Rivers: Lumber holding, Waccamaw rising, roads impacted

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Thursday 11:30 a.m.      Roadway impacts from Hurricane Florence and her associated impacts were climbing in some areas, falling in others as water levels change and Department of Transportation crews effected repairs on Thursday.      US 701 in the Allsbrook area has re-opened after a washout that split the highway in two and…

Printing press is powerless, so read us here, for now

     Casualties of Hurricane Florence include publication of the print edition of this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune, though we pledge to have it in reader’s hands as soon as possible.      Power to the press in Whiteville could be restored as early as today, and soon after we’ll have copies available in stores and news racks.      We’ll have…

Two die in flooded sheriff’s transport van

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two “detainees” in the custody of the Horry County Sheriff’s Office died Tuesday night when a transport vehicle carrying them to Darlington was “overtaken by flood waters” that left them trapped inside the locked van, a sheriff’s office news release said.      Heading from Conway west on U.S. 76, the transport van…

Columbus largely sealed off; Loris City Hall roof collapses; water rise slows in one river town

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Tuesday 7 p.m.      Columbus County was largely sealed off on Tuesday, North Carolina National Guard troops stationed on major highway entrances to the north, east and west barring entry to all but county residents, county spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.      Troops were also deployed to shut down entrances from South Carolina on…

Rains bring record floods, rescues. ‘It just didn’t quit.’

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com & JENN BOYD tribjenn@tabor-loris.com Monday 12:45 p.m.      It seemed, late Sunday, that Hurricane Florence, had been relatively kind to the Tabor-Loris Community, by then downgraded to a tropical depression, her center far from the area.      She had other ideas.      “I have never in 66 years seen anything like it,” Loris Fire…

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