Two new COVID deaths in Columbus, another in Horry as cases climb

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two more Columbus County residents have been taken by COVID-19, another in Horry, as confirmed cases continue to climb in both areas.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports two new COVID deaths, 32 cases Horry resident succumbs to coronavirus, more infections Columbus reports two new…

‘Aggressive noxious aquatic weed’ infests Gapway ponds

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Giant Salvinia, described as “a very aggressive noxious aquatic weed,” has been found in two ponds in the Gapway area of Columbus County, west of Tabor City, county leaders are learning.      Rob Emens, Aquatic Weed Program Manager with the state’s Division of Water Resources, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offered details…

Steady trends may ease NC COVID restriction as app enhances tracking efforts; a new pandemic death in Horry, more area cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Stable COVID-19 trends in North Carolina may allow an easing of pandemic restrictions next week, with a new app in place to help residents determine if they may have been exposed to the disease.      Meanwhile, a new novel coronavirus death has been recorded in Horry County, cases continue to climb slowly…

Conner’s Law benefits paid to family of murdered officers

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Nearly $1 million has been sent to survivors of nine public safety officers murdered in the line of duty as a part of “Conner’s Law,” legislation that honors slain NC Highway Patrol Master Trooper Kevin Conner.      State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and the Retirement Systems Division (RSD) announced the distribution…

COVID death confirmed in Columbus, area case county rises slowly

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus County’s 54th COVID 19 death was confirmed Monday while new infections were reported in both Horry and Columbus counties.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus confirms 54th COVID death, 20 new cases Horry records 16 citizens newly infected Columbus confirms 54th COVID death, 20 new…

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