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Loris Teen Convicted of Armed Robbery & Kidnapping

CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA – An Horry County Jury deliberated for about 2 hours on Friday before finding defendant Quartis Naquan Hemingway guilty of two (2) counts of Armed Robbery and two (2) counts of Kidnapping.  The Honorable Michael Nettles sentenced the defendant to eighteen (18) years of incarceration without possibility of parole. 

On January 17, 2014, the defendant contacted the victims in this case offering to sell two (2) cars to the victims for scrap metal in exchange for $500 cash; the defendant told the victims to meet him at Blue Moon Court in the Loris section of Horry County.  Upon arrival at Blue Moon Court for the transaction, the male victim was lured away from his own truck by the defendant into a wooded area with a promise of seeing the “scrap” vehicles.  Once the male victim was out of sight of the female victim, the defendant accosted him, brandishing a revolver handgun and threatening the victim’s life.  At that point, the defendant’s masked partners came out of hiding armed with rifles or shotguns.  One of the two (2) masked men went back to the male victim’s truck and forced the female victim out and into the wooded area.  The three men together tied the victims up with duct tape and demanded money, cell phones and jewelry which was eventually taken from them.  Holding the victims for approximately thirty (30) minutes, the defendants continuously threatened to kill the victims and everyone in the victim’s family if the victims were to contact law enforcement. At one point, the defendant fired the pistol in the ground between the two victims’ heads to emphasize the seriousness of his threats. Eventually, the defendants fled the crime scene and the victims were able to loosen the tape and seek assistance.

Utilizing digital resources and cell phone analysis, the Horry County Police were able determine the identity of the defendant and sought warrants for his arrest.  The defendant remained at large for approximately four (4) moths prior to his arrest. Both victims delivered powerful and emotionally charged testimony at trial telling the jury what happened to them and identifying the defendant as the man who held the gun on them and controlled the whole situation.   At sentencing, Judge Nettles succinctly but ever so accurately was able to sum the case up, calling the actions of the defendant on that day as “wicked” and deliberate.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for June 1 - June 5, 2015

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Notice of Special Election for Horry County Council District 6

Conway, South Carolina – Below is the Special Election schedule for Horry County Council District 6.

6/16/2015      Special Primary Election

6/18/2015      10:00 a.m. certification          (Elections Office)

6/30/2015      Runoff Election

7/2/2015        10:00 a.m. certification          (Elections Office)

8/4/2015        General Election

8/7/2015        10:00 a.m. certification          (Elections Office)

The following precincts are eligible to vote for Horry County Council District 6:

  • Enterprise (split district)
  • Lake Park
  • Sea Winds (split district)
  • Socastee #1 (split district)
  • Socastee #2
  • Socastee #3

The Horry County Government & Justice Center will NOT open its multi-purpose rooms for public viewing of election results. Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied.

For more information, please contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440.

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize The Conway National Bank at 10 a.m. on June 22, 2015. The Conway National Bank, an Horry County icon, began as the Bank of Horry in 1903 later becoming The Conway National Bank in 1914 making the business 112-years old!  Today, CNB operates 14 offices in Horry County and the Waccamaw Neck area of Georgetown County.  

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.

The ceremony will be held at CNB’s Conway Banking Office located at 1411 4th Avenue in Conway.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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

Horry County Government Weekly Update for May 25-May 29, 2015

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Road Construction Update