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Horry County Announces New Library Director

Horry County officials are pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Elvis-Weitzel as the new Director of Libraries for Horry County Memorial Library. 

Elvis-Weitzel is a lifetime resident of Conway, beginning her library career in 2005 as a Youth Services Library Assistant at Conway Library and becoming the Youth Services Librarian soon after. She took the position of Branch Librarian in 2015 and was promoted to Assistant Director three years later. Prior to librarianship, Tracey taught in local elementary schools for ten years. 

Tracey holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science degree from Clarion University and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from USC-Coastal Carolina College. She has Professional Librarian Certification from the South Carolina State Library and is a member of both the South Carolina and American Library Associations. 

Elvis-Weitzel said, “I am thrilled to be named the new Director of Libraries and I am committed to helping Horry County Memorial Library anticipate and respond to the changing needs of the community by providing resources, services and spaces that help advance opportunity and education. My top priorities for the Library include initiatives with new and emerging technologies and improved user experience.”

Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information.

 



Upcoming Meetings August 30-September 3, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, August 30, 2021, 2 p.m.

Horry County Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 2 p.m.

Planning Commission Rural Working Group

Click here for the agenda.

This meeting is open to the public, but will not be broadcast.

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access 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.

Byrd Road Crossline Upgrade 

Beginning Monday, August 30, a section of Byrd Road between Lanes Drive and Highway 65 will be closed to all traffic. During the closure, all Hwy 65 bound traffic along Byrd Road must use the Lanes Drive to Long Ave Ext. detour route. All Hwy 701 bound traffic along Byrd Road must use Hwy 65 to Long Ave Ext detour route.

This section of the roadway is anticipated to reopen on Thursday, September 8, 2021. The schedule may be impacted by inclement weather and will be adjusted accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Horry County Storm Water Department (843) 915-6958.

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.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



FEEDBACK: PROPOSED ANIMAL ORDINANCE

FEEDBACK: PROPOSED ANIMAL ORDINANCE

The Horry County Animal Care Center and Horry County Police Department are aware of some community concerns regarding a proposed animal ordinance update being considered by Horry County Public Safety Committee and Horry County Council.

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as Council works to determine the way forward, Horry County has established feedback@horrycounty.org as a dedicated email inbox for the submission of animal ordinance-related feedback.

Feedback will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. After that time, the inbox will be deactivated.

While the HCPD and HCACC take no position on proposed legislative action, we want to make sure our community is engaged and informed regarding matters of public safety.

Community members can review the proposed animal ordinance update in its current form on the Horry County website as part of the most recent Horry County Council agenda packet: https://horrycounty.granicus.com/DocumentViewer.php...



Horry County Government COVID-19 Operations Update Week of August 23, 2021

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government will institute protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines.



Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying Week of August 23, 2021

Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying starting the week of August 23, 2021. Specific areas identified for spraying are listed below and will also be available on the website.

August 25th

Hwy 777, S Hwy 905, Sandridge Loop, W. Hwy 9

(Make up day will be Monday, August 30th)

August 26th

Red Bluff Rd, Monaca Dr, Hwy 90, Bell Rd

(Make up day will be Tuesday, August 31st)

Aerial spraying will be conducted 30-minutes prior to sunset and 30-minutes after sunset, 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. You can submit the location of your hive online here.

In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.



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