• United Way of Horry County program helps prep preschoolers for kindergarten

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- The United Way of Horry County is helping childcare centers prepare preschool children for kindergarten. This comes after the Bank of America awarded the organization $50,000 for its 2023 Neighborhood Champion Award program. Studies show more than 28% of preschool children in Horry County are not prepared for kindergarten. That's []

  • Socastee bar owner remembered after being hit by vehicle

    SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) -- The co-owner of a Socastee bar died after being hit by a vehicle on Saturday night. Joshua Macnaught, 51, died at the scene after being hit near Brandymill Boulevard, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said. He was known by many as the co-owner of Jake's Dive Bar. The coroner's office said []

  • Report: Man accused of kidnapping, beating woman in front of child

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- A man was arrested after allegedly beating a woman in front of a child. Colby Ray Coats is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and two counts of kidnapping. According to documents obtained by News13, police were dispatched to a home in Horry County in reference []

  • Myrtle Beach gymnastics coach suspended after ‘allegations of misconduct’

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -- A gymnastics coach in Myrtle Beach is suspended and under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for "allegations of misconduct," according to USAGym's website. Christopher Mula, the owner and coach of Beach Team Gymnastics, was suspended on Oct. 20. Details about the specific misconduct were not immediately available. Among []

  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office hopes ‘Forget Me Not’ initiative helps solve cold cases

    MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office has started a "Forget Me Not" initiative. The sheriff's office says the social media campaign aims to help gain leads on its cold cases. Sheriff Brian Wallace said the families of cold case victims haven't forgot about their loved ones, and the sheriff's office hasn't []

  • Horry County tables Highway 90 discussions indefinitely

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- Highway 90 was one of the biggest topics of discussion in Tuesday morning's Horry County Infrastructure and Regulation Committee meeting. The Highway 90 topic was up for a vote to rescind a previous resolution that limited further development because of the tremendous growth the area is seeing. "There's just no []

  • Beach Bites: Casey’s CookieWorx

    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) -- We are officially in December, and nothing says Christmas like a plate of warm cookies. You can't go to sleep on Christmas Eve without leaving out a big plate of cookies for Santa, and at Casey's CookieWorx in Murrells Inlet, there are plenty of tasty creations to put a grin []

  • Suspect jailed after man beaten, robbed outside Myrtle Beach convenience store

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -- A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly knocked a man unconscious, stole his wallet and cellphone, and then left him in front of a Myrtle Beach convenience store. Cedric Devon Simmons is charged with strong-armed robbery, drug possession, and kidnapping. He remains in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center []

  • Sunshine returns today

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -- Finally, after a lot of clouds, the sunshine is back. We will see sunny conditions today across the area. Temperatures will be near normal for this time of the year. Highs will warm into the low to mid-60s across the area. Tonight, clear skies will allow temperatures to drop into []

  • 2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl game participants announced

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -- The contestants in the 2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl Game at Coastal Carolina University's Brooks Stadium have been announced. Ohio University of the Mid-American Conference will take on Georgia Southern of the Sun Belt Conference, officials announced. Kickoff is set for Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. The game, which is in []

  • 1 hurt after vehicle overturns in Loris-area crash, Horry County Fire Rescue says

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- One person is hurt after a vehicle crashed and overturned in the Loris area, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. The single-vehicle crash happened along Daisy Road near Red Bluff Road, HCFR said. Crews were dispatched at about 12:30 p.m. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating.

  • Critical injuries in pedestrian crash along Socastee Boulevard, Horry County Fire Rescue says

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -- Critical injuries are reported after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle along Socastee Boulevard on Saturday night, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. The crash happened near Brandymill Boulevard, HCFR said. Crews were dispatched at 6:57 p.m. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating. Count on News13 []