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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 16, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, May 16, 2022, 11 a.m.

Horry County Delegation Meeting

Click here for the agenda.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission Awards Ceremony

There is no agenda, but program details can be found here.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 4 p.m.

County Council Budget Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council 

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Board

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, May 19, 2022, 3 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Click here for the agenda.


The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).


Eddie Dyer Road Dedication Ceremony

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Join Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard and other local officials on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. to dedicate Frontage Road B-2 in honor of Edgar L. "Eddie" Dyer, retired Vice President of Coastal Carolina University and RIDE III Commission Chairman. 

Mr. Dyer, working together with Councilman Howard, was instrumental in getting this roadway repaved. 

The ceremony will take place at the Hulk Bike and Run Park located at 150 Frontage Road B-2.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center Reopens with Expanded Service

Horry County Councilmembers Harold Worley and Bill Howard are pleased to announce the reopening of the Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center with expanded hours and services. These Councilmembers led the initiative to restore the center, working together with staff members from Horry County and the Solid Waste Authority to implement the project.

Following a several years-long closure, the center will begin to accept waste and recyclables on Friday, May 13, 2022 and will officially reopen on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard said, “As our County continues to grow, we have to expand and improve the services we offer to our residents. I’m proud of the work we have done to restore this center and to ensure that the residents in this area have convenient access to solid waste and recycling facilities.” 

Councilmember Harold Worley said, “This was a team effort and I want to thank the staff from Horry County Government and the Solid Waste Authority for their work on this project.”  

The center is located next door to the Lake Arrowhead Fire Station and will initially offer:

  • Household garbage disposal 
  • Recycling of the following: 
  • Aluminum cans, foil and pans 
  • Steel cans
  • Cardboard and paperboard (such as cereal boxes)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs and unwanted mail
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs
  • Clothing and shoes 

Residents needing to dispose of the following items would need to visit one of the other 24 Recycling Convenience Centers:

  • Bulk Waste disposal (furniture, mattresses, etc.) 
  • Yard Waste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Batteries 
  • Cooking Oil 
  • Household electronics 
  • Scrap metal 
  • Tires 
  • Used Motor Oil 

For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Authority at (843) 347-1651 or visit their website at solidwasteauthority.org



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 9, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, May 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 2 p.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 4 p.m.

Impact Fee Workshop 

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 4 p.m.

Board of Assessment Appeals 

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Grand Opening Ceremony: Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening & Multi-Use Path

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Join Horry County officials on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the Carolina Forest Boulevard widening project. 

The ceremony will take place at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard. 

The road and multi-use path opened to the public in February of 2022. 

Horry County Home Consortium Competitive Application for Homeowner Projects & Tenant Based Rental Assistance is Now Open

The Horry County HOME Consortium is seeking applications under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) for homeowner projects and tenant based rental assistance projects. This application process will focus on homeowner construction projects as well as Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  

HOME funds may be used to develop affordable homeownership housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing. Activities may include real property acquisition, site improvements, new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, conversion, and other expenses including financing costs and temporary relocation expenses of any households, businesses, or organizations.

The TBRA program provides for payments to make up the difference between what a household can afford to pay for housing and the local rent standard. TBRA funds may be used to provide rental assistance to help pay the cost of monthly rent and utility costs, and to pay security deposit assistance to tenants regardless of whether rental and utility subsidies are being provided. Utility deposit assistance may be provided only in conjunction with rental assistance subsidy or security deposit assistance, and cannot be a stand-alone TBRA activity.

The deadline for applications May 31, 2022 at 5 PM.

Additionally, applications for CHDO certification and CHDO operating assistance are available for qualifying organizations with a CHDO-eligible project submission. Applications and reference documentation are also available at: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG. A virtual workshop will be held May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. for organizations interested in submitting an application.

A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG, prior to the workshop.

For more information on HOME Program eligibility and requirements, please visit the Community Development Webpage or visit the HUD Exchange.  

Upcoming Community Meeting: Bucksville & Toddville Communities

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Upcoming Community Meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at James Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.

Hosted by County Councilmember Orton Bellamy, this upcoming community meeting will cover topics like smart growth and development, rural community zoning, heritage corridor study and other topics relevant to the Bucksville and Toddville communities.

Members of the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will be presenting information and answering questions from members of the community.

For more information, contact Councilmember Bellamy at 843-222-7771. 

Horry County is Hiring: New Jobs Posted

Horry County is hiring and new jobs are regularly posted to our website

Field Investigator (Auditor) 

Monitors and investigates improperly licensed and/or unregistered motor vehicles in the possession of state residents, and serves various other administrative support functions for the Auditor Department.

Part-time IT/GIS Help

We are seeking a self-motivated skilled person to be part of the Help Desk support component of the Network Infrastructure Team. This person will answer and resolve helpdesk calls from local and remote users and offices when needed. They will use personal knowledge, help desk software and a knowledgebase to support county employees in areas of networking, telephone, PC hardware/software and application issues.

Click below to review all of our current openings including positions in Police, Procurement, Fire Rescue, IT/GIS, Public Works, Airports, and more. 

Learn More & Apply
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Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



Horry County Home Consortium Competitive Application for Homeowner Projects & Tenant Based Rental Assistance is Now Open

The Horry County HOME Consortium is seeking applications under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) for homeowner projects and tenant based rental assistance projects. This application process will focus on homeowner construction projects as well as Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  

HOME funds may be used to develop affordable homeownership housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing. Activities may include real property acquisition, site improvements, new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, conversion, and other expenses including financing costs and temporary relocation expenses of any households, businesses, or organizations.

The TBRA program provides for payments to make up the difference between what a household can afford to pay for housing and the local rent standard. TBRA funds may be used to provide rental assistance to help pay the cost of monthly rent and utility costs, and to pay security deposit assistance to tenants regardless of whether rental and utility subsidies are being provided. Utility deposit assistance may be provided only in conjunction with rental assistance subsidy or security deposit assistance, and cannot be a stand-alone TBRA activity.

The deadline for applications May 31, 2022 at 5 PM.

Additionally, applications for CHDO certification and CHDO operating assistance are available for qualifying organizations with a CHDO-eligible project submission. Applications and reference documentation are also available at: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG. A virtual workshop will be held May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. for organizations interested in submitting an application.

A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG, prior to the workshop.

For more information on HOME Program eligibility and requirements, please visit the Community Development Webpage or visit the HUD Exchange



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 2, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 12 noon

Parks & Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Deadline Extended: Applications Due May 6, 2022

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs Board 
  • Horry County Transportation Committee

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 at Minko.Danielle@horrycountysc.gov.

The deadline for receiving applications is May 6, 2022.

Horry County is Hiring: New Jobs Posted

Horry County is hiring and new jobs are regularly posted to our website

New jobs posted this week: 

Public Information Specialist

Coordinates the logistics for a busy office, managing the administrative functions of the office, and assisting with the response to Freedom of Information Act requests. This job requires a high level of attention to detail, and an ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline.

Parks and Recreation Tradesworker

Performs manual labor and semi-skilled work in the landscaping and maintenance of Parks and Recreation including athletic fields, boat landings, planted areas, right-of-ways, trails and other grounds. Work involves using a variety of procedures, power and hand tools, supplies to maintain properties, and vehicles including, but not limited to, tractors, mowers, bobcats, aerators, and trucks.

Click below to review all of our current openings including positions in Police, Procurement, Fire Rescue, IT/GIS, Public Works, Airports, and more. 

Learn More & Apply
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Upcoming Legacy Business Recognition: May 3, 2022

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize four Garden City businesses on May 3, 2022 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Village Surf Shoppe at 10:00 AM, Dunes Realty at 10:30 AM, Garden City Pavilion Arcade at 11:00 AM and Garden City Furniture at 11:45 AM. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The Village Surf Shoppe was opened in 1969 by Eric Eason. Kelly Richards repaired boards and then began building boards for Eric. In 1988 Kelly bought the business. The surfboards are shaped in the shop and have been used to win more East Coast titles than any other surfboard. Village Surf Shoppe is located at 500 Atlantic Avenue.

Dunes Realty located at 128 Atlantic Avenue was established in 1969. The original owners were William G. Nichols, Jr. and James Devers. The current owners are W. Gairy Nichols III and J. Roddy Swain. The business does both real estate sales and vacation rentals.

Garden City Pavilion Arcade located at 103 Atlantic Avenue was founded in 1969 by Georgie and Bill Martin. Bill has since passed and a new partner, Forrest W. Clark came on board in 2021. The arcade offers family entertainment with a mixture of old and new games, and has even added Gigi’s Grill under the roof for a complete experience.

The last business to be honored is Garden City Furniture opened by Hubert Watson and incorporated in 1962. The current owners are Dianne (Hubert’s daughter) and Joey Ray. Although more difficult now, the furniture store still seeks out manufactures from the USA. The business is located at 2444 17 Business South, Garden City.

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

Upcoming Community Meeting: Bucksville & Toddville Communities

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Upcoming Community Meeting on Monday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at James Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.

Hosted by County Councilmember Orton Bellamy, this upcoming community meeting will cover topics like smart growth and development, rural community zoning, heritage corridor study and other topics relevant to the Bucksville and Toddville communities.

Members of the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will be presenting information and answering questions from members of the community.

For more information, contact Councilmember Bellamy at 843-222-7771. 

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



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