Escaped TC break-in suspect in custody

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      On the run since fleeing in handcuffs from the Tabor City Police Department last December, Mhalik Jhamal Graham is back behind bars, tracked down by US Marshals and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Monday night.      Graham, 21, was found inside a Covey Run apartment in Whiteville, a report by Sheriff’s Det.…

Two shot, one killed near Walter Todd Road

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Gunfire at a home off of Walter Todd Road claimed a local man Friday, left another injured, and prompted an ongoing Columbus County Sheriff’s Office investigation.      Timothy Tyrone Riggins, 31, died after apparently being shot at his home, which has a Lowery Lane address on the corner of Walter Todd Road.…

Patrol car rammed during checkpoint pursuit

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fleeing from a traffic checkpoint set up by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office HEAT Team, a Conway man led deputies on a high speed chase that ended after he rammed a patrol car, careened into a yard, slamming into the back of a truck parked there.      Donald Allen Bonini, 50, of…

Depot grant has tourism rail on track

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tourism rail linking Tabor City with Grand Strand tourists by way of Conway is poised to take a $250,000 step forward, with tentative approval of a US Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant presented to the Tabor City Council Tuesday.      It’s a step towards a $1.4 million depot critical to…

UPDATE: Body found during welfare check identified

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Tuesday update      An autopsy has confirmed that the body found behind a Tabor City home Saturday night was the homeowner, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Tuesday.      Grover Steadman Elleby, who lived at the home, apparently died just beyond the steps to his back door at least…

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