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“This is a fascinating topic, but we are not talking about that time in high school when your girlfriend broke up with you and you moped around for a week or two,” says McLeod Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Fred Krainin. “The Broken Heart Syndrome that I’m talking about is a real clinical e…

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Myrtle Beach, SC — CareNow® Urgent Care announces the purchase of seven Beach Family and Urgent Care clinics across the Grand Strand. The clinics will be rebranded to CareNow® Urgent Care, which is operated by HCA Healthcare and represents one of the largest urgent care networks in the country.

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Today, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announced that it will again enforce the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Order requiring the use of face coverings by students and staff on state-owned and operated school buses. All South Carolina public school districts must be in …

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Cancer patients often feel tired physically, mentally and emotionally. This is not surprising given the struggle and stress of testing, surgery, radiation therapy and the attack of chemotherapy on cancer cells.

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The body’s response to a stressful event is simple. Adrenalin kicks in. Heart rate accelerates. Blood pressure rises. It’s the perfect preparation to fight or flee. However, sustained stress at work, home or elsewhere can hurt your heart.

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Eric Crawford, renowned music scholar, associate professor of music, and director of Coastal Carolina University’s Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies, will hold a public signing for his new book, Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South C…

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There are two projects. One looks at ways to fight harmful bacteria in local water, using natural means; and the other seeks to determine if bloodborne infectious diseases can be detected in a community by testing mosquitoes. All students involved are gaining knowledge and experience that wi…

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Coastal Carolina University professor Tom Mullikin Sr., is leading the South Carolina 7 expedition for the second straight year. Participants in the expedition start in the mountains of the state and travel to the coast over 30 days. The idea is to draw attention to the challenges facing Sou…

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Beginning July 1, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number will be on back of all Coastal Carolina University CINO cards. Getting the information to college students is now mandated by South Carolina. The University decided to include the number on the CINO card, which the students us…

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Coastal Carolina University has earned a spot on the 2021 Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges list. More than 300 schools participated in the latest Best for Vets: Colleges survey, which included a variety of questions seeking details about the school’s costs, programs, policies, and ser…

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HGTC is excited to announce an apprenticeship program with McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital through a partnership with Apprenticeship Carolina. The apprenticeships focus on Environmental Services through Health Care Sanitation positions and Patient Care through Medical Surgical Technician posi…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CURBSIDE MEAL DISTRIBUTION: We will distribute meals on Thursday, July 1, at our current school locations. Due to the upcoming holiday, middle schools will resume curbside meal distributions on Monday, July 5, and elementary schools will resume on Tuesday, July 6. Also, due …

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For more than a decade, Coastal Carolina University staff, faculty, and students have conducted monitoring in ocean waters along the Grand Strand beaches. Instrumentation is designed to cover numerous ocean water and meteorological conditions. The monitoring was prompted when marine science …

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The latest academic paper by Zhixiong Shen, Ph.D., a Coastal Carolina University associate marine science professor, has been chosen as an Editors’ Highlight by Eos.org. The paper is titled "Engineered continental-scale rivers can drive changes in the carbon cycle." Fewer than 2% of journal …

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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…