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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 3 - 7, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction updates for the week of October 3-7, 2016.

Assessor's Office Address Changes

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has added a function to the website to assist citizens needing to change their mailing addresses for real estate tax purposes.  Instead of making a trip to the Horry County Assessor’s Office, now citizens can go to and click on the Address Change-Assessor’s Office link under Services.  Currently the application can only change the mailing address in the Assessor’s Office files however the functionality to change it in for the Auditor’s records is coming soon.

For more information, contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at 843-915-5040.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs Board
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Loris Community Hospital Commission
  • Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Advisory Board
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board 15C
  • The Coast RTA-Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or send an email to request an application.  The deadline for receiving applications is Monday, October 10, 2016.

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Friendly Barber Shop on October 1, 2016, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

In 1958 Jerome Thomas opened the Bamboo Barber shop on 1403 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach.  The business was later renamed the Friendly Barber Shop, due to Jerome’s positive attitude, encouraging words, and ever-present smile.  In 1966 Ella “Dolly” Thomas Dolly joined the business as the only female barber.  Jerome died in 2007 leaving Dolly to run the business with the help of Franklin Tucker, a dedicated employee for over 45 years. 

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 Friendly Barber Shop is located at 1403 Carver Street, Myrtle Beach.  For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Horry County Stray Animal Intake List

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center wants to help return lost pets to their families.  According the ASPCA, stray animals make up 40 to 60% of animals in shelters across the United States.  To help pets get home, the Horry County Animal Care Center now posts photos of their stray intakes on the Horry County website. To view animals brought in as strays, scroll down under the Adoptable Pets to the Stray Intakes (the site will update hourly).

The Horry County Animal Care Center holds stray animals for five days per state law.  After the five-day period, the animals may go up for adoption, be transferred to other shelters or rescue groups or be euthanized (mainly for health or behavioral issues).  To reclaim a pet, a person must provide proof of ownership such as veterinary records, bring state issued identification and provide proof of current rabies injection.  The reclaim fees are $50 intake processing fee, $75 if it is a second visit within six months, $10 intake vaccinations, $7 per day for housing/care and there may be a fee if additional veterinary care is needed (pets with identification get a $15 discount!).  At the time of reclaim, the owner may purchase a microchip for $15. 

Only 7% of lost pets are reclaimed by their owners, usually within 48-hours.  Identification by means of a collar and tag (with contact numbers and/or email addresses) or a microchip significantly improves a pet’s chance of reuniting with their family.

For more information, to inquire about adopting a homeless pet or to take advantage of the low cost spay/neuter or vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow them on Facebook or visit the website.