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FBI: Missing teenage girl abducted, raped, thrown into McClellanville swamp

FBI: Missing teenage girl abducted, raped, thrown into McClellanville swamp

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) An FBI agent, citing a statement from a prison inmate, says a teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and...

Beloved community member Nancy Stacey Altman dies at age 86

Friday, August 26, 8:59 p.m.

Family, friends and community members in Georgetown and Pawleys Island are mourning the death of Nancy Stacey Altman, who died at the age of 86 in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 26, at...

New gospel television show filmed in Georgetown features women in ministry

Friday, August 26, 12:01 p.m.

Prayer, worship and community were the focus of a new gospel television program being filmed on Tuesdays at Georgetown’s historic Winyah Auditorium.


FBI: Missing teenage girl abducted, raped, thrown into McClellanville swamp

Friday, August 26, 9:37 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) An FBI agent, citing a statement from a prison inmate, says a teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and...


UPDATE: Georgetown man’s life sentence came after a series of crimes

Thursday, August 25, 11:00 a.m.

A county man was sentenced to life in prison this week after a Georgetown County jury found him guilty on charges that stemmed from an armed robbery in early 2015.

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What can a chiropractor do for my low back pain?

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Carvers Bay holds off Georgetown

For the first time in three years, Carvers Bay beat Georgetown on Friday night.

High school football finals

Here are the high school football final scores from Aug. 26.


Long-time assistant takes over WHS tennis program

After four years as an assistant coach of the Waccamaw High School girls tennis team, Mary Cannon has taken over the reins as head coach.


Chris Sokoloski column: Wanna win some money?

When I was a kid, my sister and I used to have a contest every week during the NFL season to see who could pick the most winners.

Police Blotter

Near the end of a funeral, a man walked over to a female friend’s vehicle and started it to give the air-conditioning time to cool off the car.

DEU: Three Georgetown County residents charged with making, disposing of meth materials

Three county residents were arrested, agents said, after an investigation into disturbance calls resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine precursors and waste products.


Georgetown police arrest 1, search for 2 involved in alleged assault

One man was arrested, but police are still searching for two others in connection to an alleged bar fight that resulted in a man bleeding from his head.


Police Blotter

A man went to a local grocery to visit an acquaintance who was in the middle of his shift. Shortly after, he asked the acquaintance if he could give him a ride home. Because the acquaintance was...

Blood drive set for Aug. 31

The summer season may be coming to a close, but the demand for blood never ends.

Georgetown City Council approves $46K boring project at City Hall, fire station

As the city prepares to set up shop in a temporary City Hall, City Council members approved releasing the funds to ascertain the cause of the shifting groundwork beneath the old one.


Planning Commission approves plat for new Pawleys Island subdivision

A 12-lot single-family subdivision is coming to the east side of Waverly Road in Pawleys Island.


Wicked Fitness up and drumming for school fundraiser

People searching for a new workout can try the latest craze called Pound — a cardio jam session inspired by the fun of playing drums — while helping local students.

Garden City Furniture VP Joey Ray named to magazine’s Forty Under 40 class

Atlanta-based Home Furnishings Business magazine has named Joey Ray, vice president of Garden City Furniture Inc., as a member of its 2016 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Presidential pen pal: Obama exchanges letters with McDonald Elementary School student

When McDonald Elementary School second-grader Sean Bryson Thomas needed an excuse to miss school on his upcoming birthday, he bypassed his parents and did the next best thing — he sent a...


Myrtle Beach International Airport to unveil Quiet Room for those with autism

Champion Autism Network, the Horry County Airport Administration and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the official opening of the new Myrtle Beach International Airport...


Georgetown County students return to classroom for 2016-2017 school year

More than 9.000 students in the Georgetown County School District reported Aug. 17 for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, but none may have been more excited than Jaiden Fernandez.

Penelope Foran column: Sand, surf come into focus in new column

(Editor’s Note: This week, we debut a new columnist for South Strand News, Penelope Foran. Penelope’s column, which will focus on the love of the beach, will be published every other...

Johnston next author on Moveable Feast tour

T.D. Johnston is the next author up on the Moveable Feast tour, set for Aug. 26 at Carefree Catering, 8151 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

Coastal Carolina University Jazz Combo to perform at Brookgreen Gardens

Visitors to Brookgreen Gardens have experienced the sights and sounds of this unique, scenic location, but now they have a chance to experience it in a whole new way.


Hostess launches Deep-Fried Twinkies as first frozen treat

NEW YORK (AP) — The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer.


Clay Brown in concert at Hobcaw Barony

CLASS Productions presents “Clay Brown Salutes the Greats of Soul and Motown” in concert at Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony, from 3 to 5 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Homicide investigation: Man shot, killed near Conway

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Horry County police are investigating the shooting death of man near Conway.

Settlement being worked out in Slager legal fee dispute

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A dispute over legal fees for a white former South Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist is being settled out of court.


Years in the making: Francis Marion Forest plan released

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new management plan for the sprawling Francis Marion National Forest between Charleston and Myrtle Beach has been released outlining how the forest will be...


2 teenagers killed in weekend crash in Francis Marion Forest

MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after two teenagers were killed in a weekend crash in the Francis Marion Forest.

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