Granite tumble

Numerous large granite countertop pieces tumbled from an 18-wheeler truck on the edge of U.S. 701 at NC 410 at East Tabor just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. It appeared that a strap may have given way, allowing the load to fall. Tabor City Fire Department members assisted the truck driver, here, sweeping some of the…

Three charged in TC area drug investigation

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana and weapons were seized as Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Vice-Narcotics Unit detectives and SWAT Team members executed a pair of search warrants east of Tabor City Friday morning and made three arrests.      “Numerous complaints concerning suspicious activity in the 5700 block of Swamp Fox Highway East” prompted…

Christmas on Main mainly inside

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Christmas on Main will remain in Tabor City today, though rain has forced some events inside.      This morning’s Jingle Jog has been cancelled, a victim of the incessant rain that began Friday, Bringing back Main spokeswoman Pam Byrd said.      Organizers are hoping the rain will let up in time for Santa’s…

Two in custody named, third suspect at large in state line chase

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE: Friday      A man and woman in custody following a law enforcement that began and ended in Columbus County Thursday, winding into Loris and through a portion of northern Horry County, have been identified.      Quentin Montray Vereen, 20, of Ten Mile Road, Tabor City and Marquita Donta Vereen, 31, of Ridgeland…

Escaped break-in suspect ‘very dangerous, possibly armed,’ TCPD says

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Breaking and entering warrants have been obtained for a man police had in custody early Monday, and who escaped from the Tabor City Police Department in handcuffs.      Mhalik Jhamal Graham, 21, whose last known address was on South Franklin Street in Whiteville      Graham is accused of taking guns in a series…

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