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  • 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
    Photo from 2012 event courtesy CCUPhoto from 2012 event courtesy CCU
    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
  • Superintendent of Schools visits schools in Darlington County

    Superintendent of Schools visits schools in Darlington County

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:31:24 GMT
    Dr. Mick Zais, SC Superintendent of Schools, visited the Darlington County School District Monday. He was talking about practices that produce successes in the district as well as challenges schools face
    Dr. Mick Zais, SC Superintendent of Schools, visited the Darlington County School District Monday. He was talking about practices that produce successes in the district as well as challenges schools face
  • Sen. Hugh Leatherman presents check to Florence School District 1

    Sen. Hugh Leatherman presents check to Florence School District 1

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:44:24 GMT
    The Board of Directors of the School foundation, Florence School District 1 Board of trustees, and Administrative staff delivered a report Monday. "Start SMART progress Report to the Community" featured
    The Board of Directors of the School foundation, Florence School District 1 Board of trustees, and Administrative staff delivered a report Monday. "Start SMART progress Report to the Community" featured
  • FMU’s Britton authors sixth book

    FMU’s Britton authors sixth book

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:08:50 GMT
    Dr. John Britton, long-time member of the Francis Marion University Department of History and now Professor Emeritus, had his sixth book published recently. "Cables, Crises, and the Press: The Geopolitics
    Dr. John Britton, long-time member of the Francis Marion University Department of History and now Professor Emeritus, had his sixth book published recently. "Cables, Crises, and the Press: The Geopolitics
  • EXTRA CREDIT: March Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

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

    Monday, March 24 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-03-24 13:17:27 GMT
    DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW)- District leaders recognized dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee this school year for their achievement inside and outside the classroom. Someone in their school nominates
    DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW)- District leaders recognized dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee this school year for their achievement inside and outside the classroom. Someone in their school nominates
  • Lake City High School hosts Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. career fair

    Lake City High School hosts Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. career fair

    Sunday, March 23 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-03-23 12:53:23 GMT
    Lake City High School alumni gave back to their community today by sharing career experiences. The Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. career fair was held at Lake City High School on Saturday. Alumni offered students
    Lake City High School alumni gave back to their community today by sharing career experiences. The Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. career fair was held at Lake City High School on Saturday. Alumni offered students
  • Pee Dee 4-H livestock project day offers more than just hands-on experience, teaches valuable lessons

    Pee Dee 4-H livestock project day offers more than just hands-on experience, teaches valuable lessons

    Sunday, March 23 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-03-23 12:37:53 GMT
    Goats, cows, chicken, along with a variety of non-traditional animals, are your typical pets. "It's a whole other experience trying to work with a pig and a goat than if you were trying to get a dog
    Goats, cows, chicken, along with a variety of non-traditional animals, are your typical pets. "It's a whole other experience trying to work with a pig and a goat than if you were trying to get a dog
  • Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell selected to be College of Charleston's next president

    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell selected to be College of Charleston's next president

    Saturday, March 22 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-03-23 03:22:50 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnellLt. Gov. Glenn McConnell
    The Board of Trustees at the College of Charleston unanimously voted to select Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell as its 22nd president Saturday evening. This decision comes after the Board spent all of Saturday debating the three candidates. While the Board spent most of the day in Executive Session, the decision was made in the public. "We believe that Glenn McConnell is the best person to lead the College of Charleston, and we expect to quickly conclude the contract negotiations and forma...
    The Board of Trustees at the College of Charleston unanimously voted to select Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell as its 22nd president Saturday evening. This decision comes after the Board spent all of Saturday debating the three candidates. While the Board spent most of the day in Executive Session, the decision was made in the public. "We believe that Glenn McConnell is the best person to lead the College of Charleston, and we expect to quickly conclude the contract negotiations and forma...
  • Darlington County Sheriff's Office captures man wanted for kidnapping, other charges

    Darlington County Sheriff's Office captures man wanted for kidnapping, other charges

    Saturday, March 22 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-03-23 02:28:48 GMT
    Darlington County deputies were called Sunday morning to a residence on the 1600 block of east Old Camden road. Official say that a domestic situation turned into a kidnapping and assault at that location.
    Darlington County deputies were called Sunday morning to a residence on the 1600 block of east Old Camden road. Official say that a domestic situation turned into a kidnapping and assault at that location.
  • FMU to host Spring 2014 Career Fair, April 9

    FMU to host Spring 2014 Career Fair, April 9

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:23:25 GMT
    Francis Marion University's Office of Career Development will host its spring 2014 Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 12 – 2:30 p.m. in the Smith University Center lobby. Local, state, and regional
    Francis Marion University's Office of Career Development will host its spring 2014 Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 12 – 2:30 p.m. in the Smith University Center lobby.
  • David Bankston and Friends to perform at CCU

    David Bankston and Friends to perform at CCU

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:15:36 GMT
    Singer/songwriter/professor David Bankston will perform selections from his new CD "Here You Are: a retrospective" on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The evening
    Singer/songwriter/professor David Bankston will perform selections from his new CD "Here You Are: a retrospective" on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.
  • Florence School District 3 (Lake City) announces weather makeup days

    Florence School District 3 (Lake City) announces weather makeup days

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:55:23 GMT
    LAKE CITY, SC -- During the month of February, students in Florence County School District Three missed a total of 5 days of instruction due to inclement weather. The district has three days
    During the month of February, students in Florence County School District Three missed a total of 5 days of instruction due to inclement weather.
  • Wilson High's math team win FDTC's Mathematics Competition

    Wilson High's math team win FDTC's Mathematics Competition

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:54:53 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC -Wilson High School Mathematics Team recently won the 18th annual Florence-Darlington Technical College Technical Mathematics Competition. Wilson's team won $1,500 and the Competition Trophy,
    Wilson High School Mathematics Team recently won the 18th annual Florence-Darlington Technical College Technical Mathematics Competition.
  • Wilson High takes home title in Academic Challenge State Championship

    Wilson High takes home title in Academic Challenge State Championship

    Friday, March 21 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-03-21 13:07:30 GMT
    Francis Marion University hosted the first-ever South Carolina Academic Challenge State Championship at the Pee Dee Education Center. In the Middle School title match-ups, Lake View beat Fairfield Middle
    Francis Marion University hosted the first-ever South Carolina Academic Challenge State Championship at the Pee Dee Education Center.
  • New Director Starts at Florence County Library System

    New Director Starts at Florence County Library System

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-03-20 15:33:31 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC -The Florence County Library Board of Trustees has named Philip Alan Smith as the new director of the Florence County Library System. He succeeds library director Ray McBride who retired last
    FLORENCE, SC -The Florence County Library Board of Trustees has named Philip Alan Smith as the new director of the Florence County Library System.
  • Hartsville to host a Million March Against Child Abuse

    Hartsville to host a Million March Against Child Abuse

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-03-20 14:52:16 GMT
    Founded January 2012 Mission Statement - To unite all Americans and Child Advocates in solidarity to raise awareness of the need for tougher sentencing in crimes against children and CAN and march
    HARTSVILLE, SC - The Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA) of the Pee Dee will be at Centennial Park in Hartsville, on Saturday, April 5, from 11:00am-3:00pm. 
  • Coker College announces annual Celebration of Academics

    Coker College announces annual Celebration of Academics

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:12:42 GMT
    HARTSVILLE, SC – Continuing a tradition that began in 2011 at Coker College President Robert Wyatt's inauguration, Coker will host a campus-wide Celebration of Academics March 24–26. "The Celebration
    HARTSVILLE, SC – Continuing a tradition that began in 2011 at Coker College President Robert Wyatt's inauguration, Coker will host a campus-wide Celebration of Academics March 24–26.
  • FMU Performing Arts Center brings Neil Berg’s “102 Years of Broadway

    FMU Performing Arts Center brings Neil Berg’s “102 Years of Broadway

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:41:48 GMT
    Neil Berg's Broadway review returns to Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning producer, lyricist and composer Neil Berg presents "102 Years
    Neil Berg's Broadway review returns to Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning producer, lyricist and composer Neil Berg presents "102 Years
  • Candidate for Superintendent in Florence One withdraws his candidacy

    Candidate for Superintendent in Florence One withdraws his candidacy

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-03-19 14:23:14 GMT
    Florence One School Board Chair Porter Stewart today announced the withdrawal of Dr. Scott Mercer, Superintendent of Spartanburg 2, from the search process to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools
    Florence One School Board Chair Porter Stewart today announced the withdrawal of Dr. Scott Mercer, Superintendent of Spartanburg 2, from the search process to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools
  • Florence County Coalition will host its Annual Parenting Conference

    Florence County Coalition will host its Annual Parenting Conference

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-03-18 19:16:02 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - The Parenting Issues Task Force of the Florence County Coalition for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services will host its Annual Parenting Conference Wednesday, March 19. The Conference will
    FLORENCE, SC - The Parenting Issues Task Force of the Florence County Coalition for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services will host its Annual Parenting Conference Wednesday, March 19.
  • North Myrtle Beach High wins third Mock Trial state championship

    North Myrtle Beach High wins third Mock Trial state championship

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:12:23 GMT
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - North Myrtle Beach High School's Mock Trial team won the South Carolina Mock Trail State Championship, making this the school's third state title in the last four years. The
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - North Myrtle Beach High School's Mock Trial team won the South Carolina Mock Trail State Championship, making this the school's third state title in the last four years.
  • Florence Christian School Earns Continuing SACS CASI Accreditation

    Florence Christian School Earns Continuing SACS CASI Accreditation

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-03-18 15:55:47 GMT
    Principal Jim Berry recently announced that Florence Christian School earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
    Principal Jim Berry recently announced that Florence Christian School earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
  • Horry County school district makes decision about snow days

    Horry County school district makes decision about snow days

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-03-18 15:42:39 GMT
    The Horry County School Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to forgive all but two instructional days missed during recent winter ice storms. Last week, Governor Nikki Haley signed a resolution
    The Horry County School Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to forgive all but two instructional days missed during recent winter ice storms. Last week, Governor Nikki Haley signed a resolution
  • Hundreds of pieces were on display for annual Art in Business Youth Art Show

    Hundreds of pieces were on display for annual Art in Business Youth Art Show

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:18:18 GMT
    There's a generation of young artist on the rise in the Pee Dee. Hartsville Middle School hosted the Darlington County School district's annual Art in Business Youth Art Show. Artwork from students
    There's a generation of young artist on the rise in the Pee Dee. Hartsville Middle School hosted the Darlington County School district's annual Art in Business Youth Art Show. Artwork from students
  • Pee Dee schools compete in Academic Challenge Tournament

    Pee Dee schools compete in Academic Challenge Tournament

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-03-17 14:53:47 GMT
    First it was the middle schools and on Saturday, Pee Dee area high schools competed in the annual Academic Challenge. News13's Bob Juback moderated this year's AC Tournament. There were 20 teams competing
    First it was the middle schools and on Saturday, Pee Dee area high schools competed in the annual Academic Challenge. News13's Bob Juback moderated this year's AC Tournament. There were 20 teams competing
  • CCU christens the "Coastal Explorer"

    CCU christens the "Coastal Explorer"

    Friday, March 14 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-03-14 21:19:50 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University christened the "Coastal Explorer" Friday in Georgetown. It's a 50-foot aluminum research boat equipped with state-of-the-art sea floor mapping/geophysical survey systems,
    Coastal Carolina University christened the "Coastal Explorer" Friday in Georgetown. It's a 50-foot aluminum research boat equipped with state-of-the-art sea floor mapping/geophysical survey systems,
  • FMU’s Flannagan elected to serve a third term as faculty chair

    FMU’s Flannagan elected to serve a third term as faculty chair

    Friday, March 14 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:06:41 GMT
    Francis Marion University English Professor Dr. Rebecca Flannagan has been re-elected by her peers to serve a third, one-year term as faculty chair. Following others who were elected multiple years as
    Francis Marion University English Professor Dr. Rebecca Flannagan has been re-elected by her peers to serve a third, one-year term as faculty chair. Following others who were elected multiple years as
  • FMU to host award-winning "Vagina Monologues"

    FMU to host award-winning "Vagina Monologues"

    Friday, March 14 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-03-14 19:09:59 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - Students, faculty and staff are taking on Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues at Francis Marion University to promote gender, domestic violence and sexual assault awareness
    FLORENCE, SC - Students, faculty and staff are taking on Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues at Francis Marion University to promote gender, domestic violence and sexual assault awareness
  • Teacher Recruitment Fair in Horry County

    Teacher Recruitment Fair in Horry County

    Friday, March 14 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-03-14 18:08:59 GMT
    Teach at the Beach Horry County Schools Educator Recruitment Fair will be held March 29 at Conway High School located on Church Street. You need to pre-register by March 15. Critical needs area will
    Teach at the Beach Horry County Schools Educator Recruitment Fair will be held March 29 at Conway High School located on Church Street. You need to pre-register by March 15. Critical needs area will
  • Teacher Recruitment Fair in Florence

    Teacher Recruitment Fair in Florence

    Friday, March 14 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-03-14 18:02:48 GMT
    Florence County School District Three will be holding a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm EST. It will be held at The National Bean Market located at the address
    Florence County School District Three will be holding a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm EST. It will be held at The National Bean Market located at the address
  • ‘What is Wrong with Politics?’ discussion to be held at CCU

    ‘What is Wrong with Politics?’ discussion to be held at CCU

    Friday, March 14 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-03-14 14:34:40 GMT
    "What is Wrong with Politics Today?" will be the focus of Coastal Carolina University's next Tea and Ethics series on Wednesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The discussion
    "What is Wrong with Politics Today?" will be the focus of Coastal Carolina University's next Tea and Ethics series on Wednesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The discussion
  • Florence School District One names top superintendent candidates

    Florence School District One names top superintendent candidates

    Friday, March 14 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-03-14 04:14:40 GMT
    Florence School District One Press Release After having the South Carolina School Boards Association conduct a nation-wide search for a school superintendent, the Florence One Board of Trustees released
    Each candidate will attend a meet and greet session to interact with the community.
  • CCU’s Sustainability Initiative names Spring 2014 Eco-Rep leaders

    CCU’s Sustainability Initiative names Spring 2014 Eco-Rep leaders

    Thursday, March 13 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-03-13 14:08:51 GMT
    Four Coastal Carolina University students have been selected as the Spring 2014 Eco-Rep Leaders, a student leadership program sponsored by the Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative. These students,
    Four Coastal Carolina University students have been selected as the Spring 2014 Eco-Rep Leaders, a student leadership program sponsored by the Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative. These students,
  • Film on country and bluegrass to be shown at CCU

    Film on country and bluegrass to be shown at CCU

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-12 18:27:04 GMT
    "High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music" will be shown at Coastal Carolina University on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The documentary film is free and open to the
    "High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music" will be shown at Coastal Carolina University on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The documentary film is free and open to the
  • Governor Haley to visit Coastal Montessori Charter School

    Governor Haley to visit Coastal Montessori Charter School

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-03-12 15:23:29 GMT
    PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC - Governor Nikki Haley will visit Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) on Thursday, March 27, to observe Montessori lessons and hear first-hand from scholars about their experiences
    PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC - Governor Nikki Haley will visit Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) on Thursday, March 27, to observe Montessori lessons and hear first-hand from scholars
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College Instructor gives commencement address

    Florence-Darlington Technical College Instructor gives commencement address

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-03-11 15:02:38 GMT
    Florence-Darlington Technical College Philosophy and Speech Instructor, Ismael (Mario) Perez is set to speak to 154 Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland at commencement ceremonies
    Florence-Darlington Technical College Philosophy and Speech Instructor, Ismael (Mario) Perez is set to speak to 154 Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland at commencement ceremonies
  • Moore School ranked No. 1 for international MBA program

    Moore School ranked No. 1 for international MBA program

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:37:43 GMT
    COLUMBIA, SC - The University of South Carolina's international MBA program (IMBA) regained the top spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools released Tuesday. The program at the
    COLUMBIA, SC - The University of South Carolina's international MBA program (IMBA) regained the top spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools released Tuesday.
  • FMU to host childhood bipolar disorder workshop

    FMU to host childhood bipolar disorder workshop

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:09:02 GMT
    Francis Marion University's Department of Psychology will host "Childhood Bipolar Disorder: How to Correctly Diagnose and Treat" workshop on Friday, March 21 in Ervin Dining Hall's Palmetto Room. Featuring
    Francis Marion University's Department of Psychology will host "Childhood Bipolar Disorder: How to Correctly Diagnose and Treat" workshop on Friday, March 21 in Ervin Dining Hall's Palmetto Room. Featuring
  • FMU to host Brainapalooza

    FMU to host Brainapalooza

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:47:31 GMT
    In observance of Brain Awareness Week (March 10-16), Francis Marion University will host two lectures. The "Brainapalooza: Philosophy of the Mind," lecture followed by neuroscience trivia will be held
    In observance of Brain Awareness Week (March 10-16), Francis Marion University will host two lectures. The "Brainapalooza: Philosophy of the Mind," lecture followed by neuroscience trivia will be held
  • Study Finds SC Needs More College Educated Workers to Fuel Economic Growth

    Study Finds SC Needs More College Educated Workers to Fuel Economic Growth

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:45 PM EST2014-03-08 02:45:45 GMT
    A new study says South Carolina is facing a shortfall of college educated workers to fuel its economic growth. The study, done by two professors from the University of South Carolina, found the state
    A new study says South Carolina is facing a shortfall of college educated workers to fuel its economic growth. The study, done by two professors from the University of South Carolina, found the state
  • Robeson County teacher helps save the life of one of her first grade students

    Robeson County teacher helps save the life of one of her first grade students

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:07 PM EST2014-03-08 02:07:27 GMT
    You might not always recognize them, but heroes are all around us. Some come in the form of teachers. Tracy Hyman is a first grade teacher at Rosenwald Elementary school in Robeson County. Last month
    You might not always recognize them, but heroes are all around us. Some come in the form of teachers. Tracy Hyman is a first grade teacher at Rosenwald Elementary school in Robeson County. Last month
  • Riot Grrrls movement to visit CCU

    Riot Grrrls movement to visit CCU

    Friday, March 7 2014 3:53 PM EST2014-03-07 20:53:16 GMT
    "Riot Grrrls, Zines and Twenty Year of Activism" with Alison Piepmeier will be presented at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. This event
    "Riot Grrrls, Zines and Twenty Year of Activism" with Alison Piepmeier will be presented at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. This event
  • FMU gears up for Arts International, April 12

    FMU gears up for Arts International, April 12

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:54 AM EST2014-03-07 16:54:15 GMT
    Plans are underway for Francis Marion University's Arts International, the annual celebration of the arts, to be held Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. This
    Plans are underway for Francis Marion University's Arts International, the annual celebration of the arts, to be held Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. This
  • Major SAT changes to begin taking effect in 2016

    Major SAT changes to begin taking effect in 2016

    Friday, March 7 2014 7:28 AM EST2014-03-07 12:28:36 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do
  • The incomparable Ricky Skaggs to take stage at FMU Performing Arts Center

    The incomparable Ricky Skaggs to take stage at FMU Performing Arts Center

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:03 PM EST2014-03-06 22:03:41 GMT
    Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs and his famous blue grass band, Kentucky Thunder, will perform at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. for
    Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs and his famous blue grass band, Kentucky Thunder, will perform at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. for
  • Byington named provost at Coastal Carolina University

    Byington named provost at Coastal Carolina University

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:20 PM EST2014-03-06 17:20:25 GMT
    J. Ralph Byington has been named to the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, according to an announcement by CCU President David
    J. Ralph Byington has been named to the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, according to an announcement by CCU President David
  • FMU to hold Ms. FMU pageant, March 13

    FMU to hold Ms. FMU pageant, March 13

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:00 PM EST2014-03-06 17:00:04 GMT
    On Thursday, March 13, eight students will contend for the title of Ms. Francis Marion University. The contest will begin at 6 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium. Admission is free. The event is open to the
    On Thursday, March 13, eight students will contend for the title of Ms. Francis Marion University. The contest will begin at 6 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium. Admission is free. The event is open to the
  • FMU’s Bryngelson has stars in her eyes

    FMU’s Bryngelson has stars in her eyes

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-03-05 21:03:33 GMT
    It was a stroke of luck that put Francis Marion University Professor Dr. Ginger Bryngelson in just the right place, at the just the right time, to watch a 12 million-year-old explosion unfold in the evening
    It was a stroke of luck that put Francis Marion University Professor Dr. Ginger Bryngelson in just the right place, at the just the right time, to watch a 12 million-year-old explosion unfold in the evening
  • Horry County Schools announce dates for school proms and galas

    Horry County Schools announce dates for school proms and galas

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:45 AM EST2014-03-05 15:45:30 GMT
    The following list details the dates and locations for Horry County school proms and galas: Aynor High School, April 12, Club Boca, 7 - 11 p.m. Carolina Forest High School, April 11, the Marina Inn at
    The following list details the dates and locations for Horry County school proms and galas: Aynor High School, April 12, Club Boca, 7 - 11 p.m. Carolina Forest High School, April 11, the Marina Inn at
  • Chicora Rotary holding annual event to celebrate Horry County Schools

    Chicora Rotary holding annual event to celebrate Horry County Schools

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-03-05 15:33:42 GMT
    On April 6, Chicora Rotary of Myrtle Beach will host the second annual Waves of the Future-Rotary's Celebration of Horry County Schools. The event will be held at The Calvin Gilmore Theater at 4 p.m.
    On April 6, Chicora Rotary of Myrtle Beach will host the second annual Waves of the Future-Rotary's Celebration of Horry County Schools. The event will be held at The Calvin Gilmore Theater at 4 p.m.
  • DAR good citizens ceremony to honor local high school students

    DAR good citizens ceremony to honor local high school students

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 PM EST2014-03-04 04:52:11 GMT
    Myrtle Beach, SC –The Theodosia Burr chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be honoring seven local high school students, one from each area high school for their good citizenship
    Myrtle Beach, SC –The Theodosia Burr chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be honoring seven local high school students, one from each area high school for their good citizenship
  • Celebrating Dr. Suess with Read Across America

    Celebrating Dr. Suess with Read Across America

    Monday, March 3 2014 1:54 PM EST2014-03-03 18:54:37 GMT
    Robeson County Schools participated in the Read Across America Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Monday. Volunteers read to children all across the district. Miss North Carolina and Football Pro Vonta Leach
    Robeson County Schools participated in the Read Across America Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Monday. Volunteers read to children all across the district. Miss North Carolina and Football Pro Vonta Leach
  • CCU celebrates women’s history month

    CCU celebrates women’s history month

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:02 AM EST2014-03-03 14:02:53 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is celebrating Women's History Month with a variety of events from March 3 to March 25. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public. The month's events include: *
    Coastal Carolina University is celebrating Women's History Month with a variety of events from March 3 to March 25. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public. The month's events include: *
  • Religion is topic of CCU’s Philosopher’s Corner

    Religion is topic of CCU’s Philosopher’s Corner

    Monday, March 3 2014 8:51 AM EST2014-03-03 13:51:39 GMT
    Robert Audi, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present "Can Religious Faith Be Rational Given the Evils of History?" at Coastal Carolina University on Monday, March 17, at 4:30
    Robert Audi, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present "Can Religious Faith Be Rational Given the Evils of History?" at Coastal Carolina University on Monday, March 17, at 4:30
  • Two Florence school districts violate state law

    Two Florence school districts violate state law

    Friday, February 28 2014 11:45 PM EST2014-03-01 04:45:47 GMT
    South Carolina's education department says some pee dee schools are behind on their homework. The state says two Florence County districts are months late turning in audits. State officials say Florence
    South Carolina's education department says some pee dee schools are behind on their homework. The state says two Florence County districts are months late turning in audits.
  • Darlington County schools announce snow make-up days

    Darlington County schools announce snow make-up days

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-02-28 22:23:03 GMT
    Students in the Darlington County School District (DCSD) will make up three of the five school days missed due to inclement weather. The Darlington County Board of Education voted this week to forgive
    Students in the Darlington County School District (DCSD) will make up three of the five school days missed due to inclement weather. The Darlington County Board of Education voted this week to forgive
  • FMU’s Thrower receives honorary degree in special ceremony

    FMU’s Thrower receives honorary degree in special ceremony

    Friday, February 28 2014 4:59 PM EST2014-02-28 21:59:59 GMT
    An Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree was conferred upon Francis Marion University faculty member Lucy Thrower in a special ceremony held after the quarterly meeting of the board of trustees. The Bennettsville
    An Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree was conferred upon Francis Marion University faculty member Lucy Thrower in a special ceremony held after the quarterly meeting of the board of trustees. The Bennettsville
  • FMU trustees approve physician assistant studies degree program

    FMU trustees approve physician assistant studies degree program

    Friday, February 28 2014 4:48 PM EST2014-02-28 21:48:43 GMT
    FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees voted at its quarterly meeting Friday (Feb. 28) to approve the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program to begin
    FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees voted at its quarterly meeting Friday (Feb. 28) to approve the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program
  • Math contest for S.C. high school students is March 7

    Math contest for S.C. high school students is March 7

    Friday, February 28 2014 4:45 PM EST2014-02-28 21:45:24 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Coastal Carolina University will host the Dr. Subhash C. Saxena Math Contest for High School Students on Friday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of
    CONWAY, SC - Coastal Carolina University will host the Dr. Subhash C. Saxena Math Contest for High School Students on Friday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Book with scenes of rape, torture OK'd by NC school board

    Book with scenes of rape, torture OK'd by NC school board

    Friday, February 28 2014 7:55 AM EST2014-02-28 12:55:14 GMT
    BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Watauga County school officials say teachers can still have their students read the book "The House of Spirits." The county board of education voted 3-2 Thursday night to allow continued
    BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Watauga County school officials say teachers can still have their students read the book "The House of Spirits." The county board of education voted 3-2 Thursday night to allow continued
  • Florence District One schools celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

    Florence District One schools celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:43 PM EST2014-02-28 03:43:47 GMT
    Wallace Gregg Elementary School Choir (Photo: Curtis Graham/WBTW)Wallace Gregg Elementary School Choir (Photo: Curtis Graham/WBTW)
    By WBTW News Staff March is "Music in Our Schools" month and some talented students got an early start in Florence. Students from eight Florence District One schools performed Thursday night at Magnolia
    Florence School District One students sing, dance and play music during a three day event at Magnolia Mall in Florence.
  • Florence County Middle Schools celebrate Black History Month

    Florence County Middle Schools celebrate Black History Month

    Thursday, February 27 2014 9:31 PM EST2014-02-28 02:31:30 GMT
    February is African American History Month, and in recognition, Florence District One will hold three school-wide celebrations with nationally known performing artists as guests on February 28th. The
    February is African American History Month, and in recognition, Florence District One will hold three school-wide celebrations with nationally known performing artists as guests on February 28th. The
  • 8 continuing education students honored with scholarships

    8 continuing education students honored with scholarships

    Thursday, February 27 2014 3:45 PM EST2014-02-27 20:45:01 GMT
    The North Carolina State Employees' Credit Union presented scholarships to eight continuing education students at Robeson Community College on February 17, 2014. Credit Union Vice President Bonnie Canady
    The North Carolina State Employees' Credit Union presented scholarships to eight continuing education students at Robeson Community College on February 17, 2014. Credit Union Vice President Bonnie Canady
  • Florence One Education Association donates books in honor of Dr. Suess

    Florence One Education Association donates books in honor of Dr. Suess

    Thursday, February 27 2014 8:04 AM EST2014-02-27 13:04:41 GMT
    Members of the Florence One Chapter of the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) received a grant from the SCEA for early literacy and used the funds to provide books for over 135 children in pre-school
    Members of the Florence One Chapter of the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) received a grant from the SCEA for early literacy and used the funds to provide books for over 135 children in pre-school
  • Get ready: SC 'Walk to School Day' is coming on March 5

    Get ready: SC 'Walk to School Day' is coming on March 5

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-02-26 22:01:55 GMT
    The Third Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) is a week from now -- on Wednesday, March 5. Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School
    The Third Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) is a week from now -- on Wednesday, March 5. Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College holds Saturday registration for second eight-week Spring Term

    Florence-Darlington Technical College holds Saturday registration for second eight-week Spring Term

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 3:46 PM EST2014-02-26 20:46:13 GMT
    (News Release) Following up on the success of the college's first ever Saturday registration in January, Florence-Darlington Technical College will once again open its doors on a weekend to new and prospective
    Following up on the success of the college's first ever Saturday registration in January, Florence-Darlington Technical College will once again open its doors on a weekend to new and prospective students on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
  • Make-up days decided and accreditation discussed at Darlington School Board meeting

    Make-up days decided and accreditation discussed at Darlington School Board meeting

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 1:52 PM EST2014-02-26 18:52:28 GMT
    Darlington County School Board met Wednesday to discuss accreditation as well as make-up days. The AdvancEd team is the group that provides accreditation for the school district. On Wednesday, it was
    Darlington County School Board met Wednesday to discuss accreditation as well as make-up days. The AdvancEd team is the group that provides accreditation for the school district. On Wednesday, it was
  • PDMSTA accepting applications for 2014-2015

    PDMSTA in Bishopville accepting applications for 2014-2015

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-02-26 16:14:06 GMT
    BISHOPVILLE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) -Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy announces its first open enrollment for residents in the Greater Pee Dee region. An open enrollment is an opportunity to request
    BISHOPVILLE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) -Pee Dee Math, Science & Technology Academy announces its first open enrollment for residents in the Greater Pee Dee region.
  • Kohl's Cares Scholarship program nomination period ends March 14

    Kohl's Cares Scholarship program nomination period ends March 14

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 9:07 AM EST2014-02-26 14:07:54 GMT
    Only two weeks remain to nominate young volunteers for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Kids ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities can be awarded scholarships and prizes,
    Only two weeks remain to nominate young volunteers for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Kids ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities can be awarded scholarships and prizes,
  • CCU hosts after-school ethics and leadership academy

    CCU hosts after-school ethics and leadership academy

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 4:28 PM EST2014-02-25 21:28:35 GMT
    CONWAY, SC - An after-school program is being hosted by the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at Coastal Carolina University for middle-school students to learn about ethics and leadership. The
    CONWAY, SC - An after-school program is being hosted by the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at Coastal Carolina University for middle-school students to learn about ethics and leadership. 
  • Maura Kenny's ‘Out of Hobcaw' art exhibit at CCU

    Maura Kenny's ‘Out of Hobcaw' art exhibit at CCU

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 2:27 PM EST2014-02-25 19:27:23 GMT
    CONWAY, SC - "Out of Hobcaw," a selection of mixed-media painting detailing the local history of Hobcaw Barony, will be on exhibition at Coastal Carolina University's Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery from
    CONWAY, SC - "Out of Hobcaw," a selection of mixed-media painting detailing the local history of Hobcaw Barony, will be on exhibition at Coastal Carolina University's Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery
  • Marion Medallion Award to be presented to three Pee Dee residents

    Marion Medallion Award to be presented to three Pee Dee residents

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:50 AM EST2014-02-25 15:50:43 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - Francis Marion University will present the Marion Medallion Award to three Pee Dee area residents. The presentation takes place Thursday, February 27. In 2009, a report released by FMU
    FLORENCE, SC - Francis Marion University will present the Marion Medallion Award to three Pee Dee area residents.
  • SC cheerleading coach helped students cheat on test, police say

    SC cheerleading coach helped students cheat on test, police say

    Monday, February 24 2014 9:03 PM EST2014-02-25 02:03:39 GMT
    A South Carolina high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly helping students cheat.According to the warrant, 33-year-old Rachel Tisdale is being accused of violating mandatory test security
    A South Carolina high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly helping students cheat.According to the warrant, 33-year-old Rachel Tisdale is being accused of violating mandatory test security
  • 6 new principals for Horry County elementary schools

    6 new principals for Horry County elementary schools

    Monday, February 24 2014 8:56 PM EST2014-02-25 01:56:42 GMT
    Six new elementary principals for the 2014-15 school year were approved by the Horry County Board of Education Monday night. Four of those selected are currently assistant principals in the District; two
    Six new elementary principals for the 2014-15 school year were approved by the Horry County Board of Education Monday night. Four of those selected are currently assistant principals in the District; two
  • WIPL announces Epperson as new speaker for conference

    WIPL announces Epperson as new speaker for conference

    Monday, February 24 2014 3:56 PM EST2014-02-24 20:56:58 GMT
    CONWAY, SC - CNBC's Sharon Epperson will speak at the fourth Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women to be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
    CONWAY, SC - CNBC's Sharon Epperson will speak at the fourth Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women to be held Thursday, Feb. 27,
  • EXTRA CREDIT: February’s Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    EXTRA CREDIT: February’s Pee Dee Education Center Teachers of the Year

    Monday, February 24 2014 9:17 AM EST2014-02-24 14:17:33 GMT
    DILLON AND WILLIAMSBURY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW)- District leaders recognized dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee this school year for their achievement inside and outside the classroom. Someone in their
    DILLON AND WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW)- District leaders recognized dozens of teachers across the Pee Dee this school year for their achievement inside and outside the classroom. Someone in their
  • "Emagine" tour stops in Florence to encourage students about engineering as career

    "Emagine" tour stops in Florence to encourage students about engineering as career

    Saturday, February 22 2014 10:53 PM EST2014-02-23 03:53:47 GMT
    Kids in the Pee Dee received hands on experience in one of the fastest growing fields in the state. The Emagine tour stopped by the SIMT building at Florence-Darlington Technical College to urge middle
    Kids in the Pee Dee received hands on experience in one of the fastest growing fields in the state. The Emagine tour stopped by the SIMT building at Florence-Darlington Technical College to urge middle
  • CCU's Trinka to perform Appalachian Ballads

    CCU's Trinka to perform Appalachian Ballads

    Friday, February 21 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-02-21 21:50:19 GMT
    CONWAY, SC Folk artist Jill Trinka will perform "Sing Me a Story: Ballads and Songs from Appalachia and Beyond" at Coastal Carolina University in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities
    CONWAY, SC Folk artist Jill Trinka will perform "Sing Me a Story: Ballads and Songs from Appalachia and Beyond" at Coastal Carolina University in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities
  • Finalists named for HCS Teacher of the Year

    Finalists named for HCS Teacher of the Year

    Friday, February 21 2014 4:26 PM EST2014-02-21 21:26:38 GMT
    CONWAY, SC - The list of teachers still in the running for Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year has been shorted from 10 semi-finalists to five finalists. They are: Pam Jackson, a math teacher at
    CONWAY, SC - The list of teachers still in the running for Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year has been shorted from 10 semi-finalists to five finalists.
  • Women's Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women

    Women's Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women

    Friday, February 21 2014 2:18 PM EST2014-02-21 19:18:19 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The fourth annual Women's Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Pre-conference
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The fourth annual Women's Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.
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