Plane crashes into the ocean near Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach

A small airplane went down into the ocean off the shores of Myrtle Beach Monday afternoon, causing a short delay for flights leaving Myrtle Beach International Airport. Myrtle Beach and Horry County rescue crews worked the scene near the Springmaid Pier and close to the Myrtle Beach State Park. The FAA announced after 2:20 p.m. …

How a big gamble ensured Carolina Forest would advance in the 5A football playoffs

With the game on the line, both Carolina Forest coach Marc Morris and quarterback Mason Garcia had no hesitation. The duo elected to ride the hot hand of Garcia and go for a two-point conversion in overtime, converting the try to defeat Lexington 36-35 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at Brooks …

The Latest: Georgia Rep. Carter wins 3rd term in Congress

The Latest on Georgia elections (all times local): 2:40 a.m. Republican Geoff Duncan has been elected Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. Duncan of Cumming defeated Democratic businesswoman Sarah Riggs Amico of Marietta in the race for the state’s No. 2 office Tuesday. Duncan will succeed GOP Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who held the job for 12 …

Here's where Myrtle Beach's Ramon Sessions will continue his basketball career

Ramon Sessions has played basketball far from home before. The Myrtle Beach native has performed in places as far west at Los Angeles and as far north as Minnesota. His latest venture will take him much farther. The 11-year NBA veteran has signed to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club based in Tel Aviv, …

How CCU stayed close to Appalachian State before succumbing in the fourth quarter

Coastal Carolina hung with the class of the Sun Belt Conference for three quarters, but Appalachian State’s statistical domination was finally reflected on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers outgained Coastal 405-178 and didn’t allow any points on defense, yet the Chanticleers were within a touchdown before the Mountaineers pulled away with a …

How a freshman QB led Coastal Carolina past Georgia State, closer to bowl

Freshman quarterback Fred Payton was impressive in his first collegiate start Saturday, and Coastal Carolina is one win from becoming eligible for the program’s first bowl game. Payton completed 12 of 17 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 62 tough yards on 17 carries to help Coastal improved to 5-3 with …

How North Myrtle Beach fared against 4A's top squad, Hartsville, on Friday

Hartsville showed why it’s billed as the top team in Class 4A during a Friday night romp over North Myrtle Beach, 35-12. The Red Foxes (7-0, 3-0 Region 6-4A) started the game slowly but built a 28-0 lead in the third quarter to bury North Myrtle Beach (5-2, 1-2 Region 6-4A). Hartsville was helped by …

CCU football notebook: What Coastal did vs. ULM that it hasn't been doing this

Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia noted this past week that the Chanticleers had cut down considerably on their mistakes this season, most notably committing about 60 percent fewer penalties per game compared to last season. The Chants reverted back to their mistake-prone ways for at least one night on Saturday in a 45-20 loss …