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Darlington County Sheriff's investigators seek help to identify person, vehicle

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Darlington County Sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's assistance to identify a person and a vehicle seen at in surveillance video in the early morning burglary of a Hartsville area business.


Florence man sentenced to life without parole for 2017 murder

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — A judge has sentenced Michael Smith, 40, to life without parole Thursday for killing Malcom Kindred “Kenny” Kemmerlin in February 2017 at a home on Francis Marion Road in Florence County, according to Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements.


Man hospitalized after tree falls on him in Darlington County

WHITEHALL COMMUNITY AREA, SC (WBTW) – A man was hospitalized after a tree fell on him in Darlington County on Wednesday. Chief Ricky Flowers, with the Darlington County Fire Department, confirmed to News13 a man was hospitalized after a tree fell on him Wednesday afternoon on Southborough Road.


Two people injured in Thursday morning Florence crash

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Two people were transported to a Florence area hospital and Palmetto Street was closed between Irby and Dargan Streets following a two-car crash Thursday morning.


South Carolina advances tax break bills that could lure Carolina Panthers into moving

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers have not yet committed to moving to South Carolina, but the state is already moving forward with legislation to clear the way for the move.


One Church Hartsville conference to focus on Hartsville

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - One Church Hartsville will present a For Hartsville Conference on Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. with session locations in storefronts in and around downtown Hartsville.


Golf tournament Saturday benefits Hartsville High athletics

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Former Hartsville High School golfer Haydon Norwood, who now golfs for Coker College, helped organize a Saturday golf tournament at Hartsville Country Club, which will benefit Hartsville High athletics.


South Carolina Man Killed in Butler County Crash with 18-Wheeler

A two-vehicle crash at approximately 1:15 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 has claimed the life of a Elgin, South Carolina man. Isaiah Wilson, 75, was critically injured when the 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche was struck by a tractor trailer driven by James Bourgeois, 48, of River Ridge, Louisiana. Wilson’s


New clinic at the Florence County Complex to serve county employees

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday for McLeod’s newly expanded on-site health center in Florence. It's held at the county complex, and uses the McLeod On-site Health Services Program.


Fresh off opening win, Havoc looks to take down Peach State

FLORENCE, S.C.– Being his first game as a head coach, Anson Yarborough would have remembered last week’s season opener for the Carolina Havoc regardless of the outcome. Still, the last-second 60-59 victory over Cape Fear made for a memorable debut for both Yarborough and the new American Arena Leagu


FMU softball sweeps Bulldogs behind Johnson, Karacson

FLORENCE – Senior shortstop Taylor Johnson and freshman right fielder Danielle Karacson combined for six hits, five runs scored and five driven in to spark Francis Marion University to a sweep of Barton College on Thursday by scores of 3-0 and 10-2 in five innings.


Poll shows South Carolina overwhelmingly supports closing 'Charleston loophole'

Shattering the assumption that America's gun control debate is doomed to political deadlock, a new poll has found an overwhelming majority of South Carolinians — both Republicans and Democrats — support legislation that would require background checks for gun purchases, even if it takes longer than


Man stabbed in the Pee Dee; suspect in custody

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A woman was arrested after reportedly stabbing a man in Darlington, police said early Wednesday morning. The incident happened on Limit Street. The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, according to police.


Fallen SC Officer's Son Gets Tattoo to Honor Father

Rashad Carraway decided to honor his fallen father, Florence, SC, police Sgt. Terrence Carraway, with a tribute in ink. Rashad got his father's likeness tattoed on his upper arm. It shows his father in his dress uniform, WBTW reports.


Ribbon cut for health center in Florence County Complex

FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence County Councilman Kent Caudle had a story to share about the necessity of the McLeod On-Site Health Center at the Florence County Complex. Caudle spoke Thursday morning as Council Chairman Waymon Mumford prepared to cut the ribbon to open the newly renovated and relocated h


Weather Permitting: These hurricane names won't be used again

Hazel. Fran. Matthew. Florence. Nope, it's not the names of singers in a Mamas & the Papas tribute band. Folks from the Cape Fear region with a bit of weather history recognize the names as the four hurricane horsemen, named storms that hammered our region over the past 65 years.


Federal judge sentences gang leaders to lengthy prison terms

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Nine defendants -- six of whom were current or former members of a street gang -- were sentenced in Federal court in Florence Tuesday. United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks, during the hearing, described the gang as one of the most dangerous criminal organizations the f


South Carolina fugitive arrested in Williamsburg, VA on kidnapping, armed robbery charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A Yemassee man was arrested in Virginia in connection to a December 2018 home invasion and kidnapping on Riley Street. Officers in Williamsburg, Virginia say they stopped Jeff Basil Chandler, 24, for weaving his bicycle in-and-out of both lanes, and discovered active warran


One dead, others hospitalized after 3 vehicle crash on Hwy 501, lanes reopened

CONWAY AREA, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead and at least three others were taken to the hospital after a three vehicle crash on Highway 501 in the Conway area on Wednesday night.


Hartsville’s Poston posts no-no

DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Hartsville Lady Foxes juggernaut kept on rolling Tuesday night behind a no-hit shutout pitched by Alyssa Poston en route to a 3-0 Region 6 victory over the Darlington Falcons.