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On March 1, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – Work will begin tomorrow on US Hwy. 501 to remove six Bradford Pear trees in the center median between the Forestbrook Road Interchange and the Fantasy Harbour Overpass. This is the first step in a beautification project along a section of US Hwy. 501 near Tanger Outlets to the city limits of Myrtle Beach.
Beginning in April, plants will be installed along the center median to include 85 Crepe Myrtles, 32 Sabal Palms, 126 Tea Olive bushes, 192 shrubs and 498 decorative grasses.
Last fall, the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department’s Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) Committee partnered with the City of Conway Parks & Recreation Department for the Conway Beautification Project.
The Conway Beautification Project locations included the section of US 501 (Bypass) beach bound between the Waccamaw River and the intersection with SC544. There are four cutouts within the center median where ornamental plants and shrubs, such as Day Lilies, Knockout Roses, and Crepe Myrtles were planted.
The second location was also along US 501 (Bypass) south-bound on the right shoulder on the overpass over US 701S. Trees, ornamental shrubs, and grasses were also planted to complement the beautification efforts.
The third location was the corner of US 501 Business and Depot Rd., right before one gets onto to the historic Main Street Bridge into downtown Conway. The planting efforts included Palmetto trees, Little Gem Magnolias, Knockout Roses, Day Lilies and others.
On February 14, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has announced the winner and two runner-ups for the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award, which is in memory of Mr. Randy Faulk who received the very first Employee of the Year award in 2006 and who sadly was taken from our world less than three years later after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Faulk worked in the Horry County Maintenance Department and was truly a role model for all county employees, demonstrating that every employee can make a difference.
Horry County awarded Scott Ritchie, with the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award. Mr. Ritchie has been with the county since 2005 and is a Network Engineer for the Horry County Information Technology/GIS Department. He is tasked with numerous responsibilities and was instrumental for changing the 365 plus telephone lines from Verizon/Frontier to HTC and has saved the county thousands of dollars since this implementation in 2008. He is also involved in all new construction projects working with maintenance in facilitating the building wiring needs, updating plans and establishing connectivity to the facility. Mr. Ritchie is also responsible for all cell phones and smart phones as he assists county employees with repairs, replacements, training, set-up and new activations. As the Employee of the Year, Ritchie received a plaque and a check for $1,000.
Two runner-ups were also honored for their contributions and were previously Employee of the Quarter winners. They were Alicia Sanders, an Emergency Planner in the Horry County Emergency Management Department, and Vivian Gosnell, an Administrative Assistant in the Horry County Assessor’s Office. They each received a check for $500.
The Employee Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.
On February 12, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the 2013 County Council Chair Republican Primary Election is Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Polls will open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. Registered voters will be required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote: South Carolina driver’s license, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, voter’s registration card with picture, Federal military identification with picture or a United States passport.
The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, March 11, 2013. The Horry County Registration and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. (Absentee voting requirements are below.) Keep in mind that there is no EARLY voting in South Carolina.
Curbside voting will also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or aged 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.
Procedures for voting by absentee ballot:
Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.
In Person - Visit your county voter registration office , complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)
By Mail - Step 1: Contact your county voter registration office to request an absentee ballot application. You may make the request in person or by phone, mail, email, or fax. (Horry County Registration and Elections Office (843) 915-5440, fax (843) 915-6440)
Online – Step 1: Voters can also request an absentee ballot application online at www.HorryCounty.org/Departments/VotersRegistrationAndElections. Once your print and fill out the application, you can submit it by mail, fax (843) 915-6440, or email it to email@example.com. Then skip to Step 4.
Step 2: You will be mailed an application.
Step 3: Return the completed application to your county voter registration office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013. You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Step 4: You will be mailed an absentee ballot.
Step 5: Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. You may return the ballot in person or by mail.
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On February 8, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – The Socastee branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Monday, February 11, 2013, and Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in order to conduct an inventory. The Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees approves each branch to close once every three years to complete an inventory of all materials. Inventories are necessary to maintain an accurate catalog of materials on hand. Due to the large size of the Library’s collection, it takes at least two days to perform.
Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches. Branch locations, operating hours, and more are available on the website at www.hcml.org.
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