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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Participates in US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government is proud to be a part of the 2016 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year.  Drop boxes will be available at the following County offices:

  • C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center, 2250 Hwy 179, Little River
  • Fire Rescue Station 4-693 Forestbrook Rd., Myrtle Beach
  • Fire Rescue Station 7-10228 Kings Rd., Myrtle Beach
  • Government & Justice Center, Sheriff’s Security Desk, 1301 Second Ave., Conway
  • Government & Justice Center, Planning & Zoning, 1301 Second Ave., Conway
  • Horry County Police West Precinct, 5527 Hwy 9, Longs
  • J. Reuben Long Detention, 4150 J. Reuben Long Ave., Conway
  • L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Rd., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Emergency Management, 2560 Main St., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Fire Rescue Administrative Office, 2560 Main St., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Horry County Police Administrative Offices, 2560 Main St., Conway.
  • Museum, 805 Main St., Conway
  • Myrtle Beach Aviation, 1250 Airdrome Ave., Myrtle Beach
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport, 1100 Jetport Rd., Myrtle Beach
  • North Myrtle Beach Aviation, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach
  • North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Avenue, North Myrtle Beach
  • North Strand Recreation, 120 Hwy 57 S, Little River
  • South Strand Complex, Magistrate’s Office, 9630 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach
  • South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach                 
  • Surfside Library, 410 Surfside Beach Dr., Surfside Beach
  • Veteran’s Affairs, 2830 Oak St., Conway

The US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program distributes new, unwrapped toys to needy children ages 0 -12 years old in Horry County.

Boxes will be in the above locations by November 22, 2016, and Horry County will be collecting toys until December 16, 2016.

Please note that Horry County is NOT a distribution point and cannot take requests for toys.  Requests to receive toys through the program should be directed to the local Toys for Tots website.

For more information on Horry County Government’s involvement in Toys for Tots, contact Kelly Lee Brosky at 843-915-5390

Funeral for Unclaimed Remains to be Held

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Coroner’s Office will host a funeral service for the cremated remains of 72 unclaimed deceased persons on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 12 p.m. at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at the corner of Highway 378 and Grainger Road in Conway.  The funeral is open to the public. 

The burial of the unclaimed remains was a four-year project of local Girl Scout Ingram Cox.  It was also made possible by the support of the Goldfinch Funeral Home, the McMillian-Small Funeral Home, Bruce & Son Grave Service, Doric Vaults and the City of Conway.  

For more information, contact the Horry County Coroner’s Office at 843-915-5110.

Horry County IT/GIS to Fly Beaches with Drones

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County IT/GIS Department will begin a project using drones to fly the beach. The project will provide baseline data and contours for the entire length of the beach. The data will be the basis for future erosion/renourishment projects undertaken along the coast. 

The goal of this project will be to fly the beach (dunes to low tide) to provide a baseline for future comparisons. The imagery will be used to create hill shades and extract contours using ArcGIS. After future storm events, the beach areas will be re-flown and comparison models will be done to calculate beach erosion. The data collected will also be used for documentation purposes. 

The current condition of the beach reflects significant erosion as a result of the 2015 storm and 2016 Hurricane Matthew. The baseline data will be collected and processed. When the beach is renourished, the beach will also be re-flown and baseline data will be maintained in the event of future storms.

The County’s flight planning schedules will be posted to the County’s website. 

Horry County anticipates flying the entire beach beginning in the November 2016 timeframe for this project.

Drone Flight Schedule  
Nov 14-17 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nov 28-30 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dec 12-16 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Jan 9-13 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Jan 23-27 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Horry County Drone Project Press Briefing

Who: Horry County IT/GIS Department
What: Press Briefing
When: Monday, November 14, at 10 a.m.
Where: Horry County Technology Building, 103 Elm Street (across from Santee Cooper) in Conway. 
Why: The Horry County IT/GIS Department will begin a project using drones to fly the beach

Mosquito Spraying Schedule for November 7 and 8, 2016

Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas:

November 7

November 8

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 7 p.m. and dusk weather permitting. 

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals.  Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying.  In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.