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Coastal Carolina University has canceled classes at the campus starting Tuesday, according to a news release. 

The decision comes as local officials monitor the track of Hurricane Dorian, which is moving toward the East Coast. The storm's exact path is unclear, but forecasters say it could impact the Grand Strand.

Coastal's release said the cancelation was done out of an "abundance of caution."

"The university will provide ample notice before on-campus classes are resumed," the release said. 

Students who have traveled for Labor Day weekend have been asked not to return to campus. Those who stayed have been urged to continue checking messages from the university.  

Faculty and staff will report for normal working hours on Tuesday.

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236

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