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Ship reconstruction expert speaks at CCU

An expert on ship reconstruction is taking some time away from the H.L. Hunley to visit Coastal Carolina University and give a talk titled “Think Before You Touch and Other Maxims in Archaeology” on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Maria Jacobsen is the head archaeologist at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston.

The H.L. Hunley is the first submarine that sank an enemy ship during wartime. She sunk the Housatonic in February 1864, then sank mysteriously, killing all her crew, whose remains are still aboard.

Jacobsen’s lecture is part of the university’s Explorations and Lecture Series presented by the Center for Archaeology and Anthropology. Call 349-6657 or email cward@coastal.edu for more information.

The lecture takes place at the Recital Hall in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and is free and open to the public.

Murrells Inlet

Oyster Roast returning

The annual Murrells Inlet 2020 Oyster Roast fundraiser is back for the ninth year on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Spud’s Waterfront Dining.

Admission is free, but all-you-can-eat oyster roast tickets cost $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Oyster knives will be available for purchase, but diners can bring their own. Oyster tables close at 2:30 p.m.

Other food items and drinks will be sold separately.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the Murrells Inlet 2020 office at 4124-B U.S. 17 Business, at Spud’s Waterfront Dining, online at www.murrellsinletsc.com or by phone at 357-2007.

Proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020.

Horry County

Informative sessions target rising freshmen

Horry County Schools will host informational meetings for rising ninth-grade students (those in the eighth grade) and their parents to learn about the options available to them as high school student in 2013.

Programs to be discussed include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology; the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Aynor and Socastee high schools; the Scholars Academy at Coastal Carolina University; the HCS Early College High School at Horry Georgetown Technical College; the Horry County Virtual School; career and technology majors at the Academy for Technology and Academics and AAST; and the offerings at the nine base high schools anchoring each attendance area.

Parent and student informational meetings all begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Carolina Forest High School, Thursday at Aynor High School and Nov. 19 at St. James High School.


Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes

The Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. The tour will include a live nativity scene at First Presbyterian Church of Loris and refreshments served at the new Loris Public Safety Building. Tickets are $15 with proceeds benefitting the Garden Club’s beautification efforts of the City of Loris. For more information or to obtain tickets, call 716-7161.


County holding pet vaccination clinic

The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.

Services offered include $10 vaccines and a $15 microchip.

Dogs and cats are both welcome.

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 915-5172.

Myrtle Beach

MBAFB plans 20-year closure reunion

MBAFB 20th Year Base Closure Reunion. Any former military or civilian ever assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and their families are invited to the 20-year reunion of the base’s closure.

The reunion is April 6, but RSVPs are required by Dec. 15. For more information, visit www.mbafbreunion.com.

From staff reports