UPDATE: Main Street reopens in Loris following building collapse

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com Tuesday update      Main Street in downtown Loris was reopened to traffic about noon Tuesday, about 22 hours after the partial building collapse of the former Mystic Motion sent brick and lumber from its façade crashing onto the sidewalk and into the street.      South Carolina Department of Transportation workers and city employees…

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Crash prompts medical helicopter landing on 701

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE:      A safe movement violation has been written for the chip truck driver deemed at fault in Tuesday’s two-vehicle crash on US 701 in Tabor City.      Elizabeth Ann Brown, 26, of Miller Road was traveling north on US 701 Bypass when she attempted to make a left turn into…

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Joseph Anthony Kearse: Tabor City

1990 – 2019      Joseph Anthony “Joey” Kearse of Tabor City died Saturday, June 22, 2019 in his home. He was 29.      Born April 18, 1990 in Mecklenburg County, he was the son of Bryan Justin Kearse and Donna Jean Lanier Kearse of Tabor City.      “Joey” was a member of Tabor City Baptist Church and in…

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Two hurt in Swampfox, Peacock wreck

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An elderly woman and male teen were hurt in an afternoon wreck on Swampfox Hwy East at Peacock Road Saturday.      Injuries did not appear to be life threatening, firefighters on the scene said, with both patients taken to McLeod Loris hospital in the same Tabor City Emergency Services ambulance after evaluation…

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Wreck at wreck-prone intersection injures several, damages four vehicles

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Traffic bypassing a four-vehicle collision on U.S. 701 at NC 410 Friday crept slowly, but generally kept moving following the 2:25 p.m. mishap.      Several people were taken by ambulances to area hospitals, though none of the injured appeared life threatening, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said.      An…

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Sexual misconduct allegations involve county manager, sheriff offered to investigate in February

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Allegations of sexual misconduct by Columbus County Manager Mike Stephens have prompted an outside investigation initiated by county commissioners months after the Sheriff Jody Greene tried to look into the allegations.      Commissioners meeting in closed session Monday agreed to seek outside counsel to look into the allegations from Board of Elections…

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Conner’s Law approved by Senate committee

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      “Conner’s Law,” a bill that if approved will provide enhanced penalties for those who harm law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel and improved benefits for public safety personnel murdered in the line of duty, cleared another legislative hurdle Wednesday, state Rep. Brendon Jones said.      Jones, a Tabor City Republican,…

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Kenneth Ray Horne: Whiteville

1956 – 2019      Kenneth Ray Horne of Whiteville died Monday, June 17, in Southeastern Medical Center. He was 63.      He was born Jan. 22, 1956. His children recall the legacy of his life.      “Kenny Horne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. His life will forever be remembered and celebrated by the people…

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Davis Christopher Grice: Tabor City

1937 – 2019      Davis Christopher “T-Boo” Grice of Tabor City died Monday, June 17, in the Lower Cape Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. He was 82.      T-Boo was sick, tired and ready to go home to be his Lord. He departed from this world on June 17, 2019 to be with Jesus and his beloved…

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Peggy Joyce Tyler Todd: Loris

1933 – 2019      Peggy Joyce Tyler Todd of Loris passed away on Monday, June 17, at McLeod Loris hospital. She was 85.      Mrs. Todd was born on Nov. 28, 1933 in McColl, to the late Grover Cleveland Tyler and the late Jeanetta Stevens.      Mrs. Todd worked in food service at Loris High School, Richard’s BBQ,…

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