Grand Strand News

  Palmetto Pointe Boulevard extension set to open by Thanksgiving weekend

A highly anticipated multi-million dollar construction project in one Horry County neighborhood is set to open soon.

  ‘Sticky situations’ lead to downtown Myrtle Beach sidewalk improvements

Construction on brewery in The Market Common set to begin in December

  Forever Family: Teen running out of time to find his ‘Forever Family’

Detention center officer fired after explicit pictures, videos appear on social media

Sea turtle ‘proving to be a fighter’ after being found with injury near Garden City Pier

  College basketball fans descend upon Grand Strand for Myrtle Beach Invitational

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Official results declare John Krajc winner of Myrtle Beach City Council runoff race

  This is Carolina: Ages 12 to 112 make ‘First Strides’ a success

  Horry Council chairman says county can’t build I-73 ‘ourselves’ after contract canceled

  New Surfside Beach mayor, council members vow to keep residents informed

  Newly-elected city councilman ready to bring fresh ideas to Myrtle Beach

Horry County’s hospitality fee, I-73 battle makes its way to Statehouse

  Coastal Carolina students push for medical marijuana legalization

Coastal Carolina University students rallied on Wednesday in support of the legalization of medical marijuana in South Carolina.

Horry County police auctioning off abandoned vehicles, lawn equipment, other items

As the old saying goes, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

  New S.C. bill aims to protect nurses, doctors from workplace violence

The threat of violence at hospitals is a major safety issue healthcare workers and health systems across South Carolina face on a daily basis.

  Horry County Council votes to cancel I-73 contract with SCDOT

The future of I-73 in Horry County took a major step back Tuesday night.

Horry County Council votes to opt out of nationwide opioid lawsuit

  ‘Passion for learning’: New Horry County School Board member sworn-in

  Unofficial results released in runoff elections along Grand Strand

  Surveillance video catches car almost hitting 12-year-old boy getting off school bus

  Dying veteran thanks WMBF News for helping get stolen RV back

Man once suspected in Drexel disappearance to be sentenced on robbery charge

  Ribbon cutting set for Palmetto Pointe Blvd. extension

County leaders are set to formally open the new Palmetto Pointe Boulvard extension.

  Technical violation leads to dismissal in former HCS board member’s DUI case

The attorney for North Myrtle Beach is revealing why the DUI case against a former Horry County Schools board member was dismissed.

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

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning more than 20 pounds of chocolate, well now here is your chance.

Work continues on S.C. 701 bridge replacement project

Officials provided an update Tuesday morning on the progress of the S.C. 701 bridge replacement project over the Great Pee Dee River.

Roads, businesses reopened following gas leak in downtown Conway

Businesses in the area of Elm Street and Fourth Avenue in Conway were temporarily evacuated due to a gas leak Tuesday morning, city officials said.

Coroner’s office identifies man found in room behind Carolina Forest shopping center

Authorities responded to reports of a body found Monday afternoon in the Carolina Forest area.

Horry County Council to consider opting out of national opioid lawsuit

Horry County leaders will decide whether to be a part of a national opioid lawsuit that targets drug manufacturers, individual doctors and pharmacies.

  Records: DNA match led to arrest of suspected ‘Potomac River Rapist’ in Conway

New court records are shedding light on what led authorities to arrest a man in Conway who is suspected of being the Potomac River Rapist.

  'It’s a real exciting time’: Two new restaurants proposed for Surfside Beach

From a new pier to a pair of new downtown restaurants, plans are already in store for the town of Surfside Beach heading into next year.

New Pawleys Island mayor sworn in during town council meeting

The town of Pawleys Island has a new mayor after a hotly-contested election.

  Three runoff elections set for Tuesday across Grand Strand

One runoff will determine the final seat for Myrtle Beach City Council.

DUI case dismissed against former Horry County Schools board member

The case against a Horry County Schools board member accused of driving under the influence has been dismissed.

Two new trampoline parks set to open in Myrtle Beach in 2020

Two new trampoline parks are coming to Myrtle Beach in 2020.

Piece of Myrtle Beach history goes up for sale

One of the first cabanas constructed in Myrtle Beach is on the market.

  Horry County superintendent addresses increase in student-made threats

Horry County Schools superintendent Dr. Rick Maxey addresses an increase in student-made threats in a video released one day after a deadly California high school shooting.

Popular Bubba’s Love Shak to move inside for the winter

The popular Murrells Inlet bar Bubba’s Love Shak will move inside following Thanksgiving.

  Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony held at The Market Common

For more than a decade, people have gathered at The Market Common to honor and remember the hundreds of people in the transgender community that were killed within the past year.

Socastee firehouse welcomes new station dog

There’s a new friendly face, and paws, running around on Grand Strand fire house.

Horry police locate missing 15-year-old

Horry County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen last seen in the Murrells Inlet area.

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

The collision happened at 8:50 p.m. on U.S. 17 near S.C. 707.

  North Myrtle Beach hosts workshop for feedback on public parking

Whether you live in North Myrtle Beach year-round or only visit from time to time, the city spent Friday afternoon showing people what they have proposed for parking plans and got their feedback.

  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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

  ‘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.

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.

Two hurt in crash involving 18-wheeler near CCU

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

  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.

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.

  Grand Strand doctors explain why more people get sick during colder weather

Sniffling, sneezing and coughing are some of the things we hate about the winter season.

  Myrtle Beach leaders search for right tenants to create vibrant downtown district

After years of strategic planning, the vision to revitalize historical parts of downtown Myrtle Beach is beginning to take form.

Horry County Fire Rescue gives back to help those battling cancer

Pink t-shirts and sweatshirts are now helping firefighters and their families who are dealing with cancer.

Myrtle Beach workers begin updating beach walkover at 64th Avenue North

Myrtle Beach city employees have begun work to update the beach walkover at 64th Avenue North.

  Grand Strand doctor talks research that finds Vitamin E acetate may be linked to vaping illness

For months, health experts have been scrambling to find the cause of the mysterious vaping-related illness outbreak.

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

A group of Grand Strand golf industry professional donated over $130,000 to go toward scholarships for the children of fallen or disabled members of the Armed Forces.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office to receive new patrol vehicles

New patrol vehicles will be soon be hitting the streets of Georgetown County.

  How to care for your car, home as temperatures plunge across Grand Strand, Pee Dee

A cold rain brought in a cold front of incredible proportions Tuesday night.

  Myrtle Beach leader discuss stormwater solutions for Withers Swash

Myrtle Beach residents learned about possible solutions to stormwater issues in the Withers Swash drainage basin.

Charity bowling tournament helps raise money for Savannah’s Playground

Strikes, spares and seven-10 splits helped to raise hundreds of dollars for Savannah’s Playground on Tuesday night.

  Myrtle Beach leaders move forward to change animal cruelty law

The city of Myrtle Beach took a step on Tuesday to make sure that animals are being protected.

  Myrtle Beach leaders work to add more affordable housing

Myrtle Beach passed the first reading for adding more affordable housing in the highway commercial zone, comprised of areas along Highway 501 and Highway 17 bypass.

  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.

Lanes re-open after crash blocks Highway 17 Bypass near Myrtle Waves

Authorities are responding to a crash on Highway 17 Bypass in the area of the Myrtle Waves water park.

  Horry County councilman allocates $25K to help waive pet adoption fees

One Horry County councilman is making it easier for furry friends to find their forever home.

  Horry County considering multi-use path for Holmestown Road

Horry County leaders said they want to add a multipurpose path to Holmestown Road.

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

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

Hundreds apply for positions at Horry County Fire Rescue, chief says

Hundreds of people are vying to be a part of Horry County Fire Rescue.

  Horry County receives several messages with new 911 text system

It’s been one month since Horry County launched its “text-to-911” system and officials say residents are using it.

SCDNR deploys divers, high-frequency sonar in search for missing kayaker

The search is ongoing for a missing kayaker who was last seen at a Horry County boat landing.

  Myrtle Beach City Council denies request to bring swingers club to city

After the city planning commission gave a negative recommendation, the Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously denied a request to open a swingers club.