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HORRY COUNTY

Busy morning for emergency crew

Horry County Fire Rescue workers started early Sunday morning when a fire was reported just after 12:30 a.m. at a home on the 4800 block of S.C. 905.

The one man who was home at the time got out of the house with no problem, but department spokeswoman Leslie Yancey said he was transported to Conway Medical Center for treatment.

She said she did not have any more information about the man's condition.

The house remained standing but was uninhabitable, Yancey said.

Later in the morning, a house under construction in the Legends Golf Course area caught fire after a brush fire got out of control on Jade Road.

Firefighters raced to the scene about 8:30 a.m. after a brush fire was upgraded to a structure fire.

Yancey said that structure was still standing but was also a total loss.

Just after 11 a.m., firefighters responded to another brush-fire call, this one in the back yard of a vacant home in the Avalon subdivision off Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Fire crews contained the fire to a small area and had the flames out by about 11:30 a.m., Yancey said.

"It was controlled relatively quickly," she said.

No houses in Avalon were damaged and no firefighters were injured in any of the incidents.

The causes of all three fires remain under investigation.

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GEORGETOWN

Heirs' center offers free wills seminar

Without a clear title, you can do nothing with your land.

The Center for Heirs' Property Preservation, which provides free legal and educational assistance to low-income heirs' property owners, is offering a free seminar and wills clinic Wednesdayat the Plantersville Community Center, 1458 Exodus Drive, Georgetown.

You can make an appointment to visit between 1 and 5 p.m. that day to draft your will and attend the educational session from 6 to 7 p.m. on heirs' property ownership.

To make an appointment or get more information, call Adrienne Rowlin toll free at 866-657-2676.

According to a press release from the center, heirs' property is land that has been passed down through the generations without the benefit of an estate plan to specify who has inherited the property, so all the heirs share in the ownership.

With the increase in coastal development, this kind of ownership puts the land at high risk of being partitioned and lost forever, the center said.

The seminar will talk about ownership rights and options, and how to protect your children and future generations from the same confusion and stress.

For more on the Center, visit www.heirsproperty.org. The center has provided advice, legal services, education and technical assistance on heirs' property-related issues since it began in 2005.

GRAND STRAND

Cat Ball needs auction items

Sav-R-Cats' annual Cat Ball needs your help.

If you own a business and are willing to donate gift certificates, services or items to the nonprofit organization's major fundraiser, call 385-3963.

The ball is planned for April 10, and the proceeds help support the group's efforts to care for and spay/neuter feral cats along the Grand Strand.

SRC runs an adoption program as well as a trap-neuter-release program, and depends entirely on donations and volunteers.

All contributions are tax-deductible.

GRAND STRAND

Opera workshop showing 'Cinderella'

The Grand Strand Opera Workshop next meets at 6 p.m. April 12 to view a production of Rossini's "La Cenerentola," or "Cinderella," being performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain.

The opera group is meeting in a new location: the HTC office auditorium, 3990 River Oaks Drive, in the Carolina Forest area.

If you are not a member of the opera workshop, the charge to view the film is $6.

Refreshments will be served before and at intermission.

For more information, call 385-3963.

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