Myrtle Beach to host 2018 Health Fair on Thursday

Myrtle Beach’s 2018 Health Fair will be held Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Florence Soccer Association honors officers

Our community continues to come together after the shooting tragedy in Florence Wednesday night that resulted in one death of a Florence Police officer and another six officers injured.On Saturday night, the Florence Soccer Association honored our men and women in blue during a pre-game ceremony.

Rosewood residents debate rebuilding or leaving for good

One day at a time. That’s the mindset for some who live in Rosewood and are now debating to rebuild or leave after dealing with three damaging floods in just four years.

Loris community marches against gun violence

The city of Loris is standing together and talking about gun violence in their community.Just this April a drive by shooting claimed the life of 20-year-old Charles Durant and injured his girlfriend Winter Parker who organized this weekends march.

Thomas Rhett scheduled to perform at 2019 CCMF

Country star Thomas Rhett is scheduled to perform at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online posting from festival organizers.

Lee’s Landing community still facing floodwaters weeks after Florence

Many people in our area are dealing with the impacts Florence left behind with its devastating floodwaters.It’s been nearly three weeks since we’ve showed you what people in the Lee’s Landing community have been dealing with. The waters have receded quite a bit, but people are still dealing with up

Myrtle Beach named autism-friendly city

The City of Myrtle Beach was proclaimed an “Autism Friendly City” on Tuesday. It's an effort Champion Autism Network has been working on for several years.

Taste of the Town returns to Myrtle Beach for 35th year

The 35th Annual Taste of the Town returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Tuesday evening.

Agencies come together to support fallen Florence officer, other officers injured in shooting

Law enforcement agencies from across the state are coming together to support a fallen Florence County officer and six others who injured in the line of duty during a Wednesday shooting.

New Asian-themed restaurant opening in Grande Dunes

A local restaurateur is set to open his third Myrtle Beach area eatery next month.

Conway Police to help ease back to school traffic following Florence

Right now, communities are trying to get back on track following Hurricane Florence. One of the biggest concerns is traffic with Horry County Schools now back in session.

Chipotle to give 50 percent of every sale to hurricane relief efforts Sunday

Chiptole is donating 50% of every sale to the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund Sunday, Sept. 30.

Salvation Army prepares for water to recede and help homeowners back on their feet

The Salvation Army is doing what they can now to help the community in feeding first responders and the National Guard, but their real work begins when the water recedes, according to community relations director Jerry Williams.

Cheers! It’s National Drink Beer Day

National Drink Beer Day is today, Sept. 28. According to the National Day Calendar, this “malty elixir” is the world’s most popular adult beverage.

City of Myrtle Beach considers renovating church in place of repairing old government buildings

The City of Myrtle Beach will pay $15,000 through the end of this year to give council members time to decide if they want to buy and renovate the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.

Volunteers come together to feed community

Volunteers in the Socastee area are coming together to make sure that children have food, whether or not they’re in school.

Kids provide water, snacks to those stuck in traffic on U.S. 501

The youth of an area church are doing what they can to make the traffic jam on U.S. 501 heading into Conway a little more bearable.

Gondolas going back up on Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Crews are hard at work getting the gondolas back on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel after they were taken down ahead of Hurricane Florence.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Restaurants, stores and more opening following Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — As Tropical Storm Florence continues to release downpours in our area, some stores around the Grand Strand have begun to re-open. Below is a list of stores open Saturday, September 15. Mellow Mushroom Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Florence locations — OPEN at Noon Publix at Forest Square — OPEN at Noon Publix at North Myrtle Beach — OPEN at Noon Publix at Grand Dunes — OPEN at Noon Publix at Pawley's Island Pla...

Myrtle Beach Police asking public to stay home

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Myrtle Beach Police are asking the public to stay inside Saturday as Florence is still impacting the Grand Strand.  Officials say they have begun to see an increase in people venturing out to the beaches to take photos and experience the effects of Florence. Police say though it may seem calm out it is still not safe to explore just yet. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

LIST: September 11 remembrance ceremonies around the Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Organizations around the Grand Strand will gather to honor those who lost their life in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Below is a list of events organized in honor of the fallen.

  Homeowners angry after DHEC locks up community pools

Homeowners in Waterway Landing recently found themselves locked out of their community pool area with a letter saying DHEC regulations require pools to have bathroom facilities.

Husband and wife 'Caught Green Handed'

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized Conway area residents, husband and wife, Paul and Joann Leddy as the “Caught Green Handed” recipient for the month of August. “The ‘Caught Green Handed’ recognition is presented monthly to a Horry County resident caught in the act of recycling,” Esther Murphy, Director of Recycling and Corporate Affairs for the Solid Waste Authority, said. “It’s the Sol...

First military history tour to be held at The Market Common

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Market Common Military History Tour will have its first Saturday offering on October 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. What is now The Market Common, Myrtle Beach's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, was once an important military base during WWII and later during the Cold War, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Tour-takers will board a trolley for a one-hour narrated tour around the Market Common District learning about the history o...

Conway teen who went viral from McDonald’s video appears on Steve Harvey’s show

Conway teen Cecily Hennigan's rendition of the "McDonald's drive-thru song" made her a viral video star earlier this summer. The video caught the attention of comedian and talk show host Steve Harvery, who featured Hennigan on his show "Steve" on Tuesday.

Video of floating object had beachgoers abuzz. WMBF looked into just what it was

A video taken over the Labor Day weekend shows what, at first glance, appears to be a large sea creature coming very close to the shore of a section of Myrtle Beach.

Surfside Beach police issue hundreds of warnings with new tent ban in effect

Beach personnel have kept busy this summer enforcing the new tent ordinance issuing 500 to 600 warnings on average each month, according to Police Chief Kenneth Hofmann.

Wheels in motion for Surfside Beach road resurfacing project

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) —  this story courtesy of our news partners at MyHorryNews.com Some stretches of road in Surfside Beach will be resurfaced. Town council Tuesday approved the awarding for a contract for the 4.86 miles of work. The bid was received on June 5 with the project costing $900,325.01, officials said. Funds used for the project include $453,000 funding from Horry County Government’s RIDE III road program as well as a $250,000 award from the County...

Rest in paradise: Jimmy Buffet restaurant closes Myrtle Beach location

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Myrtle Beach residents will have to look elsewhere for their slice of heaven. Jimmy Buffet's Cheeseburger in Paradise in Myrtle Beach is permanently closed.  According to the store's Facebook page the restaurant known for "Awesome Food, Cool Cocktails, and Fun for ALL AGES!" will not open again. The Cheeseburger in Paradise's national webpage also removed the Myrtle Beach store from it's locations tab.  Fans of the 'It's Five O'clo...

Paula Deen visiting Myrtle Beach 'Family Kitchen'

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Celebrity chef and personality Paula Deen will visit the Myrtle Beach location of her Family Kitchen restaurant. According to a Facebook event page Deen will meet at the Broadway at the Beach location on September 29 and 30th taking pictures and signing copies of her cookbook. The page says no outside cameras will be allowed into the event. The first 250 people to make a purchase at the store will receive a wristband to meet the chef.  ...

Socastee church celebrates 200 years of discipleship

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- For two centuries the congregation at Socastee United Methodist Church has been gathering for praise and Sunday morning worship It is currently one of the oldest churches in Horry County, the first service taking place under a brush arbor. While much has changed over 200 years, the historical church itself still stands today, but for the church it is not just celebrating their history, its about preserving it. Margie Singleton and Annette Pollard have bee...

  VIDEO: Eager hatchlings inventoried as they prepare to leave Surfside nest

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — A group of sea turtles are examined before being relocated from their nest in Surfside Beach in a brief Facebook video posted by SCUTE, or South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts. The group relocated the turtles out of their nest in the re-nourishment area of Surfside Beach to Garden City in order to collect data for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The group is permitted by SCDNR to protect and, if necessary, relocate turtle...

Workshop offers adults with special needs a chance to live independently

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -- Living on our own is one of those things that can easily be taken for granted. SOS Health Care's next big project, Oak Tree Farm is giving individuals with Autism and intellectual disabilities a chance to live independently, but before moving in, some are taking part in an eight week workshop, learning essential skills for independent living. "I never thought I would graduate from college but I did, I have a full-time job and living on my own is the ...

Crews working to repair water main break in Florence

Utility crews are working to repair a water main break at the intersection of West Palmetto, Cashua and Ebenezer streets, according to a tweet from the city of Florence.

CCMF announces Caribbean cruise

The Carolina Country Music Fest has announced a five day Caribbean cruise starting in 2019. According to their website, the cruise will feature "virtually non-stop performances from the hottest country music artists of today all over the boat."

Construction tracker application now available for beach renourishment project

A new construction tracker application is now available for the beach renourishment project on the Grand Strand, according to an online post from the city of Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach businesses work to add more lighting downtown

For families and vacationers, safety has always been a top concern when going to downtown Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach business owners are now working together to address the concern by adding more light and activity in the area.

This Is Carolina: Parents, teachers enjoy memorable back-to-school conversations with kids

We're sure many of you had some memorable conversations with your students Wednesday morning before they went back to school.

The Grand Strand Humane Society needs your help

The Grand Strand Humane Society needs your help! From donations, to food and supplies, the shelter is always in need of donations.

Expect some delays on the roads for the beginning of the new school year

The new school year for Horry County kicked off, but the back to school rush is not over just yet. Horry County school officials ask parents to be patient over the next few days as transportation crews sort things out.

Dog rescued after found emaciated with head stuck in a coffee can

A female dog is recovering after being found in the woods with a Maxwell Coffee can stuck on her head, and her ears full of ticks.