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Horry County Memorial Library Receives 4.4 Million Dollar Bequest

The Horry County Memorial Library is thrilled to announce a 4.4 million dollar bequest from the estates of John C. Thompson and Barbara Thompson.

The Horry County Memorial Library Board and Administration along with local community leaders will be recognizing the family at the upcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Conway Library. The anniversary event is scheduled for August 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Library Administration Offices (formerly the Conway Library), located at 1008 5th Avenue.

The gift, the single largest donation in the library’s history, was given in memory of John’s parents, Frank A. Thompson and Donna C. Thompson. Frank Thompson was one of the founding members of the Horry County Memorial Library. The original library building on Fifth Avenue in Conway opened in 1949 and Frank Thompson’s name is engraved on the entry plaque by the front door.   

John and Barbara Thompson dedicated their lives to helping the community and investing in education. John was a successful attorney and Barbara was a teacher, understanding the needs of the people in this area. Their gift is designated for the Conway Library in order to benefit and provide educational advantages for the residents of Conway and surrounding areas.

Director of Horry County Libraries Cynthia Thornley said, “Libraries are not in the book business, they are in the learning business! Our libraries teach everything from pre-literacy skills to computer coding classes and virtual reality. The incredibly generous gift from the Thompson family will ensure that our library is able to continue their legacy of learning for generations.”

“The board is tremendously thankful to the Thompson family for their contribution that will change lives for years to come at the Conway library,” said Teresa Moise, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees.

Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information. 



Horry County Government Weekly Update for May 27-31, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events, and office closures for May 27-31, 2019.

05/29/19 REVISED 



Horry County Government Weekly Update for May 20-24, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, and events for the week of May 20-24, 2019.



Horry County Animal Care Center To Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic 

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, June 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The following services will be offered:

  • 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 also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance).  Contact the HCACC at for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month.  The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping.  Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.  

To view animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website



Horry County Offices to Close for Memorial Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

 

In addition to the above dates:

  • The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed Saturday, May 25, 2019.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, Saturday, May 25, 2019.


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