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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.

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

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

  Myrtle Beach wants public feedback for 10-year recreation plan

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

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

Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department seeks public input

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  SLED: Murders in S.C. reach five-year high

GALLERY: Grand Strand, Pee Dee get into the Halloween spirit

  This is Carolina: Haunted house hopes to serve more food than frights

Horry County police recruiter sues department claiming discrimination, retaliation

Seven candidates vying for three seats on Myrtle Beach City Council

  GRAPHIC: SC deputy hit by distracted driver in school crossing zone released from hospital

Conway church working to fill shipping container with supplies for hurricane-battered Bahamas

Members of a Conway church are working to fill a shipping container with supplies to help hurricane-stricken residents in the Bahamas.

Santee Cooper warns customers of scammers calling, threatening to turn off power

Santee Cooper said it has received many calls from customers who are concerned who have received calls from scammers.

  Grand Strand Humane Society to host ‘Walk for the Animals’ to help thousands of animals

The Grand Strand Humane Society is hosting one of its biggest fundraisers on Saturday to help thousands of four-legged friends.

Ghosts, goblins, and good times abound as the Grand Strand celebrates Halloween

Looking to celebrate the spooky season? The Grand Strand has you covered!

Belk hosting job fair in Myrtle Beach

Kroger looking to fill 1,000 positions during job fair

  CCU annual safety report shows increase in sex offenses on campus

GALLERY: Grand Strand shows off pink for breast cancer awareness

Study ranks Myrtle Beach as 9th Best Small American City

This is Carolina: Booking a Lynches River campsite

Horry County wants to hear from public on storm impacts, address flooding issues

Horry County wants to hear from the community on a major issue that has impacted thousands of residents: flooding.

  ONE YEAR LATER: Loved ones, community honor those killed, injured in Florence ambush

Thursday marks one year since a deadly officer-involved shooting in Florence.

  Embrace a Veteran: Grand Strand vet survives grenade, bullets to inspire others

Like many veterans, he had a hard time coming home. But it’s what he decided to do with his life’s experiences that has made him WMBF’s “Embrace a Veteran.”

New S.C. school report cards show Horry County parents feel their kids are safe in class

The South Carolina Department of Education released new school report cards on Monday on each district across the Palmetto State.

  25,000+ jobs at risk if a judge rules to temporarily stop new construction in Horry County

There’s a chance that new construction in Horry County could soon be halted, which could put 25,000 jobs at stake.

  S.C. Supreme Court to review Horry County’s appeal in hospitality fee dispute

It’s the latest chapter in a continuing fight between the county and Grand Strand cities over the collection of hospitality taxes.

Indictment: Conway soldier plotted to attack, set fire to home in Michigan

A soldier from Conway who is accused of plotting to build a bomb and target a new network, was also planning to attack a home in Michigan, according to court documents.

  Horry County School board hopes to fill vacant seat by December

The Horry County Schools board outlined their plan to fill a position left vacant by a former member submitted her resignation.

Army soldier from Conway accused of planning to build bomb, target news network

An Army soldier accused of planning to build a bomb and target a news network or nearby cell tower has ties to the Grand Strand area.

Special election to fill Georgetown County sheriff seat

A special election will be held to fill the Georgetown County sheriff seat following the passing of long-time Sheriff Lane Cribb.

  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.

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.

Episcopal church gets grant to aid S.C. food service employees impacted by Hurricane Dorian

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina partnered with Giving Kitchen of Atlanta to create the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.

Grand Strand businesses provide aid to Dorian victims

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

LIST: Schools, businesses reopening after Dorian

Schools and businesses are starting to open their doors back up after Hurricane Dorian made its presence known across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.

  LIST: Schools, businesses close ahead of Hurricane Dorian

On Sunday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the evacuation of coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Dorian, including Zone A in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Coast RTA to cease evacuation services Wednesday night

Coast RTA announced on Monday its changes to the fixed and paratransit routes and also the roll out of evacuation servies.

Everything to know ahead of Hurricane Dorian

There are a number of questions people have as they prepare for the storm. Here are bits of information and links to help you plan.

LIST: S.C. Emergency Management Division posts emergency shelter information

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has posted information on emergency shelters in our area.

Uber offering free round-trip rides to SC Red Cross shelters

Anyone with a phone and the Uber app can get a free ride to a Red Cross shelter before Hurricane Dorian

  Myrtle Beach, Conway, Georgetown County announce sandbag distribution to help with Dorian prep

The city of Myrtle Beach is looking to help residents prepare for potential flooding from Dorian.

Horry County, Conway move to OPCON 1 ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Both Horry County and the city of Conway are at OPCON 1 ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Report names North Myrtle Beach as safest city in S.C.

Residents and visitors in North Myrtle Beach can rest easy knowing they’re in the safest city in South Carolina, according to a new report.

  SC Housing Needs Assessment details the state’s housing market crisis

The initial volume of the 2019 South Carolina Housing Needs Assessment presents hard truths regarding the challenges that citizens, and the Palmetto state as a whole, face in the housing market.

Early voting underway for N.C. Ninth Congressional race

Early voting is underway for North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District race, which pits Democrat Dan McCready against Republican Dan Bishop.

‘Uber for lawn care’ launches operations in Myrtle Beach

Lawn Love, an app for professional lawn care services, is launching in Myrtle Beach.

  Moorer’s attorney delays filing federal civil lawsuit due to upcoming retrial

The attorney for a husband and wife who are at the center of a high-profile kidnapping case announced Thursday he has delayed filing a federal civil lawsuit.

  ‘The vehicle was a death trap’: Family of woman who drowned in HCSO transport van files lawsuit

The family of one of two mental health patients who drowned while in the back of a Horry County Sheriff’s Office transport van has filed a lawsuit.

  GALLERY: Students in Horry, Florence counties head back to school

It was the first day of school for students in Horry and Florence counties on Monday, and proud parents submitted a number of back-to-school pictures.

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

A group of baby sea turtles prepared to take some laps in the sea this week.

  ‘I think it’s going to get worse’: Coroner weighs in opioid deaths rising in Horry County

As the country continues to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in South Carolina is rising.

Uber partners with campus safety groups for back-to-college education campaign

As students across the country are gearing up to head back to college, Uber officials are reminding them to be safe when traveling on and off campus.

  Grand Strand foster parents, DSS meet to discuss issues within system

Foster parents from around the Grand Strand met Tuesday night with the Department of Social Services to discuss issues and open lines of communication.

  Murrells Inlet native, motocross racer dies after being hit by impaired driver in N.Y.

A Murrells Inlet native and motocross racer was killed after being struck by an impaired driver in upstate New York last weekend.

CPA: Conway Golf Club stockholders need to send information now

The time is now for filing ownership claims with the court-appointed certified public accountant regarding the Conway Golf Club stock certificates.

Robeson County to hear from residents on proposed dangerous dog ordinance

Officials have proposed an ordinance to prevent attacks by dangerous dogs in Robeson County.

Last name Green or Greene? Frontier Airlines is offering you a free flight

If your last name is Green or Greene, you could fly for free later this month on Frontier Airlines.

  Conway leaders, residents meet to discuss city’s future

Conway city leaders heard from residents Wednesday night on what they want the city to look like over the next 10, 15, 20 years.

Horry County Schools lists out top 10 things to know before start of class

The school bell is about to ring for thousands of students in Horry County Schools, and the district wants to make sure you’re prepared.

Study: S.C. in the top 15 states for underprivileged children

A new study finds that South Carolina is among the 15 states with the most underprivileged children.

North Myrtle Beach offers $1,000 bonus to help fill public safety vacancies

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety is offering some incentives to help fill vacancies.

  HCS teachers, staff receive awards for their efforts in raising environmental awareness

Horry County teachers and staff were recognized on Thursday for the steps they’re taking to make the world a better and cleaner place.

Fan Appreciation Day to be held this month at CCU’s Brooks Stadium

Coastal Carolina University’s Fan Appreciation Day will be held this month at Brooks Stadium.

LIST: Local watch parties for Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate

Day two of the second Democratic presidential debate will be held Wednesday night in Detroit.

Fund created to help families of SCDOT workers killed in Highway 501 crash

A fund has been created to help the families of the two South Carolina Department of Transportation workers who were killed in a crash last week on Highway 501.

S.C. tax-free weekend returns Friday to help with back-to-school shopping

With classes set to resume in a few weeks, parents and students can get a jump start on their back-to-school shopping with South Carolina’s annual Sales Tax Holiday.

Report ranks South Carolina #1 for summer thefts

Summers are meant for days at the pool, barbecues and family vacations, but unfortunately, it’s also primetime for thefts.

  VIDEO: Man gets up close and personal with a hawk at The Market Common

Viewer Robby Allmendinger was able to get up close and personal with a hawk that was enjoying the shade this week at The Market Common.

  Documents show 200+ firefighters have left HCFR in less than 5 years

Questions have been raised about the retention rates at Horry County Fire Rescue following a recent county council meeting.

Grand Strand chef to battle for title of America’s Best Seafood Chef

A Murrells Inlet chef will face off against 15 others across the nation to see who can make the best seafood dish.

Robeson County school district hosting meetings to address high school closure concerns

The Public Schools of Robeson County wants to hear from parents who are concerned about the closure of South Robeson High School.

Florence youth softball team to take part in Little League World Series

Softball players from Florence will be playing teams from around the world.

Fundraiser for Sophie happening Monday; puppy continues to recover from abuse

A fundraiser is being held Monday night to benefit the German shepherd puppy who was rescued from one of the worst animal abuse situations officials with the Grand Strand Humane Society said they’d ever seen.

New S.C. deer hunting regulations to take effect this year

South Carolina deer hunters should start seeing deer tags for the 2019 season in their mailboxes soon, and there are significant changes to the antlerless tagging system that all hunters need to be aware of before taking to the field.

GCSO accepting applications for 2019 Citizen Academy

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for this year’s Citizen Academy until Sept. 3.

Georgetown County sheriff urges drivers to ‘Lock-It or Lose-It’

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has reintroduced an awareness campaign to make residents aware of the rise in thefts from unlocked cars.

St. Frances Animal Center takes in 15 animals from Louisiana

St. Frances Animal Center in Georgetown County is helping to give 15 animals in the path of Hurricane Barry a safe place to live.

Entries being accepted for competitive exhibits at 2019 S.C. State Fair

The South Carolina State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s competitive exhibits.