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1 dead, 1 detained after shooting at Florence soup kitchen

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was killed and another person is detained after a shooting Friday morning in Florence, according to police. Police were called at about 11:50 a.m. to the Manna House soup kitchen at Oak Street and Jarrott Street and found a man dead, police said. One person was detained. The names […]
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Horry County police arrest Conway man accused of serial sexual assault in cold cases, more charges expected

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County police said they have arrested a man linked to several rape and sexual assault cold cases. Randy Earl Barnhill, 56, of Conway, is accused of raping five people from 2000 to 2006, according to police. He faces three charges, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, assault of a […]
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Minor flooding in parts of Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — People in the community are reporting that some areas have flooded in and around Florence. There is a great ponding of water on South Irby Street near the intersection of West Darlington Street. Drivers are carefully traveling through that area of of town because there’s...

River's Landing sewage woes: City: 2 apartments unfit for occupancy

Tenants in two apartments at River’s Landing were forced to spend Wednesday night at a local hotel after the city ruled the apartments were not fit for human habitation because of sewage that backed up into the units. Community Development Director Kellen Long said the city ruled the two units uninhabitable Wednesday after it was notified of the problem Tuesday afternoon by a tenant. Long said sewage backed up into...

Florence police investigate deadly shooting at soup kitchen; 1 detained

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – The Florence Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting Friday afternoon. Officers were called just before noon to the Manna House, which is a soup kitchen located at Oak and Jarrott streets. Police said they found one man dead at the scene. Officers also detained...

Florence Police Investigating Gunfire at Magnolia Mall

Florence Police have identified a person wanted for questioning after a gun was fired inside of the Magnolia Mall. The incident happened around 7 p.m. on June 18th and police have not said whether or not anyone was hurt in the incident. Police posted surveillance photos of the man wanted for questioning to their Facebook page yesterday and with the help of the public, he was identified and taken in for questioning. They have not released any charges.

Fourth of July celebrations across our area

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Fourth of July events are taking place throughout the holiday weekend across our area. The Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks will take place Friday at the Oak Island Pier at 9 p.m. Friday in Tabor City, the Columbus County Fireworks Celebration is at South Columbus High School....
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Welvista Appoints William “Bo” McMillan As New Board Chairman

COLUMBIA, SC – Welvista announces that William “Bo” McMillan has been appointed as Welvista’s new Chairman to lead its 15-person Board of Directors. McMillan succeeds Brian Blackwelder, who will continue to serve on the board after retiring as the acting Chairman for the past two years.

B-L Minors All-Stars sweeps District Championship, advances to State Tournament

Batesburg-Leesville, SC 07/01/2022 - The Batesburg-Leesville Dixie Youth Minor League All-Star team (10U) swept the District 3, Division 2 All-Star tournament in three games, advancing to the Dixie Youth State tournament. That will be held in Johnsonville, SC in July. B-L rallied on offense during the district tournament, outscoring its...

Melvin takes over as leader at SC Ports

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Barbara Melvin began her new role as leader of the South Carolina Ports Authority on Friday. Melvin takes over as the SC Ports’ new president and CEO just weeks after longtime leader Jim Newsome retired in June. Leaders with the port said Melvin has served in a variety of roles over […]

Florence 1 Schools board of trustees sworn in as consolidation with Timmonsville takes effect

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — After four years of uncertainty over the future of Timmonsville’s school system, the end was in sight Friday morning as consolidation with Florence 1 Schools took effect. Molly Spearman, the state superintendent, first announced the consolidation in March 2021 after taking over Florence County School District Four in 2018. She later […]

Robbie Coward to withdraw election appeal in race for Latta mayor

LATTA, S.C. (WPDE) — There's another twist in the Latta mayoral election that took place back in November and has resulted in a court battle as to who will lead the town. Robbie Coward told ABC15 Thursday that he intends to withdraw his appeal of the election on the Municipal Election Commission's decision to overturn the election.