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  • Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

    Florence nurse's heroic efforts helps save woman's life

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:47:14 GMT
    For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
    For Misty Lovell, patient interaction is a part of the job. She's a registered nurse at Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence. Recently, she faced a new challenge outside of work, and first in her nursing career.
  • Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Darlington County Library System

    Civil War 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Darlington County Library System

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

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

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

    Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:18:54 GMT
    (r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.(r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
  • 8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

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

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

    Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

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

    Two former Marion police officers charged with using unreasonable force

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

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

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

    Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

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

    SCHP investigates crash involving school bus near Hartsville

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:55:17 GMT
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus Monday afternoon. According to the SCHP website, the crash happened around 4:08 p.m. on 4th Street near Shell Pines Street. Darlington County Schools spokesperson Audrey Childers said several high school and middle school students were on board when two vehicles collided and one struck the stopped school bus. Childers said all the children were being checked out medicall...
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus Monday afternoon. According to the SCHP website, the crash happened around 4:08 p.m. on 4th Street near Shell Pines Street. Darlington County Schools spokesperson Audrey Childers said several high school and middle school students were on board when two vehicles collided and one struck the stopped school bus. Childers said all the children were being checked out medicall...
  • Lamar Police Chief must pay ethics campaign fine

    Lamar Police Chief must pay ethics campaign fine

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

    NC baby reportedly shaken; now blind and on ventilator

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

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

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

    Pastor offers perspective on Easter holiday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:08:06 GMT
    Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
    Candy, stuffed animals and Easter egg hunts. All things that many of us anticipate with the arrival of Easter. The Easter holiday is not only a religious fixture but for retailers as well. But what
  • Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

    Byerly Park Beach Music Festival returns to Hartsville

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:16:12 GMT
    This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly
    This May, residents of the Hartsville region and beyond are invited to pull out their dancing shoes and return to the swinging beach music of yesteryear as the Beach Music Festival returns to the Byerly
  • Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:31 GMT
    Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands.
    Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands.
  • Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

    Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:07:47 GMT
    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two
    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two
  • Annual Pee Dee Spring Plant & Flower Festival starts April 24

    Annual Pee Dee Spring Plant & Flower Festival starts April 24

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:51:44 GMT
    Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 24-27. Seventy vendors are taking part in the area's largest lawn
    Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 24-27.
  • Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

    Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

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

    FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:03:10 GMT
    (News Release) Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17. Karen K. Gittings
    Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17.
  • Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation

    Latta High senior chooses Army over college after graduation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:51:04 GMT
    This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family
    This is the time of year that seniors start to finalize plans for life after high school. Many will go to college. But for Jessica Evans, she will take a different route. The army. "It's a family
  • Helicopter searching for clues in the murder of Aynor mother

    Helicopter searching for clues in the murder of Aynor mother

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:40:05 GMT
    Sheriff Wayne Byrd twitter picSheriff Wayne Byrd twitter pic
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms SLED and Horry County Police are conducting an aerial search Thursday of the Great Pee Dee River for clues in the murder of Angie Pipkin. The SLED helicopter
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms SLED and Horry County Police are conducting an aerial search Thursday of the Great Pee Dee River for clues in the murder of Angie Pipkin. The SLED helicopter
  • Injuries reported when RV overturns on US 501

    Injuries reported when RV overturns on US 501

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:35:19 GMT
    At least one person was hurt when a recreational vehicle flipped over on US 501 in Marion County on Wednesday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in the southbound lanes of 501 near Southern
    At least one person was hurt when a recreational vehicle flipped over on US 501 in Marion County on Wednesday afternoon.The incident happened around 4:30 pm in the southbound lanes of 501 near Southern
  • Florence farmers' market reopens

    Florence farmers' market reopens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:08:18 GMT
    The farmers' market in Florence reopened Wednesday. It's located at 160 West Evans street in Florence The market features local farmers and artisans. They sell everything from fresh produce, meats,
    The farmers' market in Florence reopened Wednesday. It's located at 160 West Evans street in Florence The market features local farmers and artisans. They sell everything from fresh produce, meats,
  • Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

    Aerial Options expanding in Marion County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:26 GMT
    Aerial Options, based in Mullins, S. C., announced an expansion this week which will include additional employees and a significant capital investment. The company currently employees 13 workers and
    Aerial Options, based in Mullins, S. C., announced an expansion this week which will include additional employees and a significant capital investment. The company currently employees 13 workers and
  • FCSO partners with agencies for Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness

    FCSO partners with agencies for Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:20:32 GMT
    Florence County Sheriff's Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospitals will sponsor a series of training seminars
    Florence County Sheriff's Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospitals will sponsor a series of training seminars
  • Florence Police find body of missing doctor

    Florence Police find body of missing doctor

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

    Marion Boys and Girls Club to close

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:15:18 GMT
    The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club decided Monday night to close its Marion location. It was housed in a building owned by the city, which had a lease with the club. But a change to the lease prompted the
    The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club decided Monday night to close its Marion location. It was housed in a building owned by the city, which had a lease with the club. But a change to the lease prompted the
  • Latta Police Chief is fired, sources say

    Latta Police Chief is fired, sources say

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:35:01 GMT
    The Police Chief of the town of Latta has been fired, according to a town leader.Police Chief Crystal Moore was let go, councilman Jared Taylor told WBTW-TV on Tuesday afternoon.Moore became the department's
    The Police Chief of the town of Latta has been fired, according to a town leader.Police Chief Crystal Moore was let go, councilman Jared Taylor told WBTW-TV on Tuesday afternoon.Moore became the department's
  • FMU presents student academic awards

    FMU presents student academic awards

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:20:28 GMT
    (News Release)  Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Individual awards
    Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus.
  • Overturned truck blocks Hwy 378 near Lake City

    Overturned truck blocks Hwy 378 near Lake City

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

    Tax day deals and discounts

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:16:54 GMT
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
  • FMU’s Setzler and graduate student case study to be published

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

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

    Keep Darlington County Beautiful to host Great American Cleanup

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

    SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:40:58 GMT
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
  • Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

    Gas prices rise as Spring Break season begins

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:22:04 GMT
    (News Release)  Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets
    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina.
  • Central UMC hosts annual Easter egg hunt in Lucas Park

    Central UMC hosts annual Easter egg hunt in Lucas Park

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

    Illinois man continues his passion for racing at Darlington

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:55:20 GMT
    Imagine suiting up. Pushing the pedal to the metal of one of the self described "toughest" tracks in NASCAR. For fans still in town for this weekend's race, they got the opportunity to do so. Thanks
    Imagine suiting up. Pushing the pedal to the metal of one of the self described "toughest" tracks in NASCAR. For fans still in town for this weekend's race, they got the opportunity to do so. Thanks
  • Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans

    Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans

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

    Blood donor gets chance to become pit crew member

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

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

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-13 11:30:02 GMT
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of Billy Ray Locklear, 33, of Ottimus Road Pembroke. On Thursday, April 10 at 8:19 p.m. deputies responded to 5240 Union Chapel Road Lumberton
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of Billy Ray Locklear, 33, of Ottimus Road Pembroke. On Thursday, April 10 at 8:19 p.m. deputies responded to 5240 Union Chapel Road Lumberton
  • Darlington Mayor explains impact race weekend has on city

    Darlington Mayor explains impact race weekend has on city

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-04-12 13:53:09 GMT
    Darlington Mayor Tony Watkins stopped by the Darlington Raceway track to give his thoughts on the impact the track has on the city, along with the atmosphere it provides. He also addressed the impact
    Darlington Mayor Tony Watkins stopped by the Darlington Raceway track to give his thoughts on the impact the track has on the city, along with the atmosphere it provides. He also addressed the impact
  • Kettle corn vendor expects business to "pop" during race weekend

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

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:16:20 GMT
    Just feet away from where drivers will rev up their engines, vendors also look to cash in on the big weekend. T-shirts, license plates, headphones. All on sale. As folks navigate their way to the
    Just feet away from where drivers will rev up their engines, vendors also look to cash in on the big weekend. T-shirts, license plates, headphones. All on sale. As folks navigate their way to the
  • NASCAR fans celebrate the infield life ahead of the big weekend races

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

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:36:19 GMT
    A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more
    A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more
  • Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

    Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:48:17 GMT
    A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These
  • Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

    Amazon offers employees 5k to quit

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:13:43 GMT
    If your boss offered you $5,000 to quit, would you take the money and run? That's exactly what Amazon is doing. The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there.
    If your boss offered you $5,000 to quit, would you take the money and run? That's exactly what Amazon is doing. The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there.
  • Darlington Raceway, NASCAR drivers and school children partner for "Race to Green"

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

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:41:46 GMT
    Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with
    Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with
  • Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history

    Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-11 11:02:57 GMT
    The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt
    The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt
  • Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

    Latta Council could strip power from Mayor after questionable hire

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:39:59 GMT
    At a Latta Town Council meeting Thursday night, some Latta residents expressed frustration with Mayor Earl Bullard.  Bullard hired Vontray Sellers, in February as Latta's new parks and recreation director
    At a Latta Town Council meeting Thursday night, some Latta residents expressed frustration with Mayor Earl Bullard.  Bullard hired Vontray Sellers, in February as Latta's new parks and recreation director
  • Despite efforts of good Samaritans, driver dies after fiery crash on I-95 in Florence County

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

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:40:04 GMT
    The driver of a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on I-95 near mile marker 156 went off the side of the road into the emergency lane. In that lane there was a parked tractor trailer. The Explorer hit
    The driver of a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on I-95 near mile marker 156 went off the side of the road into the emergency lane. In that lane there was a parked tractor trailer. The Explorer hit
  • Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:35:25 GMT
    Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland
    Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland
  • Smithfield and W. Lee Flowers to donate 40K pounds of protein to Harvest Hope

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

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:14:50 GMT
    In celebration of the upcoming Darlington race weekend Smithfield, a sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Sprint Cup race team, is partnering with retailer W. Lee Flowers and Company to donate
    In celebration of the upcoming Darlington race weekend Smithfield, a sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Sprint Cup race team, is partnering with retailer W. Lee Flowers and Company to donate
  • FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

    FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

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

    Lake City man charged with trafficking crack cocaine

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:30:10 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Lake City man was arrested and charged this week for trafficking drugs. According to a Florence County Sheriff's press release, Hasean Blue, 38, was arrested on April 8 and charged
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A Lake City man was arrested and charged this week for trafficking drugs. According to a Florence County Sheriff's press release, Hasean Blue, 38, was arrested on April 8 and charged
  • Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers

    Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:30:30 GMT
    Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for
  • FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

    FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

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

    HillSouth awarded 2 Cisco state contracts

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:24:53 GMT
    (News Release)  Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12
    Florence-based HillSouth, a leading provider of IT services in the state, has been awarded two Cisco state contracts, enabling them to streamline sales to municipal, county, state, K-12 and public higher-education entities.
  • Myrtle Beach man arrested for $250K worth of heroin, according to deputies

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

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:00:06 GMT
    Darlington County Detention CenterDarlington County Detention Center
    On April 9, Darlington County Sheriff's office arrested one person on charges of trafficking heroin. Just before midnight during a traffic stop on I-20 near exit 131 in Darlington County, deputies pulled
    On April 9, Darlington County Sheriff's office arrested one person on charges of trafficking heroin. Just before midnight during a traffic stop on I-20 near exit 131 in Darlington County, deputies pulled
  • Public invited to vote on art competition in Lake City

    Public invited to vote on art competition in Lake City

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:08:37 GMT
    More than 20,000 people flocked to Lake City, South Carolina for the inaugural ArtFields®, a celebration of all things creative featuring the largest Art Competition in the Southeast. Organizers are preparing
    More than 20,000 people flocked to Lake City, South Carolina for the inaugural ArtFields®, a celebration of all things creative featuring the largest Art Competition in the Southeast. Organizers are preparing
  • Big rigs in place for car hauler parade

    Big rigs in place for car hauler parade

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:54:02 GMT
    NASCAR fans from all over are in the Pee Dee for Saturday night's Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The Car Hauler parade is the unofficial kick off to race weekend. The parade begins Wednesday
    NASCAR fans from all over are in the Pee Dee for Saturday night's Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The Car Hauler parade is the unofficial kick off to race weekend. The parade begins Wednesday
  • New mural in Darlington honors Southern 500

    New mural in Darlington honors Southern 500

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:58:02 GMT
    By WBTW News Staff A new mural unveiled Wednesday in the city of Darlington pays tribute to the NASCAR race it hosts. The Southern 500 mural is just off the main square in Darlington, along the Liberty
    Artist Blue Sky spent four months on the mural.
  • Pee Dee hotels make big bucks on Darlington race week fans

    Pee Dee hotels make big bucks on Darlington race week fans

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:29:43 GMT
    On the eve of Saturday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, hotels all across the Pee Dee are quickly filling up spots. For hotel after hotel well beyond the Track too Tough to Tame, race
    On the eve of Saturday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, hotels all across the Pee Dee are quickly filling up spots. For hotel after hotel well beyond the Track too Tough to Tame, race
  • FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

    FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

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

    FMU hosts career fair

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:25:20 GMT
    Francis Marion University students got a chance to explore different career options Wednesday. The university hosted a career fair at its Smith University Center lobby. The goal was to try to help graduating
    Francis Marion University students got a chance to explore different career options Wednesday. The university hosted a career fair at its Smith University Center lobby. The goal was to try to help graduating
  • Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

    Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:53:55 GMT
    The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April
    The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April
  • Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

    Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

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

    Dump truck loses its load in Darlington County

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

    Follow NASCAR, Darlington officials for Southern 500 news on Twitter

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

    Donate Life SC announces

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:45:08 GMT
    April is National Donate Life Month and National Blue & Green Day 2014 is this Friday, April 11! During this day, Donate Life South Carolina joins Donate Life America in encouraging everyone to wear blue
    April is National Donate Life Month and National Blue & Green Day 2014 is this Friday, April 11! During this day, Donate Life South Carolina joins Donate Life America in encouraging everyone
  • FMU’s Arts International set to showcase a world of the arts, April 12

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

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:02:18 GMT
    With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition
    With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition
  • 2 Charleston area brothers found dead in Williamsburg County, coroner says

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

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:35:22 GMT
    By WBTW News Staff Williamsburg County authorities and SLED continue to investigate the discovery of two bodies. Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men
    Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
  • Woman's 3 dogs attack 2 women, sending 1 to ICU, Darlington County deputies say

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

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:16:22 GMT
    A Darlington County woman has been charged after 3 of her dogs attacked two women in separate incidents in the last few days – with one elderly woman still in ICU a week later, Darlington County Sheriff's
    A Darlington County woman has been charged after 3 of her dogs attacked two women in separate incidents in the last few days – with one elderly woman still in ICU a week later, Darlington County Sheriff's
  • Florence County firefighter talks about blaze that left him severely burned

    Florence County firefighter talks about blaze that left him severely burned

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:17:56 GMT
    A photo taken of Jacob DeLung's helmet following the blaze.A photo taken of Jacob DeLung's helmet following the blaze.
    Three firefighters are recovering after a Florence County brush and structure fire left them with severe injuries last week. The fire took place on Wednesday in Quinby, near the intersections of E.
    Three firefighters are recovering after a Florence County brush and structure fire left them with severe injuries last week. The fire took place on Wednesday in Quinby, near the intersections of E.
  • Deputies: Florence County man sexually assaulted child for nearly 10 months

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

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

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

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:12:07 GMT
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
  • Lake City man wins Palmetto Cash's top prize

    Lake City man wins Palmetto Cash's top prize

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

    Hundreds expected for Annual Taste of Darlington

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-04-08 11:15:00 GMT
    Facebook page Facebook page
    The Taste of Darlington invites businesses, civic groups, and other organizations to participate in the City's biggest social event of the year. There will be hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and other mouth-watering
    The Taste of Darlington invites businesses, civic groups, and other organizations to participate in the City's biggest social event of the year. There will be hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and other mouth-watering
  • Darlington County Sheriff's Office investigates kidnapping and assault

    Darlington County Sheriff's Office investigates kidnapping and assault

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-08 07:11:54 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - A Darlington County man now faces kidnapping and burglary charges after an assault Sunday night. Officials from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office report 74-year-old Henry
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - A Darlington County man now faces kidnapping and burglary charges after an assault Sunday night. Officials from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office report 74-year-old Henry
  • Darlington man gets 14 years for cocaine and crack possession

    Darlington man gets 14 years for cocaine and crack possession

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:04:48 GMT
    A Darlington man who was convicted of possession and distribution of crack and cocaine will spend more than 14 years in prison, officials said Monday.Demetrious Antonio McWhite, of Player Street, Darlington
    A Darlington man who was convicted of possession and distribution of crack and cocaine will spend more than 14 years in prison, officials said Monday.Demetrious Antonio McWhite, of Player Street, Darlington
  • Darlington Raceway prepares for earlier Southern 500 crowds

    Darlington Raceway prepares for earlier Southern 500 crowds

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:12:33 GMT
    Race week has officially arrived in Darlington, this year, sooner than in previous years. Last year, track officials at Darlington Raceway announced plans to move the Bojangle's Southern 500 race weekend
    Race week has officially arrived in Darlington, this year, sooner than in previous years. Last year, track officials at Darlington Raceway announced plans to move the Bojangle's Southern 500 race weekend
  • USC's Connor Shaw to meet folks at Palmetto Moon stores

    USC's Connor Shaw to meet folks at Palmetto Moon stores

    Monday, April 7 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-04-07 18:59:31 GMT
    Former USC Gamecock Quarterback, Connor Shaw, is coming to South Carolina specialty stores Palmetto Moon in Florence and Myrtle Beach next week.Shaw will be in Florence on April 12th from 6 – 9 pm, and
    Former USC Gamecock Quarterback, Connor Shaw, is coming to South Carolina specialty stores Palmetto Moon in Florence and Myrtle Beach next week.Shaw will be in Florence on April 12th from 6 – 9 pm, and
  • Robeson County Sheriff's office investigate two separate homicides

    Robeson County Sheriff's office investigate two separate homicides

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:32:59 GMT
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating two suspicious deaths. The first death happened on Sunday morning April 6, 2014 at 2167 Bee Gee Road in Lumberton. Leo Cromartie, 59, was found dead
    The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating two suspicious deaths. The first death happened on Sunday morning April 6, 2014 at 2167 Bee Gee Road in Lumberton. Leo Cromartie, 59, was found dead
  • Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:10:31 GMT
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
  • Trial starts Monday for former Chesterfield County Sheriff

    Trial starts Monday for former Chesterfield County Sheriff

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:00:58 GMT
    The trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker on misconduct in office charges is set to begin Monday. Parker who is charged with four counts of misconduct in office and two counts of furnishing
    The trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker on misconduct in office charges is set to begin Monday. Parker who is charged with four counts of misconduct in office and two counts of furnishing
  • Florence co-ed league offers kickball for adults

    Florence co-ed league offers kickball for adults

    Sunday, April 6 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-07 02:40:01 GMT
    Baseball season is in full swing. Football season is still months away. So to enjoy sports outside, people in Florence are kicking it, literally. Sunday, the Florence co-ed kickball season started.
    Baseball season is in full swing. Football season is still months away. So to enjoy sports outside, people in Florence are kicking it, literally. Sunday, the Florence co-ed kickball season started.
  • FMU dance ministry holds benefit concert for homeless and sexual assault awareness

    FMU dance ministry holds benefit concert for homeless and sexual assault awareness

    Sunday, April 6 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 02:25:19 GMT
    A Francis Marion University organization hit the stage Sunday to lift up the community. The Praise in Motion Dance Ministry held its first benefit concert. Folks packed the auditorium on campus and
    A Francis Marion University organization hit the stage Sunday to lift up the community. The Praise in Motion Dance Ministry held its first benefit concert. Folks packed the auditorium on campus and
  • Colleagues watch former Chesterfield County Sheriff's trial closely

    Colleagues watch former Chesterfield County Sheriff's trial closely

    Sunday, April 6 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-04-06 19:22:20 GMT
    When a sheriff from South Carolina goes on trial Monday, his colleagues across the state will be watching closely. Sam Parker of Chesterfield County is charged with five counts of misconduct in office,
    When a sheriff from South Carolina goes on trial Monday, his colleagues across the state will be watching closely. Sam Parker of Chesterfield County is charged with five counts of misconduct in office,
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts 4th annual BBQ cook off

    Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts 4th annual BBQ cook off

    Saturday, April 5 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-06 03:32:41 GMT
    Plenty of good smells came out of the Pee Dee on Saturday. Barbecue lovers were at the Big Brothers Big Sisters barbecue cook off. It's the 4th year for the event. 17 cooks from across the state compete
    Plenty of good smells came out of the Pee Dee on Saturday. Barbecue lovers were at the Big Brothers Big Sisters barbecue cook off. It's the 4th year for the event. 17 cooks from across the state compete
  • Sexual Assault victim "stands strong" in support of walk the walk

    Sexual Assault victim "stands strong" in support of walk the walk

    Saturday, April 5 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-06 03:14:52 GMT
    Police sirens rang through downtown Florence, as folks from across the Pee Dee showed their support for the hundreds of thousands of victims who fall prey to abuse each year. With arms stretched high,
    Police sirens rang through downtown Florence, as folks from across the Pee Dee showed their support for the hundreds of thousands of victims who fall prey to abuse each year. With arms stretched high,
  • Florence 3 recruitment fair may help alter teacher retention rate

    Florence 3 recruitment fair may help alter teacher retention rate

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:06:21 GMT
    An excited, but anxious bunch of teachers from across the country met at the National Bean Market in Lake City for the next journey in their teaching careers. "We've had people that are from South Carolina,
    An excited, but anxious bunch of teachers from across the country met at the National Bean Market in Lake City for the next journey in their teaching careers. "We've had people that are from South Carolina,
  • Florence School District One to put new anti-bullying policies into place

    Florence School District One to put new anti-bullying policies into place

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:23:25 GMT
    Florence School District One will soon adopt new anti-bullying policies. The district's board voted Thursday evening, to work with a non-profit out of Colorado, to develop a county-wide anti-bullying
    Florence School District One will soon adopt new anti-bullying policies. The district's board voted Thursday evening, to work with a non-profit out of Colorado, to develop a county-wide anti-bullying
  • Funeral plans set for Hartsville pair killed in police chase

    Funeral plans set for Hartsville pair killed in police chase

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:24:17 GMT
    Funeral plans have been set for a young Hartsville mom and man who died in a car crash after a police chase earlier this week. Amberley McKenzie Hunnicutt, 27, and Tyler Evans Terry, 23, both of Hartsville
    Funeral plans have been set for a young Hartsville mom and man who died in a car crash after a police chase earlier this week. Amberley McKenzie Hunnicutt, 27, and Tyler Evans Terry, 23, both of Hartsville
  • Darlington County deputy resigns after mistake in murder case, sheriff says

    Darlington County deputy resigns after mistake in murder case, sheriff says

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:52:42 GMT
    A Darlington County Deputy has resigned after the sheriff says the deputy failed to take critical steps that would have sent a murder suspect to trial.Capt. Andy Locklair has resigned from the Darlington
    A Darlington County Deputy has resigned after the sheriff says the deputy failed to take critical steps that would have sent a murder suspect to trial.Capt. Andy Locklair has resigned from the Darlington
  • Student beaten in Phi Beta Sigma fraternity hazing incident wins lawsuit

    Phi Beta Sigma fraternity member accused of hazing found "not guilty."

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:08:20 GMT
    A Florence County jury returned a verdict in favor of former Francis Marion University student Daniel McElveen for $1,600,000. The lawsuit stemmed from a fraternity hazing incident which occurred on
    A Florence County jury returned a verdict in favor of former Francis Marion University student Daniel McElveen for $1,600,000. The lawsuit stemmed from a fraternity hazing incident which occurred on
  • Sonic to serve new milkshakes including chocolate jalapeno shakes

    Sonic to serve new milkshakes including chocolate jalapeno shakes

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-04-04 12:53:04 GMT
    If you're looking for something to satisfy your craving for sweet and spicy, you're in luck. Sonic will soon offer a chocolate jalapeno milkshake. The new shake will launch April 28th as part of Sonic's
    If you're looking for something to satisfy your craving for sweet and spicy, you're in luck. Sonic will soon offer a chocolate jalapeno milkshake. The new shake will launch April 28th as part of Sonic's
  • Decline in firefighters leads Florence County to plan merger

    Decline in firefighters leads Florence County to plan 7 dept. merger

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-04-04 03:40:29 GMT
    Florence county leaders work to turn around years of declines in the number of volunteer firefighters. County leaders hope to attract a new generation of recruits to staff all its fire stations.  Of the
    Florence county leaders work to turn around years of declines in the number of volunteer firefighters. County leaders hope to attract a new generation of recruits to staff all its fire stations.  Of the
  • SC native and music legend Arthur Smith dies at age 93

    SC native and music legend Arthur Smith dies at age 93

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:43:35 GMT
    A legendary songwriter and music producer who was born in South Carolina died on Thursday. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, age 93, was perhaps best known as the songwriter who came up with the tune known
    A legendary songwriter and music producer who was born in South Carolina died on Thursday. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, age 93, was perhaps best known as the songwriter who came up with the tune known
  • Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:39:04 GMT
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
  • Florence elementary school placed on lock-down

    Florence elementary school placed on lock-down

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:45:27 GMT
    Police are looking for a man who drove his pickup truck onto an elementary school playground in Florence and circled it as students played.
    Police are looking for a man who drove his pickup truck onto an elementary school playground in Florence and circled it as students played.
  • Lunch Stop added to 7th District Agriculture Tour

    Lunch Stop added to 7th District Agriculture Tour

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:41:01 GMT
    Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) today announced an additional stop to the Seventh District Agriculture Tour. The newly added McArthur Farms stop is open to the public and will have a locally-grown lunch available
    Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) today announced an additional stop to the Seventh District Agriculture Tour. The newly added McArthur Farms stop is open to the public
  • Two arrested in connection with Darlington home invasion

    Two arrested in connection with Darlington home invasion

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:30:23 GMT
    Darlington County Detention Center Darlington County Detention Center
    The Darlington City Police Department arrested Shadow Graham, 23, and Juwan Harrison, 20, and charged them both with burglary. They are being held in connection with the home invasion that happened on
    The Darlington City Police Department arrested Shadow Graham, 23, and Juwan Harrison, 20, and charged them both with burglary. They are being held in connection with the home invasion that happened on
  • Marion County animal shelter lacks necessary funds

    Marion County animal shelter lacks necessary funds

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-04-03 12:29:48 GMT
    Thousands of animals each year, in Marion county, call the county's animal shelter home. It's a safe haven for pets, but as much as the animals are in need. Shelter officials say the facility itself
    Thousands of animals each year, in Marion county, call the county's animal shelter home. It's a safe haven for pets, but as much as the animals are in need. Shelter officials say the facility itself
  • 3 firefighters hurt as brush fire near Florence engulfs home

    3 firefighters hurt as brush fire near Florence engulfs home

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:36:12 GMT
    Three firefighters were injured while crews battled a large blaze near Florence on Wednesday afternoon.
    Three firefighters were injured while crews battled a large blaze near Florence on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Dry conditions fuel brush fires, use caution

    Dry conditions fuel brush fires, use caution

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:23:22 GMT
    Marion Rural Fire Facebook page Marion Rural Fire Facebook page
    Several fire stations have responded to calls for brush fires and outdoor burns in the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand this week. The weather is ripe for fires right now because it's been dry. Fire officials
    Several fire stations have responded to calls for brush fires and outdoor burns in the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand this week. The weather is ripe for fires right now because it's been dry. Fire officials
  • Hartsville pair dead after chase leads to crash in Darlington County

    Hartsville pair dead after chase leads to crash in Darlington County

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:56:13 GMT
    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd Twitter pictureDarlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd Twitter picture
    Darlington County Sheriff's deputies are piecing together what started as a pursuit and ended in a deadly crash. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Old Camden Road near New Market. Darlington County Coroner
    Darlington County Sheriff's deputies are piecing together what started as a pursuit and ended in a deadly crash. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Old Camden Road near New Market. Darlington County Coroner
  • Man gets stuck in Mullins Arby's vent after trying to break-in, police say

    Man gets stuck in Mullins Arby's vent after trying to break-in, police say

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:18:48 GMT
    After spending the night in the air ventilator shaft inside the Mullins Arby's on Highway 76, a man was freed Tuesday morning. Police say the guy tried to break in sometime between midnight and 7 a.m.
    After spending the night in the air ventilator shaft inside the Mullins Arby's on Highway 76, a man was freed Tuesday morning. Police say the guy tried to break in sometime between midnight and 7 a.m.
  • Mullins man breaks into home and tries to sell items to local funeral home, according to police

    Mullins man breaks into home and tries to sell items to local funeral home, according to police

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:14:38 GMT
    A guy stole a vacuum cleaner and carpet shampooer and then tried to sell it to a local funeral home, according to police. Capt. Joe Graham with Mullins Police tells News 13 Marshall Davis, 48, from Mullins,
    A guy stole a vacuum cleaner and carpet shampooer and then tried to sell it to a local funeral home, according to police. Capt. Joe Graham with Mullins Police tells News 13 Marshall Davis, 48, from Mullins,
  • Darlington County Library System helps you discover your heritage

    Darlington County Library System helps you discover your heritage

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:38:29 GMT
    The Darlington County Library System, in cooperation with the Darlington County Historical Commission and the Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, has created a series
    The Darlington County Library System, in cooperation with the Darlington County Historical Commission and the Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, has created a series
  • Marion County Museum holds history event

    Marion County Museum holds history event

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:21:51 GMT
    The Marion County Museum will have its annual Living History Days April 10-11-12. The Museum is at 101 Willcox Avenue in Marion in what was the first public school in Marion County, built in 1886 by
    The Marion County Museum will have its annual Living History Days April 10-11-12. The Museum is at 101 Willcox Avenue in Marion in what was the first public school in Marion County, built in 1886 by
  • Florence Cheer Team wins bid to The Summit 2014

    Florence Cheer Team wins bid to the Summit 2014

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:51:17 GMT
    Extreme Cheer and Tumble's Youth Level 2 competitive cheer team has secured a bid to The Summit, a national invitation-only competition. The Summit takes place May 3-4, 2014, at the ESPN Wide World of
    Extreme Cheer and Tumble's Youth Level 2 competitive cheer team has secured a bid to The Summit, a national invitation-only competition.
  • Pee Dee leaders work to create new charter school in Florence

    Pee Dee leaders work to create new charter school in Florence

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-04-02 12:50:44 GMT
    A group of local business and community leaders is working to create a new, first-of-its-kind charter school in Florence. They say the need for such a school has become evident over the past several years,
    A group of local business and community leaders is working to create a new, first-of-its-kind charter school in Florence. They say the need for such a school has become evident over the past several years,
  • Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-02 04:02:02 GMT
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
  • 50+ acre wildfire out, but another blaze starts in same area between Marion and Mullins

    50+ acre wildfire out, but another blaze starts in same area between Marion and Mullins

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:21:56 GMT
    Fire crews are battling a 50-60 acre blaze that has destroyed 3 outbuildings in mainly agricultural land between Marion and Mullins on Tuesday afternoon.
    Fire crews are battling a 50-60 acre blaze that has destroyed 3 outbuildings in mainly agricultural land between Marion and Mullins on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Pee Dee pastor pleads guilty to sex charges involving minor

    Pee Dee pastor pleads guilty to sex charges involving minor

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:24:42 GMT
    A Pee Dee area pastor has pleaded guilty to charges that he committed sex acts with a minor. Investigators charged 44-year-old Kenneth Jay Britt with four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Authorities
    A Pee Dee area pastor has pleaded guilty to charges that he committed sex acts with a minor. Investigators charged 44-year-old Kenneth Jay Britt with four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Authorities
  • UPDATE: Victim identified in 18-Wheeler crash into Darlington bridge pillar

    UPDATE: Victim identified in 18-Wheeler crash into Darlington bridge pillar

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:28:16 GMT
    Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee is headed to the scene of accident Monday morning involving an 18-wheeler. It happened along the eastbound lanes of I-20 near mile marker 131. A tractor trailer
    A crash in Darlington County Monday morning, killed the driver of an 18-wheeler.

    It happened along the eastbound lanes of I-20 near mile marker 131 where Highway 403 passes over I-20.
  • Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is this Thursday

    Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is this Thursday

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-01 15:40:48 GMT
    The Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Middle School. The choir is made up of students from Sneed, Williams, and Southside Middle Schools. The
    The Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Middle School.
  • Pee Dee residents encouraged to lace up their sneakers and walk

    Pee Dee residents encouraged to lace up their sneakers and walk

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-04-01 13:28:49 GMT
    The American Heart Association is calling on Waccamaw residents to lace up their sneakers and walk on Wednesday, April 2 for National Walking Day. Americans are spending more time than ever sitting
    The American Heart Association is calling on Waccamaw residents to lace up their sneakers and walk on Wednesday, April 2 for National Walking Day. Americans are spending more time than ever sitting
  • NC working to clear food stamp backlog

    NC working to clear food stamp backlog

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-01 04:00:02 GMT
    Social service departments in counties across North Carolina worked for about 18 months to fill thousands of backlogged food stamp cases. A computer glitch from over a year ago caused the delays. Last
    Social service departments in counties across North Carolina worked for about 18 months to fill thousands of backlogged food stamp cases. A computer glitch from over a year ago caused the delays...
  • Woman killed in shooting near Hartsville, man in custody

    Woman killed in shooting near Hartsville, man in custody

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-31 22:19:18 GMT
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported shooting near Hartsville Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Wayne Byrd's twitter feed, the incident happened
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported shooting near Hartsville Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Wayne Byrd's twitter feed, the incident happened
  • Residents, business owners prepare for impact of 378 construction in the Pee Dee

    Residents, business owners prepare for impact of 378 construction in the Pee Dee

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:43:26 GMT
    A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday afternoon in the widening project on Hwy. 378 in Florence County. Once complete, it will involve the widening of a nearly 18-mile stretch of 378, from Lois
    A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday afternoon in the widening project on Hwy. 378 in Florence County. Once complete, it will involve the widening of a nearly 18-mile stretch of 378, from Lois
  • Coker College to Host Earth Day Festival at Kalmia Gardens

    Coker College to Host Earth Day Festival at Kalmia Gardens

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:59:32 GMT
    Coker College will host an Earth Day festival Apr. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens. The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve food and host activities including biological
    Coker College will host an Earth Day festival Apr. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens. The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve food and host activities including biological
  • Darlington Police hope you've seen this stolen car

    Darlington Police hope you've seen this stolen car

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:40:40 GMT
    On March 29, 2014, a 1980 blue in color Malibu, equipped as a race car, was stolen from 204 Pearl Street. The Darlington City Police Department is asking anyone with any information about the location
    On March 29, 2014, a 1980 blue in color Malibu, equipped as a race car, was stolen from 204 Pearl Street. The Darlington City Police Department is asking anyone with any information about the location
  • 4th Annual Project Unify Special Olympics takes place in Johnsonville April 2nd

    4th Annual Project Unify Special Olympics takes place in Johnsonville April 2nd

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:27:32 GMT
    The 4th Annual Project Unify Special Olympics celebrating the Self-Contained Special Education student population of Johnsonville and Pamplico will be hosted by Johnsonville Elementary School on Wednesday,
    The 4th Annual Project Unify Special Olympics celebrating the Self-Contained Special Education student population of Johnsonville and Pamplico will be hosted by Johnsonville Elementary School on Wednesday,
  • Darlington police ask for help nabbing home invasion suspects

    Darlington police ask for help nabbing home invasion suspects

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:00:24 GMT
    The Darlington City Police Department is asking the public for information that may lead to the arrest of two subjects involved in a home invasion on March 29, 2014 just after 7:15 p.m. in the area of
    The Darlington City Police Department is asking the public for information that may lead to the arrest of two subjects involved in a home invasion on March 29, 2014 just after 7:15 p.m. in the area of
  • named Bronco Lube, LLC, recognizes as franchise of the year

    named Bronco Lube, LLC, recognizes as franchise of the year

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:13:39 GMT
    Jiffy Lube® International, Inc. recently named Bronco Lube, LLC, "Franchisee of the Year" for its dedication, strength, integrity and support for the Jiffy Lube® brand. With three Jiffy Lube service
    Jiffy Lube® International, Inc. recently named Bronco Lube, LLC, "Franchisee of the Year" for its dedication, strength, integrity and support for the Jiffy Lube® brand. With three Jiffy Lube service
  • Kiwanis, garden clubs organize community clean up day

    Kiwanis, garden clubs organize community clean up day

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-03-31 13:29:38 GMT
    The Kiwanis Club of Darlington will partner with the Kalmia Garden Study Club for a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 5. The cleanup will be staged from the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce
    The Kiwanis Club of Darlington will partner with the Kalmia Garden Study Club for a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 5. The cleanup will be staged from the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Dillon County Day provides health, job advantages for residents

    Dillon County Day provides health, job advantages for residents

    Sunday, March 30 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-03-30 15:29:07 GMT
    Rows of tables, filled with limitless opportunities. It's something that both Camy Taylor and her daughter, were out to take advantage of. "It really helps the community, because there are a lot of
    Rows of tables, filled with limitless opportunities. It's something that both Camy Taylor and her daughter, were out to take advantage of. "It really helps the community, because there are a lot of
  • Button museum featured in new Florence visitors guide

    Button museum featured in new Florence visitors guide

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-03-29 02:27:30 GMT
    It's a place that sits outside of Florence County limits, but smack dab in the middle of the new visitor's guide. And the man behind it all? Dalton Stevens, or many know him as, The Button King. "I
    It's a place that sits outside of Florence County limits, but smack dab in the middle of the new visitor's guide. And the man behind it all? Dalton Stevens, or many know him as, The Button King. "I
  • Bennettsville man reflects on tornado, 30 years after storm hit

    Bennettsville man reflects on tornado, 30 years after storm hit

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-03-29 01:18:21 GMT
    Back on March 28, 1984, huge tornadoes ripped through the Sandhills, then across the state line. It was perhaps the worst tornado outbreak in recorded South Carolina history, and the twisters killed a
    Back on March 28, 1984, huge tornadoes ripped through the Sandhills, then across the state line. It was perhaps the worst tornado outbreak in recorded South Carolina history, and the twisters killed a
  • Teens charged with stealing 5 firearms from Latta store

    Teens charged with stealing 5 firearms from Latta store

    Friday, March 28 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-28 23:26:44 GMT
    Three teen boys have been charged after police say they broke into a Latta gun store and took several firearms earlier this week. Markheim Thompson and Martin Sellers, both age 17, both of Latta were
    Three teen boys have been charged after police say they broke into a Latta gun store and took several firearms earlier this week. Markheim Thompson and Martin Sellers, both age 17, both of Latta were
  • Just 2 of the 1984 tornadoes killed 11, hurt 500 in Pee Dee and NC counties

    Just 2 of the 1984 tornadoes killed 11, hurt 500 in Pee Dee and NC counties

    Friday, March 28 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-28 23:26:05 GMT
    2 most powerful tornadoes, both F4s, touched down in Marlboro county just 10 minutes apart. 1st touched down just north of Bennettsville at 7:10pm and would be on the ground for 17 miles. At some points
    2 most powerful tornadoes, both F4s, touched down in Marlboro county just 10 minutes apart. 1st touched down just north of Bennettsville at 7:10pm and would be on the ground for 17 miles. At some points
  • Hartsville dad dies while operating tractor at golf course

    Hartsville dad dies while operating tractor at golf course

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-03-28 20:05:21 GMT
    A Hartsville man who worked as the superintendent of a golf course in the area died Thursday in an accident at the course, officials said.The incident happened at Fox Creek Golf course near Lydia, said
    A Hartsville man who worked as the superintendent of a golf course in the area died Thursday in an accident at the course, officials said.The incident happened at Fox Creek Golf course near Lydia, said
  • Solicitor’s Arbitration Program donates school supplies

    Solicitor’s Arbitration Program donates school supplies

    Friday, March 28 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-03-28 19:16:59 GMT
    The Juvenile Arbitration Program of Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements has partnered with Florence County School District Three for "Tools for Schools," a program designed to invest in schools and youth
    The Juvenile Arbitration Program of Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements has partnered with Florence County School District Three for "Tools for Schools," a program designed to invest in schools and youth
  • Two charged with Hartsville fire

    Two charged with Hartsville fire

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:09:52 GMT
    SLED announced two arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a Hartsville home. Matthew Key, 29, and Curtis Atkinson, 80, both of Hartsville are charged with arson, criminal conspiracy, and making
    SLED announced two arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a Hartsville home. Matthew Key, 29, and Curtis Atkinson, 80, both of Hartsville are charged with arson, criminal conspiracy, and making
  • Theknot.com: Average wedding costs $30,000

    Theknot.com: Average wedding costs $30,000

    Friday, March 28 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-03-28 17:19:42 GMT
    Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before. A survey by The Knot.com found they spent an average of $30,000 dollars last year. Venue and catering expenses ate up $13,000 of the budget. Other
    Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before. A survey by The Knot.com found they spent an average of $30,000 dollars last year. Venue and catering expenses ate up $13,000 of the budget. Other
  • Marlboro County dress shop provides free dresses for students for prom

    Marlboro County dress shop provides free dresses for students for prom

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:16:55 GMT
    For a lot of high school girls, prom is a Cinderella moment for them. But it's not a cheap process. The D# project, Diva, Dress, Depot, in Marlboro County is setting up shop to help relieve the stress
    For a lot of high school girls, prom is a Cinderella moment for them. But it's not a cheap process. The D# project, Diva, Dress, Depot, in Marlboro County is setting up shop to help relieve the stress
  • Marion home destroyed by fire

    Marion home destroyed by fire

    Friday, March 28 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-03-28 11:28:11 GMT
    Marion Firefighters responded to a house fire Friday morning along the 400 block of Manning Street. When crews arrived, flames were coming out the front of the single story home. No one was home at the
    Marion Firefighters responded to a house fire Friday morning along the 400 block of Manning Street. When crews arrived, flames were coming out the front of the single story home. No one was home at the
  • Transportation officials to study potential of tolls on I-73

    Transportation officials to study potential of tolls on I-73

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:39:27 GMT
    State transportation department officials are once again talking about the potential of tolls on Interstate 73. The long-awaited project would cost about $2.4 billion to construct in South Carolina alone,
    State transportation department officials are once again talking about the potential of tolls on Interstate 73. The long-awaited project would cost about $2.4 billion to construct in South Carolina alone,
  • Bank of America to pay $9.5 billion in fines for settlement

    Bank of America to pay $9.5 billion in fines for settlement

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:41:17 GMT
    Bank of America has agreed to pay $9.5 billion dollars in fines to settle claims it sold faulty mortgage bonds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which bought the securities
    Bank of America has agreed to pay $9.5 billion dollars in fines to settle claims it sold faulty mortgage bonds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which bought the securities
  • Baby boy hit by gunfire in Robeson County drive-by shooting

    Baby boy hit by gunfire in Robeson County drive-by shooting

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:03:40 GMT
    A baby boy was hit by gunfire during a drive-by shooting in Robeson County on Wednesday morning, authorities say. The 8-month-old baby was in a house with adults when someone drove by and fired several
    A baby boy was hit by gunfire during a drive-by shooting in Robeson County on Wednesday morning, authorities say. The 8-month-old baby was in a house with adults when someone drove by and fired several
  • State of South Carolina Declares April 6-13 "Darlington Raceway Week" in South Carolina

    State of South Carolina Declares April 6-13 "Darlington Raceway Week" in South Carolina

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-03-27 18:25:13 GMT
    The week of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500, April 6-13, 2014, has been named "Darlington Raceway Week, a Week Too Tough To Tame" after the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives
    The week of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500, April 6-13, 2014, has been named "Darlington Raceway Week, a Week Too Tough To Tame" after the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives
  • Dillon police ask for help locating shooting suspect

    Dillon police ask for help locating shooting suspect

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-03-27 18:01:43 GMT
    Dillon Police hope someone knows the whereabouts of Brandon Hargrove, 26. He's wanted in connection with a shooting thet happened along the 100 block of East Hampton St. on March 21. Police responded
    Dillon Police hope someone knows the whereabouts of Brandon Hargrove, 26. He's wanted in connection with a shooting thet happened along the 100 block of East Hampton St. on March 21. Police responded
  • Florence mobile home total loss after fire

    Florence mobile home total loss after fire

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:08:10 GMT
    Firefighters battled a mobile home that went up in flames Thursday morning at Wendor Estates Mobile Home Park off East Pine Street. The woman living inside was able to get out in time and refused to be
    Firefighters battled a mobile home that went up in flames Thursday morning at Wendor Estates Mobile Home Park off East Pine Street. The woman living inside was able to get out in time and refused to be
  • Florence Nurse Practitioner arrested on drug charges

    Florence Nurse Practitioner arrested on drug charges

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:22:02 GMT
    Tara Dempster, 34, of Florence was booked into the Florence County Detention Center Monday. She faces several drug related charges. The DHEC Bureau of Drug Control arrest warrants state Dempster failed
    Tara Dempster, 34, of Florence was booked into the Florence County Detention Center Monday. She faces several drug related charges. The DHEC Bureau of Drug Control arrest warrants state Dempster failed
  • FMU to hold open house for prospective students and families

    FMU to hold open house for prospective students and families

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:06:23 GMT
    Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, April 5. The day's events will begin in the Smith University Center (UC) Commons. Special signage
    Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, April 5. The day's events will begin in the Smith University Center (UC) Commons. Special signage
  • Ways to calm your finance nerves

    Ways to calm your finance nerves

    Thursday, March 27 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:21:25 GMT
    Getting your finances in order is no easy task but the experts say, a plan with goals and targets can help. A Gallup survey shows that 80% of non-retirees with a plan say they feel more confident about
    Getting your finances in order is no easy task but the experts say, a plan with goals and targets can help. A Gallup survey shows that 80% of non-retirees with a plan say they feel more confident about
  • High energy bills from winter 2014 hurt some families

    High energy bills from winter 2014 hurt some families

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:32:56 GMT
    It may be officially Spring-time, but one aspect of winter still here are high energy bills. Those hefty bills may leave some residents in the dark. "It went real sky high!" says Tamara Matthews, who
    It may be officially Spring-time, but one aspect of winter still here are high energy bills. Those hefty bills may leave some residents in the dark. "It went real sky high!" says Tamara Matthews, who
  • Manhunt underway after home invasion in Hartsville

    Manhunt underway after home invasion in Hartsville

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:24:13 GMT
    A manhunt is planned after reports of a home invasion in Hartsville on Wednesday night.Bloodhounds and deputies are on the way to the 2200 block of Ousleydale Road in Hartsville, Darlington County Sheriff's
    A manhunt is planned after reports of a home invasion in Hartsville on Wednesday night.Bloodhounds and deputies are on the way to the 2200 block of Ousleydale Road in Hartsville, Darlington County Sheriff's
  • SC Works agency holds job fair in Lake City

    SC Works agency holds job fair in Lake City

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:53:14 GMT
    Officials with the SC Department of Employment and Workforce held a job fair Wednesday in Lake City. The agency worked with several Pee Dee companies as well as statewide agencies, to offer job opportunities
    Officials with the SC Department of Employment and Workforce held a job fair Wednesday in Lake City. The agency worked with several Pee Dee companies as well as statewide agencies, to offer job opportunities
  • Strawberry farm protects their crops from freezing weather

    Strawberry farm protects their crops from freezing weather

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-03-27 00:48:15 GMT
    Mother nature seems to be trying to give strawberry crops a tough time this year. It has the folks at Sweet Berry Farm in Florence on edge. "They call strawberries the luxury crop. For good reason,
    Mother nature seems to be trying to give strawberry crops a tough time this year. It has the folks at Sweet Berry Farm in Florence on edge. "They call strawberries the luxury crop. For good reason,
  • 14 charged in Darlington County bust putting 'bad guys in jail,' sheriff says

    14 charged in Darlington County bust putting 'bad guys in jail,' sheriff says

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:23:34 GMT
    More than a dozen folks were charged and jailed in Darlington County on Wednesday on mostly drug charges, the sheriff announced."Darlington County Sheriff's Office, along with the US Marshals Fugitive
    More than a dozen folks were charged and jailed in Darlington County on Wednesday on mostly drug charges, the sheriff announced."Darlington County Sheriff's Office, along with the US Marshals Fugitive
  • F-16 jets in Florence skies Wednesday for SC Air National Guard training

    F-16 jets in Florence skies Wednesday for SC Air National Guard training

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-03-26 17:33:55 GMT
    The South Carolina Air National Guard is flying F-16 jets over the Anderson and Florence areas. Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says Wednesday's activity is a training exercise and should not alarm people. Snyder
    The South Carolina Air National Guard is flying F-16 jets over the Anderson and Florence areas. Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says Wednesday's activity is a training exercise and should not alarm people. Snyder
  • SC Air National Guard conducts exercises over Florence Wednesday

    SC Air National Guard conducts exercises over Florence Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-03-26 16:00:13 GMT
    (PRESS RELASE) – The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting an air defense exercise in the areas of Anderson and Florence, March 26. As part of this routine exercise, fighter jets assigned to
    (PRESS RELASE) – The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting an air defense exercise in the areas of Anderson and Florence, March 26. As part of this routine exercise, fighter jets assigned to
  • Special Olympics held at Darlington High thanks to dozens of volunteers

    Special Olympics held at Darlington High thanks to dozens of volunteers

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:47:01 GMT
    Students and staff at Darlington High School braced the cooler than normal temperatures Wednesday to host the Special Olympics for the district. More than 70 students assisted with the games. Then in
    Students and staff at Darlington High School braced the cooler than normal temperatures Wednesday to host the Special Olympics for the district. More than 70 students assisted with the games. Then in
  • Florence-based HillSouth named to MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

    Florence-based HillSouth named to MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-03-26 11:59:53 GMT
    (News Release)  South Carolina's leading technology provider HillSouth IT Solutions has surfaced on Nine Lives Media's seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (http://www.mspmentor.net/top501), a distinguished
    South Carolina's leading technology provider HillSouth IT Solutions has surfaced on Nine Lives Media's seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers.
  • Manhunt nabs murder suspect in Darlington County, officials say

    Manhunt nabs murder suspect in Darlington County, officials say

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-03-26 06:13:07 GMT
    Several law enforcement agencies say they were successful in a Darlington County manhunt  Tuesday night for an "armed and dangerous" person who is linked to a Cheraw murder.
    Several law enforcement agencies say they were successful in a Darlington County manhunt  Tuesday night for an "armed and dangerous" person who is linked to a Cheraw murder.
  • Florence mayor delivers state of city speech

    Florence mayor delivers state of city speech

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-03-26 04:07:08 GMT
    The mayor of Florence delivered his annual "State of the City" address Tuesday.  Stephen Wukela said the city's downtown continues to make progress, as more private businesses invest there. He focused
    The mayor of Florence delivered his annual "State of the City" address Tuesday.  Stephen Wukela said the city's downtown continues to make progress, as more private businesses invest there. He focused
  • Know when it's time to sell your used car

    Know when it's time to sell your used car

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:41:29 GMT
    If you're thinking about trading in your old car for a new one; it turns out that now may be the time to make that move. Experts say its not going to remain a seller's market for too much longer. The
    If you're thinking about trading in your old car for a new one; it turns out that now may be the time to make that move. Experts say its not going to remain a seller's market for too much longer. The
  • Pee Dee Senator takes aim at Darlington County School's $38.5 million fund balance

    Pee Dee Senator takes aim at Darlington County School's $38.5 million fund balance

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:25:16 GMT
    Senator Gerald Malloy (D-Dist. 29) is calling into question the amount of money left in the fund balance for the Darlington County School District. The balance represents the money the district still
    Senator Gerald Malloy (D-Dist. 29) is calling into question the amount of money left in the fund balance for the Darlington County School District. The balance represents the money the district still
  • Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce held 2014 outlook luncheon

    Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce held 2014 outlook luncheon

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:44:54 GMT
    The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Outlook Luncheon Tuesday. The event brought together members of the Florence business community. Today's featured speaker was Florence Mayor Stephen
    The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Outlook Luncheon Tuesday. The event brought together members of the Florence business community. Today's featured speaker was Florence Mayor Stephen
  • Local SUBWAY restaurants salute Habitat volunteers

    Local SUBWAY restaurants salute Habitat volunteers

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:38:28 GMT
    Like many organizations, Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission to "build houses and hope." Locally-owned SUBWAY® restaurants are thanking Habitat volunteers at work sites
    Like many organizations, Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission to "build houses and hope." Locally-owned SUBWAY® restaurants are thanking Habitat volunteers at work sites
  • UPDATE: Brother of teen girl shot in Florence now charged

    UPDATE: Brother of teen girl shot in Florence now charged

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-03-25 19:50:12 GMT
    A person was shot in Florence on Friday afternoon. The incident happened around 5:30 pm adjacent to Florence Restaurant Supply on South Meadow Farms Road. That area is just off of South Irby Street.
    Major Carlos Raines, with the Florence County Police Department, tells News13 the 16-year-old brother of a shooting victim now faces charges.
  • UPDATE: Dillon County woman charged with DUI after wreck killed her mother

    UPDATE: Dillon County woman charged with DUI after wreck killed her mother

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-03-25 16:04:31 GMT
    Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley is on the scene of a deadly wreck. He confirms one person is dead. South Carolina Highway Patrol reports it happened around 5:40 p.m. on Joann Branch Road.
    A single car that left one person dead has resulted in charges. The South Carolina State Highway Patrol reports Samantha Carmichael is now charged with felony DUI in the crash that killed her mother.
  • Darlington Kiwanis Club host annual Oyster Roast and BBQ this weekend

    Darlington Kiwanis Club host annual Oyster Roast and BBQ this weekend

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:27:08 GMT
    The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 28, at Darlington Country Club. For information on forming a team or sponsorships, call 843-393-2641. The
    The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 28, at Darlington Country Club. For information on forming a team or sponsorships, call 843-393-2641.
  • Preliminary report from NTSB in fatal Hartsville plane crash

    Preliminary report from NTSB in fatal Hartsville plane crash

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-03-25 14:39:10 GMT
    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report into the investigation of the plane crash that occurred in Hartsville Saturday, March 8, that killed three people on board. Joseph
    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report into the investigation of the plane crash that occurred in Hartsville Saturday, March 8, that killed three people on board. Joseph
  • Charges filed after fight led to inmate death in Bennettsville, according to SLED report

    Charges filed after fight led to inmate death in Bennettsville, according to SLED report

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-03-25 14:17:56 GMT
    S.C. Law Enforcement Division filed charges against an inmate at the Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville. William Robertson, 31, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. It carries
    S.C. Law Enforcement Division filed charges against an inmate at the Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville. William Robertson, 31, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. It carries
  • Free tax preparation available at several Pee Dee libraries

    Free tax preparation available at several Pee Dee libraries

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:47:19 GMT
    Tax returns prepared by Florence AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be available at the Florence County Library every Tuesday and Wednesday through Tuesday, April 15th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is a
    Tax returns prepared by Florence AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be available at the Florence County Library every Tuesday and Wednesday through Tuesday, April 15th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is a
  • Study: Chocolate could increase productivity

    Study: Chocolate could increase productivity

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:31:31 GMT
    According to a recent study, if you're a boss and want your employees to work harder, you should try to make them happier. Or at least give them a bit of a sugar boost. This doesn't sound like the craziest
    According to a recent study, if you're a boss and want your employees to work harder, you should try to make them happier. Or at least give them a bit of a sugar boost. This doesn't sound like the craziest
  • Prom night safety tips for students and parents

    Prom night safety tips for students and parents

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:26:42 GMT
    Prom Night is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for teens and one of the most dreaded for parents. Most teens heading off to their prom will tell parents that they know everything there is
    Prom Night is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for teens and one of the most dreaded for parents. Most teens heading off to their prom will tell parents that they know everything there is
  • Victim identified in house fire in Hartsville

    Victim identified in house fire in Hartsville

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:15:58 GMT
    Hartsville fire officials are on the scene of a deadly fire that happened Monday morning. Darlington county coroner Todd Hardee has confirmed the death of one person. It happened at 307 Eighth Street.
    Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee has identified the man who died in the fire in Hartsville as Thomas C. Williams of Hartsville.
  • Middle class college students hit hard from loan debt

    Middle class college students hit hard from loan debt

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:05:57 GMT
    As college costs rise faster than the rate of inflation, they pose a big hurdle for many who seek a higher education. A new study from Dartmouth University says students from middle class families are
    As college costs rise faster than the rate of inflation, they pose a big hurdle for many who seek a higher education. A new study from Dartmouth University says students from middle class families are
  • Autopsy results rule Coward's man death was an accident

    Autopsy results rule Coward's man death was an accident

    Monday, March 24 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-03-24 20:37:05 GMT
    Autopsy results are in for a dead body found earlier this year. Florence County Coroner, Keith Von Lutcken says Joel Poston was an accident. Lutcken says the results of the toxicological analysis indicate
    Autopsy results are in for a dead body found earlier this year. Florence County Coroner, Keith Von Lutcken says Joel Poston was an accident. Lutcken says the results of the toxicological analysis indicate
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  • Amber Alert canceled after toddler girl found; parents arrested

    Amber Alert went out after sibling was found dead

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:00:27 GMT
    Photo from WJTVPhoto from WJTV
    An Amber Alert has been canceled after 2-year old Maliah Harris was found safe in Georgia. Her 7-month-old sibling, Alyssa, was found dead and Maliah disappeared from a Mississippi home which prompted authorities to issue the alert. The girls parents, Donald Boyd Harris,34, and Allison Studdard, 31, are now in custody.
    An Amber Alert has been canceled after 2-year old Maliah Harris was found safe in Georgia. Her 7-month-old sibling, Alyssa, was found dead and Maliah disappeared from a Mississippi home which prompted authorities to issue the alert. The girls parents, Donald Boyd Harris,34, and Allison Studdard, 31, are now in custody.
  • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
  • Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

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