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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 27, 2013, 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.

Green Sea Library to Close for Inventory

Conway, South Carolina – The Green Sea branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Monday, May 20, 2013, in order to conduct an inventory. The Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees approves each branch to close once every three years to complete an inventory of all materials. Inventories are necessary to maintain an accurate catalog of materials on hand.

Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches. Branch locations, operating hours, and more are available on the website at

For more information, contact the Administrative offices of the Horry County Memorial Library at 843-915-1544.

County To Treat Catch Basins To Reduce Mosquito Numbers

Horry County, South Carolina – Weather permitting, Horry County will begin treating nearly 6,000 local catch basins over the coming weeks to reduce the mosquito population. Due to the warm winter and rainfall amounts, mosquito numbers are higher than in previous years.

County residents can help reduce mosquitoes by inspecting their property for potential breeding sites and using these preventative measures:
  • Clear drainage ditches of debris and weeds.
  • Keep boats drained, covered or overturned.
  • Empty, overturn or remove water-holding containers.
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and containers used to root plants at least once a week.
  • Clean leaves and pine straw from clogged roof gutters.
  • Stock ornamental ponds with top-feeding minnows.
  • Maintain swimming pools properly.
  • Repair any holes in window and door screens.
  • Place mosquito larvicide donuts or tablets in ditches or other areas of shallow standing water. These may be purchased at most home centers.
Citizens with concerns, complaints, or those requesting spraying

Conway Library to Celebrate South Carolina Appreciation Week

Horry County, South Carolina – The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be celebrating South Carolina Appreciation Week, May 20-24, 2013. As part of the celebration, there will be a special visitor or event each day. Below is a schedule of events:
• Monday May 20: “A Taste of South Carolina.” From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the library will showcase South Carolina cookbooks and offer samples of delicious southern recipes.
• Tuesday May 21: At 11:30 a.m. the library will show a movie set in South Carolina (call for the title).
• Wednesday May 22: At 9 a.m., Walter Hill, director of the Horry County Museum, will share a presentation on Horry County history. At 11:00 a.m., Mrs. T. Moise will share a presentation on the Gullah language.
• Thursday May 23: From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., Donna Johnson will share tales of South Carolina ghosts.
• Friday May 24: From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. the Conway Library will have a drop-in barbecue tasting and voting for the favorite local barbecue.
Each event will feature typical South Carolina snacks, including boiled peanuts, benne seed wafers, and sweet tea. At the end of the week the library will give away a South Carolina “Home” print. For each event patrons attend, they will receive an entry in the drawing to win the print.
For more information, contact the Conway Library at 843-915-READ (7323).

Swearing-In Ceremony for Council Chairman Scheduled for May 7

Conway, South Carolina – A Swearing-In Ceremony will be held for Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus on Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m. in Horry County Council Chambers located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. The event is open to the public and a reception will follow.