News and Announcements

Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.

Horry County News and Announcements


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, February 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 at 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 Seeking Public Input

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County is seeking public input to formulate a plan that will guide future growth and public services decades into the future. This is part of the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan that is being developed to ensure unincorporated Horry County grows in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. The development of Horry County’s comprehensive plan is anticipated to occur over the course of the year. An ad hoc committee of the Horry County Planning Commission has been established to steer the development of the plan. The Committee has begun the visioning process for the future and is seeking initial public input during the months of January and February in the form of a community survey and open houses.

The community survey is available on the Horry County website through mid-February for residents to express the aspects of Horry County that they love and what they desire to see improved into the future. Paper copies can be picked up at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department in the Horry County Government and Justice Center at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. The survey will also be available at upcoming community open houses that will be held in January and February. These public meetings are designed to allow people to drop-in at their convenience to learn about the planning process and to take the survey. Numerous County departments will be available at these meetings to answer questions and to learn about your concerns. These open houses will be held on:

  • Thursday, January 25 from 5 – 6:30 pm at Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway
  • Monday, January 29 from 5 – 6:30 pm at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach
  • Wednesday, January 31 from 3 – 4:30 pm at North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57, Little River
  • Monday, February 5 from 5 – 6:30 pm at Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach

Throughout 2018, residents are encouraged to visit the IMAGINE 2040 webpage to follow the plan’s progress and to get involved in its development.  Residents can also contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340 for more information.


C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center to Change Hours

Conway, South Carolina – Effective February 1, 2018, the C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will close from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day for lunch.

Please note that the facility is available after hours for rentals. For information, contact the C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center at (843) 249-4157.

Horry County to Host First Annual International Drive Road Race

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Government Wellness Committee is excited to announce the First Annual International Drive Road Race. The event takes place on April 29, 2018, and features a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Both the 5K and 10K courses will be USATF certified and sanctioned. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 10K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving cash awards. Each participant receives a finisher medal. Registration for all three races is now open, and fees currently range from $5-$30. Registration fees include a high quality t-shirt, a finishers medal and refreshments at the finish line. Fun Run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.     

Wellness Committee Member John Bodner has been heading up the event and says, “We are excited about the first year of this race and look forward to seeing the race grow and continue each year.” 

Black Dog Running Company is managing the event. Second Wind Race Timing will be the official timing company. The 5K and 10K courses will use chip timing devices attached to the participant bib to record each runner's time.

For more information and to register for the event, visit

Horry County Government Weekly Update for January 15-19, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, and road construction for the week of January 15-19, 2018.