Horry County Notebook | County coaxes students to compete in video contest

bdickerson@thesunnews.comOctober 4, 2012 

— Calling all Horry County high school history buffs – this is a contest for you.

The Horry County Board of Architectural review is sponsoring the first high school video contest, according to a press release. The objective is for high school students to create local history-related videos, tell the story of a building or site within Horry County and create students’ awareness of area history, thereby enhancing the public’s knowledge.

All Horry County high school students, as well as those in an area homeschooling program, are eligible for the contest.

There are cash prizes for the top three winners – $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

All entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

For a complete list of general rules, go to www.horrycounty.org/planning/BAR/Content/Video_App.pdf. Any questions can be directed to Adam Emrick in the Horry County Planning Department at 915-7897.

Last day for voter registration is Saturday

Horry County residents have until Saturday to get registered to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

The Horry County Registration and Elections Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6 for registration. If the application is mailed, it must be postmarked by the same date.

For those wanting to fill out an application in person, the voter registration office is at 1515 Fourth Ave., in Conway.

Additionally, residents can now register online by going to https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx. A driver’s license is needed.

Fire District hosting open house

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District will have its annual open house Oct. 11, according to Chief Norman Knight.

The open house will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Station 1, 3641 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet.

Two new markers will be dedicated in the Memorial Plaza.

Hot dogs, games for the children, apparatus displays and other events will be available.

The public is invited and admission is free.

Contact reporter BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.

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