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Hurricane Matthew Update for October 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Date: October 10, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • There are no further curfews for unincorporated Horry County at this time.
  • The City of Loris will have a curfew tonight from 6 p.m.until tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.
  • Horry County Government will be open tomorrow, October 11, 2016. However the following buildings will remain closed due to lack of electricity (this list may be subject to change if electrical services are restored):
    • Aynor Magistrate
    • Aynor Library
    • Bucksport Library
    • Conway Library
    • Green Sea Library
    • Little River Library
    • Loris Library
    • Loris Magistrate
    • Mt. Olive Magistrate
    • Museum
    • North Myrtle Beach Library
    • Veteran’s Affairs
  • There will be no Circuit Court or Family Court hearings on Tuesday, October 11.
  • All magistrate’s court, jury court and traffic court will be cancelled for the remainder of the week.
  • All Common Pleas & General Sessions Jury trials for this week are postponed.
  • Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused.
  • Citizens can visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce link for an up to date listing of businesses that are currently open.
  • Currently there are 57 in the Beach Church shelter.
  • As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 553 structures, mainly residential properties.  These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $16.5 million.  Damage assessments will continue.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers that were safely able are open today. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • 149+ roads closed
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



Conway, South Carolina – Due to inclement weather this week, the Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System has rescheduled to have its front (Main Street side) parking lot resealed and striped on Monday, September 19, 2016, and Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  During this period, the parking lot will be inaccessible to patrons.  The rear parking lot (Laurel Street side) will be open but has limited parking.  The Conway Library will be open as normal during the process.

Please contact the Horry County Memorial Library System Administrative Offices at 843-915-5285 for any questions. 

Horry County Memorial Library To Host Book Sale

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Memorial Library will host a book sale from August 1-4, 2016, at the Library Administration Building located at 1008 5th Avenue, in Conway.  The book sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Aynor Library to Close for Utility Work


Conway, South Carolina – The Aynor branch of the Horry County Memorial Library located at 500 9th Avenue in Aynor will be closed Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to allow for utilty work.

Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other branches located throughout Horry County.  Branch locations, hours, events, and much more can be found on the library’s website at

For more infromation, contact the Horry County Memorial Library administrative offices at 843-915-5285.

Socastee Library to Close for Inventory

Conway, South Carolina-The Socastee branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will close Monday, May 9, 2016, and Tuesday, May 10, 2016, to perform an inventory.  Library patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches located throughout Horry County.

For a list of branches, hours, and more visit the Horry County Memorial Library System online or call the administrative office at 843-915-5285.