Grand Strand News

  Beachgoers find shark washed ashore in Briarcliffe Acres

Some beachgoers came upon something other than seashells while walking along the beach Friday morning.

SC woman who drove minivan with children inside into ocean allowed to return home

Funeral for late Georgetown County sheriff set for Sunday

City of Conway to plant, donate 1,000+ trees to help flood mitigation efforts

Police: Runaway Conway teen has been located

  Grand Strand doctors already seeing early flu cases, predict severe flu season

  ‘Human error’ led to gun making it through school security checkpoint

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  Grand Strand on alert as mosquito-borne virus hits parts of country

‘Mayfest on Main’ organizers announce festival will no longer be held

  Longtime Georgetown County sheriff dies after brief illness

Big Air Trampoline set to open location in Myrtle Beach

SNAP recipients in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian to receive automatic replacement of benefits

Principal: Backpack searched, gun not noticed at Conway area middle school

Horry County to do mosquito spraying in Juniper Bay area

Horry County is scheduled to conduct mosquito spraying on Friday, weather permitting.

  ‘There’s always that small little fear of what if I don’t wake up’: The decision to be a medical tourist

Every year, millions of Americans leave the United States in order to save money on medications and surgeries.

  Families still want justice one year after mental health patients drowned in HCSO van

Wednesday marks one year since two mental health patients drowned in the back of an Horry County Sheriff’s Office jail transport van, and the families of the victims are still searching for justice.

Burn ban lifted after Conway water main repaired following break

City of Conway crews have repaired a 20-inch water main that broke after it was struck by a private contractor early Wednesday morning, according to city officials.

  Report: Former MBPD officer stripped of certification after lying about sexual relations with woman

  ‘It will shut down this industry:’ Grand Strand vape shop reacts to flavored e-cigarette ban

Chapin Memorial Library gets new roof

  Council members say development criteria has to change in Horry County

Residents raise concerns about outdoor burning near homes in Horry County

  Horry County leaders send firearm ordinance back to public safety committee

  Grand Strand movie theaters struggle to stay open

For decades, going to the movie theater has always been a family fun form of entertainment, but with an increase in streaming services, some theaters have been forced to shut their doors.

  It’s Your Money: Horry County uses FEMA money to buy new equipment

The new equipment will help the county's Stormwater and Public Works departments clean ditches and beaches everyday and around storms.

  SCDOT asks for federal funding to potentially raise section of Highway 501

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is asking for federal money to potentially raise Highway 501 near the Waccamaw River.

One injured in car vs. moped crash in Murrells Inlet

One person was injured in a crash involving a car and a moped Tuesday afternoon in Murrells Inlet, according to officials.

Man sues weapons manufacturer for $10M after gun allegedly discharges, hits him at Chick-fil-A

A lawsuit has been filed against a firearms manufacturer after a Horry County man claims his handgun discharged and the bullet hit him in the leg while at a Grand Strand Chick-fil-A.

SURF’S UP: North Myrtle Beach looks into expanding surf zones

Surfers in North Myrtle Beach may soon have more places to ride the waves.

  Coroner: Man left note saying he wanted to take pictures before deadly balcony fall

An investigation continues into the death of a man who fell from a balcony in Myrtle Beach.

Two injured in two-car crash on U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet crews were called out to a two-car crash Tuesday morning that injured two people.

  Democratic presidential candidates make their case to S.C. voters at Galivants Ferry Stump

Four of the top Democratic presidential candidates made their case to voters in Galivants Ferry Monday evening during the Galivants Ferry Stump.

  EXCLUSIVE: Presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on key issues

The front-runner looking to take the Oval Office for the Democratic party made a stop Monday in Horry County and spoke one-on-one with WMBF News on several key issues.

Fire crews rescue 3 trapped in overturned vehicle in Highway 17 Bypass cash

Crews are working on a serious crash in Murrells Inlet that has lanes blocked on the Highway 17 Bypass.

  Flood victims tell Horry County officials ‘something needs to happen’

Residents in Polo Farms held a meeting Monday to talk to Horry County leaders about way to decrease flooding in the Longs neighborhood.

South Carolina to send $50 rebate checks to taxpayers by December

More than one million qualified taxpayers will have some extra shopping money for the holidays.

Horry County School Board member resigns following DUI arrest

A Horry County School Board member has resigned from her position following her arrest for DUI earlier this month, district officials confirmed.

Wreck involving dump truck closes part of S.C. 90 Monday morning

A part of S.C. 90 was closed for nearly 30 minutes Monday morning following a crash involving a dump truck.

  Rape Crisis Center of Horry County sees spike in calls this summer

The Rape Crisis Center of Horry County says they’ve noticed a significant increase in calls this summer.

Myrtle Beach to unveil new color-coded lids on roadways

Myrtle Beach residents will soon see brightly colored water and sewer valve box lids on roadways.

  Sen. Graham comes to NMB to ‘rally the troops;’ talks offshore drilling, gun control

A sea of red is how many described the event where nearly 400 people gathered to hear South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham speak and “rally the troops.”

Highway patrol investigating after car hits Horry County school bus

No injuries were reported after a car hit a Horry County school bus Friday afternoon, according to district officials.

  Galivants Ferry Stump: 143 years of political and family tradition

For 143 years, the Galivants Ferry Stump has grown into a national campaign stop for Democrats.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Improper temperatures for sushi items at one eatery; a perfect score at another

They claim their tuna is wicked but is it properly cooled? We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with the Wicked Tuna Rooftop Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach.

  Woman sues S.C. nail salon after she set her hands on fire while smoking

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Grand Strand nail salon, claiming her hands were burned after employees said she could smoke while her fingernails were covered in acetone.

  Grand Strand golf courses looking forward to the upcoming fall golf season

Summer is coming to an end and that’s a good sign for golfers in Myrtle Beach. With the fall golf season underway and local golf courses escaping significant damage from Hurricane Dorian, they’re looking forward to this upcoming season.

15-year-old runaway found safe

Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 15-year-old runaway.

  Flooding concerns grow as nearly 2,000 proposed homes are closer to becoming a reality

In one week, two meetings have taken place to discuss a proposal to bring a nearly 2,000 home development to Conway.

  Horry County leaders hope to widen part of Highway 701 near Loris

Horry County leaders are hoping to make a portion of Highway 701 in Loris is safer, and some in Loris say those changes can’t come soon enough.

  Proposed Lake Busbee Bypass could alleviate traffic from U.S. 501

Plans are in the works to develop a new roadway that would give residents and vacationers an alternative route other than U.S. 501 near Lake Busbee.

Temporary swimming advisory issued for portion of beach in North Myrtle Beach

A section of beach along the Grand Strand has been placed under a short-term swimming advisory, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  South Carolina’s REAL ID deadline is approaching

If you haven’t already made the switch to a new REAL ID license in South Carolina, you now have about one year left to make that change.

Eric Church to headline 2020 CCMF

Country star Eric Church will headline the 2020 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online posting from festival organizers.

  Bills banning offshore drilling in the Atlantic move on to the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to permanently ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

  ‘It was just surreal’: 9/11 first responders living in Grand Strand share their stories

From sunrise to sunset, people throughout the Grand Strand stood firm on the promises that “We Will Never Forget” the events of 9/11.

  Myrtle Beach Fire Department receives new helmet cams

Firefighters are now using new helmet cameras just put in service last week.

  Savannah, city leaders celebrate Phase Two of Savannah’s Playground

The city of Myrtle Beach held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate Phase Two of Savannah’s Playground.

  VIDEO: Myrtle Beach pier manager rescues shark caught in fishing net

The manager of Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach came to the rescue of a shark after it became tangled up in a fisherman’s cast net.

  Grand Strand pauses to commemorate 9/11

The Grand Strand community took time on Wednesday to remember the lives lost 18 years ago in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Truck crashes into tire shop in Georgetown

A pickup truck crashed into a tire shop in Georgetown on Tuesday morning.

Conway police searching for 16-year-old runaway

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.

  Report: Average Horry County worker makes $652 a week; second lowest in nation

Horry County is ranked second to last in the nation when it comes to how much the people who live here are earning, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report.

  Myrtle Beach city leaders give initial approval for Arts and Innovation District

City council Tuesday gave initial approval for an Arts and Innovation District as part of the city’s Downtown Redevelopment Plan.

Broadway at the Beach hotel evacuated after reports of carbon monoxide leak

A hotel at Broadway at the Beach has been evacuated after reports of a carbon monoxide leak, according to Lt. Jon Evans with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.

  Construction industry continues to face worker shortage

Whether it’s homes, apartments or roads, there’s no shortage of construction projects around the Grand Strand. But research shows there is a shortage of qualified construction workers nationwide.

  Residents express disapproval of a nearly 2,000 home development

A quiet two-lane road on the outskirts of Conway could soon be packed with homes and traffic.

  Pawleys Island leaders move forward with beach renourishment project

Pawleys are moving forward with a much-needed beach renourishment project.

  Horry County Schools announces make-up days following Hurricane Dorian

Students and staff members in Horry County are returning back to the classroom following Hurricane Dorian.

  Myrtle Beach businesses see minor impacts to bottom lines from Dorian

As Dorian approached, concern grew for businesses relying on one last push as the doors on another summer season come to a close.

  Waccamaw Riverkeeper says not to worry about coal ash pond breach

Santee Cooper announced over the weekend that one of its coal ash ponds had been breached by the Waccamaw River after Hurricane Dorian.

  71-year-old driver in good spirits after fiery crash at Myrtle Beach Speedway

A thrilling race came to a heart stopping end at the Myrtle Beach Speedway over the weekend, but thankfully the driver injured in the fiery crash is in good spirits.

  Student Spotlight: High school sophomore quarterback, honors student

From the football field, to the court, to the classroom, one Conway High School sophomore is a star.

  Horry County police find parents of lost little boy

Horry County police are reaching out to the community, asking for help in finding the parents of a lost little boy.

Broadway at the Beach sports bar closes its doors

One Myrtle Beach sports bar sat empty just as a new football season kicked off.

Grand Strand businesses provide aid to Dorian victims

Several Grand Strand businesses are providing aid to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Public asked to avoid part of Highway 22 after crash sends one to hospital with serious injuries

Officials are asking the public to avoid a part of Highway 22 following a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.

Crews respond to SUV fire on Ocean Highway

Crews are on scene of an SUV fire Monday morning on Ocean Highway, according to a tweet from Midway Fire Rescue.

  Pawleys Island on the road to recovery after Hurricane Dorian

A beach renourishment project is set to begin on the beaches along Pawleys Island on Oct 1. Now, town leaders say due to the impacts they’re seeing from Hurricane Dorian, the project will probably start sooner than later.

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado touched down in NMB-Little River area Thursday morning

The National Weather Service in Wilmington is in Horry County Saturday confirming what some had previously suspected; a tornado touch down in NMB caused by Hurricane Dorian.

  JEEP WATCH 2019: Man behind the wheel of infamous SUV ‘definitely paying for it now’

The man who said he was driving the Jeep that got stuck in the sand of Myrtle Beach Thursday during Hurricane Dorian is speaking out.

Coast RTA to go back to normal operations Saturday after Dorian

Coast RTA announced it will go back to normal operations for its fixed and paratransit routes starting Saturday morning.