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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Launches Surveys for Residents and Businesses

Following the Welcome Back Committee meeting on Thursday, May 14, Horry County Government is launching two survey tools to better understand the unmet needs of our residents and businesses in the COVID-19 environment. 

Horry County is requesting input on the greatest community needs related to COVID-19 to direct investment initiatives of federal and state resources awarded to the County including U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) supplemental funding to assist in the response and recovery of the effects of COVID-19. We are requesting that community members take the survey(s) below and help share these tools throughout our community.

Residential Unmet Needs Survey:

Business Unmet Needs Survey:

The deadline to participate is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The results of these surveys are planned to be presented to the Horry County Welcome Back Committee Meeting scheduled for May 28, 2020. 

Horry County to Reopen Administrative, Public Safety & Library Facilities on Monday

Horry County Government will reopen its administrative, public safety, and library facilities to the public beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. Horry County recreation centers, the Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will remain closed to the public.

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required 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 will be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines will be in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Horry County Council Emergency Meeting Tomorrow

Horry County Council will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. County Council will be meeting to continue their discussion on the County's ongoing response to COVID-19 and plans for recovery.

The meeting will take place virtually 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). 

Business Personal Property Tax Deadline Extended-Reminder

Conway, South Carolina (April 30, 2020) – Due to the impacts of COVID-19 in our area, the deadline for business personal property taxes has been extended to June 1, 2020. At the request of Horry County Government, the South Carolina Department of Revenue granted this extension for taxpayers filing a tax year 2020 business personal property return with Horry County. 

Property subject to business personal property taxes include the furniture, fixtures, and equipment owned and used in business and accommodation type properties, not primary residence.

Property owners who have questions about filing business personal property taxes and the e-file e-form PR-26 can call the Horry County Auditor’s Office Business Personal Property Division at (843) 915-5054.

E-filing form PR-26 is available here.

Horry County Memorial Library Announces the Availability of 3D Printed Surgical Mask Straps

[Conway, South Carolina, April 28, 2020] – The Horry County Memorial Library System has 3-D printers operating throughout the workday and manned by staff dedicated to helping healthcare workers and first responders. The Carolina Forest, Conway, and North Myrtle Beach branches have been steadily printing two different sizes of surgical mask straps, also known as ear saver bands. These straps have been distributed locally, across South Carolina and more. The following are just a few places that the straps have been sent to:

  • Nurses at Grand Strand Medical Center
  • North Carolina
  • A medical student at West Virginia University
  • A hospital in New York
  • The Horry County Sheriff’s Department
  • The J. Reuben Long Detention Center

If you are in need of these ear saving straps, please call one of the following numbers:

  • Carolina Forest (843) 915-5282
  • Conway (843) 915-7323
  • North Myrtle Beach (843) 915-5281

During the COVID-19 closure, the Horry County Memorial Library remains steadfast in efforts to engage, support, and improve the lives of our citizens, by creating surgical mask ear savers, offering eCards, curbside pickup, and more!

To obtain additional information please call any Horry County Memorial Library or send an email.

Horry County Memorial Library Locations and Phone Numbers

  • Aynor (843) 358-3324
  • Bucksport (843) 397-1950
  • Carolina Forest (843) 915-5282
  • Conway (843) 915-7323
  • Green Sea-Floyds (843) 392-0994
  • Little River (843) 915-5284
  • Loris (843) 756-8101
  • North Myrtle Beach (843) 915-5281
  • Socastee (843) 915-5283
  • Surfside (843) 915-5280