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Horry County News and Announcements


Free Voter's Photo Identification Cards

Conway, South Carolina –As of January 1, 2013, registered voters were required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote: South Carolina driver’s license, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, voter’s registration card with picture, Federal military identification with picture or a United States passport. To assist citizens who may not have the ability to obtain proper identification, Horry County Registration & Elections will offer free photo identification for voters at the following locations:

September 10, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Loris Library, 4316 Main St., Loris

September 11, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Bucksport Library, 7657 Hwy 701 S, Conway

September 12, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Aynor Library, 500 9th Ave., Aynor

September 16, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.-Surfside Library, 410 Surfside Beach Dr., Surfside Beach

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.-Socastee Library, 141-Hwy 707 Connector Rd., Myrtle Beach

September 17, 2013
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.-Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Green Sea Library, 5331 Hwy 9, Green Sea

September 18, 2013
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.-Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach

September 19, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.-Little River Library, 107 Hwy 57 N, Little River
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.-North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S, North Myrtle Beach

The cards are available to all registered voters of Horry County; anyone not yet registered to vote may register on site with verification of identity such as a utility bill or lease.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.

Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 19 September 2013, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:

            Distemper/Parvo (canine)                              $10--must be at least 8-weeks old

            Bordatella  (canine)                                       $10--must be at least 8-weeks old

            Rabies   (canine & feline)                              $10--must be at least 4-months old

            Microchip (canine & feline)                            $15--must be at least 8-weeks old

            Rhinotracheitis/Calici  (feline)                        $10--must be at least 8-weeks old

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 will be holding these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions Friday, September 6, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  For this event, adoption fees will be discounted to just $40 for dogs (normally $80) and $25 (normally $50) for cats which includes spaying/neutering, vaccines including Rabies, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping.  Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses. 

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

Know Your Zone Town Hall Meeting

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Emergency Management will host several town hall meetings for the public on the Know Your Zone hurricane evacuation zones.

Bucksport Area – September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Bucksport Library, 7657 Highway 701 South, Conway

Carolina Forest Area – September 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

There are three hurricane evacuation zones, which incorporates more land mass and requires additional people living in those areas to leave during certain hurricanes based on surge inundation instead of category of storm.  It will be important for every resident to know if they live in a hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave. Residents can visit the Horry County Emergency Management’s website at to view the hurricane evacuation zone maps and related information on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

To Know Your Zone and to learn more about hurricane planning, please visit Horry County Emergency Management at or call 915-5150.


CDBG Public Hearing on Entitlement Program Budget

Conway, South Carolina — The Horry County Community Development Block Grant Office (CDBG) will host a public hearing on the reallocation of funds in the CDBG Entitlement Program Budget for Fiscal Year 2012/2013. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 6 p.m. at the Racepath Community Center located at 1690 Racepath Street in Myrtle Beach.

These budget changes involve inter-account transfers from housing rehabilitation to microenterprise assistance in the Racepath Community. Input received will be considered by Horry County in re-budgeting these funds. This public hearing and the matters to be discussed are subject to the provisions of the Horry County Citizens Participation Plan. The Horry County Citizens Participation Plan and Consolidated Plan of Housing and Community Development are available for review at 1515 Fourth Avenue in Conway between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Questions or comments may be addressed to Diana Seydlorsky, Horry County Community Development Director at (843) 915-7033 or