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His brain was hurt, but service is his passion

February 28, 2024

By DEUCE NIVEN      Deborah Connor feared she has lost her son, critically injured in an auto crash nearly two decades ago.      A new father just beginning his adult life, Jason Andrew Nealey was motionless in a hospital bed, machines keeping him alive, the prognosis was grim.      “He had a severe brain injury,” Connor, 60,…

Strickland named Camber’s Citizen of the Year, longevity and volunteer awards given

February 21, 2024

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN      Developer and businessman Allen Strickland was awarded the Tabor Medal as the 2024 Citizen of the Year during the 78th annual banquet of the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.      Recently retired town Public Works Director Donald James was given the chamber’s inaugural longevity award while former…

Windy forecast prompts late start Tuesday for Columbus Schools

February 12, 2024

By DEUCE NIVEN      A windy forecast has prompted a two-hour delay for students and staff in the Columbus County Schools for Tuesday, Feb. 13.      “Buses may not travel when winds reach 35-40 MPH,” a school district news release said. “High wind gusts are expected in excess of this limit during the morning hours on…

Gunfire from a moving car hits person in another as motorists try to get out of the way

February 8, 2024

By DEUCE NIVEN      Gunfire from a car speeding south on US 701 between Tabor City and Loris Wednesday afternoon hit at least one person as other vehicles scrambled to get out of the way, leaving “multiple vehicles pulled over with damage,” an Horry County Police Department report said.      It was not clear from the…

Leonard leaves town government quietly, Ward steps up

February 8, 2024

By DEUCE NIVEN      “Elvis has left the building.”      Al Leonard wasn’t born when a Louisiana State Fair announcer uttered those words in 1954, but the self-described fan of “The King” Elvis Presley has left the building, too.      Leonard, who became Tabor City’s second town manager in March 1987, retired quietly last Wednesday, not quite…

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