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Florence Police ask for public's help to identify person

The incident, which involved the theft of lawn equipment, took place at the Beltline Drive Walmart, according to a release issued by the Florence Police Department.

SCNOW - 2018-08-17 18:55:00

Teenager arrested for assault | Laurinburg Exchange

JonesLAURINBURG — A 17-year-old Laurinburg teenager was arrested Thursday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.The 21-year-old girlfriend reported the assault at the police department, according to Assistant Chief Terry Chavis. The victim told police the assault happened at her residence on Nic

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-08-17 17:15:00

Mother of teen shot by DNR game warden speaks out, asks for answers

Mattie Tyndall says her son is recovering in the intensive care unit at McLeod in Florence after being shot in the arm by a DNR game warden on Wednesday night. Officials with DNR confirm one of their officers was involved in a shooting that night near the Little Pee Dee River Access off of Highway 5

WBTW.COM - 2018-08-17 02:00:39

Dillon woman says DNR officer didn’t have to shoot her son

"My son says he's gone leave. He goes to leave. The officer turns around, stops hit the window and shoots my baby. In his arm. My baby is 17 years old. This could ruin his life. We don't know if he's gonna recover from this. We don't even know if they're gonna have to take his arm off,” said Tyndall

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-16 23:27:10

Florence Lodge declared 'unsafe' and residents forced to leave

FLORENCE, S.C. – Residents of the Florence Lodge, one of Florence's long-term residential motels, were evicted Thursday morning after the building was determined to be unsafe by codes enforcement officers.

SCNOW - 2018-08-16 18:43:00

Residents ordered to vacate motel in Florence after building deemed unsafe

During an inspection on Aug. 7, very serious violations were noted to include many electrical issues, an inoperable fire alarm system, water intrusion in the building to include electrical chases, water seeping through internal light fixtures, and improper storage of flammable gases and vehicles wit

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-16 10:30:19

Horry County want everyone to be on the lookout for this car

At the United Community Bank inGreen Sea, 5264 Hwy. 9, two black males attempted to make entry into the building armed with long guns at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

MYHORRYNEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 22:00:00

Florence man arrested for burglary

Trey Lee Montrose, 19, of Florence was arrested Aug. 16 on first degree burglary charges, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-17 15:55:09

Man dies after moped crash on Hwy 544 near Conway

Horry County Coroner Michelle McSpadden says David Allen Thompkins, 44, was involved in a moped accident on August 5th on Highway 544 near Conway. He was living in the Socastee area and died on Wednesday from injuries sustained in the crash.

WBTW.COM - 2018-08-16 16:47:06

Suspects in Horry County robberies, homicide connected to NC robbery, police say

CHADBOURN, NC (WBTW) - Suspects accused of killinga man in a Longs Food Lion parking lot, a stealing a car, and committing several robberiesin Horry County are also connected to a robbery in North Carolina, police say.

WBTW.COM - 2018-08-16 19:52:17

Florence woman's death ruled homicide following autopsy results

Police in Florence discovered the body of Qatar Ramadan, 66, of Florence, in her apartment at 154 North Franklin Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. Police were at the residence for a welfare check, according to Lt. Mike Brandt of the Florence Police Department.


Police looking for car after they say two armed men tried to enter a locked bank

Horry County police are looking for a car in connection with two men who attempted to enter a bank with long guns, according to a news release.Police say two men tried to enter the United Community Bank on on Highway 9 in Green Sea.Authorities say the two men couldn’t get in the bank because of a lo


Marion County schools district thanks community leaders

“We’re thankful for our community leaders for always coming out for the Marion County School District, and we’re just showing them our appreciation,” Washington said.


Lake View couple dies after car runs off Dillon County bridge

DILLON, SC (WBTW) - A Lake View couple died after their car ran off the side of a bridge and fell into the water below, according to the Dillon County coroner's office.


Mullins native to be featured on TV game show ‘AMERICA SAYS’

MULLINS, S.C. – A Mullins native will be making a television appearance on a new game show with the chance to hit a $15,000 jackpot.


VIDEO: SC teen sings order at McDonald’s drive-thru

In a video posted to her Facebook on Wednesday, Cecily Hennigan, 16, belts her order at a McDonald’s drive-thru while her friend provides a beat. As of Friday morning, the post has garnered over 200 comments and nearly 1,500 shares.


Marlboro County teen dies in single-vehicle crash

The 6:55 p.m. crash happened when her south-bound Honda Accord ran off the right side of Salem Road and into some trees, said Cpl. Sonny Collins, South Carolina Highway Patrol.


Mullins Auctioneers return with experience, high expectations

“That’s what we want to play with, a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of energy,” Williams said. “We want to get to the football and hit some people laying some helmets on them.”


Florence Police searching for Pee Dee 'bubble bandit'

Florence, S.C. (WPDE) —Florence Police officers are looking for the public's help in catchingthe now notorious "bubble bandit."They say the suspect was seen driving a red Ford Expedition and is wanted for questioning in the vandalism of the fountain at 200 West Evans Street on Aug. 12.Five fountains


Marion Swamp Foxes face new challenge in 3A

MARION, S.C. – The Marion Foxes move up to 3A in a region that features state champion Dillon along with Aynor, Lake City, Cheraw and Loris. Another challenge will include replacing running backs Kailik Faulk and Tysheen Felton. Faulk was not only a four-year starter but also the team’s top cover co