This is Carolina: Loris first-graders share what Valentine’s Day means to them

The first graders shared messages of love and kindness, even making a ‘kindness chain’ throughout the week.

  Valentine’s Day ‘Lunch of Love’ held to benefit Grand Strand Humane Society

‘Horry County cares’: Community answers HCPD’s call for sensory kits for cruisers

‘I played for the fun of it’: Conway man wins $250K in lottery

  This is Carolina: Girl Scout making doggone difference at animal shelter

  Bald eagle takes a dip in Brookgreen Gardens pond

  VIDEO: Whale, calf spotted in water near North Myrtle Beach

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  Student Spotlight: Teacher nominates eighth-grade 'All-American student athlete’

  ‘This means the world to me': Grand Strand veteran gets ‘royal’ treatment for 97th birthday

Horry County police ask for help making ‘sensory kits’ for patrol vehicles

  Horry County neighborhood upset over 'rapid fire’ gunshots fired towards homes

Hundreds take part in Night to Shine Wilmington

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover dough on a shelf with dried blood

  Horry County veteran moves back home after hurricanes destroyed it

A Marine Corps veteran in Horry County is back in his home after it was damaged by multiple hurricanes.

Entertainment, hospitality employers hiring for 150+ jobs at Myrtle Beach job fair

Some of the top entertainment and hospitality employers in Myrtle Beach will be hosting a major job fair next week.

  Horry County Council honors Green Sea Floyds’ state football championship team

Back-to-back state football champs, the Green Sea Floyds Trojans, were recognized during Tuesday night’s Horry County Council meeting.

  Conway leaders unveil plans for new downtown apartments, shopping next to river

Living in downtown Conway, right next to the river could soon be an opportunity for people in the area.

Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo welcomes 4 baby otters

  Student Spotlight: Eighth-grader makes art out of recyclables

Organizers expect over $100k in donations to Horry County Special Olympics after 2020 Polar Plunge

  ‘Never give up’: 75-year-old Myrtle Beach woman goes back to school, earns degree

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover dirty dishware, silverware along with mildew-filled walls

  ‘Messy’ story time at Chapin Memorial Library helps toddlers, parents

  This is Carolina: St. James students fill UHaul for tornado-damaged school

It took three people who’ve known each other for decades to give students three days to help a fellow high school in need.

  MUST WATCH: Adorable S.C. basset hound doesn’t want her walk to end

A cute little basset hound from Georgetown is capturing the hearts of many.

  11-year-old with passion for reading searching for her ‘Forever Family’

Right now, there are 4,366 children in foster care across the state of South Carolina. Beatrice is one of them.

Delay in winter maintenance extends Myrtle Beach SkyWheel’s closure dates

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel’s winter maintenance will keep it closed to the public a little while longer.

Myrtle Beach City Council approves permits for Food Truck Festival, CCMF

Two major events that will bring thousands to the Grand Strand have received approval from the Myrtle Beach City Council.

  Wilmington, Columbia, Raleigh leaders add insight to Myrtle Beach downtown revitalization

Myrtle Beach’s downtown could soon look and feel more like Wilmington, Columbia or Raleigh.

  Pepper Geddings Recreation Center pays tribute to late Kobe Bryant, crash victims

Tributes to the nine people who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in California continued across the Grand Strand on Tuesday.

Myrtle Beach chef named as one of South Carolina’s Chef Ambassadors

A Myrtle Beach chef has been selected to be a part of the 2020 class of South Carolina’s Chef Ambassadors.

  Student Spotlight: Conway High senior gives first place speech on college affordability

A Conway High School senior was chosen to give a speech at the Youth Leadership Oratorical conference in Columbia, where she was asked to select a problem that teens face and offer solutions.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Mouse droppings, mildew and slime at one spot; triple perfect score

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with the Waffle House at 105 North Strand Pkwy., in Myrtle Beach.

  This is Carolina: Two women leave messages of hope, love in seashells

Two friends run their own cancer support group but have found a love for helping everyone find encouragement and hope.

  ‘I have been just so blessed’: Horry County Council honors retiring MIGC Fire District chief

He said he was only going to be a firefighter for a little while, but it turned into 40 years of service.

Family and friends remember North Myrtle Beach shagging icon, recording artist

Friends and family members are remembering an SC man who left his impact on the Grand Strand shagging community.

Report: Myrtle Beach Mall department store closing in April

Myrtle Beach area shoppers will soon have one fewer option.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover food on floor, door held closed with pin

Inspectors with the Department of Health and Environmental Control uncovered unsanitary conditions at two restaurants in Horry County.

‘An amazing journey’: Coffee shop at The Market Common announces closure

A local coffee shop said it will be serving its last cup of Joe next month.

Myrtle Beach creates website for neighbors to report coyote sightings

If you see a coyote in your neighborhood, then the city of Myrtle Beach wants to know about it.

Myrtle Beach group wants to make improvements to Withers Alley

People could soon see some improvements to part of Myrtle Beach.

  Rebuilt Conway riverfront playground opens after destruction from Hurricane Florence

Conway families have another place where their children can play.

  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach Fire creates own charity, kicks it off with Project Lifesaver

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department has formed its first and only charity to help the community and its fire department members when they need it most.

Local businesses hand over check to pay off Forestbrook Elementary’s school lunch debt

Another school’s lunch debt has been erased thanks to members of the Grand Strand community.

Three white sharks ping off Myrtle Beach coast over last few days

Three great white sharks have pinged off the coast of Myrtle Beach over the last three days, according to OCEARCH, an organization that tracks and collects data on sharks.

  Student Spotlight: Conway junior working to attend Ivy League

This week the spotlight is on Conway High School junior Christopher Dewitt, who has a 4.6 grade point average and has high hopes of one day attending Harvard or Stanford.

Cheer team, community raise money for mother of S.C. girl killed in hunting accident

Dozens of people stopped by the fundraiser off Cottageville highway where cheer team members and friends spent Saturday cooking food, taking donations and praying for everyone affected.

  Community gathers for prayer circle at Florence Regional Airport in honor of fallen officer

Staff at the Florence Regional Airport invited the community to join them in a prayer circle on Friday to honor a fallen officer.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Eatery has food with prepared dates dating back to last November

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Ocean Blue at 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., in Myrtle Beach.

Major furniture retailer coming to old Myrtle Beach Toys 'R' Us space

A major furniture store will be replacing what was once a Toys R Us in Myrtle Beach.

  Grand Strand, Pee Dee communities honor life of fallen officer on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law enforcement from around the Grand Strand took a trip to Florence Thursday to pay proper respects to a fallen brother.

Darlington County Institute of Technology receives its own school resource officer

A Darlington County school will start off 2020 with its own school resource officer.

Renderings show future plans for highly-anticipated Starbucks location in Conway

There are signs that officials are moving forward with a second Starbucks location in Conway.

  This is Carolina: Second oldest Gold’s Gym in USA becomes Iron Legacy in Myrtle Beach

Kenny Chesney, Peyton Manning, Olympians, wrestlers, bodybuilders and everyday locals have visited one of Myrtle Beach’s few original, locally-owned gyms still in business.

'I won the big one’: N.C. school bus driver wins $150K scrach-off prize

Sylvia Mejia, a school bus driver and cafeteria worker in Robeson County, got a life-changing surprise after purchasing a scratch-off ticket on Tuesday.

  This is Carolina: Florist creates nativity mecca with over 2,500 sets

It’s not every day you meet a florist who has been in business for 44 years. It’s also not every day you meet one who owns more than 2,500 nativities.

  New restaurant, CBD shop, boutiques coming to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach

Shops on Main in North Myrtle Beach will have seven buildings with restaurants, boutiques and even places for professional offices.

  Grand Strand gets head start on New Year’s resolutions

As the sun set on the first day of 2020, many across the Grand Strand began working on their goals for the new decade.

  Myrtle Beach leaders, residents kick off 2020 with ‘Faith Walk’

Dozens of people took a step into the new year together in downtown Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office narrows down list of names for force’s new puppies

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has narrowed down the list of names for the department’s two new Bloodhound puppies.

LIST: New Year’s Eve events across the Grand Strand

The Grand Strand is going all out for the final day of both 2019 and the decade.

Date set for 2020 Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge

The 2020 Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge is set for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Sands Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Employee handles raw chicken with bare hands; perfect scores at two eateries

Employees handling raw chicken with their bare hands, then touching plates and baskets used for ready-to-eat foods. Plus, there’s a perfect score double play.

CHRISTMAS EVE SHOPPING: Where can you go to get last-minute holiday gifts

The hours are dwindling down before Christmas Day, but there are still places to shop for some last-minute gifts.

  ‘A huge blessing’: Horry County family receives gift of heat for holidays

One Horry County family got a very special surprise on Monday.

  Myrtle Beach firefighters help Santa spread holiday cheer along Grand Strand

Santa ditched the sleigh on Sunday and traded it in for a big red firetruck.

Tattoo shop, barbershop help pay school debt at 5 Horry County schools

A tattoo shop and barbershop came together to help erase school debt at five Horry County schools.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Food found with expired dates at bagel place; three perfect scores this week

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Bagel Factory at 763 Main St. in North Myrtle Beach.

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office asks for help naming two newest members on force

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has two new furry crime fighters, and deputies need your help naming them.

  ‘This is my Christmas’: S.C. mothers who have lost loved ones help others have happy holiday

South Carolina Mothers Against Violence hosted their 8th annual toy distribution Thursday for families who need it most.

  This is Carolina: Socastee man celebrates 105th birthday

It’s not every day we get to celebrate a man who, in his lifetime, has seen WWI, women get the right to vote, the Model T, WWII and see the world change before his eyes.

‘I’m just an old lady that got through school’: 89-year-old among CCU grads

A woman who recently celebrated her 89th birthday was among the more than 700 students who received their diplomas from Coastal Carolina University on Tuesday.

  Salvation Army distributes gifts to 1,500 angels in Horry County

Christmas will be a little brighter for children in need across Horry County thanks to people in the community.

  Subway donates 250 meals to Meals on Wheels of Horry County

Meals on Wheels partnered with Subway to deliver the boxed meals to senior citizens.

  Abandoned couch becomes symbol of the season in Little River

An abandoned piece of furniture in a field in Little River is quickly becoming a symbol of the holiday season.

Myrtle Beach police officers buy, decorate Christmas tree for little girl

Myrtle Beach police officers made sure one little girl had a place to put her Christmas presents this year.

  Student Spotlight: Leaders of Socastee Show Choir feel ‘like a family’

Their two-day holiday concert passed, but the seniors provided a behind-the-scenes look at practice before the big show.

Horry County Animal Care Center launches new ‘Amazon Wish List’

The Horry County Animal Care Center has launched an “Amazon Wish List” to provide members of the community to help area animals in need.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover crazy sauce sitting out for crazy number of hours

Inspectors with the Department of Health and Environmental Control found sauce sitting out for days at one restaurant and build-up at another Myrtle Beach restaurant.

  S.C.’s best high school football players give back with North-South shopping spree

It’s an annual tradition that brings a smile to students, players and coaches alike.

  Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

Parents of children with autism in Horry County Schools have been working for a year now, pushing for more Applied Behavioral Analysis therapists.