News and Announcements

Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.


Horry County News and Announcements

rss

Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of January 3, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for the New Year holiday.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 6 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be 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 Public Input Opportunity: Redistricting

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Horry County Redistricting

Horry County is currently participating in the redistricting process, using the most recent census data to redraw County Government and School Board district lines in Horry County, in accordance with applicable law.

The Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee will hold another meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers at the Government and Justice Center in Conway for the purpose of receiving public comment on the redistricting effort to include reference to the draft map.

You can learn more and review the current and preliminary, draft map online here: https://www.horrycounty.org/Boards/RedistrictingCommittee.

In addition to the public hearing at the meeting in January, comments can also be submitted via email to countycouncil@horrycounty.org.

Horry County Recreation Centers: Temporary Operating Hours Changes

Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily altering the operating hours for the North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James R. Frazier Community Center to accomplish annual gym and fitness room floor resurfacing and for the Holiday Season. 

All Locations, including the C.B. Berry Community Center, will be closed December 23 – 27, 2021 and December 31 – January 2, 2022.

All Recreation and Community Centers will reopen for regular operations with regular operating hours on January 3, 2022. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation main office at (843) 915-5330 or contact each center at the number listed on the website.

Below are the temporary altered operating hours for each center:

North Strand Recreation Center

120 Highway 57S Little River, SC 29566

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Strand Recreation Center

9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

James Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 29527

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

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. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

 



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of December 6, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, December 6, 2021, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10 a.m.

I & R Subcommittee on Hwy 90, Hwy 905 and Conway Perimeter Road

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be 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: Last Day to Pay Delinquent Taxes is Monday, December 6, 2021 by 5 p.m.

The last day to pay delinquent taxes before the 2021 Tax Sale is Monday, December 6, 2021 at 5 p.m. This includes online and phone payments. The 2021 Tax Sale will be held Tuesday, December 7,2021.

See details at https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Delinquent-Tax.

Upcoming Traffic Shift at the Horry County Government & Justice Center

To accommodate an anticipated increase in traffic at the Treasurer’s office, Horry County Government is implementing a temporary 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 Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 5. 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.

With increased traffic, please expect additional wait time at our facility. We ask everyone to be patient and drive courteously. Many tax payment transactions can also be handled online at https://www.horrycounty.org/Online-Services/Tax-Payments.

Horry County Planning & Zoning Announcements

Upcoming Community Meeting: Bumgardner Tract

A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 8th from 4-6 pm at South Strand Recreation Center, located at 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. The meeting is in regards to a request to rezone 706.2 acres of PIN 46400000001 from Commercial Forest Agriculture (CFA) and MSF20 to Planned Development District (PDD), in addition to a proposed development agreement.

For questions regarding this rezoning case (2021-11-014), you may contact 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.

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.

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. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

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



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of November 22, 2021

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Virtual Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

 

Monday, November 22, 2021, 2 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Click here for the agenda.

Upcoming Change to Transaction Fees for Tax Payments

Beginning Saturday, November 20, 2021 all card transactions, credit and debit, processed through our website will be assessed a 2.35% fee. Previously, the online fee for debit cards was a flat fee of $3.95. For payments made in person at the office, credit card transactions will incur the 2.35% fee and pin debit transactions will incur the $3.95 fee. The County does not receive any revenues from these transactional fees, they are paid directly to the processor and cover the transactional fee assessed by the processor. The County does not set or determine these rates.

We encourage anyone doing business with us online to take advantage of the free e-check transaction online. The e-check payment process uses the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system to transfer money electronically, requiring customers to use the routing and account numbers from their financial institution to make a payment.

Taxpayers can make an online payment by visiting horrycounty.org/Online-Services/Tax-Payments. Customers with questions about their tax bill can call the Treasurer’s Office at (843) 915-5470.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Horry County is a recipient of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Horry County has partnered with the Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO) for the implementation of this program.

The ERAP program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. Eligible applicants can receive up to 12 months of past-due rent and utility assistance, plus three months forward. Landlords can also apply on behalf of tenants with past due rent online or by phone. Interested individuals can apply online at erap.echousing.org or by phone at 843-492-2600.

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.

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. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of November 15, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.

 

Upcoming Change to Transaction Fees for Tax Payments

Beginning Saturday, November 20, 2021 all card transactions, credit and debit, processed through our website will be assessed a 2.35% fee. Previously, the online fee for debit cards was a flat fee of $3.95. For payments made in person at the office, credit card transactions will incur the 2.35% fee and pin debit transactions will incur the $3.95 fee. The County does not receive any revenues from these transactional fees, they are paid directly to the processor and cover the transactional fee assessed by the processor. The County does not set or determine these rates.

We encourage anyone doing business with us online to take advantage of the free e-check transaction online. The e-check payment process uses the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system to transfer money electronically, requiring customers to use the routing and account numbers from their financial institution to make a payment.

Taxpayers can make an online payment by visiting horrycounty.org/Online-Services/Tax-Payments. Customers with questions about their tax bill can call the Treasurer’s Office at (843) 915-5470.

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.

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. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

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



Upcoming Meetings and Updates the Week of November 8, 2021

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans Day.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 9 a.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1 p.m.

Parks and Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and packet.



Search

Profile