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Horry County fires back at Myrtle Beach’s hospitality fee lawsuit

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County has accused Myrtle Beach of mismanaging its money in new court filings over hospitality fees. The City of Myrtle Beach filed a lawsuit in March claiming that the county collected millions of dollars in hospitality fees illegally.


Experts focus more on fire forecasting after historic Horry County blaze

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WWAY) — 10 years ago, 4,000 Horry County residents were forced to evacuate due to a historic fire. Strong winds and low humidity helped this blaze grow into a 19,000 acre monster wildfire on April 22, 2009.


Atlantic Beach Police Department: missing woman found safe and unharmed

ATLANTIC BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The Atlantic Beach Police Department says a missing woman has been found safe Monday night. Police say 24 year-old Ariel Harden was reported missing Monday. She was last seen in Atlantic Beach between Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18.


Horry County, Conway police change drug procedures due to fentanyl risks

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police departments across the Grand Strand are changing the way they test for drugs. Many agencies are doing away with field testing because of the risk of laced drugs.


Overturned vehicle blocking Highway 17 bridge in North Myrtle Beach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area of the High Rise Bridge on Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Police report an overturned vehicle on the southbound side is blocking both lanes.


Man pleads guilty to secretly recording young girls on yacht in Myrtle Beach, various places

ASHEVILLE, NC (WMBF) – A North Carolina man admitted on Monday to secretly recording young girls, some as young as five years old, on board his yacht in Myrtle Beach and other various places.


Horry County police investigating after shooting in nightclub parking lot

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police are investigating after a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in a nightclub parking lot. Officers were called to the parking lot at the Spa Ultra Lounge and Restaurant just off of Highways 501 and 17 at around 5:20 a.m. for a reported shooting.


Cheating Scandal Rocks University of South Carolina Business School

An associated dean at the Darla Moore School of Business informed faculty members of a major cheating scandal at the University of South Carolina’s signature campus. According to an email from Janice Breuer Bass, an economics professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs, the latest scandal


Police charge man with attempted murder following shooting at 28th Ave N in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police have charged a man in connection with a reported shooting that happened earlier this month. According to online records from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, 29-year-old Rashaud Eli Faulkner was booked Friday night on charges of attempted murder posse


Woman charged with having gun at Myrtle Beach Airport checkpoint

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Conway woman was arrested for having a gun while going through the TSA checkpoint at the Myrtle Beach Airport, according to a police report. Muriel Mendonca Sharpe, 30, was detained by airport security on Thursday after a TSA supervisor observed a firearm and a loaded mag


2019 tobacco settlement gives South Carolina $79 million

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has been paid another installment from the settlement nearly all U.S. states signed with the major tobacco companies in 1998. State Attorney General Alan Wilson said Monday most of the nearly $79 million in the 2019 payment will go to help pay for Medicaid.


Judge orders mental review in South Carolina police ambush shooting case

FLORENCE, S.C. - A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. [ALSO READ: Man charged with shooting 7 SC officers blames PTSD, letter says]


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


2 arrested in NC, accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at Myrtle Beach motel

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Two people accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at a Myrtle Beach motel have been arrested in North Carolina. Jonathan Scott Jordan, 32, of Mechanicsville, Iowa, and Ashley Rae Konen, 34, of Charles City, Iowa, were identified and arrested in the Charlotte area with help f


Pedestrian hit by car on Highway 17 in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A pedestrian was hit by a car Monday morning on Highway 17 in Winnabow. It happened at 10:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Han-Dee Hugo’s.


South Carolina teachers calling out of work May 1 to march on Statehouse

Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work and protest in Columbia on May 1 demanding higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.


Horry County orchestra students return from China trip

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A group of Horry County music students made it back home after spending their spring break in China. Their trip got off to a rough start when a bunch of weather delays and customer service confusion had them stuck in travel limbo for almost 30 hours last week.


Report: Police find gun inside woman’s carry-on bag at MYR

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Conway woman was arrested before the start of the holiday weekend after police allegedly found a gun in her carry-on bag at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Myrtle Beach’s budget woes, ‘desire’ for money prompt tax dispute, Horry County says

Myrtle Beach mismanaged its budget for years and now seeks control of a road tax and “more and more money” for its own use, Horry County says in an answer to a civil lawsuit.