Grand Strand News

  Myrtle Beach Police warn about hidden dangers of ‘Geotagging’ on apps

We live in a digital age where social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram are just part of our daily routines. But are we sharing too much information online that could potentially fall into the wrong hands? Myrtle Beach police want you to be careful about always telling people where you are.

  Local group holds meeting to discuss seismic testing and offshore drilling

Police search for missing 16-year-old Conway girl

NFL’s Josh Norman donates $1.5 million to CCU in honor of his favorite teachers

Myrtle Beach parasailing company closes doors following accident where man lost his legs

MBPD investigating multi-vehicle crash possibly related to carjacking

Defendant pleads guilty in connection to deadly 2017 shooting of Conway man

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  MYR announces new routes in 2019 via Spirit Airlines

Local pharmacies impacted by nationwide shingles vaccine shortage

Family to receive assistance from American Red Cross after Conway house fire

Police resolve situation involving barricaded person inside Conway area home

Spring Lake residents concerned following string of car break-ins

This is Carolina: ‘Things like this come and make you stronger:’ Family perseveres after home floods twice

  Myrtle Beach Seahawks celebrated by the city after winning football state championship

It was applause, smiles, and selfies as Myrtle Beach High School held a special assembly this afternoon to congratulate the Myrtle Beach Seahawks following their 4-A State Championship win against Greer at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia.

Myrtle Beach Police to start digital neighborhood watch

On Tuesday, Myrtle Beach Police presented plans to start a digital neighborhood watch using the RING neighbors app. This new app is free to the department, city, and public.

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

Myrtle Beach paid more than $100,000 to Parkman Tree Service for trimming and removing trees in 2018.

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

Myrtle Beach City Council voted to pass an ordinance to temporarily allow a hot air balloon ride downtown. The city had to vote on the ordinance because the city’s current law only allows temporary special events to last between three and five days.

Myrtle Beach city manager gets 5 percent pay raise

Horry County Schools enrollment growth slows down

Police: Suspect charged after person injured in hit-and-run incident near Highway 501

Mom arrested after baby tests positive for drugs, police say

Senate subcommittee meets for second time regarding mental health legislation

Victim says children in car during attempted carjacking in Waterford Plantation

  Developers present plans to city for two new brand name hotels

The City of Myrtle Beach is considering proposals for two new hotels.

Deputies seek suspect who reportedly robbed bank customer in Pawleys Island

Deputies need your help in identifying the person who robbed a bank patron in the Pawleys Island area Sunday night, according to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Recent study ranks South Carolina the sickest state in U.S.

Have you been feeling a little under the weather recently? A recent study from health technology company, Kinsa, ranked South Carolina as the sickest state in the country.

Nearly 100 Christmas trees donated to flood victims

It’s been nearly three months since Hurricane Florence made landfall, displacing many families throughout Horry County this holiday season.

Three rescued after boat capsizes in Waccamaw River

Emergency crews are responding after a boat capsized Saturday in the Waccamaw River at Hagley Landing.

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Horry County Friday identified

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night.

  Local member of Armed Forces returning home for the holidays

It was a homecoming celebration for one local soldier and his family as he returned home just in time for Christmas.

Horry County police limited when patrolling private roads

When it comes to patrolling the county, Horry County police are limited in some areas.

Lawsuit: Horry County student’s finger seriously injured by ‘razor sharp’ edge of desk

For the second time this year, the Horry County School District is being sued over an alleged injury a student suffered because of a school desk.

Conway hosts Christmas parade Saturday

Several roads will be closed Saturday ahead of the Conway Christmas Parade.

Construction for new Boys and Girls Club continues

Construction for the new Boys and Girls Club is moving along on the corner of Carver Street, Mr. Joe White Avenue and Dunbar Street. The club’s CEO is hoping it will be complete and ready to go by next school year.

Imagine 2040 plan moves forward to County Council

This year, hundreds of residents and community leaders have been working together on a plan for Horry County’s future.

Myrtle Beach residents weigh in on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ controversy

There’s been some recent controversy regarding one particular song that has radio stations across the nation banning it.

Former Socastee Montessori School parent concerned over school’s deficiencies

A woman who had a son who was enrolled in Socastee Montessori School says she is concerned about the school’s deficiencies after her son went through an incident she thinks never should’ve happened.

Hurricane benefit concert raised more than $120,000

Myrtle Beach officials say that a benefit concert held in November for Hurricane Florence victims in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee raised $128,000.

Man wanted after incident at Georgetown Walmart

The Georgetown Police Department needs your help in locating Jesse Lee Gregory.

911 outage impacting counties across our area

Multiple counties across the Carolinas are experiencing a widespread 911 outage according to officials.

Walmart’s new ‘Pickup Tower’ coming to Myrtle Beach

Thursday morning a new “Pickup Tower” arrived at the Walmart Super-Center location on Seaboard Street.

South Carolina sees increase in uninsured children

Local health experts are stressing the importance of preventative doctors visits and immunizations after a new study shows the Palmetto State’s number of uninsured children increased last year.

Customers claim local business took money without delivering work

WMBF investigates a Myrtle Beach web design company with a pattern of complaints claiming the business took money but didn't deliver work.

The pros and cons of buying a flooded home

People in the market to buy a new home have a lot to consider when choosing where they want to live. One option they might consider is buying a home that was flooded from Hurricane Florence.But is it worth the risk?

Myrtle Beach Golf Academy of America closing its doors

The Golf Academy of America has announced it will close its doors in Myrtle Beach in the very near future.

  Christmas luncheon held for Horry County special needs adults and children

A local church helped spread some cheer by hosting a Christmas luncheon for special needs children and adults in Horry County.

Myrtle Beach could offer property owners a formal way to request traffic safety improvements

Homeowners in Myrtle Beach may soon be able to petition officials for traffic improvements if the city council approves a proposal next year.

Police looking for person of interest in 1980 murder of Myrtle Beach woman

Nearly four decades after a woman’s body was found in Conway, the Horry County Police Department says that they may have a lead on who killed her.

This is Carolina: Trooper Bob talks candidly on humble roots, hard work, emojis and what’s next

WMBF News had no choice but to invite South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Lt. Bob Beres, known as “Trooper Bob,” to the station after hearing of his retirement.

Four injured in head-on crash in Georgetown area

Four people were taken to the hospital following a head-on crash Wednesday morning in Georgetown County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.

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.

Struggling Horry County Parks and Recreation Department receives $200,000

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department has been in need of funding for a while.

Study: South Carolina ranks dead last in protecting against elder abuse

A new report suggests South Carolina isn't doing as much to protect its seniors as other states. South Carolina ranks last in the nation in keeping elders safe from abuse, according to a recently released study.

WMBF Investigates: Lack of regulations, aging maps affect perception of radon risk in South Carolina

Radon is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that can only be detected by testing buildings.

Police warn about shoplifting, car break-ins during the holidays

Myrtle Beach and Horry County police say car break-ins and shoplifting are on the rise this holiday season. Over the last six months, November saw the greatest number of calls for incidents at Coastal Grand Mall, with 128 calls for service from November 1-26.

Here’s how you can avoid a holiday headache at the airport

As the busiest time for airline travel nears, we decided to ask the question: What size carry-on bag is too big?

Baby Boy Horry’s death remains unsolved 10 years later

It’s been ten years since the tragic death of a newborn baby, and the questions surrounding it brought heartbreak and anger to a community who never knew him.

Crash causes more than 11,000 people to lose power in North Myrtle Beach area; man charged with DUI

A crash caused more than 11,000 people to lose power in the North Myrtle Beach area, according to North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Garry Spain.

It’s Your Money: Monitoring the quality of river and ocean water

Horry County's Stormwater Department allocates $580,000 each year for programs that monitor the quality of river and ocean water.

Horry County Council Chairman faces Breach of Contract lawsuit

A Charleston-based company is suing Horry County Council Chairman and business owner Mark Lazarus for Breach of Contract, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Police: Man arrested on sex trafficking charges in Myrtle Beach

A man is behind bars for what Myrtle Beach Police detective said is a human trafficking arrest.

  Officials hope companies authorized for seismic testing in Atlantic Ocean don’t drill near Myrtle Beach

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there’s no set location or time for when seismic testing will take place for the five companies approved, but city leaders hope its nowhere near the coast of Myrtle Beach.

Former SCDOT commissioner files lawsuit against political site

Former South Carolina Department of Transportation chairman Mike Wooten filed a lawsuit against political website FITSNews, accusing the site of libel.

Golf tournament honors Grand Strand veterans

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

Beach renourishment could begin this week in North Myrtle Beach

The city of North Myrtle Beach announced the beach renourishment project scheduled for the area may begin work as early as this week, weather permitting.

Construction could close Conway’s Main Street bridge for nearly three months

A construction project on the Main Street Bridge could keep it closed for almost three months.Construction is set to start Jan. 7 and could last until March 31 according to SCDOT.

‘We saw the relief on some peoples face and we thought this is it;’ Local school gives back during the holidays

Folders, backpacks, and clothes, are all boxed up and ready to be taken home by families when Myrtle Beach Elementary School opens its doors for its community store event Tuesday.

Experts warn about “fake news” sites after several target Grand Strand and Pee Dee

This past month, several false stories targeting the Myrtle Beach area have been spreading on social media.

Horry County secures funding for first phase of bike path project in Carolina Forest

Horry County is one step closer to breaking ground on a project that would connect some of Carolina Forest’s main roads with existing bike and pedestrian paths.

Fire at Myrtle Beach recycling center under investigation

Myrtle Beach firefighters are investigating a fire which occurred at Waccamaw Recycling Center.

Horry planning commission to consider request to build homes at River Oaks Golf Plantation

The Horry County Planning Commission will consider a rezoning request that will allow for the building of homes on the River Oaks Golf Plantation.

Local churches team up to help flood victims

Nearly three months have passed since Hurricane Florence made landfall and changed the lives of thousands.As families continue to rebuild local churches are teaming up to help make that process a little easier.

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.

Horry County Council looking for more funding for recreation

Horry County leaders are looking at ways to generate more funding for recreational assets, as the county will be at a $400,000 deficit for recreation funding by the end of the current budget year.

Horry County Schools perform well on state report cards

The South Carolina Department of Education and Education Oversight Committee released school and district report cards Thursday.

Former Burro Loco restaurant now for sale

A popular Mexican restaurant in Myrtle Beach that has been closed for a while is officially up for sale.

Crews battle mobile classroom fire at Waccamaw High

Emergency crews responded to a fire Friday morning at Waccamaw High School, according to a tweet from Midway Fire Rescue.

Residents share concerns of plans to widen Highway 701

With nearly 18,000 cars driving along Highway 701 each day, SCDOT is looking to widen a portion of the road from SC 319 to SC 22.

North Myrtle Beach Schools honor students with “multicultural celebration”

A unique event was held at Ocean Drive Elementary in North Myrtle Beach as a melting pot of people came together to learn about one another over food and live performances.

Traffic lights out at Hwy 544 and Dick Pond Road intersection following crash

Traffic lights are out at the intersection of Highway 544 and Dick Pond Road following a one-vehicle accident, according to Corporal Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

WMBF Investigates: Did poor planning lead to flooding in a Longs community?

WMBF investigates the factors that led to the widespread flooding in Polo Farms, including Horry County's decision to develop the land in the first place.