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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings for October 12-16, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

Revision October 13, 2020-Please note the Forfeited Land Commission meeting scheduled for October 15, 2020, has been canceled.


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


Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, October 12, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

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Public Safety Committee

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9 a.m.

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Transportation/Economic Development Committee

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2 p.m.

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Forfeited Land Commission-CANCELED

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9 a.m.

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Museum Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5 p.m.

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Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Goldfinch Funeral Home with a ceremony on October 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. Typically the ceremonies are open to the public, however, due to Covid-19, the ceremony will be live-streamed on the Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Facebook page.

The year was 1905 when W. T. Goldfinch owner of the Kingston Furniture Company on Main Street in Conway, set aside space in the rear of his new store to display and sell “coffins,” as they were called in those days. His two sons, Albert and William were also involved with this venture. This was the simple beginning of the Goldfinch Funeral Home.

Currently, the Goldfinch Funeral Home has entered its fifth generation of ownership with Megan Goldfinch Hayden becoming the President and CEO. Join us live on Facebook for the tale of five generations, and how they took the business from its humble beginnings through the years of serving the community, to the expansion of six locations.

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.


Carolina Forest Boulevard Traffic Switch

Southern Asphalt intends to implement a permanent traffic switch starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020, that will impact the westbound lanes of Carolina Forest Boulevard.

  • The westbound travel lane will be relocated to the outermost lane of the new section of the roadway. This relocation will start at the River Oaks intersection and will continue throughout the entire Carolina Forest Boulevard project.
  • The eastbound travel lane will not be affected by this planned traffic switch.
  • The north side multi-use path will remain CLOSED and should not be utilized.

From the Spring Lake subdivision to River Oaks Drive, the speed limit will be reduced to 35-mph until the project's completion. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.

The planned traffic switch is necessary to allow Southern Asphalt to complete the median work of the Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening Project.


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 the 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.

Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.

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

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

Preliminary hearings will be resumed on October 30, 2020.


Upcoming Meetings for April 6-10, 2020

Upcoming Meetings


All meetings for April 6-10, 2020, have either been canceled or postponed.


Horry County Government offices remain closed to the public for the week of April 6, 2020. This excludes all airports. Limited court functions will continue. In addition, all state offices in County facilities will remain open, as directed by the Governor. 


All County offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, April 10, 2020.


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 6. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week. 


The Horry County Emergency phone bank will close at 5:00 p.m. today and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.


Road Construction Update


Grier Dock Road, in the Galivants Ferry section of Horry County, will be closed for approximately 90-days, weather permitting, beginning April 8, 2020, for the bridge to be replaced.


Additionally, John Cannon Road, in the Aynor section of Horry County, will also be closed for approximately 90-days, weather permitting, starting April 2, 2020, for the bridge to be replaced.


Bay Road Update

The Bay Road drainage and safety improvements are almost completed. At this point, we anticipate these road improvements will be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.
The heavy construction and daily road closures on this project are substantially complete. Pavement repairs (patching) are also complete, and the county’s contractor has now started to widen the paved shoulder before they begin their work to build up the asphalt, which will create a slightly banked roadway along the curve. The road resurfacing and restriping will be the last major work item. 
This project is improving safety along the road by widening the grass shoulder and by creating much flatter slopes along the roadside ditch.  
As we finish the remainder of the project, we ask drivers in the area to slow down, pay attention to traffic control devices, and look out for crews working along the roadway. Stay tuned to our website at and our social media feeds for updates!

Bay Road Construction Update

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, through Friday, November 15, 2019, Bay Road will be closed between Blue Heron Boulevard (Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht) and Freewoods Road from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM for drainage work. Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht residents will need to access their neighborhood from an alternate route (other than directly from Hwy 707). Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht and Seacoast Academy traffic will need to utilize alternate routes (other than directly from Hwy 707).

We encourage everyone to be mindful of the work zones affecting the roadways and to remember that traffic control devices are there for the safety of the residents, visitors, and road crews.

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 for the latest updates on the project. 

*Road construction dates and times are weather permitting.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for September 2-6, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, holiday closures, releases, and road construction for the week of September 2-6, 2019