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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 two North Myrtle Beach businesses March 5, 2019. At 9 a.m. a ribbon cutting will be held at the Ocean Drive Barber Shop, and another will be held at Boulineau’s at 9:30 a.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

Ocean Drive Barber Shop was opened in 1952 with Bobby Lewis and his brother operating it for almost 50-years. When Bobby’s brother retired, his friend Kevin Armstrong moved from Charlottesville to work alongside him. Bobby has cut hair at this barbershop for almost 60-years. The state of South Carolina identifies this shop as one of the longest operating barbershops in the state.

Boulineau’s started when Frank and Louise Boulineau opened a grocery store in the community of Cherry Grove Beach in 1948. In 1954 Hurricane Hazel destroyed most of Cherry Grove, including Frank and Louise’s grocery store. A second store was opened a few years later and after several expansions, the unique store now features 85,000 square feet with shopping on two floors.

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.

Ocean Drive Barber Shop is located at 233 Main Street, in North Myrtle Beach, and Boulineau’s is located at 212 Sea Mountain Highway, in North Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

Horry County Fire Rescue Holds Smoke Alarm Blitz

**This event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for the new date.**

Horry County Fire Rescue is holding a smoke alarm blitz, tomorrow, Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Firefighters will be going door-to-door installing smoke detectors in four locations around Horry County. Message boards were posted in the communities earlier this week to let local residents know about tomorrow’s event.

“Smoke detectors save lives, and we are committed to ensuring the fire and life safety of Horry County residents,” said Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Tanner. “The smoke alarm blitz has been a very successful program here, and we will continue to host these and other fire safety events in our community.”

Each of Horry County’s four battalions will be working at four different locations—

Battalion 1: Woodridge Mobile Home Park off Mineola Avenue in Little River

Battalion 2: Backwoods Mobile Home Park off Peachtree Rd. in Socastee

Battalion 3: Saddlebrook Mobile Home Park off Long Avenue Extension

Battalion 4: Chase Street off Hwy 917

Residents who would like to request a smoke alarm can fill out the online request form here:

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, November 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • 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 also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, 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 animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.

Horry County Board of Architectural Review to Unveil Historic Marker at Charlie's Place

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, in association with the State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Myrtle Beach, will unveil a historic marker for Charlie’s Place Monday, October 22, 2018, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 1420 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Charlie’s place was established in 1937 by Charles and Sarah Fitzgerald and some consider it the home of “beach music” which later became Shag. Famous musicians such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, and Fats Domino, to name a few, came to play at the restaurant and dance hall that once stood on the site. Both black and white customers frequented Charlie’s Place despite segregation.

The South Carolina Marker Program was authorized by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1905 creating the Historical Commission of South Carolina. The first marker was erected in 1936 near the site of the Long Cane Massacre near Troy, in McCormick County. Since then more than 1,500 markers have been erected. These markers indicate and interpret places of importance to South Carolina’s past, by commemorating significant events, historic properties or other resources significant for their design.

For more information contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-7892 or by email.