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Horry County News and Announcements


Castlewood Storm Drain Marking Project

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Stormwater Management is sponsoring an effort to mark storm drains in the Castlewood subdivision in the Conway area of Horry County on Friday, December 6th along Drawbridge Drive and Crusade Circle. In partnership with the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium based at Coastal Carolina University, students from the Horry County Schools Early College High School program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Conway campus will apply attractive and informative markers to storm drains in the neighborhood.    

The markers inform residents that trash, pet waste, chemicals, oils or other pollutants should not be put in the storm drains. These drains do not lead to a water treatment plant, but lead untreated runoff to our local waterways where people fish, swim, and recreate. The storm drain marking project is one activity that Horry County utilizes to keep its waterways clean and to meet its state stormwater permit requirements for public outreach and involvement.   

For more information, visit Horry County Stormwater or Coastal Carolina Stormwater Consortium.  

Pet Vaccination Clinic & Home for the Holidays

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 18 December 2013, 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.                        
The Horry County Animal Care Center wants to send all of the animals in the shelter “Home for the Holidays” this year.  As part of this special event, the Animal Care Center will feature special rates for animal adoptions throughout the month of December. 

  • Cat Adoptions are just $25.00 
  • Dog Adoptions are just $50.00
  • Adoptions include spay or neuter, vaccines and microchip implant.    
The Horry County Animal Care Center’s goal is to adopt 200 wonderful pets into loving homes before Christmas!                                                                                                   

Also, to help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions Friday, January 3, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  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.  For this event, adoption fees will be discounted to just $40 for dogs (normally $80) and $25 (normally $50) for cats which includes spaying/neutering, vaccines including Rabies, 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.


Clean Up Event Scheduled for Port Drive

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will assist the Harbour Towne home owners association with a local clean up event of Port Drive on Saturday, December 7, 2013, in an effort to keep our communities clean. Interested volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Port Drive and Malibu Lane, located just off Hwy 17 Bypass near the intersection of Hwy 707 and Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach.    

For more information, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 2-6, 20013

Click HERE for the Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 25 - November 29, 2013.  Click HERE for map.

Travelers Asked to Allow Extra Time This Holiday Season

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - The holiday season brings a large volume of people in and out of the Myrtle Beach area and we are asking that all of our passenger’s and guests please allow extra time for traveling.  We have also opened up our overflow parking areas to accommodate our passenger’s needs.   There will not be any additional charges and the price will remain the same if passengers use the overflow parking areas.   

  • For your convenience, please plan your travels accordingly and allow extra time during the holiday season. 
  • If possible, please drop off passengers in front of the airport at the Arrival/Departure Curb to aid in the travel process. 
Short Term/Hourly Parking                                                                                  Long Term Parking 

0-20 Minutes – Free                                                                                            0-4 Hours - $2.00 

Each Additional 20 minutes - $1.00                                                                     4-24 Hours - $9.00 

Maximum for Day - $15.00   

Credit Card Lot 

$1.00 per hour/Maximum for the day is $7.00 (Least Expensive Option for Overnight & Extended Parking) 

About the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) The Myrtle Beach International Airport is a full-service facility that serves as the gateway to the Grand Strand.  The Myrtle Beach International Airport is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports.  MYR is currently served by Delta Air Lines, Spirit, and US Airways offering non-stop service to over 25 cities.