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Diamonds are pretty and all, but honestly? Dresses are a girl's best friend. Dresses are fun, comfortable, and versatile. At Copper Penny, they're also fashionable and cute. We have a huge selection of women's dresses in South Mount Pleasant, SC, from stylistic sheath dresses to drop-waist styles that will make your girlfriends jealous.

We offer several styles and shapes from which you can pick. Not sure what style fits best?

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These dresses are made to fit your waist and then gradually flare out towards the hem. A-line dresses are excellent for minimizing thighs, hips, and midsections while pulling the eyes to your bust. This style of dress is a great fit for almost any body type. There's a reason why so many brides settle on A-Line dresses for their big day! With plenty of varieties, this is a kind of dress that you can wear again and again.

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Like the A-Line style, empire dresses are made to fit through your bust. Rather than creating a distinctly angular shape like the A-Line, the Empire style flows from the bust down. This is another kind of dress that fits many body types. From curvy to apple body shapes, the Empire draws focus to your bust and minimizes everything else. For lovely ladies on the shorter side, this style defines your silhouette, especially if you choose a maxi length dress.

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A throwback to the roaring 20's style flapper dresses, Drop Waist dresses look best on lean, athletic bodies that don't have too many curves in the hip area. The key to pulling off a Drop Waist style dress is to ensure that it's not hugging you. This dress is best worn when it is able to hang freely on your body.

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Any clothing store for women in South Mount Pleasant, SC, worth its salt, will have plenty of fit & flare dresses for you to try. This common-shaped dress is one of the most popular on the market, mainly because they look great on every woman, regardless of age or shape. A timeless choice, fit & flare dresses fit through the bodice and flare out just below your hip. This helps develop a balanced, slimming silhouette for most women. If you want to accentuate your best assets and hide everything else, ask our experienced fashionistas to show you some the most popular fit & flare dresses at Copper Penny.
Time to start doing your happy dance! Fit & flare dresses have very balanced proportions, making them a true winner for every body type. Women with athletic builds love this dress for the extra curves. Women with apple-shaped bodies love how fit & flare dresses define their waistlines. Because this dress already looks like an hourglass on the hanger, it will be a natural fit for ladies with such a figure.
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Shift Dresses in South Mount Pleasant

Shift dresses are typically rectangular in shape and tend to be comfy and forgiving since they aren't fitted. Also called a column dress, the shift dress is a great choice for polished professionals needing a conservative, fashionable outfit for work.
These dresses look fabulous on women with athletic, lean shapes and women with an apple-like figure. This kind of dress doesn't work well with a belt, so ladies with an hourglass figure may not be able to show off their curves in a shift. Try pairing this dress with a nice pair of heels for a beautiful new look!
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Wrap dresses are one of the most popular styles on the market, because they give ladies of most shapes and sizes a flattering, fashionable dress option.
If you have an hourglass, apple, or generally curvy body shape, you're going to love wrap dresses. This style of dress offers a natural waist while placing emphasis on your bust. Wrap dresses give you a balanced silhouette and, with a knee-length fit, are great for any type of color or style, both day and nightwear.
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Timeless Tops for Every Style

Unless you're feeling extra sassy, chances are you're wearing a top at this very moment. Tops are garments that cover the top half of your body. At Copper Penny, we have an endless selection of tops in a wide range of styles - from basic tees to blouses and everything in between. If you're looking for the highest quality women's tops in South Mount Pleasant, SC, you just hit the jackpot!

With that said, finding the right top for the right occasion is easier said than done. However, at Copper Penny, we make finding the right top fun. Whether you're looking for a top that makes a statement or you need a classic button-down for a subdued style, we've got your back. We only carry the most popular tops from the best brands and designers around the world.

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Women's Poplin Tops in South Mount Pleasant

Sometimes called broadcloth tops, poplins have classic characteristics and are often woven with an over/under weave. This kind of weave gives more substance to your top while also giving you room to breathe. Poplin shirts are typically soft and smooth, and are great for everyday business attire, some formal occasions, and for certain ceremonies. Sweet and feminine, our Bruna poplin eyelet bib top features ruffles at the sleeves and an eyelet lace yoke at the front. Pair your poplin with your favorite pair of shorts or jeans for a contemporary, relaxed look.

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Women's Wrap Tops in South Mount Pleasant

Great for wearing solo or layered over a camisole or tank top, wrap tops are lightweight, versatile, and great for many different occasions. Wrap tops go well with jeans, maxi dresses, and high-waisted jeans or trousers. Our V-Neck Wrap SLV Top by Jayden is uber-popular at Copper Penny and the perfect choice for dressing down or dressing up. The choice is yours!

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Women's Off the Shoulder Tops in South Mount Pleasant

For a dose of feminine fashion, be sure you add an off-the-shoulder top to your everyday wardrobe. A casual, sexy choice, off-the-shoulder tops have unique necklines that cut across your upper arms and chest, leaving your shoulders bare. The result is a flirty flash of skin, which elongates your neck and gives a relaxed, "daytime casual" look. Our Nola off-the-shoulder top pairs perfectly with shorts or even a flowy skirt and is hand-woven in Spain using Jacquard fabric.

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Women's Tank Tops in South Mount Pleasant

Who doesn't love a good tank top?! Tank tops are lightweight, versatile, and equally great for lounging in the yard or running errands on weekends. Tank tops lend an air of simplicity to your outfit and can be styled in endless ways. Take our Velvet Heart Victory Tank, for instance. This tank is a refreshing update on our classic sleeveless tank top, complete with fray details and a scoop neck. Throw in the fact that it's machine washable, and you have a wardrobe winner.

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Having trouble finding the best top for your size and style? As the most trusted women's clothing boutique in South Mount Pleasant, SC, Copper Penny has helped women discover new looks in the Lowcountry for more than two decades. We take pride in providing a personalized, boutique experience for our customers. If you have questions, give us a call or swing by one of our locations. We would be happy to give you our professional opinion.

Until then, here's a quick guide you can follow to help you find the right fit for your women's top in South Mount Pleasant:

How to Find the Right Fit for Your Women's Top

When choosing a women's top for your outfit, you have to consider how comfortable, confident, and beautiful you will feel. The best way to feel your best in an outfit is to make sure it fits correctly. To get started, you'll want to take your measurements. For most women's tops, the best areas to focus on are your hips, waist, and chest.

  • Hip Measurements: Measuring your hips is fairly easy. Take your measuring tape and use it to wrap around the widest area of your hips.
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  • Chest Measurements: For an accurate chest measurement, take the end of your measuring tape and place it on the fullest area of your bust. From there, wrap the tape around your body, under your armpits, and around the blades of your shoulders. Then, wrap the tape tightly from the back of your body to the front, where you started.
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Fed. investigating removal of Mt. Pleasant eagle’s nest

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A federal investigation is underway in Mount Pleasant after residents reported a possibly-illegal removal of an eagle’s nest from a cell tower.Mike Brown lives right across the street from the tower off Rifle Range Road. He’s watched for years as ospreys and eagles made themselves at home on top of the structure.“Well, seven years ago I watched the osprey build the nest, had their babies and then they leave in the fall and then shortly after the bald eagles show up,” B...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A federal investigation is underway in Mount Pleasant after residents reported a possibly-illegal removal of an eagle’s nest from a cell tower.

Mike Brown lives right across the street from the tower off Rifle Range Road. He’s watched for years as ospreys and eagles made themselves at home on top of the structure.

“Well, seven years ago I watched the osprey build the nest, had their babies and then they leave in the fall and then shortly after the bald eagles show up,” Brown explained.

This yearly cycle was disrupted on Thursday when Brown said he watched crews working on the tower remove an eagle’s nest. He doesn’t believe the birds were in it at the time, but he said he saw them just two days before.

“I mean its seriously heartbreaking, you know. They were kind of my buddies. I was very excited to see them come and go every year,” Brown told News 2.

Brown captured photos and posted them to social media. Word of the removal spread quickly.

“When I got here, there was nothing left of the nest and I do know the eagles were present and unhappy that the nest was gone,” said Cacky Rivers, a local wildlife photographer.

Rivers monitors several nests through her work. She said it’s the middle of nesting season, so the eagles may very well have laid eggs.

“I don’t know what was in there. I don’t know what they found. I have no idea. But I know that they’re done. They no longer have a nest, and they are basically parents that have nothing now and so, they may have to start over if they can. I don’t know if they will with timing or if they have to wait another year,” she said.

Rivers got in touch with both federal and state agencies who reported to the scene. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s website, the removal of eagle’s nests is illegal, unless a permit is issued.

The agency confirmed to News 2 it is investigating the incident but said they can’t comment on active investigations.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released the following statement to News 2.

“The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources responded to reports of the removal of a large raptor nest in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has initiated an investigation regarding the removal, and inquiries concerning this incident should be directed to Office of Communications, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Regional Office at fw4_comms@fws.gov.”

South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. Declares First Cash Dividend

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. ("South Atlantic" or the "Company") (OTCQX: SABK), parent of South Atlantic Bank (the "Bank"), announced that its Board of Directors has declared its first cash dividend of $0.10 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on February 15, 2023 to shareholders of record as of February 1, 2023.Commenting on the dividend, K. Wayne Wicker, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "The pa...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. ("South Atlantic" or the "Company") (OTCQX: SABK), parent of South Atlantic Bank (the "Bank"), announced that its Board of Directors has declared its first cash dividend of $0.10 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on February 15, 2023 to shareholders of record as of February 1, 2023.

Commenting on the dividend, K. Wayne Wicker, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "The payment of South Atlantic's first cash dividend marks an important milestone in the evolution of our Company. While South Atlantic has previously paid three stock dividends in our Company's history, we are pleased to offer to our shareholders who have supported our growth over the years a cash dividend in celebration of our 15th anniversary. We continue to view ourselves as a growth company, and we remain focused on maximizing shareholder value. We feel that now is an appropriate time to provide our shareholders with a return on their investment through this cash dividend. We sincerely thank all of our shareholders for their continued support in our Company."

About South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc.

South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: SABK) is a registered bank holding company based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Company's banking subsidiary, South Atlantic Bank, is a full-service financial institution spanning the entire coastal area of South Carolina, and is locally owned, controlled and operated. The Bank operates twelve offices in Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, South Carolina. The Bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals, small businesses and corporations. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, and treasury management, including South Atlantic Bank goMobile, the Bank's mobile banking app. The Bank also offers internet banking, no-fee ATM access, checking, certificates of deposit and money market accounts, merchant services, mortgage loans, remote deposit capture, and more. For more information, visit www.SouthAtlantic.bank.

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This press release contains, among other things, certain statements about future events that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements with references to a future period or statements preceded by, followed by, or that include the words "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "outlook" or similar terms or expressions. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and good faith expectations of the Company's management team and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the Company's control). These risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual results, performance, and achievements of the Company to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (and any current or future variants thereof), changes in market interest rates, the persistence of the current inflationary environment in our market areas and the United States, the uncertain impacts of quantitative tightening and current and future monetary policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, regulatory considerations, competition and market expansion opportunities, changes in non-interest expenditures or in the anticipated benefits of such expenditures, the receipt of required regulatory approvals, changes in tax laws, and current or future litigation, regulatory examinations or other legal and/or regulatory actions, including as a result of our participation in and execution of government programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and any current or future variants thereof. Although the Company believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, the Company can give no assurance that the results contemplated in the forward-looking statements will be realized and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by the Company or any person that the future events, plans, or expectations contemplated by the Company will be achieved and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made, except as required by law. All forward-looking statements, express or implied, included in the press release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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The Company routinely posts important information for investors on its website (under www.southatlantic.bank and, more specifically, under the Investor Relations tab at www.southatlantic.bank/about-us/investor-relations/). The Company intends to use its web site as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under the OTC Markets Group OTCQX Rules for U.S. Banks. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Company's web site, in addition to following the Company's press releases, OTC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts.

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Cold snap bursts water pipes across the Lowcountry creating ‘major crisis’ in leaks and flow

Record cold temperatures have burst so many pipes that the Charleston Water System has seen its water flow double, leaving the utility on the verge of asking customers to boil their water.“We’ve seen thousands upon thousands of leaks in customers homes and in their irrigation systems, so we’ve been dying a death of a thousand cuts,” Mike Saia, spokesman for Charleston Water System, said on Dec. 26 in reference to the gallons of spillage pouring out of torn-open pipe sections.“We’re in a major...

Record cold temperatures have burst so many pipes that the Charleston Water System has seen its water flow double, leaving the utility on the verge of asking customers to boil their water.

“We’ve seen thousands upon thousands of leaks in customers homes and in their irrigation systems, so we’ve been dying a death of a thousand cuts,” Mike Saia, spokesman for Charleston Water System, said on Dec. 26 in reference to the gallons of spillage pouring out of torn-open pipe sections.

“We’re in a major crisis that can only end if customers take action to stop leaks,” he said.

The Charleston Water System remains safe but the utility is asking customers to leave their faucets dripping overnight to prevent freezing, disconnect their irrigation systems from the water supply and check for leaks.

Teams are available to help shut off water valves at 843-727-6800, but Saia said wait times for an answer were averaging 30 minutes because of the volume of calls. The calls and responses so far have measured into the hundreds.

Downtown Charleston reached 20 degrees Saturday, breaking a record for Christmas Eve chill set in 1989. The overnight cold is expected to last a few more days, meaning more leak conditions are possible for local customers.

Other areas were in more distress. The town of Ridgeville in Dorchester County issued a precautionary Boil Water Alert until Thursday afternoon because of burst pipes.

Some relief from the cold temperatures should be ahead as overnight lows are expected to rise above freezing in the coming days, with daytime temperatures hovering in the 60s by the weekend.

Charleston Water System has been able to treat enough water to avoid a boil order so far, but it’s dangerously close. The system can treat about 105 million gallons per day. With the leaks, it has been treating more than 100 million gallons a day for the past few days.

Workers who see water leaking from a house are now stopping to turn off the water even if no one is at the home, Saia said. Many vacation rentals or other short-term rental homes may be vacant with no one there to notice a leak, he said.

The projected warmer weather will increase the likelihood of a water main break, Saia said, which could be enough to cause an emergency if the home leaks aren’t stopped.

“We need our customers to do everything in their power to identify these leaks and help us stop them before temperatures rise and the second challenge rears its head,” Saia said.

Area plumbers have had no shortage of work orders. By noon on Dec. 26, the fractured 43-foot pipe underneath a house on Daniel Island was plumber Perry Pickering’s seventh call of the day. He worked from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Day responding to more than two dozen calls on Christmas Eve.

He’s seen frozen and burst pipes all over the region.

“It’s the worst freeze damage that I’ve seen in my lifetime,” said Pickering, 54-year-old owner of Picks Plumbing in Charleston. “Normally the people closer to the coast like Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant don’t have to worry about it because of the temperatures being a little bit higher coming off of the ocean. But this year it it caught everybody.”

Pickering said the vast majority of broken lines he has seen are on the outside of homes and have no insulation.

Offices at some local water companies were closed Dec. 26. An automated message at Mount Pleasant Waterworks said the utility had lowered water pressure across the system to try to help deal with freezing temperatures.

Pickering’s advice to homeowners was similar to the alert the Charleston Water System sent out over the weekend.

“Moving water does not freeze: leave the lines dripping,” Pickering said. “You need to leave the cold water as well as the hot water dripping because the hot water line, except for the water heater, after a few minutes it gets cold as well and is susceptible to freezing.”

Proposed changes to the IOP Connector, experts and users weigh in on options

The SCDOT has proposed five potential new lane designs for the Isle of Palms Connector bridge, and they’re looking for input from residents.CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation has proposed five potential new lane designs for the Isle of Palms Connector bridge, and they’re looking for input from residents.The current connector features one lane of traffic each way, bike and walking lanes on each side in a single direction, and a small, paved median. The new designs vary fr...

The SCDOT has proposed five potential new lane designs for the Isle of Palms Connector bridge, and they’re looking for input from residents.

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation has proposed five potential new lane designs for the Isle of Palms Connector bridge, and they’re looking for input from residents.

The current connector features one lane of traffic each way, bike and walking lanes on each side in a single direction, and a small, paved median. The new designs vary from adding a traffic lane leaving the island, to widening the paved median, to combining the bike and walking lanes into one wide multi-use path. You can see a visual representation of the five designs with detailed explanations, here.

Engineers with the department presented the designs to the City of Isle of Palms and the Town of Mount Pleasant before the public comment period. At the Isle of Palms meeting, transportation officials explained the designs don’t add a lot of capacity for vehicles but rearrange the shoulder and paved median options.

The bike and pedestrian lanes were added to the IOP Connector two years ago. The Department of Transportation also lowered the speed limit from 55 to 45 mph on the bridge.

Executive Director of Charleston Moves Katie Zimmerman advocates for safe and efficient alternative travel lanes. She says the best configuration is what is currently in place.

“It’s working really, really well as far as balancing safety of motorist’s, safety of bike/ped and emergency access. So, from our perspective, there’s really not a need to - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It’s working well for everybody,” Zimmerman says.

During the South Carolina Department of Transportation presentation to Isle of Palms City Council, Police Chief Kevin Cornett confirmed there has not been a single car and pedestrian accident reported since adding the lanes, despite him seeing a few close calls himself.

At the meeting, Fire Chief Craig Oliverius also said there have been no changes in emergency response times after adding the bike and walking lanes to the bridge.

“We now have that data to understand that things are working well. Concerns before the restriping have not come to fruition. Or have not been borne out, which is wonderful. That’s a relief,” Zimmerman says.

She fears moving all the walkers and bikers, or vulnerable road users, into one multi-use path will be more dangerous for them.

“The current configuration is great because it splits people up by direction. It gives a buffer and it gives people enough safe space to actually enjoy going over the connector while also providing space for motorists if they need to slowly pull to the right in the case of an emergency required by law,” Zimmerman says.

Chief Cornett says there is nothing inherently unsafe about the current lanes on the connector, but sees this reassessment as an opportunity to look for improvement. He says the biggest aspect he looks at as an emergency responder are the medians and buffer zones. Configuration three stuck out to him because of the wide median.

“The reason we like that median is because it gives the ability if there’s a collision, we can move vehicles into that median or direct traffic around that collision so that we’re not clogging up the entire lane of travel and keeping people from leaving or coming on the island. But it also gives that that extra room for vehicles to be able to pull to the side when emergency vehicles are coming through,” Cornett explains.

Cornett says his department already works well with the connector traffic and would be able to work with any of the changes. He reminds people to drive carefully on the bridge, watching for traffic stacked up at the light as you enter the island. He also askes people to keep moving in their cars and never stop, even though the view can be beautiful and you’ll want to stop and look.

“We do have so many people that come across that bridge, whether they’re work here, they live here they play here, or they’re just coming to be part of the business or enjoy the beautiful scenery on the beach. Regardless, we want your opinion,” Cornett says.

The public comment period began on Jan. 13 and will last 30 days. After that, South Carolina Department of Transportation engineers plan to assess the input and return to Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms councils to make presentations and recommendations.

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Poll Watch: Virginia Tech baseball opens in top 15

BLACKSBURG – Precisely one month from the start of the 2023 campaign, the Virginia Tech baseball team is already gathering a wealth of potential for another high-achieving season on the diamond as the Hokies have placed into three national preseason polls from respected outlets.D1BASEBALL – No. 14 For the first time since the outlet's rankings debut in 2015, Vir...

BLACKSBURG – Precisely one month from the start of the 2023 campaign, the Virginia Tech baseball team is already gathering a wealth of potential for another high-achieving season on the diamond as the Hokies have placed into three national preseason polls from respected outlets.

D1BASEBALL – No. 14 For the first time since the outlet's rankings debut in 2015, Virginia Tech has earned a spot in D1Baseball's preseason top 25 poll, landing at No. 14 – the third highest ranking among ACC programs. Last season, the Hokies entered D1Baseball's top 25 on April 11 and remained up for eight consecutive weeks, including seven straight weeks ranked inside the top 10.

Tech peaked at No. 2 in D1Baseball's rankings on May 23 and entered the 2022 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship ranked No. 4 nationally. Upon finishing one win shy of advancing to the 2022 Men's College World Series in Omaha, the Hokies placed No. 11 overall in the outlet's year-end rankings, marking the program's highest such finish all-time.

As it stands, four of Tech's 2023 ACC opponents appear in D1Baseball's preseason top 25. The Hokies will host No. 19 Virginia (March 31 – April 2) and No. 12 North Carolina (April 28-30) while making trips to No. 22 Miami (March 17-19) and No. 6 Wake Forest (May 18-20).

PERFECT GAME – No. 15 Down one line from D1Baseball's No. 14 ranking, Perfect Game placed Virginia Tech at No. 15 in its season-opening top 25 poll, signifying another program-first appearance for the Hokies (since at least 2013).

While D1Baseball favored Tech in its ACC comparisons against Louisville and Miami – as well as its consideration against TCU and UCLA – Perfect Game disagreed, presenting the Hokies as the fifth strongest ACC program out of the gates. Within the ACC, Perfect Game has Tech clocked behind No. 5 Wake Forest, No. 7 Louisville, No. 9 Miami and No. 13 North Carolina while leading No. 19 Virginia and No. 21 NC State.

On the flip side, Perfect Game backed Tech in its outlooks against three teams that were ranked higher than the Hokies by D1Baseball: Oklahoma State (No. 18), Maryland (No. 22) and East Carolina (unranked).

Virginia Tech finished the 2022 season ranked No. 10 in Perfect Game's year-end poll release.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER – No. 28 Known as college baseball's oldest poll dating back to 1959, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ranked Virginia Tech at No. 28 in its annual "Fabulous 50" preseason selections.

Of the 10 ACC programs appearing in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's top 50, Tech drew the seventh most points behind No. 6 Louisville, No. 8 Miami, No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 11 North Carolina, No. 16 Virginia and No. 23 Georgia Tech. The Hokies were late bloomers in last season's CBN polls, cracking the outlet's top 30 for the first time on April 25 (No. 26) before peaking on May 23 at No. 2.

This season, Tech is scheduled to face seven ACC programs within CBN's preseason top 50, including matchups at No. 32 Florida State and against No. 42 Clemson.

ADDITIONAL POLLS As of Jan. 17, three of the remaining six nationally respected college baseball polls – Baseball America, NCBWA and USA TODAY Sports (coaches poll) – have yet to release their preseason rankings.

OPENING DAY Virginia Tech will open its 2023 regular season schedule on Friday, Feb. 17, at College of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The Cougars (37-20 overall) won the 2022 CAA regular season championship courtesy of their 19-5 league record.

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