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Horry County Weekly Update for the Week of October 29-November 2, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events, and road construction for the week of October 29-November 2, 2018.

Horry County Debris Removal Update

Horry County Government continues debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  The County’s contracted crews are nearing completion of their “first pass” in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way.

Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at 

Residents along eligible county maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as they are able.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood damaged appliances and white goods, flood damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

The contractor will make several passes, and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.  Any residents that feel that flood-damaged debris in their community has not been addressed been should call the debris hotline at 843-915-7777.

Please visit for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.

Horry County Mobile App Launches

HCConnect, the new mobile app from Horry County Government, has been downloaded over 1,200 times since it launched earlier this month. The app, created in response to a strategic planning goal to make government more open and accessible, is the first of its kind in South Carolina. Its aim is to engage the citizen with local government, and empower people with the information that matters to them. The app is “profile” driven, meaning who, where and what are the keys to engagement.

Some of the initial features include:

  • M311, allowing users to directly submit service requests for road and drainage, mosquitoes, police, litter, and beach wheelchair requests
  • Personalized feeds, showing users what permit applications, rezoning requests, and reported crimes have recently taken place in their neighborhoods
  • Explore Horry, with information on amenities at all county parks and beach accesses with instant driving directions

“We are pleased with the initial feedback we are receiving from folks who are using the app,” says Tim Oliver, the Horry County IT/GIS Director. “We designed the app to inform, engage, and connect our residents and visitors and we are already exploring what is next for this platform.”

Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 22-26, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events, and road construction for the week of October 22-26, 2018.

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, November 6, 2018. The test will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018, 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.