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Man serving life to get hearing in university student murder

Jan. 04, 2022 15:20 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man serving a life prison term in the 2017 slaying of a University of Pittsburgh student will get a hearing to try to persuade an appeals court that his attorney was ineffective. Allegheny County prosecutors said now-25-year-old Matthew Darby used a claw hammer...

Female brewers in SC fighting discrimination by making beer

Jan. 02, 2022 00:04 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tidal Creek Brewhouse, having long prided itself on supporting its local community and marginalized groups, is taking another step forward in fighting discrimination — but within its own industry. The Myrtle Beach brewery recently began making a new beer...

Paramedics rescue wounded owl in Myrtle Beach

Dec. 28, 2021 18:09 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two paramedics rescued a wounded owl that was likely hit by a car, officials said Tuesday. Horry County Fire Rescue said on Twitter that a crew from Fire Station 4 answered an animal rescue call Monday afternoon and found the owl. The fire department said...

SC island property owners ask state to keep sandbag wall

Dec. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A politically appointed board will hear an appeal from property owners who want to bury sandbags along a South Carolina beach to fight erosion, despite concerns that sandbag walls are likely to make the beach wash away faster. A three-member committee of the...

Brin, Tulsa take Myrtle Beach Bowl 30-17 over Old Dominion

Dec. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tulsa cornerback Tyon Davis thinks his team needs a little adversity to get themselves going. That was certainly true at the Myrtle Beach Bowl where the Golden Hurricane endured Old Dominion's stunning start — a 100-yard return touchdown by LeMareon James on...

Myrtle Beach doesn’t want to be ‘Dirty Myrtle’ anymore

Dec. 19, 2021 00:11 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — No one can really say definitively where the nickname “Dirty Myrtle” came from, or when it appeared. Some say it came from a beer popularized decades ago called “Dirty Myrtle.” Others think it had to do with water quality testing of this stretch of...

Tulsa, Old Dominion on rolls headed to Myrtle Beach Bowl

Dec. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach Bowl: Tulsa (6-6) vs. Old Dominion (8-4), Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Tulsa by 8, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Both teams enter the season...

Group pays off mortgages for first responder families

Dec. 18, 2021 11:46 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A foundation that takes care of first responders who die in the line of duty or from illnesses caused by their jobs has paid off the mortgages on three homes in South Carolina. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation said it paid off the mortgages for the families of...

Police: Substitute asked student to come home and smoke weed

Dec. 03, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A 43-year-old high school substitute teacher in South Carolina has been arrested after she put her breasts on a student as he filmed dances in class and asked another student to come to her home and smoke marijuana with her, police said. The...

School sweethearts who lost touch for decades marry at 82

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — It turns out sometimes the backdrop of a fairy-tale ending is the parking lot of a Walmart store. That was the case for Jane Billedeaux and Harris Putnam, who got married Nov. 13 outside a Walmart near Myrtle Beach, where Billedeaux has worked...