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  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach missing new trend by denying axe-throwing facility

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach missing new trend by denying axe-throwing facility

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:18:20 GMT
    Source: Affiliate stationsSource: Affiliate stations
    Source: Affiliate stationsSource: Affiliate stations

    I’m not sure I agree with the council’s decision to not allow an axe-throwing facility in downtown.

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    I’m not sure I agree with the council’s decision to not allow an axe-throwing facility in downtown.

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  • Consider This: Key leaders can make positive impact for Grand Strand

    Consider This: Key leaders can make positive impact for Grand Strand

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-07-10 03:45:44 GMT
    Key leaders will bring positive changes to the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF News)Key leaders will bring positive changes to the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF News)

    More changes are coming to Grand Strand leadership with Johnny Gardner being elected as the next Horry County Council Chairman.

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    More changes are coming to Grand Strand leadership with Johnny Gardner being elected as the next Horry County Council Chairman.

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  • Consider This: Plastic bag ban was a positive decision

    Consider This: Plastic bag ban was a positive decision

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-06-05 21:00:17 GMT
    Surfside Beach leaders approved a ban on plastic bags. (Source: WMBF News)Surfside Beach leaders approved a ban on plastic bags. (Source: WMBF News)
    Surfside Beach leaders approved a ban on plastic bags. (Source: WMBF News_Surfside Beach leaders approved a ban on plastic bags. (Source: WMBF News_

    A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Surfside Beach.  What seemed to be a controversial decision when town leaders voted for the ban back in January is now a positive and successful decision that will hopefully be just the beginning. Several business owners were opposed to the ban, which is understandable. Change is hard.  But, it seems, the transition has been smooth, and the feedback is very positive from customers.

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    A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Surfside Beach.  What seemed to be a controversial decision when town leaders voted for the ban back in January is now a positive and successful decision that will hopefully be just the beginning. Several business owners were opposed to the ban, which is understandable. Change is hard.  But, it seems, the transition has been smooth, and the feedback is very positive from customers.

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  • Consider This: Renewing the TDF is the right decision for Myrtle Beach

    Consider This: Renewing the TDF is the right decision for Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-03-28 12:25:47 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    A controversial issue is tackled once again by city leaders: the Tourism Development Fee (TDF).  In its first reading today at city council, members agreed that it is necessary to continue for the future growth of the Grand Strand. That is encouraging and, I believe, the right decision. 

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    A controversial issue is tackled once again by city leaders: the Tourism Development Fee (TDF).  In its first reading today at city council, members agreed that it is necessary to continue for the future growth of the Grand Strand. That is encouraging and, I believe, the right decision. 

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  • Consider This: Dean's departure presents change, challenge for the future

    Consider This: Dean's departure presents change, challenge for the future

    Thursday, March 15 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-03-15 21:56:15 GMT
    Brad Dean has been named CEO of a new Puerto Rico marketing group. (Source: R4 Communications Strategies)Brad Dean has been named CEO of a new Puerto Rico marketing group. (Source: R4 Communications Strategies)

    A big announcement this week that has caused quite a stir…The CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Brad Dean, announced he is leaving the position for a new opportunity. After 15 years of outstanding leadership, it’s a hard pill to swallow for many of us in the community.

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    A big announcement this week that has caused quite a stir…The CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Brad Dean, announced he is leaving the position for a new opportunity. After 15 years of outstanding leadership, it’s a hard pill to swallow for many of us in the community.

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  • Consider This: Focus on public safety, downtown development moving Myrtle Beach in the right direction

    Consider This: Focus on public safety, downtown development moving Myrtle Beach in the right direction

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-01-30 18:03:25 GMT
    Questions still remain over what will happen with the Superblock project. (Source: WMBF News)Questions still remain over what will happen with the Superblock project. (Source: WMBF News)

    Two great things are happening in Myrtle Beach that need to be recognized. 

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    Two great things are happening in Myrtle Beach that need to be recognized. 

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  • Consider This: Time for a change on Yaupon Drive

    Consider This: Time for a change on Yaupon Drive

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-18 22:44:29 GMT
    Yaupon Drive (Source: WMBF News)Yaupon Drive (Source: WMBF News)

    A fresh start is something many of us look forward to as we head into a new year.  It’s a time when we set goals for ourselves professionally and personally to make us strive for more and become better in many different ways. 

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    A fresh start is something many of us look forward to as we head into a new year.  It’s a time when we set goals for ourselves professionally and personally to make us strive for more and become better in many different ways. 

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  • Consider This: Negativity toward the First Alert team was uncalled for

    Consider This: Negativity toward the First Alert team was uncalled for

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:47 PM EST2018-01-05 01:47:42 GMT
    When conditions change, the WMBF First Alert Storm team is dedicated to being transparent and urgent in giving you the updated information and explaining why things are changing.  That’s our mission and our promise. (Source: WMBF News)When conditions change, the WMBF First Alert Storm team is dedicated to being transparent and urgent in giving you the updated information and explaining why things are changing.  That’s our mission and our promise. (Source: WMBF News)

    2018 is here and it came in with bitter bite for us!  With snow and ice such a rarity for South Carolina, it was a relief to see how everyone paid attention and prepared for the dangerous temperatures along with the freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow. However, what was not great to see were all the criticisms and negative comments about our local meteorologists and their forecasts for the snowfall totals.

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    2018 is here and it came in with bitter bite for us!  With snow and ice such a rarity for South Carolina, it was a relief to see how everyone paid attention and prepared for the dangerous temperatures along with the freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow. However, what was not great to see were all the criticisms and negative comments about our local meteorologists and their forecasts for the snowfall totals.

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  • Consider This: 2018 will be an important year for Myrtle Beach

    Consider This: 2018 will be an important year for Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-14 20:38:31 GMT
    Source: Erin EdwardsSource: Erin Edwards

    City leaders and business owners met recently to discuss what should happen next in downtown Myrtle Beach.  The ideas are fantastic, ranging from providing more walkable areas, building upscale housing and shopping areas and of course, reducing crime and increasing safety in the area. 

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    City leaders and business owners met recently to discuss what should happen next in downtown Myrtle Beach.  The ideas are fantastic, ranging from providing more walkable areas, building upscale housing and shopping areas and of course, reducing crime and increasing safety in the area. 

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  • Consider This: Please consider adopting an angel

    Consider This: Please consider adopting an angel

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 12:20 PM EST2017-11-28 17:20:18 GMT
    WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2017 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2017 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News is proud to partner, once again, this year with the Salvation Army and its Angel Tree Program. The holidays are such a special time for us to be with friends, family and celebrate all we are thankful for.

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    WMBF News is proud to partner, once again, this year with the Salvation Army and its Angel Tree Program. The holidays are such a special time for us to be with friends, family and celebrate all we are thankful for.

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  • Consider This: County leaders should encourage, not stifle, growth in Carolina Forest

    Consider This: County leaders should encourage, not stifle, growth in Carolina Forest

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:20 PM EST2017-11-14 22:20:24 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The growing pains of the Grand Strand have been focused on Carolina Forest lately…and the solutions are not good. Horry County leaders considered a moratorium on re-zonings in Carolina forest for residential construction projects because the infrastructure is not there to support more traffic.

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    The growing pains of the Grand Strand have been focused on Carolina Forest lately…and the solutions are not good. Horry County leaders considered a moratorium on re-zonings in Carolina forest for residential construction projects because the infrastructure is not there to support more traffic.

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  • Consider This: Changing our severe weather updates

    Consider This: Changing our severe weather updates

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-11-01 03:43:19 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    Recently, we had severe weather hit the Grand Strand and it quickly escalating into a tornado warning.

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    Recently, we had severe weather hit the Grand Strand and it quickly escalating into a tornado warning.

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  • Consider This: Food trucks a positive change for the area

    Consider This: Food trucks a positive change for the area

    Thursday, September 28 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-09-29 03:24:18 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    What a long road it’s been, but finally Myrtle Beach is getting food trucks. I am so happy so see that a few will be allowed to operate, even though it’s on a trial basis.

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    What a long road it’s been, but finally Myrtle Beach is getting food trucks. I am so happy so see that a few will be allowed to operate, even though it’s on a trial basis.

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  • Consider This: Commitment remains to serve those in need

    Consider This: Commitment remains to serve those in need

    Thursday, August 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-08-31 19:14:03 GMT
    Family members hold hands as recovery efforts were underway for a van with 6 family whose bodies were were found in a van at Greens Bayou in east Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey left the Houston area. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)Family members hold hands as recovery efforts were underway for a van with 6 family whose bodies were were found in a van at Greens Bayou in east Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey left the Houston area. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    I am pleased to let you know WMBF’s carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring you will continue to receive us through Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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    I am pleased to let you know WMBF’s carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring you will continue to receive us through Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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  • Consider This: WMBF will continue to work to reach an agreement with DirecTV

    Consider This: WMBF will continue to work to reach an agreement with DirecTV

    Friday, August 25 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:20:41 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    Recently, I made you aware of the possibility that DirecTV could drop WMBF from their system and I made a commitment to keep you informed about the ongoing negotiations.

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    Recently, I made you aware of the possibility that DirecTV could drop WMBF from their system and I made a commitment to keep you informed about the ongoing negotiations.

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  • Consider This: We're working to keep DirecTV viewers connected to our station

    Consider This: We're working to keep DirecTV viewers connected to our station

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 4:46 AM EDT2017-08-23 08:46:27 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    As viewers of WMBF News you know we are committed to providing you important news and information about issues that affect our neighborhoods and our communities…to provide life-saving weather warnings and to bring you your favorite NBC shows and live sports. More people get their news from local broadcasters, than from the national cable channels.

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    As viewers of WMBF News you know we are committed to providing you important news and information about issues that affect our neighborhoods and our communities…to provide life-saving weather warnings and to bring you your favorite NBC shows and live sports. More people get their news from local broadcasters, than from the national cable channels.

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  • Consider This: Ask questions, become involved to bring about change

    Consider This: Ask questions, become involved to bring about change

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:49:55 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    With all the violence, protesting and divisiveness going on across the country right now, we are fortunate to not be directly affected by the turmoil.

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    With all the violence, protesting and divisiveness going on across the country right now, we are fortunate to not be directly affected by the turmoil.

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  • Consider This: Conway police survey gives you the chance to effect positive change

    Consider This: Conway police survey gives you the chance to effect positive change

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-08-09 02:43:13 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Conway Police Department is has taken on a project that should benefit the entire community. But, they can’t do it alone. The department is putting out a survey to find ways to improve their relationship with the community.

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    The Conway Police Department is has taken on a project that should benefit the entire community. But, they can’t do it alone. The department is putting out a survey to find ways to improve their relationship with the community.

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  • Consider This: Florence taking positive steps to improve the community

    Consider This: Florence taking positive steps to improve the community

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:59:46 GMT
    (Source: City of Florence)(Source: City of Florence)

    The city of Florence is working on a project that has so many benefits for residents and the community. It wants to bring a grocery store to an area that currently has no stores that offer fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy whole foods for people living nearby.

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    The city of Florence is working on a project that has so many benefits for residents and the community. It wants to bring a grocery store to an area that currently has no stores that offer fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy whole foods for people living nearby.

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  • Consider This: School safety more important than a budget

    Consider This: School safety more important than a budget

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-07-14 03:27:36 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Horry County School board has made another bad decision.  This time…voting to remove Horry County Police officers from schools and replace them with private security guards. The reason: money. Until now the school district and the county have split the cost of the officers’ salaries.  

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    The Horry County School board has made another bad decision.  This time…voting to remove Horry County Police officers from schools and replace them with private security guards. The reason: money. Until now the school district and the county have split the cost of the officers’ salaries.  

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  • Consider This: City, police response to weekend violence showed good leadership

    Consider This: City, police response to weekend violence showed good leadership

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-06-22 13:53:17 GMT
    Interim Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock gives an update on the recent shootings in the city. (Source: WMBF News)Interim Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock gives an update on the recent shootings in the city. (Source: WMBF News)

    Consider This:  It could have been deja vu all over again, but thankfully it wasn’t. City leaders responded quickly with a meeting asking for public comment and input.  And then, kept the discussion open instead of going into executive session.

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    Consider This:  It could have been deja vu all over again, but thankfully it wasn’t. City leaders responded quickly with a meeting asking for public comment and input.  And then, kept the discussion open instead of going into executive session.

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  • Consider This: Carolina Country Music Fest 2017 a success

    Consider This: Carolina Country Music Fest 2017 a success

    Thursday, June 15 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-06-15 20:31:14 GMT
    Jason Aldean closes out the Carolina Country Music Fest.Jason Aldean closes out the Carolina Country Music Fest.

    The Carolina Country Music fest wrapped up on Sunday and while many people are still recovering from four days of incredible music and huge crowds…the reviews are stellar.  As the event continues to grow, organizers, city leaders and police continue to focus on how to make it better each year. And this year it was a success. 

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    The Carolina Country Music fest wrapped up on Sunday and while many people are still recovering from four days of incredible music and huge crowds…the reviews are stellar.  As the event continues to grow, organizers, city leaders and police continue to focus on how to make it better each year. And this year it was a success. 

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  • Consider This: Take time to honor our service members this Memorial Day

    Consider This: Take time to honor our service members this Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:25 AM EDT2017-05-25 13:25:51 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The preparation has been extensive and now we welcome bikers as they head to the Grand Strand for Bike Fest. The traffic loop is laid out, law enforcement, emergency responders, city leaders have a plan in place to keep everyone safe, and each year adjustments are made so that things that didn’t work are corrected.

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    The preparation has been extensive and now we welcome bikers as they head to the Grand Strand for Bike Fest. The traffic loop is laid out, law enforcement, emergency responders, city leaders have a plan in place to keep everyone safe, and each year adjustments are made so that things that didn’t work are corrected.

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  • Consider This: Immediate attention needed for Ocean Boulevard

    Consider This: Immediate attention needed for Ocean Boulevard

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:45:16 GMT
    Ocean Boulevard (Source: WMBF News)Ocean Boulevard (Source: WMBF News)

    Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and the area around the boardwalk is an area that needs immediate attention.

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    Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and the area around the boardwalk is an area that needs immediate attention.

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  • Consider This: Release findings from investigation into CCU cheerleaders

    Consider This: Release findings from investigation into CCU cheerleaders

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-05-04 01:05:02 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    The mystery still remains surrounding the suspension of the entire CCU cheerleading team.

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    The mystery still remains surrounding the suspension of the entire CCU cheerleading team.

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  • Consider This: Beach tent ban the right move for Surfside Beach

    Consider This: Beach tent ban the right move for Surfside Beach

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:01 AM EDT2017-04-13 10:01:23 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Surfside Beach is now looking at a tent ban on the beach.  Horry County, North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach have had the tent ban in place for two years now and it has been a successful move. The beaches get so crowded during the summer...which is a great.  That's what we want to see along the Grand Strand and the tents had become a danger by blocking a line of vision and access for lifeguards and police officers.

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    Surfside Beach is now looking at a tent ban on the beach.  Horry County, North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach have had the tent ban in place for two years now and it has been a successful move. The beaches get so crowded during the summer...which is a great.  That's what we want to see along the Grand Strand and the tents had become a danger by blocking a line of vision and access for lifeguards and police officers.

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  • Consider This: Rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew is difficult, but not optional

    Consider This: Rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew is difficult, but not optional

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-04 19:27:30 GMT
    Surfside Beach Pier sustained massive damage, and right now, its future is uncertain. (Source: WMBF News)Surfside Beach Pier sustained massive damage, and right now, its future is uncertain. (Source: WMBF News)

    It’s been 6 months since Hurricane Matthew slammed South Carolina and many businesses and residents are still on that long road to recovery. Two of the biggest issues that have gotten a lot of attention recently are The Surfside Pier and The Palace Theater. Both sustained massive damage and as of right now we don’t know the future of either one.  

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    It’s been 6 months since Hurricane Matthew slammed South Carolina and many businesses and residents are still on that long road to recovery. Two of the biggest issues that have gotten a lot of attention recently are The Surfside Pier and The Palace Theater. Both sustained massive damage and as of right now we don’t know the future of either one.  

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  • Consider This: Meetings with police provide a chance to better your community

    Consider This: Meetings with police provide a chance to better your community

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-03-07 21:50:43 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    People living in Loris have an opportunity to make a big impact in their community. The Horry County Police department is holding a meeting next week so they can talk face to face with residents about what is going on in their neighborhoods.

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    People living in Loris have an opportunity to make a big impact in their community. The Horry County Police department is holding a meeting next week so they can talk face to face with residents about what is going on in their neighborhoods.

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  • Consider This: Conway's revitalization will take community support

    Consider This: Conway's revitalization will take community support

    Friday, February 17 2017 7:58 AM EST2017-02-17 12:58:55 GMT
    City leaders are looking at ways to connect Conway's downtown with the riverwalk. (Source: WMBF News)City leaders are looking at ways to connect Conway's downtown with the riverwalk. (Source: WMBF News)

    A very exciting and promising idea is bubbling up from Conway.  Leaders revealed a plan to connect the downtown with the river walk. Conway city leaders say the goal is to have a thriving and vibrant downtown.  This new plan should do just that by connecting the two unique areas where people can enjoy recreation, restaurants and shops. I am excited to see this develop and glad to know the timeline to start implementing the plan is just a few weeks away. 

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    A very exciting and promising idea is bubbling up from Conway.  Leaders revealed a plan to connect the downtown with the river walk. Conway city leaders say the goal is to have a thriving and vibrant downtown.  This new plan should do just that by connecting the two unique areas where people can enjoy recreation, restaurants and shops. I am excited to see this develop and glad to know the timeline to start implementing the plan is just a few weeks away. 

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  • Consider This: In the age of sexting teens, parents have responsibility

    Consider This: In the age of sexting teens, parents have responsibility

    Thursday, February 9 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-02-09 22:27:33 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    We recently reported on an incident that involved local high school students and sexting. A 15-year old student sent out a request in a group text asking for nude photos.  Several students went to the school resource officer and that put a stop it. However, the teenager is now in trouble and it could have an impact on him for life…and could even land him on the sex offender registry.

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    We recently reported on an incident that involved local high school students and sexting. A 15-year old student sent out a request in a group text asking for nude photos.  Several students went to the school resource officer and that put a stop it. However, the teenager is now in trouble and it could have an impact on him for life…and could even land him on the sex offender registry.

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  • Consider This: Raises for school board members a complex issue

    Consider This: Raises for school board members a complex issue

    Thursday, February 2 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-02-03 02:19:22 GMT
    Horry County School Board Chairman Joe Defeo (Source: WMBF News)Horry County School Board Chairman Joe Defeo (Source: WMBF News)

    The idea that Horry County’s school board chairman wants an increase in pay for himself and board members has sparked a debate throughout the community.

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    The idea that Horry County’s school board chairman wants an increase in pay for himself and board members has sparked a debate throughout the community.

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  • Consider This: Mandatory school uniforms a positive step

    Consider This: Mandatory school uniforms a positive step

    Thursday, January 12 2017 10:02 PM EST2017-01-13 03:02:55 GMT
    A student at Lakeview Middle School tucks in his collared shirt, required by a new uniform policy at the school (Jan. 4, 2017 - FOX Carolina)A student at Lakeview Middle School tucks in his collared shirt, required by a new uniform policy at the school (Jan. 4, 2017 - FOX Carolina)

    The idea of uniforms in public schools is getting attention again in South Carolina with a bill that was pre-filed. While there are valid points to both sides of the debate, I believe the positives far outweigh the negatives, from reducing the incidents of bullying and eliminating dress code controversies to stopping the display of gang colors.

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    The idea of uniforms in public schools is getting attention again in South Carolina with a bill that was pre-filed. While there are valid points to both sides of the debate, I believe the positives far outweigh the negatives, from reducing the incidents of bullying and eliminating dress code controversies to stopping the display of gang colors.

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  • Consider This: Horry Co. Sheriff has important goals for 2017

    Consider This: Horry Co. Sheriff has important goals for 2017

    Thursday, January 5 2017 2:24 PM EST2017-01-05 19:24:09 GMT
    Sheriff Thompson. (Source: WMBF News)Sheriff Thompson. (Source: WMBF News)

    The new year is off and running and many of us have set personal and professional goals for 2017. Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson shared with us what his plans are to make our community a better and safer place.

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    The new year is off and running and many of us have set personal and professional goals for 2017. Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson shared with us what his plans are to make our community a better and safer place.

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  • Consider This: WMBF is proud to partner with Salvation Army this holiday

    Consider This: WMBF is proud to partner with Salvation Army this holiday

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 2:48 PM EST2016-12-14 19:48:45 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    Christmas is less than two weeks away and I can feel the excitement is building.  Families will get to be together and celebrate the season.    It is such a special time for children especially, which unfortunately adds stress for many parents who know they can’t provide the gifts they want for their kids because of many different circumstances. That’s where the Salvation Army Angel Tree program steps in. WMBF News partnered with the charity this year to m...More >>
    Christmas is less than two weeks away and I can feel the excitement is building.  Families will get to be together and celebrate the season.    It is such a special time for children especially, which unfortunately adds stress for many parents who know they can’t provide the gifts they want for their kids because of many different circumstances. That’s where the Salvation Army Angel Tree program steps in. WMBF News partnered with the charity this year to m...More >>
  • Consider This: Former strip club to be demolished thanks to community action

    Consider This: Former strip club to be demolished thanks to community action

    Friday, December 9 2016 11:16 AM EST2016-12-09 16:16:53 GMT
    Thee Dollhouse. (Source: WMBF News)Thee Dollhouse. (Source: WMBF News)

    Great news this week with the announcement that another abandoned and dilapidated building in Horry county is coming down. The former strip club… Thee Doll House… has been empty for five years now and has become a disgrace along Restaurant Row.

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    Great news this week with the announcement that another abandoned and dilapidated building in Horry county is coming down. The former strip club… Thee Doll House… has been empty for five years now and has become a disgrace along Restaurant Row.

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  • Consider This - Adopt an 'Angel' in need this holiday season

    Consider This - Adopt an 'Angel' in need this holiday season

    Thursday, November 17 2016 6:05 PM EST2016-11-17 23:05:58 GMT
    WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)

    It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just one week away starting off the Holiday season when so many of us get to be with family and celebrate all we have to be thankful for. But some people in our community have had struggles this year and need a little help.

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    It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just one week away starting off the Holiday season when so many of us get to be with family and celebrate all we have to be thankful for. But some people in our community have had struggles this year and need a little help.

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  • Consider This: Great things are happening along the Grand Strand

    Consider This: Great things are happening along the Grand Strand

    Thursday, November 10 2016 9:50 PM EST2016-11-11 02:50:20 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Great things are happening in our community and I want to make sure those accomplishments are recognized.

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    Great things are happening in our community and I want to make sure those accomplishments are recognized.

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  • Consider This: Vote Yes on Ride 3

    Consider This: Vote Yes on Ride 3

    Friday, November 4 2016 8:28 AM EDT2016-11-04 12:28:55 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    It is now time for action as we are less than one week away from heading to the polls.  As wild as the presidential election has been…and as much attention as it is getting…that’s not what I want to focus on today. We have a very important issue in Horry County that needs your support….Ride 3. 

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    It is now time for action as we are less than one week away from heading to the polls.  As wild as the presidential election has been…and as much attention as it is getting…that’s not what I want to focus on today. We have a very important issue in Horry County that needs your support….Ride 3. 

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  • Consider This: Thank you for your tremendous support of hurricane and flood victims

    Consider This: Thank you for your tremendous support of hurricane and flood victims

    Thursday, October 27 2016 5:29 PM EDT2016-10-27 21:29:02 GMT
    The phones were ringing off the hook during our telethon Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)The phones were ringing off the hook during our telethon Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)

    The long road to recovery is just beginning for so many after Hurricane Matthew. The flooding caused so much devastation in so many of our communities, with people losing everything they own.

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    The long road to recovery is just beginning for so many after Hurricane Matthew. The flooding caused so much devastation in so many of our communities, with people losing everything they own.

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  • Consider This: We helped you through the storm, and we'll help you through the recovery

    Consider This: We helped you through the storm, and we'll help you through the recovery

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 4:27 PM EDT2016-10-18 20:27:24 GMT
    Marla Branson was just one of several WMBF News team members bringing viewers live updates from the field during Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WMBF News)Marla Branson was just one of several WMBF News team members bringing viewers live updates from the field during Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WMBF News)

    Hurricane Matthew slammed South and North Carolina and continues to cause major damage to people’s homes. The recovery is far from over, but luckily the threat is.

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    Hurricane Matthew slammed South and North Carolina and continues to cause major damage to people’s homes. The recovery is far from over, but luckily the threat is.

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  • Consider This: Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

    Consider This: Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 1:38 PM EDT2016-10-05 17:38:35 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    Hurricane Matthew is on its way to the South Carolina coast.  And the storm track is taking it closer and closer to us.  It is so important that you pay attention to the latest developments and prepare for the storm. 

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    Hurricane Matthew is on its way to the South Carolina coast.  And the storm track is taking it closer and closer to us.  It is so important that you pay attention to the latest developments and prepare for the storm. 

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  • Consider This: Combating heroin epidemic will take awareness, action

    Consider This: Combating heroin epidemic will take awareness, action

    Thursday, September 15 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-09-16 00:00:42 GMT
    Community action is needed to fight the local heroin epidemic. (Source: WMBF News)Community action is needed to fight the local heroin epidemic. (Source: WMBF News)

    The heroin epidemic is affecting all levels of income and education and it is going to take awareness and action from everybody in the Grand Strand community to fight this.

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    The heroin epidemic is affecting all levels of income and education and it is going to take awareness and action from everybody in the Grand Strand community to fight this.

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  • Consider This: WMBF News a proud partner of the first Horry County Fireman's Ball

    Consider This: WMBF News a proud partner of the first Horry County Fireman's Ball

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 5:09 PM EDT2016-09-13 21:09:15 GMT
    Sourcec: HCFFRF facebook pageSourcec: HCFFRF facebook page

    WMBF News is proud to partner with the Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund as they host their first Fireman’s Ball. The money goes to help firefighters and their families when they are unable to work because of an illness or injury. The goal is one million dollars.  And I know that goal can be reached because of the people who make up this community.

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    WMBF News is proud to partner with the Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund as they host their first Fireman’s Ball. The money goes to help firefighters and their families when they are unable to work because of an illness or injury. The goal is one million dollars.  And I know that goal can be reached because of the people who make up this community.

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  • Consider This: Investigative reporting is a vital responsibility for WMBF News

    Consider This: Investigative reporting is a vital responsibility for WMBF News

    Thursday, August 18 2016 5:53 PM EDT2016-08-18 21:53:39 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News recently tested the area’s tap water…after the story broke about the dangerous water in Flint, Michigan. A journalist broke the story of high levels of lead in Flint’s water after residents complained of bad taste and water that burned their eyes.  A pediatrician noticed high levels in lead in her patients after the city water supply was switched to save money.

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    WMBF News recently tested the area’s tap water…after the story broke about the dangerous water in Flint, Michigan. A journalist broke the story of high levels of lead in Flint’s water after residents complained of bad taste and water that burned their eyes.  A pediatrician noticed high levels in lead in her patients after the city water supply was switched to save money.

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  • Consider This: Unbelievable crimes need a strong community response

    Consider This: Unbelievable crimes need a strong community response

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 3:53 PM EDT2016-07-26 19:53:22 GMT
    Image of the vandalism. (Source: Jonathan Dick)Image of the vandalism. (Source: Jonathan Dick)

    Two crimes happened this week in our communities that make you shake your head. Consider This:  The outrage on social media is evident, but that’s not enough.  These are times when we can come together, connect and overcome the unexplainable actions of others.

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    Two crimes happened this week in our communities that make you shake your head. Consider This:  The outrage on social media is evident, but that’s not enough.  These are times when we can come together, connect and overcome the unexplainable actions of others.

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  • Consider This: Ridiculous, shameful tactics delaying International Drive project

    Consider This: Ridiculous, shameful tactics delaying International Drive project

    Thursday, July 21 2016 5:36 PM EDT2016-07-21 21:36:50 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The shameful tactics continue by the Coastal Conservation League over the paving of International Drive. And their latest response is the most ridiculous so far....and it’s hard to believe that there is something more ridiculous than their demand for bear crossings.

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    The shameful tactics continue by the Coastal Conservation League over the paving of International Drive. And their latest response is the most ridiculous so far....and it’s hard to believe that there is something more ridiculous than their demand for bear crossings.

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  • Consider This: Success of Florence Downtown revitalization shows leadership

    Consider This: Success of Florence Downtown revitalization shows leadership

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 2:01 PM EDT2016-07-19 18:01:57 GMT
    (Source: Downtown Florence website)(Source: Downtown Florence website)

    With all of the recent tragedies and unexplained violence across our country, the world and in our communities, I want to focus on a bright spot that is making a huge positive impact…the revitalization of Downtown Florence. The area was once filled with crime and dilapidated buildings.  Now it is once again becoming the heartbeat of the city and winning awards for the progress.

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    With all of the recent tragedies and unexplained violence across our country, the world and in our communities, I want to focus on a bright spot that is making a huge positive impact…the revitalization of Downtown Florence. The area was once filled with crime and dilapidated buildings.  Now it is once again becoming the heartbeat of the city and winning awards for the progress.

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  • Consider This: Don't rush to judgment on social media

    Consider This: Don't rush to judgment on social media

    Thursday, July 7 2016 5:02 PM EDT2016-07-07 21:02:15 GMT

    Over the past few weeks there have been several tragedies and scary situations involving children. Without knowing all of the circumstances people quickly criticize the parents, businesses, officials and whoever else they think is at fault. The internet – and especially social media –  is filled with inaccuracies. 

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    Over the past few weeks there have been several tragedies and scary situations involving children. Without knowing all of the circumstances people quickly criticize the parents, businesses, officials and whoever else they think is at fault. The internet – and especially social media –  is filled with inaccuracies. 

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  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach parking fee a necessary change

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach parking fee a necessary change

    Thursday, June 23 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-06-23 22:35:34 GMT
    View of the Golden Mile. (Source: WMBF News)View of the Golden Mile. (Source: WMBF News)

    Changes to some beach parking in Myrtle Beach has sparked a lot of outrage.  I get it, most people don’t do well with change, but without it…wouldn’t we be at a standstill? In this case, it was definitely necessary.  Free parking along the Golden Mile had started to create a traffic headache, and worse, it created a safety issue.  

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    Changes to some beach parking in Myrtle Beach has sparked a lot of outrage.  I get it, most people don’t do well with change, but without it…wouldn’t we be at a standstill? In this case, it was definitely necessary.  Free parking along the Golden Mile had started to create a traffic headache, and worse, it created a safety issue.  

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  • Consider This: WMBF News is cheering on CCU!

    Consider This: WMBF News is cheering on CCU!

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 6:18 PM EDT2016-06-14 22:18:15 GMT
    CCU celebrating after winning against LSU and heading to the College World Series. (Source: Joe Murano)CCU celebrating after winning against LSU and heading to the College World Series. (Source: Joe Murano)

    Another exciting time for us to rally behind Coastal Carolina University…this time it’s the baseball team heading to the college world series. What an accomplishment by these athletes…  and their head coach, Gary Gilmore who has talked about going to Omaha since taking over the Chanticleer baseball program in 1996. 

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    Another exciting time for us to rally behind Coastal Carolina University…this time it’s the baseball team heading to the college world series. What an accomplishment by these athletes…  and their head coach, Gary Gilmore who has talked about going to Omaha since taking over the Chanticleer baseball program in 1996. 

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  • Consider This: Britranee Drexel case one of many unsolved crimes

    Consider This: Britranee Drexel case one of many unsolved crimes

    Friday, June 10 2016 1:45 PM EDT2016-06-10 17:45:28 GMT
    Drexel has been missing since 2009. (Source: WMBF News)Drexel has been missing since 2009. (Source: WMBF News)

    The FBI released new information yesterday in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel who vanished in 2009 from Myrtle Beach.  The investigation has revealed that she was in the McClellanville area for several days and was probably held against her will before she was killed. Now there is a $25,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the arrests of those who killed Brittanee. 

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    The FBI released new information yesterday in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel who vanished in 2009 from Myrtle Beach.  The investigation has revealed that she was in the McClellanville area for several days and was probably held against her will before she was killed. Now there is a $25,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the arrests of those who killed Brittanee. 

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  • Consider This: Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend

    Consider This: Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend

    Thursday, May 26 2016 5:09 PM EDT2016-05-26 21:09:13 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Memorial Day holiday weekend is approaching and unfortunately along the Grand Strand it creates anxiety as Bikefest kicks off as well. The event brings thousands of people to the area, filling up hotel rooms and a bringing in lot of money for local businesses.  However, the rise in crime and deadly violence in recent years has everybody on alert. Local leaders and law enforcement have been working on a plan to make the event safe and last year it was successful. 

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    The Memorial Day holiday weekend is approaching and unfortunately along the Grand Strand it creates anxiety as Bikefest kicks off as well. The event brings thousands of people to the area, filling up hotel rooms and a bringing in lot of money for local businesses.  However, the rise in crime and deadly violence in recent years has everybody on alert. Local leaders and law enforcement have been working on a plan to make the event safe and last year it was successful. 

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  • Consider This: Cherry Grove Dredging Project worth the cost

    Consider This: Cherry Grove Dredging Project worth the cost

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-05-24 21:30:01 GMT
    Canals at low tide. Boats and water sports are not accessible during this time. (Source: WMBF News)Canals at low tide. Boats and water sports are not accessible during this time. (Source: WMBF News)

    A major project along the Grand Strand is finally moving forward that should have happened years ago. The Cherry Grove dredging project now has the support and the money to begin with half of the funding coming from the city and the rest coming from property owners living on or nearby the canals. Homeowners will have to pay an annual fee of $2,400, but the increase in property values should more than make up for it. 

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    A major project along the Grand Strand is finally moving forward that should have happened years ago. The Cherry Grove dredging project now has the support and the money to begin with half of the funding coming from the city and the rest coming from property owners living on or nearby the canals. Homeowners will have to pay an annual fee of $2,400, but the increase in property values should more than make up for it. 

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  • Consider This: RIDE III approval a move in the right direction

    Consider This: RIDE III approval a move in the right direction

    Thursday, May 5 2016 4:17 PM EDT2016-05-05 20:17:35 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 4:17 PM EDT2016-05-05 20:17:35 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    A great move by the Horry County Council this week as members unanimously approved the Ride III road building program. The plan includes 13 projects, along with paving some dirt roads…at a cost of $600 million.  It will be funded by a penny sales tax that would begin in May of next year. Some of the major projects include the extension of 31 to the North Carolina state line, widening Carolina Forest Boulevard and Forestbrook road.

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    A great move by the Horry County Council this week as members unanimously approved the Ride III road building program. The plan includes 13 projects, along with paving some dirt roads…at a cost of $600 million.  It will be funded by a penny sales tax that would begin in May of next year. Some of the major projects include the extension of 31 to the North Carolina state line, widening Carolina Forest Boulevard and Forestbrook road.

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  • Consider This: Transgender bathroom debate bringing out the worst in people

    Consider This: Transgender bathroom debate bringing out the worst in people

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 5:12 PM EDT2016-05-03 21:12:31 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 5:12 PM EDT2016-05-03 21:12:31 GMT
    A heated exchange at the Horry County School Board meeting Monday. (Source: Amy LipmanA heated exchange at the Horry County School Board meeting Monday. (Source: Amy Lipman

    The debate over bathroom use in Horry County Schools is bringing out the worst in people.  At issue is a policy that allows transgender people to use the bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.  Those who want this changed claim that is for the safety of the children.  Apparently, the concern is that transgender students are predators who will use the bathroom to find and attack their victims. 

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    The debate over bathroom use in Horry County Schools is bringing out the worst in people.  At issue is a policy that allows transgender people to use the bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.  Those who want this changed claim that is for the safety of the children.  Apparently, the concern is that transgender students are predators who will use the bathroom to find and attack their victims. 

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  • Consider This: Help save a life at March for Babies walk this weekend

    Consider This: Help save a life at March for Babies walk this weekend

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-04-26 20:36:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-04-26 20:36:28 GMT
    (Source: Provided by the family)(Source: Provided by the family)

    This weekend you have the opportunity to help save a life.  It’s the March of Dimes, March for Babies event in Florence and once again, WMBF News is proud to partner with this organization. One in every 10 babies born in the US is born prematurely. We introduced you to a Florence couple who knows the struggle when a baby is born too soon. 

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    This weekend you have the opportunity to help save a life.  It’s the March of Dimes, March for Babies event in Florence and once again, WMBF News is proud to partner with this organization. One in every 10 babies born in the US is born prematurely. We introduced you to a Florence couple who knows the struggle when a baby is born too soon. 

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  • Consider This: Flawed process allowing environmental groups to stall projects needs a fix

    Consider This: Flawed process allowing environmental groups to stall projects needs a fix

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-04-19 21:10:58 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-04-19 21:10:58 GMT
    Attorneys speak to judge on fourth day of International Drive hearing (Source: Amy Lipman)Attorneys speak to judge on fourth day of International Drive hearing (Source: Amy Lipman)

    There is an attempt to take action over the very flawed process that allows environmental groups to stall road projects in South Carolina. Senator Greg Hembree filed a bill that would require environmental groups to prove their case in order to postpone a road project. Right now, they have to file a letter and pay a filing fee to get a road project stalled. What is in place right now isn’t working.  

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    There is an attempt to take action over the very flawed process that allows environmental groups to stall road projects in South Carolina. Senator Greg Hembree filed a bill that would require environmental groups to prove their case in order to postpone a road project. Right now, they have to file a letter and pay a filing fee to get a road project stalled. What is in place right now isn’t working.  

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  • Consider This: Moped ordinance a step in the right direction, but is it enough?

    Consider This: Moped ordinance a step in the right direction, but is it enough?

    Thursday, April 14 2016 4:38 PM EDT2016-04-14 20:38:49 GMT
    Thursday, April 14 2016 4:38 PM EDT2016-04-14 20:38:48 GMT
    Myrtle Beach City Council passed an ordinance regulating mopeds. (Source: WMBF News)Myrtle Beach City Council passed an ordinance regulating mopeds. (Source: WMBF News)

    All of us living here know what a danger and distraction mopeds are on the roads.  We deal with it all year long, and during the busy vacation season it gets much worse. The Myrtle Beach City Council passed a new moped ordinance this week and while it is a step in the right direction, it seems it could have very little impact.

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    All of us living here know what a danger and distraction mopeds are on the roads.  We deal with it all year long, and during the busy vacation season it gets much worse. The Myrtle Beach City Council passed a new moped ordinance this week and while it is a step in the right direction, it seems it could have very little impact.

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  • Consider This: #RunForToday!

    Consider This: #RunForToday!

    Thursday, April 7 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-04-07 20:14:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 7 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-04-07 20:14:45 GMT
    (Source: NBC)(Source: NBC)

    Today, I have a challenge for you rather than my usual words of wisdom!  Our own Marla Branson is running in the Diva’s Half Marathon in North Myrtle Beach next month…and she wants you to run with her. WMBF News teamed up with The Today Show to get people interested in running.  This opportunity is for everyone from the seasoned runner to those who have always thought about it, but just haven’t gotten started yet.

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    Today, I have a challenge for you rather than my usual words of wisdom!  Our own Marla Branson is running in the Diva’s Half Marathon in North Myrtle Beach next month…and she wants you to run with her. WMBF News teamed up with The Today Show to get people interested in running.  This opportunity is for everyone from the seasoned runner to those who have always thought about it, but just haven’t gotten started yet.

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  • Consider This: Revitalization as important as new development

    Consider This: Revitalization as important as new development

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-04-05 21:10:02 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-04-05 21:10:02 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Construction is booming along the Grand Strand with Myrtle Beach on track to see record-breaking development in the next two years. New hotels along ocean boulevard are going up…new commercial developments are bringing in big national stores and several chains are opening up many new locations. 

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    Construction is booming along the Grand Strand with Myrtle Beach on track to see record-breaking development in the next two years. New hotels along ocean boulevard are going up…new commercial developments are bringing in big national stores and several chains are opening up many new locations. 

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  • Consider This: Swing in to give blood this Spring

    Consider This: Swing in to give blood this Spring

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 3:11 PM EDT2016-03-29 19:11:11 GMT
    Tuesday, March 29 2016 3:11 PM EDT2016-03-29 19:11:11 GMT
    (Source: American Red Cross Facebook)(Source: American Red Cross Facebook)

    It’s Spring Break along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee and you can definitely feel the energy and excitement build as we gear up for another great summer season in South Carolina. While kids are out of school and we are enjoying time off, it’s also a perfect time to make sure to think of our community. WMBF News along with Alpha Media and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have teamed up to hold a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. 

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    It’s Spring Break along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee and you can definitely feel the energy and excitement build as we gear up for another great summer season in South Carolina. While kids are out of school and we are enjoying time off, it’s also a perfect time to make sure to think of our community. WMBF News along with Alpha Media and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have teamed up to hold a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. 

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  • Consider This: Great things are happening at our community's schools

    Consider This: Great things are happening at our community's schools

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 2:16 PM EST2016-03-08 19:16:28 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 5:00 PM EST2016-03-08 22:00:12 GMT
    Congratulations to Leah Barley and Joey Trail for being named finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. (Source: HCS)Congratulations to Leah Barley and Joey Trail for being named finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. (Source: HCS)
    Great things are happening in the education systems in our communities. More >>

    Great things are happening in the education systems in our communities.

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  • Consider This: Thank you for your feedback and comments

    Consider This: Thank you for your feedback and comments

    Thursday, February 18 2016 5:34 PM EST2016-02-18 22:34:38 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 5:34 PM EST2016-02-18 22:34:38 GMT
    A few of my recent editorials have not only gotten the attention of many viewers drawing both support and disapproval over my opinions. More >>

    A few of my recent editorials have not only gotten the attention of many viewers drawing both support and disapproval over my opinions.

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  • Consider This: Beach Horseback Riding Ban should be lifted

    Consider This: Beach Horseback Riding Ban should be lifted

    Thursday, February 11 2016 6:42 PM EST2016-02-11 23:42:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 6:42 PM EST2016-02-11 23:42:50 GMT
    Horse lovers told city council banning horseback riding could affect tourism dollars. (Source: Christel Bell)Horse lovers told city council banning horseback riding could affect tourism dollars. (Source: Christel Bell)
    Myrtle Beach City Council recently banned horseback riding on the beach. It was a move that came unexpectedly after some people started complaining about the manure left behind. Horse owners and riders were upset and have been very vocal about their unhappiness with this decision, understandably.  More >>

    Myrtle Beach City Council recently banned horseback riding on the beach. It was a move that came unexpectedly after some people started complaining about the manure left behind. Horse owners and riders were upset and have been very vocal about their unhappiness with this decision, understandably. 

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  • Consider This: Cam Newton a competitor, not a sore loser

    Consider This: Cam Newton a competitor, not a sore loser

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 5:32 PM EST2016-02-09 22:32:58 GMT
    Tuesday, February 9 2016 5:32 PM EST2016-02-09 22:32:57 GMT
    Cam Newton address local media Tuesday morning as the team cleared out the locker room (Brody O'Connell | WBTV)Cam Newton address local media Tuesday morning as the team cleared out the locker room (Brody O'Connell | WBTV)
    Consider This:  Critics said Cam Newton handled himself poorly.  I disagree. He lost.  He was mad.  He is a competitor.  He is an athlete…he should have been upset.  Isn’t this the type of drive and ambition that should be admirable? More >>

    Consider This:  Critics said Cam Newton handled himself poorly.  I disagree. He lost.  He was mad.  He is a competitor.  He is an athlete…he should have been upset.  Isn’t this the type of drive and ambition that should be admirable?

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  • Consider This: Teen pregnancy rate moving in the right direction

    Consider This: Teen pregnancy rate moving in the right direction

    Thursday, February 4 2016 2:46 PM EST2016-02-04 19:46:42 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 5:10 PM EST2016-02-04 22:10:08 GMT

    Horry County has received a grant to hopefully continue to prevent teen pregnancies.  The trend has been going in the right direction, and this new funding can help make a big difference in people’s lives. The focus will be on education and options: birth control, abstinence, making positive, healthy choices, and having healthy relationships, for both young men and women.

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    Horry County has received a grant to hopefully continue to prevent teen pregnancies.  The trend has been going in the right direction, and this new funding can help make a big difference in people’s lives. The focus will be on education and options: birth control, abstinence, making positive, healthy choices, and having healthy relationships, for both young men and women.

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  • Consider This: Aggressive Dogs Should Be Euthanized

    Consider This: Aggressive Dogs Should Be Euthanized

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:29 PM EST2016-01-26 21:29:03 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:29 PM EST2016-01-26 21:29:03 GMT
    STOCK IMAGE. Source: AP GraphicsSTOCK IMAGE. Source: AP Graphics
    A tragedy happened this week in our area…a 7 year old boy was killed by a dog:  A neighbor’s pit bull. It was a gruesome death for Talen West, who was playing outside with his brother. It is appalling that someone’s pet was allowed to take away the life of a child.  Pit bulls are aggressive dogs.  Police reports and statistics show that breed is responsible for the most deadly attacks on people…with children being most at risk. More >>

    A tragedy happened this week in our area…a 7 year old boy was killed by a dog:  A neighbor’s pit bull. It was a gruesome death for Talen West, who was playing outside with his brother. It is appalling that someone’s pet was allowed to take away the life of a child.  Pit bulls are aggressive dogs.  Police reports and statistics show that breed is responsible for the most deadly attacks on people…with children being most at risk.

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  • Consider This: Attacking Crime One Business at a Time

    Consider This: Attacking Crime One Business at a Time

    Thursday, January 21 2016 5:37 PM EST2016-01-21 22:37:25 GMT
    Thursday, January 21 2016 5:37 PM EST2016-01-21 22:37:25 GMT
    A visit to Broadway at the Beach last weekend showed some positive changes well underway.  Construction to revamp the entertainment complex is buzzing.  A new restaurant, The American Tap House is being built at a former club location and Hard Rock Café is moving to a new spot that was once a club as well. Unfortunately with clubs and bars, crimes seem to follow, no matter where the location.   More >>

    A visit to Broadway at the Beach last weekend showed some positive changes well underway.  Construction to revamp the entertainment complex is buzzing.  A new restaurant, The American Tap House is being built at a former club location and Hard Rock Café is moving to a new spot that was once a club as well. Unfortunately with clubs and bars, crimes seem to follow, no matter where the location.  

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  • Consider This: Pre-school education can help break cycle of poverty

    Consider This: Pre-school education can help break cycle of poverty

    Thursday, January 14 2016 7:22 PM EST2016-01-15 00:22:28 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 8:14 PM EST2016-01-15 01:14:28 GMT

    The recently-released annual Kids County Survey revealed what most of us already know…poverty is a huge problem in south Carolina…with 27% of kids living in it.  Even more disturbing…the lack of early education that could help lead them out of it. Fifty-nine percent of pre-school age children are not attending pre-school.  

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    The recently-released annual Kids County Survey revealed what most of us already know…poverty is a huge problem in south Carolina…with 27% of kids living in it.  Even more disturbing…the lack of early education that could help lead them out of it. Fifty-nine percent of pre-school age children are not attending pre-school.  

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  • Consider This: Choose Better Health

    Consider This: Choose Better Health

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 2:57 PM EST2016-01-12 19:57:40 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 5:00 PM EST2016-01-12 22:00:11 GMT
    We are almost two weeks into the new Year.  So, how are you doing on your resolutions?  If you want to lose weight, eat better and get fit…it is not too late to start. WMBF News partnered with the city of Myrtle Beach’s Choose to Loose and Choose to Move programs. More >>

    We are almost two weeks into the new Year.  So, how are you doing on your resolutions?  If you want to lose weight, eat better and get fit…it is not too late to start. WMBF News partnered with the city of Myrtle Beach’s Choose to Loose and Choose to Move programs.

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  • Consider This: Bikefest has improved, but your feedback is still valuable

    Consider This: Bikefest has improved, but your feedback is still valuable

    Thursday, January 7 2016 4:34 PM EST2016-01-07 21:34:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 7 2016 4:34 PM EST2016-01-07 21:34:12 GMT
    The Bikefest Task force released its report on the 2015 event focusing on how the new safety and security measures worked. The plan included a 23 mile traffic loop that was controversial at the time it was announced.  However, it seemed to work.  Violent crime was down and law enforcement had much better control of the crowds.  More >>

    The Bikefest Task force released its report on the 2015 event focusing on how the new safety and security measures worked. The plan included a 23 mile traffic loop that was controversial at the time it was announced.  However, it seemed to work.  Violent crime was down and law enforcement had much better control of the crowds. 

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  • Consider This: Myrtle Beach making the right moves to address crime

    Consider This: Myrtle Beach making the right moves to address crime

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-01-05 22:53:44 GMT
    Tuesday, January 5 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-01-05 22:53:44 GMT
    Two decisions by Myrtle Beach Leaders are causing some concern and controversy as we start off a new year.  The first, the plan to mount license plate readers at city entrances. The second, the decision to not issue new business licenses for bars or nightclubs in the Super Block area of downtown. I understand why these developments have raised some eyebrows, however, something needs to be done to address the crimes we see along the Grand Strand. Consider This:  We are ver...More >>
    Two decisions by Myrtle Beach Leaders are causing some concern and controversy as we start off a new year.  The first, the plan to mount license plate readers at city entrances. The second, the decision to not issue new business licenses for bars or nightclubs in the Super Block area of downtown. I understand why these developments have raised some eyebrows, however, something needs to be done to address the crimes we see along the Grand Strand. Consider This:  We are ver...More >>
  • Consider This: New development provides positive outlook for Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Consider This: New development provides positive outlook for Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 5:31 PM EST2015-12-15 22:31:44 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 5:31 PM EST2015-12-15 22:31:43 GMT
    We have had some new developments in some recent issues and projects along the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee that are very positive and encouraging.More >>

    We have had some new developments in some recent issues and projects along the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee that are very positive and encouraging.

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