Final suspect in 2013 Wright murder gets life

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A guilty verdict was reached Friday for Whiteville area man in the 2013 murder of Lee Travis Wright near Tabor City.      Demoncrick Hunter, 27, found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and robbery with a dangerous weapon, was sentenced to life in prison…

Police say ‘suspicious suspect’ had lots of drugs in his vehicle

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A “suspicious suspect” sought by Tabor City police after a brick was tossed through a bank window and the man was seen outside a local day care is in jail, charged with possession of an estimated 2,500 prescription medication pills, Capt. Greg Sibbett said Wednesday night.      Louis Ellis Hodge, 36, of…

‘Suspicious suspect’ outside day care may have targeted bank

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Was a Brunswick County man planning to rob a Tabor City bank Wednesday morning?      Tabor City police want to talk to a “suspicious suspect” who eluded them in the area of Anderson and Bell streets and Pireway Road not long after officers located a car they believe to have been his,…

A different Hardee will join Loris council

By JOYCE GRAHAM tribjoyce@tabor-loris.com      A Hardee will replace a Hardee on Loris City Council next year, with its makeup otherwise unchanged in the unofficial tally of Tuesday’s election.      Council veteran Lewis Hardee finished fourth in the race for three council seats, behind political newcomer Terrence Hardee who will fill that seat.      Mike Suggs, the other…

Guideway man charged with 2012 rape

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A 2012 rape case in the Guideway area has been cleared with the arrest of a Tabor City area man.      Luis G. Maldonado, 22, of Leanna Lane, Tabor City, was charged with first-degree rape, arrested Monday and held at the Columbus County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond, jail records show.…

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