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S.C. state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can’t travel in person.

Organization, City of Myrtle Beach holding events to celebrate Grand Strand Freedom Week

Area locations scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccine for those 70 and older

COVID-19 vaccine appointment map for 70 and older goes live on DHEC’s website

Nonprofit raising money to help fallen Marion County deputy’s family

Tidelands Health hiring additional staff for COVID-19 vaccine efforts

  Public visitation for Sgt. Gordon Best happening Thursday

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Upcoming COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Pee Dee

  Survey gathering public’s input on Horry County beaches

City announces escort route for fallen North Myrtle Beach officer; funeral won’t be open to the public

  ‘You can truly be that life saver’: January is National Blood Donor Month

LIST: COVID-19 vaccine distribution phases, who receives vaccine in each phase

Chocolate Walk returning to Conway in 2021

Meal pick-up available for Grand Strand, Pee Dee students in fully virtual learning

While area students will be learning fully virtually, parents will still be able to pick up meals for their children.

LIST: Grand Strand, Pee Dee school districts move to virtual learning following holidays

Several school districts in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee have made the decision to move students to virtual/eLearning after the holiday break.

Law enforcement community reacts to death of North Myrtle Beach officer

Several law enforcement departments offered their condolences to the North Myrtle Beach community after an officer was killed in a crash early Friday morning,

S.C. schools saw increase in teacher vacancies for current school year, report shows

A recent report shows that South Carolina schools started the year with 26% more vacancies compared to last year.

Nearly 700 S.C. nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 to receive money through S.C. CARES Act

10 candidates file for North Myrtle Beach special election

NAACP files motion to prevent Myrtle Beach from implementing traffic loop after verdict

Survey asks what you like and dislike about Horry County’s beaches

  The Market Common scales back New Year’s Eve celebration; tickets support businesses

Rice votes against $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus check; Graham in favor of increase

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

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting several COVID-19 testing events in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand ahead of New Year’s Eve festivities.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Officials announced Monday drive-thru COVID-19 testing will return to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

COASTAL GAMEDAY: Liberty stuns unbeaten Chants on blocked FG in OT

Coastal is making its first-ever bowl appearance Saturday in Orlando.

Georgetown strategic plan survey nearing deadline

The City of Georgetown says residents only have a few more days to comment on the city’s new strategic plan.

MYR seeking public input on airport’s master plan

Officials with the Myrtle Beach International Airport want the public to weigh in on the airport’s future.

LIST: Restaurants offering dine-in, carryout Christmas meals

Is your idea of the perfect Christmas gift not having to prepare a holiday meal and then handle the cleanup?

CCU hosting ‘Zoom Virtual Stadium’ to support Chanticleers

CCU is holding a virtual fan fest via Zoom on Saturday to show support for the Chanticleers.

CCU releases operations and academic plan for spring semester

The school plans to continue COVID-19 testing on campus and is asking everyone to minimize contact upon returning.

  This is Carolina: Children’s play carries on to spread Christmas cheer

The 75-minute production was filled with spunk, smiles and glitter.

  S.C. education leaders create complaint form for schools not following COVID-19 guidelines

State education leaders have created an online form encouraging students, families and educators to report instances where COVID-19 protocols are not followed in South Carolina schools.

United Way of Horry County seeking volunteers to help with 2021 tax season

The United Way of Horry County is looking for volunteers to help with tax preparation.

Myrtle Beach to start offering two-year parking decals

The city of Myrtle Beach will begin offering two-year parking decals in the new year.

COASTAL GAMEDAY: No. 11 Chants come from behind, defeat Troy

The teams will meet in a game rescheduled from mid-November.

  ‘I hope you be happy and joyful to Santa’: Angel Tree recipient shares Christmas joy

This Christmas season, The Salvation Army needs your help to make Christmas brighter for 2,000 children.

N.C. health leaders release first-week COVID-19 vaccine allocation details

North Carolina health leaders have released details of the COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan for the first week of distribution.

DHEC provides information on COVID-19 vaccine symptoms, cyberterrorism threats

DHEC released a presentation with updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine as the state prepares to distribute the highly-anticipated vaccine.

  Free COVID-19 testing site available at Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach area

A free COVID-19 testing site will be available at a Tanger Outlets location along the Grand Strand.

  White House COVID-19 report: Myrtle Beach area added to red zone for cases

A White House report on the status of COVID-19 in South Carolina paints a grim picture as cases continue to surge in the state and across the country during the holiday season.

  Officials warn of scammers ahead of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

“While we wait for a timeline and more information, there’s no doubt scammers will be scheming.”

Horry County Schools allows learning option requests for spring semester

The district also said all decisions are final, and changes will be commitment until June 2021.

LIVE UPDATES: ‘College GameDay’ comes to Conway

The Chants are hosting the popular pre-game show for the first time ever.

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.

  ‘COLLEGE GAMEDAY’ GOES TEAL: What to know ahead of CCU’s big game

The national spotlight will shine on Coastal Carolina University and the Grand Strand as a whole this weekend.

Special election to be held for at-large North Myrtle Beach City Council seat

A special election will be held to fill one at-large North Myrtle Beach City Council seat.

Darlington County School District’s transfer application period ends Monday

Darlington School District families now have the opportunity to transfer to virtual or face-to-face learning.

Post Office: Send your packages early this holiday season

With more holiday gifts being sent through the mail this year, the United States Post Office is urging people to send their packages early to avoid the rush.

  WMBF Extra Point - SCHSL State Semifinals

The race for a state championship in several classes now runs through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

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

November is National Adoption Month, and in South Carolina, there are currently 154 children ready and waiting for their forever families.

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

Amid calls from public health officials to forgo large family gatherings this Thanksgiving holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Strand is seeing an increase bookings of vacation rental properties.

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

This year, Thanksgiving will be unlike those in recent years as the nation and world continue to deal with a global health crisis.

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

Florence School District 3 will cease all face-to-face instruction for December due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, district officials announced Tuesday.

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

There are a number of testing opportunities available before the Thanksgiving holiday.

LIST: Restaurants offering dine-in, carryout Thanksgiving meals

Are you looking to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and not stress over the cooking and the cleaning?

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

Tidelands Health and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are teaming up to offer free flu shots at two large-scale drive-through events in December.

COASTAL GAMEDAY: No. 15 Chanticleers take down App State

The Chants and Mountaineers do battle for the top spot in the Sun Belt East.

  WMBF Extra Point - Second round scores, highlights

Scores and highlights from games on Nov. 20, 2020.

  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

Coastal Carolina University will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies in December, the school announced Tuesday.

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

Leaders with Horry County Schools provided a timeline on when parents can switch their child’s learning program for the second semester.

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

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday a number COVID-19 testing opportunities this week across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.

Healthcare jobs up for grabs during new virtual job fair

With the cancellation of many large events including job and recruitment fairs, members of the Greater Pee Dee Healthcare Sector Partnership hope to connect healthcare employers and job seekers with a first-time virtual hiring event on Nov. 17.

  WMBF Extra Point - First round scores and highlights

Scores from around the Grand Strand and Pee Dee in the first week of the state playoffs.

Interactive map helps evaluate COVID-19 risks ahead of holidays

If you do plan to travel for the holiday season, Georgia Tech has created an interactive map that can help calculate your risk for infection based on where you’re traveling and how many people plan to attend the event.

  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.