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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 30 - December 4, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of November 30-December 4, 2015.

Horry County Animal care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 17 December 2015, 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 holds these clinics monthly.

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.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  All of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping.  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 clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 23 - November 27, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of November 23-27, 2015.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Announces Tree Dedication Ceremony

Conway, South Carolina – The Yaupon Garden Club and the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, along with PalmettoPride, announce an Arbor Day  dedicationtree dedication ceremony December 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Vereen Memorial Gardens located at 2250 Highway 179 in Little River.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Garden Club was awarded a Community Pride grant in 2015 from PalmettoPride for the purpose of purchasing trees to be installed at the gardens.  Members of the Garden Club, staff from Horry County Parks and Recreation and Horry County Planning and Zoning have designed and planted flowering Dogwood, American Holly, Black Cherry and Turkey Oak trees in the gardens in an effort to beautify and recreate the natural character of the Olde Kings Highway.  NOTE:Vereen Memorial Gardens contains a 300-foot segment of the original Olde  The King's Highway, which  was a roughly 1,300-mile colonial road laid out from between 1650 and 1735. in the American colonies.  The highway was ordered built by Charles II of England who directed his colonial governors to link Charleston, South Carolina, and to Boston, Massachusetts. There are few portions of the roadway that remain undeveloped or accessible to the public.

For 20 years, the Yaupon Garden Club has participated with Horry County in the care and maintenance of Vereen Memorial Gardens.  These activities have included planting trees and shrubs and removing litter, weeds, and debris from the 115 acres of coastal forest, tidal marsh and waterfront along the intracoastal Intracoastal Waterway.front.  The Club formally adopted Vereen Memorial Gardens in February 2015.  By adopting the Gardens, the Yaupon Garden Club has agreed to hold six cleanups between February 2015 and February 2017.  Keep Horry County Beautiful, which is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to provide the gloves, vests, bags, and grabbers for the cleanups.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is November 24, 2015, at 2:30 PM in Multi-purpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.  If you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (email or 915-7893). 

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Donzelle’s Restaurant and Hucks & Washington Furniture Company on December 2, 2015, with ribbon cutting ceremonies.  A ceremony will be held at Donzelle’s Restaurant at 10 a.m., and another held at Hucks & Washington Furniture at 10:45 a.m.  The ceremonies are free and open to the public. 

The Conway landmark known as Donzelle’s Restaurant began in 1962 by Willard “Dick” Dickerson and his wife Donzelle Dickerson.  When the restaurant first opened, the Dickersons served breakfast lunch and dinner. One of their specials known as the meat plus three was offered for thirty-five cents, today the same special is offered for eight dollars and fifty cents.  Today, Larry and his brother Russell are second-generation owners of Donzelle’s Restaurant. Russell Dickerson manages the front house and Larry takes care of the kitchen and catering. 

Hucks & Washington Furniture Company was founded in 1946 by Curtis Hucks and his nephew Sam Washington. Prior to this, Sam majored in music and minored in business.  Having gone to USC on the GI Bill, Sam served in the Navy in WWI.  After the war, he returned home and his uncle Curtis convinced him to open a furniture store rather than teaching piano.  The store flourished and grew over the years.  In 1968, at the death of Curtis, Sam took over as sole owner.  In the 1990s, Sam’s daughter Anne took an active role in the family business.  She became owner in 2010 when her father passed away.    

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years. 

Donzelle’s Restaurant is located at 1703 Main Street, and Hucks & Washington Furniture Company is located at 1506 Main Street (both in Conway).   

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340