Death investigation underway after body found in Longs area

Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found in the Longs area Friday afternoon, according to authorities.

  US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is weakening hiring and the economic rebound.
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  Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.”

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  Coroner identifies woman killed in crash on Highway 905 involving dump truck

Darlington Raceway announces updated ticket policy for 2020 Southern 500

‘A Day of Hope’ to provide back-to-school supplies to over 300 children

Conway woman accused of setting man’s home on fire

  DHEC announces 21 new COVID-19 deaths in S.C., 1,265 additional cases

The updated numbers were released Friday afternoon.
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  Warnings flashed for years of explosives at heart of Beirut

Rescue teams are searching the rubble of Beirut’s port for bodies nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands.

  Horry County reports 29 employees test positive for COVID-19, not reporting to work

  Majority of reopening plans for Pee Dee schools approved

  CCU to set up COVID-19 sick bay for students

North Myrtle Beach leaders give green light for ocean swimming to resume in the Cherry Grove area

  ‘We’re stocked up’: Teachers, parents to take advantage of S.C. Tax Free Weekend

FIRST ALERT: Few showers for Friday, heat cranks up this weekend

  ‘It’s been a rollercoaster ride:’ Entertainment venues try to reopen during pandemic, hurricane season

  Totaled North Myrtle Beach police cruiser used as reminder for drivers to ‘Move Over’

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  No stimulus checks, unemployment boost? Last-ditch virus aid talks as Trump team back to Capitol

A breakdown in the talks would put at risk more than $100 billion to help reopen schools, a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments to help them avoid furloughing workers and cutting services as tax revenues shrivel.

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  “It nearly brought tears to my eyes”: CCU linebacker Silas Kelly describes recovery from ACL injury

Panthers launch voter engagement initiative

Today, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee are launching "Your Vote Counts," a nonpartisan initiative that aims to educate, register and mobilize voters in the Carolinas.

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SC school buses will be disinfected with electrostatic sprayers

Police: Car crashes into electrical poles in Conway; damage, power outages reported

Data shows Lumberton prison has 3rd highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in N.C.

  ‘Angel of Hope’ statue remains untouched in S.C. dunes after Hurricane Isaias

Myrtle Beach Police searching for possible assault suspects

Authorities said the potential incident occurred Thursday afternoon.
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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China’s government criticized as “political manipulation.”

American flag battered by Hurricane Isaias up for auction to help storm victims

  Damage in North Myrtle Beach from Isaias estimated at more than $2.4 million, city officials say

  ‘Like a freight train’: Family of man hurt in Garden City tornado describes terrifying moments

  FSD1 superintendent holds Facebook live to answer questions, discuss back-to-school plan