Hilda Faye Larrimore: Tabor City

1935 – 2021      Hilda Faye Larrimore of Tabor City died Friday June 11, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. She was 85.      Born Nov. 5, 1935 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Clara Butler Rockwell and the widow of Delbert Larrimore.      She is survived by two sons,…

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Hilda Rae Wright Gore: Tabor City

1933 – 2021      Hilda Rae Wright Gore of Tabor City died Friday, June 11, surrounded by her family in Loris. She was 87.      Born Dec. 18, 1933 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Eston Lee and Ila Bullock Wright.      She is survived by her husband, John Clifford Gore of the home;…

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Last ride through Loris set for LHS Class of ’21

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Seniors at Loris High School are invited to take part in “Last Ride” festivities through downtown Tuesday evening, just ahead of their scheduled 9 a.m. commencement Wednesday at Heniford Field on campus.      “All family, friends and community are encouraged to come line the sidewalks of Main Street to cheer the class…

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Traffic stop yields suspect in dirt bike, gun thefts

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Warrants were served this week in the theft of a dirt bike last September and a handgun last month, Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said in a news release.      Tyler Edward Sutton, 25, of Clarendon was taken into custody following a June 7 traffic stop on Horace Cox Road east of…

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Car crashes through fences, overturns into pond at Daddy Joe’s

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A woman was uninjured after her car overturned into the edge of a pond at Daddy Joe’s Campground on Richard Wright Road near Tabor City Wednesday morning, first responders said.      Bonnie Hedwin of Tabor City was headed towards Tabor City on the two-lane highway when her car appeared to drift off…

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Congressman plans Loris address

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Congressman Tom Rice will be in Loris on Wednesday, June 9, with a 10 a.m. speech planned in the conference room at Loris City Hall.      “This is a coffee with congressman event that we do often,” Rice press secretary Sadie Thorman said. “We offer this event for people to discuss their…

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Columbus OKs budget

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      With one dissenting vote Columbus County Commissioners Monday approved an $81.5 million budget for the year that begins July 1.      Commissioner Buddy Byrd’s objects were more grounded in procedures than on the details of the proposal presented by County Manager Eddie Madden last month, complaining that there were no budget workshops…

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Linda Diane Benoche Watts: Tabor City

1957 – 2021      Linda Diane Benoche Watts of Tabor City died Tuesday, June 1, in her home. She was 63.      Born Oct. 25, 1957 in Newport New, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John “Billy” William and Esther Haywood Benoche and the widow of Roger Dale Watts.      She is survived by her son,…

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His time served, former TCI inmate charged for 2017 escape

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Freedom lasted less than two days after Tabor Correctional Institution inmate Ricky Robinson walked away from a work detail at Columbus Correctional Institution in 2017.      His freedom upon release from state custody Sunday was more brief, the 63-year-old serving time as a habitual felon with a history of break-ins, thefts and…

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Camera catches crook again, cops say

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Just two days after Stacy Prince was charged in a break-in attempt police said was caught on a doorbell camera, the Tabor City man was in custody again facing more serious charges in a break-in that was also caught on camera, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said…

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