Skip to content

Area Breaking News

Loris men charged in Fayetteville murder

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two Loris men have been charged in the January slaying of a Fayetteville merchant, the most recent last week.      Quinteel Pierre Harley, 34, and Rasheem Lopez Grant, 28, are both charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by felon, and felony conspiracy, Officer Jeremy…

Read More

Water/sewer fees hiked in pursuit of $11.4M in grants

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Water and sewer fees for residential customers in Tabor City are going up effective May 1, action the Town Council was told Tuesday could prove pivotal in landing more than $11.4 million in grants to repair deficiencies in aging sewer lines and the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).      Council also approved applications…

Read More

‘Pill mill’ doctor sentenced to 78 months

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Nearly four years after his arrest on allegations of running a “pill mill” from his medical office in Tabor City, John Whan Kim was sentenced Thursday to serve 78 months in federal prison.      Kim, 75, was sentenced following a Dec. 28, 2021 guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute…

Read More

Loris hits pause on land deal

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Land with potential for a new City Hall or other municipal uses has been offered to the City of Loris, with City Council taking a cautious approach.      Barbara Taylor owns the nearly 2,950 square foot lot at 4126 Railroad Avenue, just across the street from City Hall, and has a buyer…

Read More

Drug trafficking probe nets all guilty pleas

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tabor-Loris Community residents and some from Longs are among more than 30 drug traffickers indicted on a federal wiretap investigation into narcotics and violence who have pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court.      That announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina came less than 20…

Read More

Pre-pandemic visitation rules restored at CRHS

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Pre-pandemic visitation rules have been restored at Columbus Regional Healthcare System, specifically at the flagship hospital in Whiteville.      Regular Visitation Policy was restored Tuesday, announced in a news release Wednesday morning.      “We are very thankful to be able to return to normal visitation for our patients and their families,” said CRHS…

Read More

Bullard named new Tabor Correctional warden

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tabor Correctional Institution has a new warden with Jamie Jordan promoted to the prison’s top post.      Bullard’s promotion was announced by the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, a North Carolina Department of Public Safety news release said Monday. He had been the associate warden for custody at the prison…

Read More

Student charged after assault rifle found in his car at the Horry ATA

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An Horry County Schools student has been charged criminally and faces sanctions from the district after a loaded AR15 assault style rifle was found in his car on the campus of the Academy for Technology & Academics (ATA) on Wednesday, the district announced on Friday.      Dontarrius Livingston, 18, of Longs was…

Read More

Dudney, Watts, Nelson honored at Chamber fete

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Going the extra mile might well have been the theme for the annual Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce banquet on Tuesday, with Michelle Dudney named Citizen of the year, Tony “Blake” Watts named volunteer of the year, and NC Yam Festival Manager Cynthia Nelson also honored, albeit…

Read More

Indicted former police chief arrested near Loris following river search

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Indicted former Chadbourn Police Chief William Anthony Spivey will have his day in a Columbus County courtroom, likely many, following his arrest outside a Loris area apartment early Thursday, three days after he was reported missing on the Lumber River near Fair Bluff.      Spivey, 36, is awaiting trial on 110 felony…

Read More