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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.



Horry County Historic Preservation Awards 2019

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation (BAR) will hold their annual Historic Preservation Awards May 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, in Conway.

The guest speaker will be Michael Bedenbaugh, the Executive Director of Preservation South Carolina, whose talk will be; “The Importance of Saving Historic Places”.

The ceremony will showcase historic preservation efforts throughout Horry County during the last year. All properties that were designated as historic between May 2018 and April 2019 will receive a certificate acknowledging the honor. Also being recognized:

  • Jody Nyers, a former BAR chairman and for her continuing historic preservation activities;
  • David Wilson, a former BAR member and for years of historic preservation activities;
  • Catherine Heniford Lewis, posthumous for her book, Horry County, South Carolina 1730-1993;
  • Barbara Stokes for her book, Myrtle Beach: A History from 1900 - 1980;
  • Surfside Beach Historical Society for their work involving the Ark Plantation;
  • Restoration of the Shine Café;
  • Restoration of the Waikiki Motel;
  • The Market Common Military Tour;
  • Winners of the annual High School Historic Sites & Structures Video Contest;
  • Businesses that have been honored by the Legacy Business Recognition Program and;
  • Agritourism businesses that have received approved permits.

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



Keep Horry County Beautiful's Secure Your Load Tarp Giveaways

Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) will continue the “Secure Your Load” Tarp Giveaway campaign during the month of May. Initiated in 2017 as an effort to reduce the amount of roadside litter and debris the program focused on residents and small business owners who use their personal vehicles for hauling. The campaign is based, in part, on facts gathered from the nationwide 2016 AAA report, which stated that more than 200,000 wrecks, 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths in the previous four years had been caused by trash in the roads and objects flying off vehicles. Additionally, KHCB’s Annual Litter Index revealed and continues to show, consistently littered roadways near Solid Waste Authority Convenience Centers. Accordingly, Keep Horry County Beautiful and the Horry County Police Department will distribute free tarps, courtesy of a PalmettoPride Grant, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations (exact addresses may be found on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority's website):

  1. May 4, 2019 – Carolina Forest Convenience Center #24– On International Drive between Ocean Bay Elementary and Horry County Fire Station.
  2. May 11, 2019 – Homewood #7– Highway 701- North of Conway in front of SC Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
  3. May 18, 2019 – Browntown #15– Hwy. 548 (Four Mile Road) near Sandy Acres Mobile Home Park (between Highway 501/Juniper Bay Road).
  4. May 18, 2019 – McDowell Shortcut #4– Off Highway 707 between US-17 Bypass, St. James Elementary & Middle Schools (from US-17 Bypass turn at Pelican, turn right when you get to the dirt road).
  5. May 25, 2019 – Jackson Bluff #12– Off of SC 544 on Jackson Bluff Road, across from Grand Strand Water & Sewer Office.

The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will meet May 28, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. For more information in getting involved in keeping the County’s boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, may contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (tindalln@horrycounty.org or 915-5340).



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, May 8, 2018, 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 at 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 Government Weekly Update for April 22-26, 2019

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, and events for the week of April 22-26, 2019.

Revised Update 4.23.19



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