Area Breaking News

Fugitive from Andrews caught in Loris traffic stop

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A fugitive wanted for robbery and trying to kill his girlfriend in Andrews has been in jail most of today under a false name, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley said.      Arthur Lee Warren, 53, was charged with assault on an officer following a “routine” traffic stop about 3 a.m. Tuesday, Buley…

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Loris vape shop owner from Tabor City charged in tax evasion case

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tax evasion charges have been leveled against the owner of a Loris vape shop who lives in the Tabor City area.      James Weldon Faulk, 69, was charged Monday morning with four counts of willfully attempting to evade South Carolina sales tax, a news release from the South Carolina Department of Revenue…

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With prayers, persistence, Matthew 25 is open

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Ribbon cutting for The Matthew 25 Center at Tabor City brought many of those involved in the effort that spanned more than a decade to the facility Saturday afternoon.      With prayers for those involved, families of incarcerated people in the region who will be served by this “home…

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Murder suspect, apparent kidnap victim found dead in TC area home

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Tabor City area man and a woman believed to be his kidnapping victim were found dead in his home hours after Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies first tried to make contact with him Saturday afternoon, Chief Deputy Aaron Herring said.      Marco Vaught, 36, and a woman were found dead in…

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Weather what?

Wind got the better of an awning and stucco façade at Josephs Law Firm in Loris Friday afternoon. Potentially dangerous weather remains in the forecast for the area, with a tornado watch that includes Horry and Columbus counties to expire at midnight. Heavy rain and high winds have impacted broad areas of southeastern North Carolina…

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Blaze claims Loris Florist

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Fire gutted Loris Florist, the city’s only flower shop, Tuesday morning.      Fire and water damage from an extensive firefighting effort left the building at 4814 Main Street a total loss, Loris Fire Chief Jerry Hardee said. Fire that spread throughout the building may have begun outside in or at a vehicle…

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A reluctant egg hunt winner

Clouds that threatened rain may have dampened the turnout, but not the enthusiasm of about 50 children taking part in the Columbus County Parks and Recreation sponsored Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Saturday. Lucky Egg winners posing with the Easter Bunny were, from left, Jaydon Parker (age 8-12),…

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3rd suspect in Food Lion parking lot murder jailed

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A third Tabor City man is in custody accused of murder in a parking lot slaying at a Food Lion in Longs last August.      Rodney Crayshawn Gore, 24, of Ridgeland Acres, Tabor City, has been charged with accessory before the fact of a felony in the Aug. 15, 2018 robbery…

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UPDATE: Fisherman’s body recovered in the Waccamaw

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Divers recovered the body of a Guideway area man missing since Monday after apparently falling from a boat.      “He was not too far away from where he went into the water,” Sgt. Kyle Van Althuis of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said.      With the recovery complete, Wildlife Officers will continue…

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County elections board finds Greene not a resident, state panel to take jurisdiction

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Jody Greene’s residency in Columbus County was rejected by a divided Columbus County Board of Elections Thursday following two days of testimony and arguments.      The decision was far from the last word, State Board of Elections attorney Josh Lawson reminding members that the body in Raleigh will take jurisdiction of…

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