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Bay Road Closure on June 20, 2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bay Road will be closed between Grand Oak Boulevard and Copper Leaf Dr. Residents in the neighborhoods near this section of the road should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays. 

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.



Bay Road Closure on June 19, 2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bay Road will be closed between Freewoods Road and Blue Heron Boulevard (the entrance to Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club). Residents in the neighborhoods near this section of the road should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays. 

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.



Horry County Announces Randy Webster as Interim Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety

Joe Huffman resigned his position as Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety effective June 10, 2019.

Today Horry County announced that Emergency Management Director Randy Webster will serve as the interim Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety until the position is filled.



Horry County Lifts Burn Ban

Effective June 10, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, which can be located at http://www.state.sc.us/forest/fire.htm. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.



Horry County Memorial Library Receives 4.4 Million Dollar Bequest

The Horry County Memorial Library is thrilled to announce a 4.4 million dollar bequest from the estates of John C. Thompson and Barbara Thompson.

The Horry County Memorial Library Board and Administration along with local community leaders will be recognizing the family at the upcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Conway Library. The anniversary event is scheduled for August 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Library Administration Offices (formerly the Conway Library), located at 1008 5th Avenue.

The gift, the single largest donation in the library’s history, was given in memory of John’s parents, Frank A. Thompson and Donna C. Thompson. Frank Thompson was one of the founding members of the Horry County Memorial Library. The original library building on Fifth Avenue in Conway opened in 1949 and Frank Thompson’s name is engraved on the entry plaque by the front door.   

John and Barbara Thompson dedicated their lives to helping the community and investing in education. John was a successful attorney and Barbara was a teacher, understanding the needs of the people in this area. Their gift is designated for the Conway Library in order to benefit and provide educational advantages for the residents of Conway and surrounding areas.

Director of Horry County Libraries Cynthia Thornley said, “Libraries are not in the book business, they are in the learning business! Our libraries teach everything from pre-literacy skills to computer coding classes and virtual reality. The incredibly generous gift from the Thompson family will ensure that our library is able to continue their legacy of learning for generations.”

“The board is tremendously thankful to the Thompson family for their contribution that will change lives for years to come at the Conway library,” said Teresa Moise, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees.

Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information. 



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