Year in Review: Florence County suffers ‘horrific day’ as shooting kills two officers, injures five others

Oct. 3, 2018 will be long remembered as a solemn day in Florence County. It was the day a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers from his home.

  Annual event being held Tuesday night on five-year anniversary of Heather Elvis' disappearance

Conway firefighters recognized after freeing child from washing machine, paying for a new one

Fund established to assist family of fallen Lumberton police officer

Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75

It’s Your Money: North Myrtle Beach pays $50K for employee physicals

Toddler plays in traffic, gets rescued by former police officer

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Man charged with armed robbery of local bar and grill

Darlington Raceway to celebrate 1990-1994 era for ‘Throwback Weekend’ next year

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Student Spotlight: Hartsville teen masters work and school balance

Leaders at New Directions plan to expand services for the homeless community

Authorities investigate suspicious fire at Myrtle Beach apartment

Florence County murder suspect extradited to SC

A man charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl in Timmonsville last August has been extradited to South Carolina.

Intruder allegedly steals from home as dying man watches, wife calls for help

Suzy Alummuttil said she was startled and scared after finding a strange man in her home Dec. 10. The 83-year-old was lying a hospital bed in her living room. Next to her was her husband John, who had just returned home from hospice care.

  Baby rescued after father allegedly tries to drown her in MO pond

The father reportedly said he wanted to make things easier on his wife, who was stressed due to the holiday and trying to provide for the family, according to the charging documents.

Officer injured after assault at Scotland Correctional Institution

An officer was transported to a local hospital after being assaulted Monday night at Scotland Correctional Institution, according to news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Salvation Army bell ringer accused of punching customer outside MD Walmart

Conway City Council forms special committee to oversee building an all inclusive playground

Dashcam footage showing North Myrtle Beach officer rolling cruiser onto its side released

Woman last seen Thanksgiving Day still missing; fiance’s property searched

‘He loved his job:’ Department remembers Lumberton police officer killed in the line of duty

After days in a tree, cat rescued by Pee Dee crews

Rescue personnel in Marion County came to the aid of a cat on Monday that was stuck in a tree.

Year in Review: Community mourns, suspect jailed after kidnapping, murder of Hania Aguilar

On Nov. 5, 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, of Lumberton, went missing as she was waiting to be driven to school.

South Carolina ranks No. 5 in nation for aggressive holiday drivers

Traffic fatalities in South Carolina for 2018 have already passed the number from 2017 and this comes days before one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

A judge struck down ‘Obamacare.’ What’s next?

A group of 16 states, including California, and the District of Columbia intervened to defend the Affordable Care Act aka 'Obamacare,' and they announced soon after the ruling they would appeal.

Horry County to be declared autism friendly

The Horry County Council is set to issue a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting that declares the county as autism friendly.

Police seek missing Wilmington teen

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teen.

Police seek missing Wilmington teen

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teen.

Russian disinformation campaign on social media extensive, ongoing, according to reports

“With at least some of the Russian government’s goals achieved in the face of little diplomatic or other pushback, it appears likely that the United States will continue to face Russian interference for the foreseeable future,” the researchers said.

Trump meets with team as clock ticks to partial shutdown

Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. But the president doesn't have the votes from the Republican-controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level.

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison on drug charges

A man who pleaded guilty last week to trafficking drugs near a school in Georgetown County has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Father of 7-year-old girl who died in border detention center disputes gov’t account

Federal officials initially reported 7-year old Jakelin Caal Maquin spent days crossing desert terrain without food or water when she showed up with her father and a large group of migrant refugees at a desolate New Mexico border checkpoint.The girl’s father disputes that account.

Former Robeson County commissioner dies

Former Robeson County Commissioner Hubert Sealey died Monday, county officials said.

Coroner: Body of Myrtle Beach man found in Columbia pond

A coroner says an autopsy on a body pulled from a pond at a city park found no signs of trauma.

Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

According to a criminal complaint, childcare supervisors told police officers a parent saw the suspect inappropriately kiss a 3-year-old girl on the mouth.

Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Police say the alleged victim used the story of the infant's abduction as a way to pursue charges against those he claims robbed him during a reported drug deal.

Police investigate shooting in Myrtle Beach that injures one

Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday afternoon in Myrtle Beach.

Motorcyclist identified following deadly Saturday night crash on S.C. 544

A motorcyclist died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash Saturday night on S.C. 544.

More dead birds found in North Myrtle Beach, exact number unknown

One day after refuting social media claims that “hundreds” or “dozens” of dead birds were found along the beach in North Myrtle Beach, city officials acknowledged that at least 10 more were discovered on Sunday.

Street reopens to traffic after train derailment in Marion County

East Front Street in the Mullins area has reopened to traffic following a train derailment on Friday.

Sidney, Tammy Moorer due in court on eve of five-year anniversary of Heather Elvis’ disappearance

The two people charged in connection with the 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis are expected to appear in an Horry County courtroom this week.

FEMA extends disaster assistance application period for NC residents impacted by Florence

The deadline for those in North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence to apply for federal disaster assistance is approaching.

Victim identified in early-morning Friday crash in Florence County

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in the Johnsonville area.

  Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Catholic officials say the priest won’t be preaching at funerals for the foreseeable future and will undergo training on how to become a more effective minister.

Rain adding another obstacle for those rebuilding after Florence

After nearly three straight days of rain showers, Mother Nature isn’t making things much easier on those rebuilding after the flooding from Hurricane Florence.Residents in Conway and Socastee said they get an unsettling feeling when they hear about thunder storms or possible flooding, and rightfull

NMB officials: Social media posts claiming ‘hundreds of dead birds’ are false

North Myrtle Beach officials took time Saturday to stamp out any rumors circulating on social media of “thousands of dead birds” lining the coasts. In a statement issued by Spokesperson pat Dowling, officials reiterated that the number of birds found dead on the beach is much closer to two or three.

Suspect detained after Lucas Street stand-off in Florence

A stand-off between Florence City Police and an armed suspect ended without injury Saturday. According to Lt. Mike Brandt with the FPD, the suspect and officers exchanged fire near the Family Dollar on Lucas Street, before the man fled and barricaded himself inside the store.

North Myrtle Beach High students give Christmas joy to 194 elementary students

While many high school students spent their Friday night out enjoying the weekend, some in North Myrtle Beach found themselves at Walmart being selfless.

HCSO’s ‘High-five Friday’ encourages students to finish semester strong

Continuing it’s partnership with area schools, deputies with Horry County Sheriff’s office will offer a unique form of encouragement to students finishing Fall semester. Called “High Five Friday” deputies Jamie Smith and Grainger Hendrick, along with PIO Brooke Holden surprised students at Aynor El

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Ryan Zinke , the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, was tapped by Trump in December 2016.

Lumberton Police officer killed in the line of duty Saturday

A community is in mourning Saturday after a Lumberton Police officer was struck and killed by a car in the early morning hours. According to Lumberton City officials the male officer, who’s identity has not yet been revealed, was responding to an accident on I-95 near Exit 22 around 6:20 a.m. on Sa

Local leaders hoping to work with DHEC on new maps

Local leaders along the coast say they think the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s swim advisory maps are misleading, now many are hoping to work with the DHEC on new maps.“By the way the maps read, it looks like the entire beach is closed,” said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hat

Traffic Alert: Expect detours in Marion County Friday after train cars derailed

South Carolina Department of Transportation is setting up detours in Marion County after two train cars came off the tracked Friday morning, Marion County Sheriff Brian Wallace said.

Coroner to test Baby Boy Horry’s DNA for possible match to mother accused of killing two babies

The Horry County Coroner’s Office is conducting DNA testing to see if Baby Boy Horry may be the child of the North Myrtle Beach woman arrested this week for allegedly killing her two babies.

Sandy Hook victim’s father remembers daughter in Surfside Beach

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook mass shooting paid tribute to his late daughter Friday in Surfside Beach.

Bennettsville receives $435,000 grant to clean up neighborhood

The city of Bennettsville received a $435,000 Community Development Block Grant from to the South Carolina Department of Commerce to demolish abandon and dilapidated homes in the Shady Rest community.

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled that the rest of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was inextricably linked to the individual mandate, and so the whole law is unconstitutional.

Restaurant Scorecard: Uncooked chicken thawing next to dirty dishes and grease buildup in several areas

Uncooked chicken thawing next to dirty dishes, grease buildup in several places, plus another option if you don’t want to cook a Christmas Dinner. Also, we have two perfect scores this week on Restaurant Scorecard.

Myrtle Beach is looking to establishing historic districts

The City of Myrtle Beach is looking into establishing historic districts in the downtown area for business and neighborhoods, and could also come with the potential for discounts on development and redevelopment.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

A Reuters investigation found that for decades, Johnson & Johnson sought to hide the fact that in many cases cancer-causing asbestos contaminated the talc that was used to produce its talcum powder products.

More arrests, charges after Buffalo Ranch in Robeson County searched for second time in 2018

Deputies with assistance from other state and federal agencies serving several search warrants.

Coastal Carolina University President DeCenzo to retire in 2021

An announcement has been made by Coastal Carolina University that President David A. DeCenzo intends to retire in 2021.

Sorry, Lululemon is not recruiting brand ambassadors through Instagram

Don't repost an offer to be a Lululemon brand ambassador from Instagram - it's fake.

One person killed in morning accident on Highway 17

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, one person was killed in a two car accident near Briarcliffe Acres Friday morning.

Deputies release names of two arrested following chase Thursday

Two Tabor City residents were arrested by deputies following a chase Thursday.

‘Let this Lamborghini light your fire,’ pastor says while giving wife $200k luxury SUV - he’s now defending the purchase

The South Carolina pastor said no money was taken from the church to purchase the luxury sports car.

South Alabama woman says she found mouse in can of green beans

An Andalusia woman was shocked by what she found in her can of green beans while making dinner Wednesday night.

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

A glitch caused third parties to be able to access more photos than they should’ve between Sept. 13 to Sept. 25, but the company has fixed the issue.

Armored truck deposits cash on highway in NJ

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Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

You get sick pay and 30 days of vacation time, but you have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

The website FreeShippingDay.com has a comprehensive list of stores with online deals. Deals also include guaranteed delivery by Christmas Day, in many cases.

Dental records of missing woman to be sent to medical examiner’s office after remains found in Robeson County

The dental records of a woman missing for over three years will be sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh to see if remains found Tuesday in Robeson County are in fact hers.

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Melinda Lebarron was outside of her home with her dog when she was attacked by a bear Wednesday evening.

Evidence indicates Sheriff Jody Greene may not live in Columbus County

Tax records indicate there is no home at the address where newly elected Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene is claiming as his primary address.

Mueller rejects Flynn’s argument that FBI interview was deceptive

Mueller’s office submitted a response on Friday to Flynn’s sentencing memo, which itself was submitted earlier this week.

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens canceled Friday due to inclement weather

The popular Nights of a Thousand Candles event at Brookgreen Gardens has been canceled Friday due to heavy rain.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.