What you need to know for the week ahead

It’s government budget time

Horry County Council will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers for a budget workshop to discuss proposed changes to the employee leave and holiday pay guidelines.

On the roads

If you’ll be traveling on the south end this week, be aware that the southbound lane of Peachtree Road will be closed Tuesday through Friday from about 1 mile south of Dick Pond Road between Renata Lane and Sweet Home Church Road.

Workers will be pouring concrete for the Peachtree Road Overpass.

Temporary park closure

Horry County Parks and Recreation will close Socastee Park on Butler Road to work on its parking lot.

The park will be closed Wednesday through 3 p.m. Thursday.

Don’t panic. There are still 29 other parks to play in across Horry County. For information, go to www.horrycounty.org or call 915-5330.

Military exhibit

You have until Friday to check out the Vietnam-era helicopters that have been assembled at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center since Thursday.

The six helicopters, a jeep and a “mule,” a transport vehicle known for its military versatility. “It could be fitted with cable reels for signal use, used as a boat for river crossing, equipped with recoiless rifles and later TOW missiles,” according to the U.S. Army Transportation Museum’s website.

Furry friends benefit

The “Paddle for the Pets Build Your Own Boat Race Festival” is back for a second year to benefit the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.

It is scheduled for noon Saturday at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach and will include a Furry Fashion Show at 1 p.m., a boat race at 3 p.m. and awards and an after party at Dick’s Last Resort. Call 249-4948 or go to www.humanesocietynmb.org for more information.


▪ The Coastal Carolina baseball team – which lost to Radford in the Big South tournament championship game Saturday – is projected by many publications to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA regionals to begin this week.

The Chanticleers will find out their postseason fate when the brackets are announced at noon Monday during the NCAA Selection Show (ESPNU).

▪ Coastal also will send 11 athletes to NCAA competition in track and field as they compete in the East Preliminary Round on Thursday through Saturday at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.