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Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the following business with ribbon cutting ceremonies June 12, 2018: Jamestown Grocery located at 2703 4th Street in Conway at 2:15 p.m., and Oliver’s Restaurant located at 1301 Highway 501 Business also in Conway at 3 p.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The restaurant currently known as Jamestown Grocery & Restaurant was originally opened in 1962 as a grocery store and gas service station by Carlsyle Marlowe. Later the service station was closed down, enclosed and turned into a restaurant. Today the operation is incorporated with Carlsyle’s daughter, Beverly as the president. Her father is the vice president and his wife Lou Ellen, is the secretary. Even though Beverly’s parents are both in their 80s, they still come into the restaurant and help out. The Honorable Harold Philips, Horry County Council District 7, will be on hand to present the award to Jamestown Grocery & Restaurant.  

In 1964, George Alton Oliver Sr. and George Alton Oliver Jr. opened a meat market and grocery store known as the Waccamaw Superette. As the market grew with the local mill workers coming for lunch, the decision was made to put in a grill and the name was changed to Oliver’s Lunchette. In 2002, the name was again changed to Oliver’s Restaurant. Four generations of Olivers have worked in the restaurant. The Honorable Johnny Vaught, Horry County Council District 8, will present the award to Oliver’s Restaurant.

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.

Board of Architectual Review's Video Contest Wins Preservation Service Award

Horry County, South Carolina – The Horry County Architectural Review Board’s High School Video Contest has been awarded the prestigious Preservation Service Award for 2013. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will present members of the Horry County Architectural Review Board with the award in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 11, 2013.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and the Office of the Governor recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural heritage with the statewide Historic Preservation Awards.

In September 2012, the Horry County Board of Architectural Review sponsored their first ever High School Video Contest. The objective of the contest was for area high school students to create a local history related video, which told the story of a building or site within Horry County that was at least 50-years old. By the contest deadline in late November 2012, the Architectural Review Board received nine videos and had selected three winners.

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