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Four hurt in car, bus crash

A car apparently ran into the rear of a school bus ear of Loris Thursday, sending three people to the hospital, none with life-threatening injuries, Horry County Fire Rescue reported. Three people in the car and a single student on the bus were taken to the hospital following the crash on SC 9 Business at…

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Found in the road, woman was shot, perhaps hit by car

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Suffering a gunshot wound and possibly run over by a vehicle, a woman found on a Green Sea area road Monday afternoon sustained life threatening injuries, the Horry County Police Department reports.      Horry County Fire Rescue personnel and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were initially called to Bay View Drive and…

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Property crime suspects sought by CC Sheriff

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Men and women from Tabor City, Loris, Nichols and Galivants Ferry are among those currently sought by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office for various property and financial crimes, Sheriff Jody Greene announced Tuesday.      Reminding the public to be aware of their surroundings, and to call 911 when noticing anything suspicious, Sheriff…

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UPDATE: EF-1 twister confirmed, 72 vehicles damaged at Loris High School

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      A National Weather Service team from Wilmington confirmed Monday afternoon that an EF-1 tornado was responsible for the damage, which also impacted a billboard and stop lights at Hwy 66 and SC 9 business east of the school, and another business building further east, Officer Keith Massey of the Loris…

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Solicitor: Police were justified in killing of Loris man

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Myrtle Beach Police Department officers were justified in shooting and killing a Loris man who pointed an assault rifled towards them last October, State Law Enforcement Division investigators have been told by the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s office.      Matthew Graham, 32, died following the Oct. 12, 2019, incident involving Myrtle Beach Police…

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Pre-school girl dies in Loris wreck

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect name of the deceased victim in Thursday’s evening auto crash near Loris. Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy, who provided the name initially, issued a correction on the name just after 5 p.m. Friday. The correct name is listed in…

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Demoted clerk/treasurer resigns from Loris City Hall

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Former City Clerk/Treasurer Kenya Wright is leaving city government, three months after being removed from her post.      Wright provided a two-week notice to Loris City Council and Interim Administrator Dennis Drozdak on Jan. 3, and revealed that publicly in an e-mail to reporters Wednesday.      “I will spend the next two weeks…

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Body found east of Tabor City was Horry man

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An Horry County man has been identified as the body found east of Tabor City last month, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports.      Dave Timothy Singleton, 44, was found in a wooded area off of the 5800 block of Ramsey Ford Road, Tabor City, on Dec. 12, 2019.      Few details surrounding…

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Tabor City native is running for Congress

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Tabor City native who describes himself as “a native son of North Carolina” has filed as a candidate for Congress in the state’s 7th District.      Christopher M. Ward of Sandy Plains Church Road, Tabor City, filed just a day before the Dec. 20 deadline for this year’s March 3 primaries.…

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UPDATE: Services set for Judge Ola M. Lewis

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Monday update      Judge Lewis will lie in repose from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, with funeral services from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Sunday post      Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis, who began her career on the…

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