Author: WFXB Staff

Sparks Toyota Remains Open to Public

With restaurants, non-essential businesses, and now motels, hotels and short-term rentals closed, there are still places out there that are open and need our business more than ever. We spoke with the General Manager of Sparks Toyota, Troy Leonard, to discuss the steps they are taking in order to keep their customers safe during these times. Sparks Toyota isn’t the…

Harvest Hope Food Bank Assisting Elderly, In Need Families

A local food bank is assisting the elderly community and families who are currently unable to leave their homes. Harvest Hope Food Bank in the Pee Dee is bringing meals to local senior citizen’s homes and leaving them on their porches. Furthermore, the food bank is partnering with other agencies like “My Brother’s Keeper” to bring even more meals to…

Myrtle Beach Hotels, Motels, More Ordered to Close

There are now 456 reported cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina with the death toll rising to nine. These latest developments have prompted the city of Myrtle Beach to close all hotels, motels and short-term rentals by this Sunday. They must stop accepting all reservations immediately and current visitors or temporary residents staying in these places are all asked to…

Mother of “Baby Boy Horry” Released on Bond

The mother of “Baby Boy Horry” has been released on bond. Jennifer Sahr was arrested several weeks ago and charged with homicide by child abuse after leaving her newborn in the middle of the woods to die 12 years ago. “Baby Boy Horry” was a story that heavily impacted the community and news of Sahr’s arrest brought much relief. Her…

The Cheesecake Factory Announces They Can’t Pay April Rent

The Cheesecake Factory is now being hailed as heroes in leading the rent freeze revolution. The major restaurant chain said due to how largely affected they have been financially by the pandemic, they will not be able to pay their April rent for their nearly 300 locations based solely on take-out orders. The company’s CEO David Overton said in a…

Woman Arrested for Coughing on $35,000 Worth of Food

There was much outrage sparked after a women purposely coughed on food at a grocery store. The incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Margaret Cirko reportedly entered Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township and began coughing on produce, baked goods, meat and other merchandise. She was immediately removed from the store and soon after arrested. Cirko faces charges for “intentionally contaminating” food, whether…

Coronavirus Could Have Dangerous Long-Lasting Impacts

As the virus continues to spread, we are learning more about its long-lasting impacts. The virus is known for affecting mainly the respiratory system so it’s no surprise a study done showed it can cause significant lung damage to even some of the healthiest people. In some cases, that damage may be “irreversible”. Another long-lasting impact could be on your…

U.S. Becomes Most Infected Country in the World

The U.S. now has almost 86,000 reported cases of the coronavirus, which is more than any other country in the world. There have been a total of over 1,300 deaths as well. New York City continues to be the epicenter of the outbreak with almost 40,000 cases. Hospitals have been forced to set up makeshift morgues for those who have…

FBI Shoot, Kill Man Plotting Possible Terror Attack on Hospital

A man who was under investigation by the FBI for possible terrorism has been shot and killed. The unnamed suspect from Kansas City, Missouri was under surveillance for months by the FBI after he was flagged as a white supremacist and made multiple threats. The suspect was believed to be organizing a terrorist plot that may have involved a hospital…