Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It's a position no mother would ever want to find herself in. One year after the disappearance of her teenager daughter, Dawn Drexel has found herself back along the Grand Strand begging for a break in the missing girl's case.
Brittanee Drexel was on Spring Break from the Rochester, NY, area when she was last seen at a Myrtle Beach resort along Ocean Boulevard on April 25, 2009. Since then, police say they have not been able to locate the teen.
Now, investigators with the Myrtle Beach Police Department and Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are on the hunt for someone who knows what happened to Brittanee the night she went missing.
More than 40 people marked the one-year anniversary of Brittanee's disappearance Saturday evening with an emotional 20-block march down South Ocean Boulevard. The line of family, friends and supporters walked from the resort the teen was staying at while on Spring Break, to the place she was last seen alive.
It may seem like the Drexel family is returning to square one with no significant leads under their belt, but this time around for Brittanee's mother, the one-year anniversary is more than a reality check.
"You know, this whole year has been a hell for me, for my family, for her brother and sister," said Dawn Drexel minutes before the march. "Brittanee is a big part of our family and there's a missing link and she's not here with us. We want her back."
As the symbolic march winded down in Myrtle Beach and the sun set over Hurl Rock Park, a candlelight vigil began to tap into the emotions of those who gathered to support the Drexels. Tears began streaming down the eyes of Brittanee's relatives, as her friends hugged each other between sobs.
"I love you Brittanee," said one of the teen's friends, who traveled to Myrtle Beach with the Drexels. "Please come home."
It's been a long 365 days for those closest to the teen, but all agree on one thing: Someone knows something about the teen's disappearance, and it's time to come forward.
"You can never tell when it's going to be over," said Brittanee's mother. "We're hoping it's over soon. We're hoping we can find her and bring her back home."
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel is asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department or Georgetown County Sheriff's Office immediately.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>