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Hurricane UPDATE: Government offices, others are closing

September 28, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN UPDATE/Late Thursday afternoon      Columbus County has declared a state of emergency, that action from commissioner’s chair Ricky Bullard Thursday afternoon follows similar action in Horry County on Wednesday.      Government offices in the Tabor-Loris Community and beyond will be closed tomorrow, including those for Tabor City, Loris, Columbus County, and Horry County.…

UPDATE: Stolen motorcycle crash claims driver

September 25, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN UPDATE      Investigators have determined the motorcycle involved in a deadly crash in Tabor City on Saturday was one reported stolen from Fort Bragg in July, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said.      That motorcycle was a 2020 Suzuki GSX R-600, police have determined, not a different make and…

Columbus readies for Dothan development

September 21, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      Development is coming to the Dothan area, big time Columbus County Planning Director Gary Lanier says, and other county leaders are taking steps to prepare.      A series of grant application resolutions adopted by county commissioners Monday will, if approved, set the stage for significant water improvements to the area, including a…

Money sought, and spent in fast paced council meet

September 14, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      Efforts to secure more than $1.7 million in grant funding to address housing needs, the downtown business incubator project, and to study needed downtown drainage improvements were approved during a fast-paced meeting of the Tabor City Council on Tuesday.      A pair of budget amendments were also approved, funding repairs to the…

Drug charges for TC man follows Nakina search warrant

September 2, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      A search warrant served in Nakina resulted in the arrest of a Tabor City man on drug related charges, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports.      Tamol Sophion Washington, 32, of James Street, Tabor City, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and marijuana, maintaining…

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