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  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.

  It’s Your Money: Horry County School District Salaries

WMBF Investigates: What happens when school lunches go unpaid

It’s Your Money: Conway hired a real estate broker to help with redevelopment goals

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

It’s Your Money: Funding holiday spirit

Woman shocked after receiving unexpected holiday surprise

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  Employees seeking answers and pay after company abruptly closes

It’s Your Money: North Myrtle Beach pays $50K for employee physicals

Robeson Co. woman details potential voting irregularities in new affidavit

WMBF Investigates: Statewide discrepancy between absentee ballots returned, votes counted

It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach paid more than $100,000 for tree maintenance in 2018

Former Socastee Montessori School parent concerned over school’s deficiencies

  Customers claim local business took money without delivering work

WMBF investigates a Myrtle Beach web design company with a pattern of complaints claiming the business took money but didn't deliver work.

WMBF Investigates: Lack of regulations, aging maps affect perception of radon risk in South Carolina

Radon is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that can only be detected by testing buildings.

  It’s Your Money: Monitoring the quality of river and ocean water

Horry County's Stormwater Department allocates $580,000 each year for programs that monitor the quality of river and ocean water.

Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

While many people think about health and wellness resolutions for the new year, financial experts recommend thinking about money goals too.

  WMBF Investigates: Did poor planning lead to flooding in a Longs community?

It’s Your Money: Horry County spends millions on inmate medical services

WMBF Investigates: Weather radar beam blocked by trees, impacting its ability to detect storms

It’s Your Money: The Myrtle Beach lawsuit that is costing you

Fundraising can come with a cost to charities

It’s Your Money: The price of keeping pests away

  Flood victims search for answers after hurricane recovery efforts halted

Residents in Lee's Landing demolished their homes weeks ago. The owners were told FEMA would pick up the debris, but steel frames remain in front yards uncollected.

Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Thousands of nuclear weapons workers are seeking compensation from a federal program that has ballooned far past initial projections - and some say they're being denied based on incorrect information.

WMBF Investigates: What’s the impact of changing flood maps on Horry County’s future?

Changes to flood maps and increased development regulations mean increased cost to the consumer. WMBF Investigates looks into the cost of changing flood maps for Horry County.

Former HCSO officer disputes facts in report into drowning deaths of two mental health patients

Former Horry County correction officer Stephen Flood wrote, "the facts in this report are not true" in response to the detailed disciplinary report on the night he drove around flood barriers.

It’s Your Money: The cost of funding fitness trails in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach paid more than $30,000 to replace equipment on its oceanfront fitness trail.

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

A company offering to help people reduce their student loan debt is now under investigation. One St. Louis woman says her debt actually increased after trying to work with the company.

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.

Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.

It’s Your Money: Horry County allocated $90.4 million for salaries in 2018

WMBF Investigates obtained the salaries for all Horry County employees and breaks down the numbers.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

Brad Barrett took $4,000 Disney trip for a family of four for only $150. Seriously.

'This is a big, big win for South Carolina:’ How a winning ticket impacts the state

South Carolina will receive millions from the Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Simpsonville.

It’s Your Money: Highest paid city employees

WMBF Investigates reports the top city employee salaries in Myrtle Beach, Conway and North Myrtle Beach.

FCSO reports detail multiple domestic incidents at the home of alleged law enforcement shooter

WMBF News Investigates looked into how many calls the Florence County Sheriff’s Office received to respond the Hopkins Home on Ashton Lane since January 2017.

casino bet It’s Your Money: Inside Horry County Coroner’s Office

WMBF Investigates looks into the cost of employing a coroner and pathologist to find out just how much Horry County is spending on autopsies.

A look at the billions of dollars behind beach renourishment: Is it worth it?

Keeping the beaches wide and beautiful within South Carolina has come with a more than $433 million cost. WMBF Investigates looks into where these funds are coming from and is it actually worth it?

Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.

Dozens of Conway homes damaged despite being outside flood hazard zones

Hundred of homes are damaged throughout Conway, but much of the destruction occurred in areas not zoned for hazardous flooding.

WMBF Investigates: Suspected shooter is Vietnam veteran, disbarred lawyer

Suspect in the Florence County shooting is a disbarred South Carolina lawyer, faces previous charges and was injured in the Vietnam War. Deputies identified Fred Hopkins as the suspect who opened fire on law enforcement officers on Wednesday.

Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

A new study shows patients are overpaying on prescriptions sometimes because they are using insurance, rather than paying the cash price.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

  Inside parasailing accidents: How lack of industry regulation affects passengers

North Carolina did not have any regulations for commercial parasailing in 2009. Years later, the state still does not. In fact, nationwide there is little regulatory government oversight on the water activity.

THURSDAY AFTER FOOTBALL: A look inside parasailing accidents

Up and down the Carolina coast, parasail businesses are able to fly customers hundreds of feet in the sky without much oversight.

Residents voice frustration over unstoppable paper deliveries

Week after week, Dawn Schirnhofer walks through her neighborhood picking up copies of papers and then throws them away.

UPDATE: Parents fear new bus stop adds danger to neighborhood and children

Residents in a Murrells Inlet neighborhood are scrambling for answers after they discovered a change to their bus stops just days before school started.

WMBF Investigates: Residents concerned that short-term rentals lead to 'fraternity central'

Myrtle Beach resident Lyn Tayloe describes her street in Forest Dunes as "fraternity central" on the weekends.

WMBF Investigates: More than 160 guns stolen throughout Myrtle Beach over past year

More than 160 guns were reported stolen throughout Myrtle Beach from July 2017 to August 2018.

Horry County School District sees drop in behavior counts despite rise in students

Behavior counts against students in the Horry County School District decreased on average for the 2017-2018 school year despite a rise in the number of students.

WMBF Investigates: 'Zombie campaign' gets new treasurer

The son of former South Carolina Congressman Robin Tallon is no longer the treasurer for his father's decades old campaign account.

Boating company involved in accident that left man without his legs has history of injured participants

The Myrtle Beach parasailing company involved in an accident that left one man without his legs has been connected to numerous personal injury lawsuits throughout the years.

Hours between shots fired and police response leave questions

On the morning of July 10, 42-year-old Mark Verhasselt was found dead outside a running car on Bovardia Place in the Myrtlewood community.

Former chief, officers deny allegations of ‘widespread abuses’ in Horry Co. Police Department

The former chief of the Horry County Police Department and other officers are refuting allegations made by a woman suing the department who claims there were "documented widespread abuses" over a 10-year period.

WMBF Investigates: Customers upset over delay in receiving growler chillers

On May 21, 2018, a man from Virginia contacted WMBF News Investigates, asking us to look into a Pawleys Island company selling a product many people seem to want.

‘You feel so much pressure:’ Two of WMBF’s own take part in FBI Citizen’s Academy

Over the past month, WMBF'S Kaitlin Stansell and Audrey Biesk have been a part of a group of Myrtle Beach citizens who have gotten an inside look at the FBI's role in the local community in a very hands-on way.

WMBF Investigates: How unsafe levels of GenX were found miles from production plant

In April, the Robeson County Health Department said the first unsafe levels of GenX had been found in a homeowner's well in the St. Pauls area. The discovery initiated more testing and a call for the community to come together to talk about GenX's potentially harmful effects and what should be done about it.

WMBF Investigates: The accelerating costs of automobile insurance

Aging roads, more cellphones in the hands of more drivers and vehicles that are just more expensive to repair. These are all factors as to why drivers could be seeing a big increase in their car insurance bill.

WMBF Investigates: Is former SC representative’s campaign account ‘informal retirement funds?’

Former South Carolina Representative Robin Tallon Jr. last served in Congress in 1993. However, 25 years since he last held office, his campaign account is thriving and he's still using this money.

  WMBF Investigates - Clearing up the cryptocurrency confusion

For almost 10 years, you've been able to buy something called bitcoin, but for most of us, it's only caught our attention in the past year, as the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency jumped, before leveling off. Many of us still may not know what it really is.  So we did a little digging, tracked down a bitcoin buyer and a certified financial planner for some answers to our crypto-questions. It's been hammering the headlines, especially over the last year.  Bitcoin, ...

casino bet WMBF Investigates: How many schools are lacking school resource officers?

WMBF News looked at the results of a survey conducted by the South Carolina Department of Education to see just how many schools in the area don't have school resource officers.

WMBF Investigates: A look back at past Windsor Green fires

Thursday night's fire at the Windsor Green condominium complex happened more than five years after another, more devastating blaze struck the same complex.

WMBF Investigates: Is a ‘lifetime warranty’ truly for life?

When someone pays for a lifetime warranty, they expect it to last a lifetime. That wasn't the case for the owner of a '65 Mustang. He was having problems with his Midas muffler and the installer wasn't helping.