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Sunset Beach says businesses can't help set up cabanas

Brunswick County beach town has been wrestling with the issue for years SUNSET BEACH -- It's the story that will not end. At a special meeting called last week to make some decisions on a fired town administrator and a mayor and budget director who resigned in protest, Sunset Beach Town Council also

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2018-03-20 14:45:30

One killed in crash on US 17 in Brunswick Co.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - One person is dead after a Tuesday morning crash on US 17 just west of Shallotte. According to Sgt. Matthew King with Highway Patrol, around 9:45 a.m., a trooper responded to a two-vehicle crash near Smith Ave. - Advertisement - Sgt. King said an investigation revealed

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-21 12:34:38

Police investigating after man stabbed near Walmart

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A 38-year-old man was reportedly stabbed after being approached by two men near Walmart Monday afternoon. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department incident report, officers responded to the Seaboard Street Walmart after receiving a report of an assault. A witness told

WMBF - 2018-03-21 15:21:48

Report: North Myrtle Beach resort lazy river suction line traps boy underwater

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The police report detailing the events of a possible drowning call at a North Myrtle Beach resort has been released. North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Pat Dowling released the report Wednesday morning in regards to a 12-year-old boy being stuck in an intak

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-21 14:52:17

Myrtle Beach to use robotic lifeguards this summer

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue team will deploy four robotic lifeguards this summer. The City of Myrtle Beach reports the fire department is purchasing four remote-controlled robotic lifeguards to get help to drowning victims and swimmers in distress faster. The robot, name

WBOY - 2018-03-21 16:15:28

Sunset Beach's updated cabana ordinance confounds

Sunset Beach Town Council members are within their rights to restrict beach cabanas as they see fit on behalf of the citizens they are elected to serve. But their March 5 vote to prohibit commercial cabana vendors and rental enterprises from erecting or removing cabanas for customers on the beach l

BRUNSWICK BEACON - 2018-03-20 21:23:00

Death penalty sought against Conway CresCom double murder suspect

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Brandon Council, the man who admitted to gunning down two innocent women during a Conway bank robbery in August, according to recently filed court documents. Brandon Michael Council, 32, of Wilson, North Carolina, is charged

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-21 20:04:12

Bridge condition draws concern in Calabash

CALABASH - Ongoing concern about the safety of the Calabash River bridge on N.C. 179 was raised at the March 13 town board of commissioners meeting. Copyright 2018 The Brunswick Beacon is your source for local news, sports, events and information in Brunswick County, North Carolina and surrounding

BRUNSWICK BEACON - 2018-03-20 22:47:00

Horry County Police searching for stolen construction trailer

Photo courtesy: Horry County Police Department Facebook page LONGS, SC (WBTW) - Horry County Police are asking for the public's help to find a stolen construction trailer. According to a post on the Horry County Police Department Facebook page, the trailer was stolen between March fourth and sixth


Trafficking heroin, shoplifting gets Murrells Inlet man 10 years

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Murrells Inlet man was sentenced to 10 years in jail for trafficking heroin and shoplifting. A press release from the office of Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson says 46-year-old Kenneth Matthew Roney, of Murrells Inlet, pleaded guilty to first-offense trafficking he


Myrtle Beach answers NAACP lawsuit over traffic loop

Myrtle Beach officials say the motivations behind policies during Atlantic Beach Bike Week are designed to make the event safe for all visitors, according to a court filing. On Friday, Myrtle Beach filed an answer to a lawsuit brought by the NAACP and others in February. The NAACP filed a suit, an


Horry County Schools reports 5 students walked out during National Walk Out Day

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Schools reported that a total of five students physically walked out of school buildings Wednesday during the National Walk Out Day event. Out of 44,000 total students, two St. James Middle students, one Conway High student and two North Myrtle Beach students w


Two injured in Conway shooting Friday night

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Two men were shot Friday night in Conway, according to Lt. Selena Small with the Conway Police Department. Conway Police Officers responded to Racepath Street around 10:30 p.m. for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located two men who told the officers they had be


How Mocha the Mountain Lion made Socastee her home for almost 20 years

For 19 years, Mocha the Mountain Lion made Socastee her home. She wasn't a wild lion, but lived first at owner Chuck Bunnell's house and then in a compound at his business in the Socastee area outside Myrtle Beach. She lived there until her death on March 8. She was 19 years old. "To be honest with


Man wanted by Myrtle Beach Police for criminal sexual conduct with a minor

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Michael Todd Jordan, 46, is known to frequent the north end waterfront hotels' pool and hot tub areas, according to a release