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,…

COVID-19 claims 5 more area lives, infects an additional 87

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another five residents of Columbus or Horry counties have died of COVID-19 complications, 87 more infected with the coronavirus, data from county and state agencies showed Thursday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID claims 2 more Columbus lives, infects another 34 Horry records 3 new coronavirus…

Phase 2 extended in NC with a focus on schools; Horry Board of Ed makes reopening decision; local COVID updates

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Getting the new school year started safely is the intent of the Horry County Board of Education, with an all-virtual option for parents approved Tuesday.      It was a focus for Gov. Roy Cooper as he announced a five-week extension of the state’s Phase 2 Safer at Home reopening from the statewide…

Young adult among 8 new Horry COVID deaths; free testing coming to Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A single day with no COVID-19 related deaths reported for Horry County was upended by Tuesday’s state data showing eight confirmed deaths, including a young adult, and another two deaths likely related to the coronavirus.      State data showed Columbus County with five new COVID deaths Tuesday, as free coronavirus testing clinics…

Fickle Isaias largely spares the TLC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Hurricane, then Tropical Storm, then Hurricane Isaias during much of Monday seemed to have the Tabor-Loris Community in its crosshairs.      Its course generally following National Weather Service forecasts, and staying well within the “cone of uncertainty,” was just fickle enough to largely spare the Tabor-Loris Community, apparently inflicting the most damage…

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