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     Government, school and other closings will be widespread as a result of Hurricane Florence.

     This list will be updated as information is provided.


  • Horry County Schools – Closed effective Tuesday, Sept. 11 for the rest of the week, with a decision on Monday classes expected Sunday.
  • Columbus County Schools – Closed effective Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a decision on Monday classes expected Sunday. A middle schools football tournament scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11, was also cancelled.
  • Southeastern Community College – Closed effective Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 15. This includes all workforce continuing education classes.
  • Coastal Carolina University – Closed effective Tuesday, Sept. 11, for the rest of the week.
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College – Close effective 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, for the next of the week.


  • Columbus County Government – Offices closed effective Wednesday, Sept. 12, for the rest of the week.
  • Horry County Government – Most offices are closing Wednesday, Sept. 12.
  • Horry County Memorial Library – Coastal branches were to close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Others, including Loris, Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest and the Bookmoble will be closed effective Wednesday, Sept. 12. Three, Green Sea/Floyds, Conway and Bucksport, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, then closed for the rest of the week.
  • Columbus County Animal Shelter – Closed effective Monday, Sept. 10, for the week.


    • Columbus Regional Healthcare – All surgical cases scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been rescheduled; hospital outpatient services and the Columbus Regional Healthcare Network practices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Columbus Regional Urgent Care plans to reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, if possible. A restricted access plan will go into effect after regular visiting hours end Wednesday. Visitors will be limited to one per patient and will be asked to sign in and out through the ER entrance.


    • Whiteville Science Museum – Closed at noon Tuesday, Sept. 11, with all events through the end of the week cancelled.
    • Red Devil Day – Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 on the campus of the former Tabor City High School, Red Devil Day was among the first casualties of Florence in the area. See the story here.