The controversial proposed Conway Medical Center hospital in Carolina Forest will make its way back to Horry County Council for its second reading June 15.
The Post and Courier Myrtle Beach talked with several experts about hurricanes and how to best prepare for them.
Homes throughout Horry County could be built up to three feet to prevent flood damage. The proposed ordinance will make its way to county council next.
Coastal Carolina University, Clemson University and College of Charleston have this week announced changes to their mask mandates, though with some concessions.
GEORGETOWN — One in six Georgetown County School District students had filled out the Department of Health and Environmental Control's mask opt-out form as of May 18, and those forms are still open for parents to fill out, said the district's safety and risk management Alan Walters.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week saw high attendance, though a man on a motor cycle died in a collision on U.S. Business 17, the home road to many of the week's favorite bars.
Horry and Georgetown Counties respond to Gov. Henry McMaster's order to end local mask mandates and allow parents to opt their students out of school mask mandates.
With Harley Week going on through May 16 and Memorial Day happening right after, local officials from both Horry and Georgetown counties are preparing for an influx of people and traffic.
Carolina Forest residents brought up issues regarding traffic, light and noise pollution and fire gates for a proposed 50-bed Conway Medical Center hospital off of International Drive during a community meeting on May 11.
Georgetown schools will continue to require students wear masks for the remainder of the school year, yet is planning now for whether or not they will be necessary for next school year.
The public input portion of Horry County Council meetings will be allowed for the first time in over a year beginning May 4.
Thousands of bikers, welcomed or not, will rumble their way to Grand Strand communities through most of May as Horry County comes to grips with tradition-rich riders yearning for outdoor entertainment.
While a flier posted on an official Carolina Forest High School Facebook page indicates that virtual students could be penalized for not taking end-of-course exams on school grounds, the Horry County Schools District Office says that isn’t entirely accurate after questioning from The Post and Courier Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach’s mask mandate which require masks in government buildings will extend through May 30, masks are recommended elsewhere.
County government officials were told at an April 13 infrastructure and regulation meeting that there might be high levels of E. coli in the retention ponds of the landfill. By April 19, the county proved the allegations were not true.
Myrtle Beach's mask mandate will extend through April 30, but no longer requires masks to be worn anywhere other than government and city buildings.
CMC Carolina Forest is one step closer to fruition after Conway Medical Center announced on March 30 that it has received approval to move 50 hospital beds from their Conway headquarters to a proposed Carolina Forest facility.
Just as spring breakers begin making their way to South Carolina, a QuoteWizard report shows the state is the second riskiest one to visit. The state leaped from 17th riskiest in December to 2nd riskiest in March using the same metrics, which means, "COVID-19-related factors made all the difference," said Nick VinZant, senior research analyst and insurance expert with QuoteWizard.
As Tidelands Health memorialized a year of COVID-19, a sea of luminaries brought forth both emotion and hope — a rare combination, but a needed one.
As Horry County Schools transitions to full-time, face-to-face instruction for all schools by the end of the month, thousands of its virtual students will no longer be eligible to receive hot meals, the district announced March 15.
The COVID-19 vaccinations for Horry County Schools began on March 12 at Conway Medical Center, a facility still coming to grips with a lack of supply due to receiving less than 50 percent of its weekly requests since the beginning on February.
As McLeod Health Seacoast announces that it will open a new COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Myrtle Beach Mall, both Tidelands Health and Conway Medical Center were deluged with appointment requests on March 8 as Phase 1B officially opened up.
Days after announcing that high school graduations would occur at the end of the current school year, Horry County Schools Superintendent Rick Maxey said on March 8 that junior and senior proms would be allowed to be organized by individual schools.
Some 5,400 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were doled out at the largest single-day vaccination event in South Carolina to date, with emotions running high — but in a positive direction.
Tidelands Health would be the third medical organization to announce intentions to develop in Carolina Forest over the past year, joining Conway Medical Center and McLeod Health.
As McLeod Health vaccinates 5,000 people over the next 48 hours, the news of South Carolina allowing those in Phase 1B to get the COVID-19 vaccine was met with both joy and fear, particularly for Conway Medical Center, which would like to start vaccinating HCS teachers on March 12.
For the second consecutive year, the Town of Atlantic Beach has canceled its annual Bikefest, usually held over Memorial Day weekend.
While Tidelands Health is celebrating a record-breaking allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine for the coming days, Conway Medical Center will receive 80 percent less than its counterparts. Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina is opening itself up for on-campus events with a change in its operating plan.
A student at Myrtle Beach Elementary School was recently held in a storage closet with the door cracked after they went to the school nurse’s office with COVID-19-like symptoms, according to a pair of emails obtained by the Post and Courier Myrtle Beach.
A decision to withhold COVID-19 vaccine doses from Horry County Fire Rescue represents the first time South Carolina has punished a vaccine provider for not following eligibility rules.
McLeod Health announced on Feb. 23 that it will be holding a mass COVID-19 vaccination event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on March 2-3 that will make 5,000 does available to those that meet the Phase 1A criteria.
The Horry County Schools Board of Education indicated on Feb. 22 that its open spot on the board will be determined by appointment and not a special election.
Horry County Schools has announced a partnership with Conway Medical Center to administer COVID-19 vaccine doses once available.
An Horry County Schools kindergarten teacher and a frustrated parent were outspoken during public comment at the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 22, with both making pleas to the board to rid classrooms of plexiglass.
Thousands are awaiting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while others worry that their second dose won't be available. Their worries aren't far-fetched, as both Conway Medical Center and Tidelands Health continue to get only a fraction of the weekly vaccine requests they make.
As full-time, face-to-face instruction returns to Horry County middle and high schools in the coming weeks, Jenny Leckey, a high school teacher and former HCS Teacher of the Year, is providing the Post and Courier an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at life as a teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Horry County Government has received an official inquiry from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control after a note promising the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all employees was made public by Johnny Vaught, the District 8 representative on Horry County Council.
In a conversation with the Post and Courier, Georgetown County School District Superintendent Keith Price said he would support a proposal to the school board for middle and high school students to shift to Hybrid+ learning, so long as the schools are able to have five key health mitigation strategies in place.
"But Tidelands Health — like other health systems across our region and nation — is not receiving enough vaccine supply to meet demand," says Bruce Bailey, Tidelands Health's CEO.
Amid 'frustrated' teachers and upset parents over the return of full-time, in-person instruction, The Post and Courier Myrtle Beach has exclusively obtained a petition that will debut on Feb. 4, with Horry County Schools teachers calling for the immediate end to plexiglass installation on middle and high school campuses due to concerns over who is doing the work.
Susan Chandler King, or "Mrs. King" to thousands, made her mark with her 24-year run as a science teacher at St. James Middle School, teaching to the day before she passed on.
Tidelands Health has now administered more than 10,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, but its pace moving forward will have to do with supply, not the demand.
John Poston, the District 8 representative and vice chairman of the Horry County Schools Board of Education, has died after a battle with COVID-19 in recent weeks.
Myrtle Beach resident and business owner Nancy Poole focuses on making a difference through her work at Strand College of Hair Design.
Horry County Schools announced on Monday night that as of Feb. 8, elementary school students will return to brick-and-mortar education full-time.
Horry County Schools teachers have taken exception to Helen Smith, the District 6 representative, after she seemed to minimize the challenges that have come with being an HCS Virtual teacher — a role thrust upon many due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coastal Carolina University announced on Friday that its new president, Michael Benson, has tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the university reported the most new weekly cases since September.