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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of July 18, 2022

On July 15, 2022 in County News

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4 p.m.

Board of Assessment Appeals

Click here for the agenda.

Friday, July 22, 2022, 9 a.m.

Vereen Memorial Gardens Committee 

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Horry County Accepting Applications for Current Vacancies on Boards & Commissions

Horry County is opening applications for vacancies on the following committees – Board of Assessment Appeals, Stormwater Advisory Committee, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

All applicants must be residents of Horry County. All positions are appointed by Horry County Council, unless noted otherwise. The link to the application is included in the vacancy descriptions below. The appointing Council Member or Members will review the applications. The Clerk to Council will be in touch with any applicants under consideration. For more information, please contact Clerk to Council Pat Hartley at 843-915-5120 or

Board of Assessment Appeals

The Board of Assessment Appeals is an 11-member board appointed from each of the 11 council districts. Applicants must reside in the district for which they are applying. The board renders impartial decisions on disputes between property owners and the Assessor concerning valuation and assessment issues. Experience in marketing real estate or the construction industry is desirable.

Vacancies in these Districts

District 1 – Councilman Harold Worley

District 3 – Councilman Dennis DiSabato

District 4 – Councilman Gary Loftus

Click here to see the district map and find your Council district. 

Apply Online

Stormwater Advisory Committee

The Stormwater Advisory Committee is an 11-member committee appointed from each of the 11 council districts. Applicants must resident in the district for which they are applying. The Committee serves as liaison between the Stormwater Department, County Council and citizens. Its role is to monitor trends in stormwater management and research, to analyze the Stormwater Department operations, and to guide Department policy.     

Vacancies in these Districts

District 1 – Councilman Harold Worley

District 4 – Councilman Gary Loftus

District 7 – Councilman Orton Bellamy

District 8 – Councilman Johnny Vaught

Click here to see the district map and find your Council district. 

Apply Online

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a 9-member board consisting of 5 members residing east of the Waccamaw River and 4 members residing west of the Waccamaw River. Its functions are to hear and decide appeals where there may be an alleged error in a determination by the zoning administrator, appeals for variances from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, or decide special exceptions.

One Vacancy for a Member Residing WEST of the Waccamaw River

Apply Online

Upcoming Legacy Business Recognition 

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize three area businesses on July 19, 2022 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Vereen’s Stores at 9:30 AM, Waterway Furniture Company at 10:15 AM, and A. O. Hardee & Son at 11:00 AM. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

In 1946 J. B. & Josephine Livingston built a “General Store” and until 1961 the store sold gas for vehicles, gum for kids and general farm supplies. In 1962 Frankie and Linda Vereen bought the store and it became Vereen’s Stores. Through the early 70s the store sold products for both homeowners and farmers. The store later began supplying fertilizer and chemicals to keep up with the times which saw golf courses incorporated throughout the area. Mindy Vereen Jackson and Andee Vereen Dicola joined the family business and now own and operate the family business. The store is located at 8862 Hwy. 90 in Longs.

The Waterway Furniture Company was also opened by J. B. & Josephine Livingston on January 10, 1956. It was sold in 1965 to James and Sarah Jordon. Over the year’s appliances, TV’s, bicycles, swing sets, rugs, and a lot or other things were sold. The building was destroyed by fire on May 31, 1992. However, the warehouse was left and the business operated out of it until a new store was built. Today the store is operated by Darlene Todd, JR Jordan and Josephine Smith, the children of James and Sarah. The company is located 4341 Olde Hwy 17 in Little River.

A. O. Hardee & Son has been in operation since 1955 and are a general and specialty contractor. They are in the process of moving but will remain in Little River. 

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.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.