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Horry County Government Weekly Update for June 2 - June 6, 2014

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Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 25 June 2014, 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 holds these clinics monthly.

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. Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in. Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done. The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out. Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping. 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 clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.



Horry County Board of Architectural Review Wins Palmetto Trust Award

Conway, South Carolina – The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation will announce its Historic Preservation Award winners for 2014 on Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. in the lower lobby of the State House. Governor Nikki R. Haley will present the awards. Sponsored by the Palmetto Trust, the S.C. Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor, the awards recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina through advocacy, education and networking. For more information on the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, contact Michael Bedenbaugh, executive director, Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation at 803.422.7838 or

The Horry County Board of Architectural Review will win a 2014 Preservation Service Award for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan, adopted by Horry County Council June 18, 2013, and made part of the Horry County Comprehensive Plan. This program marks the first time Horry County has set forth the framework for preservation activities in a stand-alone comprehensive manner. In addition to the future preservation activities, the Plan also details the past of Horry County and its development into one of the most heavily visited tourist areas in the country.

For more information on the Horry County Board of Architectural Review, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner, at 843-915-5340.

Horry County Museum D-Day Film Series

Conway, South Carolina –In observance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the 2014 Horry County Museum Film Series will feature the documentary Back to the Battlefield, which profiles the story of an Horry County D-Day veteran’s return to Omaha Beach sixty-four years after landing there on D-Day. The film will be presented at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7 in McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, which is located at the corner of Main Street and 9th Avenue in Conway. The event is free and open to the public.

“Back to the Battlefield” follows the late Mike Fitch of Conway, an 89 year-old D-Day veteran, as he returned Omaha Beach in France for the first time since landing as an American combat soldier on June 6, 1944. Attached to the 116th Regimental Combat Team on D-Day, Fitch landed in the second wave of American troops on Charlie Sector, which was one of “Bloody Omaha’s” deadliest landing sites.

Shot on location in France, Back to the Battlefield leads the viewer through the beaches, battlefields, hedgerows and villages of modern Normandy. Enhanced by historic newsreel footage, the one-hour documentary chronicles the dramatic story of D-Day as retold on-the-scene by Fitch, a World War II combat veteran whose vivid memories give viewers a unique you-are-there exposure to the world-changing events of D-Day. The documentary was produced by author and historian Rod Gragg and David Parker and Dennis Reed, who are video producers at Coastal Carolina University. The documentary was sponsored by Goldfinch Funeral Services, Coastal Carolina University, HTC and Joseph Sanders Dentistry of Conway.

“The 70th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time to remember and appreciate that ‘Greatest Generation’ of Americans who did so much in World War II to preserve our freedom and liberate millions of people around the world,” said Gragg, who is director of the Center for Military & Veterans Studies at CCU. “We owe that generation so much and its members are quickly passing from memory into history. To me, no one better represented the best of that generation than Mike Fitch of Conway, who is the subject of Back to the Battlefield. His story personifies what the ‘Greatest Generation’ achieved on D-Day and elsewhere in World War II. They left us all a legacy of character, courage and sacrifice that we should never forget.”

The Horry County Film Series is a two-year event sponsored by the Horry County Museum and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University (OLLI), and will feature a historical documentary every quarter in 2014 and 2015. All events are free to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served at each screening.

For more information on the Horry County Museum Film Series, contact the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320.

Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Driftwood Garden Club and the Horry County Historical Society will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project June 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Nixon’s Crossroads (Highway 90 and Sea Mountain Highway) in the Little River/North Myrtle Beach area of Horry County.

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs live oak trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War. Each one of the trees will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier’s service.

During the dedication, eleven trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County. Honored at the ceremony will be:

  • Flavious J. Bellamy
  • John D. Bellamy
  • Lorenzo Dow Bellamy
  • Seth Bellamy
  • William A. Bellamy Sr.
  • William A. Bellamy Jr.
  • Lucian Bryan
  • E.T. Ricks
  • William Dunn
  • Michael F. Clardy
  • William C. Gore

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning and 843-915-5340.