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Conway police arrest man on criminal sex charge with child

A man is facing multiple charges, including having criminal sexual contact with a minor between 11-14, according to the Conway Police Department.

SCHP investigating after fatal crash on Hwy 501 in Marion County

FCSO investigating after gun was found near Florence elementary school drop off line

Three arrested, charged in connection to gun theft investigation in Lumberton area

Pee Dee town deals with wastewater woes, state officials step in to help

Darlington Domino’s donating 50% of sales to victim’s family

Deer euthanized by SCDNR after aggressive encounters with residents in Aiken

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Scotland County officials rule disappearance of missing man a homicide as search continues; suspects identified

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

Pee Dee community honoring SC native who died in Challenger explosion

Coker College to be rebranded as university

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

One dies in Florence County fire over the weekend

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.

Organization to bring downtown Darlington alive with free concerts this summer

Darlington is known for the track that’s “Too Tough To Tame”, but city leaders want to bring just as much attention to their downtown scene.

casino bet SC man in custody after authorities disable explosive device found while serving search warrant

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, have “deconstructed” an improvised explosive device was found after a search warrant was served, according to Lt. Robert Kilgo.

‘I am not corrupt:’ Florence County sheriff sounds off on proposed bill related to officer-involved shootings

Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone is speaking for the first time since a bill was filed in response to the Vintage Place shooting in which two law enforcement officers lost their lives.

Police looking for woman whose baby tested positive for drugs

Deputies: Robeson County casino manager, suspect both shot during armed robbery; suspect later dies

Robeson County teen charged with murder in shooting death of 70-year-old man

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

Suspects wanted following armed robbery at Marion liquor store

Two people shot during armed robbery at Robeson County casino

  Nichols administrator explains why town isn’t buying flooded homes back

The town of Nichols will not participate in buying flooded homes back from residents. Nichols Town Administrator Sandy Rogers explained why.

Two of NC’s most dangerous roadways in Robeson County

Two of the most dangerous rural roadways in North Carolina are in Robeson County, NC 711 and SR 1006.

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!

Sam’s Club reopening former Lumberton location

Sam’s Club is reopening is former Lumberton location as one of its newest eCommerce Fulfillment Centers.

SLED clears officer after one person was shot during officer-involved shooting in the Pee Dee

A South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officer will not be facing charges after being involved in a shooting, according to Thom Berry, with the State Law Enforcement Division.

Laurinburg police looking for person of interest in TV theft

The Laurinburg Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the person seen in the photo in connection to the theft of a TV.

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.

Lumberton Police seek the public’s help in armed robbery investigation

Lumberton police need your help in identifying two men who were inside a Lumberton business prior to an armed robbery last week, according to a news release from the department.

Darlington County shooting under investigation

Deputies are investigating a shooting in Darlington County.

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.

SC school district recognizes ‘hero’ bus driver who saved 40 students after fiery crash

She’s only been employed with the Darlington County School District for 45 days, but for Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman, bus driver Bernadine Reed “has become my hero.”

Police: Man behind bars on multiple charges in connection with weekend shooting

A man is behind bars and facing multiple charges for his alleged involvement in a shooting Sunday while he was out on parole, according to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Robeson County deputies investigating after three people were shot Wednesday morning

RCSO asks that anyone with information about the incident contacts Inv. Matthew Lassiter at (910) 671-3100.

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.

DCSO investigators looking into armed robbery at Yogi’s Mini Mart

Officers with Lamar Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Yogi’s Mini Mart on West Main St. Tuesday night, according to Lt. Robert Kilgo with Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

Group raises awareness as one in four Florence County students go without weekend meals

Childhood hunger affects millions of children every day across the country and in our own communities. The non-profit organization called "Help 4 Kids Florence" is working to change that with a Childhood Hunger Awareness week and food drives.

No students injured after SC school bus involved in fiery traffic crash

A traffic crash involving a school bus is snarling traffic on East McIver Road near Riverview Road.

Pregnant woman who went missing in Florence County located

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing pregnant woman.

City of Hartsville honors once forgotten African American cemetery

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - The Hartsville African American Cemetery Committee held a historical marker dedication ceremony for the Marion Avenue Cemetery Monday morning.Dozens of people, including South Carolina Speaker of the House, Jay Lucas, and Representative Robert Williams gathered at the histo

What is the Super Blood Wolf Moon and why is it so rare?

On Sunday night, dozens of people gathered at the Francis Marion University’s campus to marvel at the highly anticipated total lunar eclipse known as the Super Blood Wolf Moon.

SCHP reports fatal crash on I-95 in Dillon County

At least one person was killed in a traffic crash early Monday morning on Interstate 95 in Dillon County.

Authorities investigating after body found in Williamsburg County

- Authorities are still putting all the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon after a body was found near the Hemingway area of Williamsburg County. According to Williamsburg County Coroner an investigation is still underway on Highway 41 near Hemingway. Coroner Harrison McKnight says he receiv

  Mental health services for students a priority for local and state leaders

A bill was recently introduced that would require a mental health and wellness course be offered to middle and high school students.

Man wanted for kidnapping, assault turns himself in

A man wanted for allegedly assaulting a woman and holding her against her will has been arrested.

Former Pee Dee star athlete, current NFL player to have jersey retired

Lamar High School will retire the jersey of former student and current NFL linebacker B.J. Goodson Friday night.

Robeson County family arrested on drug charges

Three members of the same family were arrested on drug charges Thursday following a search warrant at a home in Lumberton.

SC receives $3.5 million grant to help expand early childhood programs

South Carolina Department of Social Services has been awarded a $3.5 million one-year federal Preschool Development Grant to find and identify early childhood education services for parents.

Mother of mental health patient who drowned in Horry sheriff’s van said release of photos ‘was agonizing’

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released photos Thursday of the Horry County Sheriff’s Office van swept away by floodwaters last September, resulting in the death of two mental health patients.

Robeson County man charged with indecent liberties with a minor

A St. Pauls man was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

New $10 million nursing facility coming to Florence

The city of Florence has approved a Conditional Grant Development Agreement with the company, Fundamental Healthcare, to build a $10 million skilled nursing facility.

Loris City Administrator said they are working to get 15-16 audits complete

The city of Loris is still working through completing audits for 2015-2016 and city administrator Damon Kempski said the loss of financial documents about three years ago has complicated that process over time.

City of Loris still assessing damage to records, building after city hall roof collapses during Hurricane Florence

The city is still trying to find out just how much damage was done to city hall after the roof collapsed during Hurricane Florence in September.

Mother of slain Florence County investigator responds to proposed bill dealing with officer-involved shootings

The mother of a Florence County officer who died during an officer-involved shooting last fall is not looking to make her daughter’s death political.

Robeson County deputies searching for assault suspect

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down 53-year-old Norvan Dial Jones.

Maxton man wanted for kidnapping, weapons charges turns himself in

A man wanted for several serious charges following an incident last December in the Maxton community has been arrested.

Wife of slain police officer advocates for bill that would require SLED to investigate all officer involved shootings

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday afternoon in Columbia to further discuss a bill that would require the South Carolina Law Enforcement agency to investigate all officer-involved shootings.

SC bill would prohibit sex offenders from working, volunteering around kids

Right now, registered sex offenders are allowed to work and volunteer around kids, but a South Carolina bill introduced last week in the State House of Representatives could change that.

City of Florence to hold groundbreaking ceremonies for two new community centers

A project more than 20 years in the making is finally coming together in Florence County. Tuesday afternoon, the city of Florence will celebrate the construction of two new community centers at Dr. Iola Jones Park and Maple Park with groundbreaking ceremonies.

Pee Dee correctional officer charged after allegedly having sexual relationship with inmate

A South Carolina correctional officer is facing charges after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic blocked after two 18-wheelers collide on I-95 in Dillon County

Crews are responding after two 18-wheelers collided on Interstate 95 in Dillon County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.

Suspicious fire at Lumberton department store under investigation

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire at Rose’s department store in Lumberton, according to a news release from Lumberton police.

Shooting at Florence McDonald’s leaves one injured

One person was injured in a shooting Sunday night at a McDonald’s restaurant in Florence, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Logging off? Florence County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page down

The official Florence County Facebook page has been offline since Friday. The link that is typically active for the page now displays an error message when redirected.

SCDOT’s new year’s resolution: fixing potholes

SCDOT says heavy rainfall over the course of 2018 took it’s toll on South Carolina’s roadways. Starting in January, road repair crews will be out on the roads all across the state working to repair potholes. And officials are asking for your help to report some of the worst potholes in your neck-of

Deputies: 12-year-old stabs fellow student at SC school

A 12-year-old student at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary Middle School was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing a fellow student with scissors.

Pest found in Darlington County forces some states to quarantine S.C. sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes from two farms in Darlington County are being quarantined in two states after a pest was detected during a routine survey by Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry.

Deputies investigating after arcade securtiy officer was shot in foot, $6,000 stolen

Robeson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after an armed robbery at an arcade Thursday morning.

Pee Dee students learn drone technology through STEM program

The drone industry is taking off and it’s not expected to slow down anytime soon. That’s why Florence County School District Four has brought the technology to classrooms.

Video: Florence police officer cleared in deadly July shooting

A Florence Police Department officer that was involved in a shooting last summer has been cleared after two investigations.

Florence Police: Driver cited after single-vehicle crash causes brief power outage

Police say a driver was cited after crashing into a utility pole Thursday morning, causing a brief power outage.

Palmetto Cash 5 ticket worth $100K purchased in Marion

A winning $100,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for Wednesday night’s drawing was sold in Marion.

SC congressman talks shutdown’s effects on locals

Congressman Tom Rice says the middle class has suffered due to low skilled workers and a variety of other issues. Perhaps most importantly, Rice says while he wishes the shutdown weren’t happening, it’s a fight worth having.

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The attorney for one of the two former Horry County Sheriff’s Office deputies who was charged in the deaths of two mental health patients is speaking out for the first time since the September 2018 incident.

Police: Fire at vacant Latta home appears suspicious

Police are investigating an apparent suspicious fire last week at a vacant home in Latta.

Marion man faces attempted murder charges after firing into vehicle on Christmas Eve, police say

A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly firing into an occupied vehicle in Marion last month.

Cooper visits Robeson County to assess Hurricane Florence damage

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited Robeson County Tuesday to assess damage from Hurricane Florence.

Darlington County deputies investigating after man shot Tuesday night

Darlington County deputies are investigating after a man was shot Tuesday night, according to Lt. Robby Kilgo.

Group rallying support for $198 million upgrade to Florence One schools

As the vote for Florence School District One’s 198-million dollar referendum gets closer, one group is trying to get voters on board for it.