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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commission

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

  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County
  • Horry/Georgetown Commission on Technical Education
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission – Horry County Board
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C
  • Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Advisory Board – Horry County Board
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board
  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
  • Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority

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 by email. The deadline for receiving applications is July 31, 2020.

Horry County Council Passes Emergency Ordinance

Tonight, County Council met for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.

They voted to approve an emergency ordinance declaring that a localized state of emergency exists within Horry County, authorizing the appropriate action to be taken in connection therewith, and requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings by the public under certain circumstances.

Review the ordinance here.

Tonight: Emergency Meeting of County Council

Emergency Meeting of County Council

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

County Council will be meeting for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.

The  meeting will be conducted telephonically and will 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).

Horry County To Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying July 2, 2020

Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Thursday, July 2, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is Monday, July 6, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:

  • Lucas Bay/Little Lamb/ Bucksport Rd/Hilly Ln (Update 07/06/20: Due to inclement weather, this flight will occur Monday, July 6, 2020).
  • Pitch Landing/Winburn St/ Landing Rd
  • Longs, N 905 area/Fries Bay Rd, Pleasant Grove, Waccamaw Ln, and the Four Corners area

The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.

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.

Horry County Government Update on COVID-19 Cases and Exposures June 30

Horry County Government currently has 71 employees working remotely or utilizing medical leave due to reports of possible exposure to COVID-19. In total, Horry County Government has been notified of 39 positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff. This number includes cases previously announced. There are 24 employees currently positive and not reporting to work. 

County offices remain operational; however, we encourage community members to conduct business by phone, email, or other electronic means. Call first before visiting any office in person—many departments will be working by appointment-only in an effort to limit the number of people within a given space.

Community members who must visit an office in person will be required to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.

We ask our community to be patient and practice good hygiene.

County officials are continuing to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 in our community. Please be advised that conditions may change quickly requiring new or additional changes. Any updates will be provided as soon as possible.