72 hours in jail won’t solve opioid epidemic, doctor says

A local doctor says putting those who overdose on opiates in jail for 72 hours is not the best way to tackle the county’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus floated the idea of mandatory jail time for overdosers at a public safety committee meeting Monday, but the proposal has met with resistance.

Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment

When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electrics they hope are the on-ramp to a profitable future.

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Whose job is it to save the beach?

The Atlantic Ocean is eroding parts of North Topsail Beach by about five feet per year. The town of 800 residents is running out of cash and solutions in its efforts to protect its north shore. Whose job is to save this popular North Carolina tourist destination?
Brittany Peterson and Sohail Al-Jamea/McClatchy
Whose job is it to save the beach? 4:22

Whose job is it to save the beach?

Huge shark hauled in off coast of Hilton Head 0:43

Huge shark hauled in off coast of Hilton Head

Remembering the Myrtle Beach Pavilion 10 years after closing 2:25

Remembering the Myrtle Beach Pavilion 10 years after closing

Dr. David Tonkin on the side effects of prescribing 'deadly medications' 1:38

Dr. David Tonkin on the side effects of prescribing 'deadly medications'