Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On July 1, 2022
in County News
All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, are closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.
All Horry County Recycling & Convenience Centers will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All facilities will return to their normal operating schedule on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
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The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
RIDE III Project Update: U.S. Highway 701 Widening North of Loris
This week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation SCDOT provided an update on the status of this RIDE III Program project. Property owners along the U.S. Hwy. 701 corridor above Loris may receive a postcard (pictured below) in their mailboxes this week. At this point, the design and permitting phases are complete. All individuals with property impacts have been contacted by a Right of Way Agent. The project is on schedule and construction is expected to begin this summer.
The scope of this project includes widening U.S. Hwy. 701 North of Loris, from the end of the existing 3-lane section (Dogwood Street) to the SC Hwy. 9 interchange. The improved road will feature 5-lanes, including a center turn-lane and installation of bike/pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks and wider travel lanes. These improvements are expected to improve capacity while decreasing traffic congestion along the corridor.
For more information about the project, visit the project website at https://arcg.is/14W05X.
On March 4, 2022
in County News, Weekly Update
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 9 a.m.
Infrastructure & Regulation Committee
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2 p.m.
Public Safety Committee
The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
Just Released: Horry County Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2021
At the Administration Committee meeting on Monday, February 28, 2022, Horry County staff presented the Popular Annual Financial Report, a condensed version of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report that is designed to convey important information about the County's finances in a manner that is easily accessible and readily understandable.
This is the first year the County has created this accompanying report and it was produced based on the guidelines provided by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Review the Report
Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates
Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.
Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension
Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.
These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.
Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.
Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road
A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.
On February 25, 2022
in County News, Weekly Update
Monday, February 28, 2022, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 10 a.m.
Forfeited Land Commission
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Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Reminder: Register Your Bee Hives in Horry County
Horry County Stormwater conducts regular mosquito treatment in the unincorporated areas of Horry County. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.
If you have recently become a bee hive owner, or have added additional hives in new locations, please register your bee hive with Horry County Mosquito Control. With mosquito season just around the corner, we want to make sure that we protect our bees. Click here to utilize our easy to use no-spray form.
If you own an existing bee hive and want to verify that you are listed with us, please check out our map listed on our website.
In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.
Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.
On February 11, 2022
in County News, Weekly Update
Monday, February 14, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Rural Civic Center
Multi-Use Sports & Recreation Complex
Monday, February 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission Workshop
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6 p.m.
Horry County Council
Please note, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Horry County, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and social distancing protocols will be in place.
These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
File Your Business License Renewal Online
Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Penalties apply for filing after April 30, 2022.
The online system automatically calculates the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2022.
Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit horrycounty.org/Online-Services/BusinessLicenseOnlineFiling or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.
Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:
Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email at Novotny.Danielle@horrycounty.org. The deadline for receiving applications is February 25, 2022.
A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.
On February 4, 2022
in County News, Weekly Update
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12 noon
Parks & Open Space Board
To see all of our upcoming meetings, visit the Horry County Calendar.
COVID-19 Operations Update
Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear a mask 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.
Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.
We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. Many transactions and other requests can be handled online. We understand that there are certain transactions that must take place and are not available online. We encourage people to call departments directly for information and coordination prior to visiting a Horry County Government facility.
The M.L. Brown Public Safety Building, Police Precincts, and Fire Stations will be accepting visitors by appointment and on a space available basis. Please call prior to your visit.
As conditions continue to change, additional changes to service may be necessary. For that reason, we encourage everyone to be in touch with the offices they need by phone prior to visiting our facilities for the latest information.
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