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Horry County News and Announcements


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

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

Horry County Launches New App

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Government is excited to announce the launch of HCConnect, a mobile app designed to empower the community with the information that matters to them.

Some of the features include:

  • M311, allowing users to directly submit service requests for road and drainage, mosquitoes, police, litter, and beach wheelchair requests
  • Personalized feeds, showing users what permit applications, rezoning requests, and reported crimes have recently taken place in their neighborhoods
  • Explore Horry, with information on amenities at all county parks and beach accesses with instant driving directions

Download now:

Apple or Android


Horry County Board of Architectural Review to Unveil Historic Marker at Charlie's Place

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, in association with the State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Myrtle Beach, will unveil a historic marker for Charlie’s Place Monday, October 22, 2018, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 1420 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Charlie’s place was established in 1937 by Charles and Sarah Fitzgerald and some consider it the home of “beach music” which later became Shag. Famous musicians such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, and Fats Domino, to name a few, came to play at the restaurant and dance hall that once stood on the site. Both black and white customers frequented Charlie’s Place despite segregation.

The South Carolina Marker Program was authorized by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1905 creating the Historical Commission of South Carolina. The first marker was erected in 1936 near the site of the Long Cane Massacre near Troy, in McCormick County. Since then more than 1,500 markers have been erected. These markers indicate and interpret places of importance to South Carolina’s past, by commemorating significant events, historic properties or other resources significant for their design.

For more information contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-7892 or by email.

Horry County Returns to OPCON 5

Horry County returns to Operating Condition (OPCON) 5, normal operating condition, as of 8 AM this morning. Horry County Government remains focused on recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding.

The Horry County Debris Hotline (843-915-7777) will remain active until further notice.

Residents affected by Hurricane Florence can apply to FEMA for assistance by visiting Alternatively, citizens may call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. Individuals with a speech disability or hearing loss may use TTY by calling 1-800-462-7585. Individuals utilizing a 711 or video relay service (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362. The FEMA National Processing Service Center is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

For updates on recovery efforts, follow the Horry County Government social media feeds and

Horry County Debris Hotline Activated

Horry County Government has established a debris hotline for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. In addition, Horry County has a map of the impacted areas that will be serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, located at Horry County will only be picking up storm debris along county-maintained roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  

The County’s contracted crews will begin today in the flooded areas from the State Line to Highway 9 including the Aberdeen area, and then they will move south of Highway 9 to cover Polo Farms, Tallwood Drive, and the Starbluff Area. The crews will continue, making several passes, working their way from the north end of the County to the south end, following the receding water. The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.