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On April 12, 2013
in County News
On April 10, 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 General Election is Tuesday, April 30, 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, April 29, 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.
• Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day
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, April 29, 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)
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 April 5, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – With the ever increasing popularity of e-readers, the Horry County Memorial Library System has implemented the 3M Cloud Library ™. The 3M Cloud Library ™ is a flexible, easy to use lending system that functions across multiple devices with books from more than 40 publishers including Random House, Harper Collins, Harlequin, Wiley, Baker, and National Geographic. The 3M Cloud Library ™ is user friendly with no long installation procedures or complicated sign-ins and can be accessed on everything from a standard Windows® PC or Mac® to an iPad ®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire™ and other smart phones/tablets.
The Horry County Memorial Library System currently has 340 titles and will be adding more titles on a regular basis. Patrons may check out two e-books at a time with a circulation period of 7 days with early return available. Books cannot be renewed but can be checked out again if no one else is waiting for it. Patrons may set up a 3M Cloud Library ™ account with a library card.
Horry County Memorial Library director, Clifton Boyer said, “I am excited about offering this new service to the community. E-books have been one of the most requested services and we wanted to go with a vendor that had access to major publishers and had a product that worked across multiple platforms. The library recognizes that more and more publishers are moving to produce titles that are only available in e-pub format and we are excited that we can now offer these books to our patrons along with other high quality selections.”
The library has developed easy to follow instructions and links at http://horry.lib.sc.us/ebookhelp.
On April 1, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – The Windsor Green condo fire incident from March 16, 2013, has qualified for disaster loan assistance by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). There were 47 units with major uninsured or underinsured damage
Whether Windsor Green residents owned or rented their homes, they may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA. Representatives from the SBA will be available to meet with Windsor Green residents to see if they qualify from Tuesday, April 2, to Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Library, located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard.
Applicants will need to bring the following documentation to apply for a low-interest disaster loan:
• Picture identification
• Proof of income – the applicant may be able to obtain information from their employer, or they may also sign from 8821 authorizing the SBA to view their tax return information.
• Proof of residency – may be verified through a utility bill or tax return.
Residents may also apply on-line using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is MAY 28, 2013.
For more information, contact the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or by emailing email@example.com.
On March 28, 2013
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – The Bucksport Branch of the Horry County Memorial Library, located off of Highway 701 South, which was closed for renovations will reopen Monday, April 1, 2013 at 9 a.m.
Library renovations included the reconfiguration of space to make more room for 12 computers and more space for programming. The library also received new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, new furnishings and shelving. Mobile shelving was also installed, which allows for more space options to accommodate patrons and various programs that are hosted in the library. Bucksport Library is the first public library in the state to install such mobile shelving that will be accessible to the public.
The Bucksport Branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The library is closed Fridays and Sundays.
For more information on the Horry County Memorial Library, please go to www.hcml.org.
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