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  S.C. ‘pulse survey’ results show over 80% of respondents plan to take COVID-19 vaccine

North Myrtle Beach to hold final public meeting on city’s hazard mitigation plan

Colleges plan ‘Virtual Fair’

Need a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Several DHEC clinics offered in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

White House report lists Horry County, Myrtle Beach area in ‘high transmission level’ for COVID-19

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  MUSC Health hosting mass COVID-19 vaccination event Wednesday at Florence Center

  Tidelands Health plans mass vaccine event as eligibility in S.C. expands to those 16 and up

  Sheriff’s office offers $10,000 reward for information in deadly Robeson County road rage shooting

  HTC to offer help to households struggling to pay for internet service during pandemic

  GSHS raising money to pay for dog’s medical care after it was shot in face

First tenants approved for Charlie’s Place Business Incubator Program

  Donations being accepted to aid Horry County officer injured in vehicle crash

Donations are being accepted to help a Horry County police officer who was seriously injured in an on-duty crash earlier this month.

Tidelands Health offering after-hours vaccine appointments as eligibility expands

Tidelands Health is making it easier for those who can’t take time off work but want to get the vaccine.

  What is Delta 8? The legal hemp product giving people a ‘light high’ in SC

Delta 8 promises to help one relax, improve appetite and alleviate nausea, but can also mimic to a lessor degree the psychotropic effects of marijuana.

LIST: Easter activities happening across Grand Strand, Pee Dee

A number of Easter activities are taking place over the next two weekends.

  Tidelands Health offers COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday in Georgetown

  LIST: Closings, cancellations, postponements announced due to severe weather threat

  LIST: Grand Strand, Pee Dee schools move to virtual, dismiss early Thursday due to severe weather threat

HCS eliminates daily curbside pick-up meals; will provide meal kits for virtual students

‘Get My Payment’ tool to track stimulus checks now live on IRS website

  Myrtle Beach veterans clinic lowers vaccination age to 50

  Target partners with CVS to bring vaccine to over 600 stores nationwide

Target and CVS Pharmacy are partnering to help expand the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across the country.

SC adds 600K new properties to unclaimed property website

The South Carolina Treasurer’s Office said Tuesday more than 600,000 new properties were reported to the state’s Unclaimed Property Program.

Florence One Schools to move to full-time face-to-face learning in April

Another school district has announced that students will be back in the classroom five days a week.

  Three Francis Marion University baseball players arrested, charged with hazing

Three members of Francis Marion University’s baseball team have been charged with hazing following an investigation, authorities said.

UNC Health Southeastern releases list of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities

UNC Health Southeastern announced multiple opportunities for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine this week in Robeson County.

Mullins Police Department narrow down names for newest K-9 officer, asks for community’s help

The Mullins Police Department is getting closer to naming its newest officer.

HCS announces dates for 2021 high school graduation ceremonies, senior celebrations

Graduation ceremonies for high schools will be held as early as June 15, according to the district.

DHEC provides list of independent S.C. pharmacies set to receive J&J vaccine

Over 100 independent pharmacies in South Carolina will soon receive the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Those with underlying health conditions are asked to fill out a form to verify eligibility.

  LIST: COVID-19 vaccine phases, who falls under each phase, timeline

On Tuesday, the governor and DHEC's director released new information on South Carolina's phased vaccine distribution process.

  United Way of Horry County seeks donations to fill 1,000 bags for senior bag program

A Horry County nonprofit wants to make sure that homebound seniors are not forgotten.

  Horry County police establish access control points for flooded neighborhoods

Horry County police have established access control points in some neighborhoods due to rising floodwaters.

‘Proud of the partnership’: McMaster applauds vaccine event put on by McLeod, Darlington Raceway

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is recognizing the mass vaccination event that will happen next week at the “Track Too Tough To Tame.”

  COVID-19 vaccine available for veterans at Myrtle Beach VA clinic

A Myrtle Beach VA clinic will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans.

  Opry live stream to raise money to support people suffering from storms, pandemic

Country artists Chris Janson, Travis Tritt and Hailey Whitters will perform during the live broadcast, hosted by Bobby Bones.

American Red Cross asking for blood donations after severe winter weather

The American Red Cross is encouraging healthy people to donate blood after hundreds of blood drives across the country were canceled due to winter weather.

More than 60 companies, agencies to take part in virtual hiring event

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, American Job Center and SC Works Veterans Services are coming together to host a statewide, virtual hiring event.

AARP SC holding COVID-19 Vaccine town hall with McMaster, health leaders

AARP SC is hosting a live, telephone town hall-style event with Gov. Henry McMaster, DHEC Director Dr. Edward Simmer and DHEC Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell.

Marlboro County officials working with partners to host more COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The Marlboro County government announced Thursday a set of vaccine clinics happening next week.

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to host virtual business webinar

Registration is now open for a virtual business webinar hosted by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

McLeod Health hosting more COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Grand Strand, Pee Dee this week

The events come days after the hospital hosted Horry County's first mass vaccine clinic on Saturday.

  Police widow working to raise money for fallen officers’ memorial

The widow of fallen Florence Police Sergeant Terrence Carraway is working to secure the second half of the funding needed to build a memorial in honor of those killed in the line of duty.

Pee Dee organization hosting ‘Black History Series’ webinar on Tuesday

A Pee Dee organization will be holding its first-ever virtual webinar for their “Black History Series.”

  Grand Strand, Pee Dee school districts outline COVID-19 vaccination plans for employees

It comes after Gov. Henry McMaster called on districts to submit their plans to the state.

Horry County Sheriff’s Office announces partnership, app to virtually protect families from sex offenders

The agency said it is now partnering with OffenderWatch, which touts itself as the nation’s leading sex offender registry partner.

  Two candidates, including Horry County School Board chairman, announce candidacies for District 7 seat

The chairman of the Horry County School Board is officially throwing his hat into the ring for a U.S. Congress seat.

Coast RTA expands service in Georgetown County, launches survey for public’s input

Coast RTA is asking for the public’s input after announcing they are expanding service in Georgetown County.

  ICYMI: South African COVID-19 variant found in S.C.; doctors discuss effectiveness of double-masking; J&J vaccine shows promising results

There were a number of developments in the fight against COVID-19 this week.

Officials warn South Carolinians about possible COVID-19 vaccine-related scams

State leaders are urging people to be aware of scammers who are taking advantage of those who are eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

DHEC unveils ‘pulse survey’ on COVID-19 vaccination in S.C.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control has unveiled a “pulse survey” measuring South Carolinians’ willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Make Your 2021 Football Season Ticket Deposit Today

Starting Monday, Jan. 25, the Chanticleer Athletics Ticket Office will be accepting deposits for 2021 football season tickets.

S.C. state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can’t travel in person.

Donations being accepted for family of fallen Horry County police officer

An online fundraiser has been established to assist the family of fallen Horry County Police LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore.”

  Former Myrtle Beach mayor John Rhodes dies after battle with COVID-19

He was elected as mayor of Myrtle Beach in 2005 and held the position for 12 years.

Organization, City of Myrtle Beach holding events to celebrate Grand Strand Freedom Week

The City of Myrtle Beach is partnering with a local organization next week in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

APPOINTMENT RESOURCE: How to contact Grand Strand, Pee Dee locations for vaccine appointments

Those in South Carolina aged 70 or older can now begin making appointments to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine appointment map for 70 and older goes live on DHEC’s website

The Department of Health and Environmental Control launched its interactive map to help people find which healthcare providers are booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Nonprofit raising money to help fallen Marion County deputy’s family

All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly go toward his family, according to the organization.

Tidelands Health hiring additional staff for COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Tidelands Health is creating temporary staff positions to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the public.

  Public visitation for Sgt. Gordon Best happening Thursday

A public visitation for Sgt. Gordon Best is happening Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alabama Theatre.

Upcoming COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Pee Dee

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is sponsoring several upcoming COVID-19 testing events in the Pee Dee.

  Survey gathering public’s input on Horry County beaches

The survey asks what is most important to you when visiting the beach.

City announces escort route for fallen North Myrtle Beach officer; funeral won’t be open to the public

The city of North Myrtle Beach has announced the escort route for an officer killed in the line of duty.

  ‘You can truly be that life saver’: January is National Blood Donor Month

The month of January kicks off National Blood Donor Month.

LIST: COVID-19 vaccine distribution phases, who receives vaccine in each phase

DHEC provided new information Thursday on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution phases and who falls under each phase.

Chocolate Walk returning to Conway in 2021

2021 will get off to a very sweet start in downtown Conway.

Meal pick-up available for Grand Strand, Pee Dee students in fully virtual learning

While area students will be learning fully virtually, parents will still be able to pick up meals for their children.

LIST: Grand Strand, Pee Dee school districts move to virtual learning following holidays

Several school districts in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee have made the decision to move students to virtual/eLearning after the holiday break.

Law enforcement community reacts to death of North Myrtle Beach officer

Several law enforcement departments offered their condolences to the North Myrtle Beach community after an officer was killed in a crash early Friday morning,

S.C. schools saw increase in teacher vacancies for current school year, report shows

A recent report shows that South Carolina schools started the year with 26% more vacancies compared to last year.

Nearly 700 S.C. nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 to receive money through S.C. CARES Act

Hundreds of nonprofits in South Carolina who have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic will be getting some extra money soon.

10 candidates file for North Myrtle Beach special election

The candidates are looking to fill the city’s open at-large seat

NAACP files motion to prevent Myrtle Beach from implementing traffic loop after verdict

The NAACP has filed a motion asking a court to amend its decision on the organization’s lawsuit against the city of Myrtle Beach to prevent the use of a 23-mile traffic loop for future events.

Survey asks what you like and dislike about Horry County’s beaches

The Horry County Planning and Zoning Department is asking for your help regarding the beaches.

  The Market Common scales back New Year’s Eve celebration; tickets support businesses

Instead of 10,000 people, officials at The Market Common said only 1,000 people will be allowed at the event.

Rice votes against $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus check; Graham in favor of increase

Some South Carolina leaders made a big decision Monday night on if Americans should see more stimulus money in their bank accounts.

COVID-19 testing opportunities available in the Pee Dee, Grand Strand

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting several COVID-19 testing events in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand ahead of New Year’s Eve festivities.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Officials announced Monday drive-thru COVID-19 testing will return to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.