Haunting Halloween favorites all month long

Hocus Pocus / Walt Disney Pictures

Everyone loves a good spooky tale or comedy around Halloween, and Freeform is making sure viewers don’t go without.

All of October, the network presents the 31 Nights of Halloween, with haunting classics like Hocus Pocus, the Nightmare before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands and more.

The frights continue through Halloween Night on HTC Digital Cable. Check out The NIGHTLY SCHEDULE HERE.

It’s time to rally around the Chants

If you haven’t been to the expanded Brooks Stadium, you’re missing out. But there’s still time!

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have three home games remaining, including a Homecoming matchup against Troy on Nov. 2, and a nationally televised game against Louisiana on Nov. 7.

Locals are urged to pack the house for both contests, as well as the regular-season finale against Texas State on Nov. 30.

For ticket information, visit the Chanticleer athletics website at GoCCUSports.com.

Tune up your taste buds for Taste of the Town

The 36th Annual Taste of the Town will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

The event features some of the finest restaurants in Horry County in one place, with proceeds from the event benefiting the St. Andrew Catholic School in Myrtle Beach.

Visitors can purchase advance tickets for $5, or buy them at the door the night of the event for $6. Children 14 and under get in free. Once inside, you can buy tickets for samplings of what each restaurant table has to offer.

For more information, visit the Taste of the Town website.

Salute to Veterans features documentary film debut

The 2019 Salute to American Veterans will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at Wheelwright Auditorium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University.

This year’s event will feature the premier of the historical documentary “A Wild and Perilous Life,” a tale of Mountain Men and the American West.

The event is free and tickets can be obtained in advance at Coastal.edu/tickets, or at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Complimentary refreshments will be served at the event.

Holiday season quickly approaching

Don’t look now, but Christmas is just a little over two months away, which means the start of the holiday season is almost upon us.

Horry County is not starved for holiday events, with several shows, parades and unique opportunities to amp up your festive mood.

Our friends at VisitMyrtleBeach.com have put together a comprehensive holiday events calendar to help you plan.

Get ready to cash in on Capital Credits

$100 bills

One of the major benefits of being an HTC member is the receipt of Capital Credits, or cash back.

Here’s how it works: Any revenue remaining after all the Cooperative’s expenses have been paid are returned to members via Capital Credits in proportion to their usage of HTC services. HTC has refunded over $139 million in Capital Credits to our members in the local community since 1979. No other telecommunications company can make that claim. 

This year, more than $11 million in Capital Credits will be paid directly to HTC members.  We hope you enjoy your Capital Credits. It really does pay to be a member.

For more details about Capital Credits, call us at 843-369-8530 or 1-844-249-9864.

We dodged a bullet, but stay prepared

Most of Horry County got off light when Hurricane Dorian passed early in September, although some of our neighbors to the north of the county did not.

It’s important to stay prepared. Remember, we are in the peak of hurricane season, which doesn’t end until Nov. 30.

Use lessons learned in prior storms to always be prepared in case of another severe weather event.

Follow these tips:

  • Have a family communication plan in place, with one person as the central contact.
  • Keep phone lines open whenever possible. Too many callers jam the lines.
  • Purchase battery backups for VoIP equipment in case the power goes out, and consider getting a traditional landline phone.
  • Keep wireless batteries charged and an alternate plan to recharge them.
  • Try text messaging instead of calling.
  • Should you have to evacuate, use call forwarding.