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  HGTC culinary students, staff to represent Grand Strand at NYC Thanksgiving event

Students and professors from Horry Georgetown Technical College will represent the Grand Strand in New York City this Thanksgiving.

Florence man wins $125K playing lottery while on lunch break

  Dog who saved owner from fire honored by Lowcountry firefighters

‘Thank you Jesus!’ N.C. man to rebuild hurricane-ravaged home, go to college with $200,000 lottery win

  Myrtle Beach business uses 22 lb. chocolate Santa to help those in need

Twelve inmates baptized over weekend at Darlington County jail

Socastee firehouse welcomes new station dog

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

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

  Grand Strand volunteers put together Christmas care packages for military families

Horry County Fire Rescue gives back to help those battling cancer

Myrtle Beach golf pros raise over $130K for scholarships for children of fallen, disabled service members

Charity bowling tournament helps raise money for Savannah’s Playground

  WMBF reporter Casey Watson serves as a 'Principal for the Day’ at MBMS

WMBF reporter Casey Watson was selected to work with Myrtle Beach Middle School Principal, Dr. Janice Christy.

Myrtle Beach’s Lakewood Camping Resort named Park of the Year

A Grand Strand campground has been named the best of the year.

‘I about fell over’: N.C. Army veteran wins $276,688 Cash 5 jackpot

Ernest Dodson of Greensboro plans to use his $276,688 Cash 5 jackpot winnings to pay off all his debts — and get a new big-screen television.

Georgetown police raise money to purchase headstone in honor of infant girl

Georgetown police came to the aid of a grieving family to help buy a headstone to honor an infant who died in 2017.

Country music icon Alan Jackson brings 2020 tour to Columbia, S.C.

  Middle school student can draw world map from memory

  Myrtle Beach wants public feedback for 10-year recreation plan

  Horses take over Grand Strand to benefit American Heart Association

  This is Carolina: Family carries on beloved father’s election tradition

Grand Strand Medical Center welcomes the newest pumpkins to the patch

  Marion County unemployment rate hits record lows

The unemployment rate in Marion County stands at 2.7%

MYR employee, HCPD create care package for 8-year-old suffering from rare illness

A Myrtle Beach airport employee hopes a care package full of Grand Strand goodies will help lift the spirits of an eight-year-old boy who is suffering from a rare lung disease.

  This is Carolina: Haunted house hopes to serve more food than frights

One Myrtle Beach resident is using his annual haunted house as a way to help those who count on Meals on Wheels for food.

  Grocery store employee surprised with 100th birthday bash

Followed by a large crowd in a celebratory mood, Romay Davis took hold of the handle of a decorated shopping cart and was escorted under a balloon archway and into the store.

Casting call: New movie starring Russell Crowe needs extras

Cameras will start rolling in November on a new Russell Crowe film.

  ‘Penguin Playhouse’ to open at Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Aquarium in early 2020

Officials with Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach announced Tuesday that Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will open in early 2020.

  N.C. man wins $200K lottery prize on his way to last round of chemotherapy

A North Carolina man became a big lottery winner over the weekend after purchasing his winning ticket on the way to his final chemotherapy treatment.

  SC 8-year-old celebrates birthday with hundreds after mom’s social media post

Through the power of social media, one Midlands 8-year-old celebrated her birthday with hundreds of new friends.

Myrtle Beach pastry chef to whip up sweet treats on national baking show

A Myrtle Beach pastry chef will be using his talents to try to bring home some “dough.”

Bladen County K9 locates missing elderly man in overgrown field

One family in Bladen County was able to welcome their elderly relative back home thanks to the hard work of the sheriff’s office K9 Jaxx.

  This is Carolina: Man turns ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ after almost 400 pound weight loss

One Grand Strand man made a decision that not only changed his life, but it also saved his life.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews clear out overgrowth taking over resident’s ramp

One resident will have a much easier time getting into her home thanks to one Horry County Fire Rescue crew.

‘Thank you Jesus!’ Wilmington grandmother wins $350K in lottery game

A Wilmington resident won big Tuesday in front of a live audience in Raleigh.

Feature film selects Wilmington as its filming location

According to the website for the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, “The Georgetown Project” is in pre-production.

Pastors teaching formerly violent inmates to keep peace 18 months after deadly brawl at S.C. prison

More than a year after a brawl at South Carolina’s Lee Correctional Institution left seven inmates dead and another 17 injured, a group is bringing a message of hope to violent offenders.

Lumberton rescue crew thanks good Samaritan for rescuing driver from drowning

The quick thinking of a good Samaritan saved the life of a driver who flipped their car into a stream of water in Lumberton late Monday morning, rescue workers said.

  EPA giving national award to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base redevelopment team

The team that transformed the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base into The Market Common district has received a national award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  Aspiring Eagle Scout adds life-saving rings to several Pawleys Island beach accesses

A walk around the Statue of Liberty gave an aspiring Eagle Scout the idea to help reduce drownings in Pawleys Island.

Conway’s movie theater expected to reopen this week

The smell of buttered popcorn and the sound of film reels rolling will be back inside Conway’s movie theater.

Lowe’s employee goes ‘above and beyond’ to make special wheelchair for baby cow

A baby cow is “making the rounds” on social media after an employee at a local Lowe’s Home Improvement took the time to make the injured calf a specialized wheelchair.

Conway man to use $250K lottery winnings to pay off home

One Conway man now has enough money to pay off his house, thanks to a winning lottery ticket.

Jamie Lee Curtis highlights Wilmington non-profit in Instagram post

Jamie Lee Curtis donates to Wilmington non-profit, asks her followers to do the same in Instagram post. The actress is in town filming 'Halloween Kills.'

  This is Carolina: ‘River rat’ prompts conservation efforts through riverside campsites

Among the 66 miles of trees lining the Lynches River is a campsite made from wood. It’s the first of six that a team hopes to build.

Study ranks Myrtle Beach as 9th Best Small American City

Myrtle Beach’s attractions, international airport and southern hospitality helped it to land a top 10 spot on the Best Small American City list.

Team finds ‘Miracle’ dog trapped under debris weeks after Hurricane Dorian

The dog has been named Miracle and it couldn’t be more fitting.

  ‘Scratched it off my bucket list’: Myrtle Beach senior citizens go ziplining

A group of Myrtle Beach seniors became daredevils for the day as they went zip lining.

  Elementary school student from Wilmington lands role on new Netflix show

Gavin Munn, a fifth grade student in Wilmington, can be seen on HBO’s "The Righteous Gemstones" and on Netflix’s "Raising Dion"

  Embrace a Veteran: Grand Strand vet survives grenade, bullets to inspire others

Like many veterans, he had a hard time coming home. But it’s what he decided to do with his life’s experiences that has made him WMBF’s “Embrace a Veteran.”

  Community celebrates opening of Phase 1 of Murrells Inlet multipurpose path

A pathway from Murrells Inlet to the Intracoastal Waterway is closer to being complete.

  Surfside Beach offers grant to help businesses make storefront improvements

The business committee for the Town of Surfside Beach created the Façade Grant for businesses in the Design Overlay District to apply to have their storefronts improved.

Yellowstone National Park names 1st female chief ranger

The Billings Gazette reports Sarah Davis, a native of Lexington, North Carolina, will become the 18th chief ranger in the more than 100 years the park has been managed by the National Park Service. She will start her new role in December.

  Reunited: Dad returning from deployment surprises 5-year-old daughter at Columbus County school

Sergeant Charles Bush of the United States Army returned from a 10-month deployment to Kuwait.

Horry firefighters repair damaged wheelchair ramp after recent medical call

A crew of Horry County firefighters grabbed their tools and went about repairing a damaged wheelchair ramp following a recent medical call.

Massive corn maze at S.C. farm dedicated to local ‘superheroes’

One of Chesterfield County’s fall staples is about to open for the season, and this year the massive 25-acre corn field at McLeod Farms is paying tribute to local superheroes.

Horry County Fire Rescue crew goes extra mile to help patient in need

Two Horry County firefighters/EMTs went above and beyond to make sure a patient had proper clothes to wear.

  This is Carolina: Siblings make restaurant a home with over 80 years of service combined

Before the upscale shopping, beach stores and traffic, there were a few shops and only two grocery stores the Orr siblings remember.

Chester County deputy working to walk again after surviving horrific crash

The father of four was airlifted from the scene with serious injuries while his wife and family were left wondering what would happen next.

  Help 4 Kids founder reflects on 30 years as an organization

It’s been a month since students returned to the classroom, and for many, heading back to school can create an unsettling feeling of not knowing when their next meal is, or if they have enough supplies to last all year.

Columbia teacher starts ‘positivi-tees’ movement at elementary school

The Rice Creek Elementary teacher said she's noticed a change in her classroom and in the school in general.

  ‘It’s Bo Time!’ Bojangles’ CEO, COO surprise entire Charlotte flight with fresh biscuits

Some passengers flying out of Charlotte Friday morning got a surprise breakfast courtesy of Bojangles’ CEO Jose Armario and COO Brian Unger.

Forgotten lottery ticket in truck nets Dillon man $250,000

A Dillon man had forgotten about a lottery ticket that he’d left out in his truck.

  Conway moves forward with plans to rebuild riverfront playground

The city of Conway is moving forward with plans to rebuild their riverfront playground that was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Florence.

Grand Strand restaurant raises over $28K for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

A Myrtle Beach area restaurant is donating 100 percent of its revenue from Wednesday dinner sales to Bahamas relief efforts following the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian.

  This is Carolina: Retired teacher opens city’s first and only coffee shop

A historic two-story building has been renovated to be one of Marion’s newest businesses off Main Street.

  Savannah, city leaders celebrate Phase Two of Savannah’s Playground

The city of Myrtle Beach held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate Phase Two of Savannah’s Playground.

  71-year-old driver in good spirits after fiery crash at Myrtle Beach Speedway

A thrilling race came to a heart stopping end at the Myrtle Beach Speedway over the weekend, but thankfully the driver injured in the fiery crash is in good spirits.

  HILARIOUS: S.C. kids spoof ‘Jeep Watch 2019’ while waiting out Dorian

One “cub reporter” in Hartsville was busy covering her own Jeep Watch … a Little Tikes Jeep Watch to be exact!

Waffle House Index: Myrtle Beach store defies Dorian, keeps its doors open

The Waffle House Index is something we all hear about when a hurricane is on the way.

Grand Strand apparel business donating over 2,500 items of clothing to Dorian victims in the Bahamas

A Myrtle Beach business specializing in screen-printed shirts and other apparel is doing its part to assist the Bahamas after the destruction left behind by Hurricane Dorian.

Robeson County shelter taking in pets ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The preparation continues ahead of expected impacts from Hurricane Dorian. In advancement, one local shelter is taking in animals who otherwise have no where to go.

  Community writes notes of gratitude inside Grand Strand veteran’s new home

People helping to build and donate a new mortgage-free home for a Marine injured in Afghanistan wrote “notes of love” for him.

How simply reaching out your hand can be so comforting

This little girl was having first-week of school jitters when a varsity football player stepped in to help.

  Louisiana teen surprises younger brother in silly costumes every day at bus stop

In a hilarious display of sibling love, one big brother is making memories before heading off to college.

Report names North Myrtle Beach as safest city in S.C.

Residents and visitors in North Myrtle Beach can rest easy knowing they’re in the safest city in South Carolina, according to a new report.

MBFD recognize businesses for helping water rescue crews

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department showed their gratitude to two Grand Strand businesses for helping their water rescue crews.

Portion of Lake City highway officially re-named in honor of fallen FCSO Investigator Farrah Turner

Family and friends gathered Saturday for a ceremony honoring the legacy of an Florence County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty.

Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island among nominees for Southern Living’s ‘Best Southern Beach Town’

Pawley’s Island and Myrtle Beach join the list of over 20 nominees in Southern Living Magazine’s ‘South’s Best 2020’ contest. The contest asks voters to select the best restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions across the region.

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

A group of baby sea turtles prepared to take some laps in the sea this week.