Gov. Henry McMaster focuses on education in first State of the State address as elected governor

McMaster’s office confirmed the governor’s State of the State address to the General Assembly will be delivered at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23.

  APNewsBreak: Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

Coastal Alliance sends letter to Army Corps of Engineers asking for study to be done

SC school district recognizes ‘hero’ bus driver who saved 40 students after fiery crash

Horry County handbook proposed changes delayed until budget planning retreat

GRAPHIC: SC veterinarian clinic saves dog shot in the face with an arrow

Police: Man behind bars on multiple charges in connection with weekend shooting

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Robeson County deputies investigating after three people were shot Wednesday morning

Beard-growing competition coming to The Boathouse, open to men and women

Democrats work on new shutdown compromise, as federal workers protest at Senate building

Conway Police Department launches social media campaign in response to car break-ins

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen delaying testimony to Congress

After standoff with Pelosi, Trump says he will give State of the Union ‘when the Shutdown is over’

Axe-throwing facility to open in North Myrtle Beach

An indoor axe-throwing location will soon open in North Myrtle Beach.

Community coming together to help area Coast Guard, other federal employees impacted by shutdown

Members of the Grand Strand community are coming together to support the local Coast Guard during the on-going government shutdown.

  Netflix: What’s coming and going in February

Ray Romano, Kevin Hart and Ken Jeong take the stage for Netflix Original standup comedy specials in February. Leaving in the month include popular movies like “Shaun of the Dead” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

Horry County assessor to appraise property values to determine updated property values

The Horry County's Assessor's Office is in the process of appraising property values to ensure that property taxes are determined on an updated fair market value of properties.

  Source: Mueller investigates link between Trump campaign, NRA

Myrtle Beach leaders discuss entertainment overlay district, workforce housing at meeting

Horry County Council sends plans for Indian Wells development back to planning commission

League hopes to work with Myrtle Beach city officials to solve hockey rink headaches

Blood test may detect Alzheimer’s disease 16 years in advance

Grand Strand Health’s behavioral health unit looks to expand

  'Emergency search’ underway for missing NC toddler

A desperate search is underway for a 3-year-old boy last seen in his grandmother's yard. Deputies believe the boy walked into the woods, which contains sinkholes, water sources, and deep ditches.

Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse

The 22-year-old told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth then hid the newborn in the trash.

Uber driver says he almost died when a suspected drunken passenger grabbed the wheel

The passenger was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, and he can no longer access the Uber app.

This is Carolina: 89-year-old veteran is Chick-Fil-A celebrity

A video taken of a Surfside Beach Chick-Fil-A employee has now been seen over 22,000 times.

Report: Police find dog tied to car, ‘shaking uncontrollably’ in parking lot of SC Walmart

A pet owner was issued a citation Monday after police found a dog tied to a vehicle and “shaking uncontrollably” in the parking lot of the Seaboard Street Walmart in Myrtle Beach, according to a report.

DCSO investigators looking into armed robbery at Yogi’s Mini Mart

Officers with Lamar Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Yogi’s Mini Mart on West Main St. Tuesday night, according to Lt. Robert Kilgo with Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

  Group raises awareness as one in four Florence County students go without weekend meals

Childhood hunger affects millions of children every day across the country and in our own communities. The non-profit organization called "Help 4 Kids Florence" is working to change that with a Childhood Hunger Awareness week and food drives.

Bill requiring SLED to investigate all officer-involved shootings moves on

The Senate Judiciary Committee discussed a bill that would delegate all officer-involved shooting investigations to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Record-breaking great white shark tagged off coast of South Carolina

A Hilton Head Island man says he now holds the record for the largest male great white shark electronically tagged in the Atlantic Ocean.

Parents of St. James High wrestlers outraged over felon on bus, accusations of hazing

Parents of Saint James High School’s wrestling team are speaking out about concerns they have with the team and its coach.

It’s Your Money: The cost of marketing and promoting a city

Visitors to the beach generate money from the dollars they spend at local businesses but also for the city by the taxes they pay on their accommodations.

Bill to repeal child marriage law loophole heading to Senate floor

State law says the youngest age you can get married is 16 with parent permission. But, a loophole in the South Carolina Code of Law allows girls under the age of 16 to be married right now.

Senate agrees to vote on competing bills to end shutdown

The Republican package would re-open the shuttered parts of government and boost some spending. To try to draw more bipartisan support, it adds $12.7 billion in supplemental funding for regions hit by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

One of the suspects in the Sunhouse robberies, murders pleads guilty

One of the suspects charged in connection with the 2015 Sunhouse convenience store robberies and murders has pleaded guilty.

No students injured after SC school bus involved in fiery traffic crash

A traffic crash involving a school bus is snarling traffic on East McIver Road near Riverview Road.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Grainger Road in Conway to close for drainage line replacement

Conway city officials will begin a drainage line replacement project along Grainger Road next week.

Pregnant woman who went missing in Florence County located

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing pregnant woman.

Suspect identified in Florence County shooting that followed family argument

The suspect arrested in connection with a weekend shooting in Florence County has been identified.

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

Conway man gets 10 years behind bars for drug charge

A Conway man pleaded guilty to a drug charge last month and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

A simple gesture: ‘I love you Dad. Be safe.’

A sweet note was left on the car door of a deputy in Brunswick County Tuesday morning.

Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

The court has allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people.

  ‘You’re brave, you’re smart, you’re funny:’ 5th grader aims to end bullying

One fifth grader at Saint James Intermediate School was nominated as a Student Spotlight by her principals and teachers for being a role model at school and for taking initiative to stop bullying.

Study shows most Americans believe they will fall victim to cybercrime or identity theft

We are more reliant on technology than ever these days, and we’re all connected one way or another. No matter how tech-savvy you think you may be, experts say anyone is at risk for falling victim.

Firefighter injured battling blaze at Socastee restaurant

Emergency crews battled a fire Tuesday morning at a shopping center in Socastee.

Mississippi lawmakers file bills to redesign controversial state flag

Mississippi is the last state in the country whose flag still bears the Confederate Battle flag.

Man dies after shooting near Andrews

Deputies are investigating after a man was injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning near Andrews.

South Carolina is 2019’s 9th least educated state in America, study says

South Carolina has been ranked the 9th least educated state in America, according to a new study.

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

Deputies say they saved the 8-year-old’s life by shooting her mother’s boyfriend, the alleged suspect, who is accused of killing the four victims and attacking the girl.

UPDATE: Robeson County officials suspect no foul play after body found in car

Robeson County deputies say an investigation Monday into a mans body found in a car revealed no signs of homicide. A release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a 63-year-old man was found near a pond off Old Red Springs Rd. Homicide investigators were originally called to th

Florence arena football team announces season schedule

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Though the NFL season only has one game remaining, Florence football fans won’t have to wait too much longer for gridiron action. The Carolina Havoc announced it’s 2019 season schedule Monday. The team will play 10 games total, six of them at home in the Florence Center. The

UPDATE: Pawleys man doing okay after boat overturns, multiple agencies respond

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SAC (WMBF) - Multiple agencies are responding after a boat overturned along the Waccamaw River Monday. According to a tweet from Midway Fire Rescue, a duck hunter boat capsized.

City of Hartsville honors once forgotten African American cemetery

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - The Hartsville African American Cemetery Committee held a historical marker dedication ceremony for the Marion Avenue Cemetery Monday morning.Dozens of people, including South Carolina Speaker of the House, Jay Lucas, and Representative Robert Williams gathered at the histo

Proposed bill would increase cigarette taxes to raise SC teachers' pay

The proposed bill suggest cigarette tax should be increase by five cents on each cigarette that will help increase pay raises for South Carolina teachers.

Paying more at the pump? Potential bill would add tax to fund new beaches

A proposed bill will let you decide if you want to pay more at the pump in order to help improve our beaches. Senator Greg Henry proposed a bill that would let counties vote if they want a $.1 per gallon tax on gas to go towards beach renourishment projects."The voters would have to vote to tax the

Protesters speak out against proposed new development at Indian Wells Golf Course

Dozens of protestors gathered along the Garden City Connector in front of the Indian Wells Golf Club Monday afternoon to speak out against a rezoning request that would allow for more than 500 new homes to be built in the area.

Group of HCS teachers will travel to Columbia to lobby for raises, reform

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A group of Horry County Schools teachers will join a group of teachers lobbying South Carolina lawmakers for higher pay. SC for Ed, a statewide group comprised of 20,000 teachers, will leave their classrooms, wear red clothes and ask lawmakers for major reforms to the stat

Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, is one of several high-profile Democrats reportedly considering running for her party’s nomination in 2020.

  MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

In the nation's capital, two possible 2020 contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at a breakfast celebrating King's life that was held by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Scenes for upcoming Lifetime original movie filmed at local coffee shop

Scenes for an upcoming Lifetime original movie were filmed Monday at Beach Dreams Market and Cafe in North Myrtle Beach.

Study ranks South Carolina seventh in America for racial progress achieved over time

A recent study by WalletHub ranked South Carolina seventh overall for racial progress achieved over time in the United States.

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

Stay at home moms should be paid $162,581 according to Salary Wizard

If you’re a stay-at-home-mom listen up. Salary Wizard says you should be paid $162,581 a year for all your efforts on the home front.

Covington Catholic student involved in incident at Washington, D.C. march releases statement

Videos of an incident involving Covington Catholic High School students, Native American marchers, and Black Hebrew Israelites have gone viral.

Possum Trot Golf Course to close

After 51 years of operation, Possum Trot Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach is expected to close later this year.

Are alligators living near Lake Murray? This SC woman found a 2-foot gator to start 2019

Faircloth posted the photo with the alligator and a tape measure on Jan. 2.

Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run.

Two injured after shooting in Longs

Police are investigating after two people were shot Monday morning in Longs.

Parade-goers plan to brave the cold for this year’s annual MLK parade along Ocean Boulevard

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and achievements will be celebrated across the country on Monday, including right here on the Grand Strand.

What is the Super Blood Wolf Moon and why is it so rare?

On Sunday night, dozens of people gathered at the Francis Marion University’s campus to marvel at the highly anticipated total lunar eclipse known as the Super Blood Wolf Moon.

New video shows more of incident involving Kentucky high school students at Indigenous Peoples March

Covington Catholic High School is trending on social media after multiple videos surfaced on Saturday showing an incident between a group of young men and indigenous marchers in Washington, D.C.

Bundle Up! Wind chill will be brutal all through today

The roller coaster ride of temperatures continues this week as we see more ups-and-downs.

SCHP reports fatal crash on I-95 in Dillon County

At least one person was killed in a traffic crash early Monday morning on Interstate 95 in Dillon County.

Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

The 33-year-old mother was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the man was attempting to kill a young girl, so they opened fire, killing him.

Affidavit: Man takes photos of women in dressing room, identified by RiverDog’s business card

A Charleston man has been arrested after taking photos of women without their consent in a Mount Pleasant store’s dressing room. Michael H. Deantonio, 35, appeared in bond court after he was arrested and charged with voyeurism, according to an affidavit.

At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

Mobile police officer shot, killed Sunday afternoon

A Mobile police officer was shot and killed Sunday while trying to make an arrest.