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Horry County Government Weekly Update for May 2-6, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of May 2-6, 2016.

Horry County Historic Preservation Awards

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation will hold their annual Historic Preservation Awards May 17, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, in Conway.

The awards ceremony will showcase historic preservation efforts throughout Horry County during the last year.   A presentation will be given on the Ark Plantation archaeology dig, as well as the Rosenwald Schools of Horry County.  All properties that were designated as historic between May 2015 and April 2016 will receive a certificate acknowledging the honor.   Also being recognized at the event:

  • Ben Burroughs for years of historic preservation activities in Horry County.
  • Herbert Riley for telling the story of Charlie’s Place in Myrtle Beach.
  • Jack Thompson for historic photographic coverage of Horry County. 
  • Nye’s Pharmacy for preserving an icon in the community.
  • Students for their participation in the annual High School Historic Sites & Structures Video Contest.
  • Businesses that have been honored by the Legacy Business Recognition Program.

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner, in the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 843-915-5340.

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, May 17, 2016.  The test will be held Friday, May 13, 2016, 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.

Socastee Library to Close for Inventory

Conway, South Carolina-The Socastee branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will close Monday, May 9, 2016, and Tuesday, May 10, 2016, to perform an inventory.  Library patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches located throughout Horry County.

For a list of branches, hours, and more visit the Horry County Memorial Library System online or call the administrative office at 843-915-5285.

Horry County Police Chief Retires

Conway, South Carolina— After serving a distinguished career in law enforcement with the Horry County Police Department since 1993, Police Chief Saundra Rhodes has announcement her retirement. Her last day serving as Chief of Police will be Friday, May 6, 2016. Horry County Administrator, Chris Eldridge, has appointed Deputy Chief Kelvin Waites as Interim Chief. 

Rhodes was named Chief of Police for Horry County in September 2012 after working up the chain-of-command as sergeant, lieutenant and captain. 

“I want to thank Chief Rhodes for her dedication to the Horry County Police Department and to the citizens of Horry County,” stated Chris Eldridge. “I wish her the best during the next chapter of her life.”