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Horry County News and Announcements


Windsor Green Fire Incident Qualifies For Disaster Loan Relief

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 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

Bucksport LIbrary Branch To Reopen

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

Horry County Veteran's Affairs Office To Close For Mandatory Training

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office will close Wednesday, April 17, 2013, through Friday, April 19, 2013, to allow staff to attend mandatory training. Citizens who require assistance during that time period may call the Regional Call Center at 1-800-827-1000. The Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office will reopen Monday, April 22, 2013 at 8 a.m.

For further information, contact Horry County Veteran’s Affairs at 843-915-5480.

Green Sea And Little River Libraries Announce New Hours

Conway, South Carolina – The Green Sea branch and Little River branch of the Horry County Memorial Library system will be open the following hours effective April 8, 2013:

Green Sea branch: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Little River branch: Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For further information, contact Horry County Memorial Library at 843-248-1544.

Animal Care Center To Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 18 April 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.  For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 915-5172