Area Breaking News

UPDATE: Kentucky woman identified as NC 410 crash victim

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A head-on two car collision on NC 410 north of Tabor City claimed the life of a woman, injured a male driver, and left a family headed for a Myrtle Beach get-away mostly shaken up, Tabor City Fire Chief Jeff Fowler said.      An investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol began…

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TCPD takes two-county break-in suspect into custody minutes after BOLO

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Passing through Tabor City just minutes after officers were given a BOLO (be on the lookout) notice related to a series of break-ins in Columbus and Horry counties ended with a low-speed vehicle pursuit and a short-lived foot chase with a local man in custody after being tazed Wednesday evenings.      Xavier…

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Mayor signed deed giving alleyway to a merchant, Loris council did not know

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A private landowner has a claim to an alley adjacent to his downtown Loris business, through action by Mayor Todd Harrelson earlier this year, and no city council member recalls being informed.      It’s a complicated matter involving a Quit Claim Deed granting the transfer of ownership of a 30 foot wide…

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TCPD officer saves woman in burning car

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Arriving on a crash scene to find a woman entrapped in her overturned and burning car, Officer Nick Forster of the Tabor City was able to extinguish the both in the engine compartment and passenger area before other first responders arrived, Maj. Russell Conway said.      “He did a great job,” Conway…

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Elsa eyes TLC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Hurricane Elsa is on its way to the Tabor-Loris Community, expected to “weaken to a weak tropical storm by the time it reaches the Carolinas,” the National Weather Service reported in a Wednesday morning update.      Elsa’s impacts will be felt locally later today with heavy rain that may produce isolated flash…

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Independence observance

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fireworks capped a patriotic program with hot dogs and watermelon just right for the area’s first Fourth of July celebration, three days early, at South Columbus High School Thursday.      Those taking part enjoyed music from the Columbus County Community Band, the Kevin Sanson Band, and much more.      Rain…

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Fireworks fly tonight at SCHS

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fourth of July festivities begin first in Tabor City with the annual entertainment filled fireworks festivities at South Columbus High School.      Gates at Civitan Stadium open at 6 p.m., entertainment begins at 7 p.m., with fireworks from Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics of Lexington set to fly after sunset, at 9:30 p.m.      Featured entertainers…

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Columbus County man died in crash with HCPD officer, coroner says

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An Horry County native most recently living in Columbus County has been identified as the person killed in a weekend crash involving an Horry County Police Department officer.      Marcus “Mark” Gattis, 58, had been living in the Tabor City/Whiteville area before his death late Sunday on SC 9 at Hwy 66,…

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UPDATE: Bank robbery suspect in custody

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      A suspect in Tuesday’s bank robbery in Tabor City was in custody at about 7 p.m., apprehended at a West 3rd Street home where he had been living, Capt. Christopher Hilburn of the Tabor City Police Department said.      Arthur Reid Jennings Jr., 23, will be charged on warrants with robbery…

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Witnesses to get-away lead police to burglary, armed robbery suspect

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Minutes after a Sanders Street man was confronted by an armed burglar in his mother’s home a nearby resident was in custody, her arrest a result of witness tips and a rapid police response, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday.      Shondia Russ, 26, of March Avenue…

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