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A cautionary COVID tale as Columbus records 71st death, Horry surge explodes

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19, when it strikes, takes at best an emotional toll, at worse the end of a life.      For a Tabor City woman, in the week before the holidays, the coronavirus impact fell somewhere in between, while another Columbus County resident has been claimed by the disease, two more in Horry, and…

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Grim COVID warning, numbers ahead of Thanksgiving; CRHS limits visitors

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A grim holiday warning from Gov. Roy Cooper Monday reflected starkly higher COVID-19 numbers across the state ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.      Those numbers have prompted visitor restrictions at Columbus Regional Healthcare, and are reflected across the state line in Horry County.      This post will cover these topics and may be…

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Two COVID deaths per day in Horry, Columbus surge continues

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Horry County’s COVID-19 death toll has risen by two per day during the past two days while Columbus County’s coronavirus surge has continued, with 45 newly confirmed cases since Thursday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Horry COVID death toll reaches 225 Columbus coronavirus case count up…

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COVID deaths, new cases, reported for Columbus, Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 has claimed more lives in Columbus and Horry counties, data from state agencies showed Wednesday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports three new COVID deaths, 206 more cases Horry virus death toll up to 221 Columbus reports three new COVID deaths, 206 more cases…

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COVID deaths reported for Columbus, Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 has claimed more lives in Columbus and Horry counties, data from state agencies showed Wednesday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID claims 68th Columbus resident Horry virus death toll hits 220 COVID claims 68th Columbus resident      Another Columbus County resident has been claimed by COVID-19,…

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Columbus is in top tier of state COVID alert map; GSF basketball teams under quarantine

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      North Carolina has a new map highlighting COVID-19’s spread in its 100 counties, with Columbus County in the top tier.      Meanwhile, in Horry County, boys basketball teams at Green Sea Floyds High School are in quarantine after being in “close contact” with a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus.…

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County manager resigns

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Mike Stephens will not be Columbus County Manager as three new members take their seats in December, tendering his resignation to the outgoing board during its meeting Monday.      Stephens presented a letter of retirement to outgoing member and chairman Edwin Russ just before the commissioners voted to enter into closed session…

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Three more COVID deaths in Horry, surge shows signs of slowing in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 has claimed the lives of three more Horry County residents, while a surge in Columbus County appears to have slowed a bit, data from state and local health officials showed Monday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Three more coronavirus deaths in Horry COVID surge shows…

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COVID-19 claims two more in Horry, case surge continues in area

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two more Horry County lives have been claimed by COVID-19 while a surge in confirmed cases continues there and in Columbus, state data from the Carolinas shows.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Coronavirus claims two more in Horry, infections up Columbus COVID cases up by 81…

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Two hour delay for students in the Columbus County Schools Friday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Road flooding concerns have prompted a two-hour delay for students in the Columbus County Schools Friday, spokesman Kelly Jones said Thursday night.      “Staff should report at regular time, but should use caution and best judgment when traveling to work,” Jones said in an email.

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