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Carolina Forest Library to Offer Extended Hours

Conway, South Carolina – To better serve the needs of the Carolina Forest community, the Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will offer extended hours beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For a list of library locations or more information visit the Horry County Memorial Library online at or contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administrative offices at 843-915-5285.

CDBG Public Meeting Postponed

Conway, South Carolina - The public hearing to review the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Annual Action Plan, scheduled for April 6, 2017, has been postponed.

Horry County Annual Action Plan affects the program and funding for housing and community development projects from 2017 to 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed Annual Action Plan and budget.   Horry County has not received funding information from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban development related to its annual allocation to Horry County as an entitlement community.  The Annual Action plan process will resume when notification is received from HUD about the program.

Outdoor Burn Ban To Be Lifted

Conway, South Carolina –Due to improved conditions and effective tomorrow (March 12) at 7 am, the outdoor burning ban for all unincorporated Horry County will been lifted. Horry County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions and may re-impose the ban at a later date if conditions deteriorate.

Horry County Government has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires. For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

  • Saturday, February 18 – Socastee Recreation Center– 10 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 853 in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a cleanup of the Socastee Recreation Center. Please meet at 10 a.m. at the Socastee Recreation Center located at 7485 Butler Road. 
  • Saturday, February 25, 2016 – Racepath Community Cleanup – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Keep Horry County Beautiful will assist area residents to cleanup roadside litter. Volunteers should meet at the Racepath Community Center located at 1690 Racepath Street in Myrtle Beach. Contact Rev. Gause for more information: 843-283-3864.
  • Saturday, February 25 – Bucksport Road – 9 a.m. The Distinguished Men of Bucksport in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a cleanup of Bucksport Road in Bucksport. Please meet at 9 a.m. at the James R Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.  Contact Alphonzo Sherman for more information: 843-340-5586. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED)

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. If you would like to get involved in keeping our community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email

Moody's Upgrades Horry County's Bond Rating

Conway, South Carolina –Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded Horry County’s General Obligation bond rating from Aa2 to Aa1. This upgrade means Horry County now has the second highest possible credit rating from Moody’s. The upgrade gives the county the opportunity to receive lower interest rates on future borrowing and is a reflection of the improving local economy; and strong financial management by County Council and staff.

Moody’s recognized the county’s sizeable and diversify tax base as a credit strength. Moody’s also noted the county’s sound fund balance reserves that are bolstered by formal financial policies.

“Horry County is pleased that Moody’s recognized the strength of our local economy and financial management,” stated Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. “This achievement could not have been accomplished without the hard work of our highly qualified financial staff and the stewardship of all of our employees.”