Nia Watson joined WMBF news team in October 2017. Nia is a proud Southern Peach from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia, cum laude, with a B.A. in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. While writing for a university magazine at UGA, she found her passion for telling stories and interviewing people. Since then, she has dedicated her time to improving her craft as a journalist. She interned with WUGA radio and was a part of Grady Newsource, a student production of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The daily newscast broadcasts across Athens, Georgia. After graduation, Nia took her passion for storytelling oversees on a month-long Travel Journalism program to Prague, Czech Republic. There, she produced two in depth digital stories on local Czech culture, titled "The Alternative Face of Prague and Graffiti in Prague: From Art to Vandalism." When Nia’s not covering stories, she’s either binge watching shows on Netflix or trying out new restaurants. Nia has never been to South Carolina, so she is super excited to see what the Grand Strand and Pee Dee has to offer.
Jobs and economic development were the topic of discussion among Grand Strand and Pee Dee leaders at the annual Coastal and Pee Dee Economic Development Summit held by Congressman Tom Rice’s office Wednesday.
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The highly anticipated Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Florence officially opened Tuesday. Raines Hospitality, the company who manages the hotel, broke ground on the 15 million dollar project in the summer of 2017.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) - Dozens of country music artists and fans from across the Carolinas packed the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach Saturday night for the 2nd annual Carolina Country Music Awards.
Childhood hunger affects millions of children every day across the country and in our own communities. The non-profit organization called "Help 4 Kids Florence" is working to change that with a Childhood Hunger Awareness week and food drives.
HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - The Hartsville African American Cemetery Committee held a historical marker dedication ceremony for the Marion Avenue Cemetery Monday morning.Dozens of people, including South Carolina Speaker of the House, Jay Lucas, and Representative Robert Williams gathered at the histo