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  • Grand Park Extension Project to begin this fall

    Grand Park Extension Project to begin this fall

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:23:10 GMT
    The City of Myrtle Beach is finalizing plans for its Grand Park Linear Extension Project, scheduled to begin this fall.The project will expand Grand Park across Farrow Parkway, behind The Reserve community and past the ITAP site. It will incorporate 1.2 miles of new biking and walking trails around a pond that currently sits in the area. City planners say the idea has been in the works for more than a decade.City planners expect neighborhood accesses, boardwalks and bridges to be a part of th...
    The City of Myrtle Beach is finalizing plans for its Grand Park Linear Extension Project, scheduled to begin this fall.The project will expand Grand Park across Farrow Parkway, behind The Reserve community and past the ITAP site. It will incorporate 1.2 miles of new biking and walking trails around a pond that currently sits in the area. City planners say the idea has been in the works for more than a decade.City planners expect neighborhood accesses, boardwalks and bridges to be a part of th...
  • Tropical Storm Bertha strengthens in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Bertha strengthens in Atlantic

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:24:30 GMT
    As of 5pm Friday, Bertha remains disorganized but now has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph moving, up 5 mph from this morning.
    As of 5pm Friday, Bertha remains disorganized but now has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph moving, up 5 mph from this morning.
  • Standoff in Conway over; one person in custody

    Standoff in Conway over; one person in custody

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:21:52 GMT
    Horry County Police and SWAT members along with Horry County Sheriff's were called to the scene of a person barricaded inside a home along the 300 block of Heritage Road. Just after 2pm, word came from Horry County Sheriff's came that the incident ended peacefully with one person in custody..
    Horry County Police and SWAT members along with Horry County Sheriff's were called to the scene of a person barricaded inside a home along the 300 block of Heritage Road. Just after 2pm, word came from Horry County Sheriff's came that the incident ended peacefully with one person in custody..
  • Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

    Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:16:05 GMT
    Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
    Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
  • Credit card theft suspect hits stores in North Myrtle Beach, police say

    Credit card theft suspect hits stores in North Myrtle Beach, police say

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:11:43 GMT
    North Myrtle Beach Police photoNorth Myrtle Beach Police photo
    Police are looking for a man they say used a stolen credit card at just before 5 am on Monday at several convenience stores in the North Myrtle Beach area. The suspect is a black male wearing a dark-colored t-shirt, camo shorts, black white
    Police are looking for a man they say used a stolen credit card at just before 5 am on Monday at several convenience stores in the North Myrtle Beach area. The suspect is a black male wearing a dark-colored t-shirt, camo shorts, black white
  • Carolina Brotherhood Ride

    Carolina Brotherhood Ride

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:34:53 GMT
    The Horry County Sheriff’s Office and the Loris Fire Department will be hosting the Carolina Brotherhood Bike Ride in Horry County next Thursday August 7th and 8th. They are a group of Firefighters and Police Officers who ride bikes to raise awareness for those killed in the line of duty. They will be riding through Horry County in honor of our own HCSO Tim Causey and Loris Fire Department Assistant Chief Rodney Hardee.
    The Horry County Sheriff’s Office and the Loris Fire Department will be hosting the Carolina Brotherhood Bike Ride in Horry County next Thursday August 7th and 8th. They are a group of Firefighters and Police Officers who ride bikes to raise awareness for those killed in the line of duty. They will be riding through Horry County in honor of our own HCSO Tim Causey and Loris Fire Department Assistant Chief Rodney Hardee.
  • 4 Florence County burglary suspects nabbed after Jeep flips into ditch

    4 Florence County burglary suspects nabbed after Jeep flips into ditch

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:27:28 GMT
    Mugs from Florence County Jail.. Jeep crash photo from Florence County SheriffMugs from Florence County Jail.. Jeep crash photo from Florence County Sheriff
    Deputies and Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested four suspects from Manning for burglary following an extensive manhunt in the area of John Paul Jones Road and Country Lane in Florence County Thursday.
    Deputies and Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested four suspects from Manning for burglary following an extensive manhunt in the area of John Paul Jones Road and Country Lane in Florence County Thursday.
  • 2-3 waterspouts spotted off island near Savannah

    2-3 waterspouts spotted off island near Savannah

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:00:53 GMT
    Photo from David Lake - WSAVPhoto from David Lake - WSAV
    The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. Tybee Ocean rescue says 2-3 waterspouts were seen near North Beach.
    The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. Tybee Ocean rescue says 2-3 waterspouts were seen near North Beach.
  • John Hook to give presentation at Horry County Museum on the Shag Dance

    John Hook to give presentation at Horry County Museum on the Shag Dance

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:59:14 GMT
    The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present ‘Fessa John Hook. Mr. Hook will be giving a presentation on the history of the Shag dance on August 16, 2014. The program begins at 2 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public.For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at HCGMuseum@horrycounty.org
    The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present ‘Fessa John Hook. Mr. Hook will be giving a presentation on the history of the Shag dance on August 16, 2014. The program begins at 2 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public.For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at HCGMuseum@horrycounty.org
  • SC teen girl wins $200,000 first time playing lottery

    SC teen girl wins $200,000 first time playing lottery

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:44:19 GMT
    A Charleston 19-year-old won $200,000 her first time playing the Lottery. "And I'm going shopping," she said. Her lists of wants included a new car, a manicure and pedicure, dinner with friends, and another lottery ticket.
    A Charleston 19-year-old won $200,000 her first time playing the Lottery. "And I'm going shopping," she said. Her lists of wants included a new car, a manicure and pedicure, dinner with friends, and another lottery ticket.
  • Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery

    Prayer vigil held for Scotland County football quarterback as he undergoes surgery

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:18:45 GMT
    A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.A prayer vigil was held for a Scotland County football quarterback while he undergoes surgery.
    Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him.
    Scotland High School Quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe, who was critically injured while riding a four-wheeler with teammate Dakota Holland earlier this week, underwent surgery Thursday night. It happened while his community held a prayer vigil for him.
  • CCU looks to hire 50 positions

    CCU looks to hire 50 positions

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:52:33 GMT
    Aramark at Coastal Carolina University is hiring more than 50 positions. There's a combinationof full-time and part-time positions. The pay scale will depend on the actual position. Cooks and grill cooks will pay more than cashiers and food service workers for example. Pay is also based on experience. You can apply for thejobs in person at100 Spadoni Park Circle in Conway on CCU's campus. This is located within theStudent Union. There's a written application to fill out.Below are the position...
    Aramark at Coastal Carolina University is hiring more than 50 positions. There's a combinationof full-time and part-time positions. The pay scale will depend on the actual position. Cooks and grill cooks will pay more than cashiers and food service workers for example. Pay is also based on experience. You can apply for thejobs in person at100 Spadoni Park Circle in Conway on CCU's campus. This is located within theStudent Union. There's a written application to fill out.Below are the position...
  • Former CCU star Dustin Johnson off tour after positive drug test, magazine reports

    Former CCU star Dustin Johnson off tour after positive drug test, magazine reports

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:38:50 GMT
    Dustin Johnson - WBTW photoDustin Johnson - WBTW photo
    Dustin Johnson will be off the PGA Tour for 6 months after testing positive for cocaine, the website Golf.com reported Friday.Johnson,who played golf at Coastal Carolina University, announced Thursday that he w
    Dustin Johnson will be off the PGA Tour for 6 months after testing positive for cocaine, the website Golf.com reported Friday.Johnson,who played golf at Coastal Carolina University, announced Thursday that he w
  • Dozens arrested in Brunswick County drug sweep

    Dozens arrested in Brunswick County drug sweep

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:27:00 GMT
    Thursday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted “Operation Summer Heat” with the intention of “rounding up” various drug offenders throughout the community.Morethan30 individuals were arrested and later transported to the Brunswick County Detention Facility.Various agencies throughout Brunswick County and Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the operation. The operation was the result of several months of investigations a...
    Thursday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted “Operation Summer Heat” with the intention of “rounding up” various drug offenders throughout the community.Morethan30 individuals were arrested and later transported to the Brunswick County Detention Facility.Various agencies throughout Brunswick County and Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the operation. The operation was the result of several months of investigations a...
  • Myrtle Beach stores prepare in anticipation of thousands of shoppers for tax free weekend

    Myrtle Beach stores prepare in anticipation of thousands of shoppers for tax free weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:10:54 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The 14th annual tax free holiday weekend is now underway at stores across South Carolina.According to The State Department of Revenue, tax free weekend is the third busiest shopping period of the year behind Christmas and Black Friday. Department of Revenue officials told News13 shoppers across the state will save $3 million this weekend.Because stores expect thousands of people to shop this weekend, manager took extra steps to be prepared and have enough merchandi...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The 14th annual tax free holiday weekend is now underway at stores across South Carolina.According to The State Department of Revenue, tax free weekend is the third busiest shopping period of the year behind Christmas and Black Friday. Department of Revenue officials told News13 shoppers across the state will save $3 million this weekend.Because stores expect thousands of people to shop this weekend, manager took extra steps to be prepared and have enough merchandi...
  • Power briefly transferred to Democrat while Gov. Haley underwent outpatient surgery

    Power briefly transferred to Democrat while Gov. Haley underwent outpatient surgery

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:27:37 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley is home after temporarily transferring some executive power to Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill.A Haley aide told The Associated Press that the Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve decompression."Haley transferred authority under a constitutional provision that says the lieutenant governor "shall have full authority to act in an emergency" in the case of the governor's temporary disability or absence.Spokesman Rob Godfr...
    Gov. Nikki Haley is home after temporarily transferring some executive power to Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill.A Haley aide told The Associated Press that the Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve decompression."Haley transferred authority under a constitutional provision that says the lieutenant governor "shall have full authority to act in an emergency" in the case of the governor's temporary disability or absence.Spokesman Rob Godfr...
  • Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:22:18 GMT
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
  • Patient at NC hospital could have malaria

    Patient at NC hospital could have malaria

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:17:43 GMT
    Health officials in North Carolina say a patient showed signs of Malaria. The health department was waiting for final results.Officials say the patient traveled from Africa.A corridor of the Carolinas Medical Center Emergency room was roped off on the first floor. Health officials said they did determine the patient did *not* have Ebola. The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.
    Health officials in North Carolina say a patient showed signs of Malaria. The health department was waiting for final results.Officials say the patient traveled from Africa.A corridor of the Carolinas Medical Center Emergency room was roped off on the first floor. Health officials said they did determine the patient did *not* have Ebola. The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.
  • CCU campus now smoke-free and tobacco-free

    CCU campus now smoke-free and tobacco-free

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:12:58 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is now smoke-free and tobacco-free. This comes after the board of trustees approved the measure following in the footsteps of more than 1,100 othercampuses nationwide. This includes 20 higher education institutions in South Carolina.Theuniversity has been prepping for the newinitiative for weeks leading up to the August 1 start date.Smoking cessation support programs and an educational campaign that promotes healthy living in general coincides with the initiative.S...
    Coastal Carolina University is now smoke-free and tobacco-free. This comes after the board of trustees approved the measure following in the footsteps of more than 1,100 othercampuses nationwide. This includes 20 higher education institutions in South Carolina.Theuniversity has been prepping for the newinitiative for weeks leading up to the August 1 start date.Smoking cessation support programs and an educational campaign that promotes healthy living in general coincides with the initiative.S...
  • Myrtle Beach nightclub stays alive despite era changes

    Myrtle Beach nightclub stays alive despite era changes

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:07:14 GMT
    Revolutions mixes 70's, 80's, and today's music when the club opens Tues.-Sat.Revolutions mixes 70's, 80's, and today's music when the club opens Tues.-Sat.
    Revolutions nightclub at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach celebrates an 18th anniversary in 2014.
    Revolutions nightclub at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach celebrates an 18th anniversary in 2014.
  • Americans with Ebola coming to the United States

    Americans with Ebola coming to the United States

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:29:09 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in West Africa serving as missioniaries.Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in West Africa serving as missioniaries.
    The two Americans who contracted the Ebola Virus are coming back to the United States. Nancy Writebol who's from North Carolina, works for the Christian mission organization SIM and recently served in Liberia. She served alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse. Brantly , who trained as a physician in Texas, also contracted Ebola. The missionaries will be treated in Atlanta. At least one of the missionaries will be brought to a...
    The two Americans who contracted the Ebola Virus are coming back to the United States. Nancy Writebol who's from North Carolina, works for the Christian mission organization SIM and recently served in Liberia. She served alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse. Brantly , who trained as a physician in Texas, also contracted Ebola. The missionaries will be treated in Atlanta. At least one of the missionaries will be brought to a...
  • Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

    Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:58:44 GMT
    An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
    An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
  • Ban on importing lionfish into FL takes effect

    Ban on importing lionfish into FL takes effect

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:13:05 GMT
    A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect. Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. The ban is one of several changes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says will reduce the number of lionfish introduced into state waters. Other changes taking effect Friday will make it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators from the water. Now divers can use an air-recycling device called...
    A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect. Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. The ban is one of several changes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says will reduce the number of lionfish introduced into state waters. Other changes taking effect Friday will make it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators from the water. Now divers can use an air-recycling device called...
  • Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center lays foundation at new location

    Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center lays foundation at new location

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:06:18 GMT
    The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center laid the foundation at its new location on Highway 57 South in Little River. The non-profit organizationmoved out of its old building in April, hoping to transition into a new house, but they encountered troubles in the process and were forced to operate inside their own homes."Now we're missing the boat. People are calling for help and we don't have any place for them to go," said Kris Toutellotte, Director of the Center.A survey of the new house...
    The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center laid the foundation at its new location on Highway 57 South in Little River. The non-profit organizationmoved out of its old building in April, hoping to transition into a new house, but they encountered troubles in the process and were forced to operate inside their own homes."Now we're missing the boat. People are calling for help and we don't have any place for them to go," said Kris Toutellotte, Director of the Center.A survey of the new house...
  • More charges dropped against Hells Angels from 2012 “Operation Red Harvest”

    More charges dropped against Hells Angels from 2012 “Operation Red Harvest”

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:53:57 GMT
    Thirty more charges were dropped against members of the Hells Angels stemming from an arrest that dates back more than two years.In 2012, "Operation Red Harvest" resulted in 226 indictments handed down to dozens of members of the local Hells Angels.The charges ranged from assault and battery to kidnapping.In the spring of 2013, 107 of the charges were dropped; all of which stemmed from a fight, according to the Horry ...
    Thirty more charges were dropped against members of the Hells Angels stemming from an arrest that dates back more than two years.In 2012, "Operation Red Harvest" resulted in 226 indictments handed down to dozens of members of the local Hells Angels.The charges ranged from assault and battery to kidnapping.In the spring of 2013, 107 of the charges were dropped; all of which stemmed from a fight, according to the Horry ...
  • Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend

    Myrtle Beach bridal shop looks to benefit from tax-free holiday weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:44:45 GMT
    The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique looks to benefit from the annual tax-free holiday weekend.
    Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo...
    Thursday was a slow day for The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Myrtle Beach, but assistant manager Emily Vannoy says that’s about to change."When tax free weekend does come around, we have a stack of people that are just waiting to purchase, that have been here throughout the year, and we just kind of stack them up and we wait and run their credit card, or they give us a call on the weekend,” Vannoy said.But fo...
  • Wreck in Horry County closes road and sends driver to hospital

    Wreck in Horry County closes road and sends driver to hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:21:42 GMT
    South Carolina State Troopers are on scene of a crash on Peachtree Road not quite a mile fromthe intersection ofDick PondRoad. The road is closed temporarily and traffic is being rerouted while the investigation and cleanup continues. This was a one car wreck and the driver was taken to an area hospital. Corporal Sonny Collins with the SC Highway Patrol tells News13 the car overturned, but no word as to what caused it.
    South Carolina State Troopers are on scene of a crash on Peachtree Road not quite a mile fromthe intersection ofDick PondRoad. The road is closed temporarily and traffic is being rerouted while the investigation and cleanup continues. This was a one car wreck and the driver was taken to an area hospital. Corporal Sonny Collins with the SC Highway Patrol tells News13 the car overturned, but no word as to what caused it.
  • Audio of Clinton on day before 9/11: 'Could have killed' bin Laden

    Audio of Clinton on day before 9/11: 'Could have killed' bin Laden

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:45:39 GMT
    Photo of Bil Clinton from Bill Clinton Facebook page by Barbara Kinney/Clinton FoundationPhoto of Bil Clinton from Bill Clinton Facebook page by Barbara Kinney/Clinton Foundation
    The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998,
    The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998,
  • Clemson foam technology could detect banned weapons

    Clemson foam technology could detect banned weapons

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:35:41 GMT
    Foam technology could help detect banned weapons.Foam technology could help detect banned weapons.
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)In a corner of a lab at Clemson University, a big project is brewing that could change the way inspectors monitor for chemical weapons.“If there is a treaty between the United States and another country, they are not supposed to use certain chemicals. Then we should check it," said materials science and engineering professor Igor Luzinov.His project may not look like much -- just a one-inch-by-one-inch silicon chip that fits easily in the palm of your hand.But it could ma...
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)In a corner of a lab at Clemson University, a big project is brewing that could change the way inspectors monitor for chemical weapons.“If there is a treaty between the United States and another country, they are not supposed to use certain chemicals. Then we should check it," said materials science and engineering professor Igor Luzinov.His project may not look like much -- just a one-inch-by-one-inch silicon chip that fits easily in the palm of your hand.But it could ma...
  • SC will not ignore Common Core when writing new school standards

    SC will not ignore Common Core when writing new school standards

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:24:42 GMT
    This meeting was called after the state ed. supt. said he would throw out Common Core standards on his own, going against a new state law. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)This meeting was called after the state ed. supt. said he would throw out Common Core standards on his own, going against a new state law. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleState lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely.That worried state lawmakers because they passed a law this year requiring the state to review the Common Core standards, so they say ignoring them and writing new ones would violate that law. They ...
    By Robert KittleState lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely.That worried state lawmakers because they passed a law this year requiring the state to review the Common Core standards, so they say ignoring them and writing new ones would violate that law. They ...
  • 'HPV vaccination ruined my life,' former cheerleader says

    'HPV vaccination ruined my life,' former cheerleader says

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:55:42 GMT
    Ashley AdairAshley Adair
    Gardasil is the highly recommended HPV vaccine doctors encourage every young girl and boy to get. This vaccine is supposed to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. While many people don't experience any side-effects, one girl says it ruined her life.Ashley Adair
    Gardasil is the highly recommended HPV vaccine doctors encourage every young girl and boy to get. This vaccine is supposed to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. While many people don't experience any side-effects, one girl says it ruined her life.Ashley Adair
  • Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals

    Stores and customers prepare for South Carolina's Tax-Free weekend deals

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:50:39 GMT
    Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent...
    Retailers across the state spent Thursday preparing for the annual tax-free weekend in South Carolina.The weekend is always a big draw for customers looking to save cash, but this year, the aisles will likely be filled with more customers considering North Carolina lawmakers discontinued their sales tax weekend savings.The time is an especially busy one for retailers who cater to both regular clients and schoolteachers as well.That includes staff at Teacher's Tools in Florence, who have spent...
  • The scoop on Greek yogurt and how it compares to other yogurts on store shelves

    The scoop on Greek yogurt and how it compares to other yogurts on store shelves

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:52:31 GMT
    It seems Greek yogurt is the hot new food for those looking to eat healthy.Nutritionists say those little cups are packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy diet. When it comes to yogurt, variety is key. Low-fat, high calcium, Greek, plain, flavored, even sprinkled yogurts are full of good things, like protein, and nutrients. According to Registered Dietitian Marie Spano, "they keep us full for a longer period of time, they are good for maintaining and building muscle...
    It seems Greek yogurt is the hot new food for those looking to eat healthy.Nutritionists say those little cups are packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy diet. When it comes to yogurt, variety is key. Low-fat, high calcium, Greek, plain, flavored, even sprinkled yogurts are full of good things, like protein, and nutrients. According to Registered Dietitian Marie Spano, "they keep us full for a longer period of time, they are good for maintaining and building muscle...
  • City of MB considers Five Points streetscape, intersection project

    City of MB considers Five Points streetscape, intersection project

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:48:31 GMT
    The City of Myrtle Beach hopes a proposed project along US-501 in Myrtle Beach will help spruce up the Five Points area and bring more foot traffic to nearby businesses.Jack Walker, Director of Planning for the City of Myrtle Beach, tells News13 the city is considering a streetscape project in the next 18 to 24 months to help freshen up the Five Points area.Walker says the project would help change traffic flow in the area of US-501, 8th Avenue North and Kings Highway. The city has set aside ...
    The City of Myrtle Beach hopes a proposed project along US-501 in Myrtle Beach will help spruce up the Five Points area and bring more foot traffic to nearby businesses.Jack Walker, Director of Planning for the City of Myrtle Beach, tells News13 the city is considering a streetscape project in the next 18 to 24 months to help freshen up the Five Points area.Walker says the project would help change traffic flow in the area of US-501, 8th Avenue North and Kings Highway. The city has set aside ...
  • Georgetown man sought in kidnapping, sex assault

    Georgetown man sought in kidnapping, sex assault

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:25:44 GMT
    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Louis Dean Heyward, Jr., 31 years of age, of 1552 Exodus Drive, Georgetown, who is wanted in connection with a home invasion.At approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday
    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Louis Dean Heyward, Jr., 31 years of age, of 1552 Exodus Drive, Georgetown, who is wanted in connection with a home invasion.At approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday
  • Cici's Pizza and law enforcement agencies raise money for Special Olympics

    Cici's Pizza and law enforcement agencies raise money for Special Olympics

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:17:39 GMT
    Cici's pizza helped raised money for the Special Olympics Thursday.It happened atthe restaurantoff of the 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. The "Cover The Cruiser" fundraiser allows people to buy a paper icon.The icon is then placed on a police cruiser.Proceeds from the sale of the icon are donated to the Special Olympics. Horry County, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant police departments, State Transport Police, Lexington and, Richland County Sheriff's Department all participated in Thursday's f...
    Cici's pizza helped raised money for the Special Olympics Thursday.It happened atthe restaurantoff of the 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. The "Cover The Cruiser" fundraiser allows people to buy a paper icon.The icon is then placed on a police cruiser.Proceeds from the sale of the icon are donated to the Special Olympics. Horry County, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant police departments, State Transport Police, Lexington and, Richland County Sheriff's Department all participated in Thursday's f...
  • 2 crashes snarl traffic on US 17 Bypass and SC 544

    2 crashes snarl traffic on US 17 Bypass and SC 544

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:35:12 GMT
    The 17 bypass crash. Photo by Marshal Staton/WBTWThe 17 bypass crash. Photo by Marshal Staton/WBTW
    Two crashes in the Myrtle Beach area on Thursday afternoon caused major traffic problems and at least one injury.A crash at 38th Ave. North and the US 17 Bypass did not injure anyone, but backed up traffic on US 17
    Two crashes in the Myrtle Beach area on Thursday afternoon caused major traffic problems and at least one injury.A crash at 38th Ave. North and the US 17 Bypass did not injure anyone, but backed up traffic on US 17
  • Ex-Miss Savannah breaks silence about killing boyfriend

    Ex-Miss Savannah breaks silence about killing boyfriend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:26:48 GMT
    Redmond being crowned Miss Savannah.. and during an interview with WSAV-TVRedmond being crowned Miss Savannah.. and during an interview with WSAV-TV
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend. Nikki Redmond was acquitted after facing life in prison. She has remained quiet about her personal life until now.
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend. Nikki Redmond was acquitted after facing life in prison. She has remained quiet about her personal life until now.
  • Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

    Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:02:54 GMT
    Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
    Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
  • Widening project in Florence Co. still a go after artifacts unearthed

    Widening project in Florence Co. still a go after artifacts unearthed

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:49:24 GMT
    News13 reported last year when artifacts were discovered at a widening project along Hwy 378 in Florence county. Now it looks like the project is still a go. Mike Barbee with South Carolina Department of Transportation said clearing of the site is happening now while they consult with experts regarding the artifacts. Barbee also said they will be doing a public outreach in the near future. Items were first discovered at the site in 2009 when some broken pieces of pottery were unearthed. But f...
    News13 reported last year when artifacts were discovered at a widening project along Hwy 378 in Florence county. Now it looks like the project is still a go. Mike Barbee with South Carolina Department of Transportation said clearing of the site is happening now while they consult with experts regarding the artifacts. Barbee also said they will be doing a public outreach in the near future. Items were first discovered at the site in 2009 when some broken pieces of pottery were unearthed. But f...
  • Big Bang Theory production on hold during contract talks

    Big Bang Theory production on hold during contract talks

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:57:58 GMT
    Production for the widely popular CBS show, Big Bang Theory, is on hold. Contract negotiations have forced a halt in production for the eighth season. The stars for the show currently do not have new contracts and that means a delay to the new season.Warner Bros. Television which produces the comedy, was supposed to start production Wednesday, July 30. CBS renewed the show through the tenth season. CBS boss Nina Tassler said, "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out."The st...
    Production for the widely popular CBS show, Big Bang Theory, is on hold. Contract negotiations have forced a halt in production for the eighth season. The stars for the show currently do not have new contracts and that means a delay to the new season.Warner Bros. Television which produces the comedy, was supposed to start production Wednesday, July 30. CBS renewed the show through the tenth season. CBS boss Nina Tassler said, "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out."The st...
  • SC drivers can expect to see lower prices at the pump

    SC drivers can expect to see lower prices at the pump

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:26:29 GMT
    Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas. Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago. North Carolina's average today is $3.44, compared to $3.56 a month ago. "Falling gas prices keep dollars in motorists' wa...
    Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas. Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago. North Carolina's average today is $3.44, compared to $3.56 a month ago. "Falling gas prices keep dollars in motorists' wa...
  • Ice cream that changes color when you lick it

    Ice cream that changes color when you lick it

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:11:28 GMT
    Here's a fun way to beat the summer heat, an ice cream that changes colors as you lick it.The unusual cool treat was created by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares, who says the ice cream is made with natural ingredients, according to Sploid.gizmodo.com.The ice cream is called "Xamaleon" and is flavored like fruit salad. It starts out a pale blue color and is then sprayed with an all natural, edible spray that makes the ice cream change color as you lick it. Linares won't say what is in the magi...
    Here's a fun way to beat the summer heat, an ice cream that changes colors as you lick it.The unusual cool treat was created by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares, who says the ice cream is made with natural ingredients, according to Sploid.gizmodo.com.The ice cream is called "Xamaleon" and is flavored like fruit salad. It starts out a pale blue color and is then sprayed with an all natural, edible spray that makes the ice cream change color as you lick it. Linares won't say what is in the magi...
  • Tennessee company proposes amusement park in Myrtle Beach

    Tennessee company proposes amusement park in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:19:19 GMT
    A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smokey Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach.Mark Kruea, spokesperson for the City of Myrtle Beach says that the company that operates The Track in Pigeon Forge wants to open a Myrtle Beach location to be operating by the end of 2016.The proposal calls for an elevated go-cart track, bumper boats, an arcade, a shop and a Ferris wheel. The s...
    A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smokey Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach.Mark Kruea, spokesperson for the City of Myrtle Beach says that the company that operates The Track in Pigeon Forge wants to open a Myrtle Beach location to be operating by the end of 2016.The proposal calls for an elevated go-cart track, bumper boats, an arcade, a shop and a Ferris wheel. The s...
  • The Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark will turn pink this weekend for 2nd annual “Pink in the Park”

    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark will turn pink this weekend for 2nd annual “Pink in the Park”

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:08:27 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Myrtle Beach Pelicans fans will have the chance to support a campaign this weekend designed to help women in need.This Sunday, the team will join the Mary Kay Foundation to host its second annual "Pink in the Park.”"Pink in the Park" is an event that raises awareness and helps the Mary Kay Foundation with donations for local causes that support cancer patients and victims of domestic violence.The Pelicans are partnering up with Mary Kay again this year because of th...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Myrtle Beach Pelicans fans will have the chance to support a campaign this weekend designed to help women in need.This Sunday, the team will join the Mary Kay Foundation to host its second annual "Pink in the Park.”"Pink in the Park" is an event that raises awareness and helps the Mary Kay Foundation with donations for local causes that support cancer patients and victims of domestic violence.The Pelicans are partnering up with Mary Kay again this year because of th...
  • Funeral arrangements set for Horry County teen killed in crash

    Funeral arrangements set for Horry County teen killed in crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:00:32 GMT
    Funeral services for "Dakotah" Springs will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Loris First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with Reverend Hunter Johnson officiating. Committal services will follow at Harrelson Cemetery. 
    Funeral services for "Dakotah" Springs will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Loris First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with Reverend Hunter Johnson officiating. Committal services will follow at Harrelson Cemetery. 
  • Myrtle Beach Police find missing man with health issues

    Myrtle Beach Police find missing man with health issues

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:27:05 GMT
    Virgil Winner Virgil Winner
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Virgil Winner, 67, from Ohio, in reference to a missing person incident near 9th Ave N in Myrtle Beach Tuesday. The police report indicates he has PTSD, diabetes and is bipolar. Family members say he has checked into hotels in the past and not told anyone.He was last seen wearing an Ohio State hat, a blue shirt, black swim trunks and sandals. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact the M...
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Virgil Winner, 67, from Ohio, in reference to a missing person incident near 9th Ave N in Myrtle Beach Tuesday. The police report indicates he has PTSD, diabetes and is bipolar. Family members say he has checked into hotels in the past and not told anyone.He was last seen wearing an Ohio State hat, a blue shirt, black swim trunks and sandals. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact the M...
  • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

    Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:02:42 GMT
    A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
    A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
  • Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

    Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:09:17 GMT
    Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.
    Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ...
    Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ...
  • Services planned for teen killed while walking her dog

    Services planned for teen killed while walking her dog

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:10:55 GMT
    Visitation will be held Thursday and a funeral Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap who took her dog on a walk and was later found dead in a ditch in Armada, Michigan.She went for a walk along a popular nature trail in Macomb County.Her mother reported her missing last Thursday when she didn't come home from her daily walk with Penny. Penny didn't leave April's body. Two joggers along the trail got the sense that some...
    Visitation will be held Thursday and a funeral Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap who took her dog on a walk and was later found dead in a ditch in Armada, Michigan.She went for a walk along a popular nature trail in Macomb County.Her mother reported her missing last Thursday when she didn't come home from her daily walk with Penny. Penny didn't leave April's body. Two joggers along the trail got the sense that some...
  • Grandmother sues SC sheriff over chase that killed her granddaughter

    Grandmother sues SC sheriff over chase that killed her granddaughter

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:59:31 GMT
    A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this ...
    A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this ...
  • Carolina Forest Farmer's Market opens Thursday

    Carolina Forest Farmer's Market opens Thursday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:39:30 GMT
    Clemson Extension signed a space use agreement with Horry County to open the Carolina Forest Farmers Market at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center and Library. Opening day is Thursday, July 31st, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They will operate each Thursday thereafter at the same times.Currently the Waccamaw Market Cooperative is assisted by the Clemson Cooperative Extension to operate markets in Conway, Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach.Overall, 120 community-based farmers markets are open ...
    Clemson Extension signed a space use agreement with Horry County to open the Carolina Forest Farmers Market at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center and Library. Opening day is Thursday, July 31st, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They will operate each Thursday thereafter at the same times.Currently the Waccamaw Market Cooperative is assisted by the Clemson Cooperative Extension to operate markets in Conway, Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach.Overall, 120 community-based farmers markets are open ...
  • Good Question: Mushrooms

    Good Question: Mushrooms

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:25:48 GMT
     MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Question: Libba Holland wants to know what kind of mushrooms are these and why are they in my yard?
     MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Question: Libba Holland wants to know what kind of mushrooms are these and why are they in my yard?
  • Starbucks making good on promise to hire veterans

    Starbucks making good on promise to hire veterans

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:53:07 GMT
    James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville.
    Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops.The coffee giant is making good on a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Starbucks hired Bossio four months ago.“Starbucks makes it a point to be a driving force for good in the communiti...
    Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops.The coffee giant is making good on a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Starbucks hired Bossio four months ago.“Starbucks makes it a point to be a driving force for good in the communiti...
  • NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

    NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:44:23 GMT
    A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
    A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
  • Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years

    Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:27:04 GMT
    Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba...
    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba...
  • Horry County Students learn to build apps and video games at free camp

    Horry County Students learn to build apps and video games at free camp

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:28:57 GMT
    All week, Horry County students are getting the chance to learn new technologies free of charge with the help of the Governor’s School Program.Nearly 100 Horry County rising 7th and 8th graders attended the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics first ever iTeam camp in the county.The weeklong program teaches students how to use new technologies and even create their own video games and mobile apps.“You can bas...
    All week, Horry County students are getting the chance to learn new technologies free of charge with the help of the Governor’s School Program.Nearly 100 Horry County rising 7th and 8th graders attended the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics first ever iTeam camp in the county.The weeklong program teaches students how to use new technologies and even create their own video games and mobile apps.“You can bas...
  • SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

    SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:56 GMT
    Garten and Schultz..Garten and Schultz..
    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
  • Same-sex couples denied SC marriage licenses; petition drive begins

    Same-sex couples denied SC marriage licenses; petition drive begins

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:30:16 GMT
    Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed. asking SC’s attorney general to stop defending the state’s ban on gay marriages. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed. asking SC’s attorney general to stop defending the state’s ban on gay marriages. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleSeveral same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage rally and then try to get marriage licenses, even though they know they’ll be denied."Unfortunately we were denied this time, but we are quite hopeful that with the ruling this Monday that it'll change," Rachel Duncan said afterward, with her p...
    By Robert KittleSeveral same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage rally and then try to get marriage licenses, even though they know they’ll be denied."Unfortunately we were denied this time, but we are quite hopeful that with the ruling this Monday that it'll change," Rachel Duncan said afterward, with her p...
  • Medical students make their way into Florence ahead of downtown campus construction

    Medical students make their way into Florence ahead of downtown campus construction

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:26:17 GMT
    Construction crew have razed the site of the more than century-old Trust building in downtown Florence to make way for a new medical campus.The school will mean a more than $15 million investment in the downtown area and is a collaboration between USC, FMU, the city and McLeod and Carolinas Hospital Systems."I think that if you had told someone just a few years ago, that you were going to educate medical students in Florence, that you were going to do it downtown and that they were going to b...
    Construction crew have razed the site of the more than century-old Trust building in downtown Florence to make way for a new medical campus.The school will mean a more than $15 million investment in the downtown area and is a collaboration between USC, FMU, the city and McLeod and Carolinas Hospital Systems."I think that if you had told someone just a few years ago, that you were going to educate medical students in Florence, that you were going to do it downtown and that they were going to b...
  • SC firefighter hospitalized as crews battle house fire

    SC firefighter hospitalized as crews battle house fire

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:03:12 GMT
    Image from @clutch_tylerImage from @clutch_tyler
    One firefighter was injured while battling a fire on Coburg Court in Boiling Springs Wednesday afternoon.People were inside the home when the fire broke out around 5 pm, according to officials. They were able to get out safely.
    One firefighter was injured while battling a fire on Coburg Court in Boiling Springs Wednesday afternoon.People were inside the home when the fire broke out around 5 pm, according to officials. They were able to get out safely.
  • Surgeon General: Stop all forms of tanning and save your skin

    Surgeon General: Stop all forms of tanning and save your skin

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:01:39 GMT
    Tanning bedTanning bed
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a new warning to Americans about the dangers of skin cancer, calling it a "major public health problem." We have the new recommendations and what you need to know to protect your family. There was no parsing of words needed here. The Surgeon General says Americans should consider all tanned skinned as damaged skin and that everyone should stop all sorts of tanning immediately. Nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer each year. That is...
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a new warning to Americans about the dangers of skin cancer, calling it a "major public health problem." We have the new recommendations and what you need to know to protect your family. There was no parsing of words needed here. The Surgeon General says Americans should consider all tanned skinned as damaged skin and that everyone should stop all sorts of tanning immediately. Nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer each year. That is...
  • Myrtle Beach listed in the top ten most affordable retirement cities

    Myrtle Beach listed in the top ten most affordable retirement cities

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:57:44 GMT
    Myrtle Beach is ranked number 10 ona list of the Most Affordable Places to Retire. The data was compiled by a personal finance website called The Simple Dollar. Researchers looked at several factors including, average home price, cost of living, taxes, climate and access to cultural and natural amenities.Cresswind is a new community located right next to the Market Common. It was designed specially for people ages 55 and up. John Gass recently moved to Myrtle Beach from California. He said he...
    Myrtle Beach is ranked number 10 ona list of the Most Affordable Places to Retire. The data was compiled by a personal finance website called The Simple Dollar. Researchers looked at several factors including, average home price, cost of living, taxes, climate and access to cultural and natural amenities.Cresswind is a new community located right next to the Market Common. It was designed specially for people ages 55 and up. John Gass recently moved to Myrtle Beach from California. He said he...
  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
    Facebook image from Dan FlynnFacebook image from Dan Flynn
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
  • Craigslist scam targets Myrtle Beach seller

    Craigslist scam targets Myrtle Beach seller

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:47:28 GMT
    Laura Duhaime has sold quite the wide variety of items on Craigslist - everything from a washer and dryer to dishes, vinyl records and clothing.Six days ago, the Myrtle Beach resident posted her latest ad to the website for a $300 percussion set.It didn't take long for her to find a buyer. Unfortunately, it wasn't a quick deal like she had hoped. She was expecting a $300 check, but what she received in the mail was far from the correct amount."When the check showed up and it was for such a hu...
    Laura Duhaime has sold quite the wide variety of items on Craigslist - everything from a washer and dryer to dishes, vinyl records and clothing.Six days ago, the Myrtle Beach resident posted her latest ad to the website for a $300 percussion set.It didn't take long for her to find a buyer. Unfortunately, it wasn't a quick deal like she had hoped. She was expecting a $300 check, but what she received in the mail was far from the correct amount."When the check showed up and it was for such a hu...
  • 1930s act means you're paying for potential Horry County gun range

    1930s act means you're paying for potential Horry County gun range

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:25:28 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County leaders say they know where a public gun range should be built if they get the money to build it. Right now, however, they say they don't know how much they need. Still, you could be contributing money to the project and not even realize it.Awooded area off of Highway 90 in Conway could one day look like an outdoor shooting range if you decide to keep buying guns, ammo, and hunting licenses.In the 1930s, the Pittman-Robertson act added an additional tax to g...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County leaders say they know where a public gun range should be built if they get the money to build it. Right now, however, they say they don't know how much they need. Still, you could be contributing money to the project and not even realize it.Awooded area off of Highway 90 in Conway could one day look like an outdoor shooting range if you decide to keep buying guns, ammo, and hunting licenses.In the 1930s, the Pittman-Robertson act added an additional tax to g...
  • Tupelo Honey Cafe coming to Myrtle Beach’s Market Common

    Tupelo Honey Cafe coming to Myrtle Beach’s Market Common

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:55:30 GMT
    In an effort to offer its made-from-scratch Mountain South cuisine to even more alternatives, Asheville-based Tupelo Honey Cafe will open in Myrtle Beach, SC, in early spring 2015. The Southern staple is currently in the process of renovating a marquee location in Market Common on Howard Avenue. The new restaurant will feature favorites created by executive chef Brian Sonoskus including Brian’s shrimp and grits and sweet potato pancakes and capture a sense of place and identity with specialty...
    In an effort to offer its made-from-scratch Mountain South cuisine to even more alternatives, Asheville-based Tupelo Honey Cafe will open in Myrtle Beach, SC, in early spring 2015. The Southern staple is currently in the process of renovating a marquee location in Market Common on Howard Avenue. The new restaurant will feature favorites created by executive chef Brian Sonoskus including Brian’s shrimp and grits and sweet potato pancakes and capture a sense of place and identity with specialty...
  • SC county arrests 27 in prostitution crack-down

    SC county arrests 27 in prostitution crack-down

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:40:26 GMT
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    A 3-day prostitution sting in Greenville County ended with 27 arrests.The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
    A 3-day prostitution sting in Greenville County ended with 27 arrests.The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
  • CCU creative writing professor awarded literary prize

    CCU creative writing professor awarded literary prize

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:18:54 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University professor Cara Blue Adams has won The Missouri Review’s William Peden Prize for the best short story published in its literary magazine in the past year.“The Sea Latch” was the winning story selected by judge Jessica Francis Kane, a highly awarded writer who lives in New York. The prize comes with a $1,000 award.An assistant professor of creative writing at Coastal Carolina University, Adam...
    Coastal Carolina University professor Cara Blue Adams has won The Missouri Review’s William Peden Prize for the best short story published in its literary magazine in the past year.“The Sea Latch” was the winning story selected by judge Jessica Francis Kane, a highly awarded writer who lives in New York. The prize comes with a $1,000 award.An assistant professor of creative writing at Coastal Carolina University, Adam...
  • Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

    Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:59 GMT
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    Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
    Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
  • Prayer vigil planned for NC woman suffering from Ebola virus

    Prayer vigil planned for NC woman suffering from Ebola virus

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:42:43 GMT
    A special prayer vigil is plannedWednesdayat 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Church for Charlotte-based SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, as she continues her battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.Along with Dr. Kent Brantly, Writebol was serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM in the West African nation of Liberia when they contracted the virus. Their conditions are both stable, a...
    A special prayer vigil is plannedWednesdayat 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Church for Charlotte-based SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, as she continues her battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.Along with Dr. Kent Brantly, Writebol was serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM in the West African nation of Liberia when they contracted the virus. Their conditions are both stable, a...
  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

    Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:22:23 GMT
    South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.One man has been arrested and charged with trying to gi...
    South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.One man has been arrested and charged with trying to gi...
  • North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

    North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:19:48 GMT
    A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o...
    A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o...
  • Horry County to become its own region for National History Day in South Carolina

    Horry County to become its own region for National History Day in South Carolina

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:16:48 GMT
    Due to rapid growth in student participation in the National History Day (NHD) in South Carolina Program, Horry County has evolved to become its own region for competition. Previously a part of the Pee Dee Region, Horry County will stand as its own region beginning August 1. While competing at the Pee Dee Regional NHD event last school year, Horry County Schools’ students won 85 percent of all awards presented.Horry C...
    Due to rapid growth in student participation in the National History Day (NHD) in South Carolina Program, Horry County has evolved to become its own region for competition. Previously a part of the Pee Dee Region, Horry County will stand as its own region beginning August 1. While competing at the Pee Dee Regional NHD event last school year, Horry County Schools’ students won 85 percent of all awards presented.Horry C...
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to be built exclusively in North Charleston

    Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to be built exclusively in North Charleston

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:04:29 GMT
    Boeing announced Wednesday that it's 787-10 Dreamliner will be built exclusively in North Charleston. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family. The design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, pointed to efficiency as part of the decision. He said, "This will allow us to balance 787 production across ...
    Boeing announced Wednesday that it's 787-10 Dreamliner will be built exclusively in North Charleston. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family. The design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, pointed to efficiency as part of the decision. He said, "This will allow us to balance 787 production across ...
  • Conway Police trying to solve armed robbery at pizza shop

    Conway Police trying to solve armed robbery at pizza shop

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:21:35 GMT
    Conway Police continue to search for suspects wanted in connection a pizza store armed robbery.On Saturday July 12th, at11:27pm, officers responded to Domino's Pizza located at 1223 16th Avenue in Conway.Someone walked into the store with his face covered and was armed with a handgun. He robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and took off in a dark color 4 door car. During the investigation surveillance video captured the suspect.Anyone with any information concerning the incident...
    Conway Police continue to search for suspects wanted in connection a pizza store armed robbery.On Saturday July 12th, at11:27pm, officers responded to Domino's Pizza located at 1223 16th Avenue in Conway.Someone walked into the store with his face covered and was armed with a handgun. He robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and took off in a dark color 4 door car. During the investigation surveillance video captured the suspect.Anyone with any information concerning the incident...
  • FL patient dies from flesh-eating bacteria

    FL patient dies from flesh-eating bacteria

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:06:31 GMT
    Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.Officials said Tuesday that 11 cases were reported statewide in 2014 and 41 cases in 2013. The two Sarasota people who contracted vibrio vulnificus were middle-aged and had medically compromising conditions.Vibrio is an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. It's in th...
    Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.Officials said Tuesday that 11 cases were reported statewide in 2014 and 41 cases in 2013. The two Sarasota people who contracted vibrio vulnificus were middle-aged and had medically compromising conditions.Vibrio is an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. It's in th...
  • Deadly weather: 2/3 of deaths related to extreme cold

    Deadly weather: 2/3 of deaths related to extreme cold

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:58:34 GMT
    The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.The report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storm...
    The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.The report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storm...
  • Florence Humane Society holds "Critter Camp"

    Florence Humane Society holds "Critter Camp"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:08:46 GMT
    Some Pee Dee students have the chance to learn about animals. The Florence Area Humane Society holds its annual "Critter Camp." Wednesday, the students had the opportunity to interact with horses. The camp focuses on caring for and being kind to animals. There are alsocrafts and games you find at most camps but also plenty of dog and cat time. The camp runs through Friday.
    Some Pee Dee students have the chance to learn about animals. The Florence Area Humane Society holds its annual "Critter Camp." Wednesday, the students had the opportunity to interact with horses. The camp focuses on caring for and being kind to animals. There are alsocrafts and games you find at most camps but also plenty of dog and cat time. The camp runs through Friday.
  • Hillside drive construction completion delayed until August

    Hillside drive construction completion delayed until August

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:47:45 GMT
    Residents who used to ride golf carts along Hillside drive in North Myrtle Beach will have to wait a little longer to hit the streets again. The project was supposed to be finished this month.North Myrtle Beach's Public Information officer tells News13 the work won't be completed until August because SCEG says it wants to move a gas line located underneath the road. Construction crews work to improve storm water management and reduce flooding. SCEG will cover any extra costs.
    Residents who used to ride golf carts along Hillside drive in North Myrtle Beach will have to wait a little longer to hit the streets again. The project was supposed to be finished this month.North Myrtle Beach's Public Information officer tells News13 the work won't be completed until August because SCEG says it wants to move a gas line located underneath the road. Construction crews work to improve storm water management and reduce flooding. SCEG will cover any extra costs.
  • SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

    SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:33:54 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
  • Man, 2 women wanted in beauty store robbery

    Man, 2 women wanted in beauty store robbery

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:32:32 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking forthe public's help in solving a recent armed robbery case.According to a press release, the robbery happened July 26 at theSally Beauty Supply located at 1315 N. Kings Hwy. The suspects may be driving a red in color SUV. The male is described as being 6 foottall with a lot of hair pushed up in a black spandex type sleep cap. He is also described as having a very long goatee, which he is attem...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking forthe public's help in solving a recent armed robbery case.According to a press release, the robbery happened July 26 at theSally Beauty Supply located at 1315 N. Kings Hwy. The suspects may be driving a red in color SUV. The male is described as being 6 foottall with a lot of hair pushed up in a black spandex type sleep cap. He is also described as having a very long goatee, which he is attem...
  • Hartsville’s National Night Out 2014 offers free activities, family fun

    Hartsville’s National Night Out 2014 offers free activities, family fun

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:05:38 GMT
    The Hartsville Police Department is inviting residents out for a celebration of community heroes, with plenty of fun family activities encouraging kids to make good choices and stay drug-free. Hartsville’s 2014 National Night Out will feature an evening full of free activities, free food, and a free movie showing of “The Blind Side.”Hartsville’s National Night Out, a time for residents to connect with the agencies working to protect them, learn more about crime prevention and generally have f...
    The Hartsville Police Department is inviting residents out for a celebration of community heroes, with plenty of fun family activities encouraging kids to make good choices and stay drug-free. Hartsville’s 2014 National Night Out will feature an evening full of free activities, free food, and a free movie showing of “The Blind Side.”Hartsville’s National Night Out, a time for residents to connect with the agencies working to protect them, learn more about crime prevention and generally have f...
  • Grand Strand leaders respond to Haley's visit to Atlantic Beach

    Grand Strand leaders respond to Haley's visit to Atlantic Beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:02:56 GMT
    Tuesday, Myrtle Beach City Officials and Horry County Officials responded to the Governor’s meeting with Atlantic Beach Town Council.Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans stated he has no plans to end Bike Fest after meeting with Governor Nikki Haley.Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus told News 13 months ago he believes Bike Fest has become a social event that cannot just be ended.However, he says that does not mean...
    Tuesday, Myrtle Beach City Officials and Horry County Officials responded to the Governor’s meeting with Atlantic Beach Town Council.Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans stated he has no plans to end Bike Fest after meeting with Governor Nikki Haley.Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus told News 13 months ago he believes Bike Fest has become a social event that cannot just be ended.However, he says that does not mean...
  • Property reassessment notices and tax bills to be mailed

    Property reassessment notices and tax bills to be mailed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:43:11 GMT
    A state-mandated, countywide reassessment of all real properties in Horry County has occurred for tax year 2014, based on values as of December 31, 2013. Horry County’s last reassessment determined the fair market value of real properties as of December 31, 2008, and the amounts of real estate (property) tax paid on those values through tax year 2013. In August, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property ...
    A state-mandated, countywide reassessment of all real properties in Horry County has occurred for tax year 2014, based on values as of December 31, 2013. Horry County’s last reassessment determined the fair market value of real properties as of December 31, 2008, and the amounts of real estate (property) tax paid on those values through tax year 2013. In August, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property ...
  • Carolina Panthers lottery tickets now on sale

    Carolina Panthers lottery tickets now on sale

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:26:06 GMT
    South Carolina Education Lottery players and football fans alike can score a Big Win! this season with the new, $5 Carolina Panthers instant ticket on sale now at lottery retailers statewide. This season’s Panthers ticket is our BIGGEST yet, with a $150,000 top prize.“South Carolinians love their football, and for the third straight year we are thrilled to be marking the start of football season with the Panthers,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “Big Win! is fun fo...
    South Carolina Education Lottery players and football fans alike can score a Big Win! this season with the new, $5 Carolina Panthers instant ticket on sale now at lottery retailers statewide. This season’s Panthers ticket is our BIGGEST yet, with a $150,000 top prize.“South Carolinians love their football, and for the third straight year we are thrilled to be marking the start of football season with the Panthers,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “Big Win! is fun fo...
  • 2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

    2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:29:06 GMT
    The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist...
    The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist...
  • College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

    College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:18:48 GMT
    A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
    A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
  • Last member of flight crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died

    Last member of flight crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:02:56 GMT
    The last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on japan during World War II has died at the age of 93.On Monday, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died of natural causes at a retirement community near Atlanta, according to his oldest daughter.Next week marks 69 years since Van Kirk navigated a US B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded ...
    The last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on japan during World War II has died at the age of 93.On Monday, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died of natural causes at a retirement community near Atlanta, according to his oldest daughter.Next week marks 69 years since Van Kirk navigated a US B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded ...
  • New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved

    New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:42:18 GMT
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green...
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green...
  • Small, electric, hybrid cars put to the test

    Small, electric, hybrid cars put to the test

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:31:57 GMT
    Small cars, especially electric and hybrid cars, are more popular than ever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put electric and hybrid cars through a newer, tougher crash test for the first time as part of a test of small vehicles.The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only small car to receive a good rating in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Joseph Nolan, Senior VP of Vehicle Research, ...
    Small cars, especially electric and hybrid cars, are more popular than ever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put electric and hybrid cars through a newer, tougher crash test for the first time as part of a test of small vehicles.The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only small car to receive a good rating in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Joseph Nolan, Senior VP of Vehicle Research, ...
  • SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

    SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:06:51 GMT
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    Tommi Rae Fowler, won on the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale which airs August 12th on Food Network. Fowler, is a rising junior at Wren High School, competed in Food Network's "Chopped Teen Challenge" on July 29th at 10 pm. She competed against three others in a three round contest, which includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contestants were given mystery ingredients and a certain amount of time to make their dish. "I feel ...
    Tommi Rae Fowler, won on the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale which airs August 12th on Food Network. Fowler, is a rising junior at Wren High School, competed in Food Network's "Chopped Teen Challenge" on July 29th at 10 pm. She competed against three others in a three round contest, which includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contestants were given mystery ingredients and a certain amount of time to make their dish. "I feel ...
  • Motorcycle rider killed in Florence County crash

    Motorcycle rider killed in Florence County crash

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:51:40 GMT
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    A person riding a motorcycle was killed when the vehicle went off the road on Tuesday night, officials said.The incident happened around 9 pm on McAllister Mill Road in Florence County, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol.
    A person riding a motorcycle was killed when the vehicle went off the road on Tuesday night, officials said.The incident happened around 9 pm on McAllister Mill Road in Florence County, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol.
  • Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:20:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place.Advocates say the roundup reinforces the need for a standardized, nationwide approach to report ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place.Advocates say the roundup reinforces the need for a standardized, nationwide approach to report ...
  • Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation to begin search for new president after Lofton’s resignation

    Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation to begin search for new president after Lofton’s resignation

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:21:01 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - On Wednesday morning, leaders with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation will begin the process of looking for a new president.They will host an executive session to determine how the board wants to move forward.Lofton told the Conway Kiwanis Club last week that he plans to return home soon to south Georgia. He came to the Grand Strand three years ago to lead the Economic Development Corporation.Lofton says he already has a job in Georgia and tha...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - On Wednesday morning, leaders with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation will begin the process of looking for a new president.They will host an executive session to determine how the board wants to move forward.Lofton told the Conway Kiwanis Club last week that he plans to return home soon to south Georgia. He came to the Grand Strand three years ago to lead the Economic Development Corporation.Lofton says he already has a job in Georgia and tha...
  • Horry County parents start petition to change school district's attendance policy

    Horry County parents start petition to change school district's attendance policy

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:40:29 GMT
    There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences.There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences.
    There’s a petition going around to Horry County parents that aims to change the way the school district handles student absences.Four moms started the petition, which now has more than 1200 signatures. They say the district’s policy strips away parents’ right to make responsible decisions on behalf of their children.According to the Horry County Schools website, students are allowed ten unexcused absences, and after t...
    There’s a petition going around to Horry County parents that aims to change the way the school district handles student absences.Four moms started the petition, which now has more than 1200 signatures. They say the district’s policy strips away parents’ right to make responsible decisions on behalf of their children.According to the Horry County Schools website, students are allowed ten unexcused absences, and after t...
  • Florence nonprofit works to eliminate hunger

    Florence nonprofit works to eliminate hunger

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:32:46 GMT
    “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.“Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.
    “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.
    “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.    
  • Couple freaks-out as selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

    Couple freaks-out as selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:56:06 GMT
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    A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.Luis Morales Fukatake and his girlfriend wanted one last picture on the beach near Akumal, Mexico, although lifeguards told them to get out
    A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.Luis Morales Fukatake and his girlfriend wanted one last picture on the beach near Akumal, Mexico, although lifeguards told them to get out
  • 'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

    'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:35:12 GMT
    The family had been gathered in Florida for the anniversary of the dad and mom... Facebook photoThe family had been gathered in Florida for the anniversary of the dad and mom... Facebook photo
    The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
    The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
  • Running just 5 minutes a day can help you live longer

    Running just 5 minutes a day can help you live longer

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:22:12 GMT
    Whether you are a 15 minute miler or an elite marathoner, researchers say running in general can be good for your health. Running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all.That's according to a new study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers studied some 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long ...
    Whether you are a 15 minute miler or an elite marathoner, researchers say running in general can be good for your health. Running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all.That's according to a new study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers studied some 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long ...
  • SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

    SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:31:12 GMT
    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
  • SC scammer posed as pastor with daughter caught in nude photos, police say

    SC scammer posed as pastor with daughter caught in nude photos, police say

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:34:10 GMT
    Justin Moore in an arrest photo and Facebook photoJustin Moore in an arrest photo and Facebook photo
    A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and an NC State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money is now behind bars following an investigation by the SBI, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Justin DeWayne Moore, age 23, of Greenwood, South Carolina,
    A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and an NC State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money is now behind bars following an investigation by the SBI, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Justin DeWayne Moore, age 23, of Greenwood, South Carolina,
  • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:05:03 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
  • 5 sought in credit card fraud at Grand Strand Walmarts and Target

    5 sought in credit card fraud at Grand Strand Walmarts and Target

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:55:37 GMT
    The 5 people who are sought for questioning related to credit card fraud, authorities say.The 5 people who are sought for questioning related to credit card fraud, authorities say.
    Conway Police on Tuesday released information about the latest person sought on the Grand Strand for credit card fraud.Conway Police say they are trying to locate Janel Charmaine Walker, 20, of North Carolina, for fraud.
    Conway Police on Tuesday released information about the latest person sought on the Grand Strand for credit card fraud.Conway Police say they are trying to locate Janel Charmaine Walker, 20, of North Carolina, for fraud.
  • Christian pop legend Amy Grant coming to Florence

    Christian pop legend Amy Grant coming to Florence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:27:12 GMT
    Five-time Grammy winner Amy Grant, the only Christian pop star to take an album Platinum, will be in concert at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.Tickets for Grant’s Florence performance will go on sale Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. online and at the PAC box office. Ticket prices start at $59. Top seats are $99.Grant’s storied career includes an astonishing 13 albums...
    Five-time Grammy winner Amy Grant, the only Christian pop star to take an album Platinum, will be in concert at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.Tickets for Grant’s Florence performance will go on sale Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. online and at the PAC box office. Ticket prices start at $59. Top seats are $99.Grant’s storied career includes an astonishing 13 albums...
  • College forces boy to remove Confederate flag hat and hide t-shirt

    College forces boy to remove Confederate flag hat and hide t-shirt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:17:59 GMT
    The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.
    The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.
  • Little Pink House of Hope helps families battling cancer

    Little Pink House of Hope helps families battling cancer

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:03:00 GMT
    Little Pink Houses of Hope (LPHOH), founded in 2010, helps cancer survivors and their families by promoting wellness and recovery through its beach retreat model. In 2014, LPHOH embarked on a cross-country US road trip to highlight its mission, connect with local hospitals, increase awareness of its programs and raise funds for its programs. The tour, which spotlights local families that have attended a retreat such as 2013 alumni Ryan Poston who says "Little Pink reminds women of the "normal...
    Little Pink Houses of Hope (LPHOH), founded in 2010, helps cancer survivors and their families by promoting wellness and recovery through its beach retreat model. In 2014, LPHOH embarked on a cross-country US road trip to highlight its mission, connect with local hospitals, increase awareness of its programs and raise funds for its programs. The tour, which spotlights local families that have attended a retreat such as 2013 alumni Ryan Poston who says "Little Pink reminds women of the "normal...
  • Legends in Concert joins wish to send cards to 6-year-old battling cancer

    Legends in Concert joins wish to send cards to 6-year-old battling cancer

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:53:36 GMT
    Danny Nickersonbattles a rare inoperable brain tumor. It's been a complicated diagnosis all chronicled on line.The Massachusetts boyrecently turned 6 years old and one of his Facebook requests was a mailbox full of birthday cards. Well he got his wish and then some. Kids across the world put pen and crayon to paper and went to work creating cards for Danny. Cards have even come in from U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and civilians in Aruba. He's received 150,000 birthday cards and now folksalon...
    Danny Nickersonbattles a rare inoperable brain tumor. It's been a complicated diagnosis all chronicled on line.The Massachusetts boyrecently turned 6 years old and one of his Facebook requests was a mailbox full of birthday cards. Well he got his wish and then some. Kids across the world put pen and crayon to paper and went to work creating cards for Danny. Cards have even come in from U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and civilians in Aruba. He's received 150,000 birthday cards and now folksalon...
  • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:42 GMT
    SunCruz Facebook pageSunCruz Facebook page
    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
  • Murrells Inlet cook featured on reality show

    Murrells Inlet cook featured on reality show

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:58:44 GMT
    Thursday night, Murrells Inlet cook Ally Phillips, will show off her culinary competitive edge as she fires up the grill in the 2013 World Recipe Championship, the fourth episode of the new “World Food Championships” six-episode reality TV series. Phillips and 300 other professional chefs, restaurants and home cooks appeared in Las Vegas at the 2013 World Food Championships to compete for their share of the event’s $300,000 prize purse.
    Thursday night, Murrells Inlet cook Ally Phillips, will show off her culinary competitive edge as she fires up the grill in the 2013 World Recipe Championship, the fourth episode of the new “World Food Championships” six-episode reality TV series. Phillips and 300 other professional chefs, restaurants and home cooks appeared in Las Vegas at the 2013 World Food Championships to compete for their share of the event’s $300,000 prize purse.
  • Myrtle Beach among top 10 places to retire

    Myrtle Beach among top 10 places to retire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:44:26 GMT
    Personal finance website The Simple Dollar has chosen Myrtle Beach as one of the 10 most affordable cities to retire in the U.S.In their analysis, The Simple Dollar team analyzed over 200 popular retirement communities based on ratings and reviews from “Forbes,” “U.S. News and World Report” and others. The median home price, average rent of a one-bedroom apartment and a cost of living index were measured in creating the list, along with climate, access to cultural amenities and natural resour...
    Personal finance website The Simple Dollar has chosen Myrtle Beach as one of the 10 most affordable cities to retire in the U.S.In their analysis, The Simple Dollar team analyzed over 200 popular retirement communities based on ratings and reviews from “Forbes,” “U.S. News and World Report” and others. The median home price, average rent of a one-bedroom apartment and a cost of living index were measured in creating the list, along with climate, access to cultural amenities and natural resour...
  • Historical Trust Building now leveled in Florence

    Historical Trust Building now leveled in Florence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:27:44 GMT
    The demolition of the Trust Building on the corner of Evans and Irby Streets in downtown Florence is now done. The97-year-old building is leveled andnow cleanup of therubble remains.An early push by the Florence City-County Historical Commission to try and preserve the building was ultimately nixed when it was discovered the cost to renovate wouldaround $12 million. Going up in it's place will be adowntown medical campus that is a joint venture between Francis Marion University, the Universit...
    The demolition of the Trust Building on the corner of Evans and Irby Streets in downtown Florence is now done. The97-year-old building is leveled andnow cleanup of therubble remains.An early push by the Florence City-County Historical Commission to try and preserve the building was ultimately nixed when it was discovered the cost to renovate wouldaround $12 million. Going up in it's place will be adowntown medical campus that is a joint venture between Francis Marion University, the Universit...
  • Homeland Security investigating possible sextortion case in Myrtle Beach

    Homeland Security investigating possible sextortion case in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:06:34 GMT
    An ongoing investigation is underway after possible evidence pointing to a 'sextortion' case is uncovered in Horry County. News13 obtained the affidavit from Homeland Security that reveals agents are reviewing information from several Instagram accounts showing a (partially)nude 14-year-old girl from Michigan who was reportedly photographed while on a family vacation here in Horry County.The accounts showing theteen ina bathing suit andher underwearhave been traced back to a subscriber with a...
    An ongoing investigation is underway after possible evidence pointing to a 'sextortion' case is uncovered in Horry County. News13 obtained the affidavit from Homeland Security that reveals agents are reviewing information from several Instagram accounts showing a (partially)nude 14-year-old girl from Michigan who was reportedly photographed while on a family vacation here in Horry County.The accounts showing theteen ina bathing suit andher underwearhave been traced back to a subscriber with a...
  • Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

    Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:22:21 GMT
    A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.

    A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.


  • Horry County Fire Rescue called to house fire Tuesday

    Horry County Fire Rescue called to house fire Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:15:30 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue worked to put out a house fireTuesday morning on Pine Village Drive in Myrtle Beach. Thefire off of Burcale Road, damaged the double wide mobile home. Smoke was pouring out of the roof when crews arrived on scene. They were able to getthe fire under control fairly quickly. No word if anyone was home at the time or the cause.
    Horry County Fire Rescue worked to put out a house fireTuesday morning on Pine Village Drive in Myrtle Beach. Thefire off of Burcale Road, damaged the double wide mobile home. Smoke was pouring out of the roof when crews arrived on scene. They were able to getthe fire under control fairly quickly. No word if anyone was home at the time or the cause.
  • SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

    SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:32:02 GMT
    Debra HarrellDebra Harrell
    Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch...
    Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch...
  • Myrtle Beach one of Yahoo Travel’s buzziest beach destinations

    Myrtle Beach one of Yahoo Travel’s buzziest beach destinations

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:27:15 GMT
    Myrtle Beach is one of the top 10 buzziest beach destinations in the U.S., according to Yahoo Travel.Yahoo personnel canvassed sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, WordPress and YouTube and then cross-referenced those findings with travel sites like TripAdvisor and Adobe Digital Index to help compile their top 10 listMyrtle Beach’s buzz centered on its stage shows and entertainment, adrenaline-fueled waterspo...
    Myrtle Beach is one of the top 10 buzziest beach destinations in the U.S., according to Yahoo Travel.Yahoo personnel canvassed sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, WordPress and YouTube and then cross-referenced those findings with travel sites like TripAdvisor and Adobe Digital Index to help compile their top 10 listMyrtle Beach’s buzz centered on its stage shows and entertainment, adrenaline-fueled waterspo...
  • Dillon County Sheriff's Office relies on mutual aid agreements due to staffing shortages

    Dillon County Sheriff's Office relies on mutual aid agreements due to staffing shortages

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:47:52 GMT
    A Dillon County officer remains in the hospital after a deadly crash earlier this month.It happened on July 6th, near the Stables night club onHwy. 9in Little Rock.Investigators say Dillon City officer Jacob Richardson was responding to a county officer's request for mutual aid, when his car and another car collided.Pembroke resident Bobbie Britt was a passenger in the other vehicle.The 29-year-old mother died in the accident, four others in her vehicle went to the hospital.The situation Rich...
    A Dillon County officer remains in the hospital after a deadly crash earlier this month.It happened on July 6th, near the Stables night club onHwy. 9in Little Rock.Investigators say Dillon City officer Jacob Richardson was responding to a county officer's request for mutual aid, when his car and another car collided.Pembroke resident Bobbie Britt was a passenger in the other vehicle.The 29-year-old mother died in the accident, four others in her vehicle went to the hospital.The situation Rich...
  • Good Question: Bike Trail Path

    Good Question: Bike Trail Path

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:35:02 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Question: When will the bike trail be paved all the way to Georgetown? Answer: News13 contacted Jackie Broach with Georgetown County.
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Question: When will the bike trail be paved all the way to Georgetown? Answer: News13 contacted Jackie Broach with Georgetown County.
  • Police say man set fire to neighbor's house over curb appeal

    Police say man set fire to neighbor's house over curb appeal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:08:18 GMT
    Axel KotowskiAxel Kotowski
    A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has arrested Axel Kotowski, 62, of Brooksville after police and fire crews responded to his neighborhood Monday around 3:35 a.m. for the report of a fire to the home of Laurie Davis on Edmonds Street.Upon arrival, Kotowski was standing outside Davis' home. He allegedly explained to deputies he's trying to sell his property and feels Davis' single-wide m...
    A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has arrested Axel Kotowski, 62, of Brooksville after police and fire crews responded to his neighborhood Monday around 3:35 a.m. for the report of a fire to the home of Laurie Davis on Edmonds Street.Upon arrival, Kotowski was standing outside Davis' home. He allegedly explained to deputies he's trying to sell his property and feels Davis' single-wide m...
  • NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:02:43 GMT
    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
  • Severe Storms leave one family homeless in Conway

    Severe Storms leave one family homeless in Conway

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:44:05 GMT
    Monday evening, severe storms swept through Conway destroying one family’s home and leaving damage throughout the area.“This was my house. When I left this morning for work, it was still standing,” said Heather Marcum.Marcum arrived home to the remnants of what used to be her house.Her daughter, who lives across the street, told her over the phone her house had been destroyed by the storm“When I pulled up I was devastated I was screaming and yelling that everything is gone,” said Marcum.Even ...
    Monday evening, severe storms swept through Conway destroying one family’s home and leaving damage throughout the area.“This was my house. When I left this morning for work, it was still standing,” said Heather Marcum.Marcum arrived home to the remnants of what used to be her house.Her daughter, who lives across the street, told her over the phone her house had been destroyed by the storm“When I pulled up I was devastated I was screaming and yelling that everything is gone,” said Marcum.Even ...
  • North Myrtle Beach shopping center may create hundreds of jobs

    North Myrtle Beach shopping center may create hundreds of jobs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:34:39 GMT
    Hundreds of jobs should open up this fall on the north end of the strand at the new Coastal North Town Center. Phil Wilson, the developer, said 7 tenants are scheduled to open between mid September and the first week of October. That’s welcoming news for Anita Conti, who lives in the neighborhood next door. “Our complex will go up in value because a lot of people probably want to live here so they can walk to their jo...
    Hundreds of jobs should open up this fall on the north end of the strand at the new Coastal North Town Center. Phil Wilson, the developer, said 7 tenants are scheduled to open between mid September and the first week of October. That’s welcoming news for Anita Conti, who lives in the neighborhood next door. “Our complex will go up in value because a lot of people probably want to live here so they can walk to their jo...
  • South Carolina's recidivism rate drops, prison closes

    South Carolina's recidivism rate drops, prison closes

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:03:18 GMT
    But the number of people who return to South Carolina correctional facilities after release is on the decline, according to a new report released last month. 
    But the number of people who return to South Carolina correctional facilities after release is on the decline, according to a new report released last month.     
  • SC becoming more secretive

    SC becoming more secretive

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:46:39 GMT
    By Robert KittleWatchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, the...
    By Robert KittleWatchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, the...
  • 6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

    6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:32:45 GMT
    Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
    Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat...
  • Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:11 GMT
    Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)
    A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o
    A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o
  • Name brand vs. generic medicine: What do doctors buy?

    Name brand vs. generic medicine: What do doctors buy?

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:21:02 GMT
    It is a question all of us face in the medicine aisles of our supermarket or pharmacy; should we fork over more to buy a brand name product or should we get the generic instead? The surprising results of a new study about our healthcare buying habits found that the average consumer chooses the more expensive option and that actually isn't the best thing to do. In fact, they found we are wasting some real money. This study was done by the University of Chicago and Tilburg University in the Net...
    It is a question all of us face in the medicine aisles of our supermarket or pharmacy; should we fork over more to buy a brand name product or should we get the generic instead? The surprising results of a new study about our healthcare buying habits found that the average consumer chooses the more expensive option and that actually isn't the best thing to do. In fact, they found we are wasting some real money. This study was done by the University of Chicago and Tilburg University in the Net...
  • SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

    SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:14 GMT
    Image from WLTXImage from WLTX
    Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
    Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
  • Landscaper says working in the heat is worth the sweat

    Landscaper says working in the heat is worth the sweat

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:02 GMT
    The National Weather Service advised people to avoid doing outdoor activities today, but there is still work to do. Quentin Holmes was landscaping on the side of Highway 17. He was drenched in sweat and it wasn't even noon."Sometimes there is a change of uniform and I have to get another shirt," said Holmes. Many people go for a swim in the ocean or stay indoors when the temperature outside feels like 100 degrees, but Holmes is forced to work through it so he can pay his bills. However, he ha...
    The National Weather Service advised people to avoid doing outdoor activities today, but there is still work to do. Quentin Holmes was landscaping on the side of Highway 17. He was drenched in sweat and it wasn't even noon."Sometimes there is a change of uniform and I have to get another shirt," said Holmes. Many people go for a swim in the ocean or stay indoors when the temperature outside feels like 100 degrees, but Holmes is forced to work through it so he can pay his bills. However, he ha...
  • Boy, age 2, dies from burns after parents 'didn't know what to tell' doctors, police say

    Boy, age 2, dies from burns after parents 'didn't know what to tell' doctors, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:50:42 GMT
    Perry and Redd and their home... Photos from WKRG..Perry and Redd and their home... Photos from WKRG..
    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body about 2 weeks before his parents sought treatment, authorities say. The child, Bryson Redd, was burned over more than 40 percent
    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body about 2 weeks before his parents sought treatment, authorities say. The child, Bryson Redd, was burned over more than 40 percent
  • DCSD Provides Information about Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Programs for 2014-2015

    DCSD Provides Information about Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Programs for 2014-2015

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:02:37 GMT
    The Darlington County School District will hold a Fall Registration for our four-year-old Kindergarten classes. Parents are asked to bring the following information when registering their child: 1) Medicaid Card (if available); 2) Birth Certificate; 3) Current Immunization Record; 4) Social Security Card; and 5) Proof or Residence (utility bill, phone bill, property tax receipt, etc.). Parents who registered in the Spring will need to return to verify information. Hartsville registration for ...
    The Darlington County School District will hold a Fall Registration for our four-year-old Kindergarten classes. Parents are asked to bring the following information when registering their child: 1) Medicaid Card (if available); 2) Birth Certificate; 3) Current Immunization Record; 4) Social Security Card; and 5) Proof or Residence (utility bill, phone bill, property tax receipt, etc.). Parents who registered in the Spring will need to return to verify information. Hartsville registration for ...
  • Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:55:27 GMT
    James Rudolph Brown IVJames Rudolph Brown IV
    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr
    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr
  • Darlington police seek armed and dangerous men in attempted robberies

    Darlington police seek armed and dangerous men in attempted robberies

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:52:26 GMT
    The Darlington City Police Department is asking for information that may lead to the identity of two men who tried to rob people on Sunday, police said.
    The Darlington City Police Department is asking for information that may lead to the identity of two men who tried to rob people on Sunday, police said.
  • S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division collecting school supplies for Myrtle Beach area students

    S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division collecting school supplies for Myrtle Beach area students

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:50:36 GMT
    The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with Help 4 Kids, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for donation to schools and students throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Supplies are being collected through Thursday, Aug. 14, for donation to local schools in need. Supplies are also being collected in Charleston, Columbia, Kingstree and Rock Hill.Examples of items needed include new backpacks, spiral bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket...
    The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with Help 4 Kids, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for donation to schools and students throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Supplies are being collected through Thursday, Aug. 14, for donation to local schools in need. Supplies are also being collected in Charleston, Columbia, Kingstree and Rock Hill.Examples of items needed include new backpacks, spiral bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket...
  • Tornado rips off roofs in MA; minor injuries

    Tornado rips off roofs in MA; minor injuries

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:40:52 GMT
    A storm systemthat cut acrossthe eastern half of the U.S. also spawned a tornado just north of Boston Monday, ripping roofs off buildings and uprooting trees.Officials in Revere say there were some minor injuriesreported, including a baby who was in a car and hurt by flying glass.The National Weather Service's office in Massachusetts said it'sthe first tornado in Suffolk County since the agency began keeping records on them in 1950.Revere City Hall was evacuated due to damage and is expected ...
    A storm systemthat cut acrossthe eastern half of the U.S. also spawned a tornado just north of Boston Monday, ripping roofs off buildings and uprooting trees.Officials in Revere say there were some minor injuriesreported, including a baby who was in a car and hurt by flying glass.The National Weather Service's office in Massachusetts said it'sthe first tornado in Suffolk County since the agency began keeping records on them in 1950.Revere City Hall was evacuated due to damage and is expected ...
  • CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

    CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:16:30 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ...
    Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ...
  • Cleanup from tornado in TN; Sheriff's home among those destroyed

    Cleanup from tornado in TN; Sheriff's home among those destroyed

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:03:07 GMT
    Home of Claiborne County Sheriff David RayHome of Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray
    The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed.Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 mph touched down Sunday night in the community of Speedwell in Claiborne County.Communities across East Tennessee began cleaning up Monday after the powerful storms. Authorities say there were no reports of any deaths or injuries from Sunday's storms and the number of power outages contin...
    The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed.Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 mph touched down Sunday night in the community of Speedwell in Claiborne County.Communities across East Tennessee began cleaning up Monday after the powerful storms. Authorities say there were no reports of any deaths or injuries from Sunday's storms and the number of power outages contin...
  • Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

    Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:38:25 GMT
    Connie Jo PenlandConnie Jo Penland
    A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ...
    A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ...
  • Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

    Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:27:17 GMT
    Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ...
    Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dozens of baby turtles hatch and head home

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dozens of baby turtles hatch and head home

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:03:29 GMT
    You likely have seen the bumper stickers "sea turtles dig the dark". You can truth in action thanks to the Florida Keys Turtle Cam that captured quite a site Friday night, using infrared lighting and a live-streaming, high-definition "turtle webcam".The feed recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles that bolted from the hole and headed straight to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight.The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and ...
    You likely have seen the bumper stickers "sea turtles dig the dark". You can truth in action thanks to the Florida Keys Turtle Cam that captured quite a site Friday night, using infrared lighting and a live-streaming, high-definition "turtle webcam".The feed recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles that bolted from the hole and headed straight to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight.The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and ...
  • Two NC cities among top 10 for best recovery from recession

    Two NC cities among top 10 for best recovery from recession

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:13:02 GMT
    Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, NC
    Since 2008, 13 municipalities have filed for bankruptcy. With Detroit’s bankruptcy trial approaching, and many other cities still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify 2014's Most Least Recession-Recovered Cities.To evaluate the progress of local cities in propelling their economic growth, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities to identify those that have experienced the most and least im...
    Since 2008, 13 municipalities have filed for bankruptcy. With Detroit’s bankruptcy trial approaching, and many other cities still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify 2014's Most Least Recession-Recovered Cities.To evaluate the progress of local cities in propelling their economic growth, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities to identify those that have experienced the most and least im...
  • Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:44:19 GMT
    Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones."It's a very sound business move by Zillow, they wiped out their closest competitor," said Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos. According to Benchmark estimates Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. Investors...
    Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones."It's a very sound business move by Zillow, they wiped out their closest competitor," said Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos. According to Benchmark estimates Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. Investors...
  • Top 10 hot spots for germs

    Top 10 hot spots for germs

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:18:44 GMT
    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet.
    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet.
  • Memorial service scheduled for NMB fire safety dog

    Memorial service scheduled for NMB fire safety dog

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:17:29 GMT
    Hydro HeidiHydro Heidi
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will hold an August 6 memorial service for their deceased companion and fire safety canine, Hydro Heidi. They will celebrate the life of their friend, who during her lifetime taught fire safety to hundreds of kids, on August 6, 11:00 a.m., at North Myrtle Beach Fire Station 3, located at 801 33rd Avenue South. How Hydro Heidi c...
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will hold an August 6 memorial service for their deceased companion and fire safety canine, Hydro Heidi. They will celebrate the life of their friend, who during her lifetime taught fire safety to hundreds of kids, on August 6, 11:00 a.m., at North Myrtle Beach Fire Station 3, located at 801 33rd Avenue South. How Hydro Heidi c...
  • Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:59:12 GMT
    Shark ShieldShark Shield
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
  • Family of 5 found shot to death

    Family of 5 found shot to death

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:48:23 GMT
    A family of five was found shot to death in their home on Sunday, according to Maine State Police. Authorities are still investigating what caused the incident.Three children ranging from 4 to 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday in their home along with a long-barreled gun believed to have been used in their deaths. A detective said murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated.The children's father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly mainte...
    A family of five was found shot to death in their home on Sunday, according to Maine State Police. Authorities are still investigating what caused the incident.Three children ranging from 4 to 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday in their home along with a long-barreled gun believed to have been used in their deaths. A detective said murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated.The children's father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly mainte...
  • Darlington car break-ins arrest

    Darlington car break-ins arrest

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:14 GMT
    Johnny Walls Johnny Walls
    The Darlington City Police Department arrested Johnny Walls, 47, and charged him Friday with two counts of breaking into motor vehicles and two counts of possession of stolen goods. The subject is accused of breaking into several cars on Law Street. Several items belonging to the victims were found in the subject's possession. The Darlington Police Department is asking residents not to leave valuables visible in their vehicle and to always lock their vehicle doors.
    The Darlington City Police Department arrested Johnny Walls, 47, and charged him Friday with two counts of breaking into motor vehicles and two counts of possession of stolen goods. The subject is accused of breaking into several cars on Law Street. Several items belonging to the victims were found in the subject's possession. The Darlington Police Department is asking residents not to leave valuables visible in their vehicle and to always lock their vehicle doors.
  • CCU’s education college offers ESOL certificat

    CCU’s education college offers ESOL certificat

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:26:03 GMT
    The Spadoni College of Education (SCOE) at Coastal Carolina University is now offering five graduate courses that meet the South Carolina English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) add-on certification requirements.A growing K-12 population in U.S. schools, English Language Learners (ELLs) learning characteristics may vary and require adaptations to traditional curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.Teac...
    The Spadoni College of Education (SCOE) at Coastal Carolina University is now offering five graduate courses that meet the South Carolina English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) add-on certification requirements.A growing K-12 population in U.S. schools, English Language Learners (ELLs) learning characteristics may vary and require adaptations to traditional curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.Teac...
  • Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

    Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:22:55 GMT
    Tracy CoxTracy Cox
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ...
  • Gas prices fall even more in SC

    Gas prices fall even more in SC

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:00:03 GMT
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one yea...
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one yea...
  • Surfing zones expanded in North Myrtle Beach

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:43:43 GMT
    Surf zones in North Myrtle Beach were expanded at a City Council meeting on July 21st. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said the zone beginning at 5th avenue North now ends at 18th avenue north. A second zone starting 300 feet north of the Cherry Grove Pier will now extend to Hog Inlet.Near the Cherry Grove Pier, Wyatt Todd teaches people of all ages how to surf. It’s a business he started with hi...
    Surf zones in North Myrtle Beach were expanded at a City Council meeting on July 21st. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said the zone beginning at 5th avenue North now ends at 18th avenue north. A second zone starting 300 feet north of the Cherry Grove Pier will now extend to Hog Inlet.Near the Cherry Grove Pier, Wyatt Todd teaches people of all ages how to surf. It’s a business he started with hi...
  • Myrtle Beach Police look for gunman after early morning shooting

    Myrtle Beach Police look for gunman after early morning shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:42:17 GMT
    Monday morning around 2:30 Myrtle Beach Police got a call for possible shots fired along the 500 block of South Kings Highway. When they arrived they found one victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say there was a fight between the victim and suspect and the suspect went to his car and grabbed a gun. He fired, hitting the victim in the leg and another caused a flat tire.The police report goes on to say the gunman fired more shots as he was driving away in a black 2-door coupe.Witness...
    Monday morning around 2:30 Myrtle Beach Police got a call for possible shots fired along the 500 block of South Kings Highway. When they arrived they found one victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say there was a fight between the victim and suspect and the suspect went to his car and grabbed a gun. He fired, hitting the victim in the leg and another caused a flat tire.The police report goes on to say the gunman fired more shots as he was driving away in a black 2-door coupe.Witness...
  • Vigil to remember 7-year-old shot to death in NC home

    Vigil to remember 7-year-old shot to death in NC home

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:02:03 GMT
    Community gathers for vigil to remember 7-year-old Kamari JonesCommunity gathers for vigil to remember 7-year-old Kamari Jones
    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home.Wilson Police say the shooting happened on Wednesday shortly before 10 p.m. in a home on Parkview Street near Starmount Circle.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. Police believe the shot was fired from outside the home.Jones was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he di...
    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home.Wilson Police say the shooting happened on Wednesday shortly before 10 p.m. in a home on Parkview Street near Starmount Circle.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. Police believe the shot was fired from outside the home.Jones was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he di...
  • Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:50:14 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the value of the transaction at $74.50 per share.The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close by early next year.Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc., based in Charlotte, North C...
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the value of the transaction at $74.50 per share.The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close by early next year.Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc., based in Charlotte, North C...
  • Two women wanted for credit card fraud; according to Myrtle Beach Police

    Two women wanted for credit card fraud; according to Myrtle Beach Police

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:45:33 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two women in reference to multiple credit card fraud incidents within the City of Myrtle Beach, on and around July 28. If you have any information on the identity of this person please contact Detective Adams with the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1904 and reference incident numbers 14-015268.CLICK HEREfor information to protect yourself against credit card fraud.
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two women in reference to multiple credit card fraud incidents within the City of Myrtle Beach, on and around July 28. If you have any information on the identity of this person please contact Detective Adams with the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1904 and reference incident numbers 14-015268.CLICK HEREfor information to protect yourself against credit card fraud.
  • Myrtle Beach Police looking for larceny suspect

    Myrtle Beach Police looking for larceny suspect

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:40:20 GMT
    William Joseph Connell Jr, William Joseph Connell Jr,
    The Myrtle Beach Police Departmentis looking for William Joseph Connell Jr., 48, wanted for He is 6'1", 270 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and currently has a mustache and goatee. He frequents the Boulevard area. The subject is wanted for two counts of larceny enhancement from the Gay Dolphin. He is known to wear a blue shirt (matching the Gay Dolphin's uniform), dark shorts and sneakers.You can contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1382 if you have any information c...
    The Myrtle Beach Police Departmentis looking for William Joseph Connell Jr., 48, wanted for He is 6'1", 270 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and currently has a mustache and goatee. He frequents the Boulevard area. The subject is wanted for two counts of larceny enhancement from the Gay Dolphin. He is known to wear a blue shirt (matching the Gay Dolphin's uniform), dark shorts and sneakers.You can contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1382 if you have any information c...
  • Hundreds of dollars worth of quarters taken from car wash in the upstate

    Hundreds of dollars worth of quarters taken from car wash in the upstate

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:25 GMT
    Spartanburg Police are looking for 3 male suspects after police say they robbed a car wash Friday evening. Saturday police responded to a robbery call at Rick's Super Wash on John B. White Sr. Blvd. The owner told police that when he came in that morning he noticed that one of his coin machines was damaged and the money missing. According to reports, the owner showed the officer the surveillance footage and in that footage three white males were seen breaking into the coin machine using wires...
    Spartanburg Police are looking for 3 male suspects after police say they robbed a car wash Friday evening. Saturday police responded to a robbery call at Rick's Super Wash on John B. White Sr. Blvd. The owner told police that when he came in that morning he noticed that one of his coin machines was damaged and the money missing. According to reports, the owner showed the officer the surveillance footage and in that footage three white males were seen breaking into the coin machine using wires...
  • The United Nations World food program feeds hundreds of thousands in Gaza Shelters

    The United Nations World food program feeds hundreds of thousands in Gaza Shelters

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:57:48 GMT
    (GAZA CITY) CNN- As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinians are finding food hard to come by. One humanitarian organization's efforts to feed the battle weary in Gaza.The conflict between Hamas and Israel is entering its third week of fighting and officials say the battle weary citizens must eat.In central Gaza, officials are dispersing flour by air as volunteers begin the process of getting it to those in need.The food is the lifeline for over 160,000 Gazans at un-run shel...
    (GAZA CITY) CNN- As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinians are finding food hard to come by. One humanitarian organization's efforts to feed the battle weary in Gaza.The conflict between Hamas and Israel is entering its third week of fighting and officials say the battle weary citizens must eat.In central Gaza, officials are dispersing flour by air as volunteers begin the process of getting it to those in need.The food is the lifeline for over 160,000 Gazans at un-run shel...
  • SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

    SCHP: No charges filed in deadly motorcycle accident

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:45:14 GMT
    No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the...
    No charges will be filed in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Horry County Sunday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-17 and Lake Arrowhead Road. Troopers say aChevrolet Impala was attempting to turn left onto Lake Arrowhead Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop for a red light on US-17 North. [The driver] laid their motorcycle down in the road, causing the biker to cross the path of the...
  • Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo

    Vendors cash in thanks to annual Pee Dee outdoor and hunting expo

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:15:35 GMT
    You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike...
    You didn't have to travel far to hear and to see what vendors at the 21st annual Pee Dee Deer Classic had to offer up."Birmingham is one of the biggest shows in the country, for example, last weekend. Folks that were there and that are here say there sales were pathetic. I had people that were here Friday had better sales on Friday than they did the entire weekend in Birmingham, Alabama,” said the show’s promoter Mike...
  • FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:39:37 GMT
    Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
    A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...
    A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...
  • SC woman kills live-in boyfriend, police say

    SC woman kills live-in boyfriend, police say

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:01:59 GMT
    SUMER, S.C. (WBTW) - The Summer County Sheriff's Office arrested a 20-year-old woman who deputies say killed her live-in boyfriend.Helen Louise Wells, 20, of Sumter, is charged with murder. Deputies say they responded to a call on Peach Orchard Road in reference to someone being stabbed on Saturday morning. They say, when they arrived, they found Mallory Jerell Richardson, 21, dead in the living room.Deputies say Richardson's live-in girlfriend, Wells, admitted to deputies she killed her boyf...
    SUMER, S.C. (WBTW) - The Summer County Sheriff's Office arrested a 20-year-old woman who deputies say killed her live-in boyfriend.Helen Louise Wells, 20, of Sumter, is charged with murder. Deputies say they responded to a call on Peach Orchard Road in reference to someone being stabbed on Saturday morning. They say, when they arrived, they found Mallory Jerell Richardson, 21, dead in the living room.Deputies say Richardson's live-in girlfriend, Wells, admitted to deputies she killed her boyf...
  • Closures at Backgate intersection in Horry County Sunday night

    Closures at Backgate intersection in Horry County Sunday night

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:16:41 GMT
    Conway, South Carolina (Press Release) – Contractors will perform asphalt buildup, which will cover the entire intersection at US 17 Bypass/SC707, requiring the temporary closure of the intersection on Sunday, July 27, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. This date is the new makeup date from overnight work that was canceled last night due to inclement weather.During this time period, motorists will be able ...
    Conway, South Carolina (Press Release) – Contractors will perform asphalt buildup, which will cover the entire intersection at US 17 Bypass/SC707, requiring the temporary closure of the intersection on Sunday, July 27, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. This date is the new makeup date from overnight work that was canceled last night due to inclement weather.During this time period, motorists will be able ...
  • Loris man drowns in area pond Saturday night

    Loris man drowns in area pond Saturday night

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:07:27 GMT
    LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) - A Loris man died when he drowned in a pond Saturday evening. The Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene in the Loris/Red Bluff area around 7:30 Saturday night. There is not an exact address on the pond, and Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said he doesn't believe the pond has a name.Hendrick identified the victim as Lester Gause, 68, of Loris.
    LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) - A Loris man died when he drowned in a pond Saturday evening. The Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene in the Loris/Red Bluff area around 7:30 Saturday night. There is not an exact address on the pond, and Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said he doesn't believe the pond has a name.Hendrick identified the victim as Lester Gause, 68, of Loris.
  • Lumberton shelter plans to relocate from its "outlived" facility to a brand new building

    Lumberton shelter plans to relocate from its "outlived" facility to a brand new building

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:51:37 GMT
    For those who enter the line at the Lumberton Christian Care Center and pull up a chair, they're guaranteed at least two things: hot meal and then a warm welcome."My first job when I was in school was washing dishes here and that was in 1959. I was in the 8th grade at that time,” mentioned Leroy Dixon, shelter manager.Once a hotel, for nearly 30 years the 100-year-old building has seen a lot of foot traffic, as many d...
    For those who enter the line at the Lumberton Christian Care Center and pull up a chair, they're guaranteed at least two things: hot meal and then a warm welcome."My first job when I was in school was washing dishes here and that was in 1959. I was in the 8th grade at that time,” mentioned Leroy Dixon, shelter manager.Once a hotel, for nearly 30 years the 100-year-old building has seen a lot of foot traffic, as many d...
  • Grateful Dog festival returns to Florence for a third year

    Grateful Dog festival returns to Florence for a third year

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:25:33 GMT
    Folks in Florence gathered at Southern Hops in Florence to have a "dog-gone good time" at an area festival benefiting a handful of Pee Dee animal shelter on Saturday.This was the third year for the Grateful Dog Festival.People not only came to event with their families, but with their dogs too.A majority of the festivities were outside, with live music, plenty of beer and a variety of vendors.Randomly enough its first...
    Folks in Florence gathered at Southern Hops in Florence to have a "dog-gone good time" at an area festival benefiting a handful of Pee Dee animal shelter on Saturday.This was the third year for the Grateful Dog Festival.People not only came to event with their families, but with their dogs too.A majority of the festivities were outside, with live music, plenty of beer and a variety of vendors.Randomly enough its first...
  • Catfish tournament held to benefit family of drowned boater

    Catfish tournament held to benefit family of drowned boater

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:06:22 GMT
    A catfish tournament was held all day Saturday to benefit the family of a man who drowned earlier this month.Investigators say 49-year-old Stephen Murray was returning from a fishing trip with his son in law, when their boat hit a rock in the Great Pee Dee River, where Murray drowned.The 12-hour tournament had more than a dozen boaters participated along the Pee Dee River in Darlington County.Murray’s family says it w...
    A catfish tournament was held all day Saturday to benefit the family of a man who drowned earlier this month.Investigators say 49-year-old Stephen Murray was returning from a fishing trip with his son in law, when their boat hit a rock in the Great Pee Dee River, where Murray drowned.The 12-hour tournament had more than a dozen boaters participated along the Pee Dee River in Darlington County.Murray’s family says it w...
  • Father & Son Team Classic wraps up on the Grand Strand

    Father & Son Team Classic wraps up on the Grand Strand

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:08:46 GMT
    The 17th annual "Father and Son Team Classic" teed off for its final day on Saturday. The three-day tournament started on Thursday with 700 players from 44 states.The classic has since turned into one of the world's largest family tournaments. Eight Grand Strand courses hosted players throughout the event.This is the first year Springmaid Beach Resort has played a part in the Father and Son Team Classic. Marketing man...
    The 17th annual "Father and Son Team Classic" teed off for its final day on Saturday. The three-day tournament started on Thursday with 700 players from 44 states.The classic has since turned into one of the world's largest family tournaments. Eight Grand Strand courses hosted players throughout the event.This is the first year Springmaid Beach Resort has played a part in the Father and Son Team Classic. Marketing man...
  • Myrtle Beach church serves Grand Strand organizations this weekend

    Myrtle Beach church serves Grand Strand organizations this weekend

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:45:09 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -A Myrtle Beach church spent Saturday serving the Grand Strand for the second time in 2014.Members of Wellspring Church prepared classrooms at Myrtle Beach Primary School,stuffed backpacksfor Fostering Hope, and fixed up the lobby at the New Directions shelter Lifeline.Volunteers started workingFriday and will finish the projectsSunday.Wellspring's lead pastor says the church's mission is to remind the Grand Strand it's loved."We basically just want to do anything we...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -A Myrtle Beach church spent Saturday serving the Grand Strand for the second time in 2014.Members of Wellspring Church prepared classrooms at Myrtle Beach Primary School,stuffed backpacksfor Fostering Hope, and fixed up the lobby at the New Directions shelter Lifeline.Volunteers started workingFriday and will finish the projectsSunday.Wellspring's lead pastor says the church's mission is to remind the Grand Strand it's loved."We basically just want to do anything we...
  • Tumors removed from sea turtle

    Tumors removed from sea turtle

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:21:48 GMT
    Before photo of Mack on May 28 Photo courtesy The Turtle HospitalBefore photo of Mack on May 28 Photo courtesy The Turtle Hospital
    Mack, a juvenile green sea turtle, is tumor free and appears to be smiling.Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.Mack swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital on May 28th entangled in fishing line and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.The fishing line was successfully removed and more good news for Mack came when an endoscopy revealed his insides were tumor free.The Turt...
    Mack, a juvenile green sea turtle, is tumor free and appears to be smiling.Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.Mack swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital on May 28th entangled in fishing line and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.The fishing line was successfully removed and more good news for Mack came when an endoscopy revealed his insides were tumor free.The Turt...
  • Investigators and friends still search for clues in nearly 14-year-old Florence County double homicide

    Investigators and friends still search for clues in nearly 14-year-old Florence County double homicide

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:59:48 GMT
    Evans and CoatesEvans and Coates
    One cold case in the Pee Dee continues to haunt the victims' family members and investigators, nearly 14 years after it took place.It involves the brutal double homicide of Wanda Evans and her common-law husband, Paul Coates.Despite following up on multiple leads since the murders took place in August, 2000, there are still no arrests in the case.That's left the victims' friends and family, and a crew of investigators, with few answers and a lot of remaining questions. When the case took plac...
    One cold case in the Pee Dee continues to haunt the victims' family members and investigators, nearly 14 years after it took place.It involves the brutal double homicide of Wanda Evans and her common-law husband, Paul Coates.Despite following up on multiple leads since the murders took place in August, 2000, there are still no arrests in the case.That's left the victims' friends and family, and a crew of investigators, with few answers and a lot of remaining questions. When the case took plac...
  • Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward

    Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:40:25 GMT
    The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho...
    The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho...
  • Robeson County housing director suspended

    Robeson County housing director suspended

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:36 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the executive director of the RCHA, Ronald Oxendine, must pay back any money spent if he can't provide documentation for how the money was used. That could be up to a million dollars.  
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the executive director of the RCHA, Ronald Oxendine, must pay back any money spent if he can't provide documentation for how the money was used. That could be up to a million dollars.     
  • Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

    Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:46:22 GMT
    Photos from Wolfpack Passout TwitterPhotos from Wolfpack Passout Twitter
    Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
    Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
  • 3 young siblings die after SUV in carjacking hits them; manhunt on for suspects

    3 young siblings die after SUV in carjacking hits them; manhunt on for suspects

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:10:14 GMT
    The SUV crashed in some woods close to where it hit the 3 children... CBS Newspath photoThe SUV crashed in some woods close to where it hit the 3 children... CBS Newspath photo
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
  • 350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

    350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:55:07 GMT
    By Robert Kittle350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide.Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state t...
    By Robert Kittle350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide.Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state t...
  • SC man dies in SUV-tractor trailer crash; traffic backs up 15 miles

    SC man dies in SUV-tractor trailer crash; traffic backs up 15 miles

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:39:06 GMT
    The tractor trailer upside down after the crash.. Photo Courtesy Chris HowardThe tractor trailer upside down after the crash.. Photo Courtesy Chris Howard
    A fatal accident Friday in Orangeburg County backed up traffic for nearly 8 hours as crews tried to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a crash between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday
    A fatal accident Friday in Orangeburg County backed up traffic for nearly 8 hours as crews tried to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a crash between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday
  • Breaking down back to school spending

    Breaking down back to school spending

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:29:01 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
  • 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic in Florence

    21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic in Florence

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:39:01 GMT
    Make plans now to join us for the 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show, Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the Florence Civic Center. NEW EXPO HOURS: Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, Much More! This year's special guest for all three days w...
    Make plans now to join us for the 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic and bring the entire family to South Carolina's Largest Outdoor Show, Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the Florence Civic Center. NEW EXPO HOURS: Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Come explore the 65,000 Sq Ft. filled with Deer Hunting Products, Camo, Tree Stands, Archery, Guns, Truck Accessories, Outfitters, Knives, Taxidermy, Much More! This year's special guest for all three days w...
  • Golf carts found violating traffic laws on North Strand

    Golf carts found violating traffic laws on North Strand

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:33:34 GMT
    It’s against the law in North Myrtle Beach to drive a golf cart on a primary road, but first responders with the city say they’re seeing people do it anyway.According to regulations, it is against the law to drive a golf cart on a primary road. In the City of North Myrtle Beach, that includes parts of Ocean Boulevard, Sea Mountain Highway and US-17.Eric Lewis, who works for Boulineau’s Beach Buggies, says the non-stop flow of people wanting to rent golf carts hasn't’t slowed on the North Stra...
    It’s against the law in North Myrtle Beach to drive a golf cart on a primary road, but first responders with the city say they’re seeing people do it anyway.According to regulations, it is against the law to drive a golf cart on a primary road. In the City of North Myrtle Beach, that includes parts of Ocean Boulevard, Sea Mountain Highway and US-17.Eric Lewis, who works for Boulineau’s Beach Buggies, says the non-stop flow of people wanting to rent golf carts hasn't’t slowed on the North Stra...
  • Toddler in diapers crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons, police say

    Toddler in diapers crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons, police say

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:17:58 GMT
    Myrtle Creek Police Dept. photoMyrtle Creek Police Dept. photo
    The caretaker of an adventurous 3-year-old boy is in a heap of trouble after police say the toddler crashed a Jeep into a house and then ran home to watch cartoons.It happened in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, according to a KPTV report.
    The caretaker of an adventurous 3-year-old boy is in a heap of trouble after police say the toddler crashed a Jeep into a house and then ran home to watch cartoons.It happened in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, according to a KPTV report.
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources starts GPS tracking system for bears in Horry County

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources starts GPS tracking system for bears in Horry County

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:17:43 GMT
    Bears in Horry County neighborhoods are becoming more common because of increasingdevelopment through out the city. Officials from SCDNR said building newresidential areas pushes bears out of their natural habitat and forces them to look for food and shelter elsewhere.Charles Brown does construction in Barefoot Resort. He said he's seen bears on several occasions."I've seen them cross the road like a deer," he said.In an attempt to reduce the amount of encounters between bears and people, SCD...
    Bears in Horry County neighborhoods are becoming more common because of increasingdevelopment through out the city. Officials from SCDNR said building newresidential areas pushes bears out of their natural habitat and forces them to look for food and shelter elsewhere.Charles Brown does construction in Barefoot Resort. He said he's seen bears on several occasions."I've seen them cross the road like a deer," he said.In an attempt to reduce the amount of encounters between bears and people, SCD...
  • Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

    Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:03:53 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
  • NC town shocked after 7-year-old boy shot in his home

    NC town shocked after 7-year-old boy shot in his home

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:56:36 GMT
    Kamari in a Facebook photo... and the scene of the shooting in an WNCN photoKamari in a Facebook photo... and the scene of the shooting in an WNCN photo
    Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night.Wilson police received a shooting around 9:50 p.m. at a home.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones
    Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night.Wilson police received a shooting around 9:50 p.m. at a home.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones
  • Mom recalls wild scene as armed robber hits twice, leads police on chase

    Mom recalls wild scene as armed robber hits twice, leads police on chase

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:55:08 GMT
    Felica Dixon talks about what she saw.. and the suspect's crashed car...  (WJTV photos)Felica Dixon talks about what she saw.. and the suspect's crashed car... (WJTV photos)
    Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General
    Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General
  • Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

    Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:20:47 GMT
    A lightning strike near East Coast Volkswagen on US 17 south of Surfside BeachA lightning strike near East Coast Volkswagen on US 17 south of Surfside Beach
    Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach,
    Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach,
  • 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

    'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:28:37 GMT
    Andrea Miller shot and killedAndrea Miller shot and killed
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
  • 10 Top U.S. ice cream parlors according to TripAdvisor

    10 Top U.S. ice cream parlors according to TripAdvisor

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:51:20 GMT
    TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 10 top ice cream parlors in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from the TripAdvisor community of millions of travelers.10 Top U.S. Ice Cream Parlors1. Island Creamery Chincoteague Island, Virginia (868 reviews, 5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)Since 1975, this island "sweetery" has been serving decadent varieties of homemade i...
    TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 10 top ice cream parlors in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from the TripAdvisor community of millions of travelers.10 Top U.S. Ice Cream Parlors1. Island Creamery Chincoteague Island, Virginia (868 reviews, 5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)Since 1975, this island "sweetery" has been serving decadent varieties of homemade i...
  • Insurance agency gives back to Horry County community

    Insurance agency gives back to Horry County community

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:32:58 GMT
    Judy Blank, Gail Hardee, Kathy Berry, Katey Mishoe, and Missy Pfahler Judy Blank, Gail Hardee, Kathy Berry, Katey Mishoe, and Missy Pfahler
    Alleight HUB Southeast officesparticipated in "HUB Gives" day, where all employeeswere out ofthe office, working at local charities for the day. It took place Friday, July 25 at various locations throughout he Horry County community. About 20 workers in all volunteered at The American Red Cross, North Myrtle Beach Humane Society, Community Kitchen, and a women's/children's shelter. They did everything from landscaping and cleaning to some odd jobs that simply needed to get done.
    Alleight HUB Southeast officesparticipated in "HUB Gives" day, where all employeeswere out ofthe office, working at local charities for the day. It took place Friday, July 25 at various locations throughout he Horry County community. About 20 workers in all volunteered at The American Red Cross, North Myrtle Beach Humane Society, Community Kitchen, and a women's/children's shelter. They did everything from landscaping and cleaning to some odd jobs that simply needed to get done.
  • North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

    North Myrtle Beach venue features local and national bands

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:32:40 GMT
    The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation.
    The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach throws a mid-summer party Saturday, July 26.The "LuWOW" features Graceland Ninjaz, a band out of Texas that just signed a recording contract with Live Nation.
  • Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

    Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:18:24 GMT
    An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
    An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
  • Intense alligator battle caught on camera

    Intense alligator battle caught on camera

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:21:05 GMT
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
  • Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

    Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:17:46 GMT
    For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo...
    For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store PGA professionals due to decline in golf merchandise sales

    Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store PGA professionals due to decline in golf merchandise sales

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:47 GMT
    Dick's Sporting Goods is the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products and in the past has employed PGA professionals to help sell the equipment. Recently though citing declining sales, more than 500 full-time PGA professionals were fired at stores across the country.Dick's employees the experts to offer a leg up on the competition and make it more personal than an online purchase,Not only are sales declining but they've drastically reduced process just to get ...
    Dick's Sporting Goods is the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products and in the past has employed PGA professionals to help sell the equipment. Recently though citing declining sales, more than 500 full-time PGA professionals were fired at stores across the country.Dick's employees the experts to offer a leg up on the competition and make it more personal than an online purchase,Not only are sales declining but they've drastically reduced process just to get ...
  • Push for athletes to finish degrees at UNC

    Push for athletes to finish degrees at UNC

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:54:38 GMT
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday the university's plan to formalize a program that will help athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. Folt announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that "Complete Carolina" will be funded by the university's athletic department. Former athletes can begin applying for the program on Sept. 1, and they must have left the university in good academic standing...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday the university's plan to formalize a program that will help athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. Folt announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that "Complete Carolina" will be funded by the university's athletic department. Former athletes can begin applying for the program on Sept. 1, and they must have left the university in good academic standing...
  • Special sisterly bond raises epilepsy awareness nationwide

    Special sisterly bond raises epilepsy awareness nationwide

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:38:39 GMT
    'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" campaign kicks off Friday.Thanks to the Clearwater twins, people everywhere are raising money to support research leading to a cure for epilepsy.The two sisters were born perfectly normal, but Livy was quickly diagnosed with a brain malformation that resulted in epilepsy and profound disabilities.The need for antie...
    'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" campaign kicks off Friday.Thanks to the Clearwater twins, people everywhere are raising money to support research leading to a cure for epilepsy.The two sisters were born perfectly normal, but Livy was quickly diagnosed with a brain malformation that resulted in epilepsy and profound disabilities.The need for antie...
  • Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers

    Children in Myrtle Beach write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:55:20 GMT
    The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary...
    The conflict in the Middle East may seem far away, but that doesn't stop one summer camp in Myrtle Beach from caring. Chabad of Myrtle Beach hosts the annual summer camp called Gan Israel. It features Jewish-based activities for kids ages 5-11. Due the continuing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the camp has decided to write letters of encouragement to Israeli soldiers.The camp's Director Chanie Neparstek said many of the campers have family or friends in Israel, so it can be scary...
  • NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

    NMB moves forward with $6.5 million utility, road widening project

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:39:57 GMT
    The City of North Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.
    The City of North Myrtle Beach is moving forward with a $6.5 million infrastructure project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2015.The improvements will primarily effect a stretch of South Ocean Boulevard in Crescent Beach, according to City of North Myrtle Beach Spokesman Pat Dowling.
  • Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds

    Broadway Grand Prix set safety procedures in place to keep kids safe in summer crowds

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:26:23 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - As the summer tourism season picks up along the Grand Strand, so do the crowds. For many families visiting the area that makes it more challenging to keep up with their kids at popular local attractions.Statistics show that thousands of kids disappear or get separated from their parents each year.That's true for the Bame family who is visiting from North Carolina this week. They know the feeling of a child wandering off all too well, especially while on the crowde...
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