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KHCB Committee Looking for Citizens to Join

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is seeking dedicated citizens of Horry County to apply to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. It is also hoping to grow its general membership to increase its capacity to support its mission: To inspire residents and visitors to value and protect the natural beauty of Horry County and to empower them to keep the open spaces, rivers, and beaches clean and litter free.

The committee strives to achieve this goal by assisting community groups with litter cleanup events and providing recommendations for beautification projects throughout the County. Keep Horry County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and PalmettoPride. The committee was established through a resolution of Horry County Council to become an official committee of its Parks & Open Space Board. Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government & Justice Center in Conway. The public is welcome to attend.

This month, in lieu of the Board of Directors meeting, members of the committee will join county staff in assessing the litter problem on county roads, parks, boat landings, and other public spaces. This annual assessment will be used to help the committee prioritize future litter cleanup and beautification efforts. The committee welcomes community groups to adopt stretches of county roads and public spaces to help keep them clean. This past weekend, over 600 pounds of trash were collected in the Racepath Community alone. On Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m., you can join the Distinguished Men of Bucksport at the James R. Frazier Community Center to help cleanup Bucksport Road. To find out how you can get involved in Keep Horry County Beautiful, visit their Facebook page or call the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 843- 915-5340.

Animal Care Center Adoption Event

Horry County, South Carolina – Horry County Animal Care Center wants everyone to ADOPT, DON’T SHOP! To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions Friday, May 31, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 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 microchipping. 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, visit our website at For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172.

Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 20 June 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 $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 will be holding these clinics monthly.

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at (843) 915-5172.

Board of Architectual Review's Video Contest Wins Preservation Service Award

Horry County, South Carolina – The Horry County Architectural Review Board’s High School Video Contest has been awarded the prestigious Preservation Service Award for 2013. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will present members of the Horry County Architectural Review Board with the award in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 11, 2013.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and the Office of the Governor recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural heritage with the statewide Historic Preservation Awards.

In September 2012, the Horry County Board of Architectural Review sponsored their first ever High School Video Contest. The objective of the contest was for area high school students to create a local history related video, which told the story of a building or site within Horry County that was at least 50-years old. By the contest deadline in late November 2012, the Architectural Review Board received nine videos and had selected three winners.

For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner, with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

North Myrtle Beach Library to Host Teen Summer Programs

Horry County, South Carolina – The North Myrtle Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will host free events throughout the summer for area teens in grades 6 through 12:

June 1-August 10-Beneath the Surface Art Contest
Prize: $25 gift certificate
Open to grades 6-12. Any medium and style including photography are welcome. Unlimited entries. Contest runs from June 1- August 10. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon and their art will be displayed in the Teen room at the NMBL!

June 15 at 11 a.m.-Caribbean Luau
Summer Reading Kickoff! The library will have smoothies, games, and music by teenage steel drummer Justin Matthews.

June 29 at 11 a.m. - Martial Arts FTW
The Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do will be demonstrated by 3rd Degree black belt Kelly Willard.

July 13 at 11 a.m. - In the Dark with Shadow Art
Teens are invited to drop by the Library and try out Shadow Art.

July 27 at 11 a.m.-Steampunk Kaleidoscopes
Steampunk is a combination of Victorian era style, awesome steam powered technology, and otherworldly plot lines. Teens will make their own metallic cog-and-gear steampunk Kaleidoscope with artist Taylor Hemple!

August 3 at 11 am-Phasma Paranormal
Teens are invited to join Kelly and Mike Brosky, of Phasma Paranormal, as they talk about what they do, how they do it, and their best evidence.

August 10 @ 11 am-Rock On with Indie Band Camazotz End/ Pizza Party and Summer Reading Awards
Indie band Camazotz End will be at the North Myrtle Beach Library to rock out the Summer Reading Finale! There will be lots of pizza, mingling, and awards!

Summer Reading Prizes!
1st Place~$50 gift certificate to Amazon
2nd Place~ $25 gift certificate to Amazon
3rd Place~$10 gift certificate to Amazon

For more information, contact the North Myrtle Beach Library at 843-5281.