UPDATE: Missing man found safe

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Greg Tyler, reported missing by concerned friends on Wednesday, has been located, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday.      “I spoke to Greg just a few minutes ago,” Sibbett said, expressing gratitude to local newspapers and social media in the effort to locate Tyler.      Look for…

All 33 G-Shine drug and gun violence defendants plead guilty

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Every suspect rounded up in a massive local, state and federal investigation into drug trafficking and related gun violence in Horry County have taken guilty pleas in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced Thursday.      Suspects from Loris, Longs and mostly along the Grand Strand, 33 in all, were…

Stolen hurricane handgun recovered during LPD traffic stop

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A gun reported stolen after Hurricane Matthew left a Longs area gun shop without electrical power and a functioning alarm nearly two years ago was recovered during a Loris Police Department traffic stop last week.      Malcolm Kashif Bellamy, 33, of Jackson Street, Chadbourn, was charged with possession of the stolen Glock…

Crash claims area man in Iron Hill Tuesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A local man died following a single vehicle auto crash east of Tabor City Tuesday afternoon.      Steven Edward Rivenbark, 61, of Tabor City died after his pick-up truck went off the left side of the road, crashing into a ditch and striking a culvert in the 22000 block of Peacock Road…

Deputy Fire Marshal charged with embezzlement from fire department he served

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A fire department officer and Columbus County Deputy Fire Marshal has been charged with embezzling funds from the Brunswick Fire Department.      David Heath Porter, 31, of Lebanon Church Road, Whiteville was arrested early Monday afternoon, charged with 32 counts of embezzlement and 32 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, Sheriff…

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