THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
County Council chairman vote coming
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday for a general election to elect Horry County Council’s next chairman.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m..
Horry County Registration and Elections officials said voters should remember that they will be required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote: South Carolina driver’s license, S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, voter’s registration card with picture, federal military identification with picture or a U.S. passport.
Monday is the last day to vote absentee at the Horry County Registration and Elections Office at 1515 4th Ave. in Conway.
Curbside voting will be available for voters with physical handicaps or those 65 years or older who cannot get enter the polling place.
Unofficial results from the election will be on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org immediately after the results are tallied, with updates every five minutes. Users will need to hit the “refresh” or “reload” button for the latest information.
Off to the races
The 139th Kentucky Derby will take place this weekend with festivities being held Friday and Saturday.
Watch 30 thoroughbreds race in the Kentucky Derby on NBC beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the Kentucky Oaks beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.
Blessing the Inlet
Belin Memorial United Methodist Church will hold the 17th annual Blessing of the Inlet on Saturday.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, with the blessing being held at 11:30 a.m.
The church is located at 4183 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet.
Art and music in the river town
Conway Downtown Alive will host its 27th annual Rivertown Art & Music Festival this Saturday.
The event will take place in downtown Conway from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
The event features a classic car show, arts, crafts, youth performances and headlining performances from River Whyless & Jenni Lyn Gardner from 6 to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 248-6260 or visit www.conwayalive.com.