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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.



Bay Road Closure June 25, 2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bay Road will be closed between Freewoods Road and Blue Heron Boulevard (the entrance to Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club). Residents in the neighborhoods near this section of the road should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays. 

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.



Bay Road Closure on June 19, 2019

A section of Bay Road in Horry County will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bay Road will be closed between Freewoods Road and Blue Heron Boulevard (the entrance to Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club). Residents in the neighborhoods near this section of the road should plan to reenter their neighborhoods using the same route they take when they exit the neighborhood. Residents and businesses located within the closure limits will be provided access. We ask that folks traveling in the area please be patient as they may experience some travel delays. 

The project will improve drainage infrastructure in the area. The completion date on the project is to be determined. Residents in the area can expect some road closures throughout the duration of the project and are encouraged to stay tuned to local broadcasts or visit horrycounty.org for the latest updates on the project.



Horry County Government Weekly Update for September 4-8, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, mosquito spraying, releases and road closures for the week of September 4-8, 2017.

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Map



Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Moves to OPCON 3

October 17, 2016    

10:00 a.m.

HORRY COUNTY MOVES TO OPCON 3

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 3 due to flooding issues regarding Hurricane Matthew. OPCON 3 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County.  

Additional flooding information:

  • The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day.
  • As of Monday morning, the Waccamaw River was at 17.78 feet, just shy of the old record of 17.8 feet set after a hurricane in 1928 and higher than the levels reached after Hurricane Floyd in 1999.  Also, the Waccamaw River reached a crest of 16.2 feet in the October 2015 flood.  According the latest information from National Weather Service, the Waccamaw River is expected to crest at 17.9 late this evening or early Tuesday morning.
  • Water levels continue to rise in Bucksport and along the Intracoastal Waterway in Socastee. Families continue to evacuate those areas.
  • In addition to flood security checkpoints throughout the county, barricades have been also been placed in the following areas in Socastee:
    • Folly Road (flooded to Hwy 823)
    • River Road (flooded to the COPE station)
    • Star Creek Road (to 1037-1033)
    • Smith Boulevard (to Earl Street)
    • Rosewood Drive (to Cottonwood)
    • Luttie Road (to Smith Boulevard)
  • As of yesterday, there were 57 at the shelter located at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church located at 2105 US 501 in Conway.  An additional shelter has also been opened at the Church of Christ on Glenn’s Bay Road.
  • Highway 701/Main Street is closed between Chicora & Millpond Road.

Substantial amounts of debris continue to arrive at many of the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s convenience centers following Hurricane Matthew.  The county is aware that residents may experience long waits at the convenience centers due to the extremely high volume of loads going into the sites. 

Horry County is encouraging residents who live along county maintained roads to place their tree/yard debris at the right-of-way as an alternative to self-hauling.  Crews have been mobilized and are currently picking debris off of the right-of-way in neighborhoods. 

Horry County has also set-up a debris management hotline at (843) 340-9536, which is available daily to provide information about debris management operations.  The hotline is staffed by a Horry County representative from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 



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