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Recent Articles by Casey
Proposed S.C. bill seeks to give more employment opportunities to those with disabilities
Thousands of people in Horry County have been diagnosed with some form of autism or other disability, and it’s not always easy for them to find a job.
Published December 28, 2019 at 12:21 PM
One dead after truck goes into pond along Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet
A person has been pronounced dead after driving their truck into a pond along Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Kristin Nelson and
Published December 24, 2019 at 9:07 PM
Tornado damages homes in Myrtle Beach neighborhood
A tornado that developed from Tropical Storm Nestor damaged several homes in one Myrtle Beach neighborhood early Sunday morning.
Casey Watson and
Published October 20, 2019 at 9:36 PM
Myrtle Beach church celebrates 100 years, plans to stay open for 100 more
The First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach is celebrating 100 years of being a part of the downtown area and doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
Published September 30, 2019 at 8:04 AM
‘Human error’ led to gun making it through school security checkpoint
Horry County Schools said it will be taking another look at its security measures after a gun made it past a screening station.
Published September 19, 2019 at 11:26 PM
Jury finds Sidney Moorer guilty of kidnapping Heather Elvis, sentenced to 30 years
A Horry County jury has found Sidney Moorer guilty of the 2013 kidnapping of Heather Elvis.
Kate Merriman and
Published September 18, 2019 at 11:31 PM
Pawleys Island leaders to invest in millions of dollars worth of sand to widen beaches
Pawleys Island town leaders are figuring out a way to keep the island and the homes on it afloat.
Published August 12, 2019 at 11:35 PM
Making history: Grand Strand woman becomes first female to join S.C. National Guard Infantry
A 19-year-old woman is setting the tone for other women by being the first in South Carolina’s history to take advantage of a change in the United States military and she’s from the Grand Strand.
Published August 9, 2019 at 11:36 PM
GRAPHIC: Lawsuit claims woman contracted flesh-eating bacteria at S.C. water park
A woman claims in a lawsuit she has incurred over $1 million in medical bills after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria at a Grand Strand waterpark.
Brad Dickerson and
Published July 23, 2019 at 7:10 AM
Vendors say Palmetto Festival was a scam, event coordinator owes thousands
A new event for the Grand Strand was supposed to get underway Sunday at The Market Common, but that never happened. Vendors now say the organizer owes them thousands of dollars.
Published July 8, 2019 at 6:17 AM
73-year-old man dies after falling from boat in Georgetown Co.
The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office says a man has died after falling from a boat into the Sampit River Thursday afternoon.
Published July 5, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Conway congregation celebrates Easter despite uncertainty caused by Florence flooding
For the first time in more than six months, a church service was held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Conway.
Published April 21, 2019 at 5:40 PM
Grand Strand business owner says thousands of animals will be killed during seismic testing
A Grand Strand business owner says if seismic testing occurs off the South Carolina coast, thousands of animals will be killed as a result.
Published March 4, 2019 at 5:45 AM
‘So devastating:’ Family of woman who drowned in HCSO transport van visits site where she died
Five months after two families unexpectedly lost a daughter, a sister and a mother one of those families visited the site of her death and stood over the body of water where she died.
Published February 24, 2019 at 9:44 AM
Community asked to weigh in on Murrells Inlet improvements
The Murrells Inlet 2020 organization is reaching out to the community to see how it can make infrastructure improvements.
Casey Watson and
Published February 9, 2019 at 12:02 AM
‘It was a hoax:’ Authorities say there never was a missing infant or mother; Woman arrested on numerous felony charges
After a multi-agency search for a missing infant child and her mother, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said it was all a hoax and that one person has been arrested.
Published February 1, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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.
Published January 4, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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.
Published December 27, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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.
Published December 13, 2018 at 6:14 PM
FBI to provide update after body found during search for missing NC girl
A body found off of Wire Grass Road in the Lumberton area has been sent to the North Carolina state crime lab for identification and an autopsy, according to a press release from the FBI
Brad Dickerson and
Published November 28, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Inhabitants of Goat Island in South Carolina moved ahead of colder weather
The inhabitants of Goat Island in Murrells Inlet were moved to a warmer location Tuesday ahead of cooler weather.
Casey Watson and
Published November 27, 2018 at 5:43 PM
'It’s just saddening, tragic,’ Neighbors on Florence father arrested for allegedly killing his 9-month-old infant
A father has been arrested and charged with the death of his 9-month-old infant, according to Major Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.
Published November 26, 2018 at 6:54 PM
FBI: Be on lookout for shoes of abducted 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar
The FBI and Lumberton Police Department are asking the public to be on the lookout for a new and very distinctive pair of sneakers that belong to 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar who was last seen nearly three weeks ago on November 5th.
Published November 24, 2018 at 7:42 PM
Black Friday shoppers frantically fill shopping carts with TVs at Myrtle Beach Walmart
As Black Friday is winding down, videos taken from the shopping frenzy that filled stores are beginning to be posted on social media.
Published November 23, 2018 at 4:29 PM
NY women who sustained ‘significant injuries’ on closed slide at Broadway at the Beach file lawsuit
A lawsuit has been filed against Broadway at the Beach and others after two women broke multiple bones on the “Pipeline Slide.”
Published November 19, 2018 at 9:09 AM
Confirmed: Skull among human remains found on Murrells Inlet bike path
A man possibly found human remains along the Murrells Inlet bike path according to Georgetown Coroner Kenny Johnson.
Published November 15, 2018 at 3:31 PM
FBI following 50 leads in investigation into kidnapping of 13-year-old NC girl forced into SUV
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped after being forced into a vehicle Monday morning just before 7 a.m.
Casey Watson and
Published November 5, 2018 at 11:18 PM
Six female students charged after assault in Georgetown Co. high school
Deputies have filed charges against six Carvers Bay High School students after the assault of a 15-year-old girl in the school’s hallway was posted to social media.
Published November 1, 2018 at 10:29 PM
Woman accused of stealing ambulance in Horry County
A woman is said to have climbed into the driver’s seat of an ambulance to “follow another ambulance” before being stopped by a fire truck on Highway 17.
Published October 30, 2018 at 9:46 PM
Horry County PD looking for 17-year-old missing girl
The Horry County Police Department needs your help in finding a 17-year-old girl who was last seen Thursday night.
Published October 26, 2018 at 3:12 PM
Protesters hold rally, march in downtown Charleston for George Floyd
S.C. reports 266 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths
Several days after Bertha, SC marks hurricane prep week
NASA Deputy Administrator shares insights ahead of historic SpaceX launch
Georgetown County authorities continue warning residents of scams
WMBF News Staff