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Bog-Off draws big crowds

Be it chicken bog or first class entertainment, big crowds were drawn to the 2021 Loris Bog-Off Festival Saturday. Look for much more on the big event in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online. (Jenn Causey, TLT)  

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Fly-in weather

Near perfect weather greeted those flying into, and arriving by ground transportation, at the second annual Green Sea Fly-In on Saturday, an event under new ownership and revived after an absence of several years. More than 40 aircraft were on the ground well before noon, others arriving. Among the highlights was a World War II…

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My Sweet Potato…

Anthony and Amanda Smith of Tabor City were first to stop by offices of the North Carolina Yam Festival at Tabor City on Friday in the “She’s My Sweet Potato, Yes I Yam” promoted on the festival’s social media pages. They scored a pair of Taste of Tabor dinner event tickets for Oct. 21, and…

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Stallion Club golf tourney Oct. 24

    It’s nearly tee-time for the South Columbus Stallion Club annual golf tournament, on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Diamondback (Woodland Valley) Golf Course near Loris. Awards for top finishers will be given in the Captain Choice competition. Cost is $55 per player, $220 per team. Food and refreshments will be provided. Proceeds will support all…

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Both sides, now

Wrecks on US 701 where the business and bypass highways intersect on north and south sides of Tabor City happen from time to time, but rarely if ever at the same time. That happened Tuesday afternoon with a dump truck containing asphalt on the north end skidded off the highway and overturned as the driver…

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Homecoming colors

It’s homecoming at South Columbus High School with a downtown Tabor City parade Friday afternoon, the Stallions varsity football team set to host West Columbus with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Cheerleaders, the band, and flag squad were among the parade entries. Look for more in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online. (Deuce Niven,…

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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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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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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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Caller wants your e-mail? It’s NOT us

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      What appears to be a scam or phishing attempt using the name of a trusted news source has hit home, and to be clear, we are NOT calling you.      At least one local merchant received a phone call Tuesday morning, the voice on the other end of the line with a…

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