Area News

Rivers: Lumber holding, Waccamaw rising, roads impacted

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Thursday 11:30 a.m.      Roadway impacts from Hurricane Florence and her associated impacts were climbing in some areas, falling in others as water levels change and Department of Transportation crews effected repairs on Thursday.      US 701 in the Allsbrook area has re-opened after a washout that split the highway in two and…

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Printing press is powerless, so read us here, for now

     Casualties of Hurricane Florence include publication of the print edition of this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune, though we pledge to have it in reader’s hands as soon as possible.      Power to the press in Whiteville could be restored as early as today, and soon after we’ll have copies available in stores and news racks.      We’ll have…

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Two die in flooded sheriff’s transport van

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two “detainees” in the custody of the Horry County Sheriff’s Office died Tuesday night when a transport vehicle carrying them to Darlington was “overtaken by flood waters” that left them trapped inside the locked van, a sheriff’s office news release said.      Heading from Conway west on U.S. 76, the transport van…

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Columbus largely sealed off; Loris City Hall roof collapses; water rise slows in one river town

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Tuesday 7 p.m.      Columbus County was largely sealed off on Tuesday, North Carolina National Guard troops stationed on major highway entrances to the north, east and west barring entry to all but county residents, county spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.      Troops were also deployed to shut down entrances from South Carolina on…

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Rains bring record floods, rescues. ‘It just didn’t quit.’

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com & JENN BOYD tribjenn@tabor-loris.com Monday 12:45 p.m.      It seemed, late Sunday, that Hurricane Florence, had been relatively kind to the Tabor-Loris Community, by then downgraded to a tropical depression, her center far from the area.      She had other ideas.      “I have never in 66 years seen anything like it,” Loris Fire…

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Florence takes aim on the Carolinas

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Tuesday 6 p.m. update      Hurricane Florence continued her march towards the Tabor-Loris Community Tuesday, her forward speed slowing, estimated landfall moved to Friday afternoon.      Her impact will be felt much sooner, a 5:30 p.m. update on Major Hurricane Florence issued by the National Weather Service.      Hurricane warnings are in effect for…

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Closings

     Government, school and other closings will be widespread as a result of Hurricane Florence.      This list will be updated as information is provided. Schools Horry County Schools – Closed effective Tuesday, Sept. 11 for the rest of the week, with a decision on Monday classes expected Sunday. Columbus County Schools – Closed effective Wednesday, Sept.…

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Shelters

     American Red Cross shelters opened at noon Tuesday in Horry County, open at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Columbus.      Shelter sites include:’ Columbus South Columbus High School – 40 Stallion Drive, Tabor City West Columbus High School – 7294 Andrew Jackson Highway Southwest, Cerro Gordo East Columbus High School – 32 Gator Lane, Lake Waccamaw…

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Red Devil Day, networking event are Florence casualties

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Red Devil Day has become the first local casualty of Hurricane Florence, no matter where the storm strikes later this week.      A networking social event sponsored by the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce and scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Monday) at The Todd House has also been cancelled, to…

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Firefighters receive state honors from NC Insurance Commissioner

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      State honors were given to two Columbus County firefighters Thursday, one for heroism after pulling a neighbor from his fire-filled mobile home early this year, the other for a lifetime of service with multiple agencies.      Tony Miller was handed The Order of the Guardian from NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey inside…

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