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Holly Heniford

Horry County school board member Holly Heniford apologized to the board Monday night for her weekend arrest on a driving under the influence charge, and she resigned as chair of the board's new policy committee.

Heniford did not attend the meeting, but she provided a letter to chairman Ken Richardson, who read her statement to the board. In the letter, Heniford said she will remain on the school board and continue serving District 1, which includes Little River and North Myrtle Beach. She said she remains dedicated to her duties as a board member. 

Richardson said Heniford did not want to cause a distraction during the board's work session Monday, so she chose to be absent. 

Heniford was arrested Friday night by North Myrtle Beach police and released from jail early Saturday. She has not publicly discussed her arrest outside of prepared statements.

In her letter to the board, Heniford said she decided to leave the policy committee so that it was free of distractions as it considers important business regarding board governance.

A licensed real estate broker, Heniford was elected to the school board in 2014.

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