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Horry County News and Announcements


Aerial Mosquito Spraying to be Conducted June 24, 2020

Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitos Wednesday, June 24, 2020, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:

  • Green Sea area/ Hwy 76, Boggy Branch, Mt Olive Church Rd., Lovett Ln, are the four corners
  • Longs, N 905 area/ Fries bay Rd, Pleasant Grove, Waccamaw Ln, N 905, are the four corners

The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. In addition, anyone in the unincorporated areas that would like to request mosquito spraying in their area can call the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

Damage Assessment Begins This Week

County officials are assessing the damage to both residential and commercial structures to determine the impact of recent flooding in our area. This evaluation plays a critical role in acquiring state and federal financial assistance to assist the region’s disaster recovery efforts.

To ensure planning efforts are based on comprehensive data regarding storm and flood impacts, Horry County officials are requesting that citizens report their property damage information from the current flood event.

The Property Damage Self-Reporting Tool, located at, allows owners and renters to inform the County of the location, owner, extent of damage, and status of the affected property. The data and photos reported through this website will help the county to assess the comprehensive impact of recent flooding, and to determine the best long-term recovery strategies for affected communities.

In addition, community members should be aware that additional County crews including damage assessment teams will be in affected areas this week.

Horry County Planning: Winter 2020 Horry Planner Now Available

Horry County Planning and Zoning is pleased to announce the release of its Winter 2020 E-Newsletter. Within it, you will learn about our recent Planning Academy graduates, efforts to implement the County’s newly adopted comprehensive plan, the status of the County’s impact fee study, and the exciting activities of the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, and the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation. You can access the e-newsletter by clicking HERE.  

Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the tabulator and scanner which will be used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, February 29, 2020. The test will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.

Horry’s Heroes: January Hero is Tillman I Locklair

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for January 2020 is United States Navy GM3 Tillman I Locklair. Mr. Locklair served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1963 during which he earned the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was aboard the USS Boris during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Being able to visit 26-countries during his service was one of his favorite parts of being in the Navy.

Mr. Locklair was born in Darlington, South Carolina but has lived in Horry County, South Carolina for over 40-years!

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.