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Horry County Memorial Libraries to Close for Staff Development

Conway, South Carolina –All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will close Friday, November 30, 2018, for professional development.

Patrons are encouraged to visit the Horry County Memorial Library’s website https://horry.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default for more hours, locations, programs and more.



IMAGINE 2040 Public Hearing & Public Comment Period Reminder

Conway, South Carolina – Over the course of the last ten months, Horry County staff and an ad-hoc steering committee of the Horry County Planning Commission have been working to assess existing and projected housing and population growth and community needs in unincorporated Horry County. This effort has been to inform the development of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, known as IMAGINE 2040.

By state law, municipal and county governments that have adopted zoning and land development standards are required to adopt new comprehensive plans every ten years to ensure that development and policy occur in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. Over the last decade, Envision 2025 has served as the guiding document for growth in unincorporated Horry County.

The public review and adoption process for IMAGINE 2040 has commenced. The IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan will be discussed at the regularly scheduled Horry County Planning Commission Workshop on Thursday, November 29th at 3:00 PM. A formal 30-day written public comment period will be coming to a close on the same day; however, the public is encouraged to attend and provide comment on the plan at the Planning Commission Public Hearing on Thursday, December 6th at 5:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in Multi-purpose Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. After review and approval by the Planning Commission, the Plan will also be reviewed and considered for adoption by Horry County Council.   

The IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan can be reviewed at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 1301 2nd Avenue, Suite 1D09, Conway, SC 29526 or online. Public comments may be mailed to the above address or by email.



Final Stage of Debris Removal Begins Today

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Horry County Government is entering the final stage of debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county. The County’s contracted crews have completed several passes through communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they are now set to begin their final pass to clean up any remaining debris in these same communities.

The County established a final debris set-out date of Monday, November 26th, 2018.  Residents that live on a county-maintained road and still have flood-damaged debris need to bring it to the county’s right-of-way today.  Any debris that is placed in the right-of-way in front of residents’ homes after today may not be picked up by the county’s contractors because they will be making a single “final pass” through all flood-damaged communities.

As a reminder, Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort even if it is placed in the county right-of-way prior to 11/26.

Likewise, any debris that is placed outside the county’s right-of-way will not be collected during the contractor’s final pass.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement. A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during the final pass for debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by this event. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until debris removal operations are complete. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood damaged appliances and white goods, flood damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



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 2018 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year. Donation boxes will be available at the following County offices:

  • Conway Airport-FBO, 1700 Airport Road, Conway
  • Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway-Sheriff's Security Desk
  • L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, Conway
  • Library-Aynor, 500 9th Avenue, Aynor
  • Library-Bucksport, 7657 Hwy 701 S, Conway
  • Library-Conway, 801 Main Street, Conway
  • Library-Green Sea, 5331 Highway 9, Green Sea
  • Library-Little River, 107 Highway 57 North, Little River
  • Library-Loris, 4316 Main Street, Loris
  • Library-North Myrtle Beach, 910 1st Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach
  • Library-Socastee, 141 707 Connector Road, Myrtle Beach
  • Library-Surfside, 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach
  • Magistrate-South Strand, 9630 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach
  • Museum, 805 Main Street, Conway
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport, 1101 Jetport Road, Myrtle Beach
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport-General Aviation-FBO, 1250 Airdrome Street, Myrtle Beach
  • North Myrtle Beach Airport-FBO,       2800 Terminal Street, North Myrtle Beach
  • Police-Central Precinct, 2560 Main Street, Conway
  • Police-North Precinct, 109 Highway 57 N., Little River
  • Police-South Precinct, 9630 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach
  • Police-West Precinct, 5527 Highway 9, Green Sea
  • Treasurer's Office-Conway, Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway
  • Treasurer's Office-Little River, Ralph Ellis Building, 107 Hwy 57 N., Little River
  • Treasurer's Office-Myrtle Beach, Olin Blanton Building, 1201 21st Avenue, Myrtle Beach
  • Treasurer's Office-South Strand, South Strand Complex, 9630 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach
  • Veteran's Affairs, 2830 Oak Street, 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 at the above locations by Friday, November 30, 2018, and Horry County will collect toys until December 17, 2018.

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.



Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, 11 December 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • 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, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes 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 animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.



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