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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 4, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee meeting may submit comments in writing to Further information can be obtained from the Clerk to Council at (843) 915-5120.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Friday, October 8, 2021, 10 a.m.

I&R Subcommittee on Flooding

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway Dedication

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11 a.m.

This Sunday, October 3, 2021 beginning at 11 a.m., Horry County officials will hold a ceremony to dedicate a portion of River Oaks Drive in honor of Officer Jacob Hancher, an officer with Myrtle Beach Police Department that was killed in the line of duty on October 3, 2020. Hancher also served as a volunteer member of Horry County Fire Rescue.

At their meeting on September 21, 2021, County Council passed Resolution R-113-2021 recognizing Officer Hancher for his dedication and commitment to public service within the community and for making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Horry County. Further, the Resolution designated that a portion of River Oaks Drive be renamed as the Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway in memory of his commitment, dedication, service, and devotion to others. 

Sunday's Ceremony will be held at the entrance to Waterway Palms Plantation, located at the intersection of River Oaks Drive and Waterway Palms Boulevard.

Feedback: Horry County Flood Resilience Plan

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as the Flooding Subcommittee and County Council prepare to review the Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan, Horry County is accepting comments on the plan via email at

Feedback will be accepted through October 22, 2021. After that time, the feedback will be collected and presented for review by the Flooding Subcommittee. 

Public feedback has been a critical component of the development of this plan and we want to make sure our community continues to be engaged and informed throughout the remainder of the process.

Community members can review the proposed Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan in its current form on the Horry County website.

Review the Draft Plan


Reminder: Impact Fees in Effect beginning Monday, October 11, 2021

Horry County Council enacted Ordinance 35-2020 regarding the implementation of an Impact Fee in Horry County. Horry County will begin collecting these fees effective Monday, October 11, 2021.

Anyone with an approved building permit must pick it up the week of October 4, 2021 in order to avoid the impact fee. Beginning October 11, anyone that picks up a building permit will be assessed the appropriate impact fee. These impact fees apply to building permits in the unincorporated areas of the County.

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.

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

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.