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Digital Journal|United States
Published: December 18, 2018
Dalton B. Floyd, Jr. will serve as gubernatorial appointee for Seat 16, At-Large and the Governor's appointee seat, respectively.
The Post and Courier|Charleston, SC|United States
Published: December 16, 2018
As a year full of flooding events comes to a close, South Carolina’s first state commission designed to tackle floodwaters will hold its first meeting Thursday in Columbia. The commission, created in an Oct. 15 executive order by Gov. Henry McMaster, is meant as a “state-wide flood accommodation, response and mitigation effort,” according to the text of the order.|Conway, SC|United States
Published: December 15, 2018
Matt Hogue stood in southwest corner of Brooks Stadium on Saturday, watching 88 of the top high school seniors in South Carolina taking part in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. It was the second high school game on Coastal Carolina’s campus in five weeks, and the CCU athletics director said there’s a chance this could become a regular occurrence. But it included a big “if”.|Conway, SC|United States
Published: December 14, 2018
After serving 12 years as Coastal Carolina University President, Dr. David DeCenzo announced Friday that his last day as president would be June 30, 2021. The reason for such an early announcement was to give the search advisory committee for his replacement time to be formed, and to get moving on the search. DeCenzo plans to work directly with his replacement for a year before his departure.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: December 14, 2018
An announcement has been made by Coastal Carolina University that President David A. DeCenzo intends to retire in 2021. In a release from CCU, it is said the board of trustees approved the formation of a presidential search advisory committee to begin the process of selecting CCU’s next chief executive on Friday.|Conway, South Carolina|United States
Published: December 12, 2018
It took a tiebreaking vote at Conway Middle School before Conway native Abby Merrell was declared the school’s Teacher of the Year. “I was very, very surprised. The other teacher is a really, really great teacher and I really thought she would win,” Merrell said. The CMS curriculum coach Joey Trail, and other administration made the big announcement in person, to the excitement of Merrell’s class, and all the students lined the hallways to congratulate her.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: December 11, 2018
Several South Carolina groups are suing the federal government after it approved five permits to start an early offshore drilling process called seismic testing. Before drilling for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast could begin, surveyors would use seismic air guns to see what's below the ocean floor. "If you go to the extent where you're trying to see deep into the Earth, you have to make a large sound," said Dr. Paul Gayes, the executive director of the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University.
Greenwood Index-Journal|Greenwood, SC|USA
Published: December 11, 2018
Coastal Carolina alumnus and Greenwood native Josh Norman has announced that two of the three endowed scholarships he recently established as part of his $1.5 million donation to the university will be named in honor of his two favorite professors in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The Robin E. Russell Scholarship will support students in the department of theatre, and the Linda P. Kuykendall Scholarship will support students in the department of communication, media and culture. The third scholarship is named the Joshua R. Norman Walk-On Student-Athlete Endowed Scholarship.
The Charleston Chronicle|Charleston, SC|U.S.
Published: December 5, 2018
The terms “Gullah” and “Geechee” may be vaguely familiar to the general public, but a Coastal Carolina University institute is on a mission to make sure they become widespread cultural knowledge. Two scholars have won a sizeable grant to make Gullah historical records accessible and engaging to the public.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: December 4, 2018
Horry County spends more than half a million dollars annually to monitor the quality of water throughout the county. ... Coastal Carolina University (CCU) receives $54,500 for additional testing along the river that require lab testing like fecal bacteria levels.
Realty Times|United States
Published: December 4, 2018
RE/MAX Southern Shores, the Grand Strand's top producing real estate brokerage for the last six years, observes Mandy Dunlap on her achievement of 20 years at RE/MAX Southern Shores. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in French. She then made the move to the Grand Strand and received her Master’s in Education at Coastal Carolina University. Dunlap taught French for 12 years at North Myrtle Beach High School, where she met her husband Harold, the football coach and athletic director.
Windsor Star|Canada
Published: November 29, 2018
ADJUST COMMENT PRINT First, there was a dream. Then came the league, the team, the logo and GM/head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. Now, Calgary Cavalry FC has signed its first two players. The soccer squad is finding its feet, so to speak, after inking its first four legs to its Spruce Meadows-owned stable — two belonging to veteran Nik Ledgerwood, and the other two owned by young talent Sergio Camargo.
Meeting of the Minds|United States
Published: November 29, 2018
As the effects of climate change continue to unfold in front of us; as scientists continue to report the gravity of the situation; and as our political system continues to deny reality, it can be easy to lose hope and lose sight of the progress we’re making. ... In Little River, South Carolina, a group of foreign combat veterans support each other at their local VFW Post 10804. This group of veterans, predominantly conservative senior citizens, provides incredible services for their fellow veterans. They assist VFW members that are unemployed, have physical and mental health challenges, or are otherwise in need of a helping hand. They provide meals, clothes, even financial support for their fellow veterans. When a group of RE-volv Solar Ambassador college fellows from Coastal Carolina University approached them about going solar, they were all ears.
The Sun News|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: November 15, 2018
A Coastal Carolina University owned cultural arts center is now one step closer to coming to downtown Myrtle Beach.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: November 15, 2018
Coastal Carolina University will enter into negotiations with the city of Myrtle Beach to bring a theater to the Superblock area.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: November 15, 2018
The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees voted "yes" to a new performing arts center in Myrtle Beach's Superblock area.|United States
Published: November 9, 2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10804 in Little River, SC went solar this year with the help of a student group from nearby Coastal Carolina University (CCU). The 15.1 kilowatt solar installation will keep the VFW’s electricity bills low, allowing them to spend more of their budget directly on their core mission of serving veterans through camaraderie, veteran advocacy, and programs like job training and financial support.
The Post and Courier|Charleston, South Carolina|United States
Published: November 7, 2018
Former Coastal Carolina football star Josh Norman, an all-pro defensive back in the NFL, has donated $1.5 million to his alma mater. The school announced that Norman, a Greenwood native who currently plays cornerback for the Washington Redskins, made the largest donation ever by a former student-athlete.|Conway, South Carolina|United States
Published: October 19, 2018
Wayne Wardien watched the water climb to his front steps during the great flood of 2015. A year later, he pulled up strips of new bamboo flooring ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s flood, the first to breach the Socastee home where the Minnesota transplant has lived for nearly a quarter century.
WPDE|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: October 16, 2018
Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order, which created the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. The commission has been created "due to a need for communication and coordination between local authorities, state officials, federal agencies, and the private sector."