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Manhunt underway near airport in Florence: Deputies

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Deputies are searching for a person wanted following a chase Monday evening with someone driving a stolen car on Highway 76 near the Florence Regional Airport, according to Florence County Sheriff T.J. Joye. The chase ended in a wreck and a manhunt is underway for...
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Dedicated Myrtle Beach Man Disappeared After A Night Out With Friends

Brandon Rodrigues Graves was raised in Little Rock, South Carolina by his aunt and uncle. His mother died when he was three years old, and his father was never part of his life. Brandon was well-liked and a good boy. He never got into trouble, used drugs, or had any known enemies. He attended Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina for a year and then transferred to Coastal Carolina University, where he was a trainer for their football team. Brandon graduated from Coastal Carolina University in December 2008 with a degree in sports management. 26-year-old Brandon lived and worked in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He kept in close contact with his family, and as an adult, he would visit the aunt and uncle who raised him every weekend, the Charley Project reports.
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Bennettsville man arrested after assaulting another male with a knife

A Bennettsville man was arrested after a knife assault early Sunday morning on Brushy Bay Road. According to Investigator Clay Anderson, the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Brushy Bay Road in the Bennettsville area of the county at 2:05 a.m. on Sunday about an assault with a knife.

Francis Marion University to build $18M environmental facility for new degree programs

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Francis Marion University plans to build a new $18 million forestry and environmental sciences facility to house three new degree programs. Starting this fall, FMU will offer degrees in environmental studies and environmental policy. The university will offer a degree in forestry in 2023. Dr. Fred Carter, FMU’s president, said […]

1 shot, 1 arrested in Bennettsville

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was shot and another taken into custody early Sunday morning in Bennettsville, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office. A man was shot at about 1 a.m. at a home on Coattail Road, according to authorities. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. The man […]

1 hurt, another arrested in Marlboro County shooting

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Deputies are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday in part of the Pee Dee. The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a shooting at around 1 a.m. on Coattail Road in the Bennettsville area. Officials said one man was taken to...

New Miss South Carolina, Miss Teen South Carolina, crowned

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - Miss Hartsville took home top honors at the Miss South Carolina 2022 pageant Saturday night in Columbia. Jill Dudley was crowned Miss South Carolina at the Township Auditorium. Dudley, 22, from Socastee, attends the University of South Carolina. She performed the song “Never Enough” and was also a preliminary talent winner.

2 teens caught after escaping juvenile facility in Bennettsville

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Two teens who escaped Sunday from AMI Kids on Marlboro Way in Bennettsville are now back in custody, according to Marlboro County Chief Deputy Larry Turner. Turner said a Bennettsville police officer spotted the teens in a field across from his home. He added...