Attorney: DOJ grants paid school system employees extra, board didn’t know

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      At least two Columbus County Board of Education employees have been paid from federal grant proceeds for work they did applying for those grants, Supt. Alan Faulk confirmed Tuesday.      Neither Supt. Faulk nor members of the school board were aware of those payments until after the three-year US Department of Justice…

Liquor vote set for November

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Liquor by the drink for Tabor City will be on the ballot for town residents this November, Town Council members agreed Tuesday.      The measure will come five years after a similar referendum failed by just one vote, and comes on the heels of an ongoing effort that could lead to Tabor…

Police safely stop suicidal woman with a gun at CRHS

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Rapid response to Columbus Regional Healthcare by Whiteville Police Department officers ended with an armed woman threatening suicide safely admitted for mental health care, department spokesman Maj. Alan May said Tuesday.      A lockdown ordered at the hospital as the situation unfolded “was lifted once the female was placed into custody,” May…

Peacock Road closed at Beaverdam

     A section of Peacock Road near Beaverdam, between Tabor City and Chadbourn, has been shut down for a drainage tile replacement project, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reported Monday.      Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with the road schecduled to be re-opened next Monday, July 16, the DOT said.…

Celebrate the 4th early, tonight, at SCHS

    Get an early start to the Independence Day celebration as the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration tonight, one day early.      Returning as headline entertainers for the festivities at South Columbus High School is the Kevin Sanson Band, including Chamber President Chris Avery on bass…

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