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Horry County News and Announcements


Hardwick Appointed NENA Board President

Conway, South Carolina – The National Emergency Association recently appointed a new slate of board members during its Annual Conference & Expo in Indiana. Renee Hardwick, Horry County E-911 Deputy Director, was appointed board president. Hardwick was chosen for her vision on NENA’s future, highlighting her desire for the organization to tackle technology, staffing and funding issues. 

Hardwick has been employed with Horry County for 32 years and has worked in the E-911 Department for 26 of those years. 


About NENA: The 9-1-1 Association

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) serves its more than 11,000 members and the greater public safety community as the only non-profit professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. NENA develops standards and resources for 9-1-1 systems and operations; provides education, training, and certifications for 9-1-1 professionals; informs policymakers about issues facing 9-1-1; and educates the public about 9-1-1 systems, their importance, and their proper uses. Learn more at


Run-Off Election Scheduled for June 28


Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the Run-Off Election is Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

All absentee ballots must be turned into the Horry County Registration and Elections Office by 7 p.m. the day of the election. Absentee voters may vote in person at the Horry County Registration and Elections Office at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway up until 5 p.m. the Monday prior to the election, which will be Monday, June 27, 2016.  

Voters are encouraged to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming Run-Off Election by going to under the “Voters” tab on the left.  Also, voters unsure of their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or age 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.

Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied.

Also, Horry County will NOT open the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of June 28.

Below is a list of the Run-Off races/precincts:

Senate 34

  • Burgess #1, #2, and #4
  • Enterprise
  • Garden City #1, #2, #3, and #4
  • Glenns Bay
  • Jet Port #2
  • Lake Park
  • Sea Winds
  • Socastee #1
  • Surfside #1, #2 and #3

Board of Education #4

  • Jet Port #1 (split)
  • Socastee #4 (split)

Senate 34 and Board of Education #4

  • Burgess #3
  • Deerfield
  • Enterprise
  • Jet Port #2
  • Marlowe #1, #2, and #3
  • Sea Winds
  • Socastee #1
  • Surfside #4

For more information about the upcoming Run-Off Election, please contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440.

Steel Girders Continue to be Set Over SC 707 for SC 31 Bridge

Conway, South Carolina – Steel girders for the SC31 Bridge will to be set over SC 707. The project will continue on Sunday, May 22, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuing the same hours through Wednesday, May 25, weather permitting.

During this time period, motorists will encounter periodic closures of SC707 (both lanes) where the bridge is being erected near Moss Creek Road. (See map.) These closures will occur in 20 minute increments. Motorists are encouraged to use US Highway 17 Bypass as an alternative route. 

Horry County Offices to Close for Memorial Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

In addition to the above, all branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, May 28, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.

Horry County Animal care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 12 April 2016, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:

  • 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 holds these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  All of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  Adoption fees are discounted and typically include 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 the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website