Tuesday, May 27 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-05-27 16:45:30 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Three people were shot and killed at the Bermuda Sands Motel on Ocean Boulevard, confirmed Captain David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. One person was also shotMore >>
Three people were shot and killed at the Bermuda Sands Motel on Ocean Boulevard late Saturday night, confirmed Captain David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. More >>
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 >>
WMBF News reached out to Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Dean for his input on the increased violence happening in Myrtle Beach, this weekend.
The following statement is issued from Dean:
"The senseless acts of criminals and unruly visitors have once again marred what should have been a stellar weekend celebrating our Armed Forces and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of America.
Unfortunately, none of us are surprised, as the Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally continues to create unanswered challenges for the community and visitors. Safety is a necessity for a tourism destination to thrive, and no amount of publicity and promotion will counter the bad publicity generated this weekend.
The issue is not race. The issue is responsibility. Visitors must act responsibly by following our laws, and our local governments must act responsibly in providing adequate protection to both residents and visitors.
We are working with our promotional partners to do what little we can to counter the negative publicity and assure those visitors planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area that our community values their safety."
In addition, Rep. Alan Clemmons responded to the violence in Myrtle Beach.
Rep. Clemmons issued the following statement:
"Memorial Day is a federal holiday established to remember American soldiers who lost their lives at war, to honor those men and women who fought for the freedom we enjoy as we light fireworks, attend barbeques and celebrate with our families and friends.
Unfortunately during this holiday weekend Myrtle Beach made national news headlines as violent crimes plagued Ocean Boulevard.
Due to the high volume of crime reports and large number of visitors, the City of Myrtle Beach has not yet had the opportunity to tabulate just how many crimes took place over the holiday weekend. The meaning of Memorial Day lost its reverence and dignity when someone chose to pull a trigger, end the lives of the three young people, and endangered the lives of countless others.
I stand ready, along with my fellow members of the Horry County Delegation to the South Carolina House of Representatives, to provide the City of Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach City Council with whatever state resources that the city may request in order to resolve the issues that landed our family-centered resort town in the national spotlight. I am confident and grateful that City Council is prepared to take steps toward a resolution as we move forward.
There were several hundred thousand visitors to the Grand Strand over the Memorial Day Weekend. As a tourist destination, it's easy to cater to visitors, but not at the expense of the safety of our residents and visitors.
My thoughts and prayers are extended to the loved ones of those lost to senseless violent acts, and pray that this weekend's events will not be repeated in years to come."
WMBF News reached out to Senator Tim Scott. The following statement was issued from Press Secretary Sean L. Conner:
"First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by this weekend's events. We have confidence that Governor Haley and Myrtle Beach community leaders will continue to address the issue of safety for our state's visitors and residents."
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 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 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 >>