Coastal Alliance discusses dune height, beach renourishment during Wednesday meeting

Coastal community leaders met Wednesday to discuss projects they’d like to see come to life, heightening dunes and flood prevention being some of them.

  Myrtle Beach Police to start digital neighborhood watch

It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach paid more than $100,000 for tree maintenance in 2018

New attraction coming to Myrtle Beach will offer a sky-high experience

World of Harry Potter comes to life at Myrtle Beach Train Depot

Nearly 100 Christmas trees donated to flood victims

Local member of Armed Forces returning home for the holidays

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  Boxing legend making a difference along the Grand Strand

Construction for new Boys and Girls Club continues

Imagine 2040 plan moves forward to County Council

Fundraiser to benefit area veterans during holiday season

Credit unions make donation in honor of ‘Florence7’

Heavenly cloud formation spotted above Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach chosen as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Places to Retire’

The sixth edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire” lists Myrtle Beach as one of the top destinations for adults to spend their golden years.

Golf tournament honors Grand Strand veterans

Locals and veterans headed to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club Monday to wrap up the Jim Shockey Classic.

  Firefighters come to aid of kittens in need in Georgetown County

Some local firefighters have come to the aid of a pair of kittens that found themselves in need of assistance this week.

Local woman named to Forbes’ “Thirty Under Thirty” for her work at Smithsonian

It’s a long way from Red Springs, NC to Washington, DC, but a small-town girl with big dreams made that journey and is being recognized nationally for her success, even before her 30th birthday.

Jimmy Fallon comes to aid of NC family whose home was damaged by Matthew, Florence

A number of Christmas parades happening along the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Holiday displays: Here’s a map of great Christmas lights across the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Surfside Beach family helps hold balloon in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

KISS to play North Charleston Coliseum in 2019

People of all ages hit the shops Saturday to support small business owners

  WATCH: WMBF News interviews Sugarland ahead of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performance

It’s one of Thanksgiving’s greatest holiday traditions, possibly only second to turkey, and ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade WMBF News got the chance to speak with one of this year’s main acts.

Deputies to deliver meals to seniors on Thanksgiving

A group of people will spend their Thanksgiving delivering meals to those who might otherwise go without the tradition holiday spread.

Ten Oaks Middle School student wins tickets to Gamecocks/Tigers matchup

One lucky Grand Strand student received an early Christmas present after she won tickets for this weekend's Palmetto Classic against South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers.

Myrtle Beach Invitational organizers building off successful 2018 tourney

Myrtle Beach Invitational organizers had a second chance at a first impression. Hosting a relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off in 2017, CCU, ESPN Events and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) staff say this years tourney benefited from a strong foundation.

63 children find their forever homes during SC Adoption Day

This year is sure to be a very special Thanksgiving for several families in our area as their families just grew a little bigger during South Carolina Adoption Day.

People of the Grand Strand: Running makes Market Common resident ‘still feel like I’m a kid’

For Joe Mazurkiewicz, running has been a way of life. As a boy, he ran to school since his small New Jersey town didn’t have a bus stop.

Storms and warm water impacts oyster harvest

Businesses in Murrells Inlet celebrated the annual Oyster Roast Saturday and Sunday, but despite being in the peak of oyster harvest season, shellfish are becoming harder to find along this once flourishing coastline.“I grew up here in the 60’s and you could rake in a bushel of clams or oysters wit

New South Brewery celebrates 20 years in Myrtle Beach

Just one week after the City of Myrtle Beach passed an ordinance allowing breweries to operate in different areas of the city, New South Brewery, celebrates 20-years of business in the Grand Strand this weekend.Two decades of local beer brewing have been going at New South in Myrtle Beach. Owner an

Darlington school celebrates 200 years of education

St. John’s Elementary in Darlington celebrated 200 years of education this week. Friday morning, they wrapped up a week-long commemoration with hundreds of students and staff marching around the historic school grounds led by the Darlington High School Band.

Conway students give special needs class an amazing gift

Two students from Conway High School embodied the idea of putting others first and showed this to a group of special needs students on Thursday.

Myrtle Beach police chief recognized as FMU’s Psychology Alumni of the Year

Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock was recognized as Francis Marion University’s 2018 Psychology Alumni of the Year.

Grand Strand Veterans Day observances & meal deals

Communities around the United States will come together on November 11 to celebrate Veterans Day. Although it falls on a Sunday the official observance will fall on tomorrow, Monday, November 12. Observances around the Grand Strand look to honor all those who served our country.

A number of deals available to vets on Veterans Day

Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and a number of eateries are thanking military members by offering free meals or discounts.

Historic B-17 bomber airplane transports veterans back to 1945

It’s a piece of history that brings back memories to those who witnessed it first hand. The B-17 Flying Fortress is a World War II bomber that was used in Europe towards the end of the conflict.

Nationwide restaurant worker shortage affecting local Grand Strand businesses

Anthony’s Pizza and Pan Pasta is feeling the effects of the nationwide restaurant worker shortage, saying it’s difficult to find and keep skilled workers today.

1,200 horses take to Myrtle Beach to raise money for heart research

Once a year, 1,200 riders and their horses take to the beach to raise money for the American Heart Association, and this year’s beach ride is expected to break records.

Conway receives grant to fund study for proposed amphitheater

An economic development grant awarded to the City of Conway will help fund the feasibility study for an outdoor amphitheater along the Waccamaw River.

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS: Anonymous person pays for meals in honor of fallen Florence officers

Investigator Farrah Turner and Sergeant Terrence Carraway are being honored through acts of kindness after both of them died in a shooting ambush outside a Florence home Oct.3.

6-year-old embraces Florence PD with kindness and a smile

“It is good to do something good,” these are the words from a first grader whose actions are speaking louder than his words.

Happy Halloween! Check out these WMBF viewer photos

It’s Halloween, and that means it’s time to put on those costumes and go on the hunt for candy!

’This is a place of honor. It’s a place of heritage’ community continues efforts to restore historic cemetery

The Hartsville Council African American Cemetery Committee continued its steadfast efforts to revitalize the historic Marion Avenue Cemetery Tuesday with a meeting on the progress of the site.

LIST: Family-friendly trick-or-treat events in our area

If you're looking for family-friendly trick-or-treat events this Halloween, look no further.

Pickle-flavored candy canes add some flavor to the holidays

Pickle-flavored candy canes are coming back this year and for some people it’s a pretty big “dill.”

SPOOKY: Google reveals each state’s most-searched horror movie villain

It’s the Spooky Season, which means names like Michael Myers,Freddy, Jason and Pennywise enter the national conversation once again!

Conway city officials look at long-term solutions for flooding

It’s been more than a month since Hurricane Florence made its way through our area and left behind its devastating flooding, forcing certain areas to shut down in order to rebuild.

Myrtle Beach Police officers fund shopping trip for young man in need

A group of officers from the City of Myrtle Beach are living up to the “First in Service” promise of the police department after a selfless act to help a young man in need.

McMaster joins officials to provide Florence relief to Grand Strand residents

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster joined state and federal officials to provide residents and businesses the tools they need to recover from Hurricane Florence.

Church’s pumpkin patch to benefit flood victims

Still looking for a pumpkin to carve before Halloween? A church in Conway has plenty for sale and the pumpkin patch is all in an effort to help flood victims.The First United Methodist Church, located on 5th Avenue, is donating proceeds from this year’s pumpkin patch to those impacted by flooding.

Developers hope to bring a new residential neighborhood to North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach City Council recently tabled the second reading of an ordinance to amend the Town Center Area in the Barefoot Resort Planned Development District.

Myrtle Beach mini-marathon: start time, road closures and more

Runners will compete in the Myrtle Beach mini-marathon Sunday, October 21. The race will impact surrounding roads for several hours in the downtown Myrtle Beach area. Below is all you need to know about the race and which areas to avoid.

Area law enforcement show support for NC Highway Patrol after trooper shot, killed

Many law enforcement members across the Grand Strand took to social media Wednesday to show support for North Carolina State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot and killed near Whiteville.

Myrtle Beach sends incident management team to FL to assist with Hurricane Michael recovery effort

The Myrtle Beach Incident Management Team arrived in Tallahassee, FL Tuesday to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael, according to an online post from Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue.

24/7 mental health crisis program making progress

A 24/7 program designed specifically to help meet the needs of those in mental health emergencies is now being offered along our state’s coast.

VIDEO: Bear feasts on bird feeder in Carolina Forest neighborhood

A black bear made its presence known in a Carolina Forest neighborhood recently.

New restrooms at Savannah’s Playground to be completed soon

New restrooms at Savannah’s Playground in Myrtle Beach will be completed "in just a few more weeks” as part of a $100,000 update to the park, according to a post from the city’s Facebook page.

City of Myrtle Beach to hold Hurricane Florence relief concert

Mayor Brenda Bethune announced Tuesday a Hurricane Florence relief concert on November 11 at field in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach to host 2018 Health Fair on Thursday

Myrtle Beach’s 2018 Health Fair will be held Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Florence Soccer Association honors officers

Our community continues to come together after the shooting tragedy in Florence Wednesday night that resulted in one death of a Florence Police officer and another six officers injured.On Saturday night, the Florence Soccer Association honored our men and women in blue during a pre-game ceremony.

  Rosewood residents debate rebuilding or leaving for good

One day at a time. That’s the mindset for some who live in Rosewood and are now debating to rebuild or leave after dealing with three damaging floods in just four years.

Loris community marches against gun violence

The city of Loris is standing together and talking about gun violence in their community.Just this April a drive by shooting claimed the life of 20-year-old Charles Durant and injured his girlfriend Winter Parker who organized this weekends march.

Thomas Rhett scheduled to perform at 2019 CCMF

Country star Thomas Rhett is scheduled to perform at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online posting from festival organizers.

Lee’s Landing community still facing floodwaters weeks after Florence

Many people in our area are dealing with the impacts Florence left behind with its devastating floodwaters.It’s been nearly three weeks since we’ve showed you what people in the Lee’s Landing community have been dealing with. The waters have receded quite a bit, but people are still dealing with up

Myrtle Beach named autism-friendly city

The City of Myrtle Beach was proclaimed an “Autism Friendly City” on Tuesday. It's an effort Champion Autism Network has been working on for several years.

Taste of the Town returns to Myrtle Beach for 35th year

The 35th Annual Taste of the Town returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Tuesday evening.

Agencies come together to support fallen Florence officer, other officers injured in shooting

Law enforcement agencies from across the state are coming together to support a fallen Florence County officer and six others who injured in the line of duty during a Wednesday shooting.

New Asian-themed restaurant opening in Grande Dunes

A local restaurateur is set to open his third Myrtle Beach area eatery next month.

Conway Police to help ease back to school traffic following Florence

Right now, communities are trying to get back on track following Hurricane Florence. One of the biggest concerns is traffic with Horry County Schools now back in session.

Chipotle to give 50 percent of every sale to hurricane relief efforts Sunday

Chiptole is donating 50% of every sale to the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund Sunday, Sept. 30.

Salvation Army prepares for water to recede and help homeowners back on their feet

The Salvation Army is doing what they can now to help the community in feeding first responders and the National Guard, but their real work begins when the water recedes, according to community relations director Jerry Williams.

Cheers! It’s National Drink Beer Day

National Drink Beer Day is today, Sept. 28. According to the National Day Calendar, this “malty elixir” is the world’s most popular adult beverage.

City of Myrtle Beach considers renovating church in place of repairing old government buildings

The City of Myrtle Beach will pay $15,000 through the end of this year to give council members time to decide if they want to buy and renovate the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.

Volunteers come together to feed community

Volunteers in the Socastee area are coming together to make sure that children have food, whether or not they’re in school.

Kids provide water, snacks to those stuck in traffic on U.S. 501

The youth of an area church are doing what they can to make the traffic jam on U.S. 501 heading into Conway a little more bearable.

Gondolas going back up on Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Crews are hard at work getting the gondolas back on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel after they were taken down ahead of Hurricane Florence.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Restaurants, stores and more opening following Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — As Tropical Storm Florence continues to release downpours in our area, some stores around the Grand Strand have begun to re-open. Below is a list of stores open Saturday, September 15. Mellow Mushroom Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Florence locations — OPEN at Noon Publix at Forest Square — OPEN at Noon Publix at North Myrtle Beach — OPEN at Noon Publix at Grand Dunes — OPEN at Noon Publix at Pawley's Island Pla...

Myrtle Beach Police asking public to stay home

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Myrtle Beach Police are asking the public to stay inside Saturday as Florence is still impacting the Grand Strand.  Officials say they have begun to see an increase in people venturing out to the beaches to take photos and experience the effects of Florence. Police say though it may seem calm out it is still not safe to explore just yet. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

LIST: September 11 remembrance ceremonies around the Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Organizations around the Grand Strand will gather to honor those who lost their life in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Below is a list of events organized in honor of the fallen.

Homeowners angry after DHEC locks up community pools

Homeowners in Waterway Landing recently found themselves locked out of their community pool area with a letter saying DHEC regulations require pools to have bathroom facilities.