Curfew nears; councils consider COVID options

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A curfew effective at 10 tonight for unincorporated areas of Columbus County is an effort to “do what is best for our citizens during these trying times,” County Manager Mike Stephens said in an e-mailed statement today.      Responding to the challenges facing everyone as the coronavirus COVID-19 marches across America also…

Non-essential businesses to close in SC, NC utility cut-offs prohibited: TLC COVID-19 update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Executive orders from governors in Columbia and Raleigh Tuesday will impact life in the Tabor-Loris Community (TLC), with non-essential businesses in South Carolina ordered to close effective Wednesday, a 60-day prohibition on utility cutoffs in North Carolina effective immediately.      Those orders came just ahead of the report of five additional COVID-19…

Curfews ordered in Columbus; beach and waterway access closed in SC: COVID-19 update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. curfew begins Wednesday in Columbus County, two days after Gov. Henry McMaster closed beaches and waterways in South Carolina.       This post will cover these topics and will be updated: Curfew order and new restrictions for Columbus Fair Bluff curfew begins tonight Beach, waterway access…

Warrants served in shooting of pregnant woman; victim offers domestic abuse advice

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A suspect in a January shooting that left a pregnant woman “gravely injured” on a Green Sea area roadway is in custody in Horry County, charged with attempted murder in a domestic violence case, the Horry County Police Department revealed Monday.      Dustin Anthony Butler, 34, of Forestbrook Road in Myrtle Beach,…

Two dead, search resumes for third in Waccamaw River boating collision

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two Columbus County residents are dead, and a search for a third involved in a two-boat collision on the Waccamaw River near Pireway late Sunday afternoon resumed this (Monday) morning, a N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission supervisor said.      Two boats came around “the same curve at the same time and collided,” Sgt.…

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