Loris man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Eight charges related to the exploitation of a minor have been filed against a Loris man, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Thursday.      Paul Hajba Jr., 67, was arrested Wednesday morning, charged with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree. He remained in the J.…

Kitchen escapee?

     The Todd House employee Johnnie Gore swears the rooster out front at the Live Oak Street eatery Wednesday morning was not on the menu for lunch, but said she doesn’t know where the fowl usually roosts.      There were unconfirmed reports of the bird at the nearby BB&T drive-through ATM Tuesday, and some suspicion that the…

Bog-Off Movie Night is moving to Thursday

     Movie Night for this year’s Loris Bog-Off Festival is moving to Thursday.      With rain threatening, and almost assured this evening, Loris Chamber of Commerce leaders made the call earlier this afternoon.      Moana will be shown in the crass lot at the Casey and Meeting streets beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Concessions will be available for…

UPDATE: Second person dies after motorcycle hit by SUV

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Thursday      A second victim of an Oct. 8 motorcycle crash near Tabor City died Thursday, four days after the rear-end collision that claimed the man’s fiancé.      John Nash, 30, of Franklinton,  died Thursday in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, the N.C. Highway Patrol confirmed.      Whitney Jackson, 29, died…

County schools seek consolidation

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      In less than five minutes, with no discussion, a significant step towards the consolidation of Columbus County’s two public school systems was made by the Columbus County Board of Education Monday morning.      Board member Junior Dew made the motion to adopt the “Resolution Regarding the Consolidation of Columbus County and Whiteville…

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