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Past articles by Samantha:

Father and son laid to rest after battle with COVID-19

With heavy hearts, mourners showed their respects from a distance by standing outside of their vehicles. They watched as Sandy Brown grieved the loss of her husband of 35 years and her only son. → Read More

Health experts predict COVID-19 cases will peak in late April in South Carolina

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) predicts COVID-19 deaths will peak in South Carolina on April 25, later than much of the nation. → Read More

Grand Strand workers start to receive unemployment checks as claims reach record high

Around 96,000 initial unemployment claims were filed in South Carolina during the last two weeks. → Read More

How to navigate canceling your trip amid COVID-19 concerns

The S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs said consumers are not automatically entitled to a full refund if they cancel their reservations. → Read More

Horry County to receive 13,000 medical supplies from federal government

The Strategic National Stockpile distributed more than 300,000 medical supplies to South Carolina to help health professional combat COVID-19 on March 26-27. Here's how the supplies were allocated by county. → Read More

Grand Strand fishing industry adjusts amid coronavirus impacts

Some fishermen were out at sea last week when sweeping changes were implemented across the state to combat coronavirus. → Read More

WMBF Investigates: S.C. lawmakers seek to protect future pool buyers

Multiple consumers across the Grand Strand and state have spent thousands of dollars for a pool project that was never finished, now some state lawmakers want to stop that. → Read More

DHEC: 2,000 COVID-19 tests available in S.C. as virus spreads

As officials from across the United States point to the need for more coronavirus test kits, South Carolina officials report they have supplies to test 2,000 samples. → Read More

Starbucks may only keep drive-thrus open during coronavirus pandemic

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said the company may take precautions to protect its employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

WMBF Investigates: Fact checking claims around the coronavirus

Wear a mask, shave your beard, the flu is deadlier...these are all things you may have heard about coronavirus, but how much is true and really keeps your family safe? WMBF sorts out facts from fiction. → Read More

WMBF Investigates: Trapped in a timeshare

The couple has owned their timeshare for nearly 20 years and said they've run into multiple roadblocks, even lost money, in their attempts to get out of their timeshare contract. → Read More

Georgia bill would send convicted porch pirates to prison for at least a year

A bill in the Georgia General Assembly would toughen penalties for people convicted of stealing packages from doorsteps. → Read More

WMBF Investigates: Potholes costing drivers and state of S.C.

Potholes are more than just a bump in the road for South Carolina drivers; the road hazard can cause major damage to cars and injuries to drivers. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice visits flooded Horry County communities

The South Carolina congressman visited the Rosewood area in Horry County to discuss what the state is doing to address flooding concerns. → Read More

Crooked Hammock Brewery set to open in May in North Myrtle Beach

A highly-anticipated brewery in North Myrtle Beach has announced is expected to open in just a few months. → Read More

Horry County ranks top in the state for HOA complaints

Complaints from Horry County accounted for 22% of total statewide complaints, according to a new report released by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. → Read More

Without Warning: Why the Loris High School tornado took everyone by surprise

Tornadoes touching down without warning is rare in South Carolina. WMBF Investigates dives into the January 13 tornado to answer why no warning was issued and what officials can do to better prepare residents the next time disaster strikes. → Read More

CCU seeks to expand campus into downtown Myrtle Beach

The proposed plan would generate millions of dollars for economic development and the Myrtle Beach mayor is already calling it a 'win-win,' → Read More

It’s Your Money: S.C. bill would allocate millions of dollars for flood victims

A proposed bill in South Carolina would establish the Resilience Revolving Fund to assist communities who participate in FEMA buyout programs. → Read More

Dad uses backpack to rescue 3-year-old son from mountain lion attack

A 3-year-old boy was attacked by a mountain lion in California. His father saved him with a backpack. → Read More