Voters select Republican nominee for Horry County school board chair. Ken Richardson won, beating out Pat Milley and Janice Morreale. Richardson is an Horry-Georgetown Technical College area commissioner and retired owner of Fowler Motors.
Voters chose the Republican nominee for Horry County school board chairperson on Tuesday. Voters will choose between Ken Richardson, Janice Morreale and Pat Milley. The winner faces Democrat Heather Johnson.
Polls closed in the Republican primary for the Horry County school board chair race Tuesday. The race features Ken Richardson, Janice Morreale and Pat Milley. The winner faces Democrat Heather Johnson in November.
Horry County school board chair candidates are raising money for the Republican primary on July 17. Ken Richardson, Janice Morreale and Pat Milley have raised more than $41,000 from people and local businesses.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College is letting students apply for admission for free July 26, 2018. Admission normally costs $30. HGTC is offering free admission to students who haven't chosen a major during the fall semester open house.
Here's where Horry school board chair Republican candidates Ken Richardson, Janice Morreale and Pat Milley stand on school security, drug testing, HCS's taxes and arming teachers. The Republican primary is July 17, 2018.
Horry County Schools has been sued over bullying at St. James Middle School. A lawsuit filed on July 3 alleges that a student was kicked, punched and stabbed and HCS did nothing to protect him despite the assaults being reported.
Horry County Schools was sued after a student at Forestbrook Middle School got hurt when he dislocated his shoulder while waiting for a bus, a suit says. His parents sued the district after saying the injuries cost $27,000 in medical bills.
Myrtle Beach High School Principal John Washburn is leaving his principal job to take a new position at the Horry County Schools district office. He will be the next executive director for accountability and instruction, and will start the job in 2019.
Horry County Schools' record-setting 2018 high school graduating class was the largest in district history, according to data presented by Superintendent Rick Maxey during Monday night's school board meeting. The class of 2018 was made up of 2,724 graduates.
Helen Smith was elected to school board after Republican primary. Smith is a former board member and school board chair, and she defeated long-time incumbent Pam Timms, who has represented Socastee's District 6 since 1998.
Horry County Schools is hiring eight new mental health counselors. Officials say the counselors could prevent a school shooting, prevent fights and decrease tardiness in schools. The mental health counselors are included in HCS's 2018-19 budget.
Horry County School is increasing school bus driver pay by $1 per hour. The pay increase is designed to reduce the school bus driver shortage in Horry County and make the roads safer for students and kids who use the bus to get to school.
Horry County police are investigating after a male teacher at Coastal Leadership Academy in Myrtle Beach sent inappropriate messages to a teenage girl who was also a student at the school, according to police. The teacher allegedly got angry if he got no response.
Horry County senior Dylan Rush was named a presidential scholar. Rush is one of three winners in South Carolina. Rush is one of 161 presidential scholars nationwide for the award that recognizes academic success.
Horry County school teachers could get a 3 percent pay increase if South Carolina mandates a 1 percent pay increase on top of a 2-percent step increase. Other Horry County Schools employees could also get a 2-percent raise at the school board's discretion.
Horry County Schools has a new mobile app available to download in the app store. The new HCS mobile app has school closings, delays, and announcements for every school. The app also includes a district directory. It's free in the app store.
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.