See the spelling bee
The 27th annual The Sun News Spelling Bee will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach High School auditorium, where 54 students from Horry and Georgetown counties will vie for a trip to the national bee in the Washington, D.C. area. The event is free and will be broadcast live at www.MyrtleBeachOnline.com and www.Youtube.com/MBSunNews.
WestJet flights from Canada to resume
WestJet resumes its seasonal service to Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada on Thursday.
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The flights will operate until Oct. 22.
Budget retreat begins
North Myrtle Beach city officials will meet for their 2016 budget retreat on Monday and Tuesday at Santee Cooper’s Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.
The retreat will formally open on 8 a.m. Monday at city hall, then the mayor and city council members immediately travel to Pinopolis. No budget retreat business will be conducted at City Hall.
The 2016 budget year is July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
The budget provides for a five year plan with no tax increases. It includes a three cent per gallon water rate increase, and a four cent per gallon sewer rate increase, both of which are pass-through increases from Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority. The impact fee will increase by five percent as required by city ordinance.
Challenge to Affordable Care Act expected
Four little words will make a world of difference when the Supreme Court considers a potentially disabling challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law Wednesday.
In a case that concerns language and politics more than the Constitution, the ideologically divided court must divine the meaning of one crucial but arguably ambiguous phrase in the 906-page law. Its future, and insurance coverage for millions of people, might hang in the balance, for neither the first nor the last time.
Road closures expected for various projects
Today through Friday, there will be a lane closure on Peachtree Road with flaggers to assist motorists.
The public may want to select another route during this time period to avoid any potential delays, according to a press release by Horry County officials.
Also through Friday, there will be a shoulder closure for utility relocation work on U.S. 17 Bypass north bound, from The Church of the Resurrection north up to Glenns Bay Road, as well as on Glenns Bay Road, from U.S. 17 Business to Evergreen Circle west bound on the right side, county officials said.
On Tuesday, there will be a shoulder closure on Holmestown Road from Blue Jay Drive to U.S. 17 Bypass east bound on the right side for erosion control work.
On Friday, there will be a shoulder closure on U.S. 17 Bypass in the median area. This closure will be on the north and south bound sides of the median and will be set up on the south side of the intersection for about 2 or 3 hours then on the north side of the intersection for about 4 hours.