Violet Rollings Boyd: Loris

1943 – 2019      Violet Rollings Boyd of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at her home in Little River. She was 76.      Mrs. Boyd was born on March 17, 1943 in Jefferson, to the late Bennett “Jack” Rollings and the late Ruth Jenkins Rollings.      Survivors include her two brothers, Jimmy Rollings and wife, Mary…

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Alfred Carson Spivey: Tabor City

1951 – 2019      Alfred Carson Spivey of Tabor City died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in his home. He was 68.      Born July 8, 1951 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Dude Spivey and Dessie Leora Fipps Spivey.      He is survived by two daughters, Natasha Lee Spivey and Rita Genice Spivey; two…

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Operation Carnivore targets Columbus drug trafficking

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Operation Carnivore, a multi-agency law enforcement effort targeting drug trafficking in several areas of Columbus County including Green Acres, Ten Mile Road, and Dessie Road, resulted in the arrests of 17 people early this week, representatives of those agencies said this morning.      “Promises made, promises kept,” state Rep. Brenden Jones said…

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Shirley Jo Harrelson Long: Tabor City

1945 – 2019      Shirley Jo Harrelson Long of Tabor City died Tuesday, Sept. 24, in McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. She was 73.      She was born Oct. 24, 1945 in Columbus County.      Her life centered around her love of God and her family.      In addition to being a loving spouse to Jimmy Dale Long, she…

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Beverly Haas Brookbank: Tabor City

1945 – 2019      Beverly Haas Brookbank of Tabor City died Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. She was 73.      Born Oct. 4, 1945 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Austin Haas and Edith Wheat Haas.      She is survived by her husband, Samuel “Sandy”…

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Sheriff’s, Marshals service active as drug arrests made

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      U.S. Marshals and other agencies were working in Columbus County on Tuesday, apparently making drug related arrests including some in the Tabor City area, but holding details of the operation close.      Marshal’s spokesman Bryan Konig confirmed that his and other agencies were working in the county Tuesday, and Chief Deputy Aaron…

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Detour marks beginning of 410 at 701 traffic safety project

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A detour at NC 410 at US 701 in Tabor City Monday marked the beginning of a traffic improvement project designed to reduce back-ups at one of the area’s most congested highway intersections.      A “continuous-flow” right turn will be constructed on the site, work to be complete no later than next…

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Christine Daphne Gerald Page: Loris

1936 – 2019      Christine Daphne Gerald Page of Loris passed away Saturday, Sept. 21. She was 83.      Mrs. Page was born Aug. 30, 1936 in Loris to the late Lucian Cornelius Gerald and the late Blantie Moore Gerald. She worked with the IGA grocery store as a cashier and was a long time member of…

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Doris Ann Coleman Lovette: Tabor City

1940 – 2019      Doris Ann Coleman Lovette of Tabor City died Friday, Sept. 20, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. She was 78.      Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Coleman and Sally Moss Coleman.      She is survived by her husband, Weldon Lovett of Tabor City; one daughter,…

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Livestream of Stallion football on ATMC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A road trip to East Bladen promises to be a challenge for the Stallion varsity football squad from South Columbus High.      Fans unable to make the trip to Elizabethtown can watch all the action online, with ATMC scheduled to Live Stream the game.      Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at East…

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