Grand Strand News

Traffic back to normal after wreck blocks 501 southbound lanes near Conway

Crews are working to get traffic moving back to normal after a vehicle on its side has blocked all southbound lanes of US 501.

Customers, employees evacuated from Horry County Walmart due to fire

  Over 100 fathers, men have lunch with children at Myrtle Beach area elementary school

  Helicopter responds to scene of crash with injuries in Aynor area

Coroner identifies driver killed in crash on Highway 90 involving garbage truck

  Horry County Council calls meeting to discuss administrator’s contract, funding for I-73

  Daycare at Conway church evacuated after smoke detected in building

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Milling, paving of Main Street in Conway to start Sunday night

Myrtle Beach businesses team up to host job fair

  "I’m shocked that people are shocked:' Grand Strand students, consultants react to college cheating scandal

Prescribed burn set for Friday at Hobcaw Barony

Surfside Beach councilman requests Ethics Commission drop fine

New dune crossover rebuilt along Myrtle Beach oceanfront

North Myrtle Beach names new police chief; set to start in early May

The new top brass at the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will start his new duties in early May, according to a press release.

  WMBF breaks down tax money in Myrtle Beach lawsuit against Horry County

The city of Myrtle Beach is suing Horry County for illegally collecting hospitality fee money, and now WMBF is breaking down the numbers involved in the lawsuit.

Denny’s location near Surfside Beach closes its doors

The Denny's restaurant in the Surfside Beach area has closed its doors.

Tidelands Health creates new educational initiative in honor of late board chairman

Tidelands Health is honoring the memory of its late board chairman and his beloved wife through a new initiative that will continue the couple’s legacy of giving back to the community.

Traffic light up and running at busy intersection on Highway 17 Bypass

Woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 501 identified

  Beware of scammers targeting March Madness fans

Firefighters investigate house fire in Horry County

  WMBF News puts CBD products to the test

  Polo Farms residents hoping to have Horry County dredge nearby creek

  Myrtle Beach sues Horry County to recover hospitality fees

The city of Myrtle Beach has filed a lawsuit against Horry County, claiming the county collected millions of dollars in hospitality fees illegally.

World Meteorological Organization retires Florence, Michael as hurricane names

The hurricane names Florence and Michael will not have another chance to wreak havoc among citizens on the east coast.

JCPenney claims Myrtle Beach Mall responsible for providing adequate security following killing of woman in parking lot

Attorneys for JCPenney state it was the responsibility of Myrtle Beach Mall’s owners to provide adequate security in its parking lot after the chain store was named in a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman killed at the mall in 2016.

Police locate missing 37-year-old woman

Horry County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman, according to a news release.

Study: Grand Strand ranks among nation’s 20 fattest metro areas

A new report posted by the credit report website ranks the Myrtle Beach/Conway/North Myrtle Beach metropolitan area as the 20th fattest area in the country.

Witnesses named in lawsuit alleging police intimidation, scare tactics against former Superblock club

The plaintiff and the defendants have named the witnesses who are expected to testify in a lawsuit brought by a local property owner against the city of Myrtle Beach for allegedly using police intimidation and scare tactics before forcing a bar in the Superblock to close.

  WMBF SPECIAL REPORT: How much do you really know about CBD oil?

CBD oil is becoming more popular across America, with some saying the product is nearly a cure all for pain, stress and anxiety.

  Recent study ranks Horry County 16th healthiest county in South Carolina

How healthy is your county? A recent annual report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconson’s Population Health Institute ranks Horry County 16 out of the 46 counties in South Carolina.

Horry County assistant administrator takes job with S.C. Department of Transportation

Horry County Government’s No. 2 official is leaving his post for a job with the S.C. Department of Transportation (DOT).

  Group gathers to support Muslim community after mosque terror attack

More than a dozen people gathered in Market Common Tuesday night to support the Muslim community.

  Businesses, public speaks out in favor of vape, CBD products in Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Planning Commission heard from businesses and other people in the city before they begin a nine-month study on CBD and vape products in the city.

  North Myrtle Beach moves closer to plastic bag ban

North Myrtle Beach could soon be the next coastal city to do away with single-use plastic bags.

Midway Fire Rescue firefighter injured in crash has ‘long road ahead of him’

Fire departments across the Grand Strand and the state are coming together for an injured Midway Fire Rescue firefighter.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash causing a slowdown on Highway 17 Bypass near SC 544

Troopers are responding to a crash on Highway 17 Bypass near the SC 544.

Gas odor reports prompts evacuation at Carolina Forest Elementary

Students were briefly evacuated as the hazardous materials team and other first responders cleared the building.

SCDOT: Conway’s Main Street Bridge still expected to reopen by Memorial Day

Conway leaders received an update on the Main Street Bridge repairs after a South Carolina Department of Transportation representative failed to appear at a February meeting.

  Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million

You still have time to run to the store and grab a ticket for Wednesday night’s $550 million Powerball drawing.

Local businesses hosting job fair to fill over 100 positions

Calling all job seekers! Several businesses in Myrtle Beach are looking to hire over 100 people for a variety of positions.

Victoria’s Secret store closes for good at Myrtle Beach Mall

Another Victoria’s Secret location along the Grand Strand has closed its doors.

  Mold issues go beyond St. James Elementary School, Horry County parents say

A woman representing parents at Carolina Forest High School spoke at the Horry County School Board meeting Monday night and said mold has been a problem at the school since last year.

  SC bill would require online training course for bartenders, servers

A bill that would require an online training course for bartender and servers has passed through the South Carolina Senate and is awaiting a House vote.

  New cameras, license plate readers installed throughout Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Police Department now has eyes in over 900 areas of the city.

  Deadline approaching to use $510,000 grant for Ingram Dunes purchase

Time is running out for North Myrtle Beach city leaders to make a deal to preserve the Ingram Dunes area.

  College students spend spring break helping flood victims in Conway, Socastee

The group of students is teaming up with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief to destroy and rebuild homes this week in Conway and Socastee.

  ‘They are suffering:’ SC neighbors trying to help after ducks found injured with blow darts

Wildlife conservationists are looking for answers after a pair of ducks were found injured at the International Club in Murrells Inlet.

  International Drive expected to reopen Monday night after controlled burn

International Drive is expected to reopen Monday night after it was temporarily closed for the day for a controlled burn, according to information from Horry County.

Conway teen who went viral from McDonald’s video to compete on ‘The Voice’

A Conway teen whose rendition of the “McDonald’s drive-thru song” made her a viral video star last summer is now taking her vocal talents to “The Voice.”

Phase one of Charlie’s Place preservation project is complete

The first phase of the Charlie’s Place preservation project has been completed, according to an online post from the city of Myrtle Beach.

  Bill seeking to regulate mold in public buildings in SC passes state House, Senate

A proposed bill that could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

Midway Fire Rescue firefighter suffers serious injuries in motorcycle accident

A Midway Fire Rescue firefighter was injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday night, according to an online post from the department.

Burn ban lifted in Horry County, Conway

Horry County announced Monday morning that the outdoor burn ban for unincorporated areas has been lifted.

VP Mike Pence coming to Myrtle Beach to campaign for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Myrtle Beach later this month as Sen. Lindsay Graham starts his 2020 re-election effort.

Crews battle structure fire in Conway

Emergency crews responded to a structure fire late Sunday night in the Conway area.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans ‘Derby Day’ will feature in-game horse race

Myrtle Beach residents won’t have to go far to enjoy the sights and sounds of derby day.The Myrtle Beach Pelicans announced as part of its 2019 promotional schedule, an in-game horse race during the middle 3rd inning on Friday May 3.

Missing North Myrtle Beach woman found

Authorities are asking for the public’s help Saturday searching for a missing North Myrtle Beach woman.66-year-old Nina Hegler Klages was last seen leaving her Grand Strand Apartment sometime early Saturday morning. Authorities say her stepson alerted police to her disappearance while working the S

Myrtle Beach #2 on KAYAK’s ‘Top 10 Wallet-Friendly Trips’

Another day, another list!Myrtle Beach was recognized for its frugality by travel site KAYAK, landing at #2 on the website’s Top 10 Wallet-Friendly Trip Destinations list. According to the site, Myrtle Beach is 54 percent cheaper than an average trip.

Truck crashes into Horry County home; driver sent to hospital

A huge hole has been left in the side of a home after a truck crashed through it, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers respond to crash on Highway 17 Bypass

The South Carolina Highway Patrol’s traffic website shows the wreck happened around 6:36 p.m. Friday near Coventry Road.

Hurricane Florence six months later: Nichols native brings spark back to town hammered by Florence

Six months after suffering catastrophic flooding at the hands of Hurricane Florence, the small town of Nichols if fighting to stay alive.

  Report ranks SC 5th worst state for police salary

A new study ranks South Carolina fifth in the country for worst adjusted police salaries.

  Documents: Over 30 Horry County schools requested work orders over mold, mildew concerns since 2015

WMBF News put in a request for work orders at Horry County Schools that contained the words mold, mildew, humidity and air quality.

Golden retriever mixes rescued from hoarding situation are fearful, filthy, rescue says

A dog rescue in Murrells Inlet provided an update on the conditions of five dogs who were rescued from a hoarding situation.

  Wicked Tuna to open second restaurant in heart of Myrtle Beach

The owners of Wicked Tuna, a popular seafood restaurant along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, will be opening a second location in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Lawsuit: Murrells Inlet man needed skin grafts, plastic surgery after vape battery exploded

A Murrells Inlet man has filed a lawsuit against a Surfside Beach vape shop after alleging that a battery he purchased from the store exploded and severely burned his leg.

Filmore set to perform at 2019 CCMF

Filmore is latest country artist announced to perform at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online post from festival organizers.

One killed in single-vehicle crash on Highway 9

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Horry County, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

City of Myrtle Beach welcomes more food trucks

Good news foodies! After a one-year trial period, Myrtle Beach City Council has expanded the number of available food truck permits to 20.

  New air quality report shows no mold found in final St. James Elementary classroom

Horry County Schools received the air quality results from a re-test that was done on a St. James Elementary classroom.

  Pews remain empty in Conway church 6 months after Hurricane Florence

Thursday marks six months since Hurricane Florence made landfall and the recovery efforts continue, with some people are wondering when they’ll feel a sense of normalcy again.

Be prepared for smoke; controlled burn planned Monday in NMB

If you see smoke in the North Myrtle Beach area on Monday, don’t panic.

Police: Man admits to starting brush fire near SC-NC border; charged with arson

One person was arrested following a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line, according to forestry officials.

  FLORENCE RECOVERY: Residents recovering, rebuilding 6 months since devastating storm

The flood waters from Hurricane Florence not only filled the streets, but also filled homes, forcing families to leave for months. Now, six months later people are still recovering and rebuilding.

  SC 707, SC 31 delayed again; slated for April 2019 completion

Homeowners and drivers will have to bear with the construction on SC 707 for even longer.

Deputy Coroner: Missing 22-year-old man found dead inside vehicle at Coastal Grand Mall

The Horry County Coroner identified a person found dead inside a vehicle at Coastal Grand Mall as a missing 22-year-old.

MBPD Animal Control rescues bald eagle with broken wing

An injured bald eagle was saved from a pond in Myrtle Beach on Thursday.

Coyote sighting reported on Myrtle Beach elementary school campus

A notice was sent to Burgess Elementary School parents on Thursday, alerting them that someone saw a coyote on the school’s campus.

Woman sues Family Kingdom, claims she was injured riding roller coaster

A woman who says she suffers permanent disability after riding the Swamp Fox roller coaster at Family Kingdom has filed a lawsuit.

F-16 makes emergency landing at MYR after experiencing in-flight issue

Emergency crews are on scene at the Myrtle Beach International Airport after a military aircraft experienced an in-flight issue Thursday, according to Lt. Jonathan Evans with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.