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Horry County Purchases Land for Augusta Plantation Interchange

Horry County Government officials finalized the purchase of the property for the future Augusta Plantation Interchange and the transaction closed Friday, December 17, 2021. This new interchange along Carolina Bays Parkway (SC 31) connecting Augusta Plantation to Revolutionary War Way is expected to help alleviate congestion and improve traffic in the area.

The property is 23.36 acres and was purchased for approximately $1.15 million. A Request for Qualifications is currently going through the County’s procurement process with the selection of an Engineering Design Firm anticipated in January 2022. Following those negotiations, the County will have more information regarding the construction cost and project timeline. 



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for December 20-31, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10 a.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda.

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed Thursday, December 23, Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. County offices will reopen for regular operations on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

In addition, all Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for the New Year holiday.

Other than the Administration Committee meeting listed here, there are currently no planned, upcoming meetings for the remainder of 2021. The next Weekly Update notice from Horry County Government is planned to be distributed on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Redistricting

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Horry County Redistricting

Horry County is currently participating in the redistricting process, using the most recent census data to redraw County Government and School Board district lines in Horry County, in accordance with applicable law.

The Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee will hold another meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers at the Government and Justice Center in Conway for the purpose of receiving public comment on the redistricting effort to include reference to the draft map.

You can learn more and review the current and preliminary, draft map online here: https://www.horrycounty.org/Boards/RedistrictingCommittee.

In addition to the public hearing at the meeting in January, comments can also be submitted via email to countycouncil@horrycounty.org.

Horry County Recreation Centers: Temporary Operating Hours Changes

Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily altering the operating hours for the North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James R. Frazier Community Center to accomplish annual gym and fitness room floor resurfacing and for the Holiday Season. 

All Locations, including the C.B. Berry Community Center, will be closed December 23 – 27, 2021 and December 31 – January 2, 2022.

All Recreation and Community Centers will reopen for regular operations with regular operating hours on January 3, 2022. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation main office at (843) 915-5330 or contact each center at the number listed on the website.

Below are the temporary altered operating hours for each center:

North Strand Recreation Center

120 Highway 57S Little River, SC 29566

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Strand Recreation Center

9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

James Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 29527

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of December 13, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, December 13, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.



Real Estate/Personal Property online/phone tax payments reinstated

Update from the Horry County Treasurer's Office: 

The 2021 Tax Sale has been completed. Real Estate/Personal Property online/phone tax payments have been reinstated and you can now make your real estate or personal property tax notice payments via the internet or by phone. Thank you for your patience during this time.



Real Estate and Personal Property Online/Phone Payments Temporarily Suspended

Update from the Horry County Treasurer's Office: 

Beginning December 6 at 5 p.m., Real Estate/Personal Property online/phone tax payments will be suspended until the Tax Sale has been completed and balanced (3-5 business days). Vehicle online payments WILL remain available during this time. 



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