Last ride through Loris set for LHS Class of ’21

June 11, 2021

By JENN CAUSEY      Seniors at Loris High School are invited to take part in “Last Ride” festivities through downtown Tuesday evening, just ahead of their scheduled 9 a.m. commencement Wednesday at Heniford Field on campus.      “All family, friends and community are encouraged to come line the sidewalks of Main Street to cheer the class…

Traffic stop yields suspect in dirt bike, gun thefts

June 10, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Warrants were served this week in the theft of a dirt bike last September and a handgun last month, Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said in a news release.      Tyler Edward Sutton, 25, of Clarendon was taken into custody following a June 7 traffic stop on Horace Cox Road east of…

Car crashes through fences, overturns into pond at Daddy Joe’s

June 9, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A woman was uninjured after her car overturned into the edge of a pond at Daddy Joe’s Campground on Richard Wright Road near Tabor City Wednesday morning, first responders said.      Bonnie Hedwin of Tabor City was headed towards Tabor City on the two-lane highway when her car appeared to drift off…

Congressman plans Loris address

June 8, 2021

By JENN CAUSEY      Congressman Tom Rice will be in Loris on Wednesday, June 9, with a 10 a.m. speech planned in the conference room at Loris City Hall.      “This is a coffee with congressman event that we do often,” Rice press secretary Sadie Thorman said. “We offer this event for people to discuss their…

Columbus OKs budget

June 7, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      With one dissenting vote Columbus County Commissioners Monday approved an $81.5 million budget for the year that begins July 1.      Commissioner Buddy Byrd’s objects were more grounded in procedures than on the details of the proposal presented by County Manager Eddie Madden last month, complaining that there were no budget workshops…

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