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  Ripley’s Aquarium recognized for its ‘Swim with the Rays’ program that benefits veterans

Ripley's Aquarium was recognized Wednesday by the Myrtle Beach PTSD Group for their support for veterans in recent years.

Huntersville Police dog offering ‘free kisses’ for Valentine’s Day

‘Horry County cares’: Community answers HCPD’s call for sensory kits for cruisers

‘I played for the fun of it’: Conway man wins $250K in lottery

Horry officer recognized for helping break up dog fighting operation

  This is Carolina: Girl Scout making doggone difference at animal shelter

  Bald eagle takes a dip in Brookgreen Gardens pond

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  Little River veterans center gets much-needed new roof free of charge

  ‘This means the world to me': Grand Strand veteran gets ‘royal’ treatment for 97th birthday

Congressman Rice gives first-class seat to mother, baby caught up in flight delays

  Students at S.C. school devastated by tornado get huge surprise from Carolina Panthers

  ‘It’s the ultimate honor’: Darius Rucker among 3 new inductees into S.C. Hall of Fame

  Horry County veteran moves back home after hurricanes destroyed it

‘I feel great:’ Florence man buys 3 lottery tickets, wins 3 times

One Florence man had quite the lucky day.

  Horry County Council honors Green Sea Floyds’ state football championship team

Back-to-back state football champs, the Green Sea Floyds Trojans, were recognized during Tuesday night’s Horry County Council meeting.

‘True hero:’ Florence County investigator hurt in ambush watches State of the Union with Rep. Rice

One of the law enforcement officers hurt during the ambush at Vintage Place had a front-row seat to history.

Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo welcomes 4 baby otters

Four new bundles of joy were born at Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo.

Organizers expect over $100k in donations to Horry County Special Olympics after 2020 Polar Plunge

  ‘Never give up’: 75-year-old Myrtle Beach woman goes back to school, earns degree

  ‘Messy’ story time at Chapin Memorial Library helps toddlers, parents

  This is Carolina: St. James students fill UHaul for tornado-damaged school

  MUST WATCH: Adorable S.C. basset hound doesn’t want her walk to end

‘I woke up the whole house’: Florence woman wins $1 million in S.C. lottery

Myrtle Beach chef named as one of South Carolina’s Chef Ambassadors

A Myrtle Beach chef has been selected to be a part of the 2020 class of South Carolina’s Chef Ambassadors.

  ‘Above and beyond’: Several Grand Strand, Pee Dee law enforcement officers receive prestigious award

Law enforcement officers from the Grand Strand and Pee Dee were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.

  'It’s a big thing off my shoulder’: Grand Strand veteran getting new roof for his home

A Grand Strand veteran has a reason to smile after receiving a donation to protect the roof over his head.

  This is Carolina: Two women leave messages of hope, love in seashells

Two friends run their own cancer support group but have found a love for helping everyone find encouragement and hope.

103 year-old visits great great grandaughter for 103rd day of school

Ms. Seaton shared stories of how things have changed in the last century with Isabella and her classmates.

  Man mowing lawns across America teaches S.C. pre-schoolers to ‘give before they receive’

Rodney Smith Jr. has traveled across the country to serve people in all 50 states by mowing their lawns.

10-year-old Charlotte boy saves money to help the homeless in his community

This year, he raised enough money to buy more than 300 gifts.

  ‘It’s basically just helping people feel alive again’: Veteran starts nonprofit to provide free haircuts

Just days ago a veteran in the Grand Strand began a nonprofit, The Cut that Counts Foundation, to provide haircuts to disabled veterans, hospice patients, the homeless, and the less fortunate.

  Lowcountry native Darius Rucker among 6 educators, grads being honored

Darius Rucker is one of six people being honored in March for outstanding achievement as an educator or a South Carolina Public School graduate, according to the South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership.

  Rebuilt Conway riverfront playground opens after destruction from Hurricane Florence

Conway families have another place where their children can play.

  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach Fire creates own charity, kicks it off with Project Lifesaver

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department has formed its first and only charity to help the community and its fire department members when they need it most.

Local businesses hand over check to pay off Forestbrook Elementary’s school lunch debt

Another school’s lunch debt has been erased thanks to members of the Grand Strand community.

  Clemson family welcomes new addition in style

One Clemson family will be enjoying the game tonight with its newest addition.

Clemson players meet teen battling leukemia at National Championship game

When Clemson took the floor at Media Day, you couldn’t help put notice some of the players talking to a teenager in the front row.

  School lunch lady saves janitor’s life with kidney donation

​"I worked with him all this time," Jeanine Barker said. "I had no clue." ​

N.C. Zoo welcomes baby southern white rhino

The female calf, who is the child of mother Kit and father Stormy, was born on Jan. 5.

'I won the big one’: N.C. school bus driver wins $150K scrach-off prize

Sylvia Mejia, a school bus driver and cafeteria worker in Robeson County, got a life-changing surprise after purchasing a scratch-off ticket on Tuesday.

Law enforcement makes Alabama teen’s dream come true

Alabama law enforcement went above and beyond the call of duty Tuesday to make a teen’s dream come true.

Little boy learns life lesson and returns envelope with $900 inside

Friday night he found found a bank envelope with $900 while in Target in Hoover. The envelope had a receipt from a local credit union with a lady's name and signature inside.

Dog reunites with original owner in Goose Creek four years after separation

Selene was found underweight but in the last week she gained about 10 pounds, with 15 more pounds to go to reach a healthy weight.

  This is Carolina: Florist creates nativity mecca with over 2,500 sets

It’s not every day you meet a florist who has been in business for 44 years. It’s also not every day you meet one who owns more than 2,500 nativities.

  Retired U.S. Army veteran ends coast-to-coast journey in Myrtle Beach

A retired U.S. Army Veteran has traveled months, thousands of miles and millions of steps to create awareness for veterans.

’There’s still good people out here:’ man’s wallet returned with $2,500 after he loses it in Walmart lot

Man calls it a Christmas miracle when his lost wallet with $2,500 is returned.

  Cornhole tourney brings boost to Myrtle Beach sports tourism in off-season

Back and bigger than before, Myrtle Beach welcomes hundreds of visitors for a unique sporting spectacle.

N.C. rescue cat garners national attention for resemblance to Baby Yoda

A cat that was found by a volunteer at the Humane Society of Rowan County has garnered national attention for her striking resemblance to the Star Wars character “Baby Yoda.”

Group knits ugly Christmas sweaters for NICU babies at Northeast Ohio hospitals (photos)

Babies adorned in ugly Christmas sweaters are showing their holiday spirit at several Northeast Ohio hospitals.

S.C. boy forges new friendship with FedEx delivery driver

A Lexington boy said he is extra thankful this holiday season after befriending his neighborhood FedEx delivery driver over their shared love of basketball.

  ‘A huge blessing’: Horry County family receives gift of heat for holidays

One Horry County family got a very special surprise on Monday.

  CMPD surprises family with gifts after 11-year-old hit and killed by car

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is getting in the giving spirit. On Monday, officers surprised a family with hundreds of dollars worth of Christmas gifts after their 11-year-old son died.

  Myrtle Beach firefighters help Santa spread holiday cheer along Grand Strand

Santa ditched the sleigh on Sunday and traded it in for a big red firetruck.

Tattoo shop, barbershop help pay school debt at 5 Horry County schools

A tattoo shop and barbershop came together to help erase school debt at five Horry County schools.

Welcome Home Angel remodels home for teen born on Christmas Eve

“Just knowing that this really, really makes a difference in somebody’s life, makes all the difference in the world in how excited I was to do this project,” said Anchored Home interior designer Palma Minnich.

SC serviceman surprises his kids in emotional holiday homecoming

A Columbia serviceman will spend the holidays with his family after returning from an 11-month deployment in Iraq and surprising his children upon his arrival.

  NICU nurse spends fifth Christmas with former patient who is now her son

Alex Tatsis has been a NICU nurse for 32 years and has cared for thousands of babies during her career. In 2014, one baby changed her life forever.

  ‘This is my Christmas’: S.C. mothers who have lost loved ones help others have happy holiday

South Carolina Mothers Against Violence hosted their 8th annual toy distribution Thursday for families who need it most.

Conway Ford collects thousands of toys for area children this holiday season

A Grand Strand auto dealership is making Christmas brighter for thousands of children in Horry County.

  This is Carolina: Socastee man celebrates 105th birthday

It’s not every day we get to celebrate a man who, in his lifetime, has seen WWI, women get the right to vote, the Model T, WWII and see the world change before his eyes.

‘I’m just an old lady that got through school’: 89-year-old among CCU grads

A woman who recently celebrated her 89th birthday was among the more than 700 students who received their diplomas from Coastal Carolina University on Tuesday.

Three Conway employees serving with U.S. Army in Kuwait send holiday greetings

Three Conway city employees are sending a Christmas message back home while they’re serving in Kuwait.

‘Santa Cam’ Newton and Bojangles’ feed, gift 200 Men’s Shelter guests

Newton and the Bojangles’ crew served a hot meal to neighbors at the Men’s Shelter and distributed a gift pack including a $20 Bojangles’ gift card to more than 200 Shelter guests from Bojangles’ festive holiday boxes.

  Salvation Army distributes gifts to 1,500 angels in Horry County

Christmas will be a little brighter for children in need across Horry County thanks to people in the community.

  Subway donates 250 meals to Meals on Wheels of Horry County

Meals on Wheels partnered with Subway to deliver the boxed meals to senior citizens.

  Abandoned couch becomes symbol of the season in Little River

An abandoned piece of furniture in a field in Little River is quickly becoming a symbol of the holiday season.

Myrtle Beach police officers buy, decorate Christmas tree for little girl

Myrtle Beach police officers made sure one little girl had a place to put her Christmas presents this year.

Former CCU baseball star proposes at home plate

G.K. Young made magic in 2016 when he helped the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers baseball team win the school’s first national title.

Woman takes home $250k after buying winning lottery ticket at Goose Creek Publix

She drove directly to the Lottery claims center to redeem her prize.

Myrtle Beach QB named South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2019

Myrtle Beach High School quarterback Luke Doty was named South Carolina’s Mr. Football during halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, North vs. South, on Saturday in Myrtle Beach.

Congressman Rice gives up first-class seat to soldier on Christmas leave

South Carolina U.S. Rep. Tom Rice helped to put a big smile on a soldier’s face on Friday.

Hurricane Florence victim can rebuild after winning Mega Millions drawing

A North Carolina man is tens of thousands dollars richer after winning a portion of last Friday’s Mega Millions drawing.

  S.C.’s best high school football players give back with North-South shopping spree

It’s an annual tradition that brings a smile to students, players and coaches alike.

Lowcountry 10-year-old honored for saving his great grandmother’s life

Ten-year-old David Brown, of Adams Run, was given two awards on Thursday morning by staff at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in downtown Charleston.

  80-year-old Army veteran builds wooden toys for children in need

The 80-year-old Army veteran has worked around the clock for the past five decades to create nearly 300 toys.

  Restaurants, community band together to eliminate lunch debt at Horry County schools

Numerous donations have been made this holiday season to help pay off the student lunch debt at Horry County schools.

PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE: Pizzeria eliminates school lunch debt at 3 Horry County schools

Every slice of pizza eaten by Main Slice customers in North Myrtle Beach helped to eliminate school lunch debt for children.

  Conway family thankful for Salvation Army Angel Tree

This Christmas, a Conway family is truly grateful.

Myrtle Beach officers capture lost mini-pig, working to reunite pet with family

A mini-pig that was separated from its vacationing family has been located.

6-year-old collecting blankets to warm the hearts of seniors for the holidays

The 6-year-old little girl’s project, Grandma’s Lap, aims to collect blankets to distribute to nursing homes across our area.

Motorcycle club makes holidays brighter for Cupcake McKinney’s brother

The Low Riders Motorcycle Club help different organizations every year around the holidays. This year they also wanted to reach out to the family of three-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney.