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SC bill would prohibit sex offenders from working, volunteering around kids

Charleston Co. Republican Party passes resolution to support medical marijuana

Long-time K-9 deputy injured in York County shooting returns to work

85-year-old man reported missing in Chesterfield County

SC man dies after escaping burning home, getting struck by car

High school football player committed to NC college dies during surgery

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SC lawmakers look to change hunting license requirements

SC gym owner helps put together team to hike 28.3 miles in one day for childhood cancer research

ICYMI: Dabo tells Clemson crowd national champs are ‘the best ever, drop the mic’

Coca-Cola unveils commemorative Clemson championship cans

South Carolina trooper helps deliver baby outside fast food restaurant

USC student wins $125K off Christmas lottery ticket from Grandma

Deputies: 12-year-old stabs fellow student at SC school

A 12-year-old student at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary Middle School was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing a fellow student with scissors.

Rock Hill police searching for second person in armed robbery

A man was robbed at gunpoint of his book bag Wednesday evening in Rock Hill.

‘National Championship Blues:’ USC alumn writes song for Gamecocks after Clemson wins National Championship

University of South Carolina Alum and Nashville-Based Singer-Songwriter, Patrick Davis, is singing about those football blues

SC bill would prohibit abortion if a heartbeat is detectable

South Carolina lawmakers in the State House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit abortions if a heartbeat is detectable.

Man gets 10 years for sexually assaulting incapacitated woman

QUIZ: Are you financially literate? A new South Carolina bill wants to make sure students are

Rock Hill man back in jail after second drug bust in a few months

Driver killed after crashing into tree in Rock Hill

Men charged with trafficking as LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, AK-47s seized from homes

‘I pray every day for the Lord to use me:’ SC FedEx delivery driver recounts chance meeting with stranger on a delivery route

Fort Mill student honored nationally with major award

Local student Madeleine Pollack is one of five nationwide recipients to receive the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross.

WATCH: Police search for SC man who threw hot coffee at 16-year-old McDonald’s employee

Camden police say they’re looking for a man who threw hot coffee at a teenage employee at McDonald’s.

Judge refuses to set bond for SC mom in baby’s death, orders mental evaluation

A judge did not set a bond for the SC mom and ordered a mental evaluation before setting a bond.

Lifelong SC friends celebrate birthday with hilarious newborn parody photoshoot

“Because your best friend only turns 336 months once,” the post reads.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. McMaster to be sworn-in at 97th inaugural celebration open to the public

The 97th Inaugural Celebration will start with a prayer service and there are events scheduled throughout the day as the governor is sworn into office.

Where do sharks give birth off East Coast? The answers may change your vacation plans

The data will not only reveal “critical habitats” where large sharks are migrating offshore to give birth, but the time it’s most likely — information that could prove critical in preventing risky human-shark interactions.

  Stores reopen to sell championship gear after Clemson’s victory over Alabama

Athletic stores re-opened following Clemson's victory over Alabama last night.

Deputies searching for mother, 5 children said to be living in filthy shed

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a mother and five children after discovering a dirty shed where the children’s father said they all lived part of the time.

Man accused of kidnapping pregnant woman at gunpoint arrested

The incident happened at a home on the 800 block of Pardue Street in Lancaster when police say Frederickeon “Buddy” Lamar Twitty went inside “armed with a handgun and forcibly removed his pregnant girlfriend... by grabbing her around the neck.”

‘It was like the things you see on TV, but you never expect to be in the middle of it:’ Columbia City Councilman witnesses Rosewood Drive Shooting

"Stay calm" and "get down" were the words from a local city leader, warning people to seek shelter as they witnessed a deadly shooting nearby the restaurant they were eating at Saturday afternoon.

Three white sharks pinged off South Carolina coast

An marine research group says South Carolina has been the hot hangout for white sharks to kick off 2019. According to a January 3 tweet from OCEARCH, an organization that collects data on a variety of aquatic species, three white sharks were ‘buzzing’ off the Carolina Coast near Charleston.

ALERT: Scammers call residents about ‘gag order breach’ in York County

According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, officials have recently taken calls from citizens saying they were called by a deputy who told them they were in trouble for talking about a case where there is a court gag order.

CMPD: Man wanted for multiple crimes, cutting off monitoring device

According to the CMPD, 43-year-old Antonio Terry Wilson (also known as Anthony Terry Williams) is wanted for felony breaking and entering, larceny after break-in, felony larceny, possession of burglary tools, damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device.

Seal-mania continues along Grand Strand shores

Another seal was spotted along the Grand Strand shores Saturday, drawing large crowds and social media observation. This time the seal, which is not confirmed to be the same one spotted in late Decmber 2018, was located near Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach.

Missing SC 14-year-old girl found safe in Mecklenburg County

Viewers may have seen her photo on social media, as media outlets reported her disappearance Thursday.

Former SC deputies to face involuntary manslaughter charges after mental health patients drowned in transport van

The two Horry County Sheriff’s Office deputies who drove around a flood barrier resulting in the death of two mental health patients are facing charges.

South Carolina teachers could see a big pay increase if bill raises salaries to national average

South Carolina teachers could see a pay increase if a newly filed bill become law.

NC woman killed in crash with tractor trailer in Lancaster County

The wreck happened around 6 p.m. on Hwy 521 near the Pleasant Hill community.

Driver killed in crash involving tractor trailer in Lancaster County

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Highway 521 at Ramblin Road, about 1.2 miles north of Heath Springs around 6 p.m.

Deputy collapses while trying to take man into protective custody

There’s no word on what caused to deputy to collapse, but officials say it appears to have happened during their struggle, but not because he was assaulted.

Blaze kills litter of kittens in Lancaster

The first fire broke out around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Cimmeron Road, killing a litter of kittens. Three people inside the home were able to escape without injuries.

Officials looking for person who stole generators from York County store

Officials say the person came into the store and stole two generators on On Dec. 20, 2018.

Two young girls watch as their mother is dragged under SUV and crushed, SC cops say

It happened about 1 a.m., when 29-year-old Leisa Johnson of Spartanburg slipped underneath the front of the stalled SUV while trying to push it to the curb, the station reported.

‘I’m not a nut’: Woman who filmed ‘beautiful red sphere’ off SC coast says it was UFO

A South Carolina woman says she filmed a possible UFO off South Carolina’s Kiawah Island on Christmas Eve, and other witnesses are stepping forward on social media to report they saw the same “beautiful red sphere.”

Robbery suspects using social media to entice victims, MBPD says

Officials with the Myrtle Beach Police are warning social media users Sunday after a string of recent robberies. Cpl. Tom Vest with MBPD says the suspects have used social media to arrange meet-ups in secluded locations, in their homes, or late at night. MBPD did not identify any specific suspects

OCSO searching for suspect who stole moped from 83-year-old

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of an armed robbery suspect who is connected to the robbery of a senior citizen at gunpoint.

Deputies investigating death of 16-year-old in York County

“The preliminary investigation found three teenage girls were provided, and consumed alcohol prior to the victims’ death,” deputies said.

Mystery surrounds disappearance, likely death of Upstate woman connected to child kidnapper

The family of an Upstate woman who was connected to a man who committed a brutal child kidnapping believes he killed the woman, and they want her body found and charges brought against him.

SC girl who spoke to President Trump about Santa says ‘it was an honor’

A young Lexington girl who thought she was calling NORAD to speak with a scientist was shocked to learn President Donald Trump would be fielding her call from the White House on Christmas Eve.

Budding business in downtown Fort Mill makes what’s old new again

In Fort Mill, business leaders are breathing new life into the downtown stretch. And that can mean some surprises for both them, and people who spend time in the area.

North Myrtle Beach first responders grant a dream come true for 6-year-old heart transplant recipient

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety turned on their lights and sirens and made a lap around the city on Thursday, but for a good reason.

Four unsolved homicides of 2018 in South Carolina counties

In 2018 there were 20 homicide investigations in WBTV’s South Carolina viewing area, which includes York County, Lancaster County, Chester County and Chesterfield County.

Two Fort Mill men repair hundreds of broken bikes for charity

Ralph Doster began repairing a few bikes for his church, Carolina Cornerstone, in December of 2014. After seeing the expression on the children’s faces when they received the bikes, he knew he couldn’t stop.

#SealWatch: Another seal sighting happens along SC’s shores

A WMBF News viewer sent in photos late Sunday night of a seal on the shore just north of 76th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

‘I’m still shocked, I can’t even sleep at night:’ SC mother fights for son living where missing siblings found dead in GA

WIS has learned that the two teens found buried near their own home in Georgia have ties to South Carolina.

Death of 92-year-old SC man found in burned home ruled ‘suspicious’, coroner says

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case.

Family pays $12K in layaways in honor of SC Walmart employee

A number of people are going to have a very Merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of one local family who wanted to honor a beloved Surfside Beach Walmart employee.

Seal that made a splash on SC’s shore returns to the ocean

A seal that spent more than 12 hours laying on the sand near 30th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach has returned home.

  Man accused of shooting two people at York gas station placed on house arrest

Darryl Ray Hinson Jr., 26, has been in the hospital in Charlotte ever since the shooting on Sept. 6. It happened at the On the Run Exxon Gas station on Highway 5 and Highway 161 in York.

Rare sighting of seal along Myrtle Beach’s coast

Crews have responded after a seal came ashore on the beach at 30th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, according to police.

ServiceMac to open new office, create 1,000 jobs in Lancaster County

The company’s $24 million investment is expected to create around 1,000 new jobs to the county over the next five years.

Skull found 150 miles away from body identified as 24-year-old man

The North Carolina Medical Examiners Office says a skull found earlier this month has been identified and belongs to a body found around 150 miles away in October.

Chesterfield lawmaker pre-files legislation after teen sexual assault victim speaks out

It has been more than a month since 14-year-old Janessa Bowles-Morton spoke to WBTV about her story as a sexual assault survivor and what South Carolina laws she wants changed.

Cops: Summerville road rage driver arrested after victim takes out machete

Police officers say they have arrested a man in a road rage incident in Summerville after one of his victims took out a machete.

Thousands of soldiers head home for the holidays overnight

Thousands of soldiers-in-training are heading home for the holidays, and that could mean longer lines at the airport on Wednesday.

Police investigating fatal stabbing in Lancaster County

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred overnight in Lancaster, SC.

More dead birds found in North Myrtle Beach, exact number unknown

One day after refuting social media claims that “hundreds” or “dozens” of dead birds were found along the beach in North Myrtle Beach, city officials acknowledged that at least 10 more were discovered on Sunday.

HCSO’s ‘High-five Friday’ encourages students to finish semester strong

Continuing it’s partnership with area schools, deputies with Horry County Sheriff’s office will offer a unique form of encouragement to students finishing Fall semester. Called “High Five Friday” deputies Jamie Smith and Grainger Hendrick, along with PIO Brooke Holden surprised students at Aynor El

33rd annual Toys for Happiness event held in York County

More than 800 families in York County, SC will receive Christmas gifts thanks to community donations.

Coroner to test Baby Boy Horry’s DNA for possible match to mother accused of killing two babies

The Horry County Coroner’s Office is conducting DNA testing to see if Baby Boy Horry may be the child of the North Myrtle Beach woman arrested this week for allegedly killing her two babies.

Police: SC mother facing four felonies after the remains of two newborns were found

A woman has been charged with four felonies after giving birth to two babies and then allegedly killing them, according to the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.

York Co leaders welcome idea of Panthers practice facility moving across state line

After Voice of the Carolina Panthers Mick Mixon spoke at a York County Regional Chamber meeting in November and mentioned hypothetically the Panthers purchasing several hundred acres of land for practice facilities, the idea took off.

Student accused of threatening SC teacher in social media post

A student at South Pointe High School admitted to writing a post containing a threat towards a teacher Wednesday morning.

Pageland named Top 10 Town in Hulu’s Small Business Revolution

Pageland has been named a Top 10 Town in the running to be the next small town featured on Hulu's Small Business Revolution.

Two sentenced in murder of 23-year-old father

Two men were sentenced by a York County judge on Wednesday in the April shooting death of a man in Rock Hill.

David Tepper steps up Panthers infrastructure and development moves

Tepper also hired Panthers team president Tom Glick in August. Both positions will be key to the capital and infrastructural development of the organization, as well as the brand expansion of the Panthers. Such development will likely include both North and South.

Major fire causes $1 million in damages at 237-year-old historic Fort Mill church

Construction on the building that caught fire Sunday began early in the spring of 1881. The building was completed by fall of 1881 and the first service was held.

Man pleads guilty to killing teenage Peach Stand employee, father calls it a ‘nightmare’

After shooting Karson Whitesell, Christopher Mendez said to her while she was lying on the ground, “See what happens when you don’t look at people with kind eyes?"