Area Breaking News

Jack Miller, the radio voice of Tabor City, has died

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Jack Miller, who cemented his place as among the leading voices of Tabor City radio years before he bought WTAB in 1995, passed away Friday afternoon at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Angel House Hospice Care in Whiteville. He was 84.      “With great sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of…

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Could Dustin Chapman be the next American Idol?

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      No matter what happens, and he’s contractually prohibited from offering even a hint, Dustin Chapman says earning a spot in this year’s American Idol competition on the ABC television network is a dream come true.      Also, a dream delayed.      “I was originally supposed to be cast about four years ago,” Dustin…

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Mass vaccination clinics set as COVID continues to claim lives

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics announced Tuesday by McLeod Health can’t come soon enough for many, as the coronavirus continues to claim lives and infect people throughout the region.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: McLeod Health sets mass vaccination clinics Seven COVID deaths, 134 new cases for…

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Fire claims TC area mobile home Tuesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fire quickly consumed most of a Tabor City area mobile home Tuesday morning, leaving little but smoldering debris for investigators from the Columbus County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.      A neighbor called in the blaze on Woodview Drive east of Tabor City just before 7…

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Woman sought in Food Lion armed robbery

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An armed robbery at a grocery store in Tabor City is rare, Capt. Chris Hilburn of the Tabor City Police Department says.      Perhaps more rare is an armed robbery with a female suspect.      That’s what happened at Tabor City’s Food Lion at about 9 p.m. Saturday.      Store personnel identified the robber…

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Six COVID deaths in CC, cases spike in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Perhaps too soon to be considered a trend, but COVID-19 deaths are noticeably higher in Columbus County, cases spiking in Horry counties as this week ends.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID takes a deadly turn in Columbus Virus claims 8, infects nearly 300 in Horry…

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Third arrest in November Sellers Town Road murder, shootings

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A third arrest has been made in a November 2020 church yard shooting that left a Cumberland County man dead, his grandfather critically injured.      Christopher Jermaine Reaves, Jr., 22, was arrested Thursday night on East Institute Street in Chadbourn, and jailed without bond at the Columbus County Detention Center, jail records…

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Rising water closes roads in Columbus, breaches Loris area pond

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      While there have been no reports of animals lining up two-by-two, nearly incessant rains this week have forced several road closings in Columbus County, caused flooding in Horry that breached a Loris area pond, and has Fair Bluff Mayor Billy Hammond keeping a close eye on the Lumber River there.      “It’s…

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COVID vaccination scam warning in Columbus; new death, case reports for region

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A potentially dangerous scam involving COVID-19 vaccinations in Columbus County is being investigated as new deaths and cases continue there and in neighboring Horry, too.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID scam warning in Columbus New CC virus death, 55 cases since Tuesday Horry records 4…

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‘Scary’ drop in CC COVID cases, death toll down sharply in Horry, weather may delay vaccinations

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A ‘scary’ decline in COVID-19 case activity in Columbus County, a sharp drop in associated deaths in Horry, comes as winter weather in much of the country threatens to delay vaccinations as early as this week.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Winter weather may delay vaccinations…

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