Vaccination clinic in Chadbourn Sunday, CRHS expands visitor guidelines

April 9, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available across Columbus County, Health Director Kim Smith says, with a state-contracted clinic bringing first-dose Pfizer vaccines to Chadbourn this Sunday.      StarMed, which hosted similar clinics in Tabor City, Whiteville and Riegelwood, will hold its latest clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Westside…

First dose COVID-19 vaccines for ages 16 up in Loris Thursday

April 7, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by McLeod Health is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, at The Center for Health & Fitness in Loris.      First dose Pfizer vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis, no appointments needed while supplies last. There is no residency requirement, McLeod spokesperson Kelly…

T.C. man says family will share in $1M lottery win

April 6, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Wendell James of Tabor City plans to share his $1 million Millionaire Maker prize with his family, a news release Tuesday from the North Carolina Lottery Commission says.      “I have a close-knit family, so I’m going to share it with my family, my brothers and sisters,” James said of his plans…

An arrest in Elvington murder

March 31, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      An arrest Wednesday in the kidnapping and murder of elderly western Horry County resident Mary Ann Elvington was announced jointly by the Horry County Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office.      Dominique Davonah Brand, 29, of Marion was charged with murder, kidnapping, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person…

Food Lion suspect, robbery spree accomplice, found dead in Florence motel

March 31, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A suspect in the armed robbery of the Food Lion in Tabor City last month, and her alleged accomplice in nearly two dozen hold-ups in three states, died in a Florence motel as local and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members attempted to serve multiple warrants, Maj. Russell Conway of the…

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