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June 23, 2014 8:27 AM

Dialing 211 in Horry County can lead to help

Three-digit, shortcut phone numbers have made access for an array of services easier and more convenient for consumers. They include, most importantly, 911 for emergency help from police and fire rescue, as well as 411 for telephone directory assistance, and 811 to “Call before you dig,” for the Palmetto Utility Protection Service, to prevent possible damage to buried utility lines.

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