Commissioner charged with felonies in theft, attorney calls arrest political

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus County Commissioner Giles E. “Buddy” Byrd is facing two felony charges, larceny and possession of stolen property, with his arrest Friday morning by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.      Byrd, 71, of Giles Byrd Road in Hallsboro, was released under a $25,000 unsecured bond after surrendering himself at the Columbus County…

It may be back to school for K-5 students in NC; more COVID cases in the area

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another small step towards normal in the North Carolina Schools was announced Thursday as the steady climb of coronavirus cases continued in Columbus and Horry counties.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Full in-class learning for K-5 in NC approved Columbus records 33 new COVID cases since Monday New infections…

Two airlifted after Fusion crashes into combine

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two occupants of a Ford Fusion that slammed into a combine on Cox Town Road near Tabor City Tuesday were airlifted to a Myrtle Beach hospital.      New Hanover Regional AirLink helicopters based in Whiteville and Brunswick County landed adjacent to a recently cut corn field in the back yard of a…

TCI officer charged with bringing cocaine, marijuana

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Felony cocaine and marijuana possession inside a prison charges were served against a Tabor Correctional Institution Officer just minutes after formally resigning his post Monday.     Kendrick C. McBryde, 23, of Pinehurst Avenue, Fairmont, was arrested at the prison just west of town Monday evening, the report by Officer Christopher Cotton said.…

53rd COVID death in Columbus, cases climb in Horry, too

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another Columbus County resident has died of COVID-19 complications, while in Horry County the number of newly confirmed infections topped 40 for the second day in a row.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus records 53rd coronavirus death New COVID cases top 40 again in Horry…

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