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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County to Host Public Meetings Regarding Memorial Day Bikefest

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County will host two Memorial Day Bikefest Business/Community Meetings. The meeting dates are as follows:

Tues., April 19, at 9 a.m.

Beach Church

557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach

Tues., April 26, at 9 a.m.

Original Benjamin’s Calabash Restaurant

9593 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

The meetings are intended for those community members that may live or have businesses near the 23-mile extended traffic loop, which will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 27-29. Local government agencies will give a briefing on local plans to include traffic management, increased police presence and enforcement of laws, business responsibility, and location of information. The meetings are open to the public.

For more information, please call the Horry County Public Information Office at 915-5390. 

April is Fair Housing Month

Conway, South Carolina – To honor April as Fair Housing Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning, Horry County Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), along with partner agencies, will hold five free workshops: 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

Location: New Simpson Creek Holiness Church, 971 Bennett Loop, Loris

Topic: “Heirs Property & Housing Legal Issues & Housing Rental Assistance and Rehab Programs”

Speakers: Jon Ozolins, South Carolina Legal Services; Joey Smoak, ECHO; John Danford, Horry County Planning & Zoning; Chris Sullivan, Horry County Community Development Block Grant

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Racepath Community Center, 1688 Racepath Street, Myrtle Beach

Topic: Community Town Hall Meeting by Horry County Councilman Jimmy Washington and Rev. Gause, Phoenix Renaissance.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.

Location: Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “HOAs and Fair Housing”

Speakers: Pat O’Dea, McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O’Dea & Geddie, PA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, 605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing-Housing Laws and You”

Speakers: Carol McCall, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: City of Aynor Town Hall, 600 South Main Street, Aynor

Event: Housing Rehab “Drop In”

Staff: Horry County Community Development’s Housing Inspector & Specialist, His Hands of Horry County Housing Rehab Team

For more information, contact Horry County Community Development Block Grants at 843-915-7033.


Horry County Planning & Zoning to Hold Community Meetings on Local Agriculture


Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will hold a series of community meetings to discuss local agriculture, farmer’s markets and agritourism on the following dates/times:

Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

South Strand Recreation Center

9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach

Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, November 3 from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

James R. Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Road, Conway

Thursday, November 5 from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center

2250 Highway 179, Little River

Tuesday, November 10 from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Aynor Town Hall

600 South Main Street, Aynor

The community meetings will provide residents with the opportunity to discuss their thoughts, concerns, suggestions for the future of agriculture in Horry County as well as take the Agriculture Survey.

For more information, contact Virginia Norris with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or contact her by EMAIL.