What you need to know to make the most of your week

February 16, 2014 

Olympics conclude

The 2014 Winter Olympics will come to a close this week.

The men’s hockey championship will be the final event on Sunday and is followed by the closing ceremony.

Presidents Day holiday

The week kicks off with a holiday, Presidents Day on Monday. Check out a list of local closings on page A15. It won’t be a holiday as planned for Horry County Schools students, though. They will be in school to make up one of the recent days missed because of the winter weather.

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Got the talent to sing the national anthem before a crowd of baseball fans? The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will hold open tryouts for national anthem performers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Pelicans stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North. Tryouts for PA announcer and on-field emcee will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Those planning to tryout should pre-register by calling the Pelicans front office at 918-6000 on Monday.

Prep playoffs

Many area high school basketball teams will begin their playoff runs this week.

The SCHSL playoffs are set to tip off Thursday and the Grand Strand will have a number of schools chasing a championship in their respective classifications.

Daytona duels

The NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit will continue filling out the lineup for the Daytona 500 this week.

The Budweiser Duels are set to take the green flag Thursday, with TV coverage beginning at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

Home show

Get ideas for sprucing up your home and check out the latest trends during the 34th annual Home Show sponsored by the Horry-Georgetown Home Builders Association this weekend at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for ages 16 and older or $10 for a three-day pass, free for ages 15 and younger.

Beach tents on city council agenda

The North Myrtle Beach City Council meets on Monday and beach tents is among the issues it will consider.

The council is expected to vote on the first reading of an ordinance to prohibit tents on the beach.

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