New study shows true cost of flooding for Horry County families

UofSC Professor says 300 students have been drugged in the past 90 days, lawmaker hopes bill will help

  New Myrtle Beach amusement park hiring, preparing for spring opening

Gov. McMaster allocates $10.5M in GEER funds for charter schools, workforce development

N.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations remain above 1K, with 31.7% of adults fully vaccinated

1 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 12 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana

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  Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to undergo emergency repairs

Authorities offer $40K reward for answers in deaths of 3 Lumberton women in 2017

  Murrells Inlet’s goats set to return to Goat Island with refurbished shelter

Facebook alerts authorities to bomb-making threats; leads to arrests in Myrtle Beach, Florence

  Investigation underway after body found behind Florence County motel

NASCAR Cup Series spring race at Darlington Raceway to be named ‘Goodyear 400’

FIRST ALERT: A few showers Thursday

Scattered showers Thursday then turning cooler.

  Q & A: What’s going on with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in S.C.?

Nick Davidson, DHEC’s senior deputy for public health, spoke one-on-one with WMBF about what kind of impact the state foresees with this pause in the rollout of this vaccine.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 466 new COVID-19 cases, 15 additional deaths

The updated figures were released Wednesday afternoon.

Union Co. charter school coach killed in shootout involving drug cartel in N.C.

The incident happened at a mobile home park on Wyatt Road Lot 27 in Green Level, North Carolina.

  Part of refurbished SkyWheel returns to Myrtle Beach

Crash closes northbound lanes of Highway 501 in Conway

Marion man sentenced after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting child in Horry Co.

  Horry County Schools to receive 25 new buses after Volkswagen settlement

UofSC and MLS announce multi-year partnership

  Some Grand Strand businesses offering sign-on bonuses to hire more workers

  Hartsville extends face mask ordinance

Leaders voted to extend Hartsville’s face mask ordinance during a city council meeting Tuesday.

  ‘Young, healthy’ South Mississippi man suffers stroke hours after receiving J&J vaccine

When the news broke about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday, one Coast family was already living with a tragedy they believe was caused by the vaccine.

Tidelands Health partners with Georgetown NAACP to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

The Georgetown NAACP hopes a grassroots approach to community outreach and a partnership with Tidelands Health will convince people to make their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

  SCDNR ramping up patrol in high-traffic boating areas

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is ramping up patrol in highly traffic boating areas this Spring and Summer.

  Midlands couple says they were attacked and robbed after traffic incident

“It was such a loud smack when my boyfriend hit the ground,” she said. “The scream was so horrendous, I thought he had been shot.”

Missing Columbia teen hasn’t been seen in more than a week

She was last seen wearing a black NASA shirt, a black and brown throw around her shoulders, light blue jeans and pink crocs.

Man waves gun inside Myrtle Beach Waffle House, police say

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after waving a gun inside a Myrtle Beach Waffle House, according to police.

  S.C. doctors say Johnson & Johnson pause done out of abundance of caution

Health leaders from across the Grand Strand and Lowcountry gathered virtually to address pressing questions from the public on the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Police, lifeguards express safety concerns over large tents used by beachgoers in Surfside Beach

Some believe the large tents could actually be a safety hazard for beachgoers.

  Horry County Council considers property tax increase as emergency calls hit record highs

Property taxes in Horry County could be on the rise, but it’s all in an effort to keep people safer. It’s because the call volume for both Horry County Fire Rescue and Horry County Police hit record numbers last year.

‘Take what you need’: Community fridge project adds new location in Conway for those in need

Those in need have more places to go in Conway in order to get some food for their table.

Mayor, councilmembers proclaim Surfside Beach as ‘autism friendly vacation destination’

The town of Surfside Beach is continuing its commitment to being autism-friendly.

  Myrtle Beach City Council grants special event permit for CCMF

Carolina Country Music Fest is officially a go for 2021.

  Two ‘persons of interest’ in Florence County double homicide denied bond on unrelated cases

A Florence County magistrate judge denied bond for two men considered persons of interest in a double homicide case, but were arrested in separate cases from March and November.

  ‘An unfortunate event’: Grand Strand pharmacies halt J&J vaccinations following CDC recommendation

Independent pharmacies along the Grand Strand had to stop giving out doses of the vaccine Tuesday.

Florence RedWolves new stadium to be named ‘Carolina Bank Field’

The Florence RedWolves and Carolina Bank jointly announced a 10-year partnership Tuesday for the naming rights of the new stadium at the Florence Sports Complex, which will be known as Carolina Bank Field.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 447 new COVID-19 cases, 12 additional deaths

The updated figures were released Tuesday afternoon.

S.C. Gov. McMaster takes shot at NCAA for keeping championships out of states with discriminatory laws

On Tuesday, the governor was asked how he felt about the NCAA barring states with anti-transgender legislation from hosting championship events.

Pair arrested, charged in connection to armed robbery near Myrtle Beach motel

Two men are in jail accused of robbing three people, including a juvenile, near a Myrtle Beach motel.

Lancaster Co. School district finds THC-infused peanut butter and jelly snack pouches

The district said it is working with its K9 handler to check around the district schools for more THC-infused peanut and jelly snacks.

Robeson County deadly road rage suspect expected in court Thursday, DA confirms

The man accused of shooting and killing a mother of six in a road rage incident in Robeson County is expected to be back in court this week.

FIRST ALERT: Warm with a few late day showers on Wednesday

Warm with a few showers by late Wednesday.

  Crews respond to medical call on Intracoastal Waterway

No other information was immediately available.

Man who died days after being tased by Timmonsville office identified

The name of the man who died days after being tased by a Timmonsville police officer has been released.

  Son of former Horry County police chief arrested after leading officers on chase, report says

The son of former Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes was arrested over the weekend after allegedly leading police on a chase as they tried to conduct a traffic stop.

  S.C. to buy hundreds of new school buses with Volkswagen settlement funds

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday the state is purchasing 235 new school buses and three public transit buses.

  Authorities identify suspect charged in fatal boat accident along Intracoastal Waterway

Authorities have named the suspect charged in connection to a deadly weekend boat accident along the Intracoastal Waterway,

  DHEC to pause J&J vaccine distribution, releases statement after feds raise alarm over clot concerns

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is responding after the federal government recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  Darlington Co. COVID-19 vaccine clinic canceled after J&J shot paused by U.S.

CareSouth Carolina will be administering only the Moderna vaccine until further clarification from the CDC and the FDA.

What to do if you’ve already received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Many people have questions as the U.S. is recommending a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Tanger Outlets looking to fill dozens of positions ahead of summer season

Tanger Outlets is hiring for multiple positions ahead of the summer season.

  Tidelands Health accepting walk-ins at regional COVID-19 vaccination sites this week

Those 16 and older can stop by a vaccination site during select hours to receive the vaccine without an appointment.

Georgia officials: S.C. truck driver shot dead in road rage

Georgia investigators say they believe a South Carolina truck driver died after being shot in a road rage incident.

  Horry County reports low summer camp registration, some parents hesitant over virus concerns

Horry County recreation centers are ready to welcome kids back for summer camp this season but parents’ hesitation might be a reason why many haven’t signed up yet.

Crews to begin reassembling Myrtle Beach SkyWheel following renovations

A popular oceanfront attraction is returning to the Grand Strand.

One arrested in shooting of security guard during mask dispute at N.C. sports bar

One arrest has been made in the shooting of a security guard during a mask dispute at a Fayetteville sports bar.

Horry County Board of Education fills seat left vacant by late vice-chairman

The district’s board of education conducted interviews during Monday night’s special-called meeting with the three candidates.

Two ‘persons of interest’ in Florence County double homicide in custody

Two men who were named as ‘persons of interest’ in a double homicide in Florence County are in custody.

Haley says she’ll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender.

  McMaster meets with Myrtle Beach leaders, reiterates support for I-73

The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Council welcomed Governor Henry McMaster to discuss strategic priorities for the future of the Myrtle Beach community and surrounding areas.

  SCDNR, HCFR respond to jet ski crash along Intracoastal Waterway in Little River

Spokesperson Tony Casey said crews were dispatched just before 5 p.m. Monday to the 4500 block of River Road, along the Intracoastal Waterway.

  House of Hope Tiny Home Village in Pee Dee taking shape; more work to be done

Within the last few months, the House of Hope Tiny Home Village has gone from an empty lot to a lot of tiny properties under construction.

Georgetown County man faces murder charge after wife dies weeks after shooting

Charges have been upgraded against a Georgetown County man who is accused of shooting his wife.

  911 caller describes hectic moments after deadly boat crash along Intracoastal Waterway

A day of boating along the Intracoastal Waterway turned deadly on Sunday night.

  155 breakthrough COVID-19 cases reported in SC: What are they?

A fraction of one percent of people who are fully immunized after getting COVID-19 vaccine still end up contracting the virus.

NCAA supports transgender athletes, opposes having events in states with discriminatory laws

NCAA officials issued a statement in support of transgender athletes and in strong opposition against having events in places that could have a discriminatory environment.

Sheriff: One charged after 4-year-old shot in Darlington County

The sheriff did not have an update on the child’s condition.

Deputies: Man attempts armed robbery with toy gun

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says a man attempted to rob four people with a toy gun on Johns Island.

  SLED investigating man’s death after reportedly being tased by Timmonsville officer

According to SLED, the man died two days after the incident.

FIRST ALERT: Warm Tuesday ahead of a few mid-week showers

Sunny and warm for Tuesday.

FAMILY: Baby in car when mom shot & killed in N.C. hotel parking lot

Shannelle Patterson was shot in a car outside the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina in New Bern on Saturday.

  Donny’s Saloon converts to hookah lounge following fatal shooting, four arrested receive bond

Bond was granted for the four people charged in connection with a shooting last month at a Myrtle Beach bar, where one person later died.

HCS announces Carolina Forest HS will return to five-day of face-to-face learning next week

Horry County Schools is getting closer and closer to being 100% back to five days of face-to-face instruction.

  ‘Tribute to every veteran in this area’: New VA medical center in Myrtle Beach opens Tuesday

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is upgrading its previous facility at The Market Common to a new location on Airpark Drive.

Police: Man stabbed multiple times at Lumberton inn

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed multiple times at a Lumberton hotel on Sunday.

  McMaster issues order preventing minors at southern border from being placed in S.C.

McMaster’s order comes after talking with the Department of Social Services on the state child welfare system’s capacity to accommodate an influx of minors.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 453 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

The updated figures were released Monday afternoon.

Man accidentally shot himself inside Food Lion store

A man accidentally shot himself inside the Food Lion grocery story on Faith Road on Friday night.