Green Sea Floyds High football team, holding back-to-back state titles, is facing a new challenge this year: the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
For a Horry County Schools elementary school teacher, the return to brick-and-mortar instruction has been more about babysitting than education, while fellow employees also are loose with standard COVID-19 protocols.
Coastal Carolina University hosted its first home game of the season with new guidelines put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
With the university’s first home football game just hours away and nearly 5,000 fans expected, Coastal Carolina announced 79 new positive COVID-19 cases on campus Friday morning, while also reporting three new employee cases.
Fall is coming. Health officials and professionals have warned they are preparing for what they say could be a tough battle of two bad respiratory viruses next fall and winter amid the coronavirus pandemic.
For thousands across the Grand Strand, the past seven days have involved a rollercoaster of emotions.
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.
Horry County Schools plans to reopen enrollment for students in its virtual program to move back into the brick-and-mortar schools.
One dozen public and private schools across Horry and Georgetown counties reported positive cases of the coronavirus as of Monday, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Coronavirus cases across Horry and Georgetown counties grew by more than 200 in the last week, according to data from state health officials.
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.
Two large medical companies in the Myrtle Beach region announced two separate hospital projects Tuesday to bring nearly 400 new jobs to the area and more than $177 million in new construction.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported no coronavirus-related deaths in Georgetown and Horry counties on Tuesday, after reporting one new death in both counties on Labor Day.
Many HCS Virtual students remained without access to their schedules, much less login information to access the virtual classrooms that were to act as a safe haven for those students looking to limit their exposure to COVID-19
As students returned to brick-and-mortar instruction on Tuesday, families and faculty adjust to a new normal, which includes now walking Kindergartners to their classroom, nor carefree car-rider lines. There is a structure in place, all thanks to COVID-19.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported one additional coronavirus-related death from an elderly patient in Horry County.
No coronavirus-related deaths were announced on Wednesday in Horry and Georgetown counties, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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.
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.
Horry County had one additional coronavirus death from an elderly resident on Monday, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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.
A young adult from Horry County died on Friday due to the coronavirus, according to the latest update from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
For the first time in eight days, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in Horry County on Saturday.
DHEC's new report brings Horry's total number of coronavirus cases to 9,156. There are 168 coronvirus-related deaths in the county. Georgetown County added seven new coronavirus cases, increasing the county total to 1,654 since the start of the pandemic, according to DHEC.
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.
For the third consecutive day, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported no coronavirus deaths in Georgetown and Horry counties.
Nicole Stowers of Pittsburgh was enjoying a waist-deep splash in the Atlantic Ocean when a shark emerged from the surf along the Myrtle Beach coast to bite her arm.
No COVID-19 deaths were announced on Monday in Georgetown and Horry counties for the second consecutive day, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced no coronavirus-related deaths in Georgetown and Horry counties on Sunday.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced four additional coronavirus-related deaths in Georgetown County, two on Friday and two on Saturday.
CONWAY — While various reports of a potential COVID-19 outbreak at Coastal Carolina University circulated online early Friday, university officials are telling a different story.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported three new COVID-19 deaths in Horry County on Thursday. The county also added 39 new cases, bringing the total to 8,995 with 166 deaths.
Georgetown County reported three new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, after gaining two deaths in more than 48 hours, according to the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control.
Myrtle Beach area nursing homes have to decided who is essential enough to enter a community. They hope to let families visit soon.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported two confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Horry County on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Cases of the coronavirus and virus-related deaths declined in Horry County this week, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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.
Horry County added one additional coronavirus-related death on Saturday, just 24 hours removed from reporting none on Friday, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The festival is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on ticket sales for its annual budget. For those who purchased tickets for this year's event, those tickets will be good for 2021.
Horry and Georgetown Counties report additional deaths as the coronavirus continues to threaten lives in the area.
Trinity United Methodist Church outside downtown Conway flooded in 2018, requiring extensive renovations. Then in 2020 the coronavirus infected several members. The church’s new pastor hopes to celebrate all Trinity has survived soon.
DHEC confirmed five new deaths in Georgetown County, escalating their virus mortality rate to 24. Four of the deaths were elderly patients and one was a middle-aged patient. The county also reported 11 new cases increasing the county's total to 1,490.
A J. Reuben Long Detention Center detainee claims Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson and jail administrators are refusing to provide him with face masks and will not allow him to wear his personal mask, according to a lawsuit filed in Horry County.