Pee Dee News

Two arrested, charged in deadly Scotland County shooting

Thousands of rape kits remain untested across the country

Coroner: Estranged couple dies after shooting near McLeod Hospital

Man accused of stealing cattle in Robeson County

Two students suffer minor injuries in Darlington County school bus accident

Local pharmacies impacted by nationwide shingles vaccine shortage

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Witnesses say McCrae Dowless had possession of hundreds of absentee ballots

Law enforcement officers form unit in hopes of solving Robeson County cold cases

Coroner: One killed in Florence County house fire

SCDOT reports U.S. 501 south blocked near Little Pee Dee River

Fire damages home in Florence

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

  Forum addresses current issues in local and state education

The Darlington County School District hosted their annual education forum Friday to address current concerns in local and state education.

Police investigating after person shot in Darlington

An investigation is underway after a person was shot Friday in Darlington.

  Traffic delays on I-95 in Florence County after crash involving 18-wheeler

The soundbound lanes of I-95 at mile-marker 147 in Florence County are closed after an 18-wheeler crashed into a bridge Friday morning, according to an online post from SCDOT.

FCSD2 schools to dismiss early Friday after sewer line damaged

Florence County School District 2 schools and offices will operate on an early release Friday at 11:30 a.m., according to a news release from FSD2.

Person stabbed outside bar in Darlington County

Hania Aguilar’s father denied visa to attend funeral

Credit unions make donation in honor of ‘Florence7’

Hurricane benefit concert raised more than $120,000

Police seek to identify man in area of attempted child abduction

‘I hate this happened:’ Students, faculty saddened by news of Virginia College’s closing

FEMA disaster recovery center in Robeson County to close permanently next week

The FEMA disaster recovery center in Robeson County will close permanently at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, according to a news release.

SC trial for rapper ‘Kodak Black’ on sexual assault charge tentatively set for April

Rapper Kodak Black is tentatively set to return to court in April for his trial on a 2016 sexual assault charge.

911 outage impacting counties across our area

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

Hearing for rapper ‘Kodak Black’ being held Thursday for alleged sexual assault

A hearing is being held Thursday for Dieuson Octave, a rapper who goes by the name Kodak Black, according to 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements.

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.

Conway to get new hotel on Hwy 501

A new mid-tier hotel is making its way to the city of Conway.

  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?

Community helps to get Hania Aguilar’s family a new home

With the help of the community, the family of Hania Aguilar has gifted a new home donated by Time Out Communities. Members of the community, including the Robeson County School District, family surprised the family with the home Tuesday evening.

Darlington County investigators looking into burglary at home of man who was found dead

The home a man who was found dead in a wrecked car on Monday has been burglarized, according to Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

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.

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?

Aynor High School auditorium evacuated due to potential hazmat situation

Horry County Fire Rescue is looking into a potential hazmat situation that caused the Aynor High School’s auditorium to be evacuated Tuesday evening.

NC Gov. assisting in efforts for Hania Aguilar’s father to attend her funeral

The office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has been in touch with State Department officials about 13-year-old Hania Aguilar’s father in efforts for him to attend her funeral.

Colonial re-enactment leads to false reports of shots fired at Florence County elementary school

Reports of shots fired Tuesday morning at a Florence County elementary school are false, according to district officials.

Red Cross responds following house fire in Pee Dee

American Red Cross volunteers came to the assistance of a person whose home was damaged by a fire Monday night.

Robeson County Sheriff’s Office investigating after fisherman finds body in popular fishing spot

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said that a fisherman found a body floating in a canal Monday afternoon.

Man shot in Robeson County; Deputies investigating

A man has been taken to the hospital after being shot, according to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

Hundreds attend swearing in of new Robeson County sheriff and staff

Hundreds of people packed the Givens Performing Arts Center at the University of North Carolina Pembroke Monday morning for the swearing in of Burnis Wilkins as Robeson County Sheriff along with his command staff, deputies, correction officers, and support staff.

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.

SC Correctional Officer arrested for having romantic relationship with inmate, accepting gifts

A South Carolina Department of Corrections Correctional Officer has been arrested after officials say she had a romantic relationship with an inmate and accepted monetary gifts.

Darlington County authorities investigating after body found in wrecked car

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee is investigating a homicide in the Centerville Community of Darlington County after a body was discovered in a wrecked car Monday morning.

Man charged in connection to post-game brawl after Myrtle Beach/Hartsville game

One man was arrested and charged Friday after punches were thrown on the file following Myrtle Beach’s 52-31 win over Hartsville. According to Lt. Robby Kilgo, Derrick Bellamy of Myrtle Beach was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for his role in the incident. Video shows a man being rest

Man killed following Timmonsville shooting; FCSO still investigating

One person has died after a shooting near Timmonsville, according to the Florence County Coroner Keith VonLutcken.

Pee Dee students rally to stop gun violence

TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - Florence County School District Four in Timmonsville held a ‘Stop the Gun Violence’ week to bring the dangers of gun violence to the forefront and to honor families of those they’ve lost to guns this year.

Florence deputies say a routine traffic stop landed a man behind bars on drug charges

The Florence County Sheriff’s Officer says a routine traffic stop made by a deputy resulted in one man being arrested on multiple drugs charges.

Florence Sheriff’s Office: Charges filed against student who set fire in high school bathroom

A West Florence High School student is facing charges after allegedly setting a fire in the school’s restroom, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Florence County deputies searching for two missing teens

Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two missing teens.

Deputies seek suspect after string of vehicle break-ins in Lake City

A man is wanted by deputies in connection to a series of vehicle break-ins in the Lake City area.

Dozens of flood victims could be homeless Friday

81 flood victims could be homeless Friday.The Christian Outreach Center in Lumberton has been paying to keep more than 20 families in a motel since the flooding happened.

Two in Florence County potentially exposed to rabies after stray cat tests positive for disease

Two people in Florence County were potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease.

2-year-old boy shot in Chesterfield County

A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to Columbia for treatment after being shot Thursday in Chesterfield County.

One injured in Darlington County shooting; suspect in custody

A Darlington man was arrested following a Monday night shooting that left one injured.

Superintendent of Robeson County Schools releases statement after body found during search for NC teen

The superintendent of Robeson County Schools has released a statement after a body was found Tuesday off Wire Grass Road during the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

‘It’s still devastating that I wasn’t able to save any of them:’ Over 70 animals killed in Pee Dee animal sanctuary fire

The community is rallying behind a South Carolina woman who lost 78 exotic animals in a barn fire at her non-profit aninmal sanctuary in Hartsville.

3 days added to end of Robeson County school year for days missed during Hurricane Florence

The Public Schools of Robeson County has announced that students will attend an extra three days before summer break to makeup for lost days during Hurricane Florence.

Health system says cyber incident compromises personal information of more than 2 million people

More than 2 million could be at risk after a third-party vendor that provides billing and other services for healthcare providers in the Carolinas has fallen victim of a cyber incident.

  Robeson County residents frustrated after hearing how long recovery process post-Florence will take

Many people who showed up Monday evening to a meeting held by Robeson County officials left feeling frustrated.

Darlington deputies say a man banged on a door after being shot to get help

Darlington County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a shooting after a man who says he was trying to get help was banging on someone’s door after being shot.

'It’s just saddening, tragic,’ Neighbors on Florence father arrested for allegedly killing his 9-month-old infant

A father has been arrested and charged with the death of his 9-month-old infant, according to Major Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

No injuries reported following crash involving 18-wheeler on U.S. 76 in Marion County

Motorists can expect some delays on U.S. 76 in the Marion area following a crash involving an 18-wheeler Monday morning.

FBI: Be on lookout for shoes of abducted 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

The FBI and Lumberton Police Department are asking the public to be on the lookout for a new and very distinctive pair of sneakers that belong to 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar who was last seen nearly three weeks ago on November 5th.

People of all ages hit the shops Saturday to support small business owners

People across the nation took part in small business Saturday and storefronts were full of special deals in downtown Conway to entice people to visit.

Man in custody for allegedly shooting and killing woman in Dillon County

A man is in custody for allegedly shooting and killing a woman in Dillon County, according to Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office

Real Life church works to deliver drywall to flood victims

Now that the debris and sand bags are cleared from lawns, once flooded homes look like they’re back to normal, but that’s not the case on the inside. That’s why Real Life Church wanted to help flood victims rebuild."I started to think there must be something we could do because the area would be

Deputies investigating shooting in Darlington County

Deputies are investigating a Wednesday night shooting at a home in Darlington County.

Deputies to deliver meals to seniors on Thanksgiving

A group of people will spend their Thanksgiving delivering meals to those who might otherwise go without the tradition holiday spread.

Crews respond to house fire at West Florence home

The West Florence Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday.

Deputies investigating after man stabbed in Florence County

Deputies are investigating after a man was stabbed Wednesday morning in Florence County.

Some Marion County roads flooding

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says there is water on some roadways in the Britton’s Neck/Gresham area.

‘We love them:’ Students, teachers at Pee Dee school honor officers involved in deadly Florence shooting

This Thanksgiving, an empty chair will be seated around the tables of two families in Florence County.

Missing Virginia teen may be headed to the Pee Dee

A missing 17-year-old from Fredericksburg, Va., may try to travel to Florence, according to information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

MUSC to buy 4 hospitals across SC

Over the course of 2017, the four hospitals combined to deliver care for more than 129,000 emergency department visits, 159,000 outpatient visits, 18,800 hospital admissions and 339,000 clinic visits with doctors.

Lake View home damaged after fire, American Red Cross assisting victim

Volunteers with the American Red Cross are assisting a person whose home on Bascus Street was damaged by fire Monday night.

Two alleged burglary suspects caught in the act in Hartsville

Two people have been arrested after Darlington County Sheriff’s Office deputies caught them in the act burglarizing a home.

Deputies: Mom charged with attempted murder after stabbing juvenile who was fighting her daughter

A mother was arrested Sunday after allegedly stabbing a juvenile that was fighting with her daughter.

New moped laws in South Carolina go into effect today

Mopeds aren’t hard to find in South Carolina. But on Monday, the convenient and often cheaper method to get around is now under stricter safety and registration laws.