Coastal Carolina University’s cheerleading squad has been suspended after allegations team members worked as strippers and escorts. A criminal investigation reveals some cheerleaders were paid $100 - $1,500 per date.
David Cox, Horry County Board of Education District 9 representative, explains why he's campaigning for the District 4 seat. His campaign has raised nearly $17,000 from parties connected to the district's school building projects, but he said most of his fundraising has come from Joe DeFeo, board chairman. Cox said his experience on the board and knowledge of the most pressing topics gives him the best shot at representing the people of District 4.
Members of the staff and the Board of Education are attempting to make practice and games safer for student athletes by adding another athletic trainer to six of the largest high schools. Currently there’s only one athletic trainer per AAA and AAAA high schools, so many students are not supervised properly during athletic practices and games.
St. James High School finally nabbed the state’s highest school honor.
St. James was one of two S.C. high schools in the running for the Palmetto’s Finest award, joining Seneca High School. The winner was announced around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Eight S.C. schools were finalists for the award.
The Greenwood Genetic Center Gene Machine is at the Academy for Technology and Academics off U.S. 701 between Conway and Loris on Tuesday. The Gene Machine is a 41-foot custom bus that houses a lab for students. It travels around the state to various schools allowing the students to use lab equipment and learn about genetic testing. The Greenwood Genetic Center is located in Greenwood, S.C.
Myrtle Beach Police officer Mike Dame teaches an after-school art class at the Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School. Dame helps children make a comic book with characters based in Myrtle Beach and pulled from their imagination.
Middle schoolers at Conway Middle present projects to a panel of judges that will decide whether to "invest" in the project or not in a challenge much like the popular TV show "Shark Tank."
The students are part of iTeam, a week-long camp for students interested in technology. iTeam is sponsored by the SC Governor's School.