Blaze claims Loris Florist

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Fire gutted Loris Florist, the city’s only flower shop, Tuesday morning.      Fire and water damage from an extensive firefighting effort left the building at 4814 Main Street a total loss, Loris Fire Chief Jerry Hardee said. Fire that spread throughout the building may have begun outside in or at a vehicle…

A reluctant egg hunt winner

Clouds that threatened rain may have dampened the turnout, but not the enthusiasm of about 50 children taking part in the Columbus County Parks and Recreation sponsored Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Saturday. Lucky Egg winners posing with the Easter Bunny were, from left, Jaydon Parker (age 8-12),…

3rd suspect in Food Lion parking lot murder jailed

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A third Tabor City man is in custody accused of murder in a parking lot slaying at a Food Lion in Longs last August.      Rodney Crayshawn Gore, 24, of Ridgeland Acres, Tabor City, has been charged with accessory before the fact of a felony in the Aug. 15, 2018 robbery…

UPDATE: Fisherman’s body recovered in the Waccamaw

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Divers recovered the body of a Guideway area man missing since Monday after apparently falling from a boat.      “He was not too far away from where he went into the water,” Sgt. Kyle Van Althuis of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said.      With the recovery complete, Wildlife Officers will continue…

County elections board finds Greene not a resident, state panel to take jurisdiction

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Jody Greene’s residency in Columbus County was rejected by a divided Columbus County Board of Elections Thursday following two days of testimony and arguments.      The decision was far from the last word, State Board of Elections attorney Josh Lawson reminding members that the body in Raleigh will take jurisdiction of…

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