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Historical Marker to Be Unveiled

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation (BAR) will be unveiling a George Whitefield historical marker at Little River United Methodist Church Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 9 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The George Whitefield Marker was originally approved in 1976 with a location along Highway 17 just east of the North Myrtle Beach Flea Market. The marker was damaged and the location did not have easy access for people to pull off the road to read the sign. The BAR voted to replace and move the sign to its new location.

The Little River United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Highway 17 and Mineola Avenue in Little River.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

A complete listing of all historical markers in South Carolina may be found on the State Historic Preservation Office website.



Splash Pad at James R. Frazier Community Center Ribbon Cutting

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Government will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Splash Pad at the James R. Frazier Community Center on Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Join Horry County Councilman Harold Phillips and Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus along with members of the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, and Parks and Recreation to recognize the opening of the new Splash Pad at the James R. Frazier Community Center.

The Splash Pad is part of a larger beautification project at the James R. Frazier Community Center which will include the Splash Pad and a Born Learning Trail. The splash pad is a 707 square foot wet play area for children adding another amenity for families at a beloved community center.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at the James R. Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road in Bucksport, South Carolina.



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the following business with ribbon cutting ceremonies June 12, 2018: Jamestown Grocery located at 2703 4th Street in Conway at 2:15 p.m., and Oliver’s Restaurant located at 1301 Highway 501 Business also in Conway at 3 p.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The restaurant currently known as Jamestown Grocery & Restaurant was originally opened in 1962 as a grocery store and gas service station by Carlsyle Marlowe. Later the service station was closed down, enclosed and turned into a restaurant. Today the operation is incorporated with Carlsyle’s daughter, Beverly as the president. Her father is the vice president and his wife Lou Ellen, is the secretary. Even though Beverly’s parents are both in their 80s, they still come into the restaurant and help out. The Honorable Harold Philips, Horry County Council District 7, will be on hand to present the award to Jamestown Grocery & Restaurant.  

In 1964, George Alton Oliver Sr. and George Alton Oliver Jr. opened a meat market and grocery store known as the Waccamaw Superette. As the market grew with the local mill workers coming for lunch, the decision was made to put in a grill and the name was changed to Oliver’s Lunchette. In 2002, the name was again changed to Oliver’s Restaurant. Four generations of Olivers have worked in the restaurant. The Honorable Johnny Vaught, Horry County Council District 8, will present the award to Oliver’s Restaurant.

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.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.



Public Safety Committee Workshop

Conway, South Carolina-Ahead of the Horry County Council Public Safety Committee meeting on June 13, 2018, the committee will hold a workshop on the recently proposed ordinance that would provide for the regulation of outdoor burning within unincorporated Horry County. The workshop will be held at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at the Government and Justice Center and members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate. The workshop will include public input, and members of the public who would like to participate in the public input at this workshop are not required to register in advance. The Public Safety Committee Meeting will immediately follow in Council Chambers.



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