Briana Fernandez, WBTW News 13

Briana Fernandez

WBTW News 13

Florence, SC, United States

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Past articles by Briana:

A woman in the Pee Dee gives back to uplift the spirits on Christmas eve

JOHNSONVILLE, SC (WBTW) – Barbara Black is spreading Christmas joy around the community for those who are in need. Black spends her Christmas eve by giving back because she knows first hand what it’s like to not have anything during the holidays. “I remember three years ago when my home burn down and I didn’t […] → Read More

Horry County Police searching for missing 90-year-old woman with dementia

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Police are asking for help in finding a missing woman who walked off into the cold Thursday evening. According to Horry County Police, Virginia Ellis, 90, of Conway was last seen at around 7:15 when she walked away from her home on Mayberry Lane. She was last seen wearing […] → Read More

Carolina Boxer Rescue held an event to bring awareness in the Pee Dee

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Carolina Boxer Rescue hosted an event at Southern Hops brewery in Florence to bring awareness to help boxers that need a home. “We’re telling them about adoption, foster, and how they can donate,” said area coordinator for the Pee Dee, Ashley Rogers. Rogers believes dogs are more than a friend, they […] → Read More

Free food, meal deals, retail discounts for vets and military on Monday

Dozens of restaurants and businesses in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee are offering special deals to honor those who serve on Veterans Day. All deals below are available to active-duty military members and veterans unless otherwise noted. Be sure to bring proof of service to get the deal. Most restaurant deals are dine-in only. See restaurant list below […] → Read More

Woman says she hid next to bed in emergency room during shooting at NC hospital

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman who was at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the time of an active-shooter situation said she followed training she received in school. Cumberland County deputies said 31-year-old Treva Smutherman was shot and killed following a confrontation at the hospital Tuesday morning. He attempted to take a deputy’s weapon, […] → Read More

Town of Pamplico receives $250K to turn old theater into community center

PAMPLICO, SC (WBTW) – The Town of Pamplico has received $250,000 to turn the town’s old theater into a community center. Senator Kent Williams presented the town with the money Tuesday. News13’s Annie Mapp was at the presentation. Count on News13 as we work to learn more. LATEST HEADLINES: → Read More

TODAY: Florence man expected in court in human trafficking case

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence man, who faces trafficking and child sex crime charges, is expected to be in court Monday. Jason Roger Pope, 42, is being held in jail without bond, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. Pope’s attorney is expected to ask the judge for bond on Monday. Pope’s […] → Read More

Man charged in connection to Lake City shooting

LAKE CITY, SC (WBTW) – A man has been charged in connection to a shooting in Lake City. Montell Dorsette Washington is charged in connection to a shooting on Wilson Street, according to Amy Pringle, with the Lake City Police Department. Washington, 18, of Clover Street in Lake City, is charged with two counts of […] → Read More

Florence School District 1 board member arrested; accused of embezzlement, misconduct

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence School District 1 school board member has been arrested. School board member Edward James McGiver was arrested in the 100 block of Kenton Place in Goose Creek around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to Florence County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby. McGiver is enroute to Florence County as of […] → Read More

Woman accused of leaving baby in hot car in Florence due in court this week

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A woman accused of leaving a baby locked in a hot car in Florence is due in court this week. Deputies say the 16-month-old baby girl was in the car for at least 10 minutes. Count on News13 to keep you updated. → Read More

Florence man rescues dog during Hurricane Dorian

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – As Hurricane Dorian made its way through the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee on Thursday, Badi Ellis noticed something unusual. “Well I was actually on my way home from doing a rescue with Lucky Dog and I was driving down the road I saw a dog that was tied to […] → Read More

Safe driving during back-to-school season: SCHP gives tips for sharing the road with buses

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol has some tips to keep drivers and students safe as school begins for another year. Officials say to be prepared for a longer commute due to school buses now sharing the road. In South Carolina, drivers traveling in both directions on a two lane road […] → Read More

A man in the Pee Dee gives back to the community

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Kenya Robinson aims to raise awareness in his neighborhood by giving back to children. “I took a whole paycheck and I just bought a lot of book bags,” said Robinson. With the start of the school year right around the corner, one man is giving back before the first day of […] → Read More

Police investigate an attempted armed robbery in Lamar

LAMAR, SC (WBTW) – Police investigate an attempted armed robbery that happened Sunday night. Lamar Police Department officials tell News13 this happened at the Dollar General on Main Street. Officials say one person was injured and that their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. We are working to learn more. Count on News13 for […] → Read More

Firefighters in the Pee Dee host prevention class for community members

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Sardis-Timmonsville fire department hosted a fire prevention class for people in the community. People learned different types of courses that will help them in the future. “You should get them on board, call them, even if you think you may be able to handle it yourself, because if not it can […] → Read More

3 injured after crash with entrapment on I-95 in Florence County

QUINBY AREA, SC (WBTW) – Three people were injured after a crash with entrapment on Interstate 95 in Florence County. The crash happened around 6 a.m. Friday on I-95 near mile marker 172 in the Quinby area and involved a 2008 GMC Savannah, according to Trooper Tyler Tidwell. Fire and EMS crews responded for a […] → Read More

4 people sent to the hospital after a crash involving an ambulance in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – An ambulance was involved in a crash that sent four people to the hospital Sunday evening. Florence County Emergency Medical Services tell News13, an EMS ambulance was responding to the report of a traffic incident near Lake City that involved a motorcycle around 7:40 p.m. While on their way to […] → Read More

Coroner IDs man who died after truck hits guardrail, overturns, is submerged in creek in Florence area

FLORENCE AREA, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead after a truck hit a guardrail, overturned and was submerged in a creek in the Florence area. The crash happened around 11:20 p.m. Thursday on East National Cemetery Road near Swamp Fox Drive, according to Matt Southern, with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. One vehicle, a […] → Read More

Coroner’s office identifies person who died after lightning strike in Georgetown County, 2 others injured

ANDREWS AREA, SC (WBTW) – The coroner’s office has identified the person who died after a lightning strike in Georgetown County. Ryan Gamble, 44, of Andrews, died, the Georgetown County Coroner’s Office said. Georgetown County Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hucks told News13 three people were affected: one person died and two other suffered minor injuries. […] → Read More

Group works to preserve 110-year-old cemetery in Florence

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The Colored Cemetery Association of Florence works to preserve the Snow Hill Cemetery off Colonial Road. The group also wants to secure a historical maker for the cemetery within the next two years. The cemetery is 110 years old. This weekend, the association, along with Snow Hill Baptist Church, will host […] → Read More