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Conway Library Temporarily Closes: UPDATE 7/14/20 Now Open

The Conway Library is temporarily closed for precautionary safety measures.  Curbside Pickup is still available at the Conway Library, call 843-915-7323 to make an appointment.  

Other Horry County Libraries remain open, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  


(July 14, 2020)-UPDATE: The Conway Library is now open. Curbside is still available by calling the library first.

Face masks are required.

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Norman’s Cleaners and Ocean Fish Market with ribbon cutting ceremonies on March 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. (Norman’s Cleaners) and at 11 a.m. ( Ocean Fish Market).  The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

In 1962, Norman Moore opened Norman’s Cleaners at its original location on Third Avenue in Conway, making it 54 years old!  The business moved to Law Street, and then in 1972 settled at the current location on Fourth Avenue.  The current location was originally a car service station built in the 1940’s that Norman renovated.  Prior to the car service station, a theater had been on the property.  When Norman passed away, his son Tommy Moore became owner of the business.  Tommy and his son Bradley now run the business together.  Norman’s Cleaners not only has third generation owners, but they also have third generation employees.     

The 75-year-old Conway landmark known as Ocean Fish Market was founded by George Martin in the early 1940’s.  Marie Shelley Graham began working for Mr. Martin when she was 18 and ended up co-owning the business for 50 years.  Her daughter, Janice Graham Jordan also worked at the Ocean Fish Market.  Janice’s husband, F.W. Graham, co-owned the business with Marie until it was sold to the current owners, the Hardees, in 1998.  Diane and Ray Hardee, and their daughter Jennie, now own and run the business.  Ocean Fish Market remained in the family, though, as Diane Hardee is the niece of Marie Shelley Graham, which makes Jennie a fourth generation owner!  The market was originally located across the street from its current location but moved just a few years after opening.  The current building was originally a blacksmith shop in the early 1900s, the metal rings on the brick wall outside, where people tied up their horses, can still be seen today.       

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.

Norman’s Cleaners is located at 1000 4th Avenue, and Ocean Fish Market is located at 302 Kingston Street (both in Conway).  

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Cleanups

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for people or organizations interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Saturday, February 6 – Dunn Shortcut Road – 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Join the residents of Wood Creek, along with members of The Refuge and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as they pick up litter on Dunn Shortcut Road in Conway.  Meet in the parking lot at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 450 Dunn Shortcut Road in Conway.  Contact Courtney Burge for more information.

Friday, February 12 – Carolina Forest Boulevard & River Oaks Drive– 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Join Beautify Carolina Forest Group in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful for the cleanup of Carolina Forest Blvd and River Oaks Drive.  Meet in the parking lot at Carolina Forest Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd in Myrtle Beach. Contact Richard Skrip for more information.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will be held January 26, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Government and Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. If you would like to get involved in keeping Horry County’s boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (email or 915-5340).

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Comes to Conway

Conway, South Carolina – A mobile FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has begun operations in the parking lot of the Horry County Government & Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  The unit will be in place seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist individuals in the Conway area who have sustained a loss (major or minor) from the flash floods as well as the ongoing flooding issues. FEMA is urging people who have not already registered for assistance to call 800-621-3362 and FEMA field inspectors will be sent to those properties to do a damage assessment within 2-10 days. FEMA officials want everyone to know that they don’t have to wait for an inspector to begin clean up. FEMA field inspectors will carry proper credentials (IDs) so they can be easily identified. Any questions relating to the authenticity of a FEMA representative, can call Horry County Emergency Management for verification at (843) 915-5150.

The other two FEMA DRC locations are still in operation in the following locations:

  • North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Highway 57 South, Little River
  • South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach

These DRCs are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and are staffed by personnel able to assist Horry County citizens with: answers to questions, referrals to agencies that may be able to provide further assistance, housing assistance and rental information, crisis counseling, disaster related legal services, disaster related unemployment, assistance through the Small Business Administration, status of applications being processed by FEMA, and other valuable services. FEMA also encourages people to document, document and document. The more photos and information you can provide, the better. Also keep a record of your receipts if you have to go out and buy supplies for cleaning or repairs.

Some disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and flooding in South Carolina may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying they are ineligible for disaster assistance.

If that happens, do not be alarmed or discouraged. It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding an applicant’s disaster assistance.

Several reasons exist for why flood survivors receive ineligibility determination letters and yet may be eligible for assistance. For example, the applicant may still need to:

  • Return insurance information;
  • Provide information to prove occupancy or ownership of the damaged property;
  • Fill out all necessary paperwork; or
  • Complete and return the U.S. Small Business Administration loan application.    

Applicants with insurance should contact their insurance company and ask for a settlement letter detailing exactly what is covered under their claim. They should mail insurance settlement information to FEMA – Individuals & Households Program, National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055. 

Flood survivors have up to 12 months from the date they registered with FEMA to submit insurance information for review. FEMA cannot provide money to individuals or households for losses already covered by insurance. 

FEMA reminds applicants to return the completed SBA loan application even if they choose to decline the loan. Completing the loan application is a necessary step if applicants are to be considered for some other forms of disaster assistance.

Applicants who wish to appeal a decision may do so in writing within 60 days from the date the ineligibility letter was received. Guidelines for appeals can be found in the Applicant’s Handbook sent to everyone who registered with FEMA. 

Ineligibility Letters

Flood survivors who need to update their application information or have any questions about disaster assistance can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time, seven days a week until further notice. Individuals with hearing difficulties can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585. Applicants may also register online at with any computer, smartphone or tablet at Follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.” Survivors may also choose to visit a Horry County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize The Conway National Bank at 10 a.m. on June 22, 2015. The Conway National Bank, an Horry County icon, began as the Bank of Horry in 1903 later becoming The Conway National Bank in 1914 making the business 112-years old!  Today, CNB operates 14 offices in Horry County and the Waccamaw Neck area of Georgetown County.  

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.

The ceremony will be held at CNB’s Conway Banking Office located at 1411 4th Avenue in Conway.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.