1 person flown to hospital following crash in Nichols area
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A person has been flown to the hospital following a serious crash in the Nichols area. Horry County Fire Rescue crews were called to the wreck just after 5 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Pee Dee Highway and Lake Swamp Road. HCFR said...
Man Charged With Two Counts of Murder
Michael Jason Blunt, age 25, has been charged on two counts of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, Possession of Firearm or Ammunition by a convicted Felon and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime in reference to an incident that occurred in the City of Dillon on April 28th at Dillon Manor Apartments.
Dillon man in jail on attempted murder charges hit with 2 murder charges in connection with separate incident, police say
DILLON, S.C. (WBTW) — Dillon police charged a man in jail on attempted murder charges with two counts of murder in connection with an April 28 incident, police said. Michael Jason Blunt, 25, was arrested May 30 in connection with a shooting that happened on May 25. In that incident, Blunt was charged with three […]
Trial set for man accused of NC kidnapping, killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A new trial date has been set for a man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 13-year-old girl in Robeson County in 2018, according to a Robeson County court official. A trial for Michael McLellan is scheduled for Feb. 5, according to Gwen Chavis, the Superior Court trial court coordinator […]
Dozens of Pee Dee churches among more than 110 separating from United Methodist Church in dispute over sexuality doctrine
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — More than 110 churches across South Carolina, including several dozen in the Florence, Hartsville and Marion districts, are separating from the United Methodist Church in a dispute over sexuality doctrine. The South Carolina United Methodist Conference said Tuesday in a news release that its 1,500 members “overwhelmingly approved the closure of […]
Police chase led to Robeson Co. road closure
ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — Police in the Robeson County Town of Fairmont are searching for a driver in a stolen car that led officers on a chase early Monday morning through town limits, according to Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards. Edwards said they had to briefly shut down...
North Carolina mother charged after 2-year-old dies in pool, deputies say
MAXTON, N.C. — A North Carolina woman was arrested after her two-year-old daughter was pronounced dead after being pulled from a pool, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. WXII reports on May 11 the sheriff's office was called to Will Road for an unresponsive toddler being pulled...
Local football teams show growth in spring
With the last week of school underway, summer vacation is just days away. And football season is just around the corner.
No foul play suspected after decomposed body found behind Loris grocery store, coroner’s office says
LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) — An autopsy is planned after a decomposed body was found Monday afternoon behind a grocery store in Loris, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said. Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said foul play is not suspected but that more information needs to be collected because “the body was in an advanced state of […]
Reward for Answers in 6-Year-Old Mystery of 3 Women Found Dead in Lumberton, North Carolina, Raised to $75K
Anyone with "information leading to the discovery and apprehension of the person(s) responsible for the deaths of" Christina "Kristin" Bennett, Rhonda Jones and Megan Oxendine could now be eligible to receive $75,000, the FBI said Friday.
Man arrested in Whiteville after allegedly striking victim with 2x4 and throwing hammer
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on June 4, after a man allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill another person. According to a representative with the sheriff’s office, deputies arrested 73-year-old Johnnie Mack Evans at 1147 Old Lumberton Road in Whiteville on Sunday.
Lumberton police warn of thieves targeting certain cars due to design flaw
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – Lumberton police are sending out a warning to certain car owners who may be more vulnerable to having their cars stolen. Police said people who drive a 2015 to 2021 Hyundai or a 2011 to 2021 Kia may be targeted by car thieves. Authorities said...
FBI increases reward for information about 3 NC women killed within blocks of each other
The three deaths brought heightened awareness to the nationwide issue of missing or slain Native American women.
Fire at abandoned Green Sea house under investigation
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - An investigation is underway after a fire at an abandoned house in Green Sea. Horry County Fire Rescue crews were called to the 3000 block of Green Sea Road just before 1 a.m. for a “residential structure fire.”. The residence was confirmed to be...
Dillon gala attracts hundreds to help students, community
DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Nearly 400 people came out Saturday evening for the Community of Excellence’s 3rd Annual Gala at the Wellness Center in Dillon. The black tie affair provides scholarships for students, and honors those making a difference in the community. Toni and Reggie Graves, along...
Man arrested by Florence police; extradited to Lumberton for deadly May shooting
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) – A Fairmont man was arrested Friday and taken into custody by Florence police for a deadly shooting in Lumberton, according to Lumberton Police. After Nicholes Leggett was released from McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence where he was treated for a gunshot wound, he was taken into custody by Florence police […]
APS at Max Capacity
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services will not be accepting anymore animals until further notice. APS put out a statement via Facebook Tuesday, June 6, explaining that the shelter is now at max capacity. They also can not accept strays at this time. The facility will be working...
Robeson County denies request for explosives disposal training facility near Rowland
ROWLAND — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners unanimously denied a request Monday to allow an explosives disposal training facilit
Chavis, Hammonds among Morehead-Cain Foundation Class of 2027
LUMBERTON — Two students with local ties have been listed among 60 Morehead-Cain Foundation scholars in the Class of 2027, who will begi
Fairmont sets date for residents to review fiscal year spending plan
FAIRMONT — Town officials have set a date for a public hearing over the town’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023-2024.
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