The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

01/05/2014 6:12 PM

01/05/2014 6:13 PM

Back in session

It’s back to school for students in Horry and Georgetown counties, who will return to their classrooms Monday after being off for the holidays.

Boat Expo celebrates 30 years

The 30th Annual Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo will be held in Myrtle Beach this week.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and continues through the weekend with boat sales and daily fishing and boating seminars.

There will be exhibits from 33 companies, primarily in the boating, fishing and camping industries.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children under 12 years old. Children younger than 5 years old are free.

Details at 336-233-0426 or

Bundle up

A second blast of arctic air is expected to cool the area off again early in the week, with temperatures expected to be in the teens Monday and Tuesday night.

Fifth annual Soup Cook Off

The fifth annual Coastal Samaritan Counseling Soup Cook Off will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N. in Little River.

Sample soup from more than 25 local restaurants competing for bragging rights as the Little River Wind-Jammers provide entertainment. Tickets are $7 for ages 3 and older and include soup, dessert and a beverage.

All proceeds go to the client assistance fund for the North Strand offices of Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center. For information, call 249-2329.

Final BCS Championship

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State will take on fellow Heisman finalist Tre Mason and Auburn in the final BCS National Championship game at 8:30 p.m. Monday night (ESPN).

It is the final championship game in the BCS series, an oft controversial system that will be scrapped in favor of a four-team playoff next season.

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