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

  Myrtle’s Market reopens in downtown Myrtle Beach

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

Lowcountry Chick-Fil-A location honors its 2020 graduates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  Senior Spotlight: ‘Every day is special,’ said MBHS soon-to-be grad

  Pelicans ballpark hosting food distribution event Monday

Myrtle Beach Fire Department puts together care packages for 2 members serving overseas

  Operation BBQ Relief serves 70,000 meals to Horry County Schools students

  Senior Spotlight: Proud MBHS Seahawk, leader on the football field and high honors student

  Briarcliffe Acres woman celebrates 100th birthday with parade, proclamation

  Grand Strand woman pays tribute to healthcare workers through art on National Nurse Day

As the saying goes, not all heroes wear capes, but during this coronavirus pandemic, many of the heroes wear scrubs.

  This is Carolina: Couple adds trendy wine and beer shop to Lake City

A former gas station in Lake City has been turned into a trendy new business in Lake City.

  'It was unreal’: Children of Myrtle Beach Pelicans bus driver talk about his battle with COVID-19

Terrance Timmons leaves behind three children and a stepdaughter.

  Classroom Champion: NMB teacher uses Tik Tok to engage students during pandemic

A 4th-grade teacher with her own swag, Caroline Rogers, 25, uses her own style to reach students on their level.

Pawleys Island officers assist shark that washed up on the beach

Some of Pawleys Island’s finest came to the aid of a shark that washed ashore Tuesday morning.

  City of Conway issues executive order to help restaurants increase outdoor dining

The city of Conway is working with restaurants to provide them more outdoor dining so they could serve more customers.

  Senior Spotlight: Aynor High senior says ‘it’s more like a home than a school’

A soon-to-be high school graduate balances a 4.5 GPA and a list of accolades. The spotlight is on Aynor High School senior Mary-Katherine Todd.

  'Hospital staff deserve our gratitude’: Myrtle Beach Corvette Club brings lunch to area hospitals to show appreciation

The Myrtle Beach Corvette Club is saying “Thank You” to area hospital staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  WMBF hosting ‘Florence Carolina Cares’ telethon to benefit The Salvation Army

A few weeks ago, WMBF News launched a partnership with The Salvation Army called Carolina Cares.

  #BeTheLight: Grand Strand high school stadiums light up to honor Class of 2020

The Grand Strand community came together Friday night to honor graduating high school seniors.

  Community donates over $22K to help Veterans Café after COVID-19 forced their doors shut

Army veteran Lou Mascherino has been the owner of the Veteran’s Cafe and Grill since 2009. Since that time, it’s become a staple in the local veteran community.

  Faith Outreach Ministries, Lowcountry Food Bank pack up fresh food for those in need

Volunteers have packed up hundreds of bags for those struggling to put food on their tables during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 100 cars take part in parade to show love to Conway Manor residents

The Conway Manor hosted a huge parade to help residents and their loved ones during this time when they’re kept apart.

  Senior Spotlight: NMBHS senior said there is nothing better than being a chief

Senior Jennings Hall was nominated several times as a WMBF Senior Spotlight. She was voted as having the best school spirit senior year and carries a 4.6 GPA, among many other accomplishments.

United Way, Lowcountry Food Bank donates to hundreds of families; more food distributions planned

The United Way of Horry County and the Lowcountry Food Bank continue to help hundreds of families who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Single mother surprised with Carolina Cares campaign money returns to work as volunteer

Thanks to those in our communities, we have raised over $57,000 to help people in Horry County and the Pee Dee who are struggling during these uncertain times.

  This is Carolina: Couple whose love began with ‘red ants’ celebrates 65th anniversary

One of their sons made sure his parents had a 65th anniversary party in style.

  ‘We’re all stuck in our homes’: Surfside Beach entertainer holds front porch concert for neighbors

TJ Walsh usually performs around Surfside Beach, but instead, he did it all in his front yard.

  This is Carolina: Grand Strand restaurants making sure no one goes hungry

Businesses and restaurants across the Grand Strand are picking up production to make sure everyone is fed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand Strand Health workers organize donation drive to help students during health crisis

Even though they are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle, Grand Strand Health workers continue to make sure the community is being taken care of outside of the hospital walls.

#BeTheLight: HCS holding virtual graduation ceremonies, joining movement to honor Class of 2020

The leader of Horry County Schools is reassuring the Class of 2020 that they have not been forgotten during this global pandemic.

  DHEC doctor stresses that S.C. residents continue social distancing, wearing masks as restrictions ease

Now that some restrictions have been lessened in South Carolina, one of the faces of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic said now is not the time to let up on social distancing and to keep wearing a mask in public.

  HCS reaches agreement with United Way, Impact Ministries to feed students

Horry County Schools reached a new partnership with Horry County United Way and Impact Ministries to help feed students and on Monday they held a grocery drive-thru.

  Healthy at Home: Diabetes Wellness Council offers free consultation, help amid coronavirus crisis

The founder and executive director of Horry County’s Diabetes and Wellness Council said amid the coronavirus crisis, it’s especially important people with diabetes take care of themselves.

  Hartsville resident donates iPad to hospital so patients can see their loved ones

Patients at one local hospital now have a way to keep in touch with their loved ones during visitor restrictions, and it’s all thanks to one Hartsville neighbor.

  Brookgreen Gardens’ Lowcountry Zoo remains open; new baby otters make their debut

The newest members of Brookgreen Gardens’ Lowcountry Zoo made their first appearance to the public on Friday.

HTC launches ‘Helping the Community’ initiative to give back during global health crisis

Horry Telephone Cooperative has teamed up with A and A Produce Company to help families who are struggling to put food on the table during the coronavirus outbreak.

United Way, Impact Ministries offering mass food distribution to help feed HCS students

The United Way of Horry County and Impact Ministries are banding together to offer two mass food distributions, so students don’t go hungry.

  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach clothing design company sells 600 ‘beach vibe’ masks, donates back

Fin First, a Myrtle Beach-based company, has added mask-making to its clothing and beachwear design line-up.

  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach restaurant offers free lunches to students

Horry County Schools has suspended its student meal service for two weeks, but many are stepping up to make sure no child goes hungry.

  HCS Board chairman confirms district working on alternative plan to feed students

The leader of the Horry County School Board said the district is working on a plan to feed students after it was forced to close meal sites and distributions.

Country stars ‘Singing for Their Supper’ to benefit area food banks

In an effort to assist local food banks during their COVID-19 response, music artists are lending their voice during a one-hour televised event in ‘Singing for Their Supper.’

CCU donates t-shirts to Tidelands Health to help make masks

Even though Coastal Carolina University’s campus is closed, the Chanticleers are finding ways to contribute during this global health crisis.

  Surfside Beach autism awareness organization finds fun ways to help kids during COVID-19 pandemic

One organization dedicated to spreading awareness about autism is finding fun ways to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Family puts on suprise parade for 10-year-old’s birthday in Myrtle Beach area

A family wanted to make sure one little boy’s birthday would be one he would remember, especially during these uncertain times.

  ‘We just camped out’: Florence couple welcomes first grandchild from parking deck roof

A Florence couple welcomed their first grandchild into the world under unusual circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surfside Beach church to host food distribution drive-thru on Saturday

A food distribution drive-thru will be held on Saturday to help those who are struggling to pay for their groceries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lowcountry church creates over 1,800 cards for Tidelands Health employees

Church members created more than 1,800 cards meant for the hands of Tidelands Health team members

Little River postpones World Famous Blue Crab Festival due to COVID-19 concerns

The Little River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center made the tough decision on Wednesday to postpone its 39th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival until October.

  ‘Are you sure this is right?’: New Myrtle Beach restaurant owner receives $1,000 tip from customer

The Beachfront Kitchen and Bar opened its doors just weeks before the coronavirus sparked major changes to the restaurant business in South Carolina.

  This is Carolina: Hamburger Joe’s empties its walls of dollar bills to give to employees

A new act of charity is sweeping restaurants across the country and Hamburger Joe’s in North Myrtle Beach has joined in.

  BI-LO’s parent company pays for groceries for thousands of medical professionals, first responders

Southeastern Grocers, which counts BI-LO as one of its stores, took care of the bill for thousands of health care professionals and first responders Monday night.

  Grand Strand hotel lighting up ‘Hope’ in community

A movement of hope is sparking on the Grand Strand - through lights.

  New mobile market brings grocery store to Horry County neighbors during coronavirus

A new business has formed in Horry County to make sure you can get all of your necessities safely during the coronavirus.

‘His recovery is remarkable’: Murrells Inlet man overcomes nearly fatal COVID-19 infection

A Murrells Inlet man was able to do something that some feared would never happen again: he returned home after surviving the coronavirus.

  FSD1 school nurses volunteer at collection sites to help in COVID-19 crisis

Nurses for one Florence County school district are now on the front lines, helping in the battle against the coronavirus.

  Murrells Inlet business owner hands out thousands of free Easter baskets to families

The owner of Bargain Warehouse is giving away free Easter baskets for families in Horry and Georgetown counties, to help ease financial burdens for parents during the COVID-19 epidemic.

  Volunteers in Loris donate food to over 500 people struggling amid pandemic

A group of volunteers in Loris donated food to around 520 people who have in some way been affected by the coronavirus pandemic Friday afternoon.

  HONORING HEROES: Grand Strand, Pee Dee communities show appreciation for front line workers

From healthcare workers to grocery store employees, they are the heroes who are working tirelessly to help our community during this global health crisis.

  Salvation Army changes food pantry operation, but stays open during coronavirus

The Coronavirus has brought financial hardships to families across their area, and The Salvation Army is making sure people have food on their plates during this pandemic.

HGTC donates unused food to those facing financial struggles during COVID-19 crisis

Horry-Georgetown Technical College wants to put food on the tables of families who are struggling during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Healthy at Home: Fighting dependency issues amid coronavirus stressors

Right now, many families are going through stressful times so it’s important to remember you’re not alone.

  Keeping Easter celebrations in S.C. churches during unprecedented times

The governor’s 'Home or Work’ order has raised questions about what businesses are considered essential, and one Myrtle Beach pastor says the church is essential.

Horry County police clarify golf cart use under new ‘Home or Work’ order

South Carolina’s ‘Home or Work’ order has many people asking if they’re still allowed to use their golf carts under the new directives.

  This is Carolina: ‘Front Porch Project’ giving families something to smile about

During these uncertain times, some families around Horry County are taking a little break from homeschooling and working from home to have a little fun.

  This is Carolina: ‘Faith Over Fear’ cross initiative spreads hope during pandemic

Next time you’re driving around you may see some wooden crosses in people’s yards.

  ‘That was pretty awesome’: Man sings hymns outside Surfside Beach couple’s home on Palm Sunday

A musician brought some joy and devotion to one Surfside Beach couple at the start of “Holy Week.”

Myrtle Beach business owner rallies local businesses, donates equipment to hospital

One Myrtle Beach business owner is leading an effort to help out an area hospital during the coronavirus crisis.