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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 […]
Horry County inmate dies after being found unresponsive in detention center cell
Detention center staff provided life-saving measures after discovering the inmate. The death is under investigation by SLED.
J. Rueben Long inmate dies after being found unresponsive in cell
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - An inmate at J. Rueben Long Detention Center has died after being found unresponsive in his cell Monday, but foul play is not suspected at this point. An officer at the detention center noticed an inmate was unresponsive in his cell around 2:15 p.m., the...
Animals seized after South Carolina man arrested on mistreatment, dog fighting charges
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Above video: Your Tuesday headlines. Police in South Carolina have arrested a man on dozens of charges after they say he mistreated dogs and used them for dog fighting. On Monday, the Horry County Police Department announced the arrest of Jemar Chestnut, 41. Chestnut, of...
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...
Hurricane season 2023 emergency contacts Myrtle Beach, Horry County residents should know
Starting your hurricane preparations? Here are the emergency resources you’ll need to have saved for Horry County for future storms.
1 hurt in crash near Highway 544 and Highway 31, Horry County Fire Rescue says
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was taken to the hospital late Tuesday morning after a single-vehicle crash that blocked traffic in the area of Highway 544 at Highway 31 in Horry County, authorities said. Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched at 11:02 a.m. and requested that motorists avoid the area. No additional information […]
Missing in South Carolina: Police searching for 13-year-old girl who disappeared
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Above video: Your Monday headlines. Police in South Carolina are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl. Yosselin Yojana Lemus was last seen Friday around 6 a.m. at her home on Backwoods Road outside of Myrtle Beach. She is described as 4 feet 10 inches, 154...
Horry County School Board Approved Historic Billion Dollar Budget Amount For 2023-24
The Horry County School Board approved a historic budget amount at their last meeting of the school year. The board unanimously passed the first-ever budget of over a billion dollars for the next school year. The new budget amount does not require any tax increases for county residents. Significant additional...
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.
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...
3 people displaced after structure fire near Conway
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Horry County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to the 6000 block of Highway 65 in Conway for a reported residential structure fire, Monday evening. The fire is under control with no reported injuries. Three displaced people will be offered assistance from the American Red Cross...
‘The time to get ready is now’: Gov. McMaster urges residents to be alert during Hurricane Preparedness Coastal Tour
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Governor Henry McMaster traveled across the state as part of his annual Hurricane Preparedness Coastal Tour. Throughout the day, McMaster and local emergency management officials visited four emergency centers. Their first stop was the new Emergency Operations and Communications Center (EOC) in Horry County. During...
Lawmakers look to crack down on fentanyl trafficking in Horry County
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina legislators are working to enhance the penalty for those who are caught trafficking fentanyl. Horry County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tom Fox said the number of accidental overdoses involving fentanyl rose 35% from 2020 to 2021. Horry County leads South Carolina in overdose deaths, topping the list with […]
Zax Sauce Coming to Murrells Inlet
Beloved chicken brand Zaxby’s opens new restaurant in Horry County. June 06, 2023 // Franchising.com // ATHENS, Ga. - Saucy chicken chain Zaxby's® is opening its first restaurant in Murrells Inlet, S.C. at 11872 Hwy. 707. The new Zaxby's is owned and operated by Big Rooster, Inc. and will open for drive-thru and dine-in on Monday, June 12.
Conway mayor proclaims June as Pride Month during city council meeting
CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — Conway officially proclaimed June as Pride Month during a city council meeting Monday afternoon. Conway mayor Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy made the proclamation during a special presentation. “I encourage all in the city of Conway and beyond to find and hold value in all human beings as God’s best creations, all worthy […]
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...
CCU baseball season comes to an end in regional championship game
CONWAY, S.C. (WPDE) — In front of a record crowd of 5,102 inside Springs Brooks Stadium, the No. 8 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers fell behind early and struggled to get any offense going in a 12-3 loss to the No. 17 Duke Blue Devils in the championship game of the NCAA Conway Regional.
Conway starts wastewater flooding projects after two year delay
CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - The city of Conway wants to make sure you don’t have raw sewage floating in your yards next time we see pouring rain. The city received a $6 million grant from the Economic Development Administration back in February 2021 for wastewater infrastructure upgrades; however, supply chain issues put a pause on the projects.
Horry County Fire Rescue puts out structure fire in Loris
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire in Loris, according to a Facebook post by Horry County Fire Rescue. The structure fire was located at the 700 block of Mitchell Swamp Road, according to the post. Horry County Fire Rescue and Tabor City Fire Department partnered […]
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