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Murdaugh asks for shackles to be removed during court

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Former Hampton County lawyer and accused murderer Alex Murdaugh is asking that his shackles be removed during court, specifically “during courtroom proceedings in which news media are present with video cameras.” In a recently filed motion, Murdaugh’s defense cites previous cases in which shackling was determined to be an “inherently […]
HAMPTON COUNTY, SC
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Conway man, 25, dies from injuries suffered in Nov. 21 crash on Highway 66, Horry County Coroner’s Office says

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A second person has died after a two-vehicle crash on Nov. 21 on Highway 66 in Horry County, according to Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. Benjamin “Ryan” Lewis, 25, of Conway, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in the crash, which authorities said happened at about 11 a.m. near Bumpy Road. Bethany […]
HORRY COUNTY, SC

Hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Back in the spring, numerous outlets released hurricane season predictions. Colorado State University predicted an above-average season with 18 named storms of which eight would be hurricanes and four would make it to major status. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also released its season predictions, saying that 14 to […]
FORT COLLINS, CO

Rowland man facing child sex abuse charges in Scotland County

SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A 24-year-old Rowland man has been charged with child sex abuse in Scotland County, deputies said. Ryan Austin Caulder faces charges of statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested Thursday and […]
SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC

14 CCU football players honored by the Sun Belt Conference on Thursday

NEW ORLEANS – Named the 2022 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall made history, as he is the first football student-athlete to win the Conference Player of the Year award three times in football in the history of the Sun Belt Conference. Also picking up an individual honor from the conference was wide […]
CONWAY, SC

Hartsville nursing home employee fired amid abuse investigation, official says

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — A Darlington County nursing home employee has been fired amid an abuse investigation, a spokesperson said on Thursday. The investigation at the Morrell Nursing Home in Hartsville began on Nov. 16 after the nursing home received an “allegation of resident abuse,” according to Dianne H. Dennis, director of marketing and communications […]
HARTSVILLE, SC

2 suffer life-threatening injuries after gunshots reported on Hemingway Street in Myrtle Beach, police say

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were taken to the hospital early Thursday morning with life-threatening injuries after a reported shooting on Hemingway Street in Myrtle Beach, police said. The two people were found by officers, who responded to the 1300 block of Hemingway at about midnight after gunshots were reported. No additional information […]
MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Man leads Scotland County deputies on 100 mph chase before arrest, authorities say

SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A 40-year-old man wanted for violating federal probation led Scotland County sheriff’s deputies on a 6-mile-long chase at speeds of more than 100 mph before he was arrested, deputies said. Tommie Brinda McLaurin was being held without bond Thursday in the Scotland County Detention Center on the probation-violation charge. He […]
SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC

Florence County caretaker accused of abusing vulnerable adult at residence

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence County authorities have charged a 57-year-old caretaker with abuse. Deputies arrested Falicia Ann Scott on Wednesday and charged her with abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult. She remained in the Florence County Detention Center Thursday morning on a $30,000 bond, according to online jail records. According to the deputies, Scott […]
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC

Motorcyclist facing charges after fleeing deputies, crashing in Georgetown County

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A 30-year-old man is facing charges after leading authorities in a multi-county pursuit that ended Tuesday night in Georgetown County. A deputy with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office tried to pull over a motorcycle shortly before 11 p.m. for reckless driving near Northside Drive and Ashley Phosphate Road. But the […]
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC

CCU men fall in the final minute to UNC-Wilmington, 60-58

CONWAY, S.C. – Junior center Essam Mostafa scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the second half, but his effort was not quite enough as Coastal Carolina gave up a go-ahead bucket in the last minute and fell to UNC Wilmington, 60-58, in a non-conference game Wednesday evening at the HTC Center. UNCW didn’t lead by more […]
CONWAY, SC