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Horry County News and Announcements


Burn Ban Lifted for Horry County

Effective immediately, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, which can be located at All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.

We remind our citizens that where the burn ban is not in place, we ask their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-7066.

Outdoor Burn Ban Issued for Horry County

Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and extreme wind speeds. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law. 

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-7066.

Horry County Government Announces Online Filing for Business License Renewals

Horry County Government announces a new online filing system for business license renewals. Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Businesses should receive a letter in the mail this week detailing the new system.

The new online system will be more efficient both for taxpayers and for the staff in the business license office. In addition, the new system will automatically calculate the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2018.

Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit (online services) or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards & Commissions

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following board that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County
  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Horry/Georgetown Commission on Technical Education
  • Loris Community Hospital
  • 1% Rural Fire Local Board
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission-Horry County
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15B
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health-Governing Board

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The deadline for receiving applications is April 6, 2018.

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Galivants Ferry Convenience Store March 7, 2018, at 3 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Joseph William Holliday (J. W.) opened a farm supply store in 1869, in Galivants Ferry next to the Little Pee Dee River. The original establishment was called The Pee Dee Store and became a major provider of farm supplies in the Western portion of Horry County. Today patrons know the store as the Galivants Ferry Convenience Store, which supplies visitors and residents alike with a variety of items. Currently, the store is owned by J. W.’s descendants; Billy Holliday, Betty Holliday McLeod, Judson Holliday, Christy Holliday Douglas, and Russell Holliday, and stands on the historical site of the Galivants Ferry Stump Meetings. 

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.

The Galivants Ferry Convenience Store is located at 135 Highway 501, in Galivants Ferry. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.