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Horry County teacher named SC Teacher of the Year
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:15:48 -0700
Jennifer Ainsworth has been awarded South Carolina Teacher of the year, at a gala Wednesday night. This is a special year for Ainsworth, as she was also chosen Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, according to the Horry County School District's website.
Website ranks local counties among the unhealthiest in SC
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:37 -0700
Recent rankings paint a very bad picture of health in some South Carolina counties, particularly Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro and Marion Counties. Horry County ranks 14th healthiest in the state.
Horry County's unemployment rate on the decline
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:00:47 -0700
South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down, and Horry County is no exception – the county's rate dropped from 7.2 percent in February to 6.5 in March.
Horry County passes first reading of fiscal year 2015 budget
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:45:34 -0700
The Horry County Council passed the first reading of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget last week at its annual Budget Retreat. Below is a news release detailing the items on next year's proposed $373 million budget for the 2015 Fiscal Year, which runs from July 1 to June 30:
5 years after state's most damaging wildfire, prevention efforts continue
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:15:41 -0700
Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the Highway 31 fire; the Forestry Commission calls it South Carolina's most damaging wildfire.
Tuesday marks 5 years since the worst wildfire in SC history
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:02:34 -0700
On April 22, emergency responders from the Grand Strand and around the state will mark the fifth anniversary of the Highway 31 Fire, the worst wildfire in South Carolina history. What began as an escaped debris burn ultimately grew into a 19,000-acre conflagration that destroyed 76 homes, damaged an additional 97, and forever changed the way Horry County residents would think about the danger of ...
Special education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:12:33 -0700
Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year at a ceremony Wednesday night.
Horry County shred event to prevent identity theft
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:45:42 -0700
The Horry County Sheriff's Office, along with AARP South Carolina and Shred Alert, is hosting a shred event on Friday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Easter weekend meets Spring Break safety
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:01:06 -0700
Horry County (WMBF)-Easter weekend and both Horry and Georgetown County Schools Spring Break came at the same time. South Carolina Highway Patrol says this is a high traffic weekend. They say they will
Horry County votes to ban beach tents
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:46:43 -0700
Council members voted to ban the use of beach tents in unincorporated areas along the beaches in Horry County on Tuesday. The county is responsible for about 14 miles of beaches along the Grand Strand.