‘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…

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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…

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Don Mills: Hallsboro

1945 – 2020      Don Mills of Hallsboro went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 19. He was 75.      Mr. Mills was born Feb. 3, 1945 in Loris to the late Oscar Corbett and Leila Suggs Mills. He was also predeceased by his two brothers, Lloyd Mills and Corbett Mills.      Mr. Mills…

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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…

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Tanasha Farris: Conway

1989 – 2020      Tanasha Farris of  Conway transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 19. She was 31.      Survivors include her mother, Geraldine Melvin of Conway; her children, Jamiere Floyd, Teyona Hilton and Armoni Long of the home; a brother, Eric Farris of Conway; two sisters, Nyasha Scott of Tabor City and Sharell McCray of Loris;…

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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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Daniel Walton Todd: Lancaster

1936 – 2020      Daniel Walton Todd of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17. He was 84.      Mr. Todd was born Jan. 9, 1936 in Loris to the late George Thomas Todd and the late Emily Callie Cox. Mr. Todd worked as a security guard for Springs Textiles until his retirement and was of the…

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Columbus records 54th COVID death, nursing home cases; northern Horry numbers climb

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A 54th COVID-19 related death in Columbus County was reported by North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services Saturday, as coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes in Whiteville and Lake Waccamaw were recorded.      Horry County, meanwhile, recorded new cases of the virus including some in the Loris and Green sea areas.…

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Commissioner charged with felonies in theft, attorney calls arrest political

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus County Commissioner Giles E. “Buddy” Byrd is facing two felony charges, larceny and possession of stolen property, with his arrest Friday morning by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.      Byrd, 71, of Giles Byrd Road in Hallsboro, was released under a $25,000 unsecured bond after surrendering himself at the Columbus County…

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Johnny Elbert Dunn: Loris

1943 – 2020      Johnny Elbert Dunn of Loris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, at his home. He was 77.      Mr. Dunn was born Jan. 5, 1943 in Carthage to the late Rily Dunn and the late Myrtle Kaiser Dunn. Mr. Dunn worked as cement truck driver until his retirement and attended Trinity Baptist Church.…

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