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Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the City of North Myrtle Beach, the Driftwood Garden Club, the Yaupon Garden Club, and the Horry County Historical Society will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project September 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.  

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs historic trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War.  Each tree will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier’s service.  

During the dedication, eleven trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County.  Honored at the ceremony will be: 

  • Thomas W. Bell
  • William Adams Bell
  • Ezekiel Hawes
  • George T. Litchfield
  • John L. Litchfield
  • Thomas Livingston
  • Milby Shelley
  • Thomas Reedie Stephens
  • John J. Stroud
  • James Vault
  • Richard W. Wood 

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.



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize The Conway National Bank at 10 a.m. on June 22, 2015. The Conway National Bank, an Horry County icon, began as the Bank of Horry in 1903 later becoming The Conway National Bank in 1914 making the business 112-years old!  Today, CNB operates 14 offices in Horry County and the Waccamaw Neck area of Georgetown County.  

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 ceremony will be held at CNB’s Conway Banking Office located at 1411 4th Avenue in Conway.  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.



Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Conway Garden Club Council and the Horry County Historical Society will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project September 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Old Horry County Courthouse located at 1201 Third Avenue in Conway. 

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs live oak trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War.  Each one of the trees will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier’s service. 

During the dedication, 23-trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County.  Honored at the ceremony will be:

  • Richard Bushrod Singleton
  • Zaccheus W. Dusenbury, Sr.
  • Jeremiah Smith
  • Abijah Hollingsworth Skipper
  • William H. Bruton
  • James E. Dusenbury
  • James Horry Dusenbury
  • U.A. Dusenbury
  • William W. Lawrimore
  • Richard A. Lawrimore
  • John R. Lawrimore
  • Robert Lawrimore
  • James M. Lawrimore
  • John Ralston Lawrimore
  • George Congdon
  • Josiah Cox
  • Waterman Grainger
  • Robert T. Anderson
  • Henry Anderson
  • Benjamin Avant
  • John R. Beaty
  • Thomas W. Beaty
  • John H. Grant

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning and 843-915-5340.



Horry County Board of Architectural Review Wins Palmetto Trust Award

Conway, South Carolina – The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation will announce its Historic Preservation Award winners for 2014 on Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. in the lower lobby of the State House. Governor Nikki R. Haley will present the awards. Sponsored by the Palmetto Trust, the S.C. Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor, the awards recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina through advocacy, education and networking. For more information on the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, contact Michael Bedenbaugh, executive director, Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation at 803.422.7838 or oldhouse@palmettotrust.org.

The Horry County Board of Architectural Review will win a 2014 Preservation Service Award for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan, adopted by Horry County Council June 18, 2013, and made part of the Horry County Comprehensive Plan. This program marks the first time Horry County has set forth the framework for preservation activities in a stand-alone comprehensive manner. In addition to the future preservation activities, the Plan also details the past of Horry County and its development into one of the most heavily visited tourist areas in the country.

For more information on the Horry County Board of Architectural Review, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner, at 843-915-5340.


Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s new Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Rhue’s Mortuary April 30, 2014, at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Rhue’s Mortuary is a 2nd generation family-owned business founded by Matthew and Beatrice Rhue in 1959. The mortuary has maintained their motto of “Service with reverence, respect, and dependability” for more than half a century.


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.

Rhue’s Mortuary is located at 1207 Grainger Road in Conway. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning and 843-915-5340.


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