Tony Chiavaroli, WBTW News 13

Tony Chiavaroli

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Hurricane Ian makes landfall near Georgetown

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Hurricane Ian made landfall Friday near Georgetown as a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. A storm surge warning also remains in place for all of coastal Horry and Georgetown counties. Ian is a Category 1 hurricane with winds sustained at 85 mph as of 11 a.m. […] → Read More

Tropical storm warning issued for Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Grand Strand as the eye of Hurricane Ian makes landfall at Sanibel and Captiva islands in Florida. The National Hurricane Center issued the warning in its 11 a.m. update. Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified overnight and as of the 2 p.m. update […] → Read More

Beach Bites: Behind the cheese at Mozzarella’s

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — We’re heading a few miles up the road from our News13 studio for this week’s edition of Beach Bites, and this spot lives up to its cheesy name. Mozzarella’s is nestled right before you get to the Market Common at 1600 Farrow Parkway. While stopping by I sat down with […] → Read More

High temps on the rise again!

A good Sunday morning everyone! A great deal of sunshine will hold up again today, with partial cloud cover mixing in along the coast. Look for highs to push to the mid-80s today on average. Mainly sunny skies will continue to dominate the week, as things get hotter again. Fall is right around the corner, […] → Read More

Beach Bites: Grab a scoop at Sweet Girlz

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — It’s time to cool things off here with our next Beach Bites stop in Myrtle Beach. Sweet Girlz Creamery strives for consistency, serving locals and vacationers alike. Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, co-owner Kari Alvaro has also welcomed a familiar brand to her business. The business offers 20 Hershey flavors, including […] → Read More

Beach Bites: Myrtle Beach’s grooviest coffee shop

For this week’s edition of Beach Bites I took a stop at a newer little coffee shop that is making big waves in Myrtle Beach. After speaking with Lori Lesnansky, the Happiness & Joy director of Beach Hippie Coffee, it was easy to see the passion put into starting up this business. “Our space is […] → Read More

BEACH BITES: What’s cooking at Victoria’s?

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — There are a lot of famous breakfast spots along the Grand Strand, but there are also a few gems that can easily be missed. For this Beach Bites we will be very close close to the coast, just a bit off the beaten path. Victoria’s Country Cookin’ has been a […] → Read More

BEACH BITES: This is not your average porch!

We’re right up the road from our studio here in Socastee with this week’s edition of Beach Bites. Quality doesn’t require a huge amount of space or a giant fancy storefront, and at The Porch you can find a cozy setting with some great comfort food from Ralph Stacey. On the product one can expect, […] → Read More

Beach Bites: Baking with love, but not butter

The Beach Bites tour continues back to the Market Common at You Eat I Bake, where you can expect to find one single employee who handles everything at the counter and behind the scenes. Owner Nicole Ramano flies solo and is fine keeping it that way, getting to interact with every customer. Simply put, she […] → Read More

Blue skies make for a beautiful weekend

A happy Saturday my friends! We’re breaking away from a cold and clear morning to blue skies. Into today we’ll have an abundance of sunshine, with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Be sure to dress warm if you’re an early Sunday riser, as morning temps are slated to fall overnight to the 30s, […] → Read More

We’re back to cooler weekend conditions

Good morning all, I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Partly cloudy skies will remain the trend on Saturday with clouds increasing later into the afternoon. Look for highs to take a good step back from this past week, leveling out to the low 60s on average. Some highs may not get […] → Read More

Beach Bites: A Western New York Flare at the Cheesesteak Factory

The next stop on the Beach Bites tour brings us to the Cheesesteak Factory in Surfside Beach, where we had the pleasure of meeting co-owner Dustin Cornish, and his wife Andy, who also runs the restaurant with him. One quote that stuck with me from him was, “This is so much fun! My wife thinks […] → Read More

Winter weather possible across the area Friday into Saturday

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Winter weather is possible Friday into Saturday across the viewing area. The main timing of the system looks to be as early as Friday morning, continuing until Saturday morning. A cold front will press through the Carolinas and be offshore by Friday morning, but the main precipitation will be behind […] → Read More

Weather advisory: Wintry mix settles in across Pee Dee

***INLAND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 10 A.M.*** Good morning my friends! We’re starting out this Sunday active in regards to our weather situation, so remain weather aware! A wintry mix has settled into the Pee Dee and areas near the Border Belt, with surface temperatures at or below freezing early on. A glazing of ice […] → Read More

Heavier rain coming late tomorrow

Happy New Year’s all! Partly sunny skies will be in place for us for a very warm day with temperatures well above average. Some highs could easily reach 80 in the Pee Dee, with more mid-70s for the coast. Clouds will increase late overnight with lows only getting back to the mid-60s. We are slated […] → Read More

Sunday rain showers hold up today

Our second half of the weekend is here, and we’re being met with a damper start to the day. Overall temps will remain in the 60s, and mainly cloudy skies remain overhead. These showers are pushing in ahead of a cold front, lasting on and off throughout the day. You can grab the umbrellas for […] → Read More

Weekend weather changes lie ahead

Happy Saturday all! As we press on today, early fog will change to breaks of sunshine, with highs soaring up to the mid-70s. It’s going to be a toasty day! Overnight lows will fall back mostly to the lower 60s with mainly cloudy skies, but then it’s time for some rain. Sunday showers push in […] → Read More

Back at it with Sunday sunshine

Good Sunday morning all! Earlier clouds are clearing up to mainly sunny skies today, with highs across the region reaching around 60 degrees this afternoon. Clear and chilly conditions settle in tonight, though, with most lows falling back into the 30s. Moving forward, a great deal of sunshine with a warming trend will follow up […] → Read More

Temperatures take a huge leap on Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone! We are off to a very mild morning, with patchy fog in spots. Partly sunny skies will eventually win out this afternoon as temps soar into the mid- and upper-70s, so have the shorts ready! Overnight, a cold front will be rolling through the region, bringing some areas up to 0.5 inches […] → Read More

Yes, we are still staying dry this Sunday

A good Sunday morning my friends! After a morning of patch got with temperatures in the 40s and 50s, good breaks of sunshine will help get highs to around 70 this afternoon, give or take a degree or two. Temperatures remain above average again for this second half of the weekend, and we’ll be back […] → Read More