Nighttime closures at the back gate
Steel girders for the southbound bridge over S.C. 707 on U.S. 17 will be installed overnight starting Tuesday. Left turns won’t be allowed and cars won’t be able to drive through the intersection between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursday.
Schools begin winter break
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Grand Strand schools will be out for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with some students starting their break this week.
Horry County students will begin their winter break on Friday and return to school on Jan. 6.
In Georgetown County, students don’t begin their winter break until Dec. 23 and also return to school on Jan. 6.
CresCom tips off Tuesday
The CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational starts Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, featuring 16 high school girls basketball teams from around the country. The tournament’s events will continue through Saturday.
Additionally, the UNC women will play the USC women at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Their game is preceded by CCU game against College of Charleston at 5 p.m.
Visit www.beachballclassic.com for more information.
County offices cease Toys for Tots collection Tuesday
Those wanting to take donations for Toys for Tots to county offices have until Tuesday to drop them off.
Among the locations that have been collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy children are the Carolina Forest Recreation Center, the Horry County Government & Justice Center, the James R. Frazier Community Center, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, the North Strand Recreation Center and the Surfside Library.
Area high school football stars take field
A pair of area high school football standouts will compete in the 77th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Saturday in Spartanburg.
Socastee quarterback Hunter Renfrow and Carvers Bay defensive lineman Naquez Pringle will play for the S.C. squad as it takes on the N.C. squad at 1 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium.