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Horry’s Heroes: August Hero Is Theodore H. Voghel, Jr.

Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for August is Theodore H. Voghel, Jr. who served as a sergeant with the United States Army in Japan and Korea. Mr. Voghel served during the Korean War and received several medals for his service including two Bronze Service Stars! Theodore enjoyed serving overseas and settled in Horry County 25-years ago after his retirement. For five years, he helped his fellow veterans by driving them to the VA Hospital in Charleston.

For more information or to feature a Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.

Horry County Government Weekly Update August 5-August 9, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, programs, and road construction updates for August 5-August 9, 2019.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for July 29-August 2, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, programs, and road construction updates for July 29-August 2, 2019.

Bay Road Construction Update

(July 26, 2019) A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed, July 29-August 2, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weather permitting. Bay Road will be closed between Grand Oak Boulevard and Copper Leaf Drive. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, near this section of the road, should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays.

We encourage everyone to be mindful of the work zones affecting the roadways. The traffic control devices are there for the safety of the residents, visitors, and road crews.

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit for the latest updates on the project.

Horry County Parks and Recreation Offering New Afterschool Location this Year

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Parks and Recreation is offering Afterschool programs at five locations around the County this school year, including a new location in Conway at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building located at 2830 Oak Street in Conway.

Afterschool care at each location runs from 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM and offers students ages 5-12 the opportunity to complete homework and participate in exciting educational activities. The program will be offered at North Strand Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, Green Sea Floyds Senior Center and the Parks and Recreation Administration Building. The cost to participate is $40 per week with a one-time $30 registration fee.

Parks and Recreation Director Paul McCulloch said, “We are always looking for ways to expand our programming and reach more members of our community. We are pleased to offer a new afterschool option in Conway and we look forward to meeting new students and welcoming our returning students this year.”

Afterschool registration is now open and people can register by calling the local center or visiting us online.