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  • Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

    Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:02:13 GMT
    Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
    Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
  • Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

    Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:54:56 GMT
    Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f...
    Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f...
  • Carfax reports may not tell the whole story

    Carfax reports may not tell the whole story

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:14:27 GMT
    By Diane Lee (WSPA)Of all the calls we get, one of the most common complaints is from people who buy a used car only to find out it's a lemon.Some learn the hard way car reports don't always tell the whole story. There are some key steps you can take to make sure you don't drive off with a clunker.18-year-old Josh Holmes has been saving for a year to buy a car he could drive to college."Saw this, fell in love with it. Asked if anything was wrong. We were told no."From the tone of his voice, y...
    By Diane Lee (WSPA)Of all the calls we get, one of the most common complaints is from people who buy a used car only to find out it's a lemon.Some learn the hard way car reports don't always tell the whole story. There are some key steps you can take to make sure you don't drive off with a clunker.18-year-old Josh Holmes has been saving for a year to buy a car he could drive to college."Saw this, fell in love with it. Asked if anything was wrong. We were told no."From the tone of his voice, y...
  • Top social media scams hitting your news feed

    Top social media scams hitting your news feed

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:10:07 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Whether it's Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, we are wired to be social. And that popularity has attracted some unwanted friends.The Better Business Bureau put out a new alert about scammers now using your favorite sites to promise you quick cash. They ask you to send in money through a prepaid credit card first. But in return, you get nothing.While this scam may seem obvious, others are not.Computer expert Danny Brown says we were reminded of that when a Facebook link cl...
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Whether it's Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, we are wired to be social. And that popularity has attracted some unwanted friends.The Better Business Bureau put out a new alert about scammers now using your favorite sites to promise you quick cash. They ask you to send in money through a prepaid credit card first. But in return, you get nothing.While this scam may seem obvious, others are not.Computer expert Danny Brown says we were reminded of that when a Facebook link cl...
  • New study shows more Americans working longer hours

    New study shows more Americans working longer hours

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:51:40 GMT
    A new Gallup survey shows more Americans work longer than the average 40-hour work-week and that includes working on Labor Day.James Stegall spent his Labor Day weekend doing what he loves most. He's a co-owner at Island Adventure Watersports in Myrtle Beach. He said he wanted to make a mark on the community his first summer season in business.“Any of our days that are hot and the phones are ringing we want to be here...
    A new Gallup survey shows more Americans work longer than the average 40-hour work-week and that includes working on Labor Day.James Stegall spent his Labor Day weekend doing what he loves most. He's a co-owner at Island Adventure Watersports in Myrtle Beach. He said he wanted to make a mark on the community his first summer season in business.“Any of our days that are hot and the phones are ringing we want to be here...
  • Labor Day heath tips; staying safe on the holiday

    Labor Day heath tips; staying safe on the holiday

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:32:56 GMT
    Healthy grilling optionsHealthy grilling options
    It's labor day which means a lot of families will be celebrating before they go back to the school routine. And with any celebration it's good to keep safety in mind. It may be the end of the summer, but that doesn't mean you can throw your cares to the surf.Health experts say it's still wise to approach any holiday with caution. If you're watching your weight, don't give in to all the chips and dip; enjoy veggies, lean meat like chicken and avoid the sugary sodas, because they are high in ca...
    It's labor day which means a lot of families will be celebrating before they go back to the school routine. And with any celebration it's good to keep safety in mind. It may be the end of the summer, but that doesn't mean you can throw your cares to the surf.Health experts say it's still wise to approach any holiday with caution. If you're watching your weight, don't give in to all the chips and dip; enjoy veggies, lean meat like chicken and avoid the sugary sodas, because they are high in ca...
  • Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

    Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:38:46 GMT
    Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle. Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle.
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet.
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet.
  • Tropical Depression 5 forms in Bay of Campeche

    Tropical Depression 5 forms in Bay of Campeche

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:07:51 GMT
    As of 5 pm Monday evening, Tropical Depression 5 has formed in theBay of Campeche (SW Gulf of Mexico). Sustained winds are 30 mph, movement is WNW at 15 mph and minimum central pressure is 1009 mb.It is currently forecasted to strengthen to Tropical Storm Dolly before making landfall in Mexico. No threat to the Carolinas.Track the storm on our Hurricane Tracker Page
    As of 5 pm Monday evening, Tropical Depression 5 has formed in theBay of Campeche (SW Gulf of Mexico). Sustained winds are 30 mph, movement is WNW at 15 mph and minimum central pressure is 1009 mb.It is currently forecasted to strengthen to Tropical Storm Dolly before making landfall in Mexico. No threat to the Carolinas.Track the storm on our Hurricane Tracker Page
  • Olive Garden delivers food to police, fire, and hospital staff this Labor Day

    Olive Garden delivers food to police, fire, and hospital staff this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:03:29 GMT
    Olive Garden in Florence delivers food to police officers working this Labor Day.Olive Garden in Florence delivers food to police officers working this Labor Day.
    Olive Garden is celebrating its 13th consecutive year of delivering lunches on Labor Day in local communities. This year, more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve special lunches to honor firefighters, police officers and hospital staff who serve their communities every day. Olive Garden's Labor Day lunch deliveries represent the ongoing commitment local restaurant teams have to serving their local communities.Several Olive Garden restaurants in our area took p...
    Olive Garden is celebrating its 13th consecutive year of delivering lunches on Labor Day in local communities. This year, more than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve special lunches to honor firefighters, police officers and hospital staff who serve their communities every day. Olive Garden's Labor Day lunch deliveries represent the ongoing commitment local restaurant teams have to serving their local communities.Several Olive Garden restaurants in our area took p...
  • Firefighters finish lawn for heart attack victim

    Firefighters finish lawn for heart attack victim

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:27:19 GMT
    Firefighters finish mowing lawn for heart attack victim.Firefighters finish mowing lawn for heart attack victim.
    A Texas family was brought to tears by a random act of kindness by a group of firefighters. The men fought to save a man's life then offered help in a way his family never expected. It was a normal call for the men of engine 4 in Baytown.John McCormick, 65, collapsed while mowing his front yard. He had a history of heart trouble. This time his heart stopped.Firefighters and EMT's revived him and followed the ambulance to the hospital. But then engine driver Luke Bednarek had an idea and they ...
    A Texas family was brought to tears by a random act of kindness by a group of firefighters. The men fought to save a man's life then offered help in a way his family never expected. It was a normal call for the men of engine 4 in Baytown.John McCormick, 65, collapsed while mowing his front yard. He had a history of heart trouble. This time his heart stopped.Firefighters and EMT's revived him and followed the ambulance to the hospital. But then engine driver Luke Bednarek had an idea and they ...
  • NC man offers "green" burials for environmentally conscious

    NC man offers "green" burials for environmentally conscious

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:21:14 GMT
    It's a growing trend in the Tar Heel state: people wanting an eco-friendly burial. A Chatham County man is helping people take their wish to go green to the grave.At the Melleray Farmstead in Bear Creek, Don Byrne works to make pine coffins with out any power tools for those who want to keep their carbon footprint small until the very end."Natural green burials are growing in the state of North Carolina and all over," said Don Byrne's wife, Lakaisha. "They are embracing it again just because ...
    It's a growing trend in the Tar Heel state: people wanting an eco-friendly burial. A Chatham County man is helping people take their wish to go green to the grave.At the Melleray Farmstead in Bear Creek, Don Byrne works to make pine coffins with out any power tools for those who want to keep their carbon footprint small until the very end."Natural green burials are growing in the state of North Carolina and all over," said Don Byrne's wife, Lakaisha. "They are embracing it again just because ...
  • South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

    South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:04:53 GMT
    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages.The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor.College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an ad c...
    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages.The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor.College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an ad c...
  • 99-pack of beer sells out the first day

    99-pack of beer sells out the first day

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:30:05 GMT
    Everything is bigger in Texas, including the packs of beer! Besides the normal 6-pack or 12-pack, asmall brewery in Austin, Texas came up with theidea of a 99-pack. It kind of reminds you of the song "99 bottles of beer".Peacemaker Ale came out with a case of 99 cans that measures seven-feet long, weighs 82 pounds and costs $99.Austin Beerworks made 20 of the 99-packs and they sold out the first daythey were available lastweek. Since demandwas so well received, the brewery plans to make anoth...
    Everything is bigger in Texas, including the packs of beer! Besides the normal 6-pack or 12-pack, asmall brewery in Austin, Texas came up with theidea of a 99-pack. It kind of reminds you of the song "99 bottles of beer".Peacemaker Ale came out with a case of 99 cans that measures seven-feet long, weighs 82 pounds and costs $99.Austin Beerworks made 20 of the 99-packs and they sold out the first daythey were available lastweek. Since demandwas so well received, the brewery plans to make anoth...
  • Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

    Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:04:56 GMT
    Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.
    Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin...
    Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin...
  • Emergency landing in SC for Allegiant passengers

    Emergency landing in SC for Allegiant passengers

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:57:31 GMT
    Emergency landing at Greeneville-Spartanburg airport.Emergency landing at Greeneville-Spartanburg airport.
    Allegiant Air flight 683, scheduled from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Orlando-Sanford Sunday, experienced a cabin pressurization issue approximately two hours after take off. The pilots landed the aircraft at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport. The oxygen masks were dispensed for passengers but no reports of any injuries. Passengers were rebooked on flights and given overnight hotel accommodation.
    Allegiant Air flight 683, scheduled from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Orlando-Sanford Sunday, experienced a cabin pressurization issue approximately two hours after take off. The pilots landed the aircraft at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport. The oxygen masks were dispensed for passengers but no reports of any injuries. Passengers were rebooked on flights and given overnight hotel accommodation.
  • Investigation into NC fire that killed 6 continues

    Investigation into NC fire that killed 6 continues

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:56:32 GMT
    State and federal agents continue to investigate a fire that killed six people inside a Sampson County mobile home.Sheriff's Capt. Eric Pope says the State Bureau of Investigation and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are processing evidence found at the fire that quickly engulfed the trailer in Garland early Saturday morning.Pope says it could Tuesday before more information, including the names of those killed, is released. Neighbors say the victims included a ...
    State and federal agents continue to investigate a fire that killed six people inside a Sampson County mobile home.Sheriff's Capt. Eric Pope says the State Bureau of Investigation and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are processing evidence found at the fire that quickly engulfed the trailer in Garland early Saturday morning.Pope says it could Tuesday before more information, including the names of those killed, is released. Neighbors say the victims included a ...
  • 2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

    2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:51:52 GMT
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek.McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured.McCullough ...
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek.McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured.McCullough ...
  • Missing Darlington County man found safe

    Missing Darlington County man found safe

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:23:49 GMT
    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office reports Monday morning Charles Andrews, 41, is now safe and being treated at a medical facility. He was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area Sunday night and there was concern about his safety because of a possible mental condition.
    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office reports Monday morning Charles Andrews, 41, is now safe and being treated at a medical facility. He was last known to be in the Dovesville or Society Hill area Sunday night and there was concern about his safety because of a possible mental condition.

  • Water main break at UNC closes building

    Water main break at UNC closes building

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:13:31 GMT
    Greenlaw Hall is currently closed while crews clean up after water main break.Greenlaw Hall is currently closed while crews clean up after water main break.
    A water main break has shut down a building at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Greenlaw Hall had to be evacuated and closed as water streamed down the stairs and onto the sidewalks. Crews cleaned through the night and the building remains closed until it is deemed safe. School is closed Monday for the holiday but Tuesday students head back to class. It's unclear whether or not classes will be elsewhere. The area outside the building is also closed of...
    A water main break has shut down a building at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Greenlaw Hall had to be evacuated and closed as water streamed down the stairs and onto the sidewalks. Crews cleaned through the night and the building remains closed until it is deemed safe. School is closed Monday for the holiday but Tuesday students head back to class. It's unclear whether or not classes will be elsewhere. The area outside the building is also closed of...
  • Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

    Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:49:35 GMT
    Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84...
    Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84...
  • Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road; police make arrest

    Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road; police make arrest

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:29:16 GMT
    Andrew Lanzaro arrested following fatal hit-and-run.Andrew Lanzaro arrested following fatal hit-and-run.
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people were struck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when it swerved off the road. Authorities said the car, which belongs to Lanzaro, was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the wind...
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people were struck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when it swerved off the road. Authorities said the car, which belongs to Lanzaro, was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the wind...
  • 5 killed in CO plane crash

    5 killed in CO plane crash

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:14:17 GMT
    5 killed in CO plane crash 5 killed in CO plane crash
    All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the crash, three people were declared dead at the scene and two were taken to hospitals.The Boulder Daily Camera reports that their names and ages are being withheld by the Weld County Coroner's Offic...
    All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the crash, three people were declared dead at the scene and two were taken to hospitals.The Boulder Daily Camera reports that their names and ages are being withheld by the Weld County Coroner's Offic...
  • 5 injured in MD boat explosion

    5 injured in MD boat explosion

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:36:39 GMT
    Boat explosion in Ocean PInes, MD Boat explosion in Ocean PInes, MD
    Five people were injured in a boat explosion off the coast of Maryland. Maryland natural resource police say three of those injured were taken to a burn center. It's unclear how badly they were hurt.The 24-foot boat burst into flames as it was getting ready to pull away from the dock in Ocean Pines.A man who lives near the dock snapped these photos of the aftermath of the explosion. The cause is still under investigation.
    Five people were injured in a boat explosion off the coast of Maryland. Maryland natural resource police say three of those injured were taken to a burn center. It's unclear how badly they were hurt.The 24-foot boat burst into flames as it was getting ready to pull away from the dock in Ocean Pines.A man who lives near the dock snapped these photos of the aftermath of the explosion. The cause is still under investigation.
  • Bad weather wrecks Labor Day plans for some

    Bad weather wrecks Labor Day plans for some

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:04:50 GMT
    Possible tornado in Worcester, MA.Possible tornado in Worcester, MA.
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area, the Fire Department of New York said. The men were being treated at a hospital, and the extent of their injuries was unknown. Tor...
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area, the Fire Department of New York said. The men were being treated at a hospital, and the extent of their injuries was unknown. Tor...
  • Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

    Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:46:21 GMT
    Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.
    Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
    Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
  • Retired police dog rescued from SC house fire

    Retired police dog rescued from SC house fire

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:31:57 GMT
    A fire in Belton Sunday damaged an employee of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office's home. Four departments responded to the home on River Street outside of Belton. When firefighters arrived, a heavy amount of smoke was coming from the home. Belton, Cheddar, Friendship, and Rock Springs Fire Departments responded. Belton was first on scene. It took the firefighters about ten minutes to put the fire under control according to Assistant Fire Chief Robby Land with the Cheddar Fire Department. W...
    A fire in Belton Sunday damaged an employee of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office's home. Four departments responded to the home on River Street outside of Belton. When firefighters arrived, a heavy amount of smoke was coming from the home. Belton, Cheddar, Friendship, and Rock Springs Fire Departments responded. Belton was first on scene. It took the firefighters about ten minutes to put the fire under control according to Assistant Fire Chief Robby Land with the Cheddar Fire Department. W...
  • Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer

    Labor Day marks the end of "100 Deadly Days" of summer

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:58:51 GMT
    Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random...
    Labor Day weekend ends the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" in South Carolina.In both the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, state troopers have investigated more than 41 deadly accidents since May 27th.That's despite a 16 percent drop in road deaths statewide this summer. 172 people have died on state roads so far this year. Last year, at this time that number topped 200. Expect more troopers on area roads Labor Day Monday. Random...
  • BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital

    BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach raises money for Shriners Hospital

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:56:45 GMT
    Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr...
    Hundreds of BBQ lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach on Saturday at the 9th annual "Beach, Boogie and BBQ" festival at the Market Common.More than 40 groups compete to prove they have the best in the state. The weekend includes live music, drinks and even a corn hole tournament.But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food, it's about giving back to people in our community.The Gr...
  • Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

    Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:55:55 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
  • Police detain suspect for questioning in cutting incident

    Police detain suspect for questioning in cutting incident

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:45:46 GMT
    Police in Mullins have detained one person in connection to a cutting incident Sunday night.Capt. Graham with the Mullins Police Department says officers were called to Park Street after 8 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, Graham says officers found a victim with cut wounds.The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Police have not released the identity of the person detained for questioning.
    Police in Mullins have detained one person in connection to a cutting incident Sunday night.Capt. Graham with the Mullins Police Department says officers were called to Park Street after 8 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, Graham says officers found a victim with cut wounds.The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Police have not released the identity of the person detained for questioning.
  • Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

    Myrtle Beach scheduled to start $10 million ocean outfall project

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:44:53 GMT
    The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project...
    The City of Myrtle Beach plans to begin on a new multi-million dollar ocean outfall project this fall.City spokesman Mark Kruea says the project will be centered on 4th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. The $10.4 million project aims to carry rainwater under the beach and push it 1,200 feet into the ocean. There, it will disperse beyond the surf zone.Kruea says construction is expected to start immediately after Labor Day and last through November 2015.This is the fourth ocean outfall project...
  • Wife witnesses husband's stabbing death in Marion County

    Wife witnesses husband's stabbing death in Marion County

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:59:11 GMT
    MULLINS, S.C. (WBTW) - The City of Mullins Police Department investigates a stabbing death that happened Saturday night.Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says Raymond Legette, of Mullins, died at Carolinas Hospital, in Marion, around 8:45 p.m. Richardson says Legette was stabbed.He says Legette's wife witnessed the stabbing and the suspect has been arrested.
    MULLINS, S.C. (WBTW) - The City of Mullins Police Department investigates a stabbing death that happened Saturday night.Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says Raymond Legette, of Mullins, died at Carolinas Hospital, in Marion, around 8:45 p.m. Richardson says Legette was stabbed.He says Legette's wife witnessed the stabbing and the suspect has been arrested.
  • HCFR: Unattended cooking to blame for mobile home fire

    HCFR: Unattended cooking to blame for mobile home fire

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:45:20 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue investigators say unattended cooking is to blame for a mobile home fire early Sunday afternoon.Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins says the fire happened at a home in the 4100-block of Highland Drive in the Joyner Swamp Community of Horry County.When firefighters arrived on scene, heavy smoke was coming from the home.Gibbins says the fire displaced one family. The American Red Cross is assisting.
    Horry County Fire Rescue investigators say unattended cooking is to blame for a mobile home fire early Sunday afternoon.Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins says the fire happened at a home in the 4100-block of Highland Drive in the Joyner Swamp Community of Horry County.When firefighters arrived on scene, heavy smoke was coming from the home.Gibbins says the fire displaced one family. The American Red Cross is assisting.
  • Person killed in Williamsburg County crash

    Person killed in Williamsburg County crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:44:57 GMT
    WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning.Sergeant Bob Beres, with SCHP, says a person was attempting to cross US 52, when a woman driving an SUV hit and killed him or her. Beres says the wreck happened at 3:15 a.m. near Old Gapway Road.The Williamsburg County Corner's Office has not released the victim's name.
    WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning.Sergeant Bob Beres, with SCHP, says a person was attempting to cross US 52, when a woman driving an SUV hit and killed him or her. Beres says the wreck happened at 3:15 a.m. near Old Gapway Road.The Williamsburg County Corner's Office has not released the victim's name.
  • Driver dies in Florence County crash

    Driver dies in Florence County crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:52:21 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash in Florence County.Troopers say it happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night.Sergeant Bob Beres, with SCHP, says the driver of a 1999Mercury was traveling south on Secondary 145, also known as Darlington Street, near Timmsonville, when he or she drove off the left side of the road and hit the trees.The driver died. The Florence County Coroner's Office has not released the victim's name.
    FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash in Florence County.Troopers say it happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night.Sergeant Bob Beres, with SCHP, says the driver of a 1999Mercury was traveling south on Secondary 145, also known as Darlington Street, near Timmsonville, when he or she drove off the left side of the road and hit the trees.The driver died. The Florence County Coroner's Office has not released the victim's name.
  • SCDNR continues courtesy boat checks on Grand Strand

    SCDNR continues courtesy boat checks on Grand Strand

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:38:34 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) -The South Carolina Department of Natural Resourcesis giving back to the community Sunday with courtesy boat checks before you hit the water for Labor Day Weekend.The agency offers the free inspectionsduring holiday weekends. Agents check boaters' registration, lifejacket count, and make sure there is a whistle and fire extinguisher on board, among other things.DNRagents say they want boaters to have fun, but be responsible while doing so."Be safe and watch for other boate...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) -The South Carolina Department of Natural Resourcesis giving back to the community Sunday with courtesy boat checks before you hit the water for Labor Day Weekend.The agency offers the free inspectionsduring holiday weekends. Agents check boaters' registration, lifejacket count, and make sure there is a whistle and fire extinguisher on board, among other things.DNRagents say they want boaters to have fun, but be responsible while doing so."Be safe and watch for other boate...
  • Missing Darlington man returns home safely, according to DCSO

    Missing Darlington man returns home safely, according to DCSO

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-08-31 08:36:44 GMT
    Vincent Moore, who is missing. Photo from Darlington County SheriffVincent Moore, who is missing. Photo from Darlington County Sheriff
    Vincent Moore, 52, went missing from his West Old Camden Road in Hartsville on Tuesday afternoon. He was reportedly headed to the Columbia area. His sister in Columbia never heard from him. Moore has known medical conditions and left medications at
    Vincent Moore, 52, went missing from his West Old Camden Road in Hartsville on Tuesday afternoon. He was reportedly headed to the Columbia area. His sister in Columbia never heard from him. Moore has known medical conditions and left medications at
  • Hard work and "sweat" help to restore Rosenwald Elementary-Middle school's playground

    Hard work and "sweat" help to restore Rosenwald Elementary-Middle school's playground

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:38:27 GMT
    Saturday's are usually designated as a day spent doing yard work.It's an all day task, dreaded by most when it rolls around.However, for some folks in Darlington County on Saturday they may have had a hard time agreeing to that."How can I sit home this morning and not come when I preached to a congregation of folks last night and told them...hey the harvest is plentiful. We all got to get out there and roll up our sle...
    Saturday's are usually designated as a day spent doing yard work.It's an all day task, dreaded by most when it rolls around.However, for some folks in Darlington County on Saturday they may have had a hard time agreeing to that."How can I sit home this morning and not come when I preached to a congregation of folks last night and told them...hey the harvest is plentiful. We all got to get out there and roll up our sle...
  • Hundreds gather for third annual rice festival

    Hundreds gather for third annual rice festival

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:17:31 GMT
    Hundreds celebrated the Pee Dee's rich history on Saturday at the third annual Community Rice Festival in Darlington County.New Hopewell Baptist Church and New Vision Development Corporation hosted the event.Festivities included variety of vendors and entertainment, along with fun for the kids."We want to show them that they can actually be successful, they can prosper, they can actually live within their socio-econom...
    Hundreds celebrated the Pee Dee's rich history on Saturday at the third annual Community Rice Festival in Darlington County.New Hopewell Baptist Church and New Vision Development Corporation hosted the event.Festivities included variety of vendors and entertainment, along with fun for the kids."We want to show them that they can actually be successful, they can prosper, they can actually live within their socio-econom...
  • Go Ape Treetop Adventures opens in North Myrtle Beach

    Go Ape Treetop Adventures opens in North Myrtle Beach

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:00:01 GMT
    Go Ape Treetop Adventure at North Myrtle Beach is set to open Saturday August 30. The zip line and treetop adventure course is located at the North Myrtle Beach Park Sports Complex. The course has 5 zip lines, with 2 taking you across a 25 acre clear blue lake on the Southeast side of the park. The course is made up of numerous rope ladders and crossings to include the Spiders Web, Zigzag Bridge, Flying Carpet and Jungle Crossing, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines. Zip line #5 is Go Ape's long...
    Go Ape Treetop Adventure at North Myrtle Beach is set to open Saturday August 30. The zip line and treetop adventure course is located at the North Myrtle Beach Park Sports Complex. The course has 5 zip lines, with 2 taking you across a 25 acre clear blue lake on the Southeast side of the park. The course is made up of numerous rope ladders and crossings to include the Spiders Web, Zigzag Bridge, Flying Carpet and Jungle Crossing, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines. Zip line #5 is Go Ape's long...
  • Deputies: Manhunt suspect in custody

    Deputies: Manhunt suspect in custody

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:36:17 GMT
    Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available.
    Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available.
  • Clio, Blenheim Fire Departments put out Saturday morning blaze

    Clio, Blenheim Fire Departments put out Saturday morning blaze

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:15:17 GMT
    MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The Clio Rural Fire Department and Blenheim Fire Department responded to a single-family home fire around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Marlboro County Fire Coordinator Keith Hughes says when firefighters arrived on the scene near Wanda and Gregory Streets, the home was fully engulfed with flames. He says the home is a total loss and that a barn near it was also damaged.Hughes says no one was injured in the fire. The fire departments continue to investigate a cause.
    MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The Clio Rural Fire Department and Blenheim Fire Department responded to a single-family home fire around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Marlboro County Fire Coordinator Keith Hughes says when firefighters arrived on the scene near Wanda and Gregory Streets, the home was fully engulfed with flames. He says the home is a total loss and that a barn near it was also damaged.Hughes says no one was injured in the fire. The fire departments continue to investigate a cause.
  • North Myrtle Beach man dies a week after crash

    North Myrtle Beach man dies a week after crash

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:11:10 GMT
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says a man died nearly a week after his motorcycle crashed on the north end.He says Michael Paley, 55, of North Myrtle Beach, was pronounced dead Friday night. Fowler says Paley was not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 31, near mile marker 5. The crash happened Saturday, August 23 around 7 p.m.
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says a man died nearly a week after his motorcycle crashed on the north end.He says Michael Paley, 55, of North Myrtle Beach, was pronounced dead Friday night. Fowler says Paley was not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 31, near mile marker 5. The crash happened Saturday, August 23 around 7 p.m.
  • Horry County Police investigates woman's murder

    Horry County Police investigates woman's murder

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:10:19 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler ruled a 21-year-old's death a homicide.He says Eboni Drayton, of the Conway area, was pronounced dead Friday night around 9:00. He says an autopsy revealed Drayton died of blunt force trauma. He ruled her manner-of-death a homicide.He says it happened off of 701 in Horry County.We are awaiting more information from the Horry County Police Department. Stay with News 13 and WBTW.com as more information becomes available.
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler ruled a 21-year-old's death a homicide.He says Eboni Drayton, of the Conway area, was pronounced dead Friday night around 9:00. He says an autopsy revealed Drayton died of blunt force trauma. He ruled her manner-of-death a homicide.He says it happened off of 701 in Horry County.We are awaiting more information from the Horry County Police Department. Stay with News 13 and WBTW.com as more information becomes available.
  • Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

    Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:02:37 GMT
    Twitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on TwitterTwitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on Twitter
    Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
    Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
  • Crews fight house fire north of Conway

    Crews fight house fire north of Conway

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:27:05 GMT
    Google map of the approximate location of the house fireGoogle map of the approximate location of the house fire
    Horry County and Conway fire units were fighting a house fire on Friday night. The fire broke out in a double-wide mobile home in the Maple Community, which is north of Conway and just south of SC 22, officials said.
    Horry County and Conway fire units were fighting a house fire on Friday night. The fire broke out in a double-wide mobile home in the Maple Community, which is north of Conway and just south of SC 22, officials said.
  • Fact Check: Sheheen ad says Haley "hid" computer hacking scandal

    Fact Check: Sheheen ad says Haley "hid" computer hacking scandal

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:24:12 GMT
    By Robert KittleA new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012.The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."It's true that Gov. Haley waited more than two weeks to announce the breach, but there's a reason she didn't. The State Law Enforcement Division and the Secret Serv...
    By Robert KittleA new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012.The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."It's true that Gov. Haley waited more than two weeks to announce the breach, but there's a reason she didn't. The State Law Enforcement Division and the Secret Serv...
  • Huge traffic backup after serious crash on I-20

    Huge traffic backup after serious crash on I-20

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:34:38 GMT
    A major crash on I-20 a few miles west of the I-95 interchange has blocked lanes on Friday afternoon.The crash happened around 4:30 pm about 2 miles west of Exit 131-US 401.Around 5:30, the Darlington County Sheriff posted a Facebook photo that showed a helicopter
    A major crash on I-20 a few miles west of the I-95 interchange has blocked lanes on Friday afternoon.The crash happened around 4:30 pm about 2 miles west of Exit 131-US 401.Around 5:30, the Darlington County Sheriff posted a Facebook photo that showed a helicopter
  • Horry County Schools prepares to pass out iPads and tablets

    Horry County Schools prepares to pass out iPads and tablets

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:42:23 GMT
    Horry County School District requires students to sign an agreement that allows them to use the school-issued iPad or tablet. "We want the students to have iPads. It's a device that will really give them some more individualized instruction," said Principal of Forestbrook Middle School April Scott.The iPads currently sit in boxes in the library at Forestbrook Middle School, but thedevices will be in the hands of students next week. Horry County School officials say the new technology is neces...
    Horry County School District requires students to sign an agreement that allows them to use the school-issued iPad or tablet. "We want the students to have iPads. It's a device that will really give them some more individualized instruction," said Principal of Forestbrook Middle School April Scott.The iPads currently sit in boxes in the library at Forestbrook Middle School, but thedevices will be in the hands of students next week. Horry County School officials say the new technology is neces...
  • "Upscale" retail complex planned in Myrtle Beach

    "Upscale" retail complex planned in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:09:20 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) – A planned upscale retail / office complex located at the intersection of 44th Avenue North and Kings Highway will break ground this fall. The 36,000 square footretail/office complex to be known as The Shoppes at Magnolia Row will be ready for tenant occupancy in the fall of 2015. The upscale mixed use center will consist of restaurant / retail on the first floor and Class A office space on the second floor. Brown Bethune, CCIM and Phil Bethune of Tradd Comme...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) – A planned upscale retail / office complex located at the intersection of 44th Avenue North and Kings Highway will break ground this fall. The 36,000 square footretail/office complex to be known as The Shoppes at Magnolia Row will be ready for tenant occupancy in the fall of 2015. The upscale mixed use center will consist of restaurant / retail on the first floor and Class A office space on the second floor. Brown Bethune, CCIM and Phil Bethune of Tradd Comme...
  • Robeson County veterinarian bit at rabies clinic

    Robeson County veterinarian bit at rabies clinic

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:22:19 GMT
    Dr. Brooks was bit by a pit bull during a rabies clinic.Dr. Brooks was bit by a pit bull during a rabies clinic.
    A local veterinarian who was trying to give a dog a rabies vaccination shot suffered a serious dog bite to his face. The White House Fire Department was hosting the clinic for the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association Thursday. Dr. David E. Brooks, of the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, reportedly went to a vehicle to give a shot to a pit bull when it bit his lip. Dr. Brooks underwent surgery and is on his way home Friday, according to the folks at Pembroke Veterinary Hospital. He will ...
    A local veterinarian who was trying to give a dog a rabies vaccination shot suffered a serious dog bite to his face. The White House Fire Department was hosting the clinic for the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association Thursday. Dr. David E. Brooks, of the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, reportedly went to a vehicle to give a shot to a pit bull when it bit his lip. Dr. Brooks underwent surgery and is on his way home Friday, according to the folks at Pembroke Veterinary Hospital. He will ...
  • Myrtle Beach Police unveil new observation tower

    Myrtle Beach Police unveil new observation tower

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:29:54 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) Beach, Boogie, and BBQ festival goers may see the Grand Strand's newest crime fighting tool on display this Labor Day weekend at The Market Common.Myrtle Beach Police are using a new observation tower, called a Sky Watch Tower, in the parking lot of Horry-Georgetown Tech's Grand Strand campus and adjacent to the festival for the first time. When fully operational, the tower allows one or two officers to position themselves 25 feet above the ground and allows them to use up...
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) Beach, Boogie, and BBQ festival goers may see the Grand Strand's newest crime fighting tool on display this Labor Day weekend at The Market Common.Myrtle Beach Police are using a new observation tower, called a Sky Watch Tower, in the parking lot of Horry-Georgetown Tech's Grand Strand campus and adjacent to the festival for the first time. When fully operational, the tower allows one or two officers to position themselves 25 feet above the ground and allows them to use up...
  • 72-year old raped; Conway Police trying to find suspect

    72-year old raped; Conway Police trying to find suspect

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:09:00 GMT
    The Conway Police Department is asking for help identifying a possible suspect from an assault that occurred Monday morning. Conway Police state the victim had left Conway Hospital after visiting her husband and went home to the 1300 block of Creel Street. The report said after she had gone into her home, her doorbell rang. She answered it and a man, wearing some sort of security uniform, forced his way into the home. The victim said he forced her into her bedroom and raped her. There's not a...
    The Conway Police Department is asking for help identifying a possible suspect from an assault that occurred Monday morning. Conway Police state the victim had left Conway Hospital after visiting her husband and went home to the 1300 block of Creel Street. The report said after she had gone into her home, her doorbell rang. She answered it and a man, wearing some sort of security uniform, forced his way into the home. The victim said he forced her into her bedroom and raped her. There's not a...
  • 9th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ brings new events and location change

    9th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ brings new events and location change

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:05:29 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - This 9th annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ begins Friday at The Market Common but this year it'll be at a new location. Organizers moved the event to the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conference Center near Grand Park.Crews spent Thursday setting up tents and getting things in order for the 42 groups expected to participate in this year's event.Known as the official barbecue championship of South Carolina., organizers say it takes nearly a year to plan an event of ...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - This 9th annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ begins Friday at The Market Common but this year it'll be at a new location. Organizers moved the event to the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conference Center near Grand Park.Crews spent Thursday setting up tents and getting things in order for the 42 groups expected to participate in this year's event.Known as the official barbecue championship of South Carolina., organizers say it takes nearly a year to plan an event of ...
  • Small plane crashes in front yard of NC home

    Small plane crashes in front yard of NC home

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:19:36 GMT
    One person was injured in a small plane crash in Granville County near the Wake County line late Thursday night. The Cessna 150 clipped some trees and then came down in the front yard of the home located at 3002 Krogen Court in Granville County. Sources told WNCN's Steve Sbraccia that the plane actually landed on top of a propane tank after clipping the trees.The homeowners didn't call 911 because, as they told officials, they slept through the crash and didn't hear the plane come down. Altho...
    One person was injured in a small plane crash in Granville County near the Wake County line late Thursday night. The Cessna 150 clipped some trees and then came down in the front yard of the home located at 3002 Krogen Court in Granville County. Sources told WNCN's Steve Sbraccia that the plane actually landed on top of a propane tank after clipping the trees.The homeowners didn't call 911 because, as they told officials, they slept through the crash and didn't hear the plane come down. Altho...
  • Golf clubs and computer taken from Georgetown home; deputies look for suspect

    Golf clubs and computer taken from Georgetown home; deputies look for suspect

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:06:45 GMT
    Kristopher Cooper (L) Mariah Ray (R)Kristopher Cooper (L) Mariah Ray (R)
    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in locating Kristopher Baron Cooper, 37,of Georgetown in connection with a burglary.On August 18, 2014, two suspects forced entry through the back door of Wedgefield Plantation Country Club locatedalong the 100block ofClubhouse Lane in Georgetown. The suspects stole several golf clubs and computer equipment from the clubhouse and fuel from the maintenance shed.The two suspects initially appeared on surveillance v...
    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in locating Kristopher Baron Cooper, 37,of Georgetown in connection with a burglary.On August 18, 2014, two suspects forced entry through the back door of Wedgefield Plantation Country Club locatedalong the 100block ofClubhouse Lane in Georgetown. The suspects stole several golf clubs and computer equipment from the clubhouse and fuel from the maintenance shed.The two suspects initially appeared on surveillance v...
  • Suds and faith at a CA laundromat

    Suds and faith at a CA laundromat

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:50:25 GMT
    Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.Amid the comforting routine of fluffing and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often find ways to help that go beyond free...
    Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.Amid the comforting routine of fluffing and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often find ways to help that go beyond free...
  • Child expelled from preschool after mom's Facebook post

    Child expelled from preschool after mom's Facebook post

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:20:23 GMT
    A four-year-old was expelled from his Florida preschool after his mother criticized the school on her Facebook page.According to WPVI-TV, Ashley Habat was upset about how the way the school handled picture day. She said she did not realize when it was until she was dropping her son off at school."The administrator of the preschool checking him in, she's like, 'Well it's picture day. Are you excited?' And you know, he of course just went on to class. But I had mentioned that they didn't give e...
    A four-year-old was expelled from his Florida preschool after his mother criticized the school on her Facebook page.According to WPVI-TV, Ashley Habat was upset about how the way the school handled picture day. She said she did not realize when it was until she was dropping her son off at school."The administrator of the preschool checking him in, she's like, 'Well it's picture day. Are you excited?' And you know, he of course just went on to class. But I had mentioned that they didn't give e...
  • Florence County gets a Miracle League team

    Florence County gets a Miracle League team

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:12:23 GMT
    Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to...
    Some Pee Dee parents who wanted to start a Miracle League in Florence met with Florence County council to request the league.Council agreed and now Florence has a Miracle League.Miracle League is baseball for children 4 years and older with special needs who would not normally get the opportunity to participate in sports. Parents can register their child at Florence County Parks and Recreation until September 3, 2014.Registration is free! The first game is September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m."As to...
  • Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County

    Clemson Road is one of the most stolen street signs in Horry County

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:11:55 GMT
    It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the...
    It's no secret that South Carolinians love college football and they have some interesting way of showing it. Bobby Gillilan lives on Clemson in Road. The street doesn't share any resemblance to the university, but it does have the name in common. While Death Valley attract fans looking to cheer on the Tigers, Clemson Road attracts fans looking to steal."About as fast as they put it up, somebody steals it," said Gillilan.Gillilan said as long as he's lived there, people have been stealing the...
  • Push for police body cameras grows after death of Ferguson man

    Push for police body cameras grows after death of Ferguson man

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:11:15 GMT
    More than two weeks since the fatal police shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri man, some are pushing for officers across the country to be equipped with body cameras. Some law enforcement agencies in the Pee Dee already implement the technology. “Video doesn't forget,” says Darlington City Police Chief Dan Watson, who tells his officers to record everything using body cameras. “So when another person gets an opportunity ...
    More than two weeks since the fatal police shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri man, some are pushing for officers across the country to be equipped with body cameras. Some law enforcement agencies in the Pee Dee already implement the technology. “Video doesn't forget,” says Darlington City Police Chief Dan Watson, who tells his officers to record everything using body cameras. “So when another person gets an opportunity ...
  • CCU students struggle to find jobs

    CCU students struggle to find jobs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:53:23 GMT
    During the semester, many Coastal Carolina Students say they struggle finding jobs due to businesses scaling back after Labor Day.For many Labor Day is the official end to summer.In Myrtle Beach and Horry County, many businesses either close or down-size during the off season.For students looking for work it can cause issues."It kind of sucks looking for a job,” said Ashley Smith.Smith and her husband just got out of ...
    During the semester, many Coastal Carolina Students say they struggle finding jobs due to businesses scaling back after Labor Day.For many Labor Day is the official end to summer.In Myrtle Beach and Horry County, many businesses either close or down-size during the off season.For students looking for work it can cause issues."It kind of sucks looking for a job,” said Ashley Smith.Smith and her husband just got out of ...
  • College scholarships: how a little strategy can improve your chances

    College scholarships: how a little strategy can improve your chances

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:44:39 GMT
    By Diane Lee (WSPA)Government data shows tuition soared more than a thousand percent in the last 35 years. Now the amount in scholarship money is also on the rise. But you need to plan ahead to get a piece of the pie.80% of Jacob Balmer's tuition at Wofford College is covered by scholarships. He has 5 right now from sources like the school, the state, even companies like Spinx and Burger King."The biggest things that helped me is I worked all through high school and so when I actually got to ...
    By Diane Lee (WSPA)Government data shows tuition soared more than a thousand percent in the last 35 years. Now the amount in scholarship money is also on the rise. But you need to plan ahead to get a piece of the pie.80% of Jacob Balmer's tuition at Wofford College is covered by scholarships. He has 5 right now from sources like the school, the state, even companies like Spinx and Burger King."The biggest things that helped me is I worked all through high school and so when I actually got to ...
  • Sheheen aims more attacks against Gov. Haley over DSS, Welfare to Work

    Sheheen aims more attacks against Gov. Haley over DSS, Welfare to Work

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:20:46 GMT
    By Robert KittleDemocratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs."Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia. “They just don't add up, and yet they continue to pile lie upon lie."In one of her campaign ads, Haley says more than 20,000 people have moved off of welfare to wo...
    By Robert KittleDemocratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs."Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia. “They just don't add up, and yet they continue to pile lie upon lie."In one of her campaign ads, Haley says more than 20,000 people have moved off of welfare to wo...
  • $7.5M in road, utility projects along US-17 in North Myrtle Beach

    $7.5M in road, utility projects along US-17 in North Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:14:48 GMT
    Two construction projects will bring an estimated $7.5 million in upgrades to a busy stretch of US-17 in Horry County.The City of North Myrtle Beach expects work to begin within the next month on an underground utility project along US-17 in front of Barefoot Landing. The project will stretch from Ocean Creek Drive to 46th Avenue South. Work to move utilities underground will cost an estimated $5 million. Kevin Blayton, with the City of North Myrtle Beach, tells News13 work onintersection imp...
    Two construction projects will bring an estimated $7.5 million in upgrades to a busy stretch of US-17 in Horry County.The City of North Myrtle Beach expects work to begin within the next month on an underground utility project along US-17 in front of Barefoot Landing. The project will stretch from Ocean Creek Drive to 46th Avenue South. Work to move utilities underground will cost an estimated $5 million. Kevin Blayton, with the City of North Myrtle Beach, tells News13 work onintersection imp...
  • Police explain shady holes in walls inside Va. adult novelty store

    Police explain shady holes in walls inside Va. adult novelty store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:12:57 GMT
    The adult novelty storeThe adult novelty store
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs.Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs.Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high
  • $10,000 reward for trio who stole 18 guns from SC gun shop

    $10,000 reward for trio who stole 18 guns from SC gun shop

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:35 GMT
    Surveilence images from the crimeSurveilence images from the crime
    Greer Police say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is joining other organizations in offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for theft of firearms from a store in Greer in July.
    Greer Police say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is joining other organizations in offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for theft of firearms from a store in Greer in July.
  • Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

    Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:31:25 GMT
    It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District....
    It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District....
  • Death penalty sought in killing of former Teacher of Year in NC

    Death penalty sought in killing of former Teacher of Year in NC

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:55:05 GMT
    Daniels in a Facebook photoDaniels in a Facebook photo
    The Catawba County district attorney has filed a motion seeking the death penalty in the case of a man accused in the death of a high school counselor. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith said his office filed a Rule 24 notice on Aug. 19 in the case of
    The Catawba County district attorney has filed a motion seeking the death penalty in the case of a man accused in the death of a high school counselor. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith said his office filed a Rule 24 notice on Aug. 19 in the case of
  • Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

    Siblings charged with incest in truck after watching 'The Notebook' near Savannah

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:00:20 GMT
    Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)Buckner and Savoy (images from WSAV)
    Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
    Siblings from just outside Savannah have been charged with incest after they had sex in a truck near a school just after watching a romance movie, deputies say.The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Christopher Buckner of Guyton and her half-brother,
  • West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

    West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:03:31 GMT
    The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
    The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
  • Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

    Grand Strand businesses credit college football for extra cash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:41:43 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -The South CarolinaGamecocks kick off the first NCAA Division Icollege football game of the 2014 season tonight. Businesses in our area are just as excited as fans since kickoff means extra cash for them. They saythey're using the game asa kickoff of their own...to Labor Day Weekend.The scanner was hot and the wallets were out as Gamecocks fan made their way to Palmetto Moon Thursday. They were looking to snag the perfect apparel for kickoff.It's whatstore manager Ga...
  • 7 charged after 15 SC children found at filthy house, deputies say

    7 charged after 15 SC children found at filthy house, deputies say

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
    Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff andseveral adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road.
    Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff andseveral adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road.
  • SC deputy involved in crash that kills pedestrian

    SC deputy involved in crash that kills pedestrian

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:36:58 GMT
    Deadly wreck involving a pedestrianDeadly wreck involving a pedestrian
    Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly wreck involving a pedestrian, deputy and multiple vehicles in Greenville County Thursday.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the deputy hit the pedestrian at Augusta Road and Old Augusta Road near Interstate 85 around
    Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly wreck involving a pedestrian, deputy and multiple vehicles in Greenville County Thursday.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the deputy hit the pedestrian at Augusta Road and Old Augusta Road near Interstate 85 around
  • Funeral set for SC toddler hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

    Funeral set for SC toddler hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:19:11 GMT
    Kirsten in a Facebook photoKirsten in a Facebook photo
    Funeral plans have been made for a toddler girl who died just a day after she was hit by a golf cart at an Aiken hospital earlier this week.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon.
    Funeral plans have been made for a toddler girl who died just a day after she was hit by a golf cart at an Aiken hospital earlier this week.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon.
  • SC woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse

    SC woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:19:07 GMT
    A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable adults at a Sumter nursing home.The Sumter Item reported Thursdaythat Andria Martice Lawson was arrested Monday and charged with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult and one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.Deputies say they were called to the Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center on July 25.A 70-year-old woman told deputies Lawson allegedly struck her in the chest when she asked Lawson to cha...
    A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable adults at a Sumter nursing home.The Sumter Item reported Thursdaythat Andria Martice Lawson was arrested Monday and charged with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult and one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.Deputies say they were called to the Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center on July 25.A 70-year-old woman told deputies Lawson allegedly struck her in the chest when she asked Lawson to cha...
  • Ex-Rep. Thad Viers pleads not guilty in federal case

    Ex-Rep. Thad Viers pleads not guilty in federal case

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:16:23 GMT
    A former South Carolina House member has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. Thad Viers entered the plea at his arraignment Thursday in federal court in Florence. Prosecutors say the 36-year-old former Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach helped Marlon Weaver hide assets after he defaulted on a $6 million contract to pave part of Interstate 95. Weaver pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2013. Viers served in...
    A former South Carolina House member has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. Thad Viers entered the plea at his arraignment Thursday in federal court in Florence. Prosecutors say the 36-year-old former Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach helped Marlon Weaver hide assets after he defaulted on a $6 million contract to pave part of Interstate 95. Weaver pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2013. Viers served in...
  • Fatal motorcycle wreck in Marion County

    Fatal motorcycle wreck in Marion County

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:01:04 GMT
    A collision on Highway 76 in Marion County near the Pee Dee bridge Wednesday night, left one person dead. The driver ofa truck hauling a boat reportedly made a right hand turn in front ofa motorcycle in order to get to the boat ramp.The State Highway Patrol along with police and fire officials responded to the scene. The Marion Rural Fire Department's Facebook page indicates it happened in the east bound lane. The motorcycle driver had to be transported to McLeod and Marion County Coroner Jer...
    A collision on Highway 76 in Marion County near the Pee Dee bridge Wednesday night, left one person dead. The driver ofa truck hauling a boat reportedly made a right hand turn in front ofa motorcycle in order to get to the boat ramp.The State Highway Patrol along with police and fire officials responded to the scene. The Marion Rural Fire Department's Facebook page indicates it happened in the east bound lane. The motorcycle driver had to be transported to McLeod and Marion County Coroner Jer...
  • Father acquitted for death of drunk driver who killed his sons

    Father acquitted for death of drunk driver who killed his sons

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:30:09 GMT
    A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners."This was a loss for everybody," said a visibly relieved David Barajas, who cried and hugged his wife, Cindy, after the verdict was read.Prosecutors had alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a truck on a rural Southeast Tex...
    A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners."This was a loss for everybody," said a visibly relieved David Barajas, who cried and hugged his wife, Cindy, after the verdict was read.Prosecutors had alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a truck on a rural Southeast Tex...
  • Marion County drug agents: 2 busted for meth charges

    Marion County drug agents: 2 busted for meth charges

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:52:55 GMT
    Marion County Major Brian Wallace released the details of a drug investigation made by the Marion County Combined Drug Unit after the arrest of James Franklin Polson, 60, of Darlington and Robert Wayne Polson, 56, of Marion. They both were arrested Wednesday, August 27 at the conclusion of a two month long investigation. James Franklin Polson was arrested and booked into the Marion County Detention Center for distribution of methamphetamine. Agents say James Polson was in possession of multip...
    Marion County Major Brian Wallace released the details of a drug investigation made by the Marion County Combined Drug Unit after the arrest of James Franklin Polson, 60, of Darlington and Robert Wayne Polson, 56, of Marion. They both were arrested Wednesday, August 27 at the conclusion of a two month long investigation. James Franklin Polson was arrested and booked into the Marion County Detention Center for distribution of methamphetamine. Agents say James Polson was in possession of multip...
  • Plenty will hit the road for Labor Day and pay less at the pump

    Plenty will hit the road for Labor Day and pay less at the pump

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:35:27 GMT
    An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season.AAA Carolinas says that's up about 1.5 percent from a year ago and the highest number in the past six years. Almost 90 percent of those traveling will be driving.And there's good news for motorists at the pump with gas prices down almost a quarter in South Carolina and down 22 cents a gallon in North Carolina since the Fourth of July.The statewide average for gas in...
    An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season.AAA Carolinas says that's up about 1.5 percent from a year ago and the highest number in the past six years. Almost 90 percent of those traveling will be driving.And there's good news for motorists at the pump with gas prices down almost a quarter in South Carolina and down 22 cents a gallon in North Carolina since the Fourth of July.The statewide average for gas in...
  • Day 3 of big waves from tropical storm

    Day 3 of big waves from tropical storm

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:16:15 GMT
    A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast. The biggest surf was expected at south-facing beaches in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with wave sets topping 15 feet in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. A high surf advisory was in effect through Friday before calmer waters return.The weather service called t...
    A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast. The biggest surf was expected at south-facing beaches in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with wave sets topping 15 feet in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. A high surf advisory was in effect through Friday before calmer waters return.The weather service called t...
  • West Florence firefighters rescue trapped dog

    West Florence firefighters rescue trapped dog

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:47:09 GMT
    Dog trapped between bars is rescued.Dog trapped between bars is rescued.
    Wednesday afternoon the West Florence Fire Department responded to a call fro a trapped dog in a house on Tanager Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a dog with its head stuck between two bars and was choking. Firefighters were able to remove the dog with out injury to the animal. Once the rescue was complete, the animal was turned over to the owner.
    Wednesday afternoon the West Florence Fire Department responded to a call fro a trapped dog in a house on Tanager Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a dog with its head stuck between two bars and was choking. Firefighters were able to remove the dog with out injury to the animal. Once the rescue was complete, the animal was turned over to the owner.
  • Habitat for Humanity names Schuessler new executive director

    Habitat for Humanity names Schuessler new executive director

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:41:16 GMT
    Carla Schuessler has been named the new executive director of Habitat For Humanity of Horry CountyCarla Schuessler has been named the new executive director of Habitat For Humanity of Horry County
    MYRTLE BEACH (Press Release) -- Habitat for Humanity of Horry County announced that Carla Schuessler has been selected to be the next Executive Director for the organization. Schuessler succeeds current Executive Director, Gail Olive, who announced her retirement earlier this year. On August 29, 2014, Olive leaves a legacy of developing Habitat to the next level of operational and financial success. According to the C...
    MYRTLE BEACH (Press Release) -- Habitat for Humanity of Horry County announced that Carla Schuessler has been selected to be the next Executive Director for the organization. Schuessler succeeds current Executive Director, Gail Olive, who announced her retirement earlier this year. On August 29, 2014, Olive leaves a legacy of developing Habitat to the next level of operational and financial success. According to the C...
  • UNC using new app to increase campus safety

    UNC using new app to increase campus safety

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:20:52 GMT
    Safety is top of mind to students who often put in late hours and may be walking from one building to another on campus when its dark. Federal data shows violent crime including sex assaults, robbery and physical attacks are steadily climbing on campuses across the nation.University of North Carolinais taking a pro-active approach with the launch of a brand new app called the Guardian. Randy Youngwith UNC Department o...
    Safety is top of mind to students who often put in late hours and may be walking from one building to another on campus when its dark. Federal data shows violent crime including sex assaults, robbery and physical attacks are steadily climbing on campuses across the nation.University of North Carolinais taking a pro-active approach with the launch of a brand new app called the Guardian. Randy Youngwith UNC Department o...
  • Gamecocks kick off season Thursday night

    Gamecocks kick off season Thursday night

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:09:49 GMT
    Thursday, Gamcock fans will swarm to Williams-Brice stadium for a 6 pm kickoff against Texas AM Aggies.The USC vs. Texas AM match up will air on the SEC Network that is available on several cable providers. The Aggies are currently ranked #21 in the country and the Gamecocks #9.The Gamecocks finished as the No. 4 team in the country in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. Last year they had 11-wins, matching 2011 and 2012 for the most single-season wins in school histor...
    Thursday, Gamcock fans will swarm to Williams-Brice stadium for a 6 pm kickoff against Texas AM Aggies.The USC vs. Texas AM match up will air on the SEC Network that is available on several cable providers. The Aggies are currently ranked #21 in the country and the Gamecocks #9.The Gamecocks finished as the No. 4 team in the country in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. Last year they had 11-wins, matching 2011 and 2012 for the most single-season wins in school histor...
  • Florence County Museum gets ready to open at new location this fall

    Florence County Museum gets ready to open at new location this fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:17:41 GMT
    The folks at theFlorence County Museum are busy at work getting ready for the grand opening this October. Museum founder, Miss Jane Evans wrote these words nearly 80 years ago, "In time, our small museum will grow to be a great museum, spreading its cultural influence through the eastern part of South Carolina to become the Pride of the Pee Dee."The new museum will be located at 111 Cheves Street in downtown Florence.The old location at 558 Spruce Street closed July of 2013. During the past y...
    The folks at theFlorence County Museum are busy at work getting ready for the grand opening this October. Museum founder, Miss Jane Evans wrote these words nearly 80 years ago, "In time, our small museum will grow to be a great museum, spreading its cultural influence through the eastern part of South Carolina to become the Pride of the Pee Dee."The new museum will be located at 111 Cheves Street in downtown Florence.The old location at 558 Spruce Street closed July of 2013. During the past y...
  • Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day

    Jellyfish still an issue; Lifeguards will be on duty for Labor Day

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:41:29 GMT
    Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a...
    Many people across the Grand Strand will spend their Labor Day weekend at the beach. Lifeguards want to caution the large beach crowds about jellyfish. It's not just a trend we're seeing in our area this summer, it's one researchers say is affecting beaches everywhere but experts say there's a reason we're seeing them in our coastal waters.“And of course the jellyfish this is primetime season for it and it's kind of a...
  • 15 children removed from SC home, adults arrested

    15 children removed from SC home, adults arrested

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:32:30 GMT
    Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff and several adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road. They started their investigation after being contacted by an official from Spartanburg School District Six.Investigators put the children into emergency protective custody after arriving at the double-wide trailer Tuesday evening. The incident report states ...
    Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff and several adults who were responsible for their care have been arrested.The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road. They started their investigation after being contacted by an official from Spartanburg School District Six.Investigators put the children into emergency protective custody after arriving at the double-wide trailer Tuesday evening. The incident report states ...
  • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:18:53 GMT
    In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court.In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court.
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment.Several media outlets reported Tsarnaeva told the Harlem woma...
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment.Several media outlets reported Tsarnaeva told the Harlem woma...
  • Seasonal businesses along Grand Strand prepare to close until next year

    Seasonal businesses along Grand Strand prepare to close until next year

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:13:31 GMT
    As Labor Day weekend approaches, many businesses along the Grand Strand are preparing to close because of the loss in customers. Summer is winding down and kids are back in school, which causes a decrease in revenue. Cindy Cokleymanages Jungle Lake Golf. She saidthe course usually makes $600-700 dollars a night, butthat amount drops drastically after Labor Day. According to Cokley the loss in customers makes it more costly to stay open than to close. Cokley said the businessusually shuts down...
    As Labor Day weekend approaches, many businesses along the Grand Strand are preparing to close because of the loss in customers. Summer is winding down and kids are back in school, which causes a decrease in revenue. Cindy Cokleymanages Jungle Lake Golf. She saidthe course usually makes $600-700 dollars a night, butthat amount drops drastically after Labor Day. According to Cokley the loss in customers makes it more costly to stay open than to close. Cokley said the businessusually shuts down...
  • Woman suffers possible shark bite at Surfside Beach

    Woman suffers possible shark bite at Surfside Beach

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:12:55 GMT
    Photo of the scene on Wednesday by Marshall Staton/WBTWPhoto of the scene on Wednesday by Marshall Staton/WBTW
    A woman who was standing in the ocean in Surfside Beach on Wednesday afternoon suffered a possible shark bite, police say.The incident happened just before 3 pm near 1st Avenue North while the woman was in shallow water, said Surfside Beach Police Lt. Kenneth Hofmann.
    A woman who was standing in the ocean in Surfside Beach on Wednesday afternoon suffered a possible shark bite, police say.The incident happened just before 3 pm near 1st Avenue North while the woman was in shallow water, said Surfside Beach Police Lt. Kenneth Hofmann.
  • SC House does not override Governor Haley's veto of Sen. Cleary bill

    No new station, money for Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue

    No new station, money for Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:12:18 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina House met Wednesday for a one-day session. Lawmakers took up two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed earlier this year. One of those bills would have allowed for a millage-cap increase in the Murrells Inlet/Garden City FireRescue district. However, the Governor's veto held, and that millage increase will not happen.Thefire department works under a board ofdirectors that does not have the authority to make changes like a city or council council. T...
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina House met Wednesday for a one-day session. Lawmakers took up two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed earlier this year. One of those bills would have allowed for a millage-cap increase in the Murrells Inlet/Garden City FireRescue district. However, the Governor's veto held, and that millage increase will not happen.Thefire department works under a board ofdirectors that does not have the authority to make changes like a city or council council. T...
  • Possibility of outdoor shooting range in Horry County has residents at odds

    Possibility of outdoor shooting range in Horry County has residents at odds

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:11:31 GMT
    Horry County officials announced this week the Solid Waste Authority is the number one location for the possibility of an outdoor shooting range in the county.The county has researched the possibility for months and during a public safety meeting announced that Solid Waste Authority was number one based on factors like size and proximity to residents.For gun owners, the possibility of an outdoor shooting range is some...
    Horry County officials announced this week the Solid Waste Authority is the number one location for the possibility of an outdoor shooting range in the county.The county has researched the possibility for months and during a public safety meeting announced that Solid Waste Authority was number one based on factors like size and proximity to residents.For gun owners, the possibility of an outdoor shooting range is some...
  • Sheriff's Deputies Respond to Shots Fired

    Sheriff's Deputies Respond to Shots Fired

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:38:57 GMT
    (Georgetown, SC) -- At approximately 9:20 p.m., Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputiesresponded to 215 Oatland Road in Georgetown to the report of shots fired.
    (Georgetown, SC) -- At approximately 9:20 p.m., Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputiesresponded to 215 Oatland Road in Georgetown to the report of shots fired.
  • Dillon County Council discusses new jobs deal

    Dillon County Council discusses new jobs deal

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:10:40 GMT
    400 jobs could be coming to Dillon. 400 jobs could be coming to Dillon.
    Dillon County could soon see hundreds of more jobs.Dillon County Council met Wednesday, ironing out an incentives package that would bring about 400 jobs jobs to the area. It was the second of three readings on the ordinance.Those jobs would pay between $18 and $20 an hour andwould be placed in a nearby spec building that sitson Caldwell Drive. The building is about 50,000 square feet andlocated off 1-95 at exit 190. Council couldn't comment about specifics and aren't yet naming the company d...
    Dillon County could soon see hundreds of more jobs.Dillon County Council met Wednesday, ironing out an incentives package that would bring about 400 jobs jobs to the area. It was the second of three readings on the ordinance.Those jobs would pay between $18 and $20 an hour andwould be placed in a nearby spec building that sitson Caldwell Drive. The building is about 50,000 square feet andlocated off 1-95 at exit 190. Council couldn't comment about specifics and aren't yet naming the company d...
  • SC House meets to vote on 2 vetoes, costs taxpayers $34,000

    SC House meets to vote on 2 vetoes, costs taxpayers $34,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:26:42 GMT
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs.House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January. “If you didn't come back until after the elections, the next General Assembly doesn't have the authority to deal with vetoes from the previous General Assembly. This Gen...
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs.House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January. “If you didn't come back until after the elections, the next General Assembly doesn't have the authority to deal with vetoes from the previous General Assembly. This Gen...
  • Businesses along the coast say weather has impacted marine wildlife

    Businesses along the coast say weather has impacted marine wildlife

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:22:10 GMT
    Along our coast, several business owners have said the weather has impacted marine wildlife this month. Rene Cobb, the first mate for the Sea Thunder, a dolphin cruise in North Myrtle Beach, said dolphins have been harder to spot this August. Cobb said traditionally they see dolphins about 90 percent of the time but this month, it's dropped below 50 percent. “There has definitely been a spike down since last August. I...
    Along our coast, several business owners have said the weather has impacted marine wildlife this month. Rene Cobb, the first mate for the Sea Thunder, a dolphin cruise in North Myrtle Beach, said dolphins have been harder to spot this August. Cobb said traditionally they see dolphins about 90 percent of the time but this month, it's dropped below 50 percent. “There has definitely been a spike down since last August. I...
  • Darlington man facing heroin and Oxycodone charges

    Darlington man facing heroin and Oxycodone charges

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:50:42 GMT
    Graham in an image from Darlington County JailGraham in an image from Darlington County Jail
    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit made an arrest on Tuesday in the Darlington area of Darlington County. Billy Benjamin Graham Jr., age 46,
    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit made an arrest on Tuesday in the Darlington area of Darlington County. Billy Benjamin Graham Jr., age 46,
  • Florence County dad dies in motorcycle crash

    Florence County dad dies in motorcycle crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:29:41 GMT
    A motorcycle crash happened just after 4 Wednesday morning at the intersection of Pamplico Highway and East Effingham Highway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Harley Davidson was traveling north on East Effingham whe
    A motorcycle crash happened just after 4 Wednesday morning at the intersection of Pamplico Highway and East Effingham Highway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Harley Davidson was traveling north on East Effingham whe
  • Florence Open Pro Tennis Tournament has a new name and mission

    Florence Open Pro Tennis Tournament has a new name and mission

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:21:51 GMT
    Photographs from 2013 Florence Open (Release authorized by USTA Pro Circuit)Photographs from 2013 Florence Open (Release authorized by USTA Pro Circuit)
    Florence's only professional tennis tournament, now in its third year, has a new title sponsor, McLeod Health, and a new name—the McLeod for Health Florence Open. The event is set for October 11-19 at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. Earlier it was announced that the tournament had formed an alliance with Susan G. Komen Lowcountry to help support the fight against breast cancer in the Pee Dee Region. McLeod Health spokesperson Jumana Swindler noted that the partnership between McLeod, the F...
    Florence's only professional tennis tournament, now in its third year, has a new title sponsor, McLeod Health, and a new name—the McLeod for Health Florence Open. The event is set for October 11-19 at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. Earlier it was announced that the tournament had formed an alliance with Susan G. Komen Lowcountry to help support the fight against breast cancer in the Pee Dee Region. McLeod Health spokesperson Jumana Swindler noted that the partnership between McLeod, the F...
  • Florence mom threatened to bomb DSS during visit with children, SLED says

    Florence mom threatened to bomb DSS during visit with children, SLED says

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:45:26 GMT
    Sharp in a Florence County Jail PhotoSharp in a Florence County Jail Photo
    Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a Florence woman Wednesday in connection with threats to destroy the offices of the Florence County Department of Social Services.Jennifer Nicole Sharp, 21, of Florence, was charged
    Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a Florence woman Wednesday in connection with threats to destroy the offices of the Florence County Department of Social Services.Jennifer Nicole Sharp, 21, of Florence, was charged
  • Myrtle Beach, state agree on using bed tax money

    Myrtle Beach, state agree on using bed tax money

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:22:41 GMT
    Myrtle Beach is changing the way it allocates accommodations taxes after a 10-year feud with the state that went to the South Carolina Supreme Court.Mark Kruea, City of Myrtle Beach's spokesperson told News13 the city will no longer put the tax accommodations tax into its general fund and will submit more detailed reports on how the money is used."We have agreed to provide some additional detail in the accounting and ...
    Myrtle Beach is changing the way it allocates accommodations taxes after a 10-year feud with the state that went to the South Carolina Supreme Court.Mark Kruea, City of Myrtle Beach's spokesperson told News13 the city will no longer put the tax accommodations tax into its general fund and will submit more detailed reports on how the money is used."We have agreed to provide some additional detail in the accounting and ...
  • Myrtle Beach mother arrested on child neglect charges, according to report

    Myrtle Beach mother arrested on child neglect charges, according to report

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:37:30 GMT
    Amy MontgomeryAmy Montgomery
    Horry County Police arrested Amy Montgomery, 37, from Myrtle Beach Tuesday, August 26 on charges of unlawful neglect of child. The police report indicates acase workers with DSS made a complaint that led to a hair sample being tested two days before Montgomery gave birth at Conway Hospital. The results came back positive for cocaine according to the report. A sample was also taken of the victim at the time of birth, but the results are not yet back. DSS has an active, ongoing case. Montgomer...
    Horry County Police arrested Amy Montgomery, 37, from Myrtle Beach Tuesday, August 26 on charges of unlawful neglect of child. The police report indicates acase workers with DSS made a complaint that led to a hair sample being tested two days before Montgomery gave birth at Conway Hospital. The results came back positive for cocaine according to the report. A sample was also taken of the victim at the time of birth, but the results are not yet back. DSS has an active, ongoing case. Montgomer...
  • Lightning strike kills police K9

    Lightning strike kills police K9

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:18:01 GMT
     In a March 9, 2014 photo, Cpl. Jason Gleason hugs his K-9 partner, Argo, during a K-9 Veterans Memorial Service. In a March 9, 2014 photo, Cpl. Jason Gleason hugs his K-9 partner, Argo, during a K-9 Veterans Memorial Service.
    A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm in Florida killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.The daughter of the dog's handler, Cpl. Jason Gleason, found the dog behind his kennel Sunday evening.The News Herald of Panama City reports Gleason left the dog in his kennel because he was on his way to a training session. Officials say most of the fur was missing from Argo's front leg above the paw, indicating a lightning strike.Police Chief Drew Whitman says Gleason is having a hard ...
    A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm in Florida killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.The daughter of the dog's handler, Cpl. Jason Gleason, found the dog behind his kennel Sunday evening.The News Herald of Panama City reports Gleason left the dog in his kennel because he was on his way to a training session. Officials say most of the fur was missing from Argo's front leg above the paw, indicating a lightning strike.Police Chief Drew Whitman says Gleason is having a hard ...
  • Two mopeds collide in Horry County, leaving one person dead

    Two mopeds collide in Horry County, leaving one person dead

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:05:27 GMT
    One person is dead after a crash involving two mopeds.The crash happened August 21, 2014 on US Highway 17 just North of the City of North Myrtle Beach around 2:00 p.m.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one moped driver sideswiped another moped rider traveling south on Highway 17. The driver who sideswiped the other mopedfell off and sustained injuries from the fall. He survived for a few days but died Wednesday.The coroner's office has not released the victim's identity. The Highway Patro...
    One person is dead after a crash involving two mopeds.The crash happened August 21, 2014 on US Highway 17 just North of the City of North Myrtle Beach around 2:00 p.m.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one moped driver sideswiped another moped rider traveling south on Highway 17. The driver who sideswiped the other mopedfell off and sustained injuries from the fall. He survived for a few days but died Wednesday.The coroner's office has not released the victim's identity. The Highway Patro...
  • USC increasing patrols after recent crimes; armed robbery suspect arrested

    USC increasing patrols after recent crimes; armed robbery suspect arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:56:10 GMT
    40-year-old Kevin O’Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC’s Horseshoe last week.40-year-old Kevin O’Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC’s Horseshoe last week.
    By Robert KittleThe University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge. A suspect in one of those crimes, an armed robbery, was arrested Tuesday.USC sends text message alerts to students and faculty to warn them of danger, and getting so many in a short time period has students worried about their safety. Sophomore Staci Toppi says, "I got text messages at like 2:30 in the morning and 4:30 in the morning, a...
    By Robert KittleThe University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge. A suspect in one of those crimes, an armed robbery, was arrested Tuesday.USC sends text message alerts to students and faculty to warn them of danger, and getting so many in a short time period has students worried about their safety. Sophomore Staci Toppi says, "I got text messages at like 2:30 in the morning and 4:30 in the morning, a...
  • Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

    Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:52:13 GMT
    Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.
    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
  • White House honor for NC veteran as he faces closing his business

    White House honor for NC veteran as he faces closing his business

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:19:34 GMT
    Matt Victoriano, owner and operator of Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits. Matt Victoriano, owner and operator of Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits.
    A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open.Intrepid Life Coffee Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admits Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks. He says he won't hide ...
    A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open.Intrepid Life Coffee Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admits Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks. He says he won't hide ...
  • Florence mom arrested after child was born with drugs in system, deputies say

    Florence mom arrested after child was born with drugs in system, deputies say

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:19:13 GMT
    Rachel ThompsonRachel Thompson
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say her child tested positive for drugs.According to Sheriff Kenney Boone's Facebook page, Rachel Thompson,22,of Johnsonville was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child .Investigators said Thompson tested positive for opiates and marijuana in March while pregnant with her infant child. Thompson was booked into the Florence County Detention Center.
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say her child tested positive for drugs.According to Sheriff Kenney Boone's Facebook page, Rachel Thompson,22,of Johnsonville was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child .Investigators said Thompson tested positive for opiates and marijuana in March while pregnant with her infant child. Thompson was booked into the Florence County Detention Center.
  • Coker named best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

    Coker named best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:01:04 GMT
    For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challengin...
    For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challengin...
  • SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

    SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:31:34 GMT
    The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Wednesday that prosecutors say Thomas Blake hired 52-year-old Ernest Leland Smith of Norway to burn his property. Authorities say Blake gave Smith the gasoline to burn the building.It was not clear if Blake has a lawyer.The Aug. 6 fire burned the Blake Auto Sales shop, a nearby ministry and another shop. No one ...
    The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Wednesday that prosecutors say Thomas Blake hired 52-year-old Ernest Leland Smith of Norway to burn his property. Authorities say Blake gave Smith the gasoline to burn the building.It was not clear if Blake has a lawyer.The Aug. 6 fire burned the Blake Auto Sales shop, a nearby ministry and another shop. No one ...
  • Small patches of mold found in Hartsville Adult Education classrooms

    Small patches of mold found in Hartsville Adult Education classrooms

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:13:29 GMT
    This week school district personnel discovered what appeared to be small patches of mold in previously unused classrooms of the Hartsville Adult Education site. Director Chuck Miller was preparing the classrooms for his program's expanding enrollment when he found the questionable spots. A firm specializing in environmental testing and treatment conducted air quality and other tests in the identified classrooms, as well as throughout the building this week. They determined only a very limited...
    This week school district personnel discovered what appeared to be small patches of mold in previously unused classrooms of the Hartsville Adult Education site. Director Chuck Miller was preparing the classrooms for his program's expanding enrollment when he found the questionable spots. A firm specializing in environmental testing and treatment conducted air quality and other tests in the identified classrooms, as well as throughout the building this week. They determined only a very limited...
  • SBI finishes probe of Scotland Sheriff's office

    SBI finishes probe of Scotland Sheriff's office

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:54:42 GMT
    A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety says officials have finished an investigation of the possible mishandling of money in the Scotland County Sheriff's office.The Fayetteville Observer reported the State Bureau of Investigation has sent a report to the attorney general's office.The attorney general's special prosecutions division will handle any further developments.The SBI told Sheriff Shop Jones about ...
    A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety says officials have finished an investigation of the possible mishandling of money in the Scotland County Sheriff's office.The Fayetteville Observer reported the State Bureau of Investigation has sent a report to the attorney general's office.The attorney general's special prosecutions division will handle any further developments.The SBI told Sheriff Shop Jones about ...
  • 2 bodies found bound in river; 3rd man manages to escape

    2 bodies found bound in river; 3rd man manages to escape

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:48:07 GMT
    The bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said.The bodies were found in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Chief Inspector Scott Small said."Both of the dead bodies had duct tape wrapped around their face. They also both appeared to be bound, their wrists and ankles. They also appeared to be tied or tethered to some pie...
    The bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said.The bodies were found in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Chief Inspector Scott Small said."Both of the dead bodies had duct tape wrapped around their face. They also both appeared to be bound, their wrists and ankles. They also appeared to be tied or tethered to some pie...
  • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
    Virginia GilliamVirginia Gilliam
    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
  • 9-year-old accidentally kills shooting range instructor

    9-year-old accidentally kills shooting range instructor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:24:07 GMT
    Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accidental shooting Monday where they determined a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head. The instructor, a 39-year-old male victim was airlifted to a medical center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl was at the business with her parents. The instructor identified as Charles Vacca, later died at the University Medical Center.Vacca was standi...
    Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accidental shooting Monday where they determined a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head. The instructor, a 39-year-old male victim was airlifted to a medical center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl was at the business with her parents. The instructor identified as Charles Vacca, later died at the University Medical Center.Vacca was standi...
  • Flags at half-staff honoring first African-American commander of NC Highway Patrol

    Flags at half-staff honoring first African-American commander of NC Highway Patrol

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:32:23 GMT
    Col. Richard W. Holden, Sr.Col. Richard W. Holden, Sr.
    Governor McCrory issued a flag order in effect for Wednesday, August 27 lowering all North Carolina flags to half-staff in honor of the late Col. Richard W. Holden, Sr. with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Col. Holden was a 35-year veteran of the Highway Patrol before his retirement. He was the North Carolina Highway Patrol's first African American commander. Col. Holden died Friday, August 22 at the age of 67. He was originally from Wendell, and was a graduate of NC AT Universit...
    Governor McCrory issued a flag order in effect for Wednesday, August 27 lowering all North Carolina flags to half-staff in honor of the late Col. Richard W. Holden, Sr. with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Col. Holden was a 35-year veteran of the Highway Patrol before his retirement. He was the North Carolina Highway Patrol's first African American commander. Col. Holden died Friday, August 22 at the age of 67. He was originally from Wendell, and was a graduate of NC AT Universit...
  • 100+ dogs seized from SC home

    100+ dogs seized from SC home

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:30:06 GMT
    Officers seized between 115and 130 dogs and 20 cats Tuesday from a home on Townsend Street in Laurens County. This after neighbors complained about conditions and smells coming from the home.Greg Holland, the Laurens County Director of Public Works, told us animal control officers found the animals living in unsanitary conditions. All of the animals were well fed, but were seized and taken to the Humane Shelter on Mt. Vernon Church Road.Most of the animals were small breeds. The Humane Shelte...
    Officers seized between 115and 130 dogs and 20 cats Tuesday from a home on Townsend Street in Laurens County. This after neighbors complained about conditions and smells coming from the home.Greg Holland, the Laurens County Director of Public Works, told us animal control officers found the animals living in unsanitary conditions. All of the animals were well fed, but were seized and taken to the Humane Shelter on Mt. Vernon Church Road.Most of the animals were small breeds. The Humane Shelte...
  • Michael Brown shooting sparks interest in body cameras for NC police

    Michael Brown shooting sparks interest in body cameras for NC police

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:23:30 GMT
    Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras. Police Chief Bart Davis said one officer has been wearing a camera from a company called VieVu for the last 6 weeks, and Davis would like to make them permanent and mandatory."They're less likely to step out of line," Davis said. "It also gives them a sense of comfort with the fact they know that they're not going to have frivolous complaints coming in."The Hoke County Sheriff's Department implem...
    Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras. Police Chief Bart Davis said one officer has been wearing a camera from a company called VieVu for the last 6 weeks, and Davis would like to make them permanent and mandatory."They're less likely to step out of line," Davis said. "It also gives them a sense of comfort with the fact they know that they're not going to have frivolous complaints coming in."The Hoke County Sheriff's Department implem...
  • Florence Two remains silent over grade tampering report

    Florence Two remains silent over grade tampering report

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:01:48 GMT
    Some question how 114 grades were changed at Hannah Pamplico High School. Some question how 114 grades were changed at Hannah Pamplico High School.
    Earlier this month, a News13 Investigation exposed a grade tampering scandal at Hannah-Pamplico High School.
    Earlier this month, a News13 Investigation exposed a grade tampering scandal at Hannah-Pamplico High School.
  • Goodwill hosts "Hire Me" event for T.J. Maxx

    Goodwill hosts "Hire Me" event for T.J. Maxx

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:40:04 GMT
    Many people know Goodwill as a retail store, but the company's mission is to help people find employment. Goodwill hosts a series of "Hire Me" Job Fair events to help job seekers fill open positions in the community. They held an event at the Job Link Center in North Myrtle Beach for TJ Maxx. The store has a new location opening in and needs 100 new employees.Abby Sterowski visited the event to turn in an application and interview. She said she's applied 15-20 places and hasn't heard back."It...
    Many people know Goodwill as a retail store, but the company's mission is to help people find employment. Goodwill hosts a series of "Hire Me" Job Fair events to help job seekers fill open positions in the community. They held an event at the Job Link Center in North Myrtle Beach for TJ Maxx. The store has a new location opening in and needs 100 new employees.Abby Sterowski visited the event to turn in an application and interview. She said she's applied 15-20 places and hasn't heard back."It...
  • Horry County leaders announce day of countywide cleanup

    Horry County leaders announce day of countywide cleanup

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:34:27 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The results of this year's Horry County Litter Index shows cleanup projects have a positive impact on the area. To build on that county leaders want to take those efforts a step further and get everyone involved.The Horry County Public Safety Committee and members with “Keep Horry Beautiful” both met this week to announce plans for a countywide cleanup.Unlike other cleanup efforts that include smaller groups tackling a particular community...this project will cover...
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The results of this year's Horry County Litter Index shows cleanup projects have a positive impact on the area. To build on that county leaders want to take those efforts a step further and get everyone involved.The Horry County Public Safety Committee and members with “Keep Horry Beautiful” both met this week to announce plans for a countywide cleanup.Unlike other cleanup efforts that include smaller groups tackling a particular community...this project will cover...
  • Darlington Humane Society close to winning $10k for new shelter

    Darlington Humane Society close to winning $10k for new shelter

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:38:45 GMT
    Darlington County Animal Shelterhas been entered to win a Facebook contest through Pet Paradise -- and they are in second place right now. Up for grabs: $10,000 for a new animal shelter!They are encouraging people to vote for them so they can use that money to help save
    Darlington County Animal Shelterhas been entered to win a Facebook contest through Pet Paradise -- and they are in second place right now. Up for grabs: $10,000 for a new animal shelter!They are encouraging people to vote for them so they can use that money to help save
  • SC toddler girl dies after being hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

    SC toddler girl dies after being hit by golf cart in hospital parking lot

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:22:38 GMT
    Kirsten Jones, age 3 in a Facebook photoKirsten Jones, age 3 in a Facebook photo
    Police in Aiken are still investigating how a little girl died Tuesday after she was hit by a golf cart.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon.
    Police in Aiken are still investigating how a little girl died Tuesday after she was hit by a golf cart.The 3-year old, identified as Kirsten Grace Jones, was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon.
  • Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

    Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:30:53 GMT
    Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
    Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
  • Sex assault reported at frat house of NC college

    Sex assault reported at frat house of NC college

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:02:45 GMT
    Google maps image of the frat houseGoogle maps image of the frat house
    North Carolina State University police said it received an anonymous tip concerning a sexual assault at a frat house.A female student told her residence adviser that she was assaulted Aug. 22 at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. The residence adviser is obligated to file a
    North Carolina State University police said it received an anonymous tip concerning a sexual assault at a frat house.A female student told her residence adviser that she was assaulted Aug. 22 at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. The residence adviser is obligated to file a
  • It's National Dog Day! See photos of News13 viewers' pooches!

    It's National Dog Day! See photos of News13 viewers' pooches!

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:05:23 GMT
    National Dog Day! 2 of 100+ photos sent to News13!National Dog Day! 2 of 100+ photos sent to News13!
    In case you have not heard, Tuesday is National Dog Day.To celebrate the day, we thought to share this really entertaining video
    In case you have not heard, Tuesday is National Dog Day.To celebrate the day, we thought to share this really entertaining video
  • Surfside Beach Council may designate more funds for beach preservation

    Surfside Beach Council may designate more funds for beach preservation

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:56:58 GMT
    SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Surfside Beach town council will meet Tuesday evening to begin discussions of a Beach Nourishment Ordinance. Council members told News13 the beach is an important asset to the Town of Surfside, so they want to begin efforts to maintain and
    SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Surfside Beach town council will meet Tuesday evening to begin discussions of a Beach Nourishment Ordinance. Council members told News13 the beach is an important asset to the Town of Surfside, so they want to begin efforts to maintain and
  • Florence County deputies chase suspect, make arrest after minor crash

    Florence County deputies chase suspect, make arrest after minor crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:46:37 GMT
    Charvis Goodman.. Image from Florence County JailCharvis Goodman.. Image from Florence County Jail
    Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies caught a man who lead them on a car and foot chase on Monday evening, officials said.The incident began at 7:14 pm at the intersection of Irby and Wilson streets when the driver of a 2014 Charger refused to pull over for a traffic stop,
    Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies caught a man who lead them on a car and foot chase on Monday evening, officials said.The incident began at 7:14 pm at the intersection of Irby and Wilson streets when the driver of a 2014 Charger refused to pull over for a traffic stop,
  • Southern 500 returning to Labor Day in Darlington for 2015

    Southern 500 returning to Labor Day in Darlington for 2015

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:29:27 GMT
    The Southern 500, which traditionally was run on Labor Day at the Darlington Raceway until about 10 years ago, will be returning to that weekend date starting next year, NASCAR officials said Tuesday.The race will be on Sept. 6 2015 at the Darlington Raceway and is am
    The Southern 500, which traditionally was run on Labor Day at the Darlington Raceway until about 10 years ago, will be returning to that weekend date starting next year, NASCAR officials said Tuesday.The race will be on Sept. 6 2015 at the Darlington Raceway and is am
  • Groundbreaking set for library expansion in Lamar

    Groundbreaking set for library expansion in Lamar

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:09:41 GMT
    The Board of Trustees of the Darlington County Library System and the Friends of the Lamar Branch Library are pleased to announce the ground breaking for the Library's Lamar Branch addition on September 4th at 4 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the ground breaking with us at the Branch located at 103 East Main Street in Lamar. This much needed addition of the Lamar Branch is the culmination of three years of wo...
    The Board of Trustees of the Darlington County Library System and the Friends of the Lamar Branch Library are pleased to announce the ground breaking for the Library's Lamar Branch addition on September 4th at 4 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the ground breaking with us at the Branch located at 103 East Main Street in Lamar. This much needed addition of the Lamar Branch is the culmination of three years of wo...
  • 4 college students killed in plane crash in Ohio

    4 college students killed in plane crash in Ohio

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:44:17 GMT
    The four men killed in a fiery plane crash in Ohio were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, including three members of the varsity wrestling team, school officials said Tuesday. The three wrestlers were identified as 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon,
    The four men killed in a fiery plane crash in Ohio were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, including three members of the varsity wrestling team, school officials said Tuesday. The three wrestlers were identified as 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon,
  • Driver hits Wilmington school bus; drunk driving charges filed

    Driver hits Wilmington school bus; drunk driving charges filed

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:45:05 GMT
     Robert Carroll Robert Carroll
    The first day of school in Wilmington, North Carolina got off to a scary start for some middle school students.Wilmington Police say 38-year old Robert Carroll was driving under the influence Tuesday when he hit a bus head-on.The school district says there were eight children on the bus.One student is at the hospital, no word on the student's injuries. The rest of the children were taken to their schools.Carroll is charged with DWI and reckless driving.
    The first day of school in Wilmington, North Carolina got off to a scary start for some middle school students.Wilmington Police say 38-year old Robert Carroll was driving under the influence Tuesday when he hit a bus head-on.The school district says there were eight children on the bus.One student is at the hospital, no word on the student's injuries. The rest of the children were taken to their schools.Carroll is charged with DWI and reckless driving.
  • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
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    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
  • Volunteers needed to spend time with Hospice patients

    Volunteers needed to spend time with Hospice patients

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:47:44 GMT
    Beacon Hospice is asking for volunteers to spend time with Hospice patients at the various facilities in the area and possibly in their homes. Volunteers are required to go through a background check as we as an orientation but there's no minimum hours necessary once you are cleared. If you think you might be able to give some time, call Harry Burgess, the volunteer coordinator, at 843-357-9773.
    Beacon Hospice is asking for volunteers to spend time with Hospice patients at the various facilities in the area and possibly in their homes. Volunteers are required to go through a background check as we as an orientation but there's no minimum hours necessary once you are cleared. If you think you might be able to give some time, call Harry Burgess, the volunteer coordinator, at 843-357-9773.
  • Great white shark clears the beach in MA

    Great white shark clears the beach in MA

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:34:36 GMT
    State Helicopter spotted a great white shark about 75 yards from shore off MA coast.State Helicopter spotted a great white shark about 75 yards from shore off MA coast.
    Beach-goers in Massachusetts were getting in some summer rays when everyone had to get out of the water. A State Police helicopter spotted a 14-foot great white shark swimming just 75 yards from shore, the area just past the buoys.It happened at Duxbury Beach, which isn't really a hot spot for sharks. There's been plenty of activity this summer there but not that close to shore. Swimmers had to stay out of the water for about two hours Monday.
    Beach-goers in Massachusetts were getting in some summer rays when everyone had to get out of the water. A State Police helicopter spotted a 14-foot great white shark swimming just 75 yards from shore, the area just past the buoys.It happened at Duxbury Beach, which isn't really a hot spot for sharks. There's been plenty of activity this summer there but not that close to shore. Swimmers had to stay out of the water for about two hours Monday.
  • Innovative Machining Technology to open manufacturing facility in Dorchester County

    Innovative Machining Technology to open manufacturing facility in Dorchester County

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:16:52 GMT
    Innovative Machining Technology, Inc. (IMT), a global supplier of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components for the power generation industry, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Dorchester County. The $7.8 million investment is expected to create 45 new jobs.In 1988, IMT established its corporate presence in Pennsylvania. Today the company has three facilities in two states including the newest facility...
    Innovative Machining Technology, Inc. (IMT), a global supplier of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components for the power generation industry, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Dorchester County. The $7.8 million investment is expected to create 45 new jobs.In 1988, IMT established its corporate presence in Pennsylvania. Today the company has three facilities in two states including the newest facility...
  • Flight diverted over inability to recline in seat

    Flight diverted over inability to recline in seat

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:12:55 GMT
    Knee DefenderKnee Defender
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination. The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the pers...
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination. The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the pers...
  • Conway southern-style restaurant hosts Mac an' Cheese bake off

    Conway southern-style restaurant hosts Mac an' Cheese bake off

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:09:35 GMT
    Crady's Eclectic Cuisine offers southern style breakfast and lunch, and baked goods, like Blueberry Scones.Crady's Eclectic Cuisine offers southern style breakfast and lunch, and baked goods, like Blueberry Scones.
    Crady's Eclectic Cuisine in Downtown Conway will host a competition to comfort a soul food lover's taste buds. Theinaugural Mac n' Cheese Bake off will benefit the Horry-Georgetown Technical College's culinary arts program. The event is set for Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Downtown Park on the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street in Conway.Organizers note the contest is inmemory of Adam Lee Whitley.Entry fees are as follows: Corporate team- $50, Restaurant - $50,...
    Crady's Eclectic Cuisine in Downtown Conway will host a competition to comfort a soul food lover's taste buds. Theinaugural Mac n' Cheese Bake off will benefit the Horry-Georgetown Technical College's culinary arts program. The event is set for Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Downtown Park on the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street in Conway.Organizers note the contest is inmemory of Adam Lee Whitley.Entry fees are as follows: Corporate team- $50, Restaurant - $50,...
  • Pro Golfer John Daly in Myrtle Beach to roll out new cocktail

    Pro Golfer John Daly in Myrtle Beach to roll out new cocktail

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:24:39 GMT
    Pro golfer, John Daly, is in Myrtle Beach Tuesday to help roll out his John Daly Line of Cocktails by Giasi Beverages. The Clearwater, Florida company which distributes the John Daly beverage reports GI-A-SI stands for "Grip it and Sip it" which is a play on words by Daly whose famous phrase on the links is "Grip it and Rip it."The five-time winner of the PGA will be at Pavillion Liquors, from 3 until 4:30 p.m. and th...
    Pro golfer, John Daly, is in Myrtle Beach Tuesday to help roll out his John Daly Line of Cocktails by Giasi Beverages. The Clearwater, Florida company which distributes the John Daly beverage reports GI-A-SI stands for "Grip it and Sip it" which is a play on words by Daly whose famous phrase on the links is "Grip it and Rip it."The five-time winner of the PGA will be at Pavillion Liquors, from 3 until 4:30 p.m. and th...
  • STAND hopes to take Hartsville in new direction

    STAND hopes to take Hartsville in new direction

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:07:21 GMT
    The City of Hartsville will hold a second meeting for its STAND Program Initiative. It takes place at Butler Community Center Aug. 26,at 6pm. The program stands for "stop and take a new direction" and the focus is to create a safer community by recognizing issues and preventing crime.The Hartsville Police Department will partner with the United States Attorney's Office for the district of South Carolina for the program .The first meeting took place inJulyand the city is hoping for a good turn...
    The City of Hartsville will hold a second meeting for its STAND Program Initiative. It takes place at Butler Community Center Aug. 26,at 6pm. The program stands for "stop and take a new direction" and the focus is to create a safer community by recognizing issues and preventing crime.The Hartsville Police Department will partner with the United States Attorney's Office for the district of South Carolina for the program .The first meeting took place inJulyand the city is hoping for a good turn...
  • Whopper of a deal leaves some with a bitter taste

    Whopper of a deal leaves some with a bitter taste

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:45:16 GMT
    While Burger King announced plans to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., but the backlash has already began. Customers are taking to Burger King's Facebook page sharing their displeasure at the decision to move to Canada., where thenew corporate headquarters would be.The movewould help Burger King lower its taxes.This so-called tax inversion iswhen a bigger U.S. company buys a smaller firm in a country with a lower tax rate. In this case, the United States corporate tax r...
    While Burger King announced plans to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., but the backlash has already began. Customers are taking to Burger King's Facebook page sharing their displeasure at the decision to move to Canada., where thenew corporate headquarters would be.The movewould help Burger King lower its taxes.This so-called tax inversion iswhen a bigger U.S. company buys a smaller firm in a country with a lower tax rate. In this case, the United States corporate tax r...
  • Health agency wants E-cigs regulated

    Health agency wants E-cigs regulated

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:39:22 GMT
    The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.The World Health Organization also calls for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.In a report Tuesday, the Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes is incr...
    The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.The World Health Organization also calls for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.In a report Tuesday, the Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes is incr...
  • SC man pleads guilty to animal cruelty; 200 dead dogs found in his home

    SC man pleads guilty to animal cruelty; 200 dead dogs found in his home

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:07:47 GMT
    Some say it was the largest case of animal cruelty in South Carolina history, and Monday, the man responsible went before a judge in Berkeley County for his plea hearing.On Monday, Loney Garrett plead guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Back in February of 2013, Loney Garrett was arrested and charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after police found over 200 dead dogs, and 45 others emaciated and starved at the man's Howe Hall Road residence in Goose Creek. Michelle Reid is the Executive...
    Some say it was the largest case of animal cruelty in South Carolina history, and Monday, the man responsible went before a judge in Berkeley County for his plea hearing.On Monday, Loney Garrett plead guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Back in February of 2013, Loney Garrett was arrested and charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after police found over 200 dead dogs, and 45 others emaciated and starved at the man's Howe Hall Road residence in Goose Creek. Michelle Reid is the Executive...
  • Florence nonprofit works to curb student homelessness

    Florence nonprofit works to curb student homelessness

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:03:02 GMT
    A new nonprofit in Florence works to combat student homelessness.
    A new nonprofit in Florence works to combat student homelessness.
  • Horry County Board of Education Defer vote on $300 million building plan

    Horry County Board of Education Defer vote on $300 million building plan

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:02:19 GMT
    Monday night, the Horry County Board of Education deferred approving a multi hundred million dollar building project even though it was listed on the agenda.The more than $300 million building project includes renovations, additions and new schools throughout the county.News 13 asked Board Chairman Joe Defeo why the vote was deferred when it was advertised on the agenda for the evening."You're not making any $300 mill...
    Monday night, the Horry County Board of Education deferred approving a multi hundred million dollar building project even though it was listed on the agenda.The more than $300 million building project includes renovations, additions and new schools throughout the county.News 13 asked Board Chairman Joe Defeo why the vote was deferred when it was advertised on the agenda for the evening."You're not making any $300 mill...
  • CBS leads broadcast networks with Emmy wins, click for FULL list

    CBS leads broadcast networks with Emmy wins, click for FULL list

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:15:35 GMT
    Julianna Margulies, the embattled lawyer, mom and mate on "The Good Wife"... CBS PhotoJulianna Margulies, the embattled lawyer, mom and mate on "The Good Wife"... CBS Photo
    CBS won 5 Emmy awards at the ceremony on Monday night -- 4 for primetime shows and one for a Variety Special -- giving the network more than any other broadcast network. List of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television
    CBS won 5 Emmy awards at the ceremony on Monday night -- 4 for primetime shows and one for a Variety Special -- giving the network more than any other broadcast network. List of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television
  • Debt collection rights you should know

    Debt collection rights you should know

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:46:10 GMT
    By Diane Lee (WSPA)Many debt collection agencies are banking on you not knowing your rights. And they won't volunteer information.Franklin Alcott Jr. got a letter and phone call from one agency claiming he owed $1000. He pressed and all they would tell him was it was a Mastercard Debt."I felt real bad about it because I didn't owe this credit card. I kept trying to figure out how come they was calling me and sending me letters at my address when I didn't have a credit card."South Carolina Leg...
    By Diane Lee (WSPA)Many debt collection agencies are banking on you not knowing your rights. And they won't volunteer information.Franklin Alcott Jr. got a letter and phone call from one agency claiming he owed $1000. He pressed and all they would tell him was it was a Mastercard Debt."I felt real bad about it because I didn't owe this credit card. I kept trying to figure out how come they was calling me and sending me letters at my address when I didn't have a credit card."South Carolina Leg...
  • SC's Identity Theft Unit staying busy

    SC's Identity Theft Unit staying busy

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:43:37 GMT
    : Mark Dennison takes a call to the Identity Theft Unit Monday. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW): Mark Dennison takes a call to the Identity Theft Unit Monday. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina residents have been keeping the state's new Identity Theft Unit busy, with its four employees answering 3,766 calls since the unit was launched last October. It was created after hackers got into the state Department of Revenue's computers and stole the personal information of 3.6 million taxpayers.Unit director Marti Phillips says, "The most common has been tax identity theft, so people using your information to file a fraudulent tax return to get your refund. ...
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina residents have been keeping the state's new Identity Theft Unit busy, with its four employees answering 3,766 calls since the unit was launched last October. It was created after hackers got into the state Department of Revenue's computers and stole the personal information of 3.6 million taxpayers.Unit director Marti Phillips says, "The most common has been tax identity theft, so people using your information to file a fraudulent tax return to get your refund. ...
  • Authorities locate little girl who was missing near North Myrtle Beach

    Authorities locate little girl who was missing near North Myrtle Beach

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:12:40 GMT
    The area where the girl was last seen.. Google mapsThe area where the girl was last seen.. Google maps
    North Myrtle Beach Police have asked the public to help them find a little girl who has vanished in the beach area. Just before 10 pm, North Myrtle Beach Public Safety sent out an alert asking folks to look out for an 8-year-old girl.
    Then, around 10:10 pm, North Myrtle Beach officials said the girl was located.
  • Florence District One students train to become certified firefighters during school year

    Florence District One students train to become certified firefighters during school year

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:54:55 GMT
    Florence District One students can now train to become certified, paid firefighters. The district's career center is partnering with the Howe Springs Fire Department, the South Carolina Fire Academy and the SC Firefighters' Association to train students. The program started last week and aims to help out in two very important areas; giving fire departments the ability to attract and retain more volunteer firefighters and giving students the chance to get all of their training in, before they ...
    Florence District One students can now train to become certified, paid firefighters. The district's career center is partnering with the Howe Springs Fire Department, the South Carolina Fire Academy and the SC Firefighters' Association to train students. The program started last week and aims to help out in two very important areas; giving fire departments the ability to attract and retain more volunteer firefighters and giving students the chance to get all of their training in, before they ...
  • Cristobal strengthens to a Hurricane

    Cristobal strengthens to a Hurricane

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:13:53 GMT
    As of 9pm Monday, Cristobal has strengthened to a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and minimum central pressure of 990 mb. Movement is to the East at 2 mph. 
    As of 9pm Monday, Cristobal has strengthened to a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and minimum central pressure of 990 mb. Movement is to the East at 2 mph. 
  • New stop signs near 17 Bypass overpass leading to crashes, confusion

    New stop signs near 17 Bypass overpass leading to crashes, confusion

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:09:16 GMT
    Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection. The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drive
    Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection. The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drive
  • Lanes blocked on SC 31 after crash through median

    Lanes blocked on SC 31 after crash through median

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:08:16 GMT
    A major crash has blocked some lanes of SC 31 near SC 544 on Monday evening, authorities say. The crash happened around 7:10 pm on SC 31 at mile marker 17, which is about 2 miles before the end of the highway at SC 544.
    A major crash has blocked some lanes of SC 31 near SC 544 on Monday evening, authorities say. The crash happened around 7:10 pm on SC 31 at mile marker 17, which is about 2 miles before the end of the highway at SC 544.
  • Horry County store clerk's family shocked to learn shooting suspects are teens

    Horry County store clerk's family shocked to learn shooting suspects are teens

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:06:36 GMT
    Horry County Police believe they have the three individuals responsible forshooting and robbing a store clerk at the Carolina Petro Gas Station off West Cox Ferry Rd. andHwy. 544.The victim of the armed robbery is Brett Small. According to a police report, Small
    Horry County Police believe they have the three individuals responsible forshooting and robbing a store clerk at the Carolina Petro Gas Station off West Cox Ferry Rd. andHwy. 544.The victim of the armed robbery is Brett Small. According to a police report, Small
  • Family of missing Aynor teen speak one year after disappearance

    Family of missing Aynor teen speak one year after disappearance

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:53:45 GMT
    Zach in a family photoZach in a family photo
    It's been one year since 19-year-old Zachary Malinowski went missing from Aynor. Police said he was last seen after a basketball game. A week later, his car was found burned in a wooded area off Valley Forge Road near Aynor. "It didn't get real until about a week after when they f
    It's been one year since 19-year-old Zachary Malinowski went missing from Aynor. Police said he was last seen after a basketball game. A week later, his car was found burned in a wooded area off Valley Forge Road near Aynor. "It didn't get real until about a week after when they f
  • SC police arrest man after wife doused with gas, set on fire

    SC police arrest man after wife doused with gas, set on fire

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:12:52 GMT
    Jones in his most recent mug shot and a Google image of the car repair shopJones in his most recent mug shot and a Google image of the car repair shop
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire -- a day after he was released from jail on other charges.Ronnie Lee Jones, age 31, is accused in the incident involving Cynthia Jones that happened Friday at McGru
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire -- a day after he was released from jail on other charges.Ronnie Lee Jones, age 31, is accused in the incident involving Cynthia Jones that happened Friday at McGru
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

    McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:41:49 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
    The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
  • Aynor teen missing a year; reward now $25K

    Aynor teen missing a year; reward now $25K

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:37:39 GMT
    It has been a year since an Aynor teenager disappeared and his family is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about where he is.Area media outlets reported that Monday marks one year since anyone saw 19-year-old Zack Malinowski. He was playing basketball with some friends at the time. His burned-out car was found on a rural road last Sept. 2.About 50 people including family, friends and law enforcement officers attended a memorial for the missing man Sunday.The missing man'...
    It has been a year since an Aynor teenager disappeared and his family is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about where he is.Area media outlets reported that Monday marks one year since anyone saw 19-year-old Zack Malinowski. He was playing basketball with some friends at the time. His burned-out car was found on a rural road last Sept. 2.About 50 people including family, friends and law enforcement officers attended a memorial for the missing man Sunday.The missing man'...
  • Clerk shot during armed robbery; Horry County Police make arrests

    Clerk shot during armed robbery; Horry County Police make arrests

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:45:54 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Monday, Horry County Police announced they arrested three juveniles in connection with the armed robbery that happened around 4:30 Sunday morning.
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Monday, Horry County Police announced they arrested three juveniles in connection with the armed robbery that happened around 4:30 Sunday morning.
  • Naked SC man arrested in bar covered with feces, urine, police say

    Naked SC man arrested in bar covered with feces, urine, police say

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:50:27 GMT
    Lyles in a Facebook photo and a Facebook photo of the bar/grill.Lyles in a Facebook photo and a Facebook photo of the bar/grill.
    A man was arrested after police found him naked in a trashed room covered with what appeared to be feces and urine Saturday.Spartanburg Police were called to Gravy's Grill on Kensington Drive Saturday in reference to a disturbance. The suspect was identified as Darius Lyles, age 39, of Liberty Street in Spartanburg.
    A man was arrested after police found him naked in a trashed room covered with what appeared to be feces and urine Saturday.Spartanburg Police were called to Gravy's Grill on Kensington Drive Saturday in reference to a disturbance. The suspect was identified as Darius Lyles, age 39, of Liberty Street in Spartanburg.
  • SC wife tries to shoot, hit husband with axe during fight over TV and beer, deputies say

    SC wife tries to shoot, hit husband with axe during fight over TV and beer, deputies say

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:49:26 GMT
    Owensby (Photo from WSPA)Owensby (Photo from WSPA)
    A Spartanburg County woman is under arrest after deputies say she tried to attack him with an axe after pulling the trigger on an empty shotgun. Patricia Owensby was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.
    A Spartanburg County woman is under arrest after deputies say she tried to attack him with an axe after pulling the trigger on an empty shotgun. Patricia Owensby was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.
  • SC deputy on leave after video surfaces of violent arrest in Walmart

    SC deputy on leave after video surfaces of violent arrest in Walmart

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:38:28 GMT
    An arrest Saturday led to some witnesses thinking the arresting officers went a little far.In a video sent to WSPA-TV, a man can be seen lying on the floor of the Walmart on Whitehorse Road and the deputies attempting to arrest him. Witnesses from the scene felt the officer's actions went too far
    An arrest Saturday led to some witnesses thinking the arresting officers went a little far.In a video sent to WSPA-TV, a man can be seen lying on the floor of the Walmart on Whitehorse Road and the deputies attempting to arrest him. Witnesses from the scene felt the officer's actions went too far
  • Police say NC teen arrested for beating grandfather over $5 argument

    Police say NC teen arrested for beating grandfather over $5 argument

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:16:17 GMT
    Michael Allen Jackson Michael Allen Jackson
    An 18-year-old Fayetteville man is charged with beating his grandfather following an argument over $5, according to officials.Michael Allen Jackson, 18, of Fayetteville, spent the weekend in jail under a $100,000 secured bond.Jackson attacked his grandfather, Glenn Maynor, 63, of Fayetteville, when he refused to give Jackson $5, authorities said.Witnesses said Jackson punched his grandfather in the chest and face several times. Maynor was knocked to the ground and hit his head on a concrete f...
    An 18-year-old Fayetteville man is charged with beating his grandfather following an argument over $5, according to officials.Michael Allen Jackson, 18, of Fayetteville, spent the weekend in jail under a $100,000 secured bond.Jackson attacked his grandfather, Glenn Maynor, 63, of Fayetteville, when he refused to give Jackson $5, authorities said.Witnesses said Jackson punched his grandfather in the chest and face several times. Maynor was knocked to the ground and hit his head on a concrete f...
  • SC burglary suspect found asleep under bed

    SC burglary suspect found asleep under bed

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:11:10 GMT
    Charles Thomas AlexanderCharles Thomas Alexander
    A man faces burglary charges accused of breaking into a home and falling asleep under the victim's bed.According to a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home on Longwood Drive Sunday. The victim told deputies he was in his bedroom and heard something under his bed. When he looked he found a man asleep.The victim says he was able to wake the man and escort him from the home. The victim told investigators he found a black backpack under the bed that con...
    A man faces burglary charges accused of breaking into a home and falling asleep under the victim's bed.According to a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home on Longwood Drive Sunday. The victim told deputies he was in his bedroom and heard something under his bed. When he looked he found a man asleep.The victim says he was able to wake the man and escort him from the home. The victim told investigators he found a black backpack under the bed that con...
  • NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

    NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:33:52 GMT
    Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
    Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
  • T.J. Maxx hiring event Tuesday

    T.J. Maxx hiring event Tuesday

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:08:52 GMT
    Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with T.J. MAXX, is hosting a Hire ME! event Tuesday, August 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Goodwill Job Link Center, 3336 Highway 17 South, in North Myrtle Beach. T.J. Maxx managers will be on-site to conduct interviews for up to 100 positions including sales associates, customer experience associates, and backroom processors.
    Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with T.J. MAXX, is hosting a Hire ME! event Tuesday, August 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Goodwill Job Link Center, 3336 Highway 17 South, in North Myrtle Beach. T.J. Maxx managers will be on-site to conduct interviews for up to 100 positions including sales associates, customer experience associates, and backroom processors.
  • Sonoco signs agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging

    Sonoco signs agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:47:20 GMT
    Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $383 million, in cash. The final consideration is subject to a normal adjustment of net working capital.Weidenhammer Packaging, headquartered in Hockenheim, Germany, has approximately...
    Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $383 million, in cash. The final consideration is subject to a normal adjustment of net working capital.Weidenhammer Packaging, headquartered in Hockenheim, Germany, has approximately...
  • All clear given after active shooter reported at Fort Lee in Virginia

    All clear given after active shooter reported at Fort Lee in Virginia

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:42:34 GMT
    All clear given at Fort Lee Army base in Virginia where active shooter had been reported. Officials say the base had been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols.
    All clear given at Fort Lee Army base in Virginia where active shooter had been reported. Officials say the base had been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols.

  • Gas still lower than last year at this time

    Gas still lower than last year at this time

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:31:54 GMT
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.12/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 9.7 cents per gallon lower than the same da...
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.12/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 9.7 cents per gallon lower than the same da...
  • 4 bodies found floating off FL coast

    4 bodies found floating off FL coast

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:55:04 GMT
    The Coast Guard said late Sunday it was continuing a search for any more possible bodies or "anyone in distress" after four people were found dead in waters miles off the South Florida coast.Two males were found floating in waters about 20 miles east of Hollywood beach on Sunday morning, authorities said. The Coast Guard responded and later found two other males off the coast, adding its search involved a Coast Guard ...
    The Coast Guard said late Sunday it was continuing a search for any more possible bodies or "anyone in distress" after four people were found dead in waters miles off the South Florida coast.Two males were found floating in waters about 20 miles east of Hollywood beach on Sunday morning, authorities said. The Coast Guard responded and later found two other males off the coast, adding its search involved a Coast Guard ...
  • Golfers on the Grand Strand prepare for World Am Tournament

    Golfers on the Grand Strand prepare for World Am Tournament

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:22:11 GMT
    More than 34 hundred golfers will play in the 31-st annual world amateur handicap championship this week.They come from 48 states and 32 countries.It was a 10 hour drive from Pennsylvania for Perry Tallman. On Sunday, he practiced his swing. “This is probably the 12th or 13th year i've played in the tournament i've kind of lost count on the way, i started coming down, i started playing just to get some competition. i ...
    More than 34 hundred golfers will play in the 31-st annual world amateur handicap championship this week.They come from 48 states and 32 countries.It was a 10 hour drive from Pennsylvania for Perry Tallman. On Sunday, he practiced his swing. “This is probably the 12th or 13th year i've played in the tournament i've kind of lost count on the way, i started coming down, i started playing just to get some competition. i ...
  • Horry County School Resource Officers provide safety tips as students return for new school year

    Horry County School Resource Officers provide safety tips as students return for new school year

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-25 09:50:07 GMT
    SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) - The school year is now underway for all students in our area and Monday marks the first full week of classes for students in Horry County. As they continue making adjustments, School Resource Officers stress the importance of safety.The Horry County Police Department provides school resources officers to participating middle and high school in our area.For Socastee high school SRO John Brantly, being able to patrol the halls of his Alma Mater is a good feeling. From th...
    SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) - The school year is now underway for all students in our area and Monday marks the first full week of classes for students in Horry County. As they continue making adjustments, School Resource Officers stress the importance of safety.The Horry County Police Department provides school resources officers to participating middle and high school in our area.For Socastee high school SRO John Brantly, being able to patrol the halls of his Alma Mater is a good feeling. From th...
  • Hillside Drive project nears completion in NMB

    Hillside Drive project nears completion in NMB

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:45:50 GMT
    City of Myrtle Beach officials say work on the final phase of construction along Hillside Drive will begin this week.
    City of Myrtle Beach officials say work on the final phase of construction along Hillside Drive will begin this week.
  • Family members mourn the loss of three men killed in Dillon County crash

    Family members mourn the loss of three men killed in Dillon County crash

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:12:44 GMT
    The Fairmont community continues to mourn the loss of three men killed in a weekend accident.Andrew Hill, 18, Wesley Chavis, 23, and Derrick Baker Jr., 18, died Saturday morning when their car ran off Highway 301 in Dillon County and struck a tree.“I can't explain man. I lost so much man,” said Baker's uncle Shaundell Evans.Described as close knit friends who saw themselves as brothers, both Baker and Hill along Chavi...
    The Fairmont community continues to mourn the loss of three men killed in a weekend accident.Andrew Hill, 18, Wesley Chavis, 23, and Derrick Baker Jr., 18, died Saturday morning when their car ran off Highway 301 in Dillon County and struck a tree.“I can't explain man. I lost so much man,” said Baker's uncle Shaundell Evans.Described as close knit friends who saw themselves as brothers, both Baker and Hill along Chavi...
  • SCHP investigates deadly Williamsburg Co. accident

    SCHP investigates deadly Williamsburg Co. accident

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:22:37 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident Sunday afternoon in Williamsburg County.Troopers say the accident happened around 3 p.m. on SC-41/51 South near Flagger Loop.The accident remains under investigation. Troopers have not released any additional details.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident Sunday afternoon in Williamsburg County.Troopers say the accident happened around 3 p.m. on SC-41/51 South near Flagger Loop.The accident remains under investigation. Troopers have not released any additional details.
  • Election race for SC education chief underway in Myrtle Beach

    Election race for SC education chief underway in Myrtle Beach

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:45:38 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Now that the field of candidates is whittled down, the race for South Carolina superintendent turns to a discussion of the issues.The three candidates seeking the post participate on Sunday in a forum in Myrtle Beach before members of the South Carolina School Boards Association.The Republican candidate is Molly Spearman, the former director of the state Association of School Administrators who emerged from an eight-way GOP primary and a runoff in June to win the par...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Now that the field of candidates is whittled down, the race for South Carolina superintendent turns to a discussion of the issues.The three candidates seeking the post participate on Sunday in a forum in Myrtle Beach before members of the South Carolina School Boards Association.The Republican candidate is Molly Spearman, the former director of the state Association of School Administrators who emerged from an eight-way GOP primary and a runoff in June to win the par...
  • Three people killed in Dillon County crash

    Three people killed in Dillon County crash

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:41:24 GMT
    DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Details are limited regarding a deadly crash that happened Saturday morning in Dillon CountyDillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley confirms three people were killed in a crash off of Highway 301 North. He does not have the victims names at this time. The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. We are expected to know more as the day develops.
    DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Details are limited regarding a deadly crash that happened Saturday morning in Dillon CountyDillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley confirms three people were killed in a crash off of Highway 301 North. He does not have the victims names at this time. The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. We are expected to know more as the day develops.
  • Sunday Brunch: Garden City's Gulfstream Cafe

    Sunday Brunch: Garden City's Gulfstream Cafe

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:09:05 GMT
    GARDEN CITY, S.C. (WBTW) - Jeff, from Gulfstream Cafe, stopped by News 13 Sunday Morning to make the King Crab Omelet with Lauren. Gulfstream features a $12.95 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet on Sundays. It also includes lunch food and salads. The King Crab Omelet, however, is not on the buffet, but it can be ordered off of its menu.You can learn more about the restaurant here.
    GARDEN CITY, S.C. (WBTW) - Jeff, from Gulfstream Cafe, stopped by News 13 Sunday Morning to make the King Crab Omelet with Lauren. Gulfstream features a $12.95 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet on Sundays. It also includes lunch food and salads. The King Crab Omelet, however, is not on the buffet, but it can be ordered off of its menu.You can learn more about the restaurant here.
  • Thousands attend Darius Rucker concert at Coastal Carolina University

    Thousands attend Darius Rucker concert at Coastal Carolina University

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-08-24 09:48:11 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University welcomed singer-songwriter Darius Rucker for a sold-out concert at theH-T-C center on Saturday.“Right when I found out about it I went to buy tickets but they weren't on sale yet but then my dad was like hey presale for Coastal students all 50 dollars so I was like done,” said Melissa Loughridge, a freshman at CCU. The concert sold out in two weeks with around 31-hundred tickets in all.Mark...
    Coastal Carolina University welcomed singer-songwriter Darius Rucker for a sold-out concert at theH-T-C center on Saturday.“Right when I found out about it I went to buy tickets but they weren't on sale yet but then my dad was like hey presale for Coastal students all 50 dollars so I was like done,” said Melissa Loughridge, a freshman at CCU. The concert sold out in two weeks with around 31-hundred tickets in all.Mark...
  • Georgetown man dies in single-car crash

    Georgetown man dies in single-car crash

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-08-24 07:00:22 GMT
    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports a man died when he hit a ditch and flipped over.According to our media partners at The Georgetown Times, the crash happened around 8:30 Saturday night. It reports that the coroner's office identifies the victim as Wallace Byars, 22. Troopers say Byars was traveling west on Kent Road, near Durwood Street, when he went off the left side of the road and hit a pipe in a ditch. That caused Byars to flip over. Trooper say he...
    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports a man died when he hit a ditch and flipped over.According to our media partners at The Georgetown Times, the crash happened around 8:30 Saturday night. It reports that the coroner's office identifies the victim as Wallace Byars, 22. Troopers say Byars was traveling west on Kent Road, near Durwood Street, when he went off the left side of the road and hit a pipe in a ditch. That caused Byars to flip over. Trooper say he...
  • NC couple found dead at home near Lumberton

    NC couple found dead at home near Lumberton

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:22:39 GMT
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has ruled the death of a pastor and his wife a murder-suicide.
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has ruled the death of a pastor and his wife a murder-suicide.
  • Florence Regional Airport gives flying lessons amid looming pilot shortage

    Florence Regional Airport gives flying lessons amid looming pilot shortage

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:17:40 GMT
    South Carolina Aviation appreciation week wrapped up on Saturday and in honor of it, the Florence Regional Airport hosted "Learn to Fly Day" for future pilots.For many, they could easily describe the feeling of flying as a car without a road. From take off, you enter a highway of open sky with of glimpse of the world around, and below."Since a little child, I always wanted to fly. Dreamed about flying and when I heard...
    South Carolina Aviation appreciation week wrapped up on Saturday and in honor of it, the Florence Regional Airport hosted "Learn to Fly Day" for future pilots.For many, they could easily describe the feeling of flying as a car without a road. From take off, you enter a highway of open sky with of glimpse of the world around, and below."Since a little child, I always wanted to fly. Dreamed about flying and when I heard...
  • Coker College opens DeLoach Center to Hartsville community

    Coker College opens DeLoach Center to Hartsville community

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:04:13 GMT
    After years of waiting, the Hartsville community got a chance to welcome a new addition to Coker College.On Saturday, the college opened its door to the Harris E. and Louise H. DeLoach Center to the public.The 71,000 square foot facility houses not only a gym but classrooms, a cafeteria and a weight room too. The public got a chance to tour the facility."It's probably 40 years in the making. We put this up very, very ...
    After years of waiting, the Hartsville community got a chance to welcome a new addition to Coker College.On Saturday, the college opened its door to the Harris E. and Louise H. DeLoach Center to the public.The 71,000 square foot facility houses not only a gym but classrooms, a cafeteria and a weight room too. The public got a chance to tour the facility."It's probably 40 years in the making. We put this up very, very ...
  • Child and 2 females wounded in Darlington County burglary; 1 suspect dead

    Child and 2 females wounded in Darlington County burglary; 1 suspect dead

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:25:53 GMT
    Two suspects broke into a house in Mechanicsville Friday morning. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said deputies arrived with bloodhounds and found one suspect dead inside the house.
    Two suspects broke into a house in Mechanicsville Friday morning. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said deputies arrived with bloodhounds and found one suspect dead inside the house.
  • Horry County firefighters extinguish blaze near Conway

    Horry County firefighters extinguish blaze near Conway

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:36:59 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Fire Rescue officialssay a double-wide mobile home was "heavily damaged" when a fire ripped through it Saturday morning around 8:30.The home is located on the corner of Rabon and Enoch Road. That's near Highway 22 between Conway and Aynor. Horry County Fire Rescue PIO Brian VanAernum says smoke and fire was visible when units arrived. He said crews quickly extinguished the flames.No one was home when the fire started and there were no injuries reported...
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Fire Rescue officialssay a double-wide mobile home was "heavily damaged" when a fire ripped through it Saturday morning around 8:30.The home is located on the corner of Rabon and Enoch Road. That's near Highway 22 between Conway and Aynor. Horry County Fire Rescue PIO Brian VanAernum says smoke and fire was visible when units arrived. He said crews quickly extinguished the flames.No one was home when the fire started and there were no injuries reported...
  • Florence man dies, son hurt in Williamsburg County crash

    Florence man dies, son hurt in Williamsburg County crash

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:23:06 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident in Williamsburg County. According to the Highway Patrol's website, it happened, Friday afternoon around 3:20 on Manning Highway.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident in Williamsburg County. According to the Highway Patrol's website, it happened, Friday afternoon around 3:20 on Manning Highway.
  • Conway Tigers gear up for football season

    Conway Tigers gear up for football season

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:18:03 GMT
    The Friday night lights are shining bright for high schools across the area as football teams gear up for another season.Chuck Jordan has been coaching Conway Football for 32 years, but he said every season brings anticipation."I've been through a lot of them, but you always like starting new," said Jordan. You spend a lot of time in the off season with kids trying to get them bigger, stronger, faster and you're always curious to see just how much of that worked for you."The playersare ready ...
    The Friday night lights are shining bright for high schools across the area as football teams gear up for another season.Chuck Jordan has been coaching Conway Football for 32 years, but he said every season brings anticipation."I've been through a lot of them, but you always like starting new," said Jordan. You spend a lot of time in the off season with kids trying to get them bigger, stronger, faster and you're always curious to see just how much of that worked for you."The playersare ready ...
  • NAACP asks for more inclusion in Memorial Day discussions

    NAACP asks for more inclusion in Memorial Day discussions

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:54:05 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Chapter of the NAACP met to discuss Memorial Day weekend violence.President of the chapter, Mickey James opened the meeting with the goal of addressing an issue that has nothing to do with bikers."It happens all over the country, stereotyping people because they look like me," said James.Two other speaker joined James, Rev. Jerry Faulk of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church and Bennie Swans. Each spoke about the issue of racial profiling across the country and they made stat...
    The Myrtle Beach Chapter of the NAACP met to discuss Memorial Day weekend violence.President of the chapter, Mickey James opened the meeting with the goal of addressing an issue that has nothing to do with bikers."It happens all over the country, stereotyping people because they look like me," said James.Two other speaker joined James, Rev. Jerry Faulk of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church and Bennie Swans. Each spoke about the issue of racial profiling across the country and they made stat...
  • SC Trooper fired after arresting NFL player for speeding

    SC Trooper fired after arresting NFL player for speeding

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:44:29 GMT
    S.C. Trooper L/Cpl. R.S. Salter has been fired after the June speeding arrest of Greenwood native and NFL player Sidney "Sam" Montgomery in the Upstate.Montgomery was arrested for speeding on June 25. He was going 89 mph in a 55 mph area, acc
    S.C. Trooper L/Cpl. R.S. Salter has been fired after the June speeding arrest of Greenwood native and NFL player Sidney "Sam" Montgomery in the Upstate.Montgomery was arrested for speeding on June 25. He was going 89 mph in a 55 mph area, acc
  • Deputies search for auction house thieves in Greeleyville in Williamsburg County

    Deputies search for auction house thieves in Greeleyville in Williamsburg County

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:07:12 GMT
    Williamsburg County Deputies are looking for two people who broke into and robbed an auction house in the county.The break-in happened on Wednesday and seemed to focus on an ATV, according to surveillance images from the sheriff's department.
    Williamsburg County Deputies are looking for two people who broke into and robbed an auction house in the county.The break-in happened on Wednesday and seemed to focus on an ATV, according to surveillance images from the sheriff's department.
  • 3-year-old girl found safe at NC neighbor's home

    3-year-old girl found safe at NC neighbor's home

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:49:44 GMT
    Shaniya Grace HawkinsShaniya Grace Hawkins
    A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said. Shaniya Hawkins was missing from her home in the 6200 block of Lakehaven Drive, police said.She was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday,
    A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said. Shaniya Hawkins was missing from her home in the 6200 block of Lakehaven Drive, police said.She was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday,
  • SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

    SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:45:26 GMT
    Alfaro in a mugshot from Spartanburg County deputies.. and a video image of Target, where a woman was gropedAlfaro in a mugshot from Spartanburg County deputies.. and a video image of Target, where a woman was groped
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
  • Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

    Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:28:19 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
  • Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

    Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:29 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard.
  • Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

    Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:56:24 GMT
    Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.
    Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors.
    Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors.
  • Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

    Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:38:45 GMT
    More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne...
    More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne...
  • Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

    Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:01:49 GMT
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pa...
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pa...
  • Biker event benefits Grand Strand veterans

    Biker event benefits Grand Strand veterans

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:58:11 GMT
    The Harley Shop at the Beach and the House of Blues team up every Thursday to host a Harley-Davidson Bike Night.
    The Harley Shop at the Beach and the House of Blues team up every Thursday to host a Harley-Davidson Bike Night.
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