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Horry County News and Announcements


Enrollment Deadline Extended for CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in Socastee

The enrollment period for the Horry County CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in the Socastee area that began in July has been extended to Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Enrollment is the first step in the application process for homeowners in the Socastee target area (see the map below) that are interested in the buyout program. So far, approximately 40 homeowners in the target area have started the process.

The application can be downloaded at the link below.

Due to the grant requirements of the federally-funded program, and depending on individual circumstances, eligible homeowners should expect the buyout process to take 6 to 12 months. The County is working closely with the South Carolina Office of Resilience to move applicants through the process as quickly as possible.

More information is available online at If you are interested in enrolling in the CDBG-MIT buyout program in Socastee and have questions, please contact the Horry County Office of Community Development at (843) 915-7033 or email

Download the CDBG-MIT Buyout Program Enrollment Form

Who can enroll? Anyone in the Socastee target area (see the map above) that has experienced repetitive property loss from flooding.

What do you need to enroll? The first step is to complete an enrollment form*. Upon receiving a completed enrollment form, County staff will contact individuals to set up appointments to begin the intake process. Please, do not send copies of your personal information or documents via email. You will bring those documents with you for the scheduled intake appointment.

*The enrollment form is not the same as the buyout interest form that interested residents previously submitted.

What is the deadline for enrollment? Extended to September 1, 2021

How can I submit my enrollment form? Enrollment forms can be emailed to or mailed to the Horry County Community Development Office located at 100 Elm Street, Conway, South Carolina 29526 attn: Buyout Program. In addition, the Community Development Office will be scheduling appointments at the Socastee Library every Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. through September 1, 2021. Appointments may also be scheduled at the Community Development office, located at 100 Elm Street, Conway. Appointments are strongly recommended.

Upcoming Meetings for August 23-27, 2021

Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

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Thursday, August 26, 2021, 3 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting

This meeting has no agenda or packet.


Thursday, August 26, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees

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This meeting will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Workshop

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Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

 A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.


Chairman Johnny Gardner Announces Horry County Redistricting Committee

Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner announced today the names of the members he is appointing to serve on the Horry County redistricting committee. Those members include Horry County Councilmembers Al Allen and Tyler Servant, Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner and School Board Chairman Ken Richardson. The Committee will be leading the decennial census redistricting process on behalf of Horry County. Consultants and other resources will be made available to the committee to include Horry County Register of Deeds Marion Foxworth, legal Counsel, and administrative support. 

The redistricting process uses data from the most recent census information to redraw legislative lines in Horry County. Further information about the process, including upcoming meetings, will be provided as it become available.

Horry County Implements Operational Changes in Some Facilities

Beginning today (August 17, 2021), some Horry County Government offices will limit capacity inside their facilities due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Horry County.

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. Many transactions and other requests can be handled online. We understand that there are certain transactions that must take place and are not available online. We encourage people to call departments directly for information and coordination prior to visiting a Horry County Government facility.

  • The Horry County Treasurer’s Office will be conducting all transactions using the drive thru windows at the Conway, Little River, and South Strand locations. The Myrtle Beach office has a drop box located in the front of the complex that will be checked several times daily in the event you are unable to travel to another office. We also provide online payment services with a free e-check option.
  • The Horry County Auditor’s Office will be closing their offices to the public, but staff will remain in the office and will be standing by to assist people over the phone. In addition, inside the facility, but outside of the offices, they will have a drop box set up for people that need to provide paperwork or other forms. You are encouraged to call the office for more information.
  • The M.L. Brown Public Safety Building, Police Precincts, and Fire Stations will be accepting visitors by appointment and on a space available basis. Please call prior to your visit.

As conditions continue to change, additional changes to service may be necessary. For that reason, we encourage everyone to be in touch with the offices they need by phone prior to visiting our facilities for the latest information.

Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying Week of August 16, 2021

Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying starting the week of August 16, 2021. Specific areas identified for spraying will be released at a later date and will also be available on the website.

Aerial spraying will be conducted 30-minutes prior to sunset and 30-minutes after sunset, weather permitting. 

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. You can submit the location of your hive online here.

In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.