SCDEW experiencing difficulties with TeleClaim number

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce took to Twitter Friday afternoon to discuss issues with its TelClaim number.

Burn ban in effect for unincorporated Horry Co., forestry commission issues red flag alert

Nearly 2,100 people have coronavirus in North Carolina, 20 deaths reported

  Two Tidelands Health employees test positive for COVID-19, officials say

Man in serious condition after shooting in Laurinburg

‘Thank you.’ Tyson Foods giving $60 million in bonuses to frontline workers, truck drivers

  SC Restaurant and Lodging Association begins relief fund for hospitality workers

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Conway teacher leans on faith, family after losing her father to COVID-19, testing positive herself

  McMaster directs DHEC to release up-to-date stats on COVID-19 cases by zip code

New details in Gannon Stauch case released, arrest papers leaked on social media

  Relief fund launched to help S.C. hospitality workers affected by coronavirus outbreak

  FIRST ALERT: Seasonable and sunny weather heading into the weekend

  ‘Fatigue the number one thing’: Conway pastor describes wife’s recovery from COVID-19

  ‘They need to know how much they’re loved’: Community holds prayer vigil for Tidelands Health workers

The community honked their car horns, held signs and prayed, all to support healthcare workers inside Tidelands Health Waccamaw Hospital.

  Myrtle Beach store spreads #RainbowOfHope to those going above and beyond during pandemic

You may start to notice rainbow balloon garlands hanging outside of Grand Strand businesses.

  S.C. lawmakers push for statewide workers’ compensation for first responders who contract COVID-19

First responders are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic every day, but if they wind up testing positive for the virus, some in South Carolina may have to use their own sick leave or vacation time if they have to go into quarantine.

Florence police arrest man accused of firing shots during argument

Florence police said an argument led to shots being fired Thursday night.

  SCHSL hoping for completion of spring sports season, exploring ‘virtual conditioning’ options

Baby born in S.C. during coronavirus outbreak gets parking garage welcome from friends

  Florence School District One provides teletherapy for students with special needs

Chief justice warns S.C. residents to not ‘take advantage’ of moratorium on evictions

  Grand Strand workers start to receive unemployment checks as claims reach record high

  Mental health workers frustrated over lack of telehealth coverage for Medicaid clients

UofSC extends remote learning for students through August 1

Officials with the University of South Carolina announced Thursday that remote learning will be extended through the end of the Summer II semester, which is August 1 for the Columbia and Palmetto College campuses.

Conway Medical Center reports first coronavirus-related death

Conway Medical Center officials announced its first coronavirus-related death on Thursday.

  Suspect Search: One suspect charged with assault, another accused of stealing, concealing items

These are the suspects Horry County police are looking for this week.

  Myrtle Beach City Council passes temporary orders to provide relief to businesses, tourism industry

Over a conference call streamed via Facebook Live, the Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously voted in favor of passing a temporary order to provide some relief to the city’s business community.

Harley Davidson: Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally rescheduled, will combine with fall rally

The Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally that was scheduled for early May, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus, according to Harley Davidson in Myrtle Beach.

  DHEC releases new zip code data on COVID-19 cases across S.C.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced there were over 1,500 cases of the coronavirus within the state.

Conway Medical Center adds new tool to protect patients, staff

Conway Medical Center received a second robot that will help disinfect rooms throughout the hospital.

  DHEC: Coronavirus cases reported in all 46 S.C. counties; 5 more deaths announced

New numbers were released Thursday afternoon.

City of Conway initiates outdoor burn ban

The city of Conway will initiate a burn ban due to extreme fire danger as a result of low humidity and high winds, officials said.

  Coast RTA to no longer require fares until further notice

Coast RTA officials announced additional changes to service to address the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  Amazon worker in W. Columbia diagnosed with COVID-19

While the company alerted employees of the confirmed case of the coronavirus, some reached out to WIS concerned about the center not closing.

  State representatives call for Gov. McMaster to issue ‘stay-at-home’ order

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called on the governor to take the next step.

Wilmington-based PPD awarded $750K federal contract to study possible COVID-19 treatment

The federal government has awarded Wilmington-based pharmaceutical company PPD $750,000 to research two antimalarial drugs being touted as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus.

  City of Bennettsville imposes curfew due to coronavirus

The city of Bennettsville has imposed a curfew to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Former Florence County Sheriff’s lieutenant arrested on bribery charge

Former Florence County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mark Edward Fuleihan was arrested Thursday for an Ethics Act bribery charge, according to the attorney general.

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

  WMBF News partners with The Salvation Army for ‘Carolina Cares’

WMBF News is partnering with The Salvation Army to continue providing assistance to the community, especially in these uncertain times.

  Spirit Airlines cancels all flights in and out of MYR for month of April

Spirit Airlines has canceled all flights in and out of Myrtle Beach for the month of April.

  CARES Act stimulus package helps those with government-backed mortgages

The two trillion dollar Cares Act passed is bringing some relief to millions of Americans and for some it’s helping with government-backed mortgages with mortgage forbearance.

FIRST ALERT: Colorado State issues 2020 hurricane season forecast

Colorado State issues 2020 Hurricane Season forecast.

Frontline ER nurse dies of coronavirus, remembered as smiling, caring nurse

They’re the frontline workers, and LCMC says one of their nurses, Larrice Anderson died a hero. She died trying to save those suffering from coronavirus, ultimately contracting the virus herself.

Myrtle Beach leaders amend emergency order dealing with rules for short-term rentals

Myrtle Beach city leaders have updated one of their emergency orders clarifying the rules regarding short-term rentals.

Police arrest suspect wanted on attempted murder charges after Darlington shooting

The man wanted in connection to a Darlington shooting is in police custody.

COVID-19 impacts SC aerospace, Boeing to implement voluntary layoff plan in pandemic

Boeing notified its employees that it will offer a voluntary layoff plan to its employees as the aerospace industry begins adjusting to its “new reality.”

S.C. unemployment claims double from previous week; Horry County has over 9,600 claims

Over 9,600 people in Horry County filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending March 28, leading the number of claims in South Carolina, according to statistics released Thursday.

Four arrested after drug investigation at Ocean Boulevard hotel

Four people are facing charges after a drug investigation at an Ocean Boulevard hotel.

  Coronavirus: CCU using 3D printers to make masks for medical personnel

Coastal Carolina University is helping medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Myrtle Beach City Council to discuss COVID-19 relief efforts during special Thursday meeting

The city of Myrtle Beach will hold a special city council meeting Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. to receive an update on the coronavirus outbreak and discuss relief efforts.

  Local small businesses could receive help to pay employees as soon as Friday

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced that $349 billion in Small Business Administration loans will be available starting Friday, as many businesses struggle during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Carolina Country Music Fest moved to September due to COVID-19

The Carolina Country Music Festival has been postponed due to the threat of the novel coronavirus.

  2-year-old at center of AMBER Alert found safe in Florida; suspect in custody

The two-year-old child at the center of an Amber Alert has been found safe, but authorities are currently in an armed standoff with the suspect in Florida.

  McLeod Health asks for donations to sustain their supply as COVID-19 spreads

McLeod Health, like many other hospitals, is in need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep their front-line medical workers safe.

  Non-essential Grand Strand businesses shut their doors following governor’s order

After a 24-hour notice, any business still open and considered non-essential had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to close their doors.

Man faces attempted murder charge in connection to stabbing in Myrtle Beach

One person is in custody following a stabbing that happened just after midnight Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, according to authorities.

Myrtle Beach closes some outdoor spaces to encourage social distancing

The city of Myrtle Beach has decided to close three outdoor spaces, but they need the community’s help to keep other ones open.

  Why a La. restaurant owner lets one couple dine in during coronavirus shutdown

There's always a line outside MePa's Diner in Central, especially since the governor ordered all restaurants to serve take-out only.

Myrtle Beach police cite, arrest 2 people accused of moving beach barricades

Myrtle Beach police said two people defied the governor’s order that prohibits people from using public beach accesses.

Winter makes a quick stop back in the North Carolina mountains

It was no April Fools prank when people in the North Carolina Mountains woke up to snow falling across the area.

South Carolina creating COVID-19 database for first responders

The South Carolina Department of Health is creating a database that will give first responders more information about the places and people they’re responding to during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Conway-area non-profit expects surge in rental assistance applications

It’s a crucial time of the month for those already impacted financially by COVID-19. Thursday signals the start of a new payment cycle for rental, utility and mortgage payments for many around the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

North Myrtle Beach announces it will not cut off water service during COVID-19 outbreak

The city of North Myrtle Beach provided information on Wednesday that impacts residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Parents can now pick up meals for Horry County students without a child present

Parents of Horry County Schools students can now pick up meals without their children present as schools across South Carolina remain closed due to COVID-19.

DHEC announces 4 new coronavirus deaths in S.C.; 210 new cases

The new numbers were released Wednesday afternoon.

Tidelands Health encourages community to donate during upcoming blood drives

Tidelands Health and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help replenish a blood supply shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.

FIRST ALERT: Dry days and cool nights to finish the week

Clear and cool weather continues through the end of the week.

  South Carolina’s employment agency making changes, upgrades to improve responsiveness

South Carolina’s employment department said it’s continuing to improve its process to deal with the influx of people applying for unemployment.

Police arrest man wanted in connection with killing of retired Conway police officer

Horry County police have arrested the man wanted in connection with the death of a former Conway police officer last month.

  CCU to provide credit for spring housing, dining, parking due to COVID-19

Coastal Carolina University has provided a plan for spring 2020 housing, dining and parking credits, according to a press release.

  Kroger announces ‘Hero Bonus’ for frontline employees

Grocery chain Kroger will be paying many of its employees more money for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Billions of dollars at stake for S.C. in 2020 census

More than 200 South Carolina municipalities are predicted to lose funding based on population decreases, according to the state's Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

  Local companies trying to work with customers on bill payments during COVID-19 pandemic

For many working Americans, the first of the month comes with mixed emotions as bills come due.

N.C. sheriff’s deputy dies from COVID-19, officials say

A deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has died from COVID-19, according to officials.

  'This is a serious situation’: Horry County leaders address McMaster’s executive orders

Horry County leaders addressed the community on Tuesday for the first time since Gov. Henry McMaster’s issued two major executive orders

  MUSC Health-Florence Division releases COVID-19 stats; 5 inpatient positive cases reported

The Medical University of South Carolina - Florence Division has released a COVID-19 case report.

Home interest rates drop to to historic lows in pandemic

If you are thinking about buying a house, believe it or not, now may be a great time to do it.

  FIRST ALERT: Cooler air and clearing settle in

After some soaking rains yesterday evening, a few lingering showers are possible heading into early this morning.

3-year-old shot, seriously injured in drive-by in Kannapolis, N.C.

A 3-year-old was shot and has life-threatening injuries after a drive-by in Kannapolis Tuesday night.