Democrats• West Side Democrats will meet 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Horry County Democratic Party headquarters at 900 Fourth Ave. in downtown Conway. For information, contact the HCDP office at 488-4237.
• The Georgetown County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at the Georgetown County Library, 405 Cleland St. For more info call Michael at 340-3097.
• The Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County recently announced the 2014 winners of its annual scholarship essay contest. The subject for the 2014 essays was “Why electing a Democratic governor in 2014 is crucial for South Carolina.”
Avery Noel, a June graduate of Aynor High School, received a $1,000 scholarship. Brooks Swanson, a June graduate of Myrtle Beach High School, and Zachary Ohanesian, a June graduate of Socastee High School, each received $750 scholarships. Caroline Moore, a student at University of Georgia, and Presley Leopard, a June graduate of Carolina Forest High School, each received gift cards as honorable mention winners.
With this year’s awards, the scholarship essay contest – now in its eighth year – has awarded close to $25,000 in total.
Copies of the winning essays are online at the DWCHC website, www.dwchc.com, or can be obtained in booklet form by contacting Pam Heller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republicans• Horry County GOP will have a grand opening and cookout for its new headquarters at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The headquarters is in the old State Farm building near the intersection of S.C. 31 and U.S. 501 at 200 Rodeo Drive in Myrtle Beach.
• The Greater Carolina Forest Republican Women will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, at Longbeard's Restaurant, 5040 Carolina Forest Blvd. The speaker will be Sherrie Todd, who recently won the primary as the Republican candidate for District 2 of the Horry County Board of Education. She faces no opposition in the fall. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no charge for the meeting.
For information contact Dreama Perdue at email@example.com or 347-5134.