Pee Dee News

Kroger looking to fill 1,000 positions during job fair

Kroger will be hosting a one-day job fair for all Atlanta Division stores, which includes those in South Carolina, to fill more than 1,000 full and part-time positions.

Suspect being sought in deadly Chesterfield County shooting

  Florence man involved in deputy chase claims he was wrongfully accused

Coroner identifies pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle along Florence County road

  $3.6 million grant could add 30 firefighters to Horry County if council approves

Deputies investigate possible human remains found in Florence County

  Florence mayor will not seek re-election

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  Construction on new Darlington County Courthouse set to start next year

UPDATE: Man found dead in ditch near Lumberton High School identified

Body found on campus of Scotland High School; no foul play suspected

  Highway 9 to see significant changes in near future

  This is Carolina: ‘River rat’ prompts conservation efforts through riverside campsites

  Johnsonville residents upset about spike in water bills

  Truck leaves massive trail of peanuts in S.C.

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One dead, others injured following pair of shootings near Timmonsville

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is working two separate shooting Saturday, one with a fatal ending.

  Teen dies in Marlboro County crash involving tractor-trailer, driver charged

A 15-year-old girl died this week following a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Marlboro County.

  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.

Leader unveils plans for memorial honoring fallen first responders in Florence

  Hundreds of flamingos fill Pee Dee hospital lawn for breast cancer awareness

Agricultural technology company coming to Florence

No injuries reported after school bus involved in Robeson County crash

  Wilson High School community honors fallen cheerleader with emotional farewell

Florence-Darlington Technical College partners with FSD3 to monitor social media threats

  Horry County Schools to receive state-funded school resource officers

A total of 205 officers will be hired across the state’s 81 school districts, including Horry County.

19-year-old dies following overnight shooting at Lumberton party

Robeson County deputies are sill investigating Saturday after a party in Lumberton turned deadly overnight.

  Wilson High pays tribute to 16-year-old student killed in Florence County crash

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Florence County, according to troopers.

Tractor-trailer driver dies in fiery crash on I-95 in Florence County, troopers say

The Florence County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a tractor-trailer crash Friday night.

‘Outdoor burning is very dangerous right now’: S.C. forestry officials predict busy wildfire season

The South Carolina Forestry Commission fire chief is warning people to be extremely vigilant about outdoor burning throughout the fall season and especially this weekend.

50-year-old killed in moped crash in Florence County, coroner says

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly moped crash in Florence County.

Crash claims the lives of two people in Darlington County

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Darlington County.

  Military funeral held for Dillon soldier killed almost 70 years ago in Korean War

Nearly 70 years after his death in the Korean War, a Dillon soldier was finally laid to rest in the Pee Dee.

Crews battle house fire early Wednesday morning in Florence

Florence firefighters were busy battling a structure fire early Wednesday morning on Howard Street, according to officials.

Dillon man killed in Korean War laid to rest almost 70 years after his death

A Pee Dee man killed during the Korean War has been returned home for burial almost 70 years after his death.

Deputies searching for missing Robeson County man believed to be suffering from dementia

Robeson County deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 74-year-old man.

  Prosecution wraps up case with testimony on investigation, autopsies of deadly bank robbery

For the third day of trial, the government brought four FBI agents who worked closely with the robbery investigation to take the stand.

  Fallen Florence officers to be honored with ‘Heroes Day’

The Florence County Council is set to honor two officers who were killed in a mass shooting last year.

Fire at Florence County home under investigation

An investigation is underway following a house fire Thursday morning in Florence County.

Solar power company makes $8.75 million investment in Marion County

The National Renewable Energy Corporation announced the development of Cardinal Solar LLC on Tuesday, a new solar power operation in Marion County.

Missing Florence woman found safe

A missing Florence woman has been found safe, the Florence Police Department said Wednesday morning.

Crews respond to house fire in Hartsville

Crews are on scene of house fire in Hartsville Monday morning.

  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.

U-Haul driver killed in crash on I-95 in Sumter County identified

Early Monday morning, the driver of a U-Haul died in a crash on I-95 South near the Sumter/Clarendon County line.

Forgotten lottery ticket in truck nets Dillon man $250,000

A Dillon man had forgotten about a lottery ticket that he’d left out in his truck.

  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.”

One killed in crash involving 18-wheeler in Darlington County

One person has died following a crash Friday involving an 18-wheeler in Darlington County, according to the coroner.

  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.

  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.

  This is Carolina: Retired teacher opens city’s first and only coffee shop

A historic two-story building has been renovated to be one of Marion’s newest businesses off Main Street.

SCHP: 1 killed in crash involving tractor-trailer in Marlboro County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer.

UPDATE: All lanes of I-95 in Florence County reopen after crash involving hazardous materials

Troopers have shut down part of I-95 in Florence County while they investigate a crash involving hazardous materials.

  House of Hope plans to build a tiny home community for homeless families

The House of Hope of the Pee Dee plans to build a tiny home community for homeless women, men and their children.

  Florence city leaders restrict commercial traffic on Third Loop Road to make area safer

Commercial trucks and buses are no longer allowed on Third Loop Road between South Irby Street and West McCown Drive.

Sonoco employee burned following accident at Hartsville plant

A Sonoco employee is recovering Sunday after a dangerous accident at a Pee Dee area plant.

Florence man rescues beagle tied to tree during Hurricane Dorian

A passerby came to the rescue of a little beagle who he said was tied to a tree and shivering as Hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

Cheraw Police: Female attacked during early morning run, suspect wanted

Police are warning the public to keep their eyes open Saturday after an attempted attack on a female jogger.

  Dorian causes minor damage in Marion; no flooding thanks to stormwater project

While many people along the coast may have suffered damage from Hurricane Dorian, most of the Pee Dee saw little to none.

Pickup truck collides with Darlington County school bus

One student was taken to the hospital after a crash involving a school bus.

North Myrtle Beach man reported missing after evacuating before Dorian found safe

Florence police are looking for a North Myrtle Beach man who went missing after evacuating ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

LIST: School, business closings for Friday

Hurricane Dorian has brought extreme amounts of rain, winds and damage to the South Carolina coastline, forcing closings for Friday.

Police: Man drowns while trying to save girl who fell in lake

A man drowned while he was trying to rescue a child who fell into a lake in Lake City, police said.

  Robeson public works building 12-foot dam in previously flooded community

Lumberton Mayor Pro Tem John Cantey took to Facebook Wednesday morning to announce the construction of a 12-foot barrier on VFW Road in West Lumberton, a street that flooded during previous storms.

  Florence County officials continue to monitor Dorian, prepare for impacts inland

Florence County emergency officials are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Dorian as it moves closer to the Carolina coast.

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

Duke Energy crews staging in Florence in preparation for Dorian

Duke Energy has nearly 9,000 field personnel on standby ready to respond to Hurricane Dorian in the Carolinas.

Man struck by car in Lake City

A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle Monday night in Lake City, according to Sgt. Amy Pringle with the Lake City Police Department.

  Preparing for Hurricane Dorian without breaking the bank

People along the coast are preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian, but there’s no need to get your wallet out and break the bank to do so.

One killed in motorcycle crash in Marion County

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash in Marion County Sunday night.

Troopers investigate deadly motorcycle crash near Bennettsville

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Friday night near Bennettsville, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

  Southern 500 kicks off with 15th Annual NASCAR Haulers parade

Hundreds gathered in Florence for the 15th Annual NASCAR Haulers Parade.

  New nursing, rehabilitation center coming to Darlington

The Bethea Retirement Community announced plans to build a new $23 million nursing and rehabilitation center that will replace the current facility on their campus.

  Proposed S.C. bill will make threatening schools, churches and public spaces illegal

Three students have been charged after threats were made to two separate Florence School District One schools during the first week of classes. With the topic of school safety on many parents minds as school is officially back in session, state lawmakers are working to make those threats a crime.

  S.C. Floodwater Commission releases ways to alleviate flooding, efforts continue in Nichols

The South Carolina Floodwater Commission recently released an initial plan on ways communities statewide can mitigate flooding and rebuild after storms.

  Pee Dee group adds furry friend to help child abuse victims

The CARE House of the Pee Dee welcomed a new source of comfort to help victims of child abuse.

AT&T workers strike in Florence over ‘unfair labor practices’

At least a dozen AT&T workers took to the streets of Florence Monday morning to protest what they say are “unfair labor practices” by the world’s largest telecommunications company.

  City of Marion undergoes stormwater drainage project to reduce flooding

A major stormwater drainage project is underway in certain areas of Marion to reduce flooding in anticipation of heavy rains this hurricane season.

Crash involving school bus, truck sends 1 student to hospital

One student was taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in Darlington County, according to school district officials.

  Robeson County students, teachers adjust to consolidation plan ahead of new school year

Students in Robeson County are gearing up to head back to school Monday

Multiple agencies battle flames at Florence house fire

Several fire crews were called in to help battle a house fire in Florence.

Rapper Kodak Black, accused of sexual assault in the Pee Dee, pleads guilty in federal weapons case

Rapper Kodak Black, who is charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Florence in 2016, has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.

Dale Jr. planning to compete in upcoming Darlington race despite recent plane crash

Despite suffering minor injuries in a plane crash, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he’s still planning to compete at an XFINITY series race at Darlington Raceway’s ‘Too Tough to Tame’.