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Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Lazelle’s Flower Shop October 25, 2017, at 2 p.m. with ribbon cutting ceremonies. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

The family-owned and operated flower shop was opened in 1946 by Lazelle and Oswell, “O.C.” DuBois. Over the years, their three children and eight grandchildren all worked in the store. The business was passed on to their daughter, Lyticia D. Wesner in 1983. The current owner, Chrisie W. Jollie began working for her grandparents at the age of ten. She went on to work for her mom and took ownership of the store in 1990 with the passing of her mother. Recently, Lazelle’s Flower Shop has won an award from the Teleflora Wire Service for being in the top 1,000 stores in the USA last year.

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.

LaZelle’s is located at 101 West Broadway St. in Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner. with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize two North Myrtle Beach businesses on July 13, 2017, with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Dew’s Appliances at 10 a.m. and Hoskins Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

Since 1947, Dew's, a family-owned appliance and HVAC business, has been a local tradition in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding North and South Carolina communities.

Hoskins Restaurant has been a staple in the North Myrtle Beach area for almost 70 years. It was opened in 1948 by Hubert and Leona Hoskins. Today, the restaurant continues to be staffed and run by family members. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years. Dew’s Appliances is located at 2203 S. Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach and Hoskins Restaurant is located at 405 Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



Horry County Historic Preservation Awards

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation will hold their annual Historic Preservation Awards May 16, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, in Conway.

The awards ceremony will showcase historic preservation efforts throughout Horry County during the last year. In addition, a presentation will be given on the South Carolina Century Farm program. All properties that were designated as historic between May 2016 and April 2017 will receive a certificate acknowledging the honor.  Also being recognized:

  • O’Neal Smalls with Freewoods Farms for the education and preservation of the activities and practices of African-American farms.
  • Surfside Beach Historical Society for telling the story of the Ark Plantation through Surfside Living History Day.
  • Hillary Howard for years of historic preservation activities in Conway.
  • Tommy Simpson for the renovation of an iconic Conway mural.
  • Graham Brothers Farm Supply for the preservation of their historic feed mill.
  • Sallie and William Goldfinch for the rehabilitation of their historic home.
  • Tammi and Alex Hyman for the rehabilitation of their historic home.
  • Students for their participation in the annual High School Historic Sites & Structures Video Contest.
  • Businesses that have been honored by the Legacy Business Recognition Program.
  • Agritourism businesses that have received approved permits.

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner, in the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 915-5340.



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize three Loris businesses on March 17, 2017, with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at the Hardwick Funeral Home at 10 a.m., at Graham Brothers Farm Supply at 10:30 a.m., and at the Stevens Law Firm at 11 a.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

In 1921, Jennings Hardwick began selling caskets at Peoples Hardware Store, and used his truck as a funeral coach. In 1948, Harold Hardwick, Jennings' son, began working in the business when he was only 14. After the passing of both father and son, the 3rd generation, Stephen Hardwick, became the owner and operator. Hardwick Funeral Home provides funeral, burial and cremation services as well as life celebration services.

Graham Brothers Farm Supply started in 1948 when Harvey Graham, Sr. began selling fertilizer, fruit, Christmas trees, and hail insurance. In 1951, he and his brother Horace built a feed mill, and then a farm supply store on Railroad Ave. In 1965 Harvey Jr. joined the family business, and Harvey Graham, III, joined in 1986. Today, Harvey and Harvey (Grayson) Graham, IV, continue successfully operating the feed and grain supply store.

In 1948-49, James Stevens enrolled at the University of South Carolina under the GI Bill. He went onto USC's Law School, obtaining his law degree and returned to Loris to set up his law practice.  In addition to his practice, James served in the South Carolina Senate. In 1973, his son Jimmy graduated from USC's Law School and joined the practice. In 1986, James retired from the practice but remained with the law firm as “of counsel.”

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.  Hardwick Funeral Home is located at 4831 Main Street in Loris, Graham Brothers Farm Supply is located at 3818 Railroad Avenue in Loris, and the Stevens Law Firm is located at 3341 Broad Street in Loris. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize WF Cox, Wolpert’s Department Store, and Loris Drug Store on October 21, 2016, with ribbon cutting ceremonies.  A ceremony will be held at WF Cox at 10 a.m., Wolpert’s Department Store at 10:30 a.m., and Loris Drug Store at 11 a.m.  The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The family-owned and operated WF Cox was opened in 1953.  Steve Cox is the owner and a strong supporter of the community.  His motto is, “We live here, we work here,” and treats customers like family, offering floor covering and major appliances throughout Horry, Marion, Columbus and Brunswick Counties.

Bernard and Katie Wolpert emigrated from Russia to New York.  A cousin who lived in Whiteville convinced the couple to move to Loris, where they opened Wolpert’s Department Store in 1938.   The Wolperts, with the help of their son Robert, owned the business until 1992 when it was purchased by the current owner Gene Mills.

The first drug store in Loris was known as Loris Drug Store.  The business has been in Singleton Bailey’s family since 1947, with his father working there several years prior. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.

WF Cox is located at 3959 Main St. Loris,  Wolpert’s Department Store is located at 4111 Main St. Loris, and Loris Drug Store is located at 4125 Main St. Loris   For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



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