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Florence man turns himself in, charged with attempted murder in shooting

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Florence man has been charged in connection with a shooting earlier this month that injured two people. According to a press release from the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Terrance Andre Brown turned himself into deputies Tuesday morning. He is char


Florence County Sheriff's Office released statement following social media photos of arrest

FLORENCE, S.C. -- After photos of one person's encounter with law enforcement at an East Palmetto Street convenience store surfaced on social media the Florence County Sheriff's Office released a statement on the incident.


Florence baby in need of a heart transplant

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - One Florence family wants to bring awareness to organ donations through their son. Ladson Hardesty is a 21-month old who was born with epstein anomaly and is in need of a heart transplant.


Duck Dynasty cast to come to Evening of Hope in Florence

Calling all duck hunters and Duck Dynasty fans. On March 4th at 7 p.m. the House of Hope will be hosting Willie and Korie Robertson at the Florence Center for their Evening of Hope.


Threats made against Florence students, superintendent over $198M referendum

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Threats have been made against students and Florence School District One officials who are in support of funding for school upgrades. This comes one week before people will vote on the $198 million referendum on Feb. 26.


Al Sharpton's group asks for resignation of Florence Co. deputy involved in confrontation

UPDATE: The National Action Network, lead by the Rev. Al Sharpton, announced on Wednesday they are asking for the resignation of the Florence County deputy involved a confrontration with a Marion man.


Florence One Schools Vocal Star competitions

The competitions were held Tuesday evening at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College. I cover the city of Florence, the county of Florence, the state legislative delegation of Florence County and surrounding areas, and the fe


March SNAP benefits being issued early in South Carolina

People in South Carolina will receive SNAP assistance will get their benefits early this month because of the disruption caused by the government shutdown earlier this year. The South Carolina Department of Social Services will distribute the benefits, also know as the Supplemental Nutrition Assista


Carolina Havoc set to open preseason camp

FLORENCE – The Carolina Havoc begin preparations for the 2019 season when the team reports for preseason training camp on Sunday. The first practice is set for Monday. Camp will run through March 9 and will take place at the team’s practice field at Virgil Wells Stadium in Darlington.


Three unclaimed veterans to be laid to rest at Florence National Cemetery

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Three unclaimed veterans will be laid to rest will full military honors Wednesday afternoon at the Florence National Cemetery. The ceremony, courtesy of the Missing in America Project, is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.


Florence Wine and Food Festival coming back for second year

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Florence Wine and Food Festival is back for the second year. The event, which will be held April 11-13 in downtown Florence, will feature the talents of chefs, bakers, wine and beer experts, artists and musicians and showcase the ever-growing downtown Florence.


NFL legend Harry Carson returns to Florence

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Super Bowl champion and Florence native Harry Carson spoke in front of his hometown Tuesday evening as part of the city’s celebration of Black History Month.


Darlington County schools district recognizes top teachers for February

DARLINGTON, S.C. - The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced the Teacher Feature winners for February. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.


Tuesday's referendum rally In Florence canceled due to security concerns

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — An informational rally on a $198 million school bond referendum for Florence One Schools has been canceled for Tuesday due to security concerns, according to Stephanie Rawlinson with Students First.


South Carolina accidentally dumps coal ash in river in Conway

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- The state-owned utility Santee Cooper says it accidentally dumped some sludge from a coal-ash pond at a closed coal-powered electricity plant into a South Carolina river.


Chicago style: The Second City brings its comedy to Florence for the first time

FLORENCE, S.C. – Ever wonder what it would be like to know celebrities before they got their claim to fame? You could get that chance by attending The Second City production at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.


Area buyers faced with 'housing race' after Florence

Supply and demand may have been the last thing Eastern North Carolina residents were thinking about as Hurricane Florence rolled in on Sept. 13, but five months later local real estate agents are seeing just how meaningful supply and demand is.


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.


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Shanice Smith is a sales representative for The Wireless Company in Hartsville. She is a Florence native, but a Hartsville graduate of the Class of 2013. Best part of your job: Interacting with my customers.


Florence churches unite to help families in need

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — About 10 churches across the City of Florence have united to make sure families in need have food. The churches have started a feeding program that's being housed at New Ebenezer Baptist Church's "Strive Hard Educational, Recreational and Enrichment Center" on Ravenel Street