Inmate at Al Cannon Detention Center tests positive for COVID-19

Carolina Panthers buy land for new practice facility in SC

  Authorities: 3-year-old child rescued during Hartsville standoff; suspect taken into custody

Ohio Amber Alert canceled after 9-year-old Columbus girl found safe

BP offering 50 cent a gallon discount to first responders, healthcare staff

One person injured in shooting in Lake City

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  DHEC announces 6 new coronavirus deaths in S.C., 217 new cases

  ‘It gives the kids hope:’ Conway area neighborhood celebrates social distancing parade

  FIRST ALERT: Nice end to the weekend, warming trend arrives

8 arrested after refusing to leave mass gathering protest outside Charlotte abortion clinic

Tennessee 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis conquers COVID-19

Mental health resources available in South Carolina amid coronavirus outbreak

More than 2,400 people have coronavirus in North Carolina, 25 deaths reported

North Carolina health officials reported a total of 2,402 cases of coronavirus across 88 counties on Saturday morning. There have also been 25 virus-related deaths, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Mecklenburg County Public Health.

  Robeson County officials announce two new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to five

Robeson County officials announced Saturday that two more residents had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to five.

SCHP: Two killed after vehicle strikes tree in Nichols area

Two people were killed after a vehicle struck a tree early Saturday morning in the area near Nichols, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

16 S.C. Dept. of Corrections employees test positive for COVID-19

A total of 16 staff members of the South Carolina Department of Corrections have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

  DHEC releases number of negative COVID-19 test results in S.C.

Amber Alert issued for missing Texas 8-year-old and her mother

Traffic Alert: Portion of Hwy. 17 closed in North Myrtle Beach due to crash

Ashley Furniture Industries donate more than 1K mattresses across the country

FIRST ALERT: Sunny and seasonable throughout the weekend

  Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire creates ‘coronavirus ambulance’ with filtration

McMaster not issuing stay-at-home order, says South Carolina is unique

The governor said the decisions that have been made and will be made will be those that follow the “data and science” that state officials have been receiving.

  Myrtle Beach issues order clarifying use of privately-owned units during coronavirus emergency

Myrtle Beach’s city manager issued an emergency order Friday night that clarified whether owners of accommodations units could use them during the coronavirus emergency.

  Sen. Tim Scott, S.C. Chamber take questions from business owners about economic stimulus package

U.S. Senator Tim Scott and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce held a teleconference to answer questions from South Carolina business owners on the economic relief package passed last week.

  Tidelands Health doctor talks how to safely order takeout, grocery shop during pandemic

With restaurants still closed for dine-in, many around the Grand Strand are wondering how to support area businesses while keeping their family safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

  South Carolina inmates making masks for health care workers

Inmates at two South Carolina correctional institutions are making more than 1,000 masks a day to give to health care workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

  ‘Jesus told us to feed his sheep’: Grand Strand church hosting food distribution event Saturday

One Grand Strand church is doing its part to help provide for the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

  SC fifth-grader making red crosses to support healthcare workers

Like most students in South Carolina, 10-year-old Landon Barley has a lot of free time right now.

  DHEC releases breakdown of COVID-19 cases in S.C. by zip code

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released zip code information Friday for confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state.

  American Red Cross looks to maintain blood supply

Organizers said there was a pretty steady supply, but encourages people to continue to donate when they can.

McMaster orders additional non-essential businesses closed in SC, suspension of short-term rentals to those from COVID-19 hot spots

Gov. Henry McMaster is set to hold a briefing late Friday afternoon on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  DHEC announces 3 additional COVID-19-related deaths in S.C.; 146 new cases confirmed

The new information was released Friday afternoon.

North Myrtle Beach leaders adopt ordinance expanding prohibition of rentals

The North Myrtle Beach City Council has extended its prohibition of new reservations for the month of April to include both short-term and long-term rentals.

  Conway Medical Center to furlough some employees who are not ‘frontline care providers’

Conway Medical Center is furloughing some employees who are not hospital-based frontline care providers, according to hospital officials.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

  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.

FIRST ALERT: Beautiful spring weekend on the way

sunny skies continue through the weekend

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

An outdoor burn ban has been issued for unincorporated parts of Horry County due to low relative humidity and windy conditions.

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

North Carolina health officials reported a total of 2,093 cases of coronavirus across 86 counties on Friday morning. There have also been 19 virus-related deaths, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

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

Two Tidelands Health employees have tested positive for COVID-19, according to officials.

Man in serious condition after shooting in Laurinburg

Police are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries in a shooting early Friday morning in Laurinburg.

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

Tyson Foods announced this week the company will be giving about $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to its frontline workers and truck drivers.

  SC Restaurant and Lodging Association begins relief fund for hospitality workers

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association along with the Scofflaw Brewing Company has launched a relief fund to help those who work in the hospitality industry who have been affected by COVID-19.

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

Nancy Hopkins remembers her father being rushed onto a stretcher and into an ambulance outside his Conway home.

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

Gov. Henry McMaster has directed to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to publicly disclose up-to-date numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases by zip code.

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

New information has been released on the murder of Gannon Stauch and what investigators allege his stepmother did.

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

Tourism is one of South Carolina’s largest industries, employing more than 280,000 people at the beginning of 2020.

  FIRST ALERT: Seasonable and sunny weather heading into the weekend

After a chilly start to the day, another gorgeous afternoon is on tap for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

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

A Conway pastor’s wife is recovering safely in quarantine this week after spending several days in the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms.

  ‘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

League officials with the South Carolina High School League met via conference call Thursday, still working to salvage what remain of the 2020 spring sports regular season and playoffs.

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

When Bryson Frye was born, he entered the world to an audience of one, but he still got a long-distance welcome party, thanks to family friends who went to great heights!

  Florence School District One provides teletherapy for students with special needs

Florence School District One now provides teletherapy to assist students in need of extra learning capabilities.

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

While evictions are on hold, rent and mortgage payments are still due.

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

Around 96,000 initial unemployment claims were filed in South Carolina during the last two weeks.

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

During this coronavirus epidemic, mental health offices have been forced to change policies, and so have healthcare providers.

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.