THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
NCAA men’s basketball championship
Michigan, the youngest team to make it into the NCAA tournament this season, takes on a defensive-minded Louisville squad in the NCAA men’s basketball championship on Monday night in Atlanta. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. on CBS.
The fourth-seeded Wolverines are led by one of the top guards in the country, Trey Burke, while the top-seeded Cardinals rely on their defensive pressure to wear down opponents.
With nearly everyone’s brackets far from their minds now, the field that once featured 68 teams is pared down to two that will duel to become national champion.
General Assembly resumes
The S.C. General Assembly returns to work Tuesday after self-imposed furloughs. Waiting for lawmakers is a full slate of issues, including ethics reform, transparency laws, government restructuring and – of particular importance to Horry County – trash regulations.
Taste the F.L.A.V.O.R.
Grand Strand restaurants will serve their best menu samples at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.
Admission to the event is free with samples costing one to three tickets. There also will be a beer and wine garden.
Proceeds benefit the culinary students at Horry Georgetown Technical College through a scholarship fund.
The convention center is located at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. For more information, call 855-0527.
Disaster preparedness events scheduled this week
A pair of disaster preparedness events are scheduled this week in Myrtle Beach.
The Red Cross and the Myrtle Beach branch of the NAACP will host a free disaster preparedness event from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Canal Street Recreation Center.
Canal Street Recreation Center is located at 917 Canal St. in Myrtle Beach. For more information call Lou Palm with the Red Cross at 477-0020 or Bren Langdon with the NAACP at 231-3199.
Stormfest 2013 will be held Saturday at TicketReturn.com Field. Also a free event, Stormfest brings out local television meteorologists, showcases police and fire equipment as well as providing activities for children.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by the city of Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the National Weather Service is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.