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Horry County Offices to Close for Veterans Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017, in observance of Veterans Day. Regular courts may be in operation and all jurors, witnesses, etc. may be required to be present.

In addition to the above dates:

  • The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017, and Saturday, November 11, 2017.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017, and Saturday, November 11, 2017.


4th Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day a Success

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, hosted a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The event featured 10-locations around the county where approximately over 205 volunteers came out and picked up nearly 700 bags of litter. The number of bags of litter collected by County Council district are as follows: 

  • District 1        -           92 bags
  • District 2        -           20 bags
  • District 3        -           7 bags
  • District 4 & 5 -           61 bags
  • District 6        -          35 bags
  • District 7        -          54 bags
  • District 8        -          36 bags
  • District 9 & 10 -        189 bags
  • District 11      -          36 bags
  • City of Conway -      150 bags 

Participating agencies and partners for the event include Keep Horry County Beautiful, PalmettoPride, Coastal Carolina University, Horry County Schools, Carolina Forest Civic Association, Greater Burgess Community Association, Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Coast RTA and many more.
 
Keep Horry County Beautiful also recognized the following groups and individuals for achievement in efforts to reduce litter and beautify our county. The Community Cleanup and Beautification Awards for 2017 were:
 
Outstanding Business Award 

  • Ocean Lakes Campground 

Outstanding Non-Profit Award 

  • Surfrider-Grand Strand 

Outstanding School Award

  • Early College High School
  • Forestbrook Middle
  • Lakewood Elementary 

Outstanding Community Award

  • Coast RTA
  • Horry County School District Transportation Dept. 

Beautification Award

  • United Way of Horry County 

Achievement in Waste Reduction

  • City of Conway Solid Waste Department 

Outstanding Litter Prevention Program

  • Waccamaw Riverkeeper
  • PalmettoPride 

Outstanding Leadership in Litter Prevention

  • Horry County Police Department


South Carolina Highway 31 Extension Project: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Marine Impacts

Conway, South Carolina-The US Coast Guard will establish a 200-yard safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway encompassing all waters directly under the SC Hwy 31 project, including any vessels and/or machinery associated with construction on the following dates/times which are subject to change and weather permitting

  • October 27, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CANCELLED
  • November 3, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • November 10, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 2, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • December 12, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 21, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designee. Mariners are urged to plan accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions. For questions, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 323-7761 or the sector’s 24-hour Command Center Line at (843) 740-7050.
 



Mosquito Spraying Schedule For September 26, 2017

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

  • September 26 – Bear Grass Road, Freemont Road and Highway 9 areas

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 5:30 p.m. and 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.

 



Mosquito Spraying Schedule For September 6, 2017

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

  • September 6 – Highway 90 area between Wildhorse Drive & Old Wampee Road 

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 5:30 p.m. and 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.

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