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Family awaits answers seven years after Horry bar owner shot in the back

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another anniversary has passed, with no new answers for the family of Bill Strickland, shot in the back outside of the neighborhood bar he operated in western Horry County.      His sister, Ernestine McQueen of Fair Bluff, said the Sept. 21 anniversary of the shooting brought family trauma back, fresh, with the…

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Teddy R. Suggs: Loris

1954 – 2021      Teddy Randall Suggs of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at MUSC in Charleston following an illness. He was 67.      Born July 15, 1954 in Loris, he was the son of the late Leton Rochelle Suggs and the late Lena Bell Suggs.      Mr. Suggs was a retired farmer and carpenter and…

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Erica Miles Hardwick: Loris

1986 – 2021      Erica Miles Hardwick of Loris, wife of Derick Chad Hardwick, passed away, on Friday, Oct. 1, from injuries sustained in an accident. She was 35.      She was born Feb. 16, 1986 in Florence County, a daughter of Eric Jason Miles and Sherry Floyd Miles.      In addition to her husband and parents she…

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State group will lead CC EMS study

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Improvements to Columbus County’s EMS system will be the focus of a study provided by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners in the coming year.      County Manager Eddie Madden told Columbus commissioners of the planned study Monday evening, briefly outlining the effort.      Team members from the state association will provide…

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Nancy Tyler Blanton: Nichols

1946 – 2021      Nancy Tyler Blanton of Nichols passed away on Monday, October 4, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 75.      Born June 18, 1946 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Woodrow Tyler and the late Fannie Bell Tyler.      Mrs. Blanton was active in the community as…

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William James Grainger: Loris

1955 – 2021      William James Grainger of Loris died Sunday, Oct. 3, in the McLeod Loris hospital, Loris. He was 66.      Born June 9, 1955 in Mullins, he was the son of the late Floyd Grainger and the late Bernice Bullard Grainger. He worked in construction, loved fishing , and was of the Baptist faith.…

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Zonnie Marie Suggs: Loris

1942 – 2021      Zonnie Marie Suggs of Loris passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Conway Medical Center in Conway. She was 79.      Born Jan. 4, 1942 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Thelbert Roosevelt Suggs and the late Lillian Marie Bell Suggs.      Survivors include her three brothers, Billy Suggs and wife…

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LaTrisha Nicole Purcha: Fair Bluff

1979 – 2021      LaTrisha Nicole Purcha of Fair Bluff passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at her home. She was 42.      She is survived by her husband, Dennis Purcha Jr.; a son, Allen Brown; and numerous family members and friends.      Burial will be at a later date.      A guest register is available here.

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Right turn only

Safety improvements at one of Horry County’s more dangerous crossroads, SC 410 at SC 9, were in the later stages on Friday, with traffic on the two-lane SC 410 no longer able to go straight across the divided four-lane highway. Palmetto Paving crews changed the pavement and painting creating a “Michigan Turn” that requires all…

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Dorothy Mae Fowler: Little Rock, Ark.

1926 – 2021      Dorothy (Dot) Mae Fowler was born in Tabor City, North Carolina, on July 18, 1926 to Roscoe (Rossie) and Gertrude Fowler.      She was the middle child with an older sister, Virginia, and a younger brother, Howard.      Dorothy received Heaven’s Blessing on Sept. 29, living to the amazing age of 95.      Dot’s parents…

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