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3 sought in Dollar General hold-up

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Three men are being sought for the armed robbery of a rural Dollar General store near Tabor City on Friday, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports.      Deputies responded to the store just after 9 p.m., and found that two employees and three customers were in the store when the men entered…

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Tabor woman charged in death of Loris man shot at NMB restaurant July 28

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Tabor City woman is being held without bail in the July 28 shooting of a co-worker at a North Myrtle Beach restaurant that resulted in the Loris man’s death.      Lafredia Corlet Todd, 34, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.      Quentin Johnson, 26, was…

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Barricaded man charged after firing at deputies: CCSO

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A potentially “deadly situation” ended with a Beaverdam Community man in custody after firing about seven shots at responding law enforcement early Monday.      Brandon Delane Nobles, 33, of Old Cribbtown Road, was charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to manufacture sell and…

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Loris council referenced mechanic post cut during budget hearing

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      What did Loris City Council members know about terminating the city’s mechanic position, and when did they know it?      Evidence in plain sight, though previously unnoticed, indicates council was briefed on the plan during the its annual budget process, and members knew on June 20, when they approved a city budget…

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Former Green Sea woman is off on world mission trip

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      She’s Charlotte reared, Appalachian State University educated, and until recently a resident of Green Sea.      Now Amy Scott is off to see parts of the world she little imagined visiting just a year ago, taking part in The World Race.      Amy was also a part of Atlantic Packaging, working in the…

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COVID gets deadly in CC again

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 associated deaths involving Columbus County rolled in quickly during the weekend, one Saturday, another Sunday, Health Director Kim Smith said Tuesday.      Those deaths, the first in four months, brought the number of county lives claimed by the virus since March 2020 to 272, and new worries for the health department…

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4th on the 1st has a dazzling, smokey finalé

Rain stalled the start of Friday’s First on the Fourth Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Greater Tabor City Tabor of Commerce, but as skies cleared the crowds pour into Civitan Stadium at South Columbus High School, and onto nearby road shoulders for the fireworks finale that ended after 10 p.m. Weather apparently kept smoke…

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Fusion rolled twice before leading police on 70 mph chase

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Despite rolling twice in a single-car wreck, police said a badly damaged Ford Fusion led officers on a 70 miles-per-hour chase for several miles Wednesday afternoon.      “He stopped because the vehicle wouldn’t run anymore,” Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday. “He ran all of the anti-freeze…

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Guideway hopes answered with senior center move

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Hopes from community leaders to see productive use from the former Guideway Elementary were answered in a way not asked by Columbus County Commissioners Monday.      A request to move the Bug Hill Senior Center to a pod on the old school campus won quick and unanimous approval from commissioners. County Department…

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Sheriff seeks to ID MAT Gun ‘person of interest’

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A ‘person of interest’ recording on surveillance video during a gun shop break-in needs to be identified, and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in a June 15 news release.      Deputies responding to a June 1 alarm call at MAT Gun Garage on Seven Creeks Hwy in Nakina…

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