Greene’s lead narrows as election certified, really

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another day, another total in the race for Columbus County Sheriff, though the Republican challenger Jody Greene remains the winner.      Observers left a marathon two days of county Board of Elections meetings Friday in the belief, stated by chairman Harold Fipps, that the election had been certified, Greene with a 43…

911 dispatcher charged with theft of a radio

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Felony charges have been filed against a Columbus County 911 dispatcher, accused of stealing a portable public safety radio and “arranging to trade the radio for an iPhone 7.”      Donovan Ridel Jacobs, 32, of Freeman Road in Bolton, was arrested Sunday, the same day the sheriff’s office was notified of the…

Green, liquor pass in official total, numbers still in dispute

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Friday 7:30 p.m. update      Jody Greene has won the race for Columbus County Sheriff, mixed beverage alcohol sales in restaurants and other businesses in Tabor City have passed, the Columbus County Board of Elections ruled during the formal canvas of the votes Friday evening.      Greene the Republican challenger for Sheriff, claimed…

Provisional ballot counting Thursday morning, not evening; decisions on sheriff, alcohol still unclear

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Provisional ballots that could determine the outcome of the race for Columbus County sheriff and a decision on the legal sale of mixed drinks in Tabor City will be counted during a meeting of the Columbus County Board of Elections that begins at 11 a.m. Thursday.      That meeting had been scheduled…

CCI inmate stabbed, killed

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An inmate has been stabbed and killed at Columbus Correctional Institution (CCI) near the town of Brunswick, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety has confirmed.      Gregory Adams, Jr., 35, serving time for attempted murder in New Hanover County, was stabbed “in the neck area” just before 8 a.m. Friday, a…

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