Zonnie Louise Martin: Loris

1941 – 2019      Zonnie Louise Martin of Loris, wife of John Edward Martin, died Saturday, March 16. She was 77.      Mrs. Martin was born in Green Sea, a daughter of the late William Harley and Euther Lee Causey Rabon.      Mrs. Martin was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Ivory Wattsl and a brother, Eldon Rabon.      Surviving…

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Kevin L. Gore: Loris

1962 – 2019      Kevin L. Gore of Loris passed away Thursday, March 14. He was 57.      Mr. Gore was born in Loris, a son of Lucille Little Gore and the late Rev. James Alton Gore, Jr.      He was predeceased by one brother, Mack Ray Little.      Survivors include his mother, Lucille Little Gore; his children, Adrian…

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Record day, with 400 cases in TC District Court Friday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      More than 400 cases on the docket for District Court in Tabor City Friday likely set a record for the facility, Clerk of Court Jesse Hill said.      Water damage from recent floods and a faulty water pipe forced extensive renovations inside the courthouse, cancelling sessions in January and February, those cases…

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Loris man sentenced to 35 years for Christmas 2016 murder

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Christmas day killing more than two years ago will leave a Loris man in prison for 35 years, a judge and jury in Conway ruled Thursday.      Roger Grate, 53, was convicted by a jury in the shooting death of his nephew, Darrell Doctor, who was 40, during a family gathering…

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Pink themed oaths

Pink was the theme as the Columbus County Board of Elections was sworn Thursday, the first all-female panel in the organization’s history, Elections Director Carla Strickland said. Clerk of Court Jess Hill administered the oaths. From left are Brenda Blanks Ebron, Katherine Horne, Bonita Blackney, JoAnn Garrell, Bonnie Inman, Strickland, and Hill. Board chair Blackney,…

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Lacy Leonius Gore: Clarendon

1922 – 2019      Lacy Leonius Gore of Clarendon died Wednesday, March 13, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 97.      Born Jan. 13, 1922 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Daniel Webster Gore and Dora Watts Gore and the widower of Mortielee Parker Gore.      He is survived by two daughters, Linda…

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New CC Board of Elections to be sworn Thursday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A new Columbus County Board of Elections will take office Thursday.      Members nominated by the political parties and approved by the State Board of Elections, and a chair appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper will be sworn at 11 a.m. at the Board of Elections office in Whiteville, Director Carla Strickland said…

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Melvadean Carteret Bass: Lake Waccamaw

1961 – 2019      Melvadean Carteret Bass of Lake Waccamaw, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday March 9, at Lower Cape Fear and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. She was 57.      Born Oct. 13, 1961 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Azier Carteret and Dorcas “Dot” Hammond Carteret.      Survivors include her…

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Larry Gene Abel: Tabor City

1952 – 2019      Larry Gene Abel of Tabor City died Thursday, March 7, in McLeod Loris hospital. He was 66.      Born Sept. 22, 1952 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Kermit and Mary Frances Prince Abel. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.      He is survived by his wife, Esther Abel…

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John Bruce Harrelson: Green Sea

1927 – 2019      John Bruce Harrelson of Green Sea passed away Wednesday, March 6, unexpectedly at his residence. He was 91.      Born on Aug. 25, 1927 to the late Coy E. Harrelson and Ruth Graham Harrelson in Horry County.      Bruce was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Duke University for two…

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