Chris Parks, WBTW News 13

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WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Some southern states experiencing Verizon outages

(WSPA) – Some southern states are experiencing Verizon outages on Friday, with most being in Alabama and Georgia. According to Verizon’s outage map online, the company has received at least 1,232 outage reports. Most of the outages have been reported in Georgia and Alabama, but areas in Columbia, SC, are also experiencing some outages. There is no […] → Read More

Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas suspends 2021 bowl game due to COVID-19 pandemic

SPARTANBURG (WBTW) – For the second consecutive year, the annual NC-SC Shrine Bowl will not be played due to COVID-19. The board of directors met on Thursday and felt like they couldn’t put together a high-quality game given the current circumstances with COVID-19 right now. The game was taken place for over 8 decades and […] → Read More

News13 holds annual HS Football Blitz Media Day

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – After a year off due to COVID-19, News13 was happy to bring back our annual high school football media day for our area coaches in the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee. Over 20 made the trip to our station to discuss the 2021 season and have lunch thanks to Panera […] → Read More

Carolina Panthers announce 2021 training camp schedule and dates

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Carolina Panthers return to Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. for training camp in 2021. Panthers training camp features a night practice at Gibbs Stadium as part of the NFL’s Training Camp: Back Together Saturday on July 31 and joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 18-19. Training camp begins with the first practice […] → Read More

NCAA declares N.C. State out of college world series due to COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt will advance to the College World Series finals after North Carolina State was forced to drop out because of COVID-19 protocols, the NCAA announced early Saturday. NC State had only 13 players available during its 3-1 loss to the Commodores on Friday. The teams were scheduled to meet again Saturday […] → Read More

Pro Football Hall of Fame to open ‘Gridiron Glory’ in Myrtle Beach in July

CANTON, OHIO – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s exhibit, Gridiron Glory, The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is headed to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will open in early July. The comprehensive showcase features more than 200 artifacts, rare photos and one-of-a-kind documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s archives and collection. Gridiron Glory Myrtle […] → Read More

Cubs name Pelicans pitcher D.J. Herz their MILB player of the month for May

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Double-A Tennessee outfielder Darius Hill as the organization’s minor league player of the month for May, while Low-A Myrtle Beach left-handed pitcher DJ Herz was named the club’s minor league pitcher of the month. Herz, 20, had no record with a 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12.0 IP) in four May […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach bowl game set for Dec 20 in Conway

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Myrtle Beach Bowl returns to the Grand Strand for the second year on Monday, Dec. 20, at 2:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN. The second edition of the bowl game will be played at Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. “We are thrilled to bring the Myrtle […] → Read More

CCU football, Sun Belt Conference announce kickoff times for some games this fall

NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference in conjunction with ESPN announced the networks and game times for the first three weeks and all scheduled midweek games of the 2021 college football season on Thursday afternoon. Two of the Chanticleers’ first three games in 2021 will air on national television, as the 2020 Sun Belt Conference […] → Read More

NASCAR truck series to hold playoff race at Darlington over Labor Day weekend

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 25, 2021) – NASCAR will return to Darlington Raceway for the second three-race weekend of the year on Sept. 4-5. The track Too Tough to Tame will host the Cook Out Southern 500® NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener on Sunday, Sept. 5, the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach Pelicans to move to full capacity at Pelicans Ballpark on June 1

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 19, 2021) – Beginning June 1st Pelicans Ballpark will return to full capacity. The move follows recent guideline updates from the Center for Disease Control, Governor McMaster, and the City of Myrtle Beach. Tickets for all remaining 2021 home games are on‐sale now at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets. Single‐game tickets previously purchased for games […] → Read More

NASCAR cup series spring race in Darlington to be named ‘Goodyear 400’

DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 14, 2021) – Darlington Raceway and Goodyear announce a partnership on the entitlement of the spring NASCAR Cup Series race as part of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR on May 9. The official name of the race will be the Goodyear 400. “Goodyear is one of the most iconic brands in […] → Read More

Panthers trade for Jets quarterback and former first round pick Sam Darnold

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers landed a first-round quarterback, without waiting to see if one fell to them with the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft. The Panthers added Sam Darnold in a trade with the Jets Monday, acquiring the former No. 3 overall pick in exchange for a late 2021 sixth-rounder and a second […] → Read More

‘Super bowl of fishing’ to be held at South Carolina lake

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say one of the world’s premier outdoor sporting events will be held in the state next year. The Greenville News reports that the 52nd Bassmaster Classic – often called the Super Bowl of fishing – will be held on Lake Hartwell in March 2022. The sprawling lake is […] → Read More

NFL adds 17th game to the schedule, Panthers to travel to the Houston Texans

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Panthers added a regular-season game with the Texans on Tuesday, as the league officially expanded the regular season to 17 games. The extra game for each team in the league is against a similarly placed opponent from the opposite conference, as the Texans finished third in the AFC South. That game […] → Read More

Southwest kicks off Myrtle Beach service with $69 nonstop flights to 6 cities

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Southwest kicks off service from Myrtle Beach with $69 nonstop flights to six cities and another for $79. The flights begin in May and are availabe for booking now on the airline’s website. Atlanta, Ga – $69Baltimore/Washington, MD – $69Chicago, IL – $79Columbus, OH – $69Indianapolis, IN – $69Nashville, TN […] → Read More

Pelicans to play in Class Low-A East in 2021, realign with regional opponents

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will be one of the four Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates once again for the 2021 season. The Birds will shift from Class High-A to Class Low-A and play in the Low-A East, Southern Division. Their divisional opponents include the Augusta GreenJackets, Charleston Riverdogs, and Columbia Fireflies. […] → Read More

CCU and App State men’s basketball canceled this weekend

NEW ORLEANS – The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball program’s upcoming games against Appalachian State set for Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 13 have been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols within the Appalachian State basketball program. These games will not be made up due to the short amount of time left in the regular season. […] → Read More

UNC-Pembroke basketball opts out of their season due to COVID-19 concerns

PEMBROKE, NC (WBTW) – Athletics department officials at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced Monday that the men’s basketball team has decided to opt out of countable athletic-related activity (CARA) for the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Student-athletes who choose to opt out of their respective competition seasons due to COVID-19 concerns […] → Read More

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence named Heisman finalist

Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman will be awarded Jan. 5 during a virtual ceremony. The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the usual trip to New York for the trophy presentation that usually comes […] → Read More