Francis Marion University acquires new building; continues expansion in downtown Florence

The university will now be adding a sixth building to downtown after it was gifted the former Circle Park Behavioral Sciences building on Gregg Avenue.

  Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon cleared to proceed in October

  Myrtle Beach receives nearly $10K through TD Bank’s ‘Urban Greening Program’

  Myrtle Beach Fire Department asks community to ‘Fill The Boot’ virtually to help MDA

  Harvest Hope Food Bank holding a campaign to “fill the gap” as food demand continues

Myrtle Beach to launch ‘Gold Cap Ambassadors’ program along Ocean Boulevard

FIRST ALERT: NOAA updates its 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

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  The Care House of the Pee Dee helping parents and students handle back-to-school stress

  Conway storage facility makes sure charities are stocked up for those in need during pandemic

  This is Carolina: Aspiring Navy SEAL helping veterans and others in need

  Soldier returns home to Myrtle Beach, meets newborn daughter for the first time

  Florence cinema moves big screen from theater to parking lot

  Little River business adapts to pandemic for second time in family history

Alligator found in the road in Myrtle Beach area euthanized, officials say

An alligator was euthanized earlier this week after being found in the road in the Grande Dunes area, according to state wildlife officials.

CCU professor featured on Nat Geo’s ‘Sharkfest 2020’

A professor of marine science at Coastal Carolina University was recently featured on two shows produced for National Geographic’s “Sharkfest 2020” series.

  ‘It’s so awesome’: New Florence bike, run trail open to the public

There’s a new spot in Florence for people to bike, run and walk.

Retired Myrtle Beach police lieutenant wishes daughter ‘Happy Birthday’ while overseas

A retired Myrtle Beach police lieutenant wanted to make sure to send his daughter a special message on her birthday while he is overseas.

Brookgreen Gardens welcomes new ‘garden to table’ restaurant

  Florence theater offering drive-in movies while remaining closed due to COVID-19

  This is Carolina: Adaptive Surf Project brings wheels to water

Volunteers help sea turtle hatchling head into the ocean in North Myrtle Beach

Luxury pet resort, spa set to open in North Myrtle Beach in fall 2020

  End of Watch Ride to Remember tour visits Marion County to honor Cpl. Michael Latu

  New shopping plaza may be on the way for The Market Common

A developer submitted plans to the City of Myrtle Beach for a new shopping plaza at the corner of Cottage Road and Farrow Parkway, less than a half mile west of the main Market Common shopping area.

Volunteers install five new wheelchair mats at North Myrtle Beach accesses

One group wants to make it easier for people in wheelchairs to be able to enjoy a day at the beach.

  Charlie’s Place reopening as place for entrepreneurs to jump-start their businesses

Charlie’s Place, a historic nightclub in Myrtle Beach, is almost ready to reopen with a new purpose.

  Lake City mayor believes future MUSC hospital could have a major impact on community

MUSC Health is continuing its mission to provide quality care throughout the state as the design process begins on a new hospital in the Lake City area.

This Is Carolina: ‘Shell Lady’ gains popularity while inspiring others through shell garden

When you’re walking the Crescent Beach area of South Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach, you may be lucky enough to pass Karen Knopff’s house.

VOTE: Who has the “Best Looking Cruiser?”

South Carolina State Troopers in competition for "Best Looking Cruisers"

  House of Hope preparing to begin construction on tiny home village

House of Hope is set to begin construction on a tiny home village that will provide a big future for people in need.

  VIDEO: Hundreds of starfish seen covering Grand Strand beaches

What appears to be hundreds of starfish have been spotted on Grand Strand beaches in recent days.

  Senior Spotlight: President of Ocean Awareness Club, lacrosse captain, runner looks back in final year of school

The local class of 2020 are now proud high school graduates and many are gearing up for college in the next couple months.

  HISTORIC MOMENT: Horry County Fire Rescue graduates largest class in state history

Horry County Fire Rescue welcomed 43 new firefighters and EMTs Friday night, making it the largest class in South Carolina history.

  Senior Spotlight: Socastee High student body president tells class of 2020 ‘just be yourself’

A Socastee High School graduate reflects on her senior year as she served as student body president for the Braves.

  VIDEO: 12-foot gator takes a stroll through Myrtle Beach area neighborhood

A Grand Strand couple woke up to an unexpected visitor in their neighborhood Thursday morning.

  This is Carolina: Lake City remembers Citadel chaplain through service, unity

It was an overcast June 13 at the beach, but the closer you got to Lake City that morning, the more the sky cleared.

Myrtle Beach named one of the nation’s 10 best small cities in new ranking

Myrtle Beach is among the top 10 best small cities in America, according to a ranking released Wednesday.

  Senior Spotlight: MBHS grad thanks teachers, exclaims ‘I love all of you’

A now Myrtle Beach High School graduate reflects back on her senior year and said she is a proud four-year cheerleader.

  Senior Spotlight: ‘Be safe, love one another and have fun,' one MBHS grad says

A now Myrtle Beach High School graduate reflects back on his senior year wearing his Mr. Myrtle Beach High School crown.

‘Enjoy lunch on us’: Blue Knight members pay for HCPD officers’ lunch

Some Horry County police officers got a nice surprise at lunch on Wednesday.

  This is Carolina: 11-year-old exchanges birthday party for service party

An almost 11-year-old gives up her birthday party to add some brightness in the lives of others.

  Chuck’s Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach reopens under new ownership

After three months of being closed due to COVID-19, a Myrtle Beach restaurant staple is back open.

Columbia 5th grader raises $1,500 for Black Lives Matter through lemonade stand

Nine-year-old Dylan Cabe said he saw the protests happening and wanted to help.

  Senior Spotlight: MBHS basketball captain hoping to play pro ball one day

“I’ve always been in tune with basketball; it’s been my passion.”

  Boy Scout troop holds U.S. flag retirement service in Conway

Boy Scout Troop 828 held a very special ceremony on Wednesday night where they retired the American flag.

  Horry County first responders surprise 88-year-old Korean War vet with birthday parade

A Korean War veteran said a ‘nice nap’ was interrupted by a parade for him on his 88th birthday.

MUSC Florence employees take a knee for ‘White Coats for Black Lives Matter’

Healthcare workers at the Medical University of South Carolina Florence and their family members took a knee on Wednesday in honor of George Floyd.

  Senior Spotlight: MBHS grad encourages teachers to ’Keep teaching the way you’re teaching'

Graduation ceremonies for Myrtle Beach High School have passed, but WMBF News continues to highlight all the hard work and dedication the Class of 2020 showed.

‘This is what America needs right now’: Conway officer posts ‘moment worth sharing’ after five-car wreck

The group of people can be seen in the photo bowing their heads and holding hands.

  Hundreds of bikers take part in ‘Unification Run’ through the Grand Strand

Hundreds of motorcycle riders took to the Grand Strand’s streets on Sunday for a “Unification Run.”

  Francis Marion University to hold diversity forum between community members and leaders

After people filled the streets of Florence for peaceful protests on Wednesday and Thursday, Francis Marion University wants to give community members an opportunity to have their voices heard.

  This is Carolina: Doughnut makers bring the ‘happy hour’ to senior centers

Peace, Love and Little Donuts in Myrtle Beach was back in action for National Doughnut Day on Friday.

  Proposed plans for new amusement park in Myrtle Beach move forward

The Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board approved the design of the amusement park with one, minor change during a meeting Thursday afternoon.

  Senior Spotlight: First girl in NMBHS history to accept appointment at U.S. Naval Academy

Her senior superlative was ‘most involved’ at North Myrtle Beach High School, with a long list of accomplishments to prove it.

  8-year-old starts coffee stand to raise money, say ‘thank you’ to CMC medical staff

She donated 11 gift cards on Tuesday to Conway Medical Center staff.

  'It feels so nice to be out and about’: Families excited to be back out at Myrtle Beach playgrounds

Myrtle Beach playgrounds are back open, and as happy as the kids were about that, no one was happier than their parents.

  Huntington Beach State Park finishes nature center after 2016 fire, looks to late summer opening

On July 20, 2016, Huntington Beach State Park’s nature center was engulfed in flames in the early-morning hours after being struck by lightning.

  Senior Spotlight: NMBHS student body president hopes to return to community to make ‘positive difference’

A North Myrtle Beach High School senior said she grew up being a NMBHS chief.

Firefighters warn about dangers of digging holes on the beach

Don’t dig that hole on the beach!

  Sea turtle nesting season off to good start in S.C.; volunteers adjust to new COVID-19 rules

Sea turtle nesting season officially began May 1, and so far there have been 732 nests reported, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

  Shorebirds soar after Huntington Beach State Park’s protection efforts

Keeping dogs off the northside of the beach at Huntington Beach State Park has been a strong rule for a while and it’s paying off.

  Senior Spotlight: MBHS senior has heart set on healthcare field

The spotlight is on Skylar Epps who said she is a proud Seahawk and has her heart set on working in the healthcare field one day.

  Classroom Champions: Fifth-grade teacher ‘just so proud’ of students

A fifth-grade teacher at Riverside Elementary School and a Coastal Carolina University graduate is this week’s Classroom Champion.

  Senior Spotlight: MBHS football state champion looks back on high school career

He’s No. 1 in the senior class at Myrtle Beach High School, a football state champion with an impressive long list of accomplishments.

Conway announces reopening of sports and fitness center on June 1

The city of Conway announced that it will be reopening the sports and fitness center on June 1.

  Senior Spotlight: Johnsonville High School honors student’s goal is to become an orthodontist

A high school senior at Johnsonville High School said he always gave it his all when working hard in school and playing varsity baseball.

  Myrtle’s Market reopens in downtown Myrtle Beach

Myrtle’s Market is open for business once again after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Classroom Champion: Principal’s ‘loving actions’ help students cope while their mom was hospitalized

It has been a tough year for two Horry County middle school students, and the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t make it any easier.

Lowcountry Chick-Fil-A location honors its 2020 graduates

Chick-Fil-A of Moncks Corner is paying tribute to their graduating team members with a special display in their drive thru this week.

  This is Carolina: Sign maker designs more than a thousand signs for graduates, teachers

One Socastee woman is using her talents to do something special for the Class of 2020, teachers and frontline workers who have been impacted by the global health crisis.

  Senior Spotlight: Myrtle Beach High senior reflects on missing end of year, tells other to ‘just keep your head up’

A soon-to-be Myrtle Beach High School graduate said she misses her Seahawk family more than ever.

  ‘It’s gorgeous here’: Myrtle Beach’s famous boardwalk celebrates 10th anniversary

It was 10 years ago that the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk officially opened.

‘It’s really rewarding’: S.C. National Guard distributes meals, books to Horry County students

During the coronavirus pandemic, the S.C. National Guard was on a mission to make sure students were being fed, while also putting a smile on their faces by giving out books.

This is Carolina: North Myrtle Beach business surprised by $1,200 mailbox donation

A North Myrtle Beach small business owner opened up her shop’s mailbox on Wednesday to an amazing gift: a $1,200 donation.

  Senior Spotlight: St. James High student completing second senior year after suffering brain injury in car crash

St. James High School senior Pierson Thames missed his first go-around in 2018 after a car accident.

  ‘I won’t give COVID-19 the glory’: Horry County woman doesn’t understand why virus attacked her family

One Horry County family is in the middle of an ugly battle against COVID-19.

  Local law enforcement officers ride to honor fallen Marion County corporal, Florence airport officer

A local group of law enforcement officers honored the lives of their fallen brothers and sisters during National Police Week.

  Classroom Champions: MBHS teacher helps feed students, keep roofs over their heads

Patricia Sylvester was nominated as a Classroom Champion by her colleague and friend, Natalie Hunnell.

South Florence High School students produce virtual performance of Hamilton

Students with the South Florence Choraliers are not letting school closures and social distancing keep them from doing what they love.

  Murrells Inlet’s famous goats secretly make their return to Goat Island

The famous inhabitants of Goat Island in Murrells Inlet are back, but with a little less fanfare than in years past.

Horry County Fire Rescue reunites ducklings stuck in drain with their mom on Mother’s Day

Some Horry County Fire Rescue crews saved the day for one mother duck.