Laura Lydic, WBTW News 13

Laura Lydic

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

SCDMV to return to in-car road tests due to decrease in COVID-19 cases

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is returning back to in-car road tests Monday for regular licenses, according to a news release. All branches across the state will be returning to in-car tests due to the the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases. They will also go back to […] → Read More

58 South Carolina hospitals recognized by Zero Harm Awards Program this year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Hospital Association’s Zero Harm Awards program is recognizing 58 South Carolina hospitals this year, according to a news release. The hospitals had collectively won 223 Certified Zero Harm awards for clinical safety this year. The awards collectively represent 314,414 patient days without medical harm and projected 1,729 hospital […] → Read More

United Way of Horry County looking for volunteers

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — United Way of Horry County (UWHC) is looking for volunteers for their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, according to a news release. VITA is a free tax preparation and electronic filing service UWHC provides to residents. There are three sites this year in Conway, Myrtle Beach and Surfside. The […] → Read More

Robeson County Sheriff’s Office receives grant to combat human trafficking

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office received a grant Tuesday from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to combat human trafficking, according to a news release. The sheriff’s office will get personnel, an educational benefit to educate deputies on how to effectively recognize human trafficking, enforce criminal statutes and assist those […] → Read More

2 Florence elementary schools recognized nationally

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Two elementary schools in the Florence 1 Schools district have been chosen as 2021 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE), Lighthouse Schools, according to a news release. Lucy T. Davis Elementary School and Briggs Elementary School met the required criteria in the nine performance areas for high-performing schools. This is […] → Read More

20-year-old Darlington man killed in shooting

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A shooting early Saturday morning just outside of the Darlington city limits left a 20-year-old man dead, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. and is being investigated as a homicide, the coroner’s office said. There is no additional information at this time. Count […] → Read More

Some Conway residents may notice diminished water pressure while crews fix broken main

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A main water line broke Sunday at Myrtle Beach National and Gardner Lacy Road, according the City of Conway in a social media post. Crews were working in the area to assess the damage and begin making repairs. Residents in the neighborhoods around Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach National and […] → Read More

Homicide investigation underway in Robeson County

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A homicide investigation is underway at Birdsong Drive outside of Parkton, according to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins. Deputies, homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have all been at the scene. There is no additional information at this time. Count on News13 for updates. → Read More

Man hurt in drive-by shooting outside Dillon County club

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A man was injured early Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting outside the Red Barn nightclub in Dillon County, according to Sheriff Douglas Pernell. Deputies received a call about 2 a.m. for a shooting at the nightclub, which is located on Highway 41 near Lake View. The man was sitting […] → Read More

Fire damages home on Leigh Lane in Florence County; Red Cross helping family

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Fire damaged a home on Leigh Lane in Florence County Saturday morning, according to the American Red Cross. The organization said it was helping a family of four who lived in the home by providing financial assistance for immediate needs and helping them with food, clothes and shelter. No other […] → Read More

News13 Pet of the Weekend: Bean

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.(WBTW) — The News13 Pet of the Weekend for Nov. 6-7 is Bean, a 2-month-old kitten available for adoption at the Grand Strand Humane Society. Bean is a vocal kitten that was rescued from a car engine, a humane society spokesman woman said. Bean and many other animals are available for adoption at […] → Read More

Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Darlington County

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 401 in Darlington County, authorities said. The wreck happened about 7:30 a.m. near Hoffmeyer Road. A Dodge Ram pickup truck ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree, according to Cpl. Matt Southern with […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach announces 5th annual tree lighting

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The City of Myrtle Beach announced the date for its fifth annual tree lighting. The event will take place 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will come out and everyone can enjoy live music, hot chocolate and cookies. For more information, contact the Neighborhood Services […] → Read More

DHEC urges parents to get children vaccinated, supports CDC approval

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is working with vaccine providers to get children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated, and parents can start getting children vaccinated Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 on Tuesday. The CDC […] → Read More

Florence council votes to prohibit open carry at city properties, events

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday prohibiting open or concealed weapons at city owned properties and events. The council heard a second reading on the ordinance at 4 p.m. The ordinance was passed on first reading and was amended for the second reading. The amendments consisted of a “change […] → Read More

Free parking on Myrtle Beach city streets begins on Monday

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Parking along Myrtle Beach city streets will be free starting on Monday and continuing through the end of February, the city said in a Facebook post. In addition, online registration for residential parking decals has been temporarily suspended leaving, the city said. Residents can still pick up decals by going […] → Read More

Nearly 300 arrested in North Carolina alcohol enforcement effort

RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTW) — Nearly 300 people have been arrested in North Carolina as part of a statewide enforcement effort by the state’s Alcohol Law Enforcement agency. Special agents arrested 286 people in the days leading up to the Halloween holiday weekend, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. […] → Read More

Police find 2 men shot to death in Robeson County

FAIRMONT, N.C. (WBTW) — Two men were found men dead in Robeson County on Saturday after officers were called to investigate a possible shooting, Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards said. Fairmont police responded about 7:30 p.m. to the 900 block of Leesville Road. When officers arrived, they found one man dead inside a vehicle and […] → Read More

1 dead, 1 hurt after shooting in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was killed and another hospitalized Saturday morning after Florence County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a domestic disturbance. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputies arrived at the 5900 block of Liberty Chapel Road and heard a series of gunshots inside the home. One […] → Read More

News13 Pet of the Weekend: Lady Marmalade

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The News13 Pet of the Weekend for Oct. 30-31 is Lady Marmalade, a tuxedo kitten available for adoption at the Grand Strand Humane Society. Lady Marmalade is about six months old, and came to the shelter as a stray. The humane society is having an adoption event from 9 a.m. […] → Read More