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Council approves Coins that Care assistance increase in Lake City
LAKE CITY, S.C. – The Lake City City Council approved a resolution this week to increase the amount of assistance an individual can receive through the city’s Coins that Care program.
Lake City council members, mayor sworn in
LAKE CITY. S.C. – Three council members and the mayor were sworn in Tuesday evening prior to a Lake City city council meeting. The council members are Nicole Singletary, Wilhelmena Scott and Richard Cook. All were incumbents in last month’s election.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sindab leads Mullins girls past Carvers Bay
MULLINS, S.C. — Janell Sindab scored a team-high 15 points for Mullins in the 50-46 win over Carvers Bay on Tuesday night. Jen’Lea Nichols also added 11 points for the Auctioneers.
Tyler Perry video played in program at Florence Career Center
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Future Entrepreneurs Scholars Foundation helped Tyler Perry to provide advice to students at the Florence Career Center on Wednesday morning. Walter Finnigan, executive director of the John Maxwell Team, spoke to students from the entrepreneurship class of Francis Daniels-Richar
Songs pour out as students present Christmas program at Florence school
FLORENCE, S.C. – Savannah Grove Elementary School students celebrated Christmas through music during their annual Christmas program. During the Tuesday evening performance, kindergarten, chorus, band and string ensemble students performed songs ranging from classic Christmas carols to newer tunes.
Coroner: One killed in Florence County house fire
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person was killed in a house fire Tuesday morning on Willow Creek Road in the Effingham community, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.
1 dead after morning fire in Effingham, coroner confirms
EFFINGHAM, SC (WBTW) - Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken confirms one person is dead following a morning fire in the Effingham community. The coroner says the fire happened on Willow Creek Road.
Residents urged to get Florence debris out for pickup
LUMBERTON — The county wants residents to get debris caused by Hurricane Florence off their property and ready for pickup as soon as possible. A contractor for North Carolina Department of Transportation has been in Robeson County since Dec. 3 collecting hurricane-related debris and will continue to
NC WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Wednesday, December 12, 2018. ...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following rivers... Cape Fear At William O Huske Lock And Dam 3 affecting Bladen County NC.
Woman still seeking answers as to why police shot and killed her father
Florence, S.C. (WPDE) — The daughter of 68-year-old Jethro Benjamin, who was shot and killed by a Florence police officer back in July, said four months later she still is seeking answers into the shooting.
Some parents complain of little to no heat at Marlboro County school
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Parents are complaining about no heat at a Marlboro County high school. Several parents have reached out to ABC 15 News asking why there is little to no heat at Marlboro County High School. Since Monday, we’ve received more than a dozen messages from upset parents.
Lake City celebrates Christmastime with parade, tree lighting
LAKE CITY, S.C. – The Hometown Holidays festival in Lake City started Friday morning with a ribbon cutting at The Bean Market. The festival is expected to feature more than 40 events this weekend.
"It's disheartening" Florence organization upset with city officials
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Members of the organization 'Tie One On Florence' are upset after the City of Florence said it can no longer hang clothes from trees. The organization collects donated clothing items for the homeless, and places those items around the downtown area for people in need.
Florence police say shooting near McLeod Hospital was a murder, suicide
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Florence police are conducting a homicide investigation after two people died following a shooting on Monday. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said two people died after the shooting at McLeod Medical Plaza across the street from McLeod Hospital in Florence.
SLED called in to investigate Florence County's Thursday deputy-involved shooting
FLORENCE, S.C. -- South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division agents have been called in to investigate Thursday's deputy-involved shooting at the US 52/Interstate 95 interchange.
Lake City becomes ‘winter wonderland’ this weekend
LAKE CITY, S.C. – The Bean Market in Lake City has transformed into a winter wonderland. An ice rink has been installed in the venue and Shady Rogers, Lake City Creative Alliance special events manager, said that when people walk in, they should be able to see, feel and smell Christmastime.
County presents resolution honoring Florence police officers
FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence Mayor Pro Tempore Frank J. “Buddy” Brand and Police Chief Allen Heidler were moved to hug members of the Florence County Council on Monday afternoon.
Wanted man crashes into sheriff’s office after high-speed chase
The front of the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office was damaged after a driver slammed into it. The driver, Kendall Karon Rious, 24, of Lane was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop for a Blue Light, Reckless Driving, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possessi
Governor asks for more money to help Hurricane Florence victims whose homes aren’t in flood zones
Gov. Henry McMaster increased his request for federal disaster relief money by $327 million in an effort to help South Carolinians who saw their homes flood from Hurricane Florence even though they didn’t live in high-risk flood zones.
Pee Dee Coalition reacts to fatal domestic-related shooting
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Assault released a statement Monday afternoon in the aftermath of a domestic-related shooting that claimed two lives early in the day.