Kevin Accettulla, WBTW News 13

Kevin Accettulla

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

New Publix in Market Common area nearly finished, city says

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A new Publix in the Market Common area of Myrtle Beach is nearly finished, according to officials with the City of Myrtle Beach. The new location will be located along Coventry Boulevard across from South Strand Hospital. The city officials said final inspections have been called and once completed and […] → Read More

Darlington County long-term care facility employee arrested after resident dies

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Darlington County long-term care facility employee was arrested after a resident died, according to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. Brian Anthony James was arrested and charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death of a vulnerable adult, according to the sheriff’s office. James is accused of contributing to the […] → Read More

Student injured in school bus crash along Highway 707 in Socastee

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A student was injured in a school bus crash Thursday along Highway 707 in Socastee, according to Horry County Schools spokesperson Lisa Bourcier. A Forestbrook Middle School bus with 16 students on board was involved in the crash at about 4:15 p.m. near Anne Street, Bourcier said. She said it’s […] → Read More

Horry County police search for missing woman last seen in July

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County police are searching for a missing woman last seen in July. Ethel McDowell, 48, was last seen at the IGA near Loris sometime in July, according to police. She’s about 5’6″ and 120 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Horry County police at 843-915-8477. → Read More

2 charged in Marlboro County overdose death

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were charged in connection with an overdose death in September in Marlboro County, according to the Marlboro County Coroner’s Office. Adam Keith Goff, 24, of McColl, and Harry James Roller, 46, of McColl, were both arrested Tuesday and charged with involuntary manslaughter, distribution of fentanyl and distribution of […] → Read More

All roads in Garden City reopen after Hurricane Ian

GARDEN CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — All roads in Garden City reopened as of Thursday morning after Hurricane Ian impacted the area, according to Horry County officials. All beach access points are also open, with the exception of Beach Access 14 at Calhoun Drive, according to officials. Officials said to expect periodic beach access closures over […] → Read More

FedEx makes $64M investment in Fantasy Harbour area of Horry County

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — FedEx will make a $64 million investment in the Fantasy Harbour area of Horry County, according to officials. A new facility is located at the site of the former Freestyle Music Park. The company will get a discounted tax rate of 6% for a 20-year period, according to documents presented […] → Read More

Robeson County mother charged after 3-year-old dies from overdose, deputies say

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A Robeson County mother was arrested Wednesday after a 3-year-old died of a fentanyl overdose in March, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Ana Latoria Jones, 32, of Pembroke, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and felony child abuse, according to deputies. Deputies responded March 16 to a […] → Read More

Hurricane Ian caused $13M in damage in North Myrtle Beach, officials say

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Hurricane Ian caused about $13 million in damage in North Myrtle Beach, according to city officials. The $13.1 million figure does not include beach erosion or dune damage. There were 1,659 properties that were damaged within North Myrtle Beach city limits, according to officials. The damage ranged from minor […] → Read More

Ohio man dies after falling from 15th floor balcony at Myrtle Beach hotel

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — An Ohio man died Friday after he fell from a 15th floor balcony at a Myrtle Beach hotel, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Patricia Grand Hotel along North Ocean Boulevard, according to the coroner’s office. Markell Hope, 34, […] → Read More

Man charged in Brittanee Drexel case to appear in court later this month

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A man charged in the Brittanee Drexel case will appear in court later this month, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Raymond Moody is scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, according to the solicitor’s office. The solicitor’s office couldn’t provide additional […] → Read More

North Myrtle Beach requiring permits for storm damage repairs, but fees are waived

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — North Myrtle Beach is requiring building permits for storm damage repairs, but all permit fees are waived, according to the city. Building permits can be submitted online and are usually approved within minutes, according to the city. Permits can also be applied for in person at City Hall. Fees […] → Read More

Documents: No charges for Darlington County deputy involved in deadly shooting

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — No charges will be filed against a Darlington County deputy who was involved in a deadly shooting in July, according to documents obtained by News13. A letter from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, dated Sept. 9, states “there is insufficient evidence to merit criminal prosecution.” The South Carolina Law […] → Read More

Police: Myrtle Beach man charged after he climbed on fishing boat that washed ashore during Hurricane Ian

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A Myrtle Beach man was charged after he was accused of climbing on a fishing boat that washed ashore during Hurricane Ian, according to Master Cpl. Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. Isaac Shaw, 50, of Myrtle Beach, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Police said Shaw […] → Read More

Arrest made after deadly shooting near Hartsville

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — An arrest was made Saturday after a deadly shooting near Hartsville, according to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremiah Farmer was arrested in connection with the shooting and charges are pending, according to the sheriff’s office. The shooting happened Saturday on Woodside Lane near Hartsville, according to the sheriff’s office. […] → Read More

McMaster: No storm-related deaths from Hurricane Ian in South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said at a news conference Saturday that there were no storm-related deaths from Hurricane Ian in the state. McMaster also said no hospitals were damaged and the water systems are OK. McMaster added that power is being restored at a record pace. Kim Stenson, director […] → Read More

Ocean Lakes Family Campground not allowing camping guests until further notice

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Ocean Lakes Family Campground will not allow camping guests until further notice. The campground said the decision was based on safety concerns and damage from Hurricane Ian. The campground said it is addressing water, power, and electrical issues. Halloweekends activities for this weekend have been canceled. “We apologize, we know […] → Read More

Cleanup begins along the Grand Strand after Hurricane Ian

Crews are beginning cleanup along the Grand Strand Saturday morning after Hurricane Ian made landfall Friday near Georgetown as a Category 1 hurricane. → Read More

Crews respond to fire in Garden City

GARDEN CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — Crews are responding to a fire Friday night in Garden City, according to Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire. The fire is on South Waccamaw Drive, according to officials. At least one structure is involved, possibly two. Officials said crews are having issues accessing the location because of the condition of the […] → Read More

Santee Cooper crews begin work to restore power

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Santee Cooper crews are beginning work Friday afternoon to restore power. The power company said winds have subsided enough for workers to use the bucket trucks. Santee Cooper crews are in the area of 52nd Avenue and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach to repair some damage. Thousands of Santee Cooper […] → Read More