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Popular Bubba’s Love Shak to move inside for the winter

The popular Murrells Inlet bar Bubba’s Love Shak will move inside following Thanksgiving.

Sun Country Airlines extending seasonal flights between MYR, Twin Cities

  Deal Diva: Grand Strand thrift store offers low prices while helping the homeless

Nestle announces cookie dough recall

Frozen patties are recalled at Walmart

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

  This is Carolina: Cotton keeps generations of farmers in business

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Nike ‘Jesus Shoes’ filled with holy water sell for $3K

Blue Bell recalling some Butter Crunch half gallons due to broken tool pieces

  Target offering trick-or-treating, new ‘PAW Patrol’ to kids this Halloween season

  New Turtle Market coming to Surfside Beach

  Deal Diva: Streaming NFL games without cable

  Attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities expected to cause gas price increases throughout U.S.

New NBC streaming service promises reboot of ‘Saved By the Bell’ alongside favorites like ‘The Office’

Many will have something to be happy about on NBC Univerisal’s new streaming service, Peacock.

RECALL ALERT: Beauty products recalled due to presence of asbestos

Several Beauty Plus makeup products are being recalled after testing positive for asbestos, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday, Sept. 6.

Taco Bell says adios to fan favorites on menu

Taco Bell is going taco bye.

Tommy Bahama at The Market Common to close its doors for good

A shopping mainstay at The Market Common is days away from closing its doors for good.

  Deal Diva: Making sure your college student is insured

  Report indicates positive growth for Myrtle Beach housing market

5.7M kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

Family-friendly brewery featuring fire pits, hammocks coming to Barefoot Landing

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

  In the aftermath of mass shootings, Myrtle Beach group offers active shooter training

Doctors simplifying concussion treatment ahead of football season

For decades concussions have been linked to the sport of football and next week as thousands of high school students athletes take to the field, doctors and athletic trainers will be there on the sideline ready to treat an assortment of injuries, including concussions.

Lightning hits Horry Electric Co-op power station causing outage impacting over 4,000 customers

According to Horry Electric Cooperative’s power outage map, nearly 4,303 customers are currently without service due to 3 separate outages.

STUDY: Parents are paying children to get off their phones

23% of parents polled said they have paid children to get off their screens.

Tyson recalls Weaver frozen chicken patties

The frozen, fully cooked chicken 26 oz. items were produced on January 31, 2019.

Louisiana-based sports bar to open restaurant in Myrtle Beach area

A Louisiana-based family sports bar will celebrate its groundbreaking event in Horry County by offering guests samples of some of its menu options.

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to a possible salmonella risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

In the most highly-anticipated return to a fast food restaurant’s menu, spicy nuggets are officially back at Wendy’s.

  Broadway at the Beach theater closes after more than 20 years

After more than 20 years in business, the AMC theater at Broadway at the Beach has closed its doors.

Lucky Charms to sell giant marshmallow-only bags

The bite-sized treats are now giant-sized!

Last name Green or Greene? Frontier Airlines is offering you a free flight

If your last name is Green or Greene, you could fly for free later this month on Frontier Airlines.

  Deal Diva: Back-to-school tech deals

According to the National Retail Federation a big chunk of back to school spending for many will go towards tech.

  Shoppers continue to take advantage of tax-free weekend

South Carolina's tax-free weekend allowed shoppers to not pay 6-percent tax on school supplies, clothes, laptops and many other back-to-school essentials.

  Grand Strand shoppers enjoy the beginning of tax-free weekend

Tax-free weekend is officially underway in South Carolina, where shoppers can enjoy a number of items tax free through the end of Sunday.

Officials announce Volkswagen settlement funds to be used to buy new buses

Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and S.C. Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer to announce the recipients of the first round of Volkswagen settlement funds, totaling nearly $10 million July 30.

S.C. tax-free weekend returns Friday to help with back-to-school shopping

With classes set to resume in a few weeks, parents and students can get a jump start on their back-to-school shopping with South Carolina’s annual Sales Tax Holiday.

ALERT: Kids’ pajamas from H&M recalled

H&M has recalled two styles of children’s pajamas due to the clothing failing to meet federal flammability standards, thus posing a burn risk to kids.

Recall: Great Value Taco Seasoning sold at Walmart

Williams Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary recall including Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix (sold at Walmart) and HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

Stokke recalled about 5,400 of its bouncers sold as a connectable part of an all-in-one modular seating system because it can suddenly detach from the larger system, posing a fall hazard to the child in the bouncer.

The facts and figures on fuel you need to know about when a hurricane hits

GasBuddy reveals how quickly gas stations run out of fuel and get replenished when a hurricane hits.

  Deal Diva: Murrells Inlet bridal shop offers discounted designer gowns part of national sale event

Grand Strand bridal shop wants to help brides find the perfect dress no matter budget by participating in the National Bridal Sale Event.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

  Experts say retailers need to keep up with trends as shopping habits change

Today is Amazon Prime Day, with online shoppers flooding the internet for the next two days scoring deals on hot products.

  Local store owners drive business at Inlet Square Mall through an indoor market

Retailers across the nation have announced more store closures in 2019 than ever before.

  LG fridge repairs spark nationwide class action lawsuit

A Conway family has joined a nationwide class action lawsuit filed against LG for the company's fridges' compressors failing.

  Deal Diva: Deals and discounts for teachers just in time for back-to-school

Hundreds of retailers offer discounts and deals exclusively for educators and teachers in time for back-to-school, and year round.

Company issues voluntary recall of hamburger, hot dog buns for potential choking hazard

The Carolinas are involved in a voluntary recall issued for hamburger and hot dog buns, along with other foods from Flowers Foods, Inc.

  Lowes Foods store near Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach set to close

A Myrtle Beach-based Lowes Foods store will close early next month.

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

A plush toy depicting a character from Toy Story 4 is being recalled due to a choking hazard for young children.

  New upscale hotel proposed for downtown Georgetown

For several months, Georgetown city leaders have been working with developers to build a 70-room upscale hotel on Front Street.

  Deal Diva: Amazon deals before Amazon Prime Days

There are a few hidden features that will help you save right now and long after Prime Days are gone.

Vacation rental company owner deposited rent checks into his personal account, police say

Police charged Walter Pigg, the owner of Keye Beach Rentals, with multiple charges of breach of trust with fraudulent intent on July 1.

'We’ve been doing this for years’: Horry County Council will continue collecting hospitality fees outside Myrtle Beach

No vote, that was the decision made by the Horry County Council after a special meeting Saturday evening.The meeting was held in regards to the collection of the 1.5% hospitality fees from cities throughout the county.

  WMBF Investigates: Customers claim car breaks down between the car lot and their home

The business they bought the car from, Ocean Auto, has numerous court cases detailing similar experiences from past customers.

Target offering teachers discounts on school supplies

Teachers can get a 15% discount on school supplies at Target.

  Horry County files new motion asking to reconsider hospitality fee injunction

Horry County is making another effort to stop Myrtle Beach from collecting hospitality fees.

  Deal Diva: Goodwill opens a new boutique that offers designer fashion at affordable prices

A new boutique is filled with the name brands you love at a price you can’t beat.

  Deal Diva: ‘Cool’ budget-friendly gifts ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you need help with gift ideas, Deal Diva Christel Bell goes shopping for deals at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Myrtle Beach to find gifts for dad for under $50.

Chase Bank’s newest policy change says you can’t take them to court; here’s how to opt out

If you are a Chase credit card customer you may have gotten an email this week that described new policy changes impacting your rights.

Kroger recalls berries over possible Hepatitis A contamination

The company informed the FDA that a sample of the berries was tested and found to be contaminated.

Michelin, General Motors team up to create ‘puncture-proof tires’

Want to live in a world where you don’t have to worry about a flat tire? Michelin and General Motors are hoping to do just that.

Chipotle offers BOGO for nurses on Tuesday, June 4

All nurses with a valid nursing license or ID can receive a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value.

Dip in gas prices likely to continue under tariff threat

Analysts with GasBuddy.com predict the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded could fall below $2.

  WMBF Investigates: Does area seafood actually come from the Carolina coast? - Part 1

One of the perks of living on the coast is access to fresh seafood, right?

  Shining a light on solar power, can it save you money?

Residential solar energy continues to grow in popularity but can it actually save you money?

Mission BBQ offering free sandwich to military members

Each day of the week is reserved for a specific branch.

2 million likes later, Wendy’s announces return of spicy nuggets

Thanks to Chance the Rapper, the world might once again be reunited with the highly sought-after spicy chicken nuggets

Tyson recall expanded to include nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips

Almost 12 million pound of chicken strips have been recalled because they might be contaminated with pieces of metal, according to the USDA.

FCC warns about calls from West African ’222′ country code

The FCC says scammers are trying to defraud consumers through expensive call backs.

  Suits going out of style? Data shows more companies going casual

New numbers from CNBC show a downward trend of suit sales across the United States in 2018.

Grand Strand and Pee Dee ‘Prescription Drug Take Back’ drop off locations

A prescription drug take-back event will be held Saturday at locations in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand.

  ‘Consumer confidence is high:’ Myrtle Beach again ranked 2nd fastest-growing metro area

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Census Bureau is ranking the Myrtle Beach area as the second fastest growing metropolitan area in the country.

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

SNAP recipients could order groceries online from Walmart, Amazon

Shoppers who are on food stamps might be able to order their groceries online.

  Deal Diva: Study says Monday is best day to buy gas

Gas prices are expected to rise through Memorial Day, but knowing the best day of the week to fill up could help ease the pain at the pump.

Mondelēz Global LLC announces limited voluntary recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy

Consumers who have these products should not eat them.

Duck Donuts set to open Myrtle Beach location this summer

Duck Donuts, a chain specializing in made-to-order doughnuts, is set to open a location in Myrtle Beach.

  Total Wine location officially opens in Myrtle Beach

They call themselves “America's Wine Superstore” and now there's one open in Myrtle Beach.