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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Animal Care Center Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, 17 October 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • 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, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes 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 animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Horry County Weekly Update for September 18-22, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases, mosquito spraying and road construction for the week of September 18-22, 2017

Keep Horry County Beautiful Partners to Clean Up Area Road

Conway, South Carolina – The South Carolina Aquarium has created a SCA Citizen Science App that will allow citizens to track and remove litter from both land and water throughout South Carolina. The new application will track litter across the state which assists with research and development of future programs.

To promote the free app, South Carolina Aquarium staff will tour the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill facility and assist Keep Horry County Beautiful, the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Palmetto Pride and the Horry County Police in cleaning up litter along the Sterrit Swamp Road area on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The application can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. For more information, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful by email or 915-5340. 

4th Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 10-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.   

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in Conway (1886 Highway 90) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to the landfill.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, tours of the landfill, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 4th Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning by email or phone at 843-915-5340.

For registration forms, click HERE.

Meeting Advisory: House Opioid Study Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Conway

Meeting Advisory: House Opioid Study Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Conway
Will receive testimony from invited speakers and welcomes public participation
WHO: The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee is tasked with developing recommendations identifying preventive measures and increasing treatment and recovery options to better protect South Carolinians from opioid abuse.
WHAT: The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee will hold a public hearing in Conway, SC, to hear public testimony regarding personal experiences and the impact of the opioid epidemic. After the invited guests have concluded, members of the public will also be given the opportunity to address the Study Committee (see additional information).* 
WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC 29526
Upon entrance through the atrium, participants should go left into the Administration Wing of the building and Council Chambers is located on the second floor at the top of the stairs.
*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Members of the public who wish to provide testimony are welcome to attend and sign in upon arrival. If the two hour time limit expires before an individual has the opportunity to give his/her remarks, written testimony can be submitted for review via email. The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee has provided a framework for testimony that can be found here.