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  • Move for Southern 500 Expected To Boost Tourism

    Move for Southern 500 Expected To Boost Tourism

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:34:06 GMT
    Regan Smith in Victory Lane after winning the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (AP photo)Regan Smith in Victory Lane after winning the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (AP photo)
    The Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date in Darlington is expected to boost tourism in both the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand. NASCAR announced last week the race returns to the Labor Day weekend next year for the first time in more than a decade.
    The Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date in Darlington is expected to boost tourism in both the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand. NASCAR announced last week the race returns to the Labor Day weekend next year for the first time in more than a decade.
  • Plans made to save oldest structure on Hilton Head

    Plans made to save oldest structure on Hilton Head

    Plans are being made to preserve the oldest intact structure on Hilton Head Island.
    Plans are being made to preserve the oldest intact structure on Hilton Head Island.
  • North Augusta woman charged with killing husband

    North Augusta woman charged with killing husband

    A North Augusta woman has been arrested and charged with killing her husband at their home.
    A North Augusta woman has been arrested and charged with killing her husband at their home.
  • Work to begin on stormwater drains in Myrtle Beach

    Work to begin on stormwater drains in Myrtle Beach

    Work is scheduled to begin on a nearly $12 million project to improve stormwater runoff drains at Myrtle Beach.
    Work is scheduled to begin on a nearly $12 million project to improve stormwater runoff drains at Myrtle Beach.
  • Investigation into NC fire that killed 6 continues

    Investigation into NC fire that killed 6 continues

    State and federal agents continue to investigate a fire that killed six people inside a Sampson County mobile home.
    State and federal agents continue to investigate a fire that killed six people inside a Sampson County mobile home.
  • Union, NAACP plan 3 Labor Day rallies across NC

    Union, NAACP plan 3 Labor Day rallies across NC

    Union and civil rights leaders are joining together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
    Union and civil rights leaders are joining together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
  • Son charged in father's stabbing death in Mullins

    Son charged in father's stabbing death in Mullins

    Investigators say a man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his father in their Mullins home.
    Investigators say a man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his father in their Mullins home.
  • Columbia looks at lab merger with Richland County

    Columbia looks at lab merger with Richland County

    Columbia's mayor says he will ask a City Council committee to study whether Columbia's troubled crime lab should merge with Richland County's lab.
    Columbia's mayor says he will ask a City Council committee to study whether Columbia's troubled crime lab should merge with Richland County's lab.
  • Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road

    Pedestrian killed walking on Folly Beach road

    Authorities say a man who struck two pedestrians on Folly Beach, then drove away has been charged with reckless homicide after one of the victims died.
    Authorities say a man who struck two pedestrians on Folly Beach, then drove away has been charged with reckless homicide after one of the victims died.
  • Residents of liberated French town visit SC

    Residents of liberated French town visit SC

    Residents of the first French town liberated from the Nazis after the World War II D-Day invasion are visiting South Carolina.
    Residents of the first French town liberated from the Nazis after the World War II D-Day invasion are visiting South Carolina.
  • Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

    Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:49:41 GMT
    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."
    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."
  • SC Woman Pleads Guilty In NC Kidnapping Plot

    SC Woman Pleads Guilty In NC Kidnapping Plot

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:20:55 GMT
    SC Woman Pleads Guilty In NC Kidnapping PlotSC Woman Pleads Guilty In NC Kidnapping Plot
    A South Carolina woman has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the gang-related kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father.Chason Renee Chase pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia.
    A South Carolina woman has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the gang-related kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father.Chason Renee Chase pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia.
  • SC Woman Says Boyfriend Hit Her With Watermelon

    SC Woman Says Boyfriend Hit Her With Watermelon

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:06:52 GMT
    Jimmy Poage (Photo courtesy York Co. Sheriff's Office)Jimmy Poage (Photo courtesy York Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon.The Herald of Rock Hill reports that a 41-year-old woman told deputies that her boyfriend, 48-year-old Jimmy Poage, had been drinking on Wednesday night and thought she was cheating on him.
    A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon.The Herald of Rock Hill reports that a 41-year-old woman told deputies that her boyfriend, 48-year-old Jimmy Poage, had been drinking on Wednesday night and thought she was cheating on him.
  • Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

    Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:39:36 GMT
    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. "Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia.
    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. "Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia.
  • SC woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse

    SC woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse

    A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable adults at a Sumter nursing home.
    A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable adults at a Sumter nursing home.
  • USC Takes On Texas A&M Thursday In Columbia

    USC Takes On Texas A&M Thursday In Columbia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:33:49 GMT
    Number 9 USC takes on 21st ranked Texas A&M in the first meeting between the schools, who are both now in the SEC.  Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
    Number 9 USC takes on 21st ranked Texas A&M in the first meeting between the schools, who are both now in the SEC.  Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
  • 3 charged in assault on disabled SC veteran

    3 charged in assault on disabled SC veteran

    Three people have been charged - including the victim's granddaughter - in a home invasion that resulted in the shooting and wounding of a disabled Vietnam veteran in Rock Hill.
    Three people have been charged - including the victim's granddaughter - in a home invasion that resulted in the shooting and wounding of a disabled Vietnam veteran in Rock Hill.
  • 1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

    1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

    An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season.
    An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season.
  • Viers due in federal court for arraignment

    Viers due in federal court for arraignment

    A former South Carolina House member is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents.
    A former South Carolina House member is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents.
  • 24/7 Labor Day Forecast

    24/7 Labor Day Forecast

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:54:03 GMT

    Heading to the beach, the mountains or staying at home? We've got your forecast here.

    Heading to the beach, the mountains or staying at home? We've got your forecast here.

  • SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:32:36 GMT
    The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
  • Harrell: Stemming domestic violence to be priority

    Harrell: Stemming domestic violence to be priority

    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a top priority for the House next year.
    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a top priority for the House next year.
  • Ethics: Columbia mayor properly reported trip

    Ethics: Columbia mayor properly reported trip

    An ethics panel says state laws did not require Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin to have disclosed an all-expenses paid trip from a Florida developer.
    An ethics panel says state laws did not require Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin to have disclosed an all-expenses paid trip from a Florida developer.
  • SC's pension investment agency hires new director

    SC's pension investment agency hires new director

    For the second time in three months, the agency investing South Carolina's pension portfolio has named an executive director.
    For the second time in three months, the agency investing South Carolina's pension portfolio has named an executive director.
  • SC court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

    SC court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

    South Carolina's high court says a man is entitled to workers' compensation benefits for injuries he suffered during a company kickball game.
    South Carolina's high court says a man is entitled to workers' compensation benefits for injuries he suffered during a company kickball game.
  • SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

    SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

    The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.
    The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.
  • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
    Virginia GilliamVirginia Gilliam
    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
  • American Pickers Show Looking For Antiques In SC

    American Pickers Show Looking For Antiques In SC

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:58:05 GMT
    Two of cable TV's most well-known backroads travelers are planning a trip to South Carolina. The History Channel Show “American Pickers” has put out a call to the Palmetto State looking for people with unique and valuable antiques.
    Two of cable TV's most well-known backroads travelers are planning a trip to South Carolina. The History Channel Show “American Pickers” has put out a call to the Palmetto State looking for people with unique and valuable antiques.
  • USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:47:31 GMT
    Kevin O'Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC's campus.Kevin O'Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC's campus.
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge. A suspect in one of those crimes, an armed robbery, was arrested Tuesday.
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge. A suspect in one of those crimes, an armed robbery, was arrested Tuesday.
  • DOT Seeks Your Input On Long-Term Transportation Plan

    DOT Seeks Your Input On Long-Term Transportation Plan

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:30:09 GMT

    It's one of the biggest issues we hear from you about: South Carolina's transportation needs. And now, the SCDOT wants to know what you think of its long term plan to improve transportation across all fronts.

    It's one of the biggest issues we hear from you about: South Carolina's transportation needs. And now, the SCDOT wants to know what you think of its long term plan to improve transportation across all fronts.

  • Computer Glitch Causes Delays, Limited Service At DMV Offices

    Computer Glitch Causes Delays, Limited Service At DMV Offices

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:53:34 GMT
     A glitch in the computer system that connects the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to other states wasn't working properly Tuesday morning, something that led to limited services and longer wait times.

     A glitch in the computer system that connects the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to other states wasn't working properly Tuesday morning, something that led to limited services and longer wait times.


  • Girl, 3, struck and killed by golf cart in Aiken

    Girl, 3, struck and killed by golf cart in Aiken

    Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was struck by a golf cart driven by a security guard at a hospital in Aiken.
    Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was struck by a golf cart driven by a security guard at a hospital in Aiken.
  • Obama Addresses Vets In Trip to Charlotte

    Obama Addresses Vets In Trip to Charlotte

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:26:56 GMT
    The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.
    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics. The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.
    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics. The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.
  • Alert Issued For Robbery Near USC Campus

    Alert Issued For Robbery Near USC Campus

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:22:02 GMT
    University of South Carolina Police are investigating an armed robbery near campus Tuesday morning. University of South Carolina Police are investigating an armed robbery near campus Tuesday morning.
    University of South Carolina Police are investigating an armed robbery near campus Tuesday morning. It's the second time Carolina Alerts has indicated a threat for the campus in the last three days.
    University of South Carolina Police are investigating an armed robbery near campus Tuesday morning. It's the second time Carolina Alerts has indicated a threat for the campus in the last three days.
  • Analyst at Columbia police drug lab resigns

    Analyst at Columbia police drug lab resigns

    A drug analyst at the Columbia Police Department has resigned amid concerns over some of the work she did on cases while working for the agency.
    A drug analyst at the Columbia Police Department has resigned amid concerns over some of the work she did on cases while working for the agency.
  • Congaree Park looks into new controls of wild hogs

    Congaree Park looks into new controls of wild hogs

    The National Park Service is asking for public comment on a plan to curb the growing population of non-native wild hogs in Congaree National Park south of Columbia.
    The National Park Service is asking for public comment on a plan to curb the growing population of non-native wild hogs in Congaree National Park south of Columbia.
  • Winthrop foundation may pay for president search

    Winthrop foundation may pay for president search

    The Winthrop University board of trustees wants the school's fundraising foundation to pay for the search for a new president.
    The Winthrop University board of trustees wants the school's fundraising foundation to pay for the search for a new president.
  • SC-based Sonoco packaging acquires German firm

    SC-based Sonoco packaging acquires German firm

    Hartsville-based packaging company Sonoco is buying the German firm Weidenhammer Packaging Group for $383 million.
    Hartsville-based packaging company Sonoco is buying the German firm Weidenhammer Packaging Group for $383 million.
  • Deputies: SC woman restrained while dog bit her

    Deputies: SC woman restrained while dog bit her

    A Union couple is charged with second degree assault and battery in an incident in which a woman was held down while a dog attacked her.
    A Union couple is charged with second degree assault and battery in an incident in which a woman was held down while a dog attacked her.
  • 2 couples safe after being stranded on sandbar

    2 couples safe after being stranded on sandbar

    Two couples from the Charleston area are safe after their fishing boat broke down, forcing them to spend the night on a sandbar near Beaufort.
    Two couples from the Charleston area are safe after their fishing boat broke down, forcing them to spend the night on a sandbar near Beaufort.
  • Rising seas expected to affect SC's lower coast

    Rising seas expected to affect SC's lower coast

    Experts predict that rising seas will bring floods threatening nearly $6 billion worth of property in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Rising seas will also mean routinely flooded roads and less salt marsh.
    Experts predict that rising seas will bring floods threatening nearly $6 billion worth of property in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Rising seas will also mean routinely flooded roads and less salt marsh.
  • Rand Paul campaigns in Rock Hill

    Rand Paul campaigns in Rock Hill

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is pushing the re-election of U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land.
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is pushing the re-election of U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land.
  • Western Carolina University to mark 125 years

    Western Carolina University to mark 125 years

    Western Carolina University is opening the academic year with a party.
    Western Carolina University is opening the academic year with a party.
  • Leaders provide update on Charleston Fisher House

    Leaders provide update on Charleston Fisher House

    Leaders in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the progress of a new Fisher House in the city.
    Leaders in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the progress of a new Fisher House in the city.
  • Richland coroner giving info about safe baby sleep

    Richland coroner giving info about safe baby sleep

    Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is hoping to educate parents and caregivers about ways to ensure that babies sleep safely.
    Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is hoping to educate parents and caregivers about ways to ensure that babies sleep safely.
  • Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

    Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm...
    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics.
  • Investigation Leads To SC School Replacing Football Helmets After Findings Reveal Low Safety Ratings

    Investigation Leads To SC School Replacing Football Helmets After Findings Reveal Low Safety Ratings

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:44:29 GMT
    When it comes to protecting football players from potential head injuries, information is power. College and NFL teams these days use as much research as possible when deciding which helmets their players will wear. 
    When it comes to protecting football players from potential head injuries, information is power. College and NFL teams these days use as much research as possible when deciding which helmets their players will wear.  
  • SC’s Identity Theft Unit Staying Busy

    SC’s Identity Theft Unit Staying Busy

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:43:04 GMT
    Mark Dennison takes a call to the ID Theft Unit Monday.Mark Dennison takes a call to the ID Theft Unit Monday.
    South Carolina residents have been keeping the state's new Identity Theft Unit busy, with its four employees answering 3,766 calls since the unit was launched last October. It was created after hackers got into the state Department of Revenue's computers and stole the personal information of 3.6 million taxpayers.
    South Carolina residents have been keeping the state's new Identity Theft Unit busy, with its four employees answering 3,766 calls since the unit was launched last October. It was created after hackers got into the state Department of Revenue's computers and stole the personal information of 3.6 million taxpayers.
  • Man receives 40-year sentence for fatal beating

    Man receives 40-year sentence for fatal beating

    A Spartanburg County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after admitting he fatally beat an acquaintance with a brick while robbing him.
    A Spartanburg County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after admitting he fatally beat an acquaintance with a brick while robbing him.
  • TS Cristobal expected to move away from Bahamas

    TS Cristobal expected to move away from Bahamas

    Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas.
    Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas.
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosting SC Republicans

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosting SC Republicans

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is scheduled to speak at a fundraising barbecue for South Carolina Republicans.
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is scheduled to speak at a fundraising barbecue for South Carolina Republicans.
  • US Sen. Rand Paul attending Mulvaney fundraiser

    US Sen. Rand Paul attending Mulvaney fundraiser

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is appearing at a South Carolina Republican fundraiser sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is appearing at a South Carolina Republican fundraiser sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
  • New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

    New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

    A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago.
    A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago.
  • Escaped Inmate in Alexander County Captured

    Escaped Inmate in Alexander County Captured

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:47:13 GMT
    NCDPS says an escaped inmate in Alexander County was captured Friday night.NCDPS says an escaped inmate in Alexander County was captured Friday night.
    NCDPS says an escaped inmate in Alexander County was captured Friday night.
    NCDPS says an escaped inmate in Alexander County was captured Friday night.

  • Obama To Address American Legion in Charlotte

    Obama To Address American Legion in Charlotte

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:08:10 GMT
    Obama to visit Charlotte to speak to the American Legion convention Tuesday.Obama to visit Charlotte to speak to the American Legion convention Tuesday.
    Obama to visit Charlotte to speak to the American Legion convention Tuesday.
    Obama to visit Charlotte to speak to the American Legion convention Tuesday.

  • Columbia Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Social Security

    Columbia Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Social Security

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:38:30 GMT
    Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.
    Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.
    Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.

  • NC Lawmakers Approve Regulating Toxic Coal Ash

    NC Lawmakers Approve Regulating Toxic Coal Ash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:55:44 GMT
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
  • UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

    UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:02:53 GMT
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • Justice Dept. Announces $17B Settlement With BofA

    Justice Dept. Announces $17B Settlement With BofA

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:10:26 GMT
    Bank of America says its cash payouts will total $9.65 billion.Bank of America says its cash payouts will total $9.65 billion.
    The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.The deal announced Thursday calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to pay a $5 billion cash penalty and provide billions of dollars of relief to struggling homeowners.
    The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.The deal announced Thursday calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to pay a $5 billion cash penalty and provide billions of dollars of relief to struggling homeowners.
  • SC Film Commission Releases New App

    SC Film Commission Releases New App

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:32 GMT
    Much of the movie "Leatherheads" was shot in South Carolina.Much of the movie "Leatherheads" was shot in South Carolina.
    A new app released by the South Carolina Film Commission is for directors, producers and tourists and film buffs as well. The app provides information on South Carolina locations, support services and production incentives so film makers can find the perfect place to make films, television shows and commercials.
    A new app released by the South Carolina Film Commission is for directors, producers and tourists and film buffs as well. The app provides information on South Carolina locations, support services and production incentives so film makers can find the perfect place to make films, television shows and commercials.
  • MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:17 GMT
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
  • Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:44:25 GMT
    Paul Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Gorge, Tennessee, a hub for tourists in the Smoky Mountains. The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." The
    Paul Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Gorge, Tennessee, a hub for tourists in the Smoky Mountains. The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." The
  • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:58:31 GMT
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
  • Red Cross urges South Carolinians to prepare for 1st Tropical Storm of the season

    Red Cross urges South Carolinians to prepare for 1st Tropical Storm of the season

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:12:14 GMT
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday.The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday.
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, First Aid and more.
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, First Aid and more.
  • Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:10:18 GMT
    Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
  • 7th anniversary of Sofa fire that left 9 SC firefighters dead

    7th anniversary of Sofa fire that left 9 SC firefighters dead

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:10:24 GMT
    June 18, 2014 marks a somber anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that left nine firefighters dead. The store was comprised of a showroom building and warehouse but had no fire sprinkler system. The fire started in a covered loading dock area built between the showroom and warehouse buildings. When the fire started, employees and customers were there because it was during normal business hours. Charleston firefighters arrived within three minutes after the alarm, and other firefighters fr...
    June 18, 2014 marks a somber anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that left nine firefighters dead. The store was comprised of a showroom building and warehouse but had no fire sprinkler system. The fire started in a covered loading dock area built between the showroom and warehouse buildings. When the fire started, employees and customers were there because it was during normal business hours. Charleston firefighters arrived within three minutes after the alarm, and other firefighters fr...
  • SC meth lab explodes, baby burned

    SC meth lab explodes, baby burned

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:12:32 GMT
    Richland County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects after a three-month-old boy and a man were injured after a meth explosion. It happened Tuesday morning at the Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park. Richland County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Sgt. Curtis Wilson confirmed the explosion was caused by meth. Wilson said two adults dropped the father of the three-month-old off at Palmetto Health Richland and...
    Richland County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects after a three-month-old boy and a man were injured after a meth explosion. It happened Tuesday morning at the Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park. Richland County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Sgt. Curtis Wilson confirmed the explosion was caused by meth. Wilson said two adults dropped the father of the three-month-old off at Palmetto Health Richland and...
  • Stone Brewing Company not coming to the beach

    Stone Brewing Company not coming to the beach

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-06-10 14:08:57 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation was notified by a representative from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Monday that the Myrtle Beach area is not among the final locations selected by Stone Brewing Company for their East Coast expansion. "While we are disappointed that we did not win the project, we couldn't be more proud of the effort that was put forth by this community. This project is a great example of how we can all work together to create good jobs...
    The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation was notified by a representative from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Monday that the Myrtle Beach area is not among the final locations selected by Stone Brewing Company for their East Coast expansion. "While we are disappointed that we did not win the project, we couldn't be more proud of the effort that was put forth by this community. This project is a great example of how we can all work together to create good jobs...
  • USC student to receive Medal of Honor

    USC student to receive Medal of Honor

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:47:58 GMT
    An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.President Barack Obama will present the medal to retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a White House ceremony on June 19.Carpenter, now 24 years old, was wounded Nov. 21, 2010, while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Helmand Province.According to a Marine Corps summary of ...
    An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.President Barack Obama will present the medal to retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a White House ceremony on June 19.Carpenter, now 24 years old, was wounded Nov. 21, 2010, while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Helmand Province.According to a Marine Corps summary of ...
  • Country singer Scotty McCreery and friends robbed in Raleigh apartment

    Country singer Scotty McCreery and friends robbed in Raleigh apartment

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-05-05 16:36:17 GMT
    American Idol winner Scotty McCreery attends NC State and was visiting friends at a near campus when they became victims of a home invasion robbery. It happened at an apartment located on Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane early Monday morning. Raleigh Police said three armed people came into the home and proceeded to take wallets, cash, and electronics before taking off. Police are working to get a description of the suspects. Nobody was hurt. McCreery, 20, won the tenth season of American Idol and ...
    American Idol winner Scotty McCreery attends NC State and was visiting friends at a near campus when they became victims of a home invasion robbery. It happened at an apartment located on Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane early Monday morning. Raleigh Police said three armed people came into the home and proceeded to take wallets, cash, and electronics before taking off. Police are working to get a description of the suspects. Nobody was hurt. McCreery, 20, won the tenth season of American Idol and ...
  • Huge gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

    Huge gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-05-05 13:04:56 GMT
    South Carolina Rep. Wendell Gilliard sent video to our Media General station WCBD in Charleston showinga gator crossing the road Sunday afternoon.The email stated, "Saw this [Sunday] coming from Myrtle beach." He had gone to Sandy Island boat landing andwhile leaving the dock areahe encountered the very large gator crossing the road.The video shows Gilliard's vehicle approach as the gator crossedin the opposite lane.Gilliard added in the email, "I see why the people on Sandy Island need a fer...
    South Carolina Rep. Wendell Gilliard sent video to our Media General station WCBD in Charleston showinga gator crossing the road Sunday afternoon.The email stated, "Saw this [Sunday] coming from Myrtle beach." He had gone to Sandy Island boat landing andwhile leaving the dock areahe encountered the very large gator crossing the road.The video shows Gilliard's vehicle approach as the gator crossedin the opposite lane.Gilliard added in the email, "I see why the people on Sandy Island need a fer...
  • SC 12-year-old girl found dead, classmates point to bullying

    SC 12-year-old girl found dead, classmates point to bullying

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-05-02 10:11:52 GMT
    Twelve-year-old Celeste WillsTwelve-year-old Celeste Wills
    Twelve-year-old Celeste Wills was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are not saying how she died or whether bullying was behind her death.
    Twelve-year-old Celeste Wills was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are not saying how she died or whether bullying was behind her death.
  • SC men arrested with pot in 'Scooby Doo' lunch box

    SC men arrested with pot in 'Scooby Doo' lunch box

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-04-30 13:31:05 GMT
    Two Rock Hill men have been arrested after police say they found pot and pipes inside their "Scooby Doo" lunch box. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 20-year-old Trenton Simmons and 26-year-old Brittany Robinson were arrested Monday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a school. Police say they went to a home after getting a tip about men using drugs there. They found Simmons and Robinson in woods nearby. Police also fo...
    Two Rock Hill men have been arrested after police say they found pot and pipes inside their "Scooby Doo" lunch box. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 20-year-old Trenton Simmons and 26-year-old Brittany Robinson were arrested Monday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a school. Police say they went to a home after getting a tip about men using drugs there. They found Simmons and Robinson in woods nearby. Police also fo...
  • Trio jailed after Florence Police Officer and suspect shot during chase

    Trio jailed after Florence Police Officer and suspect shot during chase

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:23:26 GMT
    The suspect car involved in the chase crashed into a telephone pole. Photo from Curtis Graham/WBTWThe suspect car involved in the chase crashed into a telephone pole. Photo from Curtis Graham/WBTW
    A police chase in Florence on Monday afternoon ended with  a police officer and a suspect being shot, authorities say.  The chase involved Florence Police pursuing a vehicle and ended near National Cemetery
    A police chase in Florence on Monday afternoon ended with  a police officer and a suspect being shot, authorities say.  The chase involved Florence Police pursuing a vehicle and ended near National Cemetery
  • Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:02:39 GMT
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
  • 11-month-old boy dies from injuries in NC tornado

    11-month-old boy dies from injuries in NC tornado

    Monday, April 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-28 18:16:30 GMT
    Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
    Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
  • Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

    Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:21:03 GMT
    Friday, April 25, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. There will be a vigil held at 7:30 by her memorial tree in Market Common. When she disappeared, Brittanee, who's from Rochester, New York, was 17 years old on Spring Break with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard. Her mother, Dawn, has held ou...
    Friday, April 25, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. There will be a vigil held at 7:30 by her memorial tree in Market Common. When she disappeared, Brittanee, who's from Rochester, New York, was 17 years old on Spring Break with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard. Her mother, Dawn, has held ou...
  • SC teen dies in boating accident

    SC teen dies in boating accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:13:01 GMT
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
  • Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:14:04 GMT
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
  • NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:41:01 GMT
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
  • 3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 05:34:12 GMT
    3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-...
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-...
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:14:49 GMT
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
  • Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:39:04 GMT
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
  • SC Trooper awarded Medal of Valor after shootout, wild chase in Horry County

    SC Trooper awarded Medal of Valor after shootout, wild chase in Horry County

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:11:37 GMT
    An SC Highway Patrolman who was shot at several times in a wild high-speed chase in Horry County was awarded the Medal of Valor by the SC Highway Patrol.  L/Cpl. Douglas J. Sarvis, of Troop Five, which
    An SC Highway Patrolman who was shot at several times in a wild high-speed chase in Horry County was awarded the Medal of Valor by the SC Highway Patrol.  L/Cpl. Douglas J. Sarvis, of Troop Five, which
  • HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found

    HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:06:34 GMT
    The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida after skeletal remains were reportedly discovered earlier this week. Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry
    The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida after skeletal remains were reportedly discovered earlier this week. Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry
  • NC school decides boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

    NC school decides boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:33:26 GMT
    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. The boy's family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack to Candler Elementary
    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. The boy's family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack to Candler Elementary
  • SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

    SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:51:17 GMT
    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was
    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was
  • Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing

    Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:46:03 GMT
    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear
    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear
  • North Myrtle Beach gives final approval to beach tent ban

    North Myrtle Beach gives final approval to beach tent ban

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:17:12 GMT
    On Monday evening, the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas along the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 annually. This means
    On Monday evening, the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas along the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 annually. This means
  • SC driver plows into festival crowd with 3 dead, 23 hurt, officials say

    SC driver plows into festival crowd with 3 dead, 23 hurt, officials say

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:22:50 GMT
    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a
    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a
  • Inmate found dead at Florence County Detention Center

    Inmate found dead at Florence County Detention Center

    Sunday, March 16 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-03-16 23:45:21 GMT
    Tavar PeoplesTavar Peoples
    The Florence County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office investigate the death of an inmate at the Florence County Detention Center.  A correctional officer found Tavar Peoples, 24, of Effingham, dead
    The Florence County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office investigate the death of an inmate at the Florence County Detention Center.  A correctional officer found Tavar Peoples, 24, of Effingham, dead
  • Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

    Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:46:17 GMT
    WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane. The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened
    WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane. The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened
  • Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

    Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-03-14 10:44:51 GMT
    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing
    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing
  • 3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

    3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:59:39 GMT
    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head
    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head
  • Medical fund started for 6-year-old SC girl after 2 dogs attack

    Medical fund started for 6-year-old SC girl after 2 dogs attack

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:45:45 GMT
    A 6-year-old girl remains in the hospital after she was attacked by 2 dogs on Sunday.Kayla Smith suffered severe injury to her head and was in surgery Monday so doctors at Childrens Hospital at  MUSC could
    A 6-year-old girl remains in the hospital after she was attacked by 2 dogs on Sunday.Kayla Smith suffered severe injury to her head and was in surgery Monday so doctors at Childrens Hospital at  MUSC could
  • SC dad breaks down while talking about dog attack that ripped daughter's scalp

    SC dad breaks down while talking about dog attack that ripped daughter's scalp

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:05:59 GMT
    According to eyewitnesses, a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs over the weekend in a Goose Creek neighborhood. According to the victim's father officials have not filled out paperwork on this
    According to eyewitnesses, a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs over the weekend in a Goose Creek neighborhood. According to the victim's father officials have not filled out paperwork on this
  • 9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

    9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-03-10 12:13:53 GMT
    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include
    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include
  • Missing mom and baby found safe, Brunswick County authorities say

    Missing mom and baby found safe, Brunswick County authorities say

    Friday, March 7 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-03-07 22:50:18 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives say that a Shallotte woman  who was missing along with her 13 month old daughter has been found.
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives say that a Shallotte woman  who was missing along with her 13 month old daughter has been found.
  • NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

    NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:39 PM EST2014-03-06 18:39:19 GMT
    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February
    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February
  • Divers search boat landing in Heather Elvis case, create "forensic re-enactment"

    Divers search boat landing in Heather Elvis case, create "forensic re-enactment"

    Friday, February 28 2014 8:26 PM EST2014-03-01 01:26:20 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement officers were back at the scene looking for evidence where missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis' car was found in December. According to Horry County Police Lt.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement officers were back at the scene looking for evidence where missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis' car was found in December. According to Horry County Police Lt.
  • Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

    Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:19 PM EST2014-02-28 20:19:43 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach hotel gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said. The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean
    A Myrtle Beach hotel gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said. The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean
  • Heather Elvis' dad writes poem about daughter who police say was murdered

    Heather Elvis' dad writes poem about daughter who police say was murdered

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-02-26 21:03:28 GMT
    Still trying to deal with the news that 2 people were charged in his still-missing daughter's death, the father of Heather Elvis posted a poem to her on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. Terry Elvis and his
    Still trying to deal with the news that 2 people were charged in his still-missing daughter's death, the father of Heather Elvis posted a poem to her on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. Terry Elvis and his
  • SC middle school teacher faces new sex charge

    SC middle school teacher faces new sex charge

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-02-26 15:49:17 GMT
    A Sumter middle school teacher is facing a new sex charge after a third student has come forward. Sumter County Sheriff's investigators say 31-year-old Elizabeth Moss was taken back into custody Tuesday
    A Sumter middle school teacher is facing a new sex charge after a third student has come forward. Sumter County Sheriff's investigators say 31-year-old Elizabeth Moss was taken back into custody Tuesday
  • Terry Elvis: Together we're going to find Heather

    Terry Elvis: Together we're going to find Heather

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:31 PM EST2014-02-26 04:31:38 GMT
    Less than 24 hours after murder charges were brought upon two people connected to the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, her parents are breaking their silence and speaking out. News 13's Meghan
    Less than 24 hours after murder charges were brought upon two people connected to the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, her parents are breaking their silence and speaking out. News 13's Meghan
  • Body of missing SC teen found; 2 brothers charged with murder

    Body of missing SC teen found; 2 brothers charged with murder

    Friday, February 21 2014 8:51 PM EST2014-02-22 01:51:53 GMT
    Police believe a missing teen from Orangeburg County has been murdered. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Bryant McKnight and Jerry McKnight have been arrested and charged with murder. Deputies
    Police believe a missing teen from Orangeburg County has been murdered. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Bryant McKnight and Jerry McKnight have been arrested and charged with murder. Deputies
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  • Coroner: Security Guards Killed By Shotgun In Greenville Co.

    Coroner: Security Guards Killed By Shotgun In Greenville Co.

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:14:19 GMT
    Autopsy results show two security guards found dead at the old Hollingsworth facility in Greenville were killed by shotgun. The Greenville County coroner released autopsy results Tuesday.
    Autopsy results show two security guards found dead at the old Hollingsworth facility in Greenville were killed by shotgun. The Greenville County coroner released autopsy results Tuesday.
  • Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:21:07 GMT
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
  • Lockdown Lifted For 3 Spartanburg District Five Schools

    Lockdown Lifted For 3 Spartanburg District Five Schools

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:12:30 GMT
    The lockdown of River Ridge, Berry Shoals and Florence Chapel has been lifted Tuesday morning. Law enforcement has informed the district that there is no longer a threat to schools in the area.
    The lockdown of River Ridge, Berry Shoals and Florence Chapel has been lifted Tuesday morning. Law enforcement has informed the district that there is no longer a threat to schools in the area.
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