71-year-old man with cognitive issues missing from Charlotte hotel

Willie Gillespie Jr. reportedly left his room at the Double Tree Inn just outside of uptown Charlotte around 8:30 p.m. Friday, and hasn’t been seen since.

6-month-old missing boy from Matthews found dead in Charlotte cemetery

Bond set for suspects charged in connection to Myrtle Beach gentleman’s club prostitution sting

  FIRST ALERT: Warmer weather ahead, rain chances slowly return

  High school senior in intensive care after serious Socastee Boulevard crash

#RocksForFaye: People across the world keep Faye Swetlik’s memory alive

2 arrested in N.C., found driving stolen vehicle connected to Tennessee Amber Alert, deputies say

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Gamecocks closing in on SEC title

Bernie Sanders holding Myrtle Beach rally ahead of SC primary

Loris PD warns area businesses of circulating counterfeit bills

N.C. 3rd grader wins $1,000 scholarship for cabbage plant

FIRST ALERT: Gradually turning warmer, looking ahead to more rain

  7 arrested in connection to prostitution investigation at Myrtle Beach gentleman’s club

Cameras could be placed in special education classrooms at parent’s request under proposed bill

Louisiana House Bill 138 provides that cameras that record audio and video be placed in classrooms where a majority of students receive special education for at least 50 percent of their instructional time.

Crime lab returns to Colorado home of missing 11-year-old Loris native

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the Metro Crime Lab returned on Friday to Gannon Stauch’s home as part of the ongoing investigation into the little boy’s disappearance.

Two Robeson County men wanted on robbery, kidnapping charges, deputies say

Robeson County deputies are searching for two men who are wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges.

Deputies search for missing 17-year-old Florence girl

Florence County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking people to be on the lookout for a missing 17-year-old girl.

Baby born in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20!

  ‘We’ve got to get a handle on this’: Flooding issues persist in Horry County

Hundreds fill church to honor Faye Swetlik during public memorial service

Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik

Shots fired investigation underway after rollover crash in Laurinburg

S.C. school crossing guard hit by driver who fled: ‘I forgive her’

S.C. lawmakers want to create disaster relief fund

Lawmakers at the State House want to create a disaster relief fund to help the state recover faster from situations like flooding, hurricanes and even ice storms.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors find expired food at two Myrtle Beach restaurants

Inspectors with the Department of Health and Environmental Control found uncovered food stored improperly at one Myrtle Beach restaurant and expired food at another.

  Many residents excited for more stoplights to be added to Carolina Forest Boulevard

Many people who live in Carolina Forest are excited about plans for additional stoplights to be added to Carolina Forest Boulevard once the road gets widened.

Horry County police identify suspect in Bucksport death investigation

Horry County police confirmed on Friday that authorities have identified a suspect connected to a death investigation in Bucksport.

  FIRST ALERT: Coldest night of the season ahead, sunshine continues for the weekend

It's the coldest night of the season with temperatures in the low-mid 20s for many locations.

John Legend to visit Charleston, Orangeburg for Warren campaign

Musician John Legend is scheduled to visit the Palmetto State next week in campaign stops for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  Horry County firefighters testing battery-powered road flares

Horry County firefighters are testing a new device to help keep traffic moving around emergencies and protect first responders.

Judge orders dentist accused of sexually abusing patients pay $4M to accuser in civil case

A Wilmington oral surgeon accused of sexually abusing nearly two dozen of his patients while they were sedated has been ordered to pay $4 million in a civil lawsuit filed last year by one of his accusers.

S.C. mother sues Uber after son takes 300-mile ride alone to Atlanta

A Mount Pleasant mother has sued Uber claiming her underage son was picked up from school alone by a driver, who then took the child to Atlanta.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

Darlington authorities arrest man accused of sexually assaulting a child

A man wanted by Darlington police for allegedly sexually assaulting a young child was taken into custody on Friday, officials said.

Report: Victim in Conway shooting now faces weapons charges

A man who was injured in a Conway shooting last week has now been charged in connection to the case, according to police.

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has uncovered new information regarding an Amber Alert that was issued Wednesday for a 15-month-old girl out of Sullivan County.

New jobs coming to Florence County after beverage manufacturer invests $70 million

A beverage manufacturer is expected to bring dozens of new jobs to Florence County.

Two more artists added to 2020 CCMF lineup

The 2020 Carolina Country Music Fest lineup continues to grow!

  Ahead of Faye Swetlik’s memorial service, children clean #RocksforFaye for weekend event

Hundreds are expected to gather to celebrate the life of six-year-old, Faye Swetlik, Feb. 21. The public memorial service is happening at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce Friday evening.

  FIRST ALERT: Rain and flurries lead to wind, coldest night of the season

Clearing skies and turning much colder.

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain changes to light snow tonight

Heavy rain will lead to a transition to snow overnight tonight and into Friday morning.

  SCDOT crews monitor, prep Pee Dee roads as winter weather moves through Carolinas

South Carolina Department of Transportation crews prepped the roads throughout the Pee Dee to make sure they were safe for drivers Friday morning.

Teens accused of cyberbullying girl with special needs now facing criminal charges

"It’s not a joke. It’s not a game. Real people are harmed. Families are hurt.”

LIST: HCS, other districts announce delays; Robeson County schools closed Friday

The early dismissal and two-hour delay are due to the winter weather that is expected to hit our area.

Suspect Search: One suspect charged with stealing items money can’t replace

Police hope the public can help them find a man accused of stealing pieces of jewelry that hold a deep meaning to the victims.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

Judge sets $1 million bonds for drug trafficking suspects in Robeson County

A judge gave two suspects a hefty bond after they were arrested on drug trafficking charges.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor-trailer overturns on Irby Street in Florence

Troopers were called around 8:45 p.m. Thursday to the scene on South Irby Street and East Branford Road, where the big rig flipped on its side across the median.

Authorities seize over $60,000 worth of drugs from Georgetown home

A month’s long drug investigation at a Georgetown home led to the seizure of more than $60,000 worth of drugs, authorities said.

Dillon County coroner identifies man killed after tractor-trailer hits parked van

The Dillon County coroner identified a man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler in Dillon County.

  'Looking for some kind of sign’: Family members search for missing Horry County woman

Family members of missing 61-year-old Horry County woman Marianne Marsh were planning to conduct a search Thursday morning for her in the Conway area.

  President Donald Trump holding rally in North Charleston

President Donald Trump is expected to hold a rally in North Charleston next week.

  Cold, rain, chance of snow freezes beachgoers’ plans along the Grand Strand

As the temperatures continue to drop Thursday evening, so could sales and profits for local business owners this weekend as the freezing winter weather sticks around.

  U.S. Rep. Tom Rice visits flooded Horry County communities

The South Carolina congressman visited the Rosewood area in Horry County to discuss what the state is doing to address flooding concerns.

Missing Clemson University student found dead in Tenn.

Deputies said they found the body of John Andrew Martin Jr., 21, along with his car in Sevier County.

  Deputies arrest driver accused of striking school crossing guard and driving off

Deputies have arrested a driver accused of striking a school crossing guard in Charleston and driving off.

N.C. soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment

By the end of the weekend, nearly 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force are slated to have returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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One dead following shooting near Conway area apartment complex, coroner says

Horry County police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night in the Conway area that left one person dead.

  WWII veteran carried to seat at Trump rally in Phoenix

Trump supporters held up Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, and carried to him to his seat.

Horry police to neutralize unexploded ordnance near S.C. 90

An unexploded ordnance was found in the Carolina Forest area Thursday, according to Horry County police.

Authorities look for person accused of stealing fundraising money from West Hartsville Elementary

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the person who reportedly stole fundraising money from West Hartsville Elementary School last weekend.

New director appointed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Marcus Rhodes, who has served in law enforcement for three decades, has been appointed the director of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Brunswick County man missing since Tuesday found safe, deputies say

Jack Faulk, 32, was last seen in the Lakewood Estates area of Shallotte around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

  'I’m trying to stay positive’: Neighbors along Rosewood Drive area dealing with a flooded road, water in homes

Flood waters continue to impact Grand Strand neighborhoods, as people wake up to water covering their road while some are seeing water in their homes.

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

TBI said 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was last seen Dec. 26, 2019. She was not reported missing until Feb. 18.

Four more traffic signals added to plans for widened Carolina Forest Boulevard

The new plan for widening Carolina Forest Boulevard includes more than a second walking path.

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, falling temperatures, brief period of snow on the way

Rain may mix with wet snow and sleet Thursday night.

  ‘It’s a part of history’: Myrtle Beach Speedway confirms it’s been approached by developers

There are questions surrounding the future of the Myrtle Beach Speedway after a post on Facebook.

2 seriously injured in crash along Socastee Boulevard, officials say

Emergency crews are responding to a serious crash Wednesday night in Horry County.

  Group aims to pressure Horry County into prioritizing plan to prevent flooding

One local organization focuses on pressuring Horry County Council and Horry County Government as a whole to think of flooding as a priority.

Cayce DPS officers grieve what they call the worst case of their careers

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is coming together to heal and grieve what they have called a horrific crime.

  Panel of S.C. senators listen to private company’s presentation to buy Santee Cooper

According to experts, about 2 million people in South Carolina rely on Santee Cooper for their power in some way.

  ‘S.C. is the best place to be’: McMaster hands out tourism industry awards in Myrtle Beach

Those in the tourism and hospitality industry were recognized for the work that they do in South Carolina.

First lady Melania Trump honored with ‘Woman of Distinction’ award

First lady Melania Trump touted her “Be Best” program and the Trump administration’s battle against the opioid crisis as she accept an award from a Florida Christian college.

  Married, off-duty officers thwart armed robbery attempt during dinner date

Louisville Metro Police released video Tuesday of the moments after an armed man entered the Raising Cane’s restaurant on Bardstown Road and allegedly demanded cash from the register.

Search underway for toddler, 1, in Tennessee last seen by family two months ago

Evelyn Boswell is 2 feet tall and weighs 28 pounds. She has blue eyes.

  Flooding continues to impact communities across the Grand Strand

The recent rainfall has caused some flooding in parts of Horry County, including Conway.

#RocksForFaye: Free community art event dedicated to keeping Faye Swetlik’s memory alive

Art Smart Academy in Irmo is hosting a free art event in order to keep the memory of Faye Swetlik alive, not only in South Carolina but across the world.

Coming in ‘Hot’: 2 Ga. correctional officers arrested for smuggling drugs in Hot Pocket

A metal detector found the drugs and tobacco inside a Hot Pocket.

Police looking for man who robbed Darlington convenience store with shirt on his head

Darlington police are asking for the public’s help in locating the man who robbed a Sav-Way convenience store early Tuesday morning.