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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government Weekly Update for April 22-26, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, and events for the week of April 22-26, 2019.

Revised Update 4.23.19

Horry County Fire Rescue to Host Community Safety Day

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Fire Rescue will be holding a Community Safety Day Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center in Bucksport.

This community public education event will feature representatives from Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Police Department, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Public Information as well as Grand Strand Health and Molina Healthcare of South Carolina.

There will be demonstrations and information on EMS, Investigations, Volunteer and Career Recruitment, Stop the Bleed, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Preparedness Kits.

“Public safety agencies exist not only to respond to emergencies after the fact but to prevent or reduce the effects of their occurrence in the first place,” said Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Chris Nash. “The Community Safety Day is a great way for Horry County Fire Rescue EMS to partner with other community organizations, and proactively go out into the community to discuss Community Risk Reduction.”

This family-friendly event will have giveaways as well as offer a chance for members of the community to see Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Sheriff’s Office and Horry County Police Department vehicles and officers up close. Media is welcome to attend.

Second Annual International Drive Road Race

Conway, South Carolina (April 18, 2019)—The Second Annual International Drive Road Race is Sunday, April 28, 2019. The event includes a 5K, 12K, and one-mile fun run for kids. The starting time is 7:30 AM for the 5K, 8:00 AM for the 12K, and 9:30 AM for the one-mile fun run with an awards ceremony following immediately afterward.


Both the 5K and 12K courses are USATF certified. This is a closed course race. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 12K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving cash awards. Each participant will receive a finisher medal.

Registration for all three races is still open and registration fees include a high-quality tech t-shirt, a finishers medal, and refreshments at the finish line. Fun run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.


For more information and to register for the event, visit the website



On the day of the event, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5:00 AM through the duration of the event, approximately 12:00 noon.  Traffic will NOT be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 ONLY. Anyone traveling in the area should use caution and utilize alternate routes.


The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm Subdivision located on International Drive will be closed beginning at 5:00 AM for the duration of the event. 

Horry County Government Weekly Update for April 15-19, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, holiday closures, and road construction updates for the week of April 15-19, 2019.

Horry County to Begin Ground Mosquito Spraying

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct ground mosquito spraying, weather permitting, at various locations throughout unincorporated Horry County starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Spraying is typically conducted between dusk and 11 p.m. 

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals.  Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying.  In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To keep the honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to identify the location of their colonies by visiting our website or by calling the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.