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Horry County students will return to the classroom next week.School district officials on Wednesday announced that classes will begin in a hybrid format — a mixture of in-person and virtual instruction — starting Tuesday.“Students who are in groups A and G will return to the brick-and-mortar schools on Tuesday, January 19, while students in group B will return to the brick-and-mortar schoo…

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Horry County Schools released a statement from Superintendent Rick Maxey, confirming he received a positive COVID-19 test result yesterday afternoon.

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The Horry County Board of Education said Monday night that parents can expect an announcement by Wednesday about whether students can return to in-person instruction next week.

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On Thursday, residents at the Brightwater retirement community in Myrtle Beach received their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which will give them immunity from the viral disease once they get their second dose in February. 

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The Sun Belt Conference Championship game at Brooks Stadium was abruptly canceled Thursday night after a member of Coastal Carolina's football program tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the conference.

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As Horry County Schools prepares to wrap up the first semester of hybrid learning, parents and the public alike are keeping an eye on the spread of COVID-19 before the holidays.

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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 937 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Dec. 5 to through Friday, according to data from the DHEC County-Level Data page. It's a 15 percent increase from the week before, where Horry County had 815 new confirmed cases.

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The food pantry for those students and employees in need at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is back open again after shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 815 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, according to data from the DHEC County-Level Data page.

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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 507 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this past week, which is a slight decrease from the 547 new confirmed cases in Horry County last week.

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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday he plans to issue an executive order for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide school districts with COVID-19 rapid testing kits.McMaster said that it will be up to the parents to decide if they want their child to be tested. Students will be given a form for parents to sign whether or not they want their child t…

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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 547 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this past week, doubling the new confirmed cases since last week when the agency reported 256 new cases in Horry County. 

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The S.C.Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 256 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this past week, representing a near 22 percent drop in newly confirmed cases since last week when the agency reported 328 new cases in Horry County. 

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The S.C.Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 328 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this past week, representing a near 35 percent drop in newly confirmed cases since last week when the agency reported 502 new cases in Horry County. 

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The Horry County Board of Education voted 11-1 Monday night to change their re-opening plan and keep schools in a hybrid instruction model until the district is able to return to five-day, in-person learning. 

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With the release of Friday's COVID-19 update from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Horry county has seen 571 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past week.

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Horry County Schools will now be able to allow all students to receive free breakfast and lunch for the entire school year, according to an HCS press release.