This is Carolina: After-school ‘field trip’ garden helps keep thousands fed

A community garden off Petigru Drive in Pawleys Island is less than a year old, but it’s making its mark in the greater Grand Strand area.

  Tidelands Health physician among top of St. Baldrick’s fundraisers, shaves head for cancer research

  This is Carolina: Good Samaritans turn tragedy around after dog survives hit-and-run

  This is Carolina: Friends, former students rally behind retired Myrtle Beach teacher after botched knee surgery

  This Is Carolina: Old Surfside Beach Pier wood finding new purpose in the community

  This is Carolina: Two friends bring community fridges to Conway, Green Sea

  This Is Carolina: Aynor Elementary School students share what Valentine’s Day means to them

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  This Is Carolina: Ministry revives tradition to bring warm blankets to Grand Strand newborns

  This is Carolina: Children’s play carries on to spread Christmas cheer

  ‘I hope you be happy and joyful to Santa’: Angel Tree recipient shares Christmas joy

  This is Carolina: America’s oldest bicycle maker filling orders in Conway

  'I am walking with heroes’: Grand Strand veteran leads Veterans Victory Walk to Mount Pleasant

  This is Carolina: ‘I love him to death’: Trash collector befriends 4-year-old along route

  ‘He’s got a legacy': Ofc. Jacob Hancher’s friend reflects on days spent watching her work

The owner of a graphics and sign shop in Socastee is reflecting on her friendship with fallen Myrtle Beach police Pfc. Jacob Hancher.

  This is Carolina: Florence man shows the value of a coin ahead of Pee Dee coin show

The value of a coin means different things to different people.

  Ra’Shaud J. Graham Fund launched for graduating Lake City seniors

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  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach sisters rank #1 as tennis doubles team

It’s likely you’ll see a pair of sisters coaching, playing or directing any given time at the Dunes Tennis Club.

  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach firefighters join in stair climb to remember 9/11

  This is Carolina: Drivers reminisce on last race at Myrtle Beach Speedway

  This is Carolina: Surprise money in jar is ‘cherry on top’ for baker beating cancer

  This is Carolina: Horry Co. woman making a difference for deaf community across the country

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

  This is Carolina: Adaptive Surf Project brings wheels to water

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

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  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  This is Carolina: Kindergartner decides to be a ‘helper’ during these uncertain times

Part of kindergartner Ellis Kerridge’s new home-schooling routine is finding ways to help others.

  'PS I love you, Ms. Burroughs!’: Students line Conway streets for teacher parade

Teachers and their family and friends rode in green and yellow decorated cars, many with ‘I MISS YOU’ written on car windows. Students yelled hellos to their teachers, and the same in return.

  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.

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

A high school senior is making a big difference for animals needing a second chance at life.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  This is Carolina: ‘The Wreathmaker’ decks the halls for 42 years

You’ll find “The Wreathmaker’s” handy work from Conway to Wilmington, and down to the Lowcountry’s Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

  This is Carolina: 91-year-old spends decades finding pointy treasures along Grand Strand

Barbara Wood is known for the pointy treasures she’s found between the shells on the beach.

  This Is Carolina: Conway workers build train for Celebration of Lights festival

A decades-old Conway tradition was put on pause last year because of flooding from Hurricane Florence.

  This is Carolina: Ages 12 to 112 make ‘First Strides’ a success

One Grand Strand woman is bringing her love of moving to everyone who will drive to the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex to live happier, healthier lives.

  This is Carolina: Family carries on beloved father’s election tradition

One family is carrying on one father's tradition by performing their civic duty and helping others vote.

  Horry County haunted house raises over $2,000 for Meals on Wheels

A Horry County haunted house featured in our “This Is Carolina” series raised thousands of dollars for a local organization.

  This is Carolina: Haunted house hopes to serve more food than frights

One Myrtle Beach resident is using his annual haunted house as a way to help those who count on Meals on Wheels for food.

  This is Carolina: Man turns ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ after almost 400 pound weight loss

One Grand Strand man made a decision that not only changed his life, but it also saved his life.

  This is Carolina: Cotton keeps generations of farmers in business

One South Carolina family has been providing cotton from the family farm since 1962

  This is Carolina: ‘River rat’ prompts conservation efforts through riverside campsites

Among the 66 miles of trees lining the Lynches River is a campsite made from wood. It’s the first of six that a team hopes to build.

  Embrace a Veteran: Grand Strand vet survives grenade, bullets to inspire others

Like many veterans, he had a hard time coming home. But it’s what he decided to do with his life’s experiences that has made him WMBF’s “Embrace a Veteran.”

  This is Carolina: Siblings make restaurant a home with over 80 years of service combined

Before the upscale shopping, beach stores and traffic, there were a few shops and only two grocery stores the Orr siblings remember.

  This is Carolina: Retired teacher opens city’s first and only coffee shop

A historic two-story building has been renovated to be one of Marion’s newest businesses off Main Street.

  This is Carolina: Pint-sized lifeguard keeping campground beach safe for ‘seven years’

It’s a tough life for “Cooper the Lifeguard” at Ocean Lakes Family Campground.

  This is Carolina: Woman engineers, builds newest drive-in movie theater ‘like a soup bowl’

A new business has opened a new opportunity for people around the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.

  This is Carolina: ‘A hand up, not a hand out;’ reformed ex-biker creates 17-acre haven for recovery

An ex-biker club member is taking people off the streets of Horry County for a better life.

  This is Carolina: Mother-daughter duo scooping homemade success

A mother-daughter duo who loved to vacation in the Grand Strand decided to give up what they had in Maryland, pack up and move for a dream.

  This is Carolina: Patriotic partnership puts stars around veterans’ shoulders

Thousands of stars that are destined to be part of an American flag become damaged in the embroidery process.

  This is Carolina: Veteran keeps weekly children’s workshop alive after 26 years

An Army veteran started a program that now helps children across the country, and he’s keeping the tradition alive right in the Grand Strand.

  This is Carolina: Baby otter steals hearts after lucky rescue

He’s nosy, slinky and very cute. Eddie the otter is four months old and is loving life at Brookgreen Gardens.

  This is Carolina: Caretaker of the ‘Sweet T’ trail beautifies it for others, honoring wife

Her husband affectionately called her “Sweet T” because of the sweetness she brought to his life.

  This is Carolina: Island Inspired surfboards shape new meaning to ‘surf’

A Conway High graduate is making a name for himself when it comes to surfboards.

  This is Carolina: Adaptive Surf Project trades wheels for surfboards

It started with 17 surfers and now it's grown to 56, with people coming from both Carolinas and as far away as Georgia.

  This is Carolina: Traveling letters keep 8 college friends together

A group of women explained how a letter helped their friendship last for 50 years.

  This is Carolina: Son of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base veteran paints latest mural in Grand Strand

There’s a lot of empty walls providing the perfect empty canvas for artists along the coast and deep into the Pee Dee.

  This Is Carolina: Paint strokes give new color to downtown scene

There are many towns scattered across South Carolina, some waiting to be returned to former glory, and others are thriving with the times. Lake City is one of the latter.

  This is Carolina: Family moves across country to open Grand Strand’s first craft distillery

In the North Strand off Highway 90, an old beach store has been restored.

  This Is Carolina: 5,000 pounds of cotton are woven into blankets of gratitude

A family uses cotton to weave together special blankets.

  This is Carolina: Brunch group teams up with Lowe’s to open up opportunities for students, families

What started out as brunch conversations turned into goals to help others.

  Embrace a Veteran: Two Air Force veterans honored with Quilt of Valor

As a veteran, a great show of honor is to be nominated and receive a quilt from Quilts of Valor.

  This is Carolina: Mother-daughter duo turn hardship into happiness with ‘Pink Pineapple’

The Surfside Beach mom-daughter duo behind PInk Pineapple Cakes talk about how they turned their struggles into happiness and their time on the Food Network.

  This Is Carolina: 2-year-old with spinal deficiency hopes for service dog

A two-year-old boy with a spinal deficiency hopes that his hard work and perseverance will help him beat the odds.