41st annual Aynor Harvest Hoedown canceled over coronavirus

The 41st annual Aynor Harvest Hoedown has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

  S.C. High School League approves proposal for Sept. 11 start date for fall sports

  McMaster’s school reopening announcement receives mixed reviews from parent, teacher

Myrtle Beach police arrest man accused of pointing gun at father, son over fireworks dispute

  HCS chairman says S.C. disease experts should guide decision on returning to schools

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

  DHEC announces 1,850 additional COVID-19 cases, no new confirmed deaths

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Northerners vacationing in the south could have contributed to COVID-19 surge, CDC director says

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed after crashing into box truck in Longs

Darlington County deputy finds stolen gun, IDs, birth certificates during traffic stop

Kroger to require all customers wear masks in stores nationwide

LIST: Grand Strand, Pee Dee school districts make plans for fall instruction

SC state superintendent disagrees with governor on plan to reopen schools

‘Anybody would have done it’: Horry County deputy rescues woman from rip current

A Horry County deputy was in the right place at the right time when it came to saving a woman caught up in a rip current.

FIRST ALERT: Steamy finish to the week

Hot and humid weather continues this week.

Police: 49-year-old woman drowns in Atlantic Beach

A woman visiting from out-of-state drowned Tuesday in Atlantic Beach, according to police.

Darlington County School District announces ‘virtual academy’ for students, releases revised 2020-2021 calendar

The Darlington County School District has approved a virtual option for students this fall.

Brunswick County gang leader gets nearly three decades in prison on federal drug charges

N.C. reports new record-high hospitalizations, 22 days of 1K+ new COVID-19 cases

Horry police search for missing man last seen on Fourth of July

One airlifted to hospital after two-car crash in Conway area

  Walmart, Sam’s Club requiring shoppers to wear face masks

  Tips to prevent hot car deaths with summer heat in full swing

‘End of Watch’ tour to ride through Marion County, honor fallen corporal

A special motorcycle group will be riding through the Pee Dee on Wednesday to honor a fallen corporal with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Volunteers help fund, install wheelchair mats at beach accesses in North Myrtle Beach

Volunteers assisted in funding and installing new wheelchair mats at public beach accesses in North Myrtle Beach.

Asheville passes reparations resolution in historic vote

Asheville City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to provide reparations to black residents and their descendants.

  FIRST ALERT: Summer temperatures, sunshine and steamy conditions continue

The heat and humidity are not going anywhere anytime soon. Highs will stay warm and the humidity will make it feel even warmer, while bringing some rain chances over the next seven days.

  Horry County Council wants Duke Energy to ‘step up to the plate’ to help prevent flooding

Horry County Council wants Duke Energy to “step up to the plate” and help prevent continuous flooding that’s been happening across the Grand Strand.

CAN YOU HELP? American Red Cross seeking volunteers

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers during hurricane season.

Longtime CPD officer dies due to COVID-19, department says

Officer Robert Hall died Tuesday morning.

Kayaker shares more about his close encounter with an alligator on N.C. river

A man kayaking the Waccamaw River over the weekend had a close encounter with an alligator.

  Horry County Council moves forward with Myrtle Beach Speedway rezoning request

The public will now have a chance to weigh in on a rezoning request that will lead to the Myrtle Beach Speedway’s closure.

2 wanted in connection to large fight on Ocean Boulevard; 1 in custody

Myrtle Beach police are asking for help in finding two men they said are connected to a large fight back in June along North Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach police search for suspect connected to two separate stabbings

Myrtle Beach police have identified a man who is wanted in connection to two separate stabbings.

NC schools to allow both in-person and remote learning for students in August

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina schools will reopen in August under “Plan B,” allowing both in-person and remote learning.

  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.

  Pee Dee school districts prepare to safely reopen for fall semester

Pee Dee school districts are trying to figure out the safest ways to get students back in the classroom while keeping the coronavirus out.

Charlotte neurosurgeon removes rare brain tumor, saves toddler from ‘giggling epilepsy’

A pediatric neurosurgeon at Novant Health, performed a landmark surgery to remove a rare brain tumor from a 2-year-old.

  Sen. Graham urges SC residents to wear a mask during COVID-19 pandemic

Graham asked citizens to make the necessary sacrifice to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.

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.

  Myrtle Beach City Council declares each weekend through Sept. 6 as ‘extraordinary events’

Myrtle Beach city leaders have extended a resolution that will declare each weekend through Sept. 6 as “extraordinary events.”

DHEC estimates 92% of COVID-19 patients in S.C. have recovered

The Department of Health and Environmental Control released new coronavirus recovery numbers on Tuesday.

  Four Horry County zip codes among top 10 for most COVID-19 cases in S.C.

Zip code data shows that four of the top 10 areas across South Carolina for COVID-19 cases are in Horry County.

N.C. Gov. Cooper announces schools can reopen for in-person and remote learning

The announcement is expected at 3 p.m.

Police arrest 2 men in connection to shooting at Florence home

Florence police have arrested two men accused of firing shots into a home with people inside.

City of Georgetown ranked in top 10 of Best Coastal Small Towns, report says

The city of Georgetown announced for the third year in a row it has placed in the top 10 of Best Coastal Small Towns.

  DHEC: COVID-19 cases in S.C. surpass 60,000; 23 additional deaths announced

The updated numbers were released Tuesday afternoon.

Myrtle Beach man gets 12 years in jail for selling drug that caused overdose death

A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling drugs that led to a fatal overdose, the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina announced Tuesday.

WATCH: Sen. Graham meeting with S.C. hospital administrators to address needs

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will hold a media availability following a virtual and in-person meeting with South Carolina hospital administrators.

Man, 62, reported missing in Robeson County

Robeson County deputies are searching for a missing 62-year-old man.

Horry County police to conduct public safety checkpoints

The Horry County Police Department will conduct public safety checkpoints this month.

  City leaders dedicate ‘Shelley Park’ in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach city leaders came together Tuesday morning to dedicate a new park.

  Officer killed while chasing suspect in Seattle suburb

Authorities in a Seattle suburb say they’ve arrested a man suspected of killing one officer and wounding another in a traffic stop.

Florence Co. deputies announce missing man with dementia found safe

Authorities in Florence County said that a missing 75-year-old man has been found and is safe.

‘It’s like nothing even happened’: Andrews toddler recovers after near-drowning on July 4th

A 3-year-old Andrews girl is back home after recovering from a near-drowning on July 4th.

NY visitors from SC must give contact information or face $2,000 fine under new coronavirus order

South Carolina is considered a hot spot for COVID-19.

Trump praises S.C. deputy who saved infant’s life during traffic stop

President Donald Trump praised law enforcement officers, including a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy, during a Monday roundtable meeting at the White House.

Police: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Conway

Police are on the scene after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Conway.

  Federal income tax filing deadline is Wednesday

The clock is ticking to file federal income taxes.

MPD searching for missing 4-year-old, could be headed to Houston

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are desperately searching for a missing 4-year-old.

Darlington County School Board votes to move start date to September

The Darlington County School Board approved a new start date for the 2020-21 school year Monday night, according to officials

  FIRST ALERT: High humidity and isolated storm chances

Heat and humidity continue with isolated rain chances in the forecast for the next few days. Here's what you need to know as you prepare to head out the door.

S.C. superintendent: Decisions on reopening schools shouldn’t be made by ‘bureaucrats’ in DC

State Superintendent Molly Spearman said on Monday that the decision to reopen South Carolina schools will be not be swayed by pressure from the federal government.

  Horry County School Board votes in favor of moving school start date to Sept. 8

The Horry County School Board voted in favor of moving the school start date from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8.

Study finds SC among top states for people refusing to wear masks

The study, which was put together by Survival at Home, is based on geotagged Twitter data that tracked anti-mask tweets and hashtags over the past 30 days.

Judge sets $25K bond for former Florence County lieutenant facing federal obstruction charges

A former Florence County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant facing federal obstruction charges was granted bond on Monday.

  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.

Florence City Council approves ordinance requiring face masks in certain places

The Florence City Council voted in favor of keeping a face mask ordinance in place.

Horry County Fire Rescue responds to multiple fires related to lightning strikes

Horry County Fire Rescue crews are responding to multiple fires Monday night related to lightning strikes.

Panthers owner David Tepper, wife give $567K for scholarship program at University of South Carolina

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife are giving more than $500,000 to establish a scholarship program at the University of South Carolina.

6-month-old expected to survive after shooting leaves mother, one other dead in Cheraw, S.C.

Police were called to the Dizzy Gillespie Apartment Complex in Cheraw around 4 a.m.

  Bikers, vendors notice lower attendance at rescheduled bike rally in Murrells Inlet

People at this year’s spring bike rally in Murrells Inlet have noticed a smaller attendance on the first day of the event.

Visitors to South Carolina state parks required to wear face masks

The announcement was made by state park officials on Monday afternoon and requires visitors over the age of 2 years old to wear a mask in any state park facility staffed by employees or where the general public may congregate.

Man killed in Horry County officer-involved shooting threatened to harm neighbors, police report states

A police report provides new details on what led up to a deadly officer-involved shooting in Horry County.

  Rice speaks with veterans during Murrells Inlet luncheon

Congressman Tom Rice took some time Monday to have lunch and speak with local veterans.

Federal judge issues temporary restraining order after Tennessee governor signs fetal heartbeat bill

Governor Bill Lee signed a bill Monday he said is “arguably the most conservative, pro-life piece of legislation in the country,” but it wasn’t long before a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order, blocking the new law from taking effect.

First sea turtle nest hatches in the Palmetto State

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced it is officially sea turtle hatching season.

  Myrtle Beach police complete over 50 compliance checks to ensure masks worn in certain businesses

Myrtle Beach police have completed dozens of compliance checks since Friday to ensure businesses are complying with the city’s executive order that calls for the use of face masks.

City of Hartsville to begin face mask distribution on Wednesday

People in the city of Hartsville will be able to get their hands on some face masks starting this week.

  DHEC: Positive COVID-19 cases in S.C. surpass 58,000; 13 additional deaths announced

The updated numbers were announced Monday afternoon.

Darlington police chief says officer handled interaction with council member ‘with the highest level of professionalism’

Darlington’s chief of police said one of his officers has his “complete support” after an incident last month where a city councilwoman was accused of using racially-charged language during a traffic stop.