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  • Goodwill Industries donates 90% of revenue to employment programs

    Goodwill Industries donates 90% of revenue to employment programs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:59:27 GMT
    Many people associate Goodwill with its retail store, but the company does more than sell clothes at discounted prices.Miranda Todd started looking for a job two months ago. It was an especially nerve racking process for her because she had been a stay at home mom for 15 years. Rebecca Collett is the spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of lower South Carolina. She said someone like Todd might have difficulties applying to jobs online or using a computer and that's when Goodwill Job Link Cent...
    Many people associate Goodwill with its retail store, but the company does more than sell clothes at discounted prices.Miranda Todd started looking for a job two months ago. It was an especially nerve racking process for her because she had been a stay at home mom for 15 years. Rebecca Collett is the spokesperson for Goodwill Industries of lower South Carolina. She said someone like Todd might have difficulties applying to jobs online or using a computer and that's when Goodwill Job Link Cent...
  • Tax Free weekend around the corner for SC shoppers

    Tax Free weekend around the corner for SC shoppers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:50:24 GMT
    South Carolina's "Tax Free" weekend begins August 1 and ends August 3. This is the 14th year shoppers can save on taxes when they do their back-to-school shopping.According to the SC Department of Revenue, this is the third busiest shopping period of the year behind Christmas and Black Friday. The tax free shopping applies to clothing and clothing accessories including, but not limited to, hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags and footwear. School supplies like pens, pencils, paper, binders, noteb...
    South Carolina's "Tax Free" weekend begins August 1 and ends August 3. This is the 14th year shoppers can save on taxes when they do their back-to-school shopping.According to the SC Department of Revenue, this is the third busiest shopping period of the year behind Christmas and Black Friday. The tax free shopping applies to clothing and clothing accessories including, but not limited to, hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags and footwear. School supplies like pens, pencils, paper, binders, noteb...
  • 4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

    4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:41:55 GMT
    Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
    Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
  • Horry County rushes to meet deadline to keep mentally ill from buying guns

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:27:02 GMT
    Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law.Ron Shulver has logged 30-40 volunteer hours a week for the past year to help get Horry County up to speed under the new law.
    South Carolina passed a law in May 2013 aimed at keeping the mentally ill from buying handguns. But if probate courts across the state don’t meet an upcoming deadline, guns could end up in the wrong hands.Ron Shulver has logged 30 to 40 volunteer hours per week with the Horry County Probate Court in the past year, trying to get the county up to date on the law’s requirements.The law requires every county to submit a l...
    South Carolina passed a law in May 2013 aimed at keeping the mentally ill from buying handguns. But if probate courts across the state don’t meet an upcoming deadline, guns could end up in the wrong hands.Ron Shulver has logged 30 to 40 volunteer hours per week with the Horry County Probate Court in the past year, trying to get the county up to date on the law’s requirements.The law requires every county to submit a l...
  • Sales of Russian bullets, guns increase after U.S. imposed sanctions

    Sales of Russian bullets, guns increase after U.S. imposed sanctions

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:26:33 GMT
    Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions.Russian guns and bullet sales increase in local stores following US sanctions.
    Since the United States imposed sanctions against some Russian businesses, some businesses in the States have taken a hit.
    Since the United States imposed sanctions against some Russian businesses, some businesses in the States have taken a hit.
  • North Vista Elementary on track; new Royall facing delays in Florence school construction schedule

    North Vista Elementary on track; new Royall facing delays in Florence school construction schedule

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:25:46 GMT
    Construction continues on two major projects in Florence District One, though one of the projects is expected to see some delays.Those projects include the construction of the new North Vista Elementary School on N. Irby St. and the new Royall Elementary School, which is taking place on the site of the former Moore Intermediate on Cheraw Dr.The North Vista site is moving on schedule and once complete, will become the largest elementary school in the district.District officials anticipate that...
    Construction continues on two major projects in Florence District One, though one of the projects is expected to see some delays.Those projects include the construction of the new North Vista Elementary School on N. Irby St. and the new Royall Elementary School, which is taking place on the site of the former Moore Intermediate on Cheraw Dr.The North Vista site is moving on schedule and once complete, will become the largest elementary school in the district.District officials anticipate that...
  • Study: SC 45th nationwide in children's well-being

    Study: SC 45th nationwide in children's well-being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:36:40 GMT
    Kids Count data bookKids Count data book
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up. It was also ranked 45th last year.The annual survey is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy aimed at improving children’s futures and strengthening families. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.Melissa Strompolis, Coordinator of Impact...
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up. It was also ranked 45th last year.The annual survey is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy aimed at improving children’s futures and strengthening families. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.Melissa Strompolis, Coordinator of Impact...
  • Fuel leak backs up traffic on I-95 in Dillon County

    Fuel leak backs up traffic on I-95 in Dillon County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:03:51 GMT
    By WBTW News StaffA fuel leak from an 18-wheeler slowed traffic on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening.Captain Chip Rogers of Dillon County Fire State Nine told News13 the leak had shut down the southbound lanes for about 20 minutes.At last word, one lane is now open but traffic will likely remain at a crawl for several hours.Count on updates from WBTW.com as more information becomes available.
    By WBTW News StaffA fuel leak from an 18-wheeler slowed traffic on Interstate 95 Tuesday evening.Captain Chip Rogers of Dillon County Fire State Nine told News13 the leak had shut down the southbound lanes for about 20 minutes.At last word, one lane is now open but traffic will likely remain at a crawl for several hours.Count on updates from WBTW.com as more information becomes available.
  • Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:02:25 GMT
    A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer)A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer)
    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Tuesday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
  • Taxi drivers in Myrtle Beach up in arms over ride sharing company

    Taxi drivers in Myrtle Beach up in arms over ride sharing company

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:09:44 GMT
    To use the ride-sharing service "Uber," you download the Uber app on your smartphone and set up your account. Once you do that, you can set a pick-up location, pay for the ride and someone will pick you up. However, since it hit Myrtle Beach, it's been hit by strong opposition.Spokesperson Mark Kruea said the vehicles are not legally authorized to conduct business in the City of Myrtle Beach and the city will take act...
    To use the ride-sharing service "Uber," you download the Uber app on your smartphone and set up your account. Once you do that, you can set a pick-up location, pay for the ride and someone will pick you up. However, since it hit Myrtle Beach, it's been hit by strong opposition.Spokesperson Mark Kruea said the vehicles are not legally authorized to conduct business in the City of Myrtle Beach and the city will take act...
  • Conway man shot, killed dog in front of toddlers at Horry County house, police say

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

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:12:46 GMT
    Sherman in a mug shot from J. Reuben Long Detention CenterSherman in a mug shot from J. Reuben Long Detention Center
    A Conway man was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he shot and killed a dog in front of a woman and 2 toddlers at a Horry County house in late June. The incident happened on June 26 around 8 pm when Horry County Police ..
    A Conway man was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he shot and killed a dog in front of a woman and 2 toddlers at a Horry County house in late June. The incident happened on June 26 around 8 pm when Horry County Police ..
  • NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

    NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:31:20 GMT
    Ashley Reed - photo from WNCN-TVAshley Reed - photo from WNCN-TV
    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is
    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is
  • NC son charged after mom, age 98, left in truck during 5-hour casino visit

    NC son charged after mom, age 98, left in truck during 5-hour casino visit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:28:40 GMT
    Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr.
    A Raleigh man was arrested Monday in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh,
    A Raleigh man was arrested Monday in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh,
  • Sheheen's plan for SC roads wouldn't raise gas tax

    Sheheen's plan for SC roads wouldn't raise gas tax

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:24:13 GMT
    Vincent SheheenVincent Sheheen
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.The state senator from Camden wants the General Assembly set up a plan to dedicate 5 percent of the state budget and surplus every year to repairing and building roads. That plan would have raised about $350 million if it had been in place this year.Sheheen says revenue growth and implementing the plan over several years should prevent budget cuts in other areas...
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.The state senator from Camden wants the General Assembly set up a plan to dedicate 5 percent of the state budget and surplus every year to repairing and building roads. That plan would have raised about $350 million if it had been in place this year.Sheheen says revenue growth and implementing the plan over several years should prevent budget cuts in other areas...
  • "Keep Horry County Beautiful" releases litter count

    "Keep Horry County Beautiful" releases litter count

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:33:04 GMT
    "Keep Horry County Beautiful" released the numbers today from its annual litter index Tuesday. The index is a countywide assessment to check for litter as teams of 3 or 4 people drove through certain areas looking for litter graffiti and other things. The index is calculated on a scale from 1 to 4. One is the least amount of litter. Four is the most. Horry county's score is 1 point 8. According to Bo Ives, Chairman of "Keep Horry County Beautiful," in 2011 the litter count was 2.14. In 2012...
    "Keep Horry County Beautiful" released the numbers today from its annual litter index Tuesday. The index is a countywide assessment to check for litter as teams of 3 or 4 people drove through certain areas looking for litter graffiti and other things. The index is calculated on a scale from 1 to 4. One is the least amount of litter. Four is the most. Horry county's score is 1 point 8. According to Bo Ives, Chairman of "Keep Horry County Beautiful," in 2011 the litter count was 2.14. In 2012...
  • Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

    Brad Lofton resigns from Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:22:53 GMT
    Brad LoftonBrad Lofton
    Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur...
    Tuesday, The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation President, Brad Lofton, resigned from his position.According to a press release from the EDC, a letter was submitted announcing Lofton’s resignation.Lofton says his resignation is for family reasons.“This move will allow my wife, two kids and I the opportunity to get closer to our families and help provide immediate care for aging parents that are cur...
  • SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

    SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:08:27 GMT
    Video shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on FacebookVideo shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on Facebook
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
  • Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

    Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:52 GMT
    Photo from WSLS-TVPhoto from WSLS-TV
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
  • Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

    Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:16:53 GMT
    Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
  • 18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

    18 contracts being signed for Myrtle Beach sports center

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:08:03 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The building is not yet finished, but contracts are already being signed for events at the new $13 million indoor sports complex being built next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.The Sun News reportsthe facility is scheduled to open in March.General manager John McDonald says 18 contracts for events have either been signed or will be soon.The complex will have hardwood floors that can be configured for eight full-size basketball courts or 16 volleyball court...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The building is not yet finished, but contracts are already being signed for events at the new $13 million indoor sports complex being built next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.The Sun News reportsthe facility is scheduled to open in March.General manager John McDonald says 18 contracts for events have either been signed or will be soon.The complex will have hardwood floors that can be configured for eight full-size basketball courts or 16 volleyball court...
  • Brunswick County K9 passes away

    Brunswick County K9 passes away

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:03:07 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is reports the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie".Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. He said,“Clyde had a very unique personality. He was a real go-getter. He was happy and loving and all he wanted to do was to please. He was a very hard worker, often working until he was too tired to go anymore. He was a very talented tracker and assisted in ma...
    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is reports the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie".Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. He said,“Clyde had a very unique personality. He was a real go-getter. He was happy and loving and all he wanted to do was to please. He was a very hard worker, often working until he was too tired to go anymore. He was a very talented tracker and assisted in ma...
  • Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

    Annexation vote to be redone in Horry County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:30:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson...
    Tuesday, July 15, voters went to the polls to decide whether or not the City of Myrtle Beach should extend its limits to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homeowners in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivision are part of a 600-acre portion of unincorporated Horry County. In order for the election to take place, 25% of registered voters from those areas had to sign the petition. The annexation passed to make the area 600 acres larger. But now it looks like the vote will be redone. City spokesperson...
  • Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:21:44 GMT
    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role.
    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role.
  • Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

    Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:00:30 GMT
    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ...
    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ...
  • Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide

    Darlington woman found in car now ruled homicide

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:19:06 GMT
    Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide.
    Darlington County sheriff's deputies are now investigating the death of a woman found inside a car Saturday as a homicide.
  • Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center to host event to assist local homeless veterans

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

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:07:52 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Organizers at the Veteran's Welcome Home and Resource Center hope a Stand Down will cause people across Horry County to step-up.AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, and Myrtle Beach Harley will join in the efforts to provide assistance to homeless veterans.The one day event is coming up in September but organizers will hold a press conference Tuesday to officially announce the event and to get input from the community.Organizers say more than 30 federal, state, ...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Organizers at the Veteran's Welcome Home and Resource Center hope a Stand Down will cause people across Horry County to step-up.AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, and Myrtle Beach Harley will join in the efforts to provide assistance to homeless veterans.The one day event is coming up in September but organizers will hold a press conference Tuesday to officially announce the event and to get input from the community.Organizers say more than 30 federal, state, ...
  • Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods

    Livability court taking steps to crack down on nuisance problems in Florence neighborhoods

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:10:36 GMT
    The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some...
    The City of Florence continues to take major steps in its ongoing fight to rid the area of abandoned and dilapidated properties.The city's livability court works hand-in-hand with neighborhood redevelopment groups, and in the past five months alone, they've seen case after case.Dorothy Hines is one of many folks whose taken quite an interest in the City of Florence's redevelopment.She's lived in her North Florence neighborhood for more than 30 years, and says in those years, she has seen some...
  • Fruit sold at Costco and Trader Joe's recalled

    Fruit sold at Costco and Trader Joe's recalled

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:07:11 GMT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.The company says the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.Retailers that recei...
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.The company says the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.Retailers that recei...
  • Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer

    Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:04:58 GMT
    Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-...
    Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-...
  • Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

    Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:55:14 GMT
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
  • 4th patient dies from infection following surgery at upstate hospital

    4th patient dies from infection following surgery at upstate hospital

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:43:23 GMT
    A fourth patient has now died in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. However, no additional patients have been infected since the last update of 15 earlier this month.GHS says the infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium, which is found in the natural environment in water, soil and dust. Officials tell us there aren't specific symptoms for this organism. They say it's similar to any post-surgery infection.The patients ...
    A fourth patient has now died in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. However, no additional patients have been infected since the last update of 15 earlier this month.GHS says the infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium, which is found in the natural environment in water, soil and dust. Officials tell us there aren't specific symptoms for this organism. They say it's similar to any post-surgery infection.The patients ...
  • Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

    Several roads flooded in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:21:06 GMT
    Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
    Flooding has been reported in several areas of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand on Monday.SC 19 in Horry County has several areas that are covered by water, according to authorities.
  • Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:16:08 GMT
    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
  • Florence County Council increases trash fee, gives sheriff’s office raises

    Florence County Council increases trash fee, gives sheriff’s office raises

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:15:16 GMT
    The Florence County Sheriff's Office says low salaries have created some difficulty in retaining deputies over the last few years.  So Florence County Council worked to help change that.
    The Florence County Sheriff's Office says low salaries have created some difficulty in retaining deputies over the last few years.  So Florence County Council worked to help change that.
  • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
  • Backgate construction to close intersection Tuesday & Wednesday night

    Backgate construction to close intersection Tuesday & Wednesday night

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:15:14 GMT
    Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work. During this time period, motorists will be ab...
    Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work. During this time period, motorists will be ab...
  • SUV found partially submerged in pond in Market Common

    SUV found partially submerged in pond in Market Common

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:04:18 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Police were called to check out reports of a car in a pond near Grand Park in Market Common Tuesday morning. When they arrived they found an SUV partially submerged in the pond. Authorities tell News13 a female driver veered offFarrow Parkway. Theywereable to gether out and sheappears to be alright. An investigation is underway.
    Myrtle Beach Police were called to check out reports of a car in a pond near Grand Park in Market Common Tuesday morning. When they arrived they found an SUV partially submerged in the pond. Authorities tell News13 a female driver veered offFarrow Parkway. Theywereable to gether out and sheappears to be alright. An investigation is underway.
  • American Red Cross urgent need for blood and platelet donors

    American Red Cross urgent need for blood and platelet donors

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:56:51 GMT
    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency...
    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency...
  • Vandals destroy Murrells Inlet beehives, killing thousands of bees

    Vandals destroy Murrells Inlet beehives, killing thousands of bees

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:52:20 GMT
    Stephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekendStephen Mantell's beehives that were damaged this weekend
    An Murrells Inlet beekeeper had several of his hives vandalized – leading to the death of thousands of bees this weekend. Stephen Mantell has several hives in the Burgess area near St. James High School.
    An Murrells Inlet beekeeper had several of his hives vandalized – leading to the death of thousands of bees this weekend. Stephen Mantell has several hives in the Burgess area near St. James High School.

  • First SC bridge built using new money source opens

    First SC bridge built using new money source opens

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:13 GMT
    This bridge in Cherokee County is the first completed using money from the new money source Act 98.This bridge in Cherokee County is the first completed using money from the new money source Act 98.
    By Robert KittleThe first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money ...
    By Robert KittleThe first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money ...
  • Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say

    Florence County man dies in 2-vehicle crash, officials say

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:09:25 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported that at least one person died in a crash on Monday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in Florence County, the SC Highway Patrol reported.
  • Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

    Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:05:37 GMT
    Photo from Conway, NH policePhoto from Conway, NH police
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
  • Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

    Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:45:22 GMT
    Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)
    Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
    Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
  • Tips to manage stress and avoid anxiety

    Tips to manage stress and avoid anxiety

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:17:00 GMT
    Terrorism, shootings, international unrest ;the world is full of turmoil right now; and for some people, all this upheaval can be upsetting . Many become stressed out, but psychologists say, there are ways you can deal with anxiety that can keep depression away. - Exercise. Doctors say the best thing to do is to keep busy and get the endorphins pumping, which can make anyone feel better. - Watch your salt and sugar. Lowering both of these in your diet helps your whole body work better, includ...
    Terrorism, shootings, international unrest ;the world is full of turmoil right now; and for some people, all this upheaval can be upsetting . Many become stressed out, but psychologists say, there are ways you can deal with anxiety that can keep depression away. - Exercise. Doctors say the best thing to do is to keep busy and get the endorphins pumping, which can make anyone feel better. - Watch your salt and sugar. Lowering both of these in your diet helps your whole body work better, includ...
  • Passenger statistics up for June at Myrtle Beach International Airport

    Passenger statistics up for June at Myrtle Beach International Airport

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:01:33 GMT
    June 2014 Passenger Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC, July 18, 2014 – In June 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by almost 9 percent over the same period last year. In June 2014, 105,108 passengers arrived into MYR, or 8,412 more than in June 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – June 2014) the airport welcomed 417,831 passengers to the Grand Strand or 7 percent more than the same period in 2013. "The year-over-year increase is attribut...
    June 2014 Passenger Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC, July 18, 2014 – In June 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by almost 9 percent over the same period last year. In June 2014, 105,108 passengers arrived into MYR, or 8,412 more than in June 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – June 2014) the airport welcomed 417,831 passengers to the Grand Strand or 7 percent more than the same period in 2013. "The year-over-year increase is attribut...
  • "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

    "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

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

    SC man dies after car collides with house

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:49:52 GMT
    Anderson County officials say a 23-year-old Honea Path man has died after his pickup truck crashed into a mobile home.Coroner Greg Shore says Adam Colby Payton died at the scene of the crash in Honea Path on Saturday afternoon.Shore said there was a fire in the cab of the truck after the crash. A passenger in the truck managed to escape without injury.The coroner said Payton came around a curve, ran off the right side...
    Anderson County officials say a 23-year-old Honea Path man has died after his pickup truck crashed into a mobile home.Coroner Greg Shore says Adam Colby Payton died at the scene of the crash in Honea Path on Saturday afternoon.Shore said there was a fire in the cab of the truck after the crash. A passenger in the truck managed to escape without injury.The coroner said Payton came around a curve, ran off the right side...
  • Deputies looking for SC woman who disappeared over weekend

    Deputies looking for SC woman who disappeared over weekend

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:17:18 GMT
    Kershaw County deputies are looking forYonique Evette Gaines, 33, who also goes by the name Yonique Sumpter.Officers say she was first reported missing July 12,
    Kershaw County deputies are looking forYonique Evette Gaines, 33, who also goes by the name Yonique Sumpter.Officers say she was first reported missing July 12,
  • Football players stop by Camp Pee Dee Pride

    Football players stop by Camp Pee Dee Pride

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:48:32 GMT
    Some special guests stopped by Camp Pee Dee Pride Monday. Malliciah Goodman, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons and also played for Clemson and West Florence stopped by to talk with the kids. He was joined by Sydney Sarmiento who played at Duke and West Florence. The summer camp that was started back in 1997 by the Florence County Sheriff's Office and Francis Marion University started with about 45 campers. Now in its 18th year, more than 4,000 campers have attended Camp Pee Dee Pride. They ge...
    Some special guests stopped by Camp Pee Dee Pride Monday. Malliciah Goodman, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons and also played for Clemson and West Florence stopped by to talk with the kids. He was joined by Sydney Sarmiento who played at Duke and West Florence. The summer camp that was started back in 1997 by the Florence County Sheriff's Office and Francis Marion University started with about 45 campers. Now in its 18th year, more than 4,000 campers have attended Camp Pee Dee Pride. They ge...
  • Shooting in Bennettsville sends one teen to the ER and another to jail

    Shooting in Bennettsville sends one teen to the ER and another to jail

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:22:50 GMT
    A shooting on Miles Saturday, July19th, sent a 17-year-old victimto the hospital.Lt. Larry Turner with Bennettsville Police said the teen was treated and released. A 16-year-old was taken into custody and charged as a juvenile with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during violent crime. He was transported to Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.Lt. Turner said they had a prior altercation and this was likely retaliation.
    A shooting on Miles Saturday, July19th, sent a 17-year-old victimto the hospital.Lt. Larry Turner with Bennettsville Police said the teen was treated and released. A 16-year-old was taken into custody and charged as a juvenile with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during violent crime. He was transported to Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.Lt. Turner said they had a prior altercation and this was likely retaliation.
  • Cheraw man arrested on child pornography charges for second time

    Cheraw man arrested on child pornography charges for second time

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:10:31 GMT
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of George Walter Krauss,75,of Cheraw, S.C. on eleven counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The Attorney General's Office, which supervises the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest.The ICAC Task Force received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images depicting children engaged in sexual activity had been disseminated from an email ac...
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of George Walter Krauss,75,of Cheraw, S.C. on eleven counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The Attorney General's Office, which supervises the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest.The ICAC Task Force received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images depicting children engaged in sexual activity had been disseminated from an email ac...
  • Motorcyclist dies in wreck in North Myrtle Beach

    Motorcyclist dies in wreck in North Myrtle Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:56:46 GMT
    An Horry County man died Saturday, July 19,just before midnight.Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identifies the victim asMichael Jackson, 34,ofLongs. Jackson was riding his motorcycle on Highway 17when he reportedly failed to stop at a red light. A driver was turning left at agreen lightnear Alligator Adventure and the car and motorcycle collided.Jackson was not wearing a helmet. No charges are expected.
    An Horry County man died Saturday, July 19,just before midnight.Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identifies the victim asMichael Jackson, 34,ofLongs. Jackson was riding his motorcycle on Highway 17when he reportedly failed to stop at a red light. A driver was turning left at agreen lightnear Alligator Adventure and the car and motorcycle collided.Jackson was not wearing a helmet. No charges are expected.
  • Myrtle Beach man forces 4-year-old to perform sex act, police report says

    Myrtle Beach man forces 4-year-old to perform sex act, police report says

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:45:51 GMT
    Anthony WrightAnthony Wright
    CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was arrested over the weekend after a complaint said he forced a child to perform a sex act inside his home.According to an Horry County Police report, the mother of a 4-year-old girl left her child in the care of Anthony Wright, 52, on July 18 while she drove to the store. She claimed her daughter and Wright's children would sometimes play together.When she returned from the sto...
    CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was arrested over the weekend after a complaint said he forced a child to perform a sex act inside his home.According to an Horry County Police report, the mother of a 4-year-old girl left her child in the care of Anthony Wright, 52, on July 18 while she drove to the store. She claimed her daughter and Wright's children would sometimes play together.When she returned from the sto...
  • Georgetown man sentenced to 25 years for trafficking heroin

    Georgetown man sentenced to 25 years for trafficking heroin

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:42:10 GMT
    Jawan Rayel White of Georgetown Jawan Rayel White of Georgetown
    Judge Larry B. Hyman sentenced 27-year-old Jawan Rayel White of Georgetown to 25 years in prison on July 18 for trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin. Under South Carolina law, White will not be eligible for parole or any early release until after he has served 85 percent of his sentence—roughly 21 years. Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit originally apprehended White attempting to purchase a large quantity of powder heroin in Horry County in August of 2011. When White fail...
    Judge Larry B. Hyman sentenced 27-year-old Jawan Rayel White of Georgetown to 25 years in prison on July 18 for trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin. Under South Carolina law, White will not be eligible for parole or any early release until after he has served 85 percent of his sentence—roughly 21 years. Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit originally apprehended White attempting to purchase a large quantity of powder heroin in Horry County in August of 2011. When White fail...
  • Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:21 GMT

     

    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
  • Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:26 GMT
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
  • FMU Recognized as "2014 Great College to Work For"

    FMU Recognized as "2014 Great College to Work For"

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:46:55 GMT
    For the second straight year, Francis Marion University has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on the academic workplace, are based in large part on a third party survey of FMU faculty and staff.FMU was one of just 71 four-year colleges recognized by The Chronicle, and one of only 30 fou...
    For the second straight year, Francis Marion University has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on the academic workplace, are based in large part on a third party survey of FMU faculty and staff.FMU was one of just 71 four-year colleges recognized by The Chronicle, and one of only 30 fou...
  • Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:13:42 GMT
    Farrah Franklin Farrah Franklin
    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond.
    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond.
  • Gas prices drop; down compared to same time last year

    Gas prices drop; down compared to same time last year

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

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

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

    Horry County Firefighters head west to help with wildfires

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:40:31 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue is sending three firefighters to Oregon. Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Van Aernem said they will be deployed for 16 days as part of a 20 man initial attack crew. Western wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes and are threatening even more. Wildfires are burning in Oregon, Washington, and California. More than 100 people had to be evacuated from a rural subdivision named Moccasin Hill in Oregon about a week ago. An investigation into the cause of t...
    Horry County Fire Rescue is sending three firefighters to Oregon. Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Van Aernem said they will be deployed for 16 days as part of a 20 man initial attack crew. Western wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes and are threatening even more. Wildfires are burning in Oregon, Washington, and California. More than 100 people had to be evacuated from a rural subdivision named Moccasin Hill in Oregon about a week ago. An investigation into the cause of t...
  • Hartsville will soon introduce STAND program initiative to its residents

    Hartsville will soon introduce STAND program initiative to its residents

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:43:34 GMT
    Reducing crime is a big goal of many communities in the Pee Dee area.Now, the City of Hartsville hopes a new program will keep people in the area safer.The Hartsville Police Department will soon introduce its STAND Program Initiative.The program stands for "stop and take a new direction". It’s intended to tackle some of the sources of crime and help residents to prevent it too.Hartsville PD will partner with the Unite...
    Reducing crime is a big goal of many communities in the Pee Dee area.Now, the City of Hartsville hopes a new program will keep people in the area safer.The Hartsville Police Department will soon introduce its STAND Program Initiative.The program stands for "stop and take a new direction". It’s intended to tackle some of the sources of crime and help residents to prevent it too.Hartsville PD will partner with the Unite...
  • Pelicans GM to get prostate exam during game to raise awareness

    Pelicans GM to get prostate exam during game to raise awareness

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:42:49 GMT
    Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer...
    Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer...
  • Horry County district leaders form committee to evaluate if Scholars Academy should become a standalone high school

    Horry County district leaders form committee to evaluate if Scholars Academy should become a standalone high school

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:16:51 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - A committee with Horry County schools is now evaluating the pros and cons of making the Scholars Academy a standalone high school.District leaders, teachers from other high schools, and parents make up the group. This is not the first time the county has looked at this issue, it’s the third time a group has come together to evaluate how the Scholars Academy would perform as a standalone high school.The program started in 2003 as a joint effort with Coastal Carolina Univ...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - A committee with Horry County schools is now evaluating the pros and cons of making the Scholars Academy a standalone high school.District leaders, teachers from other high schools, and parents make up the group. This is not the first time the county has looked at this issue, it’s the third time a group has come together to evaluate how the Scholars Academy would perform as a standalone high school.The program started in 2003 as a joint effort with Coastal Carolina Univ...
  • Georgetown Co. deputies locate missing 14-year-old girl

    Georgetown Co. deputies locate missing 14-year-old girl

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:29:30 GMT
    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Charlotte Ann Wills who went missing from the Murrells Inlet area of Georgetown County last night at approximately 9:30.Charlotte was visiting with her grandmother at 3631 Tremont Avenue in Murrells Inlet. Charlotte was last seen by her gr...
    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Charlotte Ann Wills who went missing from the Murrells Inlet area of Georgetown County last night at approximately 9:30.Charlotte was visiting with her grandmother at 3631 Tremont Avenue in Murrells Inlet. Charlotte was last seen by her gr...
  • Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society hosts golf fundraiser

    Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society hosts golf fundraiser

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:23:46 GMT
    Local golfers spent their Saturday on the golf course all for a good cause.The Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society hosted its inaugural golf tournament at the Dye course at Barefoot Resort this weekend.Golfers donated 400 dollars for a team or 100-dollars a piece. The support is something the president of the organization said he experienced when his son was diagnosed with down syndrome. "Every step of the way this group has been there to help us out so i'm trying to pay it forward as much asI...
    Local golfers spent their Saturday on the golf course all for a good cause.The Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society hosted its inaugural golf tournament at the Dye course at Barefoot Resort this weekend.Golfers donated 400 dollars for a team or 100-dollars a piece. The support is something the president of the organization said he experienced when his son was diagnosed with down syndrome. "Every step of the way this group has been there to help us out so i'm trying to pay it forward as much asI...
  • Darlington man dies when backhoe flips over

    Darlington man dies when backhoe flips over

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:56:51 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - The Darlington County Coroner's and Sheriff's Offices investigate a man's death.Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee says Eugene Leo William, 54, of Darlington, died when the backhoe he was operating flipped over.It happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon at a home off of Pinedale Road in Darlington.An autopsy will be performed Sunday. An official cause of death is expected as early as Monday.
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - The Darlington County Coroner's and Sheriff's Offices investigate a man's death.Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee says Eugene Leo William, 54, of Darlington, died when the backhoe he was operating flipped over.It happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon at a home off of Pinedale Road in Darlington.An autopsy will be performed Sunday. An official cause of death is expected as early as Monday.
  • Immigration rally in Myrtle Beach one of hundreds across the nation

    Immigration rally in Myrtle Beach one of hundreds across the nation

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:35:21 GMT
    People gathered for more than 300 rallies protesting immigration surge across the nation. One of them took place on the Grand Strand on 544 under the US 17 overpass.Cars driving by the group of protestors honked in support of the protest against illegal immigration. “We're spending more money on taxes, more programs, they don't deserve free education, free housing, I've had to work to send kids through school and ever...
    People gathered for more than 300 rallies protesting immigration surge across the nation. One of them took place on the Grand Strand on 544 under the US 17 overpass.Cars driving by the group of protestors honked in support of the protest against illegal immigration. “We're spending more money on taxes, more programs, they don't deserve free education, free housing, I've had to work to send kids through school and ever...
  • All-Star Lanes offers free bowling for children

    All-Star Lanes offers free bowling for children

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:14:02 GMT
    Getting active for more than a thousand kids in the Pee Dee is as easy as taking a trip to the bowling alley All-Star Lanes in Florence continues its "Kids Bowl Free" program this summer.It’s one of 12 alleys in the state participating in the nationwide program.Kids 15 and under can bowl two free games throughout summer break."Not all of them are going to be the fastest, strongest, the best athletes…the football playe...
    Getting active for more than a thousand kids in the Pee Dee is as easy as taking a trip to the bowling alley All-Star Lanes in Florence continues its "Kids Bowl Free" program this summer.It’s one of 12 alleys in the state participating in the nationwide program.Kids 15 and under can bowl two free games throughout summer break."Not all of them are going to be the fastest, strongest, the best athletes…the football playe...
  • Florence kidney transplant survivor strikes gold at Transplant Games

    Florence kidney transplant survivor strikes gold at Transplant Games

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:01:01 GMT
    For Michael Sprauve, the past five years of his life has been a journey.He knows that life doesn't always mean you'll hit your mark."It was shock because here we go to the doctor for a physical for football that he had been training for almost the whole school year...and the doctor calls and says your child is in renal failure. I didn't even know what renal failure was,” said Michael’s mother Machell Sprauve.Michael w...
    For Michael Sprauve, the past five years of his life has been a journey.He knows that life doesn't always mean you'll hit your mark."It was shock because here we go to the doctor for a physical for football that he had been training for almost the whole school year...and the doctor calls and says your child is in renal failure. I didn't even know what renal failure was,” said Michael’s mother Machell Sprauve.Michael w...
  • Firefighters battle house fire in Florence

    Firefighters battle house fire in Florence

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:24:40 GMT
    A house fire has damaged part of a home in Florence Saturday night, according to officials with the West Florence Fire Department.Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says first responders were dispatched to the home at 1307 W. Sumter St. in Florence around 8 p.m. Flames and smoke were visible from the house upon arrival, according to Fox. It is estimated one-quarter of the home was on fire.It is unclear if anyone was injured. Count on News13 to bring you the latest developments on this story.
    A house fire has damaged part of a home in Florence Saturday night, according to officials with the West Florence Fire Department.Battalion Chief Anthony Fox says first responders were dispatched to the home at 1307 W. Sumter St. in Florence around 8 p.m. Flames and smoke were visible from the house upon arrival, according to Fox. It is estimated one-quarter of the home was on fire.It is unclear if anyone was injured. Count on News13 to bring you the latest developments on this story.
  • Bond set at $1M for Florence man charged with possessing explosives

    Bond set at $1M for Florence man charged with possessing explosives

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:14:01 GMT
    Florence Police and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are in the process of detonating devices found Friday morning at a home located atCelebration Blvd. and S. Cashua Drive.No word on exactly what type of devices they are, but Major Carlos Raines with Florence Police said they could potentially be explosives. They've been on scene for several hours. When more details become available we will pass them along.
    Florence Police and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are in the process of detonating devices found Friday morning at a home located atCelebration Blvd. and S. Cashua Drive.No word on exactly what type of devices they are, but Major Carlos Raines with Florence Police said they could potentially be explosives. They've been on scene for several hours. When more details become available we will pass them along.
  • Myrtle Beach history series continues at Chapin Library

    Myrtle Beach history series continues at Chapin Library

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:48:02 GMT
    The "RememberingMyrtle Beach" history series continues at the Chapin Memorial Library. Saturday,people learned about what it took to build the city.Waynee Vereen, who owns Vereen Construction, spoke about growing up in Myrtle Beach. He says he's lived here his whole life besides being born in Conway, since the beach didn't have a hospital!He said he wants to remind kids growing up today to put technology away and remember to spend time with their family."We did a lot of out door life and they...
    The "RememberingMyrtle Beach" history series continues at the Chapin Memorial Library. Saturday,people learned about what it took to build the city.Waynee Vereen, who owns Vereen Construction, spoke about growing up in Myrtle Beach. He says he's lived here his whole life besides being born in Conway, since the beach didn't have a hospital!He said he wants to remind kids growing up today to put technology away and remember to spend time with their family."We did a lot of out door life and they...
  • Gunmaker PTR owes Horry County tens of thousands of dollars in late payments

    Gunmaker PTR owes Horry County tens of thousands of dollars in late payments

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-07-19 10:37:18 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Gun manufacturer PTR owes Horry County months of late payments, according to Horry County officials.Horry County Spokesperson Lisa Bourcier says PTR owes payments from June, July, and the late fees that have accrued, for things the county paid for at the gun company's building at Cool Springs Business Park near Aynor.The companywill pay$7,000-8,000 a month in rent, but it is getting three years of free rent per its original contract.Still, the Myrtle Beach Regional...
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Gun manufacturer PTR owes Horry County months of late payments, according to Horry County officials.Horry County Spokesperson Lisa Bourcier says PTR owes payments from June, July, and the late fees that have accrued, for things the county paid for at the gun company's building at Cool Springs Business Park near Aynor.The companywill pay$7,000-8,000 a month in rent, but it is getting three years of free rent per its original contract.Still, the Myrtle Beach Regional...
  • DHEC warns against eating certain fish in both Carolinas

    DHEC warns against eating certain fish in both Carolinas

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:46:20 GMT
    The Department of Health and Environmental Control has fish advisories across both Carolinas including bodies of water in Horry County.DHEC says eating fish high in chemicals, like mercury, can cause heart disease or other health issues.DHEC suggests not eating Bowfin (Mudfish) or Largemouth Bass and recommends eating Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish and Warmouth only once a week....
    The Department of Health and Environmental Control has fish advisories across both Carolinas including bodies of water in Horry County.DHEC says eating fish high in chemicals, like mercury, can cause heart disease or other health issues.DHEC suggests not eating Bowfin (Mudfish) or Largemouth Bass and recommends eating Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish and Warmouth only once a week....
  • Prayer vigil remembers Heather Elvis seven months after her disappearance

    Prayer vigil remembers Heather Elvis seven months after her disappearance

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:51:30 GMT
    A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance.A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance.
    Seven months after Heather Elvis disappeared, friends and family gathered Friday night to remember her.The group of about two dozen people met for a prayer vigil at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.That’s where police found Heather’s vehicle in December.Friends and family members wrote down memories and prayers for Heather.Even though there have been two arrests in the case, Heather’s parents say their nightmare is far f...
    Seven months after Heather Elvis disappeared, friends and family gathered Friday night to remember her.The group of about two dozen people met for a prayer vigil at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.That’s where police found Heather’s vehicle in December.Friends and family members wrote down memories and prayers for Heather.Even though there have been two arrests in the case, Heather’s parents say their nightmare is far f...
  • Back to school sales in full swing

    Back to school sales in full swing

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:44:43 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Whether you're ready or not, the big retailers are and they've got the goods out to prove it.We found Michelle Hughey clutching a school supply list in Walmart with her son and daughter. She says she's hitting the back to school sales now to make sure her kids get what they want this year."You don't have to choose what's leftover so this is kind of cool. She can pretty much pick out whatever she wants, you know, whatever color she wants it in," said Michelle.The National...
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Whether you're ready or not, the big retailers are and they've got the goods out to prove it.We found Michelle Hughey clutching a school supply list in Walmart with her son and daughter. She says she's hitting the back to school sales now to make sure her kids get what they want this year."You don't have to choose what's leftover so this is kind of cool. She can pretty much pick out whatever she wants, you know, whatever color she wants it in," said Michelle.The National...
  • SC's earthquake risk among highest on new map

    SC's earthquake risk among highest on new map

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:28:16 GMT
    Earthquake map (From: USGS.gov)Earthquake map (From: USGS.gov)
    By Robert KittleA new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single grea...
    By Robert KittleA new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single grea...
  • Dad beats up man who he found molesting his son, police say

    Dad beats up man who he found molesting his son, police say

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:24:17 GMT
    Frolander appearing in court and a close-up of his injuries... (CBS photos)Frolander appearing in court and a close-up of his injuries... (CBS photos)
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist." The father has not been charged with any crime.When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bl...
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist." The father has not been charged with any crime.When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bl...
  • Tips for breaking up with your cable company

    Tips for breaking up with your cable company

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

    State-by-state income level that generates 'happiness plateau'

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:36:23 GMT
    Everyone knows the theory about money making folks happy. But, just how much money each year does it take to make someone happy – and how does that vary by state? A recent adjustment to a study figured out the minimum amount of earnings it takes to make someone happy – and that making more doesn’t really help any with happiness levels. In general, the study by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton, found that $75,000 was the yearly earning that one reaches “contentment.” ...
    Everyone knows the theory about money making folks happy. But, just how much money each year does it take to make someone happy – and how does that vary by state? A recent adjustment to a study figured out the minimum amount of earnings it takes to make someone happy – and that making more doesn’t really help any with happiness levels. In general, the study by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton, found that $75,000 was the yearly earning that one reaches “contentment.” ...
  • Gambling kept going after casino ship ran aground on SC coast, reports say

    Gambling kept going after casino ship ran aground on SC coast, reports say

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:14:43 GMT
    According to several passengers who have spoken with WSAV, after running aground on a sandbar, gambling continued for several hours on the maiden voyage of the Escapade.The problem? To gamble legally on the vessel, the ship had to be 3 nautical miles from shore, but it was less than two miles off the coast when they hit the sandbar near Hilton Head, and continued to play."The food never came out so we're like 'why is this not happening?'," says passenger Michael Alcott. "We're sitting there a...
    According to several passengers who have spoken with WSAV, after running aground on a sandbar, gambling continued for several hours on the maiden voyage of the Escapade.The problem? To gamble legally on the vessel, the ship had to be 3 nautical miles from shore, but it was less than two miles off the coast when they hit the sandbar near Hilton Head, and continued to play."The food never came out so we're like 'why is this not happening?'," says passenger Michael Alcott. "We're sitting there a...
  • Horry County Fire Rescue has increase in volunteers, but still needs more

    Horry County Fire Rescue has increase in volunteers, but still needs more

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:57:38 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue has been accepted into the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, a section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs reserved for the largest systems in the country. The Department joins the ranks of NYFD, LA and Atlanta.Horry County Fire Rescue recently campaigned for more volunteers and they succeeded. According to Chief Fred Crosby, the department currently has 370 volunteers. Crosby said volunteers are the core to every fire department."We're a group of peop...
    Horry County Fire Rescue has been accepted into the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, a section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs reserved for the largest systems in the country. The Department joins the ranks of NYFD, LA and Atlanta.Horry County Fire Rescue recently campaigned for more volunteers and they succeeded. According to Chief Fred Crosby, the department currently has 370 volunteers. Crosby said volunteers are the core to every fire department."We're a group of peop...
  • New farmers market to open in Carolina Forest

    New farmers market to open in Carolina Forest

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:42:23 GMT
    A network of farmers markets in Horry County continues to grow as the demand for fresh produce increases.Starting July 31, the Carolina Forest Farmers Market will open every Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. It will feature local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, artisan crafts, fresh seafood and flowers.Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Blake Lanford says an impact study on the area's four other farmers markets indicated a need for one to open in the Car...
    A network of farmers markets in Horry County continues to grow as the demand for fresh produce increases.Starting July 31, the Carolina Forest Farmers Market will open every Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. It will feature local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, artisan crafts, fresh seafood and flowers.Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Blake Lanford says an impact study on the area's four other farmers markets indicated a need for one to open in the Car...
  • Latta parks and rec director fired, refused to resign, official says

    Latta parks and rec director fired, refused to resign, official says

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:57:57 GMT
    SellersSellers
    The town of Latta's Parks and Recreation Director, who some town officials said would resign this week, has now been fired, a councilman told WBTW.Vontray Sellers, who has had issues with his driver's license,was expected to resign on Friday, some Latta Town Councilmembers said earlier this week.“He turned his resignation in for personal reasons and will no longer be employed in the town,” Councilman Jarett Taylor said earlier in the week.
    The town of Latta's Parks and Recreation Director, who some town officials said would resign this week, has now been fired, a councilman told WBTW.Vontray Sellers, who has had issues with his driver's license,was expected to resign on Friday, some Latta Town Councilmembers said earlier this week.“He turned his resignation in for personal reasons and will no longer be employed in the town,” Councilman Jarett Taylor said earlier in the week.
  • Duo caught on video stealing dinosaur model from NC museum, police say

    Duo caught on video stealing dinosaur model from NC museum, police say

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:06:20 GMT
    Museum image from police... image of couple from YouTubeMuseum image from police... image of couple from YouTube
    Two suspects in the theft of a dinosaur model from the Museum of Natural Sciences voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities onThursday.Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, surrendered to North Carolina State Capitol Police following the theft Monday, the Department of Public Safety said.Ritchey and Lavacca face charges related to the theft of a polymer resin model of an Edmontosaurus (duck-billed) hatchling. The model is about 12 to 14 inches...
    Two suspects in the theft of a dinosaur model from the Museum of Natural Sciences voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities onThursday.Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, surrendered to North Carolina State Capitol Police following the theft Monday, the Department of Public Safety said.Ritchey and Lavacca face charges related to the theft of a polymer resin model of an Edmontosaurus (duck-billed) hatchling. The model is about 12 to 14 inches...
  • Mysterious fireball spotted on East Coast as far south as Carolinas

    Mysterious fireball spotted on East Coast as far south as Carolinas

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:07:13 GMT
    Image from WNCNImage from WNCN
    A Raleigh man captured video Thursday of what appeared to be a fireball falling from the sky over the Triangle.Dan Perjar, a software developer at North Carolina State University, captured the 4-second video of the possible meteor with his dash cam installed in his car. He said the video was shot while he was driving on I-440 from Cary toward N.C. State.The American Meteor Society says it received more than 95 reports of the meteor from people in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvan...
    A Raleigh man captured video Thursday of what appeared to be a fireball falling from the sky over the Triangle.Dan Perjar, a software developer at North Carolina State University, captured the 4-second video of the possible meteor with his dash cam installed in his car. He said the video was shot while he was driving on I-440 from Cary toward N.C. State.The American Meteor Society says it received more than 95 reports of the meteor from people in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvan...
  • Carolina coast reopened to oil exploration by Obama administration

    Carolina coast reopened to oil exploration by Obama administration

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:13:47 GMT
    Oil platform .. image from WNCNOil platform .. image from WNCN
    The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with sound waves 100 times louder ...
    The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with sound waves 100 times louder ...
  • Crews cut top off SUV during Horry County vehicle crash rescue

    Crews cut top off SUV during Horry County vehicle crash rescue

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:59:37 GMT
    Photo by Marshall Staton/WBTWPhoto by Marshall Staton/WBTW
    Several people were hurt when an SUV flipped in a crash in Horry County on Friday afternoon. The crash happened just after 1:30 at SC 544 and SC 31, according to the SC Highway Patrol. A white SUV flipped over in the crash, which involved 2 vehicles and the top had to be cut off to access the injured people inside. Four people were transported to area hospitals as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, which closed westbound lanes of SC 544.
    Several people were hurt when an SUV flipped in a crash in Horry County on Friday afternoon. The crash happened just after 1:30 at SC 544 and SC 31, according to the SC Highway Patrol. A white SUV flipped over in the crash, which involved 2 vehicles and the top had to be cut off to access the injured people inside. Four people were transported to area hospitals as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, which closed westbound lanes of SC 544.
  • Teenager dies in overnight crash in Murrells Inlet

    Teenager dies in overnight crash in Murrells Inlet

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:03:58 GMT
    One person has died following a crash early Friday morning on Wesley road in Murrells Inlet.
    One person has died following a crash early Friday morning on Wesley road in Murrells Inlet.
  • Flight diverted to MYR for cracked windshield

    Flight diverted to MYR for cracked windshield

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:38:36 GMT
    A flight was diverted to MYR International Friday morning after acrack in the windshield was discovered. Kirk Lovell,Assistant Director of Airports, tells News13 the plane landed without incident. No word on how many people were on board or where the flight originated from or where it was going.
    A flight was diverted to MYR International Friday morning after acrack in the windshield was discovered. Kirk Lovell,Assistant Director of Airports, tells News13 the plane landed without incident. No word on how many people were on board or where the flight originated from or where it was going.
  • Free Kenny Chesney concert mix-up

    Free Kenny Chesney concert mix-up

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:17:53 GMT
    Promoters for Kenny Chesney's August concert at Flora-Bama have issued an apology for the confusion surrounding ticket distribution.The Facebook post reads as follows: "When we said come to kennychesney.com/florabamajama at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and -- proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move -- we got the site back up in thirty minutes.Unfortunately, fans...
    Promoters for Kenny Chesney's August concert at Flora-Bama have issued an apology for the confusion surrounding ticket distribution.The Facebook post reads as follows: "When we said come to kennychesney.com/florabamajama at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and -- proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move -- we got the site back up in thirty minutes.Unfortunately, fans...
  • Men hired to clean house thought body was mannequin and threw it away

    Men hired to clean house thought body was mannequin and threw it away

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:11:05 GMT
    A mannequin or a body? Two men hired to clean out a vacant house in Spring Hill thought they had just found a mannequin.“That this was in his opinion and he told us the opinion of his coworker, as well as the property owners that this was a Halloween type prop or mannequin that was left hanging in the garage as a cruel hoax by the former tenants for the landlord,” said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.But when the men took the “mannequin” to the West Hernando ...
    A mannequin or a body? Two men hired to clean out a vacant house in Spring Hill thought they had just found a mannequin.“That this was in his opinion and he told us the opinion of his coworker, as well as the property owners that this was a Halloween type prop or mannequin that was left hanging in the garage as a cruel hoax by the former tenants for the landlord,” said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.But when the men took the “mannequin” to the West Hernando ...
  • SC boat company adding 150 jobs

    SC boat company adding 150 jobs

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:45:24 GMT
    A boat manufacturing company is expanding in the Lowcountry, adding 150 new jobs.Sportsman Boats, which makes saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling its existing plant in Summerville. The company announced Friday that it is investing $3.5 million to expand its 74,000-square-foot plant by 116,000 square feet.Sportsman now makes 10 models of boats and plans to launch several new models in the near future. The company began operations three years ago.
    A boat manufacturing company is expanding in the Lowcountry, adding 150 new jobs.Sportsman Boats, which makes saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling its existing plant in Summerville. The company announced Friday that it is investing $3.5 million to expand its 74,000-square-foot plant by 116,000 square feet.Sportsman now makes 10 models of boats and plans to launch several new models in the near future. The company began operations three years ago.
  • Three Dixie Softball teams from Aynor headed to Dixie World Series

    Three Dixie Softball teams from Aynor headed to Dixie World Series

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:29:22 GMT
    Three big wins for Dixie Softball out of Aynor. Girls with the X-Play Ponytails division as well as the X-Play Angels division and the new SweeTees division, all won at the state level. The Aynor Angels will go for the World Series that begins July 26 in Atoka, Tennessee. It's the 3rd annual Dixie Angels X-play but it's the first time Atoka is hosting a World Series. The Dixie Softball X-Play Ponytails Champs from ...
    Three big wins for Dixie Softball out of Aynor. Girls with the X-Play Ponytails division as well as the X-Play Angels division and the new SweeTees division, all won at the state level. The Aynor Angels will go for the World Series that begins July 26 in Atoka, Tennessee. It's the 3rd annual Dixie Angels X-play but it's the first time Atoka is hosting a World Series. The Dixie Softball X-Play Ponytails Champs from ...
  • Yorkie paralyzed after saving little boy's life

    Yorkie paralyzed after saving little boy's life

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:57:17 GMT
    A Dickinson, Texas family is giving a little Yorkie some much deserved love after he almost died saving the life of a little boy.Ezio, an 11 pound Yorkie didn't let his size get in the way of a dangerous situation.Gavin Clark, 3, said "He saved my life." Ezio is not only a loyal best friend, he's a brave protector.Gavin's grandmother, Shannon Long, explained that a neighbor's dog came busting through the fence with Ga...
    A Dickinson, Texas family is giving a little Yorkie some much deserved love after he almost died saving the life of a little boy.Ezio, an 11 pound Yorkie didn't let his size get in the way of a dangerous situation.Gavin Clark, 3, said "He saved my life." Ezio is not only a loyal best friend, he's a brave protector.Gavin's grandmother, Shannon Long, explained that a neighbor's dog came busting through the fence with Ga...
  • Theatre of the Republic to close down Main Street in Downtown Conway for 45th anniversary celebrations

    Theatre of the Republic to close down Main Street in Downtown Conway for 45th anniversary celebrations

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:23:13 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - A performing arts tradition in Horry County will celebrate a major milestone this weekend. The Theatre of the Republic turns 45 and its directors plans to recognize the anniversary in style.The festivities kick off Saturday night and will happen in two parts. The first begins with a look back some of the actor's accomplishments this last year and then a sneak peek at future plans.The show starts at 7:30pm with the theater’s 11th annual Torry Awards. The show is a local v...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - A performing arts tradition in Horry County will celebrate a major milestone this weekend. The Theatre of the Republic turns 45 and its directors plans to recognize the anniversary in style.The festivities kick off Saturday night and will happen in two parts. The first begins with a look back some of the actor's accomplishments this last year and then a sneak peek at future plans.The show starts at 7:30pm with the theater’s 11th annual Torry Awards. The show is a local v...
  • Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

    Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:22:59 GMT
    Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
  • SC bunny owner creates wheelchair for disabled pet

    SC bunny owner creates wheelchair for disabled pet

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:13:35 GMT
    Scooty Poof, is a disabled bunny who needed some assistance to get around.Her owner came up with a way to help Scooty Poof out. Laura McClellan created a mini wheelchair for the adopted bunny.McClellan says Scooty Poof's back legs don't work properly because she had babies too young. McClellan says she is starting to outgrow her wheelchair but she hasn't made a bigger one yet. Scooty also getsto roam on herown without...
    Scooty Poof, is a disabled bunny who needed some assistance to get around.Her owner came up with a way to help Scooty Poof out. Laura McClellan created a mini wheelchair for the adopted bunny.McClellan says Scooty Poof's back legs don't work properly because she had babies too young. McClellan says she is starting to outgrow her wheelchair but she hasn't made a bigger one yet. Scooty also getsto roam on herown without...
  • Get ready to shell out hundreds for back-to-school shopping

    Get ready to shell out hundreds for back-to-school shopping

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:58:23 GMT
    The start of school is about a month away with many schools starting back the third full week in August. So how much are parents and students going to shell out for supplies? The National Retail Federation has its annual survey out which found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items. So on average, families with kids in kindergarten to 12th grade will spend a little more than $669 on everything ranging from composition notebooks, to pencils, backpacks and electronics. Th...
    The start of school is about a month away with many schools starting back the third full week in August. So how much are parents and students going to shell out for supplies? The National Retail Federation has its annual survey out which found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items. So on average, families with kids in kindergarten to 12th grade will spend a little more than $669 on everything ranging from composition notebooks, to pencils, backpacks and electronics. Th...
  • Homeless dogs and NC inmates help each other

    Homeless dogs and NC inmates help each other

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:55:01 GMT
    Homeless dogs in Lenoir County are given a second chance, all thanks to several North Carolina inmates in Greene County.It’s part of a statewide program where inmates train dogs from local shelters to make them more adoptable. The "New Leash on Life" program has been at Eastern Correctional Institution for nearly a decade.For the dogs there, it doesn't matter what the inmates did to get here. They’re not seen as criminals or felons, murderers or burglars. They're viewed as a companion, a new ...
    Homeless dogs in Lenoir County are given a second chance, all thanks to several North Carolina inmates in Greene County.It’s part of a statewide program where inmates train dogs from local shelters to make them more adoptable. The "New Leash on Life" program has been at Eastern Correctional Institution for nearly a decade.For the dogs there, it doesn't matter what the inmates did to get here. They’re not seen as criminals or felons, murderers or burglars. They're viewed as a companion, a new ...
  • American Idol comes to Myrtle Beach; businesses say more similar events needed

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

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

    Hundreds get their shot at fame during American Idol auditions in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:43:54 GMT
    News13 interviewed several American Idol hopefuls during open auditions Thursday.News13 interviewed several American Idol hopefuls during open auditions Thursday.
    It was their big shot at the spotlight, and hundreds of people took advantage of the opportunity Thursday in Myrtle Beach.American Idol held auditions for season 14 of the show at the old Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard.I'm nervous, I'm like shaking, I can't even think straight, I don't know,” Conway native Criche Graham said.It was a short trip for Graham, who said she didn’t even know about the auditions until hours beforehand."I am here today to sing my heart ...
    It was their big shot at the spotlight, and hundreds of people took advantage of the opportunity Thursday in Myrtle Beach.American Idol held auditions for season 14 of the show at the old Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard.I'm nervous, I'm like shaking, I can't even think straight, I don't know,” Conway native Criche Graham said.It was a short trip for Graham, who said she didn’t even know about the auditions until hours beforehand."I am here today to sing my heart ...
  • Earthquake risk increased for one-third of US, including South Carolina

    Earthquake risk increased for one-third of US, including South Carolina

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:40:52 GMT
    By The Associated PressA new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor.Most of the changes are slight. Project chief Mark Petersen said parts of W...
    By The Associated PressA new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor.Most of the changes are slight. Project chief Mark Petersen said parts of W...
  • News13 Investigates: Marion County responders at risk

    News13 Investigates: Marion County responders at risk

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:00:25 GMT
    Two years ago, a tower in Mullins that held the radio receiver that emergency responders used was severely damaged during a storm. Officials put up a temporary tower -- at 85 feet high, it's about a quarter the height of the previous tower -- while they work to build a new tower in a different location. But a News 13 investigation found radio reception so poor in some areas of Marion County, there was, at times, no reception. 
    Two years ago, a tower in Mullins that held the radio receiver that emergency responders used was severely damaged during a storm. Officials put up a temporary tower -- at 85 feet high, it's about a quarter the height of the previous tower -- while they work to build a new tower in a different location. But a News 13 investigation found radio reception so poor in some areas of Marion County, there was, at times, no reception. 
  • After baby is hurt, SC daycare investigated by DSS, sheriff

    After baby is hurt, SC daycare investigated by DSS, sheriff

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:24:49 GMT
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    It was a parent's worst nightmare brought to life, when a 3 month old baby was picked up from her Hardeeville Daycare bruised, cut and bleeding from what parents say they were told was an accident. Now that the baby's parents say daycare staff's stories don't add up, they are hoping to find answers on what happened to injure their child that day. The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office have launched investigations at Touched By an Angel Daycare."I wanted...
    It was a parent's worst nightmare brought to life, when a 3 month old baby was picked up from her Hardeeville Daycare bruised, cut and bleeding from what parents say they were told was an accident. Now that the baby's parents say daycare staff's stories don't add up, they are hoping to find answers on what happened to injure their child that day. The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office have launched investigations at Touched By an Angel Daycare."I wanted...
  • Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:17:52 GMT
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
  • Hartsville city leaders pass ordinances to encourage more outdoor dining

    Hartsville city leaders pass ordinances to encourage more outdoor dining

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:49:40 GMT
    Hartsville city leaders say it's a progressive move on their part, although a subtle change, it’s one that could open the door a more vibrant downtown. Last week, city council implemented two ordinances that target and encourage more sidewalk and patio outdoor dining. The first ordinance tightens up some of the language for the regulations that were in place before, for outdoor dining. However, the main change is ...
    Hartsville city leaders say it's a progressive move on their part, although a subtle change, it’s one that could open the door a more vibrant downtown. Last week, city council implemented two ordinances that target and encourage more sidewalk and patio outdoor dining. The first ordinance tightens up some of the language for the regulations that were in place before, for outdoor dining. However, the main change is ...
  • Alert issued for missing NC 16-year-old girl

    Alert issued for missing NC 16-year-old girl

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:19:19 GMT
    Fee (left) in an image released by officials and (right) in a Facebook photoFee (left) in an image released by officials and (right) in a Facebook photo
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Savannah Elaine Fee.Residents in the Carolinas are asked to be on the lookout for Savannah Elaine Fee, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, officials said.Anyone with information about Savannah Elaine Fee should call J. Zellmer at the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-2000.Savan...
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Savannah Elaine Fee.Residents in the Carolinas are asked to be on the lookout for Savannah Elaine Fee, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, officials said.Anyone with information about Savannah Elaine Fee should call J. Zellmer at the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-2000.Savan...
  • CCU prepares for new tobacco-free campus initiative

    CCU prepares for new tobacco-free campus initiative

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:55:07 GMT
    In just over two weeks, Carolina University will join more than 1,100 campuses nationwide that have adopted tobacco-free policies.New regulations involving tobacco use are expected to go into effect on August 1. Coastal Carolina University's Board of Trustees approved the initiative in December 2013.Coastal Carolina's newtobacco-free policy covers a wide range of products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The school began offering smoking ces...
    In just over two weeks, Carolina University will join more than 1,100 campuses nationwide that have adopted tobacco-free policies.New regulations involving tobacco use are expected to go into effect on August 1. Coastal Carolina University's Board of Trustees approved the initiative in December 2013.Coastal Carolina's newtobacco-free policy covers a wide range of products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The school began offering smoking ces...
  • SC woman's death during movie filming 'will haunt us forever,' officials say

    SC woman's death during movie filming 'will haunt us forever,' officials say

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:43:48 GMT
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    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way."Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and Jody Savin, his wife and business partner, issued a joint statement two weeks after a grand jury indicted them on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in southeast Georgia. Their...
    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way."Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and Jody Savin, his wife and business partner, issued a joint statement two weeks after a grand jury indicted them on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in southeast Georgia. Their...
  • 5 nights at new North Myrtle Beach 'bridge' penthouse goes for $11,200

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

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

    Sisters become stranded at sea off SC island while paddleboarding

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:58:01 GMT
    Cayci Underwood (left) and Summer UnderwoodCayci Underwood (left) and Summer Underwood
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.They abandoned their paddleboard when they were in sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore, nearly 8 miles from where they started.The Island Packet of Hilton Head repo...
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.They abandoned their paddleboard when they were in sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore, nearly 8 miles from where they started.The Island Packet of Hilton Head repo...
  • Enterprise road closure delayed until next year

    Enterprise road closure delayed until next year

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:40:02 GMT
    The Enterprise road closure that was scheduled to begin in August won't start until next year.That construction is part of the Highway 31 extension project.Horry County spokesperson Lisa Bourcier tells News13 the contractor will decide around the first of the year when the closure will begin.Once that happens, Enterprise road should be closed for about nine months.Bourcier says this delay will not affect the end date for the Highway 31 project.
    The Enterprise road closure that was scheduled to begin in August won't start until next year.That construction is part of the Highway 31 extension project.Horry County spokesperson Lisa Bourcier tells News13 the contractor will decide around the first of the year when the closure will begin.Once that happens, Enterprise road should be closed for about nine months.Bourcier says this delay will not affect the end date for the Highway 31 project.
  • Georgetown County voters may decide, then pay for, dredging Murrells Inlet

    Georgetown County voters may decide, then pay for, dredging Murrells Inlet

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:22:43 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Georgetown CountyCouncil recently approvedsecond reading of an ordinance that would put a referendum on the November ballot. It would call for a 1% sales tax increase. Voters will decide if they want to pay for, at least part of, five projects throughout Georgetown County.For one of theprojects,voters could end up paying for the whole thing.A large part of the 1% sales tax increase would go to what the county calls "CapitalImprovements." One of those isdredging M...
    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) - Georgetown CountyCouncil recently approvedsecond reading of an ordinance that would put a referendum on the November ballot. It would call for a 1% sales tax increase. Voters will decide if they want to pay for, at least part of, five projects throughout Georgetown County.For one of theprojects,voters could end up paying for the whole thing.A large part of the 1% sales tax increase would go to what the county calls "CapitalImprovements." One of those isdredging M...
  • 21 arrested as deputies target heroin in Pawleys Island area

    21 arrested as deputies target heroin in Pawleys Island area

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:53:43 GMT
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    Nearly 2 dozen people were taken into custody this week during raids that targeted heroin in the Pawleys Island area of Georgetown County, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says. Three handguns, many grams of drugs and $12,0000 in cash were seized during the arrests, deputies said. From Tuesday to Thursday 35 law enforcement spread out over Georgetown and Horry Counties to serve approximately 50 drug distribution warrants, arresting 21 individuals. The arrests were a result of a yearl...
    Nearly 2 dozen people were taken into custody this week during raids that targeted heroin in the Pawleys Island area of Georgetown County, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says. Three handguns, many grams of drugs and $12,0000 in cash were seized during the arrests, deputies said. From Tuesday to Thursday 35 law enforcement spread out over Georgetown and Horry Counties to serve approximately 50 drug distribution warrants, arresting 21 individuals. The arrests were a result of a yearl...
  • Murrells Inlet man wins medals in Donate Life Transplant Games of America

    Murrells Inlet man wins medals in Donate Life Transplant Games of America

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:53:40 GMT
    Dennis Murphy, from Murrells Inlet went to Houston, Texas to compete in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America. He took home three medals; two in ballroom dancing and one in golf. LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina sent members of Team SC to the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games of America, which is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, eye, and tissue donation. Team SC is made up of 40 transplant recipients and living donors who are the competitors as well as donor f...
    Dennis Murphy, from Murrells Inlet went to Houston, Texas to compete in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America. He took home three medals; two in ballroom dancing and one in golf. LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina sent members of Team SC to the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games of America, which is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, eye, and tissue donation. Team SC is made up of 40 transplant recipients and living donors who are the competitors as well as donor f...
  • Myrtle Beach invests $148K in new event surveillance equipment

    Myrtle Beach invests $148K in new event surveillance equipment

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:57:31 GMT
    More than $148,000 is being invested in new equipment to better monitor and protect large crowds at some of Myrtle Beach's biggest events.The SkyWatch Tower can extend upwards of 25 feet in the area and comes equipped with a small capsule for police officers to use for aerial surveillance. The tower also comes equipped with four to five surveillance cameras."The officer is up and off the ground where he can see [an] event clearly," Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police Department said...
    More than $148,000 is being invested in new equipment to better monitor and protect large crowds at some of Myrtle Beach's biggest events.The SkyWatch Tower can extend upwards of 25 feet in the area and comes equipped with a small capsule for police officers to use for aerial surveillance. The tower also comes equipped with four to five surveillance cameras."The officer is up and off the ground where he can see [an] event clearly," Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police Department said...
  • Elaine Stritch dies at age 89

    Elaine Stritch dies at age 89

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:39:28 GMT
    Elaine Stritch, whose television, film, and stage career spanned six decades has died. The 89-year-old died of natural causes in Birmingham, Michigan according to her spokesperson.She won a Tony and three Emmys. After training at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York City she made her stage debut in 1944 and then went onto Broadway.She appeared in "Bus Stop," "Sail Away," "Company," "A Delicate Balance" and her 2001 Tony Award winning one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty."...
    Elaine Stritch, whose television, film, and stage career spanned six decades has died. The 89-year-old died of natural causes in Birmingham, Michigan according to her spokesperson.She won a Tony and three Emmys. After training at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York City she made her stage debut in 1944 and then went onto Broadway.She appeared in "Bus Stop," "Sail Away," "Company," "A Delicate Balance" and her 2001 Tony Award winning one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty."...
  • Lumberton man among 3 dead in wreck

    Lumberton man among 3 dead in wreck

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:56:00 GMT
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    Police have released the names of three people killed in a wreck in Fayetteville.Lt. Todd Joyce said the wreck involved two pickup trucks and two cars around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.The victims were 67-year-old John Wesley Morrow of Fayetteville, 50-year-old Jimmy Campbell of Lumberton and 35-year-old Laytosha NcNair of Raeford.The driver of the second car was not seriously hurt.Police are still investigating how the crash occurred.
    Police have released the names of three people killed in a wreck in Fayetteville.Lt. Todd Joyce said the wreck involved two pickup trucks and two cars around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.The victims were 67-year-old John Wesley Morrow of Fayetteville, 50-year-old Jimmy Campbell of Lumberton and 35-year-old Laytosha NcNair of Raeford.The driver of the second car was not seriously hurt.Police are still investigating how the crash occurred.
  • Painter rescued after suspended from bridge for 2 hours

    Painter rescued after suspended from bridge for 2 hours

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:43:47 GMT
    Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge.The WRBL News 3 13th Street Bridge camera on the Eagle and Phenix building showed crews attempting to reach the man. The man could be seen laying on a scaffolding ladder under the westbound lanes of the road after an "unknown metal object" hit him in the back, officials say. Rescue crews used a fire truck's ...
    Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge.The WRBL News 3 13th Street Bridge camera on the Eagle and Phenix building showed crews attempting to reach the man. The man could be seen laying on a scaffolding ladder under the westbound lanes of the road after an "unknown metal object" hit him in the back, officials say. Rescue crews used a fire truck's ...
  • Guy booked on shoplifting charge orders 5 pizzas to police station

    Guy booked on shoplifting charge orders 5 pizzas to police station

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:39:04 GMT
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cell phone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. A short time later, police say, a pizza delivery driver showed up to deliver to "Officer Wilson," the name of the officer who arrested Harp.Police say they linked the call to Harp by tracking his cell phone number. Harp told Lexington...
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cell phone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. A short time later, police say, a pizza delivery driver showed up to deliver to "Officer Wilson," the name of the officer who arrested Harp.Police say they linked the call to Harp by tracking his cell phone number. Harp told Lexington...
  • 3-story closet has it all including champagne bar

    3-story closet has it all including champagne bar

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:03:59 GMT
    Many guys have their coveted "man cave," but a Houston area woman has a "she cave" that will probably put them all to shame. It's a 3-story, 3,000 square-foot closet housing everything from designer shoes to clothes.Theresa Roemer's closet has been a lifelong dream. The boutique-like design was the result of collaboration between Roemer and her friend, designer Thom Anderson from Houston. It's more than a sea of red-soled Christian Louboutins. She also has Oscar De La Renta couture, an array ...
    Many guys have their coveted "man cave," but a Houston area woman has a "she cave" that will probably put them all to shame. It's a 3-story, 3,000 square-foot closet housing everything from designer shoes to clothes.Theresa Roemer's closet has been a lifelong dream. The boutique-like design was the result of collaboration between Roemer and her friend, designer Thom Anderson from Houston. It's more than a sea of red-soled Christian Louboutins. She also has Oscar De La Renta couture, an array ...
  • Sunset Beach mourns loss of long-time councilman Ed Gore

    Sunset Beach mourns loss of long-time councilman Ed Gore

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:45:39 GMT
    SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WBTW) - A man who served as a Sunset Beach town councilman for 42 of the town's 53 years passed away this week.Ed Gore, who first took his seat on council when the town was incorporated in 1963, was 82 years old when he died on Tuesday, according to a town press release.Even after he left council in 2005, he was a regular at meetings and his family was partly responsible fordeveloping Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center and become sole developers of Ocean Ridge Plantati...
    SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WBTW) - A man who served as a Sunset Beach town councilman for 42 of the town's 53 years passed away this week.Ed Gore, who first took his seat on council when the town was incorporated in 1963, was 82 years old when he died on Tuesday, according to a town press release.Even after he left council in 2005, he was a regular at meetings and his family was partly responsible fordeveloping Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center and become sole developers of Ocean Ridge Plantati...
  • Flooding across the country leaves drivers stranded

    Flooding across the country leaves drivers stranded

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:31:18 GMT
    Department of Transportation crews were out at major construction zones in Texas making sure drainage is clear so that rain and traffic can flow Thursday. Heavy rain and flooding caused major problems, causing traffic jams and leaving drivers stranded. Crews are ready to pump standing water but they are cautioning drivers to take extra care and not drive through areas that could be deeper than expected and leave them stranded. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there have been several rescues. T...
    Department of Transportation crews were out at major construction zones in Texas making sure drainage is clear so that rain and traffic can flow Thursday. Heavy rain and flooding caused major problems, causing traffic jams and leaving drivers stranded. Crews are ready to pump standing water but they are cautioning drivers to take extra care and not drive through areas that could be deeper than expected and leave them stranded. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there have been several rescues. T...
  • Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers

    Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:10:54 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut. It anticipates charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, which includes $750 million to $800 mill...
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut. It anticipates charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, which includes $750 million to $800 mill...
  • 5-year-old writes letter to police asking to stop speeders

    5-year-old writes letter to police asking to stop speeders

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-07-17 12:19:21 GMT
    Like most children, 5-year old Presley Keeton of Westlake, Ohio likes to play outside. But, she says she didn't always feel safe outside her house because of speeders gong more than the 25 mph speed limit. Presley said she was concerned about safety in her neighborhood so she decided to write a letter to police to ask for some help and she got an immediate response. She invited police to come to her street and see the problem for themselves. The letter was rather ...
    Like most children, 5-year old Presley Keeton of Westlake, Ohio likes to play outside. But, she says she didn't always feel safe outside her house because of speeders gong more than the 25 mph speed limit. Presley said she was concerned about safety in her neighborhood so she decided to write a letter to police to ask for some help and she got an immediate response. She invited police to come to her street and see the problem for themselves. The letter was rather ...
  • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

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

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

    New school food guidelines may affect fundraising efforts in Horry County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:57:02 GMT
    New school lunch regulations will require snack items served in public schools to have fewer than 200 calories. In addition, Entrée items must be under 350 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.However, that will also affect schools that sell things like candy or hold bake sales to benefit school organizations. That’...
    New school lunch regulations will require snack items served in public schools to have fewer than 200 calories. In addition, Entrée items must be under 350 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.However, that will also affect schools that sell things like candy or hold bake sales to benefit school organizations. That’...
  • Bank robbery gunbattle; 2 suspects and hostage killed

    Bank robbery gunbattle; 2 suspects and hostage killed

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:44:24 GMT
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage. The violence in this central California city erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch and spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at...
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage. The violence in this central California city erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch and spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at...
  • Man uses 'blowtorch' to kill spider; starts house fire

    Man uses 'blowtorch' to kill spider; starts house fire

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:33:31 GMT
    A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.Moore said the man used the spray paint and lighter as "a self-made blowtorch to kill a spi...
    A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.Moore said the man used the spray paint and lighter as "a self-made blowtorch to kill a spi...
  • More than 100 animals seized from NC home

    More than 100 animals seized from NC home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:25:55 GMT
    Authorities have seized more than 100 animals, including dogs, ducks and birds from a home in Belville in Brunswick County.Authorities say 10 dogs and about 100 ducks and other birds were taken from the home Tuesday. The Humane Society says that some of the cages had rotting eggs in the bottom.Sheriff's deputies say that 33-year-old Mary Eva Faith Stoltz has been jailed on 10 counts of animal cruelty. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.
    Authorities have seized more than 100 animals, including dogs, ducks and birds from a home in Belville in Brunswick County.Authorities say 10 dogs and about 100 ducks and other birds were taken from the home Tuesday. The Humane Society says that some of the cages had rotting eggs in the bottom.Sheriff's deputies say that 33-year-old Mary Eva Faith Stoltz has been jailed on 10 counts of animal cruelty. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.
  • Lightning fire burns house & kills 2 dogs in FL

    Lightning fire burns house & kills 2 dogs in FL

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-17 10:44:06 GMT
    It's hard for Bill Stevens to talk about his dogs, Pugsley, a 3-year-old Boxer, and Echo, a 13-year-old, rescued Greyhound. His beloved pets died when a fire engulfed the Holiday home he shares with his wife, while both were at work. “Yeah they were definitely kids. They were spoiled rotten, that's for sure,” said Stevens. Firefighters believe the fire started when a lightning bolt hit on the home’s east side. It ignited the roof, raced through the attic, and ruined everything inside.Relat...
    It's hard for Bill Stevens to talk about his dogs, Pugsley, a 3-year-old Boxer, and Echo, a 13-year-old, rescued Greyhound. His beloved pets died when a fire engulfed the Holiday home he shares with his wife, while both were at work. “Yeah they were definitely kids. They were spoiled rotten, that's for sure,” said Stevens. Firefighters believe the fire started when a lightning bolt hit on the home’s east side. It ignited the roof, raced through the attic, and ruined everything inside.Relat...
  • Fact Check: new anti-Haley ad

    Fact Check: new anti-Haley ad

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:43:37 GMT
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)A new ad out Wednesday from the Democratic Governors Association is going after Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services.It shows former DSS staff attorney Betsy Burton lashing out at Haley, saying “Nikki Haley is protecting her career instead of our children.”“I resigned from DSS because we actually were leaving children in dangerous situations to make the numbers look better," said Burton in the ad.A Post and Courier quote comes up on screen after she says...
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)A new ad out Wednesday from the Democratic Governors Association is going after Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services.It shows former DSS staff attorney Betsy Burton lashing out at Haley, saying “Nikki Haley is protecting her career instead of our children.”“I resigned from DSS because we actually were leaving children in dangerous situations to make the numbers look better," said Burton in the ad.A Post and Courier quote comes up on screen after she says...
  • Latta parks and recreation director to resign

    Latta parks and recreation director to resign

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:00:27 GMT
    Some Latta Town Councilmembers say the town’s parks and recreation director will resign Friday. “He turned his resignation in for personal reasons and will no longer be employed in the town,” says Councilman Jarett Taylor of Vontray Sellers.  
    Some Latta Town Councilmembers say the town’s parks and recreation director will resign Friday. “He turned his resignation in for personal reasons and will no longer be employed in the town,” says Councilman Jarett Taylor of Vontray Sellers.  
  • Twin NC 19-year-olds charged with prostitution

    Twin NC 19-year-olds charged with prostitution

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:19:42 GMT
    Sarah Lothrop, left, and Katelyn LothropSarah Lothrop, left, and Katelyn Lothrop
    Nineteen-year-old twin sisters were arrested Wednesday by the Raleigh Police Department on prostitution charges.Katelyn Patricia and Sarah Belinda Lothrop, who are from Bullock in Granville County,
    Nineteen-year-old twin sisters were arrested Wednesday by the Raleigh Police Department on prostitution charges.Katelyn Patricia and Sarah Belinda Lothrop, who are from Bullock in Granville County,
  • 87-year-old Nichols WWII vet in court on 'taking' dolphin accusation

    87-year-old Nichols WWII vet in court on 'taking' dolphin accusation

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:00:16 GMT
    CP Mincey and a dolphin that was found dead the next day...CP Mincey and a dolphin that was found dead the next day...
    An 87-year-old WWII veteran said Wednesday it's not right that he is being fined $6,500 for finding a dead dolphin in his gill net. Outside the Georgetown County Courthouse, C.P. Mincey said, "we enjoy fishing for spots in the fall of the year." Mincey and his wife Betty live in Nichols in Marion County.
    An 87-year-old WWII veteran said Wednesday it's not right that he is being fined $6,500 for finding a dead dolphin in his gill net. Outside the Georgetown County Courthouse, C.P. Mincey said, "we enjoy fishing for spots in the fall of the year." Mincey and his wife Betty live in Nichols in Marion County.
  • Stress eating linked to weight gain in women, study shows

    Stress eating linked to weight gain in women, study shows

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:36:19 GMT
    For a lot of people, there's a pattern when you have a bad day or are stressed about something, you look for the potato chips, the cookies or a hamburger and fries. When eating emotionally, our bodies typically crave high fat or sugar but it turns out giving in to those cravings may be hurting women's health even more than we thought.A new study in the journal, Biological Psychiatry put the impact of emotional eating to the test. They tested 58 women with differing levels of stress in their d...
    For a lot of people, there's a pattern when you have a bad day or are stressed about something, you look for the potato chips, the cookies or a hamburger and fries. When eating emotionally, our bodies typically crave high fat or sugar but it turns out giving in to those cravings may be hurting women's health even more than we thought.A new study in the journal, Biological Psychiatry put the impact of emotional eating to the test. They tested 58 women with differing levels of stress in their d...
  • News13 investigates use of lethal force after deputy involved shooting in Litchfield Beach

    News13 investigates use of lethal force after deputy involved shooting in Litchfield Beach

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:25:43 GMT
    Many viewers on social media questioned the use of force during Saturday’s deputy involved shooting that left one Litchfield Beach woman dead.According to the incident report, Saturday, Georgetown County Deputies responded to a welfare check for Valerie Abbott Harrington.The report states a family member contacted the sheriff’s office out of fear that Harrington may harm herself.It also states deputies were informed b...
    Many viewers on social media questioned the use of force during Saturday’s deputy involved shooting that left one Litchfield Beach woman dead.According to the incident report, Saturday, Georgetown County Deputies responded to a welfare check for Valerie Abbott Harrington.The report states a family member contacted the sheriff’s office out of fear that Harrington may harm herself.It also states deputies were informed b...
  • NC mom dies after being hit by car

    NC mom dies after being hit by car

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:21:20 GMT
    Cobb in a Facebook photoCobb in a Facebook photo
    Durham police officers are investigating a fatal crash that involved a pedestrian on N.C. Highway 55 Tuesday night.The accident happened near Meredith Drive around 10:47 p.m. Tuesday. Late Wednesday morning, Durham Police identified the pedestrian as Brittney Cobb,
    Durham police officers are investigating a fatal crash that involved a pedestrian on N.C. Highway 55 Tuesday night.The accident happened near Meredith Drive around 10:47 p.m. Tuesday. Late Wednesday morning, Durham Police identified the pedestrian as Brittney Cobb,
  • 120+ evacuated after casino ship runs aground off SC coast

    120+ evacuated after casino ship runs aground off SC coast

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:06:44 GMT
    CBS photoCBS photo
     The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a casino boat on its maiden voyage from Savannah is still grounded in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina.
     The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a casino boat on its maiden voyage from Savannah is still grounded in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina.
  • Authorities need help finding missing NC teen

    Authorities need help finding missing NC teen

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:52:15 GMT
    Vaughn in a Facebook photoVaughn in a Facebook photo
    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for a teen who has been missing for nearly 4 days.17-year-old Chelsea Rae Vaughn
    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for a teen who has been missing for nearly 4 days.17-year-old Chelsea Rae Vaughn
  • Florence Salvation Army's "Support our Shelter" campaign will fund family shelter renovations

    Florence Salvation Army's "Support our Shelter" campaign will fund family shelter renovations

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:46:49 GMT
    One Florence agency says they're seeing an increase in the number of families left without a home and are turning to the community for help to address the problem. Salvation Army officials say they need your help to renovate their existing emergency shelter and started a new campaign to raise funds.The agencyoperates an emergency shelter at its Florence headquarters on Hoffmeyer Rd., but like other agencies in the Pee Dee, here's nowhere for entire families to go and remain intact as a unit w...
    One Florence agency says they're seeing an increase in the number of families left without a home and are turning to the community for help to address the problem. Salvation Army officials say they need your help to renovate their existing emergency shelter and started a new campaign to raise funds.The agencyoperates an emergency shelter at its Florence headquarters on Hoffmeyer Rd., but like other agencies in the Pee Dee, here's nowhere for entire families to go and remain intact as a unit w...
  • Coastal Carolina launches new summer program to help students transition to college

    Coastal Carolina launches new summer program to help students transition to college

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:34:21 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is giving 60 incoming students a head start on classes through a new summer program known as CEaL, which stands for Coastal excellence and leadership. The program aims to help students transition better from high school to college. Natalie Freeman is one of the students participating in the CEaL program. "It helps you be a leader, it helps you to get ready for college, make the transition, meet new people, meet new friends," said Freeman.Dr. Brandi Neal is the dire...
    Coastal Carolina University is giving 60 incoming students a head start on classes through a new summer program known as CEaL, which stands for Coastal excellence and leadership. The program aims to help students transition better from high school to college. Natalie Freeman is one of the students participating in the CEaL program. "It helps you be a leader, it helps you to get ready for college, make the transition, meet new people, meet new friends," said Freeman.Dr. Brandi Neal is the dire...
  • SC man charged after baby dies from 'bear hug,' sheriff says

    SC man charged after baby dies from 'bear hug,' sheriff says

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:18:54 GMT
    Jaylen in a Facebook photoJaylen in a Facebook photo
    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a family friend in connection this week with the death of a 14-month-old child, who died more than a year ago.
    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a family friend in connection this week with the death of a 14-month-old child, who died more than a year ago.
  • Vincent Sheheen brings Gubernatorial campaign to Myrtle Beach

    Vincent Sheheen brings Gubernatorial campaign to Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:11:03 GMT
    Democrat Vincent Sheheen brought his Gubernatorial campaign to Myrtle Beach Wednesday. The State Senator from Camden joined the Conservation Voters of South Carolina to discuss water quality issues on the strand. A Natural Resources Defense Council's Annual Water Quality report says Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach's ocean water has high bacteria levels. "While Governor Haley's budget has increase, while she's given 25% pay increases to her own staff, water protection has...
    Democrat Vincent Sheheen brought his Gubernatorial campaign to Myrtle Beach Wednesday. The State Senator from Camden joined the Conservation Voters of South Carolina to discuss water quality issues on the strand. A Natural Resources Defense Council's Annual Water Quality report says Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach's ocean water has high bacteria levels. "While Governor Haley's budget has increase, while she's given 25% pay increases to her own staff, water protection has...
  • The Floyd Law Firm names Jewell Partner, Shareholder

    The Floyd Law Firm names Jewell Partner, Shareholder

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

    Myrtle Beach mom had sexual relations with teen boy, report says

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:38:02 GMT
    Jenna Lee PateJenna Lee Pate
    A Myrtle Beach woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she had sexual relations with an underage boy.According to a police report, Jenna Lee Pate, 28, had sexual relationswith a teenage
    A Myrtle Beach woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she had sexual relations with an underage boy.According to a police report, Jenna Lee Pate, 28, had sexual relationswith a teenage
  • Warning of scams in Horry County area

    Warning of scams in Horry County area

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:37:35 GMT
    Conway Police have received complaints from residents regarding phone and mail scams. Unfortunately these phone, mail, and e-mail scams happen often with the caller/scanner changes their story. We cannot warn you of every scenario people may use, but we can advise you that businesses and organizations are not going to contact you and ask for personal information to be given out via phone or email. Do not trust a number the caller gives you to verify the information. Research the number yourse...
    Conway Police have received complaints from residents regarding phone and mail scams. Unfortunately these phone, mail, and e-mail scams happen often with the caller/scanner changes their story. We cannot warn you of every scenario people may use, but we can advise you that businesses and organizations are not going to contact you and ask for personal information to be given out via phone or email. Do not trust a number the caller gives you to verify the information. Research the number yourse...
  • Man dies after being shocked in copper theft; according to Marion Co. officials

    Man dies after being shocked in copper theft; according to Marion Co. officials

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:19:22 GMT
    A man was shocked Monday morning as he reportedly tried to steal copper from the Old Heritage building in Marion. Marion City Fire Chief Trey Cooper tells News13 they were called to the building on Manning Street where they found the man burned badly. He was transported to the Augusta Burn Center. Chief Cooper said he didn't know if the man tried to place the ladder across the wires or he ladder dropped onto the wires. Three transformers blew in the process - each carrying approximately 13,...
    A man was shocked Monday morning as he reportedly tried to steal copper from the Old Heritage building in Marion. Marion City Fire Chief Trey Cooper tells News13 they were called to the building on Manning Street where they found the man burned badly. He was transported to the Augusta Burn Center. Chief Cooper said he didn't know if the man tried to place the ladder across the wires or he ladder dropped onto the wires. Three transformers blew in the process - each carrying approximately 13,...
  • Ithaca Gun Company no longer set to come to Horry County

    Ithaca Gun Company no longer set to come to Horry County

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:18:59 GMT
    Ithaca Gun Company, an Ohio-based firearms manufacturer, has not responded to a deadline and appears will not be coming to Horry County. In October of 2013, the company had announced plans to bring 120 high-skilled jobs and a capital investment of approximately $6.7 million to the area. They were slated to construct a new 20,000 square foot facility at Horry County's Cool Springs Business Park located near Aynor. Brad Lofton,CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp., told Ne...
    Ithaca Gun Company, an Ohio-based firearms manufacturer, has not responded to a deadline and appears will not be coming to Horry County. In October of 2013, the company had announced plans to bring 120 high-skilled jobs and a capital investment of approximately $6.7 million to the area. They were slated to construct a new 20,000 square foot facility at Horry County's Cool Springs Business Park located near Aynor. Brad Lofton,CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp., told Ne...
  • Father's wish after daughter's death; photo without breathing tubes

    Father's wish after daughter's death; photo without breathing tubes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:11:35 GMT
    Before and after photos of SophiaBefore and after photos of Sophia
    Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.The response has been overwhelming.Hundreds of photos, sketches and paintings have poured into the family's northwestern Ohio home and their inbox."I'm getting messages in languages from all over the world," he said Wednesday. "It's more than...
    Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.The response has been overwhelming.Hundreds of photos, sketches and paintings have poured into the family's northwestern Ohio home and their inbox."I'm getting messages in languages from all over the world," he said Wednesday. "It's more than...
  • Coffee and wasabi flavored chips about to hit store shelves

    Coffee and wasabi flavored chips about to hit store shelves

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:45:38 GMT
    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally and win $1 million. The other three finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac Cheese, Mango Salsa and Wasabi Ginger.Frito-...
    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally and win $1 million. The other three finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac Cheese, Mango Salsa and Wasabi Ginger.Frito-...
  • Body of missing boater found in Darlington County river

    Body of missing boater found in Darlington County river

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:09:13 GMT
    The search for a missing boater in Darlington County resumed Monday morning. Not long after the search resumed, Darlington County coroner Todd Hardee was called to the boat landing. He arrived just before 10:30.
    The search for a missing boater in Darlington County resumed Monday morning. Not long after the search resumed, Darlington County coroner Todd Hardee was called to the boat landing. He arrived just before 10:30.
  • 3 arrested in kidnapping plot of SC man

    3 arrested in kidnapping plot of SC man

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:44:37 GMT
    Luis Castro-Villeda (L) Ruben Ceja-Renjal (C) Juan Manuel Fuentes-Moralas (R)Luis Castro-Villeda (L) Ruben Ceja-Renjal (C) Juan Manuel Fuentes-Moralas (R)
    The FBI says three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana.
    The FBI says three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana.
  • BI-LO helps feed Pee Dee children

    BI-LO helps feed Pee Dee children

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:29:14 GMT
    Local food banks, including Harvest Hope Food Bank, are preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. BI-LO has launched the Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program in all
    Local food banks, including Harvest Hope Food Bank, are preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger.
  • Glory Foods kicks off Recipe Contest to encourage kids to eat more greens

    Glory Foods kicks off Recipe Contest to encourage kids to eat more greens

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:28:13 GMT
    Glory Foods is looking to give someone $500 for the best kid-friendly recipe using its delicious canned Southern Seasoned Greens. Greens, like collard, kale and mustard, are packed with vitamins and nutrients.Studies show greens can help fight viruses, enhance lung health, increase brain function, offer heart protection and are a great source of vitamin E, antioxidants and calcium too!Wouldn’t it be great if more kids loved greens? Glory is hoping to find the perfect recipe that kids won’t be...
    Glory Foods is looking to give someone $500 for the best kid-friendly recipe using its delicious canned Southern Seasoned Greens. Greens, like collard, kale and mustard, are packed with vitamins and nutrients.Studies show greens can help fight viruses, enhance lung health, increase brain function, offer heart protection and are a great source of vitamin E, antioxidants and calcium too!Wouldn’t it be great if more kids loved greens? Glory is hoping to find the perfect recipe that kids won’t be...
  • Myrtle Beach Mall gets ready for Mustang Week 2014

    Myrtle Beach Mall gets ready for Mustang Week 2014

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:26:21 GMT
    Thousands of Mustangs are expected at Myrtle Beach Mall this weekend.Thousands of Mustangs are expected at Myrtle Beach Mall this weekend.
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Management at Myrtle Beach Mall said they are prepared to welcome thousands of Ford Mustang owners to the shopping center's parking lot this weekend as part of Mustang Week festivities on the Grand Strand.On Friday, July 18, the mall is hosting a car show, with 500 Mustangs on display, and another 1,500 Mustang owners (and their cars) as spectators. It is free to attend. The judging begins at 11:00 a.m.On Saturday, July 19, the mall is hosting what it bills as the "South...
    MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) - Management at Myrtle Beach Mall said they are prepared to welcome thousands of Ford Mustang owners to the shopping center's parking lot this weekend as part of Mustang Week festivities on the Grand Strand.On Friday, July 18, the mall is hosting a car show, with 500 Mustangs on display, and another 1,500 Mustang owners (and their cars) as spectators. It is free to attend. The judging begins at 11:00 a.m.On Saturday, July 19, the mall is hosting what it bills as the "South...
  • Casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

    Casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:25:05 GMT
    U.S. Coast Guard officials say a casino boat with 123 people aboard is stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia.Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto says 96 passengers and 27 crew members are aboard the 174-foot-long vessel The Escapade.Soto tells The Associated Press that no injuries or medical issues have been reported, and the vessel was "stable" as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Soto says the boat is about 1.8 miles off the north end of Tybee Island, a popular beach destination nea...
    U.S. Coast Guard officials say a casino boat with 123 people aboard is stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia.Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto says 96 passengers and 27 crew members are aboard the 174-foot-long vessel The Escapade.Soto tells The Associated Press that no injuries or medical issues have been reported, and the vessel was "stable" as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Soto says the boat is about 1.8 miles off the north end of Tybee Island, a popular beach destination nea...
  • Former Myrtle Beach used car salesman sentenced for check-kiting scheme

    Former Myrtle Beach used car salesman sentenced for check-kiting scheme

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:10:21 GMT
    A screen shot of the Lavin Cars website.A screen shot of the Lavin Cars website.
    Howie Lavin,one of the former owners of Lavin Cars in Myrtle Beach, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. He received 6 1/2 years for his role in a check-kiting scheme that cost financial institutions nearly $8.6 million.US Attorney Bill Day tells News13 this scheme took place during a ten year span that started in 2001. The practice is when you write a check on one account and deposit it in another account, then take money out of that second account. The two financial institutions Lavin di...
    Howie Lavin,one of the former owners of Lavin Cars in Myrtle Beach, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. He received 6 1/2 years for his role in a check-kiting scheme that cost financial institutions nearly $8.6 million.US Attorney Bill Day tells News13 this scheme took place during a ten year span that started in 2001. The practice is when you write a check on one account and deposit it in another account, then take money out of that second account. The two financial institutions Lavin di...
  • Horry County foster student to attend Yale University

    Horry County foster student to attend Yale University

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

    Hartsville police will hand out free fans

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:57:46 GMT
    HARTSVILLE (Press Release) - The Hartsville Police Department is again hosting an electric fan distribution effort for some Hartsville residents who are vulnerable to summer heat on Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m., at the Coach T. B. Thomas Sports Center,701 W. Washington Street. The program, first begun in 2012 to provide residents protection against summer heat, is made possible thanks to several local donors. The fans are available for Hartsville residents, age 55 and older, on a first-come, fi...
    HARTSVILLE (Press Release) - The Hartsville Police Department is again hosting an electric fan distribution effort for some Hartsville residents who are vulnerable to summer heat on Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m., at the Coach T. B. Thomas Sports Center,701 W. Washington Street. The program, first begun in 2012 to provide residents protection against summer heat, is made possible thanks to several local donors. The fans are available for Hartsville residents, age 55 and older, on a first-come, fi...
  • Former mayor of Atlantic Beach arrested

    Former mayor of Atlantic Beach arrested

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:25:38 GMT
    Retha Pierce Sturdivant Retha Pierce Sturdivant
    Retha Pierce Sturdivant, 65, of Atlantic Beach was arrested Tuesday afternoon. She was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on charges of driving under suspension. Her license had been suspended for DUIstemming from a January 2012 charge near 3rd Avenue and Main Street in Conway.In May, Retha Pierce was found guilty of DUI and ordered to perform 48 hours of community service within 30 days.Bond was set under $700 Tuesday and she was released two hours after she was booked.RELATED STORY
    Retha Pierce Sturdivant, 65, of Atlantic Beach was arrested Tuesday afternoon. She was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on charges of driving under suspension. Her license had been suspended for DUIstemming from a January 2012 charge near 3rd Avenue and Main Street in Conway.In May, Retha Pierce was found guilty of DUI and ordered to perform 48 hours of community service within 30 days.Bond was set under $700 Tuesday and she was released two hours after she was booked.RELATED STORY
  • Blind Loggerhead Sea Turtle found in Myrtle Beach, released back into Atlantic

    Blind Loggerhead Sea Turtle found in Myrtle Beach, released back into Atlantic

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:47:01 GMT
    A loggerhead sea turtle weighing in at nearly 200 pounds was released into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday. The blinded turtle was rehabilitated by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.Hundreds of well wishers lined the shore at the Isle of Palms County Park Tuesday to give a send off to the adult female turtle who's now named Briar.She was found stranded in Myrtle Beach last year emaciated and anemic. Briar was covered in barnacles as a result of her lethargic state while in the...
    A loggerhead sea turtle weighing in at nearly 200 pounds was released into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday. The blinded turtle was rehabilitated by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.Hundreds of well wishers lined the shore at the Isle of Palms County Park Tuesday to give a send off to the adult female turtle who's now named Briar.She was found stranded in Myrtle Beach last year emaciated and anemic. Briar was covered in barnacles as a result of her lethargic state while in the...
  • Horry County Solicitor's office works to shut down handful of strip clubs

    Horry County Solicitor's office works to shut down handful of strip clubs

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:45:12 GMT
    15th circuit solicitor Jimmy Richardson wants to shut down five adult entertainment establishments in Horry County. He said the clubs were served under the nuisance laws. Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson has filed complaints against the Gold Club, Teezers, The Bunny Ranch, Tiffany's Cabaret, and Bottoms Up. Richardson said they've had people working undercover and because of evidence found inside these business...
    15th circuit solicitor Jimmy Richardson wants to shut down five adult entertainment establishments in Horry County. He said the clubs were served under the nuisance laws. Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson has filed complaints against the Gold Club, Teezers, The Bunny Ranch, Tiffany's Cabaret, and Bottoms Up. Richardson said they've had people working undercover and because of evidence found inside these business...
  • 3-year-old hailed a hero for saving elderly man

    3-year-old hailed a hero for saving elderly man

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:03:00 GMT
    A fast-acting three-year-old is being credited with saving a Tennessee man stuck inside a sweltering car.Bob King gotlocked inside the car Saturday the parking lot of his church. Temperatures outside were on the rise and insideKing's car the heat was quickly building.Three-year-old Keith Williams happen to walk by."I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said 'yeah I'm locked in here,'" King said.King has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker. He s...
    A fast-acting three-year-old is being credited with saving a Tennessee man stuck inside a sweltering car.Bob King gotlocked inside the car Saturday the parking lot of his church. Temperatures outside were on the rise and insideKing's car the heat was quickly building.Three-year-old Keith Williams happen to walk by."I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said 'yeah I'm locked in here,'" King said.King has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker. He s...
  • KKK flyers circulating in upstate SC

    KKK flyers circulating in upstate SC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:28:57 GMT
    Neighbors in Oconee County found bags along their street with candy and a piece of paper asking people to join the Ku Klux Klan.One neighbor said he found the bag late Saturday night. Others found it laying with the Sunday morning paper.The flyer says "Save Our Land, Join The Klan." It has a hotline number or people to call.There is an automated message when you call that number which details the latest KKK efforts ag...
    Neighbors in Oconee County found bags along their street with candy and a piece of paper asking people to join the Ku Klux Klan.One neighbor said he found the bag late Saturday night. Others found it laying with the Sunday morning paper.The flyer says "Save Our Land, Join The Klan." It has a hotline number or people to call.There is an automated message when you call that number which details the latest KKK efforts ag...
  • Missing teen girl near Savannah found safe

    Missing teen girl near Savannah found safe

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:01:41 GMT
    Alice Cierra Davis - Facebook photoAlice Cierra Davis - Facebook photo
    UPDATE: Alice Davis, 15, has been found safe. Courtney Bibb said her daughter was found Tuesday night after being on Hilton Head Island. Bibb thanks everyone who helped search for her child. 
    UPDATE: Alice Davis, 15, has been found safe. Courtney Bibb said her daughter was found Tuesday night after being on Hilton Head Island. Bibb thanks everyone who helped search for her child. 
  • 500 new jobs coming, Ruiz Foods breaks ground in Florence

    500 new jobs coming, Ruiz Foods breaks ground in Florence

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-07-16 10:42:46 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Ruiz Foods on Harllee Boulevard in Florence Tuesday. The California based company has committed to an expansion that includes a $55 million investment as well as 500 new jobs.The company plans to begin manufacturing a variety of its nationally distributed El Monterey® and Tornados® products in 2015 right in Florence County at the former Heinz frozen food processing facility was built in 2008."Our expansion strategy included establi...
    Gov. Nikki Haley participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Ruiz Foods on Harllee Boulevard in Florence Tuesday. The California based company has committed to an expansion that includes a $55 million investment as well as 500 new jobs.The company plans to begin manufacturing a variety of its nationally distributed El Monterey® and Tornados® products in 2015 right in Florence County at the former Heinz frozen food processing facility was built in 2008."Our expansion strategy included establi...
  • Myrtle Beach gets larger after annexation vote passes

    Myrtle Beach gets larger after annexation vote passes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:40:44 GMT
    By WBTW News StaffMyrtle Beach is now more than 600 acres larger.Voters in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivisions petitioned the city for an annexation vote. On Tuesday, residents in those areas approved the annexation by a vote of 56 to 24, according to Horry County spokesperson, Lisa Bourcier.The subdivisions were so-called "doughnut holes" -- unincorporated areas surrounded by the city.The 600 acres also includes more than a dozen businesses. The annexation will extend Myrtle Beach city...
    By WBTW News StaffMyrtle Beach is now more than 600 acres larger.Voters in the Waterside and Bridgeport subdivisions petitioned the city for an annexation vote. On Tuesday, residents in those areas approved the annexation by a vote of 56 to 24, according to Horry County spokesperson, Lisa Bourcier.The subdivisions were so-called "doughnut holes" -- unincorporated areas surrounded by the city.The 600 acres also includes more than a dozen businesses. The annexation will extend Myrtle Beach city...
  • SC DJJ revealing little about Upstate teen's death in custody

    SC DJJ revealing little about Upstate teen's death in custody

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:38:27 GMT
    DJJ detention center (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)DJJ detention center (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.“At this particular time, we will not be able to discuss that simply because the investigation is full-force at this time,” says DJJ director Margaret Barber.DJJ says the 16-year-old was from Pelzer, in Anderson County, and he was alone in his cell at the time of his death. He was facing a burglar...
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.“At this particular time, we will not be able to discuss that simply because the investigation is full-force at this time,” says DJJ director Margaret Barber.DJJ says the 16-year-old was from Pelzer, in Anderson County, and he was alone in his cell at the time of his death. He was facing a burglar...
  • Florence Sheriff's Office calls for more crime watch groups

    Florence Sheriff's Office calls for more crime watch groups

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:30:55 GMT
    Florence County put out a call to its crime watch groups Tuesday night, where they met at the Sheriff’s office to discuss different strategies to eliminate crime. 
    Florence County put out a call to its crime watch groups Tuesday night, where they met at the Sheriff’s office to discuss different strategies to eliminate crime. 
  • Vehicle flips in crash along US 17 Bus. near Garden City

    Vehicle flips in crash along US 17 Bus. near Garden City

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:05:34 GMT
    The crash scene in a photo from wbtw viewer Elizabeth Mayhew. There was rain in the area at the time that can be seen on her windshield....The crash scene in a photo from wbtw viewer Elizabeth Mayhew. There was rain in the area at the time that can be seen on her windshield....
    Traffic was affected Tuesday afternoon when at least two cars collided on US 17 Business near Garden City. The incident happened around 6:30 pm north of Inlet Square Mall,
    Traffic was affected Tuesday afternoon when at least two cars collided on US 17 Business near Garden City. The incident happened around 6:30 pm north of Inlet Square Mall,
  • Women in Gulf coast town on alert for rapist - 'I'm gonna kill him,' resident says

    Women in Gulf coast town on alert for rapist - 'I'm gonna kill him,' resident says

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:02:10 GMT
     Jeffrey Sewell, a man who lives right next door to her. Police say, last Tuesday, he held down a woman, raped and sodomized her for hours. Jeffrey Sewell, a man who lives right next door to her. Police say, last Tuesday, he held down a woman, raped and sodomized her for hours.
    Neighbors on Seabreeze Road in Mobile are on high alert."We are all on alert for him. I mean, I'm not going to let him kick down my back door and rape me. I'm going to kill him. I'm being honest with you, I'm gonna kill him,
    Neighbors on Seabreeze Road in Mobile are on high alert."We are all on alert for him. I mean, I'm not going to let him kick down my back door and rape me. I'm going to kill him. I'm being honest with you, I'm gonna kill him,
  • Aynor man sentenced after stealing $159,000 in Veteran's benefits

    Aynor man sentenced after stealing $159,000 in Veteran's benefits

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:42:51 GMT
    BunkerBunker
    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated Tuesday that Steven Mickey Bunker, age 47, of Aynor, South Carolina was sentenced today in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for theft of government funds, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641, and conspiracy to make false statements when purchasing a firearm, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. United States District Judge R. Bryan Har
    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated Tuesday that Steven Mickey Bunker, age 47, of Aynor, South Carolina was sentenced today in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for theft of government funds, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641, and conspiracy to make false statements when purchasing a firearm, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. United States District Judge R. Bryan Har
  • Five HCS seniors earn awards in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Five HCS seniors earn awards in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:01:38 GMT
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) completed its series of scholarship announcements by naming students earning College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships. Three Horry County Schools (HCS) students were among the new scholarship recipients. In earlier announcements, one District student was named a National Merit Scholarship winner and another earned a National Achievement Scholarship. In addition to the five scholarship recipients, four other District students were named Semifinalis...
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) completed its series of scholarship announcements by naming students earning College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships. Three Horry County Schools (HCS) students were among the new scholarship recipients. In earlier announcements, one District student was named a National Merit Scholarship winner and another earned a National Achievement Scholarship. In addition to the five scholarship recipients, four other District students were named Semifinalis...
  • Backgate intersection closed overnight on July 22 & 23

    Backgate intersection closed overnight on July 22 & 23

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:00:04 GMT
    CONWAY, SC (Press Release) - Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work.
    CONWAY, SC (Press Release) - Contractors will strip the remaining overhang brackets, remove the remaining traffic protection and perform the asphalt buildup which will cover the entire intersection requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday, July 24, will be a backup, inclement weather date or if an additional night is needed to complete the work.
  • Georgetown County Sheriff's trying to locate gunman

    Georgetown County Sheriff's trying to locate gunman

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:36:37 GMT
    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspect(s) who fired shots at a vehicle. At approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 11, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report for shots fired at the intersection of Powell Road and Village Road in the Sampit Community. The victim stated as he was driving down Village Road to Powell Road, when he heard a bang and realized his vehicle had been shot. Anyone that has any information on this i...
    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspect(s) who fired shots at a vehicle. At approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 11, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report for shots fired at the intersection of Powell Road and Village Road in the Sampit Community. The victim stated as he was driving down Village Road to Powell Road, when he heard a bang and realized his vehicle had been shot. Anyone that has any information on this i...
  • NC Marine accused of killing his wife

    NC Marine accused of killing his wife

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:45:13 GMT
    An active-duty marine faces charges after police say he shot and killed his wife at their Onslow County home. Deputies said they found 31-year-old Jordan Skaggs dead from gunshot wounds to the chest Sunday night. Police said her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Michale Skaggs, is being held in connection with the shooting.A Camp LeJeune spokesman said Sgt. Skaggs is assigned as a staff member at the school of infantry-east at Camp LeJeune's satellite facility Camp Geiger. Skaggs worked with a...
    An active-duty marine faces charges after police say he shot and killed his wife at their Onslow County home. Deputies said they found 31-year-old Jordan Skaggs dead from gunshot wounds to the chest Sunday night. Police said her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Michale Skaggs, is being held in connection with the shooting.A Camp LeJeune spokesman said Sgt. Skaggs is assigned as a staff member at the school of infantry-east at Camp LeJeune's satellite facility Camp Geiger. Skaggs worked with a...
  • SC dog dragging case results in 10 years behind bars

    SC dog dragging case results in 10 years behind bars

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:19:51 GMT
    Roger Dennis Owens, accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead, was sentenced in a Greenville court Tuesday.Owens plead guilty to all charges against him. He will spend more than 10 years behind bars. He was sentenced to 5 years for cruelty to animals, 5 years for habitual traffic offender and 6 months for driving under suspension.Owens told Judge Letitia Verdin he was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and is now taking medication for it.Verdin called the c...
    Roger Dennis Owens, accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead, was sentenced in a Greenville court Tuesday.Owens plead guilty to all charges against him. He will spend more than 10 years behind bars. He was sentenced to 5 years for cruelty to animals, 5 years for habitual traffic offender and 6 months for driving under suspension.Owens told Judge Letitia Verdin he was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and is now taking medication for it.Verdin called the c...
  • Miracle baby survives miscarriage and abortion pills

    Miracle baby survives miscarriage and abortion pills

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:59:30 GMT
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby. She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was g...
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby. She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was g...
  • Nazi shipwreck found off the coast of Texas

    Nazi shipwreck found off the coast of Texas

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:09:57 GMT
    On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat that upuntil now most Americans didn't know about. The ship had52 crewmen who died.The Nautilus used robot cameras to locate the shipwreckthat is quite a find even to amateur historians and World War II movie buffs. The shipwreck shows how close the World War II came to the shores of Texas. Shipwreck diver Richie Kohler said, "The United States government didn't want us to know. They didn't want us to know how Ger...
    On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat that upuntil now most Americans didn't know about. The ship had52 crewmen who died.The Nautilus used robot cameras to locate the shipwreckthat is quite a find even to amateur historians and World War II movie buffs. The shipwreck shows how close the World War II came to the shores of Texas. Shipwreck diver Richie Kohler said, "The United States government didn't want us to know. They didn't want us to know how Ger...
  • Thomas Ravenel will appear on 'Southern Charm' and run for U.S. Senate at the same time

    Thomas Ravenel will appear on 'Southern Charm' and run for U.S. Senate at the same time

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:34:59 GMT
    A day after he turned in signatures for his run for U.S. Senate, Thomas Ravenel announced he will continue toappear on the reality show, 'Southern Charm' for the second season.Heissued the following statement: "I struggled with this decision in light of the political campaign I am undertaking," Ravenel said. "Ultimately it came down to this: It doesn't make sense to turn down a platform that enables you to spread your ideas to a bigger, more diverse audience. If America is ever going to turn ...
    A day after he turned in signatures for his run for U.S. Senate, Thomas Ravenel announced he will continue toappear on the reality show, 'Southern Charm' for the second season.Heissued the following statement: "I struggled with this decision in light of the political campaign I am undertaking," Ravenel said. "Ultimately it came down to this: It doesn't make sense to turn down a platform that enables you to spread your ideas to a bigger, more diverse audience. If America is ever going to turn ...
  • Myrtle Beach Police search for suspects wanted in home invasion

    Myrtle Beach Police search for suspects wanted in home invasion

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:12:14 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Policereleased two sketches in hopes someonehas information of their whereabouts. Thesuspects featured are two of three individuals wanted in connection for their participation in a home invasion and attempted murder that took place during the early morning hours on Monday July 8, 2014. During this incident the suspects specifically targeted students and took property belonging to them after gaining entry into their residence while brandishing handguns and physically assaulting o...
    Myrtle Beach Policereleased two sketches in hopes someonehas information of their whereabouts. Thesuspects featured are two of three individuals wanted in connection for their participation in a home invasion and attempted murder that took place during the early morning hours on Monday July 8, 2014. During this incident the suspects specifically targeted students and took property belonging to them after gaining entry into their residence while brandishing handguns and physically assaulting o...
  • Tracy Morgan out of rehab facility after deadly Turnpike crash

    Tracy Morgan out of rehab facility after deadly Turnpike crash

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:03:12 GMT
    It's been more than a month since the deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Morgan is now out of a rehabilitation facility and his spokesman Lewis Kay said that Morgan is in an "aggressive outpatient program".Also injured in the crash was Jersey City comic Ardie Fuqua, comic Harris Stanton, and Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea. Morgan spent ab...
    It's been more than a month since the deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Morgan is now out of a rehabilitation facility and his spokesman Lewis Kay said that Morgan is in an "aggressive outpatient program".Also injured in the crash was Jersey City comic Ardie Fuqua, comic Harris Stanton, and Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea. Morgan spent ab...
  • New app allows SC students to report bullying

    New app allows SC students to report bullying

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:33:16 GMT
    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school. The Beaufort Gazette reports that beginning with the new school year, the district will have a new app for tablets to allow students to anonymously report bullying. The app being developed by the district will be on all tablet devices issued by the district. Student Services director Gregory McCord says the app will also allow students to find other information about bullying. Superintendent Je...
    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school. The Beaufort Gazette reports that beginning with the new school year, the district will have a new app for tablets to allow students to anonymously report bullying. The app being developed by the district will be on all tablet devices issued by the district. Student Services director Gregory McCord says the app will also allow students to find other information about bullying. Superintendent Je...
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  • 4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

    4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:41:55 GMT
    Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
    Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
  • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
  • Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

    Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:52 GMT
    Photo from WSLS-TVPhoto from WSLS-TV
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
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