News and Announcements

Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.

Horry County News and Announcements


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.

Hurricane Florence Update: Horry County Memorial Library Schedules

Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 4 p.m.


Please note the following status of the various branches of the Horry County Memorial Library:


Closed, Tuesday 9/11:


North Myrtle Beach


Socastee, closing at 5:00 p.m.  


Libraries Opening from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, 9/12



Green Sea/Floyds


Libraries Closed Wednesday, 9/12


North Myrtle Beach

Little River



Carolina Forest



Carolina Forest Library to Hold Volunteer Fair

Conway, South Carolina – The Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will hold the 1st Annual Volunteer Fair Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community organizations needing volunteers will be on hand such as:

  • Freedom Readers
  • Horry County Literacy Council
  • Tidelands Hospice
  • Heartland Hospice
  • Myrtle Beach Vet Center
  • Caris Healthcare
  • SOS Healthcare
  • North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol
  • Sea Haven
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horry County Museum
  • Horry County Board of Architectural Review
  • Keep Horry County Beautiful
  • And many more!


In addition, the Horry County Animal Care Center will be at the Library to host a very special Adoption Day. They will have adoptable dogs with reduced adoption fees of just $40!

The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Contact them for more information at (843) 915-5282, visit them online or follow them on Facebook.

Horry County Memorial Libraries to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Memorial Library System and the Horry County Literacy Council have teamed up to host the 2018 International Literacy Day Celebration. International Literacy Day was declared by UNESCO in 1966 and is celebrated annually on September 8th to bring attention to global literacy needs. This year’s theme is “Literacy and Skills Development” which highlights child and adult literacy.

As part of the celebration, everyone is invited to the Carolina Forest Library September 8, 2018, for free family events throughout the day including tandem reading, bilingual story time, personal reflections on literacy, refreshments, and information about services and resources offered by the Horry County Memorial Library System and the Horry County Literacy Council. The full schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.

Horry County Memorial Library System information table and library card sign-up.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Horry County Literacy Council information table

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Presentations by the Carolina Forest Library & the Horry County Literacy Council

Tandem reading presented by the Carolina Forest Library

Bilingual story time presented by the Horry County Literacy Council


The Carolina Forest Library is located at 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact the library at (843) 915-5282.

Carolina Forest Library to Offer Extended Hours

Conway, South Carolina – To better serve the needs of the Carolina Forest community, the Carolina Forest branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will offer extended hours beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For a list of library locations or more information visit the Horry County Memorial Library online at or contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administrative offices at 843-915-5285.