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S.C. Department of Education released its 2020-21 state report Sept. 1 giving educators an idea of how Horry County students were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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If Georgetown is chosen for a grant in October, the outdoor market could be ready as soon as next spring.
Coastal Carolina University choose to extend its mask mandate until further notice after a special board meeting Sept. 17.
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Almost 90 percent of Horry County’s students are physically in class due to a change in quarantine restrictions Sept. 7.
If summer tourism numbers released recently by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are any indication, vacationers visited the Grand Strand at a record pace on Labor Day Weekend, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
In the shadow of a fortified Capitol, a few hundred demonstrators turned up Saturday for a rally to support those charged in January's riot, but were vastly outnumbered by the media and a heavy police presence. Read more
"The strike was a tragic mistake," Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference. Read more
Haitians crossed the Rio Grande freely and in a steady stream, going back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico through knee-deep water with some parents carrying small children on their shoulders. Unable to buy supplies in the U.S., they returned briefly to Mexico for food and cardboard to settle, temporarily at least, under or near the bridge in Del Rio, a city of 35,000 that has been severely strained by migrant flows in recent months. Read more
Democrats in the House are plowing forward despite the uncertainty. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland sent a letter Friday to colleagues saying the chamber would move to suspend the debt limit, instead of raising it. He did not specify whether the action would be tied to a resolution to keep the government operating after the fiscal year ends this month. Read more