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  • Under the Bus - WMBF Investigates controversy at Coast RTA

    Under the Bus - WMBF Investigates controversy at Coast RTA

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:59:27 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The head of Coast RTA has been running the area's only mass transit system for nearly 10 years now. And for nearly 10 years, he has had to endure the wrath from an army of criticsMore >>
    After 10 years as CEO of Coast RTA, Myers Rollins points to a significant financial and operational turnaround under his tenure, while critics lambaste him for several missteps. WMBF investigated the controversy brewing at the Coast RTA to see who's getting thrown "Under the Bus"More >>
  • MONDAY AT 11 - WMBF Investigates case of Aynor teen missing for 9 months

    MONDAY AT 11 - WMBF Investigates case of Aynor teen missing for 9 months

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:35:44 GMT
    MONDAY AT 11PM – A local teenager disappeared last summer – but it was not without a trace.  "When I found that car, I knew right then he was gone," said the grandfather of Zachary Malinowski, the AynorMore >>
    Tune in to WMBF News on Monday at 11 p.m. as we uncover new details in the search for Zachary Malinowski.More >>
  • Attorneys request bench hearing in response to trespassing case against WMBF News anchor Michael Maely

    Attorneys request bench hearing in response to trespassing case against WMBF News anchor Michael Maely

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:34:57 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – WMBF News anchor Michael Maely has been charged with trespassing after attempting to get a comment from the parents of Tammy Moorer, the woman charged with kidnapping and murderingMore >>
    WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely has been charged with trespassing after attempting to get a comment from the parents of Tammy Moorer, the woman charged with kidnapping and murdering 20-year-old Heather Elvis.More >>
  • Socastee residents concerned about drag racing

    Socastee residents concerned about drag racing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:18:35 GMT
    Socastee, SC (WMBF)-After a crash Saturday night neighbors in a local neighborhood decided it was time to go to the city council. James Millward lives on Pine Hollow Road and brought the neighborhood'sMore >>
    After a crash Saturday night, neighbors in a local neighborhood decided it was time to go to the city council. James Millward lives on Pine Hollow Road and brought the neighborhood's concerns to the Horry County Council. He told them the crash was a result of drag racing, and this is not the first time it's happened.
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  • Stop signs vanishing near US 17 Bypass back gate area

    Stop signs vanishing near US 17 Bypass back gate area

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:41:32 GMT
    Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF)- The intersection connecting Frontage Road and US 17 Bypass near the back gate construction is known to have some issues. It was brought to our attention that the stop signs onMore >>
    Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF)- The intersection connecting Frontage Road and US 17 Bypass near the back gate construction is known to have some issues. It was brought to our attention that the stop signs onMore >>
  • Grand Dunes developers scrap plans for new homes

    Grand Dunes developers scrap plans for new homes

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-04 12:33:41 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News has exclusive new details on a development project in the Grand Strand that has now been put on hold. In the Grand Dunes area, land was cleared several months ago toMore >>
    WMBF News has exclusive new details on a development project in the Grand Strand that has now been put on hold. In the Grand Dunes area, land was cleared several months ago to build 42 new homes there, but the plans for this area have now been completely scrapped.More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Cell Phone Plan Confusion

    SPECIAL REPORT: Cell Phone Plan Confusion

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:52:47 GMT
    When it comes to figuring out the right smart phone plan many people suffer from cell phone confusion. There are thousands of combinations to choose from when you're selecting and customizing your plan.More >>
    When it comes to figuring out the right smart phone plan many people suffer from cell phone confusion.More >>
  • Classmates, family offer insight on Tammy and Sidney Moorer

    Classmates, family offer insight on Tammy and Sidney Moorer

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:16 PM EST2014-03-05 23:16:49 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An Horry County couple is charged with murder in a missing persons case that's lured national attention. Police say Sidney and Tammy Moorer killed Heather Elvis, even though herMore >>
    An Horry County couple is charged with murder in a missing persons case that's lured national attention. Police say Sidney and Tammy Moorer killed Heather Elvis, even though her body has not been found.More >>
  • Disease can flourish in tanning beds, left unregulated by state health dept.

    Disease can flourish in tanning beds, left unregulated by state health dept.

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-02-25 22:55:10 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Are you laying down in a tanning bed, or a Petri dish? A WMBF News investigation unveils a dangerous lack of oversight from state health inspectors that's trickling down intoMore >>
    Before you step into a tanning salon to get your skin ready for summer, this is the WMBF News Investigates report you need to see. The state health department doesn't check the cleanliness of tanning beds, but we did, and our results may surprise and disgust you.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: Florence Co. road projects

    WMBF Investigates: Florence Co. road projects

    Thursday, February 20 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-20 23:05:10 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Almost $145 million of taxpayer money was collected and set aside for six road projects in Florence County. Leaders called it the Florence County Forward Project back in 2007, butMore >>
    Almost $145 million of taxpayer money was collected and set aside for six road projects in Florence County. Leaders called it the Florence County Forward Project back in 2007, but many know it as the penny tax. Seven years later, the status of that project may surprise you.More >>
  • Disposable contacts: What you need to know

    Disposable contacts: What you need to know

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-02-19 23:04:05 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Disposable contact lenses are a necessity for millions, but squeezing extra time out of those lenses or using the wrong type, could cost money, even eye problems. WMBF News hasMore >>
    Disposable contact lenses are a necessity for millions, but squeezing extra time out of those lenses or using the wrong type, could cost money, even eye problems. WMBF News has the eye-opening tips before you spend another day in your disposable contact lenses, or buy your next pair.More >>
  • Popular beauty trends can be hazardous to your health

    Popular beauty trends can be hazardous to your health

    Monday, February 17 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-17 23:05:39 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Every woman wants perfect hair, nails, and a smile so bright it looks like the cover of a glossy magazine.  We are willing to pay any price, never thinking about the true cost:More >>
    Every woman wants perfect hair, nails, and a smile so bright it looks like the cover of a glossy magazine. We are willing to pay any price, never thinking about the true cost: the toll these procedures take on our health.More >>
  • Scorecard for Rep. Tom Rice: Progress v. Promises

    Scorecard for Rep. Tom Rice: Progress v. Promises

    Thursday, February 13 2014 6:15 PM EST2014-02-13 23:15:09 GMT
    Voters in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee had a choice in 2012 to elect the first US representative from newly created District 7 - and voters chose Tom Rice. What has he actually done since taking officeMore >>
    Voters in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee had a choice in 2012 to elect the first US representative from newly created District 7 - and voters chose Tom Rice.

    What has he actually done since taking office in January 2013? Will Whitson followed Congressman Rice through a day in the life of a representative to check on his promises versus his progress.
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  • WMBF Investigates: The WestJet Debacle

    WMBF Investigates: The WestJet Debacle

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 6:12 PM EST2014-02-12 23:12:08 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - More than a half million dollars of taxpayer money were paid to an airline because it did not make the money it expected. WMBF News is digging into the numbers and the profitMore >>
    More than a half million dollars of taxpayer money were paid to an airline because it did not make the money it expected. WMBF News is digging into the numbers and the profit guarantee deal for WestJet unlike any deal in Horry County history.More >>
  • Exclusive new details on Heather Elvis case come out

    Exclusive new details on Heather Elvis case come out

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 8:23 AM EST2014-02-12 13:23:31 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News is revealing new details about the search for missing 20-year old, Heather Elvis.  As we discovered, the exposure and response to this missing person's case has takenMore >>
    Those closest to the investigation into the disappearance of Heather Elvis speak to WMBF News about the case, what they think may have happened, and the complicated role social media has played in the investigation.More >>
  • 'Bond Shopping': the jailhouse secret putting our community at risk

    'Bond Shopping': the jailhouse secret putting our community at risk

    Monday, February 10 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-02-10 23:40:26 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News is exposing the disturbing truth about bail bonds in South Carolina. Local prosecutors and judges say criminal defendants have a jailhouse secret that allows them toMore >>
    WMBF News' David Klugh investigated and exposed the jailhouse secret of "bond shopping," where suspects, sometimes career criminals, can shop around and get bonded out of jail for much less than the 10 percent the law typically requires.More >>
  • Myrtle Beach Mayor's salary increases by more than double

    Myrtle Beach Mayor's salary increases by more than double

    Monday, February 3 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-02-04 04:11:29 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Mayor Rhodes is now taking home $56,000 a year. That's a $30,000 increase from 2013, yet he's still a part-time mayor. So without an increase in his official responsibilities,More >>
    Mayor Rhodes is now taking home $56,000 a year. That's a $30,000 increase from 2013, yet he's still a part-time mayor. So without an increase in his official responsibilities, the question becomes, why, and why now?More >>
  • Is Wi-Fi tracking in stores an invasion of privacy?

    Is Wi-Fi tracking in stores an invasion of privacy?

    Thursday, January 30 2014 6:52 PM EST2014-01-30 23:52:06 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACh, SC (WMBF) - Think about this: you've browsed a store for a new pair of boots or maybe a new power tool. You don't buy anything, but later get a notification on your phone to save 10 percentMore >>
    Think about this: you've browsed a store for a new pair of boots or maybe a new power tool. You don't buy anything, but later get a notification on your phone to save 10 percent on the same item you shopped in-store.

    Is it a coincidence or an invasion of privacy? Experts say it's the future of shopping.
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