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  ‘No one is above the law:’ Interim Florence County sheriff calls for SLED audit in wake of Boone indictment

Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed William C. “Billy” Barnes as the interim sheriff of Florence County, according to a news release.

Horry County fires back at Myrtle Beach’s hospitality fee lawsuit

SC could implement tolls to fund improvements to I-95

LIST: Easter events, services across the Grand Strand

  Trees down, crashes keep Grand Strand, Pee Dee crews busy during severe weather

  WATCH: Gray Television Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren gives insight on Mueller report

  Compensation package for former Horry County administrator worth more than $210,000

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  WATCH: Marlboro County linemen’s patriotic moment goes viral

  Fire officials reflect on lessons learned 10 years after Highway 31 wildfire

Strong winds create otherworldly sand formations on Outer Banks beach

  PHOTOS: Sunny skies, celebrities abound at 2019 Monday After The Masters

  ’Stay or Go’: Combating human trafficking within Grand Strand schools

Myrtle Beach police warn residents about person asking for money for military

  Horry County Fire Rescue sees increase in smoke alarm installation requests

More residents in Horry County are making sure their homes are safer by having smoke alarms installed.

Grand Strand World War II vet celebrating 100th birthday

A Grand Strand native and World War II veteran is celebrating a monumental birthday on Thursday.

South Carolina launches free coding education program

Anyone who has wanted to learn how to code can now learn for free in South Carolina.

Surfside Beach, Georgetown Walmart stores scheduled for remodel in 2019

Walmart is expected to spend an estimated $45 million on store improvements and innovations for South Carolina locations in 2019.

  SC Attorney General’s Office to prosecute multiple child porn cases in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 back home: ‘Kilo has a long, difficult road ahead’

  Midlands man wants you to ‘Win the Car or Keep the Cash’ to raise money to fight cancer

LIST: Restaurant openings and closings

  Gator crossing: Alligator uses crosswalk at state park in SC

Tickets for 2019 CCU football season now on sale

TSA PreCheck enrollment event kicks off at MYR

The Myrtle Beach International Airport is hosting a TSA PreCheck enrollment event for travelers this month, according to a news release.

  Anger, tears fill room after Indian Wells Golf Course rezoning approved by planning commission

It was a full and passionate room at the Horry County Planning Commission meeting as people came to hear the decision on what would be done to the Indian Wells golf course.

  DID YOU SEE IT? Meteor streaks across morning sky

A meteor was seen streaking across the sky Tuesday morning in the Carolinas.

  Community, city leaders weigh in on the future of North Myrtle Beach

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from the community and leaders on what they would like to see done in the city.

Horry County looks to make ‘good faith offer’ to municipalities over hospitality fees

The ongoing debate between Horry County and the municipalities over hospitality fees looks to continue at Tuesday’s county council meeting.

  ‘It could happen to anyone:’ CCU student says USC student’s death should be a lesson for many

Getting into a car with a stranger is becoming more common as ride-sharing companies like Uber continue to grow.

VP Mike Pence stopping in Myrtle Beach Saturday 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.

  VIDEO: Beware of the dark side! Darth Vader seen walking on Grand Strand beach

The Grand Strand is known to attract visitors from all over, including those from a galaxy far, far away.

Travelers name Myrtle Beach as one of the top places to visit in the U.S.

Myrtle Beach received a huge honor by those who come to vacation here.

Surfside Beach named one of the safest cities in South Carolina

Residents in Surfside Beach are living in one of the safest cities in the Palmetto State, according to a new report.

Carolina True Crime: Over 80 years later, Pee Dee bank robbery remains one of SC’s most infamous

In the Florence County community of Lake City, a street sign pays homage to the infamous Palmetto State Bank Robbery of 1934.

  South Carolina DMV selling personal information for millions of dollars

Every day, hundreds of South Carolina residents get in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles and give personal information to the people who work there.

Darlington Raceway to kick off NASCAR’s 2020 playoff schedule

Darlington Raceway will kick off NASCAR’s 2020 playoff schedule with September’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 race.

  Horry County Council removes administrator’s contract discussion from meeting agenda

Negotiations have started to put together a “termination package” for the Horry County administrator, according to an email distributed by the county council chairman.

  Local contestants from ‘The Voice’ give impromptu performance of Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’

Cecily Hennigan, 16, was in the crowd watching Jimmy Mowery, 31, perform wearing her “Team Blake” jacket. The Conway High School student picked up the guitar, and the pair ended up performing two songs together: Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” and “Closer” by the Chainsmokers.

In wake of Max 8 issues, former Boeing employee files lawsuit alleging problems at N. Charleston facility

The man claims in the suit that while he took his FMLA, Boeing knowingly used out of date engineering specifications

  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.

Bojangles’ needs your help in determining their best biscuit

Bojangles’ is asking fans to vote for their favorite biscuit.

  Leaders in Nichols fight to keep struggling town alive

In the town of Nichols, leaders are working to rebuild a place that’s been washed out by not one, but two hurricanes in the past two years.

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.

Fort Bragg collects cards for WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

A special member of Fort Bragg is turning 100 years old this week, and staff members need your help to make him feel special.

  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.

Grand Strand getting into St. Patrick’s Day spirit with weekend full of events

The luck of the Irish will be with the Grand Strand this weekend as a number of events are scheduled to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.

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.

  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.

  Conway leaders consider investing $400,000 in tennis facility at Collins Park

Collins Park in Conway is a part of major discussion between city leaders and community members.

  Gray seal makes a rare trip south, rests at Myrtle Beach State Park

On Wednesday afternoon, a seal was seen napping on the beach near Myrtle Beach State Park.

  Event encourages motorists to ‘Drive and Live’

On Wednesday, members of the media were invited to learn more about the Drive and Live program.

5 dogs taken from hoarding situation; local animal rescue asks for donations

An animal rescue in Murrells Inlet is asking for help to take care of five golden retriever mixes who were taken from a hoarding situation.

TRAFFIC & PARKING GUIDE: North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Thousands of festival goers will make their way into North Myrtle Beach on Saturday wearing their green gear to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

  Horry County Council committee discusses I-73 contract

Horry county leaders are considering changes to a deal between the county and South Carolina Department of Transportation to build I-73.

Garden City ranked the most tax-friendly area in SC for retirees

People who are close to retirement may want to consider moving to Garden City.

  Hearing scheduled in Conway CresCom Bank murder case

A hearing has been scheduled in the case of the man accused of shooting and killing two women during a bank robbery in August 2017. Brandon Council faces a death sentence after he allegedly shot and killed Katie Skeen and Donna Major during the robbery of the CresCom bank in Conway.

  Critically ill children’s wishes granted through 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered in Pawleys Island for the 7th annual Chili Cook-Off. But they weren’t just there for the food, they were there to help make a lasting impact in many children’s lives.

  Documents: Horry County administrator has not received evaluation in 4 years

New documents obtained by WMBF News shows that Horry County Administrator Chris Eldridge has not had an evaluation by county council members in four years.

  Local fire department unveils “Highway Safety Unit” to protect first responders

There’s a new tool in Florence County to help protect the lives of first responders. Howe Springs Fire Rescue re-purposed one of its pick-up trucks to create what the department is calling a “Highway Safety Unit.”

  Rededication of Nance Plaza is first step towards downtown Myrtle Beach master plan

In 1908, Daniel and Mary Ellen Nance came to Myrtle Beach on a wagon pulled by an ox and started a life here with their nine children.

SCEMD accepting applications for Citizen’s Academy

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is accepting applications for their Citizen’s Academy.

United Way, BB&T partner to provide free tax prep in Horry County

The United Way of Horry County and BB&T want to help people with their taxes.

Frontier Communications expanding, hiring 70 new workers in Myrtle Beach

Frontier Communications, a telecommunications company, announced it is expanding its operations in Myrtle Beach.

GALLERY: Winter winters hits parts of the Pee Dee, Grand Strand

Many across our area woke up to snow Tuesday morning!

Dozens of Food Lions in Grand Strand, Pee Dee to be remodeled

Your Food Lion could be getting a makeover soon.

SURPRISE: Soldier surprises sister at Socastee High School

It wasn’t a typical Monday for one Socastee High School student.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans accepting National Anthem auditions

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are now accepting online National Anthem auditions for the 2019 season, according to a news release.

Florence County Sheriff accuses county council of negligence, wasteful spending in scathing email

Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone sent a strongly worded email to Florence County Council last December, accusing members of wasteful spending and negligence regarding raises for county employees.

  Grand Strand business owner says thousands of animals will be killed during seismic testing

A Grand Strand business owner says if seismic testing occurs off the South Carolina coast, thousands of animals will be killed as a result.

MBPD, other agencies, work together to secure runners during 22nd Myrtle Beach Marathon

Thousands of people crowded around the Pelicans Ballpark for the 22nd annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and with the abundant amount of people being in one area comes an abundance of precautions taken by first responders.

  LISTEN: WMBF News obtains audio recording at center of Horry County extortion investigation

WMBF News has obtained the audio recording made during a lunch meeting that sparked a SLED investigation into extortion allegations in Horry County.

  Man at center of extortion probe claims ‘extremely poor judgment’ by Horry County administrator

One of the two men who was at the center of extortion allegations involving the Horry County Council chairman and the head of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation is now breaking his silence after investigators said no charges will be filed.

LIST: Several area roadways to be closed for Myrtle Beach Marathon

Thousands are expected to participate the Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday, and several area roadways will be closed.

  Find out how to become a ‘Forever Family’

The South Carolina Department of Social Services says there are currently 485 children awaiting adoption in the state.

  Forever Family: Thrill-seeker enjoys football, laser tag, Xbox

In this month’s “Forever Family,” we’re introducing you to a 13-year-old named Kenny.

SC Court of Appeals overturns Conway woman’s voluntary manslaughter conviction

The conviction of a Conway woman who was found guilty of killing her husband has been overturned.

  MOVE OVER: Story of survival from MBPD officer hit twice; Life after LPD officer was killed on I-95

In part 3 of a 4 part series on the Move Over Law, we tell you the tragic story of a Lumberton Police Officer who was killed while working a crash scene in December and another story of survival from a Myrtle Beach Officer who has been hit more than once.

  Proposed SC bill would allow for Sunday liquor sales

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce has a question for its members – would they be in favor of Sunday liquor sales?

  Swim therapy for vets celebrates 2 years at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

A special program at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach that has helped veterans in our area celebrated its two-year anniversary.