Erin Edwards joined the WMBF News Team in March 2017. Erin is excited to share her passion for storytelling with the people of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. Before heading to Myrtle Beach, Erin lived in Boston where she worked as a writer for WHDH, a job she says reinforced her decision to pursue a career as a News Reporter. Erin also worked as a freelance host for New England Sports Network’s Dirty Water TV. Erin graduated from Fisher College in Boston with a degree in Communications and Media Studies. While Attending Fisher, she was a part of Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Honors Society for Leadership and Success, and co-captain of the Cheerleading team. A native New Englander, Erin was born and raised in Litchfield County, Connecticut. After battling through brutal winters her entire life, she is eager to get to warmer weather. Erin enjoys exploring new places, spending time with family, and cheering on Boston sports teams. More than anything, she enjoys hearing from you!
A proposed bill will let you decide if you want to pay more at the pump in order to help improve our beaches. Senator Greg Henry proposed a bill that would let counties vote if they want a $.1 per gallon tax on gas to go towards beach renourishment projects."The voters would have to vote to tax the
Horry County residents are fighting to get an alleged sex offender out of their neighborhood. Neighbors in West Ridge say the man follows kids around the neighborhood on his bike and he’ll even show up in their backyards.
Local leaders along the coast say they think the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s swim advisory maps are misleading, now many are hoping to work with the DHEC on new maps.“By the way the maps read, it looks like the entire beach is closed,” said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hat
Myrtle Beach City Council voted to pass an ordinance to temporarily allow a hot air balloon ride downtown. The city had to vote on the ordinance because the city’s current law only allows temporary special events to last between three and five days.
Myrtle Beach and Horry County police say car break-ins and shoplifting are on the rise this holiday season. Over the last six months, November saw the greatest number of calls for incidents at Coastal Grand Mall, with 128 calls for service from November 1-26.