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Horry County News and Announcements


Business Personal Property Tax Deadline Extended-Reminder

Conway, South Carolina (April 30, 2020) – Due to the impacts of COVID-19 in our area, the deadline for business personal property taxes has been extended to June 1, 2020. At the request of Horry County Government, the South Carolina Department of Revenue granted this extension for taxpayers filing a tax year 2020 business personal property return with Horry County. 

Property subject to business personal property taxes include the furniture, fixtures, and equipment owned and used in business and accommodation type properties, not primary residence.

Property owners who have questions about filing business personal property taxes and the e-file e-form PR-26 can call the Horry County Auditor’s Office Business Personal Property Division at (843) 915-5054.

E-filing form PR-26 is available here.

Horry County Memorial Library Announces the Availability of 3D Printed Surgical Mask Straps

[Conway, South Carolina, April 28, 2020] – The Horry County Memorial Library System has 3-D printers operating throughout the workday and manned by staff dedicated to helping healthcare workers and first responders. The Carolina Forest, Conway, and North Myrtle Beach branches have been steadily printing two different sizes of surgical mask straps, also known as ear saver bands. These straps have been distributed locally, across South Carolina and more. The following are just a few places that the straps have been sent to:

  • Nurses at Grand Strand Medical Center
  • North Carolina
  • A medical student at West Virginia University
  • A hospital in New York
  • The Horry County Sheriff’s Department
  • The J. Reuben Long Detention Center

If you are in need of these ear saving straps, please call one of the following numbers:

  • Carolina Forest (843) 915-5282
  • Conway (843) 915-7323
  • North Myrtle Beach (843) 915-5281

During the COVID-19 closure, the Horry County Memorial Library remains steadfast in efforts to engage, support, and improve the lives of our citizens, by creating surgical mask ear savers, offering eCards, curbside pickup, and more!

To obtain additional information please call any Horry County Memorial Library or send an email.

Horry County Memorial Library Locations and Phone Numbers

  • Aynor (843) 358-3324
  • Bucksport (843) 397-1950
  • Carolina Forest (843) 915-5282
  • Conway (843) 915-7323
  • Green Sea-Floyds (843) 392-0994
  • Little River (843) 915-5284
  • Loris (843) 756-8101
  • North Myrtle Beach (843) 915-5281
  • Socastee (843) 915-5283
  • Surfside (843) 915-5280

Horry County Council Chairman Announces Welcome Back Committee

At a press briefing this afternoon, Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner announced the formation of a working “Welcome Back” committee to address economic recovery following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area.

The Committee will be chaired by Horry County Councilman Orton Bellamy. At this time members include:

Richard Carroll

John Cassidy

Rick Elliott

Johnny Gardner

Wayne Gray

Tyler Servant

Lance Thompson

Members of Horry County staff represented on the committee include Police Chief Joe Hill, Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Tanner, Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety Randy Webster, Assistant County Administrator for Administration Barry Spivey and County Administrator Steve Gosnell. In addition, representatives from each municipality will be invited to attend. Other members may be appointed.

Chairman Gardner said, “Horry County is one of the hardest hit areas in our state economically and we are going to have to work together and take action to ensure our businesses recover and are ready to welcome our residents and visitors. I’m certain that we have the right team in place to tackle this challenge and help us come back stronger than ever.”

The Committee is planning to hold its first meeting in the near-term future and specific details will be provided at  

Upcoming Meetings April 27-May 1, 2020

All meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Click to watch the video remotely


Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.


Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


The Keep Horry County Beautiful meeting for next week was canceled. Click HERE for a letter from KHCB detailing their ongoing efforts.


Horry County Memorial Library Offers Curbside Service

[Conway, South Carolina, April 24, 2020] – Horry County Memorial Library will begin curbside pickup Friday, April 24, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


In order to pick up holds:

  • Call your library to reserve a time for pick-up
  • Be prepared to give customer name, library card number, car make, model, and license tag number.
  • Park in the assigned space at the library and pop the back of the vehicle
  • A staff member will place materials in the vehicle and close the back.
  • Enjoy!


Electronic cards (eCards) are available for anyone that currently needs a Library card. An eCard can be gotten by calling any Horry County Library.

Customers are reminded that all due dates have been extended for materials currently checked out and that no fines will be incurred during the time the Library is closed.

One happy Library customer stated that she doesn’t care if everything else remains closed, as long as the Library reopens. We hope to see you all soon!


Horry County Memorial Library Locations and Phone Numbers


·        Aynor 843-358-3324

·        Bucksport 843-397-1950

·        Carolina Forest 843-915-5282

·        Conway 843-915-7323

·        Green Sea-Floyds 843-392-0994

·        Little River 843-915-5284

·        Loris 843-756-8101

·        North Myrtle Beach 843-915-5281

·        Socastee 843-915-5283

·        Surfside 843-915-5280



Horry County Government offices remain closed to the public for the week of April 27, 2020, excluding all airports. Limited court functions will continue. In addition, all state offices in County facilities will remain open, as directed by the Governor. 

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. We understand that there are crucial transactions that must take place and are not available online. The public is asked to call those departments directly for information and coordination.

Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is canceled the week of April 27. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week. 

Horry County Central Traffic Court is canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Stay At Home Order. Notices regarding rescheduling will be mailed out when court resumes. The office staff is still available by phone (843-915-5070) for any further information.

The Horry County Emergency phone bank will close at 5 p.m. today and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Update from the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office is re-opening the Hurricane Matthew Recovery Program to repair or reconstruct single family homes for low-to-moderate income residents with Hurricane Matthew related damage in Marion or Horry County. Click to complete the online application.

Call 844-410-8560 or visit for further assistance and information.