The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

February 3, 2013 

THE WEEK AHEAD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Scholars holds groundbreaking

Horry County Schools will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for the Scholars Academy building at the site, 104 Chanticleer Drive at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.

Go hog hunting on North Island

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is allowing hog hunts with dogs for three two-day periods beginning this week on North Island in Georgetown County.

The hunts are part of the department’s continued efforts to remove and eliminate feral hogs from North Island. The hogs have continued to multiply on the island, destroying landscape and native plants, and they are jeopardizing the nesting success of ground-nesting birds and sea turtle nests scattered along the beaches of the barrier island, according to DNR.

The hunts, which happen Friday and Saturday and Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 from sunrise to sunset, are part of an overall hog removal project on the Yawkey Wildlife Center.

DNR staff will periodically be on site to collect pertinent information. For more information and guidelines, contact the wildlife center at 546-6814.

Eat pancakes, raise money

Don’t forget: IHOP invites customers to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary.

The restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide equipment, procedures and critical care for sick and injured children.

For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Music’s big night

The 55th annual Grammy Awards take place live Sunday night on CBS at 8 p.m. Tune in to see who wins music’s most coveted award in a variety of categories, including record of the year, song of the year and best new artists.

Among the performers are Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake, who debuted his new song “Suit and Tie” late last month.

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