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On October 18, 2019
Horry County is rapidly growing; and with it, there are a number of community organizations that have formalized or are working to become established as non-profits. These organizations play a significant role in shaping the future of their communities. In honor of National Community Planning Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning is hosting a special program entitled "Establishing a Grassroots Community Organization." The event will be held Monday, October 21, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM at the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 2nd Avenue, Conway, SC 29526.
The program will feature:
There will also be a panel discussion featuring:
Horry County welcomes existing and newly forming community-based organizations to participate in this program. Pre-registration is preferred. Click HERE to register.
On October 9, 2019
Conway, South Carolina - Horry County Council has declared October as Community Planning Month! Horry County would like to take this month to highlight the contributions that sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of our communities, environment, and lives. It is also a great time to recognize the participation and dedication of the members of the Horry County Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Parks and Open Space Board, and Keep Horry County Beautiful. These members have contributed their time and expertise to improve and protect the quality of life in Horry County. To celebrate, Horry County is hosting and participating in a number of community education and outreach events. A 3-hour continuing education training for planners, design professionals, and elected and appointed officials was held on October 8th on Designing for Wildfires at the Wildland-Urban Interface. The County is also hosting its first Citizen Planning Academy! From a pool of applications, 35 participants were selected representing differing geographic areas, business interests, and community involvement. While this program is full, Horry County Planning & Zoning hopes to host this program again in the future due to high interest from the community. Additional community education and outreach events include:
Planning & Zoning Annual Report – This report details the activities and workloads of staff, boards, and commissions. To learn more, click here to view and download the report. Or visit us on Facebook to view or share it here.
Historic Preservation Plan Presentation – October 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – Interested in how the County addresses historic preservation? Come hear a presentation of the proposed Horry County Historic Preservation Plan as it’s presented to the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation at their regularly scheduled meeting at 2:30 PM at the Horry County Government & Justice Center in Conway. The public is welcome to attend and provide comments.
Capital Improvements Expo – October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Join representatives from various County departments in the Atrium of the Horry County Government & Justice Center to learn and ask questions about all of the capital improvement projects that are planned and underway in Horry County. While you’re here, download and learn how to use the HCConnect App from Horry County’s IT Department!
Parks and Open Space Board Presentation – October 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – Interested in what the Parks and Open Space Board does or want to know about current and future recreational projects in the Carolina Forest area? Horry County Planning and Parks and Recreation staff will be presenting about these topics to the Carolina Forest Civic Association. Join us at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center to learn more!
United Way Day of Caring – October 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – As part of United Way's Day of Caring, Horry County Planning & Zoning, the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, Horry County Parks and Recreation, and the Greater Burgess Community Association will be installing a Butterfly Garden at the South Strand Recreation Center. This garden, funded in part by PalmettoPride, will be part of Horry County's first Discovery Trail, which will be installed in Spring 2020. While volunteer registration is full, we encourage participation in other projects taking place throughout the County on Friday, October 18th. Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities near you.
Establishing a Grassroots Organization – October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Are you forming or part of a grassroots organization that is interested in becoming a 501c3 or learning to maximize its social media presence? Come to this educational session at the Horry County Government & Justice Center in Conway lead by Planning staff, Murrells Inlet 2020 and TogetherSC with panel representatives from local Horry County community groups. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register here by October 18th.
On September 13, 2019
in County News, Events
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.
On August 16, 2019
in Animal Care Center, Events
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:
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.
On July 26, 2019
in County News, Events
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.
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