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Horry County News and Announcements


Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 2, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 12 noon

Parks & Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Deadline Extended: Applications Due May 6, 2022

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs Board 
  • Horry County Transportation Committee

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email at

The deadline for receiving applications is May 6, 2022.

Horry County is Hiring: New Jobs Posted

Horry County is hiring and new jobs are regularly posted to our website

New jobs posted this week: 

Public Information Specialist

Coordinates the logistics for a busy office, managing the administrative functions of the office, and assisting with the response to Freedom of Information Act requests. This job requires a high level of attention to detail, and an ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline.

Parks and Recreation Tradesworker

Performs manual labor and semi-skilled work in the landscaping and maintenance of Parks and Recreation including athletic fields, boat landings, planted areas, right-of-ways, trails and other grounds. Work involves using a variety of procedures, power and hand tools, supplies to maintain properties, and vehicles including, but not limited to, tractors, mowers, bobcats, aerators, and trucks.

Click below to review all of our current openings including positions in Police, Procurement, Fire Rescue, IT/GIS, Public Works, Airports, and more. 

Learn More & Apply

Upcoming Legacy Business Recognition: May 3, 2022

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize four Garden City businesses on May 3, 2022 with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at Village Surf Shoppe at 10:00 AM, Dunes Realty at 10:30 AM, Garden City Pavilion Arcade at 11:00 AM and Garden City Furniture at 11:45 AM. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The Village Surf Shoppe was opened in 1969 by Eric Eason. Kelly Richards repaired boards and then began building boards for Eric. In 1988 Kelly bought the business. The surfboards are shaped in the shop and have been used to win more East Coast titles than any other surfboard. Village Surf Shoppe is located at 500 Atlantic Avenue.

Dunes Realty located at 128 Atlantic Avenue was established in 1969. The original owners were William G. Nichols, Jr. and James Devers. The current owners are W. Gairy Nichols III and J. Roddy Swain. The business does both real estate sales and vacation rentals.

Garden City Pavilion Arcade located at 103 Atlantic Avenue was founded in 1969 by Georgie and Bill Martin. Bill has since passed and a new partner, Forrest W. Clark came on board in 2021. The arcade offers family entertainment with a mixture of old and new games, and has even added Gigi’s Grill under the roof for a complete experience.

The last business to be honored is Garden City Furniture opened by Hubert Watson and incorporated in 1962. The current owners are Dianne (Hubert’s daughter) and Joey Ray. Although more difficult now, the furniture store still seeks out manufactures from the USA. The business is located at 2444 17 Business South, Garden City.

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.

Upcoming Community Meeting: Bucksville & Toddville Communities

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Upcoming Community Meeting on Monday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at James Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.

Hosted by County Councilmember Orton Bellamy, this upcoming community meeting will cover topics like smart growth and development, rural community zoning, heritage corridor study and other topics relevant to the Bucksville and Toddville communities.

Members of the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will be presenting information and answering questions from members of the community.

For more information, contact Councilmember Bellamy at 843-222-7771. 

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Horry County Parks & Open Space Plan Public Meetings

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Planning & Zoning, Parks & Recreation, and the Parks & Open Space Board will be hosting public meetings to present a draft of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Plan. The plan provides recommendations for recreation facilities and open space preservation in the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  Many people and organizations have been involved in the development of this plan, and the County is seeking additional public input prior to finalizing the plan. Public meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on:

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 – South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57 South, Little River, SC 29566
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017, Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526

A draft of the plan can be found on the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board webpage. Printed copies of the plan are also available at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Office, CB Berry Community Center, North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James Frazier Community Center. Citizens are also invited to send comments directly to Leigh Kane.  

After comments are received, the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board will incorporate them into a revision and make a recommendation to the Horry County Planning Commission and the Horry County Council to consider adoption of the plan.