The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

07/21/2013 9:15 PM

07/21/2013 9:16 PM



Bomb testing in Myrtle Beach

If you hear a loud explosion in Myrtle Beach this week, don’t panic. It’s likely law enforcement participating in an explosives training class.

The Horry County Police Department’s Bomb Squad and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms will be co-hosting a law enforcement explosives class beginning Monday.

This classes take place at the International Technology Aerospace Park at Horry County Department of Airports in Myrtle Beach.

Back to school

Students at Daisy Elementary School in Loris go back to school Thursday. Daisy operates on a year-round schedule, where students attend the same number of days as on a traditional schedule but have shorter breaks between instructional sessions.

Reptile Expo

If you love reptiles, you’re in luck.

The Myrtle Beach Reptile Expo is returning to the convention center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 per person with two-day passes available for $15 per person; children under 4 are admitted for free. There will be face painting, balloon makers, vendors, venomous and non-venomous reptiles for display and for sale.

Call 754-333-0082 or visit for more information.

NFL players report

It’s not quite football season yet, but beginning on Wednesday NFL players will begin to report to training camp.

The Carolina Panthers will hold their training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, with veterans required to report by Thursday. Rookie camp began Sunday.

The Wolverine

He’s back.

No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine. This X-Men spin-off takes Logan/Wolverine to Japan to once again confront his demons. Famke Janssen also stars as Jean Gray and James Mangold directs. The movie releases on Friday and is rated PG-13 with a 126-minute running time.

AVX case returns to court

A pollution trial where would-be condominium developers JDS Development of Myrtle Beach Inc. is blaming the failure of their project on groundwater contamination caused by electronics manufacturer AVX Corp. is scheduled to begin Monday in Conway.

The trial was sidetracked last year by a lack of jurors.

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