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Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize WF Cox, Wolpert’s Department Store, and Loris Drug Store on October 21, 2016, with ribbon cutting ceremonies.  A ceremony will be held at WF Cox at 10 a.m., Wolpert’s Department Store at 10:30 a.m., and Loris Drug Store at 11 a.m.  The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The family-owned and operated WF Cox was opened in 1953.  Steve Cox is the owner and a strong supporter of the community.  His motto is, “We live here, we work here,” and treats customers like family, offering floor covering and major appliances throughout Horry, Marion, Columbus and Brunswick Counties.

Bernard and Katie Wolpert emigrated from Russia to New York.  A cousin who lived in Whiteville convinced the couple to move to Loris, where they opened Wolpert’s Department Store in 1938.   The Wolperts, with the help of their son Robert, owned the business until 1992 when it was purchased by the current owner Gene Mills.

The first drug store in Loris was known as Loris Drug Store.  The business has been in Singleton Bailey’s family since 1947, with his father working there several years prior. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.

WF Cox is located at 3959 Main St. Loris,  Wolpert’s Department Store is located at 4111 Main St. Loris, and Loris Drug Store is located at 4125 Main St. Loris   For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



Horry County Community Cleanup Day Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina-Due to Hurricane Matthew, the 3rd Annual Community Cleanup Day originally scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016, has been cancelled.



Horry County MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport public safety exercise (MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise) scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016, has been cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew.  The exercise will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be determined. 
 
For more information, please contact the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 448-1580.
 



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Friendly Barber Shop on October 1, 2016, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

In 1958 Jerome Thomas opened the Bamboo Barber shop on 1403 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach.  The business was later renamed the Friendly Barber Shop, due to Jerome’s positive attitude, encouraging words, and ever-present smile.  In 1966 Ella “Dolly” Thomas Dolly joined the business as the only female barber.  Jerome died in 2007 leaving Dolly to run the business with the help of Franklin Tucker, a dedicated employee for over 45 years. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50 continuous years.

The Friendly Barber Shop is located at 1403 Carver Street, Myrtle Beach.  For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



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, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.

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 encompasses an area in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. 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 other 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) 448-1580.



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