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Rachel Clara Jane Lang: Raleigh

1927 – 2022      Rachel Clara Jane McPherson Duncan Lang of Raleigh died July 2. She was 93.      She was a daughter of the late Porter and Ella (Cribb) McPherson of the Beaverdam Community in Columbus County.      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Leon, Bessie, Rebecca, Carson, Vera, and Phillip;…

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Thurmon James Long: Loris

1949 – 2022      Thurmon James Long of Loris passed away on Wednesday, June 29, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. He was 72.      Born Aug. 5, 1949 in Loris, he was the son of the late Thurmon Boyd Long, Sr. and the late Gracie Duncan Long. He worked as a collision repairman…

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4th on the 1st has a dazzling, smokey finalé

Rain stalled the start of Friday’s First on the Fourth Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Greater Tabor City Tabor of Commerce, but as skies cleared the crowds pour into Civitan Stadium at South Columbus High School, and onto nearby road shoulders for the fireworks finale that ended after 10 p.m. Weather apparently kept smoke…

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James Elbert Long: Tabor City

1930 – 2022      James Elbert Long of Tabor City passed away on June 26. He was 91.      He was born in Columbus County on Sept 30, 1930 to the late I.B. and Gertha Long, Sr. He was a graduate of Tabor City High School , a US Army Veteran and graduate of Langston Bible Institute.      He is survived by…

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Joan Coley Dotson: Conway

1943 – 2022      Joan Coley Dotson of Conway passed away on June 30 at Embrace Hospice House of the Grand Strand. She was 78.      Born Sept. 18, 1943 in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late George Melvin Hucks and the late Mary Bailey Hucks.      Mrs. Dotson was a member of Good Hope Baptist…

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Fusion rolled twice before leading police on 70 mph chase

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Despite rolling twice in a single-car wreck, police said a badly damaged Ford Fusion led officers on a 70 miles-per-hour chase for several miles Wednesday afternoon.      “He stopped because the vehicle wouldn’t run anymore,” Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday. “He ran all of the anti-freeze…

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Randolph Boyd: Loris

1945 – 2022      Randolph Boyd passed away on Monday, June 27, at his home in Loris. He was 76.      Born Sept. 3, 1945 in Washington, he was the son of the late Sam Tim Boyd and the late Lula Mae Lawrence Boyd.      Mr. Boyd attended Drum Hill High School in Peekskill, New York, and began…

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Mortie Godwin McPherson: Clarendon

1928 – 2022      Mortie Godwin McPherson of the Beaverdam community, Clarendon, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 30, in her home surrounded by her loving family.      Born Oct. 19, 1928 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Godwin and Martine McPherson Godwin and widow of W.J. McPherson.…

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Esther G. Gagnon: Tabor City

1930 – 2022      Esther G. Gagnon of Tabor City passed away Monday, June 27, at Premier Living in Lake Waccamaw. She was 91.      She was born Aug. 30, 1930 in Tabor City, a daughter of Walter K. and Mae (Ward) Gore.      She is survived by a brother, Harry Lee Gore; a nephew and several great-nieces…

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Kenneth Wayne Soles: Aberdeen

1958 – 2022      Kenneth Wayne “Catfish” Soles of Aberdeen died Sunday, June 26, in First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was 64.      Born June 16, 1958 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Wilmer Soles and Hazel Irene Hardie Soles.      He is survived by one daughter, Candy Hernandez of Loris;…

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