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Horry County Government Weekly Update for June 27-July 1, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases and road construction for the week of June 27-July 1, 2016.

Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, July 5, 2016.  The test will be held Friday, July 1, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.

Airport Director Apone Resigns to Take Position in Kentucky

Conway, South Carolina— After serving as director of the Horry County Department of Airports since February 8, 2014, Director Pat Apone has chosen to take a position with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.  Prior to being director, Ms. Apone was made the assistant director in September of 2011 and began her career with Horry County in the Finance Department in November of 1997.

“Though I understand what a great opportunity this is for Pat professionally, I hate to see her leave,” stated Chris Eldridge, Horry County Administrator.  “A lot was accomplished during Pat’s tenure with the Horry County Department of Airports; from the completion of the new terminal to resurfacing the airport’s lone runway.  Pat Apone always tackled her job with pride and professionalism.  I wish her well in this new challenge.”
Current Assistant Airport Director Scott VanMoppes will act as Interim Airport Director.  Horry County will initiate the recruitment process for a new airport director immediately.

Run-Off Election Scheduled for June 28


Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the Run-Off Election is Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

All absentee ballots must be turned into the Horry County Registration and Elections Office by 7 p.m. the day of the election. Absentee voters may vote in person at the Horry County Registration and Elections Office at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway up until 5 p.m. the Monday prior to the election, which will be Monday, June 27, 2016.  

Voters are encouraged to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming Run-Off Election by going to under the “Voters” tab on the left.  Also, voters unsure of their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or age 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.

Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied.

Also, Horry County will NOT open the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of June 28.

Below is a list of the Run-Off races/precincts:

Senate 34

  • Burgess #1, #2, and #4
  • Enterprise
  • Garden City #1, #2, #3, and #4
  • Glenns Bay
  • Jet Port #2
  • Lake Park
  • Sea Winds
  • Socastee #1
  • Surfside #1, #2 and #3

Board of Education #4

  • Jet Port #1 (split)
  • Socastee #4 (split)

Senate 34 and Board of Education #4

  • Burgess #3
  • Deerfield
  • Enterprise
  • Jet Port #2
  • Marlowe #1, #2, and #3
  • Sea Winds
  • Socastee #1
  • Surfside #4

For more information about the upcoming Run-Off Election, please contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440.

Interim Police Chief Waites Resigns to Take Top Police Position in Georgetown

Conway, South Carolina— After serving the Horry County Police Department since December 2012, Interim Police Chief Kelvin Waites has resigned today to become the Police Chief for the City of Georgetown, SC. His last day of employment will be July 1. Waites began his employment as Deputy Chief until most recently being appointed the Interim Chief.

“Waites spent most of his career working for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Georgetown before coming to Horry County,” stated Chris Eldridge, Horry County Administrator.  “Georgetown is home to him and as such, his wife, Chelice, is currently running for Georgetown County Treasurer. I wish him and his family a successful future, and I appreciate his professionalism and dedication to the police department.”

Moving forward, the Horry County Police Chief position is being advertised through July 1.  Lance Winburn will act as Interim Chief until a permanent chief is hired.