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  Deerfield residents at standstill with repairing potholes

It’s been a bumpy road for neighbors trying to sort through severe road issues in the Deerfield Community.

New Conway restaurant offering home cooking with ‘international flair’

Georgetown police officer arrested on domestic violence charge

Socastee neighborhood on edge after car break-ins

This is Carolina: Locals celebrate Carolina tradition with sixth annual Taste of the Marshwalk

Developer looks to add $53M community in Carolina Forest

Grand Strand golf rounds drop in 2018; courses bounce back

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  New axe-throwing facility set to open its doors this week in North Myrtle Beach

Proposed SC bill would allow for Sunday liquor sales

Georgetown Police investigating after man woke up with bullet hole in his leg

Myrtle Beach Sports Center economic impact down for third straight year, generated over $20 million in 2018

Some Horry County school teachers head to SC Statehouse to rally for higher pay

Horry County Schools considering buying land to build new elementary school in Carolina Forest

  Video: Man charged with attempted murder following police chase

-A man is behind bars on numerous charges after leading police on a multi-county police chase.

Small dogs and their owners get a treat as new section opens at Myrtle Beach Barc Parc

A long-awaited “small dog” section at Barc Park South has opened in Myrtle Beach.

  Boeing grant to fund veterans transition program at CCU

A grant from Boeing will help support a program that aims to ease the transition from military to civilian life for veterans in our area.

Bill would authorize police to send drug offenders to treatment before they’re charged

A bill in the State House gives law enforcement the option to send people suffering from a drug addiction to get help rather than charge them right off the bat.

CCU earns Bronze distinction for commitment to vets, military personnel

SC is the 39th safest state in America, study says

A busy road in Conway set for improvements in the spring

WATCH: Air Force Staff Sgt. from Summerville surprises family with early return home

Georgetown in beginning stages of port dredging project

Traffic Alert: Drainage line project closing Conway area road

Multi-million dollar senior facility coming soon to Carolina Forest

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A proposal for a new 166 unit, 18 acre senior facility in Carolina Forest still has a few additional hurdles to cross before breaking ground.According to our news partners at MyHorryNews.com, a $53 million senior living community could get the first of a series of green l

Grand Strand shelter dog ‘Harold’ praised for saving litter of misplaced puppies

A dog at the Grand Strand Humane Society is being called a hero Sunday after volunteers say he saved a litter of misplaced puppies. Harold found himself back at the shelter after a bad fit at a new home, writes the shelter in a Facebook post. However volunteers are calling it a ‘blessing in disgui

Country music artists hit the stage for the Carolina Country Music Awards

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) - Dozens of country music artists and fans from across the Carolinas packed the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach Saturday night for the 2nd annual Carolina Country Music Awards.

SC boating classes educate residents on new water safety regulations

Nearly a dozen recreational boating deaths occurred in South Carolina last year. Now, the emphasis on boater safety courses in the state continues to rise.One local Carolina boating organization is offering that safety course free, in hopes of saving future lives.“This is the first time I’m taking

Socastee billboard honors native, champion Clemson WR

SCOASTEE, SC (WMBF) - The accolades continue to roll in for two-time College Football National Champion and Socastee native Hunter Renfrow.

SCHP: Pedestrian fatalities are up in 2019 so far

South Carolina Highway Patrol says one out of every five traffic fatalities in the state so far this year has been pedestrians.

  Public comments show intense opposition to proposed fence along S.C. 544

Of the 74 public comments the South Carolina Department of Transportation received in regards to the proposed fence being built in the median of S.C. 544 from Founders Drive to West Cox Ferry Road near Coastal Carolina University, only one supported the endeavor.

This is Carolina: Man finds GoPro on the beach, reunites it with New York family

While body surfing, a GoPro was lost in July 2018. The family never found it before the left their vacation in the Grand Strand and headed home.

Restaurant Scorecard: Six days old apple pie, rusty water on the floor and taco fans get ready to get crafty

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Waffle House at 1528 Highway 544 in Conway. Inspectors found a sanitizer bucket being dumped into the hand sink on the cook line.

Bill aims to prevent drivers from handling cell phones, watching videos while behind the wheel

Drivers could soon have to get used to getting behind the wheel without touching their electronic devices if a bill is signed into law.

SC Medical Marijuana bill to push FDA

South Carolina lawmakers are steps closer to pushing the FDA to do more testing on medical marijuana.

Study ranks SC No. 2 in the country for worst drivers

A new study shows South Carolina drivers are among the worst in the country.

Can you spot fake cash? Myrtle Beach police warn of counterfeit money in the area

Myrtle Beach police say they’re noticing some cases of counterfeit money showing up throughout the city.

New business opening in North Myrtle Beach

While the winter months might be a quieter time for tourism along the Grand Strand, it’s often one of the busier times for new projects to start.

Suspect Search: Man charged with leading police on a high speed chase; Another man accused of assaulting a woman

A high-speed chase that includes a crash and a report of a second suspect who allegedly punched his victim after slamming her into a vanity. Let’s see if you can help authorities find them.

Bill could allocate A-tax money towards flooding, drainage projects in tourism areas

Accommodations tax money could soon be used for drainage projects and flooding issues in tourism-related areas if a bill passes through the House and is signed into law.

Myrtle Beach, Conway, and Horry County among top agencies who distributed Narcan in 2018

Horry County, Myrtle Beach, and Conway police are among DHEC’s top ten agencies who distributed Narcan in 2018.

Extras needed for two TV shows filming in the Charleston area

Looking to make a splash on the small screen? There are two opportunities to make it happen!

Church teams with Samaritan’s Purse to rebuild Socastee homes destroyed during Hurricane Florence

An area church teamed up with Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Relief Program to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Conway police seek runaway teen last seen at Horry County courthouse

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.

Fake flyer spreading on social media regarding February SNAP benefits for SC recipients

The South Carolina Department of Social Services is reassuring SNAP recipients that their early February benefits will be honored past the month of January.

Man wanted following drug bust in Longs arrested by U.S. Marshals

A seventh suspect has been arrested after police say guns, drugs and money were seized from a Longs home last week.

  ‘I want to feel safe and I do not feel safe:’ Increase in coyote sightings leaves residents concerned

Wildlife experts say it’s mating season for coyotes and some communities in Myrtle Beach are seeing more of them roaming the neighborhood.

TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes of Highway 501 blocked in Conway after vehicle overturns

Conway police is on scene of an overturned vehicle at the intersection of El Bethel Road and Church Street, according to a tweet from the department.

WMBF INVESTIGATES: Statistics show stereotyping, targeting in traffic stops

WMBF Investigates rode along with local officers and analyzed millions of traffic stops across the state to find out how traffic enforcement intersects with drivers' demographics.

SNAP recipients concerned over government shutdown impacts

SNAP recipients will not receive any other benefits next month even if the federal government reopens.

Coastal Alliance sends letter to Army Corps of Engineers asking for study to be done

The Coastal Alliance, a group made up of Horry County’s coastal mayors, met Wednesday to discuss long-term plans for improving beaches, swashes and inlets in the area.

Horry County handbook proposed changes delayed until budget planning retreat

Although some policies may seem like new ones, Horry County says there are certain ones in the proposal for the Horry County employee handbook that has been in place and enforced for years.

Beard-growing competition coming to The Boathouse, open to men and women

It's a one-of-a-kind competition that goes toward an organization that helps those with disabilities know nothing is impossible.

Axe-throwing facility to open in North Myrtle Beach

An indoor axe-throwing location will soon open in North Myrtle Beach.

Community coming together to help area Coast Guard, other federal employees impacted by shutdown

Members of the Grand Strand community are coming together to support the local Coast Guard during the on-going government shutdown.

Horry County assessor to appraise property values to determine updated property values

The Horry County's Assessor's Office is in the process of appraising property values to ensure that property taxes are determined on an updated fair market value of properties.

Myrtle Beach leaders discuss entertainment overlay district, workforce housing at meeting

Myrtle Beach city leaders made official the 10-month moratorium on vape shops at a city council meeting Tuesday.

Horry County Council sends plans for Indian Wells development back to planning commission

Dozens of people showed up in red shirts that read “Just stop” to Tuesday’s Horry County Council meeting to speak out against a proposed development that would add more than 500 new homes where the Indian Wells Golf Course currently sits.

Grand Strand Health’s behavioral health unit looks to expand

It’s been one year since Grand Strand Health Center opened its behavioral health unit at their South Strand Medical Center location.

casino bet This is Carolina: 89-year-old veteran is Chick-Fil-A celebrity

A video taken of a Surfside Beach Chick-Fil-A employee has now been seen over 22,000 times.

Parents of St. James High wrestlers outraged over felon on bus, accusations of hazing

Parents of Saint James High School’s wrestling team are speaking out about concerns they have with the team and its coach.

It’s Your Money: The cost of marketing and promoting a city

Visitors to the beach generate money from the dollars they spend at local businesses but also for the city by the taxes they pay on their accommodations.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Grainger Road in Conway to close for drainage line replacement

Conway city officials will begin a drainage line replacement project along Grainger Road next week.

Six arrested, one wanted following drug bust in Longs

Six people were arrested and one remains at large after guns, drugs and money were seized from a Longs home last week, according to a news release from the Horry County Police Department.

Study shows most Americans believe they will fall victim to cybercrime or identity theft

We are more reliant on technology than ever these days, and we’re all connected one way or another. No matter how tech-savvy you think you may be, experts say anyone is at risk for falling victim.

Firefighter injured battling blaze at Socastee restaurant

Emergency crews battled a fire Tuesday morning at a shopping center in Socastee.

Man dies after shooting near Andrews

Deputies are investigating after a man was injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning near Andrews.

Paying more at the pump? Potential bill would add tax to fund new beaches

A proposed bill will let you decide if you want to pay more at the pump in order to help improve our beaches. Senator Greg Henry proposed a bill that would let counties vote if they want a $.1 per gallon tax on gas to go towards beach renourishment projects."The voters would have to vote to tax the

Scenes for upcoming Lifetime original movie filmed at local coffee shop

Scenes for an upcoming Lifetime original movie were filmed Monday at Beach Dreams Market and Cafe in North Myrtle Beach.

Possum Trot Golf Course to close

After 51 years of operation, Possum Trot Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach is expected to close later this year.

Two injured after shooting in Longs

Police are investigating after two people were shot Monday morning in Longs.

Parade-goers plan to brave the cold for this year’s annual MLK parade along Ocean Boulevard

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and achievements will be celebrated across the country on Monday, including right here on the Grand Strand.

Myrtle Beach mosque donates food, water to furloughed TSA agents

As the partial government shutdown reaches the thirty day mark, communities across the Grand Strand are banding together to support strained government employees. Sunday, representatives from the Grand Strand Islamic Society donated home-cooked meals, and non-perishable foods to TSA agents working a

Crowds of people participate in the Myrtle Beach Women’s March

While the third annual Women’s March returned to Washington D.C. on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in Myrtle Beach at Chapin Park to do the same. This year's theme is the "Women's Wave" and "Truth to Power." Women of all ages and men gathered together with signs over at Chapin Park to call fo

Horry County Police searching for missing Myrtle Beach man

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police are asking for the public’s help Saturday in the search for an elderly man gone missing. Joseph Cambra, 73. was last seen at his home in the Carolina Forest area on Monday, January 14. According to HCPD, Cambra left his home in a blue 2018 Hyundai Elant

Buyer beware: Myrtle Beach woman gets creative to promote sidewalk sales

It’s a scorned lover’s worst nightmare, a bargain sale of one’s prized possessions. That fear came to fruition Saturday for one man after a Myrtle Beach woman posted signs in the River Oaks area urging customers to ‘Take my ex’s stuff!’

Theatre of the Republic marks 50 years of performances

A cornerstone of historic downtown Conway is celebrating 50 years in Horry County. The Theatre of the Republic, or T.O.R., was established in 1969. In the early years, the theatre performed in various locations, including Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium.

Horry County working to keep up with growing numbers of sex offenders

Horry County is one of the counties in South Carolina with the greatest number of sex offenders.

This is Carolina: Man finds treasures of the ‘Swamp Fox’ days on family farm

The area kept many of the names of the men that served with him. Up Cockfield Road and left on McCutcheon Road, you’ll find the Graham Farm in Lake City.

Cheers! Largest U.S. wine and beer retailer coming to Myrtle Beach

Wine and beer connoisseurs get ready because a new business is preparing to open its doors in the Grand Strand.

Report: Police called about body being driven around; body found in car in Surfside Beach parking lot

Horry County police were called after a woman’s body – wrapped in a blanket – was found in a car in Surfside Beach.

Police pursuit that began after incident at Georgetown Verizon store ends in Williamsburg County; suspect apprehended

Georgetown County deputies have arrested a Charlotte man they say fired on them during a pursuit Friday.