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Past articles by Taylor:

Horry County saves millions in workers' comp claims thanks to new equipment and procedures

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Horry County saved millions of dollars last year in workers’ compensation costs thanks to new equipment and procedures the county put in place. For more than a year now,... → Read More

Some Horry County officials in favor of plastic bag ban to handle influx of trash at landfill

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Right now, Horry County only has one landfill where all of the trash in the county goes. Until recently, the county sent some trash to China to help with the amount of trash in the county and the cost. Now, Chairman of the Horry County Solid Waste Authority Pam Creech says China won’t take the trash anymore. → Read More

Housing subdivision fears a repeat of the 2009 wildfire, asks county for help

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The City of North Myrtle Beach is asking Horry County for help regulating where you can burn trash in the county. This all started with a housing subdivision in North Myrtle Beach asking for help because they fear another wildfire like the one that happened back in 2009. → Read More

Who investigates school threats and how are students punished?

SOCASTEE, SC (WBTW) - Usually here at News13, we don’t report on school threats unless someone is charged. We believe doing so causes more chaos and don’t believe it’s our job as journalists to repeat false rumors. However, after the repeat threats this week to Horry County Schools, we asked district officials and police questions we’ve heard from all of you. → Read More

MBREDC launches new website as part of marketing strategy to bring jobs to Horry County

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) –CEO and President of the MBREDC Josh Kay told News13 last month the corporation brought one company to the county in 2017 and another closed days after opening. However, only two months in to 2018, Kay says this year is looking better. → Read More

Horry County considering "no burn zones" to protect homes

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Horry County council members say they’d like to look at creating “no burn zones” in the county. Council member Harold Worley brought up the idea in Tuesday’s county council meeting. → Read More

Horry County to tear down more abandoned properties

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Horry county leaders voted Tuesday to let the county administrator tear down eleven different abandoned homes in the county. → Read More

Horry County students on opposite sides of the argument respond to recent petition

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Friday, News13 told you a Socastee High School student created a petition asking that the school board separate Horry County Scholars Academy and the Academy for the Arts,... → Read More

Horry County student petitions school district for change regarding class rank and scholarships

SOCASTEE, SC (WBTW) - Right now in Horry County, there are schools like the Scholars Academy and The Academy of Arts and Sciences that compete with other base schools in the county for things like scholarships and class rank. → Read More

Horry County still waits for money from feds for new domestic violence detectives one year later

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – It’s been more than a year now since the Horry County Police Department announced plans to bring on new domestic violence detectives. Despite hundreds of cases each year, that still hasn’t happened. → Read More

New ideas brought to Myrtle Beach DRC for proposed library and children's museum less controversial

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - News13 got a look at new renderings for a proposed library and children’s museum in the superblock area of downtown myrtle beach on Wednesday. The ideas were brought to the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation by LS3P, the company the DRC paid to come up with the new plan. → Read More

Myrtle Beach leaders vote to rescind eminent domain in Superblock

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - After about a year of wondering what is next, business owners in the Superblock area of Myrtle Beach say they can now breathe easier. Last year, city leaders voted to give themselves the power to use eminent domain to build a library and children’s museum, but Tuesday new city leaders voted unanimously to rescind that power. → Read More

CCU theater discussed in latest Myrtle Beach Superblock plan

Since the Myrtle Beach Mayoral election, plans to redevelop the Superblock area were put on hold. → Read More

Horry County Coroner needs help identifying man who died two years ago

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The start of 2018 marks two years the Horry County Coroner’s Office and the Horry County Police Department have been trying to identify a man who they say drowned in a North Myrtle Beach pool. “We don’t know where he came from or anything at all about → Read More

Memorial held for fallen Myrtle Beach Officer Joe McGarry

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Police held a memorial Friday to honor Officer Joe McGarry who died in the line of duty in 2002. Police say McGarry, along with other officers, were investigating a suspicious person just after midnight the morning of December 29, 2002. The officers asked a group of four to → Read More

Horry County Treasurer’s Office swamped with questions after federal tax overhaul

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Inside the Horry County Treasurer's Office, a busy time of year just got busier. Just one week after the federal tax overhaul, Horry County Treasurer Angie Jones says they’ve been swamped with questions. "Everybody's trying to pay their 17 taxes, people are coming in to apply for their refunds → Read More

New SC bill could change voting methods for city, county government

A bill sponsored by South Carolina Representative Russell Fry of Surfside Beach would change the way some vote for city or county council members. → Read More

Woman adopted at birth adopts son in Horry County

There are 570 children ready to be adopted in South Carolina. → Read More

Stronger cell service could come to Myrtle Beach, but towers may not be pretty

The City of Myrtle Beach is looking at plans that would improve cell service, but it may not be pretty. → Read More

New Myrtle Beach council members ready to tackle tough issues in 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The new Myrtle Beach City Council members have now finished with employee orientation and say they’re ready to get to work at the first of the year, but with major announcements in the last few weeks on what some would consider controversial issues in the city, News13 wanted to know → Read More