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Darlington council gets courthouse options

DARLINGTON, SC – Don’t expect another courthouse referendum in Darlington County anytime soon. Darlington County Council members now have four options they can consider as they decide what to do about the aging Darlington County Courthouse.


Darlington woman collects NASCAR history

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — It is not the miles in your life, it's the life in your miles. "My first race was in 1983 in Darlington," said Ina Gough. She's spent her life watching her favorites drive those miles.


Suspects wanted in burglary of Florence business

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Surveillance video shows four burglary suspects removing numerous items from a business on Sunday. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identify the suspects they say broke into a business at 2108 South Irby Street at about 4:10 a.m.


“Hateful” comments lead to changes on policy during Darlington city council meetings

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - A proposed ordinance in Darlington would require people to notify city officials almost a week before the meeting that they want to make a public comment. It would also shorten the time they’re allowed to speak.


Sheriff responds to allegations of excessive use of force

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone responded to an incident Sunday morning in Florence where several people accused a deputy of using excessive force on a man they were trying to arrest.


PREP ROUNDUP: West Florence boys eliminated in heart-breaker

CHARLESTON -- The West Florence boys' basketball team's season ended Saturday night with a 52-51 loss against West Ashley in the second round of the SCHSL Class 5A playoffs. The Knights' Sabien Nero scored a team-high 20 points, followed byDarius Dawson with 12.


Darlington County school bus driver praised as hero

DARLINGTON, S.C. — The children who ride her school bus call their driver, Bernadine Reed, Ms. Bee Bee. But Dr. Tim Newman, superintendent of education for the Darlington County School District, calls her a hero. And that's what a lot of other people are calling her for her quick actions following a


Potential Earthquake Investigated In South Carolina: Officials

CHARLESTON, SC — A potential earthquake Monday afternoon in South Carolina is being investigated by officials. Reports of a boom and a shaking came in near Charleston just after 4 p.m., the National Weather Service said.


Main Street South Carolina looks to revamp entire look of downtown North Augusta

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Aiken County reporter Matt Kaufax takes us through plans to change the outlook of downtown North Augusta. Main Street South Carolina, an offshoot of Main Street USA, has been involved in many projects throughout the state, including in Hartsville, Greenville, and downtown A


South Carolina suspect arrested in Bladen County

ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest at the same location where one was made last month. Stormie Kimberly Gregg, 30, of the 4200 block of Diamond Head Loop in Florence, South Carolina, was arrested Friday following an investigation in the 1300 block of


Former Hartsville star Drotar Named SEC Player of the Week

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. ---- For her efforts in the team's four games over the weekend, South Carolina softball's Cayla Drotar has been named SEC Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. Drotar posted a team-best 12 RBI at the plate and went 2-0 in the circle to help the Gamecocks sweep t


Newly Selected Chief Justice Attends Black History Celebration In South Carolina

Newly appointed North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley spoke at a Black History Month event in Columbia over the weekend. According to CBS affiliate WNCT, the event took place at Salem Missionary Baptist Church.


Missing 6-year-old found safe in Florence; city man charged

LUMBERTON —A 6-year-old child is back home safe with him mother and a city man faces charges after the man allegedly stole a vehicle on Friday night with the child as a passenger.


Program provides case managers to Florence victims

RALEIGH — A new state program allows eligible victims of Hurricane Florence to get a case manager to help them with their recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the Sstate of North Carolina’s request for the Disaster Case Management program for use in Robeson and other counties a


Alabama athlete sees USC as a good fit, plans return trip for official visit

South Carolina football had some prospects on campus Saturday, including athlete Damarcus Beckwith of Florence, Alabama. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Beckwith, who plays quarterback in high school, said the Gamecocks like him as a tight end but he also can play receiver. He also has offers from Tennessee


Florence County home damaged by Saturday morning fire

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A Florence County family -- one adult and three children -- is in the care of the Pee Dee Chapter of the America Red Cross after their mobile home was damaged by fire Saturday morning.


FCSO releases statement after photos on social media appear to show encounter with man at store

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The Florence County Sheriff’s Office released a statement after photos were posted on social media appearing to show an encounter with a man at a convenience store.


Florence Police ask for public's assistance to identify person

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Investigators are asking for the public's assistance to identify a person wanted for questioning in reference to identify fraud at several stores in the Florence area.


Wilson's Loyal McQueen socks it to 3-pointers

FLORENCE, S.C. – The season neared, and Loyal McQueen wanted low-cut socks. After finding them, she sank seven 3-pointers and finished with 33 points against Conway. Now, the Wilson High School junior won’t step on court without them.


South Carolina Rep. Marvin Pendarvis and Rep. JA Moore| Quintin's Close-Ups

South Carolina State Representatives Marvin Pendarvis and JA Moore recently sat down on Quintin's Close-Ups. Click the player below to watch, or CLICK HERE. Quintin Washington is the host and executive producer of Quintin's Close-Ups™: 1-on-1 interview profiles of popular Charlestonians and other no