Vehicle swipes school buses
Two Horry County school buses were sideswiped as they were stopped in traffic on S.C. 707 Tuesday morning, according to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Collins said a vehicle came off Big Block Road, over accelerated and lost control on the wet pavement before striking the buses.
He said the driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions and not having a S.C. driver’s license.
A total of 51 students were being transported on the buses, which were headed to Early College High School and the Scholars Academy, said Teal Britton, Horry County Schools spokeswoman.
She said two Early College students requested medical attention and were transported to Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Police want old, unused medications
The Myrtle Beach Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are teaming up Sept. 29 to collect drugs and medications that are unused, unwanted and expired from the public .
A Taken Back Initiative in April collected 3,763 pounds of unwanted drugs statewide, according to information from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The local collection point Sept. 29 will be Myrtle Beach Fire Station No. 3 at 2108 S. Kings Hwy. The time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The police department maintains a drug drop box in the customer service area of the police department at 1101 N. Oak Street where people can leave old and unwanted drugs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The police ask that no liquids or needles be among the drugs dropped off.
Deputy charged in fatal crash
A deputy with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s office collided with a motorcycle on the way to a domestic call and has been charged in the fatal car crash, according to the sheriff’s office.
Adam Lockner, 59, is charged with failure to yield right of way and death by motor vehicle.
He is on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the accident investigation.
Lockner, who was not injured in the crash, has been with the sheriff’s office since 2009 and was promoted to deputy in January 2011.
The wreck occurred on U.S. 17 and Shingletree Road Monday afternoon.
The driver of the motorcycle, Thomas Varney, was air lifted to New Hanover Regional Hospital where he later died.
The N.C. Highway Patrol and the Brunswick County Professional Standards Division of the Sheriff’s office are investigating.
Armed robbery suspect identified
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office wants help finding a man they believed robbed a store in the Pleasant Hill community of Georgetown County Tuesday.
Darrel Damain Linen, 21, is wanted on charges of armed robbery, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the GCSO.
Linen is accused of demanding money from an employee at the W.T. Owens Store on Pleasant Hill Drive about 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The employee denied the request, despite Linen being armed with what appeared to be a handgun and Linen fled on foot, Cuthbertson said. No one was injured.
The bloodhound tracking team was called, but the trail was lost and Linen was not found.
Linen is about 5’7” and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing all black during the attempted armed robbery.
Anyone with information on Linen’s whereabouts isasked to call the sheriff’s office at 546-5102, or anonymous tips can be sent by texting “GCSOTIP” followed by the message to 274637.
CCU cultural celebration today
Entertainment, crafts and food will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today as Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services stages its annual Cultural Celebration on Prince Lawn.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is to feature performances by Grammy-nominated, Colombian-born composer Gustavo Arenas, belly dancer Yasmine and Magic Hips, flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq and the CCU World Music Ensemble.
The food is to be cuisine from various countries.
Workshop on military applications set
The Academy Day workshop for students and parents who want to learn about the application process for military service academies and ROTC will be held Saturday at the National Advocacy Center, 1620 Pendleton St. in Columbia, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the program following at 10:30 a.m. The workshop will include presentations from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board and ROTC.
To RSVP and for more information, contact Rene Ann Brown at 803-933-0112 or email@example.com.
From staff reports