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March for Babies event in Georgetown raises $120K for premature birth research

Thursday, May 5, 12:01 p.m.

Leni Hemingway is a healthy and happy 19-month-old, but when she was born at only 31 weeks, her life was precarious.

Assisted-living community under construction in Murrells Inlet

Thursday, May 5, 9:55 a.m.

People searching for a place for loved ones who need special care will soon have another option in the Murrells Inlet area.


13-year-old tells Georgetown school board: 'I am sick and tired of being bullied'

Wednesday, May 4, 8:08 p.m.

During the May 3 Georgetown County School District regular board meeting, a 13-year-old Rosemary Middle School student pleaded with the board to do something about constant bullying she said she...


Heavy metal, getting blazed and more from the Police Blotter

Wednesday, May 4, 5:20 p.m.

Blazed

Baseball: St. James one win from district title

St. James is one win from the Lower State playoffs after beating Aiken 5-0 in the second round of the district playoffs on May 2.

Softball: Lady Sharks dominate Hilton Head 10-0

Facing the end of its season, the St. James softball team made quick work of Hilton Head with a 10-0 win on May 2.


Carvers Bay softball advances to Lower State playoffs

Carvers Bay’s softball team beat Bamberg-Ehrhardt twice on Wednesday night to win the Class A District V title.


Softball: Carvers Bay and Andrews win, Georgetown loses

Carvers Bay and Andrews won on Monday night in a playoff elimination games, at the same time Georgetown was losing to force an elimination game.

Update: Police say 1 caught, 2 sought in North Myrtle Beach armed robbery

North Myrtle Beach police are searching for a group of men after an alleged bank robbery resulted in shots being fired at officers.

Deputies: Georgetown man found stabbed, arrested on multiple charges

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a county man on a litany of charges — allegations of possessing stolen property, an attempted child sex crime and a weapons violation — one week...


1 dead in shooting at apartments near Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at an apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University in Conway.


Deputies: Georgetown man charged after 9-year-old boy found walking alone on bridge

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a county man and charged with him child neglect the day after they found a 9-year-old child walking across a U.S. Highway 17 bridge.

Pilot killed when helicopter from Georgetown County-based firm Rotor Blade crashes

Authorities report that a pilot was killed when a helicopter owned by a Georgetown County-based business crashed while performing maintenance work in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of CBS’ ‘The Talk,’ to speak at Georgetown sorority event

Members of the local chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority have had some well-known guests at past events, including Tori Scarborough, who served on President Barack Obama’s staff, former...


Update: 1 extricated after wreck in East Georgetown

Rescue workers are responding to an intersection in East Georgetown after two vehicles collided Wednesday morning.


Georgetown County hosts Redfish tournament

For the fourth week in a row, Georgetown County and the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex played host to a large group of anglers eager to fish the waters of the Lowcountry for a bounty of...

Clash at meeting over transgender bathrooms at Horry County Board of Education meeting

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — About 500 people turned out, some of them singing and shouting to drown out others, as the Horry County Board of Education discussed the use of bathrooms by transgender...

Georgetown Middle substitute teacher Lucretia Holmes wins best in state award

For the second straight year, Georgetown Middle School is home to the Kelly Educational Staffing Services S.C. Substitute Teacher of Year.


CEO: Mercom expansion could lure businesses to Pawleys Island, Georgetown County

Stella Mercado, owner of Pawleys Island-based Mercom Corp., said she is excited about a $6 million expansion that includes a technology park and the addition of more than 150 new jobs.


Rookie teacher of the Year finalists named for Georgetown County

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Lynn Mueller column: Observations from the presidential campaign

As we all watch the presidential campaigns in both parties, interesting facts have emerged. A few of them, I believe, are worth noting:

Ringling elephants perform last time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a...

‘Jungle Book’ rules at the box office again

NEW YORK — Disney’s “The Jungle Book” trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive...


Movie review: Cloying and farfetched, ‘Mother’s Day’ unfit for mom

What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine being so intoxicated by your own karaoke performance of “The Humpty...


Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of...

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that a North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be...

House passes SC farm aid bill setting up showdown with Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill to give $40 million to South Carolina farmers who lost much of their crops in last year’s massive floods is on its way to a showdown with the...


Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination.


Guantanamo workforce to include SC National Guard unit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from South Carolina are on tap to join U.S. forces operating the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

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