‘Amazing to watch in person:’ Video captures sea turtle nesting on Garden City beach

A sea turtle was spotted nesting on Garden City Beach Wednesday morning, and community members say they got a chance to see it in person, thanks to Horry County Public Works.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover dirty knives, standing water in popular restaurant

  Black bear cub seen roaming around inside SC restaurant

  VIDEO: Black bear seen wandering through Pawleys Island neighborhood

  This is Carolina: Traveling letters keep 8 college friends together

  Myrtle Beach officers show neighborhood kids their skills on the basketball court

  Rotary club honors Myrtle Beach Police Officer of the Year

Continued Coverage

  Student Spotlight: Conway High senior has hopeful future in the medical field

Mission BBQ offering free sandwich to military members

GALLERY: WMBF honors Mom this Mother’s Day

  Trip to mailbox can help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ in Pee Dee

  Restaurant Scorecard: Food improperly thawed; ready-to-eat foods stored uncovered

Well-known North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad member, Ed Vaitis, passes away

  'Happy to be back in business’: Captain Buck’s Port reopens 7 months after Hurricane Florence

The long-standing restaurant had to be torn down and much of the dock, along with the bait and tackle shop and the permanent boat landing, had to be repaired and replaced.

  Checked off bucket list: 101-year-old Florence woman rides motorcycle for first time

One Florence woman got the ride of a lifetime on Thursday.

  Deal Diva: Are luggage shipping companies worth it?

Rising baggage fees makes traveling the friendly skies anything but; the cost of multiple bags can add up to hundreds of dollars.

Snake in SC woman’s golf cart ‘almost made me have a heart attack’

A Conway woman got quite the scare when she found a slithery snake wrapped around the mirror of her golf cart.

  This is Carolina: Son of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base veteran paints latest mural in Grand Strand

Calling sandwich lovers: New Jimmy John’s opens in Myrtle Beach area

  Student Spotlight: Honors pharmacy technician program paves the way to college

11-foot alligator safely removed after being spotted lounging on Highway 707

City leaders approve murals for buildings in Myrtle Beach’s downtown area

  Restaurant Scorecard: 2 restaurants receive lowest scores WMBF News has ever reported

North Myrtle Beach wedding chapel getting new life as a vintage bar

The circle of life will start anew for a defunct North Myrtle Beach wedding chapel when it reopens as a bar in three or four months.

  Lake City’s art festival getting bigger, better every year

Hundreds of people roamed the streets of Lake City on Friday for the annual ArtFields festival and competition.

  Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighter takes one last ride on Engine 78

Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighter Robert Shubert passed away last Friday after a motorcycle accident.

  VIDEO: Dolphin pod amazes charter boat group near Little River

A charter boat group got quite the show as they headed back from a day of fishing off the South Carolina Coast.

Turtle comes ashore near North Myrtle Beach, lays eggs on second day of nesting season

People on the beach at the Hilton Resort near North Myrtle Beach had quite the surprise Thursday morning.

  Leaders, communities, businesses come together for National Day of Prayer

The power of prayer brought city leaders, communities and businesses on Thursday.

  Carolina Panthers stop in Grand Strand, Pee Dee to celebrate “Keep Pounding Day”

Workers with the Panthers organization made stops Wednesday morning in Lumberton, Florence, Bennettsville and Myrtle Beach as part of their “Keep Pounding Day.”

  This Is Carolina: Paint strokes give new color to downtown scene

There are many towns scattered across South Carolina, some waiting to be returned to former glory, and others are thriving with the times. Lake City is one of the latter.

  New sensory-friendly exhibit showcases 3-D printed artifacts at Horry County Museum

Coastal Carolina University teamed up with the Horry County Museum to introduce a sensory-friendly exhibit with 3-D printed artifacts.

  Group looks to bring more street performers to downtown Conway

More street performers could be coming to downtown Conway after the Create Conway organization decided to reimburse those who get a busking license.

Myrtle Beach dog, bicycle rules go into effect Wednesday

Dog and bike lovers will have some restrictions when it comes to being on the beach and boardwalk until Labor Day.

  ‘Somebody is going to end up dying:’ Horry County mother takes action over drivers passing stopped school buses

Many parents are worried about their kid's safety at the bus stop, saying they've had enough with drivers violating the rules when it comes to stopped school buses on the roads.

  Man with disability celebrates 20th work anniversary at local grocery store

Barry Coleman Jr. is celebrating his 20th year working at Food Lion at Masonboro Commons.

Student Spotlight: State-recognized aspiring nurse has heart to serve others

An inspiring, young student from the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology is this week’s Student Spotlight.

Taste of the Coast returns to the House of Blues for 12th year

Grand Strand foodies have been licking their chops in anticipation of the return of one of the area’s most delectable events. Saturday, that day finally came at the House of Blues for the 12th Annual Taste of the Coast.

Myrtle Beach group donates 200 mattresses to families impacted by Hurricane Florence flooding

A group is in Horry County Saturday donating free mattresses and pillows for families impacted by flooding from Hurricane Florence.

Grand Strand and Pee Dee ‘Prescription Drug Take Back’ drop off locations

A prescription drug take-back event will be held Saturday at locations in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors uncover mice droppings in two restaurants

Mice droppings were found in not one, but two restaurants in Horry County, according to inspectors.

ArtFields return to Pee Dee community for 2019

ArtFields, a celebration of Lake City’s agricultural past, present and future, has kicked off its 2019 edition.

  Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival returns downtown for third year

On Friday, the Third Annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival returns to the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th avenues north.

CES plants flower garden in memory of 9-year-old classmate

Conway Elementary School 4th graders came together Friday to remember their classmate Camari Chestnut with a special ceremony.

Workers put finishing touches on new tennis court in Conway’s Collins Park

Crews were busy Friday morning working on a new tennis court in Conway’s Collins Park that should be ready for use next week, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

Myrtle Beach firefighter cleared to return to full duty after battling cancer

It was a happy day at the Myrtle Beach Fire Department when one of their own returned to full duty.

Grand Strand contestant on “The Voice” advances, thanks Myrtle Beach for its support

The Myrtle Beach resident survived his cross battle Tuesday night against fellow contestant Kendra Checketts to advance to the top 24.

  North Myrtle Beach prepares for parking changes ahead of summer

You’ll soon have to get your wallet out if you plan to park along Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

  Myrtle Beach’s iconic Springmaid Pier one step closer to reconstruction

The Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach is closer to being rebuilt.

  Volunteers build inclusive playground in just six hours

Hundreds of volunteers gathered Wednesday in the Maxton area of Robeson County to build a playground in just six hours.

  She Thrives: Williamsburg County woman uses art, culture, history to enrich her community

She’s a chemist and an engineer, but it’s her newfound job that is inspiring change in her community.

  ‘Happy birthday to my girl in heaven:’ Fallen Florence County investigator remembered on her 37th birthday

One of the officers who died following last October’s deadly ambush in a Florence neighborhood is being remembered on what would have been her 37th birthday.

DESK DUTY: Marion County’s K-9 Kilo visits sheriff’s office during recovery

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office had a familiar and furry face come by and visit on Tuesday.

Sheriff donates thousands of dollars to local charities

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office spent months of fundraising to help five charities in their area.

  Surfside pier reconstruction project given ‘green light’ after FEMA grants permit

Surfside Beach city officials say the project to rebuild the towns pier damaged during Hurricane Matthew is on the fast track to completion following an approval from FEMA.

  Myrtle Beach is second-fastest growing metro area for third year in a row

The Myrtle Beach/Conway/North Myrtle Beach metropolitan area is the second fastest growing metropolitan area in the USA for the third year in a row, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grand Strand Humane Society pleads for blankets, sheets, towels

If you have any old blankets, sheets or towels around your house, the Grand Strand Humane Society wants them.

  Student Spotlight: Junior firefighter of the year, aspiring politician

Hartsville High School senior Kerlyn Mondesir is the only junior firefighter at his high school and also has a very fascinating interest for politics.

Community Conversations

WMBF talks with local officials about topics on the community's mind.

Ganja on the Grand Strand? Activists hope petition brings marijuana reform to Myrtle Beach

Cannabis coming soon to the Grand Strand? A small activist group hopes this year’s 4/20 celebration is just the start of Palmetto State marijuana reform.

SC woman goes berserk after ‘snake convention’ invades her back porch

A South Carolina woman says she was so startled by a group of backyard invaders, she was forced to throw her cup of coffee in self defense.

LIST: Easter events, services across the Grand Strand

Easter weekend is here, and there are many family-friendly events across the Grand Strand in recognition of the holiday.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover dead pests, meat resting in blood

Inspectors said they uncovered unsanitary situations while going through some Myrtle Beach restaurants.

  Lumberton family surprised with furnished new home after displaced twice by hurricanes

The Home Depot Foundation and Operation Blessing renovated and furnished a home for the family after they were flooded again last September.

  McLeod Health Seacoast nature trail opens in North Myrtle Beach

The city of North Myrtle Beach opened a new nature trail for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Girl finds megalodon tooth during spring break trip to NC beach

A middle-schooler on spring break is bringing home some pretty big treasures. Avery Fauth found a megalodon shark tooth on the beach in North Topsail Monday.

  Committee considers changes to agritourism permits as new farm announces opening

Horry County is working to change the way it handles agritourism permits.

Community gathers at future memorial park named for slain Florence police sergeant

The community and family members of Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway gathered Tuesday in Darlington where a memorial park will be built to honor fallen officers.

  This is Carolina: Family moves across country to open Grand Strand’s first craft distillery

In the North Strand off Highway 90, an old beach store has been restored.

Autism-friendly programs coming to Georgetown County

Another Grand Strand area is offering programs to benefit children with autism.

CCU associate professor receives prestigious honor for work in music

He’s a trumpet player, an educator and now he will be a composer the entire world will know about.

Local students get to play in the dirt while learning about healthy eating

Two local schools have been picked to take part in a gardening assistance program in South Carolina.

  Student Spotlight: Conway High School junior masters three sports at once

When thinking of a student athlete, people typically think they play one sport, but that’s not the case for one Conway High School junior.

  Inhabitants return to Murrells Inlet’s ‘Goat Island’ for 25th year

After spending the off-season in their winter home, the inhabitants of Murrells Inlet’s famed Goat Island made a welcome return to their summer sanctuary on Monday.

  Motorcycle officers learning new skills while raising money for childhood cancer

More than 80 motorcycle officers from as far away as Canada came to North Myrtle Beach to not only expand their skills but to also raise awareness for a disease that affects thousands of children in the Palmetto state.

Citing financial reasons, Murrells Inlet’s Salt Water Creek Cafe closes

Murrells Inlet residents have one fewer option for ‘upscale casual’ dining. Saltwater Creek Cafe announced on Facebook Sunday it will not re-open. In the brief message ownership thanked guests for their patronage.

Horry County students Beijing-bound after weather and customer service confusion forces overnight delay

After a myriad of weather delays and customer service confusion, a group of Horry County music students and chaperones stuck in travel limbo for close to 30 hours have boarded a flight for China.

Guess who’s baaaaaack?! Goats return to Murrells Inlet private island Monday

The official return of Spring?As the weather begins to break around the Grand Strand the famed Goat Island along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will soon be filled with namesakes once again.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Drain flies throughout the restaurant, sludge and out-of-date cream cheese

Restaurant inspectors found some unsanitary conditions in a couple Myrtle Beach restaurants.

  Lunch menu, school newspaper uncovered after elementary school opens 30-year-old time capsule

Forestbrook Elementary School students took a blast back to the past as they opened a 30-year-old time capsule.

  Horry County Fire Rescue sees increase in smoke alarm installation requests

More residents in Horry County are making sure their homes are safer by having smoke alarms installed.