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July 20, 2014

The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

NFL training camps get into full swing this week, and although some teams’ rookies already have reported, the bulk of teams will report throughout the week.

NFL training camps kick into gear this week

NFL training camps get into full swing this week, and although some teams’ rookies already have reported, the bulk of teams will report throughout the week.

The Carolina Panthers rookies and veterans all report to camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg on July 24. Go to MyrtleBeachOnline.com to find schedules for all 32 teams.

Temporary closures at back gate set for Tuesday, Wednesday

Those driving in the area of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base’s back gate will experience some temporary road closures this week.

Contractors will do some some work on the entire intersection of U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707, requiring the intersection to be closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Work will be done on Thursday if there is inclement weather or if an additional night is needed to complete the work.

During construction, drivers will be able to travel north and south bound on U.S. 17 Bypass, but will not be able to turn left onto Farrow Parkway or S.C. 707.

Drivers on Farrow Parkway and S.C. 707 will not be allowed to go through the intersection or turn left. Only right turns will be allowed onto the bypass.

Signs will be placed in the area to help with detours.

Sports event in Myrtle Beach continues this week

Opening ceremonies for the Triple Crown Summer Nationals are Monday at 1 p.m. for the 9U, 11U and 14U divisions, with games beginning Tuesday.

In all, 415 teams will have participated in Triple Crown Sports tournaments this year, making 2014 the largest Triple Crown Sports event ever in Myrtle Beach.

Twenty-six states will be represented.

Check out charter school

Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports, a charter high school in Horry County also known as PALM, is having an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 136 Rodeo Drive off U.S. 501. Call 903-6600 for more information.

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