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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 the Friendly Barber Shop on October 1, 2016, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

In 1958 Jerome Thomas opened the Bamboo Barber shop on 1403 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach.  The business was later renamed the Friendly Barber Shop, due to Jerome’s positive attitude, encouraging words, and ever-present smile.  In 1966 Ella “Dolly” Thomas Dolly joined the business as the only female barber.  Jerome died in 2007 leaving Dolly to run the business with the help of Franklin Tucker, a dedicated employee for over 45 years. 

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.

The Friendly Barber Shop is located at 1403 Carver Street, 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 and Historic Preservation will hold their annual Historic Preservation Awards May 17, 2016, 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.   A presentation will be given on the Ark Plantation archaeology dig, as well as the Rosenwald Schools of Horry County.  All properties that were designated as historic between May 2015 and April 2016 will receive a certificate acknowledging the honor.   Also being recognized at the event:

  • Ben Burroughs for years of historic preservation activities in Horry County.
  • Herbert Riley for telling the story of Charlie’s Place in Myrtle Beach.
  • Jack Thompson for historic photographic coverage of Horry County. 
  • Nye’s Pharmacy for preserving an icon in the community.
  • 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.

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner, in the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department 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 Norman’s Cleaners and Ocean Fish Market with ribbon cutting ceremonies on March 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. (Norman’s Cleaners) and at 11 a.m. ( Ocean Fish Market).  The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

In 1962, Norman Moore opened Norman’s Cleaners at its original location on Third Avenue in Conway, making it 54 years old!  The business moved to Law Street, and then in 1972 settled at the current location on Fourth Avenue.  The current location was originally a car service station built in the 1940’s that Norman renovated.  Prior to the car service station, a theater had been on the property.  When Norman passed away, his son Tommy Moore became owner of the business.  Tommy and his son Bradley now run the business together.  Norman’s Cleaners not only has third generation owners, but they also have third generation employees.     

The 75-year-old Conway landmark known as Ocean Fish Market was founded by George Martin in the early 1940’s.  Marie Shelley Graham began working for Mr. Martin when she was 18 and ended up co-owning the business for 50 years.  Her daughter, Janice Graham Jordan also worked at the Ocean Fish Market.  Janice’s husband, F.W. Graham, co-owned the business with Marie until it was sold to the current owners, the Hardees, in 1998.  Diane and Ray Hardee, and their daughter Jennie, now own and run the business.  Ocean Fish Market remained in the family, though, as Diane Hardee is the niece of Marie Shelley Graham, which makes Jennie a fourth generation owner!  The market was originally located across the street from its current location but moved just a few years after opening.  The current building was originally a blacksmith shop in the early 1900s, the metal rings on the brick wall outside, where people tied up their horses, can still be seen today.       

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.

Norman’s Cleaners is located at 1000 4th Avenue, and Ocean Fish Market is located at 302 Kingston Street (both in Conway).  

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, 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 Donzelle’s Restaurant and Hucks & Washington Furniture Company on December 2, 2015, with ribbon cutting ceremonies.  A ceremony will be held at Donzelle’s Restaurant at 10 a.m., and another held at Hucks & Washington Furniture at 10:45 a.m.  The ceremonies are free and open to the public. 

The Conway landmark known as Donzelle’s Restaurant began in 1962 by Willard “Dick” Dickerson and his wife Donzelle Dickerson.  When the restaurant first opened, the Dickersons served breakfast lunch and dinner. One of their specials known as the meat plus three was offered for thirty-five cents, today the same special is offered for eight dollars and fifty cents.  Today, Larry and his brother Russell are second-generation owners of Donzelle’s Restaurant. Russell Dickerson manages the front house and Larry takes care of the kitchen and catering. 

Hucks & Washington Furniture Company was founded in 1946 by Curtis Hucks and his nephew Sam Washington. Prior to this, Sam majored in music and minored in business.  Having gone to USC on the GI Bill, Sam served in the Navy in WWI.  After the war, he returned home and his uncle Curtis convinced him to open a furniture store rather than teaching piano.  The store flourished and grew over the years.  In 1968, at the death of Curtis, Sam took over as sole owner.  In the 1990s, Sam’s daughter Anne took an active role in the family business.  She became owner in 2010 when her father passed away.    

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. 

Donzelle’s Restaurant is located at 1703 Main Street, and Hucks & Washington Furniture Company is located at 1506 Main Street (both in Conway).   

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, 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 Peaches Corner on October 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The Myrtle Beach landmark known as Peaches Corner has remained a symbol of summer for visitors and locals since it opened its doors 78 years ago.  The restaurant, originally known as the Atlantic Ale House, was started by Lillian Justice Peach in 1937.  The location had previously been used as a bath house, because of its close proximity to the Old Myrtle Beach Pavilion and the beach. In 1943, the restaurant was purchased by Johnny and Eunice Burroughs.  They decided to keep the established name “Peaches”.   Ownership of the restaurant was passed down to the Burroughs’s daughter Pamela Crutchfield, who managed the restaurant until the past decade when her son-in-law Briggs Dickerson took over as restaurant manager. 

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.

Peaches Corner is located at 900 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



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