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Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games

Nov. 15, 2018 2:19 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference teams in the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia...

New FBS postseason game, Myrtle Beach Bowl, to start in 2020

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Bowl is coming to South Carolina's Grand Strand resort area in 2020, and will be shared by Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt. The conferences and ESPN Events announced the new Myrtle Beach Bowl on Tuesday. The network will own, operate and...

Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims

Oct. 29, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A concert is set in South Carolina next month to raise money for Hurricane Florence victims. The 10-hour Hurricane Florence Benefit Concert is set Nov. 11 at the TicketReturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team. Performers scheduled to appear...

The Latest: Waste treatment plant disabled due to flooding

Sep. 26, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:30 p.m. South Carolina state health and environmental officials say a wastewater treatment plant is not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater is now being discharged into a...

New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for S Carolina

Sep. 26, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

BUCKSPORT, S.C. (AP) — The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence's floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren't as dire as they once were. And it appears the Waccamaw River won't top a lake of coal ash or the main highway to Myrtle Beach....

The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

Sep. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump says South Carolina is in for a "rough few days" in the aftermath of Florence, but assures the state that the federal government "is...

Clearing skies reveal Florence's wrath in hard-hit counties

Sep. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

The sun is finally shining over parts of the Carolinas, but the clearing skies are only revealing the extent of Florence's wrath . Though the hurricane packed 90 mph (145 kph) winds as it came ashore, the amount of water Florence pushed ashore and dropped inland has swamped vast areas still vulnerable to rising...

Price of saving road to Myrtle Beach: Flooding nearby town?

Sep. 18, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn't feel so lucky. He worries the Waccamaw River will make its way into his Conway...

The Latest: Price gouging complaints being investigated

Sep. 16, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state. Attorney...

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

Sep. 15, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread,...