Area News

Loris mom gets prison time for DUI crash that killed girl

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An active prison sentence has been ordered for a Loris area woman whose daughter died in a 2020 drunk driving crash, 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson announced Thursday.      Heather Boyd, 24, entered the guilty pleas to felony driving under the influence resulting in death and felony DUI with great bodily injury…

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Sheriff seeks public help in TC area death

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Assistance from the public is being sought three days after the possible murder of a Chadbourn man near Tabor City.      Elbert Vereen, 20, was found in a field off of the 1000 block of Clyde Norris Road, east of Tabor City, shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday, a news release Thursday from…

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J&J issues impact clinics; area COVID deaths, cases appear stable

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Issues involving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are impacting vaccination efforts locally, as the toll of the virus appears to have stabilized.      This post will cover these topics: J&J issues delay CC mass vaccination clinic Another week with no COVID deaths in Columbus Horry case count, fatalities stable J&J issues…

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Vaccination clinic in Chadbourn Sunday, CRHS expands visitor guidelines

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available across Columbus County, Health Director Kim Smith says, with a state-contracted clinic bringing first-dose Pfizer vaccines to Chadbourn this Sunday.      StarMed, which hosted similar clinics in Tabor City, Whiteville and Riegelwood, will hold its latest clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Westside…

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First dose COVID-19 vaccines for ages 16 up in Loris Thursday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by McLeod Health is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, at The Center for Health & Fitness in Loris.      First dose Pfizer vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis, no appointments needed while supplies last. There is no residency requirement, McLeod spokesperson Kelly…

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T.C. man says family will share in $1M lottery win

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Wendell James of Tabor City plans to share his $1 million Millionaire Maker prize with his family, a news release Tuesday from the North Carolina Lottery Commission says.      “I have a close-knit family, so I’m going to share it with my family, my brothers and sisters,” James said of his plans…

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An arrest in Elvington murder

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An arrest Wednesday in the kidnapping and murder of elderly western Horry County resident Mary Ann Elvington was announced jointly by the Horry County Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office.      Dominique Davonah Brand, 29, of Marion was charged with murder, kidnapping, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person…

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Food Lion suspect, robbery spree accomplice, found dead in Florence motel

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A suspect in the armed robbery of the Food Lion in Tabor City last month, and her alleged accomplice in nearly two dozen hold-ups in three states, died in a Florence motel as local and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members attempted to serve multiple warrants, Maj. Russell Conway of the…

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Update: Remains of missing western Horry woman believe found in Marion County

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE: Tuesday morning      Remains believed to be those of missing western Horry County woman Mary Ann Elvington were found in Marion County Monday evening, news releases from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Horry County Police Department said.      Those remains were located in the Zion community near Marion in Marion…

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