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UPDATE: SCDOT promises to step up bridge repair by working 24 hours a day

HCPD: No shots appear to have been fired at off-campus housing near CCU

GSATS portion of Highway 501 widening to cost additional $10.5 million

Rice sounds off on health insurance, continued growth in Horry County

Crews battle fire in Horry County

Grande Dunes Senior Living Facility heading into Phase II of construction

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  Monday After the Masters celebrating 25 years

City of Myrtle Beach, police respond to ‘Black Bike Week’ discrimination allegations

New details released after man barricades himself inside home

Solicitor, sheriff update Carolina Forest residents on opioid epidemic

Myrtle Beach State Park rangers reunite boy and his teddy bear

Grand Strand, Pee Dee leaders talk economic development efforts at annual summit

Police situation in Horry County neighborhood ‘resolved without incident,’ police say

WMBF News received calls from viewers Wednesday night about a heavy police situation near Highway 707 in Horry County, near the Island Green Country Club.

Carolina Forest pediatric office not accepting unvaccinated patients under new policy

Under a newly established policy, CPG Pediatrics at Carolina Forest is not accepting patients that refuse to vaccinate.

  Horry County population to reach half a million by 2040

The population in Horry County is expected to nearly double by the year 2040, with about 275,000 more people expected to move to the area, according to Imagine 2040.

She Thrives: Educator works to create ‘healthy village’ for youth in Conway

Claudine Schofield has a passion and an energy like no other because she truly believes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’

Majority of $2.75 million settlement paid to man shot, paralyzed by officers in 2015 drug raid

All residents safely moved out after assisted living facility’s sudden closure

Myrtle Beach No. 5 for U.S. city with most movers in 2018

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather visits Myrtle Beach Safari

VIDEO: Good Samaritans come to driver’s aid after car crashes into Pawleys Island pond

TRAFFIC ALERT: Kings Highway reduced to one lane at Fifth Avenue South for sewer line work

LED lights added to Kings Highway

New LED street lights have been installed on Kings Highway, courtesy of Santee Cooper.

Homeowner concerned about safety after photos of her home are posted on real estate sites years after closing

A local homeowner is concerned about safety after she says pictures of the inside of her house are still posted on real estate websites years after closing on it.

Horry County Clerk of Court warning of jury duty scam

The Horry County Clerk of Court’s Office is warning area residents about a scam revolving around jury duty.

Tense moments during budget retreat discussion at Horry County Council meeting

There was a lot on Horry County Council’s agenda for its Tuesday night meeting, but one of the more memorable moments came from a discussion that wasn’t on the agenda.

Mud from coal ash pit accidentally dumped into Waccamaw River, report says

Santee Cooper officials revealed that mud from a coal ash pit was accidentally dumped into Waccamaw River, according to a Charleston Post and Courier report.

It’s Your Money: Cities pay Horry County to house inmates

Each month cities within Horry County pay the county's detention center to house inmates that need to stay beyond local jail time limits.

  Conway’s Main Street Bridge updated expected soon as SCDOT assesses repairs

The Conway City Council was supposed to get an update Monday night on the Main Street Bridge renovation project. However, that update didn’t happen.

Assisted living facility closes doors, forcing elderly residents out

Dozens of elderly residents have been forced to leave their assisted living home.

Myrtle Beach’s newest K-9 officers sworn in for duty

It was a very special pinning ceremony for two of Myrtle Beach's finest canines.

Young white shark pings off Myrtle Beach coast

Myrtle Beach had a visit Tuesday morning from Gurney, a young white shark.

Darius Rucker to be honored with humanitarian award at Nashville’s Music Biz 2019

South Carolina’s own Darius Rucker will be honored with a humanitarian award at Music Biz 2019 in Nashville.

Students and faculty voice concerns over how CCU handles sexual assault cases

Coastal Carolina University hosted a public forum on Monday evening to educate the community and gather input on how the campus handles sexual assault cases.

Horry County School Board addresses mold concerns at board meeting

The Horry County Schools Facilities Committee and Board of Trustees met Monday and discussed issues of mold at St. James Elementary School.

Neighbors raise concerns over thousands of new homes coming to Longs

As residents in the Longs area are still working to get back in their houses, thousands of new homes could be going up right alongside them.

Superintendent: Letter sent to DHEC regarding indoor air quality at St. James Elementary

Officials with Horry County Schools are set to receive an update Monday on the indoor air quality at St. James Elementary School.

Popular Market Common eatery receives perfect score during follow-up inspection

A popular eatery featured in WMBF’s “Restaurant Scorecard” segment this past Friday has a new score after a follow-up inspection was completed.

Rep. Tom Rice schedules number of events throughout Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Congressman Tom Rice will be making a number of stops throughout the Seventh District this week to hear from his constituents.

Brother, sister discover shark’s tooth during walk on Surfside Beach

A brother and sister made a cool discovery during a Sunday afternoon walk on Surfside Beach.

Woman last seen in Conway area found safe

Horry County police have located a woman who was reported missing early Monday morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane shifts, lane closures to take place this week in area of Glenns Bay Road

Lane shifts and lane closures are set to take place this week as part of the Glenns Bay Road interchange and widening project.

Horry County Police warn parents of a new, potentially dangerous challenge on social media

Another viral and potentially dangerous challenge on social media is making its rounds, this time it’s called the “48-hour challenge.” The challenge encourages teenagers to “disappear” on purpose for up to two days at a time.

SCDOT set to give Conway City Council update on Main Street Bridge work

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is expected to give the Conway City Council an update on the Main Street Bridge renovation project on Monday.

  Crews battle fire at the former Freestyle Music Park

Firefighters were called to a fire late Sunday night at the former Freestyle Music Park.

Hundreds gather at Wicked Tuna to shuck oysters in hopes of protecting waterways, beaches

Hundreds of people flocked to the MarshWalk for the 6th annual Surfsider Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest.

Surfside Beach burger joint ‘Lincoln Park’ closing indefinitely

Surfsidians have one less option for burgers and brews.Popular burger spot Lincoln Park Bar and Grill announced it will be closing indefinitely at the end of business Sunday. The restaurant posted a flyer in it’s window announcing the move and thanking all for their patronage.

Coroner identifies pedestrian hit, killed on Highway 501 near Tanger Outlets

A pedestrian hit and killed while crossing Highway 501 in Horry County Friday night has been identified by the coroner. 44-year-old Jewel Rodgers died of injuries sustained in the collision according to Patty Bellamy with the Horry County Coroner.

Teen thanks Horry County paramedics, quick-witted friends for saving his life

A teen is thanking Horry County paramedics for saving his life after a traumatic experience avoided a tragic ending with the help of hasty aid. Officials say earlier this month a young man named Corey suddenly suffered from cardiac arrests. With the help of some of his friends, Corey was given ches

Local lawmaker sponsors bill allowing nighttime golf cart driving

Taking your golf cart out for a nighttime ride could become a possibility.

Pedestrian hit, killed on Highway 501 near Tanger Outlets, SCHP says

A pedestrian crossing Highway 501 in Horry County was hit and killed Friday night, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

More mold found at St. James Elementary; students moved from two classrooms

Students will be temporarily moved from two classrooms in St. James Elementary School following the results of an indoor air quality report from the re-test that was performed last weekend.

Runaway 16-year-old found safe, police say

The Horry County Police Department said a runaway teenager has been found safe.

Apartment complex with a history of illegal activity could be shut down

An Atlantic Beach apartment complex with a history of drug and criminal activity could be deemed a public nuisance, according to court documents.

Warrant: Man who lied about being attacked by ‘large black cat’ cut his own clothing

New details were released Friday about the man who deputies say lied about being attacked by a wild animal.

New fitness facility in North Myrtle Beach will soon offer a new watersports trend: paddle boarding

Spring is right around the corner, and now could be a good time to start getting fit! It’s a new trend that’s growing in popularity in waterfront cities: Stand-up paddle boarding. Soon, a new fitness facility in North Myrtle Beach will offer it.

Dan + Shay set to perform at 2019 CCMF

Country group Dan + Shay will take the stage at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online posting from festival organizers.

EdVenture Children’s Museum set to open at The Market Common

The new Myrtle Beach location of EdVenture Children’s Museum is scheduled to open Saturday.

Sewer pressure pipeline in Barefoot Resort repaired

A sewer pressure pipeline in Barefoot Resort that was damaged by a contractor has been repaired, the city of North Myrtle Beach announced Friday morning.

Federal, state agencies deny allegations in I-73 lawsuit

Federal and state agencies named as defendants in a lawsuit over the Interstate 73 project have responded to the allegations levied against them.

Horry County police ask for help in search for missing woman

The Horry County Police Department is asking for the community’s help to locate a missing woman.

New plaintiffs added to NAACP’s ‘Black Bike Week’ discrimination lawsuit

The NAACP has added five new plaintiffs to its lawsuit against the city of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Police Department in regards to Atlantic Beach Bike Fest, also known as “Black Bike Week.”

Residents of Barefoot Resort asked to limit water usage

North Myrtle Beach officials are asking residents of Barefoot Resort to minimize their water usage until further notice.

Police: Horry student claims she was sexually assaulted on school grounds

An investigation is underway after a teenager said she was sexually assaulted at St. James High School last weekend, according to an Horry County police report.

Bond set for man who deputies say lied about being attacked by ‘large black cat’

A judge set bond Thursday for the man who reportedly lied about being attacked by a wild animal.

Morgan Evans scheduled to perform at 2019 CCMF

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

Conway Medical Center weighs in on artificial intelligence in healthcare

As our world continues to advance with the help of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) has generated a lot of buzz lately in health care. AI healthcare providers share the goal of treating more patients, cutting down the cost of healthcare, and ultimately aim to achieve better outcomes.

Here are some sweet deals to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Are you and your special someone looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? There are several restaurants in our area offering some sweet deals for the holiday.

St. James Elementary School parents on mold concerns: ‘We’re not going away’

The South Strand Recreation Center was filled with St. James Elementary School parents Wednesday night who talked about mold concerns and made sure they all knew what their next steps are moving forward.

Crews respond to vehicle in pond; 1 taken to hospital, officials say

One person has been taken to the hospital in critical condition after a vehicle was found in a pond, according to the Horry County Fire PIO.

WMBF’s Eric Weisfeld to make appearance in movie shot in Myrtle Beach

The faith-based thriller takes place in Myrtle Beach and in the surrounding parts of Horry County.

Autopsy: Hania Aguilar died of ‘homicidal violence of undetermined means’

The autopsy report for Hania Aguilar was released by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Wednesday.

Myrtle Beach leaders discuss downtown’s future, preserving history

Changes are coming to the downtown Myrtle Beach area while many are working to preserve its history.

PETA calls on police to investigate Myrtle Beach zoo

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on Horry County police to investigate apparent violations at the Waccatee Zoo in Myrtle Beach.

Deputies: Man admits to lying about being attacked by ‘large black cat’

Investigators have determined that a Hemingway man’s report of being attached by a wild animal Tuesday night are false.

Popular clothing retailer Forever 21 coming to Coastal Grand Mall

The popular clothing outlet Forever 21 will soon open a location in Coastal Grand Mall.

Travis Denning set to perform at 2019 CCMF

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

Beware of ‘sweetheart scams’ looking to break your heart and wallets

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, which means love is in the air. Experts are warning those using dating sites or apps to make sure you’re not confusing the love with scammers trying to romance you.

Surfside Beach one step closer to parking rate increase

Surfside Beach town council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would raise oceanfront parking rates from $1.75 per hour to $2.00 per hour Tuesday.

Horry County police chief requests funding for positions, equipment

The Horry County Police Department hopes that money from grants will allow them to keep the community safer.