A lawmaker tests positive, last call order, and mask proclamation as COVID toll, cases keep rising

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve in the Tabor-Loris Community and across the Carolinas, with an area lawmaker contracting the disease, an order for bars to close early, a new mask and social distancing proclamation, and more coronavirus deaths and cases all reported Friday.      This post will cover these…

COVID surge continues in Horry, slower case climb in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A surge of COVID-19 related cases and uptick in deaths continues in Horry County this week, with a slower but steady increase in confirmed infections in Columbus. This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Horry records 10 COVID deaths, more than 350 new cases in two days Columbus…

Tabor Commons’ COVID outbreak closed, Horry records 130 new cases, just 8 for Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A COVID-19 pandemic chapter has ended at Tabor Commons Assisted Living in Tabor City, with just eight new coronavirus infections for Columbus County recorded Tuesday, another 130 case jump in Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Brighter days: Tabor Commons’ COVID outbreak closed Another 130 cases…

Horry surges with nearly 400 new COVID cases, two deaths in two days; slow rise in Columbus cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Horry County, including the Grand Strand, remains a hot spot for COVID-19 cases with nearly 400 new coronavirus cases confirmed since Saturday and two additional deaths.      Across the state line in Columbus County the pandemic’s pace has slowed, but not halted, with 17 newly confirmed cases and no new deaths since…

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An early afternoon crash on U.S. 701 Bypass at Pireway Road in Tabor City left this car with serious front-end damage, a roll-back truck from Conway based Canty & Son Towing with a ruptured diesel fuel tank, and forced the temporary and partial closure of the bypass for nearly an hour. Everyone involved declined medical…

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