‘Cyber disturbance’ takes down phones, Internet for CC schools

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A “cyber disturbance” has taken down phone and Internet service for the Columbus County school system, isolating campuses across the county, a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction news release said.      School leaders discovered the problem Wednesday morning. A “potent virus has rendered the district’s network unusable at all school locations,”…

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Billy Wayne Todd: Whiteville

1968 – 2019      Billy Wayne Todd of Whiteville died Thursday, Oct. 17, in his home. He was 51.      Born Oct. 10, 1968 in Horry County, he was the son of Roger Todd and Louise Soles Todd of Chadbourn.      In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sheila Nealey Todd of the home;…

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Debbie J. Spivey: Conway

1959 – 2019      Deborah “Debbie” Johnson Cail Spivey of Conway passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.  She was 60.      Mrs. Spivey was born on July 16, 1959 in Conway, to Eugene Johnson and the late Winnie G. Hooks. Mrs. Spivey was a believer of the Baptist faith, a loving…

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Cargo trailer, $30K worth of equipment stolen from near Tabor City

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Cargo trailer with $30,000 worth of power tools and equipment was stolen from near Tabor City, and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating it.      Deputies responding to a home in the 1200 block of Vinegar Hill Road Tabor city just before 8 a.m.…

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Thelma Byrd Jacobs: Tabor City

1954 – 2019      Thelma Byrd Jacobs of Tabor City died Tuesday, Oct. 15, in her home. She was 65.      Born Oct. 15, 1954 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Elwood Stone and Estelle Goldie Blackwell Stone.      She is survived by her husband, Danny Eugene Jacobs of the home; a daughter,…

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Jason Edward Kennedy: Loris

1972 – 2019      Jason Edward Kennedy of Loris died Friday, Oct. 11, in Mecklenburg County. He was 46.      Born July 31, 1972 in Cumberland County, he was the son of Linda Small Kennedy of Oak Field, Maine and the late Rodney Edward Kennedy.      In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Taylor…

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Robert Brian Coleman: Clarendon

1968 – 2019      Robert Brian “Bobby” Coleman of Clarendon, died Monday, Oct. 14, in his home. He was 51.      Born May 23, 1968 in High Point, he was the son of Maelene Fowler Coleman of Clarendon and the late Robert Coleman.      In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Aaron Brian Coleman…

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Teru Anazawa Simmons: Chadbourn

1930 – 2019      Teru Anazawa Simmons of Chadbourn died in her home in the Beaverdam Community on Monday, Oct. 14. She was 89.      Born in Iwate-Ken, Japan, she was the daughter of the late Ikechi and Tomie Asakura Anazawa. She was the widow of Howard Paul Simmons.      She is survived by one daughter, Kay Beck…

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Loris man killed in MB officer involved shooting

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Loris man died in an officer involved shooting in Myrtle Beach early Saturday, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said.      Matthew Graham, 32, died following the 2 a.m. incident near 65th Avenue North and Timberline Street, Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy said.      Neither of two Myrtle Beach Police Department officers…

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Ruth W. Ward: Clarendon

1923 – 2019      Ruth W. Ward of Clarendon in Columbus County’s Bethel Community transitioned to her heavenly home on Oct. 8, concluding a productive life of 96 years.      She passed from the earthly life at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Angel House in Whiteville, following a lengthy struggle with dementia and declining health.      Ruth was born…

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