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Rail repair facility eyes TC with steam from a $9M grant in new state budget

September 28, 2023

By DEUCE NIVEN      A railroad repair, restoration and training business seems likely to be headed to Tabor City with help from a $9 million grant to the town including in North Carolina’s new $30 billion budget.      It’s a project three years in the making, said state Rep. Brenden Jones, a Tabor City Republican who…

After school activities cancelled for Columbus County system

September 22, 2023

     With a low pressure system off of the Carolina’s coast threatening “some impacts across portions of southeast North Carolina” today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service, “All after-school activities for Friday, Sept. 22, have been cancelled,” Columbus County Schools’ spokesman Kelly Jones said in an e-mail after noon.

Paving prep in TC

September 20, 2023

‘Forensic audit’ sought for Loris hospitality fund

September 13, 2023

By DEUCE NIVEN & JENN CAUSEY      Spending from a state hospitality tax fund totaling some $1.45 million in the past four years, apparently without approval by or knowledge of Loris City Council has triggered a request for a “forensic audit’ of those funds.      Council member Carroll Padgett, an attorney, called for the audit following a…

Loris, GSF schools among those in Horry taking a second ‘eLearning’ day Friday

August 31, 2023

By DEUCE NIVEN UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.      Tropical Storm Idalia’s impacts have varied in Horry County, prompting a varied response from the Horry County Schools that generally has Grand Strand schools on their regular schedule for Friday, Sept. 1, most inland schools returning to an eLearning environment, with no on-campus classes and no school bus…

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