Green, liquor pass in official total, numbers still in dispute

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Friday 7:30 p.m. update      Jody Greene has won the race for Columbus County Sheriff, mixed beverage alcohol sales in restaurants and other businesses in Tabor City have passed, the Columbus County Board of Elections ruled during the formal canvas of the votes Friday evening.      Greene the Republican challenger for Sheriff, claimed…

Provisional ballot counting Thursday morning, not evening; decisions on sheriff, alcohol still unclear

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Provisional ballots that could determine the outcome of the race for Columbus County sheriff and a decision on the legal sale of mixed drinks in Tabor City will be counted during a meeting of the Columbus County Board of Elections that begins at 11 a.m. Thursday.      That meeting had been scheduled…

CCI inmate stabbed, killed

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An inmate has been stabbed and killed at Columbus Correctional Institution (CCI) near the town of Brunswick, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety has confirmed.      Gregory Adams, Jr., 35, serving time for attempted murder in New Hanover County, was stabbed “in the neck area” just before 8 a.m. Friday, a…

Death penalty sought for at least one charged in trooper’s murder

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in at least one of two men charged in the Oct. 17 murder of Master Trooper Kevin Conner of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, District Attorney Jon David announced Wednesday.      Chauncey Demez Lamar Askew, 18, of East Third Avenue in Chadbourn was indicted by a…

Not so fast. Provisional ballots leave liquor vote, race for sheriff unsettled

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE: Wednesday      It’s too soon to for a victory toast in the highly competitive race for Columbus County Sheriff, or a very close vote on allowing the sale of mixed alcoholic beverages in Tabor City.      Provisional ballots that won’t be considered or counted for more than a week could sway the…

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