Dale’s demolition, making room…

Demolition crews began removing the remnants of Dale’s Seafood restaurant in Tabor City Monday, more than a week after fire gutted the structure. Owners Sue Gore Tyson and Rusty Tyson were on hand, Rusty making sure the crews did not damage the sign out front, which he said will be preserved for the new restaurant, construction expected to begin soon. Both said they hope to re-open in about three months. For more on the future of Dale’s Seafood in Tabor City, and its fabled giant oak tree, see this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online. (Deuce Niven, TLT)