Spring Has Sprung spectacularly

May 8, 2021

Mother Nature could not have been more kind to the inaugural Spring Has Sprung Festival sponsored by the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Saturday. Clear sky and near perfect temperatures greeted patrons, vendors, car show participants, and those taking part in the festival’s parade. Chamber President Mary Lou Molina said she was pleased with…

Accused Elvington killer faces federal charges

May 5, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Federal charges have been filed for the Marion man already accused in the murder and kidnapping of Mary Ann Elvington, an elderly Horry County woman taken from her home and killed in late March.      A federal grand jury in Columbia returned a three indictment charging Dominique Devonah Brand, 29, of Marion, with kidnapping…

TCI’s new warden no stranger to Columbus

May 3, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Stephen Jacobs has been named warden at Tabor Correctional Institution, the assignment from the NC Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice bringing the Lumberton Correctional Institution warden back to Columbus County.      Jacobs, 53, served as warden at Columbus Correctional Institution near Brunswick from 2018 until last year, a NC Department…

Arson fire spreads to adjacent TC house

May 3, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Abandoned and without electricity, an arsonist is believed responsible for fire that gutted one West 3rd Street home Sunday night, and heavily damaged another, Tabor City Fire Chief Jeff Fowler said Monday.      “We got them both out,” Fowler said. “The first one was gutted, the other burned the outside, we got…

Career day a breeze at South Columbus High

April 30, 2021

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Career Day at South Columbus High School was an outdoor affair for 2021, a brisk breeze keeping students, staff and vendors comfortable Friday.      Static displays from the Tabor City Police Department, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, NC State Highway Patrol, NC Wildlife Resources Commission; an ambulance with advanced life…

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