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WPDE|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: August 15, 2019
Students with the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand created rap videos this week. They did it during the Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute business course at Coastal Carolina University.
myhorrynews.com|Conway, SC|United States
Published: July 30, 2019
Back in the late 1980s when Coastal Carolina University offered Sunny Gupta a scholarship to attend the school, they never imagined they would be renaming the College of Science for him years later. CCU President David DeCenzo said that when Sunny Gupta was applying to college, out of the six or seven very well-known universities he sent information to, only one saw his potential.
Albuquerque Journal|New Mexico|United States
Published: July 26, 2019
After nearly a year of waiting, the actress is finally getting a chance to see the fruits of her labor with the TV series “Grand Hotel.” “It’s been kind of crazy,” she says. “We filmed the pilot for the show over a year ago, and it’s finally airing. The anticipation kept building, and I didn’t know what to expect because this is my first real lead role.”
myhorrynews.com|Conway, SC|United States
Published: July 15, 2019
Sometimes Facebook is good for something. For retired Coastal Carolina University professor Rev. Dr. Preston McKever-Floyd, sharing inspirational memes on social media gained him a Facebook friend that ended up changing his life.
South Strand News|Georgetown, South Carolina|United States
Published: July 10, 2019
Veterans of Foreign Wars participated in overseas military operations in the past. Now, Coastal Carolina University students are conducting their own operation with a goal to outfit the Murrells Inlet VFW Post 10420 with solar panels for their facility.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: July 10, 2019
A group of Coastal Carolina University alumni are making it their mission to protect the ocean. The former students have formed a nonprofit, hoping to make a difference in the marine environment. “Every single action that you do, whether small or big as it be, you can be a hero in that sense," said Kyle Massie, executive director of Ocean Heroes Project.
Live Science|United States
Published: July 8, 2019
You've seen the heartbreaking video of the turtle with a straw caught in its nose, and you've heard about fish pumped with microplastics. But there are bigger casualties of the plastic problem, according to scientists. Sharks and rays are also suffering as a result of plastic pollution.
New York Daily News|United States
Published: July 8, 2019
Twitter is on the case. While the limited-character data the social media site generates is just a starting point, it goes where academic papers fail to tread. Scanning both academic papers and Twitter, researchers at the University of Exeter in England found more than 1,000 cases of “entangled individuals” among sharks and rays.
Halo Hangout|United States
Published: July 3, 2019
Stellar is exactly what LA Angels’ Tommy La Stella’s 2019 campaign has become. From disposable bench option for the Cubs, to infield institution for the Angels, it’s been a pretty wild last several months for Tommy Boy.
Coastal Observer|Pawleys Island, SC|United States
Published: June 30, 2019
George Weathers used to arrive at school at 8:30 a.m. and say the Lord’s prayer at the first bell. There were two classroom with four or five rows of chairs: first grade through fourth and fifth through eighth. The teacher was strict, he said. That was in the 1940s. The Sandy Island School closed in 1966.
South Strand News|Georgetown, South Carolina|United States
Published: June 30, 2019
The Myrtle Beach Art Museum has infused a little Murrells Inlet character. Devann Gardner grew up in Murrells Inlet and will not be far from home as she works to shape the minds and passions as the Museum’s Children’s Art Educator.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Published: June 19, 2019
The Sandy Island Cultural Initiative (SICI) met with the public Wednesday to discuss the preservation of the Sandy Island School. A collaboration among the Sandy Island community, Coastal Carolina University and Brookgreen Gardens, SICI was awarded a National Park Service Civil Rights Grant of $104,000 to document and begin preservation on the Sandy Island School.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|United States
Published: June 18, 2019
Stingray injuries are happening more often along the Grand Strand this summer. Myrtle Beach Fire Department said crews have responded to seven stings in the past two weeks, and now it has to order more stingray kits that are used to treat the injuries. "It’s a two bag system. One bag holds the water and the other one heats it like a military MRE,” said Myrtle Beach Fire Battalion Chief Brian Mitchell.
Forbes
Published: June 17, 2019
A lot has changed since Elise Testone rocked prime time as a 2012 American Idol finalist. Instagram was in its infancy and social media reach had only scratched the surface. A trained musician before she landed an Idol slot (Testone has a BA in music and vocal performance from Coastal Carolina University), she thought she was somewhat wise when it came to the music industry, but Testone quickly learned that she was immersed in a complicated business.
WBTW|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Published: June 17, 2019
The Chanticleers home-opener is just 75 days away and renovations at Brooks Stadium are only a few weeks away from completion. The first of two construction phases began in 2016, the nearly three-year project had to be done in phases so the football team could use the stadium during the season.
Moultrie News
Published: June 14, 2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) announced Trevor Strawderman as a district executive director effective July 1. Strawderman currently serves as the principal of North Myrtle Beach High School, a position he has held for 10 years. He is also a member of the South Carolina State Board of Education.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|Pittsburgh
Published: April 10, 2019
Gary Gilmore has been around the game of baseball for most of his life. He led Coastal Carolina University to a national championship in 2016. So, when he speaks about one of his players, it is worth listening. And that is exactly what he did, in detail, when asked about junior pitcher Austin Kitchen, a Mt. Lebanon High School grad who is 5-1 this season, a year after missing all of 2018 with a torn ACL in his right knee.
The Philanthropist
Published: April 10, 2019
As one of six children growing up in Baltimore, Md., Terri DeCenzo learned at a young age that volunteering was of great importance in developing characteristics that increase awareness of those less fortunate. “My father was a consummate volunteer and I always respected that he never said no,” said Terri, who now lives in Pawleys Island, S.C. “He served the church, our school, our recreation leagues and the hungry. He was president of a bank, but he would serve lunch to the homeless in Baltimore during his lunch time.”
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: April 9, 2019
A Darlington County native is making her way to Myrtle Beach to attend Coastal Carolina University on an athletic scholarship.
WMBF|Myrtle Beach, SC|United States
Published: April 9, 2019
The Chanticleer’s head football coach is working hard in his first year to build a connection with Coastal Carolina fans on and off the field.