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Hartsville mom upset after home with child inside hit by stray bullets

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WPDE) — A woman who lives on Catawba Springs Drive in Hartsville said bullets came through her window Wednesday afternoon with her mother-in-law and small child inside.


Hartsville's Hannibal nominated for McDonald's All-American Game

Hartsville guard and WPDE All-Zoner Tre Hannibal has been nominated to play in the 2019 McDonald's All-American Game. The South Carolina signee is one of 800 nationally up for this prestigious opportunity. He's one of six from South Carolina.The senior is average over 26 points per game, along with


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


Darlington Police ask for public's help to find suspect

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Investigators are asking for the public's assistance to locate a person wanted by the Darlington Police Department. Edward A. Agbo III, 40, is wanted for kidnapping and assault in connection with a Jan. 9 incident during which a woman was held against her will and hit with a wood


Father and son arrested for shooting at Florence McDonalds

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Two men face attempted murder charges days after a shooting at the McDonalds parking lot on West Lucas Street Sunday night. The press release from the Florence County Sheriff's Office says Kelton Lane Driggers, 18, and his father, Luther Eric Driggers, 43, were arrested by depu


5 things to watch for in this weekend’s MLK Bash high school basketball showcase

The fourth annual Crescent Construction MLK Bash high school basketball showcase takes place this weekend at Eau Claire High School. The girls showcase is Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., while the boys start at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Here are five things to watch in this year’s event:


Thunder, Wildcats look to openers

FLORENCE – The Carolina Thunder have a home for this season, and it is home for co-owners Sebastian Page and Anthony Murray. The East Coast Basketball League semi-pro team will play its home contests at the Latta Recreation Department gymnasium located at 122 Latimer Street in Latta.


Lawmakers tackle affordable housing crisis in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Wages are not keeping up with rent increases in South Carolina. According to officials, there is an affordable housing crisis in the state. Representative Marvin Pendarvis (D-Charleston) has filed a bill proposing to help create incentives for developers to see more affordable h


Man wanted for kidnapping, assault turns himself in

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A man wanted for allegedly assaulting a woman and holding her against her will has been arrested. According to a news release from the Darlington Police Department, 40-year-old Edward A. Agbo III turned himself in without incident. Agbo III was wanted for kidnapping and assau


Manhunt underway in Florence following traffic stop

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — A manhunt is underway in the area of West Marion and Sumter Streets in Florence. The Florence County Sheriff's Office says they're looking for a man who got out of his car and ran during a traffic stop.


Hartsville High School graduates beat national SAT average, improve on ACT

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Hartsville High School’s Class of 2018 seniors scored, on average, 43 points higher than the national average on the SAT last year and 28 points above the state average.


Braddock, Kelly honored at chamber meeting

HARTSVILLE - Hartsville City Councilman, businessman and civic leader Bob Braddock was named the 2018 Rotary Citizen of the Year and businesswoman Jamie Kelly, owner of Indigo Salon and Day Spa in downtown Hartsville, was named 2018 Will Woodham Business Person of the Year during the Greater Hartsvi


WPDE morning update 1.16.2019 - Armed robbery, highway plan approved, suspect surrenders

Horry County, S.C. — These are your morning updates from the WPDE newsroom:. The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an armed robbery in Hartsville last night, witnesses say a masked man robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint. The City of Myrtle Beach has approved a plan to straigh


South Carolina school district may move closer to year-round education

WALHALLA, S.C. - A South Carolina school district is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would move it closer to year-round education. [ALSO READ: CMS steps up security in the wake of a series of issues at local schools]


Darlington police seek missing teen last seen on Chalmers St.

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Darlington police are looking for a missing teen who was last seen on Chalmers St. According a missing person poster from the City of Darlington Police Department, 15-year-old Terrez Ditrique Davis has been missing since January 14.


Suspect in custody after allegedly held woman against her will, hit her with wooden board

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - A man has been arrested by Darlington police after allegedly holding a woman against her will and hitting her with a wooden board. The Darlington Police Department has arrested 40-year-old Edward A. Agbo, III, according to a press release from Captain Kimberly Nelson, with th


COLLEGE BRIEFS: L-R men, women collect SAC hoops road wins

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball team went on the road and took down Coker late Wednesday, 75-64, in South Atlantic Conference play to extend its win streak to five games.


South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer arrested on forgery charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer was arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Monday for charges of forgery and false pretenses.


3 arrested in Chesterfield Co. gun shop burglary

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Three arrested in a gun shop burglary in Chesterfield County. The burglary occurred last Friday at Joyner Sales on Highway 1 in the Patrick community, according to Captain Wayne Jordan worn the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.


Body of missing 85-year-old man with Alzheimer's found near his Chesterfield Co. home

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. - Officials said the body of a missing 85-year-old man who had Alzheimer's disease was found near his home in Chesterfield County. Clerow Myers was last seen Sunday, when he reportedly walked away from his home in Ruby around 11 p.m. without a coat or hat.