Tabor Commons’ COVID outbreak closed, Horry records 130 new cases, just 8 for Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A COVID-19 pandemic chapter has ended at Tabor Commons Assisted Living in Tabor City, with just eight new coronavirus infections for Columbus County recorded Tuesday, another 130 case jump in Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Brighter days: Tabor Commons’ COVID outbreak closed Another 130 cases…

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Joseph Waldo Hardee: Loris

1930 – 2020      Joseph Waldo Hardee of Loris passed away on Saturday, July 4, at CM Tucker Nurse Care Center in Columbia. He was 90.      Mr. Hardee was born March 1, 1930 in Loris to the late Thelton Cromwell Hardee and the late Martha Lezettie Cox Hardee.      Mr. Hardee proudly served his country with courage…

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Billy Jack Fowler: Loris

1941 – 2020      Billy Jack Fowler of Loris died Monday, July 6. He was 79.      Born Jan. 9, 1941 in Loris, he was the son of the late Porter Fair Fowler and Jennie Bell Soles Fowler.      He is survived by one brother, Eugene “Gene” Fowler of Loris; and four sisters, Mearl Dean Fowler of Loris,…

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Horry surges with nearly 400 new COVID cases, two deaths in two days; slow rise in Columbus cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Horry County, including the Grand Strand, remains a hot spot for COVID-19 cases with nearly 400 new coronavirus cases confirmed since Saturday and two additional deaths.      Across the state line in Columbus County the pandemic’s pace has slowed, but not halted, with 17 newly confirmed cases and no new deaths since…

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An early afternoon crash on U.S. 701 Bypass at Pireway Road in Tabor City left this car with serious front-end damage, a roll-back truck from Conway based Canty & Son Towing with a ruptured diesel fuel tank, and forced the temporary and partial closure of the bypass for nearly an hour. Everyone involved declined medical…

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Betty Hewitt Floyd Munce: Loris

1943 – 2020      Betty Hewitt Floyd Munce of Loris passed away on Saturday, July 4, at Loris Rehab and Nursing Center. She was 76.      Born Oct. 14, 1943 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late William Oscar Hewitt and the late Dollie Taylor Hewitt.      Mrs. Munce worked as a scheduler with the Talon…

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Avery Bernard Soles: Whiteville

1956 – 2020      Avery Bernard Soles of Whiteville died Wednesday, July 1, in his home. He was 63.      Born July 18, 1956, he was the son of the late Jackie and Eula Dean Johnson Soles.      He is survived by two daughters, Chrystal Adeline Soles and Tasha Grainger of Whiteville; a son, Lander Soles of Green…

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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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