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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings for June 22-26, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.


Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 9 a.m.

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


Administration Committee

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 2 p.m.

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


Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 3 p.m.

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


Library Board of Trustees

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

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


Horry County Recreation Centers to Reopen

Horry County Department of Parks & Recreation facilities will re-open to the public on Monday, June 22nd. This includes Recreation Centers, Community Centers, and the Cochran building. All HCPR facilities will resume their normal operating hours. Those with memberships will be refunded a pro-rated amount based on the amount of time our facilities were closed and their memberships will remain valid until the original expiration.

The Recreation Centers will be offering pickleball and basketball during designated hours only, while the walking tracks will be open the entire day. Gym schedules can be found below. Fitness classes will be offered with limited capacity, so those interested are encouraged to register online here to ensure their spot. 

In an effort to make our facilities as safe as possible and to stop the spread of COVID-19, our staff will be wearing masks, gymnasium capacity is limited, cleanings are being conducted more frequently, drinking fountains have been disabled, hand washing stations have been added, and social distancing markings have been placed throughout the Centers.

We appreciate your understanding during this time and ask that everyone visiting our facilities please be respectful of social distancing guidelines. We strongly encourage visitors to wear masks while in common areas and will have them available at the buildings. Please bring your own water bottles and any personal equipment needed for fitness classes.

Click here for Recreation Center Gym Schedules.


Horry County Assessor to Mail Assessment Notices

The Assessor’s Office will begin mailing 2020 Assessment notices this week. These notices will go to 22,000 taxpayers. These are notices for people who have recently purchased or made significant additions or improvements to their property.

The remaining taxpayers should see no change in their valuation as this is not a reassessment year. Those who do receive notices will have 90-days from the date of the notice (September 18, 2020) to make an appeal based on the new data. All other taxpayers will be able to make appeals based on their tax notice, which will be mailed around October 1, 2020.

In addition, the Assessor’s Office will be mailing out several hundred letters to taxpayers who may be eligible for an Agricultural exemption on their property. The office identified approximately 500 taxpayers who might be eligible but have not yet applied for the exemption. If you receive one of these letters, you should go online to apply for the exemption. You can find the application online.

If you have any questions, please be in touch with the Assessor’s Office at (843) 915-5040.  


Please Complete the Greater Grand Strand Promise

The Welcome Back Horry County Committee has launched its Greater Grand Strand is Open website and they are asking all Grand Strand/Horry County residents, businesses, and visitors to please take a minute and complete the Greater Grand Strand Promise.

Please visit to submit the form and make the promise.

The same committee encourages you to share the Greater Grand Strand Promise campaign on your social own media accounts.

Below are links to all of the social media sites below for you to share.

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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 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.

All Horry County Parks and Recreation centers remain closed at this time. Information about reopening facilities and resuming programming will be provided as soon as possible.

Jurors called by the Horry County Clerk of Court are excused through the end of July.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court in Conway is open as well as is the Central Jury County. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary Hearings will resume on June 19, 2020, and like Central Traffic Court hearings will be spaced out over the course of the entire day with all parties having a specific time to appear.

Horry County Parks and Recreation Offering New Afterschool Location this Year

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Parks and Recreation is offering Afterschool programs at five locations around the County this school year, including a new location in Conway at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building located at 2830 Oak Street in Conway.

Afterschool care at each location runs from 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM and offers students ages 5-12 the opportunity to complete homework and participate in exciting educational activities. The program will be offered at North Strand Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, Green Sea Floyds Senior Center and the Parks and Recreation Administration Building. The cost to participate is $40 per week with a one-time $30 registration fee.

Parks and Recreation Director Paul McCulloch said, “We are always looking for ways to expand our programming and reach more members of our community. We are pleased to offer a new afterschool option in Conway and we look forward to meeting new students and welcoming our returning students this year.”

Afterschool registration is now open and people can register by calling the local center or visiting us online.

Horry County Parks & Open Space Plan Public Meetings

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Planning & Zoning, Parks & Recreation, and the Parks & Open Space Board will be hosting public meetings to present a draft of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Plan. The plan provides recommendations for recreation facilities and open space preservation in the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  Many people and organizations have been involved in the development of this plan, and the County is seeking additional public input prior to finalizing the plan. Public meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on:

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 – South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57 South, Little River, SC 29566
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017, Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526

A draft of the plan can be found on the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board webpage. Printed copies of the plan are also available at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Office, CB Berry Community Center, North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James Frazier Community Center. Citizens are also invited to send comments directly to Leigh Kane.  

After comments are received, the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board will incorporate them into a revision and make a recommendation to the Horry County Planning Commission and the Horry County Council to consider adoption of the plan. 

Horry County Bike & Run Park Volunteer Beautification Day


Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Parks and Open Space Board, along with a number of partners, is seeking volunteers for Saturday, October 10th from 9 am to noon to assist with the beautification of the entrance to the Horry County Bike & Run Park. The beautification efforts on Saturday will create an inviting entrance to the park and will finalize the improvements that have been funded through the South Carolina State Trails Program and Horry County. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel and gloves so they can help with the installation of a dozen trees and over 100 potted native grasses. For more information, please contact Leigh Kane at 843-915-7034 or visit the Horry County Planning & Zoning Facebook page.

This unique park, located in Carolina Forest off of River Oaks Drive, hosts seven miles of mountain biking and running trails. The trail system was developed by the Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club and partner running and cycling clubs. It is now maintained by the Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. Since the beginning of the year, the entrance to the park has undergone a number of improvements, including the establishment of a parking area and installation of a picnic shelter and bike repair stand. The improvements also included the installation of a ten-foot multi-use path, connecting the park to an 11 mile, off-road section of the East Coast Greenway that runs along Robert Grissom Parkway and Harrelson Blvd to Market Common.  

The East Coast Greenway is a 2,900-mile continuous trail system that is being developed to link 25 major cities from Maine to Florida. The Bike & Run Park serves as the first East Coast Greenway trailhead in the State of South Carolina and the initial link to connect the East Coast Greenway into the Carolina Forest community. While portions of the East Coast Greenway have been developed in Horry and Georgetown counties, additional plans to develop of this continuous, off-road trail is defined within the East Coast Greenway Master Plan for Horry & Georgetown Counties (2003) and the Horry County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (2013).