While your Facebook feed fills up with snow videos and pictures from your friends around the Southeast, you're left looking out your window at a dreary, rainy day. The First Alert Weather team may not be talking snow, but the WMBF Investigates team did some digging to see how often the Pee Dee experiences snowfall in the month of December.
The latest round of graduates for North Carolina Highway Patrol includes a new trooper from Robeson County. Chuck Oxendine graduated Friday morning along with 16 others. He'll be stationed in Cumberland County.
A day after Coastal Carolina football lost its defensive coordinator, the team announced a new one. Friday, CCU head coach Joe Moglia announced Marvin Sanders will take the position. Sanders spent three years as the defensive coordinator at North Carolina more than a decade ago and worked with Moglia when he was on staff at Nebraska, according to a release from the school.
It's not a trap! We found something fun for you and the family to do on Saturday. You'll have to go to the Dark Side (Columbia) to watch the Coastal Carolina men's basketball team take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. On top of a great basketball game, you'll get to celebrate your "Star Wars" fandom as well.
While you count down the days to Christmas, and that trip to visit family for the holiday, Clemson Tiger fans are counting down to New Year's Day and the Sugar Bowl. WMBF News crunched some numbers to find out what it will cost you if you're still thinking about heading to the semifinal game as Clemson faces Alabama.
The Thomas Fire in California is now one of the 20 biggest fires in California's state history. Burning at more than 132,000 acres, it eclipsed fires from 1990 and 1985 on the state's list. The WMBF Investigates Team worked to put the size of this fire into perspective, by looking back at historic fires in South Carolina. Two of the worst are also two of the most recent.
The South Carolina high school football season isn't over yet. The best players from across the state are in the Grand Strand for Saturday's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. The North South Football All Star Game kicks off at noon at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.
The future of Carolina Forest is in the hands of the people who live there. Whether residents want to maintain the status quo or work to incorporate, there is an opportunity for locals to voice their opinion on January 17. The Future of the Forest is a Carolina Forest Civic Association event.
South Carolina's bear population is healthy and growing. That's according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and researchers at Clemson University. There are two different measures they used to come to the conclusion: a prolific mountain bear-hunting season, the second best in the state's history, and an increase in encounters with bears on South Carolina's roads.
The 20-year agreement that defined how Carolina Forest would develop will expire on December 9. WMBF News sat down with the people responsible for the original negotiations with International Paper and the person now in charge with making sure the plan is followed.
The South Carolina Secretary of State's Office released its annual Scrooges and Angels list Wednesday. The WMBF Investigates team dug deeper and found several local groups are on the Secretary of State's suspended charity list. Groups on this list cannot legally solicit contributions in the State of South Carolina.
No candidate for Myrtle Beach mayor won more than half of the vote in any of the city's 13 voting precincts. Brenda Bethune and John Rhodes will go head to head in a runoff on November 21. WMBF Investigates analyzed Tuesday's votes to see where the two candidates may be able to pick up support.
While local students still have a month before exams, local hospitals are already reviewing report cards. While three facilities are celebrating A grades from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that issues hospital grades twice a year based on patient safety experts interpreting publicly available data, two others scored C grades this fall.
Sports and politics are sharing headlines, not over on-field protests, but over tax reform. The Republican party's proposal to change America's tax code includes a section on charitable contributions to college athletics booster clubs.
Sandcastle Resort South Beach has a student contract. A lawyer representing the Myrtle Beach hotel tells WMBF News guests who breach that contract, risk losing the $200 security deposit paid on a room. A copy of the contract provided to WMBF News spells out guidelines for personal conduct, property damage and room cleanliness.
Public safety is the central debating point between candidates who want to be mayor of Myrtle Beach. Current Mayor John Rhodes and former Mayor Mark McBride sparred over the number of officers on the city's police force during Tuesday's debate on WMBF News. A WMBF News investigation found hiring 100 police officers in a single year would be unprecedented in the state of South Carolina.
Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia has a contract keeping him with the school through the 2021 season. The updated contract is dated August 29. Moglia signed it September 9. Moglia announced a five-month medical sabbatical July 28.
It's illegal to sell venison in South Carolina, but there's a catch. The WMBF Investigates team looked into the issue after a viewer asked why Arby's will be allowed to sell its venison sandwich across the state starting Saturday.
The city of Myrtle Beach is working to move its library and a children museum into what is known as the Superblock. Property records show the different parcels are selling for different prices, and at least one transaction raised questions we took to the City of Myrtle Beach.
It's a cut and dry process that has turned a two-night stay into a months-long ordeal for one group of college kids: an unreturned hotel security deposit. "I have not gotten a single penny," Steve Berke told WMBF News after a stay at Sand Castle Resort in April. "I just want what's rightfully mine."
Some of the best rated "South Carolina beers" are on tap in Florence. In a list overflowing with brewers in the Lowcountry, Seminar Brewing managed to land two of its beers in BeerAdvocate's Top Rated South Carolina Beers list. Citrocity comes in at 30th and Craver Peanut Butter Porter sits in 72nd.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott sat down with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to talk race relations in light of this summer's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but ended up hitting on a number of topics.
Storms like Hurricane Irma create a scheduling problem for local schools. From canceled classes on Monday to delays on Tuesday after the storm, local students were forced to miss instruction time. Districts build in make-up days for full days that are missed. The WMBF Investigates team reached out to every local school district that operated on a two-hour delay Tuesday, and found districts handle the late start in different ways.
Conway High School football coach Chuck Jordan is still getting paid, but he won't be coaching the Tigers again after a May incident involving a student led to an assault charge that was eventually dropped.
Coastal Carolina University is charting a new path with its football team. Saturday marks the beginning of a new era, one that has CCU in college football's highest class with the likes of defending national champion Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.