The week ahead | What you need to know

Horry council to consider property tax hike

Horry County Council is expected Tuesday to discuss a proposal to increase property taxes to afford more law enforcement personnel, raises for county employees and more prosecutors for the solicitor’s office.

Council will meet at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers in Conway to discuss the proposal that was drafted by Council Chairman Mark Lazarus, County Administrator Chris Eldridge and senior staff.

Council meets at 6 p.m. that night, where formal action may be taken on the proposal.

Last day of school

The 2014-2015 school year ends this week for area students.

Horry County Schools students will have their last day of school on Thursday.

Students in Georgetown County Schools will end their school year on Friday.

Carolina Country Music Fest

Country music fans rejoice as the Carolina Country Music Fest kicks off this week on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion property.

The event begins with a kickoff concert Thursday night featuring Sam Hunt. The 35-artist, three-day festival begins noon Friday and wraps up late Sunday night.

The festival will feature headlining performances from Rascal Flatts, Eric Church and Lady Antebellum, as well as performances from artists including Big & Rich, Cole Swindell and Hunter Hayes.

For more information and a full artist lineup, visit www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com.

NBA Finals tip

Two of the league’s biggest names lead their teams into the NBA Finals as 2014-15 MVP Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors take on former MVP LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven series.

The first game is scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday in Oakland, Calif.

Battle for Stanley Cup

After a pair of thrilling seven-game series in the conference finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks are set to battle in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Lightning last won the title in 2003-04 and the Blackhawks last hoisted the trophy during the 2012-13 season.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday in Tampa Bay.