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    Share your good news stories with us

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:47:24 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    At WMBF News, we hear it again and again: Why all the negative stories? Where’s the good news? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why WMBF News is launching a brand-new segment: This is Carolina. We want to feature the good news stories that you don’t see in the news every day. We want to tell the stories that give you chills, make you ugly cry over their sweetness, and restore a little of your lost faith in humanity.

    At WMBF News, we hear it again and again: Why all the negative stories? Where’s the good news? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why WMBF News is launching a brand-new segment: This is Carolina. We want to feature the good news stories that you don’t see in the news every day. We want to tell the stories that give you chills, make you ugly cry over their sweetness, and restore a little of your lost faith in humanity.

  • This is Carolina: Why little kids love school so much

    This is Carolina: Why little kids love school so much

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:25 PM EST2018-02-23 04:25:32 GMT
    WMBF sought to find out what kids loved about school. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF sought to find out what kids loved about school. (Source: WMBF News)
    WMBF sought to find out what kids loved about school. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF sought to find out what kids loved about school. (Source: WMBF News)

    In light of all the bad news surrounding schools lately, WMBF News anchor and good news reporter Meredith Helline decided to see what kids love most about school. 

    In light of all the bad news surrounding schools lately, WMBF News anchor and good news reporter Meredith Helline decided to see what kids love most about school. 

  • This is Carolina: Flower deliveries make Valentine's Day bright

    This is Carolina: Flower deliveries make Valentine's Day bright

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:28 PM EST2018-02-16 03:28:05 GMT
    Rob delivers a flower surprise to a mom on Valentine's Day. (Source: Meredith Helline)Rob delivers a flower surprise to a mom on Valentine's Day. (Source: Meredith Helline)

    Whether you have a Valentine or not, there are ways to ensure your day of love is not down in the dumps. Receiving - not to mention delivering - flowers is one of those ways. 

    Whether you have a Valentine or not, there are ways to ensure your day of love is not down in the dumps. Receiving - not to mention delivering - flowers is one of those ways. 

  • This is Carolina: Military family celebrates untimely delivery with a tearful reunion

    This is Carolina: Military family celebrates untimely delivery with a tearful reunion

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:25 PM EST2018-02-15 04:25:03 GMT
    Sarah holds her newborn son, Cristiano. (Source: Andrea Knapp)Sarah holds her newborn son, Cristiano. (Source: Andrea Knapp)

    Distance is nothing for a Pee Dee family, who shows why love shouldn't be taken for granted. Elliot and Sarah Rivera-Lopez's love gave them Sofia, and at 10:32 p.m. Sunday, another miracle was brought into this world. 

    Distance is nothing for a Pee Dee family, who shows why love shouldn't be taken for granted. Elliot and Sarah Rivera-Lopez's love gave them Sofia, and at 10:32 p.m. Sunday, another miracle was brought into this world. 

  • 'We wanted dogs that wrinkled more than we did:' Silver giant makes splash at the beach

    'We wanted dogs that wrinkled more than we did:' Silver giant makes splash at the beach

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-02-08 23:52:16 GMT
    Dino the Neopolitan Mastiff (Source: Meredith Helline)Dino the Neopolitan Mastiff (Source: Meredith Helline)

    If you're someone who visits Lowe's, Tanger Outlets, The Market Common and one specific dog park frequently, chances are good you've seen a silver giant before.

    If you're someone who visits Lowe's, Tanger Outlets, The Market Common and one specific dog park frequently, chances are good you've seen a silver giant before.

  • Man finds new meaning for life, happiness after being too early for Chinese buffet

    Man finds new meaning for life, happiness after being too early for Chinese buffet

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:58 PM EST2018-02-02 03:58:37 GMT
    Big Mike celebrates his weight loss with gym friends after losing 217 pounds and counting. (Source: Title Boxing)Big Mike celebrates his weight loss with gym friends after losing 217 pounds and counting. (Source: Title Boxing)

    In November 2016, Michael Powers was going to a Chinese buffet in Myrtle Beach as part of his normal routine. 

    In November 2016, Michael Powers was going to a Chinese buffet in Myrtle Beach as part of his normal routine. 

  • Anonymous donation gives students new training facility, comes with one price tag

    Anonymous donation gives students new training facility, comes with one price tag

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 6:51 AM EST2018-01-31 11:51:04 GMT
    Students stretch after a workout with Coach Sedeska. (Source: WMBF News)Students stretch after a workout with Coach Sedeska. (Source: WMBF News)

    For students at Myrtle Beach High School, it's the gift that keeps on giving.  An anonymous donation is enabling students to train for life outside of Myrtle Beach High. ch John Sedeska said to students he trains.  The weight room is his classroom.  His students, l...

    For students at Myrtle Beach High School, it's the gift that keeps on giving.  An anonymous donation is enabling students to train for life outside of Myrtle Beach High. ch John Sedeska said to students he trains.  The weight room is his classroom.  His students, l...

  • Myrtle Beach woman works for a year to accomplish dream of climbing Himalayan mountains

    Myrtle Beach woman works for a year to accomplish dream of climbing Himalayan mountains

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:42 PM EST2018-01-19 01:42:05 GMT
    Laura reaches Island Peak summit.Laura reaches Island Peak summit.

    A Myrtle Beach woman with a thirst to explore, was faced with a number of challenges to stop her from fulfilling a dream. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, she took the attitude of 'what could go right.'

    A Myrtle Beach woman with a thirst to explore, was faced with a number of challenges to stop her from fulfilling a dream. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, she took the attitude of 'what could go right.'

  • Conway man, 92, has made local Eggs Up Grill a second home for eight years

    Conway man, 92, has made local Eggs Up Grill a second home for eight years

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-11 22:45:46 GMT
    A 92-year-old Conway man has been going to a local Eggs Up Grill every day for the last eight years. (Source: WMBF News)A 92-year-old Conway man has been going to a local Eggs Up Grill every day for the last eight years. (Source: WMBF News)

    Although in his 90s, going to bed before midnight is early, breakfast is after noon, no one does football better than the Pittsburgh Steelers and he doesn't miss a day with his girls.

    Although in his 90s, going to bed before midnight is early, breakfast is after noon, no one does football better than the Pittsburgh Steelers and he doesn't miss a day with his girls.

  • Red suitcase reunited with owner after viral Facebook post

    Red suitcase reunited with owner after viral Facebook post

    Friday, January 5 2018 10:16 AM EST2018-01-05 15:16:43 GMT
    Nick Arditi and the owners of the red suitcase, reunited at last! (Source: Nick Ardidi on Facebook)Nick Arditi and the owners of the red suitcase, reunited at last! (Source: Nick Ardidi on Facebook)

    After nearly two weeks and a Facebook post that likely reached millions of people across the country, a red suitcase found in Murrells Inlet on Christmas Day has been reunited with its owner.

    After nearly two weeks and a Facebook post that likely reached millions of people across the country, a red suitcase found in Murrells Inlet on Christmas Day has been reunited with its owner.

  • S.C. man finds new meaning for 'beer on ice' in viral storm photo

    S.C. man finds new meaning for 'beer on ice' in viral storm photo

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:13 PM EST2018-01-05 02:13:38 GMT
    Tim McCoy on his pool with a case of beer in his original viral photo. (Source: Dana Kimrey)Tim McCoy on his pool with a case of beer in his original viral photo. (Source: Dana Kimrey)

    Although a man of few words, a humorous photograph of a local resident with a case of beer on top of his frozen pool is speaking many. 

    Although a man of few words, a humorous photograph of a local resident with a case of beer on top of his frozen pool is speaking many. 

  • Darlington Co. Sheriff's Office delivers Thanksgiving meals to senior and homebound citizens

    Darlington Co. Sheriff's Office delivers Thanksgiving meals to senior and homebound citizens

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:05 PM EST2017-11-24 01:05:43 GMT
    Darlington County Sheriff's Office preparing meals for senior citizens (Source: WMBF News)Darlington County Sheriff's Office preparing meals for senior citizens (Source: WMBF News)

    On the holiday where most people spend it with family and friends, the Darlington County Sheriff’s office is spending their Thanksgiving giving back to those who may not have that opportunity. This morning the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office delivered Thanksgiving meals to local senior and homebound citizens.

    On the holiday where most people spend it with family and friends, the Darlington County Sheriff’s office is spending their Thanksgiving giving back to those who may not have that opportunity. This morning the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office delivered Thanksgiving meals to local senior and homebound citizens.

  • Horry Co. church hosts free Thanksgiving dinner

    Horry Co. church hosts free Thanksgiving dinner

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:05 PM EST2017-11-24 01:05:11 GMT
    Church members cooked nine turkeys, dozens of sides, and a few pies. (Source: WMBF News)Church members cooked nine turkeys, dozens of sides, and a few pies. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Well by the Sea Church hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Church members prepared food for the community free of charge. 

    The Well by the Sea Church hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Church members prepared food for the community free of charge. 

  • Myrtle Beach restaurant donates to those in need during 'National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week'

    Myrtle Beach restaurant donates to those in need during 'National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week'

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-11-15 02:00:27 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News.)(Source: WMBF News.)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – comes at a perfect time. One local restaurant works with New Directions homeless shelter to donate food. A donation took place Tuesday morning. The year-long program is called “Longhorn Steakhouse Harvest.” 

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – comes at a perfect time. One local restaurant works with New Directions homeless shelter to donate food. A donation took place Tuesday morning. The year-long program is called “Longhorn Steakhouse Harvest.” 

  • Santa has been sighted in the Grand Strand

    Santa has been sighted in the Grand Strand

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-11-10 04:12:31 GMT
    Santa and Mrs. Claus have been spotted in Horry County. (Source: Erin Edwards)Santa and Mrs. Claus have been spotted in Horry County. (Source: Erin Edwards)

    You may think Santa Claus lives at the North Pole full time, but he actually spends a lot of time along the Grand Strand with his wife, Mrs. Claus.

    You may think Santa Claus lives at the North Pole full time, but he actually spends a lot of time along the Grand Strand with his wife, Mrs. Claus.

  • Charleston Air Force vet is the new owner of The TODAY Show's service pup!

    Charleston Air Force vet is the new owner of The TODAY Show's service pup!

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:13 AM EST2017-11-09 15:13:55 GMT
    (Source: NBC News)(Source: NBC News)

    A Charleston native is the lucky new owner of the TODAY Show's service dog, Charlie.

    A Charleston native is the lucky new owner of the TODAY Show's service dog, Charlie.

  • Coast RTA Announces Its Annual Coats Drive for Needy Children

    Coast RTA Announces Its Annual Coats Drive for Needy Children

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:28 AM EST2017-11-09 13:28:23 GMT
    (Source: Coast RTA)(Source: Coast RTA)

    Coast RTA’s Twelfth Annual Coats 4 Kids campaign is underway throughout Horry County. Each year, Coast RTA accepts donations of new and gently used, coats, sweaters, blankets and other items to assist in keeping children and adults warm during the winter months.

    Coast RTA’s Twelfth Annual Coats 4 Kids campaign is underway throughout Horry County. Each year, Coast RTA accepts donations of new and gently used, coats, sweaters, blankets and other items to assist in keeping children and adults warm during the winter months.

  • Myrtle Beach Intermediate student recognized for raising money for Back Pack Buddies program

    Myrtle Beach Intermediate student recognized for raising money for Back Pack Buddies program

    Monday, November 6 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-11-06 16:11:41 GMT
    Madison Brown meets Mrs. South Carolina Monday. (Source: WMBF News)Madison Brown meets Mrs. South Carolina Monday. (Source: WMBF News)

    A student from Myrtle Beach Intermediate School was surprised by Miss South Carolina Monday morning for raising $300 for the Back Pack Buddies program with a snow cone stand.

    A student from Myrtle Beach Intermediate School was surprised by Miss South Carolina Monday morning for raising $300 for the Back Pack Buddies program with a snow cone stand.

  • Horry County horse farm hosts equestrian program for Special Olympics athletes

    Horry County horse farm hosts equestrian program for Special Olympics athletes

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-11-01 21:24:25 GMT
    "When she first started she was a nervous wreck and she was really tense,” said Karen Kitrilakis, the mother of an athlete. “Now you can see the transformation." (Source: WMBF News)"When she first started she was a nervous wreck and she was really tense,” said Karen Kitrilakis, the mother of an athlete. “Now you can see the transformation." (Source: WMBF News)

    Raina Wissing found her love for horses later in life - at the age of 54, to be exact. She and her husband fell so in love with the animal they made big plans to share their passion. "We bought this land about three years ago with the hopes of doing a horse farm,” Wissing said. "We thought, gee, there are no other equestrian programs in Horry County for Special Olympics Equestrian. Wouldn't it be really neat and cool to have one here?" 

    Raina Wissing found her love for horses later in life - at the age of 54, to be exact. She and her husband fell so in love with the animal they made big plans to share their passion. "We bought this land about three years ago with the hopes of doing a horse farm,” Wissing said. "We thought, gee, there are no other equestrian programs in Horry County for Special Olympics Equestrian. Wouldn't it be really neat and cool to have one here?" 

  • Georgetown hospital nurses send hot meal to Las Vegas nurses 2,300 miles away

    Georgetown hospital nurses send hot meal to Las Vegas nurses 2,300 miles away

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:32:58 GMT
    Sunrise Hospital sent this photo back as a thank you to Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital (Source:Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital)Sunrise Hospital sent this photo back as a thank you to Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital (Source:Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital)

    How do you send a hot meal from 2,300 miles away? Local nurses in the Critical Care Unit of Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital figured it out when they sent food to nurses at a Las Vegas hospital after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. 

    How do you send a hot meal from 2,300 miles away? Local nurses in the Critical Care Unit of Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital figured it out when they sent food to nurses at a Las Vegas hospital after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. 

  • Local NFL player turned teacher honored with 'Extra Yard for Teachers' award

    Local NFL player turned teacher honored with 'Extra Yard for Teachers' award

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:37:37 GMT
    (Source: Holly DeLoache)(Source: Holly DeLoache)

    Chad Hamilton always thought he would play football in the NFL. He did just that, before getting an injury which required surgery. Hamilton studied math and education at Coastal Carolina University on a full scholarship to play football. He was always interested in teaching after being inspired by some of his own teachers.

    Chad Hamilton always thought he would play football in the NFL. He did just that, before getting an injury which required surgery. Hamilton studied math and education at Coastal Carolina University on a full scholarship to play football. He was always interested in teaching after being inspired by some of his own teachers.

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  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-02-25 14:06:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

  • 2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

    2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-02-25 14:06:01 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-02-25 13:59:03 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

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