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Horry County Government Weekly Update for July 3-7, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, office closures, news releases and road construction for the week of July 3-7, 2017.

Mark Nugent Named New Public Information/Public Education Officer for Fire Rescue

Conway, South Carolina – Mark Nugent, will become Horry County Fire Rescue’s new Public Information/Public Education Officer. Nugent has been the Emergency Services Coordinator for Middlesex County, Virginia, and is scheduled to begin work on July 10.

Nugent has a 40-plus year career in Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Management. Over the years he has built a skill set in team-building, project management, educational program development, and establishing positive community, corporate, and media relations. Nugent’s career includes 35-years with Chesterfield Fire and EMS Department in Virginia, where he last served as Battalion Chief.

Nugent received his Masters of Public Administration from Columbia Southern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and Development from Bluefield College in Virginia.

Horry County Boat Landing Gets New Floating Dock

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Delegation provided $125,000 in Water Recreational Funds for a 100-foot long new floating dock at Lee’s Landing located at 485 River Road in Conway.  The Water Recreational Funds are part of the tax collected for water recreation through gasoline taxes in South Carolina.

Construction on the dock began in May 2017, by Sweatman Dock Builders from Harleyville, South Carolina and was completed in late June 2017.

For more information about Horry County Parks & Recreation’s 35 boat landings, please visit the website.



Horry County Auditor Swearing In Ceremony

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Auditor Lois Eargle, will be sworn into office Friday, June 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. by the South Carolina Secretary of State, Mark Hammond.  The ceremony is open to the public and will take place at in the Horry County Multipurpose Room located on the second floor of the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. This will be Ms. Eargle’s 7th consecutive term in office.

Mosquito Spraying Schedule for June 29, 2017

Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas:

  • June 29th-Dongola Highway Area (July 3rd is the inclement weather date)

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 5:30-7:30 p.m. and dusk weather permitting. 

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 help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.