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SBA releases names of Grand Strand businesses that received less than $150K in PPP loans

The names have been released of Grand Strand businesses who received $150,000 or less in Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans.

Darlington County School District’s transfer application period ends Monday

Post Office: Send your packages early this holiday season

  WMBF Extra Point - SCHSL State Semifinals

  Push for adoptions of teenagers as 154 children await ‘forever families’ across S.C.

Grand Strand vacation rental property bookings see holiday week increase despite pandemic

TRAVEL GUIDE: Experts urge caution, preparation for those traveling for Thanksgiving during pandemic

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  Florence School District 3 moving to virtual learning for December due to rise in COVID-19 cases

  COVID-19 testing opportunities available before Thanksgiving in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

LIST: Restaurants offering dine-in, carryout Thanksgiving meals

  Tidelands Health, DHEC offer free flu shots at two drive-through events

COASTAL GAMEDAY: No. 15 Chanticleers take down App State

  WMBF Extra Point - Second round scores, highlights

  This is Carolina: America’s oldest bicycle maker filling orders in Conway

50 employees are churning bikes out to fill Christmas lists all over the world.

Free online mental health screening tool available to S.C. residents

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health said they know how challenging times can be and they want people to know that they are not alone.

Horry firefighters ask residents to be ‘extremely careful’ to reduce chances of wildfires

Firefighters ask residents to reference the Open Burning Guide before doing any type of outdoor burning.

‘Back The Blue’ event to raise money for N.C. officer assaulted on duty

The Rowland Police Department is selling bows for their 'Back The Blue’ event.

CCU to hold two in-person commencement ceremonies in December

  HCS releases timeline on when students can switch learning programs for spring semester

  COVID-19 testing opportunities available across Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Healthcare jobs up for grabs during new virtual job fair

  WMBF Extra Point - First round scores and highlights

Interactive map helps evaluate COVID-19 risks ahead of holidays

  Myrtle Beach shooting victim’s legacy lives on with toy drive ahead of holiday season

A month ago, Darius Hemingway lost his life in a shooting outside the Allen’s Food Basket in Myrtle Beach.

  Myrtle Beach organization working to build housing facility for hurricane recovery volunteers

The organization, IMPACT Ministries of Myrtle Beach, is working to help volunteers by building a comfortable place for them to stay.

Federal government approves South Carolina’s interim vaccination distribution plan

The Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed that the federal government has approved South Carolina’s vaccination distribution plan.

LIST: Veterans Day events across the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Several events are planned Wednesday along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee to commemorate Veterans Day.

Tickets on sale for ‘Nights of a Thousand Candles’ at Brookgreen Gardens

Tickets are now on sale for Brookgreen Gardens' annual holiday light display Nights of Thousand Candles.

Veterans to trek close to 100 miles from Myrtle Beach to Charleston

A group of veterans is set to walk nearly 100 miles from Myrtle Beach to Charleston to raise money for various veteran organizations.

  WMBF Extra Point: Week 7 scores and highlights

The latest scores and highlights from games in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

  'I made a horrible mistake’: Judge sentences North Myrtle Beach woman convicted of killing 2 newborns to 40 years

The North Myrtle Beach woman convicted of throwing her two newborns in the trash, which ultimately led to their deaths, learned her fate Thursday morning.

Decision 2020 live blog: Results from race for the White House

Live updates throughout election night on Nov. 3, 2020.

Decision 2020: What to know for Election Day

The United States and South Carolina saw record numbers of residents cast their ballots ahead of Nov. 3.

  WMBF Extra Point Week 6 scores and highlights

Scores and highlights from the Grand Strand and Pee Dee from Oct. 29-30, 2020.

BOO! Halloween activities abound across Grand Strand, Pee Dee

The witching hour is almost here, and the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee is getting into the spooky season.

Ceremony to be held Friday at SC State House to honor lives lost to COVID-19

The COVID Survivors for Change will hold the event on October 30 at 11 a.m.

COVID-19 testing opportunities available in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is offering several opportunities for residents in the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee to get a COVID-19 test this week.

  WMBF Extra Point: Week 5 scores and highlights

Scores and matchups from Week 5 in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

  Group raising money to benefit shift of fallen Myrtle Beach police officer

The group F3GrandStrand created a challenge coin for $10.

  Grand Strand minority, small businesses apply for new S.C. relief grant program

On Monday, the state launched the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program.

Children’s Trust launches website to assist South Carolina parents

The website is powered by a national resource network called Aunt Bertha, which makes it easier for people seeking help to find social services in their community.

ABSENTEE VOTING: Where to cast an absentee ballot in person across the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Absentee voting in South Carolina began on Oct. 5, and thousands have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

  WMBF Extra Point: Week 4 scores and highlights

High school football scores from around the Grand Strand and Pee Dee for Oct. 15-16, 2020.

  DHEC submits South Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccine plan to federal government

The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Friday it has submitted its vaccine plan for federal approval.

  Holiday shopping season off to early start due to coronavirus pandemic

The holiday shopping deals have arrived a bit earlier this year, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a big reason why.

  ‘It is literally one of the best feelings in the world’: Medical tourist returns home

One man traveled 2,517 miles - roughly 37 hours drive time - to Tijuana, Mexico to undergo what he calls a life-saving procedure.

  ‘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.

  DHEC offering COVID-19 testing opportunities in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Health officials recommend residents get tested at least once a month if they are out and about in the community.

  WMBF Extra Point - Week 3 highlights and scores

Another week of Extra Point is in the books. Here’s a look at all the action around the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. Scores can be found below.

  S.C. company organizes fundraisers for fallen officers, including MBPD Pfc. Jacob Hancher

A statewide non-profit started raising money for the family of fallen Myrtle Beach police Pfc. Jacob Hancher immediately after the news of his death came out.

Salvation Army of Horry County looking for bell ringers ahead of holiday season

Are you interested in working for the Salvation Army of Horry County this holiday season?

Memorial ride honoring fallen Myrtle Beach officer set for this weekend

A memorial bike ride in honor of Myrtle Beach Police PFC Jacob Hancher will be held on Saturday.

Horry County Schools creates dashboard showing confirmed COVID-19 cases at schools

Horry County Schools has created a dashboard that lets families know how many confirmed coronavirus cases are in the district and at which schools.

11-year-old behind ‘Running 4 Heroes’ to honor fallen Myrtle Beach officer

11-year-old Zechariah Cartledge will run one mile with a flag in honor of Myrtle Beach officer Jacob Hancher.

Fundraiser to help family of fallen Myrtle Beach police officer beats extended goal

Organizers said the fundraiser is supported by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

WMBF Extra Point Scoreboard - Week 2

The latest scores from around the Pee Dee and Grand Strand for Oct. 2, 2020.

  Grief turns into purpose with Hilinski’s Hope charitable event on Friday

The heart of the event centers around the purpose of the foundation.

  This is Carolina: Florence man shows the value of a coin ahead of Pee Dee coin show

The value of a coin means different things to different people.

Plumbing, HVAC company to open new location in Mullins, creating 150 new jobs

Another company is bringing its operations to Marion County and creating even more jobs for the area.

Spearman to lead virtual community meeting on future of Florence School District Four

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will hold a virtual community meeting this week to discuss the future of Florence School District Four.

High school football schedule changes, postponements for Sept. 25, 2020

Rain and severe weather in the area caused several changes throughout the day Friday.

  Horry County man creates Facebook group to catch pedophiles

A man created a Facebook group that he said aims to protect the kids of Horry County, and he spoke exclusively to WMBF News about his mission.

  CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  Ra’Shaud J. Graham Fund launched for graduating Lake City seniors

https://www.easterncarolinacf.org/give/donate/

  Conway’s restaurant week kicks off with Rivertown Dine-Around event

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Monday, the city of Conway kicked off its Rivertown Dine-Around event for its annual restaurant week.

Officials seek public feedback on I-95 widening in Robeson County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on plans underway to widen and upgrade a nearly nine-mile section of Interstate 95 in Robeson County, officials said.

Auto parts manufacturer expanding operations in Marion County, creating new jobs

More jobs are coming to Marion County.

Tickets for CCU’s home football opener on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers' home football opener this Friday.

Myrtle Beach Chamber to host seminar on unconscious and implicit biases

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual seminar on unconscious and implicit biases.

CCU’s McCall one of eight finalists for ‘Manning Award Quarterback of the Week’

Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers' quarterback Grayson McCall has been selected as one of eight finalists for the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Manning Award Stars of the Week for the week of Sept. 14.

DEW offering free courses to unemployed South Carolinians

More than 4,000 courses and certifications are available.

  This is Carolina: Myrtle Beach firefighters join in stair climb to remember 9/11

Myrtle Beach firefighters were joined by members of the community Friday to remember the victims and first responders of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Pool manufacturer establishes operations in Marion County; will create 200 new jobs

A pool manufacturing company will now call Marion County home and is expected to create hundreds of jobs for the area.

  ‘I lost a few friends that day’: 9/11 first responders remember terror attacks during Darlington ceremony

The city of Darlington took time Thursday night to remember the terror attacks that rocked our country nearly two decades ago.

Grand Strand, Pee Dee pauses to remember those lost on 9/11

Communities across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee are pausing Friday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and in the skies over Pennsylvania.

  ‘We will not forget’: Coronavirus forces North Myrtle Beach to change its 9/11 tribute

For the past decade, an emotional tribute to those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 terror attacks has taken place at the Horseshoe on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.

  SCDOT project looks to improve Highway 17 Business intersections along South Strand

A major project could help change the flow of traffic along the South Strand.

Afterschool programming available at several locations throughout Horry County

Horry County Parks and Recreation is offering afterschool programming at several locations this school year.

Charlie’s Place incubator units available for rent

A historical Myrtle Beach nightclub turned business center for aspiring entrepreneurs is now accepting applications.

USDA waiver allows all HCS students to receive free breakfast, lunch

The USDA Summer Food Service Program allows all students to receive the meals regardless of family income-levels or proof of enrollment.

Marlboro County School District meal pick-up locations

Marlboro County School District leaders are working hard to keep students fed this school year.