Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Cellphone video captured a fight Friday morning between a teacher and student at a Maryland high school.

Deputies search for missing SC teen who may be endangered

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

MBPD: Windows busted-in, wallet stolen from cars parked outside convention center

  FIRST ALERT: Gradually calmer winds tonight. Slow warm up on the way

Mark Sanford knew he wouldn’t become president. But he said his run was about something bigger.

  Horry County superintendent addresses increase in student-made threats

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Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

Police chief: Suspect arrested following armed robbery in Marion Saturday

Socastee firehouse welcomes new station dog

Nikki Haley visiting Charleston on book tour Sunday

Chants Drop Heartbreaker in One-Point Loss at Arkansas State

Two injured following accident in Horry County

Two-vehicle crash on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach leads to injuries

Myrtle Beach Police have shut down north and south lanes of North Kings Highway between Carolina Opry and Grande Dunes after an accident Saturday night.

No injuries following Saturday fire in Florence

Fire officials say everyone is okay Saturday after an afternoon house fire in Florence.

FBI report shows uptick in SC hate crimes between 2017-2018

A new report released by the FBI this week shows an uptick in hate crimes in our state between 2017 and 2018. According to the report, slightly fewer hate crimes were reported nationwide but that’s not the case in South Carolina.

Santa’s real! How your child can get a letter right from the North Pole

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, and the U.S. Postal Service is helping him bring joy to children around the country.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office featured on cable television series

Horry police locate missing 15-year-old

  FIRST ALERT: Periods of rain, wind gusts to 40 mph through Saturday

Pedestrian killed after being hit while illegally crossing U.S. 17 in Georgetown County, authorities say

Robeson County authorities search for man with cognitive impairment

  North Myrtle Beach hosts workshop for feedback on public parking

  Grand Strand veteran, wife happy to be alive after man burglarizes home

Stephan and Edith Stouffer are still recovering after the robbery that police said happened around 8 p.m., Thursday.

9-year-old, 6-year-old, dad hit at Georgia school bus stop

A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after she, her 6-year-old sister and their father were hit by a car while waiting for the school bus in Georgia

  Johnsonville Rescue Squad holds fundraiser to help save department

The Johnsonville Rescue Squad held a barbecue dinner fundraiser Friday to help keep the department up and running.

  Changes could be on the way to state employee classification and compensation system

According to the South Carolina Department of Administration, there are 10,577 full-time equivalent positions in state government.

Horry County superintendent addresses ‘growing problem’ of students making threats

The threats, according to the superintendent, are being made verbally, through social media and via text messages.

Body of missing kayaker found near Peachtree Landing

Officials recovered the body of a kayaker who went missing near Peachtree Landing in Socastee over a week ago.

  Police search for armed robbery suspect near Church Street in Conway

No injuries have been reported and police are canvassing the area and starting their investigation.

Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies

One Christmas aficionado will get $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark movies by Christmas Day.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Power cords stored in the sink at one eatery; no perfect scores

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Bennett’s Calabash Seafood No. 1 at 1010 U.S. 17 South in North Myrtle Beach.

Restaurant group bringing barbecue, ‘south of the border’ eateries to Surfside Beach

Dining and Design, the creators of Pizza Hyena in Surfside Beach, made the announcement Friday on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

  No injuries reported after truck goes up in flames on S.C. 544

A traffic crash Friday morning slowed traffic on S.C. 544.

S.C. high school staff surprise coworker during her last round of chemotherapy

A staffer at St. James High School got support from her work family on Friday during her final round of chemotherapy.

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian who was allegedly trying to sneak into U.S.

Authorities said the Russian citizen was trying to sneak into the U.S. near Lukeville.

Georgetown man sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of robbery, kidnapping

John Nathan Linen II, 38, was also convicted Thursday of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

  Police: Suspected ‘Potomac River Rapist’ lived in Conway area for at least a year

The man suspected of being the Potomac River Rapist has been taken into custody in the Grand Strand.

Police: Man charged with child neglect, kidnapping after assault in Nichols area

A man is facing several charges in connection to an alleged assault in the Nichols area.

S.C. man charged with attacking female jogger

The incident occurred just after 6:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the intersection of Jersey Street and West Green Street. The woman was taken to McLeod Health Cheraw Hospital and then transported to McLeod Regional Hospital for further treatment of her injuries.

Man accused of stealing car with 3-year-old inside arrested

The man who allegedly stole a car while a 3-year-old child was inside has been taken into custody.

  How a new South Carolina law is helping nurse practitioners expand their roles

Primary-care providers have been the backbone of the rural healthcare system, and there are fewer of them to go around as the United States is seeing a growing physician shortage.

Crews repair water leak in Downtown Conway

Crews are working to repair a water leak in Downtown Conway Friday morning.

Chris Janson set to perform at 2020 CCMF

Country star Chris Janson is set to perform at the 2020 Carolina Country Music Fest lineup, festival organizers announced Friday morning.

President of Francis Marion University gets contract extension in unanimous vote

The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to extend the contract of Dr. Fred Carter, who has served as president of the school for two decades.

S.C. man shot after hunting partner mistakes him for deer, officials say

An Upstate hunter was shot Thursday after he was mistaken for a deer by one of his hunting buddies, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Trio faces charges in connection to Robeson County arcade robbery

Three people have been charged in connection to a robbery at a Robeson County arcade.

S.C. residents can check online to see if they’re getting a $50 rebate check

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has made it easy for residents to find out if they’ll be getting a $50 tax rebate check in the mail.

Woman accused of taking diaper-wearing baby on one-mile walk in 26-degree weather

According to the arrest warrant from the Gastonia Police Department, 20-year-old Marquilia Womack was charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

Wanted N.C. man held employees at gunpoint, robbed business, deputies say

Robeson County deputies are searching for a man who they said stole thousands of dollars from a business during a robbery.

  Suspect Search: Police try to track down man accused of opening fire during confrontation

Authorities investigated allegations of forced sex that was followed by violence and a confrontation that led to a suspected shooting.

Horry County leaders discuss possible locations for rural civic arena

Finding the perfect location is the top priority for leaders who want to bring a rural civic arena to Horry County.

  Charlotte company tows, sells soldier’s car while she was deployed

A WBTV investigation into the towing company responsible found that the owner was submitting false information to local courts during the process of selling towed cars.

  MUSC Florence announces new transplant outreach clinic

The Medical University of South Carolina in Florence announced Thursday a new transplant and specialty outreach clinic to better serve their patients in the Pee Dee.

‘Depraved family business’: Man sentenced in sex trafficking case spanning Charlotte to Myrtle Beach

A judge sentenced a Charlotte man on Thursday for forcing three young girls into prostitution in Myrtle Beach.

  Campground members betrayed, heartbroken after business cancels membership without notice

New owners purchased the Myrtle Beach campground, Cypress Camping Resort, in September, but decided not to continue camping memberships; a move that left dozens out thousands of dollars.

  Study ranks S.C. roads worst in the country after ‘decades of neglect’

Reports of cracks and missing pavement are some of the reasons South Carolina is ranked number one for worst roads.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

SC school shooter sentenced after 3-day sentencing hearing

A 17-year-old who will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2016 shooting death of a first grader.

  Town of Nichols unveils new volunteer fire station

The Town of Nichols is taking another step to rebuild after devastating storms.

Leland man will serve decades in prison for using ‘nightlight’ to secretly film children

A Leland man could serve up to 35 years in prison after being convicted of multiple sex crimes involving children Thursday.

Washington is the latest to allow people to change their gender designation to ‘X’ on driver licenses

The state's licensing director said 'everyone deserves to have their lived experience of gender and identity reflected as accurately as possible on their identification documents.'

Broadway at the Beach Christmas Tree lighting rescheduled due to weather threat

Due to inclement weather in the weekend forecast, Broadway at the Beach has rescheduled its 25th annual Christmas tree lighting.

WMBF Investigates: Is S.C. doing enough to protect children from sexual assault?

Childhoods stripped away too soon - a grim reality happening too often across South Carolina.

Police believe two shootings along Socastee area road are connected

Horry County police are trying to track down the person or persons who are behind two shootings along a Socastee area road.

  ‘We’ve been blessed’: Downtown Conway storefronts filling up, shop owners notice increase in business

Businesses and city leaders say they're on track to face a busy holiday season.

Order: Darlington music teacher’s certification suspended after calling student ‘ugly, fat, and stupid,’ using profanity

A Darlington County music teacher had his teaching certification suspended for two years after insulting a student and other disciplinary issues.

Myrtle Beach police respond after vehicle gets stuck in the sand

Just months after an abandoned Jeep captivated many during Hurricane Dorian, another vehicle got caught in the sand Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach.

Teen with Down syndrome bags first buck

Pierce Pennaz, a 19-year-old with Down syndrome, killed his first buck on the opening weekend of deer hunting season in Minnesota.

SLED investigating allegations that Lamar mayor took $40K, Jeep from 92-year-old father

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the mayor of Lamar after she allegedly took $40,000 and a Jeep from her 92-year-old father.

Myrtle Beach woman charged with abuse of vulnerable adult

A Myrtle Beach woman remains behind bars Thursday morning after being charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Citizen complaints lead to drug raids in Florence County

Several people were arrested on drug charges after two raids early Thursday morning in Florence County.

Chesterfield police search for mom, 3 kids

The missing children are Dayami Valasquez, 13, Melanie Rivas, 9, and Isabelle Gamez, 2.

Report: Police seize MDMA, cocaine, gun after Myrtle Beach traffic stop

Myrtle Beach police say drugs and a firearm were seized following a traffic stop early Thursday morning.

Two hurt in crash involving 18-wheeler near CCU

A traffic crash near Coastal Carolina University is snarling traffic Thursday morning.

N.C. high school teacher charged with performing sex acts with student, deputies say

A Buncombe County teacher has been charged with two counts of sex acts with a student, according to Aaron Sarver with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

  First Alert: Rounds of rain and gusty winds arrive, cooler temperatures continue

Gusty winds and moderate rainfall will work into the forecast later today and through the first half of the weekend.

  HCFR outlines steps for picking 30 new firefighters after hundreds apply

Horry County leaders are working to make sure there is no shortage of firefighters as the area rapidly grows.

‘Bumpy, just nasty’: Study ranks S.C. roads worst in America

It’s not a smooth ride when it comes to driving on roads in the Palmetto State, according to one study.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office looking to fill school resource officer positions

The SROs are deputy sheriffs who are assigned to schools in the district and perform other duties.

  NC student with autism, down syndrome, lives out dream of performing with marching band

The beat of the drums, it’s what sparked 10th grade Hopewell High school student Jacio Parker’s interest and led him to dream big.