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42 new jobs coming to Florence County

Sunstrand, LLC has announced it is locating a new biomaterial manufacturing operation in Florence County, with an $8.4 million of capital investment that will create 42 new jobs, according to a news release.

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-23 13:05:27

Florence County deputies search for this suspected thief

According to investigators, on or about May 1, deputies responded to a larceny call on Cypress Road in Florence. Surveillance video captured the images of a person of interest and a vehicle in connection to the crime.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-23 19:44:27

Fourth man arrested for armed robbery of Florence pawn shop

Tomarcas Donnell Swift, Jr., will face armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, conspiracy, and assault and battery in the 1st degree charges, according to a news release.

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-22 13:58:42

'The odor was unbearable': Kids removed from feces-ridden Myrtle Beach home

Horry County police officers went to a home off Enterprise Road in the Socastee area of Horry County Monday afternoon at the request of a DSS agent. When officers arrived, a man was removing bags of trash from the home, and told officers he lived there with his girlfriend and her two children.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-22 19:43:42

NAACP leader claims two Timmonsville officers involved in traffic stop

TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – In mid-April Reverend Jerrod Moultrie, president of the Timmonsville NAACP branch, claimed he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville police officer. The police department released body cam video that contradicted Moultrie’s claim, and now the NAACP says there may be more t

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-23 15:30:47

Biomaterial manufacturer to bring 42 jobs, new plant to Pamplico

PAMPLICO, SC (WBTW) - A biomaterial manufacturing company is opening a plant in Pamplico, bringing in an $8.4 million investment and 42 jobs to Florence County.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-23 14:25:24

One arrested for Fairmont shooting | Robesonian

Jeffery Odum Jr. turned himself in to the Fairmont Police Department just after midnight on Monday, Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards said. Odum was charged with felony conspiracy of shooting into occupied property and placed under a $30,000 bond. He made bail after making his first court appearance

ROBESONIAN - 2018-05-22 23:55:00

Nine South Florence seniors return to elementary school for 'Graduate Walk'

Nine prospective graduates from South Florence participated Wednesday morning in a “graduate walk” through the hallways of their former grade school, Dewey L. Carter, in front of hundreds of elementary students.

SCNOW - 2018-05-24 01:46:00

Horry County police seek two men in connection to April murder investigation

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WBTW.COM - 2018-05-22 22:27:47

A towel on fire, strangulation and shots fired: Man charged with attempted murder

A man threatened to burn down a home — while holding a gas tank and trying to light a towel on fire — before shooting at two victims, police allege in an arrest report.Horry County Police charged Frederico Najee' Page, 24, of Conway, with two counts of attempted murder in connection to a Sunday inci


Woman arrested for disorderly conduct after people panic, run out of Dillon movie theater

Dillon, S.C. (WPDE) —Several people panicked and ran out of the Dillon Cinema on Radford Boulevard after a woman stood up inside the theater and yell, according to an incident report.One woman told us she badly bruised her leg running out of the theater and her mother got hurt so bad that she had to


Horry County elementary school principal placed on leave

Seaside Elementary School principal Kristin Dowling has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Horry County Schools spokesperson Lisa Bouricer.She was placed on leave on May 17.When asked whether or not the district was investigating Dowling, Bourcier said she couldn't comment on per


Repeat offender facing drug charges following complaints for the Sumter community

“Despite being on bond, Wells chose to continue his illegal activity,” Chief Russell F. Roark III said.


Police body camera footage tells a different story from So. Carolina NAACP chapter president’s claims

reported, “The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, whose Facebook page says he is still the chapter’s president, posted on April 13 that he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville officer because he was ‘driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood.’ It is unclear what Timmonsville neighborhood


Person on bicycle killed in Darlington County

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - A car hit and killed a person on a bicycle Sunday night in Darlington County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released

Image from police bodycam footage showing Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, the NAACP president of Timmonsville, S.C., during a traffic stop. (Timmonsville Police Department) A South Carolina NAACP chapter president who says he was racially profiled during a traffic stop was accused of lying after police rele


One person injured in Timmonsville shooting

TIMMONSVILLE, SC - One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Timmonsville, Saturday evening.


Darlington County Deputies investigating Hartsville shooting

Hartsville, S.C. (WPDE) —Darlington County Deputies are investigating a shooting in Hartsville.Deputies say around 6:25 Sunday evening, a local hospital notified them of a gunshot victim arriving by personal vehicle.The victim gave deputies information leading them to believe the shooting happened n


Horry County police are searching for a missing teenage girl

Horry County police say a 17-year-old girl who frequents the Tranquility Lane area is missing, according to a tweet from the department.Stella VanDyke is missing, police say. Authorities have not said when she went missing and where she was last seen. Tranquility Lane is off 17th Avenue South in the


Suspect wanted after armed home invasion

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff's office, the suspect, 24-year-old Dontell Monte' Geathers is wanted for an armed home invasion. He has ties to both Georgetown and Columbia.