Chester Co. teen shot in the face

Police responded to a house off Pinckney Street at 5:30 a.m. where the found a 16-year-old male had been shot.

  FIRST ALERT: Sunshine and cooler temperatures for Saturday

  “College GameDay” arrives at CCU after days of excitement across Grand Strand

  MBPD hosting fundraiser to benefit Grand Strand Humane Society

Bond denied for man accused of murdering 72-year-old woman during argument about feral cats

  ESPN analysts excited to bring ‘College GameDay’ to CCU campus

Fort Bragg IDs 2 bodies found in military training area

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Sumter School District earns Purple Star designation in support of military families

Man accused of hitting officer with car during chase in N.C., gets $25,000 bond

  ‘A sense of Christmas spirit’: Florence Center ice skating opens to public

SC company distributing PPE across the country, as demand surges

CCU alum Dustin Johnson named special guest picker for ‘College GameDay’

  CCU students, alumni gear up ahead of the Chants’ first-ever ‘College GameDay’ appearance

  ‘This is the stuff we dreamed about’: CCU’s president talks football team’s historic run

When thinking about top moments during his tenure as president of Coastal Carolina University, David DeCenzo said this 2020 football season “certainly ranks up at the top.”

NC families have until Dec. 7 to apply for $335 Extra Credit grant

The original deadline for the grant was Oct. 15, but a court order last month extended that deadline to Monday, Dec. 7.

North Carolina health leaders report increase in hepatitis A outbreak, urge vaccination

North Carolina health leaders are reporting an increase in the hepatitis A outbreak and urging people to get vaccinated.

  Community remembers Baby Boy Horry on 12th anniversary of the day he was found

Members of the community gathered Friday afternoon on the 12th anniversary of the day Baby Boy Horry was found.

  Alabama WWII Veteran beats COVID-19 in time for 104th birthday

Family, missing persons group offers $5,000 reward in missing Florence man case

FIRST ALERT: Showers and strong wind gusts arrive tonight.

Two facing murder, attempted murder charges following two Thanksgiving holiday shootings in Horry County

  DHEC: S.C. records highest single-day number of new COVID-19 cases

SBA releases names of Grand Strand businesses that received less than $150K in PPP loans

One taken to hospital after crews respond to possible drowning in Conway

Crews responded to reports of a possible drowning in a Conway neighborhood, according to officials.

S.C. man charged in connection with death of 5-day-old son

A South Carolina man was charged Thursday with killing his newborn son in Harnett County last week.

  ‘COLLEGE GAMEDAY’ GOES TEAL: What to know ahead of CCU’s big game

The national spotlight will shine on Coastal Carolina University and the Grand Strand as a whole this weekend.

North Carolina again sees record high for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to track confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

  ‘We would love them just for the mullets’: ESPN’s Ryan McGee talks Chants ahead of ‘GameDay’

Ryan McGee is enamored with the Chanticleers.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach celebrates first baby penguin

Ripley’s Aquarium revealed the name of its first penguin chick on Friday.

  Chants prep for BYU, Grand Strand preps for ‘College GameDay’

“College GameDay” crews have already come to Conway and are ready for Saturday.

One injured in crash involving dump truck in Galivants Ferry

Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to a crash involving a dump truck Friday morning.

Police arrest two wanted for September shooting in Conway

Two people wanted in connection to a September shooting in Conway have been arrested, according to jail records.

  FIRST ALERT: Mild end to the week, showers and storms expected tonight

While we are starting off your Friday morning on a mostly dry note, we’re in for some big changes throughout this afternoon.

  HCS completes first plexiglass installation inside elementary schools

The district is starting off the process with elementary schools.

  Grand Strand hospitals break down COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan during Phase 1

Hospitals across South Carolina could start receiving the first round of COVID-19 vaccines in a matter of weeks.

3 injured after shooting in Florence, police say

Officials said the shooting happened at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

  Annual Holiday Toy drive kicks off at the Florence City Center

Things were different this year for the annual holiday toy and clothing drive at the Florence City Center.

  CCU alumni rally together with College GameDay coming to town

The College GameDay crew spent Thursday preparing Brooks Stadium for the national spotlight.

CCU, ESPN allowing a limited number of fans at ‘College GameDay’

The deadline to apply is at noon Friday.

  DHEC: First round of COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in S.C. mid-December

Members of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control gave an update Thursday on the status of a potential COVID-19 vaccine coming to South Carolina.

  Cresswind residents break record for Angel Tree turnout

The people of the Cresswind neighborhood in Myrtle Beach broke their previous record for turnout when it comes to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

Former S.C. jail officer charged with having sex with inmate

A former detention officer at a South Carolina jail was arrested for having sex with an inmate and booked into the same jail where she once worked.

Police: Man sexually assaulted woman after they met on dating app

A Wilmington man is behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center after a woman says he assaulted her.

CCU warns of football ticket scam ahead of BYU game

CCU Public Safety said fake tickets and bar codes are being sold via social media.

SLED investigation details misconduct in office allegations against former Marion police chief

Keith Parks resigned as the head of the Marion Police Department in November after being on the job less than two months.

Florence Police searching for suspects in attempted robbery at Walmart

Officials said the incident happened Friday morning.

Bond denied for Myrtle Beach man charged in Marion County double homicide

Officials said the incident happened earlier this year.

CCU plans to show Saturday’s football game on big screen at baseball stadium

Coastal Carolina University is coming up with a creative way to allow fans to watch this weekend’s game on campus.

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,754 new COVID-19 cases, 21 additional deaths confirmed

The updated numbers were released Thursday afternoon.

Portions of roads closed as Conway is ‘painting the town teal’

The City of Conway is literally painting the town teal.

CCU, Liberty matchup canceled over COVID-19 concerns; Chants to take on BYU

Coastal Carolina’s matchup against No. 25 Liberty on Saturday has been scrubbed.

Class 2A state championship game between Marion, Abbeville postponed due to COVID-19

Marion 2A state championship game against Abbeville has been postponed, according to the Swamp Foxes' head coach.

Woman wanted for robbery at Food Lion in Darlington

Police are searching for a woman accused in an armed robbery at Darlington supermarket.

Man charged with attempted murder in Conway area shooting

A man is in custody in connection to a shooting last week in the Conway area.

Custodian arrested after camera found in staff restroom at N.C. elementary school

Investigators say the school campus was searched and that “there is no indication that this camera was placed in any student restroom.”

One person bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin’s “Big Cat Rescue”

Big Cat Rescue has confirmed that one person suffered mild injuries after being bitten by an animal Thursday morning.

NMB high school band informed they can’t attend state championship football game

A fixture of North Myrtle Beach High School football games this season will not be there when the Chiefs take the field in the state championship on Saturday.

  Conway’s Celebration of Lights kicks off Thursday

From the holiday lights to visits with Santa, Christmas is in the air in Conway!

One sent to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Conway

One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Conway, according to officials.

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Marlboro County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash Thursday morning in Marlboro County.

S.C. couple dies days apart after getting COVID-19

An Anderson County couple died just days apart from each other after getting COVID-19.

  Christmas tree lots see shortage of trees; demand steady despite pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things in 2020, but one thing it hasn’t changed is the community’s need for Christmas trees.

‘Black Panther’ star Michael B. Jordan spotted on Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson officials tweeted that Jordan was on post the prepare for a movie.

  Scholarships established in memory of slain Conway bank employees

The legacy of two Conway bank employees killed in a robbery will live on in the form of academic scholarships.

Police: Hawaii couple arrested after boarding plane knowing they were COVID positive

Two Kauai residents were arrested over the weekend after they got on a plane for the island knowing they were positive for COVID-19.

  ’We are so excited’: City of Conway paints the town teal ahead of College GameDay

Conway is bursting with Chanticleer pride, and people hope the extra spotlight this weekend brings a boost for local businesses.

  Horry County man with cerebral palsy creates abstract art, donates proceeds

An Horry County man with cerebral palsy is using his talents to give back.

Georgetown County School District rejects COVID test kits

The Georgetown County School District would have qualified for hundreds of rapid covid testing kits but the school board voted to not accept the offer during Tuesday’s board meeting.

  Business leader wants to begin a small business mentorship program in Florence

The head of the city's chamber of commerce is putting together an initiative to help small businesses.

Richland Co. deputy gets armed man to put down gun without pulling her weapon

This all happened on November 19th, after Merriman was dispatched to a home along Gloria Trail for a report of a man who had assaulted his wife and mother-in-law and pulled a gun.

DHEC explains special storage plan if Pfizer vaccine distributed in S.C.

The Pfizer vaccine has a complex storage and distribution plan because must be store in ultra-cold temperatures.

‘Crime knows no jurisdictional boundaries,’ Bladen, Columbus, Robeson sheriffs announce tri-county task force

In an effort to address problems in each of their jurisdictions, the sheriffs from Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties have announced the formation of a Tri-County Community Impact Task Force.

South Carolina Supreme Court issues ruling in hospitality fee case

The South Carolina Supreme Court issued a ruling in the long-standing hospitality fee fight between Horry County and municipalities.

Home sales up by nearly 20% in SC, new data finds

Year-to-date, statewide homes are spending just 76 days on the market.

Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone pleads guilty to domestic violence charge

An additional charge against Boone was also dismissed.

  CCU announces traffic, pedestrian safety plan for ‘College GameDay’

Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Public Safety announced its GameDay Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Plan ahead of Saturday’s football game.

Authorities: Missing, endangered teen in Murrells Inlet found safe

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said an endangered teenager who went missing in the Murrells Inlet area Wednesday has been found.

FIRST ALERT: Another cold night ahead of next weather-maker

Cold again tonight ahead of our next weather maker.

McMaster names Highway Patrol veteran to head state’s public safety department

Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to make an announcement about his cabinet at a Wednesday news conference in Columbia.

  North Myrtle Beach leaders vote to extend city’s state of emergency

The extended state of emergency will now run for another 60 days, unless leaders rescind it earlier or it’s extended again.

WATCH: S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster to make a cabinet announcement

The announcement will be made at the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia.