Animal cruelty charged; gun, drugs & money also seized

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Dogs, drugs, a gun and money were seized as Horry County Police conducted an animal cruelty investigation on Bakersfield Road near Loris Wednesday.      Two have been charged in the investigation, the generally unhealthy animals taken to a no-kill animal shelter for rehabilitation with 8.22 grams of cocaine, $52,991 in cash and…

Missing documents stymie Loris auditors

By DEUCE NIVEN & JENN CAUSEY      Auditing City of Loris financial records for the 18-month period that ended nearly three years ago proved impossible for auditors contracted by the city because supporting documents are gone.      That’s the message Mauldin & Jenkins manager Grant H. Davis, CPA, delivered during a special council session Wednesday.      “Due to…

Long overdue Loris audit to be unveiled Wednesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Years in the making and often delayed, an audit covers City of Loris finances from 2015 is set to be presented to City Council Wednesday night.      An auditor from Mauldin and Jenkins is scheduled to present the formal audit during the meeting set for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the American Legion…

UPDATE: Scott in custody in theft of ex-lawmaker’s car

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE: Scott is in custody      Courtney Cole Scott was arrested in Horry County late Monday afternoon, Maj. Greg Sibbett of Tabor City Police Department said.      Scott was located at the Loris Motel, in the parking lot and apparently preparing to leave when Sibbett and Horry County Police Department officers arrived, Sibbett…

UPDATE: Gas line shut down, NC 130 to open soon, evacuation order lifted

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE:      Piedmont Natural Gas workers have shut down the gas line ruptured in Brunswick, and cancelled the evacuation order.      NC 130 remains closed, but was expected to re-open soon as NC DOT barricades are put in place around the damaged section of natural gas line.      Workers using a trencher reportedly struck…

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