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CCU talk to focus on preserving Horry County history

November 2, 2010

How Horry County is working to preserve its past will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in room 255 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.

Adam Emrick, senior planner for the Horry County, will present an illustrated talk about the ways Horry County works to preserve its past, from archaeological sites to cemeteries. He will discuss the nearly 500 historic cemeteries located in Horry County, along with the countys history and heritage. Emrick will give details of his ongoing cemetery project, and how this project may help to locate and preserve these historical sites and aid genealogical research within the county. He will also explain how the county is at the forefront of historic preservation in the state.

Emrick, who is from Pennsylvania, earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State University and a law degree from Georgia State University. He opened the law firm Emrick and Sanders, LLP in 2000 in Stone Mountain Village, Ga., where he practiced law until 2007. Emrick served as the interim executive director of Main Street Stone Mountain, and he was a member of the board of directors of the Downtown Development Authority of Stone Mountain. He currently lives with his family in Conway.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Archaeology and Anthropology at CCU and the Waccamaw Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina.

For more information, contact Cheryl Ward, the centers director, at