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

TIMELINE: Incarceration history of man tied to North Myrtle Beach cold case

GALLERY: Adorable South Carolina babies

  Police ask for help identifying 2 vehicles in neighborhood where 6-year-old S.C. girl disappeared

MAP: Unexploded ordnances discovered in Horry County

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Parmalee & Blanco Brown set to perform at CCMF 2020

Horry County police ask for help making ‘sensory kits’ for patrol vehicles

Former CCU professor, Conway researching natural disaster response

U.S. Census Bureau recruiting thousands to help with count

Entertainment, hospitality employers hiring for 150+ jobs at Myrtle Beach job fair

  North Carolina Poison Control has already received 65 calls on new coronavirus line

  85% in favor of Horry County plastic bag ban but officials want more survey input

Early results of a new survey show more and more people are in favor of doing away with plastic bags in Horry County.

VIDEO: Grand Strand pays tribute to NBA icon Kobe Bryant

The tragic death of NBA icon Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others continues to reverberate around the world.

Pawleys Island beach renourishment project expected to be completed in March

The town of Pawleys has been providing updates on the $14.8 million project since it started in October.

Changes announced for Horry County polling places ahead of Democratic primary

Elections officials have announced changes to some Horry County polling places before the Feb. 29 Democratic primary in South Carolina.

SC’s Earned Income Tax Credit to go up in 2020

  St. James schools holding supply drive to benefit S.C. high school badly damaged by tornado

Volunteers needed for robotics tournament at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Three more artists added to CCMF 2020 lineup

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

Share your favorite Sea Captain’s House memory for a chance at a free lunch!

Brooks & Dunn bringing ‘REBOOT 2020’ tour to N.C.

Famed country duo Brooks & Dunn are returning to the road with their REBOOT 2020 Tour, which kicks off May 15 in St. Louis.

Hemp processing company bringing 25 new jobs to Marion County

South Carolina’s fast-growing hemp industry is bringing new jobs to Marion County.

Fundraiser established to support family of fallen Florence airport officer

A memorial fund has been established to support the family of a Florence Regional Airport officer who was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning.

Fort Bragg offers advice on how to send letters, care packages to deployed soldiers

With thousands of soldiers recently being deployed to the Middle East, many people are wondering how they can help and support the troops overseas from home.

Building product company to bring new facility, jobs to Dillon County

A new company announced on Tuesday that it will bring its operations to Dillon County, along with 30 new jobs.

Help the Darlington County School District name two new schools

The Darlington County School District is seeking the public’s feedback in an effort to name two new schools.

  HCSO: Don’t abbreviate 2020 when signing important documents

With the calendar turning to 2020, officials said one big mistake could lead to residents getting scammed.

  SCDMV mobile offices selling REAL IDs coming to Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will head out on a statewide tour aimed at getting more residents their REAL ID driver’s license or identification card in 2020.

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office narrows down list of names for force’s new puppies

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has narrowed down the list of names for the department’s two new Bloodhound puppies.

S.C. Treasurer reminding residents to check for unclaimed money

The South Carolina Treasurer’s Office is encouraging residents to start 2020 off right by checking to see if they have any unclaimed money.

LIST: New Year’s Eve events across the Grand Strand

The Grand Strand is going all out for the final day of both 2019 and the decade.

  Legal warnings issued against two Lowcountry charities

There are more than 13,000 charities registered with the Secretary of State's office.

Date set for 2020 Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge

The 2020 Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge is set for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Sands Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach.

Horry County Animal Center will open for Christmas Day adoptions

The Horry County Animal Center hopes its furry friends will get their Christmas wish and find a loving family on Christmas Day.

CHRISTMAS EVE SHOPPING: Where can you go to get last-minute holiday gifts

The hours are dwindling down before Christmas Day, but there are still places to shop for some last-minute gifts.

SCDOT urges caution as heavy rain expects to hit during holiday travel

A heavy rain system will be hitting the Grand Strand and Pee Dee as thousands of people head to the holiday destinations on Monday.

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office asks for help naming two newest members on force

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has two new furry crime fighters, and deputies need your help naming them.

  Boeing Starliner launch seen across Grand Strand

Did you see it?! The Boeing Starliner soared across the morning sky Friday morning.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL GUIDE: MYR predicts over 70K travelers flying in and out of Grand Strand

More Americans than ever are expected to be on the roads and in the air, heading off to their holiday destinations this season.

‘Corrupt effort by the Democratic Party:’ S.C. leaders react to impeachment vote

South Carolina congressmen voted along party lines on the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Horry County Animal Care Center launches new ‘Amazon Wish List’

The Horry County Animal Care Center has launched an “Amazon Wish List” to provide members of the community to help area animals in need.

Horry County school district explains bus driver shortage is temporary

Horry County Schools is explaining that a bus driver shortage on Monday is temporary, and is not caused by an influx of drivers leaving the school district.

South Carolina issues nearly $64 million in $50 rebates

More than 1.2 million $50 rebate checks have been sent to taxpayers across South Carolina.

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

A vote was made at Horry County Council’s meeting that will impact every single current and future resident in some way.

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.

  DHEC reports first vaping-related death in S.C.

A person in the Upstate has died from a vaping-related illness, according to state health officials.

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.

Another person dies from flu in SC as DHEC says state being hit hardest

Flu season is here and, if you haven’t gotten you’re flu shot yet, you might want to think twice about it.

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

Giving is a holiday tradition for one Myrtle Beach community.

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

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

  It’s Your Money: Horry County Animal Care Center benefits from Community Benefit Fund

Councilman Harold Worley’s donation of $25,000 to the center will make waiving adoption fees possible.

  Waiting for Cyber Monday deliveries? MBPD warn of porch pirates eyeing holiday packages

Two-day or even one-day delivery is in high demand right now, especially after Cyber Monday.

LIST: Holiday return policies from popular stores, online retailers

It’s important to know what purchases will and won’t be accepted for returns if the gift doesn’t work out.

HOLIDAY GUIDE: Tree lightings, holiday parades, shows across the Grand Strand

Brightly-colored lights, Christmas music and holiday cheer have taken over the Grand Strand and there are several different events to help get you into the holiday spirit.

  TRAVEL GUIDE: What to know before heading to your Thanksgiving destination

Millions of people will be hitting the road and taking flight as they head off to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Black Friday: Here’s when major retailers open their doors

Find out when major retailers along the Grand Strand will open their doors.

Turkey Talk Line available for help preparing holiday feast

Need a few tips to ensure that Thanksgiving turkey is juicy and delicious? The Turkey Talk Line is here once again to help.

Horry County Sheriff’s Office collecting blankets for children across Grand Strand

According to a press release from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, any size blanket is preferred.

Local HVAC company hopes to give one family the gift of heat, air conditioning

A local HVAC company wants to give one family the gift of heat this holiday season.

  Families adopt 25 children in Horry County as part of Statewide Adoption Day in S.C.

In recognition of National Adoption Month, Gov. Henry McMaster has declared Monday Statewide Adoption Day in South Carolina.

Group releases best travel hacks for the holidays

The holiday season is both magical and stressful, and one area that can confound that stress is travel.

  New survey asks residents for input on Grand Strand’s perception

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce wants to know what you like and don’t like about the Grand Strand.

Horry County Schools release 2020-21 school calendar

Horry County Schools have released the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

Public meetings set to discuss northern extension of S.C. 31 into N.C.

The public is invited to come out and share their thoughts on the northern extension of S.C. 31 into North Carolina.

  ‘Too many people don’t believe these children’: Recognizing child sex abuse signs could change court outcomes

Only 2-3 percent of sexually abused children show physical signs, according to Dr. Elizabeth Morphis with the Durant Children's Center. Instead the public needs to look out for change in behavior and not ignore red flags.

eMYRge event to be held Thursday on Mr. Joe White Avenue

Are you looking to learn more on efforts to support the technology, entrepreneur and artisan communities in Myrtle Beach?

Horry County police auctioning off abandoned vehicles, lawn equipment, other items

As the old saying goes, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Social Security Administration announces new online reporting form for scam calls

The Social Security Administration has launched an online reporting form to combat the recent wave of social security scams and increased amount of robocalls across the nation.

S.C. residents can check online to see if they’re getting a $50 rebate check

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has made it easy for residents to find out if they’ll be getting a $50 tax rebate check in the mail.

U.S. Postal Service announces holiday shipping deadlines

USPS recommends mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25.

  HCFR outlines steps for picking 30 new firefighters after hundreds apply

Horry County leaders are working to make sure there is no shortage of firefighters as the area rapidly grows.

‘Bumpy, just nasty’: Study ranks S.C. roads worst in America

It’s not a smooth ride when it comes to driving on roads in the Palmetto State, according to one study.

  Horry County councilman allocates $25K to help waive pet adoption fees

One Horry County councilman is making it easier for furry friends to find their forever home.

South Carolina issuing 400,000 rebate checks this week to taxpayers

Hundreds of thousands of $50 rebate checks will be headed out in the mail over the next week.

  Myrtle Beach wants public feedback for 10-year recreation plan

The ball is in your court for what you want to include in Myrtle Beach’s parks, recreation and sports tourism department’s new 10-year master plan.

Drowning victim’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against Myrtle Beach, lifeguard service

The fiancé of a drowning victim is suing Myrtle Beach and a lifeguard beach service, saying their negligence led to his death.

Jury selection to begin in retrial for Pee Dee man convicted in 3-year-old girl’s death

A man who was once convicted of killing a three-year-old girl in Marlboro County will be back in a courtroom on Monday.

Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department seeks public input

The Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department wants to hear from you!