Hallie Brown, WBTW News 13

Hallie Brown

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Hallie:

Horry County Stormwater Department addresses drain concerns at infrastructure and regulation meeting

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — After several downpours of rain over the past couple of weeks, people are reaching out to the Horry County Stormwater Department expressing flooding concerns in their area. At Tuesday’s county infrastructure and regulation committee meeting, the department addressed some of those concerns through a stormwater update. Thom Roth with Horry County […] → Read More

Coast RTA looks to amend FY22 budget due to inflation

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — Recent inflation is causing Coast RTA to amend its fiscal year 2022 budget. The general manager went before the Horry County Infrastructure and Regulations Committee Tuesday and asked for approval for the resolution to amend their budget to combat inflation. Coast RTA general manager Brian Piascik said they’ve had to raise […] → Read More

DHEC, health officials want residents’ input about quality of life, health care needs

HORRY COUNTY S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and other public health officials are asking residents about what mental and physical health resources matter to them the most through a community health needs survey. According to the United Health Foundation, South Carolina ranks 45th in the country in what […] → Read More

Horry-Georgetown Technical College experiences highest enrollment in its history

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — Horry-Georgetown Technical College experienced record-breaking enrollment this school year — the highest ever in the college’s history, according to the school. President Marilyn Fore said last year there were about 6,400 enrolled. This year that number has grown to roughly 8,200. Fore said there are several factors that played a role […] → Read More

Visit Myrtle Beach launches new reality cooking show

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — Visit Myrtle Beach is launching a new reality TV show featuring Grand Strand restaurants — a cooking competition show called “Chef Swap at The Beach.” The show will highlight 12 Grand Strand restaurants and will be hosted by chef Amanda Freitag. She previously was a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped” […] → Read More

Tidelands Health expands neurosciences hub at Waccamaw Medical Park West

MURRELLS INLET S.C (WBTW) — Tidelands Health is expanding its neurosciences hub at Waccamaw Medical Park West in Murrells Inlet. The hospital is adding providers who offer a new level of care and treatment for a variety of brain conditions so residents can get treatment locally without having to travel out of the area. Carol […] → Read More

Tidelands Health expands neurosciences hub at Waccamaw Medical Park West in Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET S.C (WBTW) — Tidelands Health is expanding its neurosciences hub at Waccamaw Medical Park West in Murrells Inlet. The hospital is adding providers who offer a new level of care and treatment for a variety of brain conditions so residents can get treatment locally without having to travel out of the area. Carol […] → Read More

Plans advance to bring new state-run veterans nursing home in Horry County

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — Plans are moving forward to bring a new state-run veterans nursing home to Horry County. County officials said this will probably take about five years. The county has already agreed to give land to the federal government to install the facility. Horry County director of veterans affairs Ronnie Elvis said multiple […] → Read More

Horry County man crushed by mobile home takes victory lap at hospital

Editor’s note: This story and video contains content that some may find graphic. HORRY COUNTY S.C. (WBTW) — An Horry County man who was crushed while working under a double-wide mobile home took a victory lap at the hospital Wednesday as he continues his recovery. Charles Hardee spent part of the past four months at […] → Read More

Interior demolition underway for Neal and Pam’s Bar and Grill after fire

SURFSIDE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — Interior demolition is underway for the 37-year-old Neal and Pam’s Bar and Grill in Surfside Beach after it was left with extensive damage due to a fire. More than 50 employees were left out of work. While revenue isn’t physically coming into the bar at the moment, it’s still coming […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hires diversity, equity and inclusion director

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has hired a new director of diversity, equity and inclusion to help improve practices in the workplace and in the community. Coastal Elite Pirates professional basketball team owner and chamber member, Jahzavier Anderson, said he’s happy they’ve hired someone who looks like him […] → Read More

North Myrtle Beach city employees offered free Class B CDL training

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — North Myrtle Beach city employees are now being offered free Class B CDL training. It’s all part of a new recruitment and retention effort to help retain staff in the city. City officials said there is always a need for more qualified CDL drivers in the city — this […] → Read More

Coastal Carolina University economics professor explains what JetBlue, Spirit merger could mean for your wallet

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — A Coastal Carolina University economics professor broke down what’s next in JetBlue’s expected purchase of Spirit Airlines, and what that could mean for many wallets in Myrtle Beach. It was announced Thursday that JetBlue has agreed to buy Spirit for nearly $4 billion. In 2021 Spirit Airlines carried the most […] → Read More

Tavern in Surfside hosts benefit for Neal and Pam’s Bar and Grill

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Tavern in Surfside hosted a benefit Monday for the more than 50 employees of Neal and Pam’s Bar and Grill, which was heavily damaged Friday morning in a fire. From 5 p.m. to close, the Tavern in Surfside donated all of its profit to the Neal and Pam’s crew. There […] → Read More

Conway awarded $26,625 grant for pathways and trails study

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — The city of Conway was awarded a $26,625 grant for a pathways and trails study that will help the city prioritize where trails are needed the most. The Waccamaw Community Foundation presented the Knight Foundation grant at Monday’s city council meeting. The study will be completed sometime in 2022, so a […] → Read More

Plans for new strip mall, laundromat in the works for Conway

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — Plans for a new strip mall and laundromat are in the works for Conway. Rezoning requests have been submitted to the city for approval. Back in 2021, Your Neighborhood Child Development Center owner Keith Skinner submitted a rezoning request to expand his center to the property across the street from his […] → Read More

Conway Medical Center receives $510,000 grant to expand telehealth services

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — Conway Medical Center received a $510,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand its telehealth services. The hospital will create a telehealth team with the grant. The team will include a nurse practitioner telehealth coordinator and a patient navigator. It will oversee and schedule telehealth services for the hospital. The expansion […] → Read More

Plans for new recreation centers in Loris and Aynor are in the works

HORRY COUNTY S.C. (WBTW) — The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday previewed its annual report findings to the Parks and Open Space Board. There have been many improvements made to county parks this fiscal year. A lot of parks have received updated equipment and many multipurpose fields have been replaced. At Poplar […] → Read More

Horry County Sheriff’s Office purchases new equipment to help with de-escalation

CONWAY S.C. (WBTW) — The Horry County Sheriff’s Office purchased new state-of-the-art equipment that helps with de-escalation. It’s called the G.L.O.V.E, which stands for Generated Low Output Voltage Emitter. It emits an electric shock when it touches another person. The glove was made by Compliant Technologies. Deputies wear it like a normal work glove. When […] → Read More

Planned Parenthood Health Centers in Carolinas gear up for increase in calls

HORRY COUNTY S.C. (WBTW) — Planned Parenthood Health Centers in the Carolinas are gearing up for an increase in calls from patients from other areas of the country looking for abortion care after the Supreme Overturned Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic operates 14 health centers across North and South Carolina, Virginia and West […] → Read More