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  • Consider This: Labor Day Southern 500

    Consider This: Labor Day Southern 500

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:15:07 GMT
    Many people say Darlington Raceway is NASCAR's version of Lambeau Field. It's one of the oldest, most historic facilities in the sport. For many years fans crowded the stands every Labor Day weekend. ConsiderMore >>
    Many people say Darlington Raceway is NASCAR's version of Lambeau Field. It's one of the oldest, most historic facilities in the sport. For many years fans crowded the stands every Labor Day weekend.More >>
  • Consider This: Washington Redskins

    Consider This: Washington Redskins

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:25:25 GMT
    The NFL regular season is approaching and controversy is surrounding the Washington Redskins and the pressure for a name change is increasing. Consider This: There is a good chance that the name of theMore >>
    The NFL regular season is approaching and controversy is surrounding the Washington Redskins and the pressure for a name change is increasing.More >>
  • Consider This: Finding Justice for all Families

    Consider This: Finding Justice for all Families

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:20:10 GMT
    There is a lot of attention focused on Ferguson, Missouri and the death of an unarmed young man. What happened and what caused that officer to fire those deadly shots will come out as the investigationMore >>
    There is a lot of attention focused on Ferguson, Missouri and the death of an unarmed young man. What happened and what caused that officer to fire those deadly shots will come out as the investigation continues.More >>
  • Consider This: Back to school

    Consider This: Back to school

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:20:12 GMT
    This commentary is turning into an annual tradition, but I believe it's deserved because of the consequences if we don't pay attention. Consider This: Summer break is over and school is back in session.More >>
    This commentary is turning into an annual tradition, but I believe it's deserved because of the consequences if we don't pay attention.More >>
  • Consider This: Botched Annexation Election

    Consider This: Botched Annexation Election

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:15:08 GMT
    How do you hold an election, especially one that is somewhat controversial, and not make sure you follow proper procedures so that everything goes smoothly? Consider This: That's exactly what happenedMore >>
    How do you hold an election, especially one that is somewhat controversial, and not make sure you follow proper procedures so that everything goes smoothly?More >>
  • Consider This: The cycle of nature

    Consider This: The cycle of nature

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:15:06 GMT
    Seeing a struggling whale washed ashore is surprising, so when it happens it is understandable that people want to help the suffering animal. But experts say, while the scene may be difficult to watch,More >>
    Seeing a struggling whale washed ashore is surprising, so when it happens it is understandable that people want to help the suffering animal. But Experts say, while the scene may be difficult to watch, it's important to let nature take its course.More >>
  • Consider this: Tobacco Free CCU

    Consider this: Tobacco Free CCU

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:15:09 GMT
    Coastal Carolina is now tobacco free. It's another positive step towards a smoke free South Carolina. Consider This: Like many schools across the state, Coastal Carolina students and faculty no longerMore >>
    Like many schools across the state, Coastal Carolina students and faculty no longer have to deal with second hand smoke anywhere on campus. Hopefully these policies at CCU, Francis Marion, North Myrtle Beach, Florence, Surfside Beach and other communities across the state will finally get the state legislature to pay attention.More >>
  • Consider This: Wake Up Atlantic Beach

    Consider This: Wake Up Atlantic Beach

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:15:08 GMT
    Governor Haley asked Atlantic Beach leaders to end Bikefest. She offered her assistance to help the struggling town come up with a plan that would provide more opportunity in the years ahead. But insteadMore >>
    Governor Haley asked Atlantic Beach leaders to end Bikefest. She offered her assistance to help the struggling town come up with a plan that would provide more opportunity in the years ahead. But instead of being open to a new, positive direction, Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans said no thanks, Bikefest is not going away.More >>
  • Consider This: Build for the future

    Consider This: Build for the future

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:15:10 GMT
    The Horry County School Board made has decided to move forward with new construction that prepares the district for the future, but doesn't go overboard. Consider This: Horry County continues to seeMore >>
    The Horry County School Board made has decided to move forward with new construction that prepares the district for the future, but doesn't go overboard.More >>
  • Consider This: No More Traffic Signals on Highway 17

    Consider This: No More Traffic Signals on Highway 17

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:18:16 GMT
    The new interchange at the intersection of highway 17 and 707 is on track to open in a few months. It will definitely improve the terrible traffic conditions at that location, but those problems couldMore >>
    The new interchange at the intersection of highway 17 and 707 is on track to open in a few months. It will definitely improve the terrible traffic conditions at that location, but those problems could shift to the next traffic signal just down the road.More >>
  • Consider This: Your Feedback

    Consider This: Your Feedback

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:15:05 GMT
    Consider This: It's that time when we share your feedback on our perspective. The Memorial Day weekend editorials sparked the most activity so we'll concentrate on your comments regarding that topic… UserMore >>
    Consider This: It's that time when we share your feedback on our perspective. The Memorial Day weekend editorials sparked the most activity so we'll concentrate on your comments regarding that topic.More >>
  • Consider This: Paying for False Reports

    Consider This: Paying for False Reports

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:15:08 GMT
    It looks like the search for a missing person, who wasn't really missing, is going to cost taxpayers… that's you, me, us… more than $50,000. Consider This: Not only did the search cost a lot of money,More >>
    It looks like the search for a missing person, who wasn't really missing, is going to cost taxpayers… that's you, me, us… more than $50,000.More >>
  • FULL TEXT: City spokesman, manager, respond to WMBF General Manager

    FULL TEXT: City spokesman, manager, respond to WMBF General Manager

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:33:42 GMT
    Myrtle Beach City Spokesman Mark KrueaMyrtle Beach City Spokesman Mark Kruea
    Below are complete transcripts of the e-mails sent from Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea and Myrtle Beach City Manager Tom Leath to WMBF News General Manager Ted Fortenberry in response to our coverageMore >>
    These are complete transcripts of the e-mails sent from Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea and Myrtle Beach City Manager Tom Leath to WMBF News General Manager Ted Fortenberry in response to our coverage of the Memorial Day weekend violence, and the city's response.More >>
  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach City Responds

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach City Responds

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:00:29 GMT
    I have been critical of the way Myrtle Beach city leaders have handled the response to the Memorial Day weekend mayhem and murders. And, they don't like my opinion that they should be held accountableMore >>
    I have been critical of the way Myrtle Beach city leaders have handled the response to the Memorial Day weekend mayhem and murders. And, they don't like my opinion that they should be held accountable and keep the community informed.More >>
  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach Silence Continues

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach Silence Continues

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:15:09 GMT
    It was a rough 4th of July weekend in Chicago. More than 80 shootings… many people killed. Residents are upset and are demanding action. Unlike Myrtle Beach after Memorial Day weekend, the Mayor, ChiefMore >>
    It was a rough 4th of July weekend in Chicago. More than 80 shootings… many people killed. Residents are upset and are demanding action. Unlike Myrtle Beach after Memorial Day weekend, the Mayor, Chief of Police and other city leaders are speaking out to their community to let them know they are going to address the issues.More >>
  • Consider This: Tropical Weather Reminder

    Consider This: Tropical Weather Reminder

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:59:29 GMT
    Here we go. Our first tropical disturbance is brewing off the coast and it will either fizzle out or give us a dose of rain and storms at the end of the week. Consider This: Although it is a very smallMore >>
    Our first tropical disturbance is brewing off the coast and it will either fizzle out or give us a dose of rain and storms at the end of the week.More >>
  • Consider This: Elected officials work for us

    Consider This: Elected officials work for us

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:37:53 GMT
    I find it interesting that some politicians get elected and quickly forget that they work for the people who elected them, that they have their jobs because of those people and a government where informationMore >>
    I find it interesting that some politicians get elected and quickly forget that they work for the people who elected them, that they have their jobs because of those people and a government where information is shared with those people is the best form of government.More >>
  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach Leadership Silence

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach Leadership Silence

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-06-20 11:07:17 GMT
    If you live in the city of Myrtle Beach or operate a business in the city you should be appalled by the lack of leadership coming from Myrtle Beach council and city management. Consider This: It hasMore >>
    If you live in the city of Myrtle Beach or operate a business in the city you should be appalled by the lack of leadership coming from Myrtle Beach council and city management.More >>
  • Consider This: Texting and Driving

    Consider This: Texting and Driving

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:41:30 GMT
    South Carolina might be number 49 out of 50, but at least we finally have a law in place to ban texting and driving.  Montana is now the lone state not to address this issue. Consider This: Under theMore >>
    South Carolina might be number 49 out of 50, but at least we finally have a law in place to ban texting and driving.  Montana is now the lone state not to address this issue.More >>
  • Consider This: Be prepared for the heat

    Consider This: Be prepared for the heat

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-12 21:15:09 GMT
    The temperatures are beginning to rise and that means that children and the elderly are especially at risk. Consider This: We've already had one tragedy in our area when a child died after being leftMore >>
    The temperatures are beginning to rise and that means that children and the elderly are especially at risk.More >>
  • Consider This: Election turnout

    Consider This: Election turnout

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-06-11 12:00:29 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We have another election and another example of voter apathy. The turnout at the polls was low and once again and many people just don't seem to care. Consider This: I justMore >>
    We have another election and another example of voter apathy. The turnout at the polls was low and once again and many people just don't seem to care.More >>
  • Consider This: Memorial Day Weekend 2015

    Consider This: Memorial Day Weekend 2015

    Thursday, June 5 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-06-05 21:10:03 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After meeting with local leaders and watching videos showing the madness from Memorial Day weekend, Governor Nikki Haley announced that Bike Fest needs to end. It's great to haveMore >>
    After meeting with local leaders and watching videos showing the madness from Memorial Day weekend, Governor Nikki Haley announced that Bike Fest needs to end. It's great to have her support to help us keep our community safe on this important weekend, but she appeared to be out of touch when commenting on how to make that happen.More >>
  • Consider This: Brad Dean Guest Commentary

    Consider This: Brad Dean Guest Commentary

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-06-04 02:30:27 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Recently our community struggled through yet another chaotic Memorial Day Weekend, arguably the worst we've ever seen. This situation is unhealthy for our community and unsafeMore >>
    Recently our community struggled through yet another chaotic Memorial Day Weekend, arguably the worst we've ever seen. This situation is unhealthy for our community and unsafe for our residents and visitors. While it's very appropriate to demand our elected officials find a solution, some people naturally have begun to lay blame.More >>
  • Consider This: Plans for Grande Dunes

    Consider This: Plans for Grande Dunes

    Thursday, May 29 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-29 21:15:09 GMT
    L Star, the new owners of Grande Dunes announced plans to for an extensive Master Plan development program. If it happens, it will be a very impressive project. Consider This: The ocean and beaches willMore >>
    L Star, the new owners of Grande Dunes announced plans to for an extensive Master Plan development program. If it happens, it will be a very impressive project.More >>
  • Consider This: This Must End

    Consider This: This Must End

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-05-27 21:45:58 GMT
    What happened this weekend was tragic. Tragic because three people were killed… senseless deaths. Tragic because our safety and reputation and is at risk. Tragic because people have been afraid to addressMore >>
    What happened this weekend was tragic. Tragic because three people were killed… senseless deaths. Tragic because our safety and reputation and is at risk. Tragic because people have been afraid to address this issue head-on.More >>
  • Consider This: Remembering on Memorial Day

    Consider This: Remembering on Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 22 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-05-22 19:17:38 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - You've heard similar comments from me almost every year as we approach Memorial Day weekend that's because we tend to forget the true meaning of this holiday. Consider This: MemorialMore >>
    You've heard similar comments from me almost every year as we approach Memorial Day weekend that's because we tend to forget the true meaning of this holiday.More >>
  • Consider This: Highway 501 Widening

    Consider This: Highway 501 Widening

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-20 21:15:09 GMT
    Highway 501 is now one lane wider from the Tanger Outlets to Gardner Lacy Road. And even though it's only a minor improvement, it's certainly better than nothing. Consider This: Highway 501 arguablyMore >>
    Highway 501 is now one lane wider from the Tanger Outlets to Gardner Lacy Road. And even though it's only a minor improvement, it's certainly better than nothing.More >>
  • Consider This: New Boat Landing Cameras

    Consider This: New Boat Landing Cameras

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:30:08 GMT
    There is good news that should help to make our communities safer now that funds are in place to install surveillance cameras at six area boat landings. Consider This: Police say the kidnapping and murderMore >>
    There is good news that should help to make our communities safer now that funds are in place to install surveillance cameras at six area boat landings.More >>
  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach Bike Week

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach Bike Week

    Thursday, May 8 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-05-09 00:43:43 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Bike Rally starts this weekend and it is expected to be one of the largest. It brings thousands of people to the Grand Strand, but it also brings frustration to locals because of the motorcyclesMore >>
    The Myrtle Beach Bike Rally starts this weekend and it is expected to be one of the largest. It brings thousands of people to the Grand Strand, but it also brings frustration to locals because of the motorcycles on the road.More >>
  • Consider This: Coast RTA

    Consider This: Coast RTA

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-06 21:20:09 GMT
    It may have been a botched bus shelter program and questions about plans for a new transit center that lead to the termination of Coast RTA CEO Myers Rollins, but the concern over his ability to effectivelyMore >>
    It may have been a botched bus shelter program and questions about plans for a new transit center that lead to the termination of Coast RTA CEO Myers Rollins, but the concern over his ability to effectively manage the Horry County public transit program had been building for a long time.More >>
  • Consider This: Good Call, Pelicans

    Consider This: Good Call, Pelicans

    Thursday, May 1 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-01 21:20:09 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans tried to be creative this year with its marketing campaign using the slogan "Un-Flocking Believable." It was an attempt to tie in with the bird mascot, but it was also a not-so-subtleMore >>
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans tried to be creative this year with its marketing campaign using the slogan "Un-Flocking Believable." It was an attempt to tie in with the bird mascot, but it was also a not-so-subtle connection with a word that's not so family friendly.More >>
  • Consider This: Emma's Law

    Consider This: Emma's Law

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-29 21:25:06 GMT
    Emma Longstreet was a six year old girl who was killed by a drunk driver.  A new South Carolina law will make sure something positive comes from her tragic death. Consider This: Emma's Law expands theMore >>
    Emma Longstreet was a six year old girl who was killed by a drunk driver.  A new South Carolina law will make sure something positive comes from her tragic death.More >>
  • Consider This: Teacher of the Year

    Consider This: Teacher of the Year

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:30:09 GMT
    Horry County has a very good public school system. It also has some of the best and brightest teachers in the state. Consider This: Each year South Carolina recognizes outstanding school teachers fromMore >>
    Horry County has a very good public school system. It also has some of the best and brightest teachers in the state. Each year South Carolina recognizes outstanding school teachers from across the state.More >>
  • Consider This: Smoke Detectors

    Consider This: Smoke Detectors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:20:06 GMT
    Two tragedies this week should be a reminder of the importance of checking to make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home.   Consider This: Besides checking to make sure your smoke detectorsMore >>
    Two tragedies this week should be a reminder of the importance of checking to make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home.More >>
  • Consider This: April Racing

    Consider This: April Racing

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:25:11 GMT
    When you make major changes to a major event you take a big risk. However, it looks like the change in Darlington was the right decision.  Consider This: Many people say Darlington is NASCAR's versionMore >>
    When you make major changes to a major event you take a big risk. However, it looks like the change in Darlington was the right decision.More >>
  • Consider This: Celebrating with violence

    Consider This: Celebrating with violence

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:25:04 GMT
    It's very exciting when your school wins a national championship or your favorite professional team captures the league title. But celebrating can quickly turn ugly… win or lose. Consider This: U ConnMore >>
    It's very exciting when your school wins a national championship or your favorite professional team captures the league title. But celebrating can quickly turn ugly… win or lose.More >>
  • Consider This: Donating Blood...Thank you!

    Consider This: Donating Blood...Thank you!

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:35:04 GMT
    You've done it again. You've reminded everyone that when it comes to giving, we live in an area where people are willing to help. Consider This: Because you volunteered and rolled up your sleeves, theMore >>
    Because you volunteered and rolled up your sleeves, the American Red Cross now has 170 pints of blood that they can use to help save a life...or with that many pints, it's actually lives.
    More >>
  • Consider This: Donate Blood

    Consider This: Donate Blood

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:36:38 GMT
    On Wednesday, we are holding our annual Swing into Giving blood drive. This year the collection sites are located in Florence at Magnolia Mall and in Myrtle Beach at Coastal Grand Mall. Consider This: AccordingMore >>
    On Wednesday, we are holding our annual Swing into Giving blood drive. This year the collection sites are located in Florence at Magnolia Mall and in Myrtle Beach at Coastal Grand Mall.More >>
  • Consider This: Cleaning up Horry County

    Consider This: Cleaning up Horry County

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-03-19 14:15:06 GMT
    Along the Grand Strand a healthy tourism industry means successful, profitable businesses and lots of jobs. Right now the millions of guests who impact this important industry are greeted by unkempt, trashyMore >>
    Along the Grand Strand a healthy tourism industry means successful, profitable businesses and lots of jobs. Right now the millions of guests who impact this important industry are greeted by unkempt, trashy roads.More >>
  • Consider This: Marine Industrial Park

    Consider This: Marine Industrial Park

    Friday, March 14 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-03-14 19:21:36 GMT
    The Grand Strand does not have an interstate. The Grand Strand's railroad has been inactive for the past few years. What the Grand Strand does have is access to the water version of an interstate and railroad,More >>
    The Grand Strand does not have an interstate. The Grand Strand's railroad has been inactive for the past few years. What the Grand Strand does have is access to the water version of an interstate and railroad, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.More >>
  • Consider This: Coastal Carolina Athletics

    Consider This: Coastal Carolina Athletics

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:45:07 GMT
    The CCU football team made history this past fall with its playoff run and now the CCU basketball team has earned a trip to the Big Dance, its first appearance since 1993. The baseball team has been aMore >>
    The CCU football team made history this past fall with its playoff run and now the CCU basketball team has earned a trip to the Big Dance, its first appearance since 1993.More >>
  • Consider This: North Myrtle Beach Sports Tourism

    Consider This: North Myrtle Beach Sports Tourism

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-03-06 22:25:09 GMT
    The new multi-million dollar North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is open and events are underway. Most of the funding for the new facility came from a millage increase, but that small investmentMore >>
    The new multi-million dollar North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is open and events are underway. Most of the funding for the new facility came from a millage increase, but that small investment will provide a significant return over time.More >>
  • Consider This: Burning Storm Debris

    Consider This: Burning Storm Debris

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-03-04 22:45:11 GMT
    It might not feel like it right now, but spring will be here in a matter of days. That means conditions will be favorable for fires to get out of control and spread quickly. Consider This: We're alwaysMore >>
    It might not feel like it right now, but spring will be here in a matter of days. That means conditions will be favorable for fires to get out of control and spread quickly.More >>
  • Consider This: Beach Tent Ban

    Consider This: Beach Tent Ban

    Thursday, February 27 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-02-27 22:25:09 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In the coming weeks North Myrtle Beach will most likely pass a new ordinance banning tents on the beach. Horry County and Myrtle Beach are closely watching that decision and couldMore >>
    In the coming weeks North Myrtle Beach will most likely pass a new ordinance banning tents on the beach. Horry County and Myrtle Beach are closely watching that decision and could enact similar bans.More >>
  • Consider This: Your Feedback

    Consider This: Your Feedback

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:31 PM EST2014-02-25 22:31:11 GMT
    Two recent editorials – Closing Whispering Pines golf course and making up the missed school days – sparked a lot of feedback. Regarding the future of the Whispering Pines Gary says, "I do not agree withMore >>
    Two recent editorials – Closing Whispering Pines golf course and making up the missed school days – sparked a lot of feedback.More >>
  • Consider This: Making Up School Days

    Consider This: Making Up School Days

    Thursday, February 20 2014 5:48 PM EST2014-02-20 22:48:36 GMT
    Area schools are making decisions on making up missed days due to the recent severe weather. Some schools had a few make-up days included in calendar, but two weeks of icy weather meant the schools hadMore >>
    Area schools are making decisions on making up missed days due to the recent severe weather. Some schools had a few make-up days included in calendar, but two weeks of icy weather meant the schools had to close for more days than expected.More >>
  • Consider This: Whispering Pines

    Consider This: Whispering Pines

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-02-18 22:25:07 GMT
    There are nearly 100 golf courses in our area and the majority of those courses are open to the public. That's unlike many communities where public play is limited to one or two municipal courses and inMore >>
    The city of Myrtle Beach is trying to decide what to do with its Whispering Pines golf facility. Since taking over the course from the Air Force it has struggled and has been a drain on city resources.More >>
  • Consider This: Severe Winter Weather Closings

    Consider This: Severe Winter Weather Closings

    Thursday, January 30 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-01-30 22:25:03 GMT
    We don't have severe winter weather very often, but when we do it creates lots of issues. And many people like to second guess the decisions of area school administrators when they cancel classes. ConsiderMore >>
    We don't have severe winter weather very often, but when we do it creates lots of issues. Any many people like to second guess the decisions of area school administrators when they cancel classes.More >>
  • Consider This: Your Feedback

    Consider This: Your Feedback

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-01-21 22:25:08 GMT
    Here is some of your feedback in response to recent Consider This topics: Regarding a possible solution to overcrowding in Horry County Schools, Amanda writes, "Absolutely- building new facilities isMore >>
    In today's Consider This segment, WMBF News General Manager Ted Fortenberry responds to some of your feedback from recent weeks.More >>
  • Consider This: Demolishing Blighted Buildings

    Consider This: Demolishing Blighted Buildings

    Thursday, January 16 2014 5:30 PM EST2014-01-16 22:30:11 GMT
    Some of the abandoned hotels in Myrtle Beach are being demolished, and that's good news for a lot of reasons. Consider This: When a building sits empty it begins to decay and often attracts activityMore >>
    Some of the abandoned hotels in Myrtle Beach are being demolished, and that's good news for a lot of reasons.More >>
  • Consider This: Horry County Schools

    Consider This: Horry County Schools

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 5:31 PM EST2014-01-14 22:31:44 GMT
    Horry County school officials are struggling to come up with a plan to manage to growth in the region, especially the Carolina Forest area. Consider This: Each proposed plan to deal with the overcrowdedMore >>
    Horry County school officials are struggling to come up with a plan to manage growth in the region, especially the Carolina Forest area.
    More >>
  • Consider This: Finding Heather Elvis

    Consider This: Finding Heather Elvis

    Thursday, January 9 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-01-09 22:25:05 GMT
    The search for Heather Elvis continues and hopefully a break in the case will help bring her home soon. Consider This: It's not only law enforcement and representatives from the Cue Center and otherMore >>
    The search for Heather Elvis continues and hopefully a break in the case will help bring her home soon.More >>
  • Consider This: Cold weather preparations

    Consider This: Cold weather preparations

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-01-07 22:45:04 GMT
    With the temperatures setting cold weather records there are things you can do to be prepared. Consider This: Have a winter weather kit with a portable radio or TV, flashlight, water and first aid items. PlanMore >>
    With the temperatures setting cold weather records there are things you can do to be prepared.More >>
  • Consider This: Goals for 2014

    Consider This: Goals for 2014

    Thursday, January 2 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-01-02 22:45:11 GMT
    As we begin 2014, I decided to look back at the wish list I created at the start of 2013:  A bipartisan solution to resolve our debt crisis New gun ownership policies Construction permits issued for I-73 MoreMore >>
    As we begin 2014, I decided to look back at the wish list I created at the start of 2013:More >>
  • Consider This: Tear down the old airport terminal

    Consider This: Tear down the old airport terminal

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 7:27 AM EST2014-02-05 12:27:04 GMT
    It's been nearly a year since the new Myrtle Beach International Airport Terminal opened. And the old terminal still sits vacant and abandoned. Consider This: The former ticketing and baggage claim areasMore >>
    It's been nearly a year since the new Myrtle Beach International Airport Terminal opened. And the old terminal still sits vacant and abandoned.More >>
  • Consider This: Moped Laws

    Consider This: Moped Laws

    Thursday, February 6 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-02-06 22:25:04 GMT
    If you've ever been surprised by an unlit moped on a dark highway or someone driving slowly on a road with higher speed limits you realize the potential for disaster is great. Well change could be on theMore >>
    If you've ever been surprised by an unlit moped on a dark highway or someone driving slowly on a road with higher speed limits you realize the potential for disaster is great. Well change could be on the way for moped riders if new legislation becomes law.More >>
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