S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley remains emotional nearly two weeks after nine African-American churchgoers were gunned down during a Bible study in Charleston in what is being called a hate crime. But she is resolute in calling for the Confederate flag’s removal from the S.C. State House.

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Fourth of July events fired up across Strand

Fourth of July events fired up across Strand

Outings across the Grand Strand to celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday are voluminous. They include the sixth annual “Salute from the Shore” flyover, the dedication of a Battle Cross Monument in Myrtle Beach’s Warbird Park, the 32nd annual Murrells Inlet “Fourth of July Boat Parade,” and Croissants Bistro & Bakery’s fourth annual “Fourth of July Cupcake Eating Contest & Festival.”

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Eddie Dyer retiring from Coastal Carolina University after 39 years

Dyer watched the school expand from a University of South Carolina satellite campus with three halls and a dinky gym to an independent institution with more than 100 buildings and 10,000 students.

Over 39 years, he has held more than a dozen titles, from political science professor to university counsel to women’s golf coach. His kitchen workspace — necessitated by renovations to the executive building — is the 14th office he’s worked from at Coastal.

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Mugshots, June 30

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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