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  • Salvation Army hosts Good Friday service, plans for outdoor sunrise Easter service

    Salvation Army hosts Good Friday service, plans for outdoor sunrise Easter service

    Friday, March 30 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-03-30 23:21:37 GMT
    (Source: Holly DeLoache)(Source: Holly DeLoache)

    Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It’s a day of reflection, prayer and service. The Salvation Army of Conway planned on conducting an open air  meeting Friday morning – a tradition dating back to 1865, but unfortunately mother nature had other plans.  

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    Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It’s a day of reflection, prayer and service. The Salvation Army of Conway planned on conducting an open air  meeting Friday morning – a tradition dating back to 1865, but unfortunately mother nature had other plans.  

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  • MBPD focuses on security for A Southern Times Square event

    MBPD focuses on security for A Southern Times Square event

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:02 AM EST2018-01-02 13:02:01 GMT
    MBPD's sky watch tower is one tool used during New Year's Eve. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)MBPD's sky watch tower is one tool used during New Year's Eve. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Myrtle Beach Police put an emphasis on security at Market Common’s A Southern Times Square event on New Year’s Eve. Captain Joey Crosby with MBPD says planning for the event starts early.

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    Myrtle Beach Police put an emphasis on security at Market Common’s A Southern Times Square event on New Year’s Eve. Captain Joey Crosby with MBPD says planning for the event starts early.

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  • What’s Happening: Celebrate the new year across the Grand Strand

    What’s Happening: Celebrate the new year across the Grand Strand

    Friday, December 29 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-12-29 20:13:08 GMT
    A Southern Times Square in The Market Common is one of several New Year's Eve celebrations happening across the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF News)A Southern Times Square in The Market Common is one of several New Year's Eve celebrations happening across the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF News)

    Those who are planning to brave the cold to celebrate the new year will find there's lots happening across the Grand Strand.

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    Those who are planning to brave the cold to celebrate the new year will find there's lots happening across the Grand Strand.

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  • 'Thank God that she's here:' Conway family looks for miracle after mom diagnosed with rare brain tumor

    'Thank God that she's here:' Conway family looks for miracle after mom diagnosed with rare brain tumor

    Thursday, December 28 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-28 13:23:11 GMT
    The Houp family is hoping for a Christmas miracle as the mother, Trish Houp, battles a rare brain tumor. (Source: Jamie Houp)The Houp family is hoping for a Christmas miracle as the mother, Trish Houp, battles a rare brain tumor. (Source: Jamie Houp)

    What’s Christmas without faith? That’s exactly what one Conway family is holding on to as they await their holiday miracle.

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    What’s Christmas without faith? That’s exactly what one Conway family is holding on to as they await their holiday miracle.

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  • Family hopes for Christmas miracle after mother diagnosed with rare brain tumor

    Family hopes for Christmas miracle after mother diagnosed with rare brain tumor

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 8:28 AM EST2017-12-27 13:28:38 GMT
    Trish Houp, suffering from rare brain tumor has underwent several surgeries, that have affected her quality of life. (Source: Jamie Houp/Facebook)Trish Houp, suffering from rare brain tumor has underwent several surgeries, that have affected her quality of life. (Source: Jamie Houp/Facebook)

    When many think of Christmas, they think of Santa, gifts, toys and being surrounded with family and friends during the holidays, but there's another meaning for the spirit of Christmas: faith. What’s Christmas without faith? That’s exactly what one Conway family is holding on to as they await their Christmas miracle.

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    When many think of Christmas, they think of Santa, gifts, toys and being surrounded with family and friends during the holidays, but there's another meaning for the spirit of Christmas: faith. What’s Christmas without faith? That’s exactly what one Conway family is holding on to as they await their Christmas miracle.

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  • Group of knitters stays busy all year long making handmade gifts and items for charity

    Group of knitters stays busy all year long making handmade gifts and items for charity

    The knitting table is full, especially this time of year, knitting for others - everything from hats, baby sweaters, and blankets for nursing homes, to prosthesis for mastectomy patients. (Source: WMBF News)The knitting table is full, especially this time of year, knitting for others - everything from hats, baby sweaters, and blankets for nursing homes, to prosthesis for mastectomy patients. (Source: WMBF News)

    There’s something special about receiving a handmade gift. Especially when that gift is something you needed more than anything else. There's a group of women knitting year-round to help strangers in a time of need.

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    There’s something special about receiving a handmade gift. Especially when that gift is something you needed more than anything else. There's a group of women knitting year-round to help strangers in a time of need.

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  • Conway Glass gives families the chance to make memories, Christmas ornaments

    Conway Glass gives families the chance to make memories, Christmas ornaments

    The owners of Conway Glass will teach people how to make glass ornaments. (Source: WMBF News)The owners of Conway Glass will teach people how to make glass ornaments. (Source: WMBF News)

    Conway Glass is a studio that offers glass products and the owners can teach those who are interested all about this amazing material.

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    Conway Glass is a studio that offers glass products and the owners can teach those who are interested all about this amazing material.

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  • Record shopping season leaves boxes of waste in aftermath

    Record shopping season leaves boxes of waste in aftermath

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-27 01:34:02 GMT
    As we rode along, we saw Wilson pick up a portion he estimates will be a total of 11 to 12 tons of waste for the day. (Source: WMBF News)As we rode along, we saw Wilson pick up a portion he estimates will be a total of 11 to 12 tons of waste for the day. (Source: WMBF News)

    Strong holiday sales equated to record numbers in 2017. It's just another day for the city's sanitation engineers in Myrtle Beach.

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    Strong holiday sales equated to record numbers in 2017. It's just another day for the city's sanitation engineers in Myrtle Beach.

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  • Myrtle Beach gym gets in on national tradition to tie Christmas with fitness

    Myrtle Beach gym gets in on national tradition to tie Christmas with fitness

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-12-27 00:51:48 GMT
    Crossfit Myrtle Beach kid-member participates in 'Twelve Days of Christmas' WOD, as his father and coach helps out.Crossfit Myrtle Beach kid-member participates in 'Twelve Days of Christmas' WOD, as his father and coach helps out.

    As well all enjoy the holiday foods and sweets, gym members are going in for workouts, balancing out the extra holiday calories.  The Grand Strand's Crossfit Myrtle Beach celebrates by tying in Christmas with fitness.  It's the annual 'Twelve Days of Christmas' workout.

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    As well all enjoy the holiday foods and sweets, gym members are going in for workouts, balancing out the extra holiday calories.  The Grand Strand's Crossfit Myrtle Beach celebrates by tying in Christmas with fitness.  It's the annual 'Twelve Days of Christmas' workout.

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  • Performer brings the look and spirit of Dolly Parton to life

    Performer brings the look and spirit of Dolly Parton to life

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 7:26 PM EST2017-12-27 00:26:39 GMT
    In full make-up, Karen Hester is a dead ringer for Dolly. But she says it's her authentic southern accent that sets her apart. (Source: WMBF News)In full make-up, Karen Hester is a dead ringer for Dolly. But she says it's her authentic southern accent that sets her apart. (Source: WMBF News)

    Singer Dolly Parton’s music career has spanned decades, produced dozens of hit songs, and created countless fans. In part of our special series, "Christmas in the Carolinas,” Eric Weisfeld met with a very special fan, and saw what it takes to capture the likeness and spirit of Dolly.

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    Singer Dolly Parton’s music career has spanned decades, produced dozens of hit songs, and created countless fans. In part of our special series, "Christmas in the Carolinas,” Eric Weisfeld met with a very special fan, and saw what it takes to capture the likeness and spirit of Dolly.

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  • Those in need receive a warm meal on Christmas

    Those in need receive a warm meal on Christmas

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 6:56 AM EST2017-12-26 11:56:02 GMT
    Volunteers serve warm Christmas meals to those in need. (Source: WMBF News)Volunteers serve warm Christmas meals to those in need. (Source: WMBF News)

    Volunteers with the Greater Heights Baptist Church in Hartsville served warm Christmas meals to those in need at the Hartsville Soup Kitchen Monday morning.

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    Volunteers with the Greater Heights Baptist Church in Hartsville served warm Christmas meals to those in need at the Hartsville Soup Kitchen Monday morning.

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  • Community members put together blessings bags for those less fortunate

    Community members put together blessings bags for those less fortunate

    Sunday, December 24 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-12-25 02:13:06 GMT
    "I'm thankful for ECHO for bringing me a lot of these guys. They were living homeless on the street with backpacks on their backs and that's all they had,” said McComas (Source: Marissa Tansino)."I'm thankful for ECHO for bringing me a lot of these guys. They were living homeless on the street with backpacks on their backs and that's all they had,” said McComas (Source: Marissa Tansino).

    While most of us are giving gifts to our loved ones this holiday season, others spent time putting together gift bags for complete strangers. It’s the unfortunate reality for some people in our area to not be able to afford things like toiletries and blankets, but complete strangers are working to change that for the holiday season. "Soap, toothpaste, washing towels," said Madelyn Boggs.

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    While most of us are giving gifts to our loved ones this holiday season, others spent time putting together gift bags for complete strangers. It’s the unfortunate reality for some people in our area to not be able to afford things like toiletries and blankets, but complete strangers are working to change that for the holiday season. "Soap, toothpaste, washing towels," said Madelyn Boggs.

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  • Watch 'Christmas in the Carolinas' on WMBF News Christmas morning

    Watch 'Christmas in the Carolinas' on WMBF News Christmas morning

    Sunday, December 24 2017 10:05 AM EST2017-12-24 15:05:47 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us here at WMBF News! Join us Christmas morning from 5:00 to 7:00 for our “Christmas in the Carolinas,” special as you enjoy breakfast and maybe open a few of Santa’s presents. 

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    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us here at WMBF News! Join us Christmas morning from 5:00 to 7:00 for our “Christmas in the Carolinas,” special as you enjoy breakfast and maybe open a few of Santa’s presents. 

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  • MYR expecting an increase in travelers for the holidays

    MYR expecting an increase in travelers for the holidays

    Saturday, December 23 2017 2:27 PM EST2017-12-23 19:27:21 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach International Airport is expecting an increase in travelers for the holidays. (Source: WMBF News)The Myrtle Beach International Airport is expecting an increase in travelers for the holidays. (Source: WMBF News)

    Airports in Myrtle Beach and Charleston will both see an increase in travelers this holiday season.

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    Airports in Myrtle Beach and Charleston will both see an increase in travelers this holiday season.

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  • Santa brightens holiday for 5-year-old who lost his dad

    Santa brightens holiday for 5-year-old who lost his dad

    Saturday, December 23 2017 9:11 AM EST2017-12-23 14:11:22 GMT
    Santa helped to brighten the holiday for a 5-year-old Murrells Inlet boy who recently lost his dad to cancer. (Source: Embree family)Santa helped to brighten the holiday for a 5-year-old Murrells Inlet boy who recently lost his dad to cancer. (Source: Embree family)

    The holidays are meant for everyone to come together, but for one Murrells Inlet family, a large part of their family is missing.

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    The holidays are meant for everyone to come together, but for one Murrells Inlet family, a large part of their family is missing.

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  • USDA issues permit allowing global gift-giving tycoon to bring reindeer into the U.S.

    USDA issues permit allowing global gift-giving tycoon to bring reindeer into the U.S.

    Friday, December 22 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-23 02:43:30 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a permit Friday to the owner of a worldwide gift-giving conglomerate that allows for reindeer to enter and exit any U.S. port for a 12-hour period starting the evening of Dec. 24.

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a permit Friday to the owner of a worldwide gift-giving conglomerate that allows for reindeer to enter and exit any U.S. port for a 12-hour period starting the evening of Dec. 24.

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  • Almost 30 years ago, a record-breaking holiday snowfall hit the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Almost 30 years ago, a record-breaking holiday snowfall hit the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-12-22 23:24:09 GMT
    A record snowfall fell on the Carolinas in 1989. (Source: WECT)A record snowfall fell on the Carolinas in 1989. (Source: WECT)

    Almost 30 years ago, the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee experienced a white Christmas for the ages.

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    Almost 30 years ago, the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee experienced a white Christmas for the ages.

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  • What's Happening: Holiday light shows still going; Christmas meals being served up

    What's Happening: Holiday light shows still going; Christmas meals being served up

    Friday, December 22 2017 10:14 AM EST2017-12-22 15:14:00 GMT
    Kaitlin Stansell highlights the holiday light shows and Christmas meals being served this weekend and on Christmas. (Source: WMBF News)Kaitlin Stansell highlights the holiday light shows and Christmas meals being served this weekend and on Christmas. (Source: WMBF News)
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, light shows are still happening for all to see! If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, the Downtown Florence Holiday Light and Music show is happening every night through New Year's Eve. It's a synchronized light and music experience and it's free. The shows run approximately every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There's also the Lights 4 Paws event. It...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, light shows are still happening for all to see! If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, the Downtown Florence Holiday Light and Music show is happening every night through New Year's Eve. It's a synchronized light and music experience and it's free. The shows run approximately every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There's also the Lights 4 Paws event. It...More >>
  • Palmetto Bays principal dresses as 'Elf on a Shelf' to surprise students

    Palmetto Bays principal dresses as 'Elf on a Shelf' to surprise students

    Friday, December 22 2017 8:57 AM EST2017-12-22 13:57:55 GMT
    Dawn McKinney posing as the Elf on a Shelf at Palmetto Bays Elementary. (Source: Dawn McKinney on Facebook)Dawn McKinney posing as the Elf on a Shelf at Palmetto Bays Elementary. (Source: Dawn McKinney on Facebook)

    Palmetto Bays Elementary Principal Dawn McKinney had a holiday surprise for her students earlier this month when she dressed up as the Elf on the Shelf! McKinney donned the red suit and iconic hat, and posed at various locations around the school for their “Santa’s Workshop Day” on December 14, she said in her Facebook post.

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    Palmetto Bays Elementary Principal Dawn McKinney had a holiday surprise for her students earlier this month when she dressed up as the Elf on the Shelf! McKinney donned the red suit and iconic hat, and posed at various locations around the school for their “Santa’s Workshop Day” on December 14, she said in her Facebook post.

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  • Mother-daughter duo brings Christmas cheer to the Grand Strand

    Mother-daughter duo brings Christmas cheer to the Grand Strand

    Thursday, December 21 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-12-22 02:55:39 GMT
    A tree decorated by Valerie and her team.  This tree was a Christmas gift from a man to his girlfriend for the holidays. (Source: Valerie Cotrofeld)A tree decorated by Valerie and her team. This tree was a Christmas gift from a man to his girlfriend for the holidays. (Source: Valerie Cotrofeld)

    On average, it takes 32 hours to deck out a home for the holidays, according to the professionals. 

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    On average, it takes 32 hours to deck out a home for the holidays, according to the professionals. 

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  • Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program brightens holidays for local families

    Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program brightens holidays for local families

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-12-21 00:03:21 GMT
    Families picked up gifts for Christmas on Wednesday that were courtesy of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. (Source: WMBF News)Families picked up gifts for Christmas on Wednesday that were courtesy of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. (Source: WMBF News)

    Tis' the season of giving, and thanks to generous donations throughout Horry County, over 1,000 children will wake up on Christmas morning with a smile.

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    Tis' the season of giving, and thanks to generous donations throughout Horry County, over 1,000 children will wake up on Christmas morning with a smile.

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  • Police encouraging calling for a ride after celebrating this holiday season

    Police encouraging calling for a ride after celebrating this holiday season

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 7:48 AM EST2017-12-20 12:48:27 GMT
    “Buzzed driving is drunk driving. The safest rule to follow is to exercise common sense,” said Police Chief Kenneth Hofmann with the Surfside Beach Police Department (Source: WMBF news).“Buzzed driving is drunk driving. The safest rule to follow is to exercise common sense,” said Police Chief Kenneth Hofmann with the Surfside Beach Police Department (Source: WMBF news).

    Police are reminding drivers to make the right decision and call for a ride if they have been drinking while out celebrating this holiday season. Chief Kenneth Hofmann with the Surfside Beach Police Department said there will be officers out on the roads with the sole responsibility of identifying drunk drivers and they are a zero tolerance department when it comes to driving under the influence.

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    Police are reminding drivers to make the right decision and call for a ride if they have been drinking while out celebrating this holiday season. Chief Kenneth Hofmann with the Surfside Beach Police Department said there will be officers out on the roads with the sole responsibility of identifying drunk drivers and they are a zero tolerance department when it comes to driving under the influence.

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  • Toy Tent off S.C. 707 offers free toys to those in need

    Toy Tent off S.C. 707 offers free toys to those in need

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-12-20 03:56:29 GMT
    A toy tent in Murrells Inlet is available to help those less fortunate this holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)A toy tent in Murrells Inlet is available to help those less fortunate this holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)

    Those who are in the spirit of giving but may not be able to spring for new toys can drop off donations - new or used - to a toy tent situated on S.C. 707 in the Murrells Inlet area.

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    Those who are in the spirit of giving but may not be able to spring for new toys can drop off donations - new or used - to a toy tent situated on S.C. 707 in the Murrells Inlet area.

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  • Drone captures Marshwalk's dazzling display of holiday lights

    Drone captures Marshwalk's dazzling display of holiday lights

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-12-19 19:14:26 GMT
    A drone captured the Marshwalk's Wonderland of Lights from the sky. (Source: Robbie Bischoff Photography on FacebookA drone captured the Marshwalk's Wonderland of Lights from the sky. (Source: Robbie Bischoff Photography on Facebook

    The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk has been lit, literally, since November, with a brilliant display of holiday lights. While walking through the Marshwalk is quite an experience, photographer Robbie Bischoff shared a video showing the dazzling display from a brand new perspective – from a drone.

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    The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk has been lit, literally, since November, with a brilliant display of holiday lights. While walking through the Marshwalk is quite an experience, photographer Robbie Bischoff shared a video showing the dazzling display from a brand new perspective – from a drone.

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  • Holiday shipping deadlines quickly approaching

    Holiday shipping deadlines quickly approaching

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 6:37 AM EST2017-12-19 11:37:32 GMT
    Photo Source: Live 5Photo Source: Live 5

    Monday marks the beginning of the busiest shipping week of the year.

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    Monday marks the beginning of the busiest shipping week of the year.

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  • Salvation Army: All but 6 angels have been sponsored

    Salvation Army: All but 6 angels have been sponsored

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-16 22:06:09 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)

    The Salvation Army is asking for Horry County residents to show their holiday spirit by sponsoring over 100 Angel Tree program “angels” that were returned unsponsored Thursday.

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    The Salvation Army is asking for Horry County residents to show their holiday spirit by sponsoring over 100 Angel Tree program “angels” that were returned unsponsored Thursday.

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  • WATCH: The Florence Christmas Parade

    WATCH: The Florence Christmas Parade

    Saturday, December 16 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-12-16 19:12:50 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Florence Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, December 16 at 11 a.m., and WMBF News once again proudly broadcasted the event online and on-air.

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    The Florence Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, December 16 at 11 a.m., and WMBF News once again proudly broadcasted the event online and on-air.

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  • Free Shipping Day 'guarantees' packages by Christmas Eve, promises deals

    Free Shipping Day 'guarantees' packages by Christmas Eve, promises deals

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:10 PM EST2017-12-14 17:10:50 GMT
    Credit: PixabayCredit: Pixabay

    For those planning to order gifts online and having them shipped, Friday is free shipping day. Over 900 retailers, including Amazon, Toys R Us and Target, are participating.

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    For those planning to order gifts online and having them shipped, Friday is free shipping day. Over 900 retailers, including Amazon, Toys R Us and Target, are participating.

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  • Aynor Elementary performs Christmas Music

    Aynor Elementary performs Christmas Music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:15 AM EST2017-12-13 16:15:01 GMT

    Anynor Elementary performing "O Holy Night", "Silent Night", and "War is Over".

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    Anynor Elementary performing "O Holy Night", "Silent Night", and "War is Over".

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  • Whittemore Park Middle School performs Christmas music

    Whittemore Park Middle School performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:13 AM EST2017-12-13 16:13:47 GMT

    Whittemore Park Middle School performing "Must Be Santa" and "Someday at Christmas"

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    Whittemore Park Middle School performing "Must Be Santa" and "Someday at Christmas"

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  • Christmas in the Carolinas: Local schools perform classic Christmas songs

    Christmas in the Carolinas: Local schools perform classic Christmas songs

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:27 AM EST2017-12-13 14:27:43 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    For our upcoming Christmas in the Carolinas Christmas special airing at 5 a.m. on Christmas Day, we had the privilege of recording some very talent young singers at schools around our area. Watch their performances here.

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    For our upcoming Christmas in the Carolinas Christmas special airing at 5 a.m. on Christmas Day, we had the privilege of recording some very talent young singers at schools around our area. Watch their performances here.

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  • Myrtle Beach High School performs Christmas songs

    Myrtle Beach High School performs Christmas songs

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:26 AM EST2017-12-13 14:26:44 GMT

    Myrtle Beach High School performing "At Christmas", "Christmas on Broadway", and "That's Christmas to me".

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    Myrtle Beach High School performing "At Christmas", "Christmas on Broadway", and "That's Christmas to me".

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  • Francis Marion University University Choir performs Christmas songs

    Francis Marion University University Choir performs Christmas songs

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:09 AM EST2017-12-13 14:09:46 GMT

    Francis Marion University University Choir Performing "Dona Nobis Pacem", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas".

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    Francis Marion University University Choir Performing "Dona Nobis Pacem", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas".

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  • Francis Marion Music Industry Ensemble performs Christmas music

    Francis Marion Music Industry Ensemble performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-12-13 13:18:44 GMT

    The Francis Marion Music Industry Ensemble performing "O Come All Ye Faithful", and "Silent Night".

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    The Francis Marion Music Industry Ensemble performing "O Come All Ye Faithful", and "Silent Night".

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  • Briggs Elementary performs Christmas music

    Briggs Elementary performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-12-13 13:18:06 GMT

    Briggs Elementary performing "Sing We Now of Christmas", "Snowman Where'd You Go", and "The Little Snowflake".

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    Briggs Elementary performing "Sing We Now of Christmas", "Snowman Where'd You Go", and "The Little Snowflake".

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  • Francis Marion University Jazz Combo performs Christmas music

    Francis Marion University Jazz Combo performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-12-13 13:18:01 GMT

    The Francis Marion University Jazz Combo performing "Christmas Time is Here", and "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!". Performers Caleb Oswald, guitar Kevin Washington, guitar Blake Avery, bass Matthew Sanders, drums Paolo André Gualdi, piano & keyboard

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    The Francis Marion University Jazz Combo performing "Christmas Time is Here", and "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!". Performers Caleb Oswald, guitar Kevin Washington, guitar Blake Avery, bass Matthew Sanders, drums Paolo André Gualdi, piano & keyboard

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  • Coker College performs Christmas music

    Coker College performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:17 AM EST2017-12-13 13:17:00 GMT

    Coker College performing "Deck the Hall" and "Joyful, All Ye Nations Rise".

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    Coker College performing "Deck the Hall" and "Joyful, All Ye Nations Rise".

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  • Loris High School performs Christmas music

    Loris High School performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:16 AM EST2017-12-13 13:16:11 GMT

    Loris High School performing "At Christmas", "Jesus Born on this Day", and "O Holy Night".

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    Loris High School performing "At Christmas", "Jesus Born on this Day", and "O Holy Night".

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  • Southside Middle School performs Christmas music

    Southside Middle School performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:15 AM EST2017-12-13 13:15:39 GMT

    Southside Middle School performing "Carol of the Bells" and "Christmas on Broadway".

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    Southside Middle School performing "Carol of the Bells" and "Christmas on Broadway".

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  • St. James Elementary School performs Christmas music

    St. James Elementary School performs Christmas music

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:15 AM EST2017-12-13 13:15:17 GMT

    St. James Elementary School performing "Jingle Bell Rock", "Jingle Jive", and "Winter Wonderland".

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    St. James Elementary School performing "Jingle Bell Rock", "Jingle Jive", and "Winter Wonderland".

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  • HGTC shows how to bake a sweet potato pecan pie

    HGTC shows how to bake a sweet potato pecan pie

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-12-11 17:14:43 GMT

    Sweet Potato Pecan Tart Ingredients 4 eggs beaten 1 cup mashed sweet potato 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup pecans 1 tablespoon maple extract 1 9"  pie disk Equipment Needed Medium mixing bowl Whisk Measuring spoons Measuring cups Small rolling pin (optional) Fork Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees.   Prick bottom of pie shell lightly with fork.  Now, in your mixing bowl, mix rest of in...

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    Sweet Potato Pecan Tart Ingredients 4 eggs beaten 1 cup mashed sweet potato 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup pecans 1 tablespoon maple extract 1 9"  pie disk Equipment Needed Medium mixing bowl Whisk Measuring spoons Measuring cups Small rolling pin (optional) Fork Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees.   Prick bottom of pie shell lightly with fork.  Now, in your mixing bowl, mix rest of in...

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  • Holiday shipping 2017: Important deadlines you need to know

    Holiday shipping 2017: Important deadlines you need to know

    Sunday, December 10 2017 6:52 PM EST2017-12-10 23:52:08 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay.com)(Source: Pixabay.com)

    As Christmas creeps closer, people are running out of time to send their packages across the country. No one wants their packages to arrive after the holidays because of shipping deadlines, so shipping companies are posting important dates on their websites to help customers ship on time.

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    As Christmas creeps closer, people are running out of time to send their packages across the country. No one wants their packages to arrive after the holidays because of shipping deadlines, so shipping companies are posting important dates on their websites to help customers ship on time.

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  • Officials offer travel tips for this holiday season

    Officials offer travel tips for this holiday season

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:05 AM EST2017-12-11 11:05:39 GMT
    Kirk Lovell, Director of Air Service and Business Development, said it’s also important to check the TSA website to make sure you know what you can and can’t take with you (Source: WMBF News).Kirk Lovell, Director of Air Service and Business Development, said it’s also important to check the TSA website to make sure you know what you can and can’t take with you (Source: WMBF News).

    If you’re gearing up to head home to family for the holidays, airport officials and travel specialists are recommending travelers leave ample time to catch a flight and reach your destination.

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    If you’re gearing up to head home to family for the holidays, airport officials and travel specialists are recommending travelers leave ample time to catch a flight and reach your destination.

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  • Loris woman says ‘real-life Grinch’ walked off with her Christmas tree

    Loris woman says ‘real-life Grinch’ walked off with her Christmas tree

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-12-09 00:58:30 GMT
    A Loris woman said this man stole her Christmas tree from her front porch. (Source: Kimberly French)A Loris woman said this man stole her Christmas tree from her front porch. (Source: Kimberly French)

    A Loris woman isn't getting the chance to put up her Christmas tree right now because she said it was stolen from her front porch.

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    A Loris woman isn't getting the chance to put up her Christmas tree right now because she said it was stolen from her front porch.

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  • Florence elementary students present greeting cards to sick patients at Mcleod Health

    Florence elementary students present greeting cards to sick patients at Mcleod Health

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:25 PM EST2017-12-08 18:25:12 GMT
    (Front Row, left to right) Meg Henry, Bryson Jones, Antwain Peterson, Kierra Simon (Back Row left to right) Bruce Snipes, Haley Taylor, Branda-Nae Williams, Kamryn Davis, Kate Miccichi (McLeod), and Morgan Charles (McLeod) (Source: FSD1)(Front Row, left to right) Meg Henry, Bryson Jones, Antwain Peterson, Kierra Simon (Back Row left to right) Bruce Snipes, Haley Taylor, Branda-Nae Williams, Kamryn Davis, Kate Miccichi (McLeod), and Morgan Charles (McLeod) (Source: FSD1)

    The Gator Beta Club at Savannah Elementary School presented over 200 greeting cards to patients at Mcleod Regional Medical Center Friday morning, according to a press release from Florence School District 1.

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    The Gator Beta Club at Savannah Elementary School presented over 200 greeting cards to patients at Mcleod Regional Medical Center Friday morning, according to a press release from Florence School District 1.

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  • Holiday Comic Con coming to Myrtle Beach Mall this weekend

    Holiday Comic Con coming to Myrtle Beach Mall this weekend

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:06 AM EST2017-12-08 15:06:25 GMT
    (Source: Myrtle Beach Holiday Comic Con Event Listing on Facebook)(Source: Myrtle Beach Holiday Comic Con Event Listing on Facebook)

    The Myrtle Beach Holiday Comic Con is coming to the Myrtle Beach Mall this weekend, and will feature several local comics, collectibles and gaming vendors, as well as a cosplay contest, a treasure hunt, and a Toys for Tots drop off.

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    The Myrtle Beach Holiday Comic Con is coming to the Myrtle Beach Mall this weekend, and will feature several local comics, collectibles and gaming vendors, as well as a cosplay contest, a treasure hunt, and a Toys for Tots drop off.

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  • Time is ticking to get your holiday packages shipped

    Time is ticking to get your holiday packages shipped

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:47 AM EST2017-12-07 15:47:34 GMT
    Coustomers drop off packages (Source: WMBF News)Coustomers drop off packages (Source: WMBF News)

    The countdown to Christmas underway and the time is now to get your packages shipped out. With an increase in online shopping delivery services are feeling the pressure. Christmas is already less than 20 days away and business here at Ship on Site is booming as people are rushing to get those holiday gifts sent out.

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    The countdown to Christmas underway and the time is now to get your packages shipped out. With an increase in online shopping delivery services are feeling the pressure. Christmas is already less than 20 days away and business here at Ship on Site is booming as people are rushing to get those holiday gifts sent out.

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  • Deal Diva: Walmart app lets you earn cash back while shopping during the holidays

    Deal Diva: Walmart app lets you earn cash back while shopping during the holidays

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:31 AM EST2017-12-07 13:31:30 GMT
    Walmart Savings Catcher app is free to download on iOS, and Android devices.Walmart Savings Catcher app is free to download on iOS, and Android devices.

    If you are trying to save a dollar any way you can this holiday there's an app for that. The Walmart Savings Catcher app can help get back money and you could see better and more savings if used during the holidays. 

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     If you are trying to save a dollar any way you can this holiday there's an app for that. The Walmart Savings Catcher app can help get back money and you could see better and more savings if used during the holidays. 

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  • Expert advises not to procrastinate on getting that perfect Christmas tree

    Expert advises not to procrastinate on getting that perfect Christmas tree

    Friday, December 1 2017 6:58 PM EST2017-12-01 23:58:44 GMT
    The 2008 recession led to a shortage in Christmas trees this year. (Source: WMBF News)The 2008 recession led to a shortage in Christmas trees this year. (Source: WMBF News)

    It's Dec. 1, so that means it's time to start thinking about where to get a Christmas tree if that holiday staple isn’t already set up in your living room.

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    It's Dec. 1, so that means it's time to start thinking about where to get a Christmas tree if that holiday staple isn’t already set up in your living room.

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  • Horry County participates in US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign

    Horry County participates in US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign

    Thursday, November 30 2017 1:35 PM EST2017-11-30 18:35:53 GMT
    Source: Toys for Tots on FacebookSource: Toys for Tots on Facebook

    Horry County Government is proud to be a part of the 2017 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year

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    Horry County Government is proud to be a part of the 2017 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year

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  • Holiday loan can provide Christmas cash, but financial planner says to read the fine print

    Holiday loan can provide Christmas cash, but financial planner says to read the fine print

    Thursday, November 30 2017 8:34 AM EST2017-11-30 13:34:18 GMT
    First Beach Finance tries to have a lower interest rate than title loan companies, according to Hall. He also said if you want to apply for a larger loan than $602, 72.66 percent interest rate will go down (Source: Marissa Tansino).First Beach Finance tries to have a lower interest rate than title loan companies, according to Hall. He also said if you want to apply for a larger loan than $602, 72.66 percent interest rate will go down (Source: Marissa Tansino).

    One local finance company is sending out loan money by way of mail if you need cash in a flash this holiday season. First Beach Finance has a pre-approval process and are sending out small loans by way of mail promoting their holiday cash loan. The loan comes in the form of a check for $602, which the recipient can cash at their bank if they have been pre-approved.

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    One local finance company is sending out loan money by way of mail if you need cash in a flash this holiday season. First Beach Finance has a pre-approval process and are sending out small loans by way of mail promoting their holiday cash loan. The loan comes in the form of a check for $602, which the recipient can cash at their bank if they have been pre-approved.

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  • Get your Christmas photo with Santa at the beach this weekend

    Get your Christmas photo with Santa at the beach this weekend

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-29 21:01:38 GMT
    One family getting their photo taken with Santa at the beach. (Source: SC State Parks on Facebook)One family getting their photo taken with Santa at the beach. (Source: SC State Parks on Facebook)

    If you haven’t taken your Christmas photo yet, South Carolina State Parks is giving you the chance to get your photo taken with Santa at the beach!

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    If you haven’t taken your Christmas photo yet, South Carolina State Parks is giving you the chance to get your photo taken with Santa at the beach!

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  • Deal Diva: How to master online discounts

    Deal Diva: How to master online discounts

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-11-29 16:26:12 GMT
    Learn how to master online shopping discounts.Learn how to master online shopping discounts.

    Just because Black Friday has come and gone, doesn't mean the online deals are over just yet.  You really don't have settle for full price when shopping online, there are a few tricks and hacks to help you save online, not just during the holidays, but year-round.  

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    Just because Black Friday has come and gone, doesn't mean the online deals are over just yet.  You really don't have settle for full price when shopping online, there are a few tricks and hacks to help you save online, not just during the holidays, but year-round.  

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  • Decorate your home safely for the holidays

    Decorate your home safely for the holidays

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:14 AM EST2017-11-29 16:14:36 GMT
    According to the American Red Cross nearly 47,000 fires occur during the holiday season. To avoid becoming part of that static, here are some tips when setting up your decorations (Source: WMBF News).According to the American Red Cross nearly 47,000 fires occur during the holiday season. To avoid becoming part of that static, here are some tips when setting up your decorations (Source: WMBF News).

    If you’re planning on decking out your home in holiday lights, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing it without putting your home at risk for fire. According to the American Red Cross nearly 47,000 fires occur during the holiday season.

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    If you’re planning on decking out your home in holiday lights, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing it without putting your home at risk for fire. According to the American Red Cross nearly 47,000 fires occur during the holiday season.

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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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  • How to protect yourself from hackers this Cyber Monday

    How to protect yourself from hackers this Cyber Monday

    Monday, November 27 2017 5:25 AM EST2017-11-27 10:25:32 GMT
    You shouldn’t click links you don’t recognize. Instead, go directly to the website yourself and make the purchase that way (Source: WMBF News).You shouldn’t click links you don’t recognize. Instead, go directly to the website yourself and make the purchase that way (Source: WMBF News).

    While shoppers are getting ready to save big for Cyber Monday, it’s important to remember to be on the lookout for hackers on the world wide web, according to CEO of the Better Business Bureau of the Coastal Carolinas, John D’Ambrosio. Shoppers should be aware of public WiFi networks.

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    While shoppers are getting ready to save big for Cyber Monday, it’s important to remember to be on the lookout for hackers on the world wide web, according to CEO of the Better Business Bureau of the Coastal Carolinas, John D’Ambrosio. Shoppers should be aware of public WiFi networks.

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  • Booth's Christmas Tree Farm open after February tornado

    Booth's Christmas Tree Farm open after February tornado

    Sunday, November 26 2017 9:56 PM EST2017-11-27 02:56:13 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    Owners of the Booth Christmas Tree Farm in Conway say they're having their most successful season yet, despite being hit hard by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and a tornado just months later. The Booth family has been growing and selling Christmas Trees for 55 years.

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    Owners of the Booth Christmas Tree Farm in Conway say they're having their most successful season yet, despite being hit hard by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and a tornado just months later. The Booth family has been growing and selling Christmas Trees for 55 years.

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  • City of Conway kicks off second annual Celebration of Lights

    City of Conway kicks off second annual Celebration of Lights

    Saturday, November 25 2017 9:16 AM EST2017-11-25 14:16:44 GMT
    This is the second year of Conway's Celebration of LightsThis is the second year of Conway's Celebration of Lights

    The City of Conway began the second annual Celebration of Lights Friday evening. The event is a light show guests can drive through. It’s a one-mile course that goes near downtown Conway.

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    The City of Conway began the second annual Celebration of Lights Friday evening. The event is a light show guests can drive through. It’s a one-mile course that goes near downtown Conway.

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  • Hartsville firefighters hit the streets to raise money for kids this Christmas

    Hartsville firefighters hit the streets to raise money for kids this Christmas

    Saturday, November 25 2017 9:15 AM EST2017-11-25 14:15:26 GMT

    The Hartsville Fire Department kicked off their annual Boots and Buckets campaign Friday morning by collecting monetary donations along streets in Hartsville from drivers passing by. The campaign the firefighter way of making Christmas brighter for many local families by providing the families with gifts to put under the tree for their children.

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    The Hartsville Fire Department kicked off their annual Boots and Buckets campaign Friday morning by collecting monetary donations along streets in Hartsville from drivers passing by. The campaign the firefighter way of making Christmas brighter for many local families by providing the families with gifts to put under the tree for their children.

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  • Shoppers and employees say Black Friday turnout down this year

    Shoppers and employees say Black Friday turnout down this year

    Saturday, November 25 2017 9:12 AM EST2017-11-25 14:12:02 GMT
    (Source: WMBF)(Source: WMBF)

    The holiday shopping season officially kicked off on Friday. For some, this was their first time waiting in long lines to get the best steals and deals on Black Friday. "In the past I wanted to go, but this is my first year actually experiencing it," said shopper Eli Bridgers For others, it's a tradition to go early Friday morning or late Thursday night.

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    The holiday shopping season officially kicked off on Friday. For some, this was their first time waiting in long lines to get the best steals and deals on Black Friday. "In the past I wanted to go, but this is my first year actually experiencing it," said shopper Eli Bridgers For others, it's a tradition to go early Friday morning or late Thursday night.

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  • Shoppers rush for holiday savings on Black Friday

    Shoppers rush for holiday savings on Black Friday

    Friday, November 24 2017 9:29 AM EST2017-11-24 14:29:45 GMT

    Black Friday is finally here which means it's officially the holiday shopping season. Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach opened their doors at 6 AM and the shoppers were all looking for those great deals. A lot of holiday shoppers got their shopping done earlier than normal, coming out on Thanksgiving. Which raises the question is Black Friday as fun as it used to be?

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    Black Friday is finally here which means it's officially the holiday shopping season. Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach opened their doors at 6 AM and the shoppers were all looking for those great deals. A lot of holiday shoppers got their shopping done earlier than normal, coming out on Thanksgiving. Which raises the question is Black Friday as fun as it used to be?

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  • Darlington Co. Sheriff's Office delivers Thanksgiving meals to senior and homebound citizens

    Darlington Co. Sheriff's Office delivers Thanksgiving meals to senior and homebound citizens

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:05 PM EST2017-11-24 01:05:43 GMT
    Darlington County Sheriff's Office preparing meals for senior citizens (Source: WMBF News)Darlington County Sheriff's Office preparing meals for senior citizens (Source: WMBF News)

    On the holiday where most people spend it with family and friends, the Darlington County Sheriff’s office is spending their Thanksgiving giving back to those who may not have that opportunity. This morning the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office delivered Thanksgiving meals to local senior and homebound citizens.

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    On the holiday where most people spend it with family and friends, the Darlington County Sheriff’s office is spending their Thanksgiving giving back to those who may not have that opportunity. This morning the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office delivered Thanksgiving meals to local senior and homebound citizens.

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  • Horry Co. church hosts free Thanksgiving dinner

    Horry Co. church hosts free Thanksgiving dinner

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:05 PM EST2017-11-24 01:05:11 GMT
    Church members cooked nine turkeys, dozens of sides, and a few pies. (Source: WMBF News)Church members cooked nine turkeys, dozens of sides, and a few pies. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Well by the Sea Church hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Church members prepared food for the community free of charge. 

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    The Well by the Sea Church hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Church members prepared food for the community free of charge. 

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  • Grand Strand drivers prepare for heavy holiday traffic

    Grand Strand drivers prepare for heavy holiday traffic

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:41 AM EST2017-11-23 13:41:56 GMT
    Thanksgiving Day traffic is expected to be worse than the day before.Thanksgiving Day traffic is expected to be worse than the day before.

    Drivers in Horry County spent the day before Thanksgiving traveling to see family and friends for Thanksgiving. People say they know the roads will be congested.

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    Drivers in Horry County spent the day before Thanksgiving traveling to see family and friends for Thanksgiving. People say they know the roads will be congested.

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  • Highway Patrol troopers provide tips to holiday drivers at Welcome Centers

    Highway Patrol troopers provide tips to holiday drivers at Welcome Centers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 8:55 PM EST2017-11-23 01:55:38 GMT
    Interstate 95 sign (Source: WMBF News)Interstate 95 sign (Source: WMBF News)

    When you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, state law enforcement wants to make sure you drive safe. South Carolina Highway Patrol was at the Welcome Center in Dillon County just off I-95 and others cross the state to hand out safety material and talk with motorists traveling for the holiday, especially those from out of state.

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    When you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, state law enforcement wants to make sure you drive safe. South Carolina Highway Patrol was at the Welcome Center in Dillon County just off I-95 and others cross the state to hand out safety material and talk with motorists traveling for the holiday, especially those from out of state.

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  • Last minute Thanksgiving shopping helps local business owners

    Last minute Thanksgiving shopping helps local business owners

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 8:48 PM EST2017-11-23 01:48:45 GMT
    Last minute shoppers rushed to check items off their grocery list while supporting local business owners in the process. (Source: WMBF News)Last minute shoppers rushed to check items off their grocery list while supporting local business owners in the process. (Source: WMBF News)

    The countdown to Turkey Day is underway, with less than 24 hours to go, plenty of people are making last-minute grocery stops. That shopping made it a busy day for local business owners in Horry Country, especially for the grocery stores and local meat markets.

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    The countdown to Turkey Day is underway, with less than 24 hours to go, plenty of people are making last-minute grocery stops. That shopping made it a busy day for local business owners in Horry Country, especially for the grocery stores and local meat markets.

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  • Deal Diva: ‘Travel Deal Tuesday’ the latest shopping holiday

    Deal Diva: ‘Travel Deal Tuesday’ the latest shopping holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-23 00:27:40 GMT
    While searching online for the deals, Christel found starting Thanksgiving Day, hotel giant Marriott and SPG will have its cyber sale. (Source: WMBF News)While searching online for the deals, Christel found starting Thanksgiving Day, hotel giant Marriott and SPG will have its cyber sale. (Source: WMBF News)

    You might score big on a TV or a game system this Black Friday, but you also might be able to land a getaway trip at a great price soon too. Deal Diva Christel Bell explained how you can save if you are looking for travel deals, airfares, and hotels. You have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now add “Travel Deal Tuesday” to the list.

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    You might score big on a TV or a game system this Black Friday, but you also might be able to land a getaway trip at a great price soon too. Deal Diva Christel Bell explained how you can save if you are looking for travel deals, airfares, and hotels. You have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now add “Travel Deal Tuesday” to the list.

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  • Week of Thanksgiving among America's busiest

    Week of Thanksgiving among America's busiest

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:56 PM EST2017-11-22 19:56:33 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Airport's Kirk Lovell said 17,000 seats are departing the three days before Thanksgiving and the three days after combined. (Source: WMBF News)Myrtle Beach Airport's Kirk Lovell said 17,000 seats are departing the three days before Thanksgiving and the three days after combined. (Source: WMBF News)

    The entire country is busy when it comes to traffic the day before Thanksgiving. It's no different here in Myrtle Beach. Airport officials are expecting big numbers this year.

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    The entire country is busy when it comes to traffic the day before Thanksgiving. It's no different here in Myrtle Beach. Airport officials are expecting big numbers this year.

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  • Several stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving

    Several stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-11-22 16:24:07 GMT
    Many stores will offer holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day. (Source: Pixabay)Many stores will offer holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day. (Source: Pixabay)

    For those wanting to get a head start on Black Friday shopping or are simply looking for an excuse to get away from the family, a number of stores will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

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    For those wanting to get a head start on Black Friday shopping or are simply looking for an excuse to get away from the family, a number of stores will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

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  • How to safely fry your Thanksgiving turkey

    How to safely fry your Thanksgiving turkey

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-20 21:50:37 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Thanksgiving is just three days away, and if you like a good fried turkey over a traditional baked one, you should be aware of the dangers associated with those friers. Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue hosted a safety demonstration Monday morning.

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    Thanksgiving is just three days away, and if you like a good fried turkey over a traditional baked one, you should be aware of the dangers associated with those friers. Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue hosted a safety demonstration Monday morning.

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  • Angel Tree program will impact one local woman's family

    Angel Tree program will impact one local woman's family

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-18 04:09:30 GMT
    Stephanie Hazelton, with three out of four of her children (Source: WMBF News)Stephanie Hazelton, with three out of four of her children (Source: WMBF News)

    The Florence Salvation Army kicked off its annual Angel Tree at its store on West Palmetto Street Friday evening.

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    The Florence Salvation Army kicked off its annual Angel Tree at its store on West Palmetto Street Friday evening.

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  • Angel Tree program returns to Grand Strand, Pee Dee for the holiday season

    Angel Tree program returns to Grand Strand, Pee Dee for the holiday season

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-11-18 01:11:32 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    WMBF News has teamed up with the Salvation Army for the annual Angel Tree event, which kicked off Friday.

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    WMBF News has teamed up with the Salvation Army for the annual Angel Tree event, which kicked off Friday.

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  • Darlington County Fire District to host 'boot drive' for needy children

    Darlington County Fire District to host 'boot drive' for needy children

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:28 AM EST2017-11-17 09:28:36 GMT
    Source: Darlington County Fire DistrictSource: Darlington County Fire District

    The Darlington County Fire District is hosting a “boot drive” to raise money for needy children for Christmas, according to a press release. Members of the fire district will be at the intersection of Center Road and Hwy 151 on Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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    The Darlington County Fire District is hosting a “boot drive” to raise money for needy children for Christmas, according to a press release. Members of the fire district will be at the intersection of Center Road and Hwy 151 on Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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  • In search of someone who likes fruitcake

    In search of someone who likes fruitcake

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-11-14 23:45:55 GMT
    (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

    Person after person I asked, responded with a face that said the answer before their mouth did.

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    Person after person I asked, responded with a face that said the answer before their mouth did.

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  • H&M opening store at Tanger Outlet in Myrtle Beach

    H&M opening store at Tanger Outlet in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:32 AM EST2017-11-14 15:32:07 GMT
    Source: www.hm.comSource: www.hm.com

    Clothing retailer H&M is opening a store at the Tanger Outlet at 10835 Kings Road on Nov 16, according to a press release. The location will offer clothing for women, men and teens as well as carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14 years old.

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    Clothing retailer H&M is opening a store at the Tanger Outlet at 10835 Kings Road on Nov 16, according to a press release. The location will offer clothing for women, men and teens as well as carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14 years old.

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  • Local first responders raise money for the holiday season

    Local first responders raise money for the holiday season

    Friday, November 10 2017 8:24 AM EST2017-11-10 13:24:27 GMT
    An officer dressed in Victorian police garb takes a photo with a show attendee. (Source: WMBF News)An officer dressed in Victorian police garb takes a photo with a show attendee. (Source: WMBF News)

    The most wonderful time of the year may not always be as wonderful for some – but local first responders are working to change that this holiday season. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department and Myrtle Beach Police Department have set up their booths at the Dickens Show, which is Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

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    The most wonderful time of the year may not always be as wonderful for some – but local first responders are working to change that this holiday season. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department and Myrtle Beach Police Department have set up their booths at the Dickens Show, which is Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

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  • Santa has been sighted in the Grand Strand

    Santa has been sighted in the Grand Strand

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-11-10 04:12:31 GMT
    Santa and Mrs. Claus have been spotted in Horry County. (Source: Erin Edwards)Santa and Mrs. Claus have been spotted in Horry County. (Source: Erin Edwards)

    You may think Santa Claus lives at the North Pole full time, but he actually spends a lot of time along the Grand Strand with his wife, Mrs. Claus.

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    You may think Santa Claus lives at the North Pole full time, but he actually spends a lot of time along the Grand Strand with his wife, Mrs. Claus.

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  • New TSA guidelines ahead of holiday travel season

    New TSA guidelines ahead of holiday travel season

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-11-09 00:38:20 GMT
    Source: MYR Facebook pageSource: MYR Facebook page

    The Transportation Security Administration has new guidelines for travelers to keep in mind as they pack their suitcases for holiday travel. 

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    The Transportation Security Administration has new guidelines for travelers to keep in mind as they pack their suitcases for holiday travel. 

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  • Wait...you can buy a keg of ranch dressing for Christmas?!

    Wait...you can buy a keg of ranch dressing for Christmas?!

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-11-08 21:29:00 GMT
    Hidden Valley has a myriad of ranch-themed holiday items you can purchase for the salad dressing, chicken nugget-dipping lover in your life.  (Source: Flavour Gallery)Hidden Valley has a myriad of ranch-themed holiday items you can purchase for the salad dressing, chicken nugget-dipping lover in your life.  (Source: Flavour Gallery)

    Merry Christmas, ranch dressing lovers! 

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    Merry Christmas, ranch dressing lovers! 

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  • Deal Diva: The best things to buy for the month of November

    Deal Diva: The best things to buy for the month of November

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-11-07 15:42:17 GMT

    Consumer experts say timing is everything when it comes to buying certain items during the year. November is a great month for deals with discounts beginning on Veterans Day and gearing up to Black Friday, and it seems TV's and home appliances "fall" to the best prices this month.  

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    Consumer experts say timing is everything when it comes to buying certain items during the year. November is a great month for deals with discounts beginning on Veterans Day and gearing up to Black Friday, and it seems TV's and home appliances "fall" to the best prices this month.  

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  • Christmas decorations already? How decorating early could pose a fire risk

    Christmas decorations already? How decorating early could pose a fire risk

    Monday, November 6 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-06 22:33:51 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    With the holidays quickly approaching, many of our viewers shared their thoughts on the ever-debated question, “how soon is too soon to start decorating?” 

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    With the holidays quickly approaching, many of our viewers shared their thoughts on the ever-debated question, “how soon is too soon to start decorating?” 

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  • Deal Diva: Why now is a great time for Christmas decoration deals

    Deal Diva: Why now is a great time for Christmas decoration deals

    Thursday, October 26 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-10-26 19:27:17 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    The Deal Diva explains why shopping for the holidays as early as October may be the best deal yet.

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    The Deal Diva explains why shopping for the holidays as early as October may be the best deal yet.

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  • Horry County fire officials offer tips for keeping homes safe during holidays

    Horry County fire officials offer tips for keeping homes safe during holidays

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-12-20 21:56:16 GMT
    Local fire officials have a number of tips for staying safe during the Christmas season. (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue Facebook page)Local fire officials have a number of tips for staying safe during the Christmas season. (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue Facebook page)

    The most traditional of all Christmas symbols can also prove destructive if special care is not given to it. Horry County Fire Rescue is encouraging residents to take special care of their Christmas trees to keep fires at bay.

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    The most traditional of all Christmas symbols can also prove destructive if special care is not given to it. Horry County Fire Rescue is encouraging residents to take special care of their Christmas trees to keep fires at bay.

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  • Goose Creek family creates unique Christmas card with husband deployed

    Goose Creek family creates unique Christmas card with husband deployed

    Friday, December 16 2016 11:45 AM EST2016-12-16 16:45:21 GMT
    Merry Chirstmas from the Winter Family! (Source: Samantha Winter)Merry Chirstmas from the Winter Family! (Source: Samantha Winter)

    Even though her husband is deployed thousands of miles away in the Middle East, a Goose Creek mother creatively included him in the family’s Christmas card. Charlie Winter is an E5 Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force who has been deployed in the Middle East since October. While there, he took his place on half of the Christmas card, holding up “Merry,” while his wife, Samantha Winter, held up “Christmas” from their backyard.

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    Even though her husband is deployed thousands of miles away in the Middle East, a Goose Creek mother creatively included him in the family’s Christmas card. Charlie Winter is an E5 Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force who has been deployed in the Middle East since October. While there, he took his place on half of the Christmas card, holding up “Merry,” while his wife, Samantha Winter, held up “Christmas” from their backyard.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Christmas and holiday displays from our viewers

    SLIDESHOW: Christmas and holiday displays from our viewers

    Thursday, December 15 2016 9:37 PM EST2016-12-16 02:37:37 GMT
    One amazing display. (Source: Chelsea Joy Tennant)One amazing display. (Source: Chelsea Joy Tennant)

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go! Our viewers have been sending us some amazing Yuletide displays, from trees to houses to halls decked with boughs of holly!

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go! Our viewers have been sending us some amazing Yuletide displays, from trees to houses to halls decked with boughs of holly!

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  • Holiday fire hazards aren't to toy with

    Holiday fire hazards aren't to toy with

    Thursday, December 1 2016 1:48 PM EST2016-12-01 18:48:09 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), seven people die every day, on average, from a home fire.  During this time of year, you might be using that oven more and decorating your home with things that could increase your chances for starting a fire. 

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    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), seven people die every day, on average, from a home fire.  During this time of year, you might be using that oven more and decorating your home with things that could increase your chances for starting a fire. 

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  • How to avoid being ripped off during the holiday season

    How to avoid being ripped off during the holiday season

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 8:06 PM EST2016-11-10 01:06:17 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    Every year, thousands are victims to so-called "porch pirates" who steal packages from doorstops, stoops and mailboxes. However, there are some tactics to stop these bandits from taking off with those gifts.

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    Every year, thousands are victims to so-called "porch pirates" who steal packages from doorstops, stoops and mailboxes. However, there are some tactics to stop these bandits from taking off with those gifts.

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  • How to prevent foodborne illness this holiday season

    How to prevent foodborne illness this holiday season

    Wednesday, December 23 2015 8:45 AM EST2015-12-23 13:45:46 GMT
    Wednesday, December 23 2015 8:45 AM EST2015-12-23 13:45:46 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - ‘Tis the season for family gatherings and large buffet-style eating. However, foods that are left out for long periods of time leave the door open for uninvited guests: bacteria that cause foodborne illness. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing holiday-inspired food safety recommendations to keep you healthy this holiday season. If you’re traveling with something that’s cooked and hot and ready to go, you want to keep...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - ‘Tis the season for family gatherings and large buffet-style eating. However, foods that are left out for long periods of time leave the door open for uninvited guests: bacteria that cause foodborne illness. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing holiday-inspired food safety recommendations to keep you healthy this holiday season. If you’re traveling with something that’s cooked and hot and ready to go, you want to keep...More >>
  • Soldier surprises kids during visit with Santa

    Soldier surprises kids during visit with Santa

    Wednesday, December 23 2015 1:04 AM EST2015-12-23 06:04:08 GMT
    Wednesday, December 23 2015 7:13 AM EST2015-12-23 12:13:52 GMT
    With Christmas just a few days away, kids all over are cramming in their last minute gift ideas. In Florence, one request was a little out of the ordinary Tuesday night. “If our dad isn’t home on Christmas Eve, do you mind making a stop by Fort Hood in Texas?” 9-year-old Ronnie McCoon asked Santa. More >>

    With Christmas just a few days away, kids all over are cramming in their last minute gift ideas. In Florence, one request was a little out of the ordinary Tuesday night. “If our dad isn’t home on Christmas Eve, do you mind making a stop by Fort Hood in Texas?” 9-year-old Ronnie McCoon asked Santa.

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  • Keeping your home safe from crooks during the holiday season

    Keeping your home safe from crooks during the holiday season

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 1:16 AM EST2015-12-22 06:16:11 GMT
    Tuesday, December 22 2015 6:22 PM EST2015-12-22 23:22:04 GMT

     The Holidays are a time when crooks come around more often, especially targeting homes. Following simple tasks can prevent thieves from entering your home.   Locking doors, hiding gifts, and making sure your house is well lit can go a long way. If you’re going away for a long period of time you can contact the police to keep an extra pair of eyes watching over the house. If you’re a first time alarm buyer or you’re thinking o...

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     The Holidays are a time when crooks come around more often, especially targeting homes. Following simple tasks can prevent thieves from entering your home.   Locking doors, hiding gifts, and making sure your house is well lit can go a long way. If you’re going away for a long period of time you can contact the police to keep an extra pair of eyes watching over the house. If you’re a first time alarm buyer or you’re thinking o...

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  • What to do with the kids over Christmas Break

    What to do with the kids over Christmas Break

    Sunday, December 20 2015 3:45 PM EST2015-12-20 20:45:02 GMT
    Monday, December 21 2015 7:57 AM EST2015-12-21 12:57:30 GMT

    If parents are planning how to keep the kids entertained and occupied while they’re not in school over Christmas break, consider a trip to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. "Studies have shown that in the time that children are out of school, if they aren't staying actively and intellectually engaged in learning, they regress just a little bit,” warns Woody Goff, the manager of the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.

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    If parents are planning how to keep the kids entertained and occupied while they’re not in school over Christmas break, consider a trip to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. "Studies have shown that in the time that children are out of school, if they aren't staying actively and intellectually engaged in learning, they regress just a little bit,” warns Woody Goff, the manager of the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.

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  • A pet is not just a gift, it's a lifetime commitment

    A pet is not just a gift, it's a lifetime commitment

    Friday, December 18 2015 1:47 PM EST2015-12-18 18:47:35 GMT
    Friday, December 18 2015 5:57 PM EST2015-12-18 22:57:25 GMT
    Pets make great holiday gifts, if you know exactly what you're getting into. Pet adoptions are on the rise this time of year at Grand Strand Humane Society, but they're urging you to take adoptions seriously. There is an overpopulation of homeless pets and the holiday’s gets a lot of animals into homes. But unfortunately many don’t stay there because many people don’t fully understand what it takes adopt an animal. More >>

    Pets make great holiday gifts, if you know exactly what you're getting into. Pet adoptions are on the rise this time of year at Grand Strand Humane Society, but they're urging you to take adoptions seriously. There is an overpopulation of homeless pets and the holiday’s gets a lot of animals into homes. But unfortunately many don’t stay there because many people don’t fully understand what it takes adopt an animal.

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  • Tips from pros on how to budget your holiday spending

    Tips from pros on how to budget your holiday spending

    Friday, December 4 2015 12:26 AM EST2015-12-04 05:26:03 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 10:14 AM EST2015-12-04 15:14:16 GMT
    All the in-store ads and the ads on TV or internet can be really tempting, especially while holiday shopping, and make it all too easy to overspend.So before you even start to look at checking off everyone’s list, make a list of your own.Look at your finances for the month. How much will you need to cover necessary expenses for this month and the beginning of January?Once you’ve got that figured out, make your list of what you will buy and research...More >>

    All the in-store ads and the ads on TV or internet can be really tempting, especially while holiday shopping, and make it all too easy to overspend.So before you even start to look at checking off everyone’s list, make a list of your own.Look at your finances for the month. How much will you need to cover necessary expenses for this month and the beginning of January?Once you’ve got that figured out, make your list of what you will buy and research...

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  • Turkey fryers are Thanksgiving holiday's biggest fire hazard

    Turkey fryers are Thanksgiving holiday's biggest fire hazard

    Thursday, November 26 2015 5:57 PM EST2015-11-26 22:57:11 GMT
    Thursday, November 26 2015 6:08 PM EST2015-11-26 23:08:43 GMT
    All the cooking going on this Thanksgiving can be a concern for Horry County Fire Rescue.  Captain Grzymalski says he has responded to numerous cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day in the past. His biggest concerns are cooking fires made by people cooking that don’t typically cook.More >>

    All the cooking going on this Thanksgiving can be a concern for Horry County Fire Rescue.  Captain Grzymalski says he has responded to numerous cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day in the past. His biggest concerns are cooking fires made by people cooking that don’t typically cook.

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  • What to know before traveling with concealed weapons this holiday season

    What to know before traveling with concealed weapons this holiday season

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 5:22 PM EST2015-11-25 22:22:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 9:36 PM EST2015-11-26 02:36:04 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media
    While the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is asking motorists this holiday season to pack some extra patience while driving, WMBF News looked to the South Carolina Law Enforcement agency to find out in which states a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit is valid, in case you plan on packing something in addition to extra patience during your travels.According to the SLED website, South Carolina permittees may carry concealed firearms in the...More >>

    While the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is asking motorists this holiday season to pack some extra patience while driving, WMBF News looked to the South Carolina Law Enforcement agency to find out in which states a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit is valid, in case you plan on packing something in addition to extra patience during your travels.According to the SLED website, South Carolina permittees may carry concealed firearms in the...

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