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Horry County News and Announcements


Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening Project: Night Construction Date Change

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, Carolina Forest Boulevard construction has been canceled for the week of July 6-9, 2021.
Construction on the Carolina Forest Boulevard and River Oaks intersection has been rescheduled, weather depending, for Sunday, July 11, 2021, and ending the morning of Friday, July 16, 2021, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. Motorists should plan an alternate route, if possible, as there will be delays, flagging operations, lane shifts, and detours as necessary to install the remaining traffic signal components, final asphalt surfacing, concrete island, and pavement markings. Extra caution is urged as the construction area will be very congested with workers and equipment during this timeframe; portable light plants will be strategically placed to aid the visibility of motorists as they navigate the work zone. Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic control devices and use extra patience.

Ghost of the Coast Fun Run & Trunk or Treat

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Fun Run and Trunk or Treat at the Carolina Forest Recreation center on October 26th, 2019. This event will be the grand opening of a newly created 5K run and walk trail behind the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.

Costumes are encouraged for the Fun Run and awards will be given for best female adult costume, best male adult costume, best female child costume, best male child costume, best couple costume and best family costume. Fun Runners will be rewarded with a themed medal at the finish line and all paid registrants will receive a Halloween themed race t-shirt.

Immediately after the Fun Run, Horry County Parks and Recreation will host a free Trunk or Treat for all children of Horry County. The Trunk or Treat will feature games, face painting, and inflatables while numerous businesses and Horry County departments will be handing out candy to the children. Please join us for this great event!

Everyone is welcome to participate in both events, or just bring your family out for some trick or treating fun at trunk or treat!

Register for the race in advance here:

Carolina Forest Library to Hold Volunteer Fair

Conway, South Carolina – The Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will hold the 1st Annual Volunteer Fair Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community organizations needing volunteers will be on hand such as:

  • Freedom Readers
  • Horry County Literacy Council
  • Tidelands Hospice
  • Heartland Hospice
  • Myrtle Beach Vet Center
  • Caris Healthcare
  • SOS Healthcare
  • North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol
  • Sea Haven
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horry County Museum
  • Horry County Board of Architectural Review
  • Keep Horry County Beautiful
  • And many more!


In addition, the Horry County Animal Care Center will be at the Library to host a very special Adoption Day. They will have adoptable dogs with reduced adoption fees of just $40!

The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Contact them for more information at (843) 915-5282, visit them online or follow them on Facebook.

Horry County Memorial Libraries to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Memorial Library System and the Horry County Literacy Council have teamed up to host the 2018 International Literacy Day Celebration. International Literacy Day was declared by UNESCO in 1966 and is celebrated annually on September 8th to bring attention to global literacy needs. This year’s theme is “Literacy and Skills Development” which highlights child and adult literacy.

As part of the celebration, everyone is invited to the Carolina Forest Library September 8, 2018, for free family events throughout the day including tandem reading, bilingual story time, personal reflections on literacy, refreshments, and information about services and resources offered by the Horry County Memorial Library System and the Horry County Literacy Council. The full schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.

Horry County Memorial Library System information table and library card sign-up.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Horry County Literacy Council information table

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Presentations by the Carolina Forest Library & the Horry County Literacy Council

Tandem reading presented by the Carolina Forest Library

Bilingual story time presented by the Horry County Literacy Council


The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact the library at (843) 915-5282.

Carolina Forest Library to Offer Extended Hours

Conway, South Carolina – To better serve the needs of the Carolina Forest community, the Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will offer extended hours beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For a list of library locations or more information visit the Horry County Memorial Library online at or contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administrative offices at 843-915-5285.