Braley Dodson, WBTW News 13

Braley Dodson

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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  • WBTW News 13
Past:
  • 8News WRIC Richmond
  • WJBF
  • DC News Now
  • Daily Herald
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Recent articles by Braley:

Vaccine misinformation driving up religious exemption claims in South Carolina

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – South Carolina parents are increasingly claiming religious exemptions from immunizations required by schools, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. From the 2017 to 2021 academic year, the rate of children with medical exemptions remained the same. However, among the regions, as many as […] → Read More

46-year-old found dead in Lumberton

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — Police are investigating after a 46-year-old man was found dead Monday morning, according to authorities. Tony Anthony Jacobs, of Lumberton, was found dead at 12:49 a.m. on Seneca Street, according to police, who said that a preliminary investigation did not show that he had any visible traumatic injuries. Anyone with information […] → Read More

46-year-old found dead in Lumberton

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — Police are investigating after a 46-year-old man was found dead Monday morning, according to authorities. Tony Anthony Jacobs, of Lumberton, was found dead at 12:49 a.m. on Seneca Street, according to police, who said that a preliminary investigation did not show that he had any visible traumatic injuries. Anyone with information […] → Read More

Which South Carolina school districts pay administrators the most?

IRMO, S.C. (WBTW) — Not surprisingly, principals in South Carolina’s larger school districts typically make more than in the small districts, according to 2021-22 data from state report cards. The data is in line with a report from the National Center for Education Statistics, which found that for the 2017-18 academic year, principals nationwide averaged […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach police warn of scammers posing as officers

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Scammers are calling people and pretending to be with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, according to law enforcement. The scammers are asking for “personally identifying numbers,” according to a social media post Thursday from the department. If someone is unsure about if the call is actually coming from police, the […] → Read More

SLED: Marion woman illegally sold alcohol to undercover officer

MARION, S.C. (WBTW) — A woman is facing charges and alcohol has been seized from a Marion liquor store after the woman illegally sold alcoholic beverages, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Stephanie Nero Al Sardieh, 59, of Marion, is facing two counts of unlawful sale of alcoholic liquors, and failure to secure […] → Read More

Bond hearing scheduled for man accused of killing Dillon County principal

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday for a man accused of killing a Dillon County principal, according to Fourth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Shipp Daniel. The bond hearing for Kyle Church is expected to take place at 10:15 a.m. at the Dillon County Judicial Center, Daniel said. Wendy Cook, 54, was […] → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Myrtle Beach council member’s restaurant of not paying proper wages

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses a Myrtle Beach City Council member’s restaurant of not paying workers properly. New Racepath, Inc., operating as Big Mike’s Soul food, which is owned by Councilman Michael Chestnut, broke the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act by paying workers less than what is […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel reopens after multiple shutdowns blamed on technical issue

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach’s iconic SkyWheel has reopened after facing technical issues earlier this week. The SkyWheel, which got stuck, trapping passengers on Sunday, experienced the same technical issue on Tuesday, according to the attraction. The SkyWheel had reopened by 2 p.m. Thursday, according to Sean Bailey, an employee. Tuesday’s incident was […] → Read More

In 2020, 1 in every 25 Dillon County deaths was a murder

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – Cierra Fletcher knew that violence in Dillon County was high. Two years ago, she lost her nephew to it. Then, two months ago, it hit home again when her 15-year-old son, Janare, was shot and killed. “I am so hurt knowing that he’s not going to be there,” she said. […] → Read More

3 drug dealers convicted in multi-state fentanyl drug bust

Three Rock Hill men have been found guilty of running a multi-state drug operation, according to an announcement Tuesday morning from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. → Read More

Myrtle Beach police say missing woman may be confused and unable to speak

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach police are searching for a woman it said has medical issues that likely means she is confused and unable to speak, according to a social media post. Darlene Gist, 58, was last seen Monday morning on Wedgewood Street. She was wearing a white hat, a blue and white […] → Read More

Dillon County principal shot to death

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Dillon County School District Four principal was shot to death this weekend, according to the county coroner and the district. Wendy Cook, 54, was killed according to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley. Her death has been ruled a homicide. The district posted about the death on its Facebook page […] → Read More

Coroner IDs man who died in Hartsville shooting

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — A man who died after a shooting last month in Hartsville has been publicly identified. Tyler Bailey died from a gunshot wound, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee, who told News13 that “the manner has not been determined yet.” The shooting happened in late July on Hunt Drive. Further information was not immediately available. Count on News13 for updates. → Read More

Toffino’s, Dragon Pan top Nextdoor awards for Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A Market Common favorite dominates the lists of best local businesses in the Myrtle Beach area, according to a new Nextdoor report. The Nextdoor’s 2022 Neighborhood Favorites awards include best retail stores, personal care, pets and health businesses, among other categories. The results show that locals like Toffino’s — a […] → Read More

2 charged with using drone to drop escape tools into South Carolina prison

Two men have been charged with flying a drone to drop contraband into a Marlboro County, S.C. prison, according to an announcement Friday morning. → Read More

Coastal Carolina University welcomes therapy dog

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — Coastal Carolina University’s newest employee will accept payment in scratches and treats. The Conway university has added a certified therapy dog to campus, according to a tweet Wednesday afternoon. CCU announced the new hire by posting a picture of Treasure, along with her collar, a teal umbrella, a leash and an […] → Read More

Umbrella death, alligator attack rise to top of South Carolina Google searches

GARDEN CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — Searches related to two South Carolina deaths have topped the state’s Google searches in the last few days, according to Google Trends data. Searches related to “umbrella” increased by 3,300% in the last week, and searches related to “Garden City” were up by 60% after 63-year-old Tammy Perreault died after […] → Read More

Umbrella death, alligator attack rise to top of South Carolina Google searches

GARDEN CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — Searches related to two South Carolina deaths have topped the state’s Google searches in the last few days, according to Google Trends data. Searches related to “umbrella” increased by 3,300% in the last week, and searches related to “Garden City” were up by 60% after 63-year-old Tammy Perreault died after […] → Read More

North Myrtle Beach man scores $200k lottery win…plans to keep using numbers

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the mentality a North Myrtle Beach man is using to hopefully secure a second lottery win, according to an announcement Wednesday morning from the South Carolina Education Lottery. He won $200,000 in July using 4-11-20-24-26, with the Power-Up 2 on a […] → Read More