Mom goes home 5 years after driving van with kids into ocean
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who drove her minivan with her children inside into the Atlantic Ocean in Florida five years ago has been allowed to return home to her...
Fatal fall at SC beach hotel happened while taking pictures
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man who fell to his death from a high-rise hotel balcony at a South Carolina beach had left a note for his napping mom that he was going to...
Police: 22-year-old falls to death from SC hotel balcony
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man has fallen to his death from a balcony at a hotel near South Carolina's shore.
News outlets report Jacob Matthews died Saturday...
The Latest: Dorian churns north along North Carolina coast
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):
Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning...
Sanders urges coastal SC to act ‘boldly’ on climate change
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to South Carolina Thursday for a conversation on climate change in a popular tourist destination along the coast...
Police report: SC man forced by drug dealer to walk naked
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police report states a man found walking down a road naked was forced to do it by a gun-toting drug dealer to whom he owed money.
16-year-old South Carolina girl missing
CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a 16-year-old girl didn't show up for school or work and is officially considered missing.
Hilton Head residents: Go-kart track tacky like Myrtle Beach
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Some neighbors living near a proposed go-kart track on Hilton Head Island say it's a tacky idea that turns their island closer to something like Myrtle...
2 charged in killings of SC father-son bingo hall owners
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in the killing of the father and son owners of a coastal South Carolina bingo parlor.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are still looking for a man who they say killed the father and son owners of a coastal South Carolina bingo parlor during a robbery.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old woman has drowned in the ocean off a South Carolina beach.
Myrtle Beach Police said officers and firefighters were called to the beach...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Military planes from South Carolina bases will fly over the state's beaches in an Independence Day patriotic salute.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city is investigating why 148 street signs have been stolen from its roads.
WBTW-TV reports between $20,000 and $30,000 worth of signs have...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The son of a South Carolina police chief has been arrested for possession of methamphetamine and cocaine.
The Sun News reports Myrtle Beach police officers found...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina police have identified a woman who they say drowned in a hot tub in a hotel on the coast.
Investigators say 57-year-old Paula Egleston of North...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The sheriff in York County has been named the 2019 Sheriff of the Year in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Sheriffs' Association plans to honor Sheriff Kevin Tolson...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A man accused of attacking three people with a baseball bat in South Carolina is a former Marine who had two traumatic brain injuries and suffers from post-traumatic...
- Columbus TelegramExplore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summerJune 9, 2019
- WRAL-TV11-year-old boy drowns at Myrtle Beach hotelJune 4, 2019
- The Florence Morning NewsQUILTS OF VALOR: Myrtle Beach group presents hand-worked quilts to veterans in FlorenceApril 18, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchBroadway at the Beach adds Kentucky Mist Distillery and other new merchantsJune 11, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchMyrtle Beach flying season begins at Tri-State AirportMay 27, 2018
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been charged with neglect in the death of a 5-year-old who drowned at a South Carolina resort.
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a central New York couple has been arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on the 53-foot yacht they bought after bilking investors out of $650,000.
Worker electrocuted at South Carolina construction site
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A worker has been electrocuted at a construction site on the South Carolina coast.
North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling told news outlets the victim was...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — His job allows him to color everyday in a room with robotic cameras.
He's surrounded by dozens of screens and stands in front of a green wall.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term.
Blind runner and trusted guide accomplish half marathon
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Angie Moran ran a personal best by more than six minutes in the half marathon portion of the 22nd Myrtle Beach Marathon.
Myrtle Beach promises newest cops will hound criminals
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach police's newest hires might seem friendly, but they're going to make life ruff for criminals.
It was all joy and barking at the Ted C. Collins Law...
Fake dough: Man accused of using movie cash to buy doughnuts
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are searching for a man accused of using a fake $100 bill to buy doughnuts at a shop in Myrtle Beach.
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- ACCESSWIRECoastal Carolina Bancshares, Inc. Reports Strong Second-Quarter Growth In EarningsJuly 26, 2019
- Business WireFood Lion to Unveil New, Easier Shopping Experience with Completion of $158 Million Investment in 92 Greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston, S.C., Area StoresJuly 15, 2019
- BusinessWirePirates Voyage Dinner Attraction’s Season Begins Feb. 8 in Myrtle BeachJanuary 29, 2019
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Brashier Middle College 53, Greer Middle College 51
Highway into South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach to be relocated
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Officials are holding a meeting Tuesday to discuss relocating South Carolina's historic main highway into Myrtle Beach.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation wants to move the final few blocks of U.S. 501 into Myrtle Beach where it curves into U.S. 17 Business near the old Pavilion.
County estimates $75,000 for records; cities offer for free
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — One coastal South Carolina government wanted to charge a newspaper $75,000 for a public records request that other governments filled for free.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach used a Freedom of Information Act request to ask for all records on payments to settle lawsuits or threats to sue over the past five years.
Woman killed in South Carolina house fire identified
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A woman killed in a South Carolina house fire has been identified.
Coroner Robert Edge tells the Sun News of Myrtle Beach that 51-year-old Linda Butler of Conway was killed in the house fire Sunday. Edge says Butler died from injuries sustained in the fire and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dozens of dead birds wash ashore in South Carolina
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities are investigating why dozens of dead birds have been washing ashore.
The Post and Courier reports birds of several species washed up during the weekend in North Myrtle Beach.
‘It was family’: Another nightlife staple to close its doors
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Another longtime staple of Broadway at the Beach's The Avenue (formerly Celebrity Square) is set to close.
Broadway Louie's, a sports and karaoke bar, will be shutting its doors after 20 years following the New Year's Eve bash, according to Alyssa M. Petitto, Celebrations Nitelife marketing director/manager.
Petitto declined to give the nature of the parting of ways.
Police, fire crews rescue 2 people, dog after boat capsizes
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An official says a boat capsized in South Carolina and first responders rescued two people and their dog.
North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling tells The Sun News the jon boat flipped Thursday evening. He says the small vessel capsized near a boat ramp and city police, fire and beach patrol crews were sent to help the people and their pet.
Police: Foster parent made child wear electric dog collar
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a foster parent made a 6-year-old wear an electric dog collar and abused the child with a spoon-like object.
News outlets report that 61-year-old Deborah Ann Jarrell of Myrtle Beach was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child.
Months after aneurysm, SC senator thankful for recovery
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state Sen. Greg Hembree is counting his blessings this holiday season, a few months after he was hospitalized following a broken blood vessel in his brain.
Hembree recently sat down with The Sun News of Myrtle Beach at his Little River home to reflect on his recovery from a brain aneurysm.
The Latest: UCF beats WKU 78-62 for Myrtle Beach title
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local):
Aubrey Dawkins hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to help UCF rally from an 11-point deficit and beat Western Kentucky 78-62 on Sunday night in the championship game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
VA med center in Charleston preparing for growth
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston veterans' hospital is preparing for growth.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center plans to open new clinics in North Charleston and Myrtle Beach soon.
UCF, Western Kentucky meet for Myrtle Beach championship
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — UCF and Western Kentucky will play for the championship on the final day of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
The tournament resumes Sunday with four games after a one-day break. The last game features UCF and Western Kentucky after the teams' semifinal wins Friday.
Wake Forest and Valparaiso meet in the fifth-place game to start the day, followed by Cal State Fullerton and Monmouth playing for seventh. West Virginia and St. Joseph's will meet in the third-place game.
The Latest: Valparaiso never trails, beats Monmouth 64-53
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local):
Freshman Charles Bassey had 13 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Desean Murray's dunk with 63 seconds left gave Western Kentucky the lead for good as the Hilltoppers beat West Virginia 63-57 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
Semifinal rounds set for Friday at Myrtle Beach Invitational
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational resumes Friday with four games, including two to determine who will play for the championship.
St. Joseph's and UCF will meet in an afternoon semifinal. The winner of that game will advance to Sunday's championship round to face the winner of the Friday night semifinal between West Virginia and Western Kentucky.
The Latest: West Virginia beats Monmouth 71-53
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local):
Esa Ahmad had 16 points on Thursday night and Sagaba Konate added 14 with eight rebounds and four blocks to help West Virginia beat Monmouth 71-53 in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
The Mountaineers (1-1) will play Western Kentucky in the semifinals Friday.
Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest.
That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference teams in the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia of the Big 12.
UCF and Cal State Fullerton meet in the second game, followed by Valparaiso against Western Kentucky.
New FBS postseason game, Myrtle Beach Bowl, to start in 2020
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Bowl is coming to South Carolina's Grand Strand resort area in 2020, and will be shared by Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt.
The conferences and ESPN Events announced the new Myrtle Beach Bowl on Tuesday. The network will own, operate and televise the game.
Officials: Pilot in critical condition after plane crashes
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina say the pilot of a two-person plane that crashed into the ocean is in critical condition.
News outlets report that the small plane went down into the ocean off the shores of Myrtle Beach on Monday afternoon.
Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A concert is set in South Carolina next month to raise money for Hurricane Florence victims.
The 10-hour Hurricane Florence Benefit Concert is set Nov. 11 at the TicketReturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team.
Performers scheduled to appear include Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Love & Theft and the Davisson Brothers Band.
Georgia man charged in South Carolina restaurant death
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A Georgia man has been arrested in the shooting death of a man at an oceanfront restaurant in South Carolina.
News outlets report that Myrtle Beach police have charged 24-year-old Jakkari Jaquill De'Andre Brown of Toccoa, Georgia, and charged him with murder.
Police said 25-year-old Roger Ramos of Myrtle Beach died at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday.
Lawyer: Charged clients had no idea pot was sent to home
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A defense lawyer says two people who have been arrested are victims because they had no idea a package delivered to their home in South Carolina had more than 2,000 grams of marijuana inside.
New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for S Carolina
BUCKSPORT, S.C. (AP) — The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence's floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren't as dire as they once were.
And it appears the Waccamaw River won't top a lake of coal ash or the main highway to Myrtle Beach.