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More than 3,000 Horry County Schools in the full-time HCS Virtual program have requested to transfer back into brick-and-mortar instruction — an option the district reopened for five days last week. There are 266 students who have also requested to transfer from brick-and-mortar instruction to HCS Virtual.

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Nearly half of Horry County Schools’ high schools have positive COVID-19 cases after the second week of hybrid learning — among other schools — the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Friday.

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There are a few things that a couple local seafood experts can agree on: flounder and shrimp prices are not expected to rise too high in the fall and winter, and those who love crab legs can expect to pay extremely high prices this fall and winter.

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A week ahead of welcoming 5,000 fans to Brooks Stadium for its football home opener, Coastal Carolina University is reporting 57 new positive COVID-19 cases among students since Sept. 3 — a significant 7-day jump according to the school's website dedicated to the coronavirus.

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Parents going through a divorce, students losing a loved one, or maybe even something as simple as an argument with a friend — these are the traumas that students face on a daily basis, many needing to turn to a mentor or counselor to get them through the tough times.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported three new coronavirus-related deaths from elderly patients in Horry County on Tuesday, and COVID-19 cases in Georgetown County increased by eight.

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Horry County Schools will begin its academic year with the hybrid option, meaning students will go in-person twice a week, based on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s latest disease activity report, HCS Board Chairman Ken Richardson confirmed on Monday afternoon.

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No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported in Horry County for four days in a row as cases grew by 20 on Wednesday, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

After three days, Georgetown County added one new coronavirus death, according to DHEC.

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Colleges and public K-12 schools across Horry and Georgetown counties are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to install personal protective equipment on campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic as students are set to begin a new academic year in the coming weeks.

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City officials announced Monday that the residential garbage route will not be picked until Thursday. They are working with a temporal contractor, GFL Environmental, in garage and yard debris assistance throughout the week.

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It is estimated that more than 3,000 people flocked to the speedway for its final race, violating Gov. Henry McMaster’s orders on large gatherings amid COVID-19 concerns.

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