Budget plan boosts Loris council pay 30 percent

By DEUCE NIVEN & JENN CAUSEY      Mayor Todd Harrelson and members of Loris City Council will be getting a 30 percent pay hike under a budget proposal for the new fiscal year outlined during a budget workshop Thursday.      City employees may be getting raises, but there is no indication in the budget proposal of any…

UPDATE: Main Street reopens in Loris following building collapse

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com Tuesday update      Main Street in downtown Loris was reopened to traffic about noon Tuesday, about 22 hours after the partial building collapse of the former Mystic Motion sent brick and lumber from its façade crashing onto the sidewalk and into the street.      South Carolina Department of Transportation workers and city employees…

Crash prompts medical helicopter landing on 701

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A morning crash at one of Tabor City’s busiest intersections shut down a section of U.S. 701 with one vehicle overturned on the highway, an AirLink helicopter touching down on the asphalt nearby.      Gasoline tanker truck driver John McNair of Selma was credited with some excellent driving, steering the badly damaged…

Two hurt in Swampfox, Peacock wreck

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An elderly woman and male teen were hurt in an afternoon wreck on Swampfox Hwy East at Peacock Road Saturday.      Injuries did not appear to be life threatening, firefighters on the scene said, with both patients taken to McLeod Loris hospital in the same Tabor City Emergency Services ambulance after evaluation…

Wreck at wreck-prone intersection injures several, damages four vehicles

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Traffic bypassing a four-vehicle collision on U.S. 701 at NC 410 Friday crept slowly, but generally kept moving following the 2:25 p.m. mishap.      Several people were taken by ambulances to area hospitals, though none of the injured appeared life threatening, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said.      An…

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