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West Virginia man killed on vacation with his family after offering stranger a ride

A selfless West Virginia man was found dead after he picked up a stranger while vacationing in South Carolina, his widow has revealed. Josh Wilson, 40, was driving to his hotel room in Myrtle Beach last month with his family when they stopped at a gas station, where a stranger asked him for a ride, The Sun News reported. Wilson — who was visiting from Parkersburg, West Virginia — agreed to give the unknown man a lift after dropping his family off, according to the outlet. “I didn’t think anything of it because he does it all the time,” his wife, Staci, told the newspaper. But...
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SLED helicopter involved in Myrtle Beach drug bust

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A helicopter from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division joined Myrtle Beach police Tuesday afternoon in an ongoing drug investigation. Officers served a warrant in the area of Orange and Blue streets, according to police. Road were temporarily closed, but have since reopened. Several people have been arrested and guns […]

Rock: Fuel Costs, Pilot Shortage Probable Factors in Myrtle Beach Flight Status Remaining Status Quo

This Sunday, August 14, does not seem like any unique date on the calendar. And for most intents and purposes, it is not. North Central West Virginia Airport Director Rick Rock wishes that was the case in his eyes. Rock is aware that this coming Sunday’s Myrtle Beach flight is the last flight from Bridgeport for the 2022 calendar year.

Lake Waccamaw father and daughter recognized for saving three drowning swimmers

LAKE WACCAMAW, N.C. (WECT) - Saturday, June 4th was all but an ordinary day at the lake for one father and daughter. Walt Williamson and his 8-year-old daughter Jean Aubrey were going for a day of jet skiing on the water at Lake Waccamaw, something they do frequently on summer days, and as they were beginning to go to their boat dock, they saw something troubling in the water.

WPDE morning news update 8.10.22

The morning news updates from the WPDE newsroom: Two people are dead including a Florence County Paramedic after a car struck first responders responding to a crash on Pamplico Highway in Florence. The former leader of the Grand Strand Boys and Girls Club has plead guilty to embezzlement charges. Myrtle Beach City Council approved a $37,000 grant for ballistic shields for police officers and a $120,000 grant for the city's first splash pad. Click on the photo above for the latest.

FIRST ALERT: Storm chances increase ahead of weekend cold front

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Storm chances will increase through Thursday and Friday as a cold front moves into the region. Much lower humidity arrives just in time for the weekend. THURSDAY. Summertime heat and humidity will continue on Thursday as temperatures return to the lower 90s and the heat...

Loris Lions football preview

LORIS (WBTW) – Dillon and Aynor have ruled Region 7-3A in recent years, but the Loris Lions feel like they can compete with the big dogs in 2022. Greg Mance is back for his 35th year of coaching and 3rd at Loris and returns 13 starters with 8 of those on defense.

BEACH BITES: Hamburger Joe’s

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — At Hamburger Joe’s in North Myrtle Beach, doing it right means doing it with family and just a few ingredients. For more than 30 years, this Grand Strand staple keeps it simple — and it works. “We’ve just become, maybe not a household name but a family tradition when […]

Two Charged in Connection to July Robbery in Horry County

Two people from Horry County are facing charges in connection to a robbery that happened in July. 29 year old Demetrius Bellamy and 24 year old Henry Taylor are both behind bars on a $100,000 bond. Taylor is accused of stealing a purse and cell phone from a woman on December 6th at a Dollar General, he then turned in the phone at a Walmart on January 8th. On July 19th Bellamy and Taylor robbed two people at gunpoint in Conway taking an undisclosed amount of jewelry and money along with more than $2,000 worth of cell phones. The victims reported they did not know Bellamy or Taylor. Bellamy is also facing additional charges of failure to appear.