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Wrong turn

An apparent wrong turn while backing out of the dirt portion of Ed Ward Road at Lebanon Church Road left this Williams Township School bus stuck in a ditch, no one on board hurt, school officials on the scene said Monday afternoon. Some students left with parents, others were picked up by another bus to…

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Intersection dedication

Rain forced an intersection dedication ceremony in memory of the late Horry County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Timothy Causey inside Green Sea Baptist Church Saturday. Family and friends of the deputy who died of a respiratory illness after working a 2013 apartment complex fire near Conway joined members of the “blue family” in the church sanctuary,…

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‘Domestic’ call leads to meth lab, arrest

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A family dispute call evolved into the seizure of a methamphetamine lab and arrest of an area man Friday, Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said Friday.      Johnathan Dwayne Huggins, 27, of Fair Bluff Road, Tabor City, was arrested after deputies discovered the methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding at a home at…

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Fair Bluff officers showed ‘restraint’ in arrest caught on video, chief says

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fair Bluff Police Department officers making arrests following a vehicle pursuit “showed great restraint” taking a woman who said she was pregnant into custody, Chief Chris Chafin said Thursday.      A series of videos taken after police encountered Audrey Yvonne Tyler, 26, of East Barnes Lane were attached to this reporter’s Facebook…

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TC man killed in Longs wreck

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A one-car crash just south of the state line near Longs claimed a Tabor City man’s life Tuesday evening.      Harrelson Long, 60, died in the 8 p.m. crash on Pond Road, Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said Wednesday.      Long was alone in his 2000 Mercury, travelling south on the two-lane…

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After 38 years, Tabor City’s first ABC Board chairman is stepping down

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Voters were almost evenly divided 38 years ago on the question of opening an ABC Store in Tabor City, but ultimately approved the measure while voting against legal beer and wine sales in town.      Those would come a few years later.      Built with borrowed money in a prominent location on U.S.…

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First of three charged in ’16 street killing pleads guilty

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      One of three people charged in a 2016 killing on a Tabor City street admitted his guilt in court on Friday.      William Jerome Dixon entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2016 death of Albert Grainger on Bell Street in Tabor City, District Attorney Jon David announced.…

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TC’s ‘ready to explore’ rail tourism potential

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      With work already underway by Tabor City leaders on railroad tourism, the town is “ready to explore the potential,” a detailed study completed late last week says.      There is a more than sufficient market for a tourism railroad in Tabor City, apparent access to the rail system owned by R.J. Corman…

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It’s Hatcher vs. Greene for sheriff in November

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Sheriff Lewis Hatcher will face a tough political opponent as he seeks re-election in the November general election, based on the results of Tuesday’s Democrat and Republican primaries.      Meanwhile incumbent Columbus County Commissioner and current chairman Amon McKenzie suffered defeat in the Democrat primary, falling to Jerome McMillian in a three-man…

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Lawn mowers, too

One woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear life threatening following a noon crash on U.S. 701 at NC 410 in Tabor City Monday. Both the woman’s daughter, a passenger in this mini-van, and the driver of the car seen in the background, declined medical attention. One or two lawn…

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