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Horry County Government Weekly Update for January 1-5, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of January 1-5, 2018.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 25-29, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, holiday closings, releases and road construction for the week of December 25-29, 2017.

Horry County Launches the Development of IMAGINE 2040

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County will be kicking off the new year with a rewrite of its Comprehensive Plan. Municipal and county governments use comprehensive plans to guide future growth and public services. By state law, comprehensive plans are required to be rewritten 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 development of Horry County’s new comprehensive plan, IMAGINE 2040, will initiate in January. An ad hoc committee of the Horry County Planning Commission has been established to steer the development of the plan. The IMAGINE 2040 Steering Committee will meet for the first time on January 4, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. The Committee will begin the visioning process for the future of Horry County, which will also be formed by public input that will begin during the months of January and February.

Horry County citizens are encouraged to participate in one of the following IMAGINE 2040 Open Houses. These public meetings will inform the community of the planning process and provide an avenue to guide the vision of the plan. The meetings will be held on: 

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526
  • Monday, January 29, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57, Little River, SC 29566
  • Monday, February 5, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Throughout 2018, residents are encouraged to visit the IMAGINE 2040 webpage to follow the plan’s progress and to get involved in its development, Residents can also reach out to Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340 for more information. 

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, January 9, 2018, 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 also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics.  These clinics are open to all residents of Horry County for pet dogs and cats. The cost for cats is $50 ($20 for residents receiving government assistance) and dogs are just $80 ($40 for residents receiving government assistance).  Contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172 for more information or to have your pet spayed/neutered.

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.  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 or spay/neuter clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

Horry County Offices to Close for New Year's Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of New Year’s 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 dates:

  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, December 30, 2017.