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This Is Carolina: ‘Shell Lady’ gains popularity while inspiring others through shell garden

When you’re walking the Crescent Beach area of South Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach, you may be lucky enough to pass Karen Knopff’s house.

  FINALLY OPEN: Iconic Springmaid Pier reopens after heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew

  Pawleys Island is home to the ‘nicest people in South Carolina’ according to Reader’s Digest

  House of Hope preparing to begin construction on tiny home village

  HISTORIC MOMENT: Horry County Fire Rescue graduates largest class in state history

Dunkin’ donates coffee, donuts to frontline workers at Grand Strand Medical Center

Family delivers ‘goodie bags’ to Horry County Sheriff’s Office

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Myrtle Beach named one of the nation’s 10 best small cities in new ranking

  New Myrtle Beach eatery opens doors to public, donates to Grand Strand Miracle Leagues

Myrtle Beach announces Fourth of July fireworks show will go on

  Florence salon reopens after long journey through the COVID-19 shutdown

  MUSC Florence healthcare workers donate plasma to help those suffering from COVID-19

‘Enjoy lunch on us’: Blue Knight members pay for HCPD officers’ lunch

  This is Carolina: 11-year-old exchanges birthday party for service party

An almost 11-year-old gives up her birthday party to add some brightness in the lives of others.

Bathroom break in Aynor leads to man winning $500,000 in lottery

A wife’s request to stop and use the bathroom led to her husband’s $500,000 lottery win.

  Chuck’s Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach reopens under new ownership

After three months of being closed due to COVID-19, a Myrtle Beach restaurant staple is back open.

New surf park in Myrtle Beach could include brew pub

A highly-anticipated surf park in Myrtle Beach is hoping to have a place for visitors to enjoy a drink while at the attraction.

Aynor healthcare worker surprised with new HVAC system

Surfside Beach spots its first loggerhead turtle nest of season

  Boy Scout troop holds U.S. flag retirement service in Conway

  Horry County first responders surprise 88-year-old Korean War vet with birthday parade

  Conway Manor residents thank first responders, enjoy ‘hero parade’

‘This is what America needs right now’: Conway officer posts ‘moment worth sharing’ after five-car wreck

  Hundreds of bikers take part in ‘Unification Run’ through the Grand Strand

Hundreds of motorcycle riders took to the Grand Strand’s streets on Sunday for a “Unification Run.”

  This is Carolina: Doughnut makers bring the ‘happy hour’ to senior centers

Peace, Love and Little Donuts in Myrtle Beach was back in action for National Doughnut Day on Friday.

Church pays off school lunch debt for more than 400 graduating seniors in Rock Hill

In a tweet Thursday, Rock Hill Schools announced that Impact Church made the generous donation of $2,119.26.

  8-year-old starts coffee stand to raise money, say ‘thank you’ to CMC medical staff

She donated 11 gift cards on Tuesday to Conway Medical Center staff.

  Huntington Beach State Park finishes nature center after 2016 fire, looks to late summer opening

On July 20, 2016, Huntington Beach State Park’s nature center was engulfed in flames in the early-morning hours after being struck by lightning.

  Shorebirds soar after Huntington Beach State Park’s protection efforts

Keeping dogs off the northside of the beach at Huntington Beach State Park has been a strong rule for a while and it’s paying off.

Good Samaritans recover over $1,300 on U.S. 17 in Georgetown County

Two Georgetown County residents are being recognized as good Samaritans for turning in over $1,300 they found on U.S. 17.

Carolina Cares initiative raises over $115K to benefit Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Carolina Cares continues to show us how much our area is willing to lend that extra support and help provide crucial meals or even pay bills to those still facing uncertain times.

Myrtle Beach welcomes first sea turtle nest of 2020

Myrtle Beach’s first sea turtle nest of the season was spotted just before dawn near the Dunes Club.

  ‘She never left me’: Recovered COVID-19 mother, infant reunite with ICU nurse who provided help

McLeod Health hosted a reunion Wednesday morning between a new mother and the nurse that never left her side.

Lowcountry Chick-Fil-A location honors its 2020 graduates

Chick-Fil-A of Moncks Corner is paying tribute to their graduating team members with a special display in their drive thru this week.

  This is Carolina: Sign maker designs more than a thousand signs for graduates, teachers

One Socastee woman is using her talents to do something special for the Class of 2020, teachers and frontline workers who have been impacted by the global health crisis.

  ‘It’s gorgeous here’: Myrtle Beach’s famous boardwalk celebrates 10th anniversary

It was 10 years ago that the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk officially opened.

‘It’s really rewarding’: S.C. National Guard distributes meals, books to Horry County students

During the coronavirus pandemic, the S.C. National Guard was on a mission to make sure students were being fed, while also putting a smile on their faces by giving out books.

  ‘This is a wonderful day’: Florence hospital celebrates release of one of its first COVID-19 patients

There was a big celebration on Thursday at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, as one of the first COVID-19 patients was released from the hospital.

This is Carolina: North Myrtle Beach business surprised by $1,200 mailbox donation

A North Myrtle Beach small business owner opened up her shop’s mailbox on Wednesday to an amazing gift: a $1,200 donation.

NASCAR to honor COVID-19 frontline heroes at first race back at Darlington Raceway

NASCAR is dedicating its first race back to healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.

CCU sets school record after four teams get NCAA public recognition

Four CCU teams were recognized by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate excellence earlier this week.

Myrtle Beach restaurant offering free meals for the Class of 2020

The deal for high school and college seniors began Monday and lasts throughout the week.

South Florence High School students produce virtual performance of Hamilton

Students with the South Florence Choraliers are not letting school closures and social distancing keep them from doing what they love.

  Murrells Inlet’s famous goats secretly make their return to Goat Island

The famous inhabitants of Goat Island in Murrells Inlet are back, but with a little less fanfare than in years past.

Horry County Fire Rescue reunites ducklings stuck in drain with their mom on Mother’s Day

Some Horry County Fire Rescue crews saved the day for one mother duck.

  CONGRATS GRADS: CCU honors spring grads during virtual commencement ceremony

Coastal Carolina University has a new crew of alumni, but their graduation was a first of its kind for the school.

Myrtle Beach Fire Department puts together care packages for 2 members serving overseas

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department is letting two fellow brothers overseas know that they’re thinking of them.

  Operation BBQ Relief serves 70,000 meals to Horry County Schools students

Chefs from different parts of South Carolina have spent the past couple of weeks in Myrtle Beach to make sure students at Horry County Schools don’t go hungry during this global health crisis.

  Grand Strand woman pays tribute to healthcare workers through art on National Nurse Day

As the saying goes, not all heroes wear capes, but during this coronavirus pandemic, many of the heroes wear scrubs.

  This is Carolina: Couple adds trendy wine and beer shop to Lake City

A former gas station in Lake City has been turned into a trendy new business in Lake City.

  Carolina Cares telethon raises $20K in one day to help those struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

The Carolina Cares telethon had a goal to raise $10,000 in one day, but thanks to our amazing communities, we were able to double that goal.

  Carolina Cares donations bring much needed support to the Salvation Army of Florence

The Salvation Army of Florence is supporting more people than ever due to COVID-19.

  Classroom Champion: NMB teacher uses Tik Tok to engage students during pandemic

A 4th-grade teacher with her own swag, Caroline Rogers, 25, uses her own style to reach students on their level.

  'Hospital staff deserve our gratitude’: Myrtle Beach Corvette Club brings lunch to area hospitals to show appreciation

The Myrtle Beach Corvette Club is saying “Thank You” to area hospital staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  #BeTheLight: Grand Strand high school stadiums light up to honor Class of 2020

The Grand Strand community came together Friday night to honor graduating high school seniors.

  Community donates over $22K to help Veterans Café after COVID-19 forced their doors shut

Army veteran Lou Mascherino has been the owner of the Veteran’s Cafe and Grill since 2009. Since that time, it’s become a staple in the local veteran community.

  ‘It’s really sturdy now’: Springmaid Pier construction close to completion; reopening set for June 1

After nearly four years of waiting, the iconic Springmaid Pier will reopen in a month.

  First responders help Murrells Inlet veteran celebrate his 75th birthday

A Murrells Inlet veteran got a birthday surprise he said he will remember for the rest of his life.

  North Myrtle Beach first responders do ride-by in honor of young heart transplant recipient

A young man whose story touched many hearts along the Grand Strand was honored with his own parade on Friday.

  Faith Outreach Ministries, Lowcountry Food Bank pack up fresh food for those in need

Volunteers have packed up hundreds of bags for those struggling to put food on their tables during the coronavirus pandemic.

Walmart gives $180 million in bonuses nationwide to employees

Walmart employees across the nation received a little extra cash as a ‘thank you’ for taking care of customers during this global health crisis.

Over 100 cars take part in parade to show love to Conway Manor residents

The Conway Manor hosted a huge parade to help residents and their loved ones during this time when they’re kept apart.

After nearly 4 years, iconic Springmaid Pier on track to reopen by June 1

The coronavirus pandemic has not put a stop to the reopening of Myrtle Beach’s beloved Springmaid Pier.

Classroom Champions: Nominate a deserving teacher today

Nominate a deserving teacher today

  Single mother surprised with Carolina Cares campaign money returns to work as volunteer

Thanks to those in our communities, we have raised over $57,000 to help people in Horry County and the Pee Dee who are struggling during these uncertain times.

Beautification efforts begin for portion of Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach

Planting is underway at that Kings Highway median, which is south of Farrow Parkway and across from the entrance to Seagate Village.

  ‘It just feels amazing’: PALM Charter student released from hospital after DUI-related crash

A high school senior is back at home after spending two months in intensive care following a crash involving a suspected DUI driver.

  This is Carolina: Couple whose love began with ‘red ants’ celebrates 65th anniversary

One of their sons made sure his parents had a 65th anniversary party in style.

  7-year-old Horry County boy uses allowance money to help struggling families amid pandemic

A 7-year-old boy from the Conway area is making sure he’s using every penny he earns from his allowance goes toward helping people in need.

Horry County first responders hold birthday parade for young boy

It was a special birthday for one local boy.

  ‘We’re all stuck in our homes’: Surfside Beach entertainer holds front porch concert for neighbors

TJ Walsh usually performs around Surfside Beach, but instead, he did it all in his front yard.

Local nail salon makes masks for city of Myrtle Beach employees

A local nail salon is assisting in the fight against COVID-19 by creating masks for city of Myrtle Beach employees.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans announce fundraiser for COVID-19 relief

The team is selling new T-shirts, with proceeds helping those impacted in the Grand Strand.

  ‘May God bless them’: ‘Carolina Cares’ keeping families fed amidst pandemic

WMBF News has teamed up with The Salvation Army for an initiative called Carolina Cares, which has seen a remarkable outpouring of support and love from people in the community.

Family puts on parade for St. Jude patient’s birthday

Abi Blankenship turned 12 years old Thursday, after 90 rounds of chemo to treat a rare cancer called Ewing Sarcoma.

Miss SC Launches “Crown a COVID Hero” Ribbon Campaign

Miss South Carolina 2019 Morgan Nichols came up with this idea of “crowing” or placing gold ribbons on mailboxes or buildings of those in our community who deserve recognition during this Coronavirus pandemic.

  This is Carolina: Grand Strand restaurants making sure no one goes hungry

Businesses and restaurants across the Grand Strand are picking up production to make sure everyone is fed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Over 500 families fed during Myrtle Beach meal distribution

In light of school facilities being closed for the remainder of the academic year, several organizations are making sure students are fed, including United Way of Horry County and Impact Ministries.

Grand Strand Health workers organize donation drive to help students during health crisis

Even though they are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle, Grand Strand Health workers continue to make sure the community is being taken care of outside of the hospital walls.

Worshippers sing to honor healthcare workers at local hospital

One local church honored healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic with songs of praise.

  ‘Eat Local Support Local’ online store helping Florence businesses impacted by COVID-19

All Star Sports’ “Eat Local Support Local” online store is helping businesses being affected by the COVID-19 shutdown by selling t-shirts.