COVID death confirmed in Columbus, new area cases counted

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another COVID-19 death confirmed by the Columbus County Health Department comes as the rate of new cases in Horry County shows signs of decline, at least on Monday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus records 57th COVID death Just eight new Horry infections Columbus confirms 57th…

Sheriff’s traffic stop leads to drug charges, ‘hundreds’ of personal info documents

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Drug charges have been filed as an investigation continues into a large cache of personal documents discovered during a traffic stop in Tabor City on Friday, the Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said in a news release Monday.      Two residents of New York City, a third from New Jersey were in…

Another COVID death in Columbus, Horry tops 10K cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Grim milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic have been crossed in the area this weekend, with a 57th coronavirus death reported for Columbus County Saturday, Horry’s case total passing the 10,000 mark Sunday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus records 57th COVID death Horry passes 10,000 coronavirus…

Two new COVID deaths in Columbus, another in Horry as cases climb

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two more Columbus County residents have been taken by COVID-19, another in Horry, as confirmed cases continue to climb in both areas.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports two new COVID deaths, 32 cases Horry resident succumbs to coronavirus, more infections Columbus reports two new…

‘Aggressive noxious aquatic weed’ infests Gapway ponds

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Giant Salvinia, described as “a very aggressive noxious aquatic weed,” has been found in two ponds in the Gapway area of Columbus County, west of Tabor City, county leaders are learning.      Rob Emens, Aquatic Weed Program Manager with the state’s Division of Water Resources, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offered details…

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