Vandals shatter a lot of glass, home torched

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Broken home and auto windows worth thousands of dollars and a possible arson fire that gutted a vacant home late Friday and early Saturday may be connected, and are under investigation by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.      “No one saw anything,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said. “We have no suspects.”      It…

Missing when tried, Nichols man guilty on drug, weapon charges

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Law enforcement is on the hunt for a Nichols man convicted on gun and drug charges this week despite not showing up for his trial.      James Lamont Arthur, 35, failed to appear for trial in October, and despite a bench warrant for his arrest was still not to be found for…

UPDATE: Father, son wanted in Whiteville thefts

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      A father and son from Tabor City are wanted by police in Whiteville for thefts taking place at two retail stores there.      Orain Patrick Caines, 45, and Christopher Paul Caines, 24, are charged in Whiteville warrants with two counts each of larceny, one from each Wal Mart and Tractor Supply,…

ABC shoplifting pair sought

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two women who allegedly shoplifted alcohol at Tabor City’s ABC Store were caught on surveillance video.      Officers are asking for help from the public identifying the women, who were in the store on U.S. 701 Bypass just after 5 p.m. Monday, Officer Brian Campbell of the Tabor City Police Department said.…

Determined thief breaks through store wall for lots of cigarettes

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      It took about an hour to force entry into Sidney Service Mart in the early morning Thursday, a man who apparently had at least one accomplice taking dozens of cigarette cartons worth thousands of dollars for his effort.      Deputies responding to the 2:29 a.m. call at the convenience store on James…

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