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TCPD cruiser totaled after officer swerves for deer

November 27, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Officer Clay Hagood of the Tabor City Police Department suffered relatively minor injuries after his patrol cruiser overturned as he swerved to avoid a deer on the way to work Saturday, Chief Donald Dowless said.      Hagood, 42, was on Soles Road near New Britton Hwy south of Brunswick when he encountered…

Inmate overdose death prompts TCI investigation

November 22, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A correctional officer at Tabor Correctional Institution is under investigation following the overdose death of an inmate there, the Tabor City Police Department reports.      That investigation includes support from the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Maj. Russell Conway of the TCPD said Monday.      Dustin D. Goodson, 31, suffered an apparent overdose…

Officer charged with drug trafficking at TCI

November 19, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A correctional officer was in handcuffs Friday afternoon, charged with trafficking synthetic cannabinoids inside Tabor Correctional Institution.      Wesley Thompson, 24, of Twin Pines Road, Whiteville, was charged after another correctional officer discovered contraband hidden in a podium in the close custody (maximum security) section at the state prison west of Tabor…

Stewart Watts gives his last haircut

November 19, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      In more than seven decades as a barber, Stewart Watts seldom, if ever, had an audience like the one he enjoyed Saturday.      Family, and just a few friends watched the end of an era, Watts’ hands perhaps more steady than his legs as ended his career with one last haircut, a…

Honoring veterans

November 11, 2021

Some three dozen people gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park of America, between Tabor City and Whiteville, for a Veterans Day observance last week. District Court Judge C. Ashley Gore (center, above) was among the speakers, and was watched by (from left) Bill Thompson who sang The National Anthem, park board members Rob Williams and…

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