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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, November 13, 2018, 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.

Imagine 2040 Public Hearing & Public Comment Period Announcement

Conway, South Carolina – Over the course of the last 10-months, Horry County staff and an ad-hoc steering committee of the Horry County Planning Commission have been working to assess existing and projected housing and population growth and community needs in unincorporated Horry County. This effort has been to inform the development of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, known as IMAGINE 2040.


By state law, municipal and county governments that have adopted zoning and land development standards are required to adopt new comprehensive plans every ten years to ensure that development and policy occur in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. Over the last decade, Envision 2025 has served as the guiding document for growth in unincorporated Horry County.


The public review and adoption process for IMAGINE 2040 has commenced. Horry County staff will present the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan to Planning Commission at a special workshop on Thursday, October 25th at 4:30 PM, immediately following the regularly scheduled Horry County Planning Commission Workshop. This meeting will preface the formal 30-day public comment period that will be open between October 25th and November 29th. The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment on the plan at the Planning Commission Public Hearing on Thursday, December 6th at 5:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in Multi-purpose Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. After review and approval by the Planning Commission, the Plan will also be reviewed and considered for adoption by Horry County Council.   


The IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan can be reviewed at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 1301 2nd Avenue, Suite 1D09, Conway, SC 29526. It is also available for review online at Public comments may be mailed to the same address as stated above or by emailing

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Locations

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will visit Horry County over the next three weeks in the following locations:

  • October 15-18, 2018, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-James P. Stevens Building, 3817 Walnut Street, Loris, SC 29569
  • October 19-23, 2018, Friday-Tuesday (Closed Sunday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57 S, Little River, SC 29566
  • October 24-27, 2018, Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-Horry County Cooperative Extension, 1949 Industrial Park Drive, Conway, 29526
  • October 29-November 1, 2018, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the locations to assist survivors.

Alternatively, homeowners, renters, and business owners can check eligibility for federal, state, and voluntary agency disaster assistance by:

  • Visiting
  • Calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585); or
  • Using the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices at

Horry County Continuing with Debris Removal Efforts in Flooded Areas

Conway, South Carolina (October 16, 2018)—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 continue to make progress in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way.

Horry County is only picking up storm debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at 

Residents along these 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.




General Election Scheduled for November 6th

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind citizens that the General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, November 5, 2018. Citizens who are not yet registered to vote may register until Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Voters are encouraged to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming General Election by going to under the “Voters” tab on the left. Also, voters unsure of their voting location should contact the Horry County Registration & Elections office at (843) 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at

Voters can also view a sample ballot.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote). When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following current photo IDs at your polling place:

  • SC Driver's License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • 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.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440.

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
  • Physically disabled persons
  • Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on the day of the election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Persons attending to sick or physically disabled persons
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

Procedures for voting by absentee ballot:

Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.

In Person - Visit your county voter registration office and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018. (The Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)

By MailIf you requested an absentee ballot to be mailed to your home, you can either return it by mail or return your absentee ballot to your county voter registration office by 7 p.m. on the day of the election.