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Past articles by Hannah:

Horry County Schools announces top 10 semifinalists for teacher of the year

HORRY CO, SC (WBTW) – Ten semifinalists have been chosen from 55 school-level honorees for the Horry County Schools teacher of the year distinction. Top 10 semifinalists are Morgan Bane, Carolina Forest High; Leanne Hagen, Conway Middle; Audrea Phillips, Forestbrook Middle; Christian Huggins, Green Sea Floyds Middle; Daniel Dale, Loris Middle; Patricia Sylvester, Myrtle Beach High; […] → Read More

Serious crash on Heritage Road in Horry County

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Firefighters with Horry County Fire Rescue were called out to a crash at 1897 Heritage Rd at around 9:20 p.m. Friday for a single-vehicle crash. According to Horry County Fire Rescue, the driver of the car had to be extricated before being taken to the hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. A passenger in the car was able to get out on their own. → Read More

Woman gives kidney to stranger, triggering transplant chain to help save 4 lives

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (WDAF) – A young woman from Gardner, Kansas, who donated one of her kidneys this week set off a chain of events that will save several lives. Alli Shappell knew she wanted to be a kidney donor when she was a junior in high school after portraying Shelby in a play version of “Steel […] → Read More

One person dead after crash on Big Block Road in Horry County

SOCASTEE, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead following a crash on Big Block road Thursday night. According to LCpl Matthew Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at around 8 p.m. on Big Block Road near SC 544. The driver of a Volkswagen Passat was traveling east when they ran off […] → Read More

Florence woman arrested for aiding in a prisoner’s escape

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence woman has been arrested Friday for aiding in the 2018 escape on a prisoner. According to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Dionne Benjamin Martin, 30, of Florence is charged with providing contraband to a prisoner and aiding in his escape on Dec. 3, 2018. […] → Read More

Caregiver accused of stealing money from vulnerable adult in Surfside Beach

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A caregiver has been charged after allegedly stealing money from a vulnerable adult in Surfside Beach. Officers responded to a report of check fraud on November 14, according to an incident report from the Surfside Beach Police Department. The complainant reportedly told police his brother, the victim, has dementia and […] → Read More

Police charge Surfside Beach man with armed robbery, kidnapping in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Police have charged a Surfside Beach man with kidnapping and armed robbery after an incident on South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Police responded to a call about an armed robbery at 1708 South Ocean Boulevard on Wednesday. The suspect fled before officers arrived, but Cpl. Thomas Vest said, “thanks to hard work […] → Read More

Timmonsville woman arrested, accused of shooting at vehicle

TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – A Timmonsville woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a vehicle. Marilyn Regina Wilson was arrested on November 21 and charged with one count of weapons/discharging firearm into vehicle while occupied, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators allege that “on or about November 11, 2019,” Wilson shot at […] → Read More

Pop-Tarts announces sweet and salty pretzel additions

Pop-Tarts is giving a salty snack a sweet makeover, releasing Pop-TartsPretzel. The sweetness of Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries will be combined with a pretzel crust. The Pop-Tarts will come in two varieties: Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar. “Pop-Tarts is always ingeniously creating new ways to enjoy familiar, loved foods. With the debut of Pop-Tarts Pretzel, we’ve fixed a snacking staple, […] → Read More

Trump Impeachment hearings day 2: Watch live testimony & analysis

One witness is scheduled to testify publicly Friday in Day 2 of the Trump impeachment hearings. → Read More

Local EMT, among DACA recipients worried about future in U.S.

After a hearing on Tuesday, the Supreme Court appears likely to side with the Trump Administration in working to end the DACA program, which lets nearly 700,000 young documented immigrants live and work in the U.S. Currently, in South Carolina, there are nearly 6,000 DACA recipients, all working or going to school. All of them […] → Read More

Coroner’s office identifies woman who died after head-on crash in Olanta

OLANTA, SC (WBTW) – A woman is dead after a head-on crash in Olanta. The victim has been identified by Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken as Esther Green, 66, of Lake City. The head-on crash involving two cars happened around 4:20 p.m. Saturday on Highway 341 in Olanta, according to von Lutcken. The victim […] → Read More

Crash involving utility equipment knocks out power for hundreds in Socastee

SOCASTEE, SC (WBTW) – Nearly 900 Santee Cooper customers are without power in the Socastee area Wednesday night. The company says a crash is to blame for the outage. The estimated restoration for the outage is 1:15 a.m. Thursday. Highway Patrol is reporting a number of traffic lights out in the area of 707 and […] → Read More

11-foot-long alligator spotted on Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach

Neighbors stopped in their yards along Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach to take photos of a large alligator that was calmly laying beside the roadway on Sunday evening. → Read More

11-foot-long alligator spotted on Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach

Neighbors stopped in their yards along Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach to take photos of a large alligator that was calmly laying beside the roadway on Sunday evening. → Read More

Myrtle Beach man, 47, died in motorcycle crash on HWY 544

One person is dead after a crash on Highway 544 Sunday night. → Read More

Horry County issues burn ban due to low humidity and windy conditions

Horry County Government has issued an outdoor burn ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. → Read More

Missing Horry County man with medical condition found

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Police Department has found a missing man after asking for the community’s help to find him. → Read More

Crews responding to fire at a Surfside home

Fire crews are responding to a fire at a Surfside home located on Auburn Lane. → Read More

Conway woman, mother of four, still missing after a year with no leads

CONWAY SC (WBTW) - It's been one year since 37-year-old Margaret Holcomb vanished and the Horry County Police Department posted on their twitter page this week that "the search continues." → Read More