News and Announcements

Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.

Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 1-5, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, and road construction updates for the week of October 1-5, 2018.

Horry County Moves to OPCON 2

Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 2 due to continuing flooding issues. OPCON 2 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County, but the situation is stabilizing.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day and the Phone Bank is operational (843-915-5150) to assist residents and visitors with questions.

Horry County Emergency Management Facebook:

Horry County Emergency Management Twitter:

Horry County 2018 Property Tax Bills

Horry County taxpayers will soon receive property tax bills for the 2018 tax year. These tax notices reflect property values as of December 31, 2017, prior to damages from Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding. Adjustments for any damage as a result of the storm are made for the upcoming 2019 tax year, which is based on the condition of a property as of December 31, 2018.

Appealing this year’s bill for flood damage will not result in a reduction in the immediate 2018 tax bill, but would be applicable for 2019. Forms to file an appeal for 2019 will be available in early January. Property owners who believe they qualify for a reduction in 2019 must file an appeal for the reduction to be considered. Horry County will review all of the 2019 appeals so that next year’s bill reflects the correct value for properties that had storm damage that was not repaired prior to December 31, 2018. Tax payment deadlines are set by the State, not the County.

Horry County Assessor Larry Roscoe stated, “We know this is a difficult time for everyone impacted by the storm and flood, but much of the relief efforts that have assisted so many are funded by our property tax dollars.  Our tax system runs in arrears, so when we have an unfortunate event so close to the tax mailing, it appears as if the county is adding an extra burden to some who are already suffering, but that is never our intent.  Our office will be working closely with those who would like to file an appeal in 2019 to help them navigate the process.”

Florence Flood Shelters for September 27, 2018

These shelters are currently open for flood evacuees:

Loris United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad Street, Loris

Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway

Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

Florence Flooding Update: Aerial & Truck Spraying Schedules

Weather permitting, Horry County will be conducting the following mosquito spraying: 

Aerial spraying(begins approximately 30-minutes prior to sunset):

  • Thursday, September 27-Hwy 430, Hwy 76 & Alma Road areas. (Alternate flight date is 10/1)
  • Friday, September 28-Calvary Chruch Road, Bedford Road & Little Mille Road areas. (Alternate flight date is 10/2)

Truck spraying:

  • Thursday, September 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m.-Hwy 111, Hwy 50 & Hwy 90 areas.
  • Additional truck spraying will occur Friday, September 28, Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30 in areas to be determined.

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. 

Horry County residents (ONLY) can request spraying and/or report bee colonies by visiting our website at or by calling the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.