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Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

  • Saturday, February 18 – Socastee Recreation Center– 10 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 853 in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a cleanup of the Socastee Recreation Center. Please meet at 10 a.m. at the Socastee Recreation Center located at 7485 Butler Road. 
  • Saturday, February 25, 2016 – Racepath Community Cleanup – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Keep Horry County Beautiful will assist area residents to cleanup roadside litter. Volunteers should meet at the Racepath Community Center located at 1690 Racepath Street in Myrtle Beach. Contact Rev. Gause for more information: 843-283-3864.
  • Saturday, February 25 – Bucksport Road – 9 a.m. The Distinguished Men of Bucksport in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a cleanup of Bucksport Road in Bucksport. Please meet at 9 a.m. at the James R Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.  Contact Alphonzo Sherman for more information: 843-340-5586. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED)

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. If you would like to get involved in keeping our community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email

Horry County Animal Care Center Home for the Holidays Event

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Animal Care Center wants to give all homeless pets in the shelter the best gift of all this Christmas, a Home for the Holidays!  From now until December 22, 2016, all adoption fees have been slashed to just $20!  Available pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, felines have been tested for FELV/FIV and canines over six months have been tested for heartworms.  Also, all pets have been microchipped and are on flea and heartworm prevention.

To view homeless animals currently awaiting a Home for the Holidays, visit our webpage and “like” us on Facebook.  For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 10 January 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:

  • 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.  These clinics are open to all residents of Horry County for pet dogs and cats. The cost for cats is $50 ($20 for residents receiving government assistance) and dogs are just $80 ($40 for residents receiving government assistance).  Contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172 for more information or to have your pet spayed/neutered.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month.  Adoption fees are discounted and typically include 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 the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination or spay/neuter clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.
The MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department. 
The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport.  The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations. 
The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field will be contained entirely within the security fence at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.   The community should be advised there is no need for concern.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement.  
For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 353-1431.

Keep Horry County Beautiful to Hold Annual Awards

Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful will recognize volunteer groups, individuals, and partners for their efforts to reduce litter and beautify our county Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street in Conway.   

The recipients of the 2016 Awards are as Follows:

Outstanding Business Award                 Gator Bait Adventures

Outstanding Non-Profit Award               Loris Garden Club

                                                                   Wildlife Action Inc.

Outstanding School Award                     Burgess Elementary School

                                                                   River Oaks Elementary School

                                                                   Seaside Elementary School

Outstanding Community Award             City of Conway Parks & Recreation

                                                                   Beautify Carolina Forest

Beautification Award                                Yaupon Garden Club

                                                                   American Rivers

Achievement in Waste Reduction          Dixie Anderson, SCDOT

                                                                   Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe

Outstanding Litter Prevention               

Program                                                    Waccamaw Riverkeeper – Cleanup Local Waterways Initiative

Outstanding Leadership in

Litter Prevention                                       Gary Logue

                                                                    Horry County Litter Control

For more information on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, contact Nancy Tindal at 843-915-5340.