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International Drive Road Race to be Renamed in Honor of Former Horry County Finance Director

On Sunday, County officials will hold a brief ceremony to rename the International Drive Road Race in honor of Robbie Jordan, the former Finance Director for Horry County Government that passed away in 2021. Going forward, this annual event will be named the Robbie Jordan Memorial Road Race.

The ceremony will take place at the starting line immediately before the start of the race, around 7:45 a.m., on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The starting line is located on International Drive in front of Ocean Bay Elementary School. 

Parking will be available at the International Drive Fields, part of the Horry County Parks and Recreation Department at 900 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 and additional parking will be at Ocean Bay Middle School across the street from the baseball fields.

ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

On the day of the event, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5 a.m. through the duration of the event, approximately 12 noon. 

Traffic will not be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 only. Anyone traveling in the area should use caution and take alternate routes.

The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm Subdivision located on International Drive will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. for the duration of the event. 



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 28, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, March 28, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Thursday, March 31, 2022, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 31, 2022, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Virtual Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 21, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Coordinators Workshop

Click here for the agenda.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 2 p.m.

Construction Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 9 a.m.

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 24, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Community Meeting: Squires Tract

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The meeting is in regards to a request to rezone 112.24 acres, PIN 187-00-00-0006, from Commercial Forest Agriculture (CFA) and Forest Agriculture (FA) to Multi-Residential District (MRD1).

For questions regarding this rezoning case (2021-11-003 / Ord. 169-2021), contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Receives Funds to Support Litter Solutions

Keep Horry County Beautiful is proud to announce that they have received an award of $9,375 for 2022 through PalmettoPride’s Keep South Carolina Beautiful (KSCB) Annual Support Grant to implement initiatives, programs, and projects designed to prevent litter in Horry County. The KSCB Annual Support Grant provides local Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates in South Carolina with a competitive financial opportunity to add additional resources that address specific local litter concerns.

In 2021, $6,900 in funds from the Annual Support Grant were awarded to KHCB, for litter programs in the community including the “Secure Your Load” Tarp Giveaway Campaign, the Annual Litter Index, increased litter reduction efforts in rural parts of Horry County, and the support of our many adoption groups, litter clean-up volunteers, and partner organizations. Funds were also used to support the installation of the one-of-a-kind Discovery Trail at the South Strand Recreation Center. 

In 2022, KHCB will utilize funding for a Countywide Tree-Giveaway, build the vitality of rural litter prevention programs, and continue to work cooperatively on litter reduction efforts with County officials, staff, and volunteers. These are just a few examples of how the support grant will address litter issues through positive environmental, social and financial impacts.

“Keep Horry County Beautiful’s successes are a result of the development and investment in solutions our volunteers and citizens can be part of,” said April O’Leary, Vice-Chairperson of Keep Horry County Beautiful. “Thanks to this funding from and our partnership with PalmettoPride, training from Keep South Carolina Beautiful, and the support from our local and state elected officials, we can proudly say we are helping to establish and sustain clean and beautiful communities.”

For more information on Keep Horry County Beautiful please call (843) 915-6510 or email KeepHorryCountyBeautiful@horrycounty.org. For more information on PalmettoPride, email info@palmettopride.org

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 14, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, March 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Board

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Press Briefing: Garden City Road and Streetscape Improvements Project

Join County Council Vice Chairman Tyler Servant and other County officials on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 1 p.m. for a press briefing on the Garden City Road and Streetscape Improvement project.

The briefing will take place on the Garden City Boardwalk off Atlantic Avenue in Garden City at the entrance to the boardwalk near Dogwood Drive and Seawatch Inn. A map is included below.  

Upcoming Community Meeting: Squires Tract

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The meeting is in regards to a request to rezone 112.24 acres, PIN 187-00-00-0006, from Commercial Forest Agriculture (CFA) and Forest Agriculture (FA) to Multi-Residential District (MRD1).

For questions regarding this rezoning case (2021-11-003 / Ord. 169-2021), contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 7, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2 p.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Just Released: Horry County Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2021

At the Administration Committee meeting on Monday, February 28, 2022, Horry County staff presented the Popular Annual Financial Report, a condensed version of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report that is designed to convey important information about the County's finances in a manner that is easily accessible and readily understandable.

This is the first year the County has created this accompanying report and it was produced based on the guidelines provided by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Review the Report

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



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