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Horry County Wins Budget Award

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Finance Department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  The award represents a significant achievement by the Horry County Finance Department’s Budget Manager and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This is Horry County’s 27th consecutive award.

In order to receive the budget award, Horry County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.

Horry County’s budget can be viewed online



Horry County Sheriff's Office to Co-Host Shred Event to Protect Against Identity Theft

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Sheriff’s Office, along with AARP South Carolina and Shred Alert, is hosting a shred event on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of your old personal information (staples & paperclips do not have to be removed) to a mobile shredding truck that will be located at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway and at the Shred Alert office located at 4727 Northgate Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. The goal this year is to shred 18,000 lbs. of paper!

Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

One of the biggest ways to protect you against identity theft is to shred personal information. You can also adopt a “need to know” approach to your personal data. For example, the more information you put on your checks like social security number and home phone number, the more chances that information could land in the hands of a criminal.

If you are traveling, have your mail held at your local post office or ask a trusting neighbor to collect your mail while you are away. Also, check your financial information regularly, and look for what should be there and what shouldn’t.

For more information about identity theft and how to protect yourself, go to the United States Department of Justice website at http://www.justice.gov/criminal. For more information on the upcoming shred event, contact AARP South Carolina at 866.389.5655.



Horry County to Host Public Meetings Regarding Memorial Day Bikefest

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County will host two Memorial Day Bikefest Business/Community Meetings. The meeting dates are as follows:

Tues., April 19, at 9 a.m.

Beach Church

557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach

Tues., April 26, at 9 a.m.

Original Benjamin’s Calabash Restaurant

9593 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

The meetings are intended for those community members that may live or have businesses near the 23-mile extended traffic loop, which will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 27-29. Local government agencies will give a briefing on local plans to include traffic management, increased police presence and enforcement of laws, business responsibility, and location of information. The meetings are open to the public.

For more information, please call the Horry County Public Information Office at 915-5390. 



Burning Ban Lifted

Conway, South Carolina – Due to improved conditions and effective immediately, the outdoor burning ban for all unincorporated Horry County has been lifted.
 
Horry County Government has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires.
  
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.
 
 



Horry County Under Burning Ban

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government will be placing a burn ban for all unincorporated areas of the county starting Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
 
National Weather Service Wilmington issued the following information:
 
...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY... A DRY COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION LATE TONIGHT...USHERING VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTH WINDS INTO EASTERN CAROLINAS ON TUESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH.
 
Horry County has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires.
 
Outdoor burning will be banned until further notice. 
 
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.



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