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Keep Horry County Beautiful's New Survey Asks for Input on Plastic Bags

Keep Horry County Beautiful, a subcommittee of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board has a mission to end litter, reduce waste, and beautify communities. As part of this mission, Keep Horry County Beautiful and their partners have picked-up over 122,000 pounds of litter in 2018! In an effort to shape the future of a litter-free Horry County, Keep Horry County Beautiful and their partners including the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation, CCU’s Sustain Coastal, and the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium has launched a survey on recycling and single-use plastic bags intended to gather input to guide education and outreach.

Anyone interested in taking the survey is invited to access it online at The survey is anticipated to be available for three to six months with an end date in April or May 2020. A link to the survey will be posted on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Facebook page and distributed via email to those who have expressed interest in receiving communication from Keep Horry County Beautiful. The survey may also be shared by our partner organizations and their members.

If you would like to be added to the contact list for Keep Horry County Beautiful by calling (843) 915-5340 or by email. You can also sign up for additional communications from the Planning & Zoning Department, by visiting the website.

Survey Work Continues Along Horry/Georgetown Border

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Government officials remind residents along the Horry and Georgetown County border that survey work continues in the areas impacted by the recent boundary issue. Residents on affected parcels may notice surveying crews and equipment in their neighborhoods over the next few weeks. For more information about the Annexation Commission and a preliminary map, visit our website.

Horry County Board of Architectural Review Releases Historic Preservation Survey

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation has developed a survey for public input for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan. The short survey will be open through the month of September and can be found here.

In addition to the online survey, citizens can complete paper copies at the Planning and Zoning Office located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Copies will also be available at the Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Government and Justice Center.

For more information or to request a copy of the survey, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning by email or 843-915-7892.


Horry County Reminds Citizens to Complete Survey

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government would like to remind residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™). The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how Horry County is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the county and to make comparisons with peer counties/cities. A random sampling of 3,000 households chosen for the survey should have already received packets and can respond either with the provided pre-paid envelope or by the unique link in the mailing.  The survey process is totally confidential and will assist Horry County in future planning.

Horry County Planning & Zoning Creates Agricultural Survey

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Planning & Zoning Department has created an online survey on agriculture in Horry County, which will be available to the public for the entire month of October. The survey is designed to capture information pertaining to the understanding of needs in our community to assist the county in maintaining our agricultural heritage. The survey is designed to collect information about consumers, producers, wholesalers, local restaurants and vendors. Questions on the survey are related to everything from farmers markets to agri-tourism and agriculture regulations. 

Various community meetings will also be held regarding this topic towards the end of October to encourage open discussions on agriculture, and paper copies of the survey will also be available if needed. After the results are analyzed, they will be shared at the end of the year with municipalities, community partners and others that may find the data helpful in enhancing and enriching programs in Horry County. This information will also be useful for any future updates to the Horry County Comprehensive Plan. 

Please visit starting October 1!  For more information about the survey, please contact Virginia Norris with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.