Jennifer Blake, WBTW News 13

Jennifer Blake

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

Bouys On The Boulevard prepares for possible impacts of Ian

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Bouys on the Boulevard got flooded on July 4 when a sudden storm rolled through, and now owner Weldon Boyd is making sure he is as prepared as he could be as impacts from Hurricane Ian could affect South Carolina. “So we’ve got sand bags, flood tarps, waterproof tape […] → Read More

Pride Myrtle Beach urges people to spend money in Myrtle Beach city limits instead of Horry County

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBW) — The non-profit organization, Pride Myrtle Beach, made a post on its Facebook page ahead of Pride Week requesting that people stay and spend their money within Myrtle Beach city limits and not in Horry County after the county rescinded a Pride Month resolution in June. “The city of Myrtle Beach […] → Read More

Myrtle Beach business owner excited about growth from Municipal Improvement District

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A Myrtle Beach business owner is excited about the growth from a new Municipal Improvement District (MID), which was approved Aug. 11 by Myrtle Beach City Council. The focus of this project, other than growth, is on keeping current residents and gaining new residents. “We really need more people to […] → Read More

‘It changed the way we looked at life’: Remembering 9/11 and those who died

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A retired Horry County police officer, Felix Cruz, was also a former first responder in New York City and was one of the people who responded to the 9/11 attack to the Twin Towers in 2001. He was monitoring an election poll when he got the call that the first […] → Read More

Workers at Carolina Forest Eggs Up Grill save woman’s life

CAROLINA FOREST, S.C. (WBTW) — Employees at the Eggs Up Grill in Carolina Forest on River Oaks Drive saved a woman who was choking with the help of a LifeVac. The woman passed out while choking and the employees were able to get out the food that was stuck in her throat. According to the […] → Read More

‘Angry’ marchers protest overturning of Roe v. Wade

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WBTW) — People from Horry and Georgetown counties marched along Highway 17 Saturday to protest the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Organizer Megan Stackhouse said more people showed up than she expected. “We’re angry, and we’re going to continue to be angry,” she said. People held signs against forced pregnancies and chanted […] → Read More

Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach holds first vacation giveaway fundraiser

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach has created a vacation giveaway fundraiser. The organization partnered with Dunes Village Resort, Dune Golf and Beach Club, King Street Grille, Extreme Pizza, The Alabama Theater and Brookgreen Gardens to create this vacation giveaway. Each dollar donated is an entry in the raffle for a […] → Read More

Surfside Beach Town Council approves new parking expansion

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Surfside Beach Town Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to make an area on 13th Avenue South a paid parking lot. The additional parking proposal, in the area between Ocean Boulevard and Dogwood Drive, was part of a push to reduce traffic and give people more places to park for […] → Read More

North Myrtle Beach vows to look for solutions after homes flooded during record rainfall

Heavy rains over a short period of time on Friday caused flooding inside of homes at the Robbers Roost Villas community in North Myrtle Beach. → Read More

Experts don’t anticipate the housing market to crash soon

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The latest data from the Coastal Carolina Associations of Realtors shows that the number of homes that were sold has decreased and the number of homes available to sell increased. Home inventory and median sale prices have increased by more than 21% compared to June 2021. “Things are starting to […] → Read More

SCETV documentary featuring Myrtle Beach premieres in Market Common

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A documentary featuring parts of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand premiered Sunday at Grand 14 in The Market Common. The documentary, which will air on SCETV next month, is called Our Vanishing Americana, A South Carolina Portrait. The movie features parts of Myrtle Beach like Peaches Corner, The Pavilion […] → Read More

State law changes filing process for death certificates

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — A change to a state law is expected to speed up the process of filing a death certificate. As of July 1, every physician, coroner and funeral home director must file a death certificate online, through DHEC. Before July 1, physicians who declared fewer than 12 deaths didn’t have to […] → Read More

More antisemitic flyers put on Horry County lawns, this time Carolina Forest

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — More antisemitic flyers were put on yards in Horry County, this time in the Carolina Forest community. Flyers were previously distributed in Surfside Beach and Conway. It caused concern in the Jewish community. One image that has been distributed shows Disney board members and each one has a Star of […] → Read More

North Myrtle Beach businesses clean up after Monday flooding

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Several businesses in North Myrtle Beach had to clean up after Monday’s flooding. “was one of those days we get once every few years,” said Simon Ohayon, owner of Kings at the Beach. The amount of rain was unbelievable.” Some people got stranded at their cars, like part-time […] → Read More

Atlantic Beach Bikefest has positive financial impact on community

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Atlantic Beach Town Council on Monday discussed the financial outcome of this year’s Bikefest. Bikefest brought in more than $81,000 during the three-day event, but according to the town’s manager, Benjamin Quattlebaum, the net profit will be much lower. Right now, there are more than $49,000 worth of expenditures. […] → Read More

North Myrtle Beach bridge dedicated to fallen officer Gordon Best

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A North Myrtle Beach bridge was dedicated Monday to a fallen North Myrtle Beach police officer. The bridge, which crosses the Waccamaw River Swamp along Highway 9 near Longs, was dedicated to Sgt. Gordon Best. Best was killed Jan. 1, 2021 in a crash along Highway 17 while responding […] → Read More

South Carolina group supports bipartisan gun bill

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A state advocacy group is hoping that greater attention will lead to movement on gun laws. “Cause at this point it’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen, it’s a matter of when it’s going to happen,” said Caitlin Czeh, who survived the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. Czeh […] → Read More

Conway Medical Center installs lactation pod

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — Conway Medical Center now has a Mamava Lactation Pod in the lobby. “We want to make sure as a community hospital that we are normalizing breastfeeding, and this is a part of our process,” said Laura Baisch, a lactation consultant at Conway Medical Center. The pod is equipped with air conditioning, […] → Read More

New Flagg Memorial Park in Nichols to honor veterans, flood survivors

NICHOLS, S.C. (WBTW) — A memorial park will be built in the Town of Nichols soon. The park will be a place for people to gather and learn about the history of war in the United States. It will have multiple walls for bricks to be placed in. Each brick placed would have the name […] → Read More

Nichols using $15K grant from Duke Energy to install cameras to monitor flooding

NICHOLS, S.C. (WBTW) — The Town of Nichols received a South Carolina Emergency Preparedness and Storm Resiliency Grant from Duke Energy for $15,000, which will go towards camera equipment to monitor major roadways in the town. “It’s a way that we can actually check and see how our roadways are,” said Reggie Brown, the chief […] → Read More