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Horry County News and Announcements


Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for citizens or organizations interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Saturday, March 10th – Burgess Community - 9 a.m. to Noon. The Greater Burgess Community Association, in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful, will hold a community cleanup beginning at the South Strand Recreation Center (9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach). Volunteers will be transported to clean up litter along Holmestown Road and Scipio Lane. 

Saturday, March 17th – Bucksport Road – 9 a.m. Join the Distinguished Men of Bucksport in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful for the cleanup of Bucksport Road in Bucksport. Please meet at 9 a.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road. Contact Alphonzo Sherman for more information: (843) 340-5586.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 27, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. 

If you want to get involved in keeping Horry County’s boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at (843) 915-5340 or by email.

Surfside Library to Close for BBQ Festival

Conway, South Carolina-Due to Surfside Beach's BBQ Festival, the Surfside Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will be closed Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other branches. Locations, hours and more are available on the Horry County Memorial Library website.

Horry County Government Announces Online Filing for Business License Renewals

Horry County Government announces a new online filing system for business license renewals. Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Businesses should receive a letter in the mail this week detailing the new system.

The new online system will be more efficient both for taxpayers and for the staff in the business license office. In addition, the new system will automatically calculate the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2018.

Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit (online services) or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.

Burn Ban Lifted for Horry County

MARCH 5, 2018, 4:30 PM - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Conway, South Carolina –After conferring with the Department of Forestry, and due to the change of weather conducive to an increased risk of wildland fires, Horry County Government has lifted an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  We remind our citizens that where the burn ban is not in place, we ask their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning.  Please consider burning after 4 p.m. and consider not burning on extremely windy days.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-7066.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards & Commissions

Conway, South Carolina – 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:

  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County
  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Horry/Georgetown Commission on Technical Education
  • Loris Community Hospital
  • 1% Rural Fire Local Board
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission-Horry County
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15B
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health-Governing Board

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.  The deadline for receiving applications is April 6, 2018.