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Upcoming Traffic Pattern Shift at the Horry County Government and Justice Center

To accommodate an anticipated increase in traffic at the Treasurer’s office at the close of the year, Horry County Government is implementing a traffic pattern shift at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The Treasurer’s drive-thru at the main office located at the Government and Justice Center in Conway will be extended to improve traffic efficiency Tuesday, December 29 through Thursday, January 31. Traffic for the drive-thru will enter on Second Avenue and travel through an extended drive-thru lane in the Government and Justice Center parking lot. See the map below. The red and green arrows indicate the flow of traffic for the drive-thru. The spaces marked in blue will not be available for parking. Visitors are urged to drive cautiously in the area and pay attention to directional signs.

Visitors to the facility that do not need to utilize the drive-thru to pay taxes should enter and exit the parking lot from the Lewis Street access or the access on Elm Street near Marina Drive.

As a reminder, Conway National Bank will be accepting tax payments through their drive-thrus December 21- December 31, 2020. This includes availability during County office holiday closures on December 24 (Christmas Eve) until 2 p.m. and regular operating hours on December 28. People paying taxes are encouraged to take advantage of these additional locations.  CNB can only accept payments by check, for the exact amount due, and accompanied by the payment stub from the Treasurer’s invoice. Payments by cash or credit card will need to be transacted at the Treasurer’s Offices. More information is available here: Many tax payment transactions can also be handled online at

With increased traffic and impacts to staffing due to COVID-19, please expect additional wait time at our facility. We ask everyone to be patient and drive courteously.

Traffic Alert: Change to Traffic Pattern on International Drive Next Week

Southern Asphalt, Inc. will be implementing a change to the traffic pattern on the existing paved section of International Drive, from west of the driveway of Horry County Fire Rescue Station 45 to the end of the paved road beginning in the morning on Tuesday, February 6. This change will take place after school traffic subsides on the morning of February 6.

In general, the plan involves reducing traffic to one through lane in each direction and closing the left and right turn lanes into the school driveways.  After they finish installing the asphalt build-up on the north side of the road, they will switch the lane closures to the other side.  We anticipate traffic impacts to and from all three Horry County Schools on this section of International Drive. The turn lane closures will be in place for 24 hours a day for approximately one to two weeks, depending on the weather.
To keep traffic moving through the work zone, Southern Asphalt will have personnel / flaggers at the school driveways and at Wheatfield Drive (entrance to The Farm) during daylight hours. 
The public should anticipate some delays during this relatively brief change in traffic patterns.  Southern Asphalt will place message boards at both ends of this section of International Drive to notify the traveling public about this upcoming and temporary change.

Hurricane Matthew Update for October 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Date: October 10, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • There are no further curfews for unincorporated Horry County at this time.
  • The City of Loris will have a curfew tonight from 6 p.m.until tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.
  • Horry County Government will be open tomorrow, October 11, 2016. However the following buildings will remain closed due to lack of electricity (this list may be subject to change if electrical services are restored):
    • Aynor Magistrate
    • Aynor Library
    • Bucksport Library
    • Conway Library
    • Green Sea Library
    • Little River Library
    • Loris Library
    • Loris Magistrate
    • Mt. Olive Magistrate
    • Museum
    • North Myrtle Beach Library
    • Veteran’s Affairs
  • There will be no Circuit Court or Family Court hearings on Tuesday, October 11.
  • All magistrate’s court, jury court and traffic court will be cancelled for the remainder of the week.
  • All Common Pleas & General Sessions Jury trials for this week are postponed.
  • Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused.
  • Citizens can visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce link for an up to date listing of businesses that are currently open.
  • Currently there are 57 in the Beach Church shelter.
  • As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 553 structures, mainly residential properties.  These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $16.5 million.  Damage assessments will continue.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers that were safely able are open today. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • 149+ roads closed
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.