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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future: 

  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections for Horry County
  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Loris Healthcare System Board
  • South Carolina Children’s Foster Care Review Board 15-C
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board 

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email to request an application.  The deadline for receiving applications is September 9, 2015.


Horry County Government Weekly Update for August 24 - August 28, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for August 24-August 28, 2015.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 17 September 2015, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:

  • 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 holds these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  All of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  Adoption fees are discounted and typically include 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 the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Horry County Announces Citizen Government Academy Classes


Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to educate citizens on government services, functions and programs, Horry County Government will offer a free Horry101 class to all Horry County residents, business owners and students ages 18 years old and over.  The course will allow participants to learn how Horry County departments such as Police, Public Works, Fire Rescue, Budget/Finance, the Airport and others play a vital role in the community.

Classes will run for six weeks from Thursday, October 1, 2015, until Thursday, November 5, 2015, and will meet every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  In order to successfully complete the course, participants will need to attend five of six classes.  Those who do complete the course will be recognized at the Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Horry County Council meeting.

Space is limited to the first 25 participants. Citizens who are interested in the class, should download the registration form.  For more information, call Tim Van Pelt at 843-915-5020 or

Notice of Special Election for Horry County Council District 3

Conway, South Carolina – Below is the Special Election schedule for Horry County Council District 3.

11/3/2015    Special Primary Election

11/5/2015    10:00 a.m. certification   (Elections Office)

11/17/2015  Runoff Election

11/19/2015  10:00 a.m. certification   (Elections Office)

12/22/2015  General Election

12/28/2015  10:00 a.m. certification   (Elections Office)

Filings will open at noon on Friday, September 4, 2015, and close at noon on Monday, September 14, 2015. The following precincts are eligible to vote for Horry County Council District 3:

  • Carolina Bays (split precinct)
  • Carolina Forest #1(split precinct)
  • Coastal Lane #1
  • Coastal Lane #2
  • Emerald Forest #1
  • Emerald Forest #2
  • Jet Port #1 (split precinct)
  • Jet Port #2 (split precinct)
  • Myrtlewood #1
  • Sea Oats #1
  • Sea Oats #2

The Horry County Government & Justice Center will NOT open its multi-purpose rooms for public viewing of election results. Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied.

For more information, please contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440.