News and Announcements

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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings for January 25-29, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

The following meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcasted on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).


Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.


Zoning Ordinance Subcommittee

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 1 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.


Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.


Library Board of Directors

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.


Lane Closures on the US 17 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

Motorists may expect lane closures (north and southbound) on the US 17 bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. Crews will be working on both sides of the waterway. Depending on the weather, lane closures will continue Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.


If you have a pending case with the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office, please read: 

If you were summonsed for Horry County General Sessions Court for roll call, bond returnable, or initial appearance at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021, please pay close attention to the following. 

If you have an attorney representing you on your criminal charges, please contact your attorney regarding your appearance on Jan. 29.

If you do not have an attorney to represent you in your General Sessions criminal case, you must go to the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 Second Ave., in Conway on Jan. 29.


Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required 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 are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Circuit Court and Family Court cases will not be heard in person until further notice, with the exception of emergency situations. 

All Summary Court (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrate's, Domestic Violence Court, and Preliminary Hearings) proceedings have been suspended until further notice.

Upcoming Meetings April 27-May 1, 2020

All meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Click to watch the video remotely


Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.


Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


The Keep Horry County Beautiful meeting for next week was canceled. Click HERE for a letter from KHCB detailing their ongoing efforts.


Horry County Memorial Library Offers Curbside Service

[Conway, South Carolina, April 24, 2020] – Horry County Memorial Library will begin curbside pickup Friday, April 24, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


In order to pick up holds:

  • Call your library to reserve a time for pick-up
  • Be prepared to give customer name, library card number, car make, model, and license tag number.
  • Park in the assigned space at the library and pop the back of the vehicle
  • A staff member will place materials in the vehicle and close the back.
  • Enjoy!


Electronic cards (eCards) are available for anyone that currently needs a Library card. An eCard can be gotten by calling any Horry County Library.

Customers are reminded that all due dates have been extended for materials currently checked out and that no fines will be incurred during the time the Library is closed.

One happy Library customer stated that she doesn’t care if everything else remains closed, as long as the Library reopens. We hope to see you all soon!


Horry County Memorial Library Locations and Phone Numbers


·        Aynor 843-358-3324

·        Bucksport 843-397-1950

·        Carolina Forest 843-915-5282

·        Conway 843-915-7323

·        Green Sea-Floyds 843-392-0994

·        Little River 843-915-5284

·        Loris 843-756-8101

·        North Myrtle Beach 843-915-5281

·        Socastee 843-915-5283

·        Surfside 843-915-5280



Horry County Government offices remain closed to the public for the week of April 27, 2020, excluding all airports. Limited court functions will continue. In addition, all state offices in County facilities will remain open, as directed by the Governor. 

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. We understand that there are crucial transactions that must take place and are not available online. The public is asked to call those departments directly for information and coordination.

Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is canceled the week of April 27. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week. 

Horry County Central Traffic Court is canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Stay At Home Order. Notices regarding rescheduling will be mailed out when court resumes. The office staff is still available by phone (843-915-5070) for any further information.

The Horry County Emergency phone bank will close at 5 p.m. today and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.