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COVID deaths, cases rise in Columbus, Horry, local care facilities

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 continues to take lives in Columbus and Horry counties as the numbers of newly infected residents also climbs in the community and in congregate care facilities.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: With seven new cases, Columbus COVID count is 330 Coronavirus claims 25th Horry resident,…

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Another COVID death, 8 new cases in Columbus, three in Horry; and a warning for stroke victims

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com        COVID-19 deaths now total 26 in Columbus County, confirmed coronavirus infections stand at 323.      Horry County’s case count has risen by three, to 395.      Though not part of the Columbus County Health Department reporting, McLeod Health is working to raise awareness of the increased risk those who have suffered strokes…

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Two COVID deaths in Horry, another in Columbus, as case counts climb; Columbus to open county offices to the public

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      New COVID-19 deaths, two in Horry County, one in Columbus, came as those counties reported 19 residents newly testing positive for the coronavirus on Monday.      Columbus County government, meanwhile, is making plans to reopen offices to the public beginning Monday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: 25th…

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Nursing home cases spike in Loris, recoveries at Tabor Commons; COVID claims three more in Columbus, five new infections in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 continues unpredictable impacts, cases spoking at a Loris nursing home, while Tabor Commons Assisted Living is celebrating recoveries.      Another three Columbus County residents have been claimed by the disease, 12 more infected, while in Horry five newly confirmed cases have been reported.      This post will cover these topics and may…

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Charlotte man faces drug charges after pursuit from CCSO checkpoint Sun.

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A weekend traffic checkpoint near Tabor City prompted a 70 miles per hour pursuit and felony drug charges for the Charlotte man behind the wheel, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.      Christian McCoy, 24, of Druid Circle, Charlotte, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a…

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Flags honor those lost in service, and to COVID-19; Taps Across America; Columbus records five new cases, Horry a 22nd death

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Flags flying at half-staff, a Memorial Day tradition, have also flown in memory of those taken by COVID-19, as additional people are confirmed as infected by the coronavirus.      Taps, a Memorial Day tradition, is part of a nationwide challenge that took place on this holiday in the midst of the pandemic.…

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Modest increases: COVID cases up by three in Columbus, six in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 infections were confirmed in three additional Columbus County residents on Sunday, six more in Horry, stage agencies reported.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Three new COVID cases in Columbus Horry records six new coronavirus infections Three new COVID cases in Columbus      Zip Code data from…

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COVID cases jump by 18 in Loris area, climb by five in Columbus, as some restaurants and salons reopen

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Though Horry County recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, the Loris Zip Code saw an increase of 18, conflicting data from a state website said.      Columbus County reported five residents newly confirmed as infected with the coronavirus Saturday, a day after some salons and restaurants re-opened under Gov. Roy Cooper’s Safer…

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Cruise-in precedes commencement for Stallion Class of 2020

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Some traditions held in a decidedly non-traditional commencement for South Columbus High School’s Class of 2020 Saturday.      Festivities got started Friday night, as Bringing Back Main hosted an inaugural Senior Cruise through downtown Tabor City, with 112 of the Stallion’s 182 member Class of 2020 taking part, with a half-dozen or…

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