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Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 12-16, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of December 12-16, 2016.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 10 January 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:

  • Distemper/Parvo                   $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Bordatella                              $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Rabies                                   $10--must be at least 4-months old (canine & feline)
  • Microchip                               $15--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine & feline)
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici             $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (feline)

Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.

The Animal Care Center also holds low cost spay/neuter clinics.  These clinics are open to all residents of Horry County for pet dogs and cats. The cost for cats is $50 ($20 for residents receiving government assistance) and dogs are just $80 ($40 for residents receiving government assistance).  Contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172 for more information or to have your pet spayed/neutered.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month.  Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping.  Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses. 

To view the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination or spay/neuter clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Scott Van Moppes Named Airport Director

Conway, South Carolina-Interim Horry County Department of Airports Director Scott Van Moppes has been named the new Airport Director.
Horry County Administrator Chris Eldridge stated, "I am proud to promote Scott to Director of the Horry County Department of Airports.  Scott is an example of hard work, dedication and striving to do the things necessary to move up in levels of responsibility.  He brings 12 years of airport experience, an intimate knowledge of airport systems, and a desire to see the county’s airports continue to grow and improve."  
Van Moppes, A.A.E. began his career with Horry County Government in the Horry County Information Technologies Office in January of 2003 and transferred to the Myrtle Beach International Airport in 2004 as the Airport Technology Manager to design systems for the upcoming terminal.  Van Moppes was then given the opportunity to pursue airport management.  According to Eldridge, Van Moppes tackled the new challenge without hesitation, and in February 2015 achieved the status of Accredited Airport Executive.  “The AAE is the highest achievable accreditation that can be earned.  Doing so is the culmination of completing all academic and professional requirements of the American Association of Airport Executives,” stated Eldridge.
Van Moppes has served as interim director since July of this year. 
Van Moppes, a native of San Diego, California, has lived in Myrtle Beach with his family since 1999,

Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 5-9, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of December 5, 2016.

Horry County Offices to Close for Christmas

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016, Monday, December 26, 2016, and Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in observance of Christmas.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

In addition, all branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016, through Thursday, December 22, 2016, and Wednesday, December 28, 2016, through Friday, December 30, 2016.  The branches will also be closed Saturday, December 24, 2016.  The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016, through Monday, December 26, 2016.