Area Breaking News

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen Trooper

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Hundreds of people were in line for visitation preceding the funeral of Master Trooper Kevin Keith Conner at South Columbus High School Sunday afternoon.      Conner, 38, was killed in the line of duty during what seemed to be a routine traffic stop for speeding on U.S. 701 in…

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Recovered body confirmed as missing Nakina man

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A body found in the Hallsboro area on Oct. 13 has been positively identified as Austin Buck Long, 22, a Nakina man who had been missing since Sept. 25, Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said in a news release Saturday.      An autopsy conducted at the Office of the State Medical Examiner…

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Murder charged in Forest Edge shooting

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A murder charge has been leveled against a Forest Edge Apartments resident, his girlfriend charged with misleading police after a shooting there left a Georgetown area man dead, Capt. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Friday.      Chaquan Cortez Bellamy, 24, was charged with second degree murder Friday afternoon,…

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‘Trust in the process,’ DA says

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      “Trust in the process,” District Attorney Jon David said Friday regarding prosecution in the murder of North Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Kevin K. Conner early Tuesday.      “Our system,” David said in a news release, “is designed to provide for a slow and deliberate process to ensure fairness.”      Raheem Cole Dashanell…

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Trooper tribute

A much larger than usual crowd turned out for a special “Meet me at the Pole” observance at the Williams Township School flagpole Friday morning. Gathering in memory of and to honor Master Trooper Kevin K. Conner of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, killed in the line of duty Wednesday morning, the group prayed…

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Funeral set for slain trooper

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Update 7:30 p.m.      Funeral services for Kevin Keith Conner, the North Carolina High Patrol Trooper shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday, have been scheduled for Sunday.      Visitation will be held from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday at South Columbus High School, with funeral services to begin at 4…

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Mosquito dumps available at Columbus Health Dept.

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Mosquito dumps, small tablets dumped into small bodies of standing water that attack the breeding pests at the larval stage, are available for Columbus County residents at the Columbus County Board of Health.      Director Kim Smith said a supply of the mosquito control tablets are available free of charge at the…

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Body found during missing man search

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A body was located during the search for a missing man in the Hallsboro area on Saturday, though identification of the remains is pending an autopsy, Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said Monday.      Volunteers with the Wilmington based CUE Center for Missing Persons were conducting a search in the area of…

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Michael moves on, largely sparing the area

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Update Thursday afternoon      Winds from the former Hurricane Michael, passing a bit farther west of the Tabor-Loris Community than initially forecast, brought some trees down causing some power outages but otherwise largely spared this region while causing misery elsewhere in the Carolinas Thursday.      Horry County Schools will operate on a normal…

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Floor relief supplies in Loris, clean-up help in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN & JENN BOYD tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      A case of mistaken identity that could have left a Florida businessman sour has prompted a sweet response with hurricane relief supplies distributed in Loris today and Saturday.      Meanwhile there’s help available in Columbus County and elsewhere in North Carolina for those who need assistance cleaning up…

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