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Ghost of the Coast Fun Run & Trunk or Treat

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Fun Run and Trunk or Treat at the Carolina Forest Recreation center on October 26th, 2019. This event will be the grand opening of a newly created 5K run and walk trail behind the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.

Costumes are encouraged for the Fun Run and awards will be given for best female adult costume, best male adult costume, best female child costume, best male child costume, best couple costume and best family costume. Fun Runners will be rewarded with a themed medal at the finish line and all paid registrants will receive a Halloween themed race t-shirt.

Immediately after the Fun Run, Horry County Parks and Recreation will host a free Trunk or Treat for all children of Horry County. The Trunk or Treat will feature games, face painting, and inflatables while numerous businesses and Horry County departments will be handing out candy to the children. Please join us for this great event!

Everyone is welcome to participate in both events, or just bring your family out for some trick or treating fun at trunk or treat!

Register for the race in advance here: https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/MyrtleBeach/GhostoftheCoast.



Horry County Animal Care Center To Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, September 10, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • Distemper/Parvo                  $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Bordatella                             $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Rabies                                   $10--must be at least 4-months old (canine & feline)
  • Microchip                              $15--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine & feline)
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici          $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (feline)

Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.

The Animal Care Center also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.

To view animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.



Horry County Parks and Recreation Offering New Afterschool Location this Year

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Parks and Recreation is offering Afterschool programs at five locations around the County this school year, including a new location in Conway at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building located at 2830 Oak Street in Conway.

Afterschool care at each location runs from 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM and offers students ages 5-12 the opportunity to complete homework and participate in exciting educational activities. The program will be offered at North Strand Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, Green Sea Floyds Senior Center and the Parks and Recreation Administration Building. The cost to participate is $40 per week with a one-time $30 registration fee.

Parks and Recreation Director Paul McCulloch said, “We are always looking for ways to expand our programming and reach more members of our community. We are pleased to offer a new afterschool option in Conway and we look forward to meeting new students and welcoming our returning students this year.”

Afterschool registration is now open and people can register by calling the local center or visiting us online.



Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, August 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • Distemper/Parvo                  $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Bordatella                             $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Rabies                                  $10--must be at least 4-months old (canine & feline)
  • Microchip                              $15--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine & feline)
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici            $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (feline)

Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.

The Animal Care Center also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses. 

To view animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook or visit our website.



Horry County Sheriff’s Office To Co-Host Shred Event To Protect Against Identity Theft

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Sheriff’s Office, along with AARP South Carolina and Shred Alert, is hosting a shred event on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of your old personal information (staples & paperclips do not have to be removed) to a mobile shredding truck that will be located at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.

Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

One of the biggest ways to protect against identity theft is to shred personal information. Also, if you are traveling, have your mail held at your local post office or ask a trusting neighbor to collect your mail while you are away. You should check financial information regularly, paying special attention to what should and what shouldn’t be there.

For more information about identity theft and how to protect yourself, go to the United States Department of Justice website. For more information on the upcoming shred event, contact AARP South Carolina at 866.389.5655.



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