The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

11/17/2013 3:52 PM

11/17/2013 3:53 PM



Two vie for council seat in NMB runoff

City Council candidates Tom Powell and Nikki Fontana will square off in a runoff election Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach.

Both are vying for the Windy Hill City Council seat, but citizens across North Myrtle Beach will be able to vote for either candidate.

The two must square off Tuesday because neither secured sufficient votes in the Nov. 5 election to win the seat. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Updates on gun manufacturers

The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp. plans to update its board executive committee Wednesday on the construction and production timeline of PTR Industries, a gun manufacturer currently outfitting a shell building at Cool Springs Business Park for its new headquarters.

At a full board meeting that follows the 8 a.m. executive committee meeting, board members are to be apprised of Ithaca Gun Co.’s October announcement that it intends to expand its operation to Horry County.

‘Horry County Dancing with the Stars’

“Horry County Dancing with the Stars” returns for a sixth annual gala, benefiting the Horry County K-12 Foundation and Business/Education Expectations (BE2) Partnership/Early College High School, based at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

The event is 8 p.m. Saturday at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach.

‘Taste of Cooking Home School’

At the “Taste of Cooking Home School,” presented by The Sun News and Hyatt Buick-GMC of Myrtle Beach, fires up at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.

Details at 626-0247 or

Chants take on Gamecocks

The one-loss Coastal Carolina football team gets its first shot at South Carolina as the Chanticleers head to Columbia for a 1 p.m. game Saturday.

The Gamecocks, with just two losses, will be looking to stay sharp against their instate FCS foe as they are still fighting for a spot in the SEC championship game. Coastal, meanwhile, is eyeing a spot in the FCS playoffs for the second straight season.

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