News and Announcements

Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.

Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeks Applicants for Boards & Commissions 

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following board that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County
  • Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority
  • Horry/Georgetown Commission on Technical Education
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission – Horry County Board
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C
  • Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Advisory Board – Horry County Board
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board
  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
  • Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email Danielle. The deadline for receiving applications is February 14, 2020.

Horry County Planning Commission Meeting Update

Last night’s canceled Planning Commission meeting will not be rescheduled. All rezoning requests on last night's meeting agenda will be moving forward to the February 18th County Council meeting for their consideration, in accordance with requirements defined by state law. All zoning text amendments that were scheduled for a public hearing on last night's Planning Commission agenda will be rescheduled for the March 5, 2020, and April 2, 2020, Planning Commission meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Upcoming Meetings for February 10-14, 2020

Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, February 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


Public Safety Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9 a.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Conference Room

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


Transportation/Economic Development Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 2 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Conference Room

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Horry County Government Cancelations Due to Expected Inclement Weather

Out of an abundance of caution with inclement weather conditions expected this evening, the Horry County Planning Commission meeting has been canceled.

Planning Commission

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Additionally, all Horry County Parks & Recreation evening basketball has been canceled and the Cupid's Arrow event scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled to next Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Visit the Horry County Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates. 

Horry’s Heroes for February 2020: Jeffrey Lane Wingo

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The featured veteran for February 2020 is Jeffrey Lane Wingo! Mr. Wingo served as a E5/EO2 with the United States Navy for 12-years in Philadelphia, Peal Harbor, Baltimore, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. He served in Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The many medals he received for his service include the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device(2), Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal (2) and a Navy Unit Commendation. Mr. Wingo's favorite moments were always the flight back home after long deployments!

Mr. Wingo retired to Conway, South Carolina.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480 or submit your hero below.

Click HERE to submit your hero today!