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Warrants Obtained in Night Club Shooting

Conway, South Carolina-Warrants have been obtained in connection with a stabbing that occurred early this morning in Longs.   

On October 28, 2013 at approximately 4:20am, Officers with the Horry County Police Department’s North Precinct responded to the G Spot Club at 8160 Hwy. 90 in reference to a shots fired complaint.  Upon their arrival, they were advised from security about a fight that had occurred.  A male was being detained prior to our arrival, but was able to flee after shots were fired from unknown suspects in a white Mercedes.  A short time later, two victims arrived at a local hospital with apparent stab wounds that occurred during the original fight at the club.   

Officers learned that during the course of the fight, the two victims were both cut by a suspect known to them.  The suspect was identified by Officers conducting the investigation.  On today’s date, arrest warrants were obtained for the suspect.  Horry County Police Department is asking anyone with information on his location to call us at 915-TIPS.     

Wanted: Durance Antwan McCray (24 YOA B/M) DOB: 02-27-89.  He resides in the Longs section of Horry County.  He is currently wanted by the Horry County Police Department. Charges: Assault and Battery 2nd Degree (2 counts)

RFP Selection To Be Made For Cost Allocation Plan And Arbitrage Rebate Calculation Services

Conway, South Carolina-Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Proposals (RFP) 2013-14-011 for Cost Allocation Plan Development and Request for Proposals (RFP) 2013-14-010 Arbitrage Rebate Calculation Services.  The recommendation will be made on Tuesday, October 29, at 3 p.m. in the Administrator's Conference Room at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.

L.W. Paul Living History Farm Fall Harvest & Syrup Making Day

Conway, South Carolina — The L. W. Paul Living History Farm will hold a free Fall Harvest and Syrup Making Day Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 


A large part of farm life in the first half of the twentieth century was old-fashioned syrup making.  Locals grew cane and cooked syrup in the fall for the upcoming year.  Cooking down the raw juice into sweet cane syrup became a celebration and gathering for the community.  The sugar cane used for making the syrup is grown on site. Minnie the Mule will demonstrate traditional cane grinding. Traditional early farm living techniques will also be demonstrated throughout the day. This includes Lye soap making, grinding corn, hand stitch sewing, log cutting, cooking on a wood stove, butter making and more.  The homemade syrup, stone ground grits and corn meal will be available for purchase in the Visitor’s Center snack shop area. 

The L. W. Farm is located at Hwy. 701 North, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, Conway, SC 29526. For further information, please call 843-365-5396 or e-mail

Weekly Update for Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2013

Click HERE for the Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 28 - November 1, 2013.

Quarterly Employee Awards Announced

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County announced the three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards, and a winner from each of the three divisions was chosen.

James “Milton” Grant, a Library Assistant for the Horry County Memorial Library System, won the Administration Division Quarterly Award for what the Library Director referred to as “radical customer service”.  Mr. Grant recently assisted a homeless patron and not only received a thank you card from her but also flowers.  Milton frequently receives thank you notes for offering his personal service to every patron that encounters him.  Mr. Grant also took it upon himself to obtain further training to better assist patrons in obtaining unemployment benefits.  He then trained other library staff.  Milton exemplifies the kind of customer service that all county employees strive to achieve. 

Officer Sebrina Bellamy, Corrections Officer at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, won the Public Safety Division Quarterly Award for going above and beyond the call of duty by saving the life of a potentially suicidal citizen.  Officer Bellamy works in the visitation department and has developed a level of trust with visitors for which she often receives thank you cards.  However, in September, Sebrina received a phone call from an inmate’s girlfriend of an inmate who was distraught.  The woman had made a connection with Officer Bellamy while visiting her boyfriend and reached out during her time of need.  Although Officer Bellamy has no formal training, she was able to keep the woman on the phone long enough for law enforcement to arrive on scene.  Sebrina called the woman’s family to apprise them of the situation.  Officer Bellamy’s actions were extremely commendable.   

Steve Buck, Residential Building Inspector for Horry County Code Enforcement, won the Infrastructure & Regulation Division Quarterly Award for his continual willingness to assist in any way he can.  Mr. Buck maintains a positive attitude and always presents himself in a professional manner.  He goes out of his way to assist other inspectors and also assists in training new inspectors.  Steve created checklists that resulted in a decrease in Horry County’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) ratings, possibly saving insurance dollars for residents.  Mr. Buck is an outstanding asset to Horry County. 

Richard Helmer, Network Engineer for the Myrtle Beach International Airport, won the Department of Airports Quarterly Award for his implementation of Delta Airlines’ computer based check in system called SNAP.  This proprietary network offers enhancements to travelers and has been limited to non-common use airports (those that permit airlines to have their own check in counters, gates, and/or computer systems).  Myrtle Beach International would be the first common use airport in the United States to deploy the SNAP system.  Subsequently and because of Mr. Helmer, Delta Airlines stated that the startup and use of SNAP had been the best they had ever experienced.  This can all be traced to Mr. Helmer and his relentless effort to provide the very best experience to airlines at Myrtle Beach International.  Richard Helmer exemplifies what customer services is all about. 

These four winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards received $250, a designated parking space, a certificate of achievement, and are eligible for the Employee of the Year Award of $1,000. 

Other outstanding nominees were: 

  • Pamela Anderson-Assessor’s Office 
  • Line “Dill” Black-Public Works
  • Kelly Lee Brosky-Public Information 
  • Timothy Mikesic-Fleet Services 
  • Randall Sessions-Animal Care Center 
  • Chris Siratt-Maintenance 
  • Autumn Wagner-Fire Rescue 
  • Reggie Walker-Engineering 
  • John West-Sheriff’s Office 
The Employee Quarterly 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.