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  • CCU to host Waccamaw Water Quality Data Conference

    CCU to host Waccamaw Water Quality Data Conference

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:09:45 GMT
    Scientists from Coastal Carolina University and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program are hosting the Waccamaw Water Quality Data Conference on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Burroughs Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Room 100. The public is invited to attend.Topics that will be covered in the conference include:• Winyah Bay History – Lee Gordon Brockington, Belle Baruch Foundation• Colore...
    Scientists from Coastal Carolina University and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program are hosting the Waccamaw Water Quality Data Conference on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Burroughs Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Room 100. The public is invited to attend.Topics that will be covered in the conference include:• Winyah Bay History – Lee Gordon Brockington, Belle Baruch Foundation• Colore...
  • Clio, Blenheim Fire Departments put out Saturday morning blaze

    Clio, Blenheim Fire Departments put out Saturday morning blaze

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:15:17 GMT
    MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The Clio Rural Fire Department and Blenheim Fire Department responded to a single-family home fire around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Marlboro County Fire Coordinator Keith Hughes says when firefighters arrived on the scene near Wanda and Gregory Streets, the home was fully engulfed with flames. He says the home is a total loss and that a barn near it was also damaged.Hughes says no one was injured in the fire. The fire departments continue to investigate a cause.
    MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The Clio Rural Fire Department and Blenheim Fire Department responded to a single-family home fire around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Marlboro County Fire Coordinator Keith Hughes says when firefighters arrived on the scene near Wanda and Gregory Streets, the home was fully engulfed with flames. He says the home is a total loss and that a barn near it was also damaged.Hughes says no one was injured in the fire. The fire departments continue to investigate a cause.
  • North Myrtle Beach man dies a week after crash

    North Myrtle Beach man dies a week after crash

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:11:10 GMT
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says a man died nearly a week after his motorcycle crashed on the north end.He says Michael Paley, 55, of North Myrtle Beach, was pronounced dead Friday night. Fowler says Paley was not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 31, near mile marker 5. The crash happened Saturday, August 23 around 7 p.m.
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says a man died nearly a week after his motorcycle crashed on the north end.He says Michael Paley, 55, of North Myrtle Beach, was pronounced dead Friday night. Fowler says Paley was not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 31, near mile marker 5. The crash happened Saturday, August 23 around 7 p.m.
  • Pelicans' Robotics Night shows off Horry County students

    Pelicans' Robotics Night shows off Horry County students

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:34:13 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans host the Lynchburg Hillcats Sunday, August 31. The game will also feature a special Robotics promotion.
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans host the Lynchburg Hillcats Sunday, August 31. The game will also feature a special Robotics promotion.
  • Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

    Early college program becomes "gold mine" for students in Scotland County

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:31:25 GMT
    It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District....
    It's normal for the early college students to walk the halls, pull up a chair and begin to learn the day's lessons.While they learn a variety of subjects in school, the important lessons also come once they leave the classroom."It's a great opportunity. It's one of those things that I wish that the community recognized what a goldmine this is,” said Ron Hargrave, Superintendent for the Scotland County School District....
  • West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

    West Florence Knights to enhance pep pally with international professional musician

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:03:31 GMT
    The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
    The Knights of West Florence will host Camden for their first official football game of the season. A pep rally is planned for the season opener, but not just an ordinary rally. The school has invited international recording artist and saxophone player Ezra Brown to perform at tomorrow's 11:00 a.m. rally. Ezra Brown is a Florence native who has returned home to briefly visit family members prior to heading back on his musical road tour.
  • Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

    Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:52:13 GMT
    Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.
    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
  • Coker named best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

    Coker named best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:01:04 GMT
    For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challengin...
    For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challengin...
  • Florence nonprofit works to curb student homelessness

    Florence nonprofit works to curb student homelessness

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:03:02 GMT
    A new nonprofit in Florence works to combat student homelessness.
    A new nonprofit in Florence works to combat student homelessness.
  • Horry County Board of Education Defer vote on $300 million building plan

    Horry County Board of Education Defer vote on $300 million building plan

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:02:19 GMT
    Monday night, the Horry County Board of Education deferred approving a multi hundred million dollar building project even though it was listed on the agenda.The more than $300 million building project includes renovations, additions and new schools throughout the county.News 13 asked Board Chairman Joe Defeo why the vote was deferred when it was advertised on the agenda for the evening."You're not making any $300 mill...
    Monday night, the Horry County Board of Education deferred approving a multi hundred million dollar building project even though it was listed on the agenda.The more than $300 million building project includes renovations, additions and new schools throughout the county.News 13 asked Board Chairman Joe Defeo why the vote was deferred when it was advertised on the agenda for the evening."You're not making any $300 mill...
  • Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

    Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:28:19 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
  • FMU’s Warters among political experts to discuss gubernatorial election

    FMU’s Warters among political experts to discuss gubernatorial election

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:49:53 GMT
    Dr. Alissa Warters, associate professor of political science and director of The Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service at Francis Marion University, will take her place among the top five political scholars in the state to open discussion about the upcoming gubernatorial campaign and election at the University of South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 21. The rematch between incumbent S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and ch...
    Dr. Alissa Warters, associate professor of political science and director of The Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service at Francis Marion University, will take her place among the top five political scholars in the state to open discussion about the upcoming gubernatorial campaign and election at the University of South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 21. The rematch between incumbent S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and ch...
  • Horry County Schools asks for $50 insurance fee on new iPads and tablets

    Horry County Schools asks for $50 insurance fee on new iPads and tablets

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:28:27 GMT
    The school district imposed a new $50 insurance policy on personal technology devices.The annual payment will allow students to take theiriPads or tabletshome as well as cover any repairs or replacements; however, some parents are upset with the added cost. Betsy Prince's daughter attends Loris Middle School."We're a title one school district here in loris and what that means is 85% of the students that attend are poverty stricken," said Prince.Prince said that asking parents in Loris to pay ...
    The school district imposed a new $50 insurance policy on personal technology devices.The annual payment will allow students to take theiriPads or tabletshome as well as cover any repairs or replacements; however, some parents are upset with the added cost. Betsy Prince's daughter attends Loris Middle School."We're a title one school district here in loris and what that means is 85% of the students that attend are poverty stricken," said Prince.Prince said that asking parents in Loris to pay ...
  • News13 anchors share their "Back-To-School" photos

    News13 anchors share their "Back-To-School" photos

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - News13 news anchors and morning reporter Jonee Lewis shared some of their finest "back-to-school" photos when they were kids. We thank them for sharing these pictures and hope you and your children like them as well!
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - News13 news anchors and morning reporter Jonee Lewis shared some of their finest "back-to-school" photos when they were kids. We thank them for sharing these pictures and hope you and your children like them as well!
  • CCU history professor wins Japan Study Award

    CCU history professor wins Japan Study Award

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:03:57 GMT
    Brandon Palmer, associate professor of Asian history at Coastal Carolina University, has been awarded the Terada Mari Japan Study Award by the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF).Each year the JINF awards four mid-career scholars who undertake research that deepens international understanding of Japan's history, culture and politics. The Terada Mari award includes $5,000 as well as travel expenses to/from...
    Brandon Palmer, associate professor of Asian history at Coastal Carolina University, has been awarded the Terada Mari Japan Study Award by the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF).Each year the JINF awards four mid-career scholars who undertake research that deepens international understanding of Japan's history, culture and politics. The Terada Mari award includes $5,000 as well as travel expenses to/from...
  • CCU at 120% occupancy as move-in weekend begins

    CCU at 120% occupancy as move-in weekend begins

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:47:18 GMT
    An estimated 3,800 freshmen and sophomore Chanticleers will move on to the campus of Coastal Carolina University this weekend, according to school leaders.The first 2,600 students started checking in at 8:30 a.m. Friday, eagerly awaiting their first full-day on the school's Conway campus. Michael Chastant is one of those students moving in, after being accepted into the school's LIFE program. His mother, Lorraine, never thought she'd see the day when she'd send her son off to collage. Michael...
    An estimated 3,800 freshmen and sophomore Chanticleers will move on to the campus of Coastal Carolina University this weekend, according to school leaders.The first 2,600 students started checking in at 8:30 a.m. Friday, eagerly awaiting their first full-day on the school's Conway campus. Michael Chastant is one of those students moving in, after being accepted into the school's LIFE program. His mother, Lorraine, never thought she'd see the day when she'd send her son off to collage. Michael...
  • Robeson County School schedule for open houses

    Robeson County School schedule for open houses

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:55:12 GMT
    The Robeson County School District will hold many open houses at various schools as the new school year approaches. Here is the full list:
    The Robeson County School District will hold many open houses at various schools as the new school year approaches. Here is the full list:
  • FMU set to open doors for 45th year

    FMU set to open doors for 45th year

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:09:02 GMT
    Francis Marion University officially begins its 45thyear with the start of classes for the fall 2014 semester next week.It will be a landmark year for the university, as it continues its mission of educating the people of the Pee Dee Region and the state of South Carolina. More than 95 percent of FMU's students come from inside the state.The year gets underway when students begin arriving on campus this weekend. Fresh...
    Francis Marion University officially begins its 45thyear with the start of classes for the fall 2014 semester next week.It will be a landmark year for the university, as it continues its mission of educating the people of the Pee Dee Region and the state of South Carolina. More than 95 percent of FMU's students come from inside the state.The year gets underway when students begin arriving on campus this weekend. Fresh...
  • Tips to ease the stress of college move-in day

    Tips to ease the stress of college move-in day

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:01:11 GMT
    Campuses around the state will be swarming with students this weekend as they unload and move in. Move-in day can be a hectic time for parents and students."When the students come they bring two or three parents, grandparents, their siblings and so we really have a pack of people. There will be 15 thousand to 20 thousand people that are new to campus walking around and getting their son or daughter settled," said Gene Luna, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Sout...
    Campuses around the state will be swarming with students this weekend as they unload and move in. Move-in day can be a hectic time for parents and students."When the students come they bring two or three parents, grandparents, their siblings and so we really have a pack of people. There will be 15 thousand to 20 thousand people that are new to campus walking around and getting their son or daughter settled," said Gene Luna, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Sout...
  • Horry County Schools down 20 teachers ahead of new school year

    Horry County Schools down 20 teachers ahead of new school year

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:47:18 GMT
    Horry County School District administrators say they're down 20 teachers ahead of the new school year, which starts in less than a week.Horry County School District administrators say they're down 20 teachers ahead of the new school year, which starts in less than a week.
    With only a week left until the start of the new school year, the Horry County School District is down about 20 teachers. But administrators aren't too concerned. In fact, Superintendent Dr. Cindy Elsberry says that's a low number compared to previous years. The reason, she says, is because teachers often wait until over the summer to submit their resignation for the following school year, leaving the positions empty ...
    With only a week left until the start of the new school year, the Horry County School District is down about 20 teachers. But administrators aren't too concerned. In fact, Superintendent Dr. Cindy Elsberry says that's a low number compared to previous years. The reason, she says, is because teachers often wait until over the summer to submit their resignation for the following school year, leaving the positions empty ...
  • New insurance policy created for digital learning devices in Horry County Schools

    New insurance policy created for digital learning devices in Horry County Schools

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-12 11:45:30 GMT
    Horry County Schools is imposing a new insurance policy on digital learning devices to deter the cost of repairs; however some board members have concerns.According to school officials, during the first year of the personalized digital learning initiative, 900 iPads were damaged costing tax payers $100,000 in repairs. "The tax payers in our county and this school board have invested a great deal in being able to put t...
    Horry County Schools is imposing a new insurance policy on digital learning devices to deter the cost of repairs; however some board members have concerns.According to school officials, during the first year of the personalized digital learning initiative, 900 iPads were damaged costing tax payers $100,000 in repairs. "The tax payers in our county and this school board have invested a great deal in being able to put t...
  • More childcare centers in Horry County to offer Pre-K programs this school year

    More childcare centers in Horry County to offer Pre-K programs this school year

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:30:12 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen will spend the next three weeks traveling the state to discuss his education plan with school leaders and parents.One of the ways he wants to improve education in South Carolina is expanding the state's 4-K program.South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness is the state's Early Childhood Education Program. It's a state-funded partnership with private childcare centers that provides another option for 4-K educati...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen will spend the next three weeks traveling the state to discuss his education plan with school leaders and parents.One of the ways he wants to improve education in South Carolina is expanding the state's 4-K program.South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness is the state's Early Childhood Education Program. It's a state-funded partnership with private childcare centers that provides another option for 4-K educati...
  • CCU art professor elected to European Academy

    CCU art professor elected to European Academy

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:31:33 GMT
    Arne R. Flaten, professor of art history and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University, has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). He is the first professor in the University's history, and the first in the state of South Carolina, to receive this distinction.Flaten graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota with a double major in art studio and English literatu...
    Arne R. Flaten, professor of art history and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University, has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). He is the first professor in the University's history, and the first in the state of South Carolina, to receive this distinction.Flaten graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota with a double major in art studio and English literatu...
  • CCU trustees move to purchase University Place property

    CCU trustees move to purchase University Place property

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:51:17 GMT
    At its quarterly board meeting today, the trustees of Coastal Carolina University approved the purchase of the University Place residence facility from CCU's Student Housing Foundation. The acquisition of the 54-acre property, which CCU currently leases from the foundation, will result in significant financial benefits for the university.The move will allow CCU to defease the outstanding bonds issued by the housing fo...
    At its quarterly board meeting today, the trustees of Coastal Carolina University approved the purchase of the University Place residence facility from CCU's Student Housing Foundation. The acquisition of the 54-acre property, which CCU currently leases from the foundation, will result in significant financial benefits for the university.The move will allow CCU to defease the outstanding bonds issued by the housing fo...
  • SC PASS test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

    SC PASS test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:20:37 GMT
    By The Associated PressSouth Carolina's elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013.The Education Oversight Committee says students' scores are disappointing, but a drop was expected as teachers transitioned to new benchmarks for what students must learn in math and reading.Passing rates on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards range between 63.5 percent in third-grade science to 83.7 percent...
    By The Associated PressSouth Carolina's elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013.The Education Oversight Committee says students' scores are disappointing, but a drop was expected as teachers transitioned to new benchmarks for what students must learn in math and reading.Passing rates on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards range between 63.5 percent in third-grade science to 83.7 percent...
  • S.C. Dept. of Education releases statement about grade tampering investigation

    S.C. Dept. of Education releases statement about grade tampering investigation

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:14:26 GMT
    The S.C. Education Department finished its report on the grade tampering. In a statement to News 13, the SCDE said: "The investigation South Carolina Department of Education con...
    The S.C. Education Department finished its report on the grade tampering. In a statement to News 13, the SCDE said: "The investigation South Carolina Department of Education con...
  • Fewer SC students pass exit exam on initial try

    Fewer SC students pass exit exam on initial try

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:38:19 GMT
    South Carolina's sophomores have ushered out the final year of the exit exam with their worst passing rate since 2009. Data posted on the state Education Department website shows that 77.4 percent of first-time test-takers passed both the English and math sections of the High School Assessment Program last spring. That's down from 82 percent in 2013. The passing rate had been climbing upward since its 2009 fall to 76.4 percent. A new law signed in April replaces the HSAP with two tests co...
    South Carolina's sophomores have ushered out the final year of the exit exam with their worst passing rate since 2009. Data posted on the state Education Department website shows that 77.4 percent of first-time test-takers passed both the English and math sections of the High School Assessment Program last spring. That's down from 82 percent in 2013. The passing rate had been climbing upward since its 2009 fall to 76.4 percent. A new law signed in April replaces the HSAP with two tests co...
  • Thousands of students received free back-to-school supplies in Lumberton

    Thousands of students received free back-to-school supplies in Lumberton

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:17:08 GMT
    Thousands of students received free back-to-school supplies Thursday in Lumberton.Thousands of students received free back-to-school supplies Thursday in Lumberton.
    LUMBERTON, SC (Press Release) - The Public Schools of Robeson County kicked off their Back to School Celebration bright and early Thursday with some eager students. The event provided students with free book bags, paper, pencils and study guides. The celebration welcomed more than 20,000 parents, students and volunteersto the Southeastern Agriculture Center in Lumberton. In addition to free school supplies, the celebration gives students a chance to see their school principal and visit with s...
    LUMBERTON, SC (Press Release) - The Public Schools of Robeson County kicked off their Back to School Celebration bright and early Thursday with some eager students. The event provided students with free book bags, paper, pencils and study guides. The celebration welcomed more than 20,000 parents, students and volunteersto the Southeastern Agriculture Center in Lumberton. In addition to free school supplies, the celebration gives students a chance to see their school principal and visit with s...
  • CCU to welcome new students with activities

    CCU to welcome new students with activities

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:02:19 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University will welcome more than 2,400 freshmen and 740 transfer students with a series of welcome week activities from Friday, Aug. 15, through Monday, Aug. 18. The media are invited to cover these events. (Movin-In Day is particularly visual and fun.)Welcome week is officially known as CINO (Coastal Is Number One) TIE (Tradition, Integrity, Excellence). The events begin with Move-In Day on Friday...
    Coastal Carolina University will welcome more than 2,400 freshmen and 740 transfer students with a series of welcome week activities from Friday, Aug. 15, through Monday, Aug. 18. The media are invited to cover these events. (Movin-In Day is particularly visual and fun.)Welcome week is officially known as CINO (Coastal Is Number One) TIE (Tradition, Integrity, Excellence). The events begin with Move-In Day on Friday...
  • New North Vista Elementary School open house

    New North Vista Elementary School open house

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:45:56 GMT
    There will be a community-wide open house for the newly constructed North Vista Elementary School on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The new school is located 1100 North Irby Street. The public is invited to attend.
    There will be a community-wide open house for the newly constructed North Vista Elementary School on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The new school is located 1100 North Irby Street. The public is invited to attend.
  • Robeson County students invited to get free school supplies Thursday

    Robeson County students invited to get free school supplies Thursday

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:15:45 GMT
    Robeson County students, guardians, and parents are welcome to get free school supplies at the Southeastern Agriculture Center in Lumberton located at 1027 U.S. Highway 74 East.The Back to School Celebration is Thursday, August 7 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. It's open to all students entering the Robeson County Public Schools. There will be refreshments servedas well.
    Robeson County students, guardians, and parents are welcome to get free school supplies at the Southeastern Agriculture Center in Lumberton located at 1027 U.S. Highway 74 East.The Back to School Celebration is Thursday, August 7 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. It's open to all students entering the Robeson County Public Schools. There will be refreshments servedas well.
  • School supply drives in the Pee Dee area

    School supply drives in the Pee Dee area

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-08-07 12:29:57 GMT
    Florence County School District Three will hold a school supplies drive in the rear parking lot at the district office located at 125 South Blanding St. on Thursday, August 7, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Donations will benefit the students of Florence County School District Three. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be available to everyone who makes a donation. Rita's Italian Ice will also be on site to provide refreshments. Another school supplies drive is being sponsored by the Citizens Agai...
    Florence County School District Three will hold a school supplies drive in the rear parking lot at the district office located at 125 South Blanding St. on Thursday, August 7, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Donations will benefit the students of Florence County School District Three. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be available to everyone who makes a donation. Rita's Italian Ice will also be on site to provide refreshments. Another school supplies drive is being sponsored by the Citizens Agai...
  • Back-to-school bash in memory of Coach Mike

    Back-to-school bash in memory of Coach Mike

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-07 12:18:24 GMT
    In memory of Coach Michael Hawkins a back-to-school bash will be held for the children in the Florence and surrounding areas. There will be food, music by DJ Disciple and sports. There will also be field activities for the kids and of course school supplies. It takes place August 16, from 2:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. At Levy Park in Florence.If you would like to volunteer, or participate in any sports activities or be a vendor/food vendor. Please contact Ashley at 843-250-8376.
    In memory of Coach Michael Hawkins a back-to-school bash will be held for the children in the Florence and surrounding areas. There will be food, music by DJ Disciple and sports. There will also be field activities for the kids and of course school supplies. It takes place August 16, from 2:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. At Levy Park in Florence.If you would like to volunteer, or participate in any sports activities or be a vendor/food vendor. Please contact Ashley at 843-250-8376.
  • Hannah Pamplico High's grade tampering report: 114 grades changed

    Hannah Pamplico High's grade tampering report: 114 grades changed

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-07 10:22:05 GMT
    A News13 investigation exposes a cheating scandal and learns more than 100 grades were tampered with in Florence School District Two.
    A News13 investigation exposes a cheating scandal and learns more than 100 grades were tampered with in Florence School District Two.    
  • Grand Strand parents check out state public charter schools as alternative education

    Grand Strand parents check out state public charter schools as alternative education

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-07 01:08:24 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - It's that time of year, school starts in a few weeks, but for some parents, they're looking for a school for their child to go back to. Area charter schoolsshowcased their differences to parentsWednesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn.There are reasons somesay they're switching to less traditional options and one of those is, "it's better than public school."Parents searching for different options wereable to see how sixof the states 70+ charter schools measure up....
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - It's that time of year, school starts in a few weeks, but for some parents, they're looking for a school for their child to go back to. Area charter schoolsshowcased their differences to parentsWednesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn.There are reasons somesay they're switching to less traditional options and one of those is, "it's better than public school."Parents searching for different options wereable to see how sixof the states 70+ charter schools measure up....
  • Award-winning futurist artist to speak, present work at CCU

    Award-winning futurist artist to speak, present work at CCU

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-06 20:10:13 GMT
    “Progressions,” an exhibition by the award-winning futuristic concept artist Syd Mead will be on display from Aug. 18 until Oct. 18 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. The exhibit is free and open to the public.Mead will present a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Edwards Recital Hall during which he will explain the inspiration behind his projects, his art career and...
    “Progressions,” an exhibition by the award-winning futuristic concept artist Syd Mead will be on display from Aug. 18 until Oct. 18 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. The exhibit is free and open to the public.Mead will present a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Edwards Recital Hall during which he will explain the inspiration behind his projects, his art career and...
  • Back to school block party and supply drive in Myrtle Beach

    Back to school block party and supply drive in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:47:15 GMT
    The Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church Young Women's Auxiliary, a non-profit organization, will host its 5th annual Back to School Block and School Supply Drive at Futrell Park on Mr. Joe White Avenue in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, August 16th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. There will be food, fun, and live entertainment for the youth and their families to enjoy.This organization needs your help to provide backpacks stuffed ...
    The Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church Young Women's Auxiliary, a non-profit organization, will host its 5th annual Back to School Block and School Supply Drive at Futrell Park on Mr. Joe White Avenue in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, August 16th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. There will be food, fun, and live entertainment for the youth and their families to enjoy.This organization needs your help to provide backpacks stuffed ...
  • Back to school safety tips

    Back to school safety tips

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:46:33 GMT
    Kids in the Pee Dee and Horry County head back to school this month and it's time to remind students of safety tips. The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog®) wants to share some simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.· Map out a safe way to walk to school or to the bus stop. Avoid crossing busy roads and intersections, if possible. Do a trial run with your kids so that you can discuss areas to avoid along the way, such as vacant lots, co...
    Kids in the Pee Dee and Horry County head back to school this month and it's time to remind students of safety tips. The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog®) wants to share some simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.· Map out a safe way to walk to school or to the bus stop. Avoid crossing busy roads and intersections, if possible. Do a trial run with your kids so that you can discuss areas to avoid along the way, such as vacant lots, co...
  • African American veterans focus of Athenaeum Press project

    African American veterans focus of Athenaeum Press project

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:15:26 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University’s Athenaeum Press will produce a multimedia project on African-American veterans as the flagship production for the 2014-2015 academic year. The project, which examines a range of topics including Jim Crow laws, integration into the military and the Civil Rights movement, will culminate in a digital archive with physical and virtual exhibitions. Also in the works is a chapbook about William...
    Coastal Carolina University’s Athenaeum Press will produce a multimedia project on African-American veterans as the flagship production for the 2014-2015 academic year. The project, which examines a range of topics including Jim Crow laws, integration into the military and the Civil Rights movement, will culminate in a digital archive with physical and virtual exhibitions. Also in the works is a chapbook about William...
  • Heavy rain closes Grand Strand, Pee Dee roads; flood warning continues

    Heavy rain closes Grand Strand, Pee Dee roads; flood warning continues

    Sunday, August 3 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-03 23:21:39 GMT
    Heavy rain triggered flooding problems across parts of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Sunday, forcing local road closures.
    Heavy rain triggered flooding problems across parts of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Sunday, forcing local road closures.
  • Citizen's complaint leads to three drug arrests in Georgetown County

    Citizen's complaint leads to three drug arrests in Georgetown County

    Saturday, August 2 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-02 15:26:21 GMT
    ANDREW, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - As a result of citizen complaints, and a subsequent investigation, Agents of the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police Department executed a drug related search warrant today in the Georgetown County section of Andrews. As a result Agents arrested three individuals and recovered approximately a quarter pound of marijuana, digital scales and packaging materials, a stolen .40 caliber fully ...
    ANDREW, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - As a result of citizen complaints, and a subsequent investigation, Agents of the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police Department executed a drug related search warrant today in the Georgetown County section of Andrews. As a result Agents arrested three individuals and recovered approximately a quarter pound of marijuana, digital scales and packaging materials, a stolen .40 caliber fully ...
  • Horry County Students learn to build apps and video games at free camp

    Horry County Students learn to build apps and video games at free camp

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:28:57 GMT
    All week, Horry County students are getting the chance to learn new technologies free of charge with the help of the Governor’s School Program.Nearly 100 Horry County rising 7th and 8th graders attended the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics first ever iTeam camp in the county.The weeklong program teaches students how to use new technologies and even create their own video games and mobile apps.“You can bas...
    All week, Horry County students are getting the chance to learn new technologies free of charge with the help of the Governor’s School Program.Nearly 100 Horry County rising 7th and 8th graders attended the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics first ever iTeam camp in the county.The weeklong program teaches students how to use new technologies and even create their own video games and mobile apps.“You can bas...
  • CCU creative writing professor awarded literary prize

    CCU creative writing professor awarded literary prize

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:18:54 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University professor Cara Blue Adams has won The Missouri Review’s William Peden Prize for the best short story published in its literary magazine in the past year.“The Sea Latch” was the winning story selected by judge Jessica Francis Kane, a highly awarded writer who lives in New York. The prize comes with a $1,000 award.An assistant professor of creative writing at Coastal Carolina University, Adam...
    Coastal Carolina University professor Cara Blue Adams has won The Missouri Review’s William Peden Prize for the best short story published in its literary magazine in the past year.“The Sea Latch” was the winning story selected by judge Jessica Francis Kane, a highly awarded writer who lives in New York. The prize comes with a $1,000 award.An assistant professor of creative writing at Coastal Carolina University, Adam...
  • Horry County to become its own region for National History Day in South Carolina

    Horry County to become its own region for National History Day in South Carolina

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:16:48 GMT
    Due to rapid growth in student participation in the National History Day (NHD) in South Carolina Program, Horry County has evolved to become its own region for competition. Previously a part of the Pee Dee Region, Horry County will stand as its own region beginning August 1. While competing at the Pee Dee Regional NHD event last school year, Horry County Schools’ students won 85 percent of all awards presented.Horry C...
    Due to rapid growth in student participation in the National History Day (NHD) in South Carolina Program, Horry County has evolved to become its own region for competition. Previously a part of the Pee Dee Region, Horry County will stand as its own region beginning August 1. While competing at the Pee Dee Regional NHD event last school year, Horry County Schools’ students won 85 percent of all awards presented.Horry C...
  • Horry County parents start petition to change school district's attendance policy

    Horry County parents start petition to change school district's attendance policy

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:40:29 GMT
    There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences.There's a petition going around to Horry County parents to change the way the school district handles student absences.
    There’s a petition going around to Horry County parents that aims to change the way the school district handles student absences.Four moms started the petition, which now has more than 1200 signatures. They say the district’s policy strips away parents’ right to make responsible decisions on behalf of their children.According to the Horry County Schools website, students are allowed ten unexcused absences, and after t...
    There’s a petition going around to Horry County parents that aims to change the way the school district handles student absences.Four moms started the petition, which now has more than 1200 signatures. They say the district’s policy strips away parents’ right to make responsible decisions on behalf of their children.According to the Horry County Schools website, students are allowed ten unexcused absences, and after t...
  • Florence nonprofit works to eliminate hunger

    Florence nonprofit works to eliminate hunger

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:32:46 GMT
    “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.“Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.
    “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.
    “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.    
  • DCSD Provides Information about Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Programs for 2014-2015

    DCSD Provides Information about Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Programs for 2014-2015

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:02:37 GMT
    The Darlington County School District will hold a Fall Registration for our four-year-old Kindergarten classes. Parents are asked to bring the following information when registering their child: 1) Medicaid Card (if available); 2) Birth Certificate; 3) Current Immunization Record; 4) Social Security Card; and 5) Proof or Residence (utility bill, phone bill, property tax receipt, etc.). Parents who registered in the Spring will need to return to verify information. Hartsville registration for ...
    The Darlington County School District will hold a Fall Registration for our four-year-old Kindergarten classes. Parents are asked to bring the following information when registering their child: 1) Medicaid Card (if available); 2) Birth Certificate; 3) Current Immunization Record; 4) Social Security Card; and 5) Proof or Residence (utility bill, phone bill, property tax receipt, etc.). Parents who registered in the Spring will need to return to verify information. Hartsville registration for ...
  • S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division collecting school supplies for Myrtle Beach area students

    S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division collecting school supplies for Myrtle Beach area students

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:50:36 GMT
    The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with Help 4 Kids, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for donation to schools and students throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Supplies are being collected through Thursday, Aug. 14, for donation to local schools in need. Supplies are also being collected in Charleston, Columbia, Kingstree and Rock Hill.Examples of items needed include new backpacks, spiral bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket...
    The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with Help 4 Kids, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for donation to schools and students throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Supplies are being collected through Thursday, Aug. 14, for donation to local schools in need. Supplies are also being collected in Charleston, Columbia, Kingstree and Rock Hill.Examples of items needed include new backpacks, spiral bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket...
  • CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

    CCU promotes Teal Transportation for new students

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:16:30 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ...
    Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester. “More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about ...
  • Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

    Energy saving tips as you shop for back-to-school

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:27:17 GMT
    Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ...
    Getting children ready to go back to school can mean spending big bucks on school gear. Santee Cooper wants to help you keep a little extra green in your wallet, even while you're shelling out for trendy backpacks and the coolest pair of shoes ever.Let's start with this weekend's sales tax holiday, which takes place Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. If you're in the market for a new computer or printer, consider purchasing Energy Star qualified products. Once you bring your new computer ...
  • CCU’s education college offers ESOL certificat

    CCU’s education college offers ESOL certificat

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:26:03 GMT
    The Spadoni College of Education (SCOE) at Coastal Carolina University is now offering five graduate courses that meet the South Carolina English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) add-on certification requirements.A growing K-12 population in U.S. schools, English Language Learners (ELLs) learning characteristics may vary and require adaptations to traditional curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.Teac...
    The Spadoni College of Education (SCOE) at Coastal Carolina University is now offering five graduate courses that meet the South Carolina English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) add-on certification requirements.A growing K-12 population in U.S. schools, English Language Learners (ELLs) learning characteristics may vary and require adaptations to traditional curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.Teac...
  • Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward

    Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:40:25 GMT
    The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho...
    The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho...
  • Breaking down back to school spending

    Breaking down back to school spending

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:29:01 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
  • Vaccine reminder to parents of 7th graders

    Vaccine reminder to parents of 7th graders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:52:00 GMT
    State law requires all rising seventh graders to have the new TDAP vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Getting this booster shot not only protects students, but also the people around them—especially little babies and the elderly. The vaccine is available through your pediatrician or the health department. When your 7th grader registers for school, he/she will have to show proof of immunization, including the TDAP. He/she will not be able to attend 7th grade without this important...
    State law requires all rising seventh graders to have the new TDAP vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Getting this booster shot not only protects students, but also the people around them—especially little babies and the elderly. The vaccine is available through your pediatrician or the health department. When your 7th grader registers for school, he/she will have to show proof of immunization, including the TDAP. He/she will not be able to attend 7th grade without this important...
  • FMU Recognized as "2014 Great College to Work For"

    FMU Recognized as "2014 Great College to Work For"

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:46:55 GMT
    For the second straight year, Francis Marion University has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on the academic workplace, are based in large part on a third party survey of FMU faculty and staff.FMU was one of just 71 four-year colleges recognized by The Chronicle, and one of only 30 fou...
    For the second straight year, Francis Marion University has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on the academic workplace, are based in large part on a third party survey of FMU faculty and staff.FMU was one of just 71 four-year colleges recognized by The Chronicle, and one of only 30 fou...
  • Horry County district leaders form committee to evaluate if Scholars Academy should become a standalone high school

    Horry County district leaders form committee to evaluate if Scholars Academy should become a standalone high school

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:16:51 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - A committee with Horry County schools is now evaluating the pros and cons of making the Scholars Academy a standalone high school.District leaders, teachers from other high schools, and parents make up the group. This is not the first time the county has looked at this issue, it’s the third time a group has come together to evaluate how the Scholars Academy would perform as a standalone high school.The program started in 2003 as a joint effort with Coastal Carolina Univ...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - A committee with Horry County schools is now evaluating the pros and cons of making the Scholars Academy a standalone high school.District leaders, teachers from other high schools, and parents make up the group. This is not the first time the county has looked at this issue, it’s the third time a group has come together to evaluate how the Scholars Academy would perform as a standalone high school.The program started in 2003 as a joint effort with Coastal Carolina Univ...
  • Darlington man dies when backhoe flips over

    Darlington man dies when backhoe flips over

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:56:51 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - The Darlington County Coroner's and Sheriff's Offices investigate a man's death.Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee says Eugene Leo William, 54, of Darlington, died when the backhoe he was operating flipped over.It happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon at a home off of Pinedale Road in Darlington.An autopsy will be performed Sunday. An official cause of death is expected as early as Monday.
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - The Darlington County Coroner's and Sheriff's Offices investigate a man's death.Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee says Eugene Leo William, 54, of Darlington, died when the backhoe he was operating flipped over.It happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon at a home off of Pinedale Road in Darlington.An autopsy will be performed Sunday. An official cause of death is expected as early as Monday.
  • New school food guidelines may affect fundraising efforts in Horry County

    New school food guidelines may affect fundraising efforts in Horry County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:57:02 GMT
    New school lunch regulations will require snack items served in public schools to have fewer than 200 calories. In addition, Entrée items must be under 350 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.However, that will also affect schools that sell things like candy or hold bake sales to benefit school organizations. That’...
    New school lunch regulations will require snack items served in public schools to have fewer than 200 calories. In addition, Entrée items must be under 350 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.However, that will also affect schools that sell things like candy or hold bake sales to benefit school organizations. That’...
  • Coastal Carolina launches new summer program to help students transition to college

    Coastal Carolina launches new summer program to help students transition to college

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:34:21 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is giving 60 incoming students a head start on classes through a new summer program known as CEaL, which stands for Coastal excellence and leadership. The program aims to help students transition better from high school to college. Natalie Freeman is one of the students participating in the CEaL program. "It helps you be a leader, it helps you to get ready for college, make the transition, meet new people, meet new friends," said Freeman.Dr. Brandi Neal is the dire...
    Coastal Carolina University is giving 60 incoming students a head start on classes through a new summer program known as CEaL, which stands for Coastal excellence and leadership. The program aims to help students transition better from high school to college. Natalie Freeman is one of the students participating in the CEaL program. "It helps you be a leader, it helps you to get ready for college, make the transition, meet new people, meet new friends," said Freeman.Dr. Brandi Neal is the dire...
  • Five HCS seniors earn awards in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Five HCS seniors earn awards in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:01:38 GMT
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) completed its series of scholarship announcements by naming students earning College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships. Three Horry County Schools (HCS) students were among the new scholarship recipients. In earlier announcements, one District student was named a National Merit Scholarship winner and another earned a National Achievement Scholarship. In addition to the five scholarship recipients, four other District students were named Semifinalis...
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) completed its series of scholarship announcements by naming students earning College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships. Three Horry County Schools (HCS) students were among the new scholarship recipients. In earlier announcements, one District student was named a National Merit Scholarship winner and another earned a National Achievement Scholarship. In addition to the five scholarship recipients, four other District students were named Semifinalis...
  • Konduros’ gift will support healthcare ed, Center for Excellence at FMU

    Konduros’ gift will support healthcare ed, Center for Excellence at FMU

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:27:23 GMT
    James S. “Jim” KondurosJames S. “Jim” Konduros
    Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter’s recent lunch with an old friend turned into a celebratory occasion for the university when James S. “Jim” Konduros handed Carter a check for $500,000.The donation comes from the Konduros Fisherman’s Fund, a non-profit foundation directed by Konduros. It continues Konduros’ longstanding support of FMU’s missions and programs, both through the Fisherman’s Fund, and t...
    Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter’s recent lunch with an old friend turned into a celebratory occasion for the university when James S. “Jim” Konduros handed Carter a check for $500,000.The donation comes from the Konduros Fisherman’s Fund, a non-profit foundation directed by Konduros. It continues Konduros’ longstanding support of FMU’s missions and programs, both through the Fisherman’s Fund, and t...
  • Coroner releases victim's name in deadly Marion County crash

    Coroner releases victim's name in deadly Marion County crash

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-05 11:50:05 GMT
    MARION, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler late Friday night. It happened around 11:20 in Marion County.Sgt. Bob Beres says the pedestrian was walking south on US 501 when the truck, also heading south, hit the pedestrian in the road.The Marion County Coroner's Office has not released the victim's name.
    MARION, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler late Friday night. It happened around 11:20 in Marion County.Sgt. Bob Beres says the pedestrian was walking south on US 501 when the truck, also heading south, hit the pedestrian in the road.The Marion County Coroner's Office has not released the victim's name.
  • Horry County summer school canceled Thursday for TS Arthur

    Horry County summer school canceled Thursday for TS Arthur

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:46:47 GMT
    Horry County officials decided to cancel summer school classes as Tropical Storm Arthur nears the Grand Strand.
    Horry County officials decided to cancel summer school classes as Tropical Storm Arthur nears the Grand Strand.
  • FMU launches innovative new MBA program

    FMU launches innovative new MBA program

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:12:48 GMT
    Francis Marion University is now enrolling students for its innovative, new Master of Business Administration degree program, one that aligns the MBA curriculum with the changing needs of students, employers and the community.FMU's new MBA track utilizes technology to enhance instruction by the university's distinguished business faculty, and to accelerate matriculation time. Some students will be able to earn their MBAs in just 15 months.The new program will begin this fall and offer unprece...
    Francis Marion University is now enrolling students for its innovative, new Master of Business Administration degree program, one that aligns the MBA curriculum with the changing needs of students, employers and the community.FMU's new MBA track utilizes technology to enhance instruction by the university's distinguished business faculty, and to accelerate matriculation time. Some students will be able to earn their MBAs in just 15 months.The new program will begin this fall and offer unprece...
  • School Principals approved at Board of Trustees meeting

    School Principals approved at Board of Trustees meeting

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-06-25 10:31:53 GMT
    Cagle (L) Newton (R) Cagle (L) Newton (R)
    At a special called meeting on June 24th, the Florence One Board of Trustees approved the appointment of two new principals. Tara B. Newton has been named principal of Briggs Elementary. She will replace Martin Schmid who retired at the end of this school year. Previously, Newton served as Curriculum Coordinator at John W. Moore, a position she has held since 2006. She began her career in education as a teacher at Marion Intermediate School in the year 2000. She also served as a teacher at Mo...
    At a special called meeting on June 24th, the Florence One Board of Trustees approved the appointment of two new principals. Tara B. Newton has been named principal of Briggs Elementary. She will replace Martin Schmid who retired at the end of this school year. Previously, Newton served as Curriculum Coordinator at John W. Moore, a position she has held since 2006. She began her career in education as a teacher at Marion Intermediate School in the year 2000. She also served as a teacher at Mo...
  • Darlington County seniors earn $14.8M in scholarships

    Darlington County seniors earn $14.8M in scholarships

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-06-24 12:31:47 GMT
    Darlington County School District’s Class of 2014 graduating seniors from the district’s four high schools earned $14,797,028 in scholarships this spring, almost $2 million more than last year. Since 2002, seniors from Darlington High School, Hartsville High School, Lamar High School, and Mayo High School for Math, Science Technology have earned more than $145 million in scholarships. Of the $14.8 million earned this year, $3.87 was from the lottery-funded state scholarships.
    Darlington County School District’s Class of 2014 graduating seniors from the district’s four high schools earned $14,797,028 in scholarships this spring, almost $2 million more than last year. Since 2002, seniors from Darlington High School, Hartsville High School, Lamar High School, and Mayo High School for Math, Science Technology have earned more than $145 million in scholarships. Of the $14.8 million earned this year, $3.87 was from the lottery-funded state scholarships.
  • USC Raising Tuition; President says current path not sustainable

    USC Raising Tuition; President says current path not sustainable

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:38:55 GMT
    By Robert KittleTuition at the University of South Carolina will be going up 3.2 percent this fall, an increase of $171 per semester for in-state students. The school says it’s because of spending increases that the state is requiring but is not completely paying for.USC student Shenay Turner says, "I don't like it. I'm a first-generation college student so it's already hard for me to be here. I have to have loans in addition to my scholarships and grants and every year since I've been here--...
    By Robert KittleTuition at the University of South Carolina will be going up 3.2 percent this fall, an increase of $171 per semester for in-state students. The school says it’s because of spending increases that the state is requiring but is not completely paying for.USC student Shenay Turner says, "I don't like it. I'm a first-generation college student so it's already hard for me to be here. I have to have loans in addition to my scholarships and grants and every year since I've been here--...
  • Highway 319 shut down for 3 alarm fire in Conway

    Highway 319 reopened after 3 alarm fire in Conway

    Highway 319 reopened after 3 alarm fire in Conway

    Sunday, June 22 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-06-22 09:09:43 GMT
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Fire Rescue is on the scene of a single-family home fire on Highway 319 in Conway.Chief Justin Gibbons says crews were dispatched at 12:17 Sunday morning. He says when they arrived there were flames from the 1st floor of a 4,000 sq. ft. cedar wood home.Gibbons says no one was home when the fire started, but the homeowners arrived to find the home in flames. He says once firefighters put as much of the 1st floor fire out as possible, they called more crews fo...
    CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) - Horry County Fire Rescue is on the scene of a single-family home fire on Highway 319 in Conway.Chief Justin Gibbons says crews were dispatched at 12:17 Sunday morning. He says when they arrived there were flames from the 1st floor of a 4,000 sq. ft. cedar wood home.Gibbons says no one was home when the fire started, but the homeowners arrived to find the home in flames. He says once firefighters put as much of the 1st floor fire out as possible, they called more crews fo...
  • Cadre of Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band to march at FMU

    Cadre of Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band to march at FMU

    Thursday, June 19 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-06-19 21:34:30 GMT
    The Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band will be in concert at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the BBT Amphitheatre.Sponsored by FMU and the Morning News, the free concert features a company of soldier musicians who have performed all over the world. They will play under the newly completed stage cover of the PAC’s outdoor amphitheatre. Founded in 1981, The Volun...
    The Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band will be in concert at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the BBT Amphitheatre.Sponsored by FMU and the Morning News, the free concert features a company of soldier musicians who have performed all over the world. They will play under the newly completed stage cover of the PAC’s outdoor amphitheatre. Founded in 1981, The Volun...
  • Rate of teachers leaving Hannah-Pamplico High School "alarming"

    Rate of teachers leaving Hannah-Pamplico High School "alarming"

    Monday, June 16 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-06-17 00:55:32 GMT
    Teachers are leaving Hannah-Pamplico High School in what some parents say are alarming numbers. 
    Teachers are leaving Hannah-Pamplico High School in what some parents say are alarming numbers. 
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College establishes new weekend college

    Florence-Darlington Technical College establishes new weekend college

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:58:54 GMT
    For the first time in its half century of existence, Florence-Darlington Technical College is offering a new weekend program that will allow students to earn an Associate’s Degree in two years or less. The courses are designed to fit into almost any schedule.
    For the first time in its half century of existence, Florence-Darlington Technical College is offering a new weekend program that will allow students to earn an Associate’s Degree in two years or less. The courses are designed to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Florence School District Two citizens vote down budget

    Florence School District Two citizens vote down budget

    Friday, June 13 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-06-13 07:06:55 GMT
    Florence School District Two did voted down the district's budget at its "citizens meeting" Thursday night, says Kay Packett, a parent who chaired the meeting. She says citizens must first ratify the budget before the school board will can approve it. Packett says it was the first time the citizens did not approve the budget that she could remember."I think that the people of the community want to be heard, and they have not been heard," Packett says. "I think they are extenwy dissatisfied wi...
    Florence School District Two did voted down the district's budget at its "citizens meeting" Thursday night, says Kay Packett, a parent who chaired the meeting. She says citizens must first ratify the budget before the school board will can approve it. Packett says it was the first time the citizens did not approve the budget that she could remember."I think that the people of the community want to be heard, and they have not been heard," Packett says. "I think they are extenwy dissatisfied wi...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley announces major changes for South Carolina schools

    Gov. Nikki Haley announces major changes for South Carolina schools

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-06-10 10:17:22 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley talks about her education reform plan at a Columbia school Monday. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Gov. Nikki Haley talks about her education reform plan at a Columbia school Monday. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley, teachers, and business leaders on Monday celebrated the fact that her education reform plan is part of the final state budget that lawmakers passed last week, meaning major changes are on the way for South Carolina schools. The plan focuses on improving reading, by spending $29 million to put a reading coach in every elementary school in the state. Teacher Dyisha Taylor, an instructional coach in Orangeburg, says, "If we can get our students reading on grad...
    By Robert Kittle Gov. Nikki Haley, teachers, and business leaders on Monday celebrated the fact that her education reform plan is part of the final state budget that lawmakers passed last week, meaning major changes are on the way for South Carolina schools. The plan focuses on improving reading, by spending $29 million to put a reading coach in every elementary school in the state. Teacher Dyisha Taylor, an instructional coach in Orangeburg, says, "If we can get our students reading on grad...
  • Myrtle Beach's Belack receives offer from Marshall

    Myrtle Beach's Belack receives offer from Marshall

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-06-10 04:33:51 GMT
    Myrtle Beach senior Kyle Belack received his first official offer from Marshall University on Monday while at the Herd's camp.
    Myrtle Beach senior Kyle Belack received his first official offer from Marshall University on Monday while at the Herd's camp.
  • Dad attacks teacher with bat after 'inappropriate' texts sent to daughter, police say

    Dad attacks teacher with bat after 'inappropriate' texts sent to daughter, police say

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-06-09 16:17:23 GMT
    The father of a Perry Hall High School student struck a teacher with a baseball bat after police were made aware of a series of texts between the teacher, a 42-year-old man, and a 15-year-old st
    The father of a Perry Hall High School student struck a teacher with a baseball bat after police were made aware of a series of texts between the teacher, a 42-year-old man, and a 15-year-old st
  • "Inappropriate" photos found on Washington Street Elementary students' iPads

    "Inappropriate" photos found on Washington Street Elementary students' iPads

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:35:35 GMT
    An iPad app is the cause of some controversy at one Pee Dee school. Students at Washington Street Elementary School in Hartsville use the photo-sharing and editing app called Pic-Collage on school-issued iPads for assignments. But some parents raised concerns after they say they found inappropriate pictures. One parent showed News13 images of marijuana, rolled up joints, guns and even drug dealing that she says her daughter sent her. 
    An iPad app is the cause of some controversy at one Pee Dee school. Students at Washington Street Elementary School in Hartsville use the photo-sharing and editing app called Pic-Collage on school-issued iPads for assignments. But some parents raised concerns after they say they found inappropriate pictures. One parent showed News13 images of marijuana, rolled up joints, guns and even drug dealing that she says her daughter sent her. 
  • SC Teacher of the Year prepares to leave Horry County as schools' ambassador

    SC Teacher of the Year prepares to leave Horry County as schools' ambassador

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:42:29 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Wednesday was the last full-day of classes for Horry County students. While school winds down and summer gears up for them, for aSocastee High School teacher, it's the exact opposite.South Carolina's Teacher of the Year spoke to News 13 about thejourney she'll take over the next 12 months."She has the greatest smile...ever."It's that smile that Savannah Thompson will miss about her teacher,Jennifer Ainsworth, over the next year."She's a great teacher. She's a great...
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Wednesday was the last full-day of classes for Horry County students. While school winds down and summer gears up for them, for aSocastee High School teacher, it's the exact opposite.South Carolina's Teacher of the Year spoke to News 13 about thejourney she'll take over the next 12 months."She has the greatest smile...ever."It's that smile that Savannah Thompson will miss about her teacher,Jennifer Ainsworth, over the next year."She's a great teacher. She's a great...
  • Hannah-Pamplico parents question Florence District Two leadership

    Hannah-Pamplico parents question Florence District Two leadership

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-06-04 10:34:33 GMT
    Last week, News13 exposed grade tampering at Hannah-Pamplico High School. The district investigated the claims and found it couldn't find who changed the grades. Now, parents want answers. "This school has changed dramatically,"saysFaye Joye, a 1980 Hannah-Pamplico HS graduate.Joye was among more than three dozen community members attended a meeting Tuesday night at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Pamplico. Some parents organized the meeting after they sawour investigation into grade ta...
    Last week, News13 exposed grade tampering at Hannah-Pamplico High School. The district investigated the claims and found it couldn't find who changed the grades. Now, parents want answers. "This school has changed dramatically,"saysFaye Joye, a 1980 Hannah-Pamplico HS graduate.Joye was among more than three dozen community members attended a meeting Tuesday night at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Pamplico. Some parents organized the meeting after they sawour investigation into grade ta...
  • Tanger Outlet awards grants to Horry County Schools

    Tanger Outlet awards grants to Horry County Schools

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-06-03 15:42:11 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The Tanger Outlet Centers in Myrtle Beach are excited to announce 5 individual schools in Horry County as this year’s recipients of a TangerKids Grant. In keeping with Tanger Outlets’ mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2014-2015 school years.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Press Release) - The Tanger Outlet Centers in Myrtle Beach are excited to announce 5 individual schools in Horry County as this year’s recipients of a TangerKids Grant. In keeping with Tanger Outlets’ mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2014-2015 school years.
  • Florence One purchases concern some taxpayers

    Florence One purchases concern some taxpayers

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-06-02 23:58:25 GMT
    Over the last seven years, Florence School District One has spent $1.2 million on the old McClenaghan High School. 
    Over the last seven years, Florence School District One has spent $1.2 million on the old McClenaghan High School. 
  • EXTRA CREDIT: June Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    EXTRA CREDIT: June Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-06-02 13:20:37 GMT
    (FLORENCE AND MARION) WBTW -Dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee were honored this school year for their achievement in and outside the classroom.June’s two teachers selected as the Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year come from Florence District 2 and Marion County.Elaine Smith is her district's Teacher of the Year. She’s taught at Marion High School for 8 years now. Smith originally wanted to be a band director but ended up as a chemistry teacher.She says her own high school teach...
    (FLORENCE AND MARION) WBTW -Dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee were honored this school year for their achievement in and outside the classroom.June’s two teachers selected as the Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year come from Florence District 2 and Marion County.Elaine Smith is her district's Teacher of the Year. She’s taught at Marion High School for 8 years now. Smith originally wanted to be a band director but ended up as a chemistry teacher.She says her own high school teach...
  • Two people shot, 1 killed in Lumberton club

    Two people shot, 1 killed in Lumberton club

    Saturday, May 31 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-05-31 20:05:01 GMT
    The Lumberton Police Department investigates a deadly shooting. 
    The Lumberton Police Department investigates a deadly shooting. 
  • CCU seeks nominations for outstanding alumni

    CCU seeks nominations for outstanding alumni

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-05-30 15:16:55 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University’s Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 Alumnus of the Year award and the Young Alumnus of the Year award. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6.The nomination criteria and selection for both awards will be based on the following: • Nominees must have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate course of study at Coastal Carolina University ...
    Coastal Carolina University’s Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 Alumnus of the Year award and the Young Alumnus of the Year award. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6.The nomination criteria and selection for both awards will be based on the following: • Nominees must have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate course of study at Coastal Carolina University ...
  • Florence School District 1 finds interim superintendent

    Florence School District 1 finds interim superintendent

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-05-30 03:10:07 GMT
    Florence School District 1 namedDr. Cleo Richardson as its new schools chief Thursday after an unanimous vote by the school board. Richardson'sinterimposition begins July 1, the day after Superintendent Allie E. Brooks Jr. retires.Richardson is a Pee Dee-native, but will start the job commuting from Columbia where he currently lives.Meanwhile, the search for a long-term superintendent continues, and is expected to be on the agenda at the next budget meeting on June 5.
    Florence School District 1 namedDr. Cleo Richardson as its new schools chief Thursday after an unanimous vote by the school board. Richardson'sinterimposition begins July 1, the day after Superintendent Allie E. Brooks Jr. retires.Richardson is a Pee Dee-native, but will start the job commuting from Columbia where he currently lives.Meanwhile, the search for a long-term superintendent continues, and is expected to be on the agenda at the next budget meeting on June 5.
  • Florence School District Two parents demand answers about grade-tampering

    Florence School District Two parents demand answers about grade-tampering

    Thursday, May 29 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-05-29 11:33:38 GMT
    Hannah-Pamplico High School launched an investigation last year after a teacher said they discovered grade-tampering. School officials say they can't determine who changed the grades so they simply invalidated them. But some parents still have questions, nearly a year after the incident happened.It was July 2013 at Hannah Pamplico High School when summer school students were accused of pulling off an elaborate scheme. Kristopher Fleming was one of 8 students who says he was accused of hacking...
    Hannah-Pamplico High School launched an investigation last year after a teacher said they discovered grade-tampering. School officials say they can't determine who changed the grades so they simply invalidated them. But some parents still have questions, nearly a year after the incident happened.It was July 2013 at Hannah Pamplico High School when summer school students were accused of pulling off an elaborate scheme. Kristopher Fleming was one of 8 students who says he was accused of hacking...
  • 'Back to Basics' education bill passes Senate Education Committee

    'Back to Basics' education bill passes Senate Education Committee

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-05-29 01:22:10 GMT
    The Senate Education Committee passed several bills WednesdayThe Senate Education Committee passed several bills Wednesday
    The Senate Education Committee met on Wednesday with a list of bills that could make big changes to the South Carolina school system.A bill creating a school safety task force passed through the committee. This bill would create a special group made up of law enforcement, counselors and educators to be a resource for students and make schools safer.Sex education has been a topic of discussion in the legislature this year and Wednesday a bill passed adding medically accurate reproduction educa...
    The Senate Education Committee met on Wednesday with a list of bills that could make big changes to the South Carolina school system.A bill creating a school safety task force passed through the committee. This bill would create a special group made up of law enforcement, counselors and educators to be a resource for students and make schools safer.Sex education has been a topic of discussion in the legislature this year and Wednesday a bill passed adding medically accurate reproduction educa...
  • "The Choice Bus" visits Hannah Pamplico Middle School

    "The Choice Bus" visits Hannah Pamplico Middle School

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:41:34 GMT
    The Choice Bus made a stop at Hannah Pamplico Middle School Tuesday. The bus takes students through a 25-minute interactive presentation designed to show the relevancy of education to career choices and lifetime earning potential. Midway through the presentation, a full scale replica of a prison cell is revealed. It's a powerful demonstration of how education-and the lack of education-is connected to making good or bad choices. During the presentation, The Choice Bus staff leads student...
    The Choice Bus made a stop at Hannah Pamplico Middle School Tuesday. The bus takes students through a 25-minute interactive presentation designed to show the relevancy of education to career choices and lifetime earning potential. Midway through the presentation, a full scale replica of a prison cell is revealed. It's a powerful demonstration of how education-and the lack of education-is connected to making good or bad choices. During the presentation, The Choice Bus staff leads student...
  • Horry County Solid Waste Authority recognizes recycling student of the year

    Horry County Solid Waste Authority recognizes recycling student of the year

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-05-20 18:36:43 GMT
    The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized the 2014 Recycling Student of the Year on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Early College High School. Alex Mario Del Castillo, a sophomore at Early College High was awarded this honor and received a prize pack from the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) valued at $250.00, which included an electronic reading device, a plaque, and recycled content school supplies. Alex is a true inspiration to his classmates, school and community. He is a humble yo...
    The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized the 2014 Recycling Student of the Year on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Early College High School. Alex Mario Del Castillo, a sophomore at Early College High was awarded this honor and received a prize pack from the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) valued at $250.00, which included an electronic reading device, a plaque, and recycled content school supplies. Alex is a true inspiration to his classmates, school and community. He is a humble yo...
  • Campus Salvage raises green funds for CCU

    Campus Salvage raises green funds for CCU

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-05-20 14:05:43 GMT
    Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University's annual collection designed to divert unwanted items that students leave behind at year's end, raised $2,412 which will go into the CCU Student Green Fund.In addition to raising money for the University’s sustainability program, the May 17 sale also resulted in donations to different nonprofits ranging from Katie's Project (prom dresses) to the Community Kitchen and the Hor...
    Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University's annual collection designed to divert unwanted items that students leave behind at year's end, raised $2,412 which will go into the CCU Student Green Fund.In addition to raising money for the University’s sustainability program, the May 17 sale also resulted in donations to different nonprofits ranging from Katie's Project (prom dresses) to the Community Kitchen and the Hor...
  • Nearly million dollar expense approved for new buses in Horry County

    Nearly million dollar expense approved for new buses in Horry County

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-05-20 04:31:09 GMT
    Monday, the Horry County Board of Education approved nearly $1 million towards purchasing new school buses in their upcoming budget. The board of education is looking to lower the average age of their school bus fleet. Currently, dozens of county owned buses are 20 years older or over. Reports suggest school buses should not exceed 15 years old. http://www.nasdpts.org/Documents/Paper-BusReplacement.pdf That is the nu...
    Monday, the Horry County Board of Education approved nearly $1 million towards purchasing new school buses in their upcoming budget. The board of education is looking to lower the average age of their school bus fleet. Currently, dozens of county owned buses are 20 years older or over. Reports suggest school buses should not exceed 15 years old. http://www.nasdpts.org/Documents/Paper-BusReplacement.pdf That is the nu...
  • EXTRA CREDIT: May Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    EXTRA CREDIT: May Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-05-19 13:10:12 GMT
    Dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee were honored this school year for their achievement in and outside the classroom.May’s two teachers selected as the Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year come from Florence District 1 and 4.Someone in their school nominates the teachers and then an outside committee selects a teacher of the year from a district list.Connie Thomas is a special education teacher at Timmonsville high school and the Florence District four Teacher of the Year.Thomas ha...
    Dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee were honored this school year for their achievement in and outside the classroom.May’s two teachers selected as the Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year come from Florence District 1 and 4.Someone in their school nominates the teachers and then an outside committee selects a teacher of the year from a district list.Connie Thomas is a special education teacher at Timmonsville high school and the Florence District four Teacher of the Year.Thomas ha...
  • COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Clemson ends regular season with walk off win over Boston College

    COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Clemson ends regular season with walk off win over Boston College

    Sunday, May 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-05-18 04:19:16 GMT
     College baseball roundup
     College baseball roundup
  • West Florence high students organize wonderfest to benefit area non-profits

    West Florence high students organize wonderfest to benefit area non-profits

    Saturday, May 17 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-05-17 21:08:47 GMT
    It may have been the weekend, but some students from West Florence High School decided to go back to school. Saturday, the school held its 3rd annual West Wonderfest. The event raised money for area non-profits, including Help 4 Kids, Make a Wish, The Humane Society, Harvest Hope and Salkehatchie The day started with a yard sale and continued with food carnival games and even a dunking booth. "[I’m] completely ama...
    It may have been the weekend, but some students from West Florence High School decided to go back to school. Saturday, the school held its 3rd annual West Wonderfest. The event raised money for area non-profits, including Help 4 Kids, Make a Wish, The Humane Society, Harvest Hope and Salkehatchie The day started with a yard sale and continued with food carnival games and even a dunking booth. "[I’m] completely ama...
  • Darlington County School District Announces 2014-15 Teachers of the Year

    Darlington County School District Announces 2014-15 Teachers of the Year

    Friday, May 16 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-05-16 19:28:43 GMT
    DARLINGTON, SC (Press Release) - Twenty-three teachers have been chosen by their schools to represent the schools as the 2014-15 School Teachers of the Year. The Darlington County Teacher of the Year Program honors and awards those teachers who exceed expectations to provide meaningful and rewarding learning experiences for the students of Darlington County. It is dedicated to all teachers who work diligently every day for their students. Teachers can volunteer ...
    DARLINGTON, SC (Press Release) - Twenty-three teachers have been chosen by their schools to represent the schools as the 2014-15 School Teachers of the Year. The Darlington County Teacher of the Year Program honors and awards those teachers who exceed expectations to provide meaningful and rewarding learning experiences for the students of Darlington County. It is dedicated to all teachers who work diligently every day for their students. Teachers can volunteer ...
  • Nurses graduate, overcome obstacles

    Nurses graduate, overcome obstacles

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-05-15 03:45:04 GMT
    Fifty-two nurses may be able to help save lives, but when it came to their own graduation, some were in shock. “I'm a little nervous about walking, I hope I don't pass out,” says Cynthia McInville about Wednesday’s celebration. “I'm very excited, it's been a long journey. it's worth it, i feel really excited about what's to come.” Mcinville previously pulled out from the program weeks before graduation due to a pregnancy, so her finally graduating means a lot. “I found out I was pregnant w...
    Fifty-two nurses may be able to help save lives, but when it came to their own graduation, some were in shock. “I'm a little nervous about walking, I hope I don't pass out,” says Cynthia McInville about Wednesday’s celebration. “I'm very excited, it's been a long journey. it's worth it, i feel really excited about what's to come.” Mcinville previously pulled out from the program weeks before graduation due to a pregnancy, so her finally graduating means a lot. “I found out I was pregnant w...
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College graduation features Darlington County lawmaker

    Florence-Darlington Technical College graduation features Darlington County lawmaker

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-05-14 17:56:18 GMT
    Florence-Darlington Technical College holds its annual Commencement Ceremony, Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Florence City-County Civic Center. This year’s event features a commencement address from Darlington County Senator Gerald Malloy. The Hartsville attorney was first elected in 2002 and serves the South Carolina senate district of Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee and Marlboro Counties.
    Florence-Darlington Technical College holds its annual Commencement Ceremony, Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Florence City-County Civic Center. This year’s event features a commencement address from Darlington County Senator Gerald Malloy. The Hartsville attorney was first elected in 2002 and serves the South Carolina senate district of Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee and Marlboro Counties.
  • Horry County teacher resigns, pleads guilty to charges after relationship with student

    Horry County teacher resigns, pleads guilty to charges after relationship with student

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-05-13 15:47:44 GMT
    A Horry County woman who was teaching English at Conway High School pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Monday afternoon, officials said.Courtney Ruth Martin, age 26, was charged
    A Horry County woman who was teaching English at Conway High School pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Monday afternoon, officials said.Courtney Ruth Martin, age 26, was charged
  • Fitch, Moody’s assign strong ratings to Coastal Carolina University bond issue

    Fitch, Moody’s assign strong ratings to Coastal Carolina University bond issue

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-05-13 15:11:04 GMT
    Two major credit rating agencies have assigned strong ratings to a $36.6 million revenue bond series issued by Coastal Carolina University. Fitch Ratings has assigned an “A+” rating to the bond issue, and Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an “A1” rating.The Moody’s report cites CCU’s “stable market position as a regional public university with strong out-of-state student draw, county tax support that can be applied to debt service payments, continued healthy cash flow, and growing flexib...
    Two major credit rating agencies have assigned strong ratings to a $36.6 million revenue bond series issued by Coastal Carolina University. Fitch Ratings has assigned an “A+” rating to the bond issue, and Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an “A1” rating.The Moody’s report cites CCU’s “stable market position as a regional public university with strong out-of-state student draw, county tax support that can be applied to debt service payments, continued healthy cash flow, and growing flexib...
  • Horry County School Board’s list of renovations surpass budget

    Horry County School Board’s list of renovations surpass budget

    Thursday, May 8 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-05-08 04:03:42 GMT
    Wednesday, members of the Horry County Board of education examined designs for new schools across the county. Architects presented members of the board examples of schools from across the nation to consider as examples for new building projects for Horry County Schools. Under the school board’s current plan, six projects would be funded costing more than $300 million dollars. The projects would include a new Interm...
    Wednesday, members of the Horry County Board of education examined designs for new schools across the county. Architects presented members of the board examples of schools from across the nation to consider as examples for new building projects for Horry County Schools. Under the school board’s current plan, six projects would be funded costing more than $300 million dollars. The projects would include a new Interm...
  • Horry County high school teachers ready to use new tablets in the classrooms

    Horry County high school teachers ready to use new tablets in the classrooms

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-05-07 09:20:44 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW)- This school year Horry County leaders upped efforts to create a blended model of learning in the classroom. It’s part of the county’s multi-million dollar Personalized Digital Learning Initiative to provide teachers and students with digital devices over the next three years.The first phase of the digital learning program began in the fall when Horry County middle school teachers received new iPads. Middle school students received their iPads in January.Now, phase two...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW)- This school year Horry County leaders upped efforts to create a blended model of learning in the classroom. It’s part of the county’s multi-million dollar Personalized Digital Learning Initiative to provide teachers and students with digital devices over the next three years.The first phase of the digital learning program began in the fall when Horry County middle school teachers received new iPads. Middle school students received their iPads in January.Now, phase two...
  • Undergraduate research competition awards set at CCU

    Undergraduate research competition awards set at CCU

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-05-06 13:09:51 GMT
    Sixty-nine presentations were delivered by Coastal Carolina University students from 20 majors representing all five colleges at the Undergraduate Research Competition held recently. The awards will be formally presented at the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.In most cases, students presented on projects completed under the mentorship of CCU faculty, but some completed projects...
    Sixty-nine presentations were delivered by Coastal Carolina University students from 20 majors representing all five colleges at the Undergraduate Research Competition held recently. The awards will be formally presented at the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.In most cases, students presented on projects completed under the mentorship of CCU faculty, but some completed projects...
  • Burgess Elementary’s first principal set to retire at the end of the school year

    Burgess Elementary’s first principal set to retire at the end of the school year

    Monday, May 5 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-05-05 10:16:14 GMT
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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Donna Hooks helped get Burgess Elementary off the ground seven years ago. She was the school’s first and only principal, a role she says is her calling. Hooks says her first day in the building is one she will never forget."I'll never forget that day, when we opened those doors and the children walked in and saw this beautiful building. To see the joy and they jumped up and down and they screamed and cried and they were just so happy. That was a day I'll never forget,” Pr...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Donna Hooks helped get Burgess Elementary off the ground seven years ago. She was the school’s first and only principal, a role she says is her calling. Hooks says her first day in the building is one she will never forget."I'll never forget that day, when we opened those doors and the children walked in and saw this beautiful building. To see the joy and they jumped up and down and they screamed and cried and they were just so happy. That was a day I'll never forget,” Pr...
  • Nursing student graduates after being rejected 3 times

    Nursing student graduates after being rejected 3 times

    Saturday, May 3 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-05-03 22:10:08 GMT
    As family and friends filed into the gym at Francis Marion University, graduates lined up in cap and gown. They were ready to get to diploma in hand. "I'm never nervous. I'm excited, but just happy that it's all over,” said Jessica Ellis. For Ellis, graduation was the icing on the cake. When she entered FMU in 2008, her dream was to become a nurse. But actually getting into the nursing program seemed impossible ...
    As family and friends filed into the gym at Francis Marion University, graduates lined up in cap and gown. They were ready to get to diploma in hand. "I'm never nervous. I'm excited, but just happy that it's all over,” said Jessica Ellis. For Ellis, graduation was the icing on the cake. When she entered FMU in 2008, her dream was to become a nurse. But actually getting into the nursing program seemed impossible ...
  • Students get a chance to "swing with the seniors"

    Students get a chance to "swing with the seniors"

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-05-02 13:43:42 GMT
    Students at Southside middle school in Florence and senior citizens both hit the dance floor to cut-a-rug. "It’s really fun seeing all the people just laughing joking around and talking. Just having a good time,” said Jayla Sheppard, 8th grade student at Southside middle. While some of the seniors taught the youngsters a thing or two. Some just sat back and watched. "I dance for the Lord and it's a different type...
    Students at Southside middle school in Florence and senior citizens both hit the dance floor to cut-a-rug. "It’s really fun seeing all the people just laughing joking around and talking. Just having a good time,” said Jayla Sheppard, 8th grade student at Southside middle. While some of the seniors taught the youngsters a thing or two. Some just sat back and watched. "I dance for the Lord and it's a different type...
  • Darlington County teacher arrested after choking incident, deputies say

    Darlington County teacher arrested after choking incident, deputies say

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-30 23:54:13 GMT
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    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office has charged a middle school teacher with assault and battery third degree, deputies say.
    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office has charged a middle school teacher with assault and battery third degree, deputies say.
  • Weather causing wrecks, forcing cancellation of school activities

    Weather causing wrecks, forcing cancellation of school activities

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-30 19:30:58 GMT
    Just a heads up to students and parents that weather is causing some activities originally planned for Wednesday to be canceled.
    Just a heads up to students and parents that weather is causing some activities originally planned for Wednesday to be canceled.
  • 2014 Student involvement and leadership awards announced for Coastal Carolina University

    2014 Student involvement and leadership awards announced for Coastal Carolina University

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-04-30 15:12:46 GMT
    Faculty and students gathered for Coastal Carolina University’s Student Involvement and Leadership Awards (SILA) ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, in Wheelwright Auditorium. The Ronald D. Lackey Service Award was awarded to senior marketing major, Meghan Laffin, an honor student, Wall Fellow and volleyball player at CCU with a 3.87 grade point average.Trophies this year were called “the SILA” and were in the shape of ...
    Faculty and students gathered for Coastal Carolina University’s Student Involvement and Leadership Awards (SILA) ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, in Wheelwright Auditorium. The Ronald D. Lackey Service Award was awarded to senior marketing major, Meghan Laffin, an honor student, Wall Fellow and volleyball player at CCU with a 3.87 grade point average.Trophies this year were called “the SILA” and were in the shape of ...
  • Horry County Schools names its Teacher of the Year

    Horry County Schools names its Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-04-30 12:13:30 GMT
    Horry County Schools named Kayla Maxwell its 2014-15 Teacher of the Year.Ms. Maxwell teaches Math at Forestbrook Middle School.The district made the announcement Tuesday night at a banquet in Myrtle Beach. Maxwell was one of five finalists for the honor.The announcement comes nearly a week after Jennifer Ainsworth was named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Ainsworth teaches Special Education at Socastee High School.
    Horry County Schools named Kayla Maxwell its 2014-15 Teacher of the Year.Ms. Maxwell teaches Math at Forestbrook Middle School.The district made the announcement Tuesday night at a banquet in Myrtle Beach. Maxwell was one of five finalists for the honor.The announcement comes nearly a week after Jennifer Ainsworth was named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Ainsworth teaches Special Education at Socastee High School.
  • Darius Rucker to perform in concert at CCU

    Darius Rucker to perform in concert at CCU

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-29 18:18:25 GMT
    Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker comes to Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. .
    Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker comes to Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. .
  • CNN producer to speak at Coker Commencement

    CNN producer to speak at Coker Commencement

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:37:21 GMT
    Christopher Dawson, producer of CNN Special Projects, will present the Coker College spring commencement address on Saturday, May 17, Coker president Robert Wyatt announced today. “We are honored Mr. Dawson has accepted our invitation,” Wyatt said. “His work with CNN demonstrates a passion for empowering viewers to both stay informed about current events and become involved in disaster response. As a Coker graduate himself, he understands from personal experience how a liberal arts education...
    Christopher Dawson, producer of CNN Special Projects, will present the Coker College spring commencement address on Saturday, May 17, Coker president Robert Wyatt announced today. “We are honored Mr. Dawson has accepted our invitation,” Wyatt said. “His work with CNN demonstrates a passion for empowering viewers to both stay informed about current events and become involved in disaster response. As a Coker graduate himself, he understands from personal experience how a liberal arts education...
  • EXTRA CREDIT: May Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    EXTRA CREDIT: May Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    Monday, April 28 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-28 10:53:54 GMT
    Dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee were honored this school year for their achievement in and outside the classroom.April’s two teachers selected as the Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year come from Clarendon District 3 and Florence District 3.Someone in their school nominates the teachers and then an outside committee selects a teacher of the year from a district list.Celeste McElveen is the Clarendon Three district teacher of the year. She began teaching in the district at Walk...
    Dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee were honored this school year for their achievement in and outside the classroom.April’s two teachers selected as the Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year come from Clarendon District 3 and Florence District 3.Someone in their school nominates the teachers and then an outside committee selects a teacher of the year from a district list.Celeste McElveen is the Clarendon Three district teacher of the year. She began teaching in the district at Walk...
  • Florence district one superintendent looks back as second retirement nears

    Florence district one superintendent looks back as second retirement nears

    Monday, April 28 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-04-28 08:17:25 GMT
    If there's one man in Florence who knows the in's and out's of the largest school district in Florence County. It would be Dr. Allie Brooks Jr. Soon he will leave behind his students, staff and others to hang it up. "I was glad to be able to come and see what I could do to help keep Florence district one doing excellent things for the students and the employees,” said Brooks. It's a career that dates back to his ...
    If there's one man in Florence who knows the in's and out's of the largest school district in Florence County. It would be Dr. Allie Brooks Jr. Soon he will leave behind his students, staff and others to hang it up. "I was glad to be able to come and see what I could do to help keep Florence district one doing excellent things for the students and the employees,” said Brooks. It's a career that dates back to his ...
  • LCH students to compete in National SkillsUSA Championships

    LCH students to compete in National SkillsUSA Championships

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-25 19:04:34 GMT
    Two Lake City High School students earned medals in the South Carolina Skills USA state championships in Greenville April 4, bringing home medals medals for a state championship and second place. Jeremy Alford won the state championship in the Action Skills Leadership competition in which he demonstrated how to make a cement figurine and how the figurine should be sold in the marketplace. As the state champion, he earned the right to represent South Carolina at the annual SkillsUSA Champion...
    Two Lake City High School students earned medals in the South Carolina Skills USA state championships in Greenville April 4, bringing home medals medals for a state championship and second place. Jeremy Alford won the state championship in the Action Skills Leadership competition in which he demonstrated how to make a cement figurine and how the figurine should be sold in the marketplace. As the state champion, he earned the right to represent South Carolina at the annual SkillsUSA Champion...
  • FMU’s Performing Arts Center to present folk artist John McCutcheon

    FMU’s Performing Arts Center to present folk artist John McCutcheon

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:10:36 GMT
    FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center will showcase the folk art of John McCutcheon on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at the PAC Box Office for $25 and can be purchased during regular hours (M-F, Noon to 5 p.m.) or online at www.fmupac.org. Contact the box office for more details at 843.661.4444. A master instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, s...
    FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center will showcase the folk art of John McCutcheon on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at the PAC Box Office for $25 and can be purchased during regular hours (M-F, Noon to 5 p.m.) or online at www.fmupac.org. Contact the box office for more details at 843.661.4444. A master instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, s...
  • Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

    Horry County Special Education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:25:36 GMT
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    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
    Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night during a gala in Columbia.
  • Dance company and music theatre showcase at CCU

    Dance company and music theatre showcase at CCU

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:29:51 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Musical Theatre Company and Dance Company will present their spring showcase of musical and contemporary dance styles on Sunday, April 27, at 3 and 7 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. Some of the featured songs will include "Hound Dog," "Some Days you Gotta Dance" by The Dixie Chicks, Johann Pachabel's "Canon in D" and various songs from the musical "42nd Street." The Dance Company performers are Katherine Brown, Melissa Cabey, S...
    Coastal Carolina University's Musical Theatre Company and Dance Company will present their spring showcase of musical and contemporary dance styles on Sunday, April 27, at 3 and 7 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. Some of the featured songs will include "Hound Dog," "Some Days you Gotta Dance" by The Dixie Chicks, Johann Pachabel's "Canon in D" and various songs from the musical "42nd Street." The Dance Company performers are Katherine Brown, Melissa Cabey, S...
  • Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

    Tuttle named FMU’s Distinguished Professor

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:06:21 GMT
    Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University,was announced as FMU's J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2013-14 academic year at the school's annual faculty awards dinner Thursday
    Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University,was announced as FMU's J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2013-14 academic year at the school's annual faculty awards dinner on April 17.
  • FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

    FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:03:10 GMT
    (News Release) Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17. Karen K. Gittings
    Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17.
  • Teacher's aide pleads guilty to unlawful conduct with Horry County special needs child

    Teacher aide pleads guilty to unlawful conduct with Horry County special needs child

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:22:12 GMT
    An Horry County teacher's aide charged with unlawful conduct toward a child last year pleaded guilty in court Wednesday. Last April, police charged Linda Warriner after authorities said a then 5-year-old
    An Horry County teacher's aide charged with unlawful conduct toward a child last year pleaded guilty in court Wednesday. Last April, police charged Linda Warriner after authorities said a then 5-year-old
  • Second annual CINO Week planned at CCU

    Second annual CINO Week planned at CCU

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:36:05 GMT
    This year marks the second annual CINO (Coastal is Number One) Week at Coastal Carolina University from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27. Most events are free and open to the public. CINO day is Friday,
    This year marks the second annual CINO (Coastal is Number One) Week at Coastal Carolina University from Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27. Most events are free and open to the public. CINO day is Friday,
  • Pianist Catherine Kautsky to perform at CCU

    Pianist Catherine Kautsky to perform at CCU

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:15:24 GMT
    Pianist Catherine Kautsky, professor of music at Lawrence University, will perform at Coastal Carolina University's Edwards Recital Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are
    Pianist Catherine Kautsky, professor of music at Lawrence University, will perform at Coastal Carolina University's Edwards Recital Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are
  • FMU presents student academic awards

    FMU presents student academic awards

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:20:28 GMT
    (News Release)  Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Individual awards
    Francis Marion University presented annual academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony April 14 in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus.
  • CCU to hold conference on poverty issues

    CCU to hold conference on poverty issues

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:52:36 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University will host a conference titled "Thinking about Poverty in Horry County" on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The conference is sponsored
    Coastal Carolina University will host a conference titled "Thinking about Poverty in Horry County" on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The conference is sponsored
  • FMU’s Setzler and graduate student case study to be published

    FMU’s Setzler and graduate student case study to be published

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:09:11 GMT
    Dr. Hubert Setzler III, Francis Marion University assistant professor of management, and FMU alum Corey Andrews, M.B.A., co-wrote the case study, "Trouble in Sherwood: Who is right Locksley or Nottingham?",
    Dr. Hubert Setzler III, Francis Marion University assistant professor of management, and FMU alum Corey Andrews, M.B.A., co-wrote the case study, "Trouble in Sherwood: Who is right Locksley or Nottingham?",
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Socastee High School’s Jennifer Ainsworth up for South Carolina Teacher of the Year

    EXTRA CREDIT: Socastee High School’s Jennifer Ainsworth up for South Carolina Teacher of the Year

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:27:01 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Socastee High School's Jennifer Ainsworth is one of five finalists for South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. She is the only teacher from Horry County up for the award. Ainsworth
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Socastee High School's Jennifer Ainsworth is one of five finalists for South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. She is the only teacher from Horry County up for the award. Ainsworth
  • Percussion ensemble concert to be held at CCU

    Percussion ensemble concert to be held at CCU

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:12:16 GMT
    The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of percussion works, featuring both classic and contemporary music on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
    The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of percussion works, featuring both classic and contemporary music on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
  • Elise Testone will bring her 'In This Life Tour' to CCU

    Elise Testone will bring her 'In This Life Tour' to CCU

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:37:36 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's alumna and "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone will perform in CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium on Friday, April 25. General admission is $20, and the doors will open at
    Coastal Carolina University's alumna and "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone will perform in CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium on Friday, April 25. General admission is $20, and the doors will open at
  • FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

    FMU to host inaugural Research and Exhibition Day, April 17

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:33:17 GMT
    The inaugural FMU Research and Exhibition Day will take place on Thursday, April 17, in the Lee Nursing Building from noon until 3:45 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines
    The inaugural FMU Research and Exhibition Day will take place on Thursday, April 17, in the Lee Nursing Building from noon until 3:45 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines
  • FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

    FMU students assist high schoolers with exit exam

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:28:59 GMT
    Hannah Chaney, an elementary education major at Francis Marion University, is participating in a new partnership between Wilson High School and FMU's School of Education in which she and 13 others tutor
    Hannah Chaney, an elementary education major at Francis Marion University, is participating in a new partnership between Wilson High School and FMU's School of Education in which she and 13 others tutor
  • Georgetown welcomes Columbus ships Pinta and Nina

    Georgetown welcomes Columbus ships Pinta and Nina

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:04:02 GMT
    On Thursday April 17th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Georgetown. The ships will be docked at the Harborwalk Marina, 525 Front St., until their departure early Monday
    On Thursday April 17th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Georgetown. The ships will be docked at the Harborwalk Marina, 525 Front St., until their departure early Monday
  • More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach

    More than 1000 students gather at Tech Fair in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:28:48 GMT
    1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased
    1400 students and their families gathered for the fifth annual Horry County Schools' Technology Fair at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade showcased
  • Horry County Schools earn 51 awards

    Horry County Schools earn 51 awards

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:34:53 GMT
    Horry County schools were awarded 51 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for having attained high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between
    Horry County schools were awarded 51 Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for having attained high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps between
  • FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

    FMU Theatre presents Miss Witherspoon

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:28:33 GMT
    The Francis Marion University Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's, "Miss Witherspoon" Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus at 7:30 p.m. each
    The Francis Marion University Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's, "Miss Witherspoon" Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus at 7:30 p.m. each
  • Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

    Coker hosts residency with guest dance company

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:53:55 GMT
    The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April
    The Coker College Dance Program will host guest dance company Adele Myers and Dancers as part of the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association's 2013-14 season. This performance will be held Thursday, April
  • Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program to be held at NASCAR SpeedPark

    Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program to be held at NASCAR SpeedPark

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:56:20 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Police, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Surfside Police, Horry County Sheriff and Conway Police Departments are joining forces for its inaugural Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program April
    Myrtle Beach Police, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Surfside Police, Horry County Sheriff and Conway Police Departments are joining forces for its inaugural Drive N Live Teen Safe Driving Program 
  • Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

    Pee Dee Farmers market holds classic auto fair

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:14:25 GMT
    Cars, cars and more cars! That's what you'll find at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 11-12. Visit the Southeastern Classic Autofair and Swap Meet Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission
    Cars, cars and more cars! That's what you'll find at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market April 11-12. Visit the Southeastern Classic Autofair and Swap Meet Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission
  • FMU’s Arts International set to showcase a world of the arts, April 12

    FMU’s Arts International set to showcase a world of the arts, April 12

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:02:18 GMT
    With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition
    With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition
  • CCU athletes read to Horry County kindergartners, spread message of caring

    CCU athletes read to Horry County kindergartners, spread message of caring

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-04-08 08:26:59 GMT
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    Each year the United Way of Horry County partners with Coastal Carolina University to spread the "cycle of caring" to kindergartners. On Tuesday morning CCU athletes will read to nearly 100 Horry County
    Each year the United Way of Horry County partners with Coastal Carolina University to spread the "cycle of caring" to kindergartners. On Tuesday morning CCU athletes will read to nearly 100 Horry County
  • Flute Studio Spring recital to be held at CCU

    Flute Studio Spring recital to be held at CCU

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:11:37 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Flute Studio, under the direction of Amy Hardison Tully, will present its spring flute recital, performing classical and modern works composed for the flute on Sunday, April
    Coastal Carolina University's Flute Studio, under the direction of Amy Hardison Tully, will present its spring flute recital, performing classical and modern works composed for the flute on Sunday, April
  • Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:10:31 GMT
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
  • Portfolios’ showcases artwork by CCU graduates

    Portfolios’ showcases artwork by CCU graduates

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:30:11 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University graphic design and studio art graduating seniors will display their art in a two-part exhibition in CCU's Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery. The first exhibit, Portfolio I:
    Coastal Carolina University graphic design and studio art graduating seniors will display their art in a two-part exhibition in CCU's Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery. The first exhibit, Portfolio I:
  • Florence 3 recruitment fair may help alter teacher retention rate

    Florence 3 recruitment fair may help alter teacher retention rate

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:06:21 GMT
    An excited, but anxious bunch of teachers from across the country met at the National Bean Market in Lake City for the next journey in their teaching careers. "We've had people that are from South Carolina,
    An excited, but anxious bunch of teachers from across the country met at the National Bean Market in Lake City for the next journey in their teaching careers. "We've had people that are from South Carolina,
  • Georgetown students receives science awards

    Georgetown students receives science awards

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:04:41 GMT
    Students from The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences took home several awards on April 1st at the College of Charleston's thirty-fourth annual Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The
    Students from The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences took home several awards on April 1st at the College of Charleston's thirty-fourth annual Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The
  • Florence elementary school placed on lock-down

    Florence elementary school placed on lock-down

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:45:27 GMT
    Police are looking for a man who drove his pickup truck onto an elementary school playground in Florence and circled it as students played.
    Police are looking for a man who drove his pickup truck onto an elementary school playground in Florence and circled it as students played.
  • 9th grade students work to reduce underage drinking in Horry County

    9th grade students work to reduce underage drinking in Horry County

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:20:58 GMT
    A group of 9th grade students at the Early College High School are working to reduce underage drinking in Horry County. This initiative is part of "Project Citizen," a program run by the South Carolina
    A group of 9th grade students at the Early College High School are working to reduce underage drinking in Horry County. This initiative is part of "Project Citizen," a program run by the South Carolina
  • CCU celebrates Library Week

    CCU celebrates Library Week

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:56:23 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons joins libraries across the country to celebrate National Library Week, April 13 through 19. Events this year include the ever-popular
    Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons joins libraries across the country to celebrate National Library Week, April 13 through 19. Events this year include the ever-popular
  • Darlington County Library System helps you discover your heritage

    Darlington County Library System helps you discover your heritage

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:38:29 GMT
    The Darlington County Library System, in cooperation with the Darlington County Historical Commission and the Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, has created a series
    The Darlington County Library System, in cooperation with the Darlington County Historical Commission and the Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, has created a series
  • S. C. naturalist will speak at CCU on the history of the King’S Highway

    S. C. naturalist will speak at CCU on the history of the King’S Highway

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:28:09 GMT
    Dennis Chasten, an award-winning outdoor writer and naturalist, will give a talk on the "History of the King's Highway from Little River to Charleston, S. C." Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in the James
    Dennis Chasten, an award-winning outdoor writer and naturalist, will give a talk on the "History of the King's Highway from Little River to Charleston, S. C." Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in the James
  • Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-02 04:02:02 GMT
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
  • Forestbrook Middle School mock trial team wins Battle of the Carolinas

    Forestbrook Middle School mock trial team wins Battle of the Carolinas

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:34:09 GMT
    Forestbrook Middle School's Mock Trial Team was named the inaugural winner of the Battle of the Carolinas, after beating all other teams from two states, including beating Ocean Bay Middle School in the
    Forestbrook Middle School's Mock Trial Team was named the inaugural winner of the Battle of the Carolinas, after beating all other teams from two states, including beating Ocean Bay Middle School in the
  • No money in budget for needed schools in Horry County

    No money in budget for needed schools in Horry County

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:57:44 GMT
    By AJ Janavel CONWAY - On Monday, the Horry Bounty Board of Education discussed a possible tax increases to fund needed building projects for schools in several areas of the county. "Three years and
    By AJ Janavel CONWAY - On Monday, the Horry Bounty Board of Education discussed a possible tax increases to fund needed building projects for schools in several areas of the county. "Three years and
  • Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is this Thursday

    Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is this Thursday

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-01 15:40:48 GMT
    The Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Middle School. The choir is made up of students from Sneed, Williams, and Southside Middle Schools. The
    The Florence One Middle School All-City Chorus concert is Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Middle School.
  • CCU to hold day of remembrance ceremony

    CCU to hold day of remembrance ceremony

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-01 14:15:54 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University will hold its eighth annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, April 16, at noon in James P. Blanton Park in front of the Edward M. Singleton Building. The public is
    Coastal Carolina University will hold its eighth annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, April 16, at noon in James P. Blanton Park in front of the Edward M. Singleton Building. The public is
  • Coker College to Host Earth Day Festival at Kalmia Gardens

    Coker College to Host Earth Day Festival at Kalmia Gardens

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:59:32 GMT
    Coker College will host an Earth Day festival Apr. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens. The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve food and host activities including biological
    Coker College will host an Earth Day festival Apr. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens. The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve food and host activities including biological
  • CCU to host educational forum on common core standards

    CCU to host educational forum on common core standards

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:06:53 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Spadoni College of Education will host an Education Forum on "The Common Core State Standards: Facts and Myths" on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
    Coastal Carolina University's Spadoni College of Education will host an Education Forum on "The Common Core State Standards: Facts and Myths" on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
  • CCU’s Jackson Center hosts Blackface discussion

    CCU’s Jackson Center hosts Blackface discussion

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:23:14 GMT
    Christy Mag Uidhir, an assistant professor at the University of Houston, will discuss "What's so Bad about Blackface?" on Wednesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College
    Christy Mag Uidhir, an assistant professor at the University of Houston, will discuss "What's so Bad about Blackface?" on Wednesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College
  • CCU to host educational forum on common core standards

    CCU to host educational forum on common core standards

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:21:30 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Spadoni College of Education will host an Education Forum on "The Common Core State Standards: Facts and Myths" on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
    Coastal Carolina University's Spadoni College of Education will host an Education Forum on "The Common Core State Standards: Facts and Myths" on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
  • Swain Scholars to host CCU bike awareness day

    Swain Scholars to host CCU bike awareness day

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:15:45 GMT
    Chelsea Thomas and Dori Sanders, Swain Scholars at Coastal Carolina University, will conduct a Bicycle Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 16, from noon to 3 p.m. on Prince Lawn. The event is free and open
    Chelsea Thomas and Dori Sanders, Swain Scholars at Coastal Carolina University, will conduct a Bicycle Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 16, from noon to 3 p.m. on Prince Lawn. The event is free and open
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology’s fundraiser for National Championship

    EXTRA CREDIT: Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology’s fundraiser for National Championship

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-03-31 13:20:26 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Earlier this month, , The Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology's Aluminum Assault robotics team won the North Carolina Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Earlier this month, , The Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology's Aluminum Assault robotics team won the North Carolina Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition
  • 400+ candidates attend Horry County Schools' job fair

    400+ candidates attend Horry County Schools' job fair

    Sunday, March 30 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-03-30 15:27:18 GMT
    Horry County School district hosted a job fair for prospective applicants on Saturday. Candidates were screened for positions for elementary, middle and high school levels for next school year. Representatives
    Horry County School district hosted a job fair for prospective applicants on Saturday. Candidates were screened for positions for elementary, middle and high school levels for next school year. Representatives
  • Solicitor’s Arbitration Program donates school supplies

    Solicitor’s Arbitration Program donates school supplies

    Friday, March 28 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-03-28 19:16:59 GMT
    The Juvenile Arbitration Program of Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements has partnered with Florence County School District Three for "Tools for Schools," a program designed to invest in schools and youth
    The Juvenile Arbitration Program of Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements has partnered with Florence County School District Three for "Tools for Schools," a program designed to invest in schools and youth
  • S. C. Bar hosts inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Mock Trial Competition

    S. C. Bar hosts inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Mock Trial Competition

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:22:01 GMT
    Four South Carolina middle schools and four North Carolina middle schools will compete in the inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Competition March 28-29, at the Horry County Government
    Four South Carolina middle schools and four North Carolina middle schools will compete in the inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Competition March 28-29, at the Horry County Government
  • ‘Blood Wedding’ to be performed by CCU students

    ‘Blood Wedding’ to be performed by CCU students

    Friday, March 28 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-03-28 16:36:59 GMT
    "Blood Wedding," a Spanish tragedy play by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed by Coastal Carolina University students from Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 12, in the Edwards Theatre on
    "Blood Wedding," a Spanish tragedy play by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed by Coastal Carolina University students from Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 12, in the Edwards Theatre on
  • Governor Haley visits Coastal Montessori Charter School

    Governor Haley visits Coastal Montessori Charter School

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:24:59 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley made a couple of stops Thursday in Pawleys Island. She spoke to students at stop at Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) and attended an assembly in the school's auditorium. Before
    Governor Nikki Haley made a couple of stops Thursday in Pawleys Island. She spoke to students at  at Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) and attended an assembly in the school's auditorium.
  • FMU to hold open house for prospective students and families

    FMU to hold open house for prospective students and families

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:06:23 GMT
    Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, April 5. The day's events will begin in the Smith University Center (UC) Commons. Special signage
    Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, April 5. The day's events will begin in the Smith University Center (UC) Commons. Special signage
  • 2 Horry County Schools named 2014 Palmetto's Finest

    2 Horry County Schools named 2014 Palmetto's Finest

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-03-27 11:51:21 GMT
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    Wednesday afternoon the 2014 Palmetto's Finest awards were announced. Among the winners, two Horry County schools; Midland Elementary in Galivants Ferry and Forestbrook Middle in Myrtle Beach. Five schools
    Wednesday afternoon the 2014 Palmetto's Finest awards were announced. Among the winners, two Horry County schools; Midland Elementary in Galivants Ferry and Forestbrook Middle in Myrtle Beach. Five schools
  • HTC names 2014 teacher-scholar award recipient

    HTC names 2014 teacher-scholar award recipient

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-03-26 18:55:20 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University's Terry F. Pettijohn II, associate professor of psychology, has been named the 2014 Horry Telephone Cooperative Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer. He will be honored
    Coastal Carolina University's Terry F. Pettijohn II, associate professor of psychology, has been named the 2014 Horry Telephone Cooperative Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer. He will be honored
  • Special Olympics held at Darlington High thanks to dozens of volunteers

    Special Olympics held at Darlington High thanks to dozens of volunteers

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:47:01 GMT
    Students and staff at Darlington High School braced the cooler than normal temperatures Wednesday to host the Special Olympics for the district. More than 70 students assisted with the games. Then in
    Students and staff at Darlington High School braced the cooler than normal temperatures Wednesday to host the Special Olympics for the district. More than 70 students assisted with the games. Then in
  • Horry County Schools sweep SC History Day regional event

    Horry County Schools sweep SC History Day regional event

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-03-26 14:44:28 GMT
    (News Release)  Horry County Schools' students swept 85 percent of all awards presented at the South Carolina History Day Pee Dee Regional competition held in Lake City on March 4 and 7. Both the middle
    Horry County Schools' students swept 85 percent of all awards presented at the South Carolina History Day Pee Dee Regional competition held in Lake City on March 4 and 7. Both the middle and high school competitions featured nine categories, with first, second and third place winners. Of the 54 awards presented, HCS students took home 46.
  • S.C. Bar to host inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Competition

    S.C. Bar to host inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Competition

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-03-25 16:37:18 GMT
    Four South Carolina middle schools and four North Carolina middle schools will compete in the inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Competition March 28-29, at the Horry County Government
    Four South Carolina middle schools and four North Carolina middle schools will compete in the inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Competition March 28-29, at the Horry County Government
  • Horry County School reps head to Houston to check out school designs

    Horry County School reps head to Houston to check out school designs

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-03-25 16:25:02 GMT
    Representatives from Horry County Schools will travel to Houston April 10 and 11 to tour schools to get design ideas for school prototypes here in Horry County. The county has several district building
    Representatives from Horry County Schools will travel to Houston April 10 and 11 to tour schools to get design ideas for school prototypes here in Horry County. The county has several district building
  • Middle class college students hit hard from loan debt

    Middle class college students hit hard from loan debt

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-03-25 12:05:57 GMT
    As college costs rise faster than the rate of inflation, they pose a big hurdle for many who seek a higher education. A new study from Dartmouth University says students from middle class families are
    As college costs rise faster than the rate of inflation, they pose a big hurdle for many who seek a higher education. A new study from Dartmouth University says students from middle class families are
  • FMU Performing Arts Center’s BB&T Amphitheatre cover near completion

    FMU Performing Arts Center’s BB&T Amphitheatre cover near completion

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:32:47 GMT
    FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center's BB&T Amphitheatre stage cover is expected to be completed in April, according to university officials. "The cover is needed primarily
    FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center's BB&T Amphitheatre stage cover is expected to be completed in April, according to university officials. "The cover is needed primarily
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  • Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

    Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:55:55 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards...
  • Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

    Hwy 707 construction causes delays for Horry County students and parents

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:52:13 GMT
    Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.Traffic backs up more than a mile at various times before and after school on SC 707.
    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
    Thousands of Horry County students and their families are forced to sit in traffic due to Highway 707 construction in the St. James attendance areas.School Officials says Burgess Elementary (620 students), St. James Elementary (800 students), St. James Middle (1190), and St James High School (1400) are affected by the construction."It's bad, the traffic is terrible,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson was waiting at St. Jame...
  • Horry County School Resource Officers provide safety tips as students return for new school year

    Horry County School Resource Officers provide safety tips as students return for new school year

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-25 09:50:07 GMT
    SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) - The school year is now underway for all students in our area and Monday marks the first full week of classes for students in Horry County. As they continue making adjustments, School Resource Officers stress the importance of safety.The Horry County Police Department provides school resources officers to participating middle and high school in our area.For Socastee high school SRO John Brantly, being able to patrol the halls of his Alma Mater is a good feeling. From th...
    SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) - The school year is now underway for all students in our area and Monday marks the first full week of classes for students in Horry County. As they continue making adjustments, School Resource Officers stress the importance of safety.The Horry County Police Department provides school resources officers to participating middle and high school in our area.For Socastee high school SRO John Brantly, being able to patrol the halls of his Alma Mater is a good feeling. From th...
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