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Horry’s Heroes: Nick Cosentino Hero for July

Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has begun a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information (form).

The veteran of the month for July 2019 is US Navy Culinary Specialist Third Class Nick Cosentino of Little River. Nick served in the Korean War, Europe and stateside. He loved serving aboard the ships he was stationed on. He volunteers with the Horry County Police and the American Legion so that he can help his fellow veterans.

For more information or to feature a hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.



Weekly Update for Horry County Government July 8-12, 2019

Click here for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, and media releases for July 8-12, 2019.



Weekly Update July 1- July 5, 2019

Click here for the Weekly Update for the week of July 1- July 5, 2019. 



Bay Road Closures Suspended Until July 8

Horry County Public Works has suspended all road closures for Bay Road until July 8, 2019. While we will continue to work in the area, the work should not impact motorists traveling on Bay Road. Work will be primarily within Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club and on River Reach Drive. Our crews are working to minimize traffic disruptions during this period.

We encourage residents to be mindful of the work zones affecting the roadways. The traffic control devices are there for the safety of our residents, visitors and road crews. 

For further information please check out www.horrycounty.org and our Facebook page.



Revised Hospitality Fees effective Monday, July 1, 2019 in Horry County

Pursuant to South Carolina Circuit Court Order dated June 21, 2019, there will be a temporary change in fee collection due solely to the temporary injunction obtained by the City of Myrtle Beach. The County’s “Hospitality Fee” collection within the City of Myrtle Beach is being temporally suspended, but may be re-activated in the future as a result of pending litigation.

Horry County will continue charging its 1.5% Hospitality Fee, 1.0% Local Hospitality Fee, 0.5% Local Accommodations Tax, and 2.5% Rental Car Fee in all unincorporated areas of Horry County and charging its 1.5% Hospitality Fee and 2.5% Rental Car Fee within all municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach. Refer to guidance from the City of Myrtle Beach for transactions within the City of Myrtle Beach.

Businesses situated or completing sales subject to these fees within the unincorporated areas of the county and all municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach are required to continue to collect and remit to Horry County as outlined in the chart below. These revised taxes and fees will be reportable to the County by merchants/retailers no later than August 20, 2019, for July sales activity.

This is not a change to the current rates in the unincorporated areas of the county.

 Type of Levy you pay

Previously you paid…

As of July 1, 2019…

Unincorporated Areas of Horry County

Accommodations – Short Term Rentals

3.0% total fee –

1.5% County Hospitality Fee,

1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee, and

0.5% County Local Accommodations Fee

No change in the 3.0% amount the consumer pays.

Prepared Food & Beverages

2.5% total fee –

1.5% County Hospitality Fee and

1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

Places of Admissions

2.5% total fee –

1.5% County Hospitality Fee and

1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

Rental Car Fee

2.5% County Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

Municipalities (Except City of Myrtle Beach)

Businesses and merchants situated in Municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach are required to continue to collect and remit the following County Fees:

Accommodations – Short Term Rentals

1.5% County Hospitality Fee*

No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays

Prepared Food & Beverages

1.5% County Hospitality Fee*

No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays

Places of Admissions

1.5% County Hospitality Fee*

No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays

Rental Car Fee

2.5% County Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

 

* Municipal Local Hospitality Fees and Local Accommodations Fees are due and will be remitted to each individual Municipality. Check with each Municipality for their current rates. For Additional information, please refer to the County Website at www.horrycounty.org.



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