Area Breaking News

Escaped break-in suspect ‘very dangerous, possibly armed,’ TCPD says

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Breaking and entering warrants have been obtained for a man police had in custody early Monday, and who escaped from the Tabor City Police Department in handcuffs.      Mhalik Jhamal Graham, 21, whose last known address was on South Franklin Street in Whiteville      Graham is accused of taking guns in a series…

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TCPD seeks to ID ‘person of interest’ in break-ins

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A photo of a “person of interest” in a local break-in has been obtained by the Tabor City Police Department, but officers don’t know who he is, Capt. Greg Sibbett said Monday morning.      Police are looking into a break-in at the offices of Southeastern Insurance Agency on Hickman Road, and possibly…

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Pedestrian hit by car airlifted to medical center

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A man struck by a car near Tabor City’s busiest intersection was airlifted to a regional medical center Friday afternoon.      It was not clear just how serious the man’s injuries were, Officer Christopher Cotton of the Tabor City Police Department said. It appeared that the man’s head impacted the windshield of…

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Overturned SUV on Emerson Church Road

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A young man was trapped in his overturned SUV on Emerson Church Road near Ten Mile Road for nearly an hour Friday, most of that time as fire and EMS crews worked to remove him.      Though the man did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, the position of the vehicle on…

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Cell phone issue impacts 9-1-1 callers

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A widespread issue impacting cell phone users across the southeastern United States is causing problems for those calling 9-1-1, Columbus County Emergency Services Director Kay Worley said Thursday morning.      Anyone having problems attempting to call 9-1-1 in Columbus County can call 910-640-1428, Worley said.      Horry County 9-1-1 center officials could not…

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Tribune mail delivery will be delayed

     Funeral services Wednesday for President George H.W. Bush will prompt the closing of non-essential federal offices across the country, including the U.S. Postal Service.      That will result in a delay in receiving this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune for mail subscribers. We will publish as usual Wednesday morning, and post this week’s edition for e-subscribers as usual.…

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School systems merger unwise, study shows

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A merger of the Columbus County Schools and the Whiteville City Schools would cost more than $1 million in state funding for public education in the county with only minimal cost savings, a merger study report presented to Columbus County Commissioners concludes.      “A merger would not be in the best interest…

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Election results stand, county board rules

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Update Friday 5 p.m.      The sole petition challenging Columbus County’s election for sheriff and Tabor City’s liquor by the drink vote has been dismissed by the Columbus County Board of Elections, with formal “findings of fact” to be prepared by county attorney Amanda Prince and presented to the board for approval…

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Armed robbery at state line Time Saver Wednesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An armed robbery at the Time Saver convenience store at the state line just south of Tabor City involved both the store and an apparent customer Wednesday morning, with no one hurt and very little suspect information, an Horry County Police Department report said.      Police from Tabor City were first to…

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NC House honors fallen Trooper

A Representative Resolution honoring the memory of Master Trooper Kevin Conner of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, killed during a Oct. 17 traffic stop in Columbus County, was sent forth by state Rep. Brenden Jones of Tabor City on Wednesday. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Col. Glenn McNeil, Angela Jones, Briley…

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