Escaped break-in suspect ‘very dangerous, possibly armed,’ TCPD says

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Breaking and entering warrants have been obtained for a man police had in custody early Monday, and who escaped from the Tabor City Police Department in handcuffs.      Mhalik Jhamal Graham, 21, whose last known address was on South Franklin Street in Whiteville      Graham is accused of taking guns in a series…

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Richard James Hibbard: Little River

1985 – 2018      Richard James Hibbard of Little River passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5. He was 33.      Rich was born July 2, 1985 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, to James Hibbard and Bernice Hibbard.      Rich served his country with courage, honor, and dignity in the U.S. Navy, after which, he worked as the owner and operator…

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James Donald Lee of Gainesville, Fla.

1958 – 2018      James Donald Lee of Gainesville, Florida died Monday Dec. 3, in U.F. Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was 60.      Born in Horry County, he was the son of the late Maude Ivory Lee Woodcock.      He is survived by three half brothers, Andrew Ben Lee of Loris, H. L. Henry of Olar, Carl…

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TCPD seeks to ID ‘person of interest’ in break-ins

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A photo of a “person of interest” in a local break-in has been obtained by the Tabor City Police Department, but officers don’t know who he is, Capt. Greg Sibbett said Monday morning.      Police are looking into a break-in at the offices of Southeastern Insurance Agency on Hickman Road, and possibly…

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Pedestrian hit by car airlifted to medical center

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A man struck by a car near Tabor City’s busiest intersection was airlifted to a regional medical center Friday afternoon.      It was not clear just how serious the man’s injuries were, Officer Christopher Cotton of the Tabor City Police Department said. It appeared that the man’s head impacted the windshield of…

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Overturned SUV on Emerson Church Road

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A young man was trapped in his overturned SUV on Emerson Church Road near Ten Mile Road for nearly an hour Friday, most of that time as fire and EMS crews worked to remove him.      Though the man did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, the position of the vehicle on…

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Marjorie Ward Gore: Clarendon

1934 – 2018      Marjorie Ward Gore of Clarendon died Wednesday, Dec. 5, in her home. She was 83.      Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Lemon Paul Ward and Ruby Stephens Ward.      She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she served for many years as choir director, Sunday…

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Cell phone issue impacts 9-1-1 callers

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A widespread issue impacting cell phone users across the southeastern United States is causing problems for those calling 9-1-1, Columbus County Emergency Services Director Kay Worley said Thursday morning.      Anyone having problems attempting to call 9-1-1 in Columbus County can call 910-640-1428, Worley said.      Horry County 9-1-1 center officials could not…

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Lloyd “Gene” Gore: Tabor City

1935  – 2018      Lloyd “Gene” Gore of Tabor City passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5. He was 83.      Mr. Gore was born Nov. 23, 1935, a son of the late William Frank and Isabelle Soles Gore.  He was a veteran of the US Army.      He was predeceased by one sister, Ruth G. Banker, and one brother, Carl…

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Clinton Johnson: Tabor City

1953 – 2018      Clinton Johnson of Tabor City passed on Saturday, Dec. 1, at McLeod Loris hospital, Loris. He was 65.      Surviving to cherish his memory is his Mother Thelma Johnson, brothers, Tim Johnson of New Port News, Virginia; Cornell Johnson, Joe Willie Johnson, Henry Lee Johnson, all of Tabor City, Wayne Johnson of Alabama.…

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