Grand Strand News

  Pre-filed bill aims to ban offshore drilling for good from S.C. coast

One South Carolina state senator has taken a step to keep offshore drilling far away from our coastline.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover crazy sauce sitting out for crazy number of hours

Coastal Carolina University responds to apparent racist rant involving student

Pedestrian hit by car in Florence

  Grand Strand Health expands behavioral services

  ’Disturbing trend’: Horry County police email reveals issues with schools reporting threats

  Firefighters respond to house fire in Myrtle Beach

Continued Coverage

  Cost to build new homes in Horry County could go up

Jury finds Murrells Inlet woman not guilty of felony DUI in deadly crash

  Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

  Coroner: 71-year-old Myrtle Beach man killed after car crashes into bridge pillar on S.C. 22

One injured in crash involving car carrier, 18-wheeler in Green Sea area

Injuries reported after nine-car crash in North Myrtle Beach

Multiple units damaged in Socastee apartment fire

Crews were called to an apartment fire Thursday morning in the Socastee area, fire officials said.

Crews respond to blaze at Conway home

The cause of a house fire Thursday morning in Conway is under investigation.

  This is Carolina: ‘The Wreathmaker’ decks the halls for 42 years

You’ll find “The Wreathmaker’s” handy work from Conway to Wilmington, and down to the Lowcountry’s Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

  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.

Jury selection set in case of Myrtle Beach man left paralyzed following raid

  Horry County police offer tips to avoid theft this holiday season

  Myrtle Beach sees growth in money from Tourism Development Fee over past year, according to chamber

  Horry County Council approves 2040 plan that will guide leaders through rapid growth

Horry County Council approves funding to help waive pet adoption fees

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

  Myrtle Beach receives $1 million to improve ocean quality for beachgoers

Myrtle Beach is working to improve the quality of water you swim in and the state’s giving money to help.

  It’s Your Money: Election costs on the rise in the Grand Strand

Hundreds of voters in Horry County cast their vote in November elections, WMBF Investigates breaks down the election expense to each municipality.

  Concerns arise as 232 new homes set to be built near The Market Common

Construction is underway on 232 new homes set to be built near the Market Common, and those homes are causing concerns for people who live nearby.

  City of Myrtle Beach starts to move into Phase II of downtown master plan

The city of Myrtle Beach is set to move into Phase II of the downtown master plan.

  Myrtle Beach homeless shelter awarded $50K grant

An organization committed to combating homelessness in Myrtle Beach has received a $50,000 grant.

  Coastal Grand Mall to get ‘state-of-the-art’ trampoline park, new DICK’S Sporting Goods store

A new trampoline park is coming to Coastal Grand Mall.

  Shorter days increase dangers for drivers along South Carolina roads

Shorter days could mean a higher risk of danger for drivers out on the roadways in the dark.

  Conway family thankful for Salvation Army Angel Tree

This Christmas, a Conway family is truly grateful.

  Proposed routes for Highway 31 extension project causes concerns for neighbors

Some people are worried the Carolina Bays Parkway extension project could bring a lot of negatives to the areas where the new road would sit.

SLED investigates inmate death at Georgetown County Detention Center

An inmate has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

WMBF News telethon helps to raise extra money for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program

WMBF News is making one final push in an effort to give children across Horry County a happy holiday.

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.

Myrtle Beach sets 2021 start date for building new performing arts center

Design work is underway for an upcoming performing arts center in the arts and innovation district in downtown Myrtle Beach.

  Horry County leaders to talk funding requests, county budget during busy week

Leaders in Horry County are getting ready for a big week that includes deciding what to do with taxpayer dollars.

Police locate missing Conway teen last seen Friday evening

Conway police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old girl was last seen Friday.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover weeks old food, drain flies

Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors uncovered weeks old food that should’ve been thrown away, along with drain flies.

Police reopen Kings Highway after crash with entrapment

Myrtle Beach police and fire crews were called to a multi-vehicle crash Friday night on Kings Highway.

Georgetown man arrested in connection with burglary in Kensington area

A Georgetown man has been charged in connection with at least one burglary in the Kensington area, according to authorities.

New online tool allows citizens to report over a dozen different crimes to Horry police

A new online tool by the Horry County Police Department is providing community members the opportunity to report property-based and non-violent crimes.

Donation pays off lunch debt at another Horry County school

The season of giving continues, as another Horry County school’s lunch debt was paid off thanks to a donation from an area restaurant.

  Myrtle Beach leaders unveil new ‘beach app’

The app offers users the chance to check out beach conditions, times for high and low tide, rip current information, a live camera from Pier 14, and more.

At least two taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash near Pelicans ballpark

Crews are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash Friday morning in Myrtle Beach.

  Horry County community center faces possible closure due to mold

A community center where dozens of kids go every day after school to grow and learn could soon shut its doors because of mold.

  Socastee HS principal addresses video showing scuffle between teacher, student

The Socastee High School principal is addressing a video that shows a physical encounter between a teacher and student on Thursday.

SCHP: Driver dies after hitting ditch near S.C. 544

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-car crash in Horry County.

Crash into power pole leaves thousands in the dark near Conway

A car crashed into a double circuit pole Thursday in the area of Highway 134 and Highway 378.

  Economic development becomes key topic at Myrtle Beach planning retreat

The city of Myrtle Beach kicked off its planning retreat on Thursday where leaders discussed several issues, but economic development seemed to the main topic.

  Myrtle Beach residents face HOA violations for driving commercial vehicles into neighborhood

A Myrtle Beach property manager says he's never encountered this violation before in 15 years and it goes beyond the scope of what an HOA is in place to do.

Missing 55-year-old Conway woman found safe

Conway police are reaching out to the community to see if anyone has seen a missing 55-year-old woman.

  One Myrtle Beach community adopts over 150 angels in Angel Tree program

Giving is a holiday tradition for one Myrtle Beach community.

One lane closed following crash at U.S. 501 southbound, Carolina Forest Blvd.

A crash Thursday afternoon in the southbound side of U.S. 501 at Carolina Forest Boulevard has closed one lane of travel, according to transportation officials.

Student hit by vehicle near bus stop in Carolina Forest

An Horry County Schools student was struck by a vehicle near a bus stop Thursday morning in the Carolina Forest area, HCS spokesperson Lisa Bourcier said.

  A plan for the future: Imagine 2040 plan to go before Horry County Council next week

After nearly two years of collaboration and strategic planning, the Imagine 2040 Comprehensive Plan will go before Horry County Council for final approval on Tuesday.

Murrells Inlet couple wins $200K playing lottery on Thanksgiving

A Murrells Inlet couple had another reason to be thankful when they won $200,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 on Thanksgiving Day.

  'That’s my mom’: Necklace with mother’s ashes, engagement ring stolen during smash-and grab

A Grand Strand woman is hoping for a miracle after a necklace with her mother’s ashes and two rings belonging to her late mother were stolen.

  This is Carolina: 91-year-old spends decades finding pointy treasures along Grand Strand

Barbara Wood is known for the pointy treasures she’s found between the shells on the beach.

Local restaurants help pay off lunch debts at some Horry County schools

Students at a Grand Strand elementary school have a clean slate when it comes to lunch debt, thanks to one local restaurant.

  Donations roll in for HCPD’s Toys for Tots collection this holiday season

From bikes, to dinosaurs, and even a unicorn… the community has answered Horry County Police Department’s call for toys so kids can have a happy holiday.

  Deal Diva: Grand Strand discount store offers brand-name toys at discounted prices

A great toy selection, but the best part is the price.

  Memorial held to commemorate 11-year anniversary of Baby Boy Horry’s discovery

The service took place at Hill Crest Cemetery. It's held every year, as authorities continue to search for leads into the investigation, which remains open.

Crews clear crash that shut down part of Highway 17 Bypass

A crash along Highway 17 Bypass caused major backups during the afternoon rush hour.

Ocean Boulevard resort bought by finance group

The Sea Mist Resort is officially under new ownership.

  Conway police to conduct safety checkpoints this month

City officials said these checkpoints are put in place to deter driving under the influence and aggressive driving.

Interim Sheriff Carter Weaver wins Georgetown Co. Sheriff’s GOP Primary

Georgetown County officials have announced Carter Weaver as the winner of the Republican primary for the sheriff’s race.

  175 news jobs, UPS facility could be delivered to Grand Strand

A new addition could be arriving in the North Myrtle Beach area in the coming year, bringing 175 new jobs with it.

  Grand Strand Young Professionals help make holidays merry for 120 kids in need

Santa took a back seat on Tuesday night and let the Grand Strand Young Professionals take over his duties.

Horry Electric crews restore power after clipped wire leads to outage

More than 1,600 Horry Electric Co-op customers will be without power for several hours, according to the utility company.

Crews rush one person to hospital after SUV flips on roof in Myrtle Beach

Emergency crews were called to a crash where it appears an SUV has flipped on its roof.

North Myrtle Beach leaders give final approval for changes at RV park

A North Myrtle Beach RV resort has been given the green light to expand and improve.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputy involved in head-on crash

A Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital for evaluation following a head-on crash late Monday night, according to authorities.

Two sent to hospital after crash in Carolina Forest

Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash Tuesday morning in Carolina Forest, officials said.

No injuries reported after electrical fire at North Myrtle Beach home

Crews are on scene of a house fire Tuesday morning in North Myrtle Beach.

Authorities: 21 with ‘minor’ injuries after crash involving transit bus in Georgetown Co.

Crews are asking drivers to avoid the area.

Tuesday’s primary for Georgetown sheriff will decide sole name on official ballot

When voters in Georgetown County head to the polls Tuesday, the original plan was to have them select which candidate would wind up on the ballot as the Republican candidate.

Man reported missing since Hurricane Dorian

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for Dreyton Jones.

  More development in store along Palmetto Pointe Boulevard extension

More construction could soon be in store along Palmetto Pointe Boulevard, this comes just days after the RIDE III extension project opened to traffic.

  Student Spotlight: Myrtle Beach High senior hopes to become professional athletic trainer

She’s a Myrtle Beach High School senior, a four-year goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, on the honor roll and heavily involved with athletic training.

Trinity United Methodist Church begins reconstruction

One iconic image from Hurricane Florence will live in the memories of Conwayites for decades to come.