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  • Tent ban passes in Horry County

    Tent ban passes in Horry County

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:30:44 GMT
    Tuesday, Horry County Council passed third and final reading on an ordinance banning beach tents permanently. The ban will affect the county's 14 mile stretch of beaches including areas like Garden City
    Tuesday, Horry County Council passed third and final reading on an ordinance banning beach tents permanently. The ban will affect the county's 14 mile stretch of beaches including areas like Garden City
  • USC offers more tickets for Joe Biden commencement speech

    USC offers more tickets for Joe Biden commencement speech

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:29:45 GMT
    Students graduating May 9 from the University of South Carolina will have limited tickets to the ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden will be speaker at the largest graduation in the school's history. Previously,
    Students graduating May 9 from the University of South Carolina will have limited tickets to the ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden will be speaker at the largest graduation in the school's history. Previously,
  • Customers sing for their supper at Hard Rock Cafe

    Customers sing for their supper at Hard Rock Cafe

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:25:28 GMT
    Tuesday was the official deadline to submit your federal income taxes. This year Hard Rock Cafe offered its own version of a tax break, offering guests who performed a complete song in front of the entire
    Tuesday was the official deadline to submit your federal income taxes. This year Hard Rock Cafe offered its own version of a tax break, offering guests who performed a complete song in front of the entire
  • Florence Police find body of missing doctor

    Florence Police search for missing physician

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:13:34 GMT
    Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South
    Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South
  • Marion Boys and Girls Club to close

    Marion Boys and Girls Club to close

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:15:18 GMT
    The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club decided Monday night to close its Marion location. It was housed in a building owned by the city, which had a lease with the club. But a change to the lease prompted the
    The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club decided Monday night to close its Marion location. It was housed in a building owned by the city, which had a lease with the club. But a change to the lease prompted the
  • All clear after bomb threat at building on Clemson campus, officials say

    All clear after bomb threat at building on Clemson campus, officials say

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:07:07 GMT
    The public safety department of Clemson University on Tuesday afternoon announced that there was a bomb threat on campus. The threat is at the Fike Recreation Center, according to the web university's
    The public safety department of Clemson University on Tuesday afternoon announced that there was a bomb threat on campus. The threat is at the Fike Recreation Center, according to the web university's
  • Barefoot Landing adding 10 new stores to its location in North Myrtle Beach

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

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:28:45 GMT
    Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach will get 10 new stores to its location in 2014. They are IT'S SUGAR, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Hat Fanatic, M.R. ducks, My Mobile, A Silver Shack, Geneva Time Exchange,
    Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach will get 10 new stores to its location in 2014. They are IT'S SUGAR, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Hat Fanatic, M.R. ducks, My Mobile, A Silver Shack, Geneva Time Exchange,
  • Latta Police Chief is fired, sources say

    Latta Police Chief is fired, sources say

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:35:01 GMT
    The Police Chief of the town of Latta has been fired, according to a town leader.Police Chief Crystal Moore was let go, councilman Jared Taylor told WBTW-TV on Tuesday afternoon.Moore became the department's
    The Police Chief of the town of Latta has been fired, according to a town leader.Police Chief Crystal Moore was let go, councilman Jared Taylor told WBTW-TV on Tuesday afternoon.Moore became the department's
  • Man pleads guilty in double shooting during robbery of Georgetown restaurant

    Man pleads guilty in double shooting during robbery of Georgetown restaurant

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:59:32 GMT
    A man who had been mistakenly released from prison last year while being held in the shooting of 2 people during a 2011 robbery has now pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Dwaine Lamark Johnson Jr., 19,
    A man who had been mistakenly released from prison last year while being held in the shooting of 2 people during a 2011 robbery has now pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Dwaine Lamark Johnson Jr., 19,
  • Master's champ Bubba Watson Tweets selfie from Waffle House after win

    Master's champ Bubba Watson Tweets selfie from Waffle House after win

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:44:05 GMT
    Twitter fans shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a 'selfie' photo from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. The Waffle House selfie gained nearly 16,000 retweets and more
    Twitter fans shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a 'selfie' photo from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. The Waffle House selfie gained nearly 16,000 retweets and more
  • FMU presents student academic awards

    FMU presents student academic awards

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:20:28 GMT
    (News Release)  Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Individual awards
    Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus.
  • Player’s itchy palm means money

    Player’s itchy palm means money

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:27:06 GMT
    Maybe there is something to the superstition an itchy palm means money. The Lottery's $100,000 winner from Lane was certainly scratching her palm while waiting on a check for her winnings. "I can't repeat
    Maybe there is something to the superstition an itchy palm means money. The Lottery's $100,000 winner from Lane was certainly scratching her palm while waiting on a check for her winnings. "I can't repeat
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber recognized as small business Ally of the Year

    Myrtle Beach Area Chamber recognized as small business Ally of the Year

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:23:16 GMT
    The U.S. Small Business Administration has named the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce the 2014 South Carolina Small Business Ally of the Year. The new Ally award honors a non-profit organization
    The U.S. Small Business Administration has named the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce the 2014 South Carolina Small Business Ally of the Year. The new Ally award honors a non-profit organization
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Overturned truck blocks Hwy 378 near Lake City

    Overturned truck blocks Hwy 378 near Lake City

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-04-15 12:42:53 GMT
    An overturned tractor trailer on Highway 378 just east of Lake City is causing traffic delays. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety a detour is in place and expected to last until
    An overturned tractor trailer on Highway 378 just east of Lake City is causing traffic delays. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety a detour is in place and expected to last until
  • Brunswick County man charged with murder

    Brunswick County man charged with murder

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:11:35 GMT
    ROBESON COUNY, S.C. (WBTW) - Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has charged William Cavin Steward, 36, of Eastfield Lane in Supply, with the murder of Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins. Steward remains
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has charged William Cavin Steward, 36, of Eastfield Lane in Supply, with the murder of Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins.
  • Tips for the tax filing deadline

    Tips for the tax filing deadline

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-04-15 09:14:08 GMT
    Tax season opened two and a half months ago and Tuesday is the last day to file 2013 taxes without an extension. According to Samantha Slapnik, the owner of Liberty Tax Services in Carolina Forest, deadline
    Tax season opened two and a half months ago and Tuesday is the last day to file 2013 taxes without an extension. According to Samantha Slapnik, the owner of Liberty Tax Services in Carolina Forest, deadline
  • Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

    Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 08:05:13 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers
  • Residents concerned their roads will not make county's improvements list

    Residents concerned their roads will not make county's improvements list

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:45:11 GMT
    Horry County is starting the process of selecting new roads in need of construction and some residents are concerned their roads will not make the cut. April 30th the Riding on a Penny tax will end. The
    Horry County is starting the process of selecting new roads in need of construction and some residents are concerned their roads will not make the cut. April 30th the Riding on a Penny tax will end. The
  • Dept. of Corrections works on plan to fix issues in the system

    Dept. of Corrections works on plan to fix issues in the system

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:06:13 GMT
    The Department of Corrections is still working out a lawsuit filed back in 2005, about the treatment of their mentally ill inmates. The Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities filed the lawsuit,
    The Department of Corrections is still working out a lawsuit filed back in 2005, about the treatment of their mentally ill inmates. The Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities filed the lawsuit,
  • Thousands attend "Monday after the Masters" in North Myrtle Beach

    Thousands attend "Monday after the Masters" in North Myrtle Beach

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:54:17 GMT
    "Monday after the Masters" took place at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach on Monday. All ticket proceeds from "Monday after the Masters" celebrity golf tournament benefit the "Hootie
    "Monday after the Masters" took place at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach on Monday. All ticket proceeds from "Monday after the Masters" celebrity golf tournament benefit the "Hootie
  • Team led by Jim Furyk and Mark Bryan wins 20th annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am

    Team led by Jim Furyk and Mark Bryan wins 20th annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:28:15 GMT
    The team led PGA Tour star Jim Furyk and Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan won the 20th annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title with an 18-under par score
    The team led PGA Tour star Jim Furyk and Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan won the 20th annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title with an 18-under par score
  • 2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:59:44 GMT
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
  • Cross burned outside SC church

    Cross burned outside SC church

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:54:52 GMT
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a cross was burned outside a Spartanburg church. Deputies say they were called out to St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road Friday. Deputies
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a cross was burned outside a Spartanburg church. Deputies say they were called out to St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road Friday. Deputies
  • Monday After The Masters wraps up in Myrtle Beach

    Monday After The Masters wraps up in Myrtle Beach

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:19:26 GMT
    The 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament was held Monday at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort.
    The 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament was held Monday at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort.
  • Owner of NC 'party mansion' guilty of tax and healthcare fraud

    Owner of NC 'party mansion' guilty of tax and healthcare fraud

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:52:43 GMT
    The owner of a home in Raleigh that became a notorious party mansion has pleaded guilty to tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering in two separate cases in federal court, according to federal
    The owner of a home in Raleigh that became a notorious party mansion has pleaded guilty to tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering in two separate cases in federal court, according to federal
  • CCU to hold conference on poverty issues

    CCU to hold conference on poverty issues

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:52:36 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University will host a conference titled "Thinking about Poverty in Horry County" on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The conference is sponsored
    Coastal Carolina University will host a conference titled "Thinking about Poverty in Horry County" on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The conference is sponsored
  • SC man in critical condition after incident in charity mud run

    SC man in critical condition after incident in charity mud run

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:41:59 GMT
    Organizers say one participant in the Greenville Goodwill Mud Run was injured on Sunday. Shannon High is currently listed in critical condition, according GHS officials. Brad Majors of Goodwill Industries
    Organizers say one participant in the Greenville Goodwill Mud Run was injured on Sunday. Shannon High is currently listed in critical condition, according GHS officials. Brad Majors of Goodwill Industries
  • Tax day deals and discounts

    Tax day deals and discounts

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:16:54 GMT
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
  • Injuries reported after horse carriage crashes with truck in Savannah

    Injuries reported after horse carriage crashes with truck in Savannah

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:03:39 GMT
    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. The carriage belongs to the Historic Savannah Carriage Tours company. A viewer tells WSAV that the
    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. The carriage belongs to the Historic Savannah Carriage Tours company. A viewer tells WSAV that the
  • Conway dad dies in crash with dump truck on US 501

    Conway dad dies in crash with dump truck on US 501

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:30:57 GMT
    The Conway Police Department confirms a deadly accident around 6:20 Monday morning.
    The Conway Police Department confirms a deadly accident around 6:20 Monday morning.
  • Thieves posing as movers hit SC family in broad daylight, taking $3,000 in electronics

    Thieves posing as movers hit SC family in broad daylight, taking $3,000 in electronics

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:22:44 GMT
    A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3,000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said
    A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3,000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said
  • FMU’s Setzler and graduate student case study to be published

    FMU’s Setzler and graduate student case study to be published

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:09:11 GMT
    Dr. Hubert Setzler III, Francis Marion University assistant professor of management, and FMU alum Corey Andrews, M.B.A., co-wrote the case study, "Trouble in Sherwood: Who is right Locksley or Nottingham?",
    Dr. Hubert Setzler III, Francis Marion University assistant professor of management, and FMU alum Corey Andrews, M.B.A., co-wrote the case study, "Trouble in Sherwood: Who is right Locksley or Nottingham?",
  • Keep Darlington County Beautiful to host Great American Cleanup

    Keep Darlington County Beautiful to host Great American Cleanup

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:03:09 GMT
    The City of Hartsville and Keep Darlington County Beautiful are again inviting volunteers to spend a morning improving Hartsville's neighborhoods by collecting trash and debris. The Great American Cleanup,
    The City of Hartsville and Keep Darlington County Beautiful are again inviting volunteers to spend a morning improving Hartsville's neighborhoods by collecting trash and debris. The Great American Cleanup,
  • SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:40:58 GMT
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
  • 2 women, 3 men linked to store theft near NC island, authorities say

    2 women, 3 men linked to store theft near NC island, authorities say

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:22:11 GMT
    Authorities in Brunswick County are trying to find a group of five people who they believe were involved in theft from a store near Holden Beach. These individuals -- two females, three males -- are considered
    Authorities in Brunswick County are trying to find a group of five people who they believe were involved in theft from a store near Holden Beach. These individuals -- two females, three males -- are considered
  • Myrtle Beach chosen as Trip Advisor’s Top U.S. Destinations

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

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:58:12 GMT
    Myrtle Beach has been included in TripAdvisor's 2014 Top 25 Travelers' Choice U.S. Destinations. The travel review website makes its selections based on the millions of reviews it receives. Other destinations
    Myrtle Beach has been included in TripAdvisor's 2014 Top 25 Travelers' Choice U.S. Destinations. The travel review website makes its selections based on the millions of reviews it receives. Other destinations
  • Little River drowning victim's identity released by coroner

    Little River drowning victim's identity released by coroner

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:32:51 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernum confirms a person drowned Saturday morning in Little River. He says HCFR received the car shortly before 9:30 a.m. The incident happened behind
    Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian VanAernum confirms a person drowned Saturday morning in Little River. He says HCFR received the car shortly before 9:30 a.m. The incident happened behind
  • Horry County home destroyed by fire

    Horry County home destroyed by fire

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:31:32 GMT
    An Horry County home was completely destroyed by fire on Monday morning. The fire was first reported around 9:30 am and happened at a single-story house at 255 Ole Maple Street, which is just south of
    An Horry County home was completely destroyed by fire on Monday morning. The fire was first reported around 9:30 am and happened at a single-story house at 255 Ole Maple Street, which is just south of
  • DHEC seeks public's help tracking West Nile Virus

    DHEC seeks public's help tracking West Nile Virus

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:11:36 GMT
    The S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public's help in collecting dead birds to test for this season's arrival of West Nile virus. "Anyone can help us track West Nile
    The S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public's help in collecting dead birds to test for this season's arrival of West Nile virus. "Anyone can help us track West Nile
  • Incoming phone lines not working for Georgetown Sheriff

    Incoming phone lines not working for Georgetown Sheriff

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:09:17 GMT
    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office would like to notify the public that the incoming telephone lines to the sheriff's office are experiencing technical difficulties. The 911 Communication Center is
    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office would like to notify the public that the incoming telephone lines to the sheriff's office are experiencing technical difficulties. The 911 Communication Center is
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Socastee High School’s Jennifer Ainsworth up for South Carolina Teacher of the Year

    EXTRA CREDIT: Socastee High School’s Jennifer Ainsworth up for South Carolina Teacher of the Year

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:27:01 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Socastee High School's Jennifer Ainsworth is one of five finalists for South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. She is the only teacher from Horry County up for the award. Ainsworth
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Socastee High School's Jennifer Ainsworth is one of five finalists for South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. She is the only teacher from Horry County up for the award. Ainsworth
  • Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

    Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:22:04 GMT
    (News Release)  Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina.
  • Percussion ensemble concert to be held at CCU

    Percussion ensemble concert to be held at CCU

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:12:16 GMT
    The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of percussion works, featuring both classic and contemporary music on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
    The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of percussion works, featuring both classic and contemporary music on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
  • Those Lost at Sea remembered in Murrells Inlet

    Those Lost at Sea remembered in Murrells Inlet

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:06:32 GMT
    In Murrells Inlet Sunday, one family organized a meeting at Morse Park Landing to remember their loved one lost. The landing is the site for a memorial. As the names of those lost at sea were read, Lisa
    In Murrells Inlet Sunday, one family organized a meeting at Morse Park Landing to remember their loved one lost. The landing is the site for a memorial. As the names of those lost at sea were read, Lisa
  • Central UMC hosts annual Easter egg hunt in Lucas Park

    Central UMC hosts annual Easter egg hunt in Lucas Park

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:08:02 GMT
    Easter is a week away, but kids in Florence started celebrating a little early in honor of Palm Sunday. Kids hunted for Easter Eggs at Lucas Park. Central United Methodist Church and other Pee Dee
    Easter is a week away, but kids in Florence started celebrating a little early in honor of Palm Sunday. Kids hunted for Easter Eggs at Lucas Park. Central United Methodist Church and other Pee Dee
  • Illinois man continues his passion for racing at Darlington

    Illinois man continues his passion for racing at Darlington

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:55:20 GMT
    Imagine suiting up. Pushing the pedal to the metal of one of the self described "toughest" tracks in NASCAR. For fans still in town for this weekend's race, they got the opportunity to do so. Thanks
    Imagine suiting up. Pushing the pedal to the metal of one of the self described "toughest" tracks in NASCAR. For fans still in town for this weekend's race, they got the opportunity to do so. Thanks
  • Coroner releases victim's identification in deadly Horry County wreck

    Coroner releases victim's identification in deadly Horry County wreck

    Sunday, April 13 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-04-14 00:33:47 GMT
    A two-car crashed killed one person early Saturday morning. The wreck happened around 3 a.m. on Dick Pond Road near Strand Drive. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pick-up truck driving on Dick
    A two-car crashed killed one person early Saturday morning. The wreck happened around 3 a.m. on Dick Pond Road near Strand Drive. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pick-up truck driving on Dick
  • Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans

    Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:05:11 GMT
    Drivers were not the only one's making pit stops this weekend, but so were fans. STP hosted its Ultra 5-in-1 pit stop event on Saturday. Race fans were randomly selected to get a free five point inspection
    Drivers were not the only one's making pit stops this weekend, but so were fans. STP hosted its Ultra 5-in-1 pit stop event on Saturday. Race fans were randomly selected to get a free five point inspection
  • Blood donor gets chance to become pit crew member

    Blood donor gets chance to become pit crew member

    Sunday, April 13 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-13 13:46:20 GMT
    For some NASCAR fans, getting their hands dirty in the pits could just be a dream. It was Maureen Holt's dream, but now, It's a reality. And her name is on the hood to prove it. "it's incredible!
    For some NASCAR fans, getting their hands dirty in the pits could just be a dream. It was Maureen Holt's dream, but now, It's a reality. And her name is on the hood to prove it. "it's incredible!
  • Robeson County man charged with murder after, he says, man broke into home

    Robeson County man charged with murder after, he says, man broke into home

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-13 11:30:02 GMT
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of Billy Ray Locklear, 33, of Ottimus Road Pembroke. On Thursday, April 10 at 8:19 p.m. deputies responded to 5240 Union Chapel Road Lumberton
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of Billy Ray Locklear, 33, of Ottimus Road Pembroke. On Thursday, April 10 at 8:19 p.m. deputies responded to 5240 Union Chapel Road Lumberton
  • Murrells Inlet/Garden City crews prepare to reopen highway after gas leak

    Murrells Inlet/Garden City crews prepare to reopen highway after gas leak

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:09:05 GMT
    Chief Norman Knight with Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue says crews will reopen Highway 707 and an area east of Tournament Boulevard around 6:30 Saturday night. He says a gas leak caused the highway
    Chief Norman Knight with Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue says crews will reopen Highway 707 and an area east of Tournament Boulevard around 6:30 Saturday night. He says a gas leak caused the highway
  • Habitat for Humanity hosts annual bed race in Myrtle Beach

    Habitat for Humanity hosts annual bed race in Myrtle Beach

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:51:16 GMT
    The second annual Bed Race took took place Saturday in Myrtle Beach. Teams of 5 people competed around a course at Broadway at the Beach. The event is a way to raise money and awareness for Habitat
    The second annual Bed Race took took place Saturday in Myrtle Beach. Teams of 5 people competed around a course at Broadway at the Beach. The event is a way to raise money and awareness for Habitat
  • Community members walk in Myrtle Beach to raise awareness against sexual assault

    Community members walk in Myrtle Beach to raise awareness against sexual assault

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:40:07 GMT
    Community members met at the Market Common to raise awareness against sexual assault. This is the 2nd year the group has walked for the cause. A therapist with the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown
    Community members met at the Market Common to raise awareness against sexual assault. This is the 2nd year the group has walked for the cause. A therapist with the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown
  • Darlington Mayor explains impact race weekend has on city

    Darlington Mayor explains impact race weekend has on city

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-04-12 13:53:09 GMT
    Darlington Mayor Tony Watkins stopped by the Darlington Raceway track to give his thoughts on the impact the track has on the city, along with the atmosphere it provides. He also addressed the impact
    Darlington Mayor Tony Watkins stopped by the Darlington Raceway track to give his thoughts on the impact the track has on the city, along with the atmosphere it provides. He also addressed the impact
  • Supply man charged with attempted murder

    Supply man charged with attempted murder

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-12 13:15:21 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit has arrested a Supply man for two counts of attempted murder after firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle. William Calvin Steward, 36, of Eastfield
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit has arrested a Supply man for two counts of attempted murder after firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle. William Calvin Steward, 36, of Eastfield
  • Stormfest kicks off for 3rd year in Myrtle Beach

    Stormfest kicks off for 3rd year in Myrtle Beach

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-12 13:08:07 GMT
    Join News 13 Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson, Martha Spencer, and Andrew Phillips for the 3rd annual Stormfest at Pelican Ballpark on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is free.
    Join News 13 Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson, Martha Spencer, and Andrew Phillips for the 3rd annual Stormfest at Pelican Ballpark on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is free.
  • Backgate construction won't be completed until November 2014

    Backgate construction won't be completed until November 2014

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:56:08 GMT
    Construction crews working on the Highway 17 Bypass and 707 intersection also known as the Backgate project, will need a little longer to complete the project. Lisa Bourcier, Horry County Spokesperson
    Construction crews working on the Highway 17 Bypass and 707 intersection also known as the Backgate project, will need a little longer to complete the project. Lisa Bourcier, Horry County Spokesperson
  • Kettle corn vendor expects business to "pop" during race weekend

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

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:16:20 GMT
    Just feet away from where drivers will rev up their engines, vendors also look to cash in on the big weekend. T-shirts, license plates, headphones. All on sale. As folks navigate their way to the
    Just feet away from where drivers will rev up their engines, vendors also look to cash in on the big weekend. T-shirts, license plates, headphones. All on sale. As folks navigate their way to the
  • Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

    Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:06:47 GMT
    By The Associated Press Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent says he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November. Tom Ervin withdrew Friday from the June primary, less
    Ervin says he will immediately begin gathering signatures to be a petition candidate.
  • New website wants your opinion of SC roads

    New website wants your opinion of SC roads

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:01:34 GMT
    By Robert Kittle A new website is asking for your opinion on the condition of South Carolina roads and bridges and will pass your thoughts along to state lawmakers in hopes they'll take action. "I think
    The group will pass your thoughts along to South Carolina state lawmakers in hopes they'll take action.
  • Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant

    Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-12 00:39:31 GMT
    BOSTON, MA - The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the
    The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the
  • NASCAR fans celebrate the infield life ahead of the big weekend races

    NASCAR fans celebrate the infield life ahead of the big weekend races

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:36:19 GMT
    A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more
    A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more
  • Big mystery of UFOs hovering with deer might be solved

    Big mystery of UFOs hovering with deer might be solved

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:10:25 GMT
    Could the big mystery of UFOs caught on camera above some deer finally be solved? The company that makes the game cameras says they have the answer. The images were caught on camera in a night in February.
    Could the big mystery of UFOs caught on camera above some deer finally be solved? The company that makes the game cameras says they have the answer. The images were caught on camera in a night in February.
  • Boy running from dog dies after being hit by car

    Boy running from dog dies after being hit by car

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:04:20 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville Road while reportedly running from a dog.Demonta Collins was struck around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and was pronounced dead
    A 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville Road while reportedly running from a dog.Demonta Collins was struck around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and was pronounced dead
  • Mom and 5 children jump from window to escape devastating fire

    Mom and 5 children jump from window to escape devastating fire

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:29:03 GMT
    A mom and her five children jumped from a window to escape a fire that destroyed their home on Thursday.The fire happened in the 500 block of Antwerp Avenue in the Woodlawn area. Fire investigators say
    A mom and her five children jumped from a window to escape a fire that destroyed their home on Thursday.The fire happened in the 500 block of Antwerp Avenue in the Woodlawn area. Fire investigators say
  • Man flees country after being charged in hit-and-run that killed boy at Walmart

    Man flees country after being charged in hit-and-run that killed boy at Walmart

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:04:06 GMT
    Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Georgia boy and severely injured his sister has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion
    Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Georgia boy and severely injured his sister has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion
  • Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

    Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:48:17 GMT
    A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These
  • 10 killed in CA crash involving high school students

    10 killed in CA crash involving high school students

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:06:01 GMT
    ORLAND, Calif. (CBS News) - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least ten people
    ORLAND, Calif. (CBS News) - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least ten people
  • Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

    Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:13:43 GMT
    If your boss offered you $5,000 to quit, would you take the money and run? That's exactly what Amazon is doing. The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there.
    If your boss offered you $5,000 to quit, would you take the money and run? That's exactly what Amazon is doing. The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there.
  • NMB Easter egg hunt set for April 19

    NMB Easter egg hunt set for April 19

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:46:32 GMT
    On April 19, the Easter Bunny will make a special visit to McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach to hand out candy to all of the children who attend. The egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp and
    On April 19, the Easter Bunny will make a special visit to McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach to hand out candy to all of the children who attend. The egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp and
  • Darlington Raceway, NASCAR drivers and school children partner for "Race to Green"

    Darlington Raceway, NASCAR drivers and school children partner for "Race to Green"

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:41:46 GMT
    Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with
    Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with
  • Darlington Raceway offers tailgate experience for college students

    Darlington Raceway offers tailgate experience for college students

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:38:11 GMT
    The open field at the front of the racetrack is for college students to tailgate.The open field at the front of the racetrack is for college students to tailgate.
    Tailgaters will continue to roll in to Darlington Raceway for race weekend April 11 and 12. Many will have hot grills and cold coolers similar to what you might see at a football game. Darlington Raceway
    Darlington Raceway president, Chip Wile, who is an SEC graduate, wants to provide an experience to college students similar to what they experience on campus during sporting events.
  • Strippers sue South Carolina clubs over wages

    Strippers sue South Carolina clubs over wages

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:31:09 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren't paid according to federal standards. The lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this year accuses
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren't paid according to federal standards. The lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this year accuses
  • Rainwater collected in rain barrels could be better for gardens

    Rainwater collected in rain barrels could be better for gardens

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:17:51 GMT
    The average American household uses 320 gallons of water each day, and 1/3 of that is for outdoor use. Not all of your outdoor watering has to come from the hose. Your lawn, landscaping, and gardens
    The average American household uses 320 gallons of water each day, and 1/3 of that is for outdoor use. Not all of your outdoor watering has to come from the hose. Your lawn, landscaping, and gardens
  • Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history

    Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-11 11:02:57 GMT
    The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt
    The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt
  • 16-year-old boy missing from Holden Beach area found safe Friday

    16-year-old boy missing from Holden Beach area found safe Friday

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:54:02 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff's officials say that they need the public's help to find a boy who has been missing for several days.Hunter Anthony Howell, 16, was last seen on Sunday in the area of Martin Lane
    Brunswick County Sheriff's officials say that they need the public's help to find a boy who has been missing for several days.Hunter Anthony Howell, 16, was last seen on Sunday in the area of Martin Lane
  • Horry County moves forward on half-a-million dollar clean up plan

    Horry County moves forward on half-a-million dollar clean up plan

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:43:26 GMT
    Horry County Council thinks the county's "trashy" and wants to change that with your tax dollars. Thursday, at council's annual budget retreat, Public Safety Director Paul Whitten introduced a county-wide
    Horry County Council thinks the county's "trashy" and wants to change that with your tax dollars. Thursday, at council's annual budget retreat, Public Safety Director Paul Whitten introduced a county-wide
  • Outfall project nears completion in NMB, 2 months behind schedule

    Outfall project nears completion in NMB, 2 months behind schedule

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:42:10 GMT
    A $9.5 million ocean outfall project nearly two months behind schedule is set to wrap up by the end of April in North Myrtle Beach. The project has shut down the intersection of Main Street and Ocean
    A $9.5 million ocean outfall project nearly two months behind schedule is set to wrap up by the end of April in North Myrtle Beach. The project has shut down the intersection of Main Street and Ocean
  • Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

    Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:39:59 GMT
    At a Latta Town Council meeting Thursday night, some Latta residents expressed frustration with Mayor Earl Bullard.  Bullard hired Vontray Sellers, in February as Latta's new parks and recreation director
    At a Latta Town Council meeting Thursday night, some Latta residents expressed frustration with Mayor Earl Bullard.  Bullard hired Vontray Sellers, in February as Latta's new parks and recreation director
  • 1 hurt when DUI driver crashes truck into Waffle House, police say

    1 hurt when DUI driver crashes truck into Waffle House, police say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:51:43 GMT
    One person was injured after a truck crashed into a Donelson Waffle House early Thursday morning.The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the restaurant located at 707 Stewarts Ferry Parkway when Shawn Neely,
    One person was injured after a truck crashed into a Donelson Waffle House early Thursday morning.The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the restaurant located at 707 Stewarts Ferry Parkway when Shawn Neely,
  • Teen dies when truck crosses into lane, crashing into his car, deputies say

    Teen dies when truck crosses into lane, crashing into his car, deputies say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:46:06 GMT
    A 19 year old was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center and later died after a head on collision on Highway 17 Thursday morning.The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association confirms that 19-year-old Luke
    A 19 year old was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center and later died after a head on collision on Highway 17 Thursday morning.The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association confirms that 19-year-old Luke
  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:29:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press South Carolina House members are removing their names from legislation allowing the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate a constitutional
    One bill gave the Legislature authority to decide on a special prosecutor. The other would ask voters on general election ballots whether to change the state constitution.
  • SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills

    SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:27:04 GMT
    By Robert Kittle The South Carolina House and Senate each passed different bills Thursday aimed at reducing distracted driving, setting up a showdown over which, if either, becomes law. The House bill
    More than a dozen South Carolina cities and towns have their own local ordinances banning texting and driving.
  • Man who caused deadly daycare crash now in custody, police say

    Man who caused deadly daycare crash now in custody, police say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:47:06 GMT
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her
  • Teen helping mom change flat tire is killed by hit-and-run driver, officials say

    Teen helping mom change flat tire is killed by hit-and-run driver, officials say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:07:44 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy was killed on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a driver while he was changing his mother's flat tire. Police said 33-year-old Tina Wilson, of
    A 13-year-old boy was killed on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a driver while he was changing his mother's flat tire. Police said 33-year-old Tina Wilson, of
  • NC wife and husband soldier who lost leg in combat are given new home

    NC wife and husband soldier who lost leg in combat are given new home

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-11 00:21:41 GMT
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Oliver "Ollie" Hughes and his growing family of five were presented with the keys to their new home in Fuquay-Varina Thursday.The house is the seventh Hero Home completed by Operation:
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Oliver "Ollie" Hughes and his growing family of five were presented with the keys to their new home in Fuquay-Varina Thursday.The house is the seventh Hero Home completed by Operation:
  • Despite efforts of good Samaritans, driver dies after fiery crash on I-95 in Florence County

    Despite efforts of good Samaritans, driver dies after fiery crash on I-95 in Florence County

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:40:04 GMT
    The driver of a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on I-95 near mile marker 156 went off the side of the road into the emergency lane. In that lane there was a parked tractor trailer. The Explorer hit
    The driver of a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on I-95 near mile marker 156 went off the side of the road into the emergency lane. In that lane there was a parked tractor trailer. The Explorer hit
  • NC man gets jail time for sucking woman's toes in Walmart

    NC man gets jail time for sucking woman's toes in Walmart

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:39:43 GMT
    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday.
    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday.
  • Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:35:25 GMT
    Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland
    Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland
  • Red Cross assists family of 5 children displaced by home fire

    Red Cross assists family of 5 children displaced by home fire

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:34:02 GMT
    (News Release) The American Red Cross Coastal SC Chapter assisted a family of one adult and five children displaced after a fire today destroyed their home in Conway. Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers
    The American Red Cross Coastal SC Chapter assisted a family of one adult and five children displaced after a fire today destroyed their home in Conway.
  • Smithfield and W. Lee Flowers to donate 40K pounds of protein to Harvest Hope

    Smithfield and W. Lee Flowers to donate 40K pounds of protein to Harvest Hope

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:14:50 GMT
    In celebration of the upcoming Darlington race weekend Smithfield, a sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Sprint Cup race team, is partnering with retailer W. Lee Flowers and Company to donate
    In celebration of the upcoming Darlington race weekend Smithfield, a sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Sprint Cup race team, is partnering with retailer W. Lee Flowers and Company to donate
  • 4 charged with assault by mob in Pawleys Island robbery

    4 charged with assault by mob in Pawleys Island robbery

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:55:01 GMT
    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators have charged four males for a strong armed robbery that happened in Pawleys Island. Around 11:15 p.m. on April 1, 2014, two male victims were assaulted in the
    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators have charged four males for a strong armed robbery that happened in Pawleys Island. Around 11:15 p.m. on April 1, 2014, two male victims were assaulted in the
  • Elise Testone will bring her 'In This Life Tour' to CCU

    Elise Testone will bring her 'In This Life Tour' to CCU

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:37:36 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's alumna and "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone will perform in CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium on Friday, April 25. General admission is $20, and the doors will open at
    Coastal Carolina University's alumna and "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone will perform in CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium on Friday, April 25. General admission is $20, and the doors will open at
  • FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

    FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:33:17 GMT
    The inaugural FMU Research and Exhibition Day will take place on Thursday, April 17, in the Lee Nursing Building from noon until 3:45 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines
    The inaugural FMU Research and Exhibition Day will take place on Thursday, April 17, in the Lee Nursing Building from noon until 3:45 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines
  • Lake City man charged with trafficking crack cocaine

    Lake City man charged with trafficking crack cocaine

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:30:10 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Lake City man was arrested and charged this week for trafficking drugs. According to a Florence County Sheriff's press release, Hasean Blue, 38, was arrested on April 8 and charged
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Lake City man was arrested and charged this week for trafficking drugs. According to a Florence County Sheriff's press release, Hasean Blue, 38, was arrested on April 8 and charged
  • PHOTOS: The beauty of Springtime at the Masters in Augusta

    PHOTOS: The beauty of Springtime at the Masters in Augusta

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:21:44 GMT
    Every year people from all over the world flock to Augusta with dreams of setting foot on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club to see The Masters Tournament. For some it is an item on their
    Every year people from all over the world flock to Augusta with dreams of setting foot on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club to see The Masters Tournament. For some it is an item on their
  • Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers

    Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:30:30 GMT
    Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for
  • FBI rescues NC man from kidnappers; tied to his daughter's prosecution of inmate

    FBI rescues NC man from kidnappers; tied to his daughter's prosecution of inmate

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:29:06 GMT
    A 63-year-old man who disappeared from his Wake Forest home April 5 was rescued Wednesday in Atlanta by the FBI, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI and other investigating law enforcement
    A 63-year-old man who disappeared from his Wake Forest home April 5 was rescued Wednesday in Atlanta by the FBI, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI and other investigating law enforcement
  • FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

    FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:28:59 GMT
    Hannah Chaney, an elementary education major at Francis Marion University, is participating in a new partnership between Wilson High School and FMU's School of Education in which she and 13 others tutor
    Hannah Chaney, an elementary education major at Francis Marion University, is participating in a new partnership between Wilson High School and FMU's School of Education in which she and 13 others tutor
  • HillSouth awarded 2 Cisco state contracts

    HillSouth awarded 2 Cisco state contracts

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:24:53 GMT
    (News Release)  Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12
    Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12 and public higher-education entities.
  • Georgetown welcomes Columbus ships Pinta and Nina

    Georgetown welcomes Columbus ships Pinta and Nina

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:04:02 GMT
    On Thursday April 17th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Georgetown. The ships will be docked at the Harborwalk Marina, 525 Front St., until their departure early Monday
    On Thursday April 17th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Georgetown. The ships will be docked at the Harborwalk Marina, 525 Front St., until their departure early Monday
  • Myrtle Beach man arrested for $250K worth of heroin, according to deputies

    Myrtle Beach man arrested for $250K worth of heroin, according to deputies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:00:06 GMT
    Darlington County Detention CenterDarlington County Detention Center
    On April 9, Darlington County Sheriff's office arrested one person on charges of trafficking heroin. Just before midnight during a traffic stop on I-20 near exit 131 in Darlington County, deputies pulled
    On April 9, Darlington County Sheriff's office arrested one person on charges of trafficking heroin. Just before midnight during a traffic stop on I-20 near exit 131 in Darlington County, deputies pulled
  • Girl dies, 6 children critical or serious after car crashes into daycare

    Girl dies, 6 children critical or serious after car crashes into daycare

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:02:54 GMT
    A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a Florida Highway Patrol official said. Several were reported to be "very, very serious condition,"
    A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a Florida Highway Patrol official said. Several were reported to be "very, very serious condition,"
  • Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

    Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:54:59 GMT
    A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners. Attorney Willie Gary said Thursday he's seeking at least $25,000 in compensatory damages and
    A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners. Attorney Willie Gary said Thursday he's seeking at least $25,000 in compensatory damages and
  • Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

    Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:40:34 GMT
    Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base. Camp Lejeune officials said in a statement late Wednesday that 21-year-old
    Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base. Camp Lejeune officials said in a statement late Wednesday that 21-year-old
  • SC funny man Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman

    SC funny man Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:24:59 GMT
    CBS announced Thursday Stephen Colbert will be the new host of the "Late Show," effective when David Letterman retires. The host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The
    CBS announced Thursday Stephen Colbert will be the new host of the "Late Show," effective when David Letterman retires. The host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The
  • Public invited to vote on art competition in Lake City

    Public invited to vote on art competition in Lake City

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:08:37 GMT
    More than 20,000 people flocked to Lake City, South Carolina for the inaugural ArtFields®, a celebration of all things creative featuring the largest Art Competition in the Southeast. Organizers are preparing
    More than 20,000 people flocked to Lake City, South Carolina for the inaugural ArtFields®, a celebration of all things creative featuring the largest Art Competition in the Southeast. Organizers are preparing
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:27:27 GMT
    Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 under performing stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic
    Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 under performing stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic
  • Expansion In Lexington County expected to create 300 Jobs

    Expansion In Lexington County expected to create 300 Jobs

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-04-10 13:39:22 GMT
    Palmetto State Armory (PSA), a South Carolina-based gun manufacturer, plans to expand its Lexington County presence and more than double its current workforce. The $4.2 million investment will allow the
    Palmetto State Armory (PSA), a South Carolina-based gun manufacturer, plans to expand its Lexington County presence and more than double its current workforce. The $4.2 million investment will allow the
  • Shots fired, break-in at Ripken Experience, police say

    Shots fired, break-in at Ripken Experience, police say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:55:13 GMT
    Myrtle Beach police are looking for two suspects responsible for a break-in at the Cal Ripken Experience located on Ripken Way Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. It happened around 5 in the morning Thursday. The
    Myrtle Beach police are looking for two suspects responsible for a break-in at the Cal Ripken Experience located on Ripken Way Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. It happened around 5 in the morning Thursday. The
  • Prom costs down to just under $1,000

    Prom costs down to just under $1,000

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:38:37 GMT
    It's become quite the norm in recent years for high schoolers to spend hundreds of dollars on senior prom. This year however, a study reveals they're spending less. Teens and their families expect to
    It's become quite the norm in recent years for high schoolers to spend hundreds of dollars on senior prom. This year however, a study reveals they're spending less. Teens and their families expect to
  • Tale of survival: A mother who wouldn't let go

    Tale of survival: A mother who wouldn't let go

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:33:45 GMT
    The death toll in the Washington landslide stands at 36 and 32 of them have been identified. But this is a story of survival. Amanda Skorjanc remains hospitalized, along with her five-month old son,
    The death toll in the Washington landslide stands at 36 and 32 of them have been identified. But this is a story of survival. Amanda Skorjanc remains hospitalized, along with her five-month old son,
  • South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-04-10 07:42:37 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
  • More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach

    More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:28:48 GMT
    1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased
    1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased
  • Big rigs in place for car hauler parade

    Big rigs in place for car hauler parade

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:54:02 GMT
    NASCAR fans from all over are in the Pee Dee for Saturday night's Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The Car Hauler parade is the unofficial kick off to race weekend. The parade begins Wednesday
    NASCAR fans from all over are in the Pee Dee for Saturday night's Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The Car Hauler parade is the unofficial kick off to race weekend. The parade begins Wednesday
  • Myrtle Beach hotel manager says occupancy isn't what it used to be on race weekend

    Myrtle Beach hotel manager says occupancy isn't what it used to be on race weekend

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:48:18 GMT
    Pee Dee motels aren't the only ones who benefit from the Bojangles' Southern 500. Some fans stay on the strand and make a beach week out of it, even though it's an almost 80-mile drive to Darlington. Brad
    Pee Dee motels aren't the only ones who benefit from the Bojangles' Southern 500. Some fans stay on the strand and make a beach week out of it, even though it's an almost 80-mile drive to Darlington. Brad
  • "Emma's Law" passes SC General Assembly

    "Emma's Law" passes SC General Assembly

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:38:25 GMT
    By Ali O'Hara - Media General Intern A bill aimed at preventing more drunk driving deaths in South Carolina is heading to the governor's desk. It has taken two years to get this bill passed. "I think
    The bill would require a driver convicted of DUI with a blood alcohol level of .15 or higher to get an ignition interlock on his or her car.
  • School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

    School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:02:25 GMT
    By The Associated Press A bill meant to protect South Carolina's public school districts from lawsuits over winter holiday displays is heading to the House floor. The Education Committee advanced Tuesday
    Under the bill, a religious icon such as a nativity scene must be either paired with a secular symbol or grouped with at least one other religion's symbol.
  • SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:01:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading. Senators voted 36-6
    Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, students still struggling to read by the end of third grade would be held back for intensive help.
  • New mural in Darlington honors Southern 500

    New mural in Darlington honors Southern 500

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:58:02 GMT
    By WBTW News Staff A new mural unveiled Wednesday in the city of Darlington pays tribute to the NASCAR race it hosts. The Southern 500 mural is just off the main square in Darlington, along the Liberty
    Artist Blue Sky spent four months on the mural.
  • SC Democrats will ask voters' opinions on medical marijuana

    SC Democrats will ask voters' opinions on medical marijuana

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:26:19 GMT
    Gail Patterson, whose son died after a seizure she says would have been prevented by medical marijuana, speaks at a news conference in favor of a bill to legalize it. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Gail Patterson, whose son died after a seizure she says would have been prevented by medical marijuana, speaks at a news conference in favor of a bill to legalize it. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert Kittle South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party's June primary ballot
    The referendum question will appear on the June Democratic primary ballot.
  • Dashcam video released of North Myrtle Beach policeman's DUI arrest

    Dashcam video released of North Myrtle Beach policeman's DUI arrest

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-04-10 00:48:42 GMT
    The State Department of Public Safety has provided WBTW dash cam video of when a North Myrtle Beach Police officer was charged with DUI while driving a squad car that was allegedly involved in a minor
    The State Department of Public Safety has provided WBTW dash cam video of when a North Myrtle Beach Police officer was charged with DUI while driving a squad car that was allegedly involved in a minor
  • Green jacket excitement flows north for Monday After The Masters

    Green jacket excitement flows north for Monday After The Masters

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:30:01 GMT
    Final preparations are underway for the 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament, scheduled for April 14 at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. Just five days out from the event
    Final preparations are underway for the 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament, scheduled for April 14 at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. Just five days out from the event
  • Pee Dee hotels make big bucks on Darlington race week fans

    Pee Dee hotels make big bucks on Darlington race week fans

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:29:43 GMT
    On the eve of Saturday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, hotels all across the Pee Dee are quickly filling up spots. For hotel after hotel well beyond the Track too Tough to Tame, race
    On the eve of Saturday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, hotels all across the Pee Dee are quickly filling up spots. For hotel after hotel well beyond the Track too Tough to Tame, race
  • SC parents angry over daughter's 'senseless' death during movie filming

    SC parents angry over daughter's 'senseless' death during movie filming

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:00:30 GMT
    The parents of a Georgia camera assistant killed by a freight train while filming a movie say they're grieving, angry and want someone held accountable for their daughter's death. It's been less than
    The parents of a Georgia camera assistant killed by a freight train while filming a movie say they're grieving, angry and want someone held accountable for their daughter's death. It's been less than
  • Horry County Schools earn 51 awards

    Horry County Schools earn 51 awards

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:34:53 GMT
    Horry County schools were awarded 51 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for having attained high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between
    Horry County schools were awarded 51 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for having attained high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between
  • FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

    FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:28:33 GMT
    The Francis Marion University Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's, "Miss Witherspoon" Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus at 7:30 p.m. each
    The Francis Marion University Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's, "Miss Witherspoon" Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus at 7:30 p.m. each
  • FMU hosts career fair

    FMU hosts career fair

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:25:20 GMT
    Francis Marion University students got a chance to explore different career options Wednesday. The university hosted a career fair at its Smith University Center lobby. The goal was to try to help graduating
    Francis Marion University students got a chance to explore different career options Wednesday. The university hosted a career fair at its Smith University Center lobby. The goal was to try to help graduating
  • SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

    SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:07:34 GMT
    A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook
    A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook
  • Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

    Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:53:55 GMT
    The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April
    The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April
  • NC deputy's K-9 partner saves his family of 7 from massive fire

    NC deputy's K-9 partner saves his family of 7 from massive fire

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:58:09 GMT
    A Hoke County sheriff's dog barked furiously at a fire Monday night to alert his owner and save the deputy's family. Cash, a K-9 who works with K-9 Officer William Patterson, began barking loudly to
    A Hoke County sheriff's dog barked furiously at a fire Monday night to alert his owner and save the deputy's family. Cash, a K-9 who works with K-9 Officer William Patterson, began barking loudly to
  • Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program to be held at NASCAR SpeedPark

    Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program to be held at NASCAR SpeedPark

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:56:20 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Police, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Surfside Police, Horry County Sheriff and Conway Police Departments are joining forces for its inaugural Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program April
    Myrtle Beach Police, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Surfside Police, Horry County Sheriff and Conway Police Departments are joining forces for its inaugural Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program 
  • SC father wanted for child abuse, police say he threw son and broke his leg

    SC father wanted for child abuse, police say he threw son and broke his leg

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:54:42 GMT
    Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies are hoping someone has seen Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, who's wanted for on charges of child abuse. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said initially deputies
    Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies are hoping someone has seen Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, who's wanted for on charges of child abuse. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said initially deputies
  • Vice President Joe Biden will give commencement speech at USC

    Vice President Joe Biden will give commencement speech at USC

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:45:27 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the May commencement speech at the University of South Carolina. University officials confirm the Vice President will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of
    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the May commencement speech at the University of South Carolina. University officials confirm the Vice President will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of
  • Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

    Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:35:01 GMT
    The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler
    The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler
  • Horry County pet groomer to be featured on Inside Edition

    Horry County pet groomer to be featured on Inside Edition

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:38:52 GMT
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    Adriane Pope and her husband Darrell own the Rivertown Bed & Biscuit in Conway. It's been open since 2007 and it has the space to board more than 100 dogs a day. Pope, a native of Myrtle Beach, was recently
    Adriane Pope and her husband Darrell own the Rivertown Bed & Biscuit in Conway. It's been open since 2007 and it has the space to board more than 100 dogs a day. Pope, a native of Myrtle Beach, was recently
  • Southeastern regional wheelchair games April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach

    Southeastern regional wheelchair games April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:20:47 GMT
    The 20th Annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games will be held April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach. The games are sponsored by the Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Association (member Wheelchair & Ambulatory
    The 20th Annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games will be held April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach. The games are sponsored by the Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Association (member Wheelchair & Ambulatory
  • Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

    Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:14:25 GMT
    Cars, cars and more cars! That's what you'll find at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 11-12. Visit the Southeastern Classic Autofair and Swap Meet Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission
    Cars, cars and more cars! That's what you'll find at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 11-12. Visit the Southeastern Classic Autofair and Swap Meet Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission
  • Dump truck loses its load in Darlington County

    Dump truck loses its load in Darlington County

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:56:39 GMT
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    The driver of a trailer traveling in Hartsville was making a right hand turn at a stop light when the dump truck flipped its load. A witness said a nearby school bus filled with children was not involved
    The driver of a trailer traveling in Hartsville was making a right hand turn at a stop light when the dump truck flipped its load. A witness said a nearby school bus filled with children was not involved
  • Follow NASCAR, Darlington officials for Southern 500 news on Twitter

    Follow NASCAR, Darlington officials for Southern 500 news on Twitter

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:19:22 GMT
    The Bojangles Southern 500 goes green at 6:30 on Saturday night. Twitter is a great way to keep up with personalities in NASCAR.The Bojangles Southern 500 goes green at 6:30 on Saturday night. Twitter is a great way to keep up with personalities in NASCAR.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A great way to follow NASCAR, its drivers, its personalities, and those who help make the Bojangles Southern 500 one of the Pee Dee's and South Carolina's signature events is on Twitter. News13's
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A great way to follow NASCAR, its drivers, its personalities, and those who help make the Bojangles Southern 500 one of the Pee Dee's and South Carolina's signature events is on Twitter. News13's
  • Reports of 20 students hurt in stabbing at PA high school

    Reports of 20 students hurt in stabbing at PA high school

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:15:48 GMT
    One person was in custody after emergency officials reported five or six people were stabbed at a high school near Pittsburgh. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management,
    One person is in custody after a stabbing at a Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said 20-students have been injured, four seriously. Police have a suspect in custody and he is believed to be a student but no word on a motive.
  • Long-time substitute teacher told to "unfriend" students on Facebook

    Long-time substitute teacher told to "unfriend" students on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:13:46 GMT
    Carol Thebarge, a long-time substitute teacher, is out of work after she was told she couldn't be friends with students on Facebook. Affectionately known as Mrs. T, Thebarge is 79 years old. She taught
    Carol Thebarge, a long-time substitute teacher, is out of work after she was told she couldn't be friends with students on Facebook. Affectionately known as Mrs. T, Thebarge is 79 years old. She taught
  • Donate Life SC announces

    Donate Life SC announces

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:45:08 GMT
    April is National Donate Life Month and National Blue & Green Day 2014 is this Friday, April 11! During this day, Donate Life South Carolina joins Donate Life America in encouraging everyone to wear blue
    April is National Donate Life Month and National Blue & Green Day 2014 is this Friday, April 11! During this day, Donate Life South Carolina joins Donate Life America in encouraging everyone
  • Little girl who befriended Michigan State basketball star dies from cancer

    Little girl who befriended Michigan State basketball star dies from cancer

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:26:41 GMT
    Adreian Payne just wrapped up his senior year playing basketball for Michigan State and probably his biggest fan was none other than 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth. Tuesday night Lacey succumbed to the cancer
    Adreian Payne just wrapped up his senior year playing basketball for Michigan State and probably his biggest fan was none other than 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth. Tuesday night Lacey succumbed to the cancer
  • Timmonsville siblings win $200,000 at Aynor store

    Timmonsville siblings win $200,000 at Aynor store

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:21:12 GMT
    A brother and sister from Timmonsville are splitting a $200,000 prize won on their way home from the beach. "I like to have passed out," said the brother, who scratched the winning Cash Multiplier lottery
    A brother and sister from Timmonsville are splitting a $200,000 prize won on their way home from the beach. "I like to have passed out," said the brother, who scratched the winning Cash Multiplier lottery
  • FMU’s Arts International set to showcase a world of the arts, April 12

    FMU’s Arts International set to showcase a world of the arts, April 12

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:02:18 GMT
    With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition
    With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber 2014 annual meeting to be held April 22

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

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-04-09 12:57:34 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Admission for the event
    The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Admission for the event
  • Charges reduced for SC pregnant mom who drove minivan into ocean

    Charges reduced for SC pregnant mom who drove minivan into ocean

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-04-09 12:52:56 GMT
    Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into
    Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into
  • Myrtle Beach plans new sign system to ease travel

    Myrtle Beach plans new sign system to ease travel

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-04-09 12:09:08 GMT
    Example of wayfinding sign in GeorgetownExample of wayfinding sign in Georgetown
    Myrtle Beach leaders are working on a new effort to help you find your way around the city. Officials are working with the grand strand area transportation study (GSAT) on new signs to help visitors navigate.
    Myrtle Beach leaders are working on a new effort to help you find your way around the city. Officials are working with the grand strand area transportation study (GSAT) on new signs to help visitors navigate.
  • More stay-at-home moms due to lack of good paying jobs, according to research

    More stay-at-home moms due to lack of good paying jobs, according to research

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:51:32 GMT
    There's more stay-at-home moms once again due to economics. The trend shows many women who want to work, can't find jobs. Then there are those who can find jobs that don't pay enough to cover child care
    There's more stay-at-home moms once again due to economics. The trend shows many women who want to work, can't find jobs. Then there are those who can find jobs that don't pay enough to cover child care
  • Gas prices up 15 cents in North Carolina

    Gas prices up 15 cents in North Carolina

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:49:52 GMT
    Gas prices in South Carolina have jumped 17 cents in the past month. AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. That's compared to $3.19 a month ago. Club president and CEO
    Gas prices in South Carolina have jumped 17 cents in the past month. AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. That's compared to $3.19 a month ago. Club president and CEO
  • Toyota recalls more than 6 million cars worldwide

    Toyota recalls more than 6 million cars worldwide

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:35:03 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported
    Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported
  • Bill would prohibit SC colleges from using lottery money on buildings

    Bill would prohibit SC colleges from using lottery money on buildings

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:38:24 GMT
    By Robert Kittle It probably comes as a surprise to most South Carolinians who think state lottery money is for improving K-12 schools and providing college scholarships, but lottery money can be used
    Colleges argue the use of funds is needed after lawmakers cut their budgets over the last few years.
  • Myrtle Beach teen gets VIP treatment at Bojangles' Southern 500

    Myrtle Beach teen gets VIP treatment at Bojangles' Southern 500

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:37:22 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach teen will get the VIP treatment at the Bojangles' Southern 500 this Saturday. Pam Reynolds is invited to spend the day with a NASCAR driver, and even watch the race from inside the pit. NASCAR
    A Myrtle Beach teen will get the VIP treatment at the Bojangles' Southern 500 this Saturday. Pam Reynolds is invited to spend the day with a NASCAR driver, and even watch the race from inside the pit. NASCAR
  • High demand for allergy medication; finding fast and cheap relief

    High demand for allergy medication; finding fast and cheap relief

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:16:48 GMT
    Pharmacist say customers are struggling to find medication for allergy relief because of the high demand. The allergy season is in full swing and many, like Karen Beaty, say they are struggling with their
    Pharmacist say customers are struggling to find medication for allergy relief because of the high demand. The allergy season is in full swing and many, like Karen Beaty, say they are struggling with their
  • 2 Charleston area brothers found dead in Williamsburg County, coroner says

    2 Charleston area brothers found dead in Williamsburg County, coroner says

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:35:22 GMT
    By WBTW News Staff Williamsburg County authorities and SLED continue to investigate the discovery of two bodies. Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men
    Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

    Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:23:56 GMT
    By The Associated Press Authorities at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard. A statement from the base said the shooting occurred
    The base provost marshal says the shooting isn't considered an act of terrorism and the gunman isn't still active.
  • Caught on video: Topless woman goes on rampage in McDonald's

    Caught on video: Topless woman goes on rampage in McDonald's

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:12:42 GMT
    Employees at a Pinellas Park McDonald's who posted surveillance video of a woman's topless rampage have been fired, according to the store's owner/operator. The woman, Sandra Suarez, 41, was arrested
    Employees at a Pinellas Park McDonald's who posted surveillance video of a woman's topless rampage have been fired, according to the store's owner/operator. The woman, Sandra Suarez, 41, was arrested
  • Myrtle Beach parking meter fees extended

    Myrtle Beach parking meter fees extended

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:47:53 GMT
    You may have to feed Myrtle Beach parking meters a bit longer. City Council heard a motion Tuesday to extend parking meter season by one month, through October 31. The main reason is obvious. An extra
    You may have to feed Myrtle Beach parking meters a bit longer. City Council heard a motion Tuesday to extend parking meter season by one month, through October 31. The main reason is obvious. An extra
  • 2 chosen for Town Council and a runoff set after Surfside voting

    2 chosen for Town Council and a runoff set after Surfside voting

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:45:36 GMT
    These are the unofficial results of the General Election held Tuesday for town council seats in the Town of Surfside Beach. The Challenged Ballot and Certification Hearing will be held Thursday, April
    These are the unofficial results of the General Election held Tuesday for town council seats in the Town of Surfside Beach. The Challenged Ballot and Certification Hearing will be held Thursday, April
  • Woman's 3 dogs attack 2 women, sending 1 to ICU, Darlington County deputies say

    Woman's 3 dogs attack 2 women, sending 1 to ICU, Darlington County deputies say

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:16:22 GMT
    A Darlington County woman has been charged after 3 of her dogs attacked two women in separate incidents in the last few days – with one elderly woman still in ICU a week later, Darlington County Sheriff's
    A Darlington County woman has been charged after 3 of her dogs attacked two women in separate incidents in the last few days – with one elderly woman still in ICU a week later, Darlington County Sheriff's
  • SC college cuts 'How to become a lesbian in 10 days' after questions from senators

    SC college cuts 'How to become a lesbian in 10 days' after questions from senators

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:13:28 GMT
    South Carolina lawmakers are once again looking critically at University of South Carolina Upstate for gay themed programs on campus.Several SC Senators voted against USC Trustees up for re-election last
    South Carolina lawmakers are once again looking critically at University of South Carolina Upstate for gay themed programs on campus.Several SC Senators voted against USC Trustees up for re-election last
  • 250 SC Air National Guard airmen return home

    250 SC Air National Guard airmen return home

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:31:08 GMT
    More than 200 airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard have returned home after being deployed for two months in Southwest Asia. Guard spokesman Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the 250 airmen
    More than 200 airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard have returned home after being deployed for two months in Southwest Asia. Guard spokesman Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the 250 airmen
  • Florence County firefighter talks about blaze that left him severely burned

    Florence County firefighter talks about blaze that left him severely burned

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:17:56 GMT
    A photo taken of Jacob DeLung's helmet following the blaze.A photo taken of Jacob DeLung's helmet following the blaze.
    Three firefighters are recovering after a Florence County brush and structure fire left them with severe injuries last week. The fire took place on Wednesday in Quinby, near the intersections of E.
    Three firefighters are recovering after a Florence County brush and structure fire left them with severe injuries last week. The fire took place on Wednesday in Quinby, near the intersections of E.
  • HGTC: Proposed tuition increase "practically mandatory"

    HGTC: Proposed tuition increase "practically mandatory"

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:26:56 GMT
    A Tuesday evening vote could determine the fate of another proposed tuition increase for students attending Horry-Georgetown Technical College. The Area Commission considers raising tuition for in-state
    A Tuesday evening vote could determine the fate of another proposed tuition increase for students attending Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
  • Deputies: Florence County man sexually assaulted child for nearly 10 months

    Deputies: Florence County man sexually assaulted child for nearly 10 months

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:39:07 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County man was arrested after deputies said he sexually assaulted a child. According to a press release from the Florence County Sheriff's Department, Tamarquis Antwain
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Florence County man was arrested after deputies said he sexually assaulted a child. According to a press release from the Florence County Sheriff's Department, Tamarquis Antwain
  • Florence boy's 'Make-A-Wish' comes true at WrestleMania 30

    Florence boy's 'Make-A-Wish' comes true at WrestleMania 30

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:12:07 GMT
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
  • NC deputy pulled from fiery I-95 crash grateful to policeman who saved him

    NC deputy pulled from fiery I-95 crash grateful to policeman who saved him

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:44:09 GMT
    A Northampton County deputy nearly killed in a crash while on duty wants to personally thank the off-duty police officer from Virginia who saved his life. Deputy Michael Sledge ran under a tractor-trailer
    A Northampton County deputy nearly killed in a crash while on duty wants to personally thank the off-duty police officer from Virginia who saved his life. Deputy Michael Sledge ran under a tractor-trailer
  • Brookgreen Gardens annual Plantacular Sale set for this weekend

    Brookgreen Gardens annual Plantacular Sale set for this weekend

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:25:52 GMT
    Mark Your Calendars for the Plantacular Sale April 12 & 13 The highly awaited spring Plantacular sale is from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and provides an opportunity to purchase high-quality, hard-to-find plants
    Mark Your Calendars for the Plantacular Sale April 12 & 13 The highly awaited spring Plantacular sale is from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and provides an opportunity to purchase high-quality, hard-to-find plants
  • Charlotte, NC, has new mayor after bribery scandal

    Charlotte, NC, has new mayor after bribery scandal

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:38:24 GMT
    Charlotte, N.C.'s council has chosen a state senator to be the city's new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. Members on Monday picked Dan Clodfelter
    Charlotte, N.C.'s council has chosen a state senator to be the city's new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. Members on Monday picked Dan Clodfelter
  • Tornado cleanup continues in North Carolina; 3 people recovering from injuries

    Tornado cleanup continues in North Carolina; 3 people recovering from injuries

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:31:01 GMT
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    Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director
    Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director
  • Donations pouring in for homeless mother of 2, accused of leaving kids in hot car

    Donations pouring in for homeless mother of 2, accused of leaving kids in hot car

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:18:07 GMT
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    A homeless mom charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children in a hot car while she went on a job interview pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Shanesha Taylor, 35, has also garnered
    A homeless mom charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children in a hot car while she went on a job interview pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Shanesha Taylor, 35, has also garnered
  • Dunkin Donuts introduces new peeps donuts

    Dunkin Donuts introduces new peeps donuts

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:59:16 GMT
    With spring finally here, one of the season's most fun and iconic sweet treats has flown into 'Dunkin Donuts.
    With spring finally here, one of the season's most fun and iconic sweet treats has flown into 'Dunkin Donuts and landed on the brand's beloved donuts.
  • Toddler now charged with attempted murder

    Toddler now charged with attempted murder

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:50:30 GMT
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    A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials
    A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials
  • New Auntie Anne's opening at Tanger Outlets on Highway 501

    New Auntie Anne's opens at Tanger Outlet

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:26:21 GMT
    Auntie Anne's, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, is celebrating a grand opening in Myrtle Beach. The new location will commemorate this milestone by hosting a Free Pretzel Day. On
    Auntie Anne's, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, is celebrating a grand opening in Myrtle Beach. The new location will commemorate this milestone by hosting a Free Pretzel Day. On
  • Boy who underwent 5 organ transplant now at home recovering

    Boy who underwent 5 organ transplant now at home recovering

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:16:16 GMT
    The family of a 3-year-old who underwent surgery for five new organs says his recovery is going well. In December 2013, Adonis Ortiz underwent surgery to correct a severe birth defect that left intestines
    The family of a 3-year-old who underwent surgery for five new organs says his recovery is going well. In December 2013, Adonis Ortiz underwent surgery to correct a severe birth defect that left intestines
  • S. C. first family to host Easter egg hunt

    S. C. first family to host Easter egg hunt

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-08 15:54:03 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley and the First Family will host the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion Complex. The Easter Egg Hunt is co-sponsored by the Palmetto
    Governor Nikki Haley and the First Family will host the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion Complex. The Easter Egg Hunt is co-sponsored by the Palmetto
  • New Moe's set to open in Myrtle Beach

    New Moe's set to open in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-08 15:25:09 GMT
    Moe's Southwest Grill is coming to Springfield, Mo. with a special grand opening fundraiser on Wednesday, April 9 and opening for regular business on Thursday, April 10. The new Moe's will be located in
    Moe's Southwest Grill is coming to Springfield, Mo. with a special grand opening fundraiser on Wednesday, April 9 and opening for regular business on Thursday, April 10. The new Moe's will be located in
  • Lake City man wins Palmetto Cash's top prize

    Lake City man wins Palmetto Cash's top prize

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-08 15:13:33 GMT
    Three weeks seemed short to a Lake City man that had waited 10 years for his lottery numbers to be drawn. He won Palmetto Cash 5's top prize of on March 18 but didn't cash in the ticket until yesterday. "I
    Three weeks seemed short to a Lake City man that had waited 10 years for his lottery numbers to be drawn. He won Palmetto Cash 5's top prize of on March 18 but didn't cash in the ticket until yesterday. "I
  • Georgetown man honored for dedicated community service

    Georgetown man honored for dedicated community service

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-08 15:03:11 GMT
    South Carolina's Salute to Senior Service Winner is Homer A. (Hank) Winter of Georgetown. Winter, 91, is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work at the South Carolina
    South Carolina's Salute to Senior Service Winner is Homer A. (Hank) Winter of Georgetown. Winter, 91, is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work at the South Carolina
  • Mayor presents proclamation for Safe Place locations

    Mayor presents proclamation for Safe Place locations

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:08:41 GMT
    Mayor Marilyn Hatley recently presented a proclamation in support of Safe Place, a nationally acclaimed youth outreach program that involves the whole community in providing safe havens and resources for
    Mayor Marilyn Hatley recently presented a proclamation in support of Safe Place, a nationally acclaimed youth outreach program that involves the whole community in providing safe havens and resources for
  • Louisiana Governor will headline major SC GOP event, could set up path to presidency

    Louisiana Governor will headline major SC GOP event, could set up path to presidency

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:59:03 GMT
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner, a GOP fundraising event in June. Jindal will address the banquet, during the annual
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner, a GOP fundraising event in June. Jindal will address the banquet, during the annual
  • Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

    Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:28:37 GMT
    Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when
    Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when
  • Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say

    Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:07:12 GMT
    A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's
    A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's
  • Parking at a premium for USC students

    Parking at a premium for USC students

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-04-08 11:57:37 GMT
    More housing to make way for increased enrollment means less parking for now at the University of South Carolina. A popular 450-car parking lot behind the Carolina Coliseum was closed Monday so a to make
    More housing to make way for increased enrollment means less parking for now at the University of South Carolina. A popular 450-car parking lot behind the Carolina Coliseum was closed Monday so a to make
  • Free cone day benefits Grand Strand Miracle League

    Free cone day benefits Grand Strand Miracle League

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-08 11:24:51 GMT
    Join Ben & Jerry's in Myrtle Beach on April 8th for Free Cone Day: the annual "Thanks" to fans. the Vermont ice cream company will hold the annual event from noon until 8 p.m., at the Ben & Jerry's Scoop
    Join Ben & Jerry's in Myrtle Beach on April 8th for Free Cone Day: the annual "Thanks" to fans. the Vermont ice cream company will hold the annual event from noon until 8 p.m., at the Ben & Jerry's Scoop
  • Hundreds expected for Annual Taste of Darlington

    Hundreds expected for Annual Taste of Darlington

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-04-08 11:15:00 GMT
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    The Taste of Darlington invites businesses, civic groups, and other organizations to participate in the City's biggest social event of the year. There will be hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and other mouth-watering
    The Taste of Darlington invites businesses, civic groups, and other organizations to participate in the City's biggest social event of the year. There will be hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and other mouth-watering
  • CCU athletes read to Horry County kindergartners, spread message of caring

    CCU athletes read to Horry County kindergartners, spread message of caring

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-04-08 08:26:59 GMT
    Photo from 2012 event courtesy CCUPhoto from 2012 event courtesy CCU
    Each year the United Way of Horry County partners with Coastal Carolina University to spread the "cycle of caring" to kindergartners. On Tuesday morning CCU athletes will read to nearly 100 Horry County
    Each year the United Way of Horry County partners with Coastal Carolina University to spread the "cycle of caring" to kindergartners. On Tuesday morning CCU athletes will read to nearly 100 Horry County
  • Darlington County Sheriff's Office investigates kidnapping and assault

    Darlington County Sheriff's Office investigates kidnapping and assault

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-08 07:11:54 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - A Darlington County man now faces kidnapping and burglary charges after an assault Sunday night. Officials from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office report 74-year-old Henry
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - A Darlington County man now faces kidnapping and burglary charges after an assault Sunday night. Officials from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office report 74-year-old Henry
  • Bill to raise money for SC roads hits calendar, opposition roadblocks

    Bill to raise money for SC roads hits calendar, opposition roadblocks

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:09:19 GMT
    By Robert Kittle A bill aimed at generating more money for South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges is running into procedural problems and running out of time at the Statehouse. The SCDOT says
    SCDOT says it needs about $1.5 billion additional dollars a year just to bring state roads and bridges up to a condition considered "good."
  • Dash cam video released of stolen Georgetown patrol car chase

    Dash cam video released of stolen Georgetown patrol car chase

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:59:06 GMT
    The Georgetown Sheriff's office released dash cam video of when a man allegedly stole a patrol car and led deputies on a chase last week. That chase started on March 30, when deputies tried to arrest
    of The Georgetown Sheriff's office released dash cam video of when a man allegedly stole a patrol car and led deputies on a chase last week. That chase started on March 30, when deputies tried to arrest
  • 4 Smart cars flipped in overnight vandalism in one city

    4 Smart cars flipped in overnight vandalism in one city

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:53:48 GMT
    Four Smart cars were flipped over by 8 hooded men in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Police said they didn't know whether the attacks were a prank or another episode
    Four Smart cars were flipped over by 8 hooded men in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Police said they didn't know whether the attacks were a prank or another episode
  • Darlington man gets 14 years for cocaine and crack possession

    Darlington man gets 14 years for cocaine and crack possession

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:04:48 GMT
    A Darlington man who was convicted of possession and distribution of crack and cocaine will spend more than 14 years in prison, officials said Monday.Demetrious Antonio McWhite, of Player Street, Darlington
    A Darlington man who was convicted of possession and distribution of crack and cocaine will spend more than 14 years in prison, officials said Monday.Demetrious Antonio McWhite, of Player Street, Darlington
  • Allergy season intensified by this year's winter weather

    Allergy season intensified by this year's winter weather

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:23:19 GMT
    This isn't the first time 11-year-old Cora Parker and her mom Sarah Parker have visited an allergist. But Parker said this particular season is causing more severe symptoms than past spring allergy seasons.
    This isn't the first time 11-year-old Cora Parker and her mom Sarah Parker have visited an allergist. But Parker said this particular season is causing more severe symptoms than past spring allergy seasons.
  • NC dad and son hurt when truck tossed as tornado hits eastern NC

    NC dad and son hurt when truck tossed as tornado hits eastern NC

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:23:00 GMT
    A tornado prompted numerous warnings Monday afternoon as it tracked across eastern Carolina.Emergency officials and eyewitnesses first told 9 On Your Side a tornado with a debris field was reported on
    A tornado prompted numerous warnings Monday afternoon as it tracked across eastern Carolina.Emergency officials and eyewitnesses first told 9 On Your Side a tornado with a debris field was reported on
  • Darlington Raceway prepares for earlier Southern 500 crowds

    Darlington Raceway prepares for earlier Southern 500 crowds

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:12:33 GMT
    Race week has officially arrived in Darlington, this year, sooner than in previous years. Last year, track officials at Darlington Raceway announced plans to move the Bojangle's Southern 500 race weekend
    Race week has officially arrived in Darlington, this year, sooner than in previous years. Last year, track officials at Darlington Raceway announced plans to move the Bojangle's Southern 500 race weekend
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  • 2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:59:44 GMT
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Florence Police find body of missing doctor

    Florence Police search for missing physician

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:13:34 GMT
    Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South
    Florence Police need your help finding a missing physician. Kirk Ham, 67 of Florence was last seen Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. Ham was supposed to be on his way to his office located at 312 South
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