Columbus COVID death toll spikes, cases soar in Horry

January 14, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID’s death toll in Columbus County has passed a grim milestone as newly confirmed cases rise rapidly there and in neighboring Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus COVID deaths pass 100 with 13 reported      An exceptionally deadly streak for the COVID-19 pandemic in Columbus County…

Columbus Schools extend all-virtual learning; Horry to open classrooms Tues.; big COVID case increases

January 13, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases have prompted the Columbus County Schools to extend its current all-virtual format for two more weeks, while students in the Horry County Schools will begin returning to classrooms next Tuesday.      Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic continues, unabated, with significant new cases numbers in both counties reported Wednesday.…

Fallen HCPD Officer: ‘His food and kindness brought people together’

January 13, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A veteran Horry County Police Department Officer known for his “food and kindness” was killed when he was struck by a vehicle near North Myrtle Beach Tuesday afternoon.      Lance Cpl. Melton “Fox” Gore, 57, was “performing a task outside of his truck near the intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 31…

COVID impacts schools, infects Horry Supt. as area cases, deaths climb

January 12, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      As the predicted post holiday COVID-19 surge is felt nationally, its impact on education is reflected in the public schools of Horry and Columbus counties, albiet differently.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Back to class in CC Tuesday, not so fast in Horry Supt. Maxey tests…

Columbus Health Dept. pauses vaccine appointments as pandemic rages

January 8, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations have filled rapidly in Columbus County as the pandemic continues to kill and sicken residents locally and nationally.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus Health Dept. pauses vaccine appointments State data shows three new CC COVID deaths, 113 more cases Virus claims…

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