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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 Friday, September 28, 2018, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 1420 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The Myrtle Beach 3rd Annual Jazz Festival will begin immediately following the ceremony.

Charlie’s place was established in 1937 by Charles and Sarah Fitzgerald and oral tradition holds that it was 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.

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 or 843-915-7892.

The 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, September 11, 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.

Carolina Forest Library to Hold Volunteer Fair

Conway, South Carolina – The Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will hold the 1st Annual Volunteer Fair Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community organizations needing volunteers will be on hand such as:

  • Freedom Readers
  • Horry County Literacy Council
  • Tidelands Hospice
  • Heartland Hospice
  • Myrtle Beach Vet Center
  • Caris Healthcare
  • SOS Healthcare
  • North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol
  • Sea Haven
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horry County Museum
  • Horry County Board of Architectural Review
  • Keep Horry County Beautiful
  • And many more!


In addition, the Horry County Animal Care Center will be at the Library to host a very special Adoption Day. They will have adoptable dogs with reduced adoption fees of just $40!

The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Contact them for more information at (843) 915-5282, visit them online or follow them on Facebook.

Horry County Memorial Libraries to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Memorial Library System and the Horry County Literacy Council have teamed up to host the 2018 International Literacy Day Celebration. International Literacy Day was declared by UNESCO in 1966 and is celebrated annually on September 8th to bring attention to global literacy needs. This year’s theme is “Literacy and Skills Development” which highlights child and adult literacy.

As part of the celebration, everyone is invited to the Carolina Forest Library September 8, 2018, for free family events throughout the day including tandem reading, bilingual story time, personal reflections on literacy, refreshments, and information about services and resources offered by the Horry County Memorial Library System and the Horry County Literacy Council. The full schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.

Horry County Memorial Library System information table and library card sign-up.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Horry County Literacy Council information table

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Presentations by the Carolina Forest Library & the Horry County Literacy Council

Tandem reading presented by the Carolina Forest Library

Bilingual story time presented by the Horry County Literacy Council


The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact the library at (843) 915-5282.

Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas

  • August 14 & August 15 – Bucksport, Pee Dee Highway, Pitch Landing and Hwy 378 areas (if weather prevents the flight, the alternate date is August 16 and/or August 20).

Aerial spraying will be conducted 30-minutes prior to sunset, weather permitting. 

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals.  Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying.  In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.