Grand Strand News

Myrtle Beach park gets new fishing pier

Crews respond to collision involving Horry County police vehicle on S.C. 544

Three displaced after early morning fire in Horry County

Conway city leaders hope construction begins on proposed inclusive playground this summer

Two SJES students test positive for mold-borne toxins, parents say

  Proposed Horry County budget includes staff raises, public safety employee bonuses

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  Horry County Council discusses ongoing hospitality fee feud with municipalities

HCPD: Missing Myrtle Beach man found safe

Teacher, state workers get raise in $9B budget passed in SC

  Dozens gather for “Stop the Bans” rally in Myrtle Beach

  Cones, barricades line streets as Myrtle Beach preps for Atlantic Beach Bikefest

Horry County Sheriff’s deputy involved in crash in Myrtle Beach

SCHP: Driver flees crash scene after vehicle gets stuck on tension wire

Troopers responded to a serious crash in the Conway area of Horry County, where a SUV got stuck on a tension wire.

North Myrtle Beach firefighters battle equipment fire

North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue worked to put out an equipment fire Tuesday afternoon.

Report: 63-year-old partially blind man found living in home with no food, water, utilities

Police say a partially blind man was transported to a local hospital Sunday after being found in a Loris area home without food, water or utilities.

Fisherman who went missing near Peachtree Landing found safe

A missing fisherman was found safe Tuesday, according to Horry County police spokesperson Mikayla Moskov.

  WMBF Investigates: Does area seafood actually come from the Carolina coast? - Part 1

  Doctors fight their own addictions amid the opioid crisis

  GRAPHIC: Dog survives alligator attack in SC family’s backyard

  Businesses, officials prepare for Bikefest after busy Spring Rally weekend

  Grand Strand mayors speak out against proposed hospitality fee bill

  Some homeowners want to see I-73 issue on the ballot

Myrtle Beach wants judge to dismiss claims it owes Horry County fees tied to lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Myrtle Beach and Horry County over hospitality fees took another turn on Monday, with the city asking a judge to dismiss the county’s claims that it’s owed money tied to a lawsuit.

  SCDOT: Goal is to have Conway Main Street Bridge open around Memorial Day

In one week, drivers could soon be traveling on the Conway Main Street Bridge.

  ‘It’s a proud job:’ Serving as a corrections officer at J. Reuben Long is a calling, officers say

For correctional officers, their job is to maintain order and safety among those inside of the facility.

One hurt in Loris house fire

One person was injured in a house fire Monday morning in Loris.

SC students sculpt ‘temporary masterpieces’ along Grand Strand shores

South Carolina art students are in the Grand Strand this week, earning college credit for spending a day at the beach. But it’s not as relaxing as it sounds.

Horry County Sheriff’s Office honors fallen deputy six years after his death

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office honored one of their own on Sunday, as they marked a somber anniversary.

Hazmat, fire crews respond to CCU for leaking medical tank

Emergency crews were called to Coastal Carolina University’s campus early Sunday morning.

Parents react after Carolina Forest dance instructor charged with inappropriate sexual conduct with minor

Parents are upset Saturday after a Carolina Forest dance instructor is behind bars for the second time after reported inappropriate conduct with a minor.

  Motorcyclist killed in crash involving tractor-trailer on Highway 501, officials say

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is reporting a collision that has all lanes blocked on Highway 501 at SC 544.

  Troopers ask drivers to be alert during ‘100 Deadly Days of Summer’

During the past week, people along the Grand Strand have seen a major increase in traffic congestion, and it’s not about to let up any time soon.

  Visitors weigh in on Spring Harley Rally outcome

Some visitors wished the outcome of the Spring Harley Rally would be what it used to be decades ago, but others don’t mind the calm lull they have seen on the Grand Strand this past week.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash involving motorcycle blocks lane on Kings Highway

Emergency crews responded to a crash involving a motorcycle Friday afternoon on South Kings Highway.

  Salvation Army gives away food in Conway

The Salvation Army of Horry County made a stop in Conway to give away food to anyone who needed it.

  Army Special Forces return to NMB for high-flying training exercises

Members of the Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group put their boots in the sand on Friday and turned the coastline into their own training grounds.

  Black bear cub seen roaming around inside SC restaurant

There wasn’t a picnic basket inside, but that didn’t stop a bear from heading into a Murrells Inlet restaurant.

Georgetown a top five ‘Best Coastal Small Town’ in USA Today readers contest

Once again, Georgetown found itself as one of the nation’s best small coastal communities.

Deputies capture prisoner who escaped custody while being treated at local hospital

Georgetown County deputies have apprehended a prisoner they say escaped custody while being treated at Tidelands Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

College students to create sand sculptures in Pawleys Island

A different type of beach beautification project is underway in Pawleys Island.

HCFR: 8 people rushed to hospital after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 707

Multiple people were taken to the hospital Thursday night after a serious crash on Highway 707.

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Myrtle Beach retirement community

A family claims that hazardous conditions at a Myrtle Beach retirement community led to their loved one’s death.

  Polo Farms residents upset over possible mine operation coming to area

A mine could be coming to the Polo Farms area of Highway 905.

Swim advisories in Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach lifted after bacterial levels return to normal

Two Grand Strand swim advisories have been lifted after bacteria levels returned to normal.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 2 rushed to hospital following crash involving motorcycle on North King’s Highway

Two people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash Thursday afternoon, officials say.

  Work appears to have started to repair Springmaid Pier

It looks like work is starting on the Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews respond to crash involving extrication near Litchfield Beach

Midway Fire Rescue crews are responding to a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Litchfield Beach.

Loris man killed in crash on Highway 45

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Horry County.

Lawsuit alleging illegal activity by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce dismissed

A Myrtle Beach woman who filed a lawsuit against the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has dropped that suit.

Crews battle overnight house fire in Loris

Emergency crews responded to an overnight fire at a home off West Dogwood Road in Loris.

  ‘Get shovels in the ground:' Leaders, neighbors discuss future of Carolina Forest Blvd.

Neighbors received updates Wednesday night on the future of Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Fire truck backs into Wendy’s in Aynor area

A fire truck put a whole new meaning on drive-thru at a Wendy’s in the Aynor area of Horry County.

Horry County files injunction to stop Myrtle Beach from collecting hospitality tax

Horry County has fired back at Myrtle Beach in an effort to stop the city’s newly-adopted hospitality tax.

Three Horry County officers dismissed from lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by former detective

Three Horry County police officers have been dismissed from a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse and misconduct by a former detective.

  Bikers ride nearly 200 miles to benefit veterans

Bikers from across our area took a ride on Wednesday to help give veterans a home.

West Virginia man killed in motorcycle crash on U.S. 501

One person was killed and another was injured in a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning in Horry County.

  Local experts weigh in on new study linking rise in teen suicides to Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’

Experts say a new study showing a strong association between a popular TV show and youth suicide rates should serve as a wake-up call to mainstream media.

Officers help free two women trapped in SUV after crash

Officers helped free two women who were trapped in an SUV following a crash in Horry County.

  Pampered and polished: Is getting your nails done putting your health in jeopardy?

Nail salons are often the luxury go-to place for many women and some men who want to feel pampered and posh.

Salvation Army hosting ‘BIG Food Giveaway’ in Conway

The Salvation Army will host a “BIG Food Giveaway” this week in Conway.

  Sections of Georgetown’s Harborwalk will be closed during long-term repair project

Crews will work to replace the beams that run underneath the Harborwalk

  Black bear interactions on the rise in Horry County

As construction on developments and roadways continues to increase in Horry County, more black bears are coming out of the woods and into contact with people.

  Surfside Beach town leaders approve stormwater utility fee

Surfside Beach residents will have pay more on their property tax bills.

  This is Carolina: Traveling letters keep 8 college friends together

A group of women explained how a letter helped their friendship last for 50 years.

  HCFR: 2 adults, 2 children displaced by Carolina Forest house fire

Crews are responding to a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the Carolina Forest area.

DHEC issues temporary swimming advisory for 15th Ave. South in Myrtle Beach

Elevated bacteria levels were detected at the public access point at 15th Avenue South.

Horry County police investigate reported shooting in Loris area

Horry County police officers responded to a shooting in the Loris area.

  Dozens gather to discuss flooding issues, possible solutions in Horry County

Dozens of people gathered at Coastal Carolina University’s Johnson Auditorium to discuss flooding issues and possible solutions to those issues.

  Coastal’s lone golfer has strong opening round at NCAA regional, tied for second

Coastal Carolina’s lone representative at Monday’s opening round of the NCAA Regional Tournament at TPC Myrtle Beach is making Chant fans proud.

3 injured in chain reaction crash along Carolina Forest Boulevard

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving three cars Monday afternoon.

  Neighbors recount father’s heroic efforts to save daughter from pond in Aynor

Neighbors are still in shock after a two-year-old died in a pond on Wednesday near Aynor.

  Conway leaders aim to help prevent development in flood-prone areas

The city of Conway is working on a new map to help guide future development.

  MBACC president goes to DC to speak about I-73

The head of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is home after heading to Washington DC to speak on behalf of a number of issues, including Interstate 73.

  Two lawsuits involving deceased Horry County detective scheduled for trial in July

The two remaining lawsuits involving the late former Horry County Police detective Allen Large are scheduled to go to trial this summer.

Missing 14-year-old North Myrtle Beach girl found safe

North Myrtle Beach police are asking for the community’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl.

Coastal Carolina University provost, executive vice president resigns

One of Coastal Carolina University’s leaders has stepped down.

One injured in Monday afternoon Conway house fire

One person was injured following a house fire Monday afternoon in Conway, according to firefighters.

  #ProjectPothole: Deerfield residents of all ages take getting the road fixed into their own hands

When you think of how a 10-year-old would want to spend his Saturday, you probably don’t imagine they would want to sell baked goods on the side of the road to help pave a road, do you?

Missing SC man found dead in Columbus County died from gunshot wound

A missing South Carolina man whose body was found in a wooded area in Columbus County earlier this year died from a gunshot wound to the head and his death has been classified as a homicide, according to an autopsy from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Horry County places moratorium on extended leave of absence policy

Horry County Council has voted to place a moratorium on the county’s extended leave of absence policy.