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Congratulations to Kathy O’Connor, who was named Horry County Schools 2022 Support Staff of the Year. Ms. O’Connor, a data quality clerk at Waccamaw Elementary School, began working at HCS in 2000.

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Congratulations Alicia Davenport, who was named Horry County Schools 2022 Rookie Teacher of the Year. Ms. Davenport is an English teacher at North Myrtle Beach High School. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and attended North Myrtle Beach High School as a student. She began…

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Beginning on Monday, June 21, Horry County Schools will offer FREE Summer Meals at 17 school sites this summer as a part of the 2021 HCS Summer Feeding Program.  All children 18 years of age and younger qualify for meals as a part of the program. Families should visit their home school, if a…

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Coastal Carolina University has been selected as one of four institutions to participate in the first cohort of All-ABOARD (Alliance-Building Offshore to Achieve Resilience and Diversity). The diversity, equity, and inclusion program is funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Geosc…

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Congratulations to Jacob Scheuer, who was named Horry County Schools 2022 Teacher of the Year. He was recognized by his peers for excellence in teaching.

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The Coastal Carolina University Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies has developed a new program that will use advanced technology to monitor, gauge, and develop strategies to address flooding in Horry and Georgetown counties. The center’s Smart River Research program…

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A celebration of Coastal Carolina University is now on full view in downtown Conway, as the murals of Teal Alley are complete and open to the public. The task of creating the murals was taken on by Yvette Arendt, assistant professor in visual arts, and her students during the spring semester…

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Nearly everyone has a sore shoulder at one point in time. And most of the time, medication can help. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Jeremy McCallum describes options, when something more is needed.

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During the Coastal Carolina University board of trustees meeting on May 6, the board reconfirmed that tuition, and room and board costs will not increase for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition is $5,820 per semester for in-state students and $13,697 per semester for out-of-state students, …

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Coastal Carolina University held its annual Student Involvement and Leadership Awards (SILA) ceremony on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Wheelwright Auditorium. To ensure COVID-19 protocols were followed, only individuals who applied for an award or were a part of the ceremony could attend t…

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Dozens of Coastal Carolina University students were honored for their academic achievements during the 2021 Honors Convocation, which was held on Thursday, May 6. Among those recognized was a student of the year for each of the University's five colleges. From that group, Shelley Sasser, an …

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With the anticipation of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signing the resolution requiring all South Carolina schools to offer in-person classes to students five days a week starting April 26, the SOAR Academy will return to 5-day, face-to-face instruction on Monday, April 26, one day …

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On April 13, 2021, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center opened their new Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic located at 1800 Airpark Drive. The new 84,000 square foot clinic boasts 200 clinical treatment rooms and is a much-needed increase in size to provide the primary care, mental health a…

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Horry County Schools formally celebrates exemplary Support Staff members' contributions through its Support Staff Employee of the Year program, similar to the annual Teacher of the Year program. School and departmental winners were nominated by their peers and eligible to be considered one o…

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Until early in the 21st Century, one in three women were dying of heart disease. They went to the doctor later, were sicker and were more likely to die than men.

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Coastal Carolina University has been approved as a university alliance partner of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, allowing master’s-level students in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration to expedite the preparation necessary to earn their CCIM…

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Coastal Carolina University is hosting its annual Wellness Week from March 15-19. Sponsored by the LiveWell Office and the partners of the CCU Wellness Coalition, the week is designed to promote the nine dimensions of wellness – physical, emotional, social, financial, occupational, cultural,…

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The Rookie Teacher of the Year program is designed to recognize and celebrate teachers within the first three years of their career and improve teacher retention by celebrating success early in their careers. Rookie Teacher of the Year school honorees are nominated by their school principals…

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Effective March 1, Coastal Carolina University has transitioned to Phase 2 of the Coastal Comeback COVID-19 Operations Plan. Phase 2 allows for greater flexibility in face-to-face experiences and gatherings; however, moderate prevention and mitigation measures remain in place to safeguard th…

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A total of 7,084 Coastal Carolina University students will soon receive either a $1,000 or $500 one-time grant as a result of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which was signed into law in December 2020. In all, CCU will distribute more than $…

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Florence, SC, - McLeod Health, in cooperation with a large number of community partners, emergency management support, SCDHEC and city officials both at the coast in Myrtle Beach, SC and also in the Pee Dee area at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC has scheduled several major vaccinat…

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Grand Strand Medical Center today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Grand Strand Medical Center in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measur…

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Dr. Daniel Brauss, assistant professor of Mathematics at Francis Marion University, received the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition’s Diversity Award at the organization’s annual scholarship celebration Thursday night.

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Coastal Carolina University is planning to substantially grow and upgrade its library facilities. The University recently received state approval to build a $29.8 million Library Learning Complex adjacent to Kimbel Library, which will undergo a $10 million renovation of its own.

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The Coastal Carolina University Gupta College of Science, in collaboration with the Engineering Science program, is hosting its inaugural Engineering Week (EWeek) on Feb. 22-26, 2021. The week’s events will give CCU students and select area high school students the opportunity to learn more …

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Pelvic relaxation may sound like something pleasant but that is definitely not the case. The phrase is another way of describing pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor– the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support and control the bladder, ut…

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As a result of the pandemic, commencement ceremonies at Coastal Carolina University for Spring and Summer graduates were virtual. CCU promised that graduates could walk during an in-person ceremony at some point in the future. That took place on Saturday, December 12 in Brooks Stadium. The e…

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Several hundred Coastal Carolina University students participated in the in-person fall commencement ceremony held Friday, Dec. 11, in Brooks Stadium. More than 689 students were eligible to participate. On Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m., CCU will hold an in-person ceremony in the stadium for …

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During the Coastal Carolina University board of trustees meeting on Dec. 11, board vice chairman H. Delan Stevens read a resolution that recognized the service of David A. DeCenzo, who is retiring as the University’s second president. To honor his more than 13 years of leadership and service…

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Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics is a lead sponsor for the 39th FIABCI Leadership Summit titled “REimagining the Future.” Every year, FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, organizes two global events – the World Real Estate Congress in May …

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Longs, S.C. - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a person whose home, located on Water Tower Rd in Longs, was damaged by a fire yesterday. Horry County Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping one adult by providing financial assistance for f…

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Coastal Carolina University is hosting an Horry County Application Drive-Thru Week Dec. 7-10. Each day from 3-4:30 p.m., Horry County high school students and Horry-Georgetown Technical College students will have the opportunity to easily apply to CCU and receive a $45 application fee waiver…