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  • Grand Strand's best-kept secret: DNR offers free tours of area's wetlands

    Grand Strand's best-kept secret: DNR offers free tours of area's wetlands

    Friday, December 5 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-12-05 17:15:12 GMT
    Friday, December 5 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-12-05 17:15:12 GMT
    If you want to complain about hunters on public lands, you do that through the DNR. If you get cited for unsafe boating, you get the ticket from the DNR. But what very few people know is that the same agency offers what may be the best guided tour of South Carolina history ever created. Why have these trips remained such a secret? Anchor David Klugh went out with DNR officials to find out more.
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    If you want to complain about hunters on public lands, you do that through the DNR. If you get cited for unsafe boating, you get the ticket from the DNR. But what very few people know is that the same agency offers what may be the best guided tour of South Carolina history ever created. Why have these trips remained such a secret? Anchor David Klugh went out with DNR officials to find out more.

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  • WMBF Investigates the real cost of South Carolina's $25 texting and driving law

    WMBF Investigates the real cost of South Carolina's $25 texting and driving law

    Monday, November 24 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-11-24 21:23:17 GMT
    Monday, November 24 2014 6:43 PM EST2014-11-24 23:43:54 GMT
    It took years of debate and compromise, but as of January 1, South Carolina will begin enforcing the state's first-ever texting and driving law. While the new law makes texting behind the wheel illegal, many feel it offers too little in the way of penalties to force drivers to put down their cell phones. However, when it comes to the cost of breaking this law, getting pulled over by the police is the last thing you should be worried about.More >>
    It took years of debate and compromise, but as of January 1, South Carolina will begin enforcing the state's first-ever texting and driving law. While the new law makes texting behind the wheel illegal, many feel it offers too little in the way of penalties to force drivers to put down their cell phones. However, when it comes to the cost of breaking this law, getting pulled over by the police is the last thing you should be worried about.More >>
  • WMBF News Special Report: Holding onto hope for Heather

    WMBF News Special Report: Holding onto hope for Heather

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:19 PM EST2014-11-21 17:19:49 GMT
    Friday, November 21 2014 12:19 PM EST2014-11-21 17:19:49 GMT
    Parents of missing woman Heather Elvis meet with Anchor Michael Maely at the WMBF News studio in November.Parents of missing woman Heather Elvis meet with Anchor Michael Maely at the WMBF News studio in November.
    Eleven months have passed since Heather Elvis was reported missing in Myrtle Beach. As the trial date for the two suspects charged with Heather's murder draws closer, WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely sat down with her parents. Terry and Debbi Elvis shared their feelings on the trial and the painful wait for answers.More >>
    Eleven months have passed since Heather Elvis was reported missing in Myrtle Beach. As the trial date for the two suspects charged with Heather's murder draws closer, WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely sat down with her parents. Terry and Debbi Elvis shared their feelings on the trial and the painful wait for answers.More >>
  • Myrtle Beach man says immigrant is alleging rape to get legal status

    Myrtle Beach man says immigrant is alleging rape to get legal status

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 9:48 AM EST2014-11-19 14:48:28 GMT
    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:42 PM EST2014-11-20 04:42:45 GMT
    Regis Souza is an immigrant who was working undercover for the government, but lost his job because of allegations he says aren't true. He claims that they are an attempt by one illegal immigrant woman to change her and her family's future in a big way.More >>
    Regis Souza is an immigrant who was working undercover for the government, but lost his job because of allegations he says aren't true. He claims that they are an attempt by one illegal immigrant woman to change her and her family's future in a big way.More >>
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    What's happening in the Heather Elvis case?

    What's happening in the Heather Elvis case?

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 10:05 PM EST2014-11-06 03:05:49 GMT
    Sunday, November 16 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-11-16 20:07:13 GMT
    The search for Heather Elvis has captivated our area and sparked interest from across the country. Now missing for nearly a year, the search continues as the murder trial for those charged in her death draws closer.More >>
    The search for Heather Elvis has captivated our area and sparked interest from across the country. Now missing for nearly a year, the search continues as the murder trial for those charged in her death draws closer.More >>
  • Wrongly Convicted: Two brothers freed 30 years later

    Wrongly Convicted: Two brothers freed 30 years later

    Monday, November 10 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-11-10 22:50:05 GMT
    Monday, November 10 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-11-10 23:09:36 GMT
    When a young girl was brutally raped and murdered over 30 years ago, police in the small town of Red Springs, North Carolina were quick to make an arrest. But in their haste, they nabbed the wrong people.More >>
    When a young girl was brutally raped and murdered over 30 years ago, police in the small town of Red Springs, North Carolina were quick to make an arrest. But in their haste, they nabbed the wrong people.More >>
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    Florence County double murder victims' family speaks out

    Florence County double murder victims' family speaks out

    Thursday, November 6 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-11-06 21:23:10 GMT
    Thursday, November 6 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-11-06 23:20:11 GMT
    Three-and-a-half years have passed since the bodies of two women were found brutally stabbed in Florence. Two men were charged in the crime, but a lack of evidence forced investigators to drop the charges. Now, the family wants the criminal case back in the spotlight.More >>
    Three-and-a-half years have passed since the bodies of two women were found brutally stabbed in Florence. Two men were charged in the crime, but a lack of evidence forced investigators to drop the charges. Now, the family wants the criminal case back in the spotlight.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: BACtrack Breathalzyer put to the test

    WMBF Investigates: BACtrack Breathalzyer put to the test

    Monday, November 3 2014 11:51 AM EST2014-11-03 16:51:32 GMT
    Monday, November 3 2014 11:57 AM EST2014-11-03 16:57:20 GMT
    For a little under $25, the BACtrack breath alcohol detector will tell you how much alcohol is in your blood in seconds. WMBF News' Theo Hayes puts these claims to the test in this WMBF News special report.More >>
    For a little under $25, the BACtrack breath alcohol detector will tell you how much alcohol is in your blood in seconds. WMBF News' Theo Hayes puts these claims to the test in this WMBF News special report.More >>
  • Sharks: What Lies Beneath

    Sharks: What Lies Beneath

    Thursday, October 30 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-10-30 20:31:47 GMT
    Thursday, October 30 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-10-30 22:00:18 GMT
    Want to get someone's attention? Yell “Shark!” Just the word gets people to listen. From Jaws, to Shark Week to our own coverage of the occasional shark bite along Grand Strand beaches, these ocean predators get a lot of press, despite how little we know about them. Yet, much of what we're learning is coming from research going on right here off the Carolina coast.More >>
    Want to get someone's attention? Yell “Shark!” Just the word gets people to listen. From Jaws, to Shark Week to our own coverage of the occasional shark bite along Grand Strand beaches, these ocean predators get a lot of press, despite how little we know about them. Yet, much of what we're learning is coming from research going on right here off the Carolina coast.More >>
  • Tax dollars fueling private investors in Downtown Florence

    Tax dollars fueling private investors in Downtown Florence

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-10-15 20:39:12 GMT
    Wednesday, October 15 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-10-15 23:13:35 GMT
    WMBF News' Ken Baker sat down with Florence officials and business leaders to investigate, and he discovered that many of the buildings in Downtown Florence were purchased with citizens' tax dollars, and then given to private investors.More >>
    WMBF News' Ken Baker sat down with Florence officials and business leaders to investigate, and he discovered that many of the buildings in Downtown Florence were purchased with citizens' tax dollars, and then given to private investors.More >>
  • Special Report: Digital Domestic Abuse

    Special Report: Digital Domestic Abuse

    Thursday, October 2 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-10-02 22:00:30 GMT
    (WMBF) - It's new, it's increasing, and it can be dangerous. Experts are warning of a growing form of domestic violence they call "digital abuse." It's when one partner uses technology to control andMore >>
    It's new, it's increasing, and it can be dangerous. Experts are warning of a growing form of domestic violence they call "digital abuse."More >>
  • One year later, Georgetown still divided over Front Street Fire recovery

    One year later, Georgetown still divided over Front Street Fire recovery

    Friday, September 26 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-09-26 12:12:55 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - One year ago today, Georgetown suffered one of the costliest disasters in that city's history: a fire that leveled the center of the town's historic waterfront district. BecauseMore >>
    One year ago today, Georgetown suffered one of the costliest disasters in that city's history: a fire that leveled the center of the town's historic waterfront district. Because the buildings that burned were the focal point of tourism in the historic city, it seemed a guarantee that rebuilding would begin immediately.More >>
  • Lax laws make South Carolina a magnet for puppy mills

    Lax laws make South Carolina a magnet for puppy mills

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:05:05 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - There's a South Carolina law on the books that holds railroad companies liable for scaring horses, yet in terms of animal cruelty laws, they're essentially non-existent. It'sMore >>
    It's not so much that our legislators are against protecting animals, it's that the "South" is typically anti-regulation as a whole. The problem, though, is some large commercial breeders are taking advantage, producing litters with an emphasis on quantity and profit over quality and health.More >>
  • WMBF News Investigates South Carolina's VA delays

    WMBF News Investigates South Carolina's VA delays

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:49:15 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Since news broke out of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs fiasco, facilities nationwide have been sent into a tailspin. It was a major black eye for the VA and a slap toMore >>
    Since news broke out of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs fiasco, facilities nationwide have been sent into a tailspin. WMBF News Anchor Heather Biance delves into local centers, shedding light on the effect and unfolding strategies and plans to move forward.
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  • Senior living center battles bed bugs after WMBF Investigation

    Senior living center battles bed bugs after WMBF Investigation

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:53:18 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - The owner of the assisted living facility battling a bed bug problem is not only speaking with WMBF News Anchor Heather Biance, she gave Heather a chance to scope out the facilityMore >>
    The owner of the assisted living facility battling a bed bug problem is not only speaking with WMBF News Anchor Heather Biance, she gave Heather a chance to scope out the facility herself.More >>
  • Assisted living facility admits to bed bug infestation

    Assisted living facility admits to bed bug infestation

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:11:23 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Bed bugs. It's a nasty problem. WMBF News investigated allegations of a bed bug infestation inside an assisted living facility. Anchor Heather Biance went to Oasis ResidentialMore >>
    Bed bugs. It's a nasty problem. WMBF News investigated allegations of a bed bug infestation inside an assisted living facility. More >>
  • WMBF News Investigates: Rental Rip-offs

    WMBF News Investigates: Rental Rip-offs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:57:40 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Reports of rental scams associated with Craigslist have surfaced. Thieves try to rent homes they don't own, leaving renters out a lot of money. Recently, it appears criminalsMore >>
    Reports of rental rip-offs associated with Craigslist have surfaced. Thieves try to rent homes they don't own, leaving renters out a lot of money. It appears criminals have extended their reach to other home sites.
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  • WMBF Investigates: Bullied to the Brink

    WMBF Investigates: Bullied to the Brink

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:47:53 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Death threats and relentless bullying has become a tragic normality not just nationwide, but in your children's hallways. Tonight, more parents are coming forward pushing forMore >>
    Death threats and relentless bullying has become a tragic normality not just nationwide, but in your children's hallways. Tonight, more parents are coming forward pushing for help, but so far it's been met with lackluster results.More >>
  • Federal agency wants to lower DUI limit to .05, SC authorities disagree

    Federal agency wants to lower DUI limit to .05, SC authorities disagree

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-02 03:00:19 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Drunk driving is a dangerous, expensive and, all too often, deadly crime.  Now there's a push to lower the blood alcohol content for drunk drivers to .05.  Proponents say it'sMore >>
    Drunk driving is a dangerous, expensive and, all too often, deadly crime.  Now there's a push to lower the blood alcohol content for drunk drivers to .05.  Proponents say it's a life-saving measure, but not everyone believes it's the right solution.More >>
  • Frying Pan Lighthouse: A unique bed and breakfast for the true adventurer

    Frying Pan Lighthouse: A unique bed and breakfast for the true adventurer

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-06-26 22:00:21 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As 14 million tourists tuck themselves into bed at one of the Grand Strand's towering hotels, a handful of Carolina coast visitors are settling into more rustic digs: a half-century-oldMore >>
    As 14 million tourists tuck themselves into bed at one of the Grand Strand's towering hotels, a handful of Carolina coast visitors are settling into more rustic digs: a half-century-old lighthouse stuck 30-miles off our coast.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: Top cops respond to Bikefest fallout

    WMBF Investigates: Top cops respond to Bikefest fallout

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-06-04 00:11:17 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach's reputation is under fire after a deadly Memorial Day weekend. So, how did things get so out of control so quickly?  We asked some the area's top cops. The sightsMore >>
    Myrtle Beach's reputation is under fire after a deadly Memorial Day weekend. So, how did things get so out of control so quickly?  We asked some the area's top cops.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates a medical hazard that's a hidden driving danger

    WMBF Investigates a medical hazard that's a hidden driving danger

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-05-28 11:25:25 GMT
    MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - There's a hidden danger on South Carolina roads: drivers taking chances with their life and yours while behind the wheel.  Even more disturbing: South Carolina law has very littleMore >>
    There's a hidden danger on South Carolina roads: drivers taking chances with their life and yours while behind the wheel.  Even more disturbing: South Carolina law has very little protections for the innocent people caught on the roads with those who take chances.More >>
  • WMBF News Investigates: Sex inside a local business

    WMBF News Investigates: Sex inside a local business

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-05-20 03:15:11 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - It's been eight months since Horry County leaders passed new adult business laws, but when WMBF News did a recent investigation inside one club - the news crew found much moreMore >>
    It's been eight months since Horry County leaders passed new adult business laws, but when WMBF News did a recent investigation inside one club - the news crew found much more than just nudity. More >>
  • 89-year-old couple proves you're never too old to get fit

    89-year-old couple proves you're never too old to get fit

    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-05-15 22:15:08 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Been to a gym lately? These days, you'd think most of the attention is focused on the over-60 crowd....and you'd be right. Doctors have changed their tune almost overnight whenMore >>
    Doctors have changed their tune almost overnight when it comes to getting senior citizens out of the garden and onto a stair-stepper or bench press. In fact, the fitness industry's survival is getting a huge pump from this new clientele. But is it really safe for this aging population?More >>
  • Increase your chances of winning the lottery

    Increase your chances of winning the lottery

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-05-14 11:51:19 GMT
    Numbers don't lie, and this story has the tips you can start applying today to increase your chance of winning.More >>
    It's time for some real talk about the lottery. We've all imagined what we would do with our winnings: pay off our credit, the mortgage, maybe get a new car, or a take a nice vacation. Numbers don't lie, and this story has the tips you can start applying today to increase your chance of winning.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: Dozens of defendants jump bond every month, never to return

    WMBF Investigates: Dozens of defendants jump bond every month, never to return

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:30:22 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Every month, dozens of criminal defendants walk out of J. Reuben Long Detention Center after posting bond.  However, nearly half of those will walk away, never to return.  "BondMore >>
    Every month, dozens of criminal defendants walk out of J. Reuben Long Detention Center after posting bond.  However, nearly half of those will walk away, never to return.  "Bond jumpers" not only cost the county millions in tax dollars, but put your safety at risk every day.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates a mother's fight against bullying

    WMBF Investigates a mother's fight against bullying

    Thursday, May 8 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-05-08 22:30:28 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - There's no doubt the problem of bullying is real in our children's schools, but is it being ignored? Twelve-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, 15-year-old Amanda Todd and just thisMore >>
    WMBF News' Heather Biance investigated the epidemic of bullying as a local family fights to make sure their son doesn't become a tragic statistic.More >>
  • Over a year later, Surfside Beach woman's shooting death remains a mystery

    Over a year later, Surfside Beach woman's shooting death remains a mystery

    Monday, May 5 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-05-06 03:10:03 GMT
    Brooke Navoy was a vibrant 39-year-old who loved her quiet neighborhood in Surfside Beach. She was months away from marrying her fiancé, Mike King, when he found her dead from a gunshot wound in their apartment.More >>
    Brooke Navoy was a vibrant 39-year-old who loved her quiet neighborhood in Surfside Beach. She was months away from marrying her fiancé, Mike King, when he found her dead from a gunshot wound in their apartment.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: School officials explain snow day decisions

    WMBF Investigates: School officials explain snow day decisions

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:13:52 GMT
    It's easy to forget on a warm spring day that this past winter was one of the worst our area has seen in a while. School Districts were forced to make tough decisions. 
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    It's easy to forget on a warm spring day that this past winter was one of the worst our area has seen in a while. School Districts were forced to make tough decisions. In the end, lessons were learned, but not before Mother Nature showed everyone who was in charge.
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  • Coast RTA CEO Myers Rollins fired, interim manager chosen

    Coast RTA CEO Myers Rollins fired, interim manager chosen

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-05-01 00:14:21 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The CEO of Coast RTA, the Grand Strand's public bus transportation system, was fired Wednesday morning. The board of the bus service voted 6 to 2 to terminate Myers Rollins atMore >>
    The CEO of Coast RTA, the Grand Strand's public bus transportation system, was fired Wednesday morning.More >>
  • The Search Continues for Zachary Malinowski

    The Search Continues for Zachary Malinowski

    Monday, April 28 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-29 03:35:23 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It's been more than eight months since anyone has heard from a missing Aynor teen, but Zachary Malinowski's family isn't giving up hope. In a special report, WMBF News AnchorMore >>
    In a special report, WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely had the opportunity to talk to Zachary's grandfather, who is breaking his silence, in hopes that his voice will lead to tips that could bring his grandson back home.More >>
  • Under the Bus - WMBF Investigates controversy at Coast RTA

    Under the Bus - WMBF Investigates controversy at Coast RTA

    Friday, April 25 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-25 12:28:04 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 >>
  • 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 >>
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  • Myrtle Beach Mayor's salary increases by more than double

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