TCPD takes two-county break-in suspect into custody minutes after BOLO

July 22, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Passing through Tabor City just minutes after officers were given a BOLO (be on the lookout) notice related to a series of break-ins in Columbus and Horry counties ended with a low-speed vehicle pursuit and a short-lived foot chase with a local man in custody after being tazed Wednesday evenings.      Xavier…

Mayor signed deed giving alleyway to a merchant, Loris council did not know

July 21, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A private landowner has a claim to an alley adjacent to his downtown Loris business, through action by Mayor Todd Harrelson earlier this year, and no city council member recalls being informed.      It’s a complicated matter involving a Quit Claim Deed granting the transfer of ownership of a 30 foot wide…

TCPD officer saves woman in burning car

July 16, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Arriving on a crash scene to find a woman entrapped in her overturned and burning car, Officer Nick Forster of the Tabor City was able to extinguish the both in the engine compartment and passenger area before other first responders arrived, Maj. Russell Conway said.      “He did a great job,” Conway…

Elsa eyes TLC

July 7, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Hurricane Elsa is on its way to the Tabor-Loris Community, expected to “weaken to a weak tropical storm by the time it reaches the Carolinas,” the National Weather Service reported in a Wednesday morning update.      Elsa’s impacts will be felt locally later today with heavy rain that may produce isolated flash…

Independence observance

July 3, 2021

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN      Fireworks capped a patriotic program with hot dogs and watermelon just right for the area’s first Fourth of July celebration, three days early, at South Columbus High School Thursday.      Those taking part enjoyed music from the Columbus County Community Band, the Kevin Sanson Band, and much more.      Rain…

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