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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Offices To Close For Christmas

All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Thursday, December 26, 2019, and Friday, December 27, 2019, in observance of Christmas. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

In addition to the above dates:

  • The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed on Saturday, December 28, 2019, and will close at 5 p.m. on the following dates:
    • Monday, December 16, 2019, through Friday, December 20, 2019,
    • Monday, December 23, 2019, and Tuesday, December 24, 2019,
    • Monday, December 30, 2019, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
  • The Horry County Animal Care Center will be closed Saturday, December 28, 2019, (the HCACC will remain open Tuesday, December 24, 2019, until 6 p.m.).

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Vaccination Clinic

The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, 10 December 2019, 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--dogs at least 8-weeks old
  • Bordatella                          $10--dogs at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Rabies                                $10--cats & dogs at least 4-months old
  • Microchip                           $15--cats & dogs at least 8-weeks old
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici         $10--cats 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 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

Time Remains to Notify Horry County Assessor's Office of Flood Damage

Conway, South Carolina (December 5, 2019)—Horry County Assessor's Office reminds residents that had not repaired their homes of flood or storm damage as of December 31, 2018, can still report that damage. Residents have until January 15, 2020, to do so.

To report damage, residents can go to the Assessor's Office page on and fill out the 2019 Real Property Appeal Form, checking the box for storm damage.

Residents with questions are encouraged to call the Horry County Assessor's Office at (843)-915-5040.

Horry’s Heroes: December’s Hero is Hundley Thompson 

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for December is United States Army 1st Lieutenant Hundley Thompson. Mr. Thompson served at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Fort Dix, New Jersey from 1957 to 1961. Hundley was also a distinguished military graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in May of 1956. His favorite memory is when he served with a platoon of military police during West Point’s spring festivities and graduation.

1st Lieutenant Thompson is enjoying his retirement living in North Myrtle Beach.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.

Palmetto Pointe Boulevard Extension Open

Conway, South Carolina (November 27, 2019)—Horry County Officials announced today that the extension of Palmetto Pointe Boulevard is officially open to traffic. The project extends the existing section of Palmetto Pointe Boulevard to connect to SC Hwy. 544 at the Big Block Road intersection. The new road includes bike and pedestrian improvements such as sidewalks and wider travel lanes. Drivers traveling in the area are reminded to travel cautiously and be aware of road signs and speed limits.