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Horry County Museum to Open in New Location

Conway, South Carolina — The Horry County Museum, formerly located at 428 Main Street in Conway, will reopen Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 9 a.m. at its new location in the Historic Burroughs School building located at 805 Main Street in Conway.    


The Historic Burroughs School, constructed between 1905 and 1909, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The newly renovated and larger facility has allowed the Museum to provide bigger exhibits, more nationally recognized traveling exhibits, and public programming in the auditorium.  New exhibits include: 

  • Photography-a changing gallery that currently features local photographer Jack Thompson. 
  • Textiles-another changing gallery that highlights historic sewing machines, washing machines, quilts and costumes. 
  • A gallery in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with items from the South Carolina Museum and the 7th South Carolina Infantry reenactment group. 
  • A reconstructed waddle and daub Native American house with artifacts from the area. 
  • Natural History-showcasing native animals including black bears, birds of prey, fossils, and alligators. 
  • Grand Strand-An area that tells the story of the 20th Century Grand Strand and our tourism culture.
  • Military History-This exciting new area features a camp similar to Peter Horry’s campaign tent as well as relics of life from the Civil War and the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. 
  • Agriculture & Industry-Illustrates the progression of agriculture from naval stores and turpentine to logging and eventually tobacco cultivation in Horry County. 
  • Open Storage-A home for artifacts that are fascinating but not a part of the themed galleries.   
The Horry County Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on County holidays.  For more information, contact the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320.

Clean Up Event Scheduled for Bucksport

Conway, South Carolina-The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will assist the Distinguished Men of Bucksport with a local clean-up even of Bucksport Road on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in an effort to keep our communities clean.  Interested volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center, located at 1370 Bucksport Road in Conway.

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

Open House/Ribbon Cutting/Barbeque for Air Methods at Conway Airport (HYW)

Myrtle Beach, SC – Air Methods will be holding an Open House/Ribbon Cutting/Barbeque on October 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Conway Airport (HWY).  Conway Airport (HWY) is located at 1700 Airport Rd., Conway, SC 29527.  The Press Conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Ribbon Cutting and Barbeque.   

About Air Methods: Air Methods has built its reputation on a commitment to quality patient care and safety in aviation operations.  Since 1980, we have been dedicated to air medical transport and have grown to become the most experienced air medical operator in the industry.  Transcending three decades, we continue to maintain our industry-leading position.  While we call Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado home, our operations expand from Alaska to Key West.  Currently, we have more than 300 bases of operations that serve 48 states.  We operate eight maintenance centers of excellence throughout the nation and a national communications center.  American Eurocopter and Bell Helicopter products make up the majority of our 400-plus fleet.  While most of those aircraft are helicopters, we also operate several airplanes.    

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 served by Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Porter Airlines, Spirit, United Express, US Airways, and WestJet with non-stop flights to over 25 cities.

Local Teen Convicted of Attempted Murder & Carjacking


Conway, South Carolina—On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, before The Honorable Edward B. Cottingham in Horry County General Sessions Court, 19-year-old Defendant Ancel Ramon Harris (“Harris”) plead guilty to Attempted Murder and Carjacking.    

These charges stem from an incident that occurred on King Street in the Myrtle Beach area of Horry County, South Carolina, on the night of Monday October 15, 2012.  The victim offered to provide Harris and Harris’ accomplice (“codefendant”) a ride to the incident location.  Upon arrival, Harris robbed the victim at gunpoint obtaining his money, cell phone and car.  Harris then ordered the victim to walk towards the wooded area near the incident location.  When the victim refused, Harris fired one shot towards the victim and his gun jammed.  The victim was not injured.  Harris and codefendant then fled the scene in the victim’s car.   

Subsequently, the victim walked to a nearby Carolina Trust bank to call the police.  Around two hours later, responding officers located Harris and codefendant with the victim’s car in Atlantic Beach.  Harris was positively identified by the victim and charged with Attempted Murder and Carjacking.    

Following his guilty plea this past Tuesday, Judge Cottingham sentenced Harris to serve 15 years on each charge concurrently.  Attempted Murder and Carjacking are both considered “violent” and “most serious” offenses under South Carolina law.  That means Harris must be incarcerated for 85% of his sentence before he has any possibility of parole or release.   

For questions, please contact Assistant Solicitor Josh Holford at (843) 915-5460.   



Running Dead 5k Race

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department, the Coastal Carolina University Recreation and Sport Management Programming and Event Planning class, and the Grand Strand Running Club present the Running Dead 5k to be held on November 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hulk Trail on Frontage Road B-2 in Myrtle Beach.


The 5k-race, which is planned by Coastal Carolina University students, is set in a zombie apocalyptic world on the Day of the Dead.  Runners will race through a challenging woodland trail trying to “survive” by avoiding zombies and making it to the finish line with their lives.  Their lives will be represented by a flag football belt that they will run with and the zombie will try to snatch.   

The first 100 participants to register will be provided with a t-shirt and a medal.  Prizes will be provided to the top three male and three female finishers who finish with their belts and also the top three male and females finisher who finish as undead.  In addition to the race an after-party will be held at Murphy’s Law in Carolina Forest immediately after the race.  Soft drinks and boneless wings will be provided.  On-line registration and fee information are available HERE.   

For more information, please contact Don Rockey at 843-349-4040 or