Three new COVID deaths, big surge of 358 cases in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Less than 24-hours after Horry County Council implemented local law requiring the wearing of face masks in most public places the county shattered its previous one-day newly confirmed COVID-19 case total, crossing 300 cases for the first time with 358 county residents testing positive for the coronavirus.      Four additional Horry residents…

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Horry adopts mask ordinances as COVID records fall; surge in NC cases, mild report for Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Record setting COVID case numbers for Horry County and adjacent North Carolina prove the coronavirus is not taking a holiday break.      Horry County Council wrestled with what to do with those rising numbers during a telephone conference emergency meeting Friday evening, and approved a mask ordinance on an 8-4 vote.      This…

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COVID testing ends at Walmart; new deaths and cases in Columbus, Horry; pandemic claims fireworks, too

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Federal funding has run out to support COVID-19 testing at area Walmart stores, including the one in Whiteville, while deaths and infections of the coronavirus continue to climb in the area.      Another victim of the pandemic is the annual Independence Day fireworks held at South Columbus High School and sponsored by…

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COVID deaths in Horry, Columbus; cases spike; a tale of two tests

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      As new COVID-19 deaths were reported in both Columbus and Horry counties Tuesday, an uptick in those infected with the disease was noted.      For Tabor-Loris Tribune reporter Jenn Causey, the pandemic has gotten very real, and very personal, very quickly. Her first-person account starts our COVID update today.      This post will…

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Operation Broken Branch targets Cedar Branch drug trafficking

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Drug trafficking charges have been leveled against 26 people, most from Loris, one from Tabor City, and others from Horry and Brunswick counties in a multi-agency federal, state and local investigation that focused on the Cedar Branch area near Loris, U.S. Attorney Peter M. McCoy Jr. said during a Tuesday news…

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A pause in high school sports training; a holiday ‘Stay Safer At Home’ recommendation; 42nd COVID death in Horry; small rise in CC cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Rising COVID-19 cases and concerns over Fourth of July holiday crowds have prompted the suspension of high school athletic training activities and a state health warning to “Stay Safer At Home.”      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: High school conditioning training to pause in Horry DHEC: ‘Stay…

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Joseph Elwood Holmes: Conway

1930 – 2020      Joseph Elwood Holmes of Conway passed away on Sunday, June 28, at his home. He was 89.      Mr. Holmes was born July 12, 1930 in Conway to the late William Daggett Holmes and the late Mary Gause Holmes. He was the owner and operator of El Dorado motel and was of the…

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Barrie Lee Harrelson: Loris

1941 – 2020      Barrie Lee Harrelson of Loris passed away on Saturday, June 27, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. He was 79.      Born June 21, 1941 in Mullins, he was the son of the late David Henry Harrelson and the late Elizabeth Drew Harrelson.      Mr. Harrelson served his country with courage, honor, and distinction…

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Columbus reports 38th COVID death; Horry cases top 3,000

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 has claimed another life in Columbus County, while the streak of three-digit daily new infections in Horry continued Monday, the county’s pandemic total now exceeding 3,000.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports 38th COVID death, 26 new cases since Thurs. With infections in Loris,…

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