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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 2, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 12 noon

Parks & Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

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).

Deadline Extended: Applications Due May 6, 2022

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs Board 
  • Horry County Transportation Committee

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 Minko.Danielle@horrycountysc.gov.

The deadline for receiving applications is May 6, 2022.

Horry County is Hiring: New Jobs Posted

Horry County is hiring and new jobs are regularly posted to our website

New jobs posted this week: 

Public Information Specialist

Coordinates the logistics for a busy office, managing the administrative functions of the office, and assisting with the response to Freedom of Information Act requests. This job requires a high level of attention to detail, and an ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline.

Parks and Recreation Tradesworker

Performs manual labor and semi-skilled work in the landscaping and maintenance of Parks and Recreation including athletic fields, boat landings, planted areas, right-of-ways, trails and other grounds. Work involves using a variety of procedures, power and hand tools, supplies to maintain properties, and vehicles including, but not limited to, tractors, mowers, bobcats, aerators, and trucks.

Click below to review all of our current openings including positions in Police, Procurement, Fire Rescue, IT/GIS, Public Works, Airports, and more. 

Learn More & Apply
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Upcoming Legacy Business Recognition: May 3, 2022

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize four Garden City businesses on May 3, 2022 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Village Surf Shoppe at 10:00 AM, Dunes Realty at 10:30 AM, Garden City Pavilion Arcade at 11:00 AM and Garden City Furniture at 11:45 AM. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The Village Surf Shoppe was opened in 1969 by Eric Eason. Kelly Richards repaired boards and then began building boards for Eric. In 1988 Kelly bought the business. The surfboards are shaped in the shop and have been used to win more East Coast titles than any other surfboard. Village Surf Shoppe is located at 500 Atlantic Avenue.

Dunes Realty located at 128 Atlantic Avenue was established in 1969. The original owners were William G. Nichols, Jr. and James Devers. The current owners are W. Gairy Nichols III and J. Roddy Swain. The business does both real estate sales and vacation rentals.

Garden City Pavilion Arcade located at 103 Atlantic Avenue was founded in 1969 by Georgie and Bill Martin. Bill has since passed and a new partner, Forrest W. Clark came on board in 2021. The arcade offers family entertainment with a mixture of old and new games, and has even added Gigi’s Grill under the roof for a complete experience.

The last business to be honored is Garden City Furniture opened by Hubert Watson and incorporated in 1962. The current owners are Dianne (Hubert’s daughter) and Joey Ray. Although more difficult now, the furniture store still seeks out manufactures from the USA. The business is located at 2444 17 Business South, Garden City.

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Upcoming Community Meeting: Bucksville & Toddville Communities

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Upcoming Community Meeting on Monday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at James Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.

Hosted by County Councilmember Orton Bellamy, this upcoming community meeting will cover topics like smart growth and development, rural community zoning, heritage corridor study and other topics relevant to the Bucksville and Toddville communities.

Members of the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will be presenting information and answering questions from members of the community.

For more information, contact Councilmember Bellamy at 843-222-7771. 

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of April 25, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, April 25, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Virtual Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Friday, April 29, 2022, 10 a.m.

I&R Subcommittee on Rural Civic Center, Multi-Use Sports & Recreation Complex

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

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).

Upcoming Legacy Business Recognition: May 3, 2022

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize four Garden City businesses on May 3, 2022 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Village Surf Shoppe at 10:00 AM, Dunes Realty at 10:30 AM, Garden City Pavilion Arcade at 11:00 AM and Garden City Furniture at 11:45 AM. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The Village Surf Shoppe was opened in 1969 by Eric Eason. Kelly Richards repaired boards and then began building boards for Eric. In 1988 Kelly bought the business. The surfboards are shaped in the shop and have been used to win more East Coast titles than any other surfboard. Village Surf Shoppe is located at 500 Atlantic Avenue.

Dunes Realty located at 128 Atlantic Avenue was established in 1969. The original owners were William G. Nichols, Jr. and James Devers. The current owners are W. Gairy Nichols III and J. Roddy Swain. The business does both real estate sales and vacation rentals.

Garden City Pavilion Arcade located at 103 Atlantic Avenue was founded in 1969 by Georgie and Bill Martin. Bill has since passed and a new partner, Forrest W. Clark came on board in 2021. The arcade offers family entertainment with a mixture of old and new games, and has even added Gigi’s Grill under the roof for a complete experience.

The last business to be honored is Garden City Furniture opened by Hubert Watson and incorporated in 1962. The current owners are Dianne (Hubert’s daughter) and Joey Ray. Although more difficult now, the furniture store still seeks out manufactures from the USA. The business is located at 2444 17 Business South, Garden City.

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of April 4, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 9 a.m.

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, April 7, 2022, 9 a.m.

County Council Spring Budget Retreat

Click here for the agenda.

The agenda packet will be published next week ahead of the retreat.


Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


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).

April Showers: Flood Protection Assistance

To protect your property from flood damage:

 Demolish the building or relocate it out of harm’s way.  

  • Elevate the building above the flood level. 
  • Elevate damage– prone components, such as the furnace or air conditioning unit.  
  • Dry floodproof the building so water cannot get into it.  
  • Wet floodproof portions of the building so water won’t cause damage.  
  • Construct a berm or redirect drainage away from the building.  
  • Maintain nearby streams, ditches, and storm drains so debris does not obstruct them.  
  • Correct sewer backup problems.  

For information on protection measures view the Flood News newsletter or contact: 

Horry County Code Enforcement  

Horry County Flood Hazard Reduction Control Officer  

1301 2nd Ave Suite 1D09 

Conway, SC, 29526 

(843) 915-5090 

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 Road Closure: International Drive Road Race

Sunday, April 3, 2022, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5 a.m. through the duration of the event, approximately 12 noon. 

Traffic will not be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 only. Anyone traveling in the area should use caution and take alternate routes.

The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm Subdivision located on International Drive will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. for the duration of the event. 

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 28, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, March 28, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Thursday, March 31, 2022, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 31, 2022, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Virtual Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

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).

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of February 28, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, February 28, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

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).

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.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



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