Area Breaking News

Manslaughter charge follows deadly dispute

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A “verbal altercation” escalated into a deadly fight Monday night resulting in a manslaughter arrest near Loris on Tuesday.      William Richard Kelly Schultz, 34, of Quartermaster Drive south of Loris was charged Tuesday afternoon, booked at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center without bond, jail records show.      Schultz is charged in…

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Elderly woman shaken after home invaders apparently leave a hat behind

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A hat apparently left behind during a home invasion burglary in the edge of Horry County may be a key in identifying those responsible, Chief Donald Dowless of the Tabor City Police Department said Monday.      An elderly woman, 93, was home alone about 4:30 a.m. Friday when her carport door was…

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UPDATE: Missing man found safe

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Greg Tyler, reported missing by concerned friends on Wednesday, has been located, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday.      “I spoke to Greg just a few minutes ago,” Sibbett said, expressing gratitude to local newspapers and social media in the effort to locate Tyler.      Look for…

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All 33 G-Shine drug and gun violence defendants plead guilty

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Every suspect rounded up in a massive local, state and federal investigation into drug trafficking and related gun violence in Horry County have taken guilty pleas in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced Thursday.      Suspects from Loris, Longs and mostly along the Grand Strand, 33 in all, were…

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Stolen hurricane handgun recovered during LPD traffic stop

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A gun reported stolen after Hurricane Matthew left a Longs area gun shop without electrical power and a functioning alarm nearly two years ago was recovered during a Loris Police Department traffic stop last week.      Malcolm Kashif Bellamy, 33, of Jackson Street, Chadbourn, was charged with possession of the stolen Glock…

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Crash claims area man in Iron Hill Tuesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A local man died following a single vehicle auto crash east of Tabor City Tuesday afternoon.      Steven Edward Rivenbark, 61, of Tabor City died after his pick-up truck went off the left side of the road, crashing into a ditch and striking a culvert in the 22000 block of Peacock Road…

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Deputy Fire Marshal charged with embezzlement from fire department he served

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A fire department officer and Columbus County Deputy Fire Marshal has been charged with embezzling funds from the Brunswick Fire Department.      David Heath Porter, 31, of Lebanon Church Road, Whiteville was arrested early Monday afternoon, charged with 32 counts of embezzlement and 32 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, Sheriff…

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TCI officer tried to bring cell phones into prison, police and NCDPS say

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Tabor Correctional Institution employee found with two small cell phones concealed in a vest apparently won’t face criminal charges because she was not caught providing either to an inmate, a Tabor City Police Department report says.      Adrianne Marie Parsons, 37, of Shallotte was reporting for work at about 5:30 p.m.…

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An arrest in Loris murder

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An arrest has been made in a Loris shooting just off of Loris’ main highway that left a local man dead last month, the Horry County Police Department reports.      William Henry Jones II, 26, of Loris was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a…

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Seven charged, one from Loris, in Little River drug trafficking probe

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Loris man is among seven people facing drug trafficking charges following “an extensive drug investigation” in the Little River area.      Cocaine, heroin, handguns and nearly $28,000 in cash were seized as search warrants simultaneously on Malcom Drive and Little River Inn Lane on Tuesday, an Horry County Police Department news…

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