A rare day with no confirmed COVID deaths

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      There were no newly confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 for Horry or Columbus counties Friday, an infrequent event, as new infection numbers for both areas were reported.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Horry records no new COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases Columbus records 11 more coronavirus…

More area COVID deaths, cases; fall sports next spring; state support for business launches

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another five COVID-19 related deaths in Horry County, 51 confirmed coronavirus cases in Columbus since Monday, were reported by state and local agencies Thursday.      In the North Carolina high school fall sports are moving to spring, and a new state program is intended to provide a lifeline for businesses and non-profits…

Two CC administrative employees test COVID positive; other pandemic updates

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Seven employees of Columbus County’s Administrative Office building are working from home after two tested positive for COVID-19 this week.      Elsewhere, a clearer look at county-level COVID-19 data is provided in a new online tool unveiled by South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control Tuesday, as Horry County records three…

COVID deaths top 150 in Horry, climb by 40 in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A grim pandemic milestone was reached in Horry County Monday, the COVID-19 death toll topping 150; while 40 new coronavirus cases in four days were reported in Columbus County.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Two COVID deaths push Horry past 150 Four days, 40 new coronavirus…

An unwanted COVID milestone for Columbus: Weekend update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An unwanted COVID-19 milestone was reached in Columbus County Sunday, as data showing the growing toll of the virus was released for it and Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID case count tops 900 in Columbus Horry records 3 more coronavirus deaths in 3 days,…

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