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Recommendations to be Made on Three Projects

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding:                            

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) #2015-16-032 Aquarium Maintenance Services for Horry County Museum
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #2015-16-030 General Aviation System Plan Study for the Horry County Department of Airports
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #2015-16-031 Pavement Maintenance Management Study for the Horry County Department of Airports

The recommendation will be made on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.



Horry County Registration & Election to Open on Saturday, February 13

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections will be open Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to allow for absentee voting.  The date for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election is Saturday, February 20, and the Democrat Presidential Preference Primary Election is Saturday, February 27.  To view the list of candidates for these elections, please visit www.scvotes.org.

Voters may participate in only ONE presidential primary.  The last day to vote absentee for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election is February 19, 2016, and the last day to vote absentee for the Democrat Presidential Preference Primary Election is February, 26, 2016.

The polling place locations for some precincts may be combined with others for the primaries as allowed by law.  Polls will open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. The primaries will be held under the rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place. Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • ID Card issued by SC Department of Motor Vehicles
  • SC Voter Registration Card with photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

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

Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration information prior to Election Day. If your voter registration information has changed (name, address, etc.), and you still live within Horry County, go to www.scvotes.org or call Horry County Registration & Election at 843-915-5440 and update your information no later than 12 February 2016.

Unofficial results from Horry County and for all counties in South Carolina, will be posted on www.scvotes.org.  The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied.

For more information on the Presidential Preference Primaries, please call Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.



Horry County Government Weekly Update for February 8-12, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of February 8-12, 2016.



Horry County Monitors Strong Cold Front

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Emergency Management Department continues to monitor weather conditions as the National Weather Service is expecting a strong cold front to push towards South Carolina today. Rainfall total is expected to reach 1.5 to 2.5 inches by tomorrow evening. This amount of rainfall could create saturated soils and ponding in low lying areas or even minor flooding. General river flooding could be expected in the coming days should widespread rainfall amounts be on the higher side. 

Citizens are encouraged to drive safely during heavy rain conditions that likely could occur this evening. 

  • First and foremost: slow down! 
  • Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in wet weather.
  • Don't follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. Take care when passing them as well; if you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.

For more information on current weather conditions, please visit your local media or the National Weather Service.



Applications Being Sought for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Conway, South Carolina – As a result of the federal disaster declaration and flooding event that impacted Horry County on October 5, 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made available grant opportunities under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

This particular grant program is a 75/25 cost share program. This type of cost share program gives selected, eligible projects 75% funding for the project cost from FEMA and the remaining 25% would be the applicant’s responsibility. Examples of eligible projects include elevation of flood prone structures, soil stabilization, safe room construction, dry flood proofing of non-residential structures etc.

 If you are interested in completing a pre-application for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, please contact Ashley Carroll in the Horry County Emergency Management Department at (843) 915-6925. 



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