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Dillon County Coroner: body found in truck on Highway 57 is county's first death since storm

LITTLE ROCK, SC (WBTW) - The Dillon County Coroner says a body found in a truck on Highway 57 is the county's first death since Hurricane Florence.According to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley, a body was found in a truck on Wednesday on Hwy 57 north of Little Rock.Grimsley says he doesn't know

WBTW.COM - 2018-09-19 20:39:39

Stretch of I-95 in South Carolina to close due to floodwaters

Dillon, SC (WLTX) - A stretch of Interstate 95 in South Carolina will shut down because of the rising threat of floodwaters.The South Carolina Department of Transportation said late Wednesday it was preparing to shut down a stretch of I-95 in all directions from Exit 164 (US 52) to Exit 181 (SC 380

WLTX.COM - 2018-09-19 21:53:57

County must be part of the FEMA listing | Laurinburg Exchange

Was that devastation on the same scale as Wilmington’s? No. Was it close to the same challenges forced on Robeson County? No. Was it worthy of our federal government’s attention? Absolutely.

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-09-19 16:34:00

Overflowing Pee Dee River in Cheraw finally crested; residents hoping worst has passed

CHERAW, SC (WBTV) - The National Guard is in Cheraw ready to do high water rescues. But, emergency workers say the good news is the guardsmen have not been needed so far Tuesday.Fire officials say according to the National Weather Service, the Pee Dee River crested around 46.6 feet. By mid-afternoon

WBTV - 2018-09-18 20:58:00

Body found in car submerged in water near Dillon

Dillon, S.C. (WPDE) —A body has been found in a car that was submerged in water on Highway 57 North near Dillon, according to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley.Grimsley said rescue teams removed the body from the pickup before the vehicle was pulled from the water.He's working to gather more det

WPDE.COM - 2018-09-19 17:06:33

A look at damage and flooding in Cheraw on day two - ABC Columbia

Cheraw, SC (WOLO) — In Chesterfield County, the flood threat from the Pee Dee River is finally over as floodwaters begin to recede.

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2018-09-19 03:09:35

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, and she doesn't know if she'll be able to return there to live once the

FOX NEWS - 2018-09-19 17:17:26

The Latest: Some evacuation orders lifted in NC

This combination of photos shows the Cape Fear River on Sept. 16, 2018, left, and on Sept. 19, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photos/David Goldman)

AP - 2018-09-19 20:15:23

Two from Maxton charged with kidnapping | Robesonian

Desmond Tyson, 25, and Adrianna Locklear, 19, both of 149 Wrangler Drive in Maxton, are charged with second- degree kidnapping, while Tyson also was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. They are each under a $100,000 secure

ROBESONIAN - 2018-09-18 21:13:00

Rescue crews working in flooded Bennettsville communities

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - Rescues are taking place Sunday morning in Bennettsville as flood waters rise, according to police.


Two Detainees Dead in South Carolina as Sheriff’s Van Swept Away by Floodwaters

Authorities in South Carolina said two detainees were killed Tuesday night when a jail transport van was swept away by floodwaters. The Horry County Sheriff’s Office transportation vehicle was traveling on U.S. Route 76 near the Little Pee Dee River when it was overtaken. Two Horry County Sheriff’s

YAHOO! - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

S. Carolina gov spots men on flooded road, summons rescue

CHERAW, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's flight over soggy parts of the state Monday turned from an observation trip to a rescue mission when he spotted two people stranded atop a flooded vehicle, surrounded by water rushing into the area from Florence.Flying with a South Carolina Na

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-09-18 13:48:16

Two patients die after Horry County deputies drive van through floodwaters

The vehicle, staffed by two Horry County Sheriff’s Office deputies, was traveling west on U.S. 76 approximately half a mile from the Little Pee Dee River, according to a news release from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.

SCNOW - 2018-09-19 02:49:00

Marlboro Co. deputies arrest two for burglary, searching for two attempted murder suspects

Mikala Laris Crowder and Latae Lockhart are charged with accessory to a class "A" felony, and criminal conspiracy. They are both being held on a $30,000 bond.

WPDE.COM - 2018-09-18 14:40:08

Marlboro County residents desperate for FEMA aid following Florence

"We are flooded everywhere," said Crystal Ashburn, who lives in Marlboro County. "There’s roads washed out everywhere. There are children who cannot get food, who cannot get clothes because they cannot get to their homes."

WPDE.COM - 2018-09-18 18:35:58

Teenager fighting for his life after Hurricane Florence | Laurinburg Exchange

According to Emergency Management Director Roylin Hammond, there have been two deaths and two injuries from the storm, but no further information is being released.

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-09-18 17:57:00

Pee Dee River nearing record highs as flood waters continue to rise

CHERAW, SC (WOLO) – The Pee Dee River is nearing record highs, prompting flood warning in Chesterfield County.

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2018-09-18 22:19:22

PeeDee River Rising, Threatening Cheraw - WCCB Charlotte

“If they tell you to go, get out and go. Don’t stay because there’s a chance you could be killed in it,” said Shelby Winburn.


Evacuations happening in Bennettsville as the rain keeps falling

Bennettsville, SC —Evacuations taking place right now in the Shady Rest and Richardson Park communities in Bennettsville in Marlboro County.About 200 people live in these communities.People are being taken to the Red Cross shelter set up at Blenheim Elementary Middle School.Emergency workers are ask


Sonoco: "embankment overtopping" of Hartsville dam, flooding in Darlington County expected

HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - An "embankment overtopping" of Sonoco's Hartsville dam and significant flooding in Darlington County are expected, Sonoco says.