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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 22-26, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events, and road construction for the week of October 22-26, 2018.

Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, November 6, 2018. The test will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, November 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • 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 also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes 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 animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.

Imagine 2040 Public Hearing & Public Comment Period Announcement

Conway, South Carolina – Over the course of the last 10-months, Horry County staff and an ad-hoc steering committee of the Horry County Planning Commission have been working to assess existing and projected housing and population growth and community needs in unincorporated Horry County. This effort has been to inform the development of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, known as IMAGINE 2040.


By state law, municipal and county governments that have adopted zoning and land development standards are required to adopt new comprehensive plans every ten years to ensure that development and policy occur in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. Over the last decade, Envision 2025 has served as the guiding document for growth in unincorporated Horry County.


The public review and adoption process for IMAGINE 2040 has commenced. Horry County staff will present the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan to Planning Commission at a special workshop on Thursday, October 25th at 4:30 PM, immediately following the regularly scheduled Horry County Planning Commission Workshop. This meeting will preface the formal 30-day public comment period that will be open between October 25th and November 29th. The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment on the plan at the Planning Commission Public Hearing on Thursday, December 6th at 5:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in Multi-purpose Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. After review and approval by the Planning Commission, the Plan will also be reviewed and considered for adoption by Horry County Council.   


The IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan can be reviewed at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 1301 2nd Avenue, Suite 1D09, Conway, SC 29526. It is also available for review online at Public comments may be mailed to the same address as stated above or by emailing

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Locations

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will visit Horry County over the next three weeks in the following locations:

  • October 15-18, 2018, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-James P. Stevens Building, 3817 Walnut Street, Loris, SC 29569
  • October 19-23, 2018, Friday-Tuesday (Closed Sunday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57 S, Little River, SC 29566
  • October 24-27, 2018, Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-Horry County Cooperative Extension, 1949 Industrial Park Drive, Conway, 29526
  • October 29-November 1, 2018, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the locations to assist survivors.

Alternatively, homeowners, renters, and business owners can check eligibility for federal, state, and voluntary agency disaster assistance by:

  • Visiting
  • Calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585); or
  • Using the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices at