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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Offices to Open at Noon on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Conway, South Carolina –All Horry County offices and facilities will open at noon on Thursday, January 30. Other county information includes:
 *   All family, circuit, magistrate, magistrate jury, and probate court hearings will be cancelled for Thursday, January 30. All circuit court jurors for this week are excused from jury duty.
 *   All Horry County Parks & Recreation activities, other than the after school program, will be held as scheduled.

Myrtle Beach International Status 12:30 p.m. January 29, 2014

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-Due to weather conditions, numerous flights have been cancelled for today, January 29, 2014.

Passengers are encouraged to contact their carrier for the status of their flights prior to arriving at the airport.

Horry County Closes Emergency Operations Center

January 29, 2014
Update: 9:00 a.m.

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County has closed the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and will remain at Operating Condition Level 3 (OPCON 3) as Horry County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation over the next 24 hours. Once Horry County offices open at noon today, Horry County will move to Operating Condition Level 5 (OPCON 5), which puts Horry County on normal operating conditions. 


Horry County Public Works will continue to address road issues on county-maintained roads as needed. However, motorists are encouraged to stay off of the roads if at all possible and use extreme caution if travel is necessary.

In addition, all Horry County Parks & Recreation activities and centers are closed today, January 29, 2014 as well as Family & Clerk of Court and the Horry County Treasurer's Offices.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 25 February 2014, 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 will be holding 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. Most 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 micro-chipping. 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 Airport Update 5 pm

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Airport Status Update as of 5 p.m.

Myrtle Beach International Airport
·       January 28, 2014 – Commercial airlines operating in/out of MYR have cancelled all flights for the reminder of the day
·       January 29, 2014 – In preparation for severe weather, commercial airlines have begun delaying/cancelling flights for tomorrow morning
·       Horry County Department of Airports is asking all passengers to check with their respective airlines (via the airlines 1-800 # or website) about the status of their upcoming flights, prior coming to the airport
Loris Twin City Airport
·       January 28, 2014 – Horry County Department of Airports has issued a notice to airman that Loris Twin Cities Airport (5J9) is closed as a result of weather conditions