The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

January 27, 2013 

THE WEEK AHEAD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Stamp price increases a penny

Beginning Sunday, the cost to mail a first class letter increased one cent from 45 cents to 46 cents. For more information on the rate increases visit http://bit.ly/VUQLzK.

Conference on Tourism and Travel begins Monday

About 400 tourism leaders from across South Carolina will gather in Columbia starting Monday for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel. Attendees will talk about the health of the state’s $15 billion industry and planned marketing strategies. Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to attend Wednesday, when officials also will give out annual awards.

CCU hosts free girls sports clinic

For the 27th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Coastal Carolina University have a free sports clinic for girls 5-12 from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday with Chanticleer players from about nine women’s sports at Brooks Stadium, off S.C. 544 in Conway.

Clinic participants will be recognized during the Chanticleer Women’s Lacrosse Play Day at noon in the stadium and all girls will receive a free ticket for the women’s basketball game at 4:30 p.m. that day against Radford University in the new HTC Center. Pre-register by Wednesday or at 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event. For details contact Lacie Hinkle at 349-5027or llhinkle@coastal.edu.

Super Bowl Sunday

Tune in Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS to watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. Beyonce performs at the halftime show.

Storylines include Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis, who will play in his final game on Sunday as he announced his retirement after this season.

The game is also the first time two brothers have ever played against each other in the Super Bowl in NFL history. John Harbaugh is the head coach of the Ravens; Jim Harbaugh leads the 49ers.

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