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Published: February 14, 2019
Ensign Marquay Byrd never expected he would become a naval officer. His original plan did not include signing a contract as a cryptologic warfare officer. As he worked his way through college to earn his degree in applied physics, he never anticipated to one day be sitting in a classroom at a place called Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station learning the skills he would need to become a leader in the Navy’s information warfare community. When Byrd entered Coastal Carolina University, he had one goal: to never see his family struggle again.
South Strand News|Georgetown, SC|United States
Published: February 12, 2019
Three young women will represent Georgetown County in the Miss South Carolina/Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant in Columbia in June. Brooke Vu, a Coastal Carolina student from Myrtle Beach, was crowned Miss Georgetown County 2019 during a competition held Saturday evening at Waccamaw High. Bluffton's Julia Herrin won Miss Georgetown Teen and also won in the Teen Talent category; Jada Samuel was awarded the Miss Five Rivers crown.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: February 1, 2019
VIQTORY, a veteran-owned communication and marketing firm, awarded Coastal Carolina University a bronze rating for the university's dedication to student veteran services.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 28, 2019
Coastal Carolina University’s status as a “military-friendly school” has risen, according to a news release from the institution.
The Sun News|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 21, 2019
Jamey Chadwell came to Coastal Carolina with eight years of collegiate head coaching experience, during which he compiled a 60-36 record.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 18, 2019
As we get closer to the Superbowl, companies are ramping up their advertising efforts. The new ad from razor manufacturer Gillette, released Monday on social media, is already drawing controversy. The nearly two-minute long video targets issues in the wake of the #MeToo movement, like bullying, sexual masculinity and toxic masculinity, but never once shows an actual razor.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 17, 2019
South Carolina's teacher shortage is a growing problem, especially in rural counties. A new study conducted by Winthrop University shows around 7,300 teachers left their jobs before the current school year. News13 sat down with Education students at Coastal Carolina University to figure out what is keeping them motivated to become educators in this state despite rising issues.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 9, 2019
In the WMBF News newsroom, the WMBF morning people love to listen to a few bus drivers over our newsroom scanner. It’s a morning routine for the drivers, and unintentionally, is giving us a good start to the day, too. So we had to meet a few of these people, and one in particular, who keeps the fun going for everyone. “Good morning, Mr. Darby, how are you," a fellow bus driver said over the Coastal Carolina University shuttle radio. “I’m doing excellent how are you, Ms. Jessica,” Caleb Darby responded. “Living the dream,” Jessica said.
The Sun News|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: January 7, 2019
Former Coastal Carolina University football players Alex Ross and Kerron Johnson are among the hundreds of players reporting this week to the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) training camp in San Antonio.
Published: January 3, 2019
Brandon Brown announced in September that he would be running the full NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2019. Now, he is taking on an additional role as an executive for Brandonbilt Motorsports in 2019 and beyond.
WPDE|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: December 24, 2018
Gov. McMaster’s Floodwater Commission Task Force started with a promise only a few weeks after Hurricane Florence.
The Post and Courier|Charleston, SC|USA
Published: December 23, 2018
Two Coastal Carolina University faculty members have won a grant to digitize Gullah-Geechee documents on one central website, a portal the researchers hope will connect both academics and the public with a treasure trove of history.
WalletHub|United States
Published: December 20, 2018
It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions. The hard part is keeping them. But before you blame yourself entirely for your previous lack of success, consider this: Your location may be setting you up for failure. For insight on the challenges in keeping resolutions and tips on overcoming them, we asked a panel of experts to share their thoughts. Terry F. Pettijohn II Ph.D. – Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Coastal Carolina University, College of Science
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, SC|United States
Published: December 14, 2018
Karyn Tomczak, a Coastal Carolina University dance professor, is back to teaching dance classes after her car accident, except for the moment she is teaching dance from her wheelchair.
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.