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Horry County News and Announcements


County Council Standing Committees for 2020

Each January, County Council votes on a vice-chairman. Also, the County Council Chairman appoints members to chair and sit on Council committees as follows:

Chairman: Johnny Gardner

Vice-Chairman: Paul Prince


Public Safety

Danny Hardee, Chairman

Gary Loftus

Al Allen

Orton Bellamy


Transportation/Economic Development

Dennis DiSabato, Chairman

Bill Howard

Gary Loftus

Cam Crawford


Infrastructure & Regulation

Al Allen, Chairman

Bill Howard

Paul Prince

Danny Hardee



Johnny Vaught, Chairman

Harold Worley

Tyler Servant

Orton Bellamy    


Click HERE to view our meeting calendar or HERE to contact County Council.

Upcoming Meetings January 6-10, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

County Council

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Poll Workers Needed for 2020 Elections

The Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections Office is seeking poll workers and poll managers for the 2020 elections. Horry County citizens ages 16 and over are eligible. Workers are paid for training and working during elections and lunch is provided! Interested citizens are asked to commit to three elections in 2020, the Presidential Preference Primary February 29, 2020, the Primary on June 9, 2020, and the General Election on November 2, 2020.

To apply, interested citizens must bring their driver’s license or state-issued identification and Social Security cards to Horry County Human Resources located in the Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. Voter’s Registration & Elections will send notification regarding training after the application process is completed.

For more information, contact the Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440 or by email.

Horry’s Heroes: December’s Hero is Hundley Thompson 

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for December is United States Army 1st Lieutenant Hundley Thompson. Mr. Thompson served at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Fort Dix, New Jersey from 1957 to 1961. Hundley was also a distinguished military graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in May of 1956. His favorite memory is when he served with a platoon of military police during West Point’s spring festivities and graduation.

1st Lieutenant Thompson is enjoying his retirement living in North Myrtle Beach.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.

Palmetto Pointe Boulevard Extension Open

Conway, South Carolina (November 27, 2019)—Horry County Officials announced today that the extension of Palmetto Pointe Boulevard is officially open to traffic. The project extends the existing section of Palmetto Pointe Boulevard to connect to SC Hwy. 544 at the Big Block Road intersection. The new road includes bike and pedestrian improvements such as sidewalks and wider travel lanes. Drivers traveling in the area are reminded to travel cautiously and be aware of road signs and speed limits.