show this month. Anders Tylman Mikiewicz with Volvo Concept, said, "It will allow you by the push of a button to let the car take over and do the driving for you." Severa...
    Cars that can drive themselves may sound like something out of this world but car companies are hoping the technology will be available for market within five years. Volvo showed off its latest Autonomous concept at the New York International Auto Show this month. Anders Tylman Mikiewicz with Volvo Concept, said, "It will allow you by the push of a button to let the car take over and do the driving for you." Severa...
  • American wins Boston Marathon for the first time since 1985

    American wins Boston Marathon for the first time since 1985

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:05:01 GMT
    Fans at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" today, after Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) became the first American to win the race since 1985. Keflezighi ran the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds, amid tight security a year after bombs near the finish line turned the race into a scene of carnage. Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in the attack. Nearly 36,000 runners started this year's race, the second-largest field in it...
    Fans at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" today, after Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) became the first American to win the race since 1985. Keflezighi ran the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds, amid tight security a year after bombs near the finish line turned the race into a scene of carnage. Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in the attack. Nearly 36,000 runners started this year's race, the second-largest field in it...
  • More evidence deadly snake could be on the loose in SC neighborhood

    More evidence deadly snake could be on the loose in SC neighborhood

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:19:03 GMT
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in the Harbor Pointe Apartments area. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head. When the skin was originally found, it was in one piece, but after the removal and investigation of the skin, it broke up into smaller pieces, some of the those small pieces being lost. After the sk...
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in the Harbor Pointe Apartments area. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head. When the skin was originally found, it was in one piece, but after the removal and investigation of the skin, it broke up into smaller pieces, some of the those small pieces being lost. After the sk...
  • Southern writer earns prestigious award at the age of 92

    Southern writer earns prestigious award at the age of 92

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:29:35 GMT
    Elizabeth Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction. The Dungannon Foundation awarded her $30,000. The 92-year-old is originally from Mississippi but currently lives in North Carolina. John Updike and Alice Munro are among past recipients of the prestigious award given by the nonprofit. Spencer's story "Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story," has been made into a documenta...
    Elizabeth Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction. The Dungannon Foundation awarded her $30,000. The 92-year-old is originally from Mississippi but currently lives in North Carolina. John Updike and Alice Munro are among past recipients of the prestigious award given by the nonprofit. Spencer's story "Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story," has been made into a documenta...
  • 50-foot sinkhole forces people from their homes

    50-foot sinkhole forces people from their homes

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:53:09 GMT
    A 50-foot deep sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in the Villages, Florida this past weekend. Homeowners had to evacuate Saturday while work crews scrambled to fill the hole with a mixture of sand and cement. The soil for two homes on either side of the sinkhole simply gave way. It took about 40 truck loads of the cement mixture to fill in the hole and an estimated 115 truckloads of grout. Monday, landscaping crews work to finish the area so homeowners can return. Some warning signs that ...
    A 50-foot deep sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in the Villages, Florida this past weekend. Homeowners had to evacuate Saturday while work crews scrambled to fill the hole with a mixture of sand and cement. The soil for two homes on either side of the sinkhole simply gave way. It took about 40 truck loads of the cement mixture to fill in the hole and an estimated 115 truckloads of grout. Monday, landscaping crews work to finish the area so homeowners can return. Some warning signs that ...
  • Tree crashes through roof, kills SC man

    Tree crashes through roof, kills SC man

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:22:21 GMT
    Berkeley County coroner's office is now investigating the death of a man, killed when a tree crashed through the roof of his home. It happened early Monday morning at 5 Leone Court in the Otranto community of Hanahan. Coroner Bill Salisbury said William Carl Klein, 72, was sitting in a chair in his upstairs bedroom when the tree fell and pinned him in. North Charleston fire crews worked to release Klein and then paramedics transported him the hospital. According to Salisbury, the tree...
    Berkeley County coroner's office is now investigating the death of a man, killed when a tree crashed through the roof of his home. It happened early Monday morning at 5 Leone Court in the Otranto community of Hanahan. Coroner Bill Salisbury said William Carl Klein, 72, was sitting in a chair in his upstairs bedroom when the tree fell and pinned him in. North Charleston fire crews worked to release Klein and then paramedics transported him the hospital. According to Salisbury, the tree...
  • Lamar Police Chief must pay ethics campaign fine

    Lamar Police Chief must pay ethics campaign fine

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:26:09 GMT
    Lamar Police Chief Charles Woodle has been fined by the SC Ethics Commission. The fine totals $15,000 for campaign finance violations according to the Ethics Commission. It happened while he was a candidate for Darlington County Sheriff in 2012. According to the consent order obtained by News13 Woodle admitted he didn’t detail campaign contributions and used campaign funds for personal expenses. The March consent ord...
    Lamar Police Chief Charles Woodle has been fined by the SC Ethics Commission. The fine totals $15,000 for campaign finance violations according to the Ethics Commission. It happened while he was a candidate for Darlington County Sheriff in 2012. According to the consent order obtained by News13 Woodle admitted he didn’t detail campaign contributions and used campaign funds for personal expenses. The March consent ord...
  • Car slams into packed church

    Car slams into packed church

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:11:49 GMT
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.The Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday, when there were about 200 people inside, Lt. Victor Medico said.When officers arrived at the scene, church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped u...
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.The Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday, when there were about 200 people inside, Lt. Victor Medico said.When officers arrived at the scene, church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped u...
  • Gas prices still rising

    Gas prices still rising

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:29:41 GMT
    South Carolina, April 21- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 21.4 cents per gallon h...
    South Carolina, April 21- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 21.4 cents per gallon h...
  • NC baby reportedly shaken; now blind and on ventilator

    NC baby reportedly shaken; now blind and on ventilator

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:00:52 GMT
    Laurinburg, NC - Back in February, Laurinburg Police were called to Scotland Memorial Hospital to investigatea case of suspectedchild abuse.Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessomssaid at the time there was evidence a9-week-old baby in intensive care was abused. The investigation led to the arrest of thebaby's father, Andrew Michael Oetzel. The24-year-old is charged with felonious child abuse.Now Charlie Oetzel is four months old. He is home with his mother, Audrey Blades, after he spent two mont...
    Laurinburg, NC - Back in February, Laurinburg Police were called to Scotland Memorial Hospital to investigatea case of suspectedchild abuse.Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessomssaid at the time there was evidence a9-week-old baby in intensive care was abused. The investigation led to the arrest of thebaby's father, Andrew Michael Oetzel. The24-year-old is charged with felonious child abuse.Now Charlie Oetzel is four months old. He is home with his mother, Audrey Blades, after he spent two mont...
  • Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

    Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

    One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.
    One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.
  • NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad

    NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:46:49 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child. Durham police believe Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was abducted around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by Rodney Bryant, reports WRAL (http://bit.ly/1tnb7lb ). Police say Bryant was taking the girl's mother to work at a restaurant and when she tried to get out of the car, he forcefully held her down. Police say he eventually made her get out on the side of I...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child. Durham police believe Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was abducted around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by Rodney Bryant, reports WRAL (http://bit.ly/1tnb7lb ). Police say Bryant was taking the girl's mother to work at a restaurant and when she tried to get out of the car, he forcefully held her down. Police say he eventually made her get out on the side of I...
  • CUE Center and local agencies search for Angie Pipkin in Darlington County

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

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

    Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:39:21 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center for Resort Tourism expects lodging occupancy to hit about 93 percent because Easter occurs later this year. The busy Easter weekend could be the highlight of an up and down spring for the beach. While lingering cold weather hurt some w...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center for Resort Tourism expects lodging occupancy to hit about 93 percent because Easter occurs later this year. The busy Easter weekend could be the highlight of an up and down spring for the beach. While lingering cold weather hurt some w...
  • Easter Bunny stops by Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach for breakfast

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

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:34:59 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Easter Sunday is tomorrow, of course, but Horry county kids celebrated earlySaturday morning. Dozens of children were at Hard Rock Cafe's annual Easter breakfast. The children, and their family, enjoyed a breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny!The News 13-Sponsored KidzTime Spokeskid Alexia Sabau was there. "I love to find eggs, and I can't wait when the Easter bunny comes, and I love Easter dinner," she said.The Easter bunny also stopped at Ripley's Aquarium. The...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Easter Sunday is tomorrow, of course, but Horry county kids celebrated earlySaturday morning. Dozens of children were at Hard Rock Cafe's annual Easter breakfast. The children, and their family, enjoyed a breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny!The News 13-Sponsored KidzTime Spokeskid Alexia Sabau was there. "I love to find eggs, and I can't wait when the Easter bunny comes, and I love Easter dinner," she said.The Easter bunny also stopped at Ripley's Aquarium. The...
  • Horry County Fire Rescue and state forestry commission push "spring cleaning"

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

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:11:26 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - It’s a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it’s time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a year’s worth of accumulated dust and debris. For those living in the Wildland-Urban Interface, spring cleaning includes the outside of the home as well. There are more than 45 million homes...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - It’s a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it’s time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a year’s worth of accumulated dust and debris. For those living in the Wildland-Urban Interface, spring cleaning includes the outside of the home as well. There are more than 45 million homes...
  • Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

    Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:08:06 GMT
    Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
    Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
  • Some say 2 Chainz is too much for Myrtle Beach City owned venue

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

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:07:04 GMT
    Saturday the rap artist "2 Chainz" will perform at the Myrtle Beach convention center and some question the city's decision to allow him to perform. The performer's lyrics promote drug use, and in one
    Saturday the rap artist "2 Chainz" will perform at the Myrtle Beach convention center and some question the city's decision to allow him to perform. The performer's lyrics promote drug use, and in one
  • Georgetown Co. Sheriff's Office to collect unwanted prescription drugs

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:13:28 GMT
    From Georgetown County Sheriff's Office Press Release On April 26, 2014 the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity
    The event happens April 26 at locations in Pawleys Island and the city of Georgetown.
  • Your rights in car repossessions

    Your rights in car repossessions

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

    SC unemployment rate continues to drop

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:04:02 GMT
    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent
    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent
  • Crash with injuries reported on SC 707/Socastee Blvd.

    Crash with injuries reported on SC 707/Socastee Blvd.

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:47:02 GMT
    A crash with several injuries was reported on Socastee Blvd/SC 707 on Friday afternoon.The crash happened at 5:55 pm at Folly Road and Socastee, which is about midway between US 17 Bypass and Dick Pond
    A crash with several injuries was reported on Socastee Blvd/SC 707 on Friday afternoon.The crash happened at 5:55 pm at Folly Road and Socastee, which is about midway between US 17 Bypass and Dick Pond
  • Easter weekend gas prices down 2 cents from year ago

    Easter weekend gas prices down 2 cents from year ago

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:43:02 GMT
    As thousands hit the road this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday close to family and friends, drivers are finding prices at the pump are on the up-and-up. According to AAA, the average price for
    As thousands hit the road this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday close to family and friends, drivers are finding prices at the pump are on the up-and-up. According to AAA, the average price for
  • Mom finds dead body during son's Easter egg hunt

    Mom finds dead body during son's Easter egg hunt

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:48:41 GMT
    A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got
    A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got
  • Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

    Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:16:12 GMT
    This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly
    This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly
  • Six people hurt after apartment complex fire in SC

    Six people hurt after apartment complex fire in SC

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:27:28 GMT
    Four people were injured in an apartment fire early Friday in Hendersonville. Two young children were lowered to safety by family members. Two people jumped to safety and two others were taken to Augusta
    Four people were injured in an apartment fire early Friday in Hendersonville. Two young children were lowered to safety by family members. Two people jumped to safety and two others were taken to Augusta
  • Dillon County Sheriff's office investigates body found

    Dillon County Sheriff's office investigates body found

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:17:25 GMT
    The Dillon County Sheriff's office investigates a body found in Latta Wednesday. Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's office says a body was discovered on Old Ebenezer Road and Highway 501.
    The Dillon County Sheriff's office investigates a body found in Latta Wednesday. Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's office says a body was discovered on Old Ebenezer Road and Highway 501.
  • Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:31 GMT
    Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands.
    Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands.
  • Search for missing fisherman in NC

    Search for missing fisherman in NC

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:17:00 GMT
    Crews are searching for two missing men are in their late twenties who went fishing Thursday morning in Stokes County, North Carolina and never returned. Their boat and fishing poles were located quite
    Crews are searching for two missing men are in their late twenties who went fishing Thursday morning in Stokes County, North Carolina and never returned. Their boat and fishing poles were located quite
  • Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

    Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:07:47 GMT
    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two
    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two
  • Church volunteers create record-setting chalk portrait of Jesus

    Church volunteers create record-setting chalk portrait of Jesus

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:50:54 GMT
    Volunteers started making a chalk design of Jesus this week in the parking lot of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. They're attempting to set the world record for the largest chalk drawing and they
    Volunteers started making a chalk design of Jesus this week in the parking lot of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. They're attempting to set the world record for the largest chalk drawing and they
  • SC teen dies in boating accident

    SC teen dies in boating accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:13:01 GMT
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
  • Farmers Market set for April 22 at CCU

    Farmers Market set for April 22 at CCU

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:56:21 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a CCU Farmers Market & Sustainability Fair on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Prince Lawn. The public is invited to browse and purchase local produce
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a CCU Farmers Market & Sustainability Fair on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Prince Lawn. The public is invited
  • First of its kind stunt appears in Myrtle Beach show

    First of its kind stunt appears in Myrtle Beach show

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:54:21 GMT
    Jennifer Schneider climbs the cannon to perform a stunt.Jennifer Schneider climbs the cannon to perform a stunt.
    The Palace Theatre continues its 2014 production of "Illusions of Magic". The show offers several acts including, illusions, dancers, live tigers, and new this year, a human cannon ball. Jennifer Schneider,
    The Palace Theatre continues its 2014 production of "Illusions of Magic". The show offers several acts including, illusions, dancers, live tigers, and new this year, a human cannon ball.
  • Annual Pee Dee Spring Plant & Flower Festival starts April 24

    Annual Pee Dee Spring Plant & Flower Festival starts April 24

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:51:44 GMT
    Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 24-27. Seventy vendors are taking part in the area's largest lawn
    Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 24-27.
  • Boy electrocuted while swimming in backyard pool; pool light to blame

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:41:43 GMT
    A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water
    A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water
  • Father accused of killing son so he could play video games, police say

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:08:08 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect.
    Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect.
  • Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

    Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:06:21 GMT
    Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University,was announced as FMU's J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2013-14 academic year at the school's annual faculty awards dinner Thursday
    Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University,was announced as FMU's J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2013-14 academic year at the school's annual faculty awards dinner on April 17.
  • FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

    FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:03:10 GMT
    (News Release) Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17. Karen K. Gittings
    Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17.
  • Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:14:04 GMT
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
  • Dog receives jury summons

    Dog receives jury summons

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:57:12 GMT
    New Jersey's Cumberland County mailed a jury summons for resident, IV Griner, to report for jury duty. The only thing is that IV is a four-legged German Shepard. His owner, Barrett Griner, said no
    New Jersey's Cumberland County mailed a jury summons for resident, IV Griner, to report for jury duty. The only thing is that IV is a four-legged German Shepard. His owner, Barrett Griner, said no
  • Live Better: Pollen allergies could lead to food based allergies

    Live Better: Pollen allergies could lead to food based allergies

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:42:10 GMT
    During the spring many people head to the pharmacy or doctor as the trees and other plants bloom. But according to allergist Dr. Mark Schecker around 50% of those who suffer from pollen allergies could
    During the spring many people head to the pharmacy or doctor as the trees and other plants bloom. But according to allergist Dr. Mark Schecker around 50% of those who suffer from pollen allergies could
  • SC woman shot to death in car after child finds gun in backseat

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:31:22 GMT
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    A woman is dead after being shot in the passenger seat of a car. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Santos of Easley died Thursday after she was shot in the back as she sat
    A woman is dead after being shot in the passenger seat of a car. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Santos of Easley died Thursday after she was shot in the back as she sat
  • Deadliest disaster to date on Mount Everest

    Deadliest disaster to date on Mount Everest

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:34:41 GMT
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa
  • New laws proposed for businesses in Myrtle Beach

    New laws proposed for businesses in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:28:24 GMT
    The City of Myrtle Beach passed first reading of a new law that would require businesses to create a city approved safety plan. The law would focus on bars, grills, and night clubs that serve alcohol
    The City of Myrtle Beach passed first reading of a new law that would require businesses to create a city approved safety plan. The law would focus on bars, grills, and night clubs that serve alcohol
  • Trio reels in 800+ lb mega mako shark that barely fits in pickup truck

    Trio reels in 800+ lb mega mako shark that barely fits in pickup truck

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:43:38 GMT
    Normally when you do a story about a shark you do a stand-up on the beach but not this time.  See these fishermen don't want to tell me where their fishing hole is.  It's not just to protect their spot
    Normally when you do a story about a shark you do a stand-up on the beach but not this time.  See these fishermen don't want to tell me where their fishing hole is.  It's not just to protect their spot
  • SC boy bikes from Upstate to coast, raising $62,000 for charity

    SC boy bikes from Upstate to coast, raising $62,000 for charity

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:49:04 GMT
    Thursday, Scotty Parker, an ambitious 10-year-old from Hanahan, rode his bike through the gates at Water Missions International, a non-profit that builds water purification systems around the world that
    Thursday, Scotty Parker, an ambitious 10-year-old from Hanahan, rode his bike through the gates at Water Missions International, a non-profit that builds water purification systems around the world that
  • Boater charged in death of young woman who hit head on low bridge

    Boater charged in death of young woman who hit head on low bridge

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:53:40 GMT
    Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked
    Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked
  • Multi-million dollar boat landing project enters second phase

    Multi-million dollar boat landing project enters second phase

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:38:34 GMT
    The second phase of a multi-million dollar boat landing complex near Highway 17 Bypass and the Highway 22 Interchange started on Thursday. The latest element in the three-phase project aims to beautify
    The second phase of a multi-million dollar boat landing complex near Highway 17 Bypass and the Highway 22 Interchange started on Thursday. The latest element in the three-phase project aims to beautify
  • Farmers' market reopens in Myrtle Beach

    Farmers' market reopens in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:28:29 GMT
    Myrtle Beach farmers' market reopened Wednesday. It's located at the corner of Oak street and Mr. Joe White avenue in Myrtle Beach. The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables. You can pick up items
    Myrtle Beach farmers' market reopened Wednesday. It's located at the corner of Oak street and Mr. Joe White avenue in Myrtle Beach. The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables. You can pick up items
  • Police nab SC woman who tried to run over officer

    SC woman who tried to run over officer is nabbed, authorities say

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:25:31 GMT
    A woman is in custody after officials say she tried to run over a loss prevention officer in Greenville after shoplifting dresses. Rosa Anjela Aguilera was picked up in Elgin, Illinois by the US Marshals
    A woman is in custody after officials say she tried to run over a loss prevention officer in Greenville after shoplifting dresses. Rosa Anjela Aguilera was picked up in Elgin, Illinois by the US Marshals
  • United Way prepares "May Day" bags

    United Way prepares "May Day" bags

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:11 GMT
    United Way of Horry County plans again to Make Someone's May Day. It started the program 14 years ago, delivering bags filled with necessities and gifts for the homebound in Horry County, many of them
    United Way of Horry County plans again to Make Someone's May Day. It started the program 14 years ago, delivering bags filled with necessities and gifts for the homebound in Horry County, many of them
  • Teacher's aide pleads guilty to unlawful conduct with Horry County special needs child

    Teacher aide pleads guilty to unlawful conduct with Horry County special needs child

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:22:12 GMT
    An Horry County teacher's aide charged with unlawful conduct toward a child last year pleaded guilty in court Wednesday. Last April, police charged Linda Warriner after authorities said a then 5-year-old
    An Horry County teacher's aide charged with unlawful conduct toward a child last year pleaded guilty in court Wednesday. Last April, police charged Linda Warriner after authorities said a then 5-year-old
  • Caught on video: Intruder creeps in toddler's room, hovers over crib

    Caught on video: Intruder creeps in toddler's room, hovers over crib

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:10:31 GMT
    A family is grateful that their toddler was not hurt after a creepy break-in that happened while everyone was sound asleep. The incident happened back on April 5 around 5 a.m. in the 18200 block of Flint
    A family is grateful that their toddler was not hurt after a creepy break-in that happened while everyone was sound asleep. The incident happened back on April 5 around 5 a.m. in the 18200 block of Flint
  • 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
  • Tiger Paw painted on USC field exactly a year after last incident

    Tiger Paw painted on USC field exactly a year after last incident

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:02:59 GMT
    University of South Carolina police are investigating after someone spray-painted the field of Williams-Brice Stadium with a Clemson Tiger logo. The vandalism happened sometime within the last day, according
    University of South Carolina police are investigating after someone spray-painted the field of Williams-Brice Stadium with a Clemson Tiger logo. The vandalism happened sometime within the last day, according
  • Myrtle Beach stores await 'shopping days' even though some are unaware

    Myrtle Beach stores await 'shopping days' even though some are unaware

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:36:19 GMT
    The City of Myrtle Beach Shopping Days begins Friday and runs through Sunday, April 20th. It's the second time the city has allowed businesses to take advantage of the sidewalks, in less than six months.
    The City of Myrtle Beach Shopping Days begins Friday and runs through Sunday, April 20th. It's the second time the city has allowed businesses to take advantage of the sidewalks, in less than six months.
  • Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the outside

    Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the outside

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:31:38 GMT
    It's a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it's time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a
    It's a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it's time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a
  • Fake kidnapping has created real anger among parents

    Fake kidnapping has created real anger among parents

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:20:51 GMT
    A still from the fake kidnapping video that was posted to YouTube A still from the fake kidnapping video that was posted to YouTube
    Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real. Onlookers in the park watched as a minivan with
    Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real. Onlookers in the park watched as a minivan with
  • Hundreds of rare plants go missing in NC, 3 people arrested

    Hundreds of rare plants go missing in NC, 3 people arrested

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:08:27 GMT
    Police in North Carolina arrested three people after hundreds of Venus Flytraps went missing. About 300 of the plants were taken from Boiling Spring Lakes. These carnivorous plants are native to only
    Police in North Carolina arrested three people after hundreds of Venus Flytraps went missing. About 300 of the plants were taken from Boiling Spring Lakes. These carnivorous plants are native to only
  • Man hailed a hero after saving family in submerged van, police say woman drove it into river

    Man hailed a hero after saving family in submerged van, police say woman drove it into river

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:45:56 GMT
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    A woman reportedly drove her van with three teenage children inside into a river. Police say they were all rescued thanks to a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle. Joann
    A woman reportedly drove her van with three teenage children inside into a river. Police say they were all rescued thanks to a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle. Joann
  • SC man fined $525 for not paying for drink refill

    SC man fined $525 for not paying for drink refill

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:22:57 GMT
    An 89 cent drink refill that went unpaid is costing a South Carolina man $525. It happened at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston. The Medical Center has signs posted saying drink
    An 89 cent drink refill that went unpaid is costing a South Carolina man $525. It happened at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston. The Medical Center has signs posted saying drink
  • SC teacher accused of sleeping with student, pleads guilty

    SC teacher accused of sleeping with student, pleads guilty

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:35:17 GMT
    Carol Ann Hope, 38, of Hartsville, pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a minor. She taught in Chesterfield County but lived in Darlington County. In 2011,
    Carol Ann Hope, 38, of Hartsville, pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a minor. She taught in Chesterfield County but lived in Darlington County. In 2011,
  • Surfside Beach Sisters-in-Law split $20,000 Prize

    Surfside Beach Sisters-in-Law split $20,000 Prize

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:05:07 GMT
    Sisters-in-law Karen Martin and Teri D'angelo play the lottery together and share the winnings. Saturday the Surfside Beach retirees won and split $500. On their way to lunch Wednesday, the two tried
    Sisters-in-law Karen Martin and Teri D'angelo play the lottery together and share the winnings. Saturday the Surfside Beach retirees won and split $500. On their way to lunch Wednesday, the two tried
  • Teen caught urinating in water supply; reservoir to be flushed

    Teen caught urinating in water supply; reservoir to be flushed

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:59:12 GMT
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught on tape urinating into the reservoir. The urine actually doesn't pose much of a
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught on tape urinating into the reservoir. The urine actually doesn't pose much of a
  • Helicopter searching for clues in the murder of Aynor mother

    Helicopter searching for clues in the murder of Aynor mother

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:40:05 GMT
    Sheriff Wayne Byrd twitter picSheriff Wayne Byrd twitter pic
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms SLED and Horry County Police are conducting an aerial search Thursday of the Great Pee Dee River for clues in the murder of Angie Pipkin. The SLED helicopter
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms SLED and Horry County Police are conducting an aerial search Thursday of the Great Pee Dee River for clues in the murder of Angie Pipkin. The SLED helicopter
  • Second annual CINO Week planned at CCU

    Second annual CINO Week planned at CCU

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:36:05 GMT
    This year marks the second annual CINO (Coastal is Number One) Week at Coastal Carolina University from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27. Most events are free and open to the public. CINO day is Friday,
    This year marks the second annual CINO (Coastal is Number One) Week at Coastal Carolina University from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27. Most events are free and open to the public. CINO day is Friday,
  • Myrtle Beach men wanted in connection with shooting

    Myrtle Beach men wanted in connection with shooting

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:23:04 GMT
    Jarod Shirey , 17, of Myrtle Beach is wanted for attempted murder and burglary. Myrtle Beach Police say Shirey is wanted in connection with a shooting incident and a separate burglary in Myrtle Beach.
    Jarod Shirey , 17, of Myrtle Beach is wanted for attempted murder and burglary. Myrtle Beach Police say Shirey is wanted in connection with a shooting incident and a separate burglary in Myrtle Beach.
  • Several men wanted for assault and attempted robbery in Myrtle Beach, police say

    Several men wanted for assault and attempted robbery in Myrtle Beach, police say

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:15:25 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department needs help in identifying some men captured on surveillance video. Police say they're wanted in connection with an assault and attempted robbery that occurred in the
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department needs help in identifying some men captured on surveillance video. Police say they're wanted in connection with an assault and attempted robbery that occurred in the
  • Boy who received experimental drug from NC company, released from hospital

    Boy who received experimental drug from NC company, released from hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:32:55 GMT
    Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Hardy's mother
    Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Hardy's mother
  • Downtown Redevelopment Corp. interested in Myrtle Beach tax district

    Downtown Redevelopment Corp. interested in Myrtle Beach tax district

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:14:06 GMT
    In 1999 Myrtle Beach City Council created a master plan for the downtown area. Fifteen years later the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is looking at creating a municipal improvement district or MID.
    In 1999 Myrtle Beach City Council created a master plan for the downtown area. Fifteen years later the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is looking at creating a municipal improvement district or MID.
  • Residents blame Horry County for property damage

    Residents blame Horry County for property damage

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:22:58 GMT
    A group of residents are blaming flooding and property damage on, what they say, is a lack of planning from Horry County Officials. Residents of Southbury Drive say a new development being construction
    A group of residents are blaming flooding and property damage on, what they say, is a lack of planning from Horry County Officials. Residents of Southbury Drive say a new development being construction
  • DSS director says she won't step down, sees fixes

    DSS director says she won't step down, sees fixes

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:59:10 GMT
    The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she won't step down. Director Lillian Koller told reporters Wednesday she doesn't think her resignation is necessary and feels there
    The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she won't step down. Director Lillian Koller told reporters Wednesday she doesn't think her resignation is necessary and feels there
  • Injuries reported when RV overturns on US 501

    Injuries reported when RV overturns on US 501

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:35:19 GMT
    At least one person was hurt when a recreational vehicle flipped over on US 501 in Marion County on Wednesday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in the southbound lanes of 501 near Southern
    At least one person was hurt when a recreational vehicle flipped over on US 501 in Marion County on Wednesday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in the southbound lanes of 501 near Southern
  • Mystery of teen girls missing from 1971 is solved when car wreckage is found

    Mystery of teen girls missing from 1971 is solved when car wreckage is found

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:20:12 GMT
    Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought
    Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought
  • Caught on video: Man taking 'selfie' near passing train gets kicked in head

    Caught on video: Man taking 'selfie' near passing train gets kicked in head

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:23:48 GMT
    A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.We've taken the clip and broken it down frame by frame.According to Jared Michael, the
    A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.We've taken the clip and broken it down frame by frame.According to Jared Michael, the
  • Florence farmers' market reopens

    Florence farmers' market reopens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:08:18 GMT
    The farmers' market in Florence reopened Wednesday. It's located at 160 West Evans street in Florence The market features local farmers and artisans. They sell everything from fresh produce, meats,
    The farmers' market in Florence reopened Wednesday. It's located at 160 West Evans street in Florence The market features local farmers and artisans. They sell everything from fresh produce, meats,
  • Honduran man gets 35 years for molesting 9-year-old Horry County girl

    Honduran man gets 35 years for molesting 9-year-old Horry County girl

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:43 GMT
    A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sex crimes with a minor that stretched over the course of more than a year-long period.The trial in the case against
    A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sex crimes with a minor that stretched over the course of more than a year-long period.The trial in the case against
  • Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

    Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:26 GMT
    Aerial Options, based in Mullins, S. C., announced an expansion this week which will include additional employees and a significant capital investment. The company currently employees 13 workers and
    Aerial Options, based in Mullins, S. C., announced an expansion this week which will include additional employees and a significant capital investment. The company currently employees 13 workers and
  • HGTC 'brewing' new degree program to start in fall of 2015

    HGTC 'brewing' new degree program to start in fall of 2015

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:35:41 GMT
    There's a new degree program brewing at Horry Georgetown Technical College. For weeks, the school has researched the pros and cons of a "Beer Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation" Associate's Degree.
    There's a new degree program brewing at Horry Georgetown Technical College. For weeks, the school has researched the pros and cons of a "Beer Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation" Associate's Degree.
  • State treasurer Curtis Loftis named “Champion of Free Enterprise”

    State treasurer Curtis Loftis named “Champion of Free Enterprise”

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:03:02 GMT
    State Treasurer Curtis Loftis was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" at the Free Enterprise Foundation's 8th Annual Awards Dinner on April 15, 2014. The event, held at The Citadel, featured a keynote
    State Treasurer Curtis Loftis was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" at the Free Enterprise Foundation's 8th Annual Awards Dinner on April 15, 2014. The event, held at The Citadel, featured a keynote
  • NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:41:01 GMT
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
  • SC girl burned in meth lab fire, 4 adults facing charges

    SC girl burned in meth lab fire, 4 adults facing charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:50:49 GMT
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injured a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.Three other children were in the Lake Marion-area home during
    Four were charged after a meth lab fire injured a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.Three other children were in the Lake Marion-area home during
  • Missing boy found inside of claw toy grabbing vending machine

    Missing boy found inside of claw toy grabbing vending machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:40:13 GMT
    A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley. Authorities said the child's mother reported her son missing from their Lincoln
    A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley. Authorities said the child's mother reported her son missing from their Lincoln
  • FCSO partners with agencies for Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness

    FCSO partners with agencies for Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:20:32 GMT
    Florence County Sheriff's Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospitals will sponsor a series of training seminars
    Florence County Sheriff's Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospitals will sponsor a series of training seminars
  • Funeral planned for Conway dad who died in crash on US 501

    Funeral planned for Conway dad who died in crash on US 501

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:15:14 GMT
    Funeral plans have been made for a Conway man who died in a crash with a dump truck on US 501 earlier this week.According to officials, the crash happened around 6:30 am Monday at Highway 501 and El Bethel
    Funeral plans have been made for a Conway man who died in a crash with a dump truck on US 501 earlier this week.According to officials, the crash happened around 6:30 am Monday at Highway 501 and El Bethel
  • Free Health Fair in Darlington April 26

    Free Health Fair in Darlington April 26

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:14:42 GMT
    Take control of your health on Saturday, April 26, at a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at Pine Center, 310 Jessamine St., Darlington. Health screenings include cholesterol, blood sugar (8-hour fasting),
    Take control of your health on Saturday, April 26, at a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at Pine Center, 310 Jessamine St., Darlington.
  • Florence Police find body of missing doctor

    Florence Police find body of missing doctor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:00:53 GMT
    Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South
    Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South
  • Pianist Catherine Kautsky to perform at CCU

    Pianist Catherine Kautsky to perform at CCU

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:15:24 GMT
    Pianist Catherine Kautsky, professor of music at Lawrence University, will perform at Coastal Carolina University's Edwards Recital Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are
    Pianist Catherine Kautsky, professor of music at Lawrence University, will perform at Coastal Carolina University's Edwards Recital Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are
  • Myrtle Beach shopping days returns Easter weekend

    Myrtle Beach shopping days returns Easter weekend

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:29 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Shopping Days makes its return to the community over Easter weekend, running from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20, 2014. Residents and visitors are encouraged to shop city businesses
    Myrtle Beach Shopping Days makes its return to the community over Easter weekend, running from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20, 2014. Residents and visitors are encouraged to shop city businesses
  • Boston Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

    Boston Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:10:00 GMT
    BOSTON, MA (CNN)- Lawyers for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will appear in court Wednesday. His lawyers plan to argue that some of the charges should be dropped. Tsarnaev currently faces
    BOSTON, MA (CNN)- Lawyers for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will appear in court Wednesday. His lawyers plan to argue that some of the charges should be dropped. Tsarnaev currently faces
  • USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

    USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:58:39 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications
  • Tent ban passes in Horry County

    Tent ban passes in Horry County

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:30:44 GMT
    Tuesday, Horry County Council passed third and final reading on an ordinance banning beach tents permanently. The ban will affect the county's 14 mile stretch of beaches including areas like Garden City
    Tuesday, Horry County Council passed third and final reading on an ordinance banning beach tents permanently. The ban will affect the county's 14 mile stretch of beaches including areas like Garden City
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  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

    DMV revokes license of Manning Craig's Used Cars dealership with Florence location

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:33:04 GMT
    Craig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google MapsCraig's Used Cars in Manning, Courtesy: Google Maps
    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th...
    Manning Police say a six-month long investigation in conjunction with the DMV, has resulted in license revocations at the Craig's Used Cars dealership there.The dealership, on 402 Sunset Dr. in Manning, also hasa Florence location at 1011 S. Cashua Dr.Though Manning Police say the DMV revoked the dealer's license in their jurisdiction, it was not immediately clear Wednesday morning, what kind of impact the investigation had on the Florence location.Manning Police Lt. S.K. Daniels said that th...
  • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
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