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  • Charleston Air Force vet is the new owner of The TODAY Show's service pup!

    Charleston Air Force vet is the new owner of The TODAY Show's service pup!

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:13 AM EST2017-11-09 15:13:55 GMT
    (Source: NBC News)(Source: NBC News)

    A Charleston native is the lucky new owner of the TODAY Show's service dog, Charlie.

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    A Charleston native is the lucky new owner of the TODAY Show's service dog, Charlie.

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  • Share your good news stories with us

    Share your good news stories with us

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:47:24 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    At WMBF News, we hear it again and again: Why all the negative stories? Where’s the good news? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why WMBF News is launching a brand-new segment: This is Carolina. We want to feature the good news stories that you don’t see in the news every day. We want to tell the stories that give you chills, make you ugly cry over their sweetness, and restore a little of your lost faith in humanity.

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    At WMBF News, we hear it again and again: Why all the negative stories? Where’s the good news? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why WMBF News is launching a brand-new segment: This is Carolina. We want to feature the good news stories that you don’t see in the news every day. We want to tell the stories that give you chills, make you ugly cry over their sweetness, and restore a little of your lost faith in humanity.

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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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  • Myrtle Beach restaurant donates to those in need during 'National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week'

    Myrtle Beach restaurant donates to those in need during 'National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week'

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-11-15 02:00:27 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News.)(Source: WMBF News.)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – comes at a perfect time. One local restaurant works with New Directions homeless shelter to donate food. A donation took place Tuesday morning. The year-long program is called “Longhorn Steakhouse Harvest.” 

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – comes at a perfect time. One local restaurant works with New Directions homeless shelter to donate food. A donation took place Tuesday morning. The year-long program is called “Longhorn Steakhouse Harvest.” 

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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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  • Coast RTA Announces Its Annual Coats Drive for Needy Children

    Coast RTA Announces Its Annual Coats Drive for Needy Children

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:28 AM EST2017-11-09 13:28:23 GMT
    (Source: Coast RTA)(Source: Coast RTA)

    Coast RTA’s Twelfth Annual Coats 4 Kids campaign is underway throughout Horry County. Each year, Coast RTA accepts donations of new and gently used, coats, sweaters, blankets and other items to assist in keeping children and adults warm during the winter months.

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    Coast RTA’s Twelfth Annual Coats 4 Kids campaign is underway throughout Horry County. Each year, Coast RTA accepts donations of new and gently used, coats, sweaters, blankets and other items to assist in keeping children and adults warm during the winter months.

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  • Myrtle Beach Intermediate student recognized for raising money for Back Pack Buddies program

    Myrtle Beach Intermediate student recognized for raising money for Back Pack Buddies program

    Monday, November 6 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-11-06 16:11:41 GMT
    Madison Brown meets Mrs. South Carolina Monday. (Source: WMBF News)Madison Brown meets Mrs. South Carolina Monday. (Source: WMBF News)

    A student from Myrtle Beach Intermediate School was surprised by Miss South Carolina Monday morning for raising $300 for the Back Pack Buddies program with a snow cone stand.

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    A student from Myrtle Beach Intermediate School was surprised by Miss South Carolina Monday morning for raising $300 for the Back Pack Buddies program with a snow cone stand.

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  • Horry County horse farm hosts equestrian program for Special Olympics athletes

    Horry County horse farm hosts equestrian program for Special Olympics athletes

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-11-01 21:24:25 GMT
    "When she first started she was a nervous wreck and she was really tense,” said Karen Kitrilakis, the mother of an athlete. “Now you can see the transformation." (Source: WMBF News)"When she first started she was a nervous wreck and she was really tense,” said Karen Kitrilakis, the mother of an athlete. “Now you can see the transformation." (Source: WMBF News)

    Raina Wissing found her love for horses later in life - at the age of 54, to be exact. She and her husband fell so in love with the animal they made big plans to share their passion. "We bought this land about three years ago with the hopes of doing a horse farm,” Wissing said. "We thought, gee, there are no other equestrian programs in Horry County for Special Olympics Equestrian. Wouldn't it be really neat and cool to have one here?" 

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    Raina Wissing found her love for horses later in life - at the age of 54, to be exact. She and her husband fell so in love with the animal they made big plans to share their passion. "We bought this land about three years ago with the hopes of doing a horse farm,” Wissing said. "We thought, gee, there are no other equestrian programs in Horry County for Special Olympics Equestrian. Wouldn't it be really neat and cool to have one here?" 

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  • Georgetown hospital nurses send hot meal to Las Vegas nurses 2,300 miles away

    Georgetown hospital nurses send hot meal to Las Vegas nurses 2,300 miles away

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:32:58 GMT
    Sunrise Hospital sent this photo back as a thank you to Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital (Source:Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital)Sunrise Hospital sent this photo back as a thank you to Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital (Source:Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital)

    How do you send a hot meal from 2,300 miles away? Local nurses in the Critical Care Unit of Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital figured it out when they sent food to nurses at a Las Vegas hospital after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. 

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    How do you send a hot meal from 2,300 miles away? Local nurses in the Critical Care Unit of Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital figured it out when they sent food to nurses at a Las Vegas hospital after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. 

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  • Local NFL player turned teacher honored with 'Extra Yard for Teachers' award

    Local NFL player turned teacher honored with 'Extra Yard for Teachers' award

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:37:37 GMT
    (Source: Holly DeLoache)(Source: Holly DeLoache)

    Chad Hamilton always thought he would play football in the NFL. He did just that, before getting an injury which required surgery. Hamilton studied math and education at Coastal Carolina University on a full scholarship to play football. He was always interested in teaching after being inspired by some of his own teachers.

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    Chad Hamilton always thought he would play football in the NFL. He did just that, before getting an injury which required surgery. Hamilton studied math and education at Coastal Carolina University on a full scholarship to play football. He was always interested in teaching after being inspired by some of his own teachers.

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  • HCFR warning residents of possible phone scam

    HCFR warning residents of possible phone scam

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-12-11 00:38:03 GMT
    (Source: WMBF)(Source: WMBF)

    Horry County Fire Rescue is warning you about a possible phone scam taking place. According to a Tweet from HCFR, they have received multiple inquiries about a phone call asking for money for the “South Carolina Association of Emergency First Responders.” To their knowledge, there is no such group. HCFR says they have no way to verify their credibility. 

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    Horry County Fire Rescue is warning you about a possible phone scam taking place. According to a Tweet from HCFR, they have received multiple inquiries about a phone call asking for money for the “South Carolina Association of Emergency First Responders.” To their knowledge, there is no such group. HCFR says they have no way to verify their credibility. 

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  • A year after Conway murder no arrests have been made, HCPD seeking public assistance

    A year after Conway murder no arrests have been made, HCPD seeking public assistance

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:28 PM EST2017-12-11 00:28:36 GMT
    Charles A. Willis, also known as Kash (Source: HCPD Facebook)Charles A. Willis, also known as Kash (Source: HCPD Facebook)

     It was one year ago on December 10, 2016 when Horry County police officers found Charles A. Willis, also known as Kash, dead in his home after being shot. As of today, there have been no arrests made in the case. “To date detectives have currently exhausted all leads in the ongoing investigation of this case and are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to come forward by contacting the Horry County Police Department 

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     It was one year ago on December 10, 2016 when Horry County police officers found Charles A. Willis, also known as Kash, dead in his home after being shot. As of today, there have been no arrests made in the case. “To date detectives have currently exhausted all leads in the ongoing investigation of this case and are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to come forward by contacting the Horry County Police Department 

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  • Florence fire crews extinguish early morning house fire

    Florence fire crews extinguish early morning house fire

    Sunday, December 10 2017 11:57 AM EST2017-12-10 16:57:58 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Florence fire crews worked to put out a house fire early Sunday morning, according to Battalion Chief Chris Johnson. Firefighters were called to 404 South Calhoun Drive around 6:55 a.m. Upon arrival, fire was seen coming from the right side of the home. The fire was quickly contained, but crews were on scene for the next three hours putting out hot spots. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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    Florence fire crews worked to put out a house fire early Sunday morning, according to Battalion Chief Chris Johnson. Firefighters were called to 404 South Calhoun Drive around 6:55 a.m. Upon arrival, fire was seen coming from the right side of the home. The fire was quickly contained, but crews were on scene for the next three hours putting out hot spots. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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