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Past articles by Steve:

Darlington County sheriff’s captain at center of News13 investigation fired, SLED investigating

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Darlington County sheriff’s captain has been fired after News13’s investigation into his alleged misconduct and the conduct of another captain, according to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Campbell was fired, Sheriff James Hudson said, after News13 reported on more allegations of inappropriate conduct, including reported sexual harassment of […] → Read More

Ex-Boys and Girls Club of Myrtle Beach director pleads guilty in embezzlement case, ordered to pay $88K in restitution

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A former director for the Boys and Girls Club of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty in an embezzlement case Tuesday afternoon. Dione Eban Buonto was indicted in July 2021 by a grand jury for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. She was ordered to pay […] → Read More

1 dead, officer hospitalized in police-involved shooting in Marion

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Marion. Marion Police Department Chief Tony Flowers said officers were sent at about 4 a.m. Thursday to the area of East Liberty Street and Main Street. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson said one person died and an […] → Read More

SLED investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Marion; officer hospitalized

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Marion. Marion Police Department Chief Tony Flowers says officers were sent to the area of East Liberty Street and Main Street around 4 a.m. Thursday. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says one person died and an […] → Read More

Darlington police chief announces retirement

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) – Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington tells News13 he will retire from law enforcement after 32 years but is now looking forward to running for public office. Washington, who was named chief in Feb. 2018, called the decision to retire ‘bittersweet’ in an interview with News13’s Lacey Lee Tuesday night. “The folks […] → Read More

Woman who killed Conway 9-year-old in DUI crash sentenced to one year

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) – A woman who killed a Conway child in a 2018 DUI crash has been sentenced to one year in prison. The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office tells News13 that Catilia Chestnut, 35, recently pleaded guilty to felony DUI with death in connection with the Georgetown County crash. News13 reported in November 2018 […] → Read More

Loris moves forward with plans for rec center complex expansion

LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) – The city of Loris is moving forward with plans to expand its recreation center complex. Mayor Todd Harrelson told News13 that leaders discussed the project Monday night during the city’s regular council meeting. The meeting agenda included a review of the purchase of the Heniford property in order to expand the […] → Read More

Atlantic Beach sees decrease in most violent crimes in 2021, police say

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – The Atlantic Beach Police Department reports a decline in most violent crimes in 2021. A crime stats report was presented in front of Atlantic Beach Town Council during a regularly scheduled meeting on December 13. As of November 30, the department reported five shootings. That compares to nine in all […] → Read More

Atlantic Beach approves 2022 Bikefest schedule, purchase of new police cars

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Atlantic Beach Town Council met Monday night to approve several items that were originally scheduled to be discussed last week. The town approved a final reading of operational procedures for the May 2022 Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Black Pearl Cultural Heritage and Bike Festival, which is commonly referred to by […] → Read More

Robeson County man sentenced to 10 years for gun crime tied to murder case

RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTW) – A Robeson County man, who was previously arrested on a murder charge, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Jonathan Revels, 57, from Red Springs was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in April. U.S. Attorney Michael F. Easley, Jr. of the Eastern […] → Read More

Two Burger King employees shot in Darlington County

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) – Two employees of a Darlington County Burger King were shot Saturday night, according to Darlington County Sheriff James Hudson. The Burger King is located at 407 Lamar Highway, just outside Darlington city limits. Hudson tells News13 that the pair was shot as they were taking out the trash. Both employees have […] → Read More

No foul play suspected in 3-alarm fire that destroyed several businesses in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Foul play is not suspected in a fire that ripped through several Myrtle Beach businesses. The 3-alarm fire happened on October 26 at a series of office buildings in the 1100 block of 48th Avenue North. Two office buildings were destroyed and another suffered smoke damage. Tradd Management, which owns […] → Read More

Horry County Council OKs new animal-care rules, first reading of new fireworks rules

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County Council Tuesday night approved new rules pertaining to the care and treatment of animals and took an initial step toward new regulations for fireworks. The animal-care ordinance approved on third reading sets up new rules for the care and treatment of animals. The ordinance reads in part, “Anyone owning, […] → Read More

Crash slows traffic on Highway 9 in Dillon County

DILLON, S.C. (WBTW) – A Tuesday night crash has resulted in at least one injury and traffic delays along Highway 9 in Dillon County. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is among the agencies responding to the crash in the Minturn area. Neighbors report that traffic in the area was stopped around 7 p.m. News13 has reached out to troopers for more information. Count on us for updates. → Read More

Crash slows traffic near Francis Marion University

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – A crash involving a trailer has slowed traffic east of the City of Florence. Crews with Windy Hill Fire Rescue and the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the area of 5900 East Palmetto Street, east of Francis Marion University, Wednesday night. A News13 crew saw a trailer getting ready to […] → Read More

Large turnout for candlelight vigil in honor of SBB part owner who died in motorcycle crash

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) – An estimated 200 people came together Wednesday night at Suck, Bang, Blow (SBB) biker bar in Murrells Inlet to remember Stephen Pease. Pease died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday. Troopers indicated it was a single-vehicle crash. The bar’s former general manager, Bill Barber, told News13 that Pease was “like […] → Read More

HCS announces timeline for parents to switch students to in-person or virtual learning

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) – Horry County Schools has announced a timeline for parents when it comes to choosing between in-person and virtual schooling for spring semester. The announcement was made during Monday night’s school board meeting. The process for applying is different for students currently learning in-person versus those currently learning virtually. The enrollment window […] → Read More

Scotland County Schools extends mask requirement through November

LAURINBURG, N.C. (WBTW) – The Scotland County Schools Board of Education and Administration voted to approve an extension of the district’s face mask requirement. The unanimous vote came Monday night during a regular board meeting. The decision will extend the mask requirement through the end of November. The topic will be brought up for another […] → Read More

Two people shot in Dillon

Dillon, S.C. (WBTW) – Two people were shot Thursday night in the City of Dillon. Dillon Police Chief David Lane tells News13 it happened on West Calhoun Street. The conditions of the shooting victims are not known, according to Lane. There is no suspect information available at this time. Count on News13 for updates. → Read More

One dead, one hurt in Florence shooting

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – One person has died and another person is hurt after a shooting in the city of Florence. Captain Mike Brandt tells News13 that police responded around 8:40 p.m. to a house near Carver and Lawson Streets. One person was found dead inside the house. Another person was found injured outside the […] → Read More