UPDATE: BB&T robbery suspect image released

By JENN CAUSEY & DEUCE NIVEN UPDATE, Friday      An investigation into the robbery of the BB&T branch in Loris continues Friday with the release of a surveillance image to the robber, Chief Cary Buley said.      Police have released no new details on the robbery, which took place about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when a person, believed…

Saw thief sought

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A thief who took a saw from a Williams Township area business this week was caught by store surveillance, leaving Columbus County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for help to identify the man.      The man walked out of Singletary Small Engines, 9511 James B White Hwy South, Whiteville, just after 5 p.m.…

Court in TC cancelled, renovations incomplete

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      District Court in Tabor City has been cancelled for today, Columbus County Clerk of Court Jess Hill said.      Significant renovations to the Tabor City Courthouse, scheduled to be finished Thursday, remained incomplete this morning, Hill said.      “Therefore due to the concerns in regards to the safety of all, court has been…

Suspect in trooper’s killing faces another murder charge

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Already facing a death penalty trial for the murder of a state trooper last fall, Chauncy Askew has been indicted on an unrelated murder near Tabor City.      Askew, 18, has been indicted by a Columbus County grand jury in the June 21, 2016 murder of Jerome Parrott, District Attorney Jon David…

Drug trafficking, money laundering nets man 14 years

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A day of reckoning has come for a Tabor City area man who admitted guilt to drug and money laundering conspiracy charges a year ago.      Justin Lee Myers, 34, who has also previously listed an address in Myrtle Beach, was sentenced this week to serve 14 years in prison for his…

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