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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 […]
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...
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.
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.
J. Reuben Long Detention Center inmate pronounced dead at hospital after found unresponsive in cell
An inmate at J. Reuben Long Detention center was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead at Conway Medical Center on Monday afternoon, according to a release from the Horry County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said an officer at the jail found a inmate unresponsive in a cell around 2:15 p.m. The...
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...
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...
Single-vehicle crash injures 1, closes lanes on Hwy 544 at Hwy 31
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - One person is injured and lanes are closed after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 544. Horry County Fire Rescue crews were called to the area of Highway 544 at Highway 31 just after 11 a.m. South Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating. Please avoid...
Community invited to events celebrating Juneteenth in Columbus County
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A pageant, parade and festival are set to be held in celebration of Juneteenth in Columbus County. On Friday, June 16, the Columbus County Miss Juneteenth Pageant is set to take place at the Brown Street Station Event Center in Chadbourn. Admission is $10, and...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Veterans Park Issues 250 Club Challenge
After years of planning and hard work, the Veterans Memorial Park of America (VMPA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 26 officially opening the grounds. Randy and Angela Norris and their crew have been working diligently since 2016 to build and construct the tract of land that pays tribute to both past and present members of the seven branches of the military from the American Revolution forward.
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 […]
Lisa DeRush of Columbus County Disaster Response
On this edition of “The Columbus Connection”, Jefferson’s in-studio guest is Marcia DeRush of Columbus County Disaster Response, who will talk about the upcoming “Hurricane Expo” at the Columbus County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10th from 10am until 2pm. The Columbus Connection is a weekly...
Private school vouchers will hurt public districts, educators say
Deanne Meadows worries for the future of her rural North Carolina school district if lawmakers allow all families to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools. Parents who already advocate for their children would be most likely to leave, said Meadows, superintendent of Columbus County Schools. Many...
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 […]
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...
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