Let’s Give Thanks

Dear CENTURY 21® friends,

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to give thanks TO YOU, as you prepare for what I hope to be a safe and enjoyable holiday filled with new memories for you to share with your friends and family for years to come.

Memories are a defining part of our business. After all, we work hard to serve our customers and connect families across the world to homes, where they will make their own memories. I am thankful to you for the dedication and the hard work you put forth every day to help people create these great experiences.

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Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to share the time-honored traditions and dishes.  Love them or hate them, our first-ever #Thanksblasting social campaign, puts you and your meal favorites in the middle of the conversation.  So far over 15,000 fans have voted on their favorite dish. It all culminates on Thanksgiving day (light meat versus dark meat) on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!  If you get the chance, be sure to join the fun on line.

On behalf of the CENTURY 21 International Headquarters team, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving.


Rick Davidson
President & CEO
Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Shop Local Small Business Saturday

Gain Big Results

Each year, American Express sponsors Small Business Saturday the day after Black Friday to encourage people to shop at small businesses. The single day has grown into a very strong movement, starting in   2010.

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The Grand Strand, stretching the many miles that it does, has grown expeditiously over the decades. However, it is rooted in small, family-owned businesses. Today, many of those generations of ancestors still carry on the family name in serving locals and tourists alike.

Whether retail shops, restaurants, hospitality, real estate, service stations, publications or the myriad of other establishments and companies, this beach is rich with industrious-minded individuals and families.

Take time this holiday season to stop and patronize our local small business partners. We appreciate them and their commitment. They continue to make this area strong and successful.

North Myrtle Beach Celebrates The Great American Smokeout Day

The Great American Smokeout DayThe American Cancer Society marks the third Thursday of November The Great American Smokeout Day for an important reason. This date sends a message to people across the nation to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle. Today signifies supporting those who do smoke in making an effort to quit, as well as reducing cancer.

If you are a smoker, use The Great American Smokeout Day as the perfect opportunity to stop smoking and protect your health and the health of your loved ones. It is not news that smoking inflicts immediate damage to your body, threatening your future with increased risks for cancer, heart attack, lung disease, and early death.

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The idea is simple, though the change can be hard. For those who smoke, commit to not smoking for 24 hours. Then try 48 hours, then 72. Break the change down into smaller pieces.

If you are a North Myrtle Beach resident, check out Smoke Free NMB, a grassroots organization with a mission to reduce the effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) on workers, residents and visitors.

The Great American Smokeout is just one day out of the year. However, connecting people with cessation resources, the impact can last for generations.

Visit cancer.org/smokeout, a website featuring tools to install on your computer, such as the Smokeout Countdown Clock that allows you to pick your quit date and provides daily tips.

Helpguide.org: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/how-to-quit-smoking.htm
SmokeFree NMB: https://www.facebook.com/SmokeFreeNMB
American Cancer Society's tools: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index

Community: Property Tax Bills Being Mailed

Press Release: Conway, South Carolina—The County is mailing approximately 250,000 2014 real property tax bills this week. You can currently view your tax bill online by visiting www.horrycounty.org and clicking "Online Services", then clicking "Tax Payments and Receipts". Next, enter the property owner name or map number to view the details of the tax bill. This is the same screen where you can make an on-line payment if you chose to do so.  With the implementation of the new tax billing system, you can now pay property taxes by telephone by calling 1-866-830-3582.  The following day you can print your tax receipt from the County's website by following the above steps.
Property taxes

Tax bills relating to 2014 can be paid without penalty up to January 15, 2015. Payments postmarked after January 15, 2015, and payments paid at the County's Treasurer's Office locations after January 15, 2015 will be subject to a 3% penalty, and additional penalty of 7% if not paid on or before February 1, 2015, and a third penalty of 5% if not paid on or before  March 16, 2015.  Additional information relating to paying real property taxes on-line, or signing up for the installment payment plan, is available at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Treasurer.aspx. The deadline for new applications for the 2015 tax year Installment Payment Program is January 15, 2015.  For more information concerning tax payments please contact the Horry County Treasurer's Office at (843) 915-5470.

The Horry County Auditor's Office is mailing approximately 60,000 personal property tax bills. Personal property tax must be paid on all personal property, including business personal property used to generate business income within Horry County. This includes business personal property, such as furniture, which is located within a condominium or house that is rented to third parties to generate revenue for the owner. The tax is assessed on the values that the business owners report to the County when they file the Form PR 26 by April 30th each year. More information regarding this filing requirement, including the form and the instructions, are available at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Auditor.aspx. If you have questions regarding the personal property tax bill that you receive, or if you filed a Form PR 26 but do not receive a personal property tax bill, please call the Auditor’s Office at 843-915-5054.

The Auditor's office is also mailing over 15,000 tax notices for watercraft/motors (SCDNR-registered boats and U. S. Coast Guard documented vessels).  There is no annual filing requirement for SCDNR-registered boats; however, if you own a vessel federally documented with the U. S. Coast Guard, you are required to file a Watercraft Survey with the Auditor's Office by April 30th of each year for a vessel you owned on the prior December 31st, even though it may have been sold after the December 31st assessment date.  The Watercraft Survey is available at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Auditor.aspx. If you have a question about taxes on a SCDNR-registered watercraft, please call 843-915-5055.  If you have questions about a tax notice for a U. S. Coast Guard documented vessel, please call 843-915-6643.

Lisa H. Bourcier | Public Information Director
Horry County Government
Public Information Office
P.O. Box 1236, Conway, South Carolina 29528
Tel 843.915.5390 | Fax 843.915.6390 | bourcier@horrycounty.org