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WBTW|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: February 7, 2022
Coastal economies and properties are already at risk due to rising sea levels — with 60 miles of coastline along the Grand Strand that are already seeing impacts.
WPDE|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 28, 2022
When the waters rise, there is often the classic culprit many outside of the research field point to; climate change. However, is there more to it when it comes to our local water levels? That's the focus of a new research endeavor over at the Coastal Carolina University Marine Science Center.
Coastal Observer|Pawleys Island, SC|United States
Published: December 9, 2021
More data is needed to assess the threats to Murrells Inlet, and more cooperation among residents is needed to help mitigate those threats, according to a study by students at Coastal Carolina University.
Grand Strand Magazine|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: December 1, 2021
A Day in the Life of Dr. Dan Abel, CCU’s Shark Whisperer.
Published: October 7, 2021
While attending college at Coastal Carolina University, Brandon Brown ran a partial NASCAR schedule. Once the Virginia native earned a marketing degree in the fall of 2018, he went full-time racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. On Oct. 2, he won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega.
MyHorryNews|Conway, South Carolina|United States
Published: September 29, 2021
Almost a dozen different species of sharks have been caught in Winyah Bay this year.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|United States
Published: June 24, 2021
Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is on the lookout for more international students. CCU teamed up with the University of South Carolina as well as the College of Charleston to form a new consortium of institutions called Study South Carolina. The organization is also backed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Association of International Educators.
Published: June 14, 2021
Sourav Batabyal, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, was featured as an expert on Zippia’s latest report on the job market for recent college graduates.
WPDE|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|United States
Published: June 3, 2021
CCU class within the school's honors interdisciplinary studies program centered around how women were impacted by flooding specifically in the Rosewood community.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|United States
Published: March 25, 2021
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Coastal Carolina University wants incoming freshman to have that college experience, starting with campus tours.
Grand Strand Magazine|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|United States
Published: January 26, 2021
A broadly accepted theory of evolution tells us life as we know it evolved from the sea millions of years ago.
Montreal Gazette|Montreal, Quebec|Canada
Published: November 4, 2020
A litttle-known college in South Carolina is starting to get NCAA football recognition and a player from Lachine is one of the team’s driving defensive forces. Enock Makonzo, a redshirt junior, has 36 tackles — 25 solo — through six games for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, along with six tackles for losses and two quarterback sacks. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder is a hybrid linebacker and safety.
Published: November 3, 2020
There has been plenty of heart-filled pride in Conway, S.C., during this 2020 college football season. Following a 51-0 thumping of Georgia State in Atlanta last Saturday, the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers, in only their third season as a full-fledged Football Bowl Subdivision program, improved to 6-0 and rose to No. 15/16 in the polls.
Published: October 29, 2020
It was Tuesday, July 30, 2002, when Coastal Carolina University dignitaries - the chancellor, the athletic director, the football coach, a couple of trustees - gathered beneath a pop-up tent in the sweltering Grand Strand, South Carolina, sun. They smiled from beneath their hard hats, stuck their ceremonial shovels into the sandy soil of Conway, South Carolina, and broke the ground that would become the foundation for their new football stadium.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, SC
Published: October 19, 2020
Meghan Miller, a 2008 CCU graduate, has been promoted to co-anchor of News 13 at 5 and News 13 at 6.
Published: July 28, 2020
Sourav Batabyal, Ph.D., an assistant professor of economics in CCU's Wall College of Business Administration, is featured in a Q&A about fair-credit credit cards.|Conway, SC
Published: July 20, 2020
Since the start of July, Tom Mullikin, a research professor at Coastal Carolina University and the commissioner of the South Carolina Floodwater Commission, and a handful of others, have been hiking, kayaking and sightseeing across the state of South Carolina in an effort to raise awareness of Floodwater Prevention and Resiliency across South Carolina and engage leaders and citizens in protection and enjoyment of South Carolina’s natural resources.
Published: July 16, 2020
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) and FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University’s Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, are developing a warning system for more accurate and timely detection and forecasting of inland and coastal floods, under a variety of precipitation regimes. The technology will enable local and state governments to more effectively plan and respond to tropical storms.|Conway, South Carolina|United States
Published: July 14, 2020
If you could use a break from your day-to-day COVID-19 routine that offers a beat and a groove, tune in to Coastal Carolina University’s Cultural Arts Facebook page. CCU’s own Steve Bailey, a prolific artist widely known for his pioneering work on the six-string fretless bass, will perform with five-time Grammy award-winning bassist Victor Wooten July 16 at noon on Edwards Live.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC
Published: July 8, 2020
Coastal Carolina University will hold a virtual summer commencement ceremony as the battle against COVID-19 continues. The decision was announced during a CCU Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday.